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Kid’s Quilted Play Mat

Keep the quilt's intended use in mind when planning fabric placement. This children's quilt is intended to lay flat and be used as a play mat, so the border panels from Melissa Saylor's Fun on the Farm collection for Wilmington Prints face out on all sides.


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Assemble Block A

1. Sew together four assorted green, blue, yellow, and red print 2-1/2" squares in pairs (Diagram 1). Press seams in opposite directions. Join pairs to make a Four-Patch unit. Press seam in one direction. The Four-Patch unit should be 4-1/2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make four Four-Patch units total.

2. Sew an animal novelty print 2-1/2x4-1/2" rectangle to one edge of a Four-Patch unit (Diagram 2). Press seam toward rectangle.

3. Working clockwise, add an animal novelty print 2-1/2x6-1/2" rectangle to adjacent edge of Four-Patch unit (Diagram 3). Press seam toward rectangle. Add another animal novelty print 2-1/2x6-1/2" rectangle to next edge; press seam as before.

4. Sew an animal novelty print 2-1/2x8-1/2" rectangle to remaining edge of Four-Patch unit to make block A (Diagram 4). Press seam toward rectangle. The block should be 8-1/2" square including seam allowances.

5. Repeat steps 2–4 to make four total of block A.



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