I am always so anxious to share a new pattern with you. This one is especially exciting as it is my first quilt pattern. YAY!
Now I love to look at pretty traditional quilts and ooohh and ahhh over them as much as the next person but let's face it, they take time --- lots of time to make. Remember I am an instant gratification kind of girl. I don’t know if I have the time or patience to piece a big ole quilt project at this point in my life. So for my first quilt pattern, I knew it needed to be fun and EASY to make. I wanted this to be a pattern that brings a smile to your face fairly quickly while you sit back and admire your work instead of another UFO.
Staying true to my love of tote bags and purses, this quilt pattern showcases an adorable raw edge appliqué purse block. The fabric pieces are fused on the block with Heat and Bond (or your favorite fusible stabilizer) and then machine appliquéd (the old fashioned way) using your built in stitches around the raw edges. So so easy! The accent block is an Irish Chain block – all straight sewing. I've included a cute little fabric strip to accent your borders and make your colors pop. The top goes together super fast and is just too cute don't you think?
The completed quilt
measures 39 1/2" x 59 1/2" making it a perfect size for napping on the couch or laying across the foot of the bed to accent a bedroom décor.
If you haven't ever tried to piece a quilt top but have been hearing the quilting bug calling your name, let this quilt pattern be your first. The PDF pattern is filled with step by step instructions and loaded with lots of pictures to walk you through the piecing process.
To purchase this pattern, simply add it to your cart and checkout through Paypal. There will be an email to follow with download instructions. Don't you just love instant gratification?
Some of the pictures are of quilts that are not completed. I just wanted to give you a sneak peek so you could see a variety using different fabrics. As soon as they return from the quilters, I will post better pics I promise. Please note that the purple and green Purse-onality Quilt is a wall hanging size. It was made especially for Mettler's booth at Spring Market. While the pattern doesn't include this size, you could easily make the wall hanging by omitting two rows.
1⅜yds for Main Fabric (Foundation for Appliqué Blocks)- Fabric A
⅜ yd for Accent Block - Fabric B
½ yd for Accent Fabric - Fabric C
¾ yd for Applique Fabric for Body of Purse - Fabric D
½ yd for Applique Fabric for Flap and Tabs of Purse - Fabric E
2½ yds for Backing
½ yd for Binding
1½ yds Heat and Bond Lite
One package Wrights Jumbo Rick Rack
Pilot Frixion Marker
Sharpie or Marking Pen for Tracing
Roxanne’s Basting Glue (optional but helpful)
Freezer Paper (optional but helpful)
Seven Buttons or Adornments for Purse Clasp
Normal Sewing Notions
If you would like a "hard copy" of this pattern (that contains a full set of paper templates), visit your local quilt/sewing shop.
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