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Paua and Gumby Cat Throws
Written and
Designed by Janet M. Davies 

Paua throw     leopard and tiger trow

Above are 2 quilt tops I made for my children as Christmas gifts in 2009. I really like how the 2 colour depths (light/dark) used give the illusion of different sized alternate blocks.

The blue throw is a light blue hand dyed fabric and the other is a dark blue paua shell fabric. This colour combination made it 'manly enough' for a teenage son.

The brown throw is made of orange/black tiger fabric and leopard spot fabric. Black being the other main colour. I used a mixture of tiger and leopard as my daughter loves the theatre production Cats. There are cats in that production called Gumby cats which are made of tiger stripes and leopard spots

Don't be afraid to play with the size of the measurements.
The strips could be thinner or wider. The inner block could be square not rectangle....
have a play.

You can see that there are 2 animal prints, plus the black fabric in one of the throws. It is ok to use more than 2 patterns of fabric print. Just make sure this is only 2 in total of colour values/shades.

cutting measurements
The inner block measure 5 inches x 3 inches ( 13 x 8.5cm), plus seam allowances.
The strips around the edge of the block is 3 inches (7.5cm) wide, plus seam allowances.

Above: Sew the side strips to the centre block.
Then Sew the top strips to the centre block and edges of the side strips.

Above: 2 completed blocks with alternate colouring.

Above: Sew blocks together in alternate colours in a vertical manner.
Then join rows together horizontally.

Above: Complete. Add more or less blocks to get the size quilt top you want.

The instructions in JMD Designs retail pattern packs are a lot more
detailed than what is given here in this tutorial above.

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