Welcome to Week 1 of our Vintage Christmas 2 quilt-a-long! This is such a fun holiday quilt pattern, and I can’t wait to sew along with you!
I am going to break it up into five weeks, so we can get be ready for the holiday season. But of course, you can go at your own pace! Make sure to share your progress pictures using #vintagechristmas2qal so we can all see your work!
I’ll be posting my progress regularly on Instagram and Facebook so make sure to follow along with me there. And I’ll share little tips as we go in my IG and FB stories, so make sure to check each day for updates!
Week 1 Schedule:
Monday: Cut out fabric for tree blocks. I like to get all of my fabric cut out on one day, then whenever I have time throughout the week I can go in and sew a little! You’d be surprised how much you can get done a little at a time!
Tuesday-Friday: Sew Tree Blocks together. This week we’ll be sewing all six tree blocks. They go really fast if you chain-piece them so I would definitely recommend it! I like to sew the pieces first, then do all of my pressing and trimming at the same time. For these fun little trees, I sew all of the treetop sections first. Then I go back and work on the tree body, then finally the trunks. After that, it’s a breeze to sew the trees together!
TIP: Make sure to refer to the Vintage Christmas 2 pattern for all sewing instructions throughout the quilt-a-long. Need help piecing your blocks? Check out my video tutorials below!
- Check out my free How to Quilt Series for all of my top tips on how to quilt start to finish!
- How to Piece a Quilt Top
November 1: Tree Blocks
November 8: Truck Blocks
November 15: Pinwheels and Holly
November 22: Sashing and borders
November 29: Assemble Top, Baste, Quilt, & Bind!
- Vintage Christmas Quilt Pattern (Available in PDF or Print)
- See Fabric Requirements below, Catching Stitches has beautiful quilt kits too!
You will need:
- 4-1/2 yards – white (background)
- Red (Trucks): 8 FQs or 2 yards red
- Grey: 1 FQ or 1/4 yard
- Black: 1 F8 or 1/8 yard
- Low Vol. (window): 1 F8 or 1/8 yard
- Green: 6 FQs or 1-1/2 yards
- Aqua: 2 F8s or 1/4 yard
- Red (Border): 1/4 yard
- Binding (Black): 3/4 yard
- Backing/Batting: 5-1/2 yards
Finished Size: 74″ x 83″
Fabric used: I used a mix of Sweetwater Christmas Prints for Moda, their new line, Red Barn Christmas, is perfect for this project!
Pattern Level: Beginner-Intermediate
This entire quilt is traditionally pieced! It does have several pieces, so I think it’s a beginner-intermediate level pattern. However, the pattern does include step-by-step graphic illustrations and written instructions, and you’re welcome to email me if you have any questions at all!
So I say if you like it, go for it!