For the first Christmas Quilting project, I have a new mini quilt pattern for you! Designed by me in EQ7, this mini quilt will come out at 14 inches square, and will fit the 12 inch table stand I have shown you before.
2-1/2-inch squares – 4
3-inch squares – 4
2-1/2-inch squares – 8
3-inch squares – 8
2-1/2-inch squares – 4
3-inch squares – 2
1-1/4-inch wide strips for border – 2 12-inch strips, 2 14-inch strips
3-inch squares – 6
14 inch square (or larger) for backing
2-1/4-inch strips pieced 60 inches long for binding.
2 strips 1-1/2-inches by 4-inches for hangers.
Note – HST stands for half square triangle.
Pair the two gold 3-inch squares with two ecru squares and make HSTs. See my Chain Piecing HST tutorial for the how-to.
Pair two green 3-inch squares with two ecru squares and make HSTs.
Pair the remaining 6 green 3-inch squares with the 3-inch red squares and make HSTs.
Press towards the darker side.
Square up to 2-1/2-inches square.
Here is the diagram for the HSTs and the 2-1/2 inch squares.
Lay out according to the diagram.
Sew in pairs.
Sew the pairs into rows, pressing seams in opposite directions as you go.
Add 1-inch wide 12-inch long red border strips to the top and bottom, then add 14 inch strips to the sides.
Layer top with batting and backing, quilt as desired. I used red thread, and a holly leaf with a bell pantograph.
Make the hangers by using the 1-1/2-inch by 4-inch pieces.
Fold them in half and sew a seam along the short side.
Press the seam open.
Turn right side out, centering the seam in the middle of one side.
Fold them in half, meeting the raw edges, with the seam inside.
Align the raw edges with the raw edge of the top of the quilt about 4 inches in from the sides. Pin in place and stitch close to the edge.
Stitch the binding on as usual.
As you turn the binding to the back, it will partially cover the hangers, leaving just enough to go on the rails of the mini quilt stand and not show on the front.
The basic mini quilt is done, but adding a bit of bling would be nice. It is Christmas after all.
I could easily go overboard with embellishing as you all know, LOL! But this time I decided just to add pearls to the points on the ornament.
The finished size of this mini quilt is 14 inches square.
The giveaway with this post is over. But you can find stands like this at Amazon – Mini Quilt Stands with Toppers.