November 15, 2016

First Snow Quilt

Hello friends! I'm glad to be back at this happy quilty internet spot sharing with you. Many fun things have been going on at Woodberry Way!

Today I am sharing this gorgeous quilt made by Julia from Red Rain Boots Handmade. This pattern is called "First Snow", and can be found in my shop here in PDF format. (I will have paper patterns available for wholesale next year- thank you for your patience as I try to do this right.)

Julia and I planned the fabric selection together and many have asked for specifics on what was used and where to buy it. Though I can't make that happen exactly, I've designed a similar bundle for Sterling at Sterling Quilt Co., which she has for sale on her Instagram account here. She is offering fat quarter bundles, as well as a full quilt kit! Plus, she's giving away a fat quarter bundle on my account this week. Be sure to enter! Here is the version she has for sale:

Another great shop I'd recommend for this project is Starlit Quilts on Etsy. She has tons of festive red and greens to choose from, with the option to get just 1/4 yards or fat quarters. I'd recommend just plugging in "red" or "green" to her search bar and have fun designing your own Christmasy bundle!

As far as Julia's particular version, here's what was used:
  • Background- Moda Bella Ruby Ice and White 98
  • Fat quarters- reds, greens, and aquas from Bonnie and Camille's "Little Ruby", "Vintage Picnic", "Daysail", and "Vintage Modern", Tasha Noel's "Pixie Noel" and "Country Girls", and Lori Holt's "Cozy Christmas" and "Calico Days".
  • Binding- "Pixie Noel" by Tasha Noel
  • Backing- "Vintage Picnic" by Bonnie and Camille

How about a festive holiday beach getaway? Can you even believe how gorgeous this is!? Julia did such a beautiful job, I can't get over it. She even braved Hurricane Matthew to get this picture for us :)

The quilting on this one was done by Nicole at Kwilt Loft. I love the straight lines, wonderful job Nicole!

 It has been a joy seeing different versions of this quilt pop up at #firstsnowquilt on Instagram. Thank you for all the love on this pattern. And thanks again Julia for sewing up this version so beautifully!

The other variation included in this pattern (it's a two-for-one!) will be posted next week, I can't wait to show you. I sewed it up in all solids, it's a fun one!

I'm linking this post up to Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts. I love to join her link party when I remember!


  1. Beautiful, Allison! I may have to add this to my "make someday" list!

  2. This is just fantastic quilt and design.Love your fabric eye!

  3. Such a pretty pattern. Interesting colors - they really work well together.

  4. It's a beautiful Christmas/ winter pattern. Great quilt!

  5. What a stunning quilt, and beautifully photographed too.

  6. Beautiful quilt. Absolutely perfect Christmas quilt but I have to say I can envision it as well made in the rich colors of Madame Rouge by French General or the sunny colors of Fig Tree's new Coney Island fabric. Your pattern is a classic must for me. I look forward to seeing versions made by other quilters.

  7. Beautiful quilt! Love all the soft colors! Looking forward to the paper pattern - I just seem to prefer the "clear" colors/directions compared to a PDF. Anyway, I'm hoping to make this for next Christmas! Thanks so much for sharing! Happy Holidays!

  8. I bought this pattern the minute I laid eyes on it. It is soo beautiful! I hope to make it someday.