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Red-and-White Christmas Wall Quilt with Winter Bird Embroidery
This small Christmas-themed wall quilt features easy construction with traditional pieced blocks. We used designs from the One-Color Winter Bird Set.

The finished size of the tablerunner is about 26" x 26".

Finished red-and-white wall quilt with one-color bird embroidery


You will need :
  • red embroidery threads either polyester or rayon
  • about 1/4 yard of white fabric for embroidered and pieced blocks,
  • about 1/4 yard of white patterned fabric for the pieced blocks and the first border,
  • about 1/2 yard of red patterned fabric for the pieced blocks, second border, and binding,
  • 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", and
  • a strip 1 1/2" wide and the length of the width of the fabric.
Subcut the strip into
  • 16 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" each and
  • 16 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" each.
Out of white patterned fabric, cut a strip 1 1/2" wide and the length the fabric permits, subcut it into 32 squares, each measuring 1 1/2" x 1 1/2".
Out of the same fabric, cut the strips for the first border:
  • 2 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 18 1/2" and
  • 2 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 20 1/2".
Out of red patterned fabric, cut
  • 4 squares measuring 2 1/2" x 2 1/2", and
  • the strips for the second border:
    • 2 strips measuring 3 1/2" x 20 1/2", and
    • 2 strips measuring 3 1/2" x 26 1/2".
Use the remaining red fabric for the binding.

Assembly:
Note: seam allowance is 1/4", press the seam immediately after you make it.
Block:
Sew the white patterned 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" squares to both ends of the 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" white strips. You should get 8 of them.
Red and White Winter Quilt

Sew the white-and-red 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" squares to both ends of the 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" white strips. You should get 8 of them.
Red and White Winter Quilt
Sew the white 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" strips to the upper and lower edges of the red patterned 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares.
Red and White Winter Quilt
Sew the 4 1/2" long strips from step 1 to the left and right edges of the central part.
Red and White Winter Quilt
Sew the white 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" strips to the upper and lower edges of the working piece.
Red and White Winter Quilt
Sew the 6 1/2" strips from Step 2 to the left and right edges of the working piece.
Red and White Winter Quilt
You need 4 pieced blocks.
Quilt Assembly:
Sew the pieced blocks and white squares into rows.
The first and the third rows consist of 2 white and 1 pieced block: white - pieced- white.
The second row consisists of 1 white and 2 pieced blocks: pieced - white - pieced.
Red and White Winter Quilt
Sew the rows together.
Red and White Winter Quilt
Add the first border.
Red and White Winter Quilt
Add the second border.
Red and White Winter Quilt
Embroidery:
Choose 5 designs from the One-Color Winter Bird Set.

Stabilize the white blocks with light-weight cut-away stabilizer. Hoop the fabric tightly and embroider the designs one by one.

Cut away the stabilizer only around the outer lines of the embroidery, leave the stabilizer inside the embroidery
Close-up of the quilting and embroidery.

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 and embroidery.

Press with heavy steam. Square the quilt. Finish the raw edges with the binding.
Close-up of the quilting and embroidery.
Have fun!
Finished quilt with bird embroidery

Close-up of the quilting and embroidery.



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