A huge pile of Christmas fabrics has been in my stash for a long time. I have been determined that I would eventually make a Christmas quilt or two. And I am! I am doing a cross-cut 16 patch. First, I sewed four 2 “ strips together (really wished I had used wider strips – makes for tiny pieces). Then, each strip set is cut across 2”, creating a row of 4 blocks.
Four rows of blocks are then sewed together, carefully matching seams, to create a 16 patch. Hint: Using a finer bobbin thread and pressing seams open makes for a nice flat block. I like it much better than “nesting” the seams. The 16 patches are then cut from corner to corner, creating 4 triangles. I then sew 8 of the triangles to make the block. Whew! Cut, Sew, Cut, Sew, Cut, Sew….
I need 6 more blocks to add to the design board. I’m planning on using a dark green with tiny gold stars fabric for a sashing. Won’t know about borders until I’m there.