Cats Cradle Quilt Block

Skill level: Confident Beginner

The Cat’s Cradle Quilt Block is a great block for a confident beginner to make in order to improve patchwork skills. In this 9-patch design, half square triangles are made with pieced triangle units containing smaller light and dark triangles. The smaller triangle units will give you a nice challenge for your accuracy but is very doable with careful attention to cutting and quarter-inch seams.

While the example block is shown with only two colors, this is also a great block to make with scraps or to play around with variations in coloring.

As you can see from the grouping of Cat’s Cradle blocks below, the overall design has a Native American feel.

Grouping Example

Illustration of a group of cat's cradle quilt blocks

Grouping of Cat’s Cradle Quilt blocks

Block Construction

Image of the Exploded version of the Cat's Cradle Quilt Block

Exploded version of the Cat’s Cradle Quilt Block

Coloring Sheets

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