Friday, July 23, 2021

Never Too Early: Wreath

Island Batik has decided that it is Never Too Early to be ready for the end of the year holidays!  They challenged each ambassador to plan ahead and make something for the holidays now.  I chose an intentionally broad interpretation of "end of the year" and decided to do three small quilts to use as decorations for my front door, once each for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  Here's my third project for the challenge, a Christmas wreath.

The products featured in this post were given to me by Island Batik, Schmetz, Hobbs, and Aurifil.  



I've been wanting to make a quilted wreath for a while.  I was originally planning on using log cabin blocks, but I saw a few variations of this HST layout on Pinterest and decided I liked it better.  I went through all my green Island Batik scraps and cut no more than 4 triangles of any green that looked good.  I even had a green that must have been a Christmas print so I fussy-cut the motifs; I think that fabric was from a stash builder strip from a previous box. I did all the cutting with my Accuquilt Go! which is my favorite method for HSTs.  I love how they always come out perfect and the dog ears are already cut off.  

The background is the neutral Yolk, a lovely creamy pale yellow that I really love.  Sadly, I'm almost out.  To match the Yolk, I did cross hatch quilting with Aurifil 50 weigh color 2115/Lemon. I used Schmetz needles for all the stitching.  I used a scrap of Hobbs fusible batting which was so easy!  I love using the fusible batting because layering the quilt is my least favorite part of the process.  

I am now ready for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas!  Or at least my front door is.  I appreciate the push from Island Batik to get ready early, since extra time at the end of the year can be hard to come by!


  1. Love your wreath! I love the variety of greens you used, it really gives it a nice sparkle!

  2. That is a very pretty wreath and it looks fantastic on your red door!

  3. It looks great on your door! I love quick finishes!

  4. All 3 are lovely & will be wonderful decorations fkr the end of the year holidays!

  5. Wonderful wreath! What fun to have 3 new door decorations for the price of one! Well not really the price of one, but one challenge and 3 blocks…seems like people are doing this a lot this year.

  6. Emily, this is a darling wreath. I can guarantee that it will stay fresh for many years, will not shed any needles or lose its luster or break any berries. I am dust-averse and all those holiday decorations are just dust collectors. Therefore I love this perfect long-term lovely solution!!!