Includes Mini, Child, and Picnic Sizes Child and Picnic sizes are equivalent to small and large lap quilts.
Preppy is a fresh and happy patchwork whale who’s ready to be a part
of your next quilt! These 4" x 13" whales are made using conventional
patchwork techniques - no paper piecing or templates.
Because each whale only needs a 9” x 10” piece of fabric, Preppy can
be made using fat quarters, fat sixteenths, 10” precut squares, or even
scraps. Mix and match to make a fun and fabulous quilt.
The pattern includes a summary of the pieces needed to make single
blocks, so Preppy will be right at home in other quilts or smaller
Quilt sizes and fabric requirements are included on the materials
chart in the listing images. You will also need the fabric marking tool
of your choice.
Each quilt size includes one black whale, one white whale, and two
or more colorful whales. The black fabric is used to make the eyes and
mouths on all of the whales except the black whale. White fabric is used
to make the eye and mouth on the black whale.
The “black” and “white” fabrics don’t have to be true white or black.
A light gray, or even a very pale pink can be used instead of white and
a dark charcoal or indigo can be used instead of black. The key is for
one to be light and one to be dark.
Choosing a medium gray, denim, or linen tone for the background will
help to keep things balanced. Because each one is made up of several
smaller pieces, the whales will look best made with solids or prints
that are smaller, monochromatic, and/or non-directional.