December 1, 2017

My Christmas Gift to You, A Free Holiday Pattern

Today I'd like to share this sweet little holiday quilt with you by offering it as a free pattern.
You can get it from my Craftsy shop.

www.springleafstudios.com


The design is based on the traditional Friendship block. The circular block arrangement plus the addition of red circles gives this simple idea a lovely Christmas feel.

While I originally made mine for the wall, I realized it fit perfectly on top of my coffee table so perhaps it will find a home there instead. It would also make a lovely base for a small Christmas tree.

www.springleafstudios.com

www.springleafstudios.com


I know Christmas is fast approaching but I can tell you this quilt goes together pretty quickly and is super easy to make. The pattern yardage is for a small 28" x 28" finished quilt but I've included a list of optional sizes so you can make one that fits your space. A super sized version would make a beautiful cozy throw to keep you warm on those cold December evenings.

You can use traditional holiday fabrics or go modern with solids or modern styled prints. I didn't even use holiday fabrics, choosing instead to go with reds and greens from my stash. The only truly seasonal fabrics in the whole quilt are a few squares of white-on-white snowflakes and a holly berry print for the border.



The pattern includes a page of design variations to give you some additional ideas and a coloring page so you can play around with your own color schemes. Nothing says it has to be red and green. How about soft wintery blues, whites and silver? I think that color scheme would be so, so pretty.

www.springleafstudios.com

If you make your own Berry Merry Wreath, I'd really really love to see it. 
Tag me on Instagram @springleafstudios and use #springleafstudios and #berrymerrywreath.

And just in case you're wondering about the other Christmas quilt on the wall above my couch, it's from a quilt-along I did a couple of years ago. You can find all the information here. Making this quilt is what turned the corner for me in terms of wanting a more updated look to my Christmas decor. Now I have another new one with my Berry Merry Wreath.

www.springleafstudios.com


I wish you peace and happiness during the holiday season.
Remember to relax and enjoy time with family and friends.

Cheers, Anne


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