The Black Cat Quilting Block
This Black Cat Block is a great block to make for a
Halloween quilt, an I-Spy Quilt or an ABC ("C" is for cat) Quilt. Obviously it
can be made in other colors than black, but to distinguish it from other cat
blocks that will be put up on this site, I am calling it the Black Cat Quilt
block has 8 grids
(or squares) across, and 8 squares down.
You can make this block any size you want by
adjusting the size of the squares or
made this block with 1-inch finished squares. The finished size
of the block is 8 inches, and each grid is 4 inch finished.
The easiest way to make this block is row by row,
starting with the second row, and omitting the long strips on the sides.
You can attach them at the end.
You can make a
geese unit for the ears, and use the
method for the feet. Make
triangles for the bow.
If you want to use a fusible grid, make the
Once you have two rows done, take them to the
ironing board. Place them so the back is facing up. You have to
determine as you add each row which way to
them so that either they are going in opposite directions (nesting), or the way
they want to go.
Just continue adding rows. Then attach
the long strips for the sides and top.
When you are done with your block you can add eyes
(buttons or French knots, depending on the size of your cat), whiskers, etc.
However, if you are going to give your quilt to someone with a toddler in the
house, there could be a safety problem with things like buttons.
Wallhangings are more suitable for embellishments.
Have some fun with this one.