This cheerful quilt is really simple and quick to make. The embroidery in the middle features a trio of Snowman musicians, and we used patterned fabric to create an "audience" around them. The quilt is great for children, and makes a wonderful gift.
The finished size of the quilt is about 31 1/2" x 31 1/2".
You will also need a piece of batting and fabric for backing.
For embroidery, we used polyester embroidery threads.
Out of pale blue fabric, cut
On our snowman-patterned fabric, the motif is 5" tall (it has two rows of snowmen, each 2 1/2" tall). We cut 4 strips 5 1/2" wide (for seam allowance) and 31" long to make mitered corners.
Out of darker blue fabric, cut
Sew the 1" x 11" red strips to the upper and lower edges of the cental 11" x 11" square.
Sew the 1" x 11 1/2" red strips to the left and right edges of the cental 11" x 11" square.
Sew the 1 1/2" x 11 1/2" blue strips to the left and right edges of the cental square.
Sew the 1 1/2" x 13 1/2" blue strips to the upper and lower edges of the cental square.
Sew the snowman striped patterned border to the central part. Make mitered corners.
Attach the next 1" wide red border to all edges. In our case, they measure 1 1/2" x 24 1/2" and 1 1/2" x 25" (including seam allowance).
Sew the 3 1/2" wide blue strips to all edges. In our case these are strips measuring
3 1/2" x 25 1/2" and 3 1/2" x 31 1/2".
Stabilize the central part with polyester craft felt instead of stabilizer. Baste the quilt top to the felt in the ditch along the colored borders. Embroider the designs from Musical Snowmen set, one design at a time.
After the embroidery is finished, rip the baste and cut away the excess felt around the embroidery.
Now place the backing on a flat surface (table) face down. Cover with batting. Spread your working piece over it.
Pin all three layers together with 1" pins and start quilting. We quilted densely in a free motion style all over the quilt.
After the quilting is finished, press the work with heavy steam and square the work -- all corners should be 90 degrees and opposite sides should be of the same length.
Finish the raw edges with the binding.