Hi friends! It's day 2 of our 12 elves of Christmas making event where we are sharing some of our favorite quick and easy gifting ideas! All the patterns are free and easy to access with links or instructions right here on our blog, be sure to check out all 12 days!
Today we have a simple but stunning project that you might have all the supplies for already! Grab your favorite old sweatshirt or some new ones for gifts. You can use an orphan quilt block that didn't make it into a quilt or you can make a favorite one to stitch onto your sweatshirt.
Jina made this sweet block from our pattern called Vintage Violet. Fabrics are a scrappy mix of Prairie Sisters Homestead and Nature Sings by Lori Woods, Market Day by Amy Jordan, My Favorite Things by Elea Lutz, Jailhouse Stripe and Kiss Hug are from our Basics line.
Once you've made your block, check the fit on your sweatshirt, Jina added a 2” border of our new Jailhouse Stripe called Elvis to complete the block and add a little pop.
Turn your edges under by 1/4 inch and press to hold your edge in place, use pins to baste and finish with hand or machine stitching. Jina added bright pink hand stitching done on her Sashiko machine by Babylock.
We just love how quick this project is and it can be customized by color and the block you use to make a really special and individual gift.