Friday, December 8, 2017

A Snow Family Christmas Medallion Quilt - Day 2

It wouldn't be the holiday season without a quilting project! 
Follow along as we use Judy Hansen's A Snow Family Christmas collection to make a medallion quilt perfect for winter! We'll start with a center square and add easy borders to create a 54" square quilt. Follow along as work toward the final quilt reveal.



Today we'll be fussy cutting the fun stripe in this collection to use as the first border, and then we'll be assembling the first border around the quilt's center square. 

Cutting:
From the stripe:
(4) 6-1/2" x 12-1/2" fussy-cut pieces (see photos below)

From the navy allover snowman print:
(1) 12-1/2" square (you can fussy-cut it to center snowman if you prefer)

Here's a look at the stripe. You can fussy cut whichever section you'd like; we chose the larger snowman section with the candy cane strips at the bottom. 

Position a ruler on the stripe, adjusting fabric as needed so stripes on fabric align with the ruler edge. Remember that 1/4" on each side of the stripe will be lost in the seam allowance, so plan accordingly. In the fussy cut stripe pieces below, the solid red will be the seam allowance and the candy cane stripe will create a great "extra" border along the center square.




Add the First Border:
Step 1: Lay out the 12-1/2" navy allover snowman square, (4) 6-1/2" x 12-1/2" stripe pieces, and the (4) holly blocks from yesterday, orienting the holly berries as shown. 


Step 2: Sew the fussy-cut stripe pieces to the sides of the square. Tip: As you stitch, keep the fussy cut piece on top. This allows you to "steer" the stitching slightly so that the red solid doesn't show.

Step 3: Here's the quilt center with the side border pieces added. Isn't that candy cane stripe great?!

Step 4: Sew the holly blocks to opposite ends of both fussy-cut strips as shown, noting orientation of the blocks. 

Step 5: Sew the pieced borders to the top and bottom of the center square. Border #1 is complete! 

Follow along as we make our Medallion quilt!

See the entire A Snow Family Christmas collection here and ask for it at your local quilt shop.

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