This fun, patchwork Christmas quilt is full of some of my favorite retro-inspired Christmas fabrics. And I’ve got a free tutorial to make this quilt! This post was updated in 2019.
Ready for the full reveal of the Retro Christmas Quilt?
I’ve had a little growing collection of retro Christmas prints for a while now and this was the year to finally do something with them. The prints are so busy that I’ve struggled to decide how to put them all together. Once again, white fabric to the rescue (Kona Snow to be specific = seems appropriate for a Christmas quilt).
Aren’t these girls adorable?
Almost as adorable as this girl. This is my mom visiting Santa in downtown San Francisco in the 1950’s. I love this picture.
I think that’s the reason I love those vintage kids – they remind me of the Christmas decorations from my mom’s childhood that I played with when I was growing up . And they remind me of all those stop-and-go animation Christmas classics, a la Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer. (Remember in the prehistoric days before VCR’s when you had to watch the TV listings religiously so you wouldn’t miss it?)
The quilt was so ‘red’ – I was excited to find just the right green to finish it off. I used a green-dot basic by Lecien.
If you would prefer a printable PDF version of this pattern, it is available in the Pattern Shop for only $2.00.