Patchwork Pets Quilt




Hi, I'm Amy! Also known to some as Alliekatmom. I have a quilt in a day quilt to share with you. This quilt is super easy to make as a last minute baby quilt, or maybe a charity quilt, or maybe your fabulous pet needs a quilt for their very own.

1 Max & Whiskers charm pack
1/4 yard Max Whiskers Grunge Fur 30150 116
1/4 yard Max Whiskers Grunge Elafin 30150 115
1 yard Max Whiskers Grunge Blithe 30150 112
1.5 yard Max Whiskers Bubbles Blithe 30250 12


1. Select 20 squares from your charm pack to be the centers of your blocks.

2. Cutting:

Blue: You will need to cut 80 - 5"X2.5" pieces. I start by cutting 10 - 2.5" strips, then cut the 5"x2.5" pieces you need from the strips.

Brown: You will need to cut 40 - 2.5" squares. Start with cutting 2 - 2.5" strips, then cut your 2.5" squares from the strips.

Tan: You will need to cut 40 - 2.5" squares. Start with cutting 2 - 2.5" strips, then cut your 2.5" squares from the strips.

3. Sewing the blocks:

Start piecing the centers of the blocks. Use one 5" square (charm) for the center, and 2 - 2.5"x5" for the top and bottom. Sew all the 20 blocks in this fashion. You can chain piece these if it is easier.

For the side pieces, you will need a total of 40. Sew a brown 2.5" square and a tan 2.5" in square on both sides of a blue 2.5"x5" strip. Also chain piecing these makes the quilt go much faster.



You will now have two piles that look like this.

Next sew the strips to each side of the center block. Be sure to line up the seams and pin so that your corners match up perfectly.



I like to put my pins in this direction. This way you don't have to worry about running them over with your needle, or having to pull them out as you go. The fabric is just as secure pinning this way as it is the other way.


Once you have sewn the sides to your blocks, you should have 20 blocks that look like this.


4. Piecing the top:

Layout all 20 blocks until you get a layout that you like.


Sew your blocks into rows first, then sew the rows together.

5. Quilting:

Baste your quilt, I like to use these T pins to hold my quilt down while basting.


Then pin, I pinned every other square and it was just enough.


Finally, quilt your quilt. I used a nice fall color variegated thread.

6. Bind, wash and enjoy your new quilt.


A 34x42" quilt perfect for your pampered pooch or animal lover!


I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Amy Rivera
{alliekatmom.blogspot.com}

31 comments:

Luv 2 Kreate said...

SUPER CUTE!!!!!

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Hurray!!! That is fab - I love the whole "quilt in a day" idea too ":-)

Jenny said...

great job amy! super cute!

Wendy said...

What a beautiful quilt! Great use of the supercute fabrics.

Suzanne said...

Clever! The construction is interesting. I thought it was constructed with rows of charm squares pieced with four patches. Not so. You fooled me.

missavene said...

This would work great as an i spy quilt for a baby!

Katie B. said...

Very cute, Amy!

Modern Male Homemaker said...

I was with Suzanne thinking the charm square/4 patch thing. This seems like a great way to make sure everything matches up! Thanks for the tutorial, I will be utilizing it for some charity quilts I'm making here in the next few weeks!!!

Jamie Mueller @ SunFlower Seeds said...

what a great tutorial...congrats!!

Angela said...

yay Amy! I love the Moda Grunge fabrics you chose to go with this line. And your construction looks flawless. On yeah...and I love the name too.

Oh you..just so clever.

Kelly said...

Yay twinnie!!!! It looks great!!!!

Quiltjane said...

Thanks for the great tutorial. I love the fabrics and the easy design.

KarrieLyne said...

Great Job Amy and cute quilt!!! WooHOO!! :D

traceyjay said...

I didn't know this was coming out today! :)

Yea! :)

Cute quilt... (and I need to get some of the T pins... good tip)...

I like how you put the blocks together too.

Jill said...

Great job and wonderful instructions!

Quilting In The Rain said...

Adorable! Are you going to share it with your dogs? ;)

Barbara said...

So cute and you make it so easy! Love the Max and Whiskers fabric!

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Lovely!

Sherry said...

This is very cute. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Michelle @ Sew-Krafty said...

Why, oh why have I never thought to pin my seams that way!!? Thank you for that tip!!

Adorable quilt and quick..yay! :)

Karen said...

I like the construction...fast and easy! Very cute quilt!

Little Miss Shabby said...

Wonderful job Amy!! =)

Meghan said...

Beautiful!!! I love this line (maybe because I love animals) and I am thinking about doing this for a friend's boy who loves dogs (especially when I can make it quickly)!

susiloci said...

Es maravilloso.Que bonito!!!!!!!!!!!

Debbie said...

Love this easy cute quilt. Thanks for clear directions.

Anonymous said...

So simple and quick to work up and yet looks like a lot more!

Question?? ... From looking thru the directions, and final pics, it looks to me as though the first pic with the individual pieces laid out, that the small blocks on the right are placed opposite to how they should be? Agree?

This one's going in my "must make" stack, for sure! THANKS for sharing it!! :)

Dana said...

I was hoping someone would make a quilt with that collection! Love it!!

AllieKatMom said...

Question?? ... From looking thru the directions, and final pics, it looks to me as though the first pic with the individual pieces laid out, that the small blocks on the right are placed opposite to how they should be? Agree?


Yes you are right.

and Thank you everyone for you comments and feedback :)

You can make the quilt bigger also....just make more blocks.

Diane said...

I decided to make this quilt today but when I read your instructions I am not too sure for the following reasons:

You state to use 40 charm squares yet the quilt has only 20 blocks.
You say to cut 20 brown and 20 tan squares for each block but there two of each colour in one block. That would be 20 x 2 for 40 of each.

I purchased fabric based on these instructions - does that mean I will be short?

Very disappointing.

AllieKatMom said...

It should be 20, not 40. The rest of the directions should be fine. Typo fixed.

a ji o ji suno ji said...

These are just so adorable. I really love the Roxy the best. My daughter would be thrilled with one of these.
Thanks so much.
English Bulldog Puppies