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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Old Fashioned Christmas ~ Quilt Archaeology Reveal!

Today is the day to reveal my Quilt Archaeology project called Old Fashioned Christmas!

This is going to be a long post, so grab your favorite beverage (Iced Tea for me) and settle in for some fun!
Here's the old quilt we will replicate.  I love it and it was the perfect quilt to make for this busy holiday season.  One block, one background, one green and three reds....done!
Here is my replica of Old Fashioned Christmas.
I chose a sweet little shirting print in red and green to give the background a touch of color.  

There are three reds and one green in my quilt....exactly like the antique version.
If you like the way my quilt looks....I have great news for you!
How would you like a kit for this quilt absolutely free???!!  

(That's 3/4 yd of fabric ready to cut, piece, enjoy!  Red & green fabrics may be substituted...shirting will be the same, but are all fabrics I have designed.)

Beginning right now and through Sunday, November 17th,  place an order of $35 (shipping not included) or more on my website for anything you'd like, and you will receive a kit for Old Fashioned Christmas free, free, free!!   

I'll get back to my free offer in a moment.  If you'd like to make the quilt from your own fabrics, here are the fabric requirements:

Light Fabric:  10" x WOF
Green Fabric:  8" x WOF includes binding
Red #1:  4 1/2" x WOF
Red #2:  3 1/2" x 22"
Red #3:  3 1/2" x 22"

I highly recommend preparing your fabric with spray starch or sizing as this helps immensely with cutting, piecing and pressing.  The half square triangles will be made larger and trimmed to size.  I used a Bloc-Loc ruler which you can find here.  I also used the seam align glue which was a huge help with the light triangles which you can find here.

I'll post our first block instructions Friday, November 22nd right here on my blog.  No need to sign up for anything....just visit the blog every Friday.  (The easiest way to receive the instructions is via email and you can read how to do that here.)  The last post will be December 13th so you'll have plenty of time to sew the blocks together.  I'll post more about quilt finishing that week as well.  
Time to go shopping!  Here's what's new....

Village Square Quilt Pattern & Kit

My Village Square quilt kits are now ready to ship and you can order here!  This quilt features all of the fabrics in my new collection called New Circa Essentials & Shirtings.  If you'd like to order the Village Square pattern, you can do so here.
I also have Fat Quarter Bundles of my New Circa Essentials & Shirtings collection ready to ship. 
A whole new collection of 12 new shirtings.....
...and 18 brand new dark prints.  Lots of small prints and some real beauties for borders, too!
Click here to order the New Circa Fat Quarter bundles.

There are tons of quilt patterns, kits, 10" precuts, fabric by the yard, notions and loads of bundles!  
There are lots of color bank Fat Quarter bundles, too!
It will be easy to qualify for your free Old Fashioned Christmas kit!

I will have your orders processed and packed up to ship to you next week.  I am so excited to begin our first Quilt Archaeology sew-along on November 22nd!  I hope you are as well.

I want to thank each and every one of you for supporting my little business making it possible for me to offer fun things like this.  I know you have many choices for quilting goodies, and I appreciate each and every order I receive, as well as the fabrics you buy at your local quilt shop.

So...let's get ready to have some fun!  


  1. This looks like fun coming up to Christmas.

  2. Pam, your reproduction is such a sweet little quilt. I like your new fabric line and I'm heading to your website to get me some pretties!! Thanks for the sew-a-long

  3. Adorable Christmas quilt! And, wow! You've been busy!

  4. Thank goodness I’m not cooking Thanksgiving & my shopping is just about done. This is a cute quilt & I can see it done is different combinations of colors. But 1st to duplicate the original.

  5. I wanted to see those pretty 8 reds and 8 blues in a bundle, but I cannot find them. Barbara Brackman is beginning another pieced QAL and I would like to use those two bundles and some Shirtings. Thank you.

  6. I found them!! It just takes some searching. Now to decide which colors. I really like those browns too!!

  7. Beautiful little quilt and thank you for the free kit with purchase. This looks like a perfect little holiday quilt. Just placed my order. I've had pins and the glue in my cart since a previous blog post you had done on these and just hadn't hit send yet.

  8. I’m not cooking for Thanksgiving & my shopping is almost done. So I’m going to try & join you in making this quilt. It’s a nice looking pattern & I can see it done later in other color combinations but the 1st will be as the original

  9. Love this little gem of a quilt, Pam! This might actually be something I can squeeze in during this busy time of the year (and crazy time of life)!

  10. I love your Old Fashioned Christmas quilt Pam, and I just knew you would be adding great sewing tips along with this SAL. Those new Circa fabrics are beautiful!! Thank you for for all you do, your talent is a wonderful gift!!

  11. I am looking forward to my new fabrics and making your free Christmas project! Count me in, Pam.

  12. I love this little quilt and what a great idea!! Think I may be joining you in making this little cutie!

  13. Oh Pam, that little quilt is so sweet! And, I adore the new Circa fat quarters. I just ordered them as I'm not sure if Cyndi will get the whole line and this way I will have them for sure. I can get extra yardage as needed from Cyndi later. Thanks a million for these new designs - yum!

  14. Hey Pam-just placed my order. Is the quilt kit automatically added as I didn’t see how to include it-got my pattern and ruler for Pigeon Forge-can’t wait!!