Hello and happy Tuesday! If you’re new here and are visiting for the Mini Quilt Christmas Quilt Along, welcome to my blog! My name is Sherri, and I’ve been blogging here at A Quilting Life for eleven years as of yesterday! I love quilting and fabric and sharing about it with the wonderful online community of quilters. You can find out a little bit more about me and my patterns and fabrics here.
Today is the first day of the Fat Quarter Shop Merry Mini Quilt Christmas Quilt Along. And I’m excited to bring you the very first block in this fun project! Also, be sure to read through to the end of the post for a giveaway!
I decided to use our Harper’s Garden fabric for my quilt since it had all of the colors in the Fat Quarter Shop mini quilt! It’s been so much fun to decide on fabrics for each block (I’ve already cut out all of my blocks).
Block One: The Poinsettia Block
This week’s block is the poinsettia block. I really loved making this one! And, I did use a couple of tools to help make my block construction easier:
- The Simple Folded Corners Mini Ruler is an essential tools to help make all of the folded corners in this block. It saves a lot of time and is very accurate. Find the Mini Simple Folded Corners Ruler here.
- I also used a Bloc Loc Flying Geese Ruler to make my flying geese. I love these rulers and use them for nearly all of my flying geese now (especially the smaller ones). You can find the ruler I used for this project here.
And a Video Tutorial…
Fat Quarter Shop has also prepared a YouTube video tutorial for this week’s block. You can watch it here.
Merry Mini Quilt Along Details…
First, if you need the fabric requirements, go here. Then check back in next Tuesday for the second block for this mini quilt (it’s a good one)! Chelsi Stratton will be sharing the block pattern next week. Below I’ve listed the rest of the schedule:
- Find Fat Quarter Shop’s original post with all of the details about this quilt along here.
- Download the block pattern by clicking the green button above or by clicking here.
- Visit Chelsi’s blog next week for block 2.
- Visit Beverly at her Flamingo Toes blog on July 16th for block 3.
- And visit Pat Sloan on her blog on July 23 for the final block.
- If you’re quilting along, be sure to tag @fatquartershop in your posts and use the hashtags #merryminiquilt, #merryminimysteryquilt, #christmasinjuly, and #fqsquiltalong.
- Finally, you can find setting and finishing information on July 30th including a finishing video on the Jolly Jabber blog.
Leave a comment on this post mentioning your favorite Christmas project or gift to work on throughout the year to be eligible to win a Layer Cake of your choice from Fat Quarter Shop. The giveaway is open internationally (Fat Quarter Shop will ship to the winner). Good luck everyone!
What kind of fabric will you be using for your mini Christmas quilt? Share in a comment below!
Happy quilting, and thanks so much for stopping by!
Deb Shupe says
Anything for my family!
Juanita Short says
I love making baby quilts. There aren’t any new ones coming at this time.
Cynthia G Adkins says
I love to get a stack of Christmas projects finished throughout the year, so that when December is here, I can enjoy the whole season rather than stressing to finish
Mindy Abood says
For Christmas I like finding an ornament pattern and using fabric that suits the individual.
Of course if I find something that I think everyone can use (microwave potholders, mug rugs etc) then search out fabric that suits the individual and give that.
Lisa Judson says
I am very excited about sewing along on the adorable Christmas mini quilt.
I am not sure if I should be writing about my idea , since I haven’t even started making them yet, but here I go anyway. I have a collection of seasonal scraps and I plan on making a collection of mini tissue covers as a gift set.
Sally Matoushek says
I love working on my Christmas ornaments for my grandkids and this year I’m stitching Lori Holt’s Vintage Christmas cross stitch patterns. Also try to make a few Christmas quil S each year.
Paula Brewster says
Last year I Applique’d a tree skirt with large Christmas trees, the bottom of the trees was a large scallop that continued around the shirt. Used a beautiful piece of heavy natural linen for base and bright Christmas quilting cotton for thee Applique’s. Edged with gold roping, it turned out so beautiful and I was so proud to gift it to my son and daughter-in-law.
I just started making table runners and I absolutely love this block to add to the next one I make!
Each year our little sewing group makes gifts for each other. Our group has grown to 6 this year and we are spread out across the map from Texas to Arkansas to Missouri and finally Georgia. This year my goal is to make us a draw string pouch to hold pins, clips, needles and other essentials.
I’m also looking forward to making this mini quilt for each lady.
Thank you for the quilt along and the give away, you can never have too much fabric!
Jessica Steed says
I have made Christmas gifts for everyone for 50 years. Either sewn, knitted or crochet. Gotten my husband involved over the years with woodworking projects. Yesterday (July 1) I dug out my grandmother’s button jar and this year I will finally cover a styrofoam cone to make myself a button tree. It’s been “on the list” for a long, long time
Carol Porter says
I work on quilted, wool applique, or cross-stitch ornaments to give my children and grandchildren every year. And I have several Christmas quilts and wall hangings started, too!
Cindy Putnam says
I’m making small zippered bags, from 10 inch squares, for others in my life who I normally don’t give gifts to. It will be a surprise. Plus from my scraps I’m making dog toys to take to the local shelters during the holidays. Also. I make dog pillows stuffed with all my scraps.
Leigh Anne Humphrey says
I love making Christmas ornaments and table runners every year. My favorite is a woven table runner I made in a class at my local quilt shop several years ago. Thank you for the beautiful block and this fun project!
I make quilts for Christmas gifts. My brother is the next recipient!
Cathy K says
Mini quilt? Awesome! Means a quicker finish for me! I do different projects thru the year. In past years I’ve done Christmas quilts, duffle bags, zip pouches, note book covers etc. Haven’t even decided on what I’m doing this year yet. Best start on that huh?
I am working on quilts for my Grands and wallhangings. I am really trying to get things done so that I can enjoy making them and not rush. Thank you. I am so looking forward to this quilt along.
Mary Britton says
Last year I made a small Christmas table quilt. I used the Hunter Star pattern. I am looking forward to following your Minni Christmas Quilt.
Jessica Provost says
My favorite gift to make is baby blankets. I am in the baby season of life and it it fun to share my project with friends and their new little ones.
I make tree ornaments for my girls every year! I give them their gift on Thanksgiving so they can use it that year.
Kristi Castanette says
Currently, I’m sewing Microwave Bowl Cozies to give to the members of my small quilt group for Christmas. They use up fabric scraps and are fast and easy to make.
BTW, I love your block!
Jennifer A Gately says
This year I would like to make Christmas stocking for my kids and grandchild. Might try to make with hexagons!
Stephanie W says
I try to give my kids at least one homemade gift each Christmas. I love making quilted stockings though, because they go together so quickly!
Dottie Mosby says
Christmas quilts are my favorite and I manage to piece and finish a new one about every two years. There we’re enough scraps leftover from the last two to make matching tree skirts!
Dottie Mosby says
Linda Cates says
I work on wool appliqué Christmas ornaments, EPP hexagon ornaments and am really enjoying mini quilts these days. All provide instant gratification that give me a break from larger projects.
Nancy Fitzpatrick says
My favorite thing to do is make a Christmas ornament for each of my 4 grandchildren every year. So fun to visit their homes every year and see the growing collection on their Christmas trees!!
I make a hat for my dad every year.
Jody Randall says
I have a quilt buddy at work and we alsways make each other a mini quilt for Christmas and our birthday which we share.
Kathie Weatherford says
I love to give embroidered projects such as kitchen towels. Enjoy your blog.
I’m working on a cross-stitched Christmas stocking for my grandson. I’ve also got several Christmas quilts going.
I plan on giving tote bags this year that I have made.
I love doing mini quiltes to give as Christmas gift. I am also currently cross stitching some Christmas ornament to give as gift and hang on my own tree.
Davida Sanders says
I enjoy working on machine embroidered dish towels as well as table runners and quilted wall hangings. Pillowcases are also something I do for the grandchildren and others.
I worked on a lap quilt for my grandmother using appliqué. Each block was assigned to one of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. I hand embroidered each name in the block and it was made with my favorite fabric, gingham.
Teresa Saunders says
II am making three quilts this year for family.One of them was a quilt along with our local fabric shop.I love your blog and order too much from the Fat quarter shop.I have never waited so long for a fabric line to come out as I have yours. I am following along making two blocks a month with you.I would love to win some more fabric, to make more.
Helen Cummins says
I love working on quilts, handmade gift bags, and and decorative towels
Pat M says
I love to make ornaments with felt and fun embroidery stitches and beads. I love to have a needle in hand.
This mini quilt will be my summer project, it looks like a fun one, I love this first block.
Pam P says
Each new grandchild gets a personalized Christmas stocking. I’ve made four so far!
TAMMI YARBER says
This week’s block looks fun!
I like to make quilted potholders throughout the year from my scraps. They make great teacher gifts and are good stocking stuffers. Many times they are test quilt blocks that are looking for a way to be used!
Susan S says
I make table runners for Christmas gifts using charms and fat quarters.
I love making decor items for Christmas – table runners or wall hangings. I’ve even made a tree skirt.
Linda S says
This sew along looks exciting! I generally gift quilts for other occasions, birthdays etc and have not done so specifically for Christmas. That takes the pressure off of having to complete a number at one time.
My favorite holiday projects are pot holders and placemats because you can start with a simple block and then either make it into potholder or add on to it a bit for a placemat. I also use up my scraps, so it makes it very affordable!
Sherry Frizzell says
I enjoy making lap size quilts throughout the year to give to my family and friends at Christmas.
This year, I’m working on Advent Calendars for my 4 grandchildren and a few tablerunners.
I am wanting to deck out all the beds in my home with Christmas quilts. I have 4 young kids, so I want to make the holidays extra special for them. I just finished hand quilting the first Christmas quilt for one of my daughters, and as soon as I finish the binding I plan on jumping right on in to making the next one. Christmas in July!
I love sewing something special for the grandkids every year for Christmas- it’s always a surprise!
Lydia Lee says
I work on quilted key fobs as stocking stuffers throughout the year.
First, “Thank you” for being a part of this Merry Mini Christmas Quilt” .
My Christmas projects are bags, potholders and tea towels and it is something I
can do all year round. I also make a quilt or two to be gifted to a special someone,
you never know who …..
Thanks again to you and everyone else for making this Merry Mini Quilt possible.
Janis T says
I work mostly on small Christmas items, table runners, placemat, mini quilts , but my favorite project is making ornaments for my granddaughters every year!
Marleen Johnston says
This sounds like so much fun! I can’t wait to get started. I love watching the Fat Quarter Shop live videos.
Nelda Shumway says
I love the quilt along! I made stand up tool holders for my quilting/crafting friends.
April Lopez says
I making a quilt for my grandson for Christmas. I’m looking forward to seeing his sweet face when he opens it up.
I am/have made Stockings for all children and grandchildren throughout the years from the same pattern. It is so fun to see them hung at their own houses now, as well as the originals here.P
Kristin P Kelley says
Such a cute block, I can’t wait to see the rest! I made microwave bowl cozies for Christmas gifts last year, I haven’t decided what to make this year.
Suzanne Kolhagen says
Good Morning Sherri! I went first thing to your lovely Blog to print my Mystery pattern 🙂 Love the Poinsettia Block. Thanks for being a part of this fun project. Your Harpers Garden prints are a beautiful combination. My favorite gift to make is bowl buddies. I think I am at about 98 and counting… given to everyone in my family, Jazzercise class, work, and even strangers. Just had a lady ask for 5 for her Mom out in California & her 80 year old friends! I do not charge a dime for them, considering them a true “gift” from my heart. xo
Jan M says
I love this block. Hope to have it finished for Christmas.
I love making holiday mug rugs! They can go pretty much anywhere, and are a quick way to make a festive gift for anyone.
Mary Hibbert says
The mini quilt is a great holiday project. I am working on a Christmas tree skirt for this year. This will be my first Christmas since I started quilting.
I make quilts for whoever is lucky enough to be getting one that year 😀
Rebekah Russin says
I love making ornaments every year! Camer wait to stay this block!
Elizabeth Johnson says
I love your block! I love Christmas stockings!
Debby Warthen says
I like to do seasonal ten minute tabletunners for family and people at work!
Wendy Zick says
Such a cute block! My favorite project to work on for Christmas might be collecting more Christmas fabric to add to my stash. I can’t resist! Of course, I do make a lot of Christmas quilts too. ?
9I like working on baby quilts. Congratulations on your 11 years blogging!
Jana Anderson says
Cute block! I am making in the hoop zippered bags for friends and family this year.
Lynda H says
Christmas has really been downsized in my family. I have not decorated in over 8 years – my husband was the one I decorated for – he loved christmas spread all over the house – didn’t help much but enjoyed it. I am at the stage where I really don’t require much and my children are the same. that being said, I really don’t do much sewing for christmas – I make items year round for gifts and giving.
Love your cute block! I try to make at least one small item during the year (last year it were some pillows and a treeskirt) for this year i a table runner on the list.
It’s a very nice block, can’t wait to see the whole quilt together. I love to work on Christmas cards throughout the year so I can be sure I’ll have enough come the holidays!
I painted a peg doll nativity last year and built a small crèche for them. So far it has been my favorite holiday project ever. I’m excited to make up a Christmas quilt too!!
Kelly D says
My favorite Christmas projects are table runners or toppers!
Denise Davies says
Enjoy making Christmas quilts.
Linda B. says
I love working on quilts with traditional Christmas colors of red and green. I really like this Poinsettia block, so I think I’m going to have to start a new project!
Thank you for sharing this sewalong. I love to make Christmas ornaments for family and I usually begin right after Christmas for the following year. They vary from quilted to wool appliqué to wooden painted to carved or beaded. I am excited to begin this mystery sew along knowing I will be able to complete it before Christmas.
Jennifer Pepper says
I’m working on a cross-stitched Christmas stocking for my son.
Brenda Ackerman says
I enjoy making table runners, tote bags and lap quilts for gifts at Christmas. This first block is absolutely beautiful, I am so glad that you shared it with us! Have a fabulous day!
Susan Gilden says
Love this block! I enjoy making original Christmas stockings for my kids and grandkids,my kitties and a few friends. I have a large family so it seems I can never get caught up. I started making them in 1998 and I have made 36 so far with two more “in the works”. I usually make 1-2 per year. I try to find pictures that fit their personality and adapt them to appliqué. I then hand embroider around them and add little details such as beads and charms,etc. They are really fun to do!
Sheila Clark says
I love making Christmas projects…tree skirts, seasonal pillow covers and mini quilts. I also love to knit and cross stitch, and I always have a project on the go. I’m excited to start on this mystery!
Tara Wrighr says
I LOVE the spirit of Christmas, so I listen to Christmas music and make stockings & scarves (using scraps of flannel, minky, and cotton.
Barb K says
I like making seasonal throw quilts for my sunroom–I made four sock monkeys for Grandchildren a few years ago–that took a while but they were really cute!
Thank you for blogging! Love reading your blog and I’ve learned a lot! Primitive Christmas quilt I started……I’m I’m almost done( hand appliqué) ! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Debbie Methax says
I make throw-size quilts for my grandchildren and my children as Christmas gifts. When I’m dead and gone- they can cover up with one of their quilts and remember that “Mammaw Debbie” loves them! ?
Charlene Hearst says
Merriment Christmas pillows for family and friends.
Carol Nelms says
This is such a fun project, thanks! I usually make a project every year for Christmas presents. One year was bookmarks, tree skirts…
Mylissa Gholson says
I started a tradition of giving a quilt for our grandchildren ‘s first Christmas. We have a new grandson, Mick, whose quilt I need to started. I love giving quilts as gifts k
Kathlene Anderson says
I like to make table runners as Christmas gifts for our four daughters. I use the left over squares and fabric from the years quilt projects.
A Pierce says
I am working on tree skirts to give as gifts to family at Christmas
Jane Opp says
Thank k you so much to all who are helping to facilitate this quilt a long. I love each and every first block. Currently I am working on the Christmas Figs block of the month quilt. Way behind, but high hopes to get it done for Christmas.
I’m so excited about sewing this merry mini quilt! The poinsettia block is absolutely darling!! ♥️♥️♥️
Denise McIntosh says
Every 2 years I change my Christmas color scheme. I buy the materials after Christmas when the sales are the best. So throughout the year I work on my wreaths to update them or create them. Then I am not pressured during the holiday season. Plus I’ve saved money.
Christine Mulvihill says
Your block looks great and I love the fabric you used. Of course at Christmas all the kids come home. I am making grinch pillow cases for every bed in the house. This way the rooms are festive at Christmas and they can take the pillow cases home as a gift. Also I am a new grandmother in a few months so I have been busy making baby quilts, burb bibs, and receiving blankets. Each year at Christmas the kids are giftd a quilt. This year the new baby might get everything. haha
Irene Gourlay says
I plan to make apron, towel and potholder sets this year. I haven’t made a quilt yet, this one will be my first. Looking forward to it.
Daniela M. says
I am planning to make zipper pouches for my friends with some machine embroidery.
I love how versatile Harpers Garden is. Can’t wait for the release.
For Christmas, I like making a new Christmas quilt each year. It’s like getting ready for Santa.
Kris Busch says
Christmas anything is fun! I love making bags and pillows as gifts.
This is the first year I’ve done this and I’m loving making wool christmas ornaments. They stitch up so quickly since they are only 4 ” tall.
Becky Bynum says
Mini quilts happen to be my favorite Christmas project and I’m loving this one!!! Beautiful!!
I love your block ! So excited about starting Christmas in July.
Deb Grier says
Fun fun fun. I’m making 3. One for each of my daughter-in-laws. And possibly one for me!!!
Meghan H. says
I make a different project each year, like ornaments, pillow cases, fabric baskets, or wall hangings. So excited to get started on this mini quilt! Love the first block:-)
Debbie R Gruenbacher says
Great block! Thanks for designing and sharing. My fav Christmas gifts are quilts and I am excited about having year round sewing/ quilting.
My favorite Christmas gift project this year is free standing lace snowflakes!
Donna Dv says
Love your block!! My favorite project to work on is a pillow made from my father’s shirts to gift to family members.
I love gifting quilts for Christmas.
Becky S says
Cute block! I like to make small projects like ornaments or pillows for Christmas gifts.
I am a newer quilter and started a gift box quilt that all the squares are completed, but need to get the courage to get the backing and quilting stage started. Will definitely look at your videos as I am sure there is something there that will talk me through this stage ?
Becky in Georgia says
I just cut the binding for a pineapple Christmas quilt. It will make a great table cover during the holidays. I listen vex the look of the poinsettia block. Thanks so much!
Sandra Young says
This year I’m working on placemats and table runner. Seeing the tutorial is so encouraging. Look what you can create in an hour. So fun.
Frances Anderson says
My favorite Christmas project to work on is Quilts of course, but I enjoy making stockings too for gifts. I love your block! Thanks for the chance to win!
Lynette Root says
My favorite gift to work on for Christmas would have to be surprise quilts. The last couple of years I’ve chosen a family member just to give a quilt to, for Christmas. It’s always unexpected and a huge surprise, usually winter themed with a flannel backing!
Karen Schaefer says
Embroidery is a joy of mine. I’m a beginning quilter and think that Merry Mini is perfect for me to work on!
Dee D says
I love to make Christmas table runners and placemats.
Brenda Hotinger says
Great block with the Harper’s Garden fabric! I’ve made all kinds of gifts, but I think pillows and bags are my favorite because they are so versatile.
I love to make Christmas Quilts and also smaller items like appliqued kitchen towels!
Esther G says
I like to make tablerunners or potholders throughout the year for gifts. This is a fun start to this mystery quilt-along!
I wrote a comment and made a mistake with the com part of the email address! So I hope this isn’t a duplicate! I need to make gifts for my friendship group and this table runner is perfect. I haven’t purchased the fabric yet, and I love the Harper’s Garden fabric. I am going to wait until the forth block to see if I need to add any other fabric to go with and then I will order it.
Cindy C says
I love to make and give quilts as gifts. Not just at Christmas but all year.
I love it!! This year I’m making quilts for everyone, simply because I need the practice with the long arm. It’s feeling a bit overwhelming, but as I always say, the way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time.
Pam B. says
I have been busy working on quilted mug rugs for Christmas gifts for friends and neighbors.
Lynne Benefiel says
I am going to make my 1st christmas quilt starting next week, cant wait
Debra Walsh says
I like to give gifts that are handmade, like lap quilts, or ornaments. Thank you for this first block it’s lovely.
Kathy Reiss says
I make an annual 3” Christmas tree ornament. I’ve been making them since 1999 and have always given one to family members and friends.
Kathy R says
I make an annual 3” Christmas tree ornament. I’ve been making them for family and friends since 1999. I know everyone looks forward to getting one.
Linda Cartwright says
I make Christmas ornaments, and Christmas placemats for holiday gifts.
Terri Loren says
I love working on Christmas projects. I usually make new pillowcases for my 11 grandchildren and add in a couple of Christmas wallhangings; one for home and one for my office. If I’m really inspired, I make mug rugs and other small gifts for co-workers. It’s my favorite time of year!
I love working on stockings for Christmas!
Sarah J says
I am a new quilter so am looking forward to making my first Christmas quilt this season!
I like to make drawstring bags to give small gifts to teachers, neighbors and friends.
I make Christmas gifts for my 4 daughters. When they were children it was dolls, now as adults I make them Christmas items for their homes; quilts, pillows etc.
Kathy Timmons says
I work on Christmas gifts all year. Most don’t have a special theme..just geared to each person. I love this block!
Genie Weber says
Making cross stitch christmas wal hangings, ornaments, table runners
Jill Hicks says
I like making advent calendars to help the grandkids anticipate Christmas.
So glad i saw this. Recently went to a quilters market and picked up a mini christmas quilt wall hanging project with an embroidery pattern to be located in the center announcing ‘for unto us a child is born for unto us a Son is given.’ Below a nativity scene. Im so excited to get it done.
Bonnie Mullins says
I plan on making a new tree skirt and stockings for my new home this year.
Also will be making a tree ornament for our family ornament exchange we do every year. Loving the quilt block. Thank you.
I love to make anything Christmas !!! This year I am working on Christmas quilts, tree skirts, table runners and whatever else I can find Christmas.
Arlene houston says
Trees , trees and more trees. Love working on any this Christmas related
Lori Oechsle says
I like to make pillows as they are quick to make.
Jennifer Schultz says
I joined a quilt guild last fall. For Christmas, we all sewed stockings and then stuffed them with goodies. We delivered them to several local care facilities for the residents. We will be sewing stockings again this year. The patients that receive the stockings are so pleased and grateful. It’s a great holiday project!
Jen Elks says
I love making embroidered/personalized towels, bowl cozies and this year in the hoop sunglass bags! I’ve never done a quilt along, so this one being only 4 blocks looks like a great place to start!
Dorothy E Paulk says
I, like the ladies above, give homemade gifts at Christmas. This year I plan to give mini quilts to each family. I’ve made quilts for all my grandchildren and each of our kids already.
Lyn Evans says
I like to make table runners and bags for the teachers mostly but I always make stuff for my family too
JUDI C says
I like to keep a box full of folded fabric ball ornament kits for on the go Christmas crafting all year long.
Anne S. says
I like to make sets of 4 coasters to have on hand for last-minute gifts or a hostess gift at a holiday party. I tie them together with a pretty ribbon, make a custom tag and wrap them in a cute gift bag, and it’s out the door!
Vicki Schmidt says
I love how easy the blocks are. I like the large size and this is a nice pattern to do. I am trying to work throughout the year on my Patchwork of the Cross paper piecing. It is certainly nice to have something easy and pleasing to do. Thanks for the pattern
Denise Mitchem says
I love this project!!
I enjoy making table runners and quilted ornaments to gift for Christmas. My favorite quilting is when I’m doing Christmas themes 🙂
Margie Coesens says
I enjoy making Christmas stockings. I individualize them with hobbies and their initials in some building blocks
Stockings for the whole family!
I think I may make table runners for the holidays.
Jami Skelton says
I love to make a different handmade item for my loved ones. Its different every year.
I love Christmas baking!
Amy V. says
I have made Christmas stockings from recycled, wool, plaid clothing for each of my kids, son-in-law and granddaughter. I am always on the hunt for pieces in excellent and large enough shape. That’s half the fun! I started a tree skirt 3 years ago that I should finish…one of these days.
Francine Warren says
I’m so looking forward to doing this sew along. I am making a set of double bed quilts for my granddaughter, one for every month/holiday. This will fit right in. Thanks so much for doing this!
Wendy Hansen says
I make a lot of mug rugs and table runners for Christmas. Everybody loves them.
Bobbie Z. says
I’ve made Christmas ornaments for my children and grandchildren almost every year. I also made personalized Christmas stockings for my four grandchildren too. I have made a quilted Christmas countdown and a Christmas lap quilt too. I love to make table runners to spruce up my dining and kitchen areas.
It can be very hot here in Australia at Christmas time so the idea of using a quilt on the bed is out of the question. I am currently working on a Red and calico coloured Christmas quilt hosted by Pat. The idea of Christmas in July is even better because it is cold. I’ve had Christmas fabric in my cupboard for over a year. It’s time to sew.
Thank you for the block, and opportunity to win something!! I am a newbie to quilting, but have sewn. I will be working on stockings for my girls and their new homes, mug rugs to learn piecing and applique.
During the Christmas holidays, I enjoy making gifts, Christmas ornaments, and any other fun, quick project.Each year, I love seeing my handy work on my tables, and walls.
Lisa Lawrence says
I love to make hot pafs, always useful gift
I am always looking for simple little gifts to make for my quilting friends at Christmas.
Last year I made my friends bowl cozies. This year I’m doing embroidered mug rugs. I also plan on making my new grandson, niece and nephew a personalized quilt.
I’m hoping to get started on some quilted pillow covers for my Christmas gift stash this year!
Patricia Riddell says
I enjoy making different quilted table runners and chair pads for all the different holidays as well as making Christmas stockings
Vicki Gray says
Small projects like table runners, pillowcases, placemats and potholders are always in the works for gifts. Of course, one of my goals is to make a Christmas quilt for each family member….it may take a few years to accomplish!!
Beth T. says
All year long I make table runners and mug rugs and tuck them away. Every year I make a long list of projects I “plan” to do before next Christmas; inevitably I fall short. Still, by the following January I am hopeful. I guess I’m more of an optimist than I thought I was.
Mary Eileen White says
I am challenging myself to work on more quilted gifts for my family. Recently I have started with mug rugs. They are quick , easy and bring joy to everyone. I am in the process of completing to different quilts…making me very happy. Love your poinsettia block.
What a fun block!! I can’t wait to make it. I like making Christmas cube ornaments where each side is a mini mini quilt block.
Penny Vogel says
I love this block and enjoy Christmas projects so definitely a win win situation.
I make mug rugs for Christmas gifts. I make extras for the unexpected gift that I need.
Janine Medley says
Thanks to tons of inspiration from AWESOME quilt blogs like A Quilting Life, I have quilts to give as I have been participating in the All People Quilt UFO challenge.
Deb Cobb says
I like to make scripture mug rugs for my friends at Christmas and coordinate pretty mugs to give with them.
Connie Ward says
I’m going to work on Lori Holt’s Vintage Christmas quilt. I have most of the fabrics ready it’s going to be fun.
I love mini quilts because they are easy to machine quilt on my home machine. I’m excited to join you on this mini quilt.
Shelley Travis says
I love making Christmas aprons for those who who aprons. Then stockings, coasters, table runners and fleece hats. Christmas is my most favorite time of year so sewing these things all year long makes me happy. PS glad I found your blog, I love this block ?
Vicky Williamson says
I can’t wait to start on this mini quilt. I am working on picnic quilts for all of the girls in my family for Christmas, 3 daughters and 2 granddaughters,
I bought the log cabin heart pattern from your daughter and would love to make it using Christmas fabrics.
Stacey Trichel says
I make Christmas Ornaments for our family Christmas every year, sometimes I sew them or paint them. I try to do something different every year. Since our family has grown to a total of 53 people, it is something I work on all year!
Kay Holm says
My Christmas project is a tree skirt for my daughter, but I gotta join in on this small quilt!
Angie Blake says
I just started quilting and would have to say my favorite gift will most likely be table runners this year.
Linda boggio says
I have table runners I do for my kids for Christmas. They get early so they can enjoy them throughout the season.
Donna Faris says
I enjoy working on Christmas presents for my grandchildren and children. Of course the patterns very each year but I am always excited to make it and specially to see their joy when they open the gift
Love this! I like to do table runners for the holidays.
Cheryl Ashmore says
Love to do Mini quilts and this one is awesome!! Love the Christmas holiday!
Lisa Fritts says
I love the Mini Quilt. Can’t wait or get finished. It will make such a cute wall hanging. I like to make Christmas ornaments and lap quilts for gifts.
I’m making table runners for Christmas gifts this year! I’d like to try some mug rugs to give away as well.
I have made small gifts like table runners, quilted wristlet, hotpads, luggage tags, and ornaments for Christmas. Haven’t picked out this year’s project yet, any suggestions??
Mary beth says
Working on table runners for gifts
For the past several years, I’ve made a quilt each Christmas for each of my nieces and nephews. I somehow get them done before Christmas, but it’s not uncommon for me to be working on them as late as Christmas Eve! I’ve never figured out how to get it done earlier in the year!!!
Any thing ro do with quilting or hand work..love it!
Rachel Phillips says
This is lovely, and so fun! Thanks for your tips and tools list!
My favorite thing is to make Christmas ornaments!! Every year my family and I make them. We’ve done Peanuts characters, quilt blocks, star wars, crocheted ones… sometimes we buy them from hallmark but most years we make and even give them as gifts! ? It’s my favorite Christmas memory.
Just pick out some fabric can’t wait to get started cutting! Table topper and hot mats are on my agenda for Christmas projects.
Phyllis Bartos says
I love Christmas decorations…who doesn’t have enough….I have fabric to make a Christmas quilt…for Merry and Bright…just need to do it…I have made tablerunners and wall hangings…I also have some penguins on my to do list..thanks
This year my favorite of three Christmas projects in the works is Winterville by Camille Roskelley. I love the Vintage Holiday fabric line Camille used and I’m using too.
Iene Howard says
I just finished 2 Christmas quilts. I used a free log cabin pattern from Jordan fabrics. Two presents completed
I so love making tiny christmas tree garlands! I much enjoy it. Thanks for the chance
I work on quilts all year for Christmas presents, and assorted other goodies. Table toppers, placemats, tote bags…
Jan H.. says
I would like to make Christmas stockings for my family members.! Thank you for the first pattern to the Merry Mini Quilt!
Linda Schabelski says
I love to make little Thinking of you gifts for coworkers friends and those who I just want to let know in a little way I am thinking of them and appreciate their being in my life.
Nicky Amidon says
I love to make tabble runners and toppers for the Holodays and give them as gifts!
Gail White says
I like making folded star pot holders and ornaments.
Judy Mason Prince says
I have worked on Christmas stockings for each of the grandchildren as they came along, but now I try to make at least two quilts for family members each year. They all seem to enjoy them!
Carol San Diego says
My favorite Christmas projects are Christmas tree skirts for my kids!
Sheryl sherman says
this block is very inspiring as I was just saying yesterday that it is time to wrap up my current projects and get started on Christmas, Making stockings and matching tree skirts for my 2 son’s families.
Denise Armitage says
Christmas comes too fast, but this year I am working on two versions of Comfort and Joy from Holiday Wishes by Sheri Falls of This and That. And if I am able to get two done, then I will work on one for my own home. The beautiful red-blue-green combinations this year are so appealing, and I can’t wait. Of course first I have to finish this current mini Christmas quilt-along and it looks fairly easy. Thanks to all for providing free pattern and instructions!
Ideally it would be a smaller quilted item such as table runner, place mats or a bag. One time I thought about making all the grandkids a pillow case, but it didn’t happen.
Linda simms says
2 of my children and I love to make and gift round-to-its for Christmas. These can be made anytime but Christmas colors seem to work better. They are easily made from scraps and really are fun and quickly assembled.
I make ornaments for our tree all year-round. My favorites are stitched Santas from Mill Hill, but I have also made beaded snowflakes, angels & bells.
Kristina Wilkinson says
Every year I enjoy making gifts for the ladies at my Bible Study table. Each year I try to make something different. Sometimes it is a sewing project like a tote bag or a clutch and sometimes it is a decoration like a Christmas tree with ornaments. Last year I made acrylic poured tiles that could be used as coasters. I am always looking for new ideas to try. Thanks for the adorable block. K-
MK Burton says
Two of my good friends, my 1st friend, since pre- school, and my adulthood friend, LOVE sock monkeys. Happily, I found sock monkey fabric in a shop in Abingdon, VA. My big Christmas project is making sock monkey placemats for both of them. I know they will be thrilled! It does my heart good making presents that fit my friends to a “t”!
marina genovesi says
Adoro il Natale e fare decora!!
Shirley Sloyer says
I recently started making quilted table runners and I really love them. I plan to make more. If I have time, I’ll quilt some stockings. So fun!!
I love making/sewing gifts for family and friends —quilts, bags, etc. it makes sewing that much more fun!
What I like to work on (& off) throughout the year is a bed quilt for 1 family member. It’s a big deal that everyone knows someone is getting a quilt but no one knows who. I have 3 married brothers with families, so it is fun from me.
Rosemary Barron says
I make jams during the summer fruit season and special potholders/mug rugs to go with them along with cookies and candy.
We have little mini quilt table toppers around the house. I always love a new one. Thank You …
Shady Brooks says
I usually make throw quilts for my family but last year the gift of choice was soup bowl cozies!
I am glad it is a 4 block project as things get so busy now. I look forward to the Christmas quilt and the use of the tools to make it perfect!
My mom does counted cross stitch Christmas stockings for the grandkids, and then I finish them off, adding quilited backs and turning them in to stockings. I’m also working on a beautiful Christmas quilt for my daughter, as well as planning out a Christmas tree skirt for myself!
Linda Holt says
I have been meeting monthly with a group of ladies for 5 years. I have a lot of fun doing projects for them for Christmas.
Vanessa Cross says
Little zipper bags, fit gifting
Diane Beavers says
Hi Sherry, I love making Holiday table toppers/runners and pillow covers throughout the year. That way when an invite or event presents I have a hostess gift to take along and it adds to the festivity.
Every single year I try to make gifts for everyone….do I succeed? Not quite! But love to make runners, and smaller things like tote bags, holiday decorations, sip bags and more
Donna Rawlins says
Anything for friends or family!
I’ve been making personalized gifts in the past, but this year is ornaments, table runners and placemats.
Can’t wait to get started on this quilt along!!
My favorite Christmas project is always a new table runner or table topper for the holiday season!
Crystal Drummond says
Love sewing quilts or totebags as gifts
Every year I help the kids to make gifts.. This year they’re making neck pillows
Terri Cady says
Christmas stockings for new family members are always fun!
Julie Brossman says
I am fairly new to quilting so of course I want to do it all. I love giving anything homemade for Christmas presents. This year I was thinking of table runners. It gives me a chance to practice and learn new patterns. Thank you for sharing this quilt along. ?
Terisa Fitzpatrick says
This will be my first mini quilt. It’s going to my sister for Christmas Shes a Christmas junkie.;)
Cathie D says
I’ve fallen in love with making place mats for gifts.
This will be my first time doing the blocks per week. Excited to finish project..
Debbie Darlington says
I enjoy a number of different crafts. While I don’t make as many gifts as years past, I greatly enjoy finding the perfect gift to make just the same!
What a wonderful project. Thank you for making this free to all! This year I am going to embroider kitchen towels for most of my family. Gotta get busy time will be up before you know it. I sew and quilt in the day and embroider in evening watching tv. Love the fabric!
Linda Ferguson says
Oh My Stars! I can’t wait to make the Poinsettia Block!
Thank you I will be following this project!
Mary Counihan says
I like to make usable fabric bowls and fabric holders in Christmas fabrics so that they can be use during the Christmas season
Linda Rouse says
I work on Christmas quilts for each of my family members.
Heather Bray says
I think my favorite Christmas project was soup bowl potholders. Everyone LOVED them and even some requested the pattern.
This year I want to make mini stockings to give but I said that every year. This year I really mean it.
Evelyn Wonner says
Anything that I am working on could be for Christmas. Made grandkids quilts now my grown kids want one too! Better get busy then.
I like making ornaments or placemats for everyone around the table. Also I like to make small wall hangings.
Vivian B. says
My new favorite Christmas (or anytime) gift is a mug rug accompanied by a mug with either a funny saying or something pertaining to the recipient’s interests. Last Xmas I gave my MIL one — she’s a quilter and it was so hard to choose the quilty mug to go with it, there are so many really funny ones out there!
Sarah Kelly says
I just started quilting but I want to make all kinds of Christmas quilts now. Winter is the best time to snuggle up with a quilt
Michele Lewis says
I love making poinsettia ornaments.
Jeanann Montney says
I like making personalized ornaments for Christmas tags.
Karen Bullard says
I made a wall hanging ast year with a center panel and triangles all around. The non-traditional colors worked perfectly with our home decor
I make ornaments every year for grandchildren, nieces & nephews & friends. One year I made over 40 Babbo Natales!
F L says
I enjoy making small projects such as table runners, wall hangings, and small quilts to decorate my home and give to friends.
Carla Hundley says
Looking like a beautiful
quilt starting. I like making
tote bags to hold my gifts
Carla from Utah
I’m planning to make pillowcases for the little kiddos in my life for Christmas this year.
Diane Bucknill says
I am loving this mini quilt-a-long. I used to make dresses for Christmas for my daughter & nieces when little. Then made them for grands. Last year made Christmas pillow cases for great nieces & nephews. Still trying to finish up Christmas quilt from 2 yrs ago.
I love to gift pouches filled with goodies . Love your block!
Keep it simple has to be my motto. I am a slow sewer so i have had to let go of sewing gifts for Christmas but give gifts any time I finish them! Love anything to make life cozy.
Marcy W. says
table runners! with ticker tape style table runners for the scraps!
Barbara Harvey says
For Christmas gifts I like to do reversible mug rugs. Christmas on one side, novelty/basic on reverse. Then the gift can be used all year!
Gwen Wehner says
I made Christmas tree skirts for each family over the years!
Gloria B. says
Microwave bowl cozies – made with seasonal fabrics or fabrics customized to the recipient. Thanks for pattern.
Debbie Poole says
I have made a Christmas ornament to share with family and friends for the last 49 years!! The challenge is finding something cute and inexpensive as I make between 40-50 of them!! Next year will be 50 years!!!
Michelle H says
This year I’m making pillow cases to place the gifts into.
Loide Wasmund says
I am doing super secret projects for Christmas gifts atm! Sew excited for this sew-along!
Carol Radcliffe says
I stop what I am working on as soon as 4th of July comes and I start working on Christmas in July. Even if its last years project that I haven’t finished. But someone always has a project I like to try for their Christmas in July.
This is my first year planing Christmas gifts – two stockings and a couple of mug rugs.
Sally Fester says
Thank you for sharing!!
I will be making coasters. And runners for Christmas gifts!!
I think my favorite thing was a “12 Days of Christmas” table runner with a machine embroidery for each “day” It had lots of sashing and borders or different sizes to quilt with a multitude of designs.
sheila oxley says
Quilts are my fav to make for family and friends!
I love to gift zippered pouches as gifts
Jacqui Langfield says
I love making drawstring bags throughout the year, to use instead of gift wrapping. It’s a nice personal touch and something they can keep and re-use after christmas!
I am going to make the Merry Mini Quilt to use under my tree this year. I’ve never had a ‘tree quilt’ before. Thank you!
Barbara Wellman says
I love to make ornaments and runners for gifts. Fun things that you bring out for the holidays that remind friends that you love them enough to make something just for them.
I always work on a red and green version of your BOM series. Such fun!!!
Annie M says
Every year, there are so many amazing holiday fabrics to choose from. I like to make small projects from them. My favorite way to preserve them and actually get to enjoy them year after year is to make FABRIC gift wrap sleeves. They are tied closed and have wonderful memories each year of gifts previously inside.
Love making 10 minute table runners all year for giftyat Christmas
I mostly really LOVE sew-alongs because it keeps me accountable week to week to finish….whether it’s a lap quilt or table runner.
Laura Carter says
It appears that I can’t resist a Christmas quilt. So far I have worked on wall hangings and throws and advent stockings. And at least half of them include snowpersons! Pieced, paper-pieced, applique in brights, reproductions, batiks, pastels, primitives. I can’t resist.
Last year I gave mug rugs and table runners to family members. Gave 2 Christmas pillows to a niece for a wedding present to start their Christmas decorations. Working on a Quilt for my youngest granddaughter. Was thinking I might make some suncatchers out of stained glass using quilt patterns and this would make a perfect size.
JIllian Belan says
I love to work on table runners, placemats and cross stitch projects. This mystery quilt is very exciting and can’t wait to finish the project.
Kresti Lyddon says
I always seem to be really inspired to make Christmas items in January and February, while I still remember where I have gaps or want to add to my decor! It also give me a chance to pre-plan my gifts! This QAL is really cute, thanks for sharing!
This will be my first quilt along, hopefully I can keep up. Looks like fun!
AJ Holsinger says
Quilted Christmas tree skirts are my favorite gift to work on all year. I have one on the cutting table now! Thanks!
I Iove making stuffed toys as tree ornaments that the kids can take home!
Audrey Huntington says
I am working on a quilt for our oldest granddaughter
Sue Rasmussen says
I enjoy making nativity themed wall hangings. My poor kids are running out of wall space.
Rosalie Joehnk says
An ornament for the tree for each of the 4 grandkids- now that they are school aged they can help make them!!
I’ve set small goals this year. I want to make cute pin cushions for my sister and sisters in law. That means 3 pinnies. Better get started!!
Shirley Schulte says
Every year I give something quilted to all the girls in my family. I try to make it a useful gift.
Amanda Eagle says
I love to work on different little wall hangings to give to people and christmas and not just Christmas ones, all the holidays and seasons.
Roxanne Workoff says
I like making table runners for Christmas. This year I’m going to be working on pillows with book pockets to give to my special education preschool class. I’ll include a favorite book to go with it. It will be a good stash buster and I’m sure the kiddos will love them.
I love to make Christmas Stockings….and of course quilts!
My favorite for Christmas is quilts, backed with minky, to snuggle with in the cold weather. I have made them for all the girls/women and have started on the boys/men with about 6 more to make over the next few years. I have also made table runners and bags for my kids and grandkids.
Emily F says
For years, I’ve done embroidered Christmas stockings for my family that I’d work on throughout the year. But as a newbie quilter, I’m looking forward to making my 1st Christmas quilt. I just ordered my first set of Christmas fabric and joined the Sew Sampler subscription box, so slowly building my stash. There are just so many beautiful patterns and fabrics! I’m quickly becoming addicted.
Kathie L says
I crochet dishcloths to give out at Christmas
Donna Dvorshock says
A pillow for family members made out of my father’s shirts.
Connie Lindstrand says
I don’t usually make things for myself but my favorite Christmas project was for me! It was a crazy strip stocking featuring dachshund Christmas fabric – perfect for this Doxie mom. My next favorite was the Grinch themed one I made for hubby.
Debbie Huffman says
I’m making quilted Christmas stockings for everyone in the family. When I have them all made I’ll also add their names.
Libby Anderson says
I am so excited to jump in on this project. I Love making smaller Christmas projects for gifts for my Daughter In Loves And my nieces.
Cindy Berry says
I start working on gift quilts after Summer , usually, to have time to get them done.
Denise Rehlander says
I have been making Christmas themed Tea Towels lately and mug rugs, small gifts for our annual Cookie Exchange door prizes.
Ms Sam Nicholson says
I LOVE doing a different set of ornaments every yeat! Last year I did Scandinavian stars. I even donated fifty to Long term care facility near me. Enough for employees and all the patients. They loved them!! Not sure what I’ll be doing this year yet. Definitely have to make new stockings for family, ours were pretty bad last year! I’m looking forward to that project which I should be starting soon. Currently I am doing this mini quilt and working on my first Kantha quilt. Very different working with Silk saris.
brenda snyder says
Love this QAL. Just getting into quilting. I love giving handmade gifts at Christmas time
Karen Seitz says
I like to make fun pillowcases for everyone. And catnip toys for the feline family members.
Sharon Luedeman says
I am just now finding out about this fun Sew Along….Where have I been??? I have downloaded the first two blocks and will be making them. Looking forward to blocks 3 and 4. I love the idea of a mini Christmas quilt. I have a small house and can find a small spot on a wall to hang this cutie.