Esmeralda’s Garden is my latest quilt pattern sew-along! Each month for the next 12 months, I will be releasing one block of this fun quilt pattern absolutely free! Don’t miss a block and sign up to subscribe to my newsletters for reminders! Today, I am releasing Block #5- RACCOON!
Esmeralda’s Garden features cute forest creatures, and wild flowers using the bright colors of Kaffe Fassett fabric against a navy blue background. Each block pattern can be appliqued using your favorite technique, and added touches of simple embroidery. This is a unique one of a kind pattern that you can only find on Suzy’s Sitcom!
There will be a total of 12 blocks for this pattern. The completed quilt measures 58″ x 76″. Today, I am releasing block number 5 of this new quilt pattern, Esmeraldas Garden, called RACCOON! See the bottom of this page for the pattern link!
Applique and Embroidery Tips
There are several ways to line up your applique pieces onto your background fabric. One way is to use a sheet of white transfer paper and trace the pattern onto the background fabric. This will give you a diagram to applique your pieces to.
I like to use a clear sheet protector instead. I trace the pattern onto the sheet protector and then use it as a template to lay down my applique pieces.
All applique pieces for Esmeraldas Garden are numbered in the order of assembly.
For tips on how to create the embroidered dandelions, GO HERE.
Join the Sew Along!
Each month, I will be walking you through this quilt top step-by-step with tips, and thorough instructions and free templates.
So how does this work?
Starting January 15, 2020, blocks will be offered for one month each with the last being offered on December 15, 2020. Each block will be available free to all Sitcom Readers for one month, and after that, will be available in my shop for a small fee.
There are 2 Ways to Join the Fun!
1. Free Patterns each month
Download your free pattern from this website each month! If you are following along with this project, I recommend you mark your calendars and come in early to download the monthly installments. Or join us on the Suzy’s Quilters and Crafters Facebook group for monthly reminders. If you miss an installment, or come to the party late, past blocks will be available for a small charge.
2. Don’t Want to Wait? Get the Full Pattern Now!
The full pattern for Esmeraldas Garden is now available in Digital PDF Form that can be instantly downloaded and printed on your home printer!
The full pattern is a 66 page PDF File ready for instant download. You can find it available in my shop for just $29.99!
Rather have a hard copy mailed to you? I am currently taking pre-orders for the hard copy pattern. It will be available at the end of May to be shipped directly to your home. I am offering free shipping to US and Canada. You can find it HERE for $38.99.
For more info on amounts of fabric needed and some beginning tips on how each block is created, be sure to click on the link below! Esmeraldas Garden Fabric Requirements
After that, this block pattern will be available for a small fee. So take advantage of a freebee and download it now!
Previous Esmeralda’s Garden Blocks
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