Holiday Time at Quilt Block Mania

3 Nov

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Fellow Quilters,

Last night it snowed.  As I watched the frosty flakes gently falling and blanketing the earth in silence I couldn’t help but think of Christmas.  It will be here before we know it!  Soon I will start pulling out the decorations and placing them around our home.  The first “decorations” to come out are my holiday quilts.  Each bed has a special one.  Then there are a few wall-hangings and lap/throw-size ones for the couches, and of course some placemats and table runners.  Each one has a special place in my heart.  What about you?  Do you have a cherished stash of holiday quilts?

Well, I have a holiday treat for you today!  The November edition of Quilt Block Mania, organized by Carolina Moore of Sew Much Moore, is chock-a-block full of holiday quilty inspiration.  Twenty-six pattern designers have created a delightful mix of 12” holiday quilt blocks and they’re free for the taking – simply visit each designer’s website or blog at the links below to collect the patterns.  This fabulous collection of holiday-inspired patterns is available now to allow you time to get some quick projects done for Christmas decorating or giving.

Christmas Wreath by Slice of Pi Quilts
Baby Sue’s First Christmas
Celebrate by Inquiring Quilter
Gifts at Always Expect Moore
Snowflakes by Blockofthemodotcom
Gifts of Friendship
Fireworks at duck creek mountain quilting
Wreath & Chain at Stash Bandit
Christmas Star by Michelle Renee Hiatt
Adirondack Mountain Quilt Block
A Present from Penny
Candlelighting at Pretty Piney Quilts
Poinsettia from QuiltFabrication
Harbor Holidays at Blue Bear Quilts
Christmas Cracker at Perkins Dry Goods
Sparkling Spruce at Patti’s Patchwork (that’s me!)
Jingle All the Way at Orange Blossom Quilt
Snowflakes & Candy Cane Trees at Quilt Moments
Tower of Gifts by Oh Kaye Quilting
Winter Memories by Carolyn Burgess
Holiday Block by Seams to Be Sew
Ticker Tape Tree at Devoted Quilter
Evergreen by True Blue Quilts
Merry and Bright at Around the Bobbin
Ski Vacation

Carolina provided the group of designers with a color palette of cranberry & teal – so pretty!  So contemporarily Christmas! (Hmmm…is that even a word?!?)  I mulled over some ideas and settled on a pieced block that could be traditional but looks so fresh in cranberry and teal Toscana suede-like texture from Northcott.  I’m calling it Sparkling Spruce. 

Sparkling Spruce block

Sparkling Spruce block

What do you think?  Here is a quick mock-up of a throw quilt using the block.

A 55" x 67" throw-size version of Sparkling Spruce

A 55″ x 67″ throw-size version of Sparkling Spruce

I can picture this block in Christmas-colored plaids and also in funky prints with a modern vibe – here it is in FIGO Fabrics’ Polar Magic. 

A lap-size version using FIGO's Polar Magic collection - super cute!

A lap-size version using FIGO’s Polar Magic collection – super cute!

And in Northcott’s Vintage Christmas.

Traditionally classic in Northcott's Vintage Christmas

Traditionally classic in Northcott’s Vintage Christmas

You can download my pattern here.

This block is similar to the block I used in my White Christmas pattern – I love how the blocks blend seamlessly with the neighboring blocks to create a “field of trees and stars”.

PC133 Festive Frostings

PC133 Festive Frostings

So, in the spirit of giving, not only am I giving you the pattern for the Sparkling Spruce block, I am also going to give away a free holiday pattern from my Patti’s Patchwork website.  For your chance to win, please leave a comment to this post by midnight November 11 telling me which of my holiday patterns you would like to receive (you can find the holiday patterns under the Seasonal tab).

Good luck and enjoy the holiday edition of Quilt Block Mania 😊

Cheers,

Patti

32 Responses to “Holiday Time at Quilt Block Mania”

  1. Petunia Pinner - Shirley November 3, 2020 at 7:17 am #

    Love the look of this block as a quilt! Thank you!!

  2. Bonnie Larson November 3, 2020 at 8:30 am #

    Hi patty! I love your patterns. It is really hard to choose just one, but, Falala catches my eye this morning. Thanks for the opportunity to add another to my collection!!

  3. Nancy Lewis November 3, 2020 at 9:00 am #

    Your patterns are stunning! I would love to try the Carpenter’s Star. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Debra Rolfe November 3, 2020 at 9:06 am #

    Thank you for sharing the free pattern! I would love to win Feathered Stars. It is beautiful with the peacocks.

  5. Kathy E. November 3, 2020 at 10:45 am #

    The Sparkling Spruce Tree is going to make a sweet wall hanging on my front door! Love it!
    I also love your Gifts Galore quilt pattern! You have great talent!
    duchick at gmail dot com

  6. Lori Smanski November 3, 2020 at 12:28 pm #

    Thank you for these patterns. I love the quilt. Especially in the pinks and teals.

  7. Pamela Richards November 3, 2020 at 2:23 pm #

    I love your Christmas blocks — but really like the one you did with this block – Thanks for sharing!

  8. Gail S November 3, 2020 at 3:13 pm #

    I would love to win Prism Stars. It is absolutely beautiful!

  9. Anita November 3, 2020 at 3:54 pm #

    Love your block. It was a hard choice but if I win I would love the stacks of presents pattern.

  10. Pamela Reim November 3, 2020 at 4:03 pm #

    I love the QBM pattern & the entire bloghop. So many great designers. From your website, I really like Vail! Thanks

  11. Barb K November 3, 2020 at 4:24 pm #

    I really like the Alpine Village pattern–Thanks for the chance!!

  12. Judy Schulz November 3, 2020 at 5:59 pm #

    Love your block. Thank you for making it available. Also, if I win, my choice would be the Festive Frosting pattern.

  13. Beth November 3, 2020 at 6:10 pm #

    I like the pattern – especially the various color options shown. Thank you

  14. assetdesigns November 3, 2020 at 6:34 pm #

    I’m new to quilting I have done 3 blocks and 1 paper piecing so far I found the QAL by the SEA that blow me away because I was about to give up cause I was not getting the support from the people around me but when I saw the crab and then the others I said YESSS this people could relate too in my country and I think they would appreciate the STACKS OF PRESENTS QUILT it looks beginner friendly too.

  15. Brenda November 3, 2020 at 8:55 pm #

    Vail is a delightful pattern that could be used as a runner or full quilt . grateful .

  16. Patti November 3, 2020 at 11:31 pm #

    Thank you for sharing the pattern! I really like the vintage rendering. Boy, as for choosing a pattern, which was hard, O Holy Night really grabbed me.

    • Patti November 4, 2020 at 11:10 pm #

      Patti, feel free to download O Holy Night – it’s free 🙂

  17. Allison Eland November 5, 2020 at 4:05 am #

    Hi Patti, I loved several of your patterns but i think the one that would be very popular with my grandchildren & some of the adult children would have to be Stacks of Presents. I think i would have fun making it too. Thanks for the free block i love it too. Allison

  18. Mary Chevalier November 5, 2020 at 6:06 pm #

    I like the sparkling spruce quilt you are showing in the block

  19. Connie November 5, 2020 at 9:17 pm #

    What a gorgeous quilt this makes!! Thank you for sharing!!

  20. marie2 November 7, 2020 at 8:46 pm #

    I love this sparkling spruce block and would like to try it in the red and green version for a table runner. I agree O Holy Night is a great one.

  21. Della M Fultz November 7, 2020 at 8:54 pm #

    I really like the spruce pattern and will most likely make a table runner, I think the O Holy Night is a great quilt pattern.

    • Debby P. November 8, 2020 at 9:58 am #

      Hi Patti! What a fun block. Thank you so much for this pattern. If I were to choose just one holiday pattern it would be Carpenters Star.

  22. Susan Nixon November 8, 2020 at 12:07 pm #

    This is a really unusual and wonderful block. I like the way the blocks look together. Thank you!

  23. Jennifer Maddock November 11, 2020 at 7:21 pm #

    I like a lot of them but I think Vail is super cute.

  24. Monna Shaner November 25, 2020 at 2:06 pm #

    The entire quilt is beautiful

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