Quilted Christmas Wreath

Quilted Christmas Wreath

I made this quilted wreath last year for my mother-in-law to hang on the door at her assisted living facility.

Finished piece is approx. 13 inches square

I used this paper pieced pattern offered by Beth Maddocks at her Piece by Number site. After I did the paper piecing (which is done in quadrants), I joined the pieces, layered the top with batting and batting and free motion quilted it.

Wreath detail

I then added the piping for a nice detail. I have taken a workshop with Susan Cleveland about adding piping into the binding. I know that this is hard to believe, but I actually think that following her technique and adding the piping makes binding the quilt easier! I know that sounds crazy, but it is true.  Susan calls her technique “Piping Hot Binding” and she has these two 8 minute youTube videos that show you exactly how it’s done.  She has a “tool” that makes it somewhat easier, but is not necessary.

Piping

Notice that little piping!

Once the piece was all finished and bound, I added the buttons, bow, label and hanging dowel with string.

Quilted Christmas Wreath back

I made the label by adding fusible onto the red fabric and then tracing around an angel shaped cookie cutter.

Label on back

I hope that you enjoyed seeing this little project!

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