Lettuce Be Berry Christmas Quilt – it is not the average Christmas quilt. This top was sewn together in a day and a half while on my annual trip to Maine in Sept. 2014. It is named for the lettuce and berry fabrics in it. When I decided to make this quilt, I was looking for fabrics that read “red” or “green”, not the theme of the fabric.
I know it is not even close to Christmas 2023, but if you want to sleep under Christmas themed quilts at in December, you can’t wait until December. If you want to give quilts as gifts, you will need to make them even earlier.
The center blocks and inside border are a solid black with gold flecks – perfect for the beauty of Christmas.
I cut the fabric before the trip and took it along to be sewn together. The center squares are 4″ squares and the strips are 2.5″. I did two “logs” around each block. The inside border is 4″ wide and the outside border is 6″ wide. There are 36 blocks.
I got the entire top done in the day and a half except for sewing on the final border on two sides of the top. Here it is at Colonial Pemaquid in Maine:
I finished the Lettuce Be Merry Christmas Quilt top which is 100″ square in Oct. 2014, and it was machine quilted in November by RLM. I finished the binding on Christmas Eve 2014.
Christmas quilts are a wonderful addition to the season:
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