Sporty Cat- 6" Quilt Block
The fifth block in our Fashion Cats quilt block series is full of school spirit and is ready for the big game! This is a 6" foundation paper pieced quilt block pattern. The numbers were added with fusible applique. Make one for each sports fan in your family!
Note: When paper-piecing, I cut larger pieces than I actually need to ensure that I won't have problem covering an area if I don't place it 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.
Size & Shape:
2-1/2" x 4" (Cut 2)
2" x 4" (Cut 1)
2-1/2" x 4-1/2" (Cut 2)
3" x 4" (Cut 1)
2-1/2" Square (Cut 1). Cut once diagonally for two triangles.
2" Square (Cut 1). Cut once diagonally for two triangles. (You will have one triangle left over.)
1" x 1-1/2" (Cut 2)
2" x 5" (Cut 1)
5" x 6" (Cut 1)
Step 1: Print out the paper foundation pattern. Cut out each of the two paper-piecing 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 both of the two 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 A. 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: Carefully remove the paper from the back of the block.
Step 6: Lay a piece of fusible web (paper side up) over the numbers of your choice from the PDF file and trace the numbers for the jersey. Cut out each number leaving approximately 1/8" around the outside of the traced numbers.
Step 7: Cut out a 3" x 5" piece of fusible interfacing and apply to the wrong side of the white fabric.
Step 8: Using a warm, dry iron, apply the fusible web to the fusible interfacing side of the fabric. Cut out each number on the drawn lines.
Step 9: Using a warm, dry iron, apply the numbers to the front side of the jersey. Applique the edges of the numbers using your sewing machine. A satin stitch or zig zag will work well for this.
Step 10: Lightly trace the face pattern on the right side of the cat's face. Using 2 strands of embroidery floss, outline stitch the mouth and satin stitch the nose and eyes.
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