Monday, 9 November 2015

Tiger- A Pattern Release

This pattern has been a long time coming. For one reason or another it has floundered at the 99% finished stage for a long time, but I am pleased to say that it is finally ready for release.

The tiger pattern is a great partner to my lion pattern. It is deliberately slightly smaller (the lion is 24" and the tiger is 20") and as such they are in proportion with each other if used as a pair. All you need to do is add a 2" border to the tiger (using 2 strips measuring 2.5" x 20" and 2 strips measuring 2.5" x 24").

Another reason for the border is that it helps the design to pop as a cushion. If the design extends all the way to the edges, it tends to look a bit funny as a cushion.

I ended up trimming my tiger a bit more than I intended, but you really must take my word for it that the borders quoted above really do work to make the two blocks the same size.

My tiger has been sewn using Pie Making Day fabrics for the tiger itself and netorius by Cotton + Steel for the background. I love the combination and even though the main print that I used is perhaps not an obvious choice for a tiger, I think it works well.

I love the fact that even though the fabrics are completely different to the fabrics used in the lion, I somehow accidentally managed to create a matching pair of cushions!

My testers did a great job with the Pattern. Andrea created a great white tiger.

Alison was a bit intimidated by the stupid amount of detail that I added to the block, but all credit to her, she knuckled down and created a beautiful block! Well done Alison!
If you would like to get your hands on a tiger, you can find it in my Etsy Store and my Payhip Store. The pattern will be available at a reduced price for a limited time.


  1. Love it, just gorgeous!! I have just bought mine, can't wait to make it!

  2. I loved working on this- it brought me back from a non-craft slump! It's fantastic Juliet x

  3. THose are really neat! I'm also digging the photo-op backdrop!


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