There is an interesting article "Bear's Paw or Duck's Foot in the Mud" which tells a little bit about how it came to be. Enough history. On to the fabric choices and cutting.
Here are the fabrics all nicely cut. As you can see, we have more half square triangles! Aaaargh! I'm thinking there are easier ways to piece this block! But I'm doing this by the book. (By the way, the white is my beloved Fairy Frost this time. We'll see how it goes.)
Quilt on, quilting friends.