I have written another pattern! Perhaps you remember the cat in basket FPP block pattern that I showed earlier this year. I designed that block because we were making a cat quilt with my guild. It was a thank you for one of the board members when she quit after being on the board for a couple of years. I loved this block so much that I decided to turn it into a pattern so other people can also add cats in baskets to their quilts.
The pattern comes as a 27 page downloadable PDF. In the pattern you can find clearly labeled templates for 4 different block sizes, 6, 8, 10 and 12 inch finished. For even more versatility, I’ve included templates for right and left facing cats. In total there are 8 different block options to choose from.
The instructions in the pattern are illustrated and guide you through making the block from fabric cutting to assembly. There are only straight seams in this block, no curves or Y-seams. I think someone relatively new to foundation paper piecing should also be able to make this block.
Sanne tested the cat in basket FPP block pattern for me and she turned the two blocks that she made into two cute cat in basket mini quilts. The one on the right with the orange cat she kindly sent to me. My daughters were present when I opened the envelope and nearly fought over who could hang it in her room. In the end, I could restore the peace by offering to turn one of my own block samples into a mini quilt for the other child. So, my orange cat in basket will also become a mini quilt. It’s the 6 inch block size, so I may still add a border around it to make it somewhat larger.