Here’s a quilt you can make before you even start your Christmas decorating – just strips sewn together, quilted, trimmed and bound – Voila! A gift for a friend or a gift to yourself!
Straight line quilting – so simple.
After it’s quilted, use a dinner plate to mark the rounded corners.
Because the corners are rounded, I cut bias binding to fit on the curves perfectly.
Here are the measurements:
Feel free to adjust the strip size – for example, all I had was 11-1/2” of the middle fabric but I had really wanted to make it wider than that. I used what I had.
Here’s another thought – the strips could be various widths – who said they all had to be equal? Not me.
I can’t wait to see what you come up with – I made red and white but that’s just a jumping off point for you. Maybe you have lots of Christmas themed fabrics or novelty fabrics or stripes and plaids or florals – throw them all together in this simple but sweet quilt.
Our friend Joanne lost her husband, a Vietnam veteran, last month – and she used this Country Threads quilt to lay over the top of his casket. it takes my breath away.
I leave you to your plans to make this quilt. It’s a very rainy night and I’m off to choir practice.
Tomorrow I’ll start posting the Christmas patterns available in the online store. I’m a poor seasonal sewer – I am not good at sewing Christmas quilts after Christmas – until maybe October/November. Then I become inspired – haha!