Digitizer: Igor Denisov
Quilt and instruction author: Lizzy Allen (Australia)
May Gibbs Quilt
Instruction Lizzy Allen
60 cm Cream Tone on Tone Fabric (for embroidery blocks)
60cm small green print for framing embroidery blocks
1 meter mustard yellow print for sashings
1.5 meter green print for border fabric
20 cm binding fabric
2.5 meter backing fabric
From the cream tone on tone fabric cut 9 blocks 91/2 inches x 101/2 inches these are for the embroidery blocks. Using photo as a guide center the designs and stitch out.
Once finished from the small green print cut 3/4inch wide strips, sew these around the embroidered blocks
For the sashing between the blocks cut strips 2 ½ inches wide x 10 ½ cut eight of these to stitch between the blocks. This is the mustard yellow print fabric
From the remainder of the mustard yellow print cut sashings to join the block sets together, these are also 2 ½ inches wide
From the small green print fabric cut ¾ strips and sew to the outer edge of your quilt. From the green border print fabric cut 6 strips 5 ½ inches wide and sew down each side, then top and bottom.
Your quilt top is now finished quilt as desired and but your binding on
Block 6 Snuuglepot
Block 7 Snugglepot with Gumnut hat
Block 9 Leaves and Cuddlepie
Floriani color chart for the free May Gibbs machine embroidery designs available for download from florianiembroidery.com.au
I color shaded the cream tone on tone fabric where the embroidery was going to go, and using a pigment pen in brown drew some gum leaves that I traced from a kids coloring book using a light box.
I like to cut my block around 12 inch then cut them down later as it makes it easier to hoop the fabric, and then square the blocks up after the embroidery.