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Pine Hollow Patchwork Forest Quilt Along Finale

Hooray! We did it! We made it to the grand finale week of the Pine Hollow Patchwork Forest Quilt Along! And in plenty of time to finish before Christmas too! I have loved watching so many of you stitch along with me on this Christmas quilt and hopefully you’ve had fun too.

Pine Hollow Patchwork Forest Quilt, a Christmas Quilt featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

Pine Hollow Christmas Quilt Along, the Grand Finale!

I’m so pleased by the fact that so many of you have finished your Christmas quilt top. And look at us! With plenty of time ahead of the holidays too. I’m feeling pretty proud.

Pine Hollow Patchwork Forest Quilt, a Christmas Quilt featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

If this quilt is all new to you, you can find the quilt pattern here: Pine Hollow Patchwork Forest Pattern.

If you’d like to see the tips and tricks I shared for this Christmas quilt pattern you can find them here:

Week 1 – Introduction and tips for choosing fabric

Week 2 – Video demonstration of how to make the Improv Patchwork Tree Quilt Block + make 28 small trees

Week 3 – Make 23 Medium size Trees 

Week 4  Tips for making “Wonky” Improv Stars

Week 5 – Large Trees + Finish Piecing your Blocks

Week 6 – Quilt top Assembly tips

Pine Hollow Patchwork Forest Quilt, a Christmas Quilt featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

I just got my Christmas quilt back from Melissa at Sew Shabby Quilting – she machine quilted it for me with the Marbled Cake edge to edge pattern. I love the way the simplicity of the design creates nice texture across what is a somewhat busy quilt design.   

Pine Hollow Patchwork Forest Quilt, a Christmas Quilt featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

I was determined to finish mine off with fabric only from my stash. I found this tonal red and white stripe which tied together the various shades of red nicely.  I cut it on the bias because who can resist a good bias stripe?  Pine Hollow Patchwork Forest Quilt, a Christmas Quilt featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

I think it finishes off the Christmas quilt nicely. I frantically bound the quilt yesterday afternoon so I could get outside to shoot pictures before the daylight was gone. (Because, man, it is gone early these days!) I think I’ll probably take it out for a good winter photo shoot at some point when we get some snow, but for now, I’m excited it’s done!

Pine Hollow Patchwork Forest Quilt, a Christmas Quilt featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

I’ve actually made three of these Christmas quilts in the past 6 months! (You can see more of the other two versions here.) That is super rare for me. Usually I’m a one-and-done-and-ready-to-move-on-to-the-next-thing type of girl. But this quilt comes together so fast and is so fun for playing with colors and fabric combinations that I can truthfully say I enjoyed each one AND I think I could make another next week, if I needed to!

So if you’re looking for a quick Christmas quilt, I really think that this is one that you could finish before the season. For real!

Pine Hollow Patchwork Forest Quilt, a Christmas Quilt featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

All right, let’s get on to winners! I have LOVED seeing all of the variations YOU have made!! It seriously makes me so happy! I honestly wish I could give a prize to each of you who have participated.

A big thanks again to our generous sponsors who have made this extra fun: Sewtopia, Simply Love Fabrics, Fort Worth Fabric Studio, Sew Shabby Quilting, the Fat Quarter Shop, Lady Belle Fabric, Bear Creek Quilting Company, Stitches and Giggles, Busy Hands Quilts, Maker Valley, Riley Blake Designs, and Aurifil Threads.

Before I announce the prizes, don’t forget, Lady Belle is offering a 20 % discount on Quilting services!  Enter the code patchworkforest20 in the comments section of their quilt form when you submit your quilt. (Can also apply to other quilts besides your Patchwork Forest quilt.)

Here are the randomly selected winners in order.

  • @stitchinggrace
  • @fabricaddictsquilts
  • @jennaquilts
  • @maggiecoloradomakes
  • Lynne B
  • @kathleenaogrady
  • @chloejanehandmade
  • @diannaeowen
  • @gypsyanddutch

Congratulations! I will be contacting you in order to let you choose your prize among the prizes announced last week: my brand new Everyday Favorites thread collection from Aurifil, Sugarhouse Park Fat Quarter Bundle from Riley Blake Designs, Diary of a Quilter patterns + fabric, my favorite notions pack from Olfa, Riley Blake, etc, Low-volume Fat Quarter Bundle from Lady Belle Fabric, 2 patterns of your choice from Busy Hands Quilts.

  Pine Hollow Patchwork Forest Quilt, a Christmas Quilt featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

Thanks again to all who participated in our Christmas Quilt Along. If you’re on social media, besure to check out the #PatchworkForestQAL hashtag on Instagram as well as the Pine Hollow Patchwork Forest posts on my Facebook page to see the amazing variety of Patchwork Forests out there!

 

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Christine Sherman
    November 6, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Your quilt is beautiful! Thanks so much for hosting and for an awesome pattern:)

  • Reply
    Sarah Craig
    November 7, 2019 at 3:47 am

    Wow! So excited to see my name in the list of winners – as if my new quilt isn’t prize enough!! Thanks for a great quilt-along! PS I REALLY love your low volume reds version…

  • Reply
    Kathleen OGrady
    November 7, 2019 at 10:03 am

    Yay! So excited to be one of the lucky winners! I think we are all winners after completing these lovely quilts! Thanks Amy for a fun and great quilt along and a great pattern.

  • Reply
    Twila Sikkink
    November 7, 2019 at 11:28 am

    OH MY GOODNESS! I can’t believe I’m one of the lucky winners. This was an awesome sew along…great pattern, weekly motivation and tips, so FUN! I have so many other color schemes running through my mind, I’ll definitely make another!

  • Reply
    Twila Sikkink
    November 7, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    OH MY GOODNESS! what a wonderful surprise to see I’m one of the lucky winners! What a joy this sew along was…awesome pattern, great weekly directions, motivation and tips. I’ve got other color schemes floating around in my head, I’ll definitely be making another one.
    Thank you Amy!

  • Reply
    Twila Sikkink
    November 7, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    he he he…didn’t mean to post twice. I had some technical difficulties and didn’t think the first one posted. Besides, I’m just so darn excited!!

  • Reply
    Jane Sprague
    November 9, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    I love the reds and creams! How will you keep the reds from bleeding? I encountered that issue once (it took 8 overnight soakings to get the red out of the light colors), and I’m a little reluctant to try a red/light color quilt again. (Oh, and the red fabric was a quilt-shop quality fabric, too). Any recommendations??

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