The Holly Wreath
This holly wreath design is the perfect size to adorn your door or wall in our festive times. The addition of Christmas balls and berries with a beautiful plaid ribbon creates a typical red and green Christmas.
You can either buy this as a pattern or an indepth ebook where you will discover different techniques for applique (including hand applique) and videos to demonstrate the technique choices.
Background: 7/8 yd [.8 m] (light)
First Border: 3/8 yd [.35 m] (green)
At least SIX different green fabrics: Fat Eighth of each green (leaves)
ONE fat quarter of dark green (background of the wreath)
ONE fat quarter of red (ribbon & balls)
Assorted red scraps (berries)
1yd [1 m] lightweight fusible webbing
1/2yd [.5 m] stabilizer (either tear-away or iron-on)
Cotton or cotton-blend Batting: 7/8yd [3/4 m]
Backing fabric: 7/8yd [3/4 m]
Binding fabric: 1/4 yd [1/4 m]
Thread for quilting
Machine embroidery threads: shades of red & green plus white and gold for plaid stitching
Quilting pencil or removable marking pen
Sewing machine and accessories
Teflon Sheet, parchment paper, or baking paper
Lightbox may be useful
Red and Crystal rhinestones (optional)
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