It's December, so that means I'm sewing another Christmas quilt. This is the month I usually sew my Christmas quilts. Last December I made a Christmas Round and Round and the year before that I made Vintage Holiday. While I'm sewing my Christmas quilts I also listen to Christmas music or watch old Christmas movies on TV, it really is the most wonderful time of the year!!
I don't have much in the way of Christmas fabric, it is usually released in July, and I'm not in the mood to buy Christmas fabric in July. I do however always buy whatever Kate Spain designs for Christmas so that is what I have to work with, her Solstice line and some scraps from prior year lines.
So I spread all my fabric all over my sewing table hoping that would help me decide on a pattern. And several good ones crossed my mind, Seven Letters, Cheerio, and Norway are tops on my current To Do list.
But then I decided to go with a pattern from Cindy Lammon's book, Simply Modern Christmas.
This book has several patterns that I like, patterns that would work for Christmas or any time of year and any style of fabric. If you don't have this book,you can look at all the patterns on Amazon, click here.
I decided to go with the Garden Lattice pattern because I think the blocks look like presents.
As a matter of fact, Cindy's version doesn't even use traditional Christmas fabric, she just went with an assortment of red and green fabric from her stash.
And here are my Garden Lattice present blocks.
The pattern calls for 35 blocks, I'm not sure how many I'll make, but right now, I'm enjoying making every block and can't begin to pick a favorite.
Ah December, I love this month. I hope you're able to squeeze in some sewing time this time of year!