Swim Cat (Girl) Foundation Paper Pieced Quilt Block Pattern
Swim Cat (Girl) - 6" Quilt Block
The eighth block in our Fashion Cats quilt block series is having fun in the sun! This is a 6" foundation paper pieced quilt block pattern.
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" x 3" (Cut 1)
1-1/2" x 2-1/2" (Cut 2)
2" x 6-1/2" (Cut 1)
3" Square (Cut 1). Cut once diagonally for two triangles.
1-1/2" x 5-1/2" (Cut 1)
1-1/2" x 7" (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: 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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