This was such a fun quilt to make. Partly because I didn’t have to think about it thanks to Dani’s wonderful directions! I do not have an Accucut and I didn’t use Dani’s templates, but instead I used my own Eliza’s Backporch Drunkard’s Path templates.
In the images below, you can see I didn’t use the entire template for the white part of the blocks.
No need to waste the fabric that would be trimmed away anyway.
Stitch the pieces together with a 1/4″ seam, the colored piece on top, keeping it lifted up as you sew. The only spot were the seam allowance matters is directly under the needle.
I then trimmed them to all the same size squares keeping that 1/4″ seam allowance on the white. Because of the size templates I used mine trimmed down to 6″ square.
Add sashings. Notice the different size vertical sashing for the larger turtle block. For this row I used 11.5″ x 1.5″ vertical sashing pieces. For the remaining 2 rows I cut 11.5″ x 4.25″ vertical sashing pieces.
Horizontal sashings are cut 4.25″ x the width needed.
I then added 3″ borders.
I opted to machine quilt, this one.
I went with a serpentine, wavy, zigzag between 1/4″ and 1/2″ apart, similar to my original “Flower Garden“.
I actually got the instruction manual out for my machine and figured out how to create a custom stitch pattern for this one.
I like this curved stitch better than the more pointy settings I have used in the past.
Though they are much easier to set up!
It creates such beautiful texture. I just love it!
This one went off to the newest blessing of our oldest daughter’s college roommate.
There are plenty of quilt ideas for little girls, fewer for boys, this one is perfect!
A little hand embroidery brought the Critters to life!
Machine pieced, machine quilted