Tuesday, 26 December 2017

2017 Christmas quilt

Growing up, Christmas Eve night was characterised by the sound of sticky tape being rapidly pulled off the roll, as my Mum wrapped presents for us six kids late into the night. For the second Christmas Eve in a row, our house is filled with the sounds of me frantically finishing a Christmas quilt.

For this quilt I used a layer cake of Kate Spain's Jingle collection to make a bunch of Jacob's Ladder blocks. I'm not usually a fan of the traditional red and green colour palette but I quite like this collection.  

I had originally intended to place the Jacob's Ladder blocks in the usual lattice layout and make it slightly wider with a scrappy border, but my husband suggested inserting a few extra rows in the middle to make a new design. I love how it turned out.

I ended up finishing the quilt on Christmas Day. It made a great couch quilt for our traditional Boxing Day movie marathon (this year we re-watched the Lord of the Rings trilogy).

I'm linking up with Elm Street Quilts December One Monthly Goal and the 2017 quarter 4 finish-along as finishing this quilt was my goal for this month and one of my proposed quarter 4 finishes (#33 on my list). Hopefully next year I'll be a bit more timely with the completion of a Christmas quilt.

Merry Christmas.



  1. Amazing work to finish it on Christmas day. I t looks great. And the two little elves are perfect models!

  2. Hi,
    Great Quilt, love the color combinations. The little elves
    are cuties. Have a great day!

  3. The Christmas quilt is beautiful both those babies - so, so sweet! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

  4. Beautiful Christmas quilt and a couple of cute elves to go with it.

  5. Such a beautiful quilt! Great design! The elves are adorable :) I am one of those stick tape mums on Christmas eve! Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2017 global FAL hosts.