Night Stitches: Black Cat Perch Quilt

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Black Cat Perch Quilt

by Emily Cross

24″ x 24″

Fabric Requirements:

Carbon — 3/8 yard

Charcoal — 3/8 yard

Fog — 1/4 yard

Binding — 1/4 yard

Backing —1 yard

Cutting Instructions:

From the black fabric, cut:

(1) strip 5 1/4″ x Width of Fabric (WOF)

subcut into:

(2) 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″

(2) 5″ x 5″

(1) 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″

(3) strips 2 1/2″ x WOF

From one strip, cut:

(2)  2 1/2″ x 18 1/2″

From one strip, cut:

(1) 2 1/2″ x 12 1/2″

(1) 2 1/2″ x 24 1/2″

From one strip, cut:

(1) 2 1/2″ x 16 1/2″

(1) 2 1/2″ x 20 1/2″

 

From the gray fabric, cut:

(1) strip 5 ″ x WOF

subcut into:

(2) 5″ x 5″

(3) strips 2 1/2″ x WOF

From two strips, cut:

(2) 2 1/2″ x 14 1/2″

(2) 2 1/2″ x 22 1/2″

From one strip, cut:

(1) 2 1/2″ x 16 1/2″

(1) 2 1/2″ x 20 1/2″

From the light taupe fabric, cut:

(1) strip 5 1/4″ x WOF

subcut into:

(2) 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″

(1) 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″

From the binding fabric, cut:

(3) strips 2 1/2″ x WOF

Assembly:

Mark on the wrong side of a 5 1/4″ light taupe square on the diagonal once. Layer right sides together (RST) with a 5 1/4″ gray square and sew a quarter inch from both sides of the marked line. Cut apart and press to the gray. Make 4 half square triangles.

On the backside of 2 half square triangles, mark a diagonal line, crossing the seam allowance. Layer two half square triangles RST and sew a quarter inch from both sides of the marked line. Cut apart, press, and trim to 4 1/2″ square. Watch this video for trimming Quarter Square Triangles. Make 4 quarter square triangles.

To see the method in action, watch How to Make a Quarter Square Triangle Unit.

Mark on the wrong side of a 5″ gray square on the diagonal once. Layer right sides together (RST) with a 5″ black square and sew a quarter inch from both sides of the marked line. Cut apart and press to the black. Trim to 4 1/2″ square. Make 3 half square triangles.

Lay out center block as shown. Assemble in rows and sew rows together.

     

 

Lay out 2 1/2″ strips with the center block as shown and either follow along with the diagrams or follow the list below. Always press to the outside.

 

  • Gray 12 1/2″ to the top:

  • Black 14 1/2″ to the right:

  • Black 14 1/2″ to the bottom:

  • Gray 16 1/2″ to the left:

  • Black 16 1/2″ to the top:

  • Gray 18 1/2″ to the right:

  • Gray 18 1/2″ to the bottom:

  • Black 20 1/2″ to the left:

  • Gray 20 1/2″ to the top:

  • Black 22 1/2″ to the right:

  • Black 22 1/2″ to the bottom:

  • Gray Black 24 1/2″ to the left:

Quilt and bind as desired.

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