Announcing the Jolly Holiday Quilt Along! - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Starting the Jolly Holiday Quilt Along!

Are you ready for the holly, jolliest sewing season of all? The Jolly Holiday Quilt is brimming with Christmas spirit, and we’re excited to start this quilt along with you! This beautiful pattern by Lella Boutique is perfect for Christmastime, and it’s almost time to start sewing! Find all the details about this quilt, your supplies, and the schedule below.

The Jolly Holiday Quilt finishes at 77″ square and features festive fabrics from Christmas Eve by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics. If you haven’t picked up the Jolly Holiday Quilt Kit or pattern yet, there’s still time! Pick up yours so you’ll be ready to sew along starting Friday, June 30.

If you’re sewing with your own fabrics, pick up the Jolly Holiday Downloadable PDF Quilt Pattern (also available as a paper pattern). This pattern is suited for Jelly Rolls and Fat Eighth bundles, too.

Jolly Holiday Quilt Along Schedule

The Jolly Holiday Quilt Along will start on Friday, June 30, and last for six months.

To get ready, complete the cutting steps (1-19) in the pattern before the last week of June!

Steps 20-37 (Santa’s Face)Friday, June 30
Steps 38-41 (Holly Leaf Blocks)Friday, July 28
Steps 42-50 (Berry Cluster Units)Friday, August 25
Steps 51-61 (Gift Blocks)Friday, September 29
Steps 62-63 (Holly Berry Corner Units)Friday, October 27
Assembly & FinishingFriday, November 24

Quilty Staffer Teresa is sewing the quilt with Christmas Eve like the Jolly Holiday Quilt Kit, but with a few changes to Santa to make him her own. She’s using Bella Solids Bubble Gum for his face, Bella Solids Rose for his rosy cheeks, and Bella Solids Tea Rose for his nose!

Another option for customizing the Jolly Holiday Quilt is to change the background to Bella Solids Charcoal fabric. Pattern designer Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique explains how to do this on her blog.

Join us for the Jolly Holiday Quilt Along!

Join us for the Jolly Holiday Quilt Along and create a beautiful quilt to cozy up with during those chilly winter nights.

Right-click the image to download and share on social media, so everyone knows you’ll be sewing along!

To join the quilt along is simple. Just post a picture of your progress on Instagram or Facebook and use the hashtag #JollyHolidayQAL, and you’re in! We’ll share our progress on the last Friday of each month. In case you’re wondering, there will not be step-by-step tutorials for this quilt along, but you can find all the instructions beautifully written in the pattern.

Happy quilting!


  1. This would be an awesome machine to win. The first one of these I seen was in a tutorial that Kimberly done on an introductory to sewing and she went through all the steps of how to use it. I wanted one then and I still would like one. It’s has more sewing space than mine (would be a huge win). Would love to win it as I’m sure many of you do. Good luck to everyone!

  2. Hello!! Did I miss the first tutorial video for the Jolly Holiday QAL? I can’t find it on the channel. Thanks!

    1. Hi Tara, we don’t have videos for the Jolly Holiday Quilt Along. This might be a mix-up with the Evergreen Quilt Along which is our free Christmas mystery quilt along for this year (2023).

      Evergreen was delayed due to fabrics. Fabric requirements and fabric shipping should happen in the next few days and the first release should be July 11.

      As for Jolly Holiday all the details are above. The whole pattern is available together so we won’t be updating the schedule with the releases it’s just there to show how we are stitching ours!

      Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions. 🙂