A NOrdic Christmas: Week 2
Did you have fun with the first block in this series? If you missed it, just click on the photo below and get your copy of the pattern. You can also enter to win the Bloc Loc ruler again this week by leaving a comment below about your favorite Christmas Color Scheme. (so that is two entries you get!) The winner of the 3/4" x 1 1/2" Flying Geese ruler will be announced next Friday! I will be using this ruler to make some itty bitty Flying Geese soon.
This week's mini quilt is the Churn Dash block. Despite its tiny size it goes together easily. Be sure and check out my videos on how I quilted mine, and how I do the binding found later in this blog post.
Get your copy of this free pattern here: Churn Dash Ornament pdf
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To begin, draw a diagonal line on the back of the B squares. Sew1/4" from each side of the drawn line and then cut along the line. Press towards the A side. Starch is your friend when making these small blocks! I sometimes give them another spritz as I press.
Laying your ruler so that the diagonal line lines up with the seam line trim the Half-square Triangles to 1 1/2" x 1 1/2"
Next sew the C and D strips together into a strip set. Lay the ruler along the seam and cut four 1 1/2" squares from the strip set.
Lay out all of the pieces as shown.
Sew together into rows, pressing as indicated in pattern.
Join the rows together, matching the seams and pinning as needed. I place a pin when my seam points away from my needle. I do not sew over the pin, but stop when I come to it and remove it before sewing over the seam. Sewing slowly over these seams helps to keep the seam nice and straight.
When I have a seam that is facing towards the needle I do not use a pin. As I sew this seam is just naturally pushed into the bottom seam and they line up quite nicely.
In my directions I said to press towards the top and bottom rows. I also tried out opening up these seams. The block was a bit flatter than pressing the seams the other way, but there was not really a noticable difference in the end. So do which ever you prefer.
I have made a couple of videos to show you how I quilt and bind these little cuties. Ignore the title screen of the first one-it says flying geese because somehow the editor (that would be me) missed that in processing the video.
Have fun and Happy Quilting!
11/9/2018 11:50:19 am
One of my favorite color combos for Christmas is blue and silver...probably because I grew up with an aluminum tree with blue ornament😀
11/13/2018 10:16:34 am
That is such a classic too, Lynn. Also one of my favs.
11/13/2018 10:20:05 am
You certainly, do not have to limit yourself to red-just pick two colors and away you go!
11/10/2018 04:49:10 am
I have a new, larger tree this year and I can't wait to get started on these ornaments. Thanks for the clear patterns & tutorials!
11/13/2018 10:21:13 am
Oh, Kristi, I am so glad I get to be a part of your Christmas! Have fun!!
11/10/2018 07:44:27 am
For several years red and white has been my favorite when I started displaying a large candy cane theme in glass on my counter. These will be a big addition once I can finally sew again.
11/13/2018 10:24:03 am
I am glad I get to be a part of your Christmas decor, Kay!
11/10/2018 12:26:59 pm
Another cutie, thanks! For the last two years our color theme has been burgundy and forest green. I'm toying with ice blue and silver for a change this year. We'll see😉
11/13/2018 10:26:01 am
I love both of those-one is warmer of course, the other makes me really think of a winter wonderland-which I really love.
11/10/2018 06:48:13 pm
Act, red and white IS my favorite, and not just at Christmas. I found some fabric I think will work and I can't wait to try these sweet ornaments! And as always, thanks for your tutorials.
11/13/2018 10:28:13 am
You are so welcome, Cathy. I get great pleasure from sharing with you! Have fun!!
11/11/2018 03:09:54 pm
My favorite Christmas scheme is red, white and gold. I’m excited to make these.
11/13/2018 10:29:47 am
It is a classic that is hard to beat. Have fun making the ornaments, Diana!
11/15/2018 05:35:03 pm
It was definitely a good thing that you were able to teach us such things and we became even more creative. A lot of people are really having on collecting modern quilts, and this should not be surprising already. Some of the modern quilt's design I've seen were good and I couldn't be more thankful that I got the chance to see some of the modern quilts! This makes me so happy, actually! I am hoping that Karen McTavish Quilting Studio will host another same event next year! That's going to be great, I am sure of that!
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