Zoo Friends for Children

Posted by Jennifer Houlden on 21 April 2017 | 0 Comments

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What better way to brighten up a child's room than with a quilt full of colour and cute little animals. Zoo Friends is the perfect quilt for this - lots of bright colours and 13 wonderful animals to put a smile on any child's face.

Animal Party by Jennifer Houlden

The class will cover everything you need to know to create this wonderful quilt from fabric selection including colour to accurate piecing of those stars in the center of the 4 patch blocks to fusible web appliqué and how to add the finishing touches. Lots of great tips are included to help your sewing and construction go smoothly and quickly.

Patchwork block in Zoo Friends quiltThe class is made up of three lessons...

Lesson one is all about picking fabrics and seeing what fits and what doesn't and creating the 4-patch blocks.

Not sure about applique? Fusible web appliqué is an easy method to learn how. Lesson 2 is completely dedicated to creating the animals and learning how to use fusible web as well as the different stitches to finish the edges.

Blanket Stitch applique by machine

The final lesson puts the quilt top together and talks about different quilting options for finishing this fun little project.

Penguin block in Zoo Friends

There are 3 options to choose from for the Zoo Friends quilt. Option A - stars in the 4-patch blocks only as well as the 13 animals. Option B - stars but no animal appliqués so just a wonderful colourful scrappy quilt. And finally Option C - stars in sashing and 4-patch blocks as well as all 13 animal appliqués.

... Jennifer Houlden

Scrappy Colorful quilt by Jennifer Houlden

Join Jennifer and others from around the world to create your own Zoo Friends quilt to give to a special little someone. Along with the quilt, there are bonus patterns for placemats and bibs.

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About Zoo Friends Workshop: Be prepared to have lots of fun and these thirteen little animals cannot wait to become part of another child's life. Zoo Friends is sure to brighten up any child's room and provide hours of enjoyment. This class will cover many basics of quilting along with colour, fabric selection, precise piecing, fusible applique with machine blanket stitch and machine quilting. Read More...

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