Country Critters Baby Blanket
- DecoArt Americana Acrylics: Antique
White, Burnt Orange, Buttermilk,
Cocoa, Country Red, Deep Midnight
Blue, Desert Sand, Forest Green,
Gingerbread, Hauser Light Green, Khaki Tan, Lamp (Ebony) Black,
Medium Flesh, Milk Chocolate,
Mustard Seed, Peony Pink, Sapphire,
Warm White, Wild Orchid
- Brushes: Loew-Cornell: La Corneille Golden Taklon: Liner,
Series 7350, #0; Angular Shader, Series 7400, 1/4”; Round Scumbler,
Series 2014, #4; Specialty: White Bristle Stencil, Series 1136, 1/8”, 1/4”
- Textile medium
- Cotton fabric: white, 1/2 yd.; print of choice, 1-1/2 yds.
- White flannel, 1 yd.
- Sewing machine and basic sewing
- Heat transfer pencil
- 1. (Note: You may choose to use different
coordinating print fabric for back of
blanket if you desire.) Wash all fabrics
and dry; do not use fabric softener or
dryer sheets. Press with iron.
- 2. Cut five 11” squares from white fabric,
thirteen 11” squares from print fabric, and nine 11” squares from white flannel. Nine print squares will be used
for the back, five white and remaining
four print squares are for front, and
flannel squares are for centers.
- 3. For one complete block, layer three
squares together with right sides of cotton fabrics facing out and flannel square in center. Sew around block in 1/2” seams. Repeat same for remaining blocks.
- 4. For fringe, clip around edges of each block spacing 1/2” apart; wash blocks again. Press each block to remove wrinkles.
- 5. Print out patterns; turn tracing paper over and lightly retrace with transfer pencil following manufacturer’s instructions. Secure patterns to white fabric squares and iron.
- 1. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for use of Textile Medium; add medium to paint before painting.
- 1. Base body Cocoa. Use Milk Chocolate to shade body and to wash in feathers. Use Country Red to float cheeks; base waddle and comb. Use Lamp Black to shade waddle and comb. Base beak Mustard Seed and shade Milk Chocolate. Use Warm White to highlight beak, top of head and top of feathers. Paint legs Burnt Orange. Use Lamp Black to paint eyes, eyelashes, and nostril lines. Use Warm White to highlight dot eyes, cheeks, comb, and wattle. Use Hauser Lt. Green to float grass and to randomly dot background.
- 1. Base body Khaki Tan and shade Milk
Chocolate. Use Gingerbread to base nose and to shade around muzzle. Shade nose Milk Chocolate. Shade inside ear with Gingerbread. Lightly stipple entire body Warm White. Use Milk Chocolate to paint x’s and dots on cheeks. Paint eyes and mouth Lamp Black. Use Warm White to highlight dot eyes and cheeks. Float grass Hauser Lt. Green. Randomly dot background Mustard Seed.
- 1. Base body, head, and ear Buttermilk;
shade Milk Chocolate. Use Lamp Black to paint spots and eyes. Base muzzle Medium Flesh; shade Gingerbread. Base hat Sapphire and shade Deep Midnight Blue. Base hat band Peony Pink and shade Milk Chocolate. Randomly dot background Sapphire. Use old toothbrush to spatter Lamp Black. Float grass
Hauser Lt. Green.
- 1. Base pig Medium Flesh and shade
Gingerbread. Deepen shading around
muzzle with Milk Chocolate. Base hoofs
Milk Chocolate. Float cheeks Country
Red. Base nostrils Gingerbread; shade
Milk Chocolate along bottom and
highlight Warm White.
- 2. Base collar Hauser Lt. Green; shade
Forest Green and add vertical
squiggle lines. Use Wild Orchid to add
dots on collar between lines and to
randomly dot background. Float grass
Hauser Lt. Green.
- 1. Base wool Antique White; shade Milk
Chocolate and stipple Desert Sand.
Stipple again with Warm White. Base
face, ears, and legs Lamp Black. Paint
eyes and cross hatching on cheeks Warm White; line mouth. Dot pupils Lamp Black. Randomly dot wool Warm White. Randomly dot background Peony Pink. Float grass Hauser Lt. Green and paint grass blades.
- 1. Heat set paint: place thin cloth over
painted surface and press with warm iron.
- 1. Use photo as guide for block placement. For first row, sew three blocks together with fringed edges up. Repeat same for second row and third row. Then sew first row to second row and second row to third with fringed edges up.
- 1. Keep the theme throughout the room and paint these adorable characters on wall canvases, or how about on a step stool or toddler chair, or perhaps even on a refurbished dresser.