Saturday, July 25, 2020

A Charming Christmas

Summertime is almost here so that means the new collections of Christmas fabrics will be arriving in the stores soon.

So it is the perfect timing for the Fat Quarter Shop to release another one of their shortcut quilt patterns.  This festive project uses Charm Packs.

The Fat Quarter Shop asked me which Christmas collection I wanted to use and I picked Little Tree by Lella Boutique.  I knew it was going to look great with the White Grunge fabric I wanted to use for the background.

And here is my finished quilt!
Isn't it fun?

This shortcut pattern is called Charming Christmas.  

The quilt finishes at 59" square.  You can easily make it a little bigger by making the outer border a bit wider.  The Fat Quarter Shop also has the pattern written so that it uses mini charms.  You can find that pattern here.  The mini finishes at about 26" square.

It is hard to see in the full photo, but I quilted some holly leaves and berries on this one in a white thread. It is a pantograph that I have had forever.  It gives the quilt a nicely quilted texture.

If you make the quilt, I do have a little trick to share.  When you make the triangles for the tree, the pattern has you just cutting off those bonus triangles,  I sewed an additional line and ended up with these 12 nice sized HSTs.  They can easily become some potholders or my plan was to make a table topper.  

You can see the finished mini here.

Photos of white quilts are so difficult in the summer months.  In the sunshine they are so bright, and I didn't have a spot of shade without any sunlight sneaking in....but I am not complaining!

If you are interested in making one of your own, the Fat Quarter Shop has kits available in a similar fabric line. Or order some holiday charm packs or mini charm packs and get started early on some holiday gifts.

I am not the only one making this quilt - If you want to see more versions, you can check out the Jolly Jabber blog post about them.

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Sarah in NF CT said...

Thanks for the heads up on this pattern. I've downloaded it and printed it. I think this will be a quick weekend project. A fast finish is needed for my mental health.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That really is fun! I would enjoy making that one, and I bet it could be done with Christmas scraps, too - especially the mini version. I'll have to click over and take a look at the pattern. Glad you finally got to share your version!

Cheryll said...

I LoVe the fabric you chose...& the quilt is a real cutie.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Festive! I looks like a really quick quilt. Your quilting turned out SEW super cute, Cynthia!

Linda said...

Love the quilts and the fabrics you chose. I like the pattern too. I have a real weakness for Christmas fabric, so I should am going to have a look at my stash this morning! Sewing for Christmas in this heat and humidity has a certain appeal. ;)

Emily said...

Cute tree! And I love what you did with the bonus triangles, and the backing on that bonus project!

Louise said...

Super cute! It would be fun in all dark green scraps, too, for a cozy cabin quilt up in the mountains :)

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