Step 1: Materials & Notes
scraps of red, yellow, white and green fabric or felt
half-inch double fold bias tape
20 inch separating zipper
quarter yard accent fabric (mine is a polka dot)
thin quilt batting (I like cotton)
stick on velcro
All seam allowances at 1/4 inch unless otherwise specified.
Step 2: Cut the fabric
cut two 9 x 17 rectangles
cut one 6 x 6.5 rectangle
cut one 6 x 3.5 rectangle
From Accent Fabric:
cut two 5.5 x 4 rectangles
cut one 10 x 5 rectangle
Step 3: Quilt the fabric
If you can adjust the foot pressure on your sewing machine to make it lighter, do so now.
Quilt straight lines, spaced 1 inch, across your fabric at a 45 degree angle from the edges. If your machine has a quilting bar, do this by quilting one good line, then following that line using the quilting bar. Otherwise, mark each line using a ruler. After covering the whole piece of fabric in diagonal lines, make perpendicular diagonal lines going the other way. This will make 1-inch squares.
Cut both 9 x 17 rectangles--the quilted one and the un-quilted one--into a 12.5 x 9 piece and a 4.5 x 9 piece.