Contemporary Christmas Quilt
Finished Size: 66" x 82"
Supplies: Figgy Pudding Quilt Kit
Available at Dakota Cabin Quilts for $120, Plus Optional Backing discounted by 10% (+40.50)
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Pattern: Available as a free download from Moda. Click here.
Skill Level: advanced beginner
Introduction: Folded fabric trees in two sizes are combined with scrappy geometric courthouse blocks to create a stunning holiday throw.
Let's Get Started!
Lay a ruler across your folded rectangle, carefully aligning along the diagonal.
Working from the right side, fold the tree into position, and finger press a crisp point at the tree top.
Align the ruler 1/4" from the tree top tip, and cut the extra fabric off.
Okay, now for the tree trunk. My fabric pieces are cut smaller than those in the pattern, as I was using up scraps. Using an accurate 1/4" seam, stitch a 1 1/2" wide strip of blue or green to a 2 1/2" strip of background fabric. Press the seam toward the brown.
Add a second 2 1/2 " strip of background fabric, again pressing the seam toward the brown.
Lay our the large tree blocks in combination with the small tree pairs. Right sides together, pin a small tree pair to the left side of a large tree block, and stitch.
Press the long seam toward the large tree. Repeat, making (8) trio blocks. Each unit measures 15 1/2" x 23 1/2":