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Watch carefully in the woods and you might spy a mother quail and her baby walking to the creek or a mother deer and her fawn listening for footsteps. Look down and a snail crosses your path. A friendly bear and butterfly are also in this forest quilt. The appliques are easy to sew with large pieces to fit a 20 inch quilt block. The modern, stylized shape of the pattern pieces was inspired by the just released Once Upon A Time fabric line of Yuko Hasegawa for the very popular RJR fabric company. The pattern uses raw edge applique which frays when washed. This results in a rustic, folk look to the quilt.
The blocks are quilted at the same time the appliques are sewn so when the quilt top is sewn the whole quilt is done except for the binding and clipping. Flannel fabric makes this rag quilt so soft and cuddly. The size is a large crib or throw-size quilt. The back of the quilt is just as beautiful as the front. The fabric squares repeat on the back and the outline of the animals is quilted to solid pink on the applique squares.
Approximate time to complete: 10-15 hours
This pattern includes complete easy to follow numbered step by step directions with 10 photos. There are full size printable patterns for each of the 4 woodland animal squares. The pattern is written with metric units in parenthesis. If you have any questions or concerns about the pattern please contact me.
I love designing and making quilts, especially folk and story quilts. All my patterns are easy to follow with step by step directions and photos. Every pattern begins with a quilt created and sewn on my table top machine.
I have a blog where I share the design process behind the patterns, MarylandQuilter.com. Come by and visit!