Christmas sewing is underway in my studio and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. Meet my Anthem quilt: Peppermint Edition! This is the Anthem quilt pattern with cheerful holiday colors to make a festive peppermint version.
I was sitting in my car when the idea struck: pink and red stars on a green background and my little girls happily snuggling under it while watching a Christmas movie.
I started with the stars, picturing a pink and red swirl. The colors I used were Moda Bella Solids in Ruby (red) and Moda Bella Solids New 20 color 9900-385 (pink). I particularly like the Ruby red – it is a great color!
Once the stars were made I began the hunt for just the right green… which was harder to find than I expected. I made test blocks in several colors before narrowing my favorites to Kona Pistachio and Kona Pear.
In the end I decided not to choose between them and instead use both. I alternated the greens as I sewed my blocks together to create a secondary pattern with the background fabrics and continue the minty feel of the quilt. I like the green pinwheels where the blocks connect and the overall feel of the quilt is happy and festive, exactly what I pictured.
This pattern is great because it comes together easily and without too much time. I have several complex quilts underway and they’re amazing, but it’s also nice to finish a quilt quickly and easily. When I’m sewing with a deadline, either for a holiday or for a gift, I favor patterns like this one.
Want to make your own Anthem Quilt: Peppermint Edition? I’ve updated the pattern with fabric requirements and piecing instructions for two background colors. Download yours today and have a Christmas quilt top ready before you know it!