A twin size bear paw made at my brother's request to be given as a Christmas gift.
The only direction I was given was to use fabrics that a little old lady would like. I chose mostly reproduction prints from various Windham collections. I love repro prints for their intricate patterns and details. I like making quilts that can be appreciated from a distance, and then with a closer look you get a chance to admire the more delicate aspects of the print. Most of all, I love mixing all those intricate prints together.
The back is a large star inspired by one of Jeni's tutorials. I based the size of my star on the smallest piece of fabric I was using, so it's smaller than the tutorial, but I think it has impact and is a great surprise for a quilt back.