My sewing group is making a friendship quilt for one of our members. The recipient has long wanted a Christmas quilt so, even though it is May, we are all making Christmassy blocks within these simple guidelines:
- finished size 8 inches (cut size 8½ inches )
- appliquéd not pieced blocks
- embellishments such as beads and embroidery welcome
- traditional Christmas colours.
For my contribution, I started with a cross-stitch design from the one-colour embroidery book Made in France. It is a little large (9 inches) as I have not yet trimmed off my safety margin.
The cross-stitch is sewn by hand but the appliqué was sewn by machine (but it does have the raw edges turned under).