Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Deck the Halls Free Christmas Tree Pattern!


 It would seem that when I like a particular designer's work, I can gush on, and on, and on ( and on) about them. One designer's work that I keep coming back to time and time again is Cori Dantini. Almost every fabric line that she has put out, as soon as I see it, I have about twenty project ideas that come to mind. When I first saw her Joy & Wonder collection for Blend Fabrics, that was no exception. As I was drooling over studying her collection, it hit me... a paper piecing pattern was staring me right in the face! So, I approached Cori earlier in the year and asked if I could adapt her design into a paper piecing pattern... and now in the spirit of the season of giving, I am turning around and giving it to you too... the Deck the Halls Christmas Tree pattern!


I also drew inspiration from other elements in Cori's fabric line, and added a house and tower. Her fabrics are absolutely perfect for fussy cutting, don't you think?


For the stars I used the reverse applique method because I wanted to have a very clean and finished look, but did not want to remove excess fabric from the back of the small stars as you would for a freezer paper applique star.

 
Much of my quilting was simply shadow and straight line quilting, and I really wanted the stars to be focal points of the quilting as if they were really shining. You can see a good bit of the work in progress on my instagram feed.


...additionally, I wanted to say a big thank you Jessica, for helping me get this into a nice, cleaned up pdf format!

Area you busy working on Christmas projects for yourself, as decorations, or are you part of Santa's team and making presents for others?

Linking up this week to WIP Wednesday and Let's Bee Social. 
 

16 comments:

  1. What an adorable addition to you Christmas decoration. I just love the look of the tree and BG fabric as well and the guy in the door way. Super cute!

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  2. Visiting from Lets Bee Social, great design for a holiday accent. Yes, I am busy doing lots of holiday projects, including trying to get a Christmas bed quilt done before visitors arrive.

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  3. Stopping by from Let's Bee Social. What a great pillow!

    It's Santa's workshop around here as I make gifts and also work on Christmas tutorials to share on my blog.

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  4. Your cushion is so sweet, and I love how we are so inspired by each other's work! Your quilting around the stars works so well!

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  5. Perfect for the Christmas season. Love the critter in the doorway and the pretty stars and the trees. :)

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  6. This is lovely - I especially love the tree.

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  7. Perfection! Love the little mouse in the door!

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  8. Such a sweet pillow -- love the music fabric as the background!!

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  9. I really like the tree, especially. But the whole pillow is great, too.

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  10. I love the tree, it's so pretty! And I like the echo quilting around the star! :)

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  11. This is such a great use of that fabric line. Your pillow looks right and home and lends such a festive touch to your decor. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern!

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  12. Allison! This is soo lovely! Your fabric choices are just perfect and your STARS! Love them! and love the quilting. Very nicely done!!

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  13. I LOVE THIS!!!
    Is this pattern still available? I can't seem to make it work! :-(

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