Jacquelynne Steves

“Coming Home” Free Christmas Quilt Pattern

So last week, we did a tutorial for making Flying Geese units. Today, we are going to use the Flying Geese units, and the “bonus” half-square triangle units, to make a beautiful Christmas quilt. Here is your “Coming Home” free Christmas quilt pattern:


The finished size of this quilt is approximately 36 x 44″. You will need:

  • Dark Green, Medium Green, Cream- 3/4 yard each
  • Red- 1 yard
  • Backing fabric- 2 1/2 yards (42″ wide, seam running horizontal on quilt)
  • Batting and usual quilting supplies

Cut the following:

  • Dark Green- 20 rectangles, 4 1/2 x 8 1/2″
  • Medium Green- 20 rectangles, 4 1/2 x 8 1/2″
  • Red- 40 squares, 4 3/4″ AND  4 squares, 2 1/2″
  • Cream- 40 squares, 4 3/4″

Refer to tutorial for making Flying Geese and bonus Half-Square Triangle (HSTs) units.

Sew red squares (4 3/4″) to medium green rectangles, to make 20 Flying Geese units and 40 HSTs, as described in tutorial.

Sew cream squares to dark green rectangles, to make 20 Flying Geese units and 40 HSTs, as described in tutorial.


Press the Flying Geese and HSTs. Trim the Flying Geese to 4 1/2 x 8 1/2″. Trim 72 of the HSTs to 2 1/2″ (you will have some leftover).

Sew the Flying Geese into blocks as shown below:


Sew the blocks into vertical rows (4 rows of 5 blocks each) as shown below:


Sew the rows together, alternating the direction of the Flying Geese units:


For the borders, sew the HSTs into 36 pairs like this:


Sew the pairs into 2 rows of 8, and 2 rows of 10:


Sew rows of 10 to sides of quilt (noting direction of units).

Sew the red squares (2 1/2″) to the ends of the remaining rows. Sew to top and bottom of quilt (noting direction of units).

Quilt as desired. Bind with red fabric.

Click here for a printable PDF of this project. By the way, this project was designed in my EQ7 program.

Have A Creative Day-Sewing Art_JacquelynneSteves


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    Beth Witt
    Posted October 16, 2014 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    Hi Jacquelynne! I just had to respond to the newsletter about the little boy, Travis. I will definitely be praying for him and his family, although he doesn’t really need any prayer anymore, does he? He is in the arms of our Savior, without a doubt. My mother died when I was 17, very suddenly from an aneurysm. She laid down to take a nap and never woke up this side of Heaven. It took me a long time to realize that God loved her even more than I did and that she belonged to Him before she ever belonged to me…and maybe He just wanted to see her again in person. I found that comforting, so maybe it will help someone else. God’s will is so much greater than ours; His way higher than ours. My thoughts and prayers are with you! Beth

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted October 16, 2014 at 8:26 am | Permalink

      Beth, thank you for your kind comment. I’m very sorry about your mom- it must have been so difficult for you. You are right that Travis no longer needs prayers- he is in heaven where there is no more sorrow and no more pain. When death occurs, it is hardest for those left behind. We have to attend the funeral today… I have no idea what to say to his parents. There are no words of comfort that I can offer.

  • Anne
    Posted October 18, 2014 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    Hi Jacquelynne
    Funerals are hard to attend..and some times you don’t even have to say any words..just being there is comforting by itself. Anne

  • Mary Kirby
    Posted October 18, 2014 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    I just wanted to thank you for all the information I have learned from you!!!! Keep up the good work!!! God Bless and have a great day!!!

  • caroline rohrer
    Posted December 5, 2014 at 10:35 pm | Permalink

    Love the Christmas quilt. On my bucket list

  • Sondra Dudley
    Posted June 20, 2015 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

    I haven’t got my site up yet for “Dudley Doos Designs”. What I want to say is I’m new to quilting & I am looking forward to interacting with other quilters. Thanks for your time. Sondra

  • Theresa Sheldon
    Posted November 24, 2015 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    This is beautiful!

  • Posted October 22, 2016 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    Very nice

  • Karen
    Posted December 2, 2016 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    Just found this via Quilter’s Corner on Facebook
    And LOVE IT

    Thanks for sharing

  • Nilda
    Posted August 4, 2018 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    Thank you for this great tutorial and the Christmas free pattern. As a new quilter, practice,practice and practice !!
    This pattern is perfect for that. 👍😎

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