Pinwheel Cat - 6" Quilt Block
Here's a 6" paper-pieced quilt block pattern that is just purr-fect for cat lovers!
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
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.
Using a VERY short stitch length setting on your sewing machine,
paper-piece each unit following the numbers on the printed foundation.
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
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