This is a wall hanging I made a few years ago. This fairly traditional design is Bear's Paw or Hand of Friendship. There may also be other names for it. It's interesting how the same patterns were used throughout the country and had different names depending upon local cultures. The fabric I used is actually more disparate than it seems at first glance. I think I may have matched up similar fabrics too closely. At least one of the reds is from an old duster of mine from childhood. As I'm writing this I'm thinking, why were they called dusters (for wearing while dusting the house?) and how names of items of clothing change as well as names of quilts.
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