The Cat Quilt: Approved by actual cats.
Now that you have your 25 cat blocks, it's time to put them all together! You can find the complete materials list and cutting instructions for the background fabric here.
Make the Quilt Top
All seams are sewn with a 1/4" seam allowance and pressed open.
- Arrange the cat blocks in 5 rows of 5.
- Sew the 5 blocks in each row together, sewing a vertical sashing piece between each block and beginning and ending with a block.
- Sew the 5 rows together, sewing a horizontal sashing piece between each row and beginning and ending with a row.
- Sew the vertical border pieces to the left and right sides of the quilt.
- Sew the horizontal border pieces to the top and bottom of the quilt.
Finish the Quilt
A small quilt like this is a great place to practice straight line quilting with a walking foot!
I used my walking foot to quilt a grid pattern of diagonal lines, each about 1/2" apart. If you want to do this, I recommend using a water-soluble marker to mark the first line of stitching near the center of the quilt. After quilting along the marked line, you can simply use the edge of your walking foot as a guide to echo the first line of quilting all the way out to the edges of the quilt.
Keep in mind that walking feet come in a variety of widths and using the edge of your foot as a guide might not result in a perfect 1/2" grid. However, I think it's the easiest way to get a consistent grid. It doesn't matter if it's not a perfect 1/2". Nobody is going to measure!
Finish all of the quilting going in one direction before repeating the process to quilt diagonal lines in the opposite direction.
Bind your quilt as desired.
And, that's it! I hope you had fun quilting along! Remember to keep using #catventquiltalong on Instagram.