This post is part of The Cat Quilt-Along, click here to see more posts. A complete pdf version of the pattern is available in my shop.
This basic block construction will be used with all 25 of the blocks in the quilt. These instructions describe making a basic cat with a face made from a single piece of fabric. The 25 blocks in the quilt all use print and solid fabrics to create patchwork cat faces with variations in fabric placement.
Unless otherwise noted, all seams are sewn with 1/4" seam allowance and pressed open. To make a basic 4" x 5" (4½" x 5½" with seam allowance) cat block, you will need:
The Cat Quilt is a project that I've been thinking about for a while and, when I found myself sitting down to draft 25 different patchwork cat face variations, I knew that it had to be a quilt-along. I realize that many of us are busy at this time of year, but the idea of posting one cat per day during December just sounded too fun to pass up. It's like an advent calender . . . with cats. Catvent!
I'm currently remaking some version of each quilt in my book, Modern Patchwork. This post is the first about a new version of my Happy Hour quilt. You can read more about the project, including links to the previous installments and a schedule for those remaining, here. Find more posts about the Color Blocks Happy Hour Quilt here.
Like the front, the back of my Color Blocks Happy Hour quilt is mostly bright solid fabric. The oranges are Kona Flame and Carrot, and the skinny strips dividing the space are Essex yarn-dyed in Flax.