Fat Quarter Shop is now carrying kits for the Ladybugs in Polka Dotville in the multi-color colorway!
Finally, the ladies are ready for show! Before you do anything else, click Lady Bug Pattern to down the pdf file for the ladybug pattern pieces.
We left off with this in the last Ladybugs in Polka Dotville Quilt-Along post:
We will be adding the ladies!!!
**** please note that my instructions are for the multi-color colorway, you will have to adjust the fabrics for the pink/purple colorway or the colorway of your choice****
Important Note: By all means, use the method of your choice to applique the ladybugs. The pdf pattern comes with a 1/4″ seam allowance for those who are turning under for the applique. My instructions are for fusible applique.
Step 1: With a light box, trace the applique pattern pieces on the reverse side of your printout.
Step 4: Remove the paper backing (the side that is not traced), and attach and fuse the sticky side to the wrong side of fabric. Cut out the exact shape of applique pieces following the traced line. Note: Use black dot on red fabric for applique pieces C & D, and black fabric for applique pieces for A & B.
Step 5: Arrange the applique pieces on the pieced quilt background. Play with the poses of your ladies!! Fuse in place. Finish with either a satin stitch or buttonhole stitch! You may applique as many ladies as you wish on the pieced quilt top! And you are DONE!!!
[I decided to use a black with white design fabric for the body to give my ladies a bit more interest.]
This has been a fun quilt-along. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have. Send me pictures of your progress wherever you are – I am anxious to see them!!! Do go over to Facebook and become RJR Fabrics’ friend, would you? I hope you would also express your appreciation to the wonderful RJR people for sponsoring this quilt-along!