Cheryl Haynes fans, meet the Bear Paws collection! This brand-new fabric line features Cheryl's signature folk art look with a new theme--black bears and honey! Start with the panel and move on to the coordinates. You'll love them all!

We asked Cheryl to talk to us about her new Bear Paws collection.

Where did the bear idea come from?

I have a friend who lives in CT and they have bear sightings up there. The original bear came from thinking about bears and NE. The moose idea for my Moose on the Loose collection came from up there as well.

Tell us about the panel.

Every panel I do has the different sizes and shapes blocks so people can have options for using the pieces to make pillows, table runners, wall hangings and more. We try to always put the inch border around so there’s room to cut.

What’s your favorite part of the panel?

The bear with the bee skep at the top. I used bee skeps in my Garden Days line as well.

Talk to us about the palette.

The fabrics have a north woods feel and the color palette reflects that. The coloring is similar to Moose on the Loose, which was well-liked, so we repeated the north woods take.

What are a few of your favorite coordinates?

In Moose on the Loose, we had a moose silhouette on the trees, so we repeated it with the bears. I love working with the bear tone on tone fabrics.

I live near a college town and the bear paw fabric is very popular—the paw prints work for any type of animals (tigers in my town!).

The beads and the diamond weave are both new designs—they make great sashing fabrics with a little pop of color.









Anything else?
I have a free quilt pattern, "Little Bear Paws," available on Craftsy using Bear Paws. You can find it here.

Thanks Cheryl!

We also have two additional free quilt patterns on our website using Bear Paws:

"Bear Pawprints" by Heidi Pridemore

Click here to download the free quilt pattern.

"Honeycomb" by Heidi Pridemore

Click here to download the free quilt pattern.

Click here to see the entire Bear Paws collection.
Click here to find the free quilt patterns.

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