Just the other day I was walking by our guest room and thought, “I wish I had a Christmas quilt to lay across the foot of the guest bed this winter.” You may be surprised to hear that I don’t have enough Christmas quilts for every bed and sofa in the house, but I don’t! Since Christmas is less than two months away (eeek!), I decided to make a bed runner instead. Here’s my first block.
Do you recognize the block? It’s from my Star Crossed Pines quilt pattern! Doesn’t it have a cozy, homespun holiday feeling? My plan is to make five blocks and create one row from the pattern. One row (with sashing and corner stones) finishes at 62” x 24”, which will be an excellent size for a bed runner. Once I’ve finished the row, if I feel like it needs to be bigger, I may add an outer border.
I have been hoarding a little stockpile of winter and holiday fabrics. Some are left over from other projects. Some are fat quarters I’ve collected just because I loved the color or print. You\’ll see older fabrics from Sweetwater, Janet Clare, Fig Tree, Kate & Birdie and Lella Boutique in my pile below. The moral to this story is, if you love it, hang onto it. It will probably blend nicely with other things you love!
It gives me great joy to sew from my stash and mix fabric designers’ collections together. In fact, working on this project gave me ideas for other Christmas quilts I would like to sew from my stash. What a great feeling!
Here are links to my other Star Crossed Pines quilts:
I hope this post inspires you to look at your own pattern collection and fabric stash and ponder what you can make with what you have. Of course, I also hope it inspires you to make your own Star Crossed Pines project! The pattern is available in both PDF and print format on my Etsy shop.
Oh, and I wanted to remind you that LouLou’s Fabric shop has kits for two of my newest patterns, Star Watch and 9-Patch Pivot. Both quilts feature the lovely Harvest Road collection by Lella Boutique for Moda. Kits are going fast, so zip on over to LouLou’s while she still has some in store!
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. Now go and get carried away quilting, my friends!