Fraser Valley Quilters' Guild
 January 2008 BOM


  
 

My Little Red Wagon
 

JANUARY BLOCK OF THE MONTH MY LITTLE RED WAGON

Finished:  9 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. Unfinished:  10 x 13 in.

FABRICS:  Background:  green (grass) and a light to medium blue (sky) Wagon: various red brights and/or red kid prints

Step 1: Make main wagon unit (5 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.)  Your choice of design, for example: a) Scrappy patches - up to eight fabrics Cut eight 2 1/2 x 3 in. rectangles; sew into 2 rows of 4 rectangles then sew rows together b) Length-wise stripes - 2 fabrics     Fabric one: Cut 2 strips: 1 3/4 x 8 1/4 in.     Fabric two: Cut 1 strip:  3 x 8 1/4 in.     -Sew strips together with the 3 in. strip in the middle c) One great fabric - cut a 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. rectangle

Step 2: Background and Wagon handle  Blue: cut one each: 2 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. - sky above wagon (A) 1 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. - sky under wagon (B) 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. - sky behind wagon (C) 4 x 5 1/2 in. - sky in front of wagon (D) Green: cut one strip 2 1/2 x 12 1/2in. (E) Red (handle): cut one 1 x 4 1/2 and one 1 x 1 3/4 in. Press under 1/4 in. on long sides of both strips and all sides of short strip. Place long handle on the 4 x 5 1/2 (D) Pin in place so lower raw edge will be caught in seam. Sew: Sky fabric B and green E together Sky fabric C to back of wagon Sky fabric D to front of wagon    Sky B and Green E to bottom of wagon Sky A sky to top of wagon

Step 3: Wheels and Handle Appliqué  (Please do not use fusibles or invisible thread) Cut an approximately  2 1/2 in. diameter circle of light cardboard. Roughly cut two 4 in. circles of a red fabric that will standout from the wagon. Hand baste around edge of fabric; gather around cardboard circle; press & remove cardboard circle. Position wheels and handle as in diagram and appliqué by machine or hand .

 

 For an Adobe Acrobat Version of the above pattern click here.

If you have any questions or problems with this Block of the Month please
email: lindarothe@telus.net

 

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