A little happy sew along ~ merry christmas mini quilt ~ part 5

Hello and happy Tuesday! I love quilting and fabric and sharing about it with the wonderful online community of quilters. You can find out a little bit more about me and my patterns and fabrics here. Also, be sure to read through to the end of the post for a giveaway! I really loved making this one! And, I did use a couple of tools to help make my block construction easier:. You can watch it here.

Merry Mini Quilt Christmas Quilt Along

First, if you need the fabric requirements, go here. Chelsi Stratton will be sharing the block pattern next week. Leave a comment on this post mentioning your favorite Christmas project or gift to work on throughout the year to be eligible to win a Layer Cake of your choice from Fat Quarter Shop. The giveaway is open internationally Fat Quarter Shop will ship to the winner. Good luck everyone! I love to get a stack of Christmas projects finished throughout the year, so that when December is here, I can enjoy the whole season rather than stressing to finish.

a little happy sew along ~ merry christmas mini quilt ~ part 5

For Christmas I like finding an ornament pattern and using fabric that suits the individual. Of course if I find something that I think everyone can use microwave potholders, mug rugs etc then search out fabric that suits the individual and give that. I am very excited about sewing along on the adorable Christmas mini quilt. I have a collection of seasonal scraps and I plan on making a collection of mini tissue covers as a gift set.

Also try to make a few Christmas quil S each year. Edged with gold roping, it turned out so beautiful and I was so proud to gift it to my son and daughter-in-law. I just started making table runners and I absolutely love this block to add to the next one I make! Each year our little sewing group makes gifts for each other.Want to finish a Christmas quilt before Christmas and make lots of new quilty friends?

Best of all, the last block and tutorial will be presented December 5th, well before Christmas! There are bi-weekly awards and a mega grand award too!

a little happy sew along ~ merry christmas mini quilt ~ part 5

There are several ways to join the fun! You can also ask questions and post pictures of your blocks as you complete them. How cool is that!? Some blocks have a little bit of embroidery thrown in also. The amount of fabric you will need depends on your fabric choices and how you decide to lay out the blocks.

If you like a scrappy style, you might be able to make the whole quilt from fabrics you have in your stash! Or you might choose to theme your whole quilt by purchasing from one of the gorgeous Christmas ranges that are available. The last block and tutorial will be posted on December 5, International participants are eligible to enter for all prizes.

You might want to start gathering the fabrics you will use for your quilt. Finally, invite your friends! Share this blog post or a post from the Facebook group on your own Facebook account and in your quilty groups. The more, the merrier! This is just meant to be a bit of fun!

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Make the ones you want! You will be eligible to win a prize for each block you complete and post. The quilt along is for everybody! Every block is unique and uses various techniques. The bloggers are scattered all across the globe, so we hope to have participants from many countries around the world too!Looking forward to finishing mine off hopefully over the weekend.

Thank you so much Sarah for such lovely instructions. I have found the pace just lovely given my current time restrictions, and I've actually managed to keep up and hopefully finish it all on time! I'm new to your blog, but so glad I found you - these little stockings and your other cute projects are adorable!

Thank you for sharing and I'm planning on making some of these very soon! Really enjoyed this very achievable sew along and have been happily hand quilting for the first time this weekend to finish it off. Thank you. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment, it really does make my day! If you have a question, please do ask away and I will do my very best to answer. Sarah xo. Welcome back for the final installment of the 'a little happy Sew Along'.

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I hope that you had fun last week making your felt Christmas stockings! This week we'll be completing the Merry Christmas Mini Quilt adding all the little finishing touches that make it truly special.

First off you will need to make a quilt sandwich, this is basically where you will layer up the backing fabric, wadding and your mini quilt top. I have written a full step by step 'a little happy tutorial' for how to do this HERE. What I would add in is for all small projects and I must confess on occasion for some larger quilts If you haven't used it before is a temporary adhesive and it really does make layering a doddle.

I find it works best to spray the wadding rather than the fabric and a word of warning don't use to much, less is definitely more on this occasion and take care where you spray otherwise all your surrounding surfaces will be very tacky Don't panic if you place your batting in the wrong position, you can simply lift it, give it another spritz and re position. Sorry we do not post Spray, but we have it available in our Ruskington shop.

Once you've made your quilt sandwich, you're ready to start quilting. I chose to hand quilt mine, but please feel free to quilt as you desire. If you decide to hand quilt, here's a close up of what quilting I added As you can see from the picture I originally quilted around the tree in off white Aurifil 12wt but it didn't really stand out enough for me, so I had a change of plan and used red Aurifil 12wtwhich you can see in pictures further down in a moment.

I quilted at a diagonal through all the squares on the 9 patch using red. I used my Hera marker and quilting ruler to mark the straight lines which I then stitched on top of. The Hera marker creates a crease in the fabric.

I quilted either side of the ribbon in off white, again I marked the straight line first with my Hera marker. As before I used my Hera marker to draw a diagonal line through each square and the stitched in a zig zag from one side to the other and back again.

If you've never hand quilted before, this is an ideal project to have a go, so I thought I would talk you through what I like to do. I use a Merchant and Mills straw needle as they have a good size eye and I have no problem threading the 12 wt thread. I start by making a knot in my thread A little happy tip I then bring my needle in from the back of my quilt to where I wish to start quilting, give it a little tug, so that the knot pulls through the backing fabric and beds itself into the wadding, without coming through to the quilt front.

I like the look of small stitches with a slightly larger gap in between, and tend to bring 2 or 3 stitches on to my needle at a time. I think this is one of those things where you naturally find your own rhythm and stitch length and it's best to not over think it, just go with the flow. I also recently discovered a new ergonomic style of thimble by Prym available HERE which I have found brilliant and it is saving my poor middle finger which previously was stabbed on a very regular basis!

When I've finished stitching, I do a couple of small stitches to secure my thread and then I take my needle back in to the wadding coming out a couple of inches away from where I finished stitching. I then pull the thread taught before cutting it off.We had a lot of fun seeing photos of your Merry Mini Quilts on social media and sewing along with our blogger friends.

Read on to see their projects!

a little happy sew along ~ merry christmas mini quilt ~ part 5

This quilt is perfect for hanging around the house during the holidays! Kimberly Jolly shows you how to cut and add borders to finish up this mini quilt in this video. After putting the quilt top together you can quilt and bind as usual. At just Finishing Pattern Finishing Video Tutorial. We had a great group of quilt designers joining us for this sew along. Pat sewed her Merry Mini with her beautiful new collection, Bonnie Lane. To view the previous patterns and fabric requirements, check out the kick off blog post.

Hi Kimberly,I have been trying to download finishing pattern all day. It says waiting for network. I have been able to download the others. July 30, 3 Comments. Finishing Pattern Kimberly Jolly shows you how to cut and add borders to finish up this mini quilt in this video. Previous Post Next Post. You make it look so easy.

I have learned so much from FQS.Had a lots of fun with week one Using up scraps for mine. Thank you.

Merry Mini Christmas Sew Along Block 4 | Tree Block

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment, it really does make my day! If you have a question, please do ask away and I will do my very best to answer. Sarah xo. Firstly thank you so much to everyone who purchased kits from us. So without further ado, lets get sewing! Read all instructions before you begin. RST means right sides together. WOF means width of fabric. If you need help, please do get in touch! To make the Mini Quilt Top you will need a selection of festive pretties cut to the following sizes If you purchased a kit, the pieces included were a slightly bigger than these measurements, so you will need to cut them to size :.

a little happy sew along ~ merry christmas mini quilt ~ part 5

To piece the mini quilt top we're going to work in sections. Lay them out in 3 rows of 3 squares. With RST, sew the squares together into 3 rows.

Press the seam to 'set' the stitches do this for all sewn seams throughout the tutorialthen press the seams on each row in alternate directions as indicated by the arrowsthis will help to nest lock your seams together when joining the rows in the next step. A Little happy tip With RST, sew the three rows together, carefully nesting the seams so that you can get nice matching corners.

Press the seams open. With right sides together, sew your 9 patch unit to the Fabric C square. Press the seam towards Fabric C. Press seam towards Fabric D.

With RST, assemble these two units together. Press seams towards the lower section. Press the seam towards Fabric A. Centre the ribbon on top of the right side of the Fabric F rectangle and as close as you dare, sew along the upper and lower edge to secure in place. I did not pin the ribbon, I held it in place with my hands, you may find that the ribbon particularly if its woven, may have a different tension to the fabric, but as you sew, the machine will sort that out for you.

Finally with RST, assemble the top of the mini quit to the bottom of the mini quilt. Press seam towards the bottom unit. Next time, I'll be sharing some different options for applique, so you can decide how you want to applique the Christmas Tree.

I'll also be sharing what method I used for basting and stitching the little hexies. Mum Penny and I would love to see your progress, so please do use the hashtags, so we can take a peek! Posted by A little happy place at September 30, Sarah September 30, Each week in July we will release one video tutorial with a FREE pattern with a little help from our quilty friends.

These Moda Designers are always cooking up something noteworthy on their blogs with fun projects and tutorials. Block 1 Pattern Block 1 Video Tutorial. Block 2 Pattern Block 2 Video Tutorial. Block 3 Pattern Block 3 Video Tutorial.

Block 4 Pattern Block 4 Video Tutorial. Finishing Pattern Finishing Video Tutorial. And check out MerryMiniQuilt on Instagram to share your progress and join in the fun! The wall hanging or table topper finishes at A Layer Cake is the perfect pre-cut to start with. We made our super secret sample with Snow Day by Stacy Iest Hsubut you can sew yours in any collection. Let us know how it goes!

Why would you need 2. Will 0. Maybe it will become clearer as the pattern is released. So looking forward to this! I always try to sew a Christmas in July project so this is perfect…plus a mystery. I ordered my Snow Day Layer Cake yesterday so I will be ready to go: Thank you for providing such awesome projects for us. I live on an island and need the outside inspiration. I am 3 hours from the mainland and 4 hours from a quilt shop with items new to the market…so HUGS!

I am so excited to have discovered this fun project, and I hope to begin soon. Enjoy your site. It fun!

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I went to her site did search nothing g. Did find the site for the other blocks. Thank you. Go to the first page of the blog. Some are going to be traditional Christmas colors and the others will be done in blues. I am excited about this quilt!! June 21, 32 Comments. We have a great group of quilt designers joining us for this event! About the Pattern The wall hanging or table topper finishes at Stay connected to FQS!

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I would like to learn to make a small quilt before I start a large quilt. Amanda, thanks for your feedback!Hello and happy Tuesday! This is such a fun block, and the perfect block finale for this mini quilt!

Here are the methods I used for block construction:. It sure was a fun tree block. So many great ideas for these free PDF patterns. Happy quilting, and thanks so much for stopping by! Could you post or send PDF to me? Would you mind providing a direct link to the pattern itself?

Thank you so much! Right under the header of photos, there are some titles in blue.

Christmas in July Sew Along - Merry Mini Week Four - Tree Block - Fat Quarter Shop

The link to the pattern is highlighted in purple and goes directly to the pdf. Hope this helps everyone. Can you please put it on your site? Thank you! A direct link would be so helpful please, thanks.

I found the link to the tree block! It is under the video from Fat Quarter shop. Below the video find the links to each block and the tree PDF is there!! If you still need it you can find it here. And be sure to check back next Tuesday for the […]. It might be my […]. You can find out more about which cookies we are using or switch them off in settings. This website uses cookies so that we can provide you with the best user experience possible. Cookie information is stored in your browser and performs functions such as recognising you when you return to our website and helping our team to understand which sections of the website you find most interesting and useful.

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Get the Snowflake block pattern PDF here. Find the house block pattern PDF here.

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Here are the methods I used for block construction: I used my favorite method for making the half-square triangles a bit over-sized and trimmed them down. I used the Simple Folded Corners ruler for the top of the tree. How have your Christmas Sew Along projects been going? Share in a comment below! Share: Facebook. I have been thru pat sloans website and there is no post for the tree block.

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