Patchwork Christmas tree quilt and hexi window runner

The long Thanksgiving weekend allowed a lot of sewing time and There was enough Nordic Nature by Island Batik left in these great Christmas colors to pair with their Custard fabric. The first project I made was in May for the Ultimate home decor blog hop.

First I cut all my patches using AccuQuilt hst dies.

Started stitching them in rows and using large patches of Custard where I could.

Although you can’t tell in the photo, the red patches are puffed blocks for ornaments. That’s why the quilt hangs funny. See my oops?

A Christmas Tree wouldn’t be a Christmas Tree without gifts. Using a fusible I added 2 presents on the left. The truck is a new die from AccuQuilt which I had to modify, I used larger circles for the tires to create big boy tires.

Here it is on the frame, you can see the puffed blocks. To my amazement this was the squarest quilt I have ever made. The puffed blocks were a real concern for me.

Here it is quilted and bound. For batting I used black Hobbs Batting. Red and white print from Nordic Nature for the binding. Kinda looks like a candy cane.


  1. Hi Denise, Such a fun puffy quilt…great idea! Accuquilt dies made this whole quilt look easy…Thank you for sharing!

  2. Your Christmas tree project is perfect, I love it. Our #1 recipe for Christmas cookies is sugar. I would have a number of people rebelling if we didn’t include it. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much.There are a few more changes I want to make. But first I have to catch up on what I have missed the last couple of weeks.

  3. Hi Denise! Your Christmas tree turned out great. Did you have trouble quilting the puffy blocks or did you just outline them? What a fun idea – it really makes the ornaments stand out so nicely. The cookie recipe looks good – definitely one to try. ~smile~ Roseanne

    1. Oh no, I just stitched around them. To fill the pocket I used scraps of batting and folded it twice so I doubt I could have stitched through them. Thank you for stopping by, I hope to catch up on your blog before the weekend end. Its been so crazy around here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.