2022 AQS Christmas Countdown with Janome

2022 AQS Christmas Countdown with Janome

We're getting ready for the 2022 AQS Christmas Countdown and this year we have a special surprise! The talented designers at Janome have stitched up an amazing quilt for us to make this December!

AQS Christmas Countdown with Janome

2022 AQS Christmas Countdown with Janome

The countdown begins December 1st and continues through December 25th with a block a day.

About the Designers

The incredibly talented team at Janome worked hard to make this year's quilt extra special!

A Huge Thank You to:

Regena Carlevaro

Tracy Ehrhardt

Jerry Granata

Maday Delgado

Kelley McKenzie

Mitzi Redd

Anne Hein

Sarah Ann Smith

Natalie Barnes

Joanna Marsh

Susan Enderson

Melanie Call

Miriam Coffey

Kimberly Einmo

Amy Meek

About the Quilt

The quilt sample is made from the Noel fabric line by Clare Therese Gray for Windham Fabrics.

It features a sweet and sprightly holiday assortment. Visions of Christmas morning with hand-painted ornaments, stuffed stockings, beautifully wrapped gifts under the tree and boughs of holly dance through this collection. Available in a palette of winter white, pine green, Christmas red, sweet mint and pretty pink.

The Janome team used about 1 yard of each of the fabrics from the collection to create the blocks.

For the accents in the blocks, white sashing, and binding, they used approximately 1 1/2 yards each of solid red, white, green, pink, and pale teal fabric.

For the sashing, they used 3/4 yard each of the tiny gingham in pine and red. They also used extra for the blocks, so 1 yard total is enough for both.

For the backing, they used 4 yards of the white Noel Sweet Ornaments print so they could match the designs.

Make It Your Way

Of course, you're welcome to use whatever fabric you prefer. This quilt is a great candidate for a scrappy approach. You could use a neutral solid to sash between the blocks to bring it all together.

Check back next week for the Setting Cutting Instructions.

Block One kicks off December 1st! 

Join the Fun

Be sure to quilt along with us at the AQS Christmas Countdown Facebook Group! Share your progress, ask questions, and make new friends.

Janome America