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Quilting Bear

Hello February

February means Spring is just around the corner! It also means a new block pattern in the QBM Year of Bears series. 

Each month the Quilt Blog Mania participating designers share a block pattern inspired by the month's theme. The pattern is free for the month. I'll be designing and giving away a block each month reflecting the Quilt Block Mania monthly theme, however, my block designs will also follow my Year of Bears theme. Collect all the blocks and make a quilt at the end of the year. If you missed January's "Party Bear" block, you can read about it HERE and visit my online shop to purchase. ➡️BUY HERE

February's QBM theme is "Maker". What will our little bear be making? I didn't even have to think about this one.... He's making a quilt, of course! With needle and thread he's making the perfect quilting stitches. 

Quilting Bear is the free 12" block pattern I'm giving this month. Details on how to get your free block pattern is at the bottom of this post. You will also find the links to all the other QBM participating designers. This block pattern will only be free to download for the month of February. 
**NOTE** This promotion has ended but the Party Bear PDF block pattern is available for purchase in my online shop.
Get Pattern Here
The Quilting Bear pattern includes some special instructions for embroidering the details. Following the tips will give you a pointy needle and round lamp pull.

More Bear Blocks?

Designing these little bear blocks has been so much fun, and a little addicting. I just can't seem to stop! So... I've decided to add a few more designs. You might decide to replace one of the monthly bear blocks or you may want to make a larger quilt with more blocks. These bonus blocks will allow you more options. Keep in mind, if you do decide to make additional blocks to make a larger quilt (larger than 12 blocks), you will need additional background fabric. Following the requirements given in last month's blog, every 3 blocks will need 1/2 yard of background fabric. 

Valentines Day is coming, so my first bonus block was designed with this in mind. Little Bear is in Love! All dressed up with his bow tie, he's ready with a gift of hearts and flowers. 

This darling block would also make the sweetest little gift if made into a small wall hanging or pillow.

Get the Love Bear pattern HERE.

**Note: The Quilting Bear pattern was given free for the month of February 2024 as part of the Quilt Block Mania blog hop. This promotion has ended but the block pattern is available for purchase in my online shop. If you would like to take part in my free giveaways, please visit my website and subscribe to my email newsletter. 


I do hope you enjoy these block patterns as much as I enjoy designing them for you. Drop me a comment below. I would love to hear from you! You can also find me on ➡️Instagram and ➡️Facebook. Post photos with #yearofbearsapplique.

Happy Stitching,



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This is an adorable little bear! Thank you.


this is adorable. thanks so much.

Lori Smanski

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