Wednesday, December 6, 2017

A Snow Family Christmas Medallion Quilt - Day 1

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.

Here are the prints we'll be using:

From the gray text:
Four 4-1/2" squares

From the red check:
Eight 1-1/2" x 6-1/2" pieces
Eight 1-1/2" x 4-1/2" pieces
Twelve berries from template*

From the green holly:
Eight holly leaves from template*

*See Step 1

Note: Download the template for the holly leaves and berries here

Step 1: Trace the indicated number of leaves and berries onto the paper side of fusible web. Adhere to the correct fabric, and cut out each shape on the drawn line. Set aside.

Step 2: Lay out a 4-1/2" gray square with two 1-1/2" x 4-1/2" red check pieces and two 1-1/2" x 6-1/2" red check pieces. 

Step 3: Sew 1-1/2" x 4-1/2" red check pieces to opposite sides of a 4-1/2" gray text square. 

Step 4: Sew 1-1/2" x 6-1/2" red check pieces to the top and bottom to complete the pieced square.

Step 5: Position two holly leaves and three berries on the block as shown. Fuse in place. 

Step 6: Repeat to make a total of four blocks. note the placement of the holly leaves and berries on each block; these will be corner blocks in the first border, so be sure text print is oriented correctly before you fuse.

An elf on the shelf has joined our studio for December (see him more often on Instagram). We've been lucky that he hasn't caused much mischief yet--he even offered to hold up today's quilt block for a photo!

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.