Sporty Cat Foundation Paper Pieced Quilt Block Pattern

Sporty Cat Foundation Paper Pieced Quilt Block Pattern

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!



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.


Size & Shape:



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

B5, B6


2" x 4" (Cut 1)



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

A6, A7

Yellow (Cat)

3" x 4" (Cut 1)


Yellow (Cat)

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

B2, B3

Yellow (Cat)

2" Square (Cut 1).  Cut once diagonally for two triangles. (You will have one triangle left over.)



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

A2, A3


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.

For More Cat Block Patterns:

6" Flying Geese Kitty

6" Heart Cat

6" Love Me, Love My Cat!

6" Pinwheel Cat

6" Roly-Poly Kitty

6" Sundress Kitty

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

You Should Also Read:
Fashion Cats Quilt Block Series

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