Here’s the free pattern for the quilted Christmas or Hanukkah ornament/decoration that I posted a picture of yesterday. Tomorrow I’ll post the tutorial video, showing exactly how to put it together.
As I said yesterday, this ornament looks hard, but it’s easy-peasy!
Be advised that if you’re making it as a Hanukkah gift, the star in the middle of the ornament is not a true Star of David. However, by making this decoration in the colors blue and white, you honor the flag of Israel. I suppose it wouldn’t be too hard to adapt the pattern to form a Star of David; just change the second and third layers of triangles to form a six-pointed star instead of an eight-pointed one. (But as we all know, alterations to any pattern are easier said than done!)
If you do choose to make this type of alteration, let me know how it goes. Leave a message in the comments explaining what you did, and/or send me an image via the Submit a Question form, so we can see how yours turned out.
For those of you making a Christmas tree ornament, I recommend that you choose traditional Christmas colors like red, green, and white for your fabrics. The trick is to use contrasting colors, just as you would with a quilt. That way the divisions between the layers of fabric look more prominent.
Please note: you must enlarge the pattern to fit a full-sized piece of American computer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm) without margins, before printing.
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