It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner, and that Thanksgiving almost here. I think that the weather staying warm later this year has made me feel that the holidays are getting here so much more quickly than normal. However there is still time to make a quilt for Christmas, whether for yourself or for a gift and I will be sitting at my machine this week. These quilts are a few that I have designed for Christmas.
This Christmas Stocking quilt makes a cute quilt for children to snuggle under. It can be made as a scrap quilt using different scraps of fabric for the different sections of the stockings as well as using your precut fabrics. The size of this pieced patchwork quilt is 47″ x 58″ but can easily be adjusted to make it larger or smaller.
Holly is a natural at Christmas for decorating. This Holly Christmas quilt can be used each year to go with your holly decorating. This quilt pattern gives two options, the full quilt or a smaller quilt using the center panel. The pattern provides instructions for both to give you double use. Make one for yourself and one to give away. The full quilt is 68″ x 84″.
This Christmas Tree quilt is made dimensionally with the leaf sections of the tree sewn to the quilt top at the top point of each leaf. The leaves hang loose at the bottom edge. Bows are appliquéd in the border. This quilt is 28″ x 32″ and can be made from your scraps or precut fabrics. Red ribbon is used for the bow at the top of the tree.
These patterns as well as other Christmas quilt patterns are available in both my Craftsy and Etsy stores as downloadable pdf’s so you can start quilting immediately, without a wait time for shipping. The weather has been nice enough to be outside some but isn’t it more fun to be inside quilting than raking leaves?
I have returned from the International Quilt Market held in Houston. Eye candy everywhere! Such a fusion of colors with all the quilts and fabrics throughout the show! So much to see and treasure!
With quilts on my mind, I want to show you some of the quilts I have designed recently. These patterns are all available in my Craftsy and Etsy stores.
I love the influence of modern quilting and the effects created with negative space. No matter how complex the design, you still have a feeling of simplicity and space.
This quilt pattern, Bohemian Travels, features some traditional blocks in varying sizes and in an asymmetrical arrangement. The overall size is 68″ W x 76″ H.
There is still plenty of time to sew a quilt for fall or Thanksgiving with this Pumpkin Time quilt pattern. This pattern features appliqué pumpkins, stems, vines and leaves. Use an assortment of fabrics or precuts for more texture. This pattern is 50 1/2″ X x 60 1/2″ H.
Windmill is an on point design with a pinwheel center block. The size is great for a wall hanging or lap quilt at 42 1/2″ W x 50 1/2″ H.
I hope that you will visit one of these stores – you will find a lot more quilt patterns in addition to apron and other sewing pattern and maybe something you can sew as a Christmas gift.
I plan to show some of my photos from Quilt Market shortly so please check back!
I love color and this quilt pattern gives lots of it, which is why I named it “Splash of Color”. This pattern was designed the Quilt Dash and is now available from the WhimsyColor Shop.
This pattern is easier than it looks and you can customize it with your own favorite colors. The finished quilt size is 56 1/2″ W x 80 1/2″ H. Its easy to customize for a smaller or larger quilt by doing it in 4 block increments so that you can have a small wall hanging quilt or a full bed sized quilt. The quilt is made with 24 identical blocks. You can also use your scraps to make this a scrappy quilt. Oh, the possibilities! And I know that each quilt made with this pattern will be uniquely your own, with each quilt having a different look and emphasis from this pattern.
The Quilt Dash starts on August 15 and goes on for 2 weeks, during which time you can receive this pattern free. You can enter at any time during the 2 weeks and its also free to participate in the Quilt Dash. You can find some great sales and other products in the quilt stores that you visit. In addition, you will be entered into a drawing for a prize from each shop.
Shops, you can still sign up to participate to get new quilters and fabric lovers to Dash through your online stores.
I hope you will join us in the Quilt Dash for this “Splash of Color” quilt pattern. I would love to see the quilt that you make from it.
I just received the August issue of Quilter’s World magazine and am excited to share it with you. I designed one of the quilts in this issue – Daisy Pocket Quilt. Its an easy-to-make quilt that would be perfect for kids and teens because it has pockets to hold their “stuff”. I designed it in the bright colors of “Kids Go Green” fabrics from Quilting Treasures to add a dramatic accent for a wall.
I stipple quilted this quilt in an all-over pattern, a technique that I love, but outline or echo quilting would also work well with this quilt. It would also be a great project for a new sewer or quilter in your family.
Thanks for stopping by and and stay tuned – I have lots more to show you!
Have a great day
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