The last day of Christmas in July…


This is my Christmas quilt, featured in the Autumn 2019 issue of Quilter’s World — on newsstands now!  Complete pattern is in the magazine.

The fabrics I used are Hello My Deer from Michael Miller Fabrics.  These prints are adorable, and they really highlight traditional red and green Christmas colors!

These blocks are incredibly easy to make!

A few tricks:

#1.  We will be dealing with some small pieces to construct this block — as small as 1″ x 1″ squares for the sew and flip method at the bottom corners of stocking cuff.  I like to starch-press to stiffen my small pieces.  That way they won’t be wonky when sewn, and you get a nice crisp seam!

#2.  Time saving tip:  the C and G pieces in the instructions can actually be combined and cut as (1) 2″ x 6″ piece.  That’s what I did here.

To show you how the design is versatile from whimsical to traditional, here is the quilt in traditional floral fabrics:

And here is a version with non-Christmas themed cat fabrics!

I hope you will have making your own Stockings are hung!

One final thought… For an additional personalized touch, how about adding names of your family on the stocking cuffs?

And with that, let me be the first to wish you a Merry Christmas this year!

7 thoughts on “The last day of Christmas in July…

  1. Merry Christmas (early) to you, Wendy!!! Such a sweet Christmas quilt. Must make a table runner with the stockings!

  2. Such a charming Christmas quilt. Thanks for the great stitching tips. Quilter’s World, hmmmm, looks like the magazine to have!!! Christmas in July, oops, it’s August already!!! 😂😅

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