Chris, you must have received my block a long time ago. I just didn't get around to posting it on the blog. It was my first time making a bear paw block and I enjoyed the clear and concise directions. I'm looking forward to seeing the completed quilt. I like the subdued colors of the fabrics you chose.
Brian, hope you like the Dresden I came up with. It's in the mail. Again, like the bear paw, it was my first time making a Dresden. I'd bought my Easy Dresden plate ruler a long time ago but never got around to using it. I don't know if it's modern enough but I tried to give it a twist by making it scrappy. You'll note that I fussy cut the center :)