Winter Wonderland in THE QUILTER (Holiday 2013)


Hello Friends, it is a bit wet and dreary where I live.  I thought the weather is perfect for me to share with you my “cozy” Christmas quilt, Winter Wonderland, featured in the Holiday issue of The Quilter magazine.

Winter-wonderland-for-web[image source: The Quilter]

This quilt is really easy, fun and QUICK to construct and finish.  Besides featuring the cute fabric prints, I have designed the quilt with “quick to finish” and “a quilt to use” in mind.

winter wonderland schematic

The fabrics used in Winter Wonderland are from Lynette Anderson‘s Candy Cane Angels collection, released by Lecien.  Click here to view the entire fabric range – you simply have to see how cute the focal prints are!  You can purchase the fabrics from Fat Quarter Shop here.



And of course, I had shared with you about the use of gray with the traditional red in this Christmas quilt.  I think the gray and red combination adds a certain element of coziness to the overall look.




I quilted allover quilting on Winter Wonderland.  It is a mix of Jester’s Hat and Swirls, using Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting.  I love how smooth the Aurifil threads are for quilting, they just seem to melt into the fabric – giving the overall quilting motif a soft textured look.

Candy Cane Angels_to be shared



Now, by turning some of the pieced blocks 90 degrees, you can get a different look with the same blocks.  Just thought I throw that in for a fun twist for those of you who are considering in making this quilt. :)

Design 1b_65.5 x 78.5

I hope you have enjoyed Winter Wonderland.  I have one more Christmas quilt to share with you before December is upon us.  Meanwhile, I need to go back to work as I haven’t gotten as much done this week due to a cold. :(  But with the weather change, ’tis the season to get sick.  I shall catch up with you later, Dear Friends!  Stay cozy, everyone!



2013 has been a busy year.  Have you seen my other 2013 published projects?

Have you see my other 2013 magazine features/published work?

Annie’s Love Those Precuts Book (January 2013):  Apple of My Eye

Annie’s Sweet Layer Cakes Book (April 2013): Sunburst Melody

Annie’s Fat Quarter Shuffle (October 2013): Starry Dance

Annie’s Fat Quarter Shuffle (October 2013): Persian Rug

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Spring 2013): Baubles, Baubles

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Curious Cats

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Fabrique Foursome

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Fall 2013): Interlock

Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting (March/April 2013):  Now I know my ABC’s

Machine Quilting Unlimited (March/April 2013): Quilting Curvy Feathers

QUILT (June/July 2013): Color Burst

QUILT (June/July 2013): Pattern Play

QUILT (August/September 2013): Enchanted Forest

QUILT (October/November 2013): Rise & Shine

Quilt-it…today (July/August 2013): Yay Day

Quilt Trends (Winter 2013, Cover Quilt): Tango

Quilt Trends (Fall 2013): Manhattan

Quilts and More (Spring 2013): 2 Wishes

Quilts and More (Spring 2013):  Watercolor Sketches

Quilter’s World (February 2013): New Life

Quilter’s World (April 2013): Monkey Around

Quilter’s World (Summer 2013): Garden Mist

Quilter’s World (Autumn 2013): Christmas Cheer

Quilter’s World (Autumn 2013): Quilty Christmas Ornaments

Quilter’s World (Winter 2013): Elephant Walk

Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): In & Out

Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): Garden Maze

Simple Quilts & Sewing (Spring 2013):  Stained Glass

The Quilter (December 2012/January 2013): Not Too Square

The Quilter (April/May 2013):  In the Meadow

The Quilter (August/September 2013): Rising Stars, Cover Quilt

The Quilter (Holiday 2013): Midnight Flurry

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Farmyard Crossing

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Boxing Day

Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Pumpkin Patch/Autumn Fauna

Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Flora Linda/Catalina

Benartex Free Pattern (June 2013): Birds on a Wire using Let’s Tweet

Benartex Free Pattern (July 2013): Silver Lining using Urban Oasis 

Benartex (August 2013): The Gallery using Floral Philosophy

Benartex (November 2013): Movement in Squares using Op Art Reflections

Lecien Free Pattern, Lynette Anderson (April 2013):  Forest Floor/Wildflower Wood

Lecien Free Pattern, Lynette Anderson (September 2013): Country Stars/Mending Fences

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (January 2013): Mediterranean Dream

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (February 2013): Butterfly Kisses

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (June 2013): Simply Sweet using lief!Lifestyle

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (July 2013):  Rooster Royale

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (October 2013): Moonflower

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (October 2013): Tutu Cute

RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (May 2013): Nature’s Harmony/Silent Harmony

RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (May 2013): Tied with a Bow/A Gingerbread Christmas

10 thoughts on “Winter Wonderland in THE QUILTER (Holiday 2013)

  1. Hi, so where can I get the pattern for Winter Wonderland??? Many thank you’s for sharing so much with us! Always enjoying your emails, George Guillen Vision 26 Gammill

    Sent from my iPad


  2. That is a great pattern to showcase the fabrics. While reading the post I was wondering what it would look like by switching those blocks so was glad to see how it looks that way too.

  3. Wendy: I love the colors and the pattern. You amaze me with all the quilts you have completed this yr. Plus the yr is not over yet. Thanks for sharing.

  4. And “cozy” is exactly what is needed here. Winter weather is on our doorstep with highs in the mid 30’s…..UGH! The accumulating snows seem to be staying West and North of us (the Twin Cities are turning white). The pattern you created shows off the fabric prints so well. I can see a young man having some fun with toy trucks and cars on that quilt as it inspires road-ways. Such a flexible pattern….would work well for gals or guys! The quilting sure carries the seasonal feeling!! Hugs……SSAB

  5. Came across your site last night and spent hours reading past blogs. You are a very talented lady and a great teacher. This looks like a great quilt for a beginner.

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