Just like all of the Fast & Fun Lap Quilts, it is made with 1 Layer Cake and some background fabric. I used the above mentioned Christmas Eve Fabrics by Lella Botique for Moda and paired it with my favorite . . . Grunge!!! This is Grunge Black Dress and it just so makes these happy Christmas fabrics pop!!! I just love it ;)
And while this quilt might look a little complicated, it actually quite Fast & Fun to make, surprise, surprise!!! The quilt is made with No-Waste Flying Geese, (which if you haven't made yet, you are going to love!!) and Half Square Triangles. Those go together with some basic piecing of 12 blocks that are then surrounded by some tiny cornerstones to make this amazing The Christmas Star quilt. It finishes at 56" x 74" so it is a great lap size quilt to snuggle up in ;)
I hope you love this The Christmas Star quilt as much as I do and if you make your own (or any of the quilts from Fast & Fun Lap Quilts) I would love to see them! You can share your projects with me on social media with the hashtags #happyquiltingwithmcand #fastandfunlapquilts and tagging @happyquiltingmc or email me a picture at email@example.com. I can't wait to see your Quilts!!
Well, today is the big day!!! It's the finale of the Fast & Fun Sampler Quilt Along!!! It's just so exciting!!!! First off, I would like to say Thank You to all of you who quilted along with me, this has been so much fun!!! I just love quilting along with each of you!!!
And speaking of those finishes . . . aren't they just so pretty!!! To see all the details and everyone's progress along the way, visit #fastandfunsamplerqal on social media. It was so much fun to see all of your blocks each week :)
Ange (1) Selwyn (2) Barbara (3)
Kathy (4) Danette (5)
Myra (6) Susan (7) Liz (8)
One more thing before we get to the parade, if you are just popping over and finding the Fast & Fun Sampler Quilt Along, or just didn't have time . . . . You can still make a Fast & Fun Sampler Quilt!!! You can find all of the posts here as well as the complete Fast & Fun Sampler Supplemental Patterns PDF Charming Baby Sew Along here or at any time under the Quilt-Along's tab at the top of my blog. These posts will always be on my blog, so no worries if you want to start now or if you got a little behind, the links will always be available ;)
Alright, Let's get to the Parade!!!! So Fun!!! A huge round of applause for these amazing finishes!!! So here is the Fast & Fun Sampler Quilt Along Parade of Finishes!!!! You can click on some of the names to go to that persons individual link site and see and read more about their beautiful finishes :)
Way to go ladies, they are just beautiful and I hope you enjoy your queen size Fast & Fun Sampler Quilts!!! Thank you so much for sharing them with all of us!!
A huge Thank You goes out to Fat Quarter Shop for sponsoring our Grand Prize Giveaway's!!! All of those that have shared their quilt tops are eligible for the grand prize!! There will be three grand prize winners who will each receive a $75.00 Gift Certificates to Fat Quarter Shop!!!
So, lets get to it!! Good Luck Everyone!!! Drum Roll Please . . .
***The First Grand Prize Winner who will receive a $75.00 Gift Certificate to Fat Quarter Shop is. . .
. . . Ange
***The Second Grand Prize Winner who will receive a $75.00 Gift Certificate to Fat Quarter Shop is. . .
. . . Danette
***The Third Grand Prize Winner who will receive a $75.00 Gift Certificate to Fat Quarter Shop is. . .
. . . Liz
Congrats Ladies!!! I have messaged you :)
SHARING And for the rest of the Fast & Fun Sampler quilters, good luck finishing up your quilts!!! And please share them once they are finished with #fastandfunsamplerqal or email me a picture at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to email me at email@example.com.
I can't wait to see all your quilts!!!
Oh, and and I guess that means I should share my finishes as well!!!
Thank you to all of you who participated in the Fast & Fun Sampler Quilt Along!! You all did such a wonderful job!! I had such a great time hosting and I hope you had a fantastic time quilting-along!!!
You have two entry chances here on the blog, and please leave a separate comment for each. All Entries are welcome, including International Entries. Please just be sure to leave an email address if you are a no-reply blogger ;)
ENTRY 1 - Simply leave a comment that tells me if you prefer Pancakes or Waffles?? (I am a waffle girl myself, especially with fresh summer berries on top!!) ENTRY 2 - Show your Fat Quarter Shop love. You can follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, You Tube or at their Blog. You can Sign up for their Newsletter which will ensure you catch all of their amazing sales, or you can visit The Shop and then share a favorite item ;) Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Fat Quarter Shop Love!!!
And that's it ;) The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, June 13th when I will announce a winner at the beginning of next weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Post :)
Hello Friends! I am thrilled to be bringing you a new quilt finish and a tutorial to go along with it! I just love a good panel, and they make for some stunning quilts!! I just love this Kris Kringle Panel from the Kringle Fabric Line by . It just has such a wonderful Old World Christmas feel to it . And I just love all of the reindeer, snowmen, and Santa's in the prints from Kringle, so I did a featured fussy cut border to really make that panel pop!!!
For our tutorial today, we are using the beautiful panel I mentioned, framed in a gorgeous gold stripe. Then, we get to whip up some fun square in a square pieced blocks to make that adorable fussy cut border. One more gold stripe border and a black binding, and you are done!! I just love the way the black and gold just make all of those fun vintage Christmas tones pop!! So great ;)
The quilt finishes at 48" x 56" so it makes for a perfect lap size quilt. It is a wonderful go-to Christmas gift that is easy to whip up, but also looks amazing!! So, let's get to making your own!!!
To make your own Kris Kringle Panel Quilt you will need
Begin by Trimming the Panel to measure 34 1/2" x 40 1/2". The easiest way to do this is to fold your panel in half twice, and then align the panel as shown, with the folds along the 0 Horizontal line and the 20 1/4" vertical line. Trim the raw edges on the 0 Vertical line and the 17 1/4" horizonal line.
From the Focal Fat Quarters cut:
(30) 3 5/8" x 3 5/8" squares fussy cut on point.
From each of the Red Polka Dot Print and Green Polka Dot Print cut:
(30) 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" squares subcut in half diagonally twice to make 120 Red triangles and 120 Green triangles.
From the Cream Stripe Print cut:
(60) 1" x 3 5/8" rectangles and (60) 1" x 4 3/4" rectangles.
From the Gold Stripe Print cut:
(2) 1 1/2" x 36 1/2" strips and (2) 1 1/2" x 40 1/2" strips and (6) 1 1/2" x 42" strips.
From the Charcoal Polka Dot Print cut:
(6) 2 1/2" x WOF Strips for binding.
I found it helpful when fussy cutting the 3 5/8" square to make a plastic template. It was just quicker and easier to see where the fussy cutting lined up. If you don't have plastic template material, I recommend marking a small square ruler.
STEP 2 - ADDING THE INNER BORDER
And with the cutting done, we are ready to do some stitching. Layout the Panel and the 2 Gold Strips 1 1/2" x 40 1/2" and 2 Gold Strips 1 1/2" x 36 1/2" as as shown below.
Place the side strips onto the sides of the Panel with right sides together. Align and pin the strips, and then stitch a 1/4" seam along the two edges.
Press the seams out towards the Gold strips. Place the top and bottom strips onto the top and bottom of the Panel with right sides together. Align and pin the strips, and then stitch a 1/4" seam along the two edges.
Press the seams out towards the Gold strips. You can now set the bordered panel aside for a minute while we make the patchwork border.
STEP 3 - ADDING THE PATCHWORK BORDER
So now we need to make the Square in a Square blocks for our second border. We will start with bordering the fussy cut squares. Layout a Fussy cut 3 3/8" square, 2 Cream stripe 1" x 3 5/8" rectangles and 2 Cream rectangles 1" x 4 3/4" rectangles as shown below. Place the top and bottom rectangles onto the top and bottom of the square with right sides together. Align and then stitch a 1/4" seam along the two edges. Press the seams out towards the Cream rectangles. Now, place the side rectangles onto the sides of the square with right sides together. Align and then stitch a 1/4" seam along the two edges. Press the seams out towards the Cream rectangles.
Repeat this process to border all 30 of the Fussy Cut squares.
And now, we are going to add the square in a square borders to each center square. To do this, layout 4 Green triangles and 4 red rectangles around the bordered squared as shown. Place the Green triangles onto the Red triangles with right sides together and aligning the edges. Sew a 1/4" seam on all 4 units as shown. Press the seams open and then trim the tails from the Pieced Triangle Units.
Finger press a bordered Fussy Cut square in half twice. Layout the square and the 4 pieced Triangle Units as shown. Place the top right and bottom left Triangle Units onto the square with right sides together aligning the seam with the finger crease. Pin and then Stitch a 1/4" seam along the two edges. Press the seams out towards the Triangle Units. Now, place the top left and bottom right Triangle Units onto the square with RST, aligning the seam and crease. Pin and stitch a 1/4" seam along the edges. Press the seams outwards and then trim the tails from the pieced block.
Repeat the last 2 steps to make a total of 30 pieced blocks that are 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" including seam allowances. There is no need to square up the blocks, you can just trim the tails from them. If you do choose to square up your blocks, just be sure you leave a 1/4" seam allowance at the points and keep the triangles point in the corner of the block ;)
And now, with the pieced blocks made, we can whip up the border. Layout 8 blocks along the top and bottom of the panel, and 7 blocks along each side of the panel. Sew the blocks in the top and bottom into rows. Sew the blocks in the two sides into columns.
I find it helpful when sewing the blocks together to use this little pin trick. That way all of the points line up perfect!!
Once your block rows and columns are all sewn together, press the seams open and then lay them out around your panel again.
Place the side Patchwork Rows onto the sides of the Bordered Panel with right sides together. Align and pin the rows, and then stitch a 1/4" seam along the two edges.
Press the seams in towards the Gold strips. Place the top and bottom Patchwork rows onto the top and bottom of the Bordered Panel with right sides together. Align and pin the rows, and then stitch a 1/4" seam along the two edges. Once again, press the seam allowances in towards the Gold strips.
STEP 4 - ADDING THE OUTER BORDER
And now you are ready to add the final Outer Border. Sew the remaining 6 Gold Strips 1 1/2" x 42" together end to end. Cut 2 strips 1 1/2" x 54 1/2" and 2 strips 1 1/2" x 48 1/2". Using the same instructions for adding the Inner Border, add the outer Gold border.
And just like that, you have a beautiful 48" x 56" finished Kris Kringle Quilt Top!!!! So fun!!!!
Isn't it just so great how you can just add a few borders to a gorgeous panel and make such a striking quilt!!! Just so fast and so fun!!!
STEP 5 - FINISHING THE QUILT
Now all that is left is to finish the quilt!! Just Baste It, Quilt It, and Bind it!!!! Yup, three big things in one little sentence. If you are new to quilting and need some tips on how to Baste It, Quilt It, and Bind It, you can check out myFinishing Your Quilt Video Series. It will walk you through it all in step by step detail.
I quilted mine with an all over swirl design that I just love to stitch. It is so relaxing and fun, and also very fast, perfect for this fast, go-to, quilt!!! I used a white thread as I didn't want it to stand out on Santa's face ;)
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and if you make your own Kris Kringle Panel Quilt I would love to see it!! You can email me a picture at firstname.lastname@example.org, or post it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc :) I can't wait to see your Kris Kringle Quilts!!!
Thank you so much for popping in today and sharing this new quilt with me ;)