Thursday, December 1, 2016

Merry and Bright - Day 1

❄❄❄Update:  The complete pattern for Merry and Bright is now available for download on my Etsy shop.  The pattern includes material requirements, cutting chart, step-by-step instructions, full color diagrams, paper piecing foundation patterns and embroidery templates to help you on your way.  Click here to view the pattern.❄❄❄


Welcome to Day 1 of the 2016 Christmas Quilt-along!  Da datta da!! (imagine a trumpet fanfare at this point!)

This year we'll be making a 28" x 34" wall hanging.  Every other day between now and December 23rd, I'll be unveiling a new component or embellishment for our quilts.  We'll start off with traditional piecing, move into some paper piecing, and wrap up with simple embroidery.


This is the color palette that I chose for my quilt—I'm trying for a happy, Christmas candy kind of look—but feel free to choose whatever color palette appeals to you.  Hint:  you'll probably want to have at least a couple of green prints to work with.  

12 comments:

  1. This looks like such a fun mystery project for Christmas. Thank you for making this tutorial available to all of us!

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  2. kountrypat@hotmail.comDecember 4, 2016 at 2:43 PM

    Thanks for the QAL - looking forward to the finish.Patti

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  3. Thank you, Julie and Kountrypat for following along!! Jen

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  4. Cute little pinwheels :) Thank you.

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  5. Thank you for doing this ! I have only made one quilt top before and now I'm plugging away at this and I am so excited! I have wanted to quilt since I was a teen and now at 45 I'm giving it a try. Your instructions and pictures are soooo helpful for me! THANK YOU and Merry Christmas!

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    1. I'm thrilled that you're doing the quilt-along with us, Pam! And I'm so happy that you're giving quilting a try again! You're going to love it!! Merry Christmas to you too!

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  6. I've not been reading my e-mails lately. So, I'm behind as usual! I love your fabrics ~ they really are merry & bright.

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  7. Thank you. I have been searching for a Christmas wall hanging!

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  8. I have only just found your blog thru pinterest... picture of your beautiful "Bright and Cheery" Quilt pattern. Absolutely gorgeous.... just what I have been looking for so long.... I have downloaded the pdfs and kept all instructions. I am presently living in West Africa.... I will source beautiful fabrics for this when I return to Australia in 2019 and stitch it.... thank you again so much Jen... love what you are creating,,, sending hugs Pamela

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  9. Thank you so much for your comment, Pamela! I hope you have fun making the quilt and that you'll send me a photo when you're finished!!

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