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Sewing began my 'adventure with fabric' in seventh grade.
Fast forward about three decades, and it was machine applique that won my attention. Presently, I like to blend applique with scrap ...

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Wishes Do Come True

from Darlee's Quilts, etc.
(7) Name: 'Quilting : Wishes Do Come True
Wishes Do Come True Close-up of Binding
Wishes Do Come True Wishes Do Come True Quilt
Wishes Do Come True Quilt Top
Wishes Do Come True Close-up of Applique

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You should already know how to use a sewing machine and some of the fancier stitches. Preferable, you would also have knowledge of fusible applique and cutting out fabrics using rotary cutting tools. If not, you can still learn by referring to quilting books that teach these methods.

Pattern Description:

The inspiration for this quilt was for submission to a quilt contest. Somehow, it never got that far. I used the same applique design in a larger size from the Prairie Train pattern, with a different color theme. At the time, I found a great pink in the bargain bin at the quilt shop for the backing. And with that; it's perfect for the little girl that now owns it.

This PDF pattern has colored illustrations, clear instructions, and full-size templates for the applique pieces that have already been reversed for the fusible applique process. Use my fabric choices as your guide and have fun with this project.

If you wish, you may try one of my free applique patterns to see if the method is one you would like to make.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Quilt - finished size: 65" x 65"


  • Floral Print (outside borders) - 1 + 1/2 yd. (1.50 m)
  • Gold/Yellow (corners-border and quarter-triangle blocks) - 1 yd. (1.00 m)
  • Pink (borders) - 1/2 yd. (0.50 m)
  • Teal (borders) - 1/2 yd. (0.50 m)
  • Blue/Green (applique and quarter-triangle blocks) - 3/4 yd. (0.70 m)
  • White/Grey (blocks and border 2) - 1 + 5/8 yd. (1.60 m)
  • Blacks (scraps for boots, train wheels and parts) - 1/4 yd. (0.25)
  • Gold fleck - (for decorating train) - scraps
  • Plum/Purple - (for train appliques) - 1/4 yd. (0.25 m)
  • Dark Purple - (for train appliques) - 1/4 yd. (0.25 m)
  • Colors of your choice - scraps for hearts, Sam & Sue
  • Batting and backing fabric

You Will Also Need:

  • Fusible web - 2 yd. (2 m) (I like using Lite Steam-A-Seam 2)
  • Stabilizer or fusible interfacing - (11 blocks with applique) (finished block size: 7" x 7") optional
  • Sewing thread - black or to match fabrics
  • Rotary cutter, ruler, and cutting mat
  • Basic sewing equipment