Today I am SO excited to share news about my latest quilt pattern - Frosty!
This is a row by row, traditionally pieced holiday quilt with a bit of a modern look. I designed this pattern a few years ago and have been sitting on it for a while - because so many different pieces in each row was a bit daunting on the pattern writing end. I will say that making this quilt is such a treat, and for my first row by row quilt I hope you find it as enjoyable as I do!
I am a big fan of decorating for the holidays and snowmen have been one of my absolute favorite characters! Add in some peppermint sticks, presents and wreaths that you can customize with your favorite holiday fabrics and a couple of pine trees it makes for a great advanced beginner quilt you can start now and have ready in time for the holiday season!
Frosty pattern includes a link to download and print a coloring sheet to help you plan out the colors on your quilt, full color instructions row by row, and printable cutting tags to help keep your cut pieces in order.
It is all traditionally pieced - squares, rectangles and half square triangles and does include a very easy to sew template for the carrot nose (not paper pieced, just sew together after cutting out shapes).
I decided to label this an advanced beginner quilt due to the size, it comes in at 70" x 87.5" so a bit on the larger scale. Perfect for a large throw or a quilt that will still look cute on a bed.
Since it is only one size on the pattern I wanted to make it large enough that it is still very useful - and it you want to make it larger you can get creative with the top and bottom border and possibly add side borders for additional width.
Cover Quilt fabric information
For this particular quilt I wanted to choose fabrics that could pass as solids but had something a little *extra.
The Spark line by Ruby Star Society has been a favorite of mine for holiday and winter quilts because the little Spark / Asterisks shape reminds me of little snowflakes!
Spark - Ruby Star Society:
- Background - Spark Dove
- Main Accent - Spark Metallic Roadster Red
- Wreath / Trees - Spark Metallic Evergreen, Spark Metallic Jade, Spark Pine
- Accent - Spark Jolly Ice Box, Spark Jolly Navy, Spark Goldenrod, Spark Bright Blue, Spark Lipstick
- Snowman / Candy Cane - Spark Buttercream
- Hat / Buttons - Spark Metallic Black
- Carrot Nose - Spark Orange
- Arms / Tree Trunk - Spark Butterscotch
From far away this might appear to be a circle panto design on the top of this Frosty quilt but up close it's just a bit more fun!
My quilter Heather Alexander of HAndmade Longarm Quilting has this adorable snowman design called - Snowman Fill - that was a perfect fit for the Frosty design.
Finished cover quilt images
Enough about the quilt - let's look at some photos! One of the best parts about a row quilt is the different looks on each row - so I thought about this when doing my layout, and how I personally like to display my quilts during the holidays when not in use.
I knew that I wanted something fun at the bottom, so when draped across the back of the couch you get a fun view of the gifts row - and the fun accent fabrics you can choose to match your holiday decor.
I also knew I wanted it to look cute up on a quilt ladder - so this middle frosty guy is visible when folded, for a fun look!
Had to pull out one of my smaller trees for photos - and found a selection of fun felt ornaments to add. I will be selling these again this year - so keep a lookout in the newsletter when I announce the sale later this fall.
I will be sharing the rest of the Frosty quilt samples I made over the next several days - a beautiful pastel based solids version, a Jolly basics version (a new line by Ruby Star Society and a Christmas in the City version (a new line by Art Gallery Fabrics).
The printed version of the pattern will also be available next week and I will make announcement when those are ready and available in the shop and the wholesale section.
Keep a lookout on social media and the newsletter that will be going out that will feature quilt kits and fun mockups of other holiday fabrics!