Christmas Orchard Quilt PatternThe Christmas Orchard quilt is made with two traditional quilt blocks, Practical Orchard alternated with Snowball. A poinsettia Christmas fabric is used at the center of the Snowballs, which are surrounded by gold. Gold continues vertically in Practical Orchard, with squares separated by a quarter-square triangle unit. Green replaces gold in the vertically positioned squares.
Use the pattern for a baby or toddler quilt, switching fabrics to suit a theme.
Quilt blocks: 6" square finished size
Quilt size: about 45" x 57"
MaterialsPoinsettia fabric for Snowball centers: 3/4 yard
Gold for squares, quarter-square triangles and narrow border: 7/8 yard
Neutral for squares: 1/2 yard
Red for quarter-square triangles and inner border: 1 yard
Green for squares and outer border: 1-1/4 yard
Backing: 4 yards (there will be leftovers; get about 1/4 yard more and use part of the backing yardage for snowball centers) ([http://quilting.about.com/od/finishingsteps/ss/quilt_backing.htm]Backing Instructions)
Batting: About 55" x 67"
Binding: About 250 running inches of doublefold binding (Binding Strip Instructions)