Black Cat Quilt Along

  1. Do you have a heap of strips lying around you would like to use up? Are you a cat lover... and of black cats at that?
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  3. Looking for a project you can make in under a week, sewing only a couple of hours each day?
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  6. THIS IS IT!
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Black Cat Quilt Details:

Size: lap size, finishing at 62."  (You can easily add blocks if you like, for a larger quilt)

Dates: March 30 - April 6

Duration: Eight days to finish, from beginning to end)

How to participate:

1. Sign up for the Newsletter below

2. Follow me on Instagram @angiesbits and post your progress pics to #blackcatquiltsewalong   OR on Facebook at Angie's Bits 'n Pieces

 (See Supplies and Schedule below the signup box)

 

Supplies needed:

1. Twenty-five (25) squares of background fabric 7½." You can use the same fabric, or mix and match. Estimate about five (5) fat quarters. Or dig into your scrap stash for pieces that large that you can use for your background blocks.

2. An assortment of strips measuring anywhere from 1½ to 3" wide and a minimum of 6½ to 10½ long. If you wish, you can use jelly rolls, or any leftover strips. If you have shorter strips, you can join them! Don't worry about combining fabrics... anything goes!

3. 1+3/4 yards of fabric for sashings and border (I used white for my quilt, but you should feel free to use any fabric you like).

4. 1/8 yard of your choice of fabric for cornerstones

5. 5/8 yard black fabric for cat heads

4. Scraps of bright green fabric for cat eyes and of pink for noses

5. Optional: embroidery floss in a light color (pink, white, gray) if hand embroidering whiskers

6. 72 x 72" Backing fabric

7. 72 x 72" Batting

8. ½ yard binding fabric

Schedule:

Day 1: Choosing background fabric and appliqueing first 10 cat blocks (2 cat designs)

Day 2: Appliqueing 15 blocks (3 cat designs)

Day 3: Cutting and preparing strips for cat blocks, sashing strips, and cornerstones.

Days 4 & 5: Sewing the blocks

Day 6: Joining the quilt top

Day 7: Quilting and binding.