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Child's Quilt Pattern "Pond Life"

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It’s a busy life if you’re a pond dweller. There’s water to swim in for a duck, dragonflies to chase if you’re a frog, trees to fell for a beaver, and a meadow to roam in for a turtle. The Pond Life Quilt tells the story of all these animals in a relaxed, folk style.

The applique and the quilting are done at the same time. The appliques are sewn with raw edges. These are designed to fray to the sewn edges and give a cozy feel to the quilt. There are no time consuming satin stitches or messy glue paper.

The binding is a shortcut method where the edges are sewn all around and then clipped to fringe.

Every step in this quilt was planned to create the most beautiful quilt possible in the most efficient way possible. There are numbered steps and photographs to guide you. The pattern pieces are full size designed to be printed from standard computer paper.


Project Specifications:

Skill level: beginner
Completed size of quilt: approximately 38x52 inches (96cmx132cm)


Materials:

1 piece 15 inches (45cm) x width of fabric - fabric for front pond water background on the bottom part of the quilt
1 piece 39 inches (99cm) x width of fabric- fabric for front top background.
1 ½ yards (1.37m) fabric for the back of the quilt (I used solid baby blue cotton flannel)
1 crib size batting (I like Warm and Natural 100% cotton batting)
1 piece 3 ½ inch x 19 inches (8.9x48cm) green print for the hill the turtle walks up
1 piece 3 ½ inch x 19 inches (8.9x48cm) green solid for background fabric for the hill the turtle walks up
1 36x7 inch (91x17.8cm) rectangle of brown print for the tree trunk
1 12x7 inch (30x17.8cm) piece of solid tan fabric for the chewed part of the tree.
1 piece 14x13 inches (35x33cm) brown print for the beaver
1 piece 15x16 inches (38x41cm) green print for the frog
1 piece 13x7 inches (33x18cm) grey print for the duck’s body
1 piece 12x7 inches (31x18cm) green print for the turtle’s body
Assorted small pieces for the turtle legs and head, eyes, duck head, band, beak and legs, in dark grey, green, yellow, white, and brown
Darning foot or free motion foot accessory for your sewing machine (optional but very useful)



************************************FAQS******************************************************


HOW DOES A PDF PATTERN WORK?

A PDF pattern (also called e-book or tutorial) is simply a pattern that you can view and print from your home computer. No special printer required - prints on regular copy paper. Please note that full size pattern pieces are made by taping regular copy paper together at specified points. PDF patterns are great because you can save them to your computer and reuse them anytime. No more lost or worn out pattern pieces.

PDF's can be opened and viewed from Adobe Reader which you may already have on your computer. If not, go to adobe.com for a free download.

-CAN I SELL ITEMS MADE FROM YOUR PATTERNS?

Yes! You are welcome to sell finished items handmade by you locally and online (such as Etsy). Please mention where the pattern came from ( http://www.etsy.com/shop/marylandquilter?ref=si_shop) in your listing. The pattern itself is copyrighted and can only be used by the purchaser and copied for their use. In other words, do not sell or share the pattern.

-WHAT IS FREE-MOTION QUILTING?

Free motion quilting is so much fun and easy with a little practice. You replace the straight stitch foot on any standard sewing machine with a darning or quilting foot.( It has a round circle opening or is sometimes an open half-circle) Then lower the feed dogs (The tread under the foot). Lowering the feed dogs allows you to move the fabric in all directions as you sew. By having the freedom to move the fabric you can make tight turns as you sew-- even sew your name in cursive! In many of my patterns free-motion quilting and attaching the appliques happens at the same time, saving time and giving a beautiful pattern on the back of the quilt.
It’s a busy life if you’re a pond dweller. There’s water to swim in for a duck, dragonflies to chase if you’re a frog, trees to fell for a beaver, and a meadow to roam in for a turtle. The Pond Life Quilt tells the story of all these animals in a relaxed, folk style.

The applique and the quilting are done at the same time. The appliques are sewn with raw edges. These are designed to fray to the sewn edges and give a cozy feel to the quilt. There are no time consuming satin stitches or messy glue paper.

The binding is a shortcut method where the edges are sewn all around and then clipped to fringe.

Every step in this quilt was planned to create the most beautiful quilt possible in the most efficient way possible. There are numbered steps and photographs to guide you. The pattern pieces are full size designed to be printed from standard computer paper.


Project Specifications:

Skill level: beginner
Completed size of quilt: approximately 38x52 inches (96cmx132cm)


Materials:

1 piece 15 inches (45cm) x width of fabric - fabric for front pond water background on the bottom part of the quilt
1 piece 39 inches (99cm) x width of fabric- fabric for front top background.
1 ½ yards (1.37m) fabric for the back of the quilt (I used solid baby blue cotton flannel)
1 crib size batting (I like Warm and Natural 100% cotton batting)
1 piece 3 ½ inch x 19 inches (8.9x48cm) green print for the hill the turtle walks up
1 piece 3 ½ inch x 19 inches (8.9x48cm) green solid for background fabric for the hill the turtle walks up
1 36x7 inch (91x17.8cm) rectangle of brown print for the tree trunk
1 12x7 inch (30x17.8cm) piece of solid tan fabric for the chewed part of the tree.
1 piece 14x13 inches (35x33cm) brown print for the beaver
1 piece 15x16 inches (38x41cm) green print for the frog
1 piece 13x7 inches (33x18cm) grey print for the duck’s body
1 piece 12x7 inches (31x18cm) green print for the turtle’s body
Assorted small pieces for the turtle legs and head, eyes, duck head, band, beak and legs, in dark grey, green, yellow, white, and brown
Darning foot or free motion foot accessory for your sewing machine (optional but very useful)



************************************FAQS******************************************************


HOW DOES A PDF PATTERN WORK?

A PDF pattern (also called e-book or tutorial) is simply a pattern that you can view and print from your home computer. No special printer required - prints on regular copy paper. Please note that full size pattern pieces are made by taping regular copy paper together at specified points. PDF patterns are great because you can save them to your computer and reuse them anytime. No more lost or worn out pattern pieces.

PDF's can be opened and viewed from Adobe Reader which you may already have on your computer. If not, go to adobe.com for a free download.

-CAN I SELL ITEMS MADE FROM YOUR PATTERNS?

Yes! You are welcome to sell finished items handmade by you locally and online (such as Etsy). Please mention where the pattern came from ( http://www.etsy.com/shop/marylandquilter?ref=si_shop) in your listing. The pattern itself is copyrighted and can only be used by the purchaser and copied for their use. In other words, do not sell or share the pattern.

-WHAT IS FREE-MOTION QUILTING?

Free motion quilting is so much fun and easy with a little practice. You replace the straight stitch foot on any standard sewing machine with a darning or quilting foot.( It has a round circle opening or is sometimes an open half-circle) Then lower the feed dogs (The tread under the foot). Lowering the feed dogs allows you to move the fabric in all directions as you sew. By having the freedom to move the fabric you can make tight turns as you sew-- even sew your name in cursive! In many of my patterns free-motion quilting and attaching the appliques happens at the same time, saving time and giving a beautiful pattern on the back of the quilt.

Reviews

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Reviewed by Mary Kay Stahley
5 out of 5 stars
Mar 29, 2018
I love this pattern . I can’t wait to start it
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Reviewed by Liz Clare
5 out of 5 stars
Jan 19, 2018
The personalization on the quilt gave it an even more special touch. Very well done - my sister was surprised and loved it. Would highly recommend.
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5 out of 5 stars
Jan 19, 2018
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Oct 20, 2017
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