Monday, November 28, 2011

Wreath quilt block tutorial and Fabric Tuesday....

We made this quilt block for sew sweetness' 12 days of Christmas sampler quilt along. Go check it out, if you make all the blocks in the series, you could have a darling Christmas quilt! I would love to make it, maybe next year!



We are making this Modern Christmas Wreath, ready, set, go...
 Pretty easy peasy, you can whip this up really fast, my girls want me to do a whole quilt!
 Step 1- download leaf and bow template HERE.  Cut 4 scraps of green larger than your leaf template.
Step 2- Following the instructions on your fusible interfacing, iron the shape outline to the backs of your scraps.
Step 3- Cut the shapes, and remove backing from interfacing.


I made a fold in the middle of my 12.5 x 12.5 square to see the exact center. Then I just eyeballed the leaves so the tips met, being careful of the center mark to guide my placement.



Next stitch down leaves. I used a sulky green  thread. I think is looks shiny and pretty, I also used a blanket stitch.

Follow the same process with the bow and fusible interfacing. I made the top of the bow lay just on top of the green stitching on the top of my leaves. Stitch down your bow.  


That is it! You have a sweet little modern Christmas wreath. 

On to fabric Tuesday. Make sure to click here if you haven't posted before. We love all the projects posted here each and every week, and appreciate all of you making it such an inspiration to us and others!
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11 comments:

elizabeth said...

This is darling! I hope to make one soon : )

Carla said...

Just when I think all my Christmas sewing is done, you guys have this awesome tutorial. Now I have to make this... Thanks for sharing!

Kim said...

That is so cute!!!!!!!

poppyinpink said...

So simple and so effective, well at least you make it it look easy. I really like the fabrics. Thanks for this Christmassy inspiration.

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

The wreath block is adorable. I've been so impressed with all of the sampler blocks. And thanks for hosting :)

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

Oh - your wreath block is soooo cute!! I love that blanket stitch around the edge!

Katie said...

I love the block! I decided I can't take on this quilt-a-long at this time, but may do it for next Christmas.

Dolores said...

I love your tutorial, very tempting to add it to my huge sewing list. My link has been added twice because the first one wasn't showing up and I thought that it didn't work. Sorry, it's my first time linking up.

dxx

Lesley said...

This wreath is so cute! I love the fabric choices!

Lesley said...

This wreath is so cute! I love the fabric choices!

conniepunkie said...

I love the wreath & would like to make it for a friend in the hospital, but how in the world do you hang it??