Jug­gling Snow­men Ta­ble Top­per

Annie's Christmas Winter 2018 Special - - Contents - De­signed & Quilted by Chris Malone

Skill Level


Fin­ished Size Top­per Size: Ap­prox­i­mately 27" x 27" Block Size: 91/2" x 91/2" fin­ished Num­ber of Blocks: 4

• 1/ 3 yard white tonal

• 3/8 yard gray dot

• 1/2 yard aqua dot

• Back­ing to size

• Bat­ting to size

• Thread


• Tem­plate ma­te­rial


• Scraps aqua check, orange dot,

pink dot and brown tonal

• 1 fat quar­ter green dot

• 10" x 13" bat­ting rec­tan­gle

• 4( 7/8") cover but­ton kits

• 3/4 yard light­weight fusi­ble

• 5/8 yard 17"-wide fusi­ble web

• Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies


Pre­pare tem­plate for the holly leaf shape us­ing pat­tern given in the in­sert. Ap­ply light­weight fusi­ble in­ter­fac­ing to the wrong side of the white tonal. Pre­pare snow­man mo­tif, large cir­cle and snow mound pieces for fusi­ble ap­pliqué re­fer­ring to RawEdge Fusi­ble Ap­pliqué on page 124.

From green dot:

• Cut 1 (13" x 20") strip. Sub­cut strip into 2 (10" x 13") rec­tan­gles for holly leaves.

From gray dot:

• Cut 1 (10" by fab­ric width) strip. Sub­cut strip into 4 (10") A squares.

From aqua dot:

• Cut 1 (61/2" by fab­ric width) strip. Sub­cut strip into 2 (61/2") squares. Cut each square in half on 1 di­ag­o­nal to make 4 B tri­an­gles. Sub­cut re­main­der of strip into 1 (21/4" by re­main­ing fab­ric width) bind­ing strip. • Cut 2 (21/4" by fab­ric width) bind­ing strips.

Com­plet­ing the Blocks

Re­fer to Raw-edge Fusi­ble Ap­pliqué on page 124 for all ap­pliqué steps.

1. Fold and crease each A square to mark the di­ag­o­nal cen­ters.

2. Cen­ter and fuse one snow mound to the cor­ner of one A square. Ar­range and fuse one snow­man mo­tif on the di­ag­o­nal of A with bot­tom of snow­man just touch­ing the snow mound.

3. Cen­ter and fuse one snow­ball about 3/4" above the nose and two snow­balls on each side about 1" apart.

4. Trans­fer mouth shape to snow­man face as marked on pat­tern.

5. Us­ing thread to match fab­rics and a nar­row ma­chine blan­ket stitch, sew all around each fused shape.

6. Us­ing black thread and a straight stitch, ma­chine-stitch marked mouth

shape to com­plete one Jug­gling Snow­man block.

7. Re­peat steps 2– 6 to make a to­tal of four Jug­gling Snow­man blocks.

Com­plet­ing the Top­per

1. Join two Jug­gling Snow­man blocks as shown in Fig­ure 1 to make a row; press. Re­peat to make a sec­ond row.

2. Join the rows to com­plete the top­per cen­ter; press.

3. Cen­ter and fuse the large cir­cle in the cen­ter of the top­per cen­ter. Stitch as in step 5 of Com­plet­ing the Blocks.

4. Crease each B tri­an­gle to mark the cen­ters as shown in Fig­ure 2.

5. Pin a B tri­an­gle right sides to­gether on each outer edge of the pieced top, match­ing the creased cen­ters with the seams on the top­per cen­ter as shown in Fig­ure 3.

6. Stitch B pieces in place; press to the right side to com­plete the top.

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

8. Quilt as de­sired. Trim edges of bat­ting and back­ing even with the top.

9. Stay-stitch 1/8" from the edge of each B in­side cor­ner as shown in Fig­ure 4. 10. Bind edges re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 120. Fig­ure 2

Adding the Holly Leaves

1. Us­ing the pre­pared holly leaf tem­plate, trace eight leaf shapes onto the wrong side of one green dot rec­tan­gle leav­ing 3/8" be­tween shapes and 1/4" from out­side edge as shown in Fig­ure 5. Place right sides to­gether with the sec­ond rec­tan­gle; pin to the bat­ting rec­tan­gle and sew all around on the traced lines, again re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 5.

2. 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 slit to­gether as shown in Fig­ure 6.

3. Trans­fer vein lines to leaf shapes and stitch along marked lines to com­plete leaves.

4. Se­lect two leaf shapes. Ar­range and pin shapes on a B tri­an­gle with in­side points at the seam line be­tween B and the blocks and outer tips ex­tend­ing be­yond the edges of B as shown in Fig­ure 7.

5. Ma­chine-stitch in place by stitch­ing about half­way up the pre­vi­ously stitched cen­ter vein line.

6. Re­peat steps 4 and 5 with re­main­ing leaf shapes on the re­main­ing B tri­an­gles.

7. Pre­pare four pink dot cover but­tons us­ing the 7/8" cover but­ton kits.

8. Sew a cov­ered but­ton to the tips of each of the holly leaf clus­ters as shown in the project photo to fin­ish.

Jug­gling Snow­man 91/ 2" x 91/ 2" Fin­ished Block Make 4

Make 2 Fig­ure 1

Fig­ure 4 1/ 8"

Fig­ure 3


Jug­gling Snow­men Ta­ble Top­per Place­ment Di­a­gram Ap­prox­i­mately 27" x 27"

Jug­gling Snow­men Ta­ble Top­per Quilt­ing Di­a­gram

Fig­ure 6

Fig­ure 7

4" 1/ 8" 3/ Fig­ure 5

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