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.
Time for the Christmas makes to start….first out a patchwork tree cushion.
I received some lovely Christmassy fabric from the Snowy Woodland range by The Craft Cotton Company and after laying out all the different patterns the an idea of a Christmas tree cushion came to mind. I initially thought of doing some appliqué trees but then thought a patchwork tree cushion would be something a little bit different and decided to go with that.
I drew out my pattern so I could work out the length of all the pieces I would need to put the cushion together and decided the Mistletoe, Pinecone and Woodland Lodge fabrics would be perfect for the tree and background.
Super pleased with how this cushion turned out and if you would like to make one the tutorial is available over on The Craft Cotton Company blog.
I wanted to make a hedgehog design on a cushion and decided that by using some patchwork triangles I could add some more texture to the cushion, and lots of triangles later and the hedgehog was completed! Think I might make another hedgehog cushion in the shape of a larger hedgehog and patchwork triangles on both sides.
Fabric was gifted by The Craft Cotton Company.
The fabric was the Chickie fat quarter set by The Craft Cotton Company and the tutorial is now available over on their blog.
I received some lovely Japanese Florals fabric by The Craft Cotton Company and decided to do a fan block quilt. I must admit was a little daunted about all the curves – I don’t think I have ever sewn so may curved edges before, however, I made sure I took my time (I’m terrible for flying off at speed and then wondering why it all went wrong!) and all the blocks came together without too many problems – I have to admit there were one or two I got a bit carried with and in my haste hadn’t pinned properly so had to redo – getting carried and going to quickly is always my downfall!
The tutorial to make one is available over on The Craft Cotton Company blog.
When I saw this Bambi fabric by The Craft Cotton Company I knew it would be perfect for making a quilt, I have been looking at doing a tumbling block pattern on a quilt for a while now and decided now was time to give it a go!
I have always stayed clear of the tumbling blocks as I was nervous about sewing them all together and making they all aligned together correctly. I was really surprised how it went without any major problems – ignoring the fact of I managed to sew the pieces wrong sides together instead of right sides together a few times but we can just pretend that didn’t happen!
I really like the way this has turned out and I will definitely be making another tumbling blocks pattern soon.
Fabric was gifted by The Craft Cotton Company.
The tutorial to make one of these is available over on The Craft Cotton Company blog
I love the ombré trends fabric range by the Craft Cotton Company and was lucky to get the chance to use them to make a lovely to tote bag for them using it after being gifted them by The Craft Cotton Company. The pattern I used to make it was by The Craft Cotton Company and can be found in the vintage floral tote bag kit. The pattern was really easy to follow, and the bag came together without any problems – which for me when doing patchwork is quite unusual, I normally manage to sew at least one or two pieces in the wrong place! It was also my first attempt at making one of these reversible totes so wasn’t too sure how well it would go – am very pleased it worked out so well – I will have to make some more!
I used the Ombré Trends fabrics from three of the fat quarter sets: blue, lime and plum. I chose the colour combination myself and I spent a long time trying out different layouts with the different colours and patterns and am really pleased with the outcome.