Sunday, March 23, 2014

6.5 Inch Cat - for the Rainbow Scrap Sampler

I had modified the pattern for a 8.5 inch cat last week to make a little teal cat in the RSC Sampler size - 6.5 inches unfinished. I figured I'd put a little tutorial out there in case anyone wanted to add a cat block to their sampler. The original pattern is free here.

For a 6 inch finished block.

Cat fabric - 1 - 3.5 x 6.5 inch rectangle
                   1 - 3.5 x 2 inch rectangle
                   2 - 1.5 inch squares (ears)

Background fabric - 1 - 3.5 inch square
                                 1 - 3.5 x 2 inch rectangle
                                 1 - 1.5 inch square (tail)

Mark a line from corner to corner of the small 1.5 inch triangles and attach the white to the large cat block and the two cat colors onto the white 3.5 x 2 inch rectangle as seen below.

Sew the face to the ears and then add the 3.5 inch background square to the side.

Sew the top of the cat to the body. You now have a  cute cat to add to your collection of 6 inch squares.

Sorry about the bad photography. I had just quickly moved my sewing machine into the play room table since the 'sewing room' is occupied as a guest room right now. I was also in a hurry as two little ones wanted to ride bikes and they have to have an adult out front if they ride in the driveway. I volunteered so they were waiting for me to finish sewing and go watch them. Hey - if it tires them out so they go to bed better I'm all for it!

Since it is Sunday...... I'm going to pull out the same block from last week and work on some hand quilting a little later. I have not made any progress on this because I did not like those lines I made in the inner border. I will pull them out and do a nice rounded curve of some sort. I think it will look better. I'm thinking of trying a little cable in the last border so I wanted a curve of some sort in the inner border. We'll see how it comes out next week! 

To see some beautiful hand work head on over to Kathy's Quilts linky party, put your feet up and enjoy the show.


canuckquilter said...

Thanks for the directions and dimensions. I hope the kids enjoyed their bikes. Mine were all ready to set out and discovered flat tires...we'll deal with that this week so they can be off. I'll even make an effort to get out as well. Though they don't need my supervision anymore I can use the exercise!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

That little cat block is so cute ... nice to have a tutorial. Hope you got plenty of hand quilting done.

Design Originals by KC said...

Love the cats... very good tute on it too :) Hope you Slow Stitched some yesterday! I didn't but I have already started today! lol Kathi

Quilter Kathy said...

Love that little cat block... I'm thinking of making some half that size to add to a mouse block I paper pieced!
Hope you enjoyed some hand stitching time... no fun to have to rip out :(

Sheila said...

They are so CUTE! Thank you for the tutorial : )

Nell's Quilts said...

Thanks for the tutorial. So nice that the weather is good enough for the bikes to come out. A sure sign of spring.

Nell's Quilts said...

Oops! Just noticed it's always spring or summer where you are. That's northern mentality thinking of bikes coming out for kids in the spring.

Jo said...

Thank you so much.
I am going to make this block.
I love it

Andee said...

Finally remembered to come back so I can make this cat block! Thanks...I am on it!