CHRISTMAS ANGELS (or a cheater block quilt) is a super quick quilt of pre-printed angel blocks and a pretty poinsettia print. I cut the 8 pre-printed blocks apart and added the poinsettia print cut to the same size as the printed blocks (either 12″ or 14″ – at this point I forgot and my quilting scrapbook does not say either) so that the two prints alternated making a top 3 blocks by 5 blocks.
After sewing the blocks were together, I added a border of green print with metallic dots (I usually do either a 4″ or 6″) around the outside. I only spent an afternoon piecing this top together because the pieces were big.
Tip: Watch for cheater blocks or panels that can be utilized to make quick projects or quilts for people in your life.
The batting was polyester.
The backing was a flat sheet that I pre-washed before using. I also tend to cut off the hems (rather than take the hems out with a seam ripper).
Finished size was 57″ x 82″.
I pieced it in 1997 and it was machine quilted in January 2002 by RLM. The design was a continuous pine tree. I did the binding in solid green cotton.
CHRISTMAS ANGELS (or a cheater block quilt) was given to a family member for Christmas that year.
Some more ideas for pre-printed blocks or fabric panels:
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