Festive Wreath Quilt

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015 in Blog, Festive Forest, Quilts

When I received yardage of Festive Forest just before the holidays, I knew right away I wanted to make a statement quilt with it, but I wasn’t sure just what. Something clean and bold. I started hunting for inspiration and found this image in sorry-I-forget-which holiday home decor magazine.

wreath magazine shot

That’s it! A big wreath on a white ground. I explained it to my younger sister and she said, “Oh, like the Color-Wheel Quilt”. She flipped through Joelle Hoverson’s beautiful book, Last Minute Patchwork & Quilted Gifts and there it was, so similar to what I had in mind, it seemed silly to try designing my own.

tamara kate - festive wreath quilt

I picked the boldest prints in the collection and repeated them around the wreath, interspersing extra pieces of Festive Nest in snow to soften the look a little.

tamara kate - festive wreath quilt3

It was a fun, easy quilt to piece together, and I extended the simple lines of the segments in the walking foot quilting, keeping everything graphic, simple & clean.

tamara kate - festive wreath quilt2

It’s a large piece (almost 60″ square) that will be hung on a bare wall in our home every year during the holidays, bringing colour and warmth when those things tend to have disappeared outside.


  1. Michele Timms
    April 14, 2015

    Wow! Wow! Wow! I need to invest in a wedge ruler and make one of these for our home… it would be perfect in the stairwell where everyone would see it as they come into our house!! thanks for inspiring!!

    • Tamara
      April 14, 2015

      So glad you like it Michele! While I’m not usually one for templates, the pattern from the book I used offers one which was really easy to use… No ruler required.

  2. Kitty
    April 14, 2015

    That’s a great pattern to do justice to your new, happy fabric collection!!
    I think I’ll make one to be a decoration at my grandchildren’s birthday parties.

    • Tamara
      April 14, 2015

      What a great idea Kitty!

  3. Brooke
    April 14, 2015

    love it!!