When I started quilting more this year, I just knew that I wanted to make a Christmas quilt. In fact, I’d love to make a new Christmas quilt every couple of years, so before long I have a bunch of them to pull out for the holidays! I’m pretty much down to the wire with this one but I finished this new colorful Christmas Quilt just in time!
I’m so in love with how bright and colorful it is! I used the Garland line from Cotton and Steel (aff link) and I’m so glad I did! If you’re not familiar with Cotton and Steel, their fabrics tend to be colorful, quirky, and a lot of them have a retro feel so they’re definitely right up my alley. This line has all sorts of vintage prints – little ornaments, frolicking deer, and even little gnome Santas!
The pattern I used was the City Blocks quilt from the Etsy shop, sweetjane. It’s a great beginner pattern and it sews up really quickly. I love that you can really let the fabrics shine and see the prints. I had it quilted by my regular quilter, Julie’s Longarm Quilting, and she did a fabulous job as always! We did an all over tree pattern on it that you can really see in the closeups. I think it looks so fun with the tree prints in the line!
I’m so happy that I finished it in time for Christmas! Now I need to put my feet up with some cocoa and It’s a Wonderful Life and relax!!
I’d love to know – have you made a Christmas quilt? Tell us about it in the comments!
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A few years ago I challenged myself to do 2 red/white quilts (Missouri Star patterns)….one quilted on my Sweet 16 and the other on my Juki 2010. They weren’t overly large but the challenge was to do quilting that appeared more to be “longarm” styled/larger motifs. Anyhow…….I loved both but last year I gave one (my fave! (shown here: http://treadlemusic.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/red-white-quilta-finish/) There’s just something special about a Christmas quilt………and yours is such a happy holiday version!!!! I think I see one in my future!!!!!!! Thanks for the post!!!!!!!!
Very pretty quilt! May need to add it to my wish list!
Love your bright, retro Christmas quilt Bev. I’ve been wanting to do one for years and still haven’t gotten around to it. I’ve gotten around to buying plenty of Christmas fabrics for it but not the actual making of it. Enjoy your quilty Christmas goodness.
I love to make Christmas quilts, but usually I run into a time crunch and then the quilt that was supposed to be queen-sized becomes a lap size or even a table runner! But it doesn’t matter…as long as the overall feel in our house is Christmassy
Diane W. says
Great quilt-easy to make & great fabrics!
Sue Pfau says
Hi Bev! This is my pattern! I am Sue Pfau from Sweet Jane’s! I LOVE how your quilt turned out, it is amazing! I would love to use some of your photos if you will allow me too. Please contact me at [email protected]. Thank you so much for making my design look so great!
It is wonderful, great and beautiful work.
Please, sorry for my english.
Beautiful quilt and I love the simplicity of this pattern. It’s beginner friendly! I have to say that I’m loving that chair too with the giant cross stitch too-what a fabulous idea!
Laura Lane says
It’s oh so pretty! I’ve not made a Christmas quilt yet.
Karren Haller says
Hi Bev your Christmas quilt is a wonderful art form, just beautiful!!
Thank you for sharing on the #OMHGWW this week, always enjoy seein your projects!!
Wishing you a Happy New Year!
That is a beautiful quilt. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the DI & DI Link Party.
Kelly O. says
This quilt is fabulous!! I tried to contact the designer of the pattern but etsy is not allowing me to send her a message–ugh! I want to make this with Garland but only can find a fat eighth bundle of all 19 fabrics… would that work for the larger size of this quilt? or do you need the 10″ from the layer cake?
I would think you should be ok. I used a fat quarter bundle when I made mine – and my quilt is a row larger than her throw size. I didn’t use all the fat quarters in the bundle, or all the fabric. You might have to do a little math to double check but I think it should work. Sue is super nice and I’m sure she’d be happy to help too, you might try contacting her through instagram? Her account is @sweetjanequilts. :)
Kelly O. says
thank you! I did get in contact with her and in looking at the pattern I would require an additional fat quarter of something as I would be shy five 5″ squares due to the 9″ fat eighth dimension….Garland is just getting hard to find in the whole line but an extra fat quarter, even if it’s from last year’s tinsel line, should be easy enough to get…
thanks for your help!