My first layout used all of the blocks except one and spacers cut from a favorite fabric. My only problem with it is that it is 70″ square. It is almost too big for a wallhanging and is an odd shape for a couch quilt. It isn’t a usable size for a bed except as a topper over a bedspread. The only bed that is square is a king size and this wouldn’t even cover the top of the mattress. It would need at least 20″ in borders on each side. I’m not a big fan of square quilts (except as wallhangings). If I added another row of large blocks to the bottom it would be 70″ x 84″, too short for a single bed, pretty large for a couch throw.
The second layout is symmetrical, 56″ x 70″ size. It would be a good size for a nap. It leaves me with 6 leftover blocks. I think I am ready to move on and will most likely sew the second layout (not set in stone, but likely). While I watched Downton Abbey I trimmed paper foundations from a Karen Stone pattern. It is shown in flannel and that is what I will use. I am going to cut for 2 flannel quilts at the same time. I’m thinking about a Stack and Slash for the second one.
Making the Bear Paw quilt has created another bin of scraps. Most of these are pretty small. I will cut 2″ squares out of all that I can and the smaller scraps will get used in mug rug creativity at a later date.