Do you know what is one of my favorite things to do at Christmas time? Start a new Christmas quilt, of course! Which I fully realize won’t be finished until the next Christmas, but I’m totally okay with that. I just like sewing Christmas stuff when I’m in the Christmas mood. You know? (You can see some of my Quilts from Christmases past here.)
This year I’m SO excited to play with blocks from Lori Holt’s brand new book, Vintage Christmas. As with all of Lori’s books, it is FULL of blocks, patterns, and projects.
The book contains 43 (!) different quilt blocks for this sampler quilt. And each block is available in 6″ or 12″ instructions, making endless possibilities for different projects and combinations.
And then, as Lori does with all of her books, she has over a dozen more patterns showing different ways you can use those blocks to make quilts, table runners and other projects.
I’m so smitten with this Deck the Halls quilt (finishes at 70 1/2″ x 86 1/2″)
There’s also a section on two-color quilts with 8 different examples and ideas. Aren’t they stunning in their simplicity?
I’m started pulling fabric to make a Christmas Sampler quilt. I’m still deciding which of the layouts to use, but I’m excited about this fabric pull. I’ve got a bunch of Lori Holt prints as well as Way Up North by Jill Howarth and Winter Tales by Minki Kim.
(This fat quarter bundle has a great mix of these collections all in one place.)
Here are some of the blocks I’ve started on: This block is called Shine
And this is the Snowflake block. I’m making the 12″ x 12″ versions.
The Fat Quarter Shop is also hosting A Very Vintage Christmas Sew Along. You can see more of the blocks – and sew along! – by finding the hashtag #aVeryVintageChristmas on Instagram and Facebook.
As with all of Lori’s books, I can’t recommend Vintage Christmas enough. Truly they’re the best bang for your buck out there in terms of books filled to overflowing with high quality patterns and multiple ways to use them.
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