I started working on the one-block-a-day cat quilt-along project by Elizabeth of Oh Fransson! She has created a cute sampler quilt that is the perfect scrap buster. The completed project will be 30-inches by 35-inches and features 25 different patchwork cat blocks.
I finished up the first week’s batch of blocks today. Each block comes together very quickly. It takes me longer to choose the scraps and fabrics from my stash!
You do need a yard of fabric for the background. I had a piece of Painter’s Canvas by Michael Miller in gray (#CJ-4816) in my stash that I’m using. I love the subtle texture to the fabric.
Here’s a look at the first 7 cat blocks:
Elizabeth has also named the cats so I’d love to somehow work the names into the finished project. I’m not sure how yet!
In the photo, the cats in the top row from left to right are: Ferdinand, Bernadette, Sunny, Mia, and Ralphio. In the second row, from left to right are: Chowder and Krista.
Of course, I tried to ask my quilt inspector what he thought of this project. I think he loves it!
I’m really enjoying this project since the blocks are so quick to make, and I can wedge them in between my other projects! My goal is to work on them as I can throughout the work week, and then play catch up on the weekend. I will keep my blog updated with photos of my cat quilt-along blocks.
If you’re participating in the cat quilt-along, I’d love to see your blocks!
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You are right. They are super simple to put together and the fabric choosing part takes the longest. I’m making two quilts for Christmas gifts, so I think I’ll have to give in and purchase the pattern. Your background is one of my favorites!