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Noah's Journey #1 - The Ark


The animals are lining up to board the Ark! This whimsical 12 month BOM of the ark and it’s sometimes silly animals, all comes together in an enchanting 66 1/2” x 78 1/2” quilt. We’ll start with the large Ark block, and then move on to months where there will be 1 to 3 blocks given in one pattern, ending with the quilt assembly pattern. Most of the embroidery floss colors needed for the entire quilt are used in the Ark block, with a few more being added later.  We will supply you with a full list of Cosmo embroidery floss, Prismacolor Premier colored pencils, and fabric amounts used so you can get a jump on getting your supplies ready!

The embroidery on all of these blocks would be very easy for a confident beginner. The piecing in the quilt is the same… easy, but impressive looking! Instructions for cutting all of the embroidered blocks are given in the Ark pattern so you can have all of your stitching fabric ready to go! I used Moda Warm White muslin for both my stitching background fabric, and my muslin backing  -  3 3/4 yd of each (7 1/2 yards in all.)

Let’s all get started with the large 24”x 24” Ark block! Almost every floss and colored pencil used in the quilt are used in this block! The colored pencil tinting is easy and fun, and the stitching isn’t anything a confident beginner couldn’t easily handle. Jump on board, we’re almost ready to sail!

Stitchery image measures approximately 23" x 21 3/4"

  • Click Here for a full list of Cosmo embroidery floss, Prismacolor Premier colored pencils, and fabric amounts used in the Noah's Journey project.

    Fabric Requirements for Noah’s Journey:

    Stitching Background fabric - 3 3/4 yd
    Muslin for backing stitcheries - 3 3/4 yd

    Red - 5/8 yd
    Six dark grey, or taupe prints - 1/3 yd each
    Dark Taupe for Pinwheels and binding - 1 yard
    Five medium tone cream/grey/taupe prints - 1/3 yd each
    Five white prints - 1/2 yard each
    White print for Maple Star block background and piecing - 1 yard
    Quilt backing - 5 yards

    Finished quilt measures 78 1/2" x 66 1/2"

    Cosmo embroidery floss used in this pattern: