Fabric

Rascal & Peanut Quilt

By  Susan Cousineau  for  Sweet Chic Design

size: approx. 32"x45"

  • Rascal & Peanut Quilt
  • Shown over Chair

Materials

  • Printed fabric panels: raccoon, 14”x14”, two; squirrel, 11”x14”; tree, 8-3/4”x14”, two; assorted patchwork squares, 5”x5”, 18
  • Printed fabrics: border, 1/2 yd.; binding, 1/2 yd.; backing and optional hanging sleeve, 1-5/8 yds.; appliqué pieces, scraps
  • National Nonwovens WoolFelt, 12”x18”: White, Smokey Marble, Pea Soup; Peat Moss, three; scraps, Beige, Black, Red, Dark Brown
  • Quilt batting, 45”-wide, 1-1/3 yds.
  • Cotton embroidery floss: white, black, green, dark brown

Tools

  • Sewing machine and thread
  • Rotary cutter, cutting mat, and transparent grid-lined ruler
  • Embroidery needle
  • Disappearing ink fabric pen
  • Adhesives: lightweight paper-backed fusible webbing, fabric spray adhesive

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, pencil, ruler or tape measure, straight pins, iron and pressing surface, scrap cardboard

Pattern - Rascal & Peanut Quilt

  • 1. Print out full-size patterns. Cut patterns from scrap cardboard or cardstock for ease in cutting from fabric.
  • Raccoon Blocks
  • 1. Cut out ground pieces, leaving 1/4" around each shape. Following manufacturer's instructions, iron fusible webbing to wrong side of ground fabric. Let cool. Cut out ground panels directly on traced lines.
  • 2. Remove paper backing from appliqué pieces; fuse ground pieces to bottom of each raccoon block. Trace raccoon appliqué pieces onto felt with disappearing pen; cut out.
  • 3. Referring to Placement Diagram in patterns, fuse fabric appliqués and baste felt appliqués to blocks, working from back to front. Reverse tail and berry sprig on second block.
  • 4. Stitch around all appliqué pieces as desired with running and blanket stitches. Use French knots for accents on pupils and berries. Use running stitch for decorative stitches on leaves. Trace mouth and berry stem with disappearing pen. Backstitch with black floss.
  • Patchwork Blocks
  • 1. Lay out nine patchwork squares in 3x3 block; repeat. (Note: Use 2 blocks each of 9 prints for continuity.) Machine-sew squares together with 1/4" seam allowance creating two nine-patch blocks.
  • Squirrel Panel
  • 1. Trace squirrel panel appliqué pieces onto felt with disappearing pen; cut out. Referring to placement diagram, fuse fabric appliqués and baste felt appliqués to block, working from back to front.
  • 2. Stitch around all appliqué pieces as desired with running and blanket stitches. Use French knots for eyes and berry accents. Use running stitch for decorative stitches on leaves. Trace mouth with disappearing pen; backstitch with black floss.
  • Tree Panels
  • 1. Trace tree panel appliqué pieces onto felt with disappearing pen; cut out. Prepare hole appliqués using fused fabric as in Raccoon Blocks Step 1.
  • 2. Referring to Placement Diagram, fuse fabric appliqués and baste felt appliqués to blocks, working from back to front. Reverse tree trunk on second block. Fuse hole appliqué onto trunk. Stitch around all appliqué pieces as desired with running and blanket stitches.
  • Assemble Quilt
  • 1. Using 1/4" seam allowance, piece quilt top together as shown with raccoon and patchwork blocks in first row, squirrel and two tree blocks in second row, and raccoon and patchwork blocks in third row.
  • 2. For borders, cut four 3" by width of fabric strips. With right sides together, sew side borders to quilt top; press and trim. Sew remaining borders to top and bottom edges of quilt top; press and trim.
  • 3. Cut backing fabric and batting several inches larger than finished size of quilt top. Using fabric or basting spray, baste batting between top and back layers of quilt with wrong sides of quilt together. Smooth out wrinkles on fabric and batting. Pin as necessary to prevent shifting.
  • 4. Stitch in the ditch or quilt as desired. Press. Trim batting and backing fabric even with quilt top edges.
  • 5. Cut five 2-1/2" by width of fabric binding strips. With right sides together, sew binding strips with diagonal seams on short ends to make one continuous strip. Trim seams to 1/4"; press open. Press in half lengthwise with wrong sides together.
  • 6. Sew binding to quilt with right sides together 1/4" from edge through all layers with raw edges of binding and quilt top even. Miter corners; trim excess. Bring folded edge of binding strip to back of quilt; hand-sew binding into place.
  • Tip
  • 1. For more forest fun, create an additional raccoon block to sew into a coordinating throw pillow.