If you're looking for some inspiration for your festive makes, look no further as we have a fabulous festive round up of quilts and small projects for you to get stitching this season.

We’ve had Halloween, Thanksgiving is around the corner and the seasonal preparations are well underway. The count to December is on, and so if you’ve not started already, now is a good time to get going with some seasonal makes! It’s a great opportunity make hand made projects for your home and some gifts for your friends and family too.  Whether you have the time to commit to a winter quilt or a smaller project, we’ve got a pattern for you in our Happy Holidays Pattern Roundup!

Northern Gates Quilt Pattern by Scott Hansen of Blue Nickel Studios

If you’re looking for quilt inspiration, look no further than our 2023 Quilter’s Planner and the beautiful quilt that is Northern Gates, by Scott Hansen. Scott’s version uses traditional reds and greens which make it a great seasonal project. It’s also a great quilt to use up scraps and play with two color groups in your favorite colors. Follow Scott on Instagram at @bluenickelstudios for more gorgeous quilt inspiration.

Big Pocket Advent Calendar by Sonia Spence of Fabric and Flowers

I don’t know about your house, but in our house there’s as much excitement around putting up the Advent Calendar. Maybe because the kids know it’s got candy in it! We just love this handmade advent calendar by Sonia Spence. With pockets large enough to hold 3 bags of candy, and the option to customize the numbers, we love that it can be a family advent calendar. It could even be the start of a new tradition. Head to Sonia’s website to grab a copy of the pattern. Follow her on Instagram @fabricandflowers for more gorgeous makes.


Pixel Penguin Quilt by Amy Ball of Coffeeringsstudios

The Pixel quilt is a trend that’s here to stay and we’re so happy about that because we love them! Check out this gorgeous Pixel Penguin Quilt by Amy Ball. Aimed at the confident beginner, this design uses simple strip, square and rectangle piecing. It’s perfect with solids or a mix of solids with prints. Head to Amy’s Etsy shop to get a copy of the digital or paper pattern, and follow her on Instagram @coffeeringsstudio for more quilt inspiration.

Sofa Sewing Station by Sarah Ashford of Sarah Ashford Studio

Sitting by the fire and watching TV while hand stitching just has to be done in December. But how often do you drop your needle, or lose your scissors down the back? The solution is here, with the Sofa Sewing Station by Sarah Ashford. With handy pockets and a built in pincushion, you can keep all your sewing notions exactly where you need them and never let other family members find themselves sitting on pins again! Head to Sarah’s website for the digital pattern, and follow her on Instagram @sarahashfordstudio.

We hope you’ve enjoyed the patterns we’ve chosen for our roundup, and that you get a chance to make a few of them!  You can use your Quilter’s Planner project pages to help manage your WIPs. If you’ve not ordered your 2023 custom planner yet, there is still time!  Head to our online shop to get your planner before the new year.  In the meantime, happy festive quilting!