By Amanda Murphy

Costume up your house in whatever clean for the vacations! those quilts and vacation from designer/blogger Amanda Murphy take Christmas in a vibrant new path that updates the normal reds and vegetables with blues, pinks, and whites. 18 festive initiatives comprise nine quilts and nine domestic undefined: seasonal pillows, a tree skirt, creation calendar, Christmas stocking, and more.

• Create smooth seems to be with favourite blocks like Flying ducks, Dresden Plate, and Hexagon
• Use your entire abilities: piecing, appliqué, and hand embellishment
• Make some of the quilts for any season with an easy swap of materials

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Join 1 narrow panel to each side of the wide panel. Press seams open. 2. Layer backing, batting, and quilt top. Quilt as desired. 3. Join the 21/4˝-wide binding strips into 1 continuous piece for binding. Press, folding in half lengthwise. Sew binding to quilt. Holiday Forest 47 Modern Madness Finished Quilt: 74˝ × 99½˝ Fabrics shown are from the Flurry collection by Kate Spain for Moda Fabrics. Pieced by Amanda Murphy Quilted by Deborah Norris Simple blocks are arranged in a dynamic way to produce a bedsized design that turns heads!

Appliqué the snowflakes in pearly white metallic thread to really make your design sparkle. ) WOF = width of fabric Tree block background fabrics: 21∕3 yards green fabric Tree trunks: 1∕3 yard Snowflakes: 1/2 yard white fabric Snowflake background fabrics: 1/2 yard each of 2 fabrics Sashing fabric: 13/4 yards Top and bottom border fabric: 1/2 yard Binding fabric: 3/4 yard Paper-backed fusible web: 1 yard Stabilizer: 1 yard Sulky Tear-Easy Template material: quilting plastic, hard board, or freezer paper Backing fabric: 5 yards Metallic appliqué thread for appliqué: Yenmet #110-AN1 Batting: 71˝ × 84˝ (Warm & White batting by the Warm Company) Enlarge Tree and Tree Background Templates 250% and trace onto quilting plastic, hard board, or freezer paper.

Join 1 dark sashing strip 11/2˝ × WOF to 1 light sashing strip 21/2˝ × WOF as shown, pressing seams toward light strip. Repeat to make 4 strip sets. Subcut strip sets into 80 units 11/2˝ wide. FIGURE 2 3 3. Join a unit from Step 2 to both narrow ends of the 51/2˝ units from Step 1 as shown, pressing seams toward the outer rectangles. Repeat to form remaining units. FIGURE 3 4 4. Join a dark sashing rectangle 11/2˝ × 31/2˝ to both narrow ends of the unit from Step 3, as shown, to form a Sashing B unit.

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