Make a summer beach scene to celebrate the beginning of fall
This 18" square appliqué pattern can make a small wall quilt, or be used as a large block in a 4 seasons quilt. This is the first in a series of 4 blocks, one for each season. (click for: fall - winter - spring blocks). [Note: all 4 blocks are now available.]
Feel free to use any raw edge appliqué techniques which you enjoy to make this summer beach scene. Since this is meant to be a decorative block, I recommend using fusible web such as Wonder Under. But if you want to use it in a bed quilt, I'd use raw edge appliqué and machine zig zag around the edges.
But if you love to hand appliqué - it can be done! Look at this block made from this pattern with hand appliqué.
This free appliqué pattern is meant to be an 18" finished block, but you may want to enlarge the templates to a larger size. The little horizontal bar on the drawings is (if you enlarge the templates to make an 18" block) meant to be 1 x 3" inches.
Fabric Choices? Blue batiks or softly mottled blue fabrics would be nice for the sky and water with small bits of darker blue for the stylized waves. A sueded tan cotton would give a realistic look to the sand. Some bright and hot colors for the sun and some cheerful fabric for the umbrella will liven it up. I show a stripe cut on the diagonal for the beach blanket and plain black for the sun glasses, but audition some fabrics and see what you like. You could even use real terry cloth for the towel? The umbrella handle could look wood-like or metallic. And the sand bucket can be anything, I used a stripe in the illustration.
You will be using the appliqué templates HERE.
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This free appliqué pattern for a Summer Beach Scene was designed and drawn using Electric
© 2002 Susan C. Druding - to be used for personal or Guild use (with credit to SCD and website)
copyright ©2002-2005 Susan C. Druding
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