Santa’s Reindeer Blocks for 100 Blocks Magazine
Just in time to wish you a Very Merry Christmas!
It’s Rudolph! And his other Santa’s Reindeer friend. Made into a delightful door banner.
The front is made entirely from Kona Cotton Solids: Biscuit for the faces, Brown for the antlers, Black for the eyes and nose, Cardinal for Rudolph’s nose and the lettering, and Snow for the background. How appropriate!
I searched around online back in July for suitable backing and binding fabrics. I was hoping to find something with deer. But not a cartoon deer. A realistic deer. The backing is Winter Garden by Susan Winget for Steele Creek Studio, which I found at Fabric.com.
I made corner tabs for hanging. As this door banner finishes at just over 12″ in width, this is a perfect method of hanging – using a wooden ruler picked up from the Dollar Store! I just need to drill a hole in the center of the ruler and tuck the ends of the ruler into those tabs for an invisible hanger.
The striped binding is Winter Celebration by Sandy Lynam Clough for Red Rooster Fabrics and is a nice match to the reds in the backing. Those spots on the stripes are actually silver. And these fun stripes make me think of candy canes!
Using plain white thread, I quilted using the organic wavy lines. As usual. This reminds me of the drifting snow that will soon be making it’s way across the open fields and blowing up and plugging up our driveway.
And this time I joyfully quilted right over those applique letters. When making letters for applique, you have to remember to trace them onto the paper backed fusible web as a mirror image. The fusible web is then pressed onto the wrong side of your fabric. And when you peel off the paper backing and apply the letters to your background, they will be facing the correct way. I used Kona Cardinal for the letters and a matching red thread in a tight zig-zag stitch to finish off the raw edges.
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