Modern Holiday: Deck the Halls with 18 Sewing Projects Quilts, Stockings, Decorations & More

Modern Holiday: Deck the Halls with 18 Sewing Projects Quilts, Stockings, Decorations & More

Amanda Murphy

Language: English

Pages: 144

ISBN: 160705678X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Dress up your home in something fresh for the holidays! These quilts and holiday decorations from designer/blogger Amanda Murphy take Christmas in a bright new direction that updates the traditional reds and greens with blues, pinks, and whites. 18 festive projects include 9 quilts and 9 home decorations: seasonal pillows, a tree skirt, advent calendar, Christmas stocking, and more.

• Create modern looks with favorite blocks like Flying Geese, Dresden Plate, and Hexagon
• Use all your skills: piecing, appliqué, and hand embellishment
• Make many of the quilts for any season with a simple change of fabrics

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ornament, respectively. Flying Geese Ornament 1. Cut 4 squares 5¼″ × 5¼″ from one of your ornament fabrics. Cut 4 squares 2″ × 2″ from each of 4 other ornament fabrics. Following the directions for Easy Flying Geese (page 15), use these squares to make 16 Flying Geese units 2½″ × 4½″. 2. Following the Flying Geese ornament diagram, join Flying Geese together to form 2 rows of 8 geese each. 3. Cut 4 rectangles 1½″ × 16½″ from an ornament fabric that you didn’t use for the Flying Geese

make your design sparkle. Finished Quilt: 63″ × 76″ Fabrics shown are Ready Set Snow by Moda Fabrics and a wide range of neutrals by Robert Kaufman Fabrics, including those by Patrick Lose. Pieced by Amanda Murphy Quilted by Deborah Norris MATERIALS Trees: 3 yards total of assorted light green and aqua prints (Make sure at least 4 pieces are at least 21½″ in length for the large trees.) Tree block background fabrics: 2 yards green fabric Tree trunks: yard Snowflakes: ½ yard

spring collection? Unleash your own creativity, and let your own personal style take these projects to an entirely new level. So are you ready? Pull out your most colorful prints and start assembling your own Modern Holiday! Happy sewing! Amanda Quilt for the Holidays Holiday Squares Whip up this fun project in your most vibrant collection of Christmas fabrics! Try throwing some coordinating solids into the mix to make the feature prints stand out. It is interesting to see how

accent square on top of one corner of each of the 2½″ × 2½″ background squares as shown. Stitch together, following the diagonal lines. Trim seam allowances to ¼″ and press open. Repeat to attach an accent square on the corner of the remaining 2½″ × 2½″ background squares. FIGURE Quilt Assembly 1. Following the assembly diagram, lay 9 rows of 7 blocks each to form the center of the quilt top. Lay a border rectangle block on both ends of each row. 2. Continuing to follow the assembly

Piece 2 strips 2″ × 41″ and 2 strips 2″ × 66″. From remaining strips, subcut 16 rectangles 2″ × 9½″. Cut 7 strips 2½″ × WOF. Piece 2 strips 2½″ × 41″ and 2 strips 2½″ × 66″. From the remaining strips, subcut 4 rectangles 2½″ × 9½″. From border fabric: Cut 3 strips 2½″ × WOF for the poinsettia border. Subcut into 2 strips 2½″ × 18½″ and 2 strips 2½″ × 22½″. Cut 5 strips 2″ × WOF for the central panel border. Subcut into 2 strips 2″ × 38″ and 2 strips 2″ × 41″. Depending on the fabric width, you

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