29 Jul 2014

"Kitty Corner" - Where did that term come from?

Kitty Corner quilt © W. Russell, patchworksquare.com
Kitty Corner quilt
After working on the quilt block called Kitty Corner, I then began to wonder (as is a frequent occurrence for me -- I'm always wondering about some mystery in life --) about where the term originated. Apparently, the term "kitty corner" (also interchanged in some regions as "catty-corner") was first used in the 16th century and it means something that is "directionally diagonal from a certain point" according to the website Today I Found Out.

Download the free quilt block pattern for Kitty Corner.

 

Quotes about Cats

  • "Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."
    ~ Robert Heinlein

  • "If stretching were wealth, the cat would be rich."
    ~ African Proverb

  • "If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much."
    Mark Twain

  • "In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats."
    English Proverb

Image courtesy of khunaspix / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
"After dark all cats are leopards."
~ Native American Proverb


"Kitty Corner" quilt image © W. Russell, patchworksquare.com
Leopard image courtesy of khunaspix / FreeDigitalPhotos.net