Saturday, November 20, 2021

Scrappy Kitten Quilt Block Tutorial



Hey there! Welcome to the catmosphere today! Happy Caturday! I like a pun. haha Jumping on tonight to share the latest quilt block tutorial for my National Days scrap quilt project. This one is for National Kitten Day and is slightly out of order because I wanted to post it on Saturday. ;) But this is one of the July blocks. I'm into July now!




There are lots of cat blocks out there, and having already designed Patchwork Kitty, which is inspired by my love for Hello Kitty (available HERE)...




...and having recently done this grumpy cat block tutorial for National Garfield Day... and a video for it..




...and then, currently working on the lap size pattern, Cattitude, based on that cat block...




...I felt kind of burned out of cat blocks but at the same time, how could I pass up National Kitten Day? So I just wanted to keep this small scrappy kitten block simple, with only a little pink nose. I fussed over the shape of the head for quite a while, though before I was happy.  

Anyway, here's where he ended up and how he goes together...




Fabric A - Background
(2) 1" sq. (~)
(2) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(1) 1 3/4 x 8 1/2"
(2) 2 x 2 1/2"
(2) 2 x 5 3/4"
(1) 3 1/4 x 5 1/2"


Fabric B - Kitten
(2) 2 x 2 1/2"
(2) 2 1/4" sq.
(1) 3 x 5 1/2"



Fabric C - Nose
(2) 1 1/4" sq. (+)


--Match the symbols (*,+ etc.) in the cutting instructions with the symbols in the assembly diagram.



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) 2 1/4" sq. of Fabric B and 3 1/4 x 5 1/2" rect. of Fabric A-long edge at the top, make one unit.

--Repeat steps using (2) 1" sq. of Fabric A and 3 x 5 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-long edge at the top.

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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 above method, 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A-left lower corner, 1 1/4" sq. of Fabric C-right upper corner, and 2 x 2 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-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 above method, 1 1/4" sq. of Fabric C-left upper corner, 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A-right lower corner and 2 x 2 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-long edge at the top, make one unit.

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Assemble this scrappy kitten as shown below, using SCANT quarter inch seams





You'll have an 8 1/2" kitty quilt block for National Kitten Day. (8" sq. when finished in quilt.) I'm smitten with the kitten! :)



I'll be back soon! Hope your week is going well and you're having a pawsome day! I'll stop with the cat puns now. :) And leave you with these fun Patchwork Kitty blocks from @themightysuebaca. I think I've shared them before but I'm sharing again because they make me smile. I love her rich colored fabric choices.



Happy Stitching! 

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




1 comments...:

KatieQ said...

Thank you for the sweet kitty.

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