Welcome to Week 3 of our Vintage Christmas 2 quilt-a-long!  

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 3 Schedule:

Monday: Cut out fabric for pinwheel and holly 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 the pinwheel and holly blocks together. This week we’ll be sewing all of the pinwheel and holly blocks. But don’t worry, we’re making four at a time HSTs so the pinwheels go together so fast! As with the other weeks, I will chain piece these blocks as well. It helps keep everything going in the right direction.

Tip: Reduce your stitch length to about 1.5 and then press the pinwheel seams open. This helps reduce the bulky center point!

Quilt-a-Long Schedule:

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!

Supplies:

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!

To join in, just follow me on  Instagram and Facebook and post any progress pics using #vintagechristmas2qal 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.