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I have been fascinated with quilting since I was a little girl sleeping under a Dutch girl quilt my grandmother made. Now that I?m a grandmother myself, I market my original and whimsical designs ...

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Old MacDonald

from B. Bumble & Co.
(7) Name: 'Quilting : Old MacDonald
Old MacDonald

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • simple sewing and quilting, simple embroidery, applique

Pattern Description:

Old MacDonald is surrounded by chicks and the words to the folk song. Prairie points surround the larger border. This is a larger quilt good for draping across a crib or bed or snuggling in for a nap. It could be used for a large wall hanging. You can choose to embroider the words or write them using a paint pen.
There are tutorials on my blog, Buzzing and Bumbling, for my method of applique as well as an easy method of dying your own flesh tones using coffee or tea. Check them out to see how easy this can be!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • approximately 60" x 54"


  • Fabrics: black for center panel and outer border - 1 2/3 yd., red novelty print for inner border - 1 1/3 yd., blue for overalls and prairie points - 1 yd., red fpr shirt - 1/3 yd., light brown for hat - 1/4 yard, medium brown for beard and pitchfork tines - 1/3 yd., dk. brown for underside of hat, shoes, and pitchfork handle - 1/3 yd., yellow for chicks and prairie points - 1/3 yd., (alternate fabric for prairie points could be scraps in colors from the novelty print), flesh - 1/4 yd. (see notes for dying your own)
  • embroidery floss in white, dark flesh, black,and brown
  • batting
  • backing - 4 yds. cut in half and sewn togethr lengthwise

You Will Also Need:

  • freezer paper, glue stick