Patches of Blue Quilt Along – Block 11 Sleigh
Updated: Jan 4
Hello, it’s me again!
And it is time for another block in our “Patches of Blue” Quilt-A-Long. This is our last block and next time we see each other we will be putting the quilt together!
This month we will make an appliqued block called “Sleigh Bell” from page 110.
I know some of you like to stay away from applique like it is a picky cactus. Do not worry, I am going to make this as simply as possible!
We will need the pattern from page 116 and 117, fusible webbing (Lightweight Heat and Bond) 16-1/2″ x 24-1/2″ light fabric for background, one fat eighth in blue, Blue Sky Silhouette, and Blue Snowflake Silhouette.
We will start by tracing the sled to the paper side of the fusible webbing with a pencil.
You need to trace exactly on the lines.
Sometimes I like to use stencils to draw my designs on the fusible webbing. Since I have a little left over, I am going to use it to draw one Gingerbread Man and later on I will add him to one of the blocks I have previously made.
Once you finish drawing, rough cut your shapes leaving 1/8″ on the outside of your pieces.
If you would like, you can cut out the fusible webbing on the inside just leaving fusible on the edges. This will make your shapes nice and soft. I want my shapes to be a little bit firmer so I am keeping the fusible as my stabilizer.
With a dry iron, press your shapes to the wrong side of the blue fabric.
Using sharp scissors, cut out your shapes. (Stay on the LINES)
We have a lovely sled for some of the cold winter days. We will use Blue Sky Silhouettes for branches and berries to fill the sled.