February 1st, 2014

Grumpy Cat Pillow

by Julie Hirt

It’s Grumpy Cat!  I think he’s upset the background is purple. hehe


The second I saw the pattern on Instagram, I bought it.  You can find the ‘Grouchy Cat’ paper piecing pattern here or here. Sew What Sherlock is a mad genius with this!

My cat has a teensy little mistake by his eye, but we’ll just ignore that.  This is the 18″ version and I added a 2″ border so I could make a pillow cover.

I’ve never paper pieced with such large pieces before, so it was a little interesting getting the angles for the fabric right.


This morning I turned my Scrap Medley blocks into a pillow cover.  You can purchase the pattern from my Craftsy store for a buck.

I’m determined to make 2014 a year of finishes for all of my WIP.


………. and I just got sidetracked for an hour looking at Grumpy Cat meme’s.


I don’t have a cat but I do have three dogs.  One of them really wanted in the pillow pics.


If you make a Grumpy Cat I must see it!



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21 Responses to “Grumpy Cat Pillow”

  1. Love the grumpy cat pillow – looks like my mum’s cat Buffy!!

  2. Turned out awesome! Both of them!

  3. Super cute! I have a very grumpy siamese. I may have to try paper piecing for the 2nd time in my life! lol.
    I’m not very good at it :)
    xo jan

  4. Grumpy cat is hilarious! And i love your scrap medley cushion! I really must do something with all my scraps… someday

  5. Awesome grumpy cat, love it! I was told today that our couch has too many pillows, but I may have to do a grouchy cat wall hanging for my sewing area :-)

  6. Oh the angles on big MPP pieces make me CRAZY. I use comically large pieces to get it right.

  7. This is so adorable! So fun, too! I might have to make one of these for my couch

  8. So stinking awesome! Such a fun project Julie!

  9. Love the grumpy cat pillow! It’s a real cutie!

  10. the purple is perfect and i love your scrappy cushion!!!!

  11. OMG it’s fantastic looks just like grumpy cat! I love it might have to give it a go ! Will have to think of a grumpy friend or relo to give it too. Ha Ha !
    I have been participating in the paper piecing Doctor Who along from Trilliam design and Soma has a great little tutorial on how to do your angled pieces so as not to waste fabric. It is worth a look it took me a few goes but now I have the hang of it. Here is the link if you are interested. 😉 http://trilliumdesign.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/doctorwhoalong-block-2-timelord.html

  12. Grumpy cat is awesome! I’m also on a mission to finish 2014 with no WIPs :)

  13. Wow, such a fun paper pieced pattern!

  14. That cat cushion is just too cute…love it!!

  15. That pillow made me laugh!

  16. Hi Julie! Thank you for a great start for my day! I love your pillow, your cute dog and the grumpy cat! Cat’s are often like that when dogs are mostly happy! Have a great day! x Teje

  17. I love your Grumpy Cat as much as he probably hates me 😉

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