If you follow Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts, you know already that she is offering free patterns for 15 sampler blocks with a Christmas theme. Go here for the Have a Jolly Little Christmas home page.
And since I love sampler quilts, and quilt-alongs, it was easy to convince myself to join in. I have a layout in mind which makes a queen size quilt with only 13 blocks, and some negative space. Having just finished a traditional-colour Christmas quilt in October (Grand Illusion Christmas), I thought a softer palette was in order. Although I won’t be putting up a white tree anytime soon, I pinned some “vintage Christmas” images on Pinterest and my colour scheme was set. The soft pinks and aquas, along with red and a lighter green, and silver and gold metallic fabrics, will make a lovely quilt.
So that being said, here are some photos. I dutifully cut out each block as it was released, but then started sewing with the bow. It has a light pink background, and I plan to use pink backgrounds for a least 3 other blocks. The remainder of the blocks will get the silver or gold star on off-white as a background.
Ta da! Tell me, are you jumping in with the hope of having a new Christmas quilt this year?
Linking up to Let’s Bee Social on March 1 (gasp, March already?!).