Catty Corner quilt pattern PDF download – modern log cabin quilt in cot/crib, throw and queen sizes

Catty Corner quilt pattern PDF download – modern log cabin quilt in cot/crib, throw and queen sizes


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cotton fabrics, thread, cotton batting


When I travelled to Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) a few years ago I bought quite a bit of shweshwe fabric. Originally shweshwe was only available in indigo – the patterns created with a method of acid discharge – but now it's available in all the colours of the rainbow.

The quilts I’d seen made from it were quite traditional and I didn’t think they suited the bold colours of the fabric. So, of course, I designed my own pattern to suit.

The Catty Corner construction is relatively simple. It consists of four log cabin blocks using the same sized strips but in different colour order. The blocks are then sewn together, turned on an angle, sliced, put back together and sliced again.

As you'll see from the pictures here, the quilt suits a range of fabrics from large to small prints as well as stripes, but you need a good mix of fabrics that read as solids to tie the design together.

Instructions are included for making either a cot/crib, throw or queen sized quilt. The cot/crib size would suit an advanced beginner, but to make the queen I'd suggest being at least an intermediate level quilter as you are dealing with very large cuts and pieces at that scale.

Happy quilting!

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A percentage of profit from every pattern sold goes to women makers in disadvantaged communities.


This pattern is not intended for commercial use – that is, items cannot be made from the pattern for resale.
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Kate Lundquist 04 Apr, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
This was fun! My kids enjoyed learning about sewing through this. The pattern was easy to understand... and what a fun way to have it come together at the end!

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Lisa Lindquist 01 Apr, 2020

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Easy to understand quilt pattern and beautiful design.

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so excited to start this quilt. ill post a picture when its finished, easy instructions

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