Thicket Critter baby quilt pattern

I made this quilt using Thicket Critter panel from Moda and here is the pattern for you!
finished quilt

Thicket Critter panel blocks

Cut Thicket Critter panel 8.5″ wide by 10.5″.

Do not trust the printed dotted line on the fabric because they can be slightly off. Use your ruler to measure and cut.

Add 1″ border on all side

Cut four 10.5″ by 1.5″ strips of your choice for the each panel.

Piece two strips on the 10.5″ side and then the rest two on the top and bottom.

animal frame 1
Add 2″ border on two sides

Cut two 2.5″ by 2.5″ square and two 10.5″ by 2.5″ strips for the each panel.

Stitch one square to the one strip. Make two pieced strips for the each panel.

Stitch one pieced strip on the right side of panel and then other one on the bottom.

animal frame 2
Add 2″ border all around.

Cut two 16.5″ by 2.5″ strips and two 14.5″ by 2.5″ strips for the each panel.

I used same fabric for this border on all four panel blocks rather than scrappy in order to unite everything.

Stitch 14.5″ strips on the shorter side of panel block and then 16.5″ strips on the top and bottom.

animal frame

Forest quarter circle blocks

This is based on the New York Beauty block construction. If  you are not familiar with foundation paper piecing and curved piecing technique, you need to find the instructions because I am not writing it here(sorry!). Those links above are to go to my instructions with slight unusual way of doing them.forest block one.
This block is made of four sections and two side border. You need to make section B and C as FPP and here is the tree pattern
Print the pattern as it is and it should be the right size, 16″by 16″ finished, without seam allowance.
The tree part, section C is made of six parts. Make each parts individually.
To make section C, first, piece part c and c’ together and then starting from a, piece all parts together.
I recommend paper to be not removed until section C is completed and trimmed. Once it is done, remove all the paper which is easier to work with while piecing the curve.
The pattern of section D is printed as half because it’s too big. Fold the fabric on bias and place the fold line of pattern on the fold of fabric and trace the pattern.
Cut  border fabric, 14.” by 2.5″ and 16.5″ by 2.5″ and piece them as above picture.

Curved Log Cabin block.

Four log cabin blocks to make this part.
All the strips are narrow and if you are not confident to stitch narrow strips, do use FPP method and patterns are provided in a PDF file above.
Each block finishes 7.5″ by 8.5″ including seam allowance.
All the measurements for the fabric are as below.
log cabin pattern.
Two blocks need to be made clockwise and two, anti-clockwise. As usual start from fabric 1. Place fabric 2 on the left side of fabric 1 to make clockwise block. Place fabric 2 on the right side of fabric 1 to make anti-clockwise block.
Piece all four log cabin blocks together to make one centre block.
Fabrics can be scrappy like mine or use just two.

Assembling blocks

Using picture below, assemble all the nine blocks.
Make three vertical columns first and piece them together.
thick_animal 02.
Finished size of this quilt is 48″ by 50″.
You can add one more border if you wish.
If you find any mistakes and questions, do contact me anytime!





July 20, 2018 8:44 am

Tomomi, thanks for sharing your wonderful quilt pattern!

Julie Fukuda
July 21, 2018 9:01 am

What a great use of that panel, and I especially love those tree corners. What a great idea for setting the whole quilt.

July 23, 2018 1:18 pm

It’s stunning, Tomomi! I liked this panel, but I couldn’t imagine it being used so creatively and the combination of colour and b/w is great.