It's week nine in our
Cozy Christmas Sew Along.
If you're just joining us...
to download the free pattern:)
to get your
Sew Simple Shapes
Visit your favorite quilt shop to
get your Cozy Christmas fabric kit:)
Today is block nine!
These are the Cozy Christmas prints
that I used to make my holly:)
Cut your interfacing and fabric.
Use the cutting guide
that I have provided for you.
to download it and
add it to your pattern.
Trace the shapes onto
the interfacing and sew!
After you have trimmed
the seam allowances...
be sure to clip the
INSIDE CURVES ONLY
on the holly leaves.
Turn and shape using
the Clover pressing tool.
Place your first berry
3/4" down from the top edge.
Place your holly leaves
1 1/4" up from the bottom edge and...
a little more than 1/2" from the sides.
Make sure to trace your
embroidery lines on first!
Pin into place and appliqué:)
I used 6 strands of my
and a backstitch
for the embroidery.
Applique and embroidery completed!
I always lay all of my blocks that are finished
out on my cutting/ironing table to choose the
pieced border fabrics for the latest block.
And my borders are on!
I decided to sew the first three rows together now that block nine is completed.
I cut all of my sashing strips at the same time.
Just a note about my recipe print...
It's a real recipe!
It was my grandma's...
and I thought it would make a super cute print...
so feel free to make some gingerbread cookies
after sewing your sashing!
When you're sewing your sashing onto your blocks...
keep the sashing underneath so that
you can keep an eye on your piecing up top:)
Here are my 3 rows...
only one more to go!
I super love the way it's coming together
and I hope you do to!