Holiday Blooms Projects

Holiday Blooms projects to decorate for the holidays

AQS QuiltWeek Vendor Margaret Willingham of Eye of the Beholder Quilt Designs has created the Holiday Blooms projects for us to make.

Holiday Blooms

21" x 21"
Machine Reverse Appliqué

Good cheer and success are yours with these holiday Poinsettias created with our simple machine reverse appliqué method with appliquéd flower centers.

This is a quick and fun project to create a festive red and green 21” x 21” quilted piece to use as a wall-hanging, table décor piece, as a last minute gift or as a holiday pillow, just in time for Christmas.

In a reverse appliqué design, the pretty design is made by the background fabric peeking out through cut outs in the top fabric. If you’re used to appliqué, it can mess with your head at first. But don’t worry. You’ll get used to it in no time at all. And it’s so beautiful! Just remember, the design shapes you see are made in the background fabric peeking out through cut out “holes” in the top fabric.

Gathering Supplies

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Supply List

Fabrics* for Top & Binding:
1 Fat Quarter White
1 Fat Quarter Green
1 Fat Quarter Red
¼ yard Yellow
Backing: 3/4 yard (27” x 27”) white
Batting: 27” x 27” square
Soft Fuse* (double-sided, paper-backed, iron-on fusible): 11” x 21”
Terial Magic spray-on stabilizer*, or fabric stabilizer of your choice
Mechanical pencil for tracing pattern on Soft Fuse
Small sharp tipped scissors. We like our Kai 4” bent-handled sharp-tipped scissors.
Open-toed sewing machine foot strongly recommended
75/11 or 80/12 sewing machine needles
Threads: White, Green, Red, Yellow
40 or 50 wt. thread for stitching, machine reverse appliqué and quilting
Floriani machine embroidery thread for machine reverse appliqué (optional)
Basting spray (optional)
Straight pins
*For these helpful items and optional fabric bundles available in 3 colorways go to

There are kits to go with each of them, too.


Holiday Blooms Classic Table Runner Fabric Kits

Learn how with Margaret Willingham.