Monday, September 5, 2011

Charming Christmas Present Quilt

The Flurry quilt by Kate Spain is showing up all over blog land.  The project sheet for the quilt she designed is available for download at The Fat Quarter Shop and is made with a layer cake. 

Since I had a Flurry charm pack and only wanted a wall hanging this is what I've had on my design wall the past few days.  I used the idea from the Flurry project sheet and made my blocks smaller.  My wall hanging is approximately 35" X 40".


I really love these fabrics.


Here is how I made my wallhanging.  You will need approximately:

1 yard of white fabric ( I used Kona Cotton)
Red and green scraps for the ribbon and bow. 
One charm pack or 5" squares of Christmas fabrics.

For the blocks you will need:

1 charm square (or any 5" square of Christmas fabric)
Ribbon fabric (green in the photo above):
   Cut 1  - 1 1/4" X 5"
   Cut 2  - 1 3/4" X 1 3/4"
Background:
   Cut 2  - 1 3/4" X 1 3/4"
   Cut 1  - 1 3/4" X 2 3/4"



Cut the charm square in half.  Sew the 1 1/4" X 5" green fabric between the charm square halves as shown.




The green squares will be sewn onto the 1 3/4" X 2 3/4" background rectangle using the connector corner method.  Place right sides together and sew diagonally.  You can either mark the diagonal line with a pen or chalk, press the square in half diagonally to mark the line, or you can just eyeball and sew from corner to corner.


I trim away the excess fabric at the corner before pressing the corner down.

Now place the second green square on right sides together and sew.  Trim the excess and press. 


Here is the piece from the back side.  When using connector corners sometimes the top triangles end up outside of the original rectangle. 

I trim the piece so that it measures the original 1 3/4" X 2 3/4". 


Now the units are ready to put together.

These blocks are fast and easy to make.

You could make a Christmas pillow from just one block with a border or two. 


To finish the wall hanging cut sashing 2 1/2" wide and cornerstones 2 1/2" X 2 1/2".   I quartered charm squares to make the cornerstones.  The outside white border is cut at 1 1/2" wide. 

Thanks to Judy L at www.patchworktimes.com for hosting Design Wall Monday.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit today!

I hope you are finding some time to stitch today! 

33 comments:

Ellen said...

Oh my...that is so pretty! I really would like to make one using your tutorial. How in the world am I ever going to find the time to make all of the quilts that I love?

Cheri said...

How cute! Perfect little quilt to use a charm pack. Thank you for sharing your version.

Frances Leate said...

I agree it is a fabulous fabric range and I just love your version of the quilt. Take care.

Staci said...

Oh, if you aren't an angel to work it all out and share it with us! Thank you!

And it really is just perfect!
Good things really do come in small packages!

Denise :) said...

What a sweet Christmas quilt -- very pretty fabrics, too. Great job! :)

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous just love it thanks for sharing xx

Judy D in WA said...

That's pretty clever & fabulous! Great tutorial. Now I need to get a charm pack. :)

Jeanne said...

Thanks, LuAnn! Love the pattern and the smaller size info.

Janet O. said...

Very cute! I want to make another Christmas quilt--maybe this one! Thanks for the info, LuAnn!

Annemariesquilt said...

Wow I just love this quilt!! I have bought a layercake of Flurry and I hope I will find the rest in my stash ;-))
Take care and have more fun !!

Aunt 'Reen said...

Your quilt top is GORGEOUS!
I love your smaller version - Thank you SO much for sharing your 5" charm instructions. It's one I'd like to try making!

carol fun said...

This is so pretty! I've been thinking about a new Christmas quilt for mt familr room and this looks perfect!
Thanks so much for sharing!

Cardygirl said...

Thanks for the design modifications...I would love to do this one with a charm pack!

Dawn said...

Just too, too cute!

Linda said...

Thanks for sharing. I love your version. Sooo cute!

Marti said...

You got it done! It looks great. I absolutely love the way the green fabric looks like real ribbon.

Brenda Kay said...

Your wall hanging is gorgeous. I have been trying to decide on a pattern for Christmas and I think this will be pefect. I do not have a charm pack, but a stack of holiday fabrics the kids love. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

Milah said...

Very clever! I already bought the kit and can't wait to get started! I too, love the fabrics!

Maureen said...

That is very pretty fabric and I love what you've done with them. I have some christmas fabric charm packs from a few years ago and I"m still trying to decide how to use them. Thanks for sharing what you did.

Linda said...

Love it!!! Thanks for the awesome tutorial. I want to make it right away...or I wish I could. ;-)

Karen said...

A very cute Christmas quilt!

Josie said...

Thanks for the great tutorial! I love this quilt and a smaller size using a charm pack is just perfect! I'm thinking it would make a great kids quilt too.... must dig out a charm pack right now!

Cattinka said...

What a pretty quilt, thanks for showing how you made the blocks.
KATRIN W.

Kris said...

Love the fabric. Love the quilt. So fun.

Linda in Calif. said...

Yes, it is all around and I can see why, it's so cute! Wonderful fabrics you have used. I just love it.

Melissa @ Love Affair said...

Gorgeous quilt! I love how you used the charm pack :) Thank you for sharing! I will definitely be a new regular here :)

Belinda said...

Quilt LOVE!!!! And you're w-a-y ready for Christmas alright!

Thanks for sharing the 'how to'!!

Nancy said...

I went right away and printed this pattern. Thanks for the information about it.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

I love this quilt! Thanks for getting me to start thinking about holiday sewing. ;-)

Becky said...

I have admired this project, but didn't need another big Christmas quilt. Thanks so much for doing the math and sharing your wall hanging with us! I see a new project in my future:)

Deb said...

I love this. Thank you for the tutorial and link to the project.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

What a fun quilt!

Wendy said...

That is adorable, I love your smaller version. I might have to give it a try.

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