This fun wall quilt is a great celebration of the Winter holiday season. It's quick to piece together, even for a novice quilter, and we include templates to make this project even easier.
The finished size of the quilt is about 23" x 30".
The designs are from the One-Color Winter Houses Set.
You will need:
Stabilize the light-colored fabric with light-weight cut-away stabilizer for embroidery or polyester craft felt. Upload the designs into the machine and embroider them one by one in dark red, dark green or both. Do 5 stitch-outs in red and 5 stitch-outs in green.
Trim 6 stitch-outs leaving 1/2" margins all around the embroidery.
Trim 2 stitch-outs leaving a 1 1/2" margin on the left and 1/2" margins on the top, bottom and right sides.
Trim the remaining 2 stitch-outs leaving a 1 1/2" margin on the right and 1/2" margins on the top, bottom and left sides.
Cut away the stabilizer or felt around the embroidery.
Sew the stitch-outs in 2 strips, 5 stitch-outs per strip. The stitch-outs with 1 1/2" left margins go on the left ends of the strips and the ones with 1 1/2" right margins go on the right ends of the strips.
There are 6 star blocks in the center of the quilt. For the star block you will need, red scraps and the light-colored fabric of the background.
Out of red fabric, cut
Position the light-colored and red squares in pairs, face to face. Draw a diagonal. Stitch 1/4" on each side of the diagonal.
Cut along the diagonal. Unfold and press.
You'll have 24 half triangle squares for the star rays.
Assemble the elements of the block as shown on the picture below. First sew in strips, then sew the strips together.
Sew all blocks into a row:
To make a tree block, download the templates. To open and print the template, which is a PDF file, you will need Adobe Reader or a similar program. The program is free to download and install.
Cut out the templates. Template A is for the tree. You need to cut 6 A pieces out of green scraps.
The templates B1 and B2 are for the background. You need to cut 6 of each from the background fabric.
For the lower part of the block, cut
Sew the A, B1 and B2 pieces together and press.
Take the background fabric squares and gold rectanges and sew these pieces into strips. Press.
Sew both parts of the block together.
Sew the tree blocks into 2 strips, 3 blocks per strip.
Assembly of the Top:
Sew the star strip between the two strips with the houses. Press the seams.
Sew the tree strips to the left and right edges of the working piece. Press the seams.
Now measure the piece. Our was 24 1/2" wide and 18 1/2" high.
The first red border will be:
Sew the 1" x 24 1/2" strips to the upper and lower edges, press.
Sew the 1" x 20 1/2" strips to the left and right edges, press.
For the outer border, out of patterned fabric, cut
Sew the 2 1/2" x 25 1/2" strips to the upper and lower edges and the 2 1/2" x 24 1/2" to the left and right edges.
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 in a free motion style all over the quilt.
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.
Your quilt is done. Enjoy!