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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