CHRISTMAS ANGELS (or a cheater block quilt)

Christmas Angel quilt made with cheater blocks.

I pieced this super quick quilt of Christmas Angels in 1997 from 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 (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″.

It was machine quilted in January 2002 by RLM. The design was a continuous pine tree. I did the binding in solid green cotton.

Given to a family member for Christmas that year.

Author: IndianaQuilter40

Made first quilt by myself in mid teens. Addicted to quilting. Love using simple quilt patterns and giving them a twist so they are my own....Live in central Indiana. Raised in Montana. Have traveled and worked all over US and in Germany. Certified medical coder, HIM manager, and medical record auditor. Married for 30+ years to a wonderful guy who likes my quilts. We have grown children and starting on grand-kids.

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