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December Crafty Update! Christmas Quilts!

December 28, 2023

In this month’s crafty update, I finally get to show off all of the Christmas quilts I have been making for family and friends this year.  They have all been gifted so there will be no spoilers for the recipients!

So I made 11 Holiday quilts – ELEVEN!!  I started back in July so I could spread them out.

Quilts 1 & 2

First up are the Christmas Kitty quilts I made for my kiddos.  They got these on the 1st day of December to kick off this year’s advent.  I wanted them to enjoy them all throughout the season.

They are backed with super cuddly microfleece (like all of the Holiday quilts) and are perfect for snuggling up on the couch watching a Christmas movie!

The pattern is the Kitty Cats pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew.  I adore her patterns and of course, had to make this one for both of my kitty-loving kids.  I used an assortment of Christmas fabrics from mice to birds with a snowflake print as the borders!  I quilted it at Trace Creek Quilting using the Ginger Ice panto on V’s, and the Snow Winds panto on O’s.

Quilts 3, 4 & 5

Next up – I made 3 versions of this fun pattern, Uneven 9 patch from Jedi Craft Girl.  I had a fat quarter bundle of Holly Holiday by Christopher Thompson for Riley Blake Christmas fabric that I bought forever ago.  I broke it up into pink/red, red/green, and green/black colorways – added a red or green small tree print for the borders and the results were some pretty cute quilts.  The pink/red one got the Christmas star panto, the red/green one got the Winterfest panto and the green/black one got the Christmas Trees panto.

Quilt 6

Next is one of my favs – this just turned out so cute.  Another pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew – Suburbs with the tree tutorial.  The fabric for the houses was from a layer cake of Nicholas by J. Wecker Frisch for Riley Blake Fabrics, the sky, ground, and trees are a snowflake print in black, white, and green.  I used the Midnight Sparkle panto – which is just dreamy!  I just might have to make myself one of these next year!

Quilt 7

I told you I loved Cluck Cluck Sew patterns!  Here is another one – this time Jelly Weave by Cluck Cluck Sew – using a jelly roll of Merry Little Christmas by Bonnie and Camille for Moda jelly roll.  I quilted this one with the Poinsettia panto.

Quilt 8

This one was fun to make!  It was a free pattern called Charming Christmas from the Fat Quarter Shop and I was able to use up 5” squares I had left over from another Christmas project years ago.  I used the Christmas Baubles panto.

Quilt 9

This one was made from another free pattern from The Fat Quarter Shop – Fat Quarter Ferris Wheel.  I was able to use leftovers from other projects and pull from my stash for this one – it was very satisfying to be able to use what I had and it turned out pretty cute!  I quilted this one with the Christmas Holly panto at TCQ.

Quilt 10

I thought I was done with family quilts but realized I missed one – Oh no!  While I was chatting with Lilo (the owner of Trace Creek Quilting and my boss) about my Christmas quilt dilemma, she offered to give me fabric to make her Welcome Party quilt pattern that I could then gift – after she took pics for her website of course. (The pics below are my backyard pictures, not TCQs – they do amazing quilt photography and offer it as a service to quilters!)

This pattern is awesome!  So well written and super easy – but it looks so complicated when finished.  I highly recommend it.  Go grab the pattern on the Trace Creek Quilting website here!

We used the chevron star panto and backed it with a gold microfleece blanket.  It turned out pretty awesome!

Quilt 11

And the last one I made just for me!  I bought a layer cake of Ruby Star Society’s Jolly Darlings line because it was so darn cute and wanted to make a cozy Christmas blanket for myself (ok I might share with B).  In my search for a pattern that worked with layer cakes, I found this awesome Free pattern, Twinkle Lights from Robert Kaufman.  I found a colorful tiny dot for the background and backed it with a gold microfleece blanket.  I used the panto Jessica’s Twinkle – because of course! 

Phew!  I can hardly believe I made all of that.  So thankful to Lilo at Trace Creek Quilting for letting me quilt my quilts while I was working for her making sure her quilt studio was in order and binding quilts for her.  As well as my family for letting me squirrel away in my sewing room for hours! And to my husband for being my quilt holder while taking all of these pics!

It’s been a fun year of quilting and I feel proud I was able to get all of these awesome Christmas quilts done!  I’ll try to do a slideshow recap of everything I made this year for my 2023 recap!  Hope you all had the happiest of holidays!

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