In preparation for christmas each year i make something whether it be a wall hanging, placemats or lap quilt… This year i decided to join a christmas 6″ block swap. We sent out 100 squares to 50 people 2 per person. and got back the same… I joined 2x so i have enough squares to make 2 lap size quilts. these are the fabrics I sent. I went to my local Quilt shop and purchased background for both after seperating the fabrics, I chose a gray and a green.. The one with gray will be all Poinsettia green/ red and the one on green is all the leftovers so being there was a lot of novelty quilts i decided on a fun theme.
How this started is by making Half square triangles by drawing a line diagonally on the back of the green background fabric and sewing 1/4″ on each side and cutting on the diagonal. I sewed these block into pinwheels. Since i had joined 2x I actually had 2 squares so work with enabling me to make a full pinwheel. My layout is 5 across and 5 down. I don’t like square quilt so decided i needed something to add to the top to make it larger…One year our Pins and Pine Needles Quilt guild made raffle quilt using snowmen under a blanket so i fed off that idea. Pattern called. ‘Under the stars’. By the Rabbit Factory.
I then went to my Eq program to design something to use instead of snowmen. I thought Santa and His Mrs would be appropriate for this… Here’s the eq design.
It took me over 3 hours to make Santa as each piece of his cheeks and beard are one piece.. It was made using Y and inset seams… Mrs Clause went much faster.
Yesterday I finally finished quilting…I call it Big days commin’…get some rest.
Comments if had on my Mrs Clause is that she looks Loopy, Had too much eggnog… what did santa do to her.. Naughty santa…
Here is the Pdf of my Eq pattern.. This is not for a beginner due to the Y and inset leams of the irregular shapes… Please share either on my Fb page or Email me your pictures if you make it.. Big Days Comin’,,,Get some Rest