Tuxedo Cats BOM – Block #12

Welcome to December and the last block of the Tuxedo Cat BOM. This pattern includes instructions on how to make the sashing and assemble the quilt. If you missed downloading any of the blocks, now is the time to get them. The Black Friday coupon code is still valid for 20% off until tomorrow. (Scroll down to see the Black Friday Sale post for the coupon code.)


In other news, I am not going to start another BOM on January 1. I really, really want to but I have decided to be reasonable and not jump into another big project right away. All year long I have been complaining about how busy I am and how I am always behind. In addition to that I have been having health issues for the second half of the year and I also took over as president of the Chilliwack Piecemakers Quilting Guild. Don’t ask me why… somebody had to step up and do it, and I like doing it but it does add to my workload.

But the main reason is that I just need to take some time to catch up. If you downloaded all my BOM blocks you might have noticed that I changed my layout earlier this year. I had a reason for this, and a big one as well. My patterns were accepted by QuiltWoman.com last December for sale on their website. If you haven’t heard about them, they sell patterns in digital and printed formats, and they sell to everyone – retail, wholesale, distributors and also chains like JoAnn’s. But they have certain format requirements including fonts and page layout. Almost a year has gone by, and I haven’t managed to edit very many of my patterns to match their requirements. So instead of working on new things (which would be much more fun, I admit) I will take the time to edit my patterns for their website before another year comes and goes and I still haven’t made any progress. We will see how long it takes, I am hoping that maybe by April I will be ready to start another BOM project. But if not, I will just work on it for as long as it takes. (And for those who keep telling me I don’t owe any of you an explanation… I know 🙂 This is mostly pep talk for myself. My main business is still longarm quilting but I almost enjoy the pattern part more and have to keep telling myself to focus.)

But enough of my ramblings, here are the links to the last patterns with the finishing instructions.






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29 responses to “Tuxedo Cats BOM – Block #12”

  1. Maryalis Bushee says:

    Thank you for giving us the free patterns. Hope things go your way in the New Year.

  2. Darlene Slocum says:

    Thank you! I love cats and have three of them.

    • Beatrice says:

      You are welcome, Darlene. You can probably tell that I love cats too, and I would love to have some again but I don’t want to spend my days fighting to keep them away from customer quilts 🙂

  3. PattiK says:

    Thank you for the Tuxedo cat pattern. Good luck with your quilt sales.

  4. Nancy Paris says:

    Thanks you for your generosity and have a Wonder Holiday Season.

  5. Lori Smanski says:

    Thank you so much for all of these wonderful tuxedo cats this year. I hope your health issues clear up. These are no fun. And I wish you best of luck in your pattern editing. Hope you have a merry christmas.

  6. Beverly Groce says:

    Thank you so much — I have enjoyed each and every pattern. It was very generous of you to share these with us. Thanks again

  7. Caroline says:

    Thank you for this lovely BOM. I hope your New Year goes as planned

  8. Piper says:

    Thank you so much for your delightful and whimsical kitties! You have been very generous to share these with us over the year, and I have enjoyed them very much. I hope your Christmas and New Year are blessed! 🙂

  9. don flans says:

    Thank you so much for the cat patterns. I love them. Have a wonderful new 2020.

  10. Shirley Adlich says:

    Thank you for sharing your creativity with us! May 2020 find your health improving and more time to spend on you and your family. God Bless

  11. Debbie R Gruenbacher says:

    Thank you soooo much for your wonderful quilt block series. Thanks for sharing your needs and GOOD LUCK on transitioning your old works. My prayers for your God health!

  12. Vivian Oaks says:

    I didn’t find you until September, while on a blog hop, I think, so didn’t have the chance to download the entire year’s worth of patterns. However, the ones I DID download are so cute and I thank you for giving them to us!! Then, of course, my computer died last month, but a wonderful (computer programmer) friend was able to save most of what was on the old computer!! Yay!!! I have 4 quilts now that need to be done immediately, if not sooner, so the kitties will have to wait! Your generosity is much appreciated and I look forward to seeing what else you have in the works! Blessings to you and yours for a wonderful Christmas season.

    • Beatrice says:

      It is amazing what you can save from a dead computer if you know how. I am glad it worked for you, Vivian. Thanks for stopping by.

  13. Susan says:

    Thank you for finishing the wonderful BOM. I totally understand your situation. It is hard, but you do need to take care of yourself, first. Then only do what you must and only then add what you can.

    May you feel better and have a wonderful Christmas season.

  14. Judy Morin says:

    Is this Block 12 or the finishing instructions?

    • Beatrice says:

      Both. “…the last block of the Tuxedo Cat BOM. This pattern includes instructions on how to make the sashing and assemble the quilt.”

  15. Astrid says:

    Liebe Beatrice,
    auch wenn ich es nicht geschafft habe alle Monatskatzen herunterzuladen, möchte ich dir ganz herzlich Danke sagen dafür. Katzenliebhaber gibt es ja genug und da kommt sicher ab und an ein Einzelmotiv von dir zum Einsatz.
    Ich wünsche dir und deiner Familie eine ruhige Adventszeit und gesundheitlich alles gute.
    LG Astrid

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