Fun Time Blankies

Fun Time Blankies

by Barbara Clayton

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Any one of the 5 delightful books in this pattern will make the perfect gift for any new baby! Each of the 5 quilts included has a unique edge treatment that makes them extra special, and the details in the applique pieces are like nothing you've ever seen. Featuring bears, rocking horses, ducks and more, you're sure to bring a smile to any baby or mother’s face with these delightful quilts! 32 all-color pgs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590129883
Publisher: Annie's
Publication date: 08/01/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
File size: 5 MB

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CHAPTER 1

Saddle Up

Spark a child's imagination with this rocking-horse design, accented in bright blues and reds.

PROJECT SPECIFICATIONS

Skill Level: Intermediate

Quilt Size: 43 ½" × 43 ½" (without prairie points)

Block Size: 9" × 9"

Number of Blocks: 9

FABRIC & BATTING

• 1/8 yard brown mottled

• ¼ yard tan dot

• 1/3 yard tan marbled

• 3/8 yard red mottled

• 5/8 yard cream tonal

• ¾ yard red check

• 1 1/8 yards blue crackled

• 1 1/3 yards blue tonal

• Backing 47" × 47"

• Batting 47" × 47"

SUPPLIES & TOOLS

• Cream, medium blue and black all-purpose thread

• White and blue quilting thread

• Clear nylon monofilament

• Freezer paper

• Water-soluble glue stick

• ½ yard 1/8"-wide blue ribbon

• Sponge

• Basic sewing tools and supplies and large safety pins

Cutting

1. Cut five 9 ½" × 9 ½" A squares cream tonal; fold each square on horizontal and vertical sides, and crease to mark centers.

2. Cut three 2 ¾" by fabric width strips tan marbled; subcut strips into (40) 2¾" B squares.

3. Cut two 2 ¾" by fabric width strips red check; subcut strips into (24) 2 ¾" C squares.

4. Cut one 2 ¾" strip along the length of the blue tonal; subcut strip into (16) 2 ¾" D squares.

5. Cut two 9 ½" by fabric width strips blue crackled; subcut strips into (24) 2 ¾" E strips.

6. Cut two 2" × 36 ½" F strips and two 2" × 39 ½" G strips red check.

7. Cut two 2 ¾" × 39 ½" H strips and two 2 ¾" × 44" I strips along the length of the blue tonal.

8. Cut five 3" by fabric width strips blue crackled; subcut strips into (60) 3" J squares.

9. Cut three 3" by fabric width strips each red check (K) and red mottled (L); subcut strips into (30) 3" squares each fabric.

Cutting & Preparing Appliqué Pieces

1. Prepare templates for appliqué shapes using patterns given. Note: Patterns are given in reverse for freezer-paper appliqué.

2. Trace the appliqué shapes onto the paper side of the freezer paper referring to patterns for number to cut; cut out shapes on traced lines.

3. Press the coated side of the freezer-paper pieces onto the wrong side of fabrics as directed on patterns for color, leaving ½" between pieces.

4. Cut out fabric shapes around freezer-paper patterns, leaving a ¼" seam allowance all around each piece.

5. Clip all points and curves.

6. Carefully fold the seam allowances over the edge of the freezer-paper pieces and glue in place using the water-soluble glue stick. Note: Trim seam allowance on eye pieces to 1/8" to reduce bulk.

Completing Rocking Horse Blocks

1. Cut five each 1 ½" and 1" pieces 1/8"-wide blue ribbon.

2. Arrange the ribbon pieces as bridle pieces on the horses' heads; hand- or machine-stitch in place, turning under the mouth end of the long pieces and both ends of the short pieces. Add eye pieces to horses' heads; stitch in place.

3. Referring to marked center on the rocking horse motif, center and pin a motif on an A square in numerical order using creased lines as guides for centering. Hand-stitch pieces in place using matching all-purpose thread, or machine-stitch in place using clear nylon monofilament.

4. Cut the background fabric away from behind each appliqué shape to within ¼" of the edge of the shapes. Wet the sponge and lay it on the freezer-paper backing to dampen. Move on to the next block while waiting for the glue to loosen. Carefully pull the freezer-paper patterns away. Lay blocks on a folded towel and press lightly on the back side to dry.

Completing 16-Patch Blocks

Note: Press seams in direction of arrows as shown in figure drawings.

1. To complete one block, join two each B and C squares to make a row referring to Figure 1; press.

2. Join two B squares with one each C and D squares to make a row referring to Figure 2; press.

3. Join two C squares with one each B and D squares to make a row referring to Figure 3; press.

4. Join two D squares with one each B and C squares to make a row referring to Figure 4; press.

5. Arrange rows as shown in Figure 5; join to complete one block. Press seams in one direction; repeat for four blocks.

Completing the Top

1. Join two Rocking Horse blocks with one 16-Patch block and four E strips to make a block row as shown in Figure 6; repeat for two rows. Press seams toward E strips.

2. Join two 16-Patch blocks with one Rocking Horse block and four E strips to make a block row, again referring to Figure 6; press seams toward E strips.

3. Join three E strips with four B squares to make a sashing row as shown in Figure 7; repeat for four rows. Press seams toward E strips.

4. Join the block rows with sashing rows to complete the quilt center referring to the Placement Diagram for positioning of rows; press seams toward sashing rows.

5. Sew an F strip to opposite sides and G strips to the top and bottom of the pieced center; press seams toward F and G strips.

6. Sew an H strip to the top and bottom and I strips to opposite sides of the pieced center; press seams toward strips.

7. Prepare a template for the round corner pattern. Place the template on each H-I corner and trim to make round.

8. Fold each J, K and L square as shown in Figure 8 to make prairie points.

9. Pin 14 J, eight K and seven L pieces on opposite sides of the pieced center, 14 J, seven K and eight L pieces on the top and bottom of the pieced center and a J piece at each corner, overlapping as necessary to fit as shown in Figure 9. Machine-baste to hold pieces in place, again referring to Figure 9.

Finishing the Quilt

1. Transfer the quilting design given to the E sashing strips.

2. Lay the backing piece right side up on a flat surface; pin the quilt top to the backing with right sides together.

3. Sew around the edges of the quilt, leaving a 10" opening on one side. Trim excess backing even with quilt top.

4. Lay the batting on a flat surface; beginning in the quilt center, pin the stitched top/backing layers to the batting, smoothing out all wrinkles to the edges; stitch around edges, leaving the same 10" opening. Trim batting close to the stitched seam.

5. Turn the quilt right side out through the opening, pulling the prairie points out at the same time.

6. Turn the quilt top and backing edges of the 10" opening ¼" to the inside; slipstitch opening closed. Lightly press the edges only of the quilt with a warm iron.

7. Lay the quilt on a flat surface; smooth and pin the layers every 3"–4" with large safety pins.

8. Machine-quilt in the ditch along all seams using clear nylon monofilament.

9. Machine-quilt close to the edge of each appliquéd motif using clear nylon monofilament.

10. Hand-quilt blocks using blue quilting thread referring to Figure 10. Hand-quilt the E strip designs using white quilting thread.

11. Hand- or machine-quilt remainder of quilt as desired to finish.

CHAPTER 2

Little Peep

Little yellow chicks hatch out of their shells to meet the world.

PROJECT SPECIFICATIONS

Skill Level: Intermediate

Quilt Size: 44" × 52" (without scallops)

Block Size: 7" × 7"

Number of Blocks: 12

FABRIC & BATTING

• 1/8 yard orange tonal

• ¼ yard yellow tonal

• 3/8 yard light blue tonal stripe

• ½ yard each pink mottled, lime green print and white tonal

• 13/8 yards lime green tonal

• 13/8 yards medium blue tonal

• Backing 48" × 55"

• Batting 48" × 55" and two each 2" × 52" and 2" × 45" strips

SUPPLIES & TOOLS

• White, black and medium blue all-purpose thread

• White and blue quilting thread

• Clear nylon monofilament

• Freezer paper

• Water-soluble glue stick

• 1/8 yard fabric stabilizer

• Sponge

• Basic sewing tools and supplies, large safety pins and point turner

Cutting

1. Cut two strips each 2" × 42 ½" (H), 2" × 38 ½" (I), 4" × 44 ½" (L) and 4" × 52 ½" (M) along the length of the medium blue tonal.

2. Cut six 7 ½" × 7 ½" A squares lime green print; fold and crease each square to mark the horizontal and vertical centers. Repeat with medium blue tonal for six 7 ½" × 7 ½" B squares.

3. Cut two 4" × 28 ½" C strips and two 4" × 21 ½" D strips light blue tonal stripe.

4. Cut four 4" × 4" E squares medium blue tonal.

5. Cut five 2¼" by fabric width strips each pink mottled (F) and white tonal (G).

6. Cut two 3 ½" × 45 ½" J and two 3 ½" × 44 ½" K strips along the length of the lime green tonal.

7. Fold each L and M strip in half along length with right sides together to make double-layered strips; press.

8. Prepare the template for the scallop design; use the template to trace 26 scallops on each of the M strips, leaving a ¼" seam allowance on each end as shown in Figure 1. Repeat with 22 scallops on each of the L strips, again referring to in Figure 1.

Cutting & Preparing Appliqué Pieces

1. Prepare templates for appliqué shapes using patterns given. Note: Patterns are given in reverse for freezer-paper appliqué.

2. Trace the appliqué shapes onto the paper side of the freezer paper referring to patterns for number to cut; cut out shapes on traced lines.

3. Press the coated side of the freezer-paper pieces onto the wrong side of fabrics as directed on patterns for color, leaving ½" between pieces.

4. Cut out fabric shapes around freezer-paper patterns, leaving a ¼" seam allowance all around each piece.

5. Clip all points and curves.

6. Carefully fold the seam allowances over the edge of the freezer-paper pieces and glue in place using the water-soluble glue stick.

Completing the Blocks

1. Center and pin the chick appliqué shapes onto the A squares and the hatching chick appliqué shapes onto the B squares in numerical order referring to Figure 2. Hand-stitch pieces in place using matching all-purpose thread, or machine-stitch in place using clear nylon monofilament.

2. Cut the background fabric away from behind each appliqué shape to within ¼" of the edge of the shapes. Wet the sponge and lay it on the freezer-paper backing to dampen. Move on to the next block while waiting for the glue to loosen. Carefully pull the freezer-paper patterns away. Lay blocks on a folded towel and press lightly on the back side to dry.

3. Cut (12) 2" × 2" squares fabric stabilizer; pin a square behind eye area referring to patterns for positioning.

4. Using black all-purpose thread and a narrow, close zigzag stitch, machine-stitch eyes on chick shapes referring to patterns for placement. When stitching is complete, remove fabric stabilizer to complete the blocks.

Completing the Top

1. Arrange the appliquéd blocks in four rows of three blocks each referring to the Placement Diagram for positioning of blocks. Join blocks in rows; press seams toward Hatching Chick blocks. Join the rows to complete the quilt center.

2. Sew a C strip to opposite long sides of the quilt center; press seams toward C. Sew an E square to each end of each D strip; press seams toward D.

3. Sew a D-E strip to the top and bottom of the pieced center; press seams toward strips.

4. Sew an F strip to a G strip with right sides together along the length; press seams toward the F strips. Repeat for five strip sets. Sub-cut strip sets into (80) 2 ¼" F-G segments as shown in Figure 3.

5. Join 20 F-G segments to make a strip as shown in Figure 4; repeat for four strips. Press seams in one direction.

6. Sew an F-G strip to opposite sides and to the top and bottom of the quilt center referring to the Placement Diagram for positioning of strips; press seams away from the F-G strips.

7. Sew the H strips to opposite long sides and an I strip to the top and bottom of the pieced center; press seams toward strips.

8. Sew the J strips to opposite long sides and a K strip to the top and bottom of the pieced center; press seams toward strips.

9. Pin a matching batting strip to each of the L and M folded and marked strips. Carefully stitch along the marked line on all four strips.

10. Trim the strips, leaving a 1/8"–¼" seam allowance; clip curves and cut into angles as shown in Figure 5.

11. Turn strips right side out, smooth each scallop with a point turner; press.

12. Pin the M scallop strips to opposite long sides and the L strips to the top and bottom of the quilt top; machine-baste to hold in place.

Finishing the Quilt

1. Transfer the quilting design given to the C and D border strips referring to the Placement Diagram for positioning.

2. Lay the backing piece right side up on a flat surface; pin the quilt top to the backing with right sides together.

3. Sew around the edges of the quilt, leaving a 10" opening on one side. Trim excess backing even with quilt top.

4. Lay the batting on a flat surface; beginning in the quilt center, pin the stitched top/backing layers to the batting, smoothing out all wrinkles to the edges; stitch around edges, leaving the same 10" opening. Trim batting close to the stitched seam.

5. Turn the quilt right side out through the opening, pulling the scalloped edges out at the same time.

6. Turn the quilt top and backing edges of the 10" opening ¼" to the inside; slipstitch opening closed. Lightly press the edges only of the quilt with a warm iron.

7. Lay the quilt on a flat surface; smooth and pin the layers every 3"–4" with large safety pins.

8. Machine-quilt in the ditch along all seams using white all-purpose thread.

9. Machine-quilt close to the edge of each appliquéd motif using clear nylon monofilament.

10. Hand-quilt ¼" from the edges of the appliquéd motifs and from block edges and along wing lines as marked on pattern using white thread on blue blocks and blue thread on green blocks.

11. Hand-quilt marked design on C and D borders using blue quilting thread.

12. Quilt F-G segments and borders as desired to finish. Note: Blue thread was used to quilt ¼" inside seams on each G square and in diagonal lines 1" apart on J and K border strips. The H and I strips were quilted ¼" from seams using white thread.

CHAPTER 3

Pinwheel Teddy

Pieced Pinwheel blocks complement pinwheel Teddy.

PROJECT SPECIFICATIONS

Skill Level: Intermediate

Quilt Size: 44" × 51" (without prairie points)

Block Size: 7" × 7"

Number of Blocks: 12

FABRIC & BATTING

• 1/8 yard brown tonal

• ¼ yard tan tonal

• ½ yard red print

• 1 yard royal blue tonal

• 1¼ yards white tonal

• 1 ½ yards light blue print

• Backing 48" × 55"

• Batting 48" × 55"

SUPPLIES & TOOLS

• White, black, red and royal blue all-purpose thread

• White and blue quilting thread

• Clear nylon monofilament

• Freezer paper

• Water-soluble glue stick

• ¼ yard fabric stabilizer

• Sponge

• Basic sewing tools and supplies, large safety pins and point turner

Cutting

1. Cut six 7 ½" × 7 ½" A squares white tonal; fold and crease each square to mark the horizontal and vertical centers.

2. Prepare template for B using pattern given; cut as directed on the piece.

3. Cut four 4" × 28 ½" C strips royal blue tonal.

4. Cut five 2¼" by fabric width strips each white tonal (D) and red print (E).

5. Cut two 2" × 42 ½" F strips and two 2" × 38 ½" G strips royal blue tonal.

6. Cut five 3 ½" by fabric width strips light blue print; join strips on short ends to make one long strip; subcut strips into two 45 ½" H strips and two 44 ½" I strips.

7. Cut (24) 2" × 2" squares each white (X) and royal blue (Y) tonals.

8. Cut seven 3 ½" by fabric width strips light blue print; subcut strips into (76) 3 ½" J squares.

Cutting & Preparing Appliqué Pieces

1. Prepare templates for appliqué shapes using patterns given. Note: Patterns are given in reverse for freezer-paper appliqué.

2. Trace the appliqué shapes onto the paper side of the freezer paper referring to patterns for number to cut; cut out shapes on traced lines.

3. Press the coated side of the freezer-paper pieces onto the wrong side of fabrics as directed on patterns for color, leaving ½" between pieces.

4. Cut out fabric shapes around freezer-paper patterns, leaving a ¼" seam allowance all around each piece.

5. Clip all points and curves.

6. Carefully fold the seam allowances over the edge of the freezer-paper pieces and glue in place using the water-soluble glue stick.

7. Transfer nose and mouth designs to snout referring to pattern.

Completing Bear Blocks

1. Referring to marked center on the bear, center and pin a bear motif on an A square in numerical order using creased lines as guides for centering. Hand-stitch pieces in place using matching all-purpose thread, or machine-stitch in place using clear nylon monofilament.

(Continues…)


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Table of Contents

Pattern Services and Revisions,
Templates,
Meet the Designer,
Saddle Up,
Little Peep,
Pinwheel Teddy,
Ready for Adventure,
Starring Elephants,

Customer Reviews