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Branching Out

While it looks like traditional needle-turn appliqué, this seasonal quilt is all sewn by machine. You should be able to get it done in time for gift-giving!


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Designer: Cherie Ralston



•    1⁄2 yard each of green plaid and green stripe (vine, leaf, and zigzag appliqués)

•    2 yards total assorted black prints (appliqué foundations, star appliqués, squares)

•    5⁄8 yard red dot (appliqué foundations)

•    3—18×22" pieces (fat quarters) assorted red prints (appliqué foundations) 

•    3—1⁄2-yard pieces assorted gold prints (appliqué foundations, star and circle appliqués)

•    1⁄2 yard gold floral (binding)

•    3-1⁄8 yards backing fabric

•    55" square batting

•    Freezer paper

•    Fabric glue stick

•    3⁄4" bias tape maker (optional)


Finished quilt: 48-1⁄2" square 


Quantities are for 44⁄45"-wide, 100% cotton fabric. Measurements include
1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.