Joyeaux Noel by Ricky Tims
It seems Christmas/holiday wall quilt patterns abound, but not so many patterns are available for full-sized bed quilts. In this case, the pattern is for a queen size bed. When I designed this, I wanted to focus on small pieces - not large length or pieces (like borders), but a quilt the could be made with scraps if desired and the border is built into the piecing design.
This one, the original, was made using my hand-dyed fabrics and I created a kit for it. However, for the time being, there are no hand-dyed fabrics. Still, the log cabin aspect lends itself to using all those wonderful fabrics in your own stash. In addition, the simple bow tie blocks for decoration add a nice bit of whimsy.
Sometimes people are surprised when I create something using traditional elements. But the more you follow me, the more you will know that I am inspired by quilting traditions and then… I just take a turn and put my own spin on them. While it’s far too late to do this quilt for 2020, you might consider grabbing the pattern and making it a project for 2021. If you only enjoy it for the eye-candy and something to brighten your days, I’ll be thankful. Be sure to give the jigsaw a try - I’m betting it will be harder than usual. Game on!
TRY THE JIGSAW PUZZLE
Choose your own difficulty. Click the 9-patch grid to change number of pieces. Click the circle arrow to make the puzzle pieces rotating instead of stable orientation. Also, there are tips under the "?" on the upper right of the puzzle. If you'd like a full screen version, click the button below. Have fun!