Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Christmas Collection Blog Hop

Today I'm featuring Masterpiece Quilting's Christmas Collection Mistletoe Magic Pillow.

This is part of the 'lovely living room' collection of patterns in her book.

I recently got into my shop (KISSed Quilts) the beautiful In the Beginning Fabrics - A Poinsettia Winter Collection.

I am working on the Quilt BOM that is from this collection and had these fabrics leftover from the kit (I have one left in my shop).

I selected these greens and reds for the pieced parts and the snowflakes on cream for the background.

I thought I'd share a few extra tips if you decide to make this simple project.

If you want your snowball points to match to your 9-patch piecing, I think your snowball 'green' squares should only be 2 5/8" square.

Nest your seams when constructing the 9-patch block. This then facilitates the ability to 'fan' the seams at the intersections, minimizing the bulk.

When making the snowballs and sewing the corner to corner you could mark the line or use TheAngler2 (seen below but out of print) or a similar product. 

The flange is a lovely 'finish' addition to the piece and I like how it is bordered which makes quilting the pieced parts a bit easier. A 'flange' is typically not easy to work with when quilting so I was a bit nervous about that, but it worked out fine with the borders on both sides.

I sandwiched the top with a piece of cotton and leftover fabric behind it to do the quilting. I put unique designs inside each snowball -- holly, mittens, ice skates and an ornament. I also did a simple crosshatch in each 9-patch. Per Nancy's instructions for the envelope back I used the cream tiles fabric which means I could use the backside throughout the year and turn it over for a fun christmas pop.

Hope you enjoyed my version of this project.

If you'd like to get these fabrics, stop by my shop and use the code JULY20 to get 20% off through July 31 on all 'seasonal' fabrics.

How to find me?
Instagram @marlene.kissedquilts
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Check out other project versions today at
            Rohn Strong
            Pam Morgan Sweet Little Stitches
            Andi Stanfield True Blue Quilts
            Tammy Silvers Tamarinis
            Sherri Noel  Rebecca Mae Designs
            Sherry Shish Powered by Quilting

Thanks to Nancy at Masterpiece Quilting for putting this bloghop together! Check out her post for a giveaway!

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