Simply a delightful design for you to appliqué. Instructions are provided
for blanket stitch, or ‘Sketchy Appliqué’. Sketchy appliqué gives your work
dimension. With the feed dogs on your machine down, simply think of the
needle as a pencil outlining the shapes and sketching in the detail lines.
Forget about the mental block when you think about stipple quilting, as there
is no such thing as perfection when it comes to sketchy appliqué.
Requirements are based on 112 cm (44”) wide cotton quilting fabrics:
Quilt requirements: Size including the scallop edge: 124 x 150 cm (49” x 59”)
Background fabric: 3 m (3 1/3 yards)
Backing fabric: 1.6 m (1 7/8 yards)
(A patterned backing fabric is recommended as it disguises the stitching on
the back of the quilt)
Low loft cotton batting 2 m (2 ½ yards)
Flowers (white) 25 cm (1/4 yard)
Light green for leaves: Fat eighth
Medium green for leaves: Fat eighth
10 fat eighths of different fabrics for the butterflies
Vliesofix (Fusible Web): 1 m (1 1/8 yard)
Cushion requirements: Size including the scallop edge: 65 cm (25 ½”) square.
Front and back of cushion: 1.5 m (1 2/3 yard)
Plain homespun for cushion backing: 75 cm (7/8 yard)
Low loft cotton batting 75 cm (7/8 yard) square
An assortment of fabric scraps for the butterfly, flowers and leaves appliqué.
Threads as above and a 20” cushion insert.
A pair of quilter’s gloves with rubber grip finger tips is recommended.
Sewing machine, stipple or darning foot and the walking foot.
Threads: All purpose cotton or machine embroidery for “Sketchy appliqué”.
You will need colours to outline the butterflies, flowers and leaves.
A thread to match the backing fabric.
Stranded embroidery threads if blanket stitching by hand.
Rotary cutter, ruler, cutting mat, scissors and a 2B lead pencil
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