Contented Kitty Block

Much as I’m trying to concentrate on just one project right now, I can’t resist these Contented Kitty, aka Yin Yang, blocks. They are incredibly satisfying to put together and so quick to stitch. While I want to get the Contented Kitty quilt done fairly quickly, I’m contemplating doing some of the blocks in my favourite shabby chic fabrics. It’s so much fun to see how different they look when other fabrics are used. Then I keep thinking that they’d be amazing done in a variety of batiks and hand-dyed fabrics.

The possibility of doing a quilt using just 2 fabrics also intrigues me. I have a feeling the effect would be rather spectacular when the blocks were all joined together. The Inklingo Yin Yang collection makes the idea of doing a few different small quilts using this block completely possible. I wouldn’t want to try making these without it.

The press like a dream and the back looks almost as good as the front.

I laid out the pieces for another Contented Kitty block. Every time I stitch one, I”m as fascinated as I was by the first one.

Tuesday was incredibly hot, with a humidex reading of 39C. Out on the roof garden it was quite breezy and the heat wasn’t quite as oppressive.  I think today we’re going back to more normal temperatures, but it was sure nice to have that first real taste of summer.

Smudge was lounging.

11 thoughts on “Contented Kitty Block

  1. It’s so much fun to be obsessed with a pattern. You have to make one from your shabby fabrics, I would love to see it :0)



  2. I really do love the name for this quilt, so clever! I can’t wait to see how many variations you come up with. All the while, making it all look effortless…as only you can do. I Spy a very pretty toile on Smudge’s kitty pillow… 🙂
    so sweet. XO


  3. Smudge does look like your quilt block! The colors of your block even match! I just might print out one of those blocks and try it today, wouldn’t that be a great idea! 🙂


  4. I just love the colours of the contented kitty blocks. Can’t wait to start my own. Glad to see smudge looking so well and hear of him eating his yogurt. Spud (Boo) loves to get into my bowl if I have any – strawberry is good for him!


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