All the Trimmings QAL

Having dilly-dallied a bit with this quilt I cracked on with it this week, this is the free QAL by the Fat Quarter Shop, it appealed (apart from the fact that I love Christmas!) because it took just one layer cake and some background fabric, I happened to have in my stash a Christmas layer cake which needed using! There’s a matching cross-stitch design too but I’ve resisted that one.

This is a row by row quilt, I’ve always fancied doing one of these and I’ve really enjoyed it, there’s not so many repeats of a block that you get bored and each row has been fairly quick to do. The first two rows which I shared a couple of weeks ago were holly with berries and Christmas stockings…

The third row was garlands of ribbons. This block took a fair bit of concentration as the main block was half of one bow and half of the next…

The final row was three Christmas trees, in theory this shouldn’t have been too taxing! I realised too late that the pattern on the lower tier of the middle tree was one directional…and therefore I needed to be careful which corners I stitched the triangles to…the seam ripper came out several times! Even after all that hassle I realised when I had stitched it all together that I had completely omitted two of the triangles!! Luckily its the middle tree and still looks fine, I bet you wouldn’t even notice if I didn’t say!

The bottom rows don’t show up as much as I would like but I’m planning to sort that with the quilting. Once the four rows were stitched I stitched a 2″ strip between each row and officially the top is now finished…

…but I’m thinking of adding a border as I’ve got quite a few layer cake sheets left. It’s 33.5″ square at the moment, so wall hanging size. Just got to quilt it then 🙂

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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3 Responses to All the Trimmings QAL

  1. kathyreeves says:

    It looks great; such a nice addition to your Christmas decor!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Jane M says:

    Very clever , really coming together

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Amanda says:

    Looking forward to seeing the quilting and finishing.

    Liked by 1 person

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