Assemble the Patchwork Cat Quilt BlockUse a 1/4" seam allowance to assemble the cat quilt block, placing units right sides together for sewing and matching raw edges carefully. Use straight pins to hold fabric together if it helps you keep patches aligned.
Refer to the illustration above as you assemble the cat quilt block.
- Make the cat's head by sewing the cat ears unit to the longest edge of the 3" x 4-1/2" face unit as shown. Press the seam allowance towards the face.
- Sew the 4-1/2" x 4-1/2" background square to the right side of the cat's head. Press the seam allowance towards the background.
- Sew a 2-1/2" x 8-1/2" bar to each side of the unit you made in step 2. Press the seam allowances towards the background bars.
- Sew a 2-1/2" x 12-1/2" background bar to the top and bottom of your cat quilt block. Press the seam allowances towards the background bars.
That's it! Your cat quilt block is finished and should measure 12-1/2" x 12-1/2". If your quilt block is smaller than it should be, or skewed, press again and recheck. If it still isn't quite right, use my easy squaring-up method before sewing it to other blocks.
Make additional cat quilt blocks and sew them together side by side into rows. If you like, add plain or pieced sashing strips between the quilt blocks.