Friday, July 18, 2014

NEW Block of the Month - C is for Christmas

Remember last month's sneak peek?
Today is the much-anticipated day to reveal the whole quilt!

C is for Christmas

Even though it's only July, waiting for the day when we could show you the whole quilt felt like Christmas Eve as a child all over again! Jennifer loves embroidery and Christmas, so combining the two came naturally to her. C is for Christmas features 10 redwork embroidery blocks including a wreath, gingerbread man, wrapped gift, star, ornament, Christmas tree, candy cane, snowman, candle and bells.

Tying the whole design together are the letters that spell "CHRISTMAS" framed in a red, green and cream plaid. We loved the plaid so much that we used it on the binding too. Hourglass blocks create the sashing, and a pieced star block finishes the quilt. The fabric is from Home for the Holidays by Faye Burgos for Marcus Fabrics. Fat quarter sets are available for your coordinating projects.

We're offering this quilt as a Block of the Month program with the option of laser-cut or traditional applique. If you've never tried laser-cut applique before, this would be a good opportunity to give it a try. Usually a laser-cut kit is priced slightly higher than traditional applique. However, we decided to offer both options to you at only $20 a month! With the backing included, this is a fun and affordable block of the month.

We hope to have you join us for this program—sign up here!

After you sign up, browse the rest of our Christmas fabric, patterns and kits. We've got a HUGE "Christmas in July" sale going on with fabric marked down 30% and patterns and kits marked down 15%! This is a great chance to stock up for all your handmade Christmas gifts!

Have you ever made a redwork embroidery quilt?


  1. What embroidery stitches are used in the quilt?

    Thank you.

    1. That's a great question! This quilt uses a back stitch, French knots and a satin stitch. If any of these are new to you, don't worry—Jennifer is going to be filming a YouTube tutorial showing how to use these stitches in the embroidery designs for this quilt! Subscribe to our channel here:

  2. Oh how pretty!! At the various quilt shows I've been at over the past few months, I've been surprised and pleased to see so many quilts incorporated embroidered blocks. It's really fun to see that new designs are being added.

    I haven't done a entire redwork quilt but I have done a wall hanging for a little girl's room using vintage Workbasket Chore girls DOW patterns. Here's how it turned out...

  3. What applique method was used in the lettering. The needle turn or the fusible?

    1. The sample quilt was made using laser-cut applique pieces. They are already backed with fusible webbing and cut to shape. However, we are offering the option of laser-cut or traditional applique for the Block of the Month program if you prefer to do needle turn applique.

  4. I signed up last night and can hardly wait for the first block. Sigh!

  5. I have never made one. This is delightful and looks doable.