Friday, October 26, 2018

Away in the Manager - Vintage Christmas Sew Along

Welcome to the Vintage Christmas Sew Along!!! I'm so excited that I was able to choose my favorite block- Away in the Manager from Lori's newest book- Vintage Christmas for the Sew Along!!! 

I wanted to use my 6" block to decorate my home so instead of turning it into a pillow or mini quilt --- I chose to place it in an embroidery hoop and attach a ribbon for hanging. I just love it!!! It is such the sweetest block!!! I love how my 4 year old knew right away it was baby Jesus!

Vintage Christmas book is amazing -- all 207 of pages of it! I love how clearly Lori writes her patterns (go grab your Alphabitties). Plus she gives 2 sizes  for each of the 42 blocks (6" and 12")! All the blocks are traditionally pieced too.

Ready to start sewing - Away in the Manger

How to:  Away in the Manger 6" Block into an embroidery hoop wall hanging.

2. Cut (2) 3" x 6.5" background fabric strips and sew to sides of block.
3. Cut (2) 3" x 11.5" background fabrics strips and sew to top/bottom of block.
4. Center block in 9" embroidery hoop.
5. Finish hoop backing with preferred method. I used this one by Lark Rising.
6. Add a ribbon for hanging.

I'm ready to start decorating for Christmas! I love having Christmas decorations that are Christ centered so my Away in the Manger Embroidery Hoop wall hanging is perfect! Plus Away in the Manger is one of my most favorite Christmas songs!

If you want to sew the entire Vintage Christmas Sampler Quilt - details are here on the Fat Quarter Shop Blog (including the blogger list for each block).

Be sure to follow me on Instagram @mellierc and here on my A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog for more sewing fun!

Happy Sewing!!!

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  1. This is so cute! Thanks for the great idea.

  2. Love your block and the idea of the hoop! It's absolutely gorgeous!!!


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