Countdown to Christmas: All Roads Lead Home

The countdown is almost complete, just a few more blocks to go!  Hi, I’m Pam from Longarm Quilting by Pam Mildren & Designs.  This block is called All Roads Lead Home brings back fond memories of my family waiting to begin the Christmas celebration until the snow subsided and I could safely drive home! That was many years ago, and as a mom now I would do the same!

This block finishes at 6″ x 6″.


Snowfall Wovens by Minich & Simpson

3 Fat Quarters – a Red, Green, and White



Red  5- 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

Green 4 – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

White  16 – 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″

Draw a diagonal line on the back of each white 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ square.

With the 4 Red 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ place a white 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ square on opposite corners. Stitch one thread from the drawn line toward the outside edge.  Open and press the white corner triangle, matching the white corner with the red square corner.  Trim the excess from the back leaving 1/4″ seam.

With the 4 Green 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ place a white 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ square on adjacent corners. Stitch, flip, press and trim as done with the red squares.

Layout your block units as shown below. Ensure the units are oriented in the correct direction.

Stitch the block together as a traditional 9-patch, chain piecing works great.  Press rows 1 & 3 seams away from the center. Press row 2 seams toward the center block.  Nest the seams that are in opposite directions and pin, stitch rows together.  The final 2 seams bulk is reduced by pressing the seams open.


Instructions for a Small Table Topper that finishes at 18 1/4″ X 18 1/4″:

Make 4 blocks as above.

Cut for sashing & border:

Red 5- 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

White  4- 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″

Green  4- 2 1/2″ x 14 1/2″

Cut for Binding:

2 1/4″ x 80″

Piece the 4 blocks.  Layout the quilt top as shown in the photo.  Stitch the the rows together. Press Row 1 & 3 seams toward the sashing.  Press row 2 seams toward the center square.  Nest the seams and pin the join the rows together.  Press the final 2 seams toward the center sashing.

To add the borders, stitch the corner red squares to the top and bottom border strip. Press the seams toward the green border.  Pin the side borders and stitch. Press the seams toward the green border.   Pin the top and bottom border to the top nesting the seams on the corner squares. Stitch and press the seam toward the border.  Quilt and finishes with the binding.

This quilt block finishes at 6″ x 6″.

The Tabletopper finishes at 18″ x 18″.

Thanks for joining in the fun with the Moda Countdown to Christmas! I would love to see what you create!

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I am blessed to do what I love for a living. My business includes professional longarm quilting, custom quilts for individual, and machine binding services.It is a pleasure to working on many beautiful quilts from vintage to contemporary.

Prior to longarm quilting becoming my full-time job I worked 13 years in social services, 19 years teaching psychology, criminology, and early childhood education at a local college.
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5 comments on “Countdown to Christmas: All Roads Lead Home

  1. halejm says:

    Love the block & your fabrics! Thank you….

  2. Mary Schwing says:

    Thank you ,I love the block and can’t wait to get my fabrics to start it.I am going to make a quilt from them all.☺

  3. ArtsyOne says:

    That’s a great block! I’m definitely going to try this one.

  4. Jean Bellefeuille says:

    Such a cute block. Please re-check your measurements on the white sashing. Should it be (4) at 2 1/2 x 6 1/2?

    • Pam Mildren says:

      My apologies! Yes the cutting for the sashing in the table topper should be 2 1/2″ X 6 1/2″.

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