Frosty-Blocks Wall Hanging for Christmas
Deck your wall for Christmas with a handmade wall hanging featuring a parade of winter snowflakes.
What You'll Need
- 1/2 yard of lightweight fusible web
- Pencil and scissors
- 1/4 yard of white cotton fabric
- 1/2 yard each of five assorted red prints
- 1/2 yard of red-and-white stripe (for binding)
- 1/2 yard of backing fabric
- 13-1/2x39-1/2-inch piece of batting
- Machine-embroidery thread and sewing machine
- Finished wall hanging: 6-1/2x30-1/2 inches
- Finished block: 15 inches square
- Quantities are for 44/45-inch-wide, 100 percent cotton fabrics. Measurements include 1/4-inch seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.
- When you applique a light fabric over a dark one, fuse together two layers before cutting out the applique pieces. The extra fabric layers will prevent the darker color from showing through.
How to Make It
- Download and enlarge our free pattern. Lay fusible web, paper side up, over the pattern. Use a pencil to trace each pattern five times, leaving 1/2 inch between tracings. Cut out each fusible-web shape roughly 1/4 inch outside the traced lines.
- Following the manufacturer's instructions, press the fusible-web shapes onto the back of the white fabric; let cool. Cut out the patterns on the drawn lines; peel off the paper backings.
- From assorted red fabrics, cut five 7-1/2-inch squares. From red-and-white stripe, cut enough 2-1/2-inch-wide binding strips on the bias to edge the wall hanging.
- Press a snowflake to the center of each red-print block.
- Lay the snowflake blocks in a vertical row. Sew the blocks together. Press the seams in one direction. The wall hanging should measure 7-1/2x33-1/2 inches, including the seam allowances.
- Layer the top, batting, and backing; baste together. Using matching thread, quilt the blocks by stitching the seam line between the blocks. Bind with red-and-white stripe binding strips.