Instructions were provided after Christmas for setting ideas for a quilt made from the year’s blocks. Learn more about the Countdown here.
The mug block is just one of several blocks that can be used for more than a holiday quilt. Since each block includes instructions for two sizes, 6″ and 12″, they can be incorporated in many different types of projects. Plus, they will be wonderful in non-holiday colors, as well.
The mug block was designed by Mona Phelps.
A second block also caught our eye as well. This charming horse can be used in baby quilts and more. Embellish solid fabric with embroidery if you wish, using the template found here, or choose a pretty print. It was designed by Nicola Dodd.
Of the more traditional blocks the Wreath Star designed by Jen Daly is one of our favorites. While it’s stunning in red and white we can easily imagine it in other color combinations.
There are several other wonderful blocks to choose from. And they’re all free. Click here to scroll through all of the “Christmas Countdown” block patterns. The first few articles are ideas for finishing quilts made from the blocks so keep scrolling for the individual block patterns. You’ll find blocks there from previous years as well.