Preppy by Elizabeth Hartman is a fresh and happy patchwork whale who’s ready to be a part of your next quilt! These 4″ x 13″ whales are made using conventional patchwork techniques – no paper piecing or templates.
Because each whale only needs a 9” x 10” piece of fabric, Preppy can be made using fat quarters, fat sixteenths, 10” precut squares, or even scraps. Mix and match to make a fun and fabulous quilt.
The pattern includes a summary of the pieces needed to make single blocks, so Preppy will be right at home in other quilts or smaller patchwork projects.
Quilt sizes and fabric requirements are included on the materials chart in the listing images. You will also need the fabric marking tool of your choice.
Each quilt size includes one black whale, one white whale, and two or more colorful whales. The black fabric is used to make the eyes and mouths on all of the whales except the black whale. White fabric is used to make the eye and mouth on the black whale.
The “black” and “white” fabrics don’t have to be true white or black. A light gray, or even a very pale pink can be used instead of white and a dark charcoal or indigo can be used instead of black. The key is for one to be light and one to be dark.
Choosing a medium gray, denim, or linen tone for the background will help to keep things balanced. Because each one is made up of several smaller pieces, the whales will look best made with solids or prints that are smaller, monochromatic, and/or non-directional.