Mama Bear

Bear's paw quilt

Mama Bear
February 2016

Mama Bear began with a color idea that I saw in an Indian Sari. Indian Saris are beautiful and their colors are so inspiring. I love the combination of purple, orange and pink. And while I try to do different quilt designs as much as possible, I wanted to do another Bear’s Paw quilt to go with Papa Bear.

Another source of inspiration for Mama Bear began this past Thanksgiving. At the cabin we stayed at in Big Bear for Thanksgiving, there is one bedroom that is decorated in the Three Bears theme – how fun is that? Since Thanksgiving, I have had the plan to do three Bear’s Paw quilts: Papa Bear, Mama Bear and Baby Bear. Baby Bear is up next!

This quanket, along with Baby Bear and Papa Bear are being donated via the Hands2Help Challenge 2016 and will go to the Yukon Women’s Transition Home in Whitehorse, Yukon. I am inspired by these words on their website, “Kids deserve to feel safe“. These are words that fuel me to make and donate quilts for kids.

Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge

Quilting is more fun than Housework


16 thoughts on “Mama Bear

  1. Jean, this whole series of quilts is just amazing – and such a lovely and well-thought out donation for the Yukon Women’s Transition Center! Thank you for being part of H2H this year!!

    • Thank you Sarah. The conceiving of the idea – based on a trip to the mountains over Thanksgiving – through to the designing of each one, was such a joy for me. While there was thought given to the series, and to the idea of keeping these together as a ‘donated set’, I was not quite sure when I began, how to keep them together as a set. Since I donate my quilts to my local county’s Children and Family Services to go to foster kids, I wasn’t sure if they would be able to keep them as a set for a family of three children coming into the system. Alas, when H2H kicked-off, and Nita was participating again this year as the advocate for the Yukon’s Women’s Transition Center, it was in my mind serendipitous and meant to be that the Three Bear’s be donated there.

  2. Love the three bears quilts, specially the mama bear. What are the final measurements? I am a very green newby, do you have a pattern? Love your blog and pattern fabricaddict for 2019.

    • Hi Maria, So sorry for the delay in responding. I don’t have the final measurements, as I have already donated this quilt. However, I believe that it was about 48″x60″, as that is the size I typically do for all my donation quilts.

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