Animal Party


Type: Downloadable Pattern
Designer: Jennifer Houlden
Finished Size: 44" x 44"
Skill Level: Confident
Techniques: Applique, Patchwork

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.

animal party dinosaur

animal party penguinanimal party cat

Here are just three of these delightful applique blocks.

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

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