Counting Down 2019

Hello Bakers! It’s nearly Thanksgiving and nearly the end of November, which means it is time to start our annual Countdown to Christmas. If you have not yet joined us on this sew-along, you are in for a lot of fun!

Our talented Chefs share a new holiday-themed block pattern every day until Christmas. 25 quilt blocks! There will be a variety of designs – some more literal holiday themed and some more holiday inspired. This year all of the blocks range in size from 6″ all the way up to 24″ and many of them will have cutting options for multiple sizes.

We also have 4 quilt settings for you this year. We will keep them a mystery, but for those of you who like to sew each day and want to have an idea of how many of each block size you will need to make, that information is listed below.

Fabric requirements for the blocks:

1 Moda Fabrics fat quarter bundle (our bundles have 24-42 prints, a larger bundle will give you plenty of options. if your bundle is small, you may want some yardage of a few of your favorite prints or solids since the biggest blocks (24″) use big pieces of fabric)
3 1/2 yards background fabric (you may need more or less depending on the setting you choose, some have borders and sashing, some don’t)
5 1/2 yards backing fabric
1/2 yard binding fabric

Quilt settings:

Option 1 – Peppermint Park by Oda May is a scrappy design with some filler blocks. This will be a good scrap buster design that doesn’t require a lot (or any) of the same background fabric.
(10) 6″ blocks
(8) 12″ blocks
(2) 18″ blocks
(1) 24″ block

Option 2 – Candy Cane Lane by Mary Andra Holmes uses lots of blocks so make more than one of your favorites (or add in a block or two from previous Countdowns). No filler blocks or sashing.
(20) 6″ blocks
(4) 12″ blocks
(5) 18″ blocks

Option 3 – Gingerbread House by Christine Weld is a perfect quilt to complete quickly. Plan for some extra background yardage for sashing.
(9) 6″ blocks
(4) 18″ blocks OR (4) 24″ blocks

Option 4 – Fair Isle by Anne Wiens is a row by row type setting. Plan for a bit of extra background yardage for sashing.
(14) 6″ blocks
(8) 12″ blocks
(3) 18″ blocks

Option 5 – Candlelight by Christine Weld uses exactly 25 blocks and some sashing.
(12) 6″ blocks
(12) 12″ blocks
(1) 18″ blocks

This entry was posted in Quilt.

18 comments on “Counting Down 2019

  1. Allison C Bayer says:

    Good Morning! Such a delightful surprise since I’m up early! Thank you Moda Bakers, I’m looking forward to the Countdown to Christmas with you. Allison C Bayer, Plano, Texas

  2. SallyQ says:

    Looking forward to this!
    Thank you!

  3. Monna Shaner says:

    Oh so excited. So many possibilities. Nice to see this today. Checking out sales today

  4. Deagra says:

    Looking forward to this. Thank you Moda Bakers

  5. Melissa AHLERS says:

    Super excited I have been waiting all year for this quilt along!

  6. Melissa Hopkins says:

    Sew excited! Can’t wait to get started!!!!!!!

  7. Cindi says:

    This will be my first Countdown to Christmas! I’m really looking forward to it!!

  8. Carolyn Trembacz says:

    Anticipating lots of FUN!

  9. Kay Mullenax says:

    It’s Thanksgiving and I’m ready to make a quilt, bring on the blocks…, and once again a Moda holiday Sal is just the ticket.

  10. Juquita Zinkan says:

    Looking forward to it.

  11. Patricia Benson says:

    Wish I had seen this sooner. I just ordered $110. From FQS and I could have gotten 30-40 fat quarters!

  12. Mary Scarnecchia says:

    Thank you everyone! This is my first sew-along. Can’t wait!

  13. Kayleen Rich says:

    This will be my first time I’m excited

  14. Lou Cofer says:

    Just found your site…can’t wait.

  15. Jan Hetzel says:

    Oh what Fun this will be! I can’t wait to sew-along with others!!!

  16. This will be my first sew-a-long. Can’t wait to start

  17. L Thompson says:

    How do we find the quilt settings? I googled the one’s listed but didn’t come up with anything.

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