Happy Monday, Friends. I hope you had a great weekend. I have been working on some REALLY exciting things, and can’t wait to share with you when the time is right. But today, it’s my turn to have fun with Windham‘s Christmas in July Blog Hop…. well, August! :o)
And for my blog hop project, I chose to work with Windham’s newly released Christmas 30’s line, Storybook Christmas to make…
… small wall hanging using squares cut from these sweet fabrics + 3/8 yard of white fabric!
My wallhanging finishes at 22″ x 25″. Each square finishes at 3″. So, if you are wanting to make the wallhanging exactly like mine, you will need to cut 40 (3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″) squares from the assorted prints.
From the white fabric, cut
widthwise, 3 (2 1/2″ x wof). Subcut 2 (2 1/2″ x 21 1/2″) and 2 (2 1/2″ x 22 1/2″) strips for outer border strips.
widthwise, 1 (3 1/2″ x wof). Subcut 2 (3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″) and 16 (2″ x 2″) squares.
Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of 1 (2″ x 2″) square. Place square, right sides together, at a corner of 1 (3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″) print square. Sew on drawn line. Trim 1/4″ away from sewn line. Open and press to reveal white corner triangle. Repeat with another (2″ x 2″) square at the adjacent corner of the same print square to complete 1 sewn unit. Repeat to make a total of 8 sewn unit that will be sewn in the rows to complete quilt center.
Refer to the diagram below, arrange and sew squares and sewn units to make pieced rows. Sew rows together to complete quilt top.
To complete quilt top, sew 2 (2 1/2″ x 21 1/2″) white strips to the opposite long sides of quilt center, followed by 2 (2 1/2″ x 22 1/2″) white strips to the remaining opposite short sides of quilt center.
And here you see I embroidered a bit of sweet nothings to one of the stars, using Aurifil’s embroidery floss. :)
There you have it. Now, who is to say you have to stop there? You are free to add borders to make the quilt larger and better!
I love this sweet fabric collection, and feel honored to have been asked to design with this fabric group, shown below. A couple of the designs were displayed at Windham’s booth during Fall Market last year.
Holiday Forest: kits are available for purchase here.
Star Bright Blue: kits are available for purchase here.
Star Bright traditional – quilt kits are available for pre-order here.
Storybook Christmas – quilt kits are available for purchase here and here. This is a really neat project in that it uses panel blocks meant for a fabric book in a quilt, and the entire quilt tells a story!
GIVEAWAY: We’ve covered quite a bit, but that’s not all! Windham is generously giving away a FQ bundle for Storybook Christmas to a Continental US address. Leave a comment between now and next Monday, and I will pick and announce a winner on next Tuesday. Tell me if you make or buy your Christmas presents.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a lovely week!