Monday, January 13, 2020

Game Night Quilt - The Christmas Version

I'm sharing my latest quilty finish with you today, and yes, yes I know, I know.......it's a CHRISTMAS quilt.  I'm sure we're all tired of seeing reds and greens.  I'm the same way.  But I decided when I started this quilt in November that I'd slow down and allow myself to enjoy the process

Game Night quilt - a fat quarter Christmas quilt by Andy of A Bright Corner from the Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts book

I let go of the self-imposed deadline of Christmas and as a result I was able to really enjoy every step of making this quilt - from choosing the fabrics from my stash, to picking a perfect backing (which you'll see in later photos.) 

The pattern for this quilt is called Game Night and you can find it in my book, Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts. 
Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts book by Andy Knowlton of A Bright Corner - great ideas and patterns for fat quarter quilts!

Find Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts here on Amazon, or grab an autographed copy here from my shop, or tell your local quilt shop to order copies!  

Game Night - a fat quarter Christmas quilt by Andy of A Bright Corner  - quilt pattern from the Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts book

The Game Night quilt pattern uses 10 fat quarters (plus background fabric).  But for my version I used red, green, and black prints from my stash and my scrap bins.  I tried to use a different red print and green print for each block, and I love the result!

(You can see the original Game Night quilt in this blog post)

Game Night - a fat quarter Christmas quilt by Andy of A Bright Corner  - quilt pattern from the Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts book

Don't let the circles scare you away from trying this quilt!  In the instructions I give you two options to choose from - a more traditional applique technique, and a fusible applique method - that's what I used here.

Game Night - a fat quarter Christmas quilt by Andy of A Bright Corner  - quilt pattern from the Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts book

 I used Heat n Bond Featherlite for my fusible webbing and then a machine blanket stitch (it's a setting on my machine) to secure the circles.  Easy peasy.  And I step you through it in the book.  If you prefer the more traditional method of applique I provide instructions for that as well. 


Game Night - a fat quarter Christmas quilt by Andy of A Bright Corner  - quilt pattern from the Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts book

One of the really nice things about finishing a Christmas quilt AFTER Christmas is that I was able to find a cute backing fabric in a 50% off sale at my local quilt shop.  These little peppermint circles are from the Sweet Christmas fabric line by Urban Chiks (Moda fabrics). 

Game Night - a fat quarter Christmas quilt by Andy of A Bright Corner  - quilt pattern from the Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts book

Now comes the hard part, folding it up and putting it away for the next 10-ish months.  Or maybe I'll just let it sit here on my ladder for a week so I can enjoy it a little :)

Game Night - a fat quarter Christmas quilt by Andy of A Bright Corner  - quilt pattern from the Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts book

Game Night quilt - a fat quarter Christmas quilt by Andy of A Bright Corner  - quilt pattern from the Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts book

Quilt details:
59"x 73"
Pattern: Game Night (from Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts book)
Fabric: Red, green, and black prints from my stash & scrap bins
Quilting: Soho
 (edge to edge computerized design)
Backing: Peppermint Polka Dot, Marzipan color (Sweet Christmas by Urban Chiks for Moda)



Game Night quilt - a fat quarter Christmas quilt by Andy of A Bright Corner  - quilt pattern from the Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts book

If you make a Game Night quilt I'd love to see it!  Be sure to tag me on Instagram or Facebook (@abrightcorner) and use the hashtags: #gamenightquilt and #abrightcornerpatterns

Game Night quilt - a fat quarter Christmas quilt by Andy of A Bright Corner  - quilt pattern from the Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts book

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6 comments:

  1. Game Night in reds and greens is beautiful. I love the illusion of circles.

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  2. I am trying to do all scrap quilts before I buy any material . I know what I'm doing with my blackish/ grayish fabrics. And I have a bolt of white.just got to figure out what colors I'm doing the triangles. Thank you

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  3. This is SO gorgeous! This is such a cool pattern and I am going to have to check out this book! I love all the different fabrics you used and those circles look perfect!

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  4. I LOVE the Game Nights quilt and I think you can leave it out for awhile yet :-). Also love that you enjoyed the process and that you got all your fabrics from your stash. The 50% off awesome backing is a bonus of finishing off season :-)!

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  5. It’s quite beautiful and doesn’t scream Christmas! It would look awesome displayed year round.

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