Pinwheel Cat - 6" Quilt Block

Here's a 6" paper-pieced quilt block pattern that is just purr-fect for cat lovers!

 

 

Cutting Instructions:

Note:  When paper-piecing, I cut larger pieces than I actually need to ensure that I won't have problems covering an area when I don't place the fabric in exactly the right spot.  The cutting instructions below are for larger pieces.  If you'd rather cut smaller, more exact pieces, feel free to do so.

Fabric:

Size & Shape:

For:

Background

3" x 4" (Cut 1)

A6

Background

3" x 2" (Cut 1)

A5

Background

3" x 1-1/2" (Cut 1)

A1

Background

2" x 5" (Cut 1)

B5

Background

2-1/2" Square (Cut 1) Cut once diagonally for two triangles

C6

Dark

3-1/2" Square (Cut 2)  Cut each one once diagonally for four triangles

B1, B3, C2, C4

Medium

3-1/2" Square (Cut 2)  Cut each one once diagonally for four triangles

B2, B4, C1, C3

Medium

2" x 5" (Cut 1)

C5

Medium

2-1/2" x 3" (Cut 1)

A4

Medium

2" Square (Cut 1) Cut once diagonally for two triangles

A2, A3

Instructions:

Step 1:  Print out the paper foundation pattern. Cut out each of the three units just outside of the dashed lines of the seam allowance.

Step 2:  Using a VERY short stitch length setting on your sewing machine, paper-piece each unit following the numbers on the printed foundation.  

Step 3:  When each of the three units have been pieced, carefully trim away the excess paper and fabric by cutting on the dashed lines of the seam allowance.

Step 4:  With right sides together, layer Unit B on Unit C taking care to line up the center points of the pinwheel.  Pin in place, then stitch together using a 1/4" seam allowance.  Remove the paper from the seam allowance (on both sides) and press this seam open.

Step 5:  With right sides together, layer Unit A at the top of Unit B/C.  Pin in place, then stitch together using a 1/4" seam ( or just sew along the solid line.)  Remove the paper from the seam allowance (on both sides) and press this seam open.

Step 6:  Carefully remove the paper from the back of the block and you're done!

For More Cat Patterns:

Cat's Meow by Janet Kime

Christmas Cats and Dogs by Janet Kime

It's Raining Cats and Dogs by Janet Kime

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