Techniques: patchwork, applique
Pattern with Charms
Size: 44" x 44"
Skill Level: confident
Designed by: Jennifer Houlden
This gorgeous baby quilt is ideal for any baby's crib. Thirteen applique animal blocks alternate between star 4-patch blocks. This quilt pattern has three designs included in the instructions - two with applique blocks, one of which has star sashing, and the third is a plain scrappy block quilt for those who prefer patchwork instead of applique.
All three quilts are fun and easy to make.
New We now have charm packs for Animal Party. Each charm pack contains FIFTY 3 1/2" squares. Every square is a different fabric. That's enough for all the colored squares in the pieced blocks of this pattern. Photo only shows a few of the fifty squares.
1 yd (1 m) yellow/orange fabric for stars and binding
1 yd (1 m) black print for sashing and borders
48 x 3 1/2" squares assorted brights for 4-patch star blocks
Applique/Scrappy square backgrounds:
3/4 yd (.75 m) each of light yellow & light green
fabric - option A
1 yd (1 m) solid color - option C
13 x 7 1/2" squares assorted brights - option B
13 x 24 assorted bright fabrics for animal appliques
(scraps to 12" squares) - options A & C
3 yd (2.5 m) fabric for backing
1 1/2 yd (1.3m) wadding/batting or pre-cut crib size
Stabilizer for applique, either tear away or leave in
1/2 - 3/4 yd Fusible web (should be stitchable)
23 x 1/4" (4 mm) black buttons for eyes or black
embroidery thread for french knots (buttons not recommended for babies)
Thread for piecing, applique and quilting
Sewing machine and accessories
Teflon Sheet, parchment paper or baking paper
Design Wall may be useful