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Whimsy Blocks - Cat Applique Quilt Block

Hello! It's time for July's block, it's a cat.

 

If you received my newsletter recently then you heard about the Whimsy Blocks and Little Stitcheries programs I am running this year. I wanted to do something different in 2020 for you. If you missed the newsletter and want to get in on the fun, you can sign up here.

You can see the video here on my YouTube channel.

So let's get started on the Cat Block! 

 Get the pattern here.

 

All 12 of the Whimsy Blocks are 8.5" x 8.5" with a finished size of 8" x 8". The pattern pieces are reversed and ready for tracing on to fusible backed webbing. If you want to know more about doing applique with this method, you can read this post here. 

I chose to use a straight stitch and leave the edges raw for the blocks. I choose a variegated rainbow colored thread. That way I can use the thread on all 12 blocks in my quilt. 

Once the quilt was finished I added a mouth and two button eyes.

What to make with this applique? There will be 12 blocks in this series so you could make each block every month and put them together in a wall quilt. That was my first project with the 12 blocks. This block is also the perfect size for a mini quilt or a mug rug. You could put it on a pillow or a t-shirt. The possibilities are endless.

 

Pin this image to keep track of your blocks. You can follow me on Pinterest for more fund ideas as well. 

Want to see the rest of the blocks, you can find them here on the tutorial page of my website.

Have a great day,

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