Thursday, December 10, 2015

Red & Green Christmas Quilt Blocks

Happy Thursday! On Monday I received my final package of instructions for the Classic Yuletide Block of the Month quilt I've been working on since March. So as you can imagine, I put everything on hold to get back to work on this! I know this is going to be a favorite quilt, so it was fun to be able to get started on finishing this up!



This month's fabrics were the red/ivory polka dots and a lot of Bella cream for


sashing. First I cut everything out...it seems like is always the hardest part!



I loved being able to add in other fabrics from the previous month's blocks. I chose to make the house blocks with just one background fabric, and I'm actually glad I did that because the fabrics for the houses are kind of busy.


But I mixed in a lot of scrappy backgrounds for the spools blocks.

The finishing instructions also directed us to sew borders onto some of the previously finished blocks so that all of the blocks are now the same size.


I also finished up the scrappy four-patches for the sashing posts...and I cut the sashing strips from the Bella Ivory. 


I'm ready to begin putting this together, and then I've got to decide about an outer border since I really want this to fit a full-size bed. Finished quilt top photos coming soon!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

PS If you are doing some fabric/quilt Christmas shopping, there are still a couple more days to get up to 50% off on classes, supplies, and kits at Craftsy.

10 comments:

Sigi G said...

Love those colors together. These red and green fabrics are so calming somehow. Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Nancy Poorbaugh said...

Ditto! Looking forward to viewing the quilt. Your piecing is superb.

Sara said...

Love the colors and the blocks so far.

Rosa said...

Fabulous.Can´t wait to see your quilt finished!

Kristen King said...

I really need to get to work one mine!!!

Tracey Holzer said...

I would say that this is one of my favourite quilts that you have made....and you make so many beautiful quilts.

Hildy said...

I already love your red&green quilt and it isn't even finished yet. When it's finished it'll be even more beautiful (if that's even possible). I think I would make a smaller inner border perhaps in red, then a wider outer border green and the binding then in red again. There should a nice balance between red and green then and not one color dominating it all. But then I know whatever you#ll do I'll love it:-)

Bee60sue said...

There is something about Christmas quilts that make me smile, and yours is wonderful!

Lara B. said...

Each block is a beautiful mini quilt all by itself Sherri!

Carla said...

Cute fabric. Can't wait to see it put together!
Thanks for sharing

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