The finished quilt measures 62 1/2" X 44". The hem is 2 1/4" all the way around. Each block measures 8 1/2" X 11" and
17 are Appliqued with embroidery details and 12 are plain. I had several horizontal images that I had to fit in; so I used all of them in one row at the top of the quilt. The blocks are sewn together using a 1/4" seam allowance.
Please read bottom note before cutting the applique pieces.
17 White cotton quilt blocks cut 8 1/2" X 11"
Cotton quilt scraps for appliques
12 Cotton contrasting blocks cut 8 1/2" X 11"
1 Sheet for quilt backing cut 71" X 51"
Rick rack and ribbon optional
1 Batting cut 71" X 51" I used 80/20 poly cotton
Matching sewing thread
Crochet thread for hand tying
Sewing Needles one for details and one large eyed needle for hand tying
It was much easier to embroider the details of the applique cutting a full page 8 1/2" X 11" and draw the image on the fabric and then embroider it . After the embroidery work was done I appliqued it to the white quilt blocks. I added circles as needed for the eyes or arms and feet. I learned this the hard way because some of the images were too small to fit in the embroidery hoop.
I have never used a cotton batting before but I like the idea of natural fabrics and the cotton weighs more than the POLY-FIL so
I decided to give it a try.