Holiday House Hop & Pattern Tour

Thursday, August 5, 2021

I have joined with some of my favorite quilty friends for a Holiday House Hop! Every Thursday for the next six weeks, I'll share about my friends and some holiday-themed patterns they have that you might like too! We'll each share our favorite Christmas song and a favorite recipe too! (Quilts and food?! I'm all in!)

Holiday House Hop with quilt pattern designers

The hop starts today, and I get to go first! Check out all of the Christmas and winter themed quilt patterns that I have! (I was surprised that I have so many!) Be sure to scroll to the bottom to get the recipe for my favorite cookies!

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My favorite Christmas song is definitely Mary Did You Know? I can be doing anything else, but when that song comes on the Christmas radio station, I have to stop and listen. (I really like this version by Pentatonix.)

However, there is a different song that gets my boys' attention - Dominick the Donkey. If you've never heard of it, you definitely need to take a minute to listen to it! (Listen HERE). It's such a fun and upbeat song - and I even have a quilt that goes with it!

Christmas donkey quilt

When I designed my Hee-Haw quilt, I knew a Christmas donkey version was required. It has now become an official Christmas decoration in our home and gets a prominent spot in the living room every year. You can find the Hee-Haw quilt pattern in my Etsy shop as both a digital PDF version and a paper version. It's such a fun quilt that makes me smile every time I see it!

Many of my patterns aren't necessarily Christmas in theme, but using Christmas fabrics can make some stunning quilts!

Laying Tracks quilt in red and green fabrics

The Laying Tracks quilt is a two-color quilt, so it works great with red and green fabrics! Get the digital PDF version or paper version in my Etsy shop. The pattern is perfect if you want to try something new - the blocks use partial seams. It's much easier than it sounds!

Rockslide is another pattern that looks good in Christmas fabrics! This is a great one for showing off all the prints in a layer cake! Get the digital PDF version or paper version in my Etsy shop. This one is quick and easy to put together, and you can even use your 8" Qube if you have an AccuQuilt!

Rockslide quilt in Christmas fabrics

I don't have a photo of my Finial quilt pattern to show you in Christmas fabrics, because I haven't made it yet! I have all the fabrics, I just haven't gotten around to it yet! But don't these look like vintage Christmas ornaments?? I plan to make it with Alison Glass' Holiday fabrics...some day! Get the digital PDF version or paper version in my Etsy shop, then send me a photo when you make it!

Finial bias tape quilt

I have two patterns that aren't as much Christmas as they are winter, but I love them both so I couldn't leave them out!

The Snowfall pattern is fat quarter friendly, and looks great in both traditional or modern fabrics!

Snowfall snowflake winter quilt

I've made the quilt several times - in throw size, wall-hanging size, and pillows! 

Snowfall snowflake modern mini quilt

The Snowfall pattern is available as a digital PDF pattern or paper pattern.

Snowfall snowflake quilted pillows

My Flurry quilt might just be my favorite pattern of the bunch! It's made with circles (my fave!) and is a stunning quilt to display!

Flurry snowflake quilt made with circles

The pattern recommends the Olfa Circle Rotary Cutter, and I use my small AccuQuilt circles die too. It's all raw-edge applique, so it goes together quite quickly!

Flurry snowflake quilt made with circles

The Flurry pattern is available as a digital PDF pattern or paper pattern in my Etsy shop.

But wait! That's not all! I also have several FREE Christmas patterns!

This Santa Belt quilt block would make a fun pillow! (Get the FREE pattern HERE!)

Santa quilt block

How about a string of Christmas lights? You could use the technique from this pattern to make a fun table runner! (Get the FREE pattern HERE!)

Christmas lights quilt block

And speaking of circles, this is a fun quilt block that would make a great door hanging! (Get the FREE pattern HERE!)

Christmas wreath quilt block

Phew! I had way more Christmas patterns than I thought! It's fun to see them all rounded up in one post!

Now for the food! I have memories for as far back as I can remember of making Christmas cookies and candy with my mom. I carry on the tradition each year, making fudge, cookies, white chocolate covered Oreos, chocolate covered raisins, Chex mix.... A few years ago, I found a recipe via Pinterest for a cookie that quickly made it's way to the top of my short list. Now it's my go-to cookie recipe, and I make it any time I need a chocolate fix! They only have four ingredients, so they're quick and easy - just how I like my quilts too!

I originally found the recipe from Six Sisters' Stuff, a food blog that has dozens of recipes we've tried and loved. This one starts with a Devils Food cake mix, and you'll just need oil, eggs, and a package of Andes Mints. I am far from a food blogger, so I'll just send you to their blog for the recipe, but trust me when I saw it's worth it! Get the recipe HERE!

Andes Mint cookies

Tell me I'm not the only one that just added a Devils Food cake mix and Andes Mints to my shopping list! My mouth is watering!

Be sure to stop back by the blog every Thursday so I can tell you about my quilty friends!

August 5 - Laura of Slice of Pi Quilts <---That's me!
September 9 - Tammy of Tamarinis

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  1. I so added cake mix and some chocolate mints (in Australia I am thinking Dinner Mints will be just perfect!) and yes, my mouth is watering..... and I love that snowflake pattern (adding that to my-make-it-soon list!)

  2. In Chicago we have Frango Mints and they come in different flavors like Raspberry Mint. Back to the Christmas Party of Quilts you brought us! Wow! So many choices and not a minute too soon. I'm doing stockings now with matching table runners. Thanks for all the great ideas (Mary Did You Know is also my fav.)

  3. Those cookies look delicious! Love the snowflakes too! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Very tempted to make a Flurry quilt, just to play with the quilting. My lads will like your biscuits too.

  5. I'm honestly looking forward to making these cookies for my family!

  6. You're not the only one! It was a fun review of your patterns and a new way of looking at one of them, too. Thanks! I think a wreath may get done for Christmas since I got a circle cutter die recently!

  7. Laura your blog is amazing and WOW!!! What a great collection of holiday quilts. Glad to see a mint and chocolate recipe, my husband loves that combo. I'm so excited about this holiday house hop. I can't wait to see all the goodies coming our way.

  8. So excited about the holiday house hop! Oh and the cookies….my husband and I love chocolate and mint together so I can’t wait to try these!

  9. I've had the recipe for years but it called for chocolate chips. I think I'll try Andes mint this year. Beautiful showcase of quilts. You are one busy lady!!


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