I’m in a quilting bee with a delightful group of gals where we make either an entire 12″ x 60″ row or a large 24″ x 24″ block every two months. Adrianne asked for cat blocks for her month and I found this image on Pinterest that I wanted to try to recreate:
Pinterest is great for inspiration, but this photo didn’t have a source. It looks like someone took a photo of maybe an older quilt book (If anyone knows where this quilt is from, I would love to know).
I went back and forth about how best to construct the block and I came up with this sample:
Don’t look to close, though. I was in such a hurry that the seams aren’t perfect!
There are partial seams, but it actually goes together pretty easily. The hardest part is figuring out what fabric to place where.
I then pulled a selection of fabrics in Adrianne’s color scheme and here is the block.
It measures about 24″ x 24″ and I decided to remove the bodiless legs from around the perimeter of the block. I think I need to shorten the cats legs about a 1/2″ the next time I make this block. It would be the perfect size for a floor pillow and I’s like to make Emmeline one using cat fabric (in all my free time).
If enough people are interested, I’ll post a free tutorial!
Have a great Monday!