Are you ready for Christmas yet? It's only three months away!!
As quilters we all know the holidays get very busy, it seems like once my kids start school, I blink and it's Thanksgiving and then Christmas!
Plus, the GO! Holiday Medley die and the embroidery files that goes with it by Marjorie (and stabilizer for embroidery machine). I started off with this sketch on my electric quilt (EQ8) design software.
TIp: If you don't have access to an embroidery machine you may want to look at Heat-N-Bond Lite to adhere your appliqués to your quilt.
I used about 1/2 yard white and 1/4 yard green and red fabric. Plus, more of the green for the Christmas trees.
I started with the biggest shapes, but I suggest cutting as much as you can from each strip.
Here's what I cut out in number order:
(12) of #2 in white
Eight (8) of #3 in white
Eight (8) of #5 in white
Four (4) of #11.1 in white
Four (4) of #12.1 in red
Four right and four wide (4R +4W) of #14 in white
Four (4) of #15 in red
Eight (8) of #16 in green
From there, I sewed everything together into block sections. I tried to sew as much together as possible in one sitting before ironing the seams. The #11.1 and 12.1 bow tie shapes, #14 and 15 kite and triangles and #16 with corner #5 white triangles.
then adding white #3 triangles to the long edge of the #16 trapezoids.
I then sewed the #2 squares together to make the bowtie block sections and finish the kite blocks
and finish the bowtie block sections.
Then I sewed 4 identical sections as seen below.
Then sewed the top together as shown in the picture below.
In scraps of green fabric, I cut out four squares to fit the Christmas tree on the holiday medley die and added Steam-A-Seam Lite onto the back of the fabric. I cut out four trees next.
I prepped the back of the quilt top by adding interfacing over the middle white center (on point).
Then I prepped a 5 x 7 hoop and marked the centers on both the stabilizer in the hoop and on the quilt, I used the five-inch seam as my center which worked well.
Here's where the tree is placed after I did the outline stitching.
Here's four identical Christmas trees all embroidered on the top!
I quilted a tight filler design around the trees and simple lines on the rest.
Here's what the table topper looks like on my dining room table. I added the same green binding as the trapezoids.
This makes a great stocking stuffer or perfect for holiday decorating.