Monday, December 23, 2013

Season's Greetings!

...It's both the sentiment for this time of year and the name of one of our Christmas collections. 
We're in the holiday mood, so we thought we'd share two easy Christmas-themed blocks today, both using the Season's Greetings collection.
You know, since you're no doubt sitting back relaxed, all ready for the holidays. Not out buying last-minute presents, cruising the grocery store aisles, or frantically searching for another roll of tape to finish wrapping the gifts. :)

Ornament Block



Stripe:
Cut (1) 2-1/2'' x 8-1/2'' strip

Blue:
Cut (2) 1-1/2'' x 8-1/2'' strips
Cut (1) 1'' x 2-1/2'' piece

Red:
Cut (2) 2-1/2'' x 8-1/2'' strips

Cream:
Cut (4) 2-1/2'' squares
Cut (2) 2-1/2'' x 8-1/2'' strips
Cut (1) 2-1/2'' x 12-1/2'' strip
Cut (2) 2-1/2'' x 6-1/4'' strips


Make the Ornament Block
1. Sew the 1-1/2'' x 8-1/2'' blue strips lengthwise to opposite sides of the 2-1/2'' x 8-1/2'' stripe strip.
2. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the (4) 2-1/2'' cream squares. Lay a marked square right sides together on a corner of a 2-1/2'' x 8-1/2'' red strip. Sew on the drawn line and trim ½'' past the line. Press open. Repeat on opposite corner. Add cream squares to the second red strip in the same way.
3. Sew the pieced red strips lengthwise to the blue pieces from step 1.
4. Sew the  2-1/2'' x 6-1/4'' cream strips to opposite sides of the 1'' x 2-1/2'' blue piece.
5. Sew the 2-1/2'' x 8-1/2'' cream strips to the sides of the ornament. Sew the 2-1/2'' x 12-1/2'' cream strip to the bottom, and the pieced cream strip from step 4 to the top. 


Tree Block


Black print:
Cut (1) 2-1/2'' square

Green #1:
Cut (1) 2-1/2'' x 12-1/2'' strip
Cut (1) 2-1/2'' x 4-1/2'' piece

Green #2:
Cut (1) 2-1/2'' x 10-1/2'' strip

Green #3:
Cut (1) 2-1/2'' x 8-1/2'' strip

Green  #4:
Cut (1) 2-1/2'' x 6-1/2'' strip

Cream:
Cut (2) 2-1/2'' x 5-1/2'' strips
Cut (2) 2-1/2'' x 4-1/2'' strips
Cut (2) 2-1/2'' x 3-1/2'' pieces
Cut (12) 2-1/2'' squares
Cut (2) 1-1/2'' x 2-1/2'' pieces

Make the Tree Block
1. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of (10) 2-1/2'' cream squares. Lay 2 marked squares on the short ends of each green strip, sew on the drawn line and trim ¼'' past the line. Press open.
2. Sew the (2) 1-1/2'' x 2-1/2'' cream pieces to the ends of the second longest green row. Sew the remaining (2) cream squares to the ends of the third green row. Sew the (2) 2-1/2'' x 3-1/2'' cream pieces to the ends of the fourth green row. Sew the (2) 2-1/2'' x 4-1/2'' cream pieces to the ends of the top green row.
3. Sew the (2) 2-1/2'' x 5-1/2'' cream pieces to opposite sides of the 2-1/2'' black print square to make the trunk row.
4. Sew the trunk row and 5 green rows together to complete the tree block. 

The Season's Greetings line features a whopping 44 prints--something for everyone! We're showing a few favorites below, but you can see the entire collection here.







p.s. Cat Lady is our winner from the Garland tutorial giveaway. Congratulations, Cat Lady! Please email us at fabriquiltblog (at) gmail.com with your address. 


***Also, Candy Soehren, we are still waiting to hear from you to get your mailing address for the 
Christmas in the Woods giveaway bundle. 
Please email us at fabriquiltblog (at) gmail.com with your mailing address.


3 comments:

  1. What great looking Christmas prints!
    Thank you for the great patterns and ideas.
    I am sending you an email with my info for the Garland Tutorial giveaway.

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  2. Thanks for the ornament and tree patterns. Merry Christmas!

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  3. Love the tree pattern! I have been looking for one and this looks like one I could make! Merry Christmas to you, too!

    Sandy A

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