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.
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
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.
Just give them a hug, you don’t need words
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
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!!!
Love the Christmas quilt. On my bucket list
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
This is beautiful!
Just found this via Quilter’s Corner on Facebook
And LOVE IT
Thanks for sharing
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. ??