Thursday, December 14, 2017

A Snow Family Christmas Medallion Quilt - Day 4

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.

Ready for a lot of applique? 
Today we're creating rows of ornaments that will go around the quilt center. 

From the white solid:
(4) 6-1/2" x 30-1/2" strips

From the gray text print:
(1) 3-1/2" x 14" piece

From the red text print: 
(12) ornaments*

From each of the green check and navy check:
(8) ornaments*

*Follow the step-by-steps below to create the fused ornament shapes. 

Note: Download the ornament shape here.

Today's fabrics:

Step 1: Trace (28) of the template shape onto the paper side of fusible web.  

Step 2: Fuse (12) of the shapes onto the wrong side of the red text fabric and (8) each onto the wrong side of the green check and navy check fabrics. Cut out each shape on the drawn line and remove paper. 

Step 3: Fuse a 3" x 13" piece of fusible to the wrong side of the 3-1/2" x 14" gray text piece. Trim piece to measure 3" x 13". Cut (16) 1/2" x 3" long pieces from the strip. Tip: if you remove the paper backing before cutting, you won't have to peel the paper off each individual piece. But the fusible web will stick slightly to your board, so be aware.

Step 4: Cut the remaining fused strip in half, lengthwise, to make (2) 1-1/2" wide strips. From those strips, cut (12) short  pieces.

Step 5: Here are all your fused pieces for today's rows. Remove paper backings and head over to your ironing board with them and your (4) 6-1/2" x 30-1/2" white strips. 

Step 6: Find the center of the first white strip and position a short gray piece and a red ornament on that center point. The gray piece should touch the top edge of the strip, and the opposite end should be tucked just under the edge of the ornament. Fuse in place. 

Step 7: Position a ruler along the bottom edge of the white strip, approximately 5/8" from the edge. Use it to align the bottom edges of the green and blue ornaments. Lay out all ornaments and eyeball the space between them. Make sure to leave at least 1/2" off space on both short ends. 

Step 8: Add short and long gray pieces to the ornaments, tucking edges under the ornament. Fuse all pieces in place. 

Here's your finished row! Use a decorative stitch to secure appliques in place, or wait until you quilt the finished quilt and secure then. 

Step 9: Make a total of (4) rows. 

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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