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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

A Merry Christmas Wreath Tutorial


Merry Christmas!πŸŽ„ I hope everyone's enjoying this Christmas Eve with family and/or friends, or a good book & a quilt, whichever is your favorite way to spend it! I did this block up ahead of time because I knew we'd be busy Christmas week visiting with family. I couldn't leave out one of the most well known National Days! So here it is! A Merry Christmas wreath, to wish you a Merry Christmas from my family to yours. πŸ’– 





I drew it up in three colors, but as long as the greens are the same values, I'm going scrappy with mine, as you'll see in a bit.

Here's how it went together.





Fabric A (background):
(4) 2 1/2" sq.
(1) 4 1/2" sq.


Fabric B (wreath):
(4) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(2) 2 1/2 x 4 1/2"
(2) 2 1/2 x 8 1/2"


Fabric C (bow):
(2) 2 1/2" sq.





Double Upper Corners

1. Place a square at the left end or left upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from right upper to left lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.
4. Place a square at the right end or right upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
5. Stitch from left upper corner to right lower corner.
6. Clip, flip & press.




~Using the above method, (2) 2 1/2" sq. of Fabric C, and a 2 1/2 x 4 1/2" rect. of Fabric B, make one double upper corner clip & flip unit. (This is actually a flying geese unit, so clip & flip the first corner before stitching the second corner.)

~Repeat using (2) 2 1/2" sq. of Fabric A and a 2 1/2 x 8 1/2" rect. of Fabric B. Repeat for total of two of these units.

~Repeat using (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric B and a 4 1/2" sq. of Fabric A. --> Flip unit around and repeat on the remaining two corners.


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Assemble as shown below, using scant quarter inch seams. You will have an 8 1/2" (8" finished) Christmas wreath! It's simple and good for using up jelly roll strip scraps, and you could get the middle square out of a rogue charm square.





Here's how mine turned out.



Hope you enjoyed this block.. I'll be back Dec. 26 with another National Day block, the last of the Christmas themed days.. I did that one ahead of time, too, since we'll be having a second holiday-ish dinner, with family that couldn't make it on Christmas day. (These blocks will be linked with all of the others on the National Days page *HERE*) I hope you're having the merriest of Merry Christmases, tucked in somewhere warm and toasty! 

Lots of πŸ’– and Happy Stitching,





2 comments...:

quilt101 said...

Thank You for all you do! Merry Christmas and may "2020" be your best year yet!!

Thank you for sharing your talents.
Merry ChristmasπŸŒ΄πŸŽ„πŸŒ΄

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