It's a simple 5" squares quilt. I think I bought two fat quarters of fabric for this quilt. The rest of the fabric came from my stash. There is fabric won in give aways, fabric from charm swaps, fabric left over from other quilts and charm packs. If it was red or red and white then I popped it in this quilt. It was not easy to garner enough red when my stash was so lacking in this colour. In the end this turned out to be a bonus as it's meant the quilt as a lovely eclectic feel to it. Very little of the fabric is proper 'Christmas' fabric. I think it screams out Christmas just the same.
The backing is some Summersville I bought in a deal Hancocks of Paducah were having. It's the second quilt I've backed in this fabric. The bottom fabric is some random Bonnie and Camille fabric that I saw and loved. In fact I'm sad I have no more of it, as I used what I did have in this backing.
The binding is some Sherbet pips fabric. Something else I bought for a song when an etsy seller was having a closing down sale. I scored about three yards of various sherbet pips fabrics. The red with white squares being just one of them, I knew one day I'd have the perfect project for it and this is it.
I quilted it on the diagonal through the centre of each charm - in both directions using Aurifil 2024 in 50wt. I used left over wadding from binding my summer kisses Bee a Brit Stingy quilt. It's not only satisfying to finish off a project, but to do so entirely from stash.
It may be September now but come the holiday season picture me snuggled under this quilt on the sofa, watching "It's a Wonderful Life", drinking hot chocolate and eating a mince pie.