Hi Quilty friends! I’m Melanie Call from A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog and Instagram. Today I’m sharing the In the Fields Quilt, a free pattern on the Riley Blake Designs website, featuring The Magic of Christmas fabric collection designed by Lori Whitlock. This brand new Christmas collection is so happy and festive!
The Magic of Christmas Fabric + Patchwork = Classic Christmas Quilt! Patchwork Quilts are a favorite of mine for decor, to use, and make! Sewing together 5″ squares of Christmas fabrics makes me so happy – just add a Christmas movie or music and you can be festive in the summer too! PS – Patchwork quilts are perfect for beginner quilters too!
The Magic of Christmas: In the Fields Quilt
58.5″ x 72″
- In the Fields Quilt Pattern – download for free (here)
- ( 208 ) 5″ Squares of The Magic of Christmas designed by Lori Whitlock
- 1/2 yard Binding: The Magic of Christmas designed by Lori Whitlock
- 4 yards Backing Fabric OR keep on reading for my scrappy backing : The Magic of Christmas designed by Lori Whitlock
I chose to arrange my (208) 5″ squares into 13 columns and 16 rows with a color gradient of …. white low volume, red, green, then black mixed with dark green. I absolutely love it!
The In the Fields Quilt uses (208) 5″ squares so you can use 5″ Stackers for a quick, no-cut method OR you can cut 5″ squares from a bundle or yardage (this is what I did).
Options for easily cutting 5″ Squares:
- Use your AccuQuilt GO! Cutting System to perfectly cut 5″ squares
- Creative Grids Stripology Ruler
I love a striped binding and The Magic of Christmas striped print has the stripe printed on the bias, which makes me extra happy.
Originally, I planned to make a different quilt pattern with The Magic of Christmas so I ordered my favorite Jar Print in red for a border. But when the fabric arrived, I changed plans and made the In the Fields Patchwork Quilt and used my border print and left over fabric to make my quilt reversible. I love a double-sided quilt!
I hope The Magic of Christmas: In the Fields Quilt inspired you to start your Christmas sewing!
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