Holiday Spirit Quilt - Mockups and Variations
Holiday Spirit is the newest Penny Spool Quilts Christmas pattern, and available in the pattern shop here.
This is a fun pattern to put together, and it works with so many different fabrics and colour combinations. It's written for Fat Quarters and Fat Eighths, so it's perfect for a bundle of Christmas fabrics, but works for really any favourite collection you may have been keeping for a special project. It works best with smaller, non-directional prints, and solids, such as the Kona solids I've used in this version.
To give you some inspiration, I've done a few mockups with current holiday fabric collections, as well as some colour combinations in solids that you might find fit your style.
Wintertime by Art Gallery
Wintertime by Art Gallery caught my eye when I was looking through their holiday collections. It's the perfect blend of modern yet still a bit traditional Christmas that appeals to me.
Noel by FIGO
Noel is a fun collection with a slight retro feel to it. I especially love the Christmas llamas and the station wagon in the forest.
Once Upon A Christmas by Moda
I love the muted, old-timey feel of this collection, and the scale of the fabrics would be perfect for this pattern.
Retro Christmas in Kona Solids
I loved this slightly retro-looking colour scheme so I had to try out a mockup in solids with it. I love how it turned out, and may have to make that as my next sample.
I usually use Kona solids in my quilts, so if you'd like to use the same for this colour scheme, I've used Cardinal, Clover, Olive, Ice Frappe, Camellia and Wasabi in the mockup. And if you prefer a different brand of solids, use the A Quilty Solid app to find the matching colours.
Get Holiday Spirit in the pattern shop.
Make it a table runner
Don't have the time or space for a big holiday quilt? Each word can easily be made into a table runner by just adding borders to the row of blocks.
Here's one in similar retro Christmas colours.
But they don't have to be just for Christmas either. How about a Love table runner for Valentine's day?
Since the quilt uses 10" blocks, this would make for a fairly long table runner at just over 50" in length (depending on how wide you make the end borders), but if you have a smaller table to decorate, you could always skip the star blocks.
If you turn the letter blocks, the rows can also function as wall hangings or banners. The process is the same as with the table runner, simply add your choice of border to the row, without any of the stripes from the big quilt.
This Hope wall hanging uses a traditional red and green colour scheme.
Or how about this Peace banner in calm ocean tones that could stay up all year long?