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Colorful Sky of New Mexico Quilt Pattern

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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.

Materials you need:
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
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
You will get a PDF (1MB) file

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