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.


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,


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΄

Carol said...

What a cute block! Thank you

Carol said...

Thanks so much. I absolutely love it!

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