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Snowfolk Village Scrap Quilt

This cute Winter-themed wall quilt features designs from the Redwork Christmas Village and Redwork Snowman Set.

The finished size of the quilt is about 44" x 48".


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Besides embroidery thread (either polyester or rayon), you will need

  • 1 yard of white or off-white fabric for the embroidered strips,
  • scraps of different blue fabrics, enough to make 38 blocks measuring 2 1/2" x 2 1/2",
  • about 1/2 yard of very pale blue fabric for the background of the blocks,
  • 1 yard of blue fabric for the borders and binding,
  • batting and fabric for the backing,
  • light-weight cut-away embroidery stabilizer or polyester craft felt to use instead of stabilizer.

Emboridery

Cut the white fabric into 3 strips about 12" wide and the length of the width of the fabric. With a graphic pencil, within each strip, draw a rectangle measuring 9" x 36 1/2". After you're done with the embroidery, you will trim the strips to this line. If you like, you can embroider each design on a separate piece of fabric, then sew them together and trim the strip to 9" x 36 1/2".

Mark the position of each design on the strip. Make sure to keep them within the penciled rectangle. Stabilize each spot and embroider the designs one by one.

You can use either light-weight cut-away embroidery stabilizer or polyester craft felt. If you use the latter, after quilting the embroidery will look like trapunto.
After the embroidery is finished, cut away stabilizer around the embroidery close to the stitches.

You can use thread of one blue color or different shades of blue. We recommend that the color of the embroidery thread not be lighter than the fabric you chose for the border.




Cutting and Sewing the Blocks:

There are 2 different blocks used in the quilt, however, both of them are made from the same elements.

Out of blue scraps cut
38 squares measuring 2 1/2" x 2 1/2",
240 squares measuring 1 1/2" x 1 1/2",
32 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 2 1/2".

Out of pale blue fabric for the block background, cut
216 squares measuring 1 1/2" x 1 1/2",
120 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 2 1/2".

Please don't forget to press every seam after you make it. Seam allowance is 1/4".

Block A - Star

You will need 30 star blocks. 10 are used in the sashing and 20 on the borders.


Take the pale blue 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" strips and blue 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" squares, and use them to make flying geese blocks.

To do this, position a 1 1/2" square on one corner of a 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" strip. Draw a diagonal and stitch on the line. Trim seam allowance to 1/4", unfold and press. Repeat for second end of the strip. Make 120 new strips in this way.

Snowfolk Village Quilt 1

Sew these strips to the upper and lower edges of thirty 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" blue squares. Point the "rays" outwards.

Snowfolk Village Quilt 2

Sew 1 1/2" background squares to both ends of the remaining 60 strips.

Snowfolk Village Quilt 3

Sew these strips to the left and right edges of the units, pointing the "rays" outwards, to get star blocks.

Snowfolk Village Quilt 4

Block B - Diamond:

You will need 8 blocks B. Block B is made in almost the same way.

Take the blue 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" strips and pale blue 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" squares and use them to make flying geese blocks.

Position a 1 1/2" square on one corner of a 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" strip. Draw a diagonal and stitch on the line. Trim seam allowance to 1/4", unfold and press. Repeat for second end of the strip. Make 32 new strips in this way. This is the same as the first step for Block A, but with the colors reversed.

Snowfolk Village Quilt 5

Sew these strips to the upper and lower edges of eight 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" blue squares, with the "rays" pointing inwards.

Snowfolk Village Quilt 6

Sew 1 1/2" background squares to both ends of the remaining 16 strips.

Snowfolk Village Quilt 7

Sew these strips to the left and right edges of the units, "rays" pointing inwards. to get diamond blocks.

Snowfolk Village Quilt 8

Sewing the Sashing:

Sew 2 sashing strips out of 5 star blocks and 4 diamond blocks each:

Snowfolk Village Quilt 9

Sewing the Top:

Sew the embroidered strips and sashing strips together:

Snowfolk Village Quilt 10

Cutting and Sewing the Borders:

For the first border, out of blue fabric cut 4 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 36 1/2"

Sew 2 of the strips to the upper and lower edges of the quilt top.
Sew another 2 strips to the left and right edges of the qui
0lt top.

Snowfolk Village Quilt 11

Out of blue fabric for the border, cut 2 strips measuring 4 1/2" x 10 1/4".
Using these strips and star blocks, sew the left and right borders:
a star block - blue strip - a star block - a star block - blue strip - a star block.

Snowfolk Village Quilt 12

Sew these borders to the left and right edges of the quilt top.

Snowfolk Village Quilt 13

Out of blue fabric for the border, cut 2 strips measuring 4 1/2" x 11 1/2".
Using these strips and star blocks, sew the left and right borders:
a star block - a star block - blue strip - a star block - a star block - blue strip - a star block - a star block.

Snowfolk Village Quilt 14

Sew these borders to the upper and lower edges of the quilt top.

Snowfolk Village Quilt 15

Quilting and Finishing:

Now place the backing on a flat surface (table) face down. Cover with batting. Spread your working piece over it.

Pin all three layers together with 1" pins and start quilting. We quilted along the lines of the embroidery, and all over the quilt in a free-motion style.

After the quilting is finished, press the work with heavy steam and square the work -- all corners should be 90 degrees and opposite sides should be of the same length.

Finish the raw edges with the binding.

The quilt is ready. Enjoy!



Enjoy!

Happy Stitching!

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