Hi!  It’s Jen from The Smitten Chicken.  This my favorite time of year!  I LOVE the Holidays.  I was excited to get a chance to work with Art Gallery fabrics on this project.  They have some really fun holiday prints. I chose this Little Town Twinkle Stars print as my inspiration.  It reminded me of twinkle lights on a tree.  Then I saw this amazing quilt pattern by Lo and Behold Stitchery.  I knew these Retro Ornaments had to go with the twinkle lights!

Retro Ornament Holiday Pillow

I love adding text to projects.  I designed this fun Noel script to add to the ornament.  Fun fact:  My daughter’s middle name is Noel because she was born around Christmas.  So this is extra special to me!

The noel text.  You can print out the PDF. Or you can use the SVG file with an electric cutting machine.  This is such a fun and easy way to add something special to a project!

Do you want to make one too?  Here are the supplies you will need:

HeatnBond Ultrahold

Retro Ornaments Pattern

noel text or SVG Pattern

Art Gallery Solids and Twinkle Stars fabric

Olfa Rotary cutter

Aurifil Thread

Oliso Iron

Sewing machine

Make the Fabric Ornament

Construct one ornament following the pattern.  I love the traditional Christmas colors.  But I decided to try something new and make a blue ornament with light pink text.  And I love it!

To add the Noel text, first, print the FREE PDF for the Noel letters.  The PDF is a mirror image of the text.  This is so the letters face the correct way when applied to the ornament.  Trace the text outline onto the paper side of the Ultra HeatnBond.  Then press the HeatnBond to the wrong side of the fabric.  Make sure to leave about 1/4″ of HeatnBond around each letter.  Cut out the text.  Remove the paper backing.  Press onto the ornament.

If you have an electric cutter, you can use the SVG file to cut out the text.  Then press onto the ornament.  This is what I did!

I then quilted the ornament with straight lines.  Since I used UltraHold HeatnBond, there is no need to sew around the letters.  Yay!  I love using this No-Sew HeatnBond when I have intricate designs like this.  Sewing around each of those letters could be a bit challenging.

I then made a pillow out of my new ornament.  I love it so much!

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Chirp Out!

Jen

 

 

 

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