Holiday patchwork quilts are the most personalized way to celebrate holidays with your family. Request quilt blocks from different family members, and you will be able to assemble an heirloom-quality quilt, in less than half the time it would normally take to complete this very special gift.
St. Valentine’s Day
Hearts of fabric scraps grace this winter warm patchwork quilt in the article “Easy-Quilting with Fabric-Scrap Hearts”. This beginners quilting project has easy-to-follow instructions, offering links to all bed-sizing charts, and ensures a proper fit when you wrap your bed in homemade love!
A wintertime lace cameo in black and white scallops, surrounded by snowflakes, shows us how to “Use Vintage Textiles” when quilting for the holiday of friendship and love. Or make a lacy red, pink, and white quilt, with roses and buds, peeking through patchwork lattice, as presented in “A Touch of Elegance” quilt by RJR Fabrics.
Create a Victorian-looking bubble-theme padded table runner for your Easter table, highlighting birds, butterflies, and flowers in this “Bubble Runner Color Option” from AllPeopleQuilt.com, or using the same bubbling idea, transform them into pastel-frosted cupcakes, as shown in this desert “Bubble Runner”.
Pastel Easter-basket quilt squares, and appliqued springtime birds, in ice-cream colors, adorn a “Sweet Dreams Quilt Pattern”, from Robert Kaufman Fabrics, as is this “Cotton Candy Quilt Pattern” in a myriad of pastel-shaded patchwork pinwheels, along with an updated “Basket Bouquet Pattern” (with Easter basket handle) filled with lavender and blue appliqued, springtime flowers.
Fourth of July
A delightfully fun “Patriotic Folk Art Quilt” (or wall hanging) from AllPeopleQuilt.com, patches together an oversized, upside down Uncle Sam hat, holding an American flag amidst a bouquet of stylized flowers, suitable for novice quilters. Another easy patchwork quilting project from AllPeopleQuilt.com is this “Red, White, and Blue Table Runner”.
You just cannot get any more patriotic than fabrics sporting military-themes, and combined into a simple checkerboard quilt, as this “Naval Aviation Quilt Pattern” is, with USA flags, planes, stars, and ships, from Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Early Americana medallions “Follow the Curves” and scallop the edges of this patriotic red, white, and blue quilt (with beige and brown tones) by AllPeopleQuilt.com.
An easy-to-tackle patriotic-colored quilt, with kids or grandkids, is this “Paisley Squares & Bars” from AllPeopleQuilt.com, patterned in large blocks. Or try constructing a lightweight, yet “Easy-to-Make Child’s Patriotic Bed Ensemble”, in red, white, and blue step-by-step instructions, with an easy conversion into Christmas bedding.
Make a white-pumpkins appliqued, and quilted, wall hanging as presented in “All for Fall” from AllQuiltPeople.com in warm brown tones, or use tiny scraps to create a table runner, in creams and browns as shown in “Sew Small”, using tiny-triangular designs.
The crafted quilt “Changing Seasons” presents shadow-blocks of deep harvest tones, waiting for you to peer through window panes, onto New England autumn scenery, and swirling quilt-stitched falling leaves. To transition smoothly from Thanksgiving into Christmas, “Charlotte’s Mini Applique Pillow” combines holiday floral squares in shades of wine and olive, both by RJR Fabrics.
Make a delightfully fun holly, and toy-trimmed, Christmas tree wall-hanging quilt, as shown in AllQuiltPeople.com’s unique “Give Dear Jane a Seasonal Spin”. From RJR Fabrics comes a fantasy reindeer quilt on floral background, in unexpected, but lively Christmas colors, as presented in “A Winter’s Dance”.
Robert Kaufman Fabrics supports a collection of Christmas themes as presented here in a Christmas-card paneled, red and green striped, and checked “Merry Grinchmas Panel Quilt Pattern”. While this whimsical “Sparkle Bright Pattern” is striped in unexpected shades of lime green, burgundy, bright red, pink, and white.
Another unexpected, sage green is used with red and burgundy, on this “Let it Snow” quilt, with decorator fabric paints outlining large snowflakes. This retro-Christmas handkerchief quilt collection, gracing tabletop or wall-hangings, comes in 3 different styles to “Remember When”, both from RJR Fabrics.
Share these free patterns with your family, for holiday quilt ideas, and then remember to request a quilt block from them. You will have a holiday-heirloom quilt completed in no time at all. Happy quilting, and happy holidays!