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Pond Life Quilt


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It's a busy life if you're a pond dweller. There's water to swim in for a duck, dragonflies to chase if you're a frog, trees to fell for a beaver, and a meadow to roam in for a turtle. The Pond Life Quilt tells the story of all these animals in a relaxed, folk style. The applique and the quilting are done at the same time. The appliques are sewn with raw edges. These are designed to fray to the sewn edges and give a cozy feel to the quilt. There are no time consuming satin stitches or messy glue paper. The binding is a shortcut method where the edges are sewn all around and then clipped to fringe. Every step in this quilt was planned to create the most beautiful quilt possible in the most efficient way possible. There are numbered steps and photographs to guide you. The pattern pieces are full size designed to be printed from standard computer paper. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS approximately 38x52 inches (96cmx132cm)

Supplies Needed

  • 1 piece 15 inches (45cm) x width of fabric - fabric for front pond water background on the bottom part of the quilt
  • 1 piece 39 inches (99cm) x width of fabric- fabric for front top background.
  • 1 1/2 yards (1.37m) fabric for the back of the quilt (I used solid baby blue cotton flannel)

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Maryland Quilter
Maryland Quilter
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 want everyone who tries one of my patterns to enjoy the experience of quilting and the satisfaction of a finished project. If you ever need help or have questions, email me at I have a blog where I share the design process behind the patterns, Come by and visit! Jamie