Kids Can Quilt!!

 

This makes a 12 inch cat block! This one is a bit more difficult, so it may need some adult assistance!

***Parents and/or teachers...note that not all children... nor all age groups are good with rotary cutters!...You may want to help with that part!

This is an original pattern. Please abide by the Terms and Conditions of use! :o)

 

Cut your pieces according to the following:

 

From your background fabric, cut the following pieces: One 5" square, one 3-1/2" square, one  2-3/8 " square, two 2" squares, one strip 2" by 12-1/2 inches, and three strips 2" by 5".

 

From your cat fabric, cut the following pieces: seven 2" squares, one 2-3/8" square, one rectangle 5" by 9-1/2", one rectangle 5" by  6-1/2", and one strip 2" by 6-1/2".

 

 

To make the cats EARS, place a cat fabric 2" square right sides together, lined up with one end of  a background color  2" by 5" strip. On the back of the small square, lightly draw a line from the lower right corner to the upper left corner corner, and sew ON this marked line. Do the same with another cat fabric small square on the other end of the same background strip, but drawing the line from the lower left corner to the upper right corner.

 

 

To make the cats LEGS, sew a background 2" square, right sides together, to a cat fabric 2" square. Then add another cat fabric 2" square to the other side of the background square.

 

Now sew the cats EARS to the top of the cat fabric 5" by 9-1/2" rectangle, right sides together. Sew the FEET to the bottom of the same rectangle.

 

Sew the background fabric 2" by 12-1/2" strip to the left side of the ears/body/feet unit we just made, right sides together. Set this aside for now.

 

 

Place a cat fabric 2" square right sides together to, and lined up with, the lower right corner of the background fabric 5" square. Draw a light line on the back of the small square from the lower left corner to the upper right corner, and sew ON this line.

 

 

Now place a cat fabric 2" square lined up with the left end of a background fabric 2" x 5" strip, right sides together. On the back of the small square lightly draw a line from the lower right corner to the upper left corner, and sew ON this line. Repeat this with another 2" cat fabric square on the other end of the same background fabric strip.

 

 

Now place the background fabric 3-1/2" square lined up with the top right of the cat fabric 5" by 6-1/2" rectangle, right sides together. On the back of the background fabric square, lightly draw a line from the top left corner to the bottom right corner, and sew ON this line.

 

Sew the background strip with the two cat fabric ends to the bottom of the square we just made, right sides together.

 

Now sew the cat fabric rectangle with the background fabric corner to the bottom of the unit we just made, right sides together. This is the middle unit of the cat block. Set it aside for now.

 

 

Place the remaining background fabric 2" square atop the left end of the cat fabric 2" by 6-1/2" strip with all edges aligned, right sides together. On the back of the small square, lightly draw a line from the lower right to the upper left corner, and sew ON this line.

 

 

To make the two colored square, called a "half square", stack the Background fabric 2-3/8" square atop the cat fabric 2-3/8" square, right sides together. On the back of the top square lightly draw a line from the upper left corner to the lower right corner. Now sew 1/4" away from this line, on each side .Trim back to a 2" square if needed.  Cut this apart on the line you drew from corner to corner, between the lines of sewing. This will give you two half squares, but you only will need one for this block!

 

Sew the half square to the bottom of the last background fabric 2" by 5" strip, right sides together. Be sure you are sewing the half square on in the right direction. Now sew the cat fabric with background fabric end unit to the bottom of the half square, right sides together. This is the right side of the cat block.

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some photos of done up Cat Blocks!

 Rosy's !  Paul's!  Patte's!  Cathi's!

Danny's!  Alicia's!  Deb's A + B!  Marla's! 

Maureen's!

 

Sew the middle of the cat block to the ears and feet part, right sides together. Then add the right side of the cat block to the left side of that, right sides together.  Add two shiny buttons for eyes, being sure to sew them on tightly.

ALL DONE!  :o)

GOOD JOB!

July 2000 Marcia Hohn

original pattern from http://www.quilterscache.com