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Seasonal Decorating with Small Quilts
This set of one-block quilts provides you with seasonal decorations all year round!
We used the designs from the Four Seasons Tree Set.

The finished size of each one-block quilt is about 12" x 12". You can arrange them in any way you like. We went for a whimsical arrangement using real tree branches.
Winter-themed one-block quilts.

For this composition we also used the designs from the Tatting Snowflake Set.
Spring-themed one-block quilts.

For the Spring-themed composition we used the flowers from the 3D Freestanding Organza Flower Set.
Summer-themed one-block quilts.

For the Summer-themed composition, we used an artificial vine.
Fall-themed one-block quilts.

For the Autumn-themed composition we used the Freestanding Battenberg Lace Leaf and Freestanding Battenberg Lace Maple Leaf.
The construction of the blocks is very simple.
You will need :
  • embroidery threads either polyester or rayon,
  • light-colored fabric for the central part,
  • Winter-, Spring-, Summer-, and Fall-themed fabrics; you need at least 2 fabrics for each season,
  • light-weight cut-away embroidery stabilizer,
  • fabric for the backing,
  • batting,
  • quilter's ruler,
  • rotary cutter,
  • iron,
  • #12 universal needle,
  • #12-14 quilting needle
  • for the freestanding embroidery, you will need water-soluble mesh,
  • for the 3D flowers, you will need organza,
For the compositions you will also need:
  • a rod or a bough,
  • spools of netting of different colors -
    • white and blue for winter,
    • lime and pink for spring,
    • green for summer,
    • orange for autumn,
  • An artificial vine, flowers or foliage can also be helpful.
Winter-themed one-block quilts.

Cutting:
Out of the fabric for the central part, cut a square measuring 7 1/2" x 7 1/2".

Out of solid-colored fabric for the first border cut
  • 2 strips measuring 1 1/4" x 7 1/2",
  • 2 strips measuring 1 1/4" x 9"
Out of fabric for the second border, cut
  • 2 strips measuring 2" x 9" and
  • 2 strips measuring 2" x 12 1/2".
Assembly:
Note: seam allowance is 1/4", press the seam immediately after you make it.
Sew the 1 1/4" x 7 1/2" strips to the upper and lower edges of the central part.
Seasonal Small Quilts

Sew the 1 1/4" x 9" strips to the left and right edges of the central part.
Seasonal Small Quilts
Sew the 2" x 9" strips to the upper and lower edges of the working piece.
Sew the 2" x 12 1/2" strips to the left and right edges of the working piece.
Seasonal Small Quilts
Embroidery:
Upload a design into the machine. Select threads.
Mark the position of the embroidery on the central part of the block.
Stabilize the area. Hoop the fabric tightly and embroider the design.
Spring-themed one-block quilt. Close-up.

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 layers together.
We quilted in a free-motion style all over the blocks.
Spring-themed one-block quilt. Close-up.

Press with heavy steam. Square the quilt. Finish the raw edges with the binding.
Fall-themed one-block quilt.

Spring-themed one-block quilt.

Summer-themed one-block quilt.

Winter-themed one-block quilt.

Making the Compositions:
Fix the bough or rod to the wall or ceiling.

Cut spool netting into 3 sections of different length.

Attach the netting ribbons to the bough. You can use either pins or baste the netting using threads of matching colors.
Attach the blocks to the netting, again using either pins or basting.
Add additional embellishments: snowflakes, leaves, flowers, vines, etc.
Fall-themed one-block quilt.

Fall-themed one-block quilts.

Have fun!
Fall-themed one-block quilt.

Fall-themed one-block quilt.

Spring-themed one-block quilt.

Spring-themed one-block quilt.

Summer-themed one-block quilt.

Winter-themed one-block quilt.

Winter-themed one-block quilt.

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