Christmas in July – (Almost) Any Quilt Is A Christmas Quilt!

FEAT_XmasInJuly-AnyQuilt Making quilt projects to decorate your home for the holidays is fun! And making quilty Christmas gifts for your friends and family is great! But there are times that you want to make a Christmas quilt that doesn’t feature a patchwork or appliqué Christmas tree, or wreath, or Santa, or…

BLOG_xmas-quartet One great way to make your project Christmas-y is to pick out a pattern that you love, and bring the holidays in your fabric choices. By choosing a “holiday” colorway, you can make just about any pattern a great Christmas quilt. Whether you choose a traditional range of colors like reds, greens and golds, or blues and whites, or a more contemporary scheme like reds, aquas and whites, color is the one of the primary ways we quilters can set the tone for a quilt. There is nothing in the quilt on the left that screams “CHRISTMAS,” but the colors chosen leave no doubt that this is a quilt for the holidays! (The quilt is “Quartet” from 2 Piece Patchwork by Sandy Petsche.)

Below are three more ways you could make a non-holiday quilt to celebrate the holiday season.

A classic red-and-white colorway in holiday-themed prints lends this quilt a decidedly Christmas feeling.

A classic red-and-white colorway in holiday-themed prints lends this quilt a decidedly Christmas feeling. (The original quilt is a twist on “Crystals” from Easy-Cut Quilts with a modern twist by Laurel Albright.)

BLOG_XmasTrickles1-big Traditional green, red, blue, and white get this quilt all dressed up for the holidays. (The original quilt is another variation on Laurel Albright’s “Crystals” from Easy-Cut Quilts with a modern twist.)

BLOG_XmasRemoulade-big Christmas is fun! Make sure your quilts are invited to the party, too. There are so many holiday-themed novelty prints available now, from the whimsical to the hilariously absurd, that there is no excuse for boring fabrics! (The original quilt is “Remoulade Stars” from Jelly Roll Jambalaya Quilts by Jean Ann Wright.)

How do you keep your #ChristmasInJuly projects interesting? Let us know in the comments below!

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