Cat in basket FPP block pattern release!

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.

cat in basket FPP block pattern

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.

4 sizes FPP cat in basket blocks

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.

6 inch block FPP template cat in basket pattern

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. 

two miniquilts made from cat in basket blocks

August 20, 2022

Emmely Treffers

About Emmely

I am a sewing enthusiast from the Netherlands. I live in the Leiden area with my husband and two daughters and I am currently working as a senior researcher in molecular virology. With my quilting patterns and sewing blog I want to infect as many people as possible with my love for sewing.

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  1. Kate Chiconi

    That is SO cute! I can see why the girls were fighting over it! Perfect for a quilt block, or a pot holder for the kitchen, or a cushion for your favourite chair.

    • Emmely

      Thank you! Turning my block into a mini quilt is going to be a priority now. 😉

  2. tierneycreates

    Congratulations that is an adorable block and pattern! They would make cute potholders, pillows, quilt, etc for the cat lover!

    • Emmely

      Thank you! Yes, I know what I’ll be using for presents. 😉


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