Cat Paws Quilt Pattern

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Cat Paws Quilt was inspired by my book, New York Beauties & Flying Geese, and uses the templates included in the book. It features Tabby Road by Tula Pink for FreeSpirit Fabrics and finishes at 40'' x 50''. 


16 assorted fat quarters

3 large-scale print fat quarters to fussy cut

1/4 yard each of 13 different solids

3/8 yard strip for binding

2 yards backing

Foundations and patterns

Refer to Foundation-Pieced Arc Patterns (page 84 in New York Beauties & Flying Geese) and Circle, Background, and Plain Arc Patterns (page 93). Photocopy the number of paper-piecing foundations listed. From template plastic, make templates for the circle, background, and arc patterns.

ARC H: 20



For detailed cutting instructions, refer to Cutting Pieces for the Blocks (page 11).


From each cut 10 H rectangles


Fussy cut 6 J1 Circles

Fussy cut 5 J2 Half-Circles

Fussy cut 2 J3 Quarter Circles


From each:

Cut 2 K and 2 K-reverse backgrounds

Cut 2 H arcs


Cut 190'' of 2 1/2'' bias binding

Quilt Construction

Assemble 2 Block 23. 

Sew the blocks into rows and sew the rows together before appliquéing J1, J2, and J3 to the top.

Enjoy your kitty-covered quilt!

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  • Carl Hentsch
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