Star Bright Christmas Quilt Finish

For some strange reason, the small Christmas quilt I made a few years ago and which we have always used as a tree skirt was not in our Christmas box when I took it upstairs this year. So we decorated the tree at the beginning of December, but I had to put a small "Christmasy" quilt under it this year. Until now!

I took a few days off after a work trip to Denver this month and decided to make another quilt for the tree. I really wanted to use a pattern and fabric I already had so went searching in my stash and found a charm pack and some glittery fat quarters which would fit perfectly!

The charms are "Cherry Christmas" from Aneela Hoey (from years ago!) and I don't even remember what the glittery fabric is. The binding is a red and white chevron print I've also had in my stash for years.

I decided to go really simple with the quilting - some radiating straight lines with the walking foot.

The backing fabric is a leftover piece I had from making my York Pinafore a while ago. It doesn't really go with the colours of the quilt, but it was the perfect size and I was determined to use up what I had on hand.

I'm pretty happy with my new tree "skirt" and it looks awesome!

The details:
  • Pattern: The Star Bright Quilt by Katie Blakesley
  • Size: 31.5" x 36"
  • Fabrics: Cherry Christmas by Aneela Hoey and glittery fat quarters (no clue what they are) 
  • Thread: Pieced and quilted with Aurifil #2600 (light grey) in 50 wt


  1. You can't go wrong with a sparkly print! It always feels good to use up what you have on hand and I'm glad you had a few days off after traveling to make it. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  2. Tooooo cute, Izzy! I especially love the candy cane striped binding ;)

  3. Love this! Sorry your tree skirt has gone missing, though. The star really sparkles!

  4. Super cute and kinda fun to sew against a deadline sometimes.


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