Midnight Village

Dear Friends,

Christmas has arrived at the Quilted Moose; the long anticipated MODA fabric line, White Christmas Metallic by Zen Chic, that is! We love, love, love the color palette of whites, creams, grays and black with gold metallic accents.

If you attended our most recent Mooseketeers event in May, you had a sneak preview of the quilt I had started to stitch from this fabric line. I am sure you have noticed ‘house’ blocks are one of the current trends in quilt patterns.  So, I used Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co. pattern, Village ($10.00) and began sewing a plethora of houses. If you follow the pattern, the finished quilt measures 69″x75 1/2″.

You will note, above, I said “If you follow…..”. Of course, in the fashion of the Quilted Moose, I had to “Moose It Up”. I thought that my Midnight Village needed trees. As a bonus to you, our wonderful customers, please enjoy my instructions and photos of how to construct my tree block for your own version of the Village quilt.

Carrie (Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co.) designed the Village quilt using Charm Packs.  I did not…I used yardage. Because of that, I could make my roofs using the No-Waste method for stitching flying geese units. If you wish to make your roofs, four units at a time, here are the cutting and piecing instructions for that method.

Midnight Village Rooftops

We have fabric bundles and yardage available for my quilt, Midnight Village. We anticipate that this fabric line will be a favorite, so either stop by or give us a call to order your fabric and pattern 402.332.4178.

Happy Stitching,

Debbie

 

Midnight Village Tree Cutting Instructions

Draw a diagonal line across the background

pieces for each tree section.

 

 

 

 

 

Mirror image each section.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stitch on each drawn line.

 

 

 

 

 

Cut away the corners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press toward the black background.

 

 

 

 

 

Repeat with the other tree sections.

The top tree section will overlap, like a flying geese unit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stitch a trunk unit together and lay out your 5 tree sections.

Stitch together tree units.

 

 

 

Press as desired.

I pressed my units this way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make as many trees as you would like your Village to have.