My FIRST Christmas Quilt!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I'm happy to share with you all my first ever Christmas quilt!

This quilt features the beautiful Vintage Holiday fabric by Bonnie and Camille for Moda and the brand new Square Dance quilt pattern from LellaBoutique. One of my favorite parts of the entire quilt is the  silver metallic dot background! It just makes the whole thing sparkle!

Finished "Square Dance" quilt, 70" x 70"
This quilt finishes at 70" x 70" and features a gorgeous edge-to-edge long arm quilting design called Swirly Snowflakes. I could not be more happy with the way this quilt turned out and I am so excited to have our first Christmas quilt finished and ready for the season.


Swirly Snowflakes E2E quilting by QuiltingbyDavid


Thanks for reading this brief blog post / updated and checking out my latest quilt. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and spend quality time with friends & family.

When did you make your first Christmas quilt?? What pattern and/or fabrics did you use??


Christmas Sewing

Hey all! I thought I'd pop in and share some of my Christmas makes (so far) that I've been working away on for a couple weeks now. Some of these are custom orders from my Handmade Shop, others are gifts for family / friends.

Below are some fun and colorful photos for you to checkout of my recent creations. Check captions for links to patterns! (if there is one).

What are you making this holiday season?? I'd love to know!


Gift Card Pouches w/ key ring

Custom Alison Glass Bauble Pods

Custom Bonnie & Camille Bauble Pods

Custom Mini Popcorn Pouches

Custom Small Popcorn Pouches for makeup!


Rainbow Tula Pink City Sampler Quilt


I am so excited to share with you my finished #100blocks100days2018 project - the rainbow Tula Pink City Sampler quilt! This was a long and drawn out process that I have to admit I agonized over a bit too much, lol. 

The color choices for each block took longer than they should have, but I really just wanted everything to be perfect! The full finished quilt (below) was really a labor of love for me. I enjoyed piecing all 100 of those 6" little blocks.






Finished quilt 70" x 70"

The border for this quilt is Moda Crossweave in Black, one of my favorite deep charcoal fabrics. It has such great texture. Not to mention this beautiful quilted design called "Raindrops on the Pond" done by Quilting by David is one of my favorites I've had put on a quilt ever!

As far as the design layout goes, I let my 10 year old daughter help me place each block and told myself I would NOT agonize over the final layout and just let it be! I Actually really love the way the top came together, it almost has a "burst" design with the rainbow exploding from the top right corner and onto the rest of the quilt, almost in a curved way. Does that make sense? I really love it!

Raindrops on the Pond E2E long-arm quilting design

I used a large variety of Kona Solids and prints from Alison Glass, Tula Pink, Lizzy House, Heather Ross and more. Surprisingly, a quilt this size and with so much variety and such small blocks really does not use much of your stash at all. I had plenty to choose from as most blocks can be made with large scraps.

The label is one I printed myself at home using June Tailor Printable Fabric sheets. Each sheet has fusible backing so you can easily iron your creations on to your projects after printing from your Inkjet printer. I was surprised at how crisp and clear they came out.


If you would like to see each individual block I made for this quilt, feel free to visit the hashtag #amistascitysampler on Instagram or browse my feed @amistabaker - I posted every single block for the 100 Days challenge!

Thanks for reading, I hope you've enjoyed looking at this quilt! Have you ever done the 100 Days challenge? Id love to know what you think of this project :)



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