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Flying Geese Kitty Paper-Pieced Quilt Block Pattern

Guest Author - Kim Noblin

Flying Geese Kitty - 6" Quilt Block

Here is another fun quilt block to add to your cat block collection.  It is a 6" paper-pieced quilt block pattern that features three Flying Geese units.  

 

 

Cutting Instructions:

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.

Fabric:

Size & Shape:

For:

Background

2-1/2" Square (Cut 1) Cut once diagonally for two triangles.  (You will only use one of the triangles.)

B8

Background

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

A13

Background

2" x 4" (Cut 2)

B1, B6

Background

2-1/2" x 4" (Cut 1)

B5

Background

2-1/2" x 4-1/2" (Cut1)

A11

Yellow (Cat)

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

B2, B3

Yellow (Cat)

3" x 4" (Cut 2)

A10, B4

Yellow (Cat)

2-1/2" x 4" (Cut 1)

A12

Yellow (Cat)

1-1/2" x 4" (Cut 2)

A14, B7

Multi-Color

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

A2, A3, A5, A6, A8, A9

Green

3" Square (Cut 2) Cut each one once diagonally for four triangles. (You will only use three of the triangles.)

A1, A4, A7

Instructions:

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.

Not sure how to paper-piece?  Learn how with our Foundation Paper-Piecing Tutorial!

For More Cat Block Patterns:

6" Heart Cat

6" Love Me, Love My Cat!

6" Pinwheel Cat

6" Roly-Poly Kitty

6" Sundress Kitty (Fashion Cats Series)

6" Watermelon Cat

Books With 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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Content copyright © 2013 by Kim Noblin. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Kim Noblin. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Judie Bellingham for details.

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