Dec 26: Boxing Day Quilt Setting

Happy Boxing Day!  Quilters in Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand celebrate this day. It is thought the day originated as a day off for servants who had to work Christmas Day.   This is Denniele from Louanna Mary Quilt Design and I am back with the first option for setting your Countdown to Christmas blocks which is titled Boxing Day.

  •  (4) 12″ Countdown to Christmas blocks
  • (16) 6″ Countdown to Christmas blocks
  • 2 1/4 yards white fabric
  • 1/2 yard red for binding
  • 3 7/8 yards backing

Cutting Instructions

From white fabric, cut:

  • (5) 12 1/2″ x  width-of-fabric (WOF) strips.  Sub-cut into thirteen 12 1/2″ squares.
  • (2) 6 1/2″ x WOF strips.  Sub-cut into sixteen 6 1/2″ squares.  Use the leftover piece from the 12 1/2″ strip to cut the remaining blocks.

From the red fabric, cut (6) 2 1/2″ x WOF binding strips.

Block Assembly

NOTE:  The red squares represent the Countdown to Christmas blocks that are already pieced.

Stitch a white 6 1/2″ square and a 6″ Countdown to Christmas block together.  Make sixteen rows.

Stitch two rows together creating a four-patch block.  Make eight four-patch blocks.

Alternately stitch together three white 12 1/2″ blocks and two four-patch blocks.  Watch block orientation.  Make two rows.

Stitch a white 12 1/2″ block to opposite sides of a 12″ Countdown to Christmas block.  Noting block orientation, add a four-patch block to end end.  Make two rows.

Alternately sew three white 12 1/2″ blocks and two 12″ Countdown to Christmas blocks.

Layout the five rows, match seams, and stitch together to complete the Boxing Day top.

Layer the quilt top, batting, backing, and quilt as desired.

Stitch the binding strips together using diagonal seams, fold in half  with wrong sides together, and press.

Stitch the binding to the quilt front.  Fold over and hand stitch to the back.

The Boxing Day quilt finishes at 60″ x 60″.

Hopefully, you have enjoyed your Countdown to Christmas  journey.  I know I have!  If you make the Boxing Day quilt, please tag me on Instagram (@dennielebohannon) because I would love to see your finished quilt.  If you wonder what else I am up to, come visit me on Facebook . Wishing you and yours a Happy Boxing Day and a joyful New Year.

Denniele Bohannon

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27 comments on “Dec 26: Boxing Day Quilt Setting

  1. Kimberley says:

    I have loved drooling over all of your pretty blocks, even though I knew I couldn’t participate at the time. I hope to sew these blocks up in 2019 to have ready for next Christmas. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration — I even had to go back and look at your 2017 blocks. So pretty as well!

  2. Marie Coolidge says:

    I love this quilt

  3. Sheree says:

    Beautiful quilt! This is the first time i’ve appreciated Google’s new format, as that’s where I found the link!

  4. Pam says:

    Love this setting…i have all blocks printed off and hoping to find some after christmas sale on fabric and have this made for next christmas

  5. Susan Nixon says:

    Thank you so much for this entire quilt! I love that you gave options for 6″ or 12″ block, and this first setting is beautiful! I’ve enjoyed seeing the fabrics you used, such as the large gingham for the snowflake tips the other day. I appreciate your creativity and your sharing! It is great that Moda provides this spot for so many beautiful patterns by so many designers.

  6. Connie Sawyer says:

    Thank you for sharing your talents!

  7. Josephine Sanders says:

    This setting is a total surprise. It looks stunning, I would never have come up with this. Kudos!

  8. Delphina Martinez says:

    I have a total of 25 6 1/2 blocks. With do we do with other 9 blocks left only.

  9. Mary says:

    It is a unique quilts, I love it.

  10. Caryl Brix says:

    I agree with the last comment. Thank you for sharing your talents! It actually helped slow down the holidays as I was looking forward to each day’s new block!

  11. Wendy Linseman says:

    You mentioned first option for setting. Will there be another?

  12. Sherry says:

    Is there. Pattern for the blocks?

  13. Mary Andra Holmes says:

    Fabulous setting. Thank you.

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