It’s time for our next Christmas Make Along project. This time, AQS QuiltWeek Vendor Margaret Willingham of Eye of the Beholder Quilt Designs has created the Holiday Blooms projects for us to make.
Each week, for three weeks, we’ll learn how to make the Holiday Blooms projects.
Make Along Schedule
December 2 – Gathering Supplies
Margaret has kits available in four different colorways on her website. Click here to visit.
December 9 – Click here to download the free pattern.
Be sure to join the AQS Christmas Countdown Facebook Group where Margaret will encourage and instruct us on how to make our Holiday Blooms as well as answer any questions we may have along the way.
December 16 – Show off your finished projects!
Visit Eye of the Beholder Quilt Designs to order your kit today:
21″ x 21″
Machine Reverse Appliqué
Good cheer and success are yours with these holiday Poinsettias created with our simple machine reverse appliqué method with appliquéd flower centers.
This is a quick and fun project to create a festive red and green 21” x 21” quilted piece to use as a wall-hanging, table décor piece, as a last minute gift or as a holiday pillow, just in time for Christmas.
In a reverse appliqué design, the pretty design is made by the background fabric peeking out through cut outs in the top fabric. If you’re used to appliqué, it can mess with your head at first. But don’t worry. You’ll get used to it in no time at all. And it’s so beautiful! Just remember, the design shapes you see are made in the background fabric peeking out through cut out “holes” in the top fabric.
Fabrics* for Top & Binding:
1 Fat Quarter White
1 Fat Quarter Green
1 Fat Quarter Red
¼ yard Yellow
Backing: 3/4 yard (27” x 27”) white
Batting: 27” x 27” square
Soft Fuse* (double-sided, paper-backed, iron-on fusible): 11” x 21”
Terial Magic spray-on stabilizer*, or fabric stabilizer of your choice
Mechanical pencil for tracing pattern on Soft Fuse
Small sharp tipped scissors. We like our Kai 4” bent-handled sharp-tipped scissors.
Open-toed sewing machine foot strongly recommended
75/11 or 80/12 sewing machine needles
Threads: White, Green, Red, Yellow
40 or 50 wt. thread for stitching, machine reverse appliqué and quilting
Floriani machine embroidery thread for machine reverse appliqué (optional)
Basting spray (optional)
*For these helpful items and optional fabric bundles available in 3 colorways go to www.eobquiltdesign.com.
Join the Fun!
Share pictures of your progress in the AQS Christmas Countdown Facebook Group and at the end, show off your finished projects. We’ll collect them and share them in our weekly newsletter!
Looking for some inspiration? Visit Margaret’s website!
Check out more fun projects on Margaret’s blog:
There are kits to go with each of them, too.