Christmas quilt part II: patchwork and quilting tutorial

Christmas embroidery wallhanging

This is part II of the Christmas quilt tutorial. See part I.

Embroidery design is by Gail Pan, Christmas BOM.

Embroidery was done in 4 different colours using good quality stranded cotton.

The quilting is free motion.

The size of the stripe around the embroidery squares is 3 1/2 inches.

Check Flickr group on this Christmas BOM.

Detail of each block
Christmas embroidery wallhanging

Christmas embroidery wallhanging

Christmas embroidery wallhanging

Christmas embroidery wallhanging

Christmas embroidery wallhanging

Christmas embroidery wallhanging

Christmas embroidery wallhanging

Christmas embroidery wallhanging

Christmas embroidery wallhanging

Detail of tab and self covered button

Disappearing 9 patch variation block with charm squares

This is one of the two finished blocks you can make with this tutorial.

Disappearing 9-patch variation quilt block

Learn how to make this block in less than 2 minutes

This is a very short video that shows you how to cut your blocks and arrange them afterwards.

This tutorial makes two blocks. Use high contrast fabrics for better results.

Disappearing 9-patch variation quilt block

These 2 blocks are made with the video tutorial above.
Disappearing 9-patch variation quilt block

Quick tip for colour choice: use complimentary colours. For instance on the video I used green and red tones, but you can use other combinations such as purple and yellow, blue and orange.

Black and white will also work very well as well as red and black or red and white. These last combinations rarely fail.

Materials for 2 blocks

  • 10 x 5 inch charm squares
  • 8 x 5 inch squares cream coloured

Old tutorial (for printing)

Instructions

Make a 2 x 9 patch block using 5 inch charm squares and a contrasting fabric for each.

Now cut 2 1/2 in strip of each side of the block ensuring that you cut in opposite pairs. The resulting strips will be a bit wider than the stripe stitched to the centre square.

Now repeat steps below to make another block (photo not displayed).

Now swap the central square from both blocks and you will obtain something like the photo below.

Notice though that in the swap I rotated the central part of the block before I took this picture so the photo may be a bit confusing at first as you can see from the feedback I’ve got on this tutorial.

Start by stitching the shorter sides together and then the longer sides. Trim the longer sides after stitching like in the picture and iron flat.

Repeat with the other block.

This block belongs to this quilt top.

Disappearing 9-patch variation block

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Christmas quilt part I: embroidery

I used Gail’s designs BOM patterns.

I used stranded cotton in light and dark green, red, and gold on calico.

See Part II for the complete quilt.

Moda Hunky Dory charm pack quilt using disappearing 9 patch quilt blocks tutorial

Materials

  • 60 Moda Hunky Dory charms or 5 in x 5 in squares
  • 48 5 in x 5 in squares in cream

With 60 charms you will be making 12 blocks.

The finished quilt measures 41 in x 54 in.

Disappearing 9 patch block construction

Learn how to make this block in less than 1 minute:

Extra instructions

If you prefer printing the sequence you can see it below.

Make a 9 patch block combining 5 colour charm squares with 4 white ones. Use darker tones for the centre square for contrast.

Iron the 9 patch block and cut it in half and then in half again.

Change the resulting smaller blocks around to form a disappearing 9 patch block like below.

Stitch together and iron flat.

Assemble as per photo making sure the small squares in each block face the same way.

View assembled quilt here and instructions for making the backing of the quilt to make this quilt reversible.

Order my book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

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Quilted Christmas wall hanging tutorial

Note the pattern for this embroidery is no longer available or I wasn’t able to find it on Gail Pan’s designs site.

Fabrics

  • Calico or cream coloured fabric
  • Fabric scraps for border and binding
  • Matching fabric to cover button

Embroidery

  • Stranded cotton in red

Other

  • 2 self cover buttons

Embroidery stitches used

  • Stem stitch for star, lettering and tree trunk
  • French knots and fern stitch for the branches

Measurements

Calico fabric: 9.5in x 13 in for the embroidery.

Border: 2 x strips of 13 in x 3.5 in and 2 strips of 19.5 in x 3.5 in

Binding: a strip of 2.5 in wide fabric. Fold in half before stitching to the quilt sandwich

Embroidery pattern by Gail Pan Designs.

After the embroidery is complete, assemble the quilt sandwich and prepare it for quilting.

Quilt together using stipple quilting. The closer together the stitches the stiffer the end result.

Attach the border.

The hanging tabs are made of 2 rectangles measuring 8.5 in x 4.5 in each sewn in  a tube.

The buttons are covered in a matching fabric.

Stitch tabs to finished wall hanging.

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