Saturday, October 30, 2021

garfield the cat quilt block tutorial



Hola! Happy Weekend! This weekend, I thought I would post the next block that was on my National Days scrap quilt project list from the month of June. Guess who it is!? His day was June 19th.




This Garfield the Cat quilt block went through so many iterations before I settled on this one. He was difficult! But here is how he goes together. He has many small pieces, so he's not super simple BUT he's all straight seams so he still fits into my favorite category of "If you can sew a straight seam, you can make it." ..As long as you use SCANT  quarter inch seams (tutorial *HERE*)





Fabric A - background
(6) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(1) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)


Fabric B - orange (face)
(1) 1 1/4 x 6 1/2"
(4) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(4) 1 1/2 x 2" (#)
(6) 1 7/8" sq.
(2) 2" sq.
(2) 3 1/4 x 3 3/4"


Fabric C - black
(2) 1" sq. (~)
(2) 1 x 3 1/4"
(1) 1 x 4 3/4"
(6) 1 7/8" sq.


Fabric D - yellow (cheeks)
(2) 2 x 3 1/2"


Fabric E - white (eyes)
(2) 1" sq. (~)
(2) 1 1/4 x 1 1/2" (=)
(2) 1 1/2 x 2" (#)


Fabric F - pink (nose)
(3) 1" sq. (~)
(2) 1 1/4" sq. (+)


(Match symbols *,=,etc. in cutting instructions to symbols in block assembly diagram when stitching block together.)




Double Half Square Triangle (HST)

1. Place two squares right sides together.
2. Trace a line from corner to corner.
3. Stitch scant 1/4" from the line on both sides.
4. Cut on the line, separating the two HSTs.
5. Press open.



 
--Using above method and 1 7/8" sq. of Fabrics B and C, make two 1 1/2" HSTs. Repeat these steps five additional times for total of (12) 1 1/2" HSTs.



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Double Upper Corners

1. Place a square at the left end or left upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from right upper to left lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.
4. Place a square at the right end or right upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
5. Stitch from left upper corner to right lower corner.
6. Clip, flip & press.


--Using above method, (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric B, and 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" rect. of Fabric A-long edge at the top, make one unit.


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Left Upper/Right Lower Double

1. Place a square at the left end or upper left corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from right upper corner to left lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.
4. Place a square at the right end or lower right corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
5. Stitch from right upper corner to left lower corner.
6. Clip, flip & press.






--Using 1 1/4" sq. of Fabric F-left upper corner, 2" sq. of Fabric B-right lower corner, and 2 x 3 1/2" rect. of Fabric D-long edge at the top, make one unit.


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Left Lower/Right Upper Double

1. Place a square at the left end or lower left corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from left upper corner to right lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.
4. Place a square at the right end or upper right corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
5. Stitch from left upper corner to right lower corner.
6. Clip, flip & press.





--Using 1 1/4" sq. of Fabric F-right upper corner, 2" sq. of Fabric B-left lower corner, and 2 x 3 1/2" rect. of Fabric D-long edge at the top, make one unit.



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Left Upper Clip & Flip

1. Place square at upper end or left upper corner of rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from right upper to left lower  corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.




--Using above method, 1 1/2" sq. Fabric A and 1 1/2 x 2" rect. Fabric B-short edge at the top, make one unit. Repeat for total of two.

--Repeat using 1" sq. of Fabric F and 1 1/4 x 1 1/2" rect. of Fabric E-short edge at the top.

--Repeat using 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric B and 1 1/2 x 2" rect. of Fabric E-short edge at the top.



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Right Upper Clip & Flip

1. Place square at upper end or right upper  corner of rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from left upper to right lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.

    

--Using above method, 1 1/2" sq. Fabric A and 1 1/2 x 2" rect. Fabric B-short edge at the top, make one unit. Repeat for total of two.

--Repeat using 1" sq. of Fabric F and 1 1/4 x 1 1/2" rect. of Fabric E-short edge at the top.

--Repeat using 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric B and 1 1/2 x 2" rect. of Fabric E-short edge at the top.




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Assemble Garfield quilt block as shown below, using SCANT quarter inch seams.



You'll have an 8 1/2" quilt block, 8" finished in quilt.




I'll be back soon with more blocks. There are some fun ones coming up! Hope you're having a great weekend! Thanks for visiting!

xoxo
 



P.S. I love to see blocks and quilts that are made with any of my patterns. If you make any and post on social media, please come find me in any of the places listed below, and tag me so I can see! :) If you're on YouTube, check out the short musical video tutorials of some of these blocks. I'm hoping they might inspire kids, or anyone really, to learn to sew. :) Plus, they're just fun to do.



I'm keeping all of these blocks organized on the National Days quilt blocks page *HERE*if you're looking for any of the other 90 or so blocks I've posted so far. Getting closer to my goal of 144 blocks! If you know someone who loves MinecraftPokemon, and or Harry Potter, check out these free sew alongs, too! :) And if you're looking for any of my print patterns, or other fun quilty gifts, check out my Etsy shop here. Be back soon!
xx



4 comments...:

Thank you. This is adorable. If mom were still alive, I would make this for her for sure. Hope your weekend is special.

Patti said...

Thanks for all the work you put into making this block, you are so talented!!So does that mean you are stopping at 144 blocks??

It's great to see you blogging and sewing again. I've been behind on blog reading, so I'm catching up with everything all at one time. Did you get moved? I'm assuming that you are better now (pinched nerve) since you are sewing again. I've thought about you, I just haven't contacted you (busy here, too).

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