I had fun starting to make a few Christmas decorations. The Across The Pond Sew Along "girls" have found some really cut projects to share with you, starting December 1 !
(The Patchsmith will be launching a new FREE pattern, too!!
I wanted to make this Christmas Candle block the moment I saw it! It is paper pieced.
Christmas Candle pattern ~
by Janeen, from Quilt Art Designs' paper piecing magazine
|" Paper Piecing 1/4" Digital Magazine "|
I knew that I wanted to be very organized before I began sewing the candle. There are a lot of pieces in the pattern.
After I chose my red and gold fabrics, I got out my colored pencils, and assigned pencil colors to each fabric. Labeling fabrics and coloring the pieces can really minimize my "human operator" errors !
|Work in progress..... Christmas Candle design by Quilt Art Designs|
I tried different background fabrics.... and decided to use this black and white geometric.
I was hoping it would give a feeling like the candle was sitting in front of a church stained glass window...
My hubby suggested adding a candle flame to it. I found some woven gold fabric and fused it on. (ironing with a cooler iron and a silicon sheet)
|Christmas Candle block by Quilt Art Designs|
The unfinished block is 6 1/4 inches x 6 1/4 inches. This is a great sized block for making tea towels or pot holders or mug rugs. I made mine into a mini wallhanging.
|Christmas Candle made by Susie's Sunroom|
There are more fall holiday patterns in this Paper Piecing 1/4" Digital Magazine. Go on over to Janeen's Quilt Art Designs blog to see more patterns!
|I'm off to my sewing room!|
I am linking up at: Paper Piecing Party @ Quilt Art Designs and
Can I Get a Whoop! Whoop! @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict and
Fabric Frenzy Friday @ Fort Worth Fabrics Studio