El Oso is Spanish for 'bear'. The bear is a Native American symbol of strength and leadership. The arrows on the border are for protection and the feather is a symbol of wisdom. This striking two color applique quilt also includes a design for hand/machine embroidery. Fabric requirements include: 2 1/8 yds for background and binding; 2 yds for bear and decorations; 1 1/2 yds for backing. 'El Oso' quilt pattern by J. Michelle Watts, finished size is about 46 1/2" x 39 1/2" for applique wall quilt, and 29 1/2" x 24 1/2" for embroidery wall quilt.