Anne Sutton from Bunny Hill Designs has put together a great 12 week block collection for her new Christmas Quilt. The Sugar Plum Stocking Treats quilt incorporates Appliqué and Piecing. The 49″ x49″ quilt is made from 12 blocks each measuring 8″x 8″. A simply wonderful design and Anne started it early enough for you to finish by Christmas. This would make a lovely gift for a special friend or family member.
You can use the Moda Sugar Plum Layer cake or fabric from your stash to complete the project. Keeping up with the patterns is quite easy, because each one is a PDF download you can print off. If you just can’t get to this this year, print off all 12 instruction packets and save them for next year. Either way, you will have the information you need to make this really magical appliqué quilt. Thanks for sharing Anne !!
History of Sugar Plums
What are Sugar Plums Anyway?
The term sugar plum came into general usage in the 1600s. At that time, adding layers of sweet which give sugar plums and comfits their hard shell was done through a slow and labour-intensive process called panning. Until the mechanization of the process, it often took several days, and thus the sugar plum became a luxury product. In fact, in the 18th century the word plum became British slang for a large pile of money or a bribe. However, by the 1860s manufacturers used steam heat and mechanized rotating pans to make it available for mass consumption.