Bear Cub

Bear Cub Paper Piecing Quilt Pattern

 

Bear Cub pattern on Etsy

 

California has been home to us for the last 13 years and I fall in love with her more with every passing day.  I had to make something that represents spring in California.  Wildflower season here is brilliant but brief. My first idea was to make a California Poppy.

 

Then I remembered how we have to be ever so careful while driving when we go to the Sierra Mountains in Spring because of the little bear cubs.  They suddenly dash out in front of the car from the mountainside and run across the road toward the river.  Sometimes you can see them sitting on the mountainside like big teddy bears.  So cute!  Of course you don’t approach them, but it is wonderful to see them in their habitat.  I had to make a little bear cub!

 

This 12″ little bear cub quilt pattern is now available on Etsy.

 

You can also make a brown bear from this pattern.  I hope you enjoy making this block as much as I did!

 

-Soma

 

 

I love reading your comments and I always reply to them via email. Thank you so much for taking the time to write one.

33 thoughts on “Bear Cub

  • Anna December 5, 2014 at 20:21

    Just finished this block… It looks pretty good! I’m hindsight I would have used a more coordinating thread since the seams get thick and it shows a little. Also I would not have scaled it down… And I would have chosen an easier design to try for the first time! Haha talk about a crash course!

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  • Kelli August 12, 2014 at 07:50

    I wanted to make the Bear Cub block, but I can’t find the directions. I have downloaded the pattern. I am new to paper piecing, so I defiantly need directions. Could you help me? Love this cute cub!

    Thanks, Kelli

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    […] Since I live in the forest, I have a thing for the furry residents around here.  I wonder if the bears would appreciate this Bear Cub from Whims and Fancies. […]

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  • marnie August 4, 2013 at 13:01

    This is adorable and perfect for something I’m planning for my mum and dad. I am desperately looking for a koala bear similar to this for a baby quilt I’m trying to design.

    I’ve only ever made one quilt before (just finished Jennifer’s Project of Doom Potter quilt) so I’m not quite there yet on designing the pieces myself. Getting there, but struggling still.

    Have you seen or want to design a koala bear? (happy to pay)

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    1. Soma Acharya August 4, 2013 at 14:53

      Hi Marnie,

      Thank you so much! I just sent you an email with all the information. Have fun with the little bear cub :)

      Happy Sewing,
      Soma

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  • shirley tener April 23, 2013 at 08:36

    Way to cute and sweet………thank you

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    1. Soma Acharya April 23, 2013 at 17:59

      Thank you! Happy Sewing :)

      -Soma

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  • Janine April 22, 2013 at 23:15

    This is SO adorable!

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    1. Soma Acharya April 23, 2013 at 17:59

      Thank you, Janine :)

      -Soma

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  • Rosalee April 20, 2013 at 06:22

    Such a cutie, adorable! Thank you!

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    1. Soma Acharya April 20, 2013 at 17:27

      Thank you, Rosalee!! Enjoy making a little one for yourself :)

      -Soma

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  • Connie April 19, 2013 at 17:30

    This is so precious, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Soma Acharya April 20, 2013 at 00:28

      Thank you!! Makes me so happy that you like my little bear cub :)

      -Soma

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  • LJ April 19, 2013 at 17:13

    Wow. I continue to be amazed at the pp blocks being created. I never, ever realized how much detail could be obtained with paper piecing. What an adorable bear.

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    1. Soma Acharya April 20, 2013 at 00:27

      I love paper piecing for that exact reason!! Thank you so much for liking my little one :)

      -Soma

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  • Ruthie Quilts April 19, 2013 at 16:21

    Ack! This has to be the sweetest little pattern ever! It reminds me of Yellowstone!!! I have to make this one!!! Thanks for sharing the pattern with us Soma! You’re fantastic!!!

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    1. Soma Acharya April 20, 2013 at 00:25

      Ruth, you are ever so sweet!! Yellowstone reminds me of bears too! I hope to see him on your blog one of these days – a bitty block, perhaps?? LOL!!

      Hugs!
      Soma

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  • Kathy A April 19, 2013 at 13:32

    Absolutely adorable!

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    1. Soma Acharya April 20, 2013 at 00:23

      Thank you!! I hope you enjoy making one for yourself :)

      -Soma

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  • Nancy Angerer April 19, 2013 at 12:55

    I have seen bear cubs that looked just like this one. These blocks have been so much fun.

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    1. Soma Acharya April 20, 2013 at 00:21

      So have I, aren’t they the cutest?! Thank you, Nancy!! I am glad you are enjoying the blog hop!

      -Soma

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  • Margaret Andrews April 19, 2013 at 09:33

    What a wonderful bear cub. Was just going for a walk, now I am thinking about the bears that might be out there…hope if I meet any they are as cute as this cub.

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    1. Soma Acharya April 20, 2013 at 00:20

      Oh no!! I hope you got to go for that walk and didn’t meet the mommy. The bear cubs are so sweet though!

      -Soma

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  • AmandaK@whatthebobbin.com April 19, 2013 at 08:40

    I love this! Thanks.

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    1. Soma Acharya April 20, 2013 at 00:14

      Thank you so much!!

      Happy Sewing!
      -Soma

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  • Lynn April 19, 2013 at 08:35

    Wow!!! What a super SUPER block…such detail!!!! Great job Soma…and he (or maybe it’s a she…I didn’t want to look THAT close-lol)…reminds me a little of my MUCH younger days when my sweet Mom and Dad and me would take a little Sunday drive to the NH White Mtns…there was a place that had “little” black bears (long before the days of PETA).

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    1. Soma Acharya April 20, 2013 at 00:13

      Thank you Lynn! I am not sure about him/her either, I better not go too close either! LOL!! That is so sweet this little one reminded you of your childhood! Touched my heart :)

      Hugs!
      -Soma

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  • Lori Morton April 19, 2013 at 06:49

    Looooooove this lil bear!!!! Awesome job!!!!

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    1. Soma Acharya April 20, 2013 at 00:09

      Thank you! So glad you like my lil bear :)

      -Soma

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  • Beulah April 19, 2013 at 05:59

    That is the cutest bear cub I’ve ever seen! So precious!!! :)

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    1. Soma Acharya April 20, 2013 at 00:07

      Aw..Thank you so much :)

      -Soma

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  • Marian Pena April 19, 2013 at 05:50

    Very Very cute, thank you. love that bear. just awesome.

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    1. Soma Acharya April 20, 2013 at 00:06

      Thank you :)

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