Our son, Tim, is getting married in June! I decided to make a Christmas quilt as a wedding gift for Tim and his new bride. The pattern “All Wrapped Up” by Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Co. called my name.
Tim loves batik fabrics so I search for just the right ones. I found these lovely shades of red and green. Nice patterns and textures!
Next I started cutting and sewing my blocks together. I alternated the red and the green fabrics in each block.
The bow at the top of the package is a flying geese unit with two white rectangles on each side. The green below is one of my favorite prints. I love the movement in this fabric!
This red paisley print is another favorite of mine.
I made 10 green blocks and 10 red blocks and then cut out the white sashing.
I was excited to see all my blocks on my design wall but Norma, our Bearded Collie, well not so much! She matches my rug doesn’t she? She is my sewing buddy and has been known to steal fabric and run away just for the fun of it!
Next I squared all my blocks before sewing them to the sashing strips. The batik fabrics have a tight weave and don’t stretch too much but I did have a small scrap pile…looks like Christmas!
The official layout is 4 blocks across and 5 blocks down so I sewed all my blocks and rows together. This was the easy part!
The white sashing between the blocks and rows really highlights the colors and the fabric designs.
I added a 5 1/2 inch outer border in a batik poinsettia print.
The wedding gift/Christmas quilt has now been turned over to my quilter, Ms. KB. She will work her magic over the next few weeks and I should have my quilt back just before the wedding.
I might have to pull an all nighter to get the binding sewn on and tacked down but it will be worth it! I know the bride and groom will be very happy with their new family heirloom!