Crazy Christmas Fairies

25 May

Having taken delivery of the Loralie Very Fairy Christmas fabric I just had to make something from it. This is what I came up with.


I started with a square of batting and a panel from the Loralie Very Fairy Christmas panel.


Cut strips of matching fabrics and stitch in a crazy patch.


That gives you this.

DSCN3110And this.








This is what the back looks like.


I could have stitched through a backing layer as well if I had wanted the quilting to show on the finished back. However, I cut squares to fit and pinned them on the back.


To join the blocks together I used quilt as you go (QAYG). I cut 1.25″ strips of sashing for the front and also to match the back. I stitched the sashing strip right sides together on the front.


At the same time I stitched the strip to match the backing to the back.


I then attached the next block right sides together on the front only.


The back looks like this.


Pin the strip over the seam folding in the seam allowance.


This can be hand sewn or stitched with a straight, zigzag or fancy stitch either from the back or the front.

DSCN3126I also followed  the same process to attach the borders forming the thin strip between main section and border.

Binding consists of a 2.5″ strip folded in two and stitched either from back or front. I did it from the front.


This was folded over and hand stitched to the back. It could have been stitched to the back, folded to the front and machine stitched.


This won’t get the baby a new bonnet.

I am supposed to be tracing pattern pieces on Adobe Illustrator but unfortunately the ability to do that sort of thing left me along with the ability to understand the instructions for flat pack furniture in about 1985. Luckily I don’t like flat pack furniture but I do have to trace the patterns so I guess that needs to be the next project. Perhaps I should get a sandwich board and try a quid pro quo. With my luck I’d get a house full of furniture and still be without the tracings.

Ramblings apart. If you want to do crazy patch this should give you some idea. There are some more detailed blocks in the Tips and Tricks section – Crazy For Butterflies.




2 Responses to “Crazy Christmas Fairies”

  1. trkingmomoe May 26, 2014 at 4:26 am #

    That fabric is so cute. Really like the quilt.

    • quiltaholic May 26, 2014 at 7:50 am #

      Glad you like it. Loralie is always cheerful to work with.

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