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In no time, you can create an interactive quilt using a playful mix of prints that reflect a few of your child’s favorite things. To enhance the illusion that the novelty prints are actually being magnified, carefully match their background color to that of the appliqué foundations.


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Designer: Karen Montgomery
Machine Quilter: Barb Kiester

3/8 yard each of mottled lime green, mottled teal, mottled red, and mottled blue (appliqué foundations)
16—7" squares of novelty prints, 4 each with backgrounds in lime green, teal, red, and blue (magnifying glass appliqués)
1/8 yard each of mottled black and mottled gray (handle appliqués)
1-1/3 yards bug stripe print (sashing)
1/2 yard mottled green (binding)
2-7/8 yards backing fabric
51x72" batting
Lightweight fusible web

Finished quilt: 44-1/2x65-1/2"
Finished block: 8x11"

Quantities are for 44/45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics.

Measurements include a 1/4" seam allowance. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated. {C}