Crushing over this Cozy Christmas Tree Block with Pixie Noel Fabrics
Like many of you out there, I’m participating in the Cozy Christmas Sew Along with Lori Holt of Bee In My Bonnet. If you haven’t started, it’s never too late, you can download the Cozy Christmas Sew Along Free Quilt Pattern just click here or on the image below. The blocks are actually very simple to make and certainly does not take a week to create each block. If you haven’t appliqued below and want to learn this is an excellent project to start out with all the help available you can learn it and have your quilt looking just like this in no time.
Riley Blake Fabrics and Lori Holt asked that I use a different Riley Blake Fabric other than Lori Holt’s Cozy Christmas Fabric Collection! I choose Pixie Noel by Tasha Noel Christmas Fabric Collection and I have to say I am just crushing over this combination! I love the artwork by Tasha Noel with the Whimsical Boy and Girl Christmas Pixies. There are bunnies and deer, vintage Christmas trees, birds, stockings, roses and more!
Isn’t this Cozy Christmas Tree Block DARLING? When sewing with Lori Holt’s Cozy Christmas free pattern it has been a challenge to switch up the fabrics and use something different. So far I am just in love with the first three blocks! I will make all 12 Cozy Christmas blocks for a whole quilt with Tasha Noel’s Pixie Noel Fabrics and Riley Blake Basics.
Planning out my tree, I decided to use Tasha Noel’s darling green kissing bunny fabric on the tree. I used the Cozy Christmas Templates B-1, B-14 and B-15. The templates are so easy to use just tracing them out on the Pellon and then stitching along the line with your desired fabric. I also used Lori Holt’s Happy Colors Thread to applique the Tree to the block. Tasha Noel’s light blue snow print from Pixie Noel is the background of my 12 blocks. With the Cozy Christmas Quilt Pattern being free the only thing you need to purchase is a set of Cozy Christmas Templates AND they are on sale at Stitches Quilting for $26.95 instead of $32.95.
I also loved using Lori’s 10 Inch Design Boards for the inner part of the block and then the 18 inch Design Boards for building the outer boarder of the block. It makes stitching faster with not getting confused about which fabric you want to sew together all laid out and not shifting around! I used Riley Blake’s Swiss Dot Red and White Fabric as my background Block Sashing and Border Fabric instead of the White Background Bell and Sparkle Fabric Prints from Cozy Christmas. Some Red Riley Blake Gingham and Navy Blue Riley Blake Gingham was fun to add and true to the style of both Tasha Noel and Lori Holt.
One of the best parts of making the Cozy Christmas Quilt is using all of the adorable Lori Holt Recomended notions! Ohhhh they are happy and bright and just fun to use! The Mini 1/8 inch White Ric Rac is just so darling! Lori Holt’s jar of Cute Little Buttons have many bright colors to choose from to embellish your blocks. The Happy Colors Aurifil Thread is 50 weight and just sews like butter through your sewing machine.
Can’t wait for you to see my Cozy Christmas Bell and Cozy Christmas Gingerbread House. Next Monday I will post my Cozy Christmas Wreath Block.
Be sure to watch Lori Holt’s video that she made with Riley Blake as she explains just how to create your owns blocks for success!
Don’t forget to visit Lori Holt’s Cozy Christmas Sew Along Blog at Bee In My Bonnet to get more tips on this particular Cozy Christmas Tree Block.
I can’t wait to see all the Cozy Christmas Blocks that you are making. Please comment below and let me know what you think about Pixie Noel in the Cozy Christmas Quilt and let me know how your blocks are coming! If you have any questions about constructing the blocks or need a video tutorial, just let me know and I will make it for you!
All the Best Wishes for Lots of Happy Stitches,