Christmas Quilt – Block 1

I have completed the first block for my Texas Christmas Quilt.

As I shared previously (here), this summer my sister and I completed the Texas Christmas Shop Hop. This week I was able to finish cutting all of the fabric. I cut almost 1000 pieces of fabric, sizes ranged from 1-inch squares to 8.5-inch squares and everything in between – squares, rectangles and triangles. 

Here is a breakdown of the fabric I will be using for the front of the quilt; I have not decided what I am going to do for the back yet.

  • Horseshoes – 1/4 yard
  • Cowboy Hats – 1/4 yard (only because I needed to fussy cut the pieces)
  • Cowboy Boots on Green – 1/4 yard (only because I needed to fussy cut the pieces)
  • Green Stars – 1/4 yard
  • Christmas Plaid – 1/8 yard
  • Red Paisley – 1/8 yard
  • Red Textured – 1 yard
  • Green Textured – 1 yard
  • Red and White Dots – 1/3 yard left from another project
  • Black Solid – 1/3 yard
  • Yellow Solid – Fat Quarter
  • Brown – from my scrap bin
  • Poinsettia – from my scrap bin

I decided to start with the easiest block first.  This block came from the Blue Ribbon Quilt Shoppe in Wylie, Texas.  The Blue Ribbon Quilt Shoppe is a little different than your typical quilt store. It is inside of a renovated house and is stuffed full of fabric.  We were taken aback to find fabric outside on the covered front porch on the rainy day we visited.  However, I loved seeing a group of older ladies sitting around a table doing hand applique work.  Here is a link to their website if you want to check them out.

One block down, 25 to go.  Check back soon for the next block. 


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