All the Trimmings QAL

I’ve started another mystery quilt-a-long…I know, I’ve enough QAL’s and SAL’s to sink a ship! There’s method in my madness though!

A couple of years ago I bought a Christmas fabric layer cake on one of the facebook destash pages. I liked it as it’s not the usual red and green, it’s in a soft blue, darker red and beige. It’s a Moda layer cake by Three Sisters called Holly Woods. For the non-quilters amongst you, a layer cake is a collection of about 42 different coordinated fabrics with just a 10″ square of each. The fabric requirements for this Christmas QAL was just one layer cake and some background fabric.

I went to the Harrogate Quilt Show on Saturday, it’s the first one I’ve been to since all the lock-downs started, it was lovely to be able to just wander round and see lots of fabric and lots of stunning quilts. I was pretty restrained on the fabric front with just two lengths of plain cotton for backgrounds…though we won’t mention the new to me sewing machine I wasn’t planning to buy!!!

Anyway, back to the QAL, it’s on the Fat Quarter Shop website, it’s called All the Trimmings. They use black for the background, making their traditional red and green fabric really pop. I bought some ivory in case my other plan didn’t work, but I also bought a sort of French navy and it works perfectly with the layer cake.

The pattern is a row by row quilt, the instructions for each row are released on a Tuesday. So yesterday I printed it off and made four holly leaf and berries blocks. They went together pretty easily and I’m pleased how the colours are working out so far. I have a best china set which these days just comes out on what I call high days and holy days, it’s a beautiful Royal Doulton design called Sherbrooke, it’s the same soft blue, so I’m thinking this will make a nice tablecloth for Christmas.

The next row pattern was been released on Tuesday, so I’ve four Christmas stockings to make. If you fancy stitching it too please follow the link above. If cross-stitch is more your thing there’s also a cross-stitch sampler version running at the same time…no I’m not doing that one as well, there are limits!

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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5 Responses to All the Trimmings QAL

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  2. nanacathy2 says:

    The qal looks a fun project.

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  3. Amanda says:

    That is a lovely blue. How lovely to go to a show again. I couldn’t do our little local one because of hubby but hopefully there’s a couple in November I can go to. It’s nice to see things in the real!


  4. kathyreeves says:

    This is so tempting! I have been longing to do some straight piecing, but I still have some to go with my garment sewing. I’ll enjoy yours while I finish all the stuff that needs my attention! I love your colors!

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