Ahh…theres nothing like a red and white quilt…After seeing this photograph taken of my guest bedroom from the American Patchwork & Quilting photoshoot, I want to make my own red/white sampler quilt. To make sure I really do it I decided to do it as a Stitch Along…I am calling it “The Magic of Christmas”…and I want to do it two ways…City and Country versions….or Modern and Primitive or Traditional and Vintage….all of these names would all work…but we are going with City and Country versions.
What I know for sure about the SAL (Stitch Along)…25 blocks..6” blocks…before Christmas…instead of doing them the 25 days to Christmas Dec.1 -25…. I decided to spread it out a bit so we ALL can get it done by Christmas!!!
The patterns will be a Free downloadable until Christmas here on my blog.
If you appreciate our time and effort of maintaining this SAL you can reward us by purchasing your fabrics from us. Here are our offerings for fabric kits. City version, bella solids…you can order the 3 yds of red and 3 yds of white as a special price kit for only $35 for both fabrics OR you can order them separately for $21 with no discount. Order Here
Country version…will be 12 FQs of reds and one 3yd light tan country background as shown here in the block. The kit will be $55 for the kit…You can also order just the red FQs for $33 and the tan background for $33. There is also a discounted backing option too. Order Here
I am not totally sure about the setting yet…but for what I do have in mind there may be a possibility we can get the whole quilt out of these fabrics… you never know….but I promise to try and get it out of the fabrics here…I love a challenge.
We have some of this fabric in our warehouse…however, we do not know if we are going to have 5 or 500 people sign up…kits are first come until we run out…the city version we will not run out of…we can reorder that…but the country version will be limited if you want these exact fabrics. I will NOT send out a 2nd block until all of the kits have been shipped…the block took me less than an hour from starch to finish…ha..did you get that? So you will not be several blocks behind if you order our kits…we will not get another block for almost 2 weeks.
I have to get 24 blocks in in less than 15 weeks so some weeks there will be 2 or 3 who knows…my postings will be random…like my life…It will be fun and we can also have that red/white quilt of our own just like my cupboard of antique red/white…. This quilt cupboard photo was used with permission form American Patchwork & Quilting. If you want to see more photos from the photo shoot not in the magazine click HERE…like this closeup of the quilt on the bed…
Again Thank You for following me on this blog and I hope you join us for the SAL!!! We appreciate your continued support!!!
Click HERE for a printable PDF of block 1 of “The Magic of Christmas”. We will probably make this into a pattern so be sure to print them right away as they will not be on the blog forever!!! If you have trouble printing the PDF. I have tested it and it is working…So please update or find a young person to help you figure out why you cannot print the PDF. Here is a picture of the pattern, in case you are having difficulty, but will to do this for all the blocks…
For those of you who love to go above and beyond…maybe we can publish a few different finishing options for these blocks, and publish your quilts along with ours. So lets see what develops here! I’m also thinking we should do some giveaway at Christmas time ,for those of you who finish their quilt tops can enter into…so it doesn’t have to be quilted, yet.
Copyirght 2016 Lisa Bongean/Primitive Gatherings/The Magic of Christmas-Block 1 This pattern is only for personal use.
Quilt shops cannot print and use this in their shops. HOWEVER!!!!… If you want to sell Primitive Gatherings fabrics (like the above red FQ bundle and a light print) and guide them to sign up for our blog to get the FREE patterns THAT the right thing to do AND is much appreciated. We please ask that you do not abuse our FREE pattern intended for our loyal customers and that your fabric bundles be only PG fabrics. I am sure you can understand our reasons and support our hard work by honoring it.
Now after all that…whew..
Today I am going on a Pub crawl/scavenger hunt/on a bicycle to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes…should make for an interesting day! But for now I must stitch on my BOW Among Friends…I may be a little behind…need to catch up!!!