A few months ago when Moda started sharing teaser photos of an upcoming flannel collection called “Yuletide Gatherings” by Primitive Gatherings, I knew immediately that I would need this fabric in my life.
- Soft, high quality Moda flannels to keep me snuggly warm during harsh winter months
- Traditional Christmas reds and greens made vibrant by dashes of grey, black and cream
- Classic plaids, checks, herringbone and houndstooth
My dear daughter lugged this heavy quilt around the yard on a blustery September day as I attempted to snap some pictures to share with you. She is quite the trooper.
It dawned on me later that these photos will be fun to look at in January, when green grass and open water are just a memory, as I’m huddled beneath this same quilt, sipping cocoa and likely seeing piles of snow outside my window.
I also took some photos inside so that you could see the lovely quilting by Woods Edge Quilting. Katy always gently nudges me in the right direction when selecting pantographs for my quilts, and this was another winner. Katy used a dense panto called Scottish Plaid. Doesn’t it create an awesome texture on this bold quilt?
Lakeside Star is a fat quarter quilt pattern available as a PDF on my Etsy Shop. This quilt finishes at 74” x 74” and is beginner friendly. While the pattern only calls for 17 fat quarters (plus yardage for borders, binding and backing), you may want to purchase a full fat quarter bundle of the collection you are eyeing. That will give you lots of flexibility when selecting which colors and prints go where. (Then you’ll be able to use the leftover fat quarters on another fun project!) I’ve made two other versions of Lakeside Star:
My “Yuletide Gatherings” Lakeside Star quilt is now folded and tucked away. The day after Thanksgiving I will rush to the quilt cabinet, give it a good shake, and allow it to comfort me after a long day of decorating for Christmas. I can hardly wait!