Christmas Carol Mystery Quilt Block:The Holly & the Ivy..


Welcome All to our Mystery Stitch-Along…Rhonda always throws a fabulous party!! I hear you are all buying kits like crazy!!!!  WE love that you are so supportive of our Mystery… This is block 2 in the series…there will be 12 total and then Rhonda will have a finishing layout for you as well…

Christmas Carol Mystery Quilt sew along project featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

I chose to stitch the Christmas Carol…”The Holly & the Ivy”…and I had so much fun…designing and stitching this block…click the link below and after the ad, it will start in five seconds…

It is a British Carol… Click Here to Play it!

As you can see…I stitched this comfortably while Jace is playing with all his toys…Christmas Carol Mystery Quilt sew along project featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

For my block I used…the following…I have linked the products to our website for easy ordering if you need these items.

Heat & Bond Feather light fusible web…

White Clover Liquid Chalk marking pen

#22 & #24 Chenille needles

The following threads…#12- 5, O575, O775, O519 & M81

#8 wt. O775 and 3Strand floss in O775– using only one strand…I used this on the letters…so they #12 wt would not make the letters “chubbier”.  The one strand of 3SF covers the edge but doesn’t take over..

We do not have an endless supply of threads…we have picked out some subs that will work just as well…so if you do not get the exact thread listed know we picked a sub.  I

I will post a STEM STITCH video in our Facebook group…

To download the pattern click HERE

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If you missed the first block or need the schedule for the remaining blocks they are listed here…

It will be hard to top last year’s Crazy Quilt, but we think this year’s quilt is PRETTY SPECIAL TOO!

Beginning April 1st, we will share with you free patterns from some of our favorite designers to complete a Christmas quilt.  Each week, one designer will post the free pattern on their website.  All you need to do is go to the website on the date indicated below to download and print your free pattern and order kits to complete the block.  Printed patterns will be available to purchase for those of you that can’t download the free pattern.

SCHEDULE (Mark your calendar now):

April 1, Rhonda McCray, Farmhouse Threads


April 8, Lisa Bongean, Primitive Gatherings

April 15, Shawn York, Rusty Crow

April 22, Gloria Parsons, Olde Green Cupboard

April 29, Kathi Campbell, Heart to Hand

May 6, Debbie Busby, Wooden Spool Designs

May 13, Laurel Arestad, Simply Put Plus

May 20, Kathy and Taylor, The Cottage at Cardiff Farms

May 27, Dawn Shuck, Sew Cherished

June 3, Reets Carl, Reets Rags to Stitches

June 10, Jeni Gaston, Woolen Willow Designs

June 17, Joan Grenke, Bits and Pieces by Joan

June 24, finishing instructions by Rhonda McCray, Farmhouse Threads

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8 responses to “Christmas Carol Mystery Quilt Block:The Holly & the Ivy..”

  1. see mary quilt Avatar
    see mary quilt

    The Holly & the Ivy is one of my favorite Christmas carols. This block is beautiful. Love the felt letters. Order just placed for the kit, thread kit, some supplies and your wonderful wool book. Thanks for being part of this wonderful mystery quilt. Who doesn’t “need a little Christmas” these days.

  2. Dottie Raab Avatar
    Dottie Raab

    Block #2 is GORGEOUS!

  3. Carrie Avatar

    Oh Lisa This is so very nice. Looking forward to the entire quilt. Stay Well.

  4. nancyf18 Avatar

    What comes in the kit? do I need to buy the thread and needles kits also?

  5. Sheri-Lee Avatar

    Is there a link to your facebook group for this?

  6. Joyce Carter Avatar
    Joyce Carter

    Thank you so much for your block Lisa. It is so gorgeous!

  7. Kathy Avatar

    Very pretty! Thank you so much!!

  8. Orla V Avatar
    Orla V

    This block is so pretty – the colours, the flower . . . wonderful. Thank you so much – stay safe and healthy!

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