Welcome to the kick-off of the Patchwork Forest Quilt Along! I’m hoping this will be a fun, low-key way to help break-up the Pine Hollow Patchwork Forest pattern into weekly, bite-size chunks and help you get this quilt pieced in plenty of time to get quilted and finished for the holiday season.
This is the first time I’ve ever hosted a Quilt Along (aka QAL). I know that there are lots of different ways to host, but for this QAL, we’re going to keep things pretty simple. Plan to meet back here every week for the next 6 weeks for a weekly assignment, where I’ll be sharing tips and motivation to help you along the way.
This Quilt Along will focus specifically on the new Pine Hollow pattern variation of this design. You will need the pattern for all of the block sizes and measurements for this pattern.
You can find the pattern available as a printed copy or PDF version in my Pattern Shop.
The Quilt Along will be breaking up the pieces of this pattern, focusing on the different blocks and sizes of trees as well as tips and tricks for each week.
You are also welcome to quilt along using the original Holiday Patchwork Forest tutorial if you’d prefer, although the block numbers and sizes will be different than the specific weekly assignments for the Pine Hollow pattern.
Not that this quilt needs to be a holiday quilt! I’ve made this quilt using my Sugarhouse Park fabric collection. I’ve also seen all kinds of color and fabric combinations in the original Patchwork Forest tutorial. (Just look up #HolidayPatchworkForest hashtag on Instagram for lots of inspiration.)
This week your assignment is to start gathering your fabric.
This is such a fun quilt for playing with colors and a variety of fabrics. For this quilt I recommend about 34 Fat Quarters, but you can also use assorted yardage you have on hand.
Looking for some tips for choosing fabric? This post will walk you though my best tips for choosing fabric with color and scale contrast to help your quilt really sing.
FAQ: A set of 10″ x 10″ precuts (Layer Cake) will work for the smallest trees in this pattern, but will not be big enough for the other blocks. (But if you have one laying around and want to incorporate those prints into the quilt, totally use them for the small trees!)
Sources for Christmas Fabric and Fat Quarter Bundles:
If you’re looking for some fabric inspiration, check out the kits at these shops! Some have kits for the full quilt – others have Fat Quarter bundles to help you get started and then you can mix in other prints you might already have on hand and want to use. SO many options:
Sojo Fabric has a ready-to-go Pine Hollow Patchwork Forest kit (including borders and binding) using Riley Blake’s Yuletide collection.
Sojo Fabric also has a bunch of other Christmas fabric and Fat Quarter Bundles.
Other shops with fun Christmas/holiday-themed Fat Quarter Bundles include:
- Fiji Mama Designs
- Other assorted Etsy Shops
Want to see what fabric I’ve pulled together for mine? I’ve always wanted to try this quilt in a low-volume red and white. We’ll see how this turns out!
Boring but important details:
You don’t need to sign-up or register for anything.
If you would like a weekly assignment emailed to you every Saturday during November, sign up for my weekly email Newsletter here.
If you really want to skip ahead and see all of the week-by-week assignments and post, go here for the full Pine Hollow QAL wrap up page here.
Any other questions- feel free to leave them in the comments and I’ll answer this week.
Excited to QAL with all of you!