I’ve still got a few Halloween themed makes to complete but got slightly distracted by the Christmas make I’ve been wanting to get started on for a while.
I have had an idea in mind to complete a patchwork design of a holly but apart from a few rough sketches haven’t had chance to make one.
I had a bit of time a few days ago and decided it was time to sit down and see if I could put this patchwork holly block together or whether the idea needed to be scrapped for good. After a few mistakes with sewing together (no matter how much I try and make sure I don’t see any pieces the wrong way around I always seem to get at least one mixed up) I got the block completed. I love this block – I have already got some ideas for a few more!.
Christmas holly patchwork block pattern
- Fabric – I used some scraps of fabric I had leftover from previous Christmas makes (by and gifted by The Craft Cotton Company).
How to make the Christmas holly patchwork block:
- I drew out my holly themed block measuring 18x18cm on paper to give me my templates to cut out my fabrics.
- I then cut out the templates – numbering/shading the pieces prior to cutting make help to keep them all in the right place.
- I cut out my fabrics adding a 0.5cm seam allowance.
- Placing the pieces right sides together I sewed down the edges to join.
- I started with the right hand side of the block first and began by sewing each individual block together, then I joined each row together. I repeated this with the left hand side of the block then joined the two sides together.
- Next I added the side pieces.
- Finally I added the two top pieces to finish.
This project is great for using up leftover fabric scraps – I’ve used some leftovers of fabrics gifted to me by The Craft Cotton Company.
I’m undecided whether to use this block for a Christmas themed cushion cover, quilt or table runner. Once I have made a few more blocks (hopefully I have enough time before Christmas arrives) I will make a choice.