Holiday Project #4 Simple Holiday Quilt

by Jennifer Heynen October 28, 2015 8 Comments

Oh my, how did we get to Holiday Project 4 already? Time is flying by this year. Here's an easy quilt to make. I made it in a day. It's 12" blocks on point. Every other row is cream to give the quilt an argyle look. It measures 57" x 68", perfect for a throw on the couch.
If you want to make the exact quilt I made, you'll want to cut 20 patterned blocks and 12 cream full blocks, 12 half blocks, and 4 quarter blocks. I used my 12.5" square ruler and it was a breeze.
Here's an image for reference when laying out the blocks.
Once I had the top pieced it was time to quilt. This is how I like to make my quilt sandwich. I learned this hand technique from Amelie Scott on YouTube. I love this method because you don't have to crawl around on the floor, which was my prior way of doing things.
I choose to quilt in straight lines on the diagonal so they ran along with the seams of the quilt top. It's super soft and cuddly, the quilted lines make it bend and move easily.
Binding is the last step.
These fabrics are all from my Jolly Holiday in the City Collection from In The Beginning Fabrics.
Send me a picture if you make one!
Happy Holidays,



Jennifer Heynen
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8 Responses

Debbie
Debbie

October 30, 2015

This looks fun and quick to make – thanks for sharing!

Jackie
Jackie

October 30, 2015

Nice & quick! Love the fabrics….

BJ Marley
BJ Marley

October 30, 2015

I have never made a quilt, but I think I will try this.

If you were making this from precuts, would you pre-wash the squares?

Jennifer
Jennifer

October 29, 2015

Let’s see if I can answer your questions…. The half blocks are 12.5" blocks cut in half on the diagonal, and the quarters blocks would be half blocks cut in half again. If you look at the diagram, the half blocks are all around the outside edge of the quilt and the four quarter blocks are in the corner.If that’s too confusing, you could cut all 12.5" blocks and sew them together for the quilt top and then trim the top to a rectangle. You would waste some fabric cutting it off, but you wouldn’t have to worry about cutting any half or quarter blocks for the quilt.

As for the sandwiching method. There are LOTS of ways to stack the fabrics. The You Tube link I shared is my favorite method.
Hope that helps!

Bonnie
Bonnie

October 29, 2015

Jennifer, this is a wonderful quilt! If I understand your directions, the half blocks, is that the 12.5" square cut once on the diagonal, and the quarter squares the 12.5 square cut in half twice on the diagonal? Like a big X? The four quarter blocks are for the corners? The half blocks are for along the edges? Jut a great idea for a fast quilt,I love on Point quilts! Love the straight line quilting.

Glenda B
Glenda B

October 29, 2015

Jennifer I would love to make this quilt, it is gorgeous. But I’m not a quilter so there is not enough info on how to do it for me. First what are the 12 half blocks, and 4 quarter blocks for? What seam allowance do you use? And I don’t quite understand your sandwiching method. Also what measurement & how many blocks would I need for a Queen size quilt? Thank you Jennifer. I love to read your blog, I love all your projects, & I especially love your fabric! I wish they sold it in shops where I live. Thank you for taking the time to read this & providing me with any help you can give me. Have a great week & God bless.

Carol Ann
Carol Ann

October 28, 2015

Perfect quilt for charity gift giving. With such large blocks, my group should be able to make several. Thank you for sharing this pattern. C.A.

Gwendoline
Gwendoline

October 28, 2015

Just what I need for my granddaughter and in time for Xmas, thank you

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