Fright Night Kitties
Halloween won't be so frightful with these cute kitties hanging on your wall.
• 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
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)
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.