Hello, friends, and thanks so much for stopping to read my All the Trimmings Mystery Quilt Week 4 post. This week’s row is the fourth and final row. As you can see it is a fun tree row–I know you’ll love it as much as I do! Keep reading for all of the details.
All the Trimmings Mystery Quilt Week 4
All the Trimmings Fabric Requirements
First, it’s definitely not too late to join in with this sew along if you haven’t already started. The rows go together quickly and are well-suited for beginning quilters. For this quilt you can start with a Layer Cake and 1-½ yards of background fabric. And you can find a cute printable with the complete fabric requirements here. (You’ll also notice there is a cross-stitch version of the same project available as well). Additionally, the quilt finishes at 33 ½″ x 38 ½″ and doesn’t have a border. If you want to add an outer print border get an additional ¾ yard of fabric. I’m not adding a border to my quilt but am going to make a scrappy binding to add more color around the edges of my quilt. If you missed my post on row one, you can find it here.
All the Trimmings Fabrics and Tools
I’m sewing along with the Red Barn Christmas collection by Sweetwater with a few older pieces from their earlier Christmas group, Holly’s Tree Farm added in. And, I used Christmas Morning fabrics for my backing and binding. They coordinate beautifully with the Red Barn Christmas fabrics, too. For my solid background I’m using Moda Bella Porcelain which is lighter than Ivory and a nice creamy contrast to my fabrics. The Fat Quarter Shop version is sewn in the Christmas Morning collection by Lella Boutique with a dark background and will also be stunning. But really, any Christmas group would work, and this one sews up terrific with scraps, too! Finally, you’ll really want to have the Mini Simple Folded Corners Ruler on hand for this one. It saves a lot of time.
All the Trimmings Tree Row Tips, Tricks, and Pattern Link
Once again, I used a mix of fabrics from Red Barn Christmas and Holly’s Tree Farm (both by Sweetwater) for this week’s Tree row. The Mini Simple Folded Corners Ruler linked above in the fabric and tools section is also a great tool to have on hand for this week’s row construction.
I did lay out the fabrics I planned to use for all three sections of each tree before deciding on my final layout. My primary reason for doing this was that I wanted to make sure there was a good mix and that two similar fabrics weren’t right next to each other. I also used the grey prints for all of the tree tops so that they would appear to have a dusting of snow on top. These tree blocks were a lot of fun to make and would also make a fun runner in and of themselves. Get the pattern for this week’s row here, or click the button below (remember patterns may not be available until after 8:30 a.m. CST).
Thanks so much for stopping by to read the All the Trimmings Mystery Quilt Week 4 post. Be sure to stop by next week for the finishing details. There will be another PDF download with that information available as well. And there will still be plenty of time to get this quilted before the holidays.