Santa Time Wall Hang­ing

Annie's Christmas Special - - Contents - De­signed & Quilted by Chris Malone

Skill Level


Fin­ished Size Wall Hang­ing Size: Ma­te­ri­als

12" x 20"

• 1 fat eighth pink tonal

• 1 fat eighth red dot

• 1 fat eighth white tonal

• 1 fat quar­ter black hol­i­day print

• 1 fat quar­ter white dot

• 1 fat quar­ter green dot

• 3/8 yard red tonal

• Back­ing to size

• Bat­ting to size

• Bat­ting scraps

• Thread

• 5( 7/8") cover but­ton kits

• 1 (11/ 8") cover but­ton kit

• But­tons:

2( 11/ 16"- di­am­e­ter) black

1 (11/ 8"- di­am­e­ter) white

• Tem­plate ma­te­rial

• Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies


Pre­pare tem­plates for the leaf and mus­tache shapes us­ing pat­terns given in in­sert.

From pink tonal:

• Cut 1 (31/2" x 91/2") F rec­tan­gle.

From red dot:

• Cut 1 (5" x 121/2") D rec­tan­gle.

From white tonal:

• Cut 1 (2" x 121/2") C strip.

From black hol­i­day print:

• Cut 2 (61/2" x 20") strips. Sub­cut strips into 4 (61/2") A squares.

From white dot:

• Cut 1 (61/2" x 20") strip. • Sub­cut strip into 1 (61/2" x 121/2") B rec­tan­gle and 2 (2" x 31/2") E rec­tan­gles.

From green dot:

• Cut 1 (21/2" x 121/2") G strip.

From red tonal:

• Cut 1 (31/2" by fab­ric width) strip. Sub­cut strip into 1 (31/2" x 121/2") H strip. • Cut 2 (21/4" by fab­ric width) bind­ing strips.

Com­plet­ing the Pieced Top

1. Draw a di­ag­o­nal line from cor­ner to cor­ner on the wrong side of each A square.

2. Re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 1, place one A square right sides to­gether on one end of the B rec­tan­gle; stitch on the marked line. Trim seam to 1/4" and press A to the right side.

3. Re­peat step 2 with a sec­ond A square on the op­po­site end of B to com­plete the A-B unit as shown in Fig­ure 2.

4. Sew H to the A edge of the A-B unit to com­plete the beard unit as shown in Fig­ure 3; press.

5. Sew C to D along the 121/2" edges to make a C-D unit as shown in Fig­ure 4; press.

6. Re­peat steps 2 and 3 with A on each end of the C-D unit and then add G to the A side to com­plete the hat unit as shown in Fig­ure 5; press.

7. Sew E to each short end of F to make the face unit as shown in Fig­ure 6; press.

8. Join the beard, face and hat units to com­plete the pieced top as shown in Fig­ure 7; press.

Com­plet­ing the Wall Hang­ing

1. Cre­ate a quilt sand­wich re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 120.

2. Quilt as de­sired.

3. Bind edges re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 120.

4. Us­ing the pre­pared leaf tem­plate, trace six leaf shapes onto the wrong side of the green dot. Fold the fab­ric in half with right sides to­gether; pin to a bat­ting scrap and sew all around on the traced lines as shown in Fig­ure 8.

5. Cut out each leaf 1/8" from the seam, trim tips and bat­ting close to seams. Cut a slit in one layer only; turn right

side out through the slit; press edges flat. Whip­stitch (see page 125) edges of open­ing to­gether as shown in Fig­ure 9.

6. Trans­fer vein lines to leaf shapes and stitch along marked lines with match­ing thread to com­plete six leaf shapes.

7. Re­peat steps 4 and 5 with the mus­tache shape and the white dot and a bat­ting scrap.

8. Us­ing dou­bled, knot­ted white thread, sew gath­er­ing stitches up the cen­ter of the mus­tache; pull thread to gather tightly and wrap thread around the cen­ter twice as shown in Fig­ure 10. Knot thread but do not clip.

9. Pre­pare a pink tonal cover but­ton us­ing the 11/8" cover but­ton kit, re­fer­ring to man­u­fac­turer's in­struc­tions.

10. Tack the mus­tache be­tween the face and beard units us­ing the un­clipped thread.

11. Sew the two black but­tons in place in the cen­ter of the face unit about 5/8" apart for eyes.

12. Ar­range four pre­pared leaf shapes on the H strip with the top points right at the seam with equal spa­ces be­tween, re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 11. Stitch through the cen­ter vein line to at­tach.

13. Ar­range and stitch the re­main­ing two leaves about 31/4" in from the right edge on the seam be­tween C and D as shown in Fig­ure 12.

14. Pre­pare five red tonal cover but­tons us­ing the 7/8" cover but­ton kits, re­fer­ring to man­u­fac­turer's in­struc­tions.

15. Sew a red cover but­ton to the in­side tip of each of the bot­tom leaves and at the over­lapped tips of the up­per leaves.

16. Sew the 11/8" white but­ton in the cen­ter of G just above the point of D on the hat unit to fin­ish. •

Fig­ure 7

Fig­ure 8

Beard Unit H Fig­ure 3

C-D Unit D C Fig­ure 4

Face Unit E F Fig­ure 6

Santa Time Wall Hang­ing Place­ment Di­a­gram 12" x 20"

Santa Time Wall Hang­ing Quilt­ing Di­a­gram

Fig­ure 9

Fig­ure 10

Fig­ure 12

Fig­ure 11

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