Christmas friendship block

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).

Christmas baubles themed patchwork block

My Christmas block includes hand and machine embroidery.

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