The Christmas countdown is officially on! It’s only 10 weeks until the big day – which means it’s the perfect time to start thinking about this year’s Christmas quilt!
Have you seen this Gingerbread House quilt designed by Gracey Larson – found in the latest issue of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine? Isn’t it is the sweetest?
LPQ Gingerbread House Sewalong
In case you haven’t heard, the lovely people at LPQ magazine have organised a pre-Christmas party for our quilting community by hosting a month-long Gingerbread House quilt sew-along.
The pattern is a traditionally pieced row-by-row quilt, featuring the cutest gingerbread men, candy canes, sweets, iced cookies, and cups of hot cocoa. If you want to join the sew-along, you can make the full-sized quilt, or piece a block or two to make a mini quilt, pillow or mug rug. There are no rules – just have some fun and join in sewing along with others in the community.
The pattern for the quilt can be found in the October issue (#66), so grab a copy and start sewing. If you are not in the UK , and a hard copy version of the mag takes its time to hit your shores (like me), then you can purchase a digital edition of the magazine from places like iTunes and Zinio.
Burlap and Blossom Patterns
If you are new to Burlap and Blossom patterns, you can find Gracey on Instagram as @burlapandblossompatterns. She uses traditional piecing techniques to design fun and whimsical blocks, and her feed is always full of inspiring ideas.
She has so many clever and cute block designs – check out her Craftsy store for more info. I think I need to make the Love and Pawprints quilt block next :).
Hot Cocoa Mini Quilt
This year my goal has been to make 12 mini quilts throughout the year, so when I saw how sweet the Gingerbread House blocks were individually, I knew it was the beginning of a cute mini quilt to add to my collection.
I made the entire quilt from start to finish in one evening. There are a few tiny pieces that are a little fiddly to sew, but I pressed all my seams open and had no problem assembling the overall block.
If you want to participate in the sew-along use the hashtags, #gingerbreadqal and #lovequiltingmag to follow along and see what others are making :).