Each one of my kiddos has a quilt that I have made them for their beds…so now it’s time to start adding a holiday quilt to every one’s beds. I figure if I make one a year, before everyone leaves the house they will all have two quilts made by their momma. That’s the plan anyway….we’ll see how it goes 😉
I started this year with Hannie’s Christmas Quilt which I have titled “Home for the Holidays” quilt. I made a coordinating pillow and the full tutorial can be found on baby lock’s handmade gift guide along with other handmade gift ideas.
This Home for the Holidays Quilt Block Tutorial is a simple and easy quilt to do…so if you are looking for a fast sew, or for a beginning quilt project–this one is perfect for you!
Home for the Holidays Quilt Block Tutorial
12 fat quarters of coordinating Holiday fabrics
2 yard of background fabric (I used white with lime dots)
4 yards quilt backing fabric
3/4 yard binding fabric
Step 1: Out of each Fat Quarter cut the following measurements:
- One 6 ½” by 3 ½” rectangle
- One 3 ½” by 3 ½” square
- One 1 ½” by 3 ½” rectangle
- One 2 ½” by 3 ½” rectangle (these will be exchanged and used for the house doors)
Step 2: Out of the background Fabric cut the following measurements for every quilt block:
- Eight 3 ½” by 3 ½ inch squares
- Two 3 ½” by 6 inch rectangles
- One 3 ½” by 16 inch rectangle
Step 3: Construct 4 flying geese blocks, by placing one 3 ½ by 3 ½ square on top of one 6 ½” by 3 ½” rectangle like the illustration below. Then draw a line from the bottom left corner to the top right corner at a 45 degree angle with a pencil. Stitch on the pencil line.
Trim off the top left triangle and press open the first corner of the flying geese block.
Place the second 3 ½” by 3 ½” square over the right hand side of the rectangle and stitching on the 45 degree angle.
Trim off left corner and press the quilt block to have completed flying geese block. Trim block to 6“ by 3 ½ “ rectangle if needed.
Step 4: Arrange the rest of the quilt block according to the illustration below:
Row #1–Flying Geese Block
Row #2– 3 ½” by 3 ½” square, 2 ½” by 3 ½” contrasting fabric, 1 ½” by 3 ½” rectangle then stitch row #1 and row #2 together using a ¼” seam allowance.
Step 5: Complete all four house blocks according to steps #1-#4.
Step 6: Layout the quilt according to the rows below and stitch together the following rows using ¼” seam allowances.
- Row #1: One 3 ½” by 16” strip of background fabric for sashing
- Row #2: One house block, one 3 ½” by 6” rectangle sashing, one house block
- Row #3: One 3 ½” by 16” strip for sashing
- Row #4: One house block, one 3 ½” by 6” rectangle sashing, one house block
- Row #5: Same as row #1
- Row #6: Same as row #2
- Row #7: Same as row #3
- Row #8: Same as row #4
- Row #9: Same as row #1
Press each row toward the house blocks. Then stitch all the quilt rows #1-#3 together to form the quilt top
Step 7: Construct your quilt back and quilt your quilt as desired.
Step 8: Next, attach the quilt binding to the front of the quilted quilt top using mitered corners (if you need a tutorial go here https://www.simplesimonandco.com/2014/02/quilted-potholders-from-scraps-quilt-binding-tutorial.html/) and then hand stitch the binding on the quilt back.
And then it’s time to grab a book, snuggle in and enjoy your quilt!
Terri C says
This is darling! Thanks for the idea of doing a Christmas quilt for each child, I need to start now as I only have 5 grandchildren!
I love this bright and cheery quilt. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.
They will love them!
Thanks so much 😉
This is so gorgeous! What a treasure and so exciting to see Little Joys! xx