Saturday, September 12, 2020

The Christmas Quilt

 This was a fun quilt to do.   My friend had made this quilt and I fell in love with it.   It was a free pattern from  Wilmington Prints for a fabric line called "Cookie Jar Treats".   Unfortunately the pattern is no longer available.

This quilt is a table cover, of course you can put it on a sofa if you prefer. 

To quilt this quilt I used glide thread 40 weight in white  by   my friend Judi at has put together a collection of great neutrals of glide thread. 

I free motion quilted this quilt.  I did feathers in the borders. 

I tried to do poinsettias in the red corners.   They are not perfect, but they worked.

 In the snowball blocks just did holly leaves.  I learned to do the holly leaves from

And on the 9 patches I did wishbone and diamonds.  The diamonds were done using a technique called dot to dot quilting.  Both of these I learned from Angela Walters

To do the binding I did a double fold binding.   I cut my binding strips at 2 1/4" wide, the folded it in half and stitched it to the front of the quilt.  Then I fold it to the back and stitch it by hand.   The binding wad a great project to do while we were on a road trip. (I have a habit of falling asleep if I don't have something to keep my hands busy.)

This week I am linking up with the following link parties:

thank Goodness its finished Friday (TGIFF) hosted by
Finished or not Friday @
Needle and Thread Thursday
Brag about your beauties
Can I get a whoop whoop
Weight loss Wednesday
UFO busting @Tish's Adventures in Wonderland


  1. What a lovely quilt! So sad the free pattern is no longer available but it seems fairly easy to recreate with 9-patch and snowball blocks. I'm still working on my FMQ and try my best. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Beautiful quilt! I fall asleep whether there’s anything in my hands or not.

  3. Beautiful quilt! I love having hand written in the car, especially in real long trips. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  4. Congrats on a winter finish!! Christmas is just not that far away!