Saturday, March 19, 2016

Quick Quilts

If you have seen the latest patchwork and quilting magazines from Australia hopefully you would of seen my latest ad featuring my Quick Quilts- Polka Dot Pond Friends and Surprise Birthday. Plus there is now the Busy Builders, Fast Friends- Thomas and Ladybug Madness to add to the mix. All these quilts are for quilters looking for a quick  childrens project and you have to know the basic of patchwork and quilting as the pattern instructions are very basic.

Today I am going to share a little extra on the making of Polka Dot Pond Friend quilt.

Polka Dot Pond Friends
 This little pattern will work with any skinny panel you have. I have kept it simply but you can fancy it up with a four patch block like I did with the Photo Safari panel I had in stock awhile a go.
I cut 2 x 4 inch strips from the green swirl. Pinned them in place and sewed them on.

Press to the border strips.

Lay the backing fabric out, right side down; lay your wadding/batting on top. Lastly centre the quilt top in the centre. Make sure you smooth out any creases as you lay out each layer. Pin bastes the layer together.

Quilt as you like but I kept it simply and quilted around some of the motifs and some of the straight parts including stitching in the ditch between the panel and borders.

Cut 4 x 2 1/2 inch strips from the striped fabric for your binding and join the strips end to end for a very long 2 1/2 inch strip. Sew the binding on the quilt using your preferred binding method.

Quilt finishes approx. 30 x 43 inches (76 x 110 cm.)

These instructions are written for a quilter who has quilting and piecing knowledge.  Kits for this quilt and other quilts from the Quick Quilt series are available at

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

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