I tried to be grown up and wait till all the Safari patterns are complete so that I could release them as a bundle, but do you know what?!- I'm a bit impatient and excitable and I quite like releasing things as and when they are ready.
If you are more patient than me, feel free to wait for the release of these patterns as a bundle. It may take some time but will definitely follow in the fullness of time.
Big Cat has deliberately been given a vague name. I leave it up to you to decide whether it is a lioness, a tiger, a puma, a leopard or another kind of big cat. Fabric choice will be the all important factor!
|My version of the block measures 10 x 20 inch, as such it is slightly smaller than the published block which is 12 x 24 inch|
For me the big cat is a lioness. I love the gracefulness that she exhibits as she leaps in the air. Is she playing with her cubs, is she about to leap on her pray? I leave it up to you to decide!
I must say that this pattern contains the two extremes of paper piecing- teeny tiny pieces and huge big pieces. As such it is probably most suitable for paper piecers with intermediate skills. If you are an adventurous beginner don't let me put you off though!
I was lucky enough to have three very talented testers for this block. As always, it was a joy to see their different interpretations of the pattern.
I love that Patti made the pattern her own. She called her project "Stealth". Don't you love the way that the cat is camouflaged as if it is hunting and ready to pounce.
Caroline has informed me that her children are fighting over her big cat so there will probably be another one made in the very near future.
I guess that it should come as no surprise that Fiona's big cat is a lioness- isn't she a beauty!
You can find the Big Cat pattern in my Payhip store and my Etsy store.