Christmas Packages


Hello, my name is Doug Leko. I am 17 years old and I LOVE to design and make quilts. My mom got me started in quilting about 11 years ago.

For the past couple years I have been creating my own line of quilt patterns - I design under the name Antler Quilt Design.

I’m excited to share with you my first Moda Bake Shop Recipe!

bake shop final
  • One Layer Cake (shown is 12 Days of Christmas, NEW for Christmas 2010 by Kate Spain)
  • 1- 1/2 yards of Block Sashing Fabric (Red 27023 -12)
  • 1- 3/4 yards of Outer Border Fabric (Cream 27030 - 11)
  • 5/8 yard of Binding Fabric (Cream 27030 – 11)

1/4” seam allowance used throughout.
WOF = width of fabric

From the Block Sashing Fabric cut
Two (2) 10” WOF strips. Sub-cut into thirty-five (35) 10” x 2” rectangles.
Two (2) 11” WOF strips. Sub-cut into thirty-five (35) 11” x 2” rectangles.
From the Outer Border Fabric cut
Eight (8) 6-1/2” WOF strips.
From the Binding Fabric cut
Eight (8) 2-1/4” WOF strips.

 Block Construction:
Position one Layer Cake square in front of you and cut in from the right-hand side 3”. Repeat with all 35 squares as shown.
Picture 161
Add one 10” x 2” Block Sashing rectangle between the two Layer Cake pieces just cut. Picture 167
Sew the unit back together as pictured below. Press seams in towards Block Sashing fabric. Proof to 11” x 10”. Repeat with all 35 squares as shown. 
Picture 169
Next measure up from the bottom 3” and cut. Make 35 units. Picture 173  
Add one 11” x 2” Block Sashing rectangle between the two Layer Cake pieces. Repeat with all 35 squares as shown.Picture 175

Sew the unit back together as pictured below. Press seams in towards the Block Sashing fabric. Proof to 11” square. Repeat with all 35 squares as shown.
Picture 178
Arrange your blocks as pictured below and sew the rows together. I did have a couple blocks that didn’t make the quilt and that’s okay.
Attach the Outer Borders - sides first, then the top and bottom. Press your seams towards the Outer Border.
Quilt as desired.
Bind using your favorite method.

A festive Christmas Packages quilt; sized approximately 65”x 86”.
I hope you enjoy your Christmas Packages Quilt!
Thank you to my dear friend Sarah Q. for the beautiful way she quilted my sample.
Check out other fun patterns by Antler Quilt Design:
by Doug Leko


Julie Deuvall said...

Awesome Job!

Green Gracie Home said...

What a great talent! Thank you for sharing with us!

Green Gracie Home said...

What a great talent! Thank you for sharing with us!

Jackie said...

Absolutely wonderful! A gorgeous quilt. Looking forward to seeing more from you.

Linda said...

This is a cool quilt! Keep those designs coming!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Great design...thanks for the great tutorial.

madrekarin said...

That's a beautiful quilt! Well done. :)

Coloradolady said...

Adorable....I love it!

Elsa said...

love your quilt, checked out your blog and I'm quite impressed with your work! love it when men take up fiber work and do such wonderful designs. I have a knitting male friend and he does lovely work too!

sewsusan said...

Beautiful quilt! I can't wait to make it! You are very talented. Hope to see more of your work in the future!

Andrea said...

This is super! I'm going to make this for a Christmas quilt for sure!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

This one is a "must make" for me! Off to go see your blog!

Sherry said...

I love your Christmas quilt. This is going on my "to do" list. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us.

Pat said...

I have seen this young man at his mom's quilt shop in action and he is extremely talented. Wonderful sense of colors and possibilities with fabric. Thanks for sharing this pattern.

Loris said...

Wonderful quilt! You have a bright future with your quilting and design. Thank you so much for sharing it with us...and thanks for the PDF version of your instructions. You are awesome!

Kim Walus said...

What a great quilt. I love the simplicity of it. Thanks for sharing your awesome design and welcome to the Bakeshop.

Emily said...

Wow, Doug! I am so impressed with your talent, not only for quilting and designing quilts, but also for starting a great little company. Thanks for sharing this tutorial, and best of luck to you! I will be watching Antler Quilt Designs closely!

PamKittyMorning said...

Love it Doug! c

teresamnj said...

Very cute quilt Doug! I love it!

traceyjay said...

very cute. :)

And a quick Christmas gift too...
nice work.

Kari @ Fresh Cut Quilts said...

Love this! I will have to make this in some of my old feedsack fabrics-- they are very vintage and I cannot stand to cut them- this would be perfect!
And with a Bella solid added in oh so perfect!

the Material Girls Quilts said...

Love it!! This looks like one I definitely could finish!!

Christine said...

Oh this is very very nice...I love it. This one will be added to my to do list!

schmidt1016 said...

Hey Doug, great job! You're always so helpful when I go to your quilt shop. This will be a very effective quilt in any fabric range. Congratulations!

manos de chicureo said...

I am amazed with your talent. You are more than one quiltera. You can study design to make your own book or magazine or fabric design, etc. You're fantastic. Your mother must be proud of having a daughter with such skill. Congratulations to both.
Maybe I do this quilt for Christmas 2010.

Melanie said...

OOh, an easy one! Looks like I'll be making one of these for Christmas. WIth the occasional bow too, that would be fab!

eamylove said...

You ROCK, Doug! I'm a mom of two boys and am getting them involved in quilting, too. My youngest used to ask if he could "needle" with me. :)

KristenMary said...

That is really clever, I love it!

Rhonda said...

Love it, you've done a fabulous job!

Wool Felt Central said...

Enjoyed meeting you at market. Keep up the great work.

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Doug - great quilt! It is one of those patterns that immediately has you thinking you have to make it!

Paula Monteiro said...

That is really clever, I love it!

Jorie said...

I absolutely LOVE this design! I have been trying to talk the hubby into letting me purchase this line of fabric too! Maybe this will convince him ;)