This yo-yo Christmas tree was originally a project I designed and taught on a Northern Lights quilting cruise, sailing along the coast of Norway, and organised by www.arenatravel.com. Thanks go to Sharon (one of the quilters on the tour) who had the idea of adding presents to the tree.
I hope you will enjoy my first Bake Shop pattern.
One Jovial Charm Pack
15″ x 17″ background fabric Jovial 30266 – 12 ( white)
one fat quarter backing and binding fabric Jovial 30267-17 (red)
16″x18″ cotton batting
Neutral coloured strong thread, I use a quilting thread
A Clover yo-yo maker in the large size
21 assorted buttons for the yo-yos plus a star button for the top of the tree
King Tut thread colour 958 for quilting the background fabric
12″ square Steam a Seam 2 (no sew applique fusible) Read the instructions before using.
Small ribbon bows to decorate parcels and tree
Snowflake buttons to embellish the background.
Quilt a crosshatch design using the lines of the hexagon background print as a guide for quilting lines. Don’t you think this fabric is wonderful for straight-line quilting?
The King Tut thread I chose matches the fabric well, but you could go for a lighter or darker shade. I like this variegated thread as it is ‘forgiving’ if I have a wobble in my machine quilting. After quilting, trim away any excess batting.
Arrange the remaining yo-yo’s in rows, pinning well, before stitching each time with a button and attaching to the background fabric.
Makes one wall hanging 15″x17″ or you could make it into a pillow.
A kit for this project is available from my UK quilt shop
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