To paraphrase Ebenezer Scrooge, "We will honor Quiltmas in our hearts and try to keep it all the year!" In fact, we'll keep in for several years, because this year marks the Fifth Year of the Quiltmas Spectacular! In case you haven't heard of the Quiltmas Spectacular, let me tell you! Twelve quilt pattern designers were busy in the Quiltmas Elf Workshop designing 12 quilt block patterns to celebrate the wonderful, wintery season! Every day, December 1 through 12, the Quiltmas Elves unwrapped one free quilt block pattern and shared it with everyone.
To celebrate the fifth year of the festive fun, the elves calculated yardage for you to make all the quilts into one coordinated quilt top (more on how to get that info in a bit!). We kicked off this year with an extra special giveaway from Art Gallery Fabrics. The giveaway included enough yardage of PURE Solids to make the all the blocks, plus 4 bonus FQs from the Wintertale holiday line by Katarina Roccella.
We used the same solids and fabric collection to make all the Quiltmas blocks - in fact, we've used Art Gallery fabrics for several years of Quiltmas! Take a look through the Instagram hashtag #quiltmasspectacular to see all the past years' designs and how we've used Art Gallery Fabrics's holly-jolly holiday fabrics throughout the years.
To keep Quiltmas in our hearts for the rest of the year, let's revisit all the 2023 Quiltmas blocks!
On the first day of Quiltmas, Elf Heather of Gladhand Sews brought us the North Pole block.
On the second day of Quiltmas, Elf Holly of Holly Clarke Design brought us the Deck the Halls block.
On the third day of Quiltmas, Elf Ben of Ben Millett brought us the Snowpal Kit block.
On the fourth day of Quiltmas, Elf Astrid of Apples and Beavers brought us the Little Robin block.
On the fifth day of Quiltmas, Elf Lynett of Lyns Avenue brought us the Country Glow block.
On the sixth day of Quiltmas, Elf Satomi of Satomi Quilts brought us the White Snow Globe block.
On the seventh day of Quiltmas, Elf Amanda of Broadcloth Studio brought us the Snow Quartz block.
On the eighth day of Quiltmas, Elf Andrea of 3rd Story Workshop brought us the Twinkly Lights block.
On the ninth day of Quiltmas, Elf Shannon of Shannon Fraser Designs brought us the Christmas Crackers block.
On the tenth day of Quiltmas, Elf Laurel of Porcupine Sews Threads brought us the Wreath Around the Block block.
On the eleventh day of Quiltmas, Elf Emily of Peach and Honey Studio brought us the Holiday Ribbon block.
On the twelfth day of Quiltmas, Elf Erin of Mija Handmade (that's me!) brought you the Charlie's Tree block.
If you haven't signed up for Quiltmas, you can still jump the sleigh! Sign up for the Quiltmas Spectacular, and you'll immediately get access to all the block patterns, as well as the yardage information. Make sure you download the patterns before December 31st - that's when we close the Quiltmas workshop and pack up the patterns.
Whether you've made all the Quiltmas blocks, one or none, we hope these blocks bring you all the season's cheer, and you remember Quiltmas all through the year!