Festive Christmas Quilts
My Favorite Christmas Quilts
My favorite Christmas quilt is my latest, pictured in the pin below. It’s the first HST quilt I’ve made with two different size blocks. Generally mixing up block sizes is normal for me, but when there are triangles involved, it takes a bit more attention. I love how this pattern turned out. Click for a download of tips to make perfect HST points on your next HSt project.
Sewing any kind of Christmas project is fun for me. From ornaments, to coasters to large quilts, the festive nature of the project is captivating. Besides, I’d much rather make a gift than buy one. Shopping isn’t my thing, unless of course there’s fabric to be purchased!
Oh Christmas Tree
This rag quilt was made a couple years ago and is another favorite Christmas quilt. Since we are still undergoing remodeling, this will be our Christmas tree this year. It’s hung in the living room, framed with twinkling lights and looks beautiful despite the unfinished walls.
The pattern, ‘Oh Christmas Tree’ by Karla Alexander (aff link) , is a an easy rag quilt and is even reversible. It’s such a fun quilt to have draped over a chair during the holiday season. Unless, like me, you actually use it as your Christmas tree!
This pattern is getting harder to find so I’m including a second link for a newer version. It’s the same Christmas tree and also has presents along the bottom border. (aff link)
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Christmas Log Cabin Star Quilt
This Christmas log cabin star quilt goes back more than a couple decades and is the first Christmas quilt I made. It’s a lap size quilt and I love how it turned out. At the time, I wasn’t sure about making the light fabric side of the log cabin block be the larger, dominate side of the block. But it worked out perfectly, setting off the green & red star prominently.
Quick Christmas Star Tutorial
The log cabin quilt block diagram shown below is what I used for this Christmas Star design. You will need a total of 16 blocks for this layout. This quilt is made with 2 1/2″ strips, but may be adjusted to most any size. Simply layout your 16 finished blocks as shown in the photo above for your own Log Cabin Christmas Star!
If I were to make another, I’d add a 1″ or 2″ red border between the log cabin blocks and the outer border. It would set off the star just a bit more.
Quilts for special occasions are meaningful, treasured keepsakes you’ll enjoy for a long time. These are my favorite Christmas quilts. Be sure to post your favorites on IG #createmorebeautyinyourlifeeveryday.
Merry Christmas and have a wonderful holiday! Happy quilting!