Thursday, July 21, 2016

Christmas Houndstooth for August

Let's just keep this Christmas theme going, shall we? 

I've always loved this Houndstooth quilt design: 

I found some great Christmas charm squares (Juniper Berry by Moda) and I'm so excited to make my first holiday quilt! 

 You'll get fabric in the mail: 8 print charms and 8 solid charms. Draw a diagonal line on half of the white charm squares.

Create two half-square-triangles by sewing 1/4" seams on either side of the diagonal line and trimming on the line.

Press seam OPEN (I found this to result in a straighter seam).

TRIM ALL SQUARES (HSTs, one print, and one solid) to 4.5" & arrange as shown:

Sew together. Repeat 3 more times to make 4 squares.

*If you have a directional print, place your diagonal line as follows in order to keep the print going in the same direction!

Thanks! Maybe the weather will cool off soon if we keep making Christmas projects. *fingers crossed*



  1. Great idea for a Christmas quilt. I'm revving up for some holiday sewing. Thanks for the tutorial!

  2. I've always loved houndstooth and that fabric is delicious. I love the print with the deer. Though the plethora of deer in our yard destroy it by munching on EVERYTHING deer-proof, I love them anyway. BTW, we have had a very mild, cool summer- not many pool days. I'll try to send some of our weather your way and you'll be drinking hot cocoa and sipping warm soup in no time.