The Bear Claw Quilting Block
The Bear Claw is another classic quilting block that is frugal and easy to make. There are several variations of this block. You can make it simple, like the above picture. Or you can make it in groups of 4, with the claws all pointing outwards, sashing between the rows and a square in the middle.
It is easy to see from the grid lines on the picture that this is a simple 9 patch made up of squares and half square triangles.
It is a simple matter to just sew the blocks together, being careful you don't cut off the points. Be sure and review the 1/4 inch patchwork basics if necessary.
This is not one of my favorite quilts because I have found I do not like the flannel type batting. See Quilts and Batting. However, I do like the look. To give my quilt personality, instead of a plain square I used a large half square triangle instead of a plain square, and a lot of plaids.
You have lots of options with this block. It looks great in Autumn colors. Or you can lighten it up as below, with some brighter colors.