For this month’s block, we’ll be making applique blocks. You will need to make two. There are three different options (a car, a butterfly, and a star). You can choose two different designs, or make two of the same block.
Print out the pattern pieces for the blocks you want to make:
Star Pattern page 1 and Star Pattern page 2 (tape them together along the line)
Cut out the pieces. For the car pattern, you might want to print it twice.
Even if you choose the same block, the look will change based on the fabrics you use. You can use prints, solids, or textured fabric like the Shannon Cuddle – which is a great option for baby quilts!
Once you have selected your design and fabrics, print the pattern you need. Tape pages together as indicated.
Star Template PDF
Car Template PDF
Butterfly Template PDF
Cut a background piece for each block, 12.5″x 12.5″.
Rough-cut the required fabrics for each piece, then fuse your double-sided fusible web to the back of each following the package instructions. If fusing onto cuddle, be very careful of the heat and time the iron is in contact with your project. Use a press cloth (a tea towel works well) to protect the Cuddle – it can melt!
Pin the template to the fabric, and cut the pieces for your blocks:
Car: One body, two wheels, two windows
Star: One star
Butterfly: One body, two wings (one cut in reverse)
Place the pieces onto the background fabric, right side up (fusible side down). Make sure to have at least 1/4″ around all sides. Press to secure in place, following package instructions.
Stitch around all edges, using a buttonhole or blanket stitch. You can use black thread or coordinating thread. If your sewing machine doesn’t have a buttonhole stitch, you can use a small zig-zag with a very short stitch length.
Remember, we are making TWO blocks this month!