Puss in the Corner

The block for February 2005 is the "Puss in the Corner" block

Each finished block measures 12 inches square.  (12 ½ X 12 ½ inches unfinished). 
Instructions:  Use good quality, 100% cotton pre-washed fabrics.                 

1.              cut cat center block              
2.              cut corner squares

3.            cut side rectangles

4.               cut white squares
5.       flying geese unit:  step #1
6.      flying geese unit:  step #2

7.              assemble block

Find a colorful cat print for the focal fabric, a coordinating jewel-tone fabric (gold, ruby red, emerald green, sapphire blue, etc.)  and a white-on-white for the background.  

Cutting instructions:

    1.   Cut one  6 1/2-inch squares from the focal fabric.

    2.   Cut four 3 1/2-inch squares from the jewel-tone fabric.

3.   Also from the jewel-tone fabric, cut four 3 1/2 x 6 1/2-inch squares.

    4.   From the white material, cut eight 3 1/2-inch squares.  

Piecing instructions:

    5.   For the side sections, draw a line from corner to corner on the back of each of the white squares.  Lay one of the squares along one end of one gold rectange right sides together.  Sew along the drawn line.  Referring to graphic 5, cut the corner 1/4 inch from the sewn line.  Press open to the gold side.

6.   Lay another of the white squares along the opposite end of the gold rectange.  Sew along the drawn line.  Referring to graphic 6, cut the corner 1/4 inch from the sewn line.  Press open to the gold side.  This is called a "flying geese" unit.

Assembly instructions:
7.   Using graphic 7 as a reference, assemble the sections into rows, then assemble rows into a finished block.  Remember to pin at each intersection to ensure corners match.

Your completed unfinished block will measure 12 ½ inches.

12 inches after sewn into a quilt!

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