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Puss in the Corner
Puss in the Corner

I was looking for a simple block to get us through the summer as I know everyone is busy with kids, vacations and everything else that those 2 things bring with them, so I found one that looked very simple and would allow me to use some large scale prints. There is on online quilt guild that uses my BOMs to do blocks for their charity project and I am going to blatently cater to the project this month. I envisioned this block as having a large scale kids print in the very center block with primary colors as the offset. We will be making this one 12" finished.

You will need 3 fabrics for this block: a large scale print, a complimentary primary/jewel color and a WOW.

Posted: July 1999

Sample Quilt Layouts

You need to cut as follows:

  1. Print: cut 1 6-1/2" square
  2. Color: cut 4 3-1/2" squares; cut 4 3-1/2"x6-1/2" rectangles
  3. WOW: cut 8 3-1/2" squares

Sewing Instructions:

  1. Draw diagonal line on wrong side of all the 3-1/2" WOW squares; match right sides to right sides of one end of the color rectangles; stitch on diagonal mark; trim 1/4" toward corner and press toward WOW...match right sides of the remaining WOW squares with the other end of unit...repeat stitch, trim and press.

  2. Create 2 rows as shown; press seams toward end squares.

  3. Create center row as show; press toward center squares.

  4. Join rows as shown below, pressing seams toward outer rows.
  5. IMPORTANT: Please square up your finished block to be sure it is 12-1/2". If it is larger or smaller, check your seams and redo if necessary. If you do not check your measurements, your block may not join properly with other blocks easily to create a finished quilt.


This is what your block might look like.


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