Four and a half years ago, I began working on it. I was just getting started in quilt-making, and absolutely fell in love with both this quilt and Farm Girl Vintage, so I threw caution to the wind and decided to join both of their quilt alongs. I did great on sewing up the blocks, but when it came time to put the sashing and borders on them, I FROZE. It took me years to finally break through that block, but I eventually did it and now I get to bask in the delight of a freshly-completed Christmas quilt draped across my favorite couch. I love this quilt so much.
Pattern: Sleighbell Sampler, by Sherri Falls, from her “Winter Wonderland” pattern book.
Fabric: “Holly’s Tree Farm,” by Sweetwater, “Jingle,” by Kate Spain, and a few scraps from the stash. The backing is flannel from Bonnie & Camille’s “Vintage Holiday” collection, and I cannot remember exactly what collection the binding came from, but there’s plenty of bias candy cane-striped fabrics out there to choose from these days, so you’ll be ok to find some if you need some.
(Also, can we start a petition to #bringbackhollystreefarm in the future, please? Love that collection.)
Quilting: I tried out a new quilter this time ’round, Ashley of Hen House Quilting, because she’s more local than my usual go-to. I’ll definitely be using her again; she’s really sweet and very professional, and I only have good things to say about the experience of working with her. She helped me pick out a beautiful snowflake quilting pattern that just goes beautifully with the quilt, and I love it so much! Thank you, Ashley!
Yay! I have a goal of a Christmas quilt or blanket for every bed, couch, and armchair in our house, and this guy puts us at a total of five…only six more to go! Ha ha. (Hey, we all need goals to work towards, don’t be afraid of how big they are!)