Last week I attended a workshop at my quilting and patchwork group and we were set a couple of super Christmas projects. It was a lot of fun thanks to Maureen our tutor for the day but (as I talk too much!) I didn't finish my two items until I was home.
First we made a simple but really effective Christmas wreath, (above) from scraps of fabric. They didn't have to be Christmas prints as long as they blended in with the overall colour scheme and mine were all different greens.
Squares measuring 5 inches were sewn in half leaving space to turn inside out. I realised quickly that they did not have to be exact and it wasn't necessary to sew up the side gap when they were stuffed with wadding.
We also started Christmas tree blocks for a hanging panel or table runner and here's Maureen's lovely
sample, above. They are paper pieced which I had never ever found easy but I was determined to succeed.
I made an unsuccessful start in the class but managed to master the technique at home the next day.
I was happy with my first one then really enjoyed my second one.
I ended up making four so I have decided to make a few more and turn them into a small Christmas lap quilt. I've found some red tartan for the sashes which will transform the blocks into a worthwhile finished item.
Pop over to my group's blog (Here) to see photos of the workshop progression
It was such a good day and thanks again to Maureen.
We will be visiting the West Kirby 20th Anniversary this weekend where Maureen will be exhibiting so, if you can, get over there as they are always good shows and this one should be extra special.
Westbourne Road, West Kirby, Wirral, CH484DQ Cheshire
Friday 11th, 12 to 5pm and Sat 12th 10am to 4pm