New to Quilting?

If you are brand new to quilting and don't know where to begin, start with the posts in September 2011 (look in the blog archive). The first four posts cover basics such as choosing equipment, choosing colors, how to sew 1/4" seams, how to use a rotary cutter, and how to press (not iron) your block during construction.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Quilt Top Done

I finally finished the quilt top that I've been making the blocks for. I couldn't find a pattern I liked until I found the book, "Traditions from Elm Creek Quilts" by Jennifer Chiaverini.

The setting pattern is called Cornucopia of Thanks and you can find it on page 43 of the book. Since it is a copyrighted pattern, I can't share it here. I didn't use the block patterns found in the book, I used the blocks I made with our Neighborhood Quilt Club. The blocks are all 12" finished squares.

I love the way it turned out!

Hopefully I can get it to the quilter tomorrow along with another Christmas quilt top made this year.


  1. I LOVE your Christmas Quilt and am planning on making one for myself. I ordered the Quilt Book and plan on using many of your squares and some other ones from here and there. I really like the square in the bottom left corner (next to the three) but didn't see it mentioned in any of your tutorials. Do you recall the name of it?


  2. It's called "Guiding Star." You'll find it on page 47 of "Traditions from Elm Creek Quilts." It would have been copyright infringement if I had done a tutorial here :)

  3. Thank you! I got the book and am well on my way towards my own Christmas Quilt. Thanks for all your great posts!


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