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Red-and-White Nativity Wall Quilt
This bright Christmas-themed quilt features designs from the One-Color Nativity Set.
The finished size of the quilt is about 25" x 25".
Finished quilt with redwork embroidery of Nativity scenes.

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You will need :
  • red embroidery threads, either polyester or rayon,
  • 1/2 yard of white fabric,
  • about 1 yard of red fabric,
  • light-weight cut-away embroidery stabilizer,
  • fabric for the backing,
  • batting,
  • quilter's ruler,
  • rotary cutter,
  • iron,
  • #12 universal needle,
  • #12-#14 quilting needle.
Cutting:
Out of the white fabric, cut
  • 5 squares measuring 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" each,
  • 2 strips measuring 2" x 18 1/2",
  • 2 strips measuring 2" x 21 1/2".
Cut the remaining fabric into several strips 2 7/8" wide and the maximum length your fabric permits.

Out of red fabric, cut
  • 2 strips measuring 3 1/2" x 21 1/2",
  • 2 strips measuring 3 1/2" x 27 1/2"
Cut the remaining fabric into several strips 2 7/8" wide and the maximum length your fabric permits.

Use the remaining red fabric for the binding.
Annie's Choice Block:
Note: seam allowance is 1/4", press each seam after you make it.
The block consists of 16 red-and-white half-triangle squares. You will need 4 blocks for the quilt.
Annies Choice Block consists of 16 half-triangle squares.

For each block subcut the 2 7/8" wide red and white strips into 8 squares each.
To sew half-triangle squares, position the 2 3/8" x 2 3/8" squares in pairs, each pair with 2 different fabrics, face to face. You'll get 8 pairs.
With a pencil, draw a diagonal across the top square. Stitch 1/4" from the pencil line on both sides.
Place squares face to face.

With a pencil draw a diagonal.

Cut along the line. Open the new squares. Press the seam towards the darker color. Trim the "ears". Repeat for all the pairs. You should get 16 two-color squares, measuring 2" x 2".
Cut along the line. Open the new squares.

Assembly of the block:
Following our diagrams below, sew the squares into 4 rows:
Red and White Nativity Quilt

Now sew all 4 rows together.
Red and White Nativity Quilt
Assembly of the Quilt Top:
The quilt consists of 3 rows. For the first and third rows, sew the pieced block between 2 solid white squares.
Red and White Nativity Quilt
For the second row, sew the white square between 2 pieced blocks.
Red and White Nativity Quilt
Sew all 3 rows together.
Red and White Nativity Quilt
First Border: sew the 2" x 18 1/2" strips to the upper and lower edges.
Sew the 2" x 21 1/2" strips to the left and right edges.
Red and White Nativity Quilt
Red Border: Sew the 3 1/2" x 21 1/2" strips to the upper and lower edges.
Sew the 3 1/2" x 27 1/2" strips to the left and right edges.
Red and White Nativity Quilt
Embroidery:
Working with one design at a time, stabilize a white square with light-weight cut-away stanilizer. Hoop the fabric tightly and embroider the Nativity designs one by one.
Stitch-out of one of the designs with Nativity scene.

Stitch-out of one of the designs with Nativity scene

Stitch-out of one of the designs with Nativity scene

Stitch-out of one of the designs with Nativity scene
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 quilt.
Close-up of the quilting pattern

Close-up of the quilting pattern

Press with heavy steam. Square the quilt. Finish the raw edges with the binding.

Have fun!

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