Balloon Doggy Quilt Block Pattern - 15" x 15"
This listing is for one, seven page .pdf (electronic) pattern.
Finally! A balloon doggie that won't deflate! You can make this cute, twisted pup in any color you like and take comfort in knowing that he'll never run out of gas!
This is an original quilt block designed by Barbara Cain. It measures 15'' x 15'' when finished. It can be either paper pieced or traditionally pieced.
If you plan to piece traditionally, cut apart all of the pattern pieces and cut out the corresponding fabric pieces adding a 1/4" seam allowance to each side. It is important to be accurate with this! Sew the pieces together with 1/4'' seams just as you would with any other patchwork. Be sure to sew the pieces together in order, i.e., start with piece A1, then attach A2, A3, etc.. Once you connect all of the A pieces, do the same with the B pieces. When the B pieces are all connected to one another, sew B onto A, and so on.
If you are a paper piecer, you know what to do!
If you are new to paper piecing and want to give it a try, you can download a free paper piecing tutorial and practice pattern from my Craftsy shop. Just paste this path into your browser and you'll find the pattern:
For a 7 1/2'' x 7 1/2'' block, reduce the pattern to 50 percent. Very small, not for the squeamish but so cute!