Border Patrol: Quatrefoil Christmas Quilt

The borders are on my Christmas Quatrefoil quilt and I couldn’t be more pleased:

The inner border is a 2″ finished strip of background fabric to float the blocks. For the outer border I auditioned this red focus fabric and the same print in the light grey background. The grey print is lovely but it just wasn’t bold enough. I was initially concerned that the red focus fabric would overpower the interior of the quilt but happily the individual blocks hold their own.

I think of this as my Christmas Quatrefoil quilt but this line of “Holliberry” prints by Moda is not overtly Christmas-y. The holly leaves and the pointsettia blossoms give it a Christmas vibe to be sure but the prints speak more to me of winter than holiday. What that means is that when it’s quilted and bound, this quilt can take up rotation on the back of my sofa all winter long. I leave my outdoor icicle lights up until Valentine’s Day, after all! I love the way they light up the porch and are reflected in the glass door and windows:

And you can also see my little tree on the sideboard by the front door. Here’s a close-up:

Princess Cordelia aka Coco is on her best behavior.

Tomorrow I’ll make a pieced backing for my quilt top using some of the yardage I bought along with a set of precut 10″ squares. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if I could get this quilted and bound before Christmas? I might reach out to a couple of my favorite local longarmers to see if they are working their magic this coming week. . .




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14 Responses to Border Patrol: Quatrefoil Christmas Quilt

  1. Arden says:

    Dawn, I love this. Was the Quatrefoil pattern geared towards a layer cake? I love your colors.

    • Dawn says:

      Hi Arden. Yes, the pattern from Missouri Star Quilt Co calls for a layer cake but of course the top could be made from scraps. To be honest, I’m not a fan of pre-cuts because there always seem to be prints in the line that I’m not wild about or are not suitable for the project at hand.

  2. Vickie Rooks says:

    Perfect choice for borders!

  3. Sandy says:

    Your quilt is beautiful and I’m in love with your home too.

  4. Glenda says:

    I agree it is a winter quilt and is cool that you can leave it up longer than a Christmas quilt! I LOVE your home and the Christmas tree in the entry way! They are beautiful!

  5. Nancy says:

    It’s so beautiful! I love that you leave your lights up until Valentines ❤️❤️❤️

  6. Reigh says:

    Very festive! Merry Christmas to you and Charlie!

  7. Kristi says:

    Your quilt is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Char says:

    GREAT choice of border fabric! The house looks great.
    Merry Christmas, Dawn and to the D.H.

  9. Rosalee says:

    Dawn, your quilt is absolutely gorgeous! Your house looks so nice and inviting, and Coco adds such a special touch beside your tree!!!!

  10. Diane says:

    What a triumph! Can’t wait to see the quilting motif that gets applied.

    Your home looks so charming and inviting. I also love that your tree in the entry came from the wonderful home dec store in our little downtown Norcross, GA and is a souvenir of your recent visit.

    Merry Christmas, Nubs!

  11. Colleen says:

    So lovely! I love your choice of pattern to use for these fabrics. Must admit I dilly dallied about and didn’t get them because I just couldn’t envision how I would use them. More than a bit of regret at the moment. But alas, we can’t have it all can we?

  12. Sandy Pruss says:

    Good luck, Dawn! I love the red border. Happy holidays to you and Charlie

  13. Rachel says:

    Hi Dawn! Your new quilt looks stunning!!! Hope you & Coco have a great time making quilts!!!

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