Saturday, October 1, 2011

October is here... October is here

My absolute favorite time of the year. With that being said, it was very difficult to decide of a Tuxedo for our tiles this month. So many choices and I am the biggest Halloween fanatic around.  You will likely see a few different tuxes this month, but lets kick it off with this one.

Again I found a pattern over at Quilt Blocks Galore, my favorite web site and "FREE" can you say Hallelujah, I struck gold!!  :-)  

Tesselcats! Now is that perfect for a not so scary Halloween treat!  Call it the bright colors, the easy paper piecing, great scrap buster or whatever, but make sure you check out this pattern. Click HERE to be magically transported to this fun little guy. 

Just a few tips. When piecing this, start with either piece 3 or 5, piece across for the ears then add piece 6 the body. This block is a 6" block. If you add a 1" strip around all sides, it will fit our 6" tiles perfectly. I painted my eyes on with regular acrylic paints, but applique (fusible or needle turn would work just great!  You can even stitch a few little whiskers if you like.  So what do you think. Ready to jump in and try it?  Or better yet,  how about a fun little wall hanging with a bunch of these guys?

Make sure, you share your projects with us all. We love to see every ones different take on things. You can post them in our Flickr account by using the link on the left side of my blog.

                                                  Now show me what you got!  :-)

2 comments:

  1. Fun piece! I love anything that combines mathematics and quilting!

    Diane

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  2. And how did October manage to sneak up so quickly and quietly? I love the quilt block site. So much to inspire and so useful! Your tessellating cats are delightful. A fun idea and great fabrics.

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