Quilt Block-25  'Mt. Redoubt'

1 - These are the paper pattern (left), the freezer paper background pattern (right), and the freezer paper kids and mountain patterns (bottom).
2 - These are the fabric pieces used to make the block: The Northern Lights print sky , the snow ground, the yellow flowers (for the girl's kuspuk), the gold print (for the boy's kuspuk), the grey fleece (for the ruffs and cuffs), the black leather-look (for the mittens and shoes), the solid gold ( for the boy's pants), the white mountain snow, the black rock, the blue sidehill, and the dark foothills.
3 - On the freezer paper patterns, I marked where the pieces fit one against the other and then cut them all apart. The 2 lines remaining on the girl's kuspuk are to be embroidered.
4 - With a warm, dry (no steam) iron; press the freezer paper patterns onto the front of the fabric pieces leaving enough room for at least 1/4" seam allowance all the way around every piece (at least 1/2" between pieces). With a washable pencil that will show up on the fabric, mark the area in the hole opening for the boy's arm onto the fabric so you will know where to sew the pieces for the sleeve, cuff, and mitten.
5 - With right sides together, match up the edges (with the marks) and precise corners of the background pieces. Pin so paper edges meet exactly.
6 - Sew ( I prefer using a serger) just scantly outside the paper edges and press towards the top section ( so the dark sky fabric seam allowance doesn't show through the white snow fabric ).

7 - Place the completed background section over the paper pattern. Make sure to place together the exact spot on the left-hand sides where the snow-to-sidehill of the fabric background match with the same spot on the paper pattern. Trace the pattern outlines onto the background section. (I prefer to pin them together, hold them against a window, and trace the pattern onto the background from there, my make-shift tracing lightbox!)

8 - At this point, you can use whatever method you prefer to applique the remaining pieces onto the background section. For example: satin stitch, blanket stitch, or old-fashioned turn and blind stitch.

I prefer to stabilize the edges (by doing a small 1/8" machine stitch around the outside edge of each piece to be appliqued) and do a classic blind stitch by hand, using the line of machine stitching (instead of the turned fabric edge) to anchor the pieces in place.

Embroider the two lines on the girl's kuspuk in a ziz-zag stitch, with whatever method you prefer.

The fabric pieces on the left-hand side are shown front side up and the ones on the right-hand side are shown back side up to show the stitching around the outside of each piece.

9 - Cut out the pieces leaving AT LEAST 1/4" seam allowance. Clip the curves and inside corners the same as you would with any applique - BEING CAREFULL NOT TO CLIP THROUGH THE MACHINE STITCHING. This stitching will help control the small threads that result from clipping, making raveling less likely.
10 - Transfer the enclosed lines from the boy's kuspuk, the the mountain snow pieces (1,2,3,and 4), the sidehill piece, and the foothill piece. I did this on the kuspuk and mountain snow pieces by peeling the freezer paper from the pieces then placing them BEHIND the pieces and tracing the marks onto the front of the fabric. I used the paper pattern and pinned the sidehill and foothill pieces onto it. Then I traced (using the window) the ruff and head marks onto the fabric pieces.
10A - Roughly cut out the traced sections from the freezer paper pattern , then press the pattern back onto the top of the fabric pieces.

11 - Stitch the Sleeves onto the sleeve-hole of the kuspuks, leaving the bottom edges raw and unturned.

Stitch the mitten onto the mitten-hole on the boy's kuspuk. Leave the mitten edges raw and unturned.

Stitch the cuff over the raw edges of the sleeve and mitten on the boy's kuspuk.

12 - Stitch the small rock sections (1,2,3 and 4) onto the mountain snow pieces.

Pin the large rock piece onto the background section.

 

12A - Pin the sidehill section onto the background over the large rock piece.

Stitch into place, leaving the top edges raw where the mountain snow piece will cover it and the small right-side section where the foothill piece will cover it.

12B - Pin the foothill section onto the background over the large rock piece.

Stitch into place, leaving the short top right-hand edge raw where the mountain snow piece will cover it.

12C - Stitch the left mountain snow section onto the background, the large rock, and the sidehill sections.

Stitch the right mountain snow section onto the background, the left mountain snow, the large rock, and the foothill sections.

12D - Stitch the shoes for both kids onto the background, leaving the top edge raw and unturned.

Stitch the pants for the boy over his shoe, leaving the top edge raw and unturned.

13 - Stitch the kuspuk for both kids onto the background over the pants (boy) and shoe (girl) leaving the face area raw and unturned.

Stitch the girl's mitten onto the background leaving a raw edge in the top. Stitch the cuff over the raw edges of the arm and mitten.

Stitch the ruffs for both kids onto the background over the raw edge of the face.

The block is now completed.

 
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