The quilt is a very simple format, so any novice quilter could put this one together... the actual quilting is the hardest part.
Step 1: Hot Iron Transfers and Embroidery
THere are all kinds of hot iron transfers available through "Aunt Martha's". There are lots of animal and flower patterns, but there are a whole bunch of other cool designs.... so find a design that will inspire you. We chose a Scottish Terrier design, because that's what kind of dog we have... plus they were really cute!
The next thing you have to do is iron the transfers onto light-colored cotton squares, measuring 12.5" x 12.5".
Use embroidery floss in the colors that you like and embroider over the transfered lines. We decided to do our Scotty dogs in black and red.
Step 2: Pieced Squares
Sew the blocks together using a 1/4" seam... the final square should measure 12.5"... just like our embroidered squares.
Step 3: Lattice Strips
Cut strips to 3" x 12.5". You will need enough to connect the squares together lengthwise (Block A to Block B), plus a strip on the outside edge of each row. In our case, we cut 16 of these pieces. Sew all of the Rows together... (using 1/4" seams)
Then you need to cut lattice strips that will go the entire length of the rows. We have 4 rows, so we cut 5 of these lattice strips... 3" x the width of you quilt... ours was 46" long.
You may want to frame your quilt with wider lattice pieces on the outside eges, or even do a second border around the quilt blocks to add a little more depth. to the quilt.
Step 4: Quilting
We quilted all of the blocks by hand, using a large quilting hoop to hold the fabric taught. Using quilting thread and a needle, quilt around the inside edge of all of your pieced squares. You will also want to quilt around your embroidered designs.
Step 5: Finishing the Quilt
Now you can snuggle up in it!