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I started sewing for my little 4" troll doll when I was in the 4th grade and it's been non stop ever since! Since having children, I have always had a sewing business allowing me to stay home with ...

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Appliqué Quilt: Life In The Midwest

from Traditional Primitives, Missie Carpenter
(7) Name: 'Quilting : Appliqué Quilt:  Life In The Midwest
Appliqué Quilt:  Life In The Midwest
Appliqué Quilt:  Life In The Midwest

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Applique-machine or hand
  • English Paper Piecing-unique time saving method provided

Pattern Description:

This quilt is a celebration of living in the Midwest. I have learned so much about country life over the years with my husband who works in the agriculture industry. This quilt has a few soy beans, corn, wheat and sunflowers representing some of the crops found in the Midwest. It has a heart representing love, a home representing family, a church, flag and a bald eagle representing religion and love of our country. It also has a quilt store of course! The windmill farms we see now are so unique along with the beautiful barns and silos with barn quilts and beautiful tiles. I hope you will find some connections with this quilt as well!

The pattern includes two unique methods for English Paper Piecing with time saving techniques. The applique can be done by hand or machine. The quilt is not as hard as it looks...it's all pieces here and there, just like any other quilt! You can read about the EPP methods on my blogs. I would be happy to answer any questions you have. Find my contact info on my website, Traditionalprimitives.com

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 84" x 84"


  • 4 3/4 yd background
  • 7 yds backing
  • 88"x88" batting
  • 3/4 yd binding
  • fat quarters or scraps-10-12 browns for granny blocks
  • fat quarters or scraps- 15-18 other colors for inner grannies
  • 7 brown fat quarters for stems
  • 5 browns for the eagle
  • 1 fat quarte of each for applique pieces- gold, white, tan, red, blue & black
  • 8-10 green fat quarters for leaves
  • 4 orange or gold fatquarters for sunflowers
  • 6-8 fat quarters of red, brown and orange or golds for sunflower petals
  • Floss for wheat and possible floss for light colored applique to outline if needed to make it show up against the background.

You Will Also Need:

  • applique glue, washable glue stick and photo paper for hexies should you choose that method, starch and paintbrush for hexies should you choose that method, 5/8" hexie papers should you choose the original EPP method, chalk pencil, 1/4" bias tape maker, freezer paper

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