Richard Scarry’s Busytown Quilt

I had taken my 3 year old little boy into the quilt store with me last fall. I was worried about trying to keep him settled down long enough for me to take a quick look around. We passed the kids fabrics when he set his eyes on a blue patterned fabric with Richard Scarry’s Busytown characters on it. Immediately he said he wanted that quilt. “Can you make me a quilt? I want this on my quilt.”

It was a cute pattern so I caved and bought a couple of yards not quite sure what I was going to do with it. Isaac carried the fabric around for days, calling it his quilt. It has only taken me about 6 months to turn it into “his quilt”.

This isn’t a full tutorial, but rather a quick “how I did it”.

1. I took the dark blue fabric and cut it into 4 1/2 inch strips.

2. I took the striped fabric and cut it into 2 1/2 inch strips.

3. I sewed a striped strip (tongue twister there) to the top and bottom of the dark blue strips.

4. I pressed my seams inward. Then cut blocks 8 1/2 inches wide.

5. I cut out 8 1/2 blocks from the Richard Scarry fabric book panel.

6. I alternated the direction of the blocks and threw in the panel blocks.

7. I added 4 1/2 inch wide striped borders down the length of the quilt.

8. Quilt and bind.

9. Made a cute pillowcase from the leftover fabric. (That’s another post.)

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