Fright Night Kit­ties

Hal­loween won't be so fright­ful with these cute kit­ties hang­ing on your wall.

Quilter's World - - Contents - DE­SIGNED & QUILTED BY LEANNA SPAN­NER

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• As­sorted or­ange scraps,

fat eighths or fat quar­ters • 3/4 yard black solid • 15/8 yards or­ange tonal • Back­ing to size • Bat­ting to size • Thread • Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies

CUT­TING

From as­sorted or­ange scraps, fat eighths or fat quar­ters: • Cut 8 (37/8") squares. Cut each square in half on 1 di­ag­o­nal to make 16 C tri­an­gles; set aside 1. • Cut 10 (2") H squares. • Cut 5 (23/8") squares. Cut each square in half on

1 di­ag­o­nal to make 10 I tri­an­gles. • Cut 5 each 2" x 31/2" E,2" x 91/2" G

and 2" x 61/2" K strips. • Cut 88 (31/2") M squares. • Cut 176 (21/2") O squares. From black solid: • Cut 2 (61/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut into 5 (61/2" x 91/2") A rec­tan­gles and 5 (31/2" x5") D rec­tan­gles. • Cut 1 (37/8" by fab­ric width) strip. Sub­cut strip into 8 (37/8") squares. Cut each square in half on 1 di­ag­o­nal to make 16 B tri­an­gles; set 1 aside. • Cut 1 (23/8" by fab­ric width) strip. Sub­cut into 5 (23/8") squares and 1 (2" x 91/2") F strip. Cut each square in half on 1 di­ag­o­nal to make 10 J tri­an­gles. • Cut 1 (2" by fab­ric width) strip. Sub­cut into 4 (2" x 91/2") F strips

(5 to­tal). From or­ange tonal: • Cut 2 (21/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 22 (21/2")

N squares. • Cut 4 (61/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 22 (61/2")

L squares. • Cut 5 (21/4" by fab­ric width)

bind­ing strips.

COM­PLET­ING THE KITTY BLOCKS

1. To com­plete one Kitty block, sew B to C to make a B-C unit as shown in Fig­ure 1; re­peat to make a to­tal of three B-C units. Press seams to­ward B.

Here's a Tip A de­sign wall helps to ar­range the pieces in a quilt that uses a lot of fabrics from the same color fam­ily.

2. Join two B-C units and sew to one end of the A rec­tan­gle to com­plete the body unit as shown in Fig­ure 2; press.

3. Sew the re­main­ing B-C unit to D and add E; then add F and G to one side to make the bot­tom tail unit as shown in Fig­ure 3; press seams to­ward D, E and F.

4. Sew I to J to make an I-J unit; press seam to­ward J. Re­peat and join the two units with two H squares; then add K to make the top tail unit as shown in Fig­ure 4; press seams to­ward H and K.

5. Sew the top tail unit to the bot­tom tail unit to com­plete the tail unit as shown in Fig­ure 5; press.

6. Join the body unit with the tail unit to com­plete one Kitty block as shown in Fig­ure 6; press. 7. Re­peat steps 1–6 to com­plete a to­tal of five Kitty blocks.

COM­PLET­ING THE NINE- PATCH BLOCKS

1. Se­lect one N square and eight O squares to make one NinePatch block.

2. Sew an N square be­tween two O squares to make the cen­ter row; press seams to­ward O.

3. Join three O squares to make the top row; press seams to­ward the cen­ter O. Re­peat to make the bot­tom row.

4. Sew the cen­ter row be­tween the top and bot­tom rows to com­plete one Nine-Patch block re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 7; press seams in one di­rec­tion. O 5. Re­peat steps 1–4 to make a to­tal of 22 Nine-Patch blocks.

COM­PLET­ING THE SQUAREIN-A- SQUARE BLOCKS

1. Draw a di­ag­o­nal line from cor­ner to cor­ner on the wrong side of each M square.

2. Place an M square right sides to­gether on op­po­site cor­ners of an L square and stitch on the marked lines as shown in Fig­ure 8. L 3. Trim seams to 1/4" and press M to the right side as shown in Fig­ure 9.

4. Re­peat steps 2 and 3 on the re­main­ing cor­ners of L to com­plete one Square-in-a-Square block re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 10. 5. Re­peat steps 2–4 to com­plete a to­tal of 22 Square-in-a-Square blocks.

COM­PLET­ING THE QUILT

1. Ar­range and join Square-in-aSquare blocks with Nine-Patch blocks to make 22 two-block units as shown in Fig­ure 11; press seams to­ward the Nine-Patch blocks.

2. Ar­range and join four two-block units to make the top block row re­fer­ring to the Assem­bly Di­a­gram for po­si­tion­ing of blocks; re­peat to make the bot­tom row. Press seams to­ward the Nine-Patch blocks.

3. Ar­range and join the Kitty blocks with the re­main­ing two-block units to make the Kitty rows re­fer­ring to the Assem­bly Di­a­gram for po­si­tion­ing of blocks. Press seams to­ward the Kitty blocks.

4. Join the pieced rows to com­plete the quilt top re­fer­ring to the Assem­bly Di­a­gram for po­si­tion­ing of rows; press.

5. Layer, quilt and bind re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 110.

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