Peek­a­boo Mon­keys

Annie's Quilting for the Home - - Contents - De­sign by Con­nie Kauff­man

Mon­keys play peek­a­boo with Baby on this ap­pliquéd play quilt.

Spec­i­fi­ca­tions

Skill Level: Con­fi­dent Begin­ner Quilt Size: 33" x 37"

Ma­te­ri­als

• Scrap black solid

• 1⁄8 yard tan solid

• 1⁄8 yard white tonal

• 1/4 yard brown tonal

• 1/4 yard each 6 green prints

• 1⁄3 yard dark brown print

• 1⁄3 yard green leaf print

• 13⁄8 yards back­ing

• Bat­ting 41" x 45"

• Threads to match fab­rics

• Black 6-strand em­broi­dery floss

• 1 yard 12"-wide fusible web

• 5⁄8 yard fab­ric sta­bi­lizer

• Ap­pliqué press­ing sheet

• Wa­ter-erasable marker or pen­cil

• Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies

Cut­ting From black solid:

• Cut ap­pliqué pieces as per pat­terns and in­struc­tions.

From tan solid:

• Cut ap­pliqué pieces as per pat­terns and in­struc­tions.

From white tonal:

• Cut ap­pliqué pieces as per pat­terns and in­struc­tions.

From brown tonal:

• Cut ap­pliqué pieces as per pat­terns and in­struc­tions.

From green prints:

• Cut 1 (41/2" x 281/2") A strip each print (6 to­tal).

• Cut 2 (41/2" x 31/2") E rect­an­gles each print (12 to­tal).

• Cut a to­tal of 170" of 21/4"-wide bind­ing strips from the green print rem­nants.

From dark brown print:

• Cut 2 (11/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut into 2 (11/2" x 281/2") B strips and 4 (11/2" x 31/2") F rect­an­gles.

• Cut 2 (11/2" x 33") D strips.

From green leaf print:

• Cut 2 (4" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut 2 (4" x 281/2") C strips and 4 (4" x 31/2") G rect­an­gles.

Pre­par­ing the Ap­pliqué

1. Trace ap­pliqué shapes onto the pa­per side of the fusible web as di­rected on pat­terns leav­ing 1/2" be­tween pieces; cut out shapes, leav­ing a mar­gin around each one.

2. Fuse shapes to the wrong side of fab­rics as di­rected on pat­terns for color to cut; cut out shapes on traced lines. Re­move pa­per back­ing.

3. Trans­fer face de­tails to pat­terns us­ing a wa­ter-erasable marker or pen­cil.

4. Us­ing the ap­pliqué press­ing sheet, layer the pieces of each mon­key­head mo­tif and fuse pieces in place us­ing pat­terns as guides.

Com­plet­ing the Quilt

1. Lay out the A strips re­fer­ring to the Place­ment Di­a­gram for po­si­tion­ing.

2. Ar­range and fuse the sin­gle mon­key tails and the No. 4 paws, and the Mon­key 2 head and ear 2A mo­tif on the A strips re­fer­ring to the Place­ment Di­a­gram for ap­prox­i­mate po­si­tion­ing of pieces.

3. Join A strips with right sides to­gether along length; press seams in one di­rec­tion.

4. Sew a B strip to a C strip; press seam to­ward B strip. Re­peat to make a se­cond B-C strip.

5. Sew a B-C strip to op­po­site long sides of the pieced cen­ter; press seams to­ward B-C strips.

6. Sew a D strip to the top and bot­tom of the pieced cen­ter; press seams to­ward D strips.

7. Ar­range and join two each F and G pieces with six E rect­an­gles as shown in Fig­ure 1 and the Place­ment Di­a­gram; press seams to­ward F. Re­peat to make two E-F-G strips. 8. Sew an E-F-G strip to the top and bot­tom of the pieced cen­ter.

9. Ar­range and fuse the re­main­ing mon­key-head mo­tifs and pieces on the quilt top re­fer­ring to the Place­ment Di­a­gram for po­si­tion­ing.

10. Cut pieces of fab­ric sta­bi­lizer to fit be­hind each fused shape; pin in place.

11. Us­ing a ma­chine blan­ket stitch and threads to match fab­rics, ma­chine-ap­pliqué all fused shapes in place; re­move fab­ric sta­bi­lizer.

12. Straight-stitch mouth, nose, eye­lashes and eye­brows us­ing 1 strand of black em­broi­dery floss to com­plete the top.

13. Fin­ish your quilt fol­low­ing the Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 124.

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