Behold: the Kitschy Christmas quilt. The inspiration for this quilt first came from a quilt I saw in an Anthropologie catalog. I’d been thinking about it for a few weeks when I decided (on Thanksgiving Day) to make a Christmas version using all my scraps left over from last year’s Retro Christmas Quilt. (I used my Accuquilt GO cutter and the Isosceles Triangle die to cut out this whole quilt in a very short amount of time.)
Don’t worry if you don’t have a die cut machine – these triangles are really easy to cut on your own! Print out the triangle template here – preferably on to something heavy like card stock. Or cut out and trace onto template plastic.
Cut a 6″ strip of fabric and use the template as your guide for cutting triangles. (I like to still use the edge of a ruler to guide my rotary cutter and so that I’m less likely to trim down the template.)
OR you could use this Quilt Sense Kaleidoscope Triangle Ruler to cut your triangles.
Ashley of Mommy by Day, Crafter by Night has an excellent tutorial showing how to cut and sew together isosceles triangles here.
I’ve been collecting those retro-vintagey fabrics and now my stash is seriously depleted. But I’m okay with that since they’re far better appreciated in a couple of finished quilts than in closet in my basement. The solid greens are Kona’s: Palm (lighter) and Holly.
I also used the last of my Holiday Happy fabric for the back. Perfect.
The perfect thing for my big blank wall during the Christmas season. And I’m well-pleased that I finished it in time for the actual holiday. It even goes well with my throw pillows from Christmases past. (Snowflake here, Circles here, and red and white pillows here.)
And since we’re talking retro-Christmas, Merry Christmas from me (and my little sister) ca. 1978. I’m pretty certain my mom made those gingham dresses. I could have totally used some of that green gingham in this quilt!