Vintage Christmas Sampler Quilt Blocks

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.

You can find the Vintage Christmas book and other coordinating projects available from the Fat Quarter Shop*.

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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  • Reply
    Judy Chastain
    November 30, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    I have Vintage Farm Girl, and I love it. I may never finish a quilt from it – I tend to jump from one project to another. I never saw a pattern I didn’t like! I’ll check out Vintage Christmas. Thanks, Amy!

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    Pam Landolt
    November 30, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    I just received my Vintage Christmas book this week. I have spent three days just looking at all the cute blocks, her additional projects and thinking I can make a Christmas quilt for every member of my family – all different! Like you Amy I love to sew Christmas during the season and winter months. I will enjoy having this for next year. I do plan on making placemats for my grandchildren this year though. Thank you for the review. I couldn’t agree more!

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    Barbara Opett
    December 1, 2018 at 5:59 am

    Very sweet of you to post about this book Amy! What you have posted, looks like the ideas are unlimited! Thanks for always sharing! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year too you!

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    janice young
    December 1, 2018 at 6:44 am

    Can you tell me the name and manufacture of the white with color snowflakes fabric.
    It is what im looking for to add boarders to a snowman wallhanging. Please don’t tell me it is 10years old

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    Susan Salo
    November 21, 2020 at 10:03 am

    Thank you for a great list of projects! I have Lori’s alphabet book and am considering her Christmas book. It looks wonderful!

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