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