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Colorful Sky of New Mexico Quilt

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    • Imperial Measurements
    • Lots of photos in instructions
    • Suitable for Intermediate quilters
    • Full size templates included , .

    Pattern paper format: only US letter


    Who doesn't love hot air balloons gracing the sky? This is a fun and colorful quilt to make and I am sure you will enjoy making your own small quilt.

    You can make this as a stand alone wall quilt or add other rows that you might have to make a row by row quilt or use as a table runner too.

    It's all fusible appliqué and I give tips for using the fusible web, but I assume you already know how to use fusible web in making a quilt block or quilt, so I do not provide complete appliqué instructions, hence the intermediate rating.

    Make full size as shown, which finishes 12" x 24" or half size at 12" x 12", by dividing the block smaller as you like it.

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    Materials you need at home:

    • 3/4 yard cotton for the Sky Fabric
    • 1/4 yard for the Mountain Fabric
    • 1/8 yard for the River Fabric
    • Fabric scraps in a variety of colors for the Hot Air Balloons
    • Scraps for the grass, clouds, gondolas (baskets) and the Yuccas (those spiky plants)
    • 3/8 yd of Backing Fabric
    • 1/4 yard for Binding Fabric
    • 1/2 yard of paper-backed Fusible Web (kind you can sew through)
    • 3/4 yard of woven fusible interfacing (like Pellon SF 101 or similar)
    • 3/8 yard of batting (wadding) of your choice, such as cotton, cotton/poly blend, wool, etc.
    • 60 weight bobbin thread for applique
    • Rayon or Polyester machine embroidery thread to match fabric applique colors or use all one color such as black, your choice
    • Machine needle for embroidery size 11 or 12
    • Machine needle for quilting, size 11 to 14, depending on thickness of quilt
    • Cotton thread for sewing binding on
    • Thread for quilting
    • Sewing machine with zigzag or blanket stitch capability or can straight stitch applique as well
    • Iron and board
    • Rotary cutter and ruler and mat
    • Scissors
    • Pen or pencil for tracing applique shapes
    • Light-box or window for tracing applique shapes
    • Applique Pressing Sheet (optional, but helpful)
    • Clear tape
    • Hand embroidery floss for the Gondolas