Friday, October 10, 2008

Ghoulies & Ghosties

Designed by Kelly Corbridge
Finished Quilt Size 55 1/2" x 71 1/2"
Number of Blocks and Finished Size 18 Sixteen-patch Blocks 8" x 8"6 Appliquéd Bat Blocks 8" x 8"6
Appliquéd Cat Blocks 8" x 8"5
Appliquéd Ghost Blocks 8" x 8"
You Need:Assorted medium/dark plaids and stripes (pieced blocks)... 2 1/2 -3 yds. Total Black solid (bats, cats, binding)... 1 yd. White solid (ghosts)... 1/4 yd. Rust/black plaid (border)... 1 3/4 yds.
Backing (piece widthwise)... 3 5/8 yds. Paper-backed fusible web 1 1/4 yds. Batting ... Twin size Sewing thread Machine quilting thread
Plan It!

Templates are printed reversed and without seam allowance for use with paper-backed fusible web.
Cut It! Assorted medium/dark plaids and stripes—cut a total of:... 288 squares 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" ...

17 squares 8 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Black solid... 6 Template A...
6 Template B White solid... 5
Template C Rust/black plaid...
4 strips 8" x 58", cut on lengthwise grain

Step 1. Arrange and sew 4 rows of 4 assorted medium/dark plaid and stripe 2 1/2" squares each (See Diagram I). Sew rows together to make Sixteen-patch Block. Make 18 total.
Diagram I

Step 2. Trace Templates A-C on paper side of paper-backed fusible web. Cut apart, leaving small margin beyond drawn lines. Following manufacturer's instructions, fuse to wrong side of appropriate fabrics; cut apart on drawn lines.

Diagram II

Step 3. Finger-press assorted medium/dark plaid and stripe 8 1/2" squares (Diagram II) as shown for each appliqué block; use folds as placement guide. Position template fabrics as shown (turning the bat differently on each square). Following manufacturer's instructions, fuse in place. Appliqué edges by hand or machine using buttonhole stitch Diagram III

Step 4. Referring to Assembly Diagram, arrange and sew 7 rows alternating appliquéd blocks with Sixteen-patch Blocks. Note: Kelly arranged her appliquéd creature blocks in diagonal rows. Sew rows together. Stitch rust/black plaid 8" x 58" strips to sides; trim even with top and bottom. Sew remaining rust/ black plaid strips to top/bottom; trim even with sides.

Assembly Diagram

Step 5. Layer and baste quilt top for quilting method of your choice. Kelly machine ditch quilted the seams and appliqué. She added a meander on the border. Bind quilt with black solid fabric.