Every time I visit my mom’s house, she mentions she doesn’t have a Christmas quilt yet. Well, it’s finished! I bought a charm pack from Moda’s Jol Collection earlier in the year and fell in love with the little reindeer as well as the Scandinavian color scheme. My mom loves all things grey and white, so it was perfect!
Inspired by Then Came June’s star quilts all over her Instagram account, I made the star in a solid, with the Jol pattern around it. With a flannel on the back, I love love love it!
- Charm Packs in Jol by Moda
- Sno-Raud Tekst inRed for Sashing
- Sno-Raud Baand in Red for Binding
- Bella Solids Fog for Stars
- Mammoth Flannel Iron Plaid for Backing
- Twin Size White Cotton Batting
Working on the layout before piecing
- Finished Size: 54″ x 76″
- Each star measures 16″ x 16″ using 4″ HST (4.5″ unfinished)
- 2″ sashing between each star and added as border
Love this text-y fabric… don’t love pressing
I know there’s a way to make 4 HSTs at once, but slicing the charm pack in half is just easier for me. The 5″ squares work perfectly for trimming into 4.5″ HSTs, but I would have loved a Bloc Loc ruler for this part (I have another HST quilt coming up, so I might need to buy one for myself…).
Finished quilt top!
The chain-piecing process was super fast. Then I ironed all the squares open while still chained together and squared them up. This method seemed more efficient because I only touched the rotary cutter once…
Detail of Quilting – and cute reindeer 🙂
Quilting was a little challenging: I really wanted the stars to stand out from the relatively low volume background, so I decided to outline and trace along the inside of the star…. As I write this, I realize it would have been a million times easier with free motion foot, but I decided to use my walking foot. Why? We’ll never know. So I was turning the quilt constantly and pushing the bunched up quilt through the throat of my machine.
Anyway, I finished it and gave it to my mom as an early Christmas present so she could enjoy it during the holidays. I think it’s not 100% “Christmas” though, and would work well through the whole winter!
Love my tags!
Last year, I made this triangle winter quilt with a zig-zag edge. I love it, and I’ve been cozy under it for a while now 🙂
More Christmas Crafting…
So much Christmas crafting and gifting going on lately! I’ve knit a bunch of gifts, I have another quilt to make, and a few people that I’m not sure about :/ I’m also planning on making my Christmas dress, so I guess I should get on that!
And let’s talk about December Daily – not going very well. Because I go to work and write, then sit at home and knit or quilt all day. Hmmmm I might have to get creative with this “daily” concept… Or just let the whole thing be pictures of my makes? That could be fun.
If you’re still looking for some gift ideas, here’s a few of my Amazon favorites that have nothing to do with Sewing/ Crafting 🙂 Have fun!