Practice Piecing and Applique on One Quilt Project!
Quilts made of applique combined with piecing not only allow you to practice several skills on one project but also to produce especially memorable quilts. Toni at TheRedBootCompany.com has several outstanding patterns available that combine these techniques. We especially like her whimsical “critter” quilts. Children will love these, but so will nearly anyone who is young at heart. Here are 3 of our favorites.
Mr. Fox’s Garden
We love the charming little foxes as well as the colors and fabrics in this quilt. The finished quilt measures about 60.5″ x 60.5″. You can easily adapt the pattern to a throw pillow or small wall quilt by reducing the number of blocks in the center.
This finished quilt measures about 67.5″ x 72.5″ but can also be reduced in size by limiting the number of blocks. We can see an individual block on a tote bag or child’s backpack!
This pattern produces a larger quilt, 75.5″ x 75.5″, but it can also be adapted to a smaller project. Just be sure to include enough nine patch squares to provide space for the appliqued cats along the border.
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