The half square triangle unit is probably the most commonly used patch in a quilt block -- well it is second only to the square. It is made simply with two triangles, filling up half the square each -- hence the name. Take a quick look through this website, or in any quilting magazine, and you will start to notice that this half square triangle, regardless of its size, is present in more quilts than not.

Bear's Paw (or Bear Paw) - Variation

Free Quilt Block Pattern

Bear's Paw is a very popular quilt block and so of course, there will be variations of that block. This version is one of those - Bear's Paw Variation and the only difference is the centre of each "paw".

This seven patch quilt block is one of many that are built in the same uneven nine patch style, with all the same pieces but differences in colour and/or value placement. I have listed some of those similar blocks below.

The sample quilt illustrations give you two versions of quilts made with only this one block -- a straight setting and an on point layout of the blocks. They are very different indeed.

Similar Quilt Blocks:
~ Bear's Paw
~ Best Friends
~ Black Tie Event
~ Doves in the Window
~ Tea Rose