Choly Knight

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The Nyancat Quilt-along Week 9

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Today we’re tackling probably the hardest section of the quilt: B2 – Nyan Cat’s face!

If you need to catch up:
Week 1 we covered materials
Week 2 we did section C1 – the top left corner of the quilt
Week 3 we did section A1 – the top part of the quilt above the pop tart
Week 4 we did section C3 – the bottom left corner of the quilt
Week 5 we did section A3 – the top right corner of the quilt
Week 6 we introduced Nyan Cat’s feets – section B3 – the bottom stretch of the quilt
Week 7 we started on the pop tart – section A2 – the upper stretch of the pop tart
and Week 8 we did a large chunk of the pop tart – section B1 – the square to the left of Nyan Cat’s head

This week still has a lot of strips, but not nearly that many colors as before:
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For section B2 you’ll need strips of:
• 2” wide light pink cotton
• 3.5” wide light pink cotton
• 2” wide gray cotton
• 3.5” wide gray cotton
• 5” wide gray cotton
• 2” wide cream/tan cotton
• 2” wide white cotton
• 2” wide black cotton
• 2” wide dark blue cotton
• NOT PICTURED: 5” wide dark blue cotton (the picture got so crowded XD;; I forgot to include it)
• NOTE PICTURED: And 1 little 2” x 2” square of hot pink 😀
We’ve still got a lot of the same colors as before, though we’re seeing the end of some of them, including pink, white, and tan, so go ahead and use up your last little bits for this section.

You can cut the squares you need as you go to there’s no mixing things up, or you can cut all the squares ahead of time. This section is the most complicated so far, so I’ve broken it up into 7 parts.
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You’ll need:
• Gray: 3.5” x 3.5” (7), 6.5” x 5” (3), 2” x 2” (7), 5” x 2” (1), 3.5” x 2” (4), 12.5” x 2” (1), 8” x 2” (1)
• Black: 3.5” x 2” (4), 2” x 2” (14), 5” x 2” (1), 6.5” x 2” (3), 11” x 2” (1), 20” x 2” (1), 8” x 2” (2)
• Hot pink/magenta: 2” x 2” (1)
• White: 2” x 2” (2)
• Light pink: 2” x 2” (4), 5” x 3.5” (1), 3.5” x 3.5” (2), 8” x 2” (1)
• Tan: 5” x 2” (1), 3.5” x 2” (1)
• Dark blue: 3.5” x 2” (2), 2” x 2” (3), 5” x 2” (1), 8” x 2” (1), 20” x 5” (1)

Again, we’re sewing the squares together in numerical order to create groups, then sew the groups together in alphabetical order. Remember that, like most quilt patterns, we’re using a 1/4” seam allowance. You can press the seam allowances however you like, but I prefer to press them open.

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For Part 1:
1. Sew A1-2 in a horizontal row
2. Sew B1-2 in a horizontal row
3. Sew C1-2 in a horizontal row
4. Sew D1-2 in a vertical column
5. Sew groups A-C in a vertical column
6. Sew group D to the left of groups A-C
7. Sew groups E1-2 in a vertical column
8. Sew E3 to the left of E1-2
9. Sew E4 to the right of E1-3
10. Sew E 5 to the top of E1-4
11. Sew group E to the bottom of groups A-D

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For Part 2:
1. Sew F1-3 in a horizontal row
2. Sew F4 to the bottom of F1-3
3. Sew F5 to the bottom of F1-4
4. Sew G1-2 in a horizontal row
5. Sew group G to the bottom of group F

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For Part 3:
1. Sew H1-2 in a horizontal row
2. Sew I1-2 in a vertical column
3. Sew I3 to the left of I1-2
4. Sew group I to the top of group H
5. Sew J1-2 in a vertical column
6. Sew group H-1 to the left of group J
7. Sew group K to the bottom of group H-J
8. Sew L1-3 in a vertical column
9. Sew group L to the right of group H-K
10. Sew M1-2 in a horizontal row
11. Sew M3 to the bottom of M1-2
12. Sew M4 to the left of M1-3
13. Sew M5 to the right of M1-4
14. Sew group H-L to the top of group M

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For Part 4:
1. Sew N1-2 in a vertical column
2. Sew N3 to the left of N1-2
3. Sew N4 to the left of N1-3
4. Sew O1-2 in a vertical column
5. Sew O3 to the left of O1-2
6. Sew P1-2 in a horizontal row
7. Sew P3 to the top of P1-2
8. Sew P4 to the left of P1-3
9. Sew P5 to the right of P1-4
10. Sew groups N-P in a horizontal row
11. Sew Q1-3 in a horizontal row
12. Sew R1-3 in a horizontal row
13. Sew group Q to the top of group R
14. Sew S1-2 in a vertical column
15. Sew S3 to the right of S1-2
16. Sew group S to the left of group Q-R
17. Sew groups N-P to the top of groups Q-S

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For Part 5:
1. Sew T1-4 in a vertical column
2. Sew U1-3 in a vertical column
3. Sew group T to the right of group U
4. Sew group V to the bottom of groups T-U

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For Part 6:
1. Sew W1-2 in a horizontal row

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For Part 7:
1. Sew X1-3 in a vertical column
2. Sew X4 to the right of X1-3
3. Now to combine the parts, sew groups A-E, F-G, and H-M in a horizontal row
4. Sew groups A-M to the top of groups N-S
5. Sew groups T-V to the left of groups A-S
6. Sew group W to the bottom of group A-V
7. Sew group X to the right of group A-W

And your finished section should look like this! The finished block should measure 29″ wide by 20″ tall.
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Give yourself a really nice pat on the back, because there was a lot to that one! Now get ready, because next week we tackle the very last section! The rainbow trail! >w<
Come join me next week for section C2 – the colorful rainbow trail ^0^ It’s going to be tons of fun!

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6 thoughts on “The Nyancat Quilt-along Week 9

  1. Haven’t started this week’s yet but can’t wait to. I wish everyone’s instructions were as easy to follow as yours. Your measurements are so easy, because they are whole or half inches! And then the way you label each part and make a diagram…love it!

  2. Friday is here…

    • I’ve had to take a little break from posting every Friday while I catch up on some other work :< I should still be able to post every month or so, but probably not every week until around next year x_x

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