Cats on Pa­rade

Here’s a great easy-pieced pat­tern that’s per­fect for large-scale prints.

Quilter's World - - Contents - LISA SWEN­SON RU­BLE FOR BENARTEX DIANE OAKES DE­SIGN BY QUILTED BY

Per­fect for large-scale prints.

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• 1 cat block panel ( 2/ 3 yard) or

6 (101/2") cat squares* • 5/ 8 yard black tonal* • 2/ 3 yard pink/pur­ple tonal* • 1 yard dark pur­ple tonal* • 11/ 8 yards aqua tonal* • 11/ 8 yards pur­ple pais­ley print* • Back­ing to size • Bat­ting to size • Thread • Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies *Cat- I-Tude fab­ric col­lec­tion by Ann Lauer for Benartex used to make sam­ple.

CUT­TING From cat block panel:

• Fussy- cut 4 pur­ple and 2 aqua (101/2") C squares, cen­ter­ing cats in the squares.

From black tonal:

• Cut 3 (51/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 7 (51/2" x 101/2") Q rec­tan­gles and 2 (51/2") G squares.

From pink/pur­ple tonal:

• Cut 6 (3" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 14 (3" x 8") E rec­tan­gles, 6 (3" x 51/2") H rec­tan­gles and 28 (3") A squares.

From dark pur­ple tonal:

• Cut 6 (11/2" by fab­ric width) M/N strips. • Cut 7 (21/4" by fab­ric width) bind­ing strips.

From aqua tonal:

• Cut 6 (3" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 17 (3" x 8") D rec­tan­gles, 3 (3" x 51/2") I rec­tan­gles and 21 (3") B squares. • Cut 5 (21/2" by fab­ric width) K/L strips. From pur­ple pais­ley print: • Cut 1 (51/2" by fab­ric width) strip. Sub­cut strip into 6 (51/2") F squares and

2 (3") R squares. • Cut 1 (3" by fab­ric width) strip. Sub­cut strip into 7 (3" x 51/2") J

rec­tan­gles. • Cut 6 (41/2" by fab­ric width) O/P strips.

COM­PLET­ING THE CAT BLOCKS

1. Mark a di­ag­o­nal line from cor­ner to cor­ner on the wrong side of 22 A squares and 18 B squares. 2. Re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 1, place an A square right sides to­gether on one cor­ner of a pur­ple C square; stitch on the marked line, trim seam to 1/4" and press A to the right side.

3. Re­peat step 2 on the re­main­ing cor­ners of C to com­plete one Pur­ple Cat block as shown in Fig­ure 2.

4. Re­peat steps 2 and 3 to com­plete a to­tal of four Pur­ple Cat blocks.

5. Re­peat steps 2 and 3 with B squares and the C squares to make two Aqua Cat blocks.

COM­PLET­ING THE TWIST BLOCKS

1. To com­plete one Twist block, se­lect one F square and two each D and E rec­tan­gles. 2. Sew D to F, stop­ping stitch­ing 2" from the end of F as shown in Fig­ure 3; press. 3. Sew E to the stitched edge of the D-F unit as shown in Fig­ure 4; press. 4. Sew D and then E to the stitched unit as shown in Fig­ure 5; press.

5. Com­plete the par­tial seam us­ing the un­stitched D rec­tan­gle end to com­plete one Twist block; press.

6. Re­peat steps 1–5 to com­plete a to­tal of six Twist blocks.

COM­PLET­ING THE EDGE & COR­NER UNITS

1. Re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 6, place a marked A square right sides to­gether on two cor­ners of Q and stitch on the marked lines, trim seams to 1/4" and press A to the right side to com­plete one A-Q unit. Re­peat to make a to­tal of three A-Q units.

2. Re­peat step 1 us­ing B squares and Q rec­tan­gles to make four B-Q units as shown in Fig­ure 7.

3. Place one marked B square on one cor­ner of G and stitch as in step 1 to com­plete a G cor­ner unit as shown in Fig­ure 8. Re­peat to make a sec­ond G cor­ner unit.

4. Sew an un­marked B square to an R square and add H to make an H cor­ner unit as shown in Fig­ure 9; press.

5. Re­peat step 4 with an un­marked A square and R square and an I rec­tan­gle to make an I cor­ner unit as shown in Fig­ure 10; press.

6. Sew B to J and add E and then I to make one B edge unit as shown in Fig­ure 11; press. Re­peat to make a sec­ond B edge unit.

7. Sew J to A and add D and then H to make an A edge unit as shown in Fig­ure 12; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of five A edge units.

COM­PLET­ING THE QUILT

Re­fer to Fig­ure 13 for cre­at­ing all rows and the As­sem­bly Di­a­gram to add borders.

1. Ar­range and join one each H and I cor­ner unit, one B edge unit and two A-Q units to make the top row; press.

2. Ar­range and join two B-Q units with one Aqua Cat block and two Twist blocks to make row 2; press.

3. Ar­range and join one each A and B edge unit, one Twist block and two Pur­ple Cat blocks to make row 3; press.

4. Ar­range and join one each A-Q and B-Q unit with one Aqua Cat block and two Twist blocks to make row 4; press.

5. Ar­range and join two A edge units with one Twist block and two Pur­ple Cat blocks to make row 5; press.

6. Ar­range and join two G cor­ner units with one B-Q unit and two A edge units to make the bot­tom row; press.

7. Ar­range and join the rows in nu­mer­i­cal or­der to com­plete the pieced cen­ter; press.

8. Join the K/L strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Sub­cut strip into two each 21/2" x 501/2" K strips and 21/2" x 441/2" L strips.

9. Sew K strips to op­po­site long sides and L strips to the top and bot­tom of the pieced cen­ter; press.

10. Join the M/N strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Sub­cut strip into two each 11/2" x 541/2" M strips and 11/2" x 461/2" N strips.

11. Sew M strips to op­po­site long sides and N strips to the top and bot­tom of the pieced cen­ter; press.

12. Join the O/P strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Sub­cut strip into two each 41/2" x 561/2" O strips and 41/2" x 541/2" P strips.

13. Sew O strips to op­po­site long sides and P strips to the top and bot­tom of the pieced cen­ter to com­plete the quilt top; press.

14. Cre­ate a quilt sand­wich re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 94. 15. Quilt as de­sired. 16. Bind edges re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 94 to fin­ish.

Kit Avail­able for Cats on Pa­rade for $68, postage paid. Back­ing may be in­cluded for an ad­di­tional $49, postage paid. Or­der from www. griz­zlygulchgallery.com or Griz­zly Gulch Gallery, 4974 Prospec­tor Gulch, He­lena, MT 59601 or by call­ing, (406) 443-2694.

Aqua Cat 10" x 10" Fin­ished Block Make 2

Pur­ple Cat 10" x 10" Fin­ished Block Make 4

Twist 10" x 10" Fin­ished Block Make 6

Fig­ure 1

Fig­ure 2

Fig­ure 9 Fig­ure 10

Fig­ure 6

Fig­ure 11

Fig­ure 7

Fig­ure 8

Fig­ure 5

Fig­ure 3

Fig­ure 4

As­sem­bly Di­a­gram 54" x 64" Cats on Pa­rade

Fig­ure 13

Quilt­ing Di­a­gram Cats on Pa­rade

Fig­ure 12

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