CHRISTMAS ANGELS (or a cheater block quilt)

CHRISTMAS ANGELS (or a cheater block quilt)

CHRISTMAS ANGELS (or a cheater block quilt)

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.

Clip art angel with violin

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:

https://indianaquilter40.com/sailing-ships-of-old-quilt-another-panel-quilt/

https://indianaquilter40.blogspot.com/2011/03/cowboys.html

https://phoebemoon.com/tutorials/panel.htm

PLEASE NOTE: 
ALL PHOTOS AND WRITTEN CONTENT ARE MY OWN UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

9 thoughts on “CHRISTMAS ANGELS (or a cheater block quilt)

  1. Great idea. I have gotten all kinds of cheater blocks over the years. Then not sure what to do with most of them. I am making kids and gr-kids lap quilts for Christmas using this quick idea.

    1. Lucky kids and gr-kids to be getting special lap quilts as gifts. Enjoy working with the cheater blocks, they are fun. Happy quilting.

  2. Love this quilt blog. So many cool ideas for projects. Lots of tips and hints. Great photos. Thanks for inspiring me in my quilt life.

  3. This weblog is magnificent! I love reading and studying your posts. Great quilting stuff to be found here, this quilt is a good example.

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