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Quilting for Christmas: part 1

…can you believe it?  Yes, I’ve started a new quilt project, with hopes to have it completed for this year’s holiday season.

One of my favourite on-line quilt shops (The Fat Quarter Shop) celebrated their 10th anniversary a couple of years ago.  To celebrate this wonderful milestone, they published a free pattern, especially for the holidays, called “Deck-Ade the Halls”. It was released in instalments on their blog & you could download the instructions to make your own quilt.  They even had a “quilt-a-long”; however I didn’t manage to get started then, even though I had all the fabric.

So here it is, 2 years later, and I have finally made a start. I am hoping that blogging about my progress will help keep me on track.

Download #1 listed the fabric requirements. I chose fabric from the Aspen Frost collection by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics.  I really like this line. It has lots of vintage touches.  The Aqua, Red & White colour scheme is fun too.

Download #2 is the first block called “Three Wise Gingerbread Men”.  There was lots of cutting, but the cute little gingerbread men came together nicely with their red bow-ties & buttons.

The unfinished block is 14-1/2″ x 35-1/2″. What do you think?

Stay tuned for the next instalment …

Until next time, Connie 😄


I am living my dream life in the country! I love photography, travelling, cooking, baking and I even try my hand at quilting.

2 thoughts on “Quilting for Christmas: part 1

    1. I’m really excited to be quilting again. I don’t know why I stopped, but my creative juices are starting to flow again…Having people watch your progress gives me the push to keep going 🙂

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