Countdown to Christmas - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Countdown to Christmas

Have you ever wanted to sew a quilt that’s suited not just for Christmas but all year long? Making a lap or bed quilt can be a big undertaking, so it’s nice to have a quilt that won’t need to be packed away with the Christmas decorations. Susah Ache has gathered a collection of just such quilt patterns and quilted projects in Countdown to Christmas: Quilts and More that Span the Seasons.

The muted reds and greens make these quilts wonderful backdrops for the season, and many of them can be displayed year round. There are a few overtly Christmas patterns that you will no doubt enjoy as well. This book can be used by beginner and advanced quilters alike: most of the projects involve piecing with straight seams, and there are a few that use templates and curved piecing.

A Sampling of the Projects

A collection of light backgrounds make a scrappy contrast to the red solid fabric in Background Music. The pillow pattern is available as a free download with the book.

Tree Farming is a simple twin-size quilt that uses a triangle template (included in the book) and lots of scraps.
O Christmas Tree is so lovely, you might want to leave it up year-round!
Tussy Mussy Christmas is inspired by the Victorian nosegays that held flowers in a metal vase. It reminds us of lovely Poinsettia buds.
Snowballs are the star of this quilt that Susan sewed during hurricane Irma. As the storm barreled across her home state of Florida, the power stayed on and she sewed 450 snowballs to make Irma 450.
Countdown to Christmas (Martingale Press) has 12 projects with beautiful full-color photos and detailed pattern instructions. When you purchase the book you’ll also receive two bonus patterns online.


Special Offer

Save 20% OFF Countdown to Christmas Quilt Book from now through June 7. Coupon Code: COUNT20 One time use, not valid with other offers.  Limited time offer while supplies last. Expires Friday, June 7, 2019.


Share and connect with us!

We hope you’re feeling inspired to pick up a copy of  Countdown to Christmas: Quilts and More that Span the Seasons and start your next project! If you do, be sure to share your work with the hashtag #countdowntochristmas on Instagram and check out more of Susan Ache’s creations on Instagram at yardgrl60. If you want to get more quilty inspiration and tips, join Kimberly’s Stitch Squad on FaceBook.

1 comment

  1. Beautiful quilts!! Susan has certainly hit the mark with Christmas and it’s wonderful to see quilts that can stay out through other seasons. 🙂 Hugs, H