Christmas Morning Fabric Fat Quarter quilts

Lovey Dovey Christmas Quilt in Christmas Morning Fabric

Here’s a Christmas quilt that is pure joy. It’s my Lovey Dovey quilt pattern – designed for the Love Note collection (check out the original quilt here). I’m sure we can all agree it was destined to be made in my Christmas Morning fabrics! It’s also $5 this month as July 2021’s $5 Pattern of the Month! Who doesn’t love a little Christmas in July?!

Lovey Dovey Christmas Quilt

Lovey Dovey quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Cute dove Christmas quilt using Christmas Morning fabric by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
Lovey Dovey fat quarter quilt in Christmas Morning fabric.

Lovey Dovey Inspiration

When I was working on the designs for the Christmas Morning fabric in 2020, I had the theme of peace on my mind. The doves made their way into one of the prints in the collection, as well as a whole-cloth quilt panel called “Peace on Earth.” I wanted to create a dove quilt block as well – but ran out of time to make it happen for pattern deadlines. Luckily, I got a second chance a few months later when I began designing quilts for the Love Note collection – realizing the love theme was just as great an opportunity to make it happen. So it started with these dove blocks as you see them below. (Sidebar – these dove blocks could be really cute for a 4th of July quilt – maybe with striped blocks in between? I’ll revisit this idea more thoroughly eventually *wink wink*).

Lovey Dovey quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Cute dove Christmas quilt using Christmas Morning fabric by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
The Lovey Dovey quilt blocks without the heart borders. A whole quilt full of these blocks could be very cute!

I played around with layout for a while – wanting to incorporate hearts so I could give it the “Lovey Dovey” name. At first, I alternated the doves with blocks featuring rows of hearts. It was pretty cute. But I kept playing around, eventually framing each dove block with the hearts as you see it below. It felt right! Now this Lovey Dovey quilt block is a big one – measuring 20.5″ x 20.5″ unfinished.

Lovey Dovey quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Cute dove Christmas quilt using Christmas Morning fabric by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
Lovey Dovey quilt block. Finished block size is 20″ x 20″ square. Makes a wonderful Christmas quilt in Christmas Morning fabric.

Materials Needed

Here is the full mockup of Lovey Dovey in Christmas Morning fabrics. If you’d like to make this exact version, here’s what you’ll need:

Finished block: 20″ x 20″

Finished quilt: 72-1/2″ x 72-1/2″

  • (16) assorted fat quarters for heart blocks (I used SKUs 5140-13, 5140-16, 5142-12, 5142-16, 5143-13, 5143-15, 5143-16, 5144-15, 5145-14, 5145-16, 5146-14, 5146-16, 5147-12, 5147-15, 5147-16, and 5148-15)
  • (1) fat eighth accent wing print (SKU 5145-11)
  • 3¼ yards white fabric (SKU 5147-21)
  • 1¾ yards grey fabric for dove background (SKU 5146-12)
  • 2 yards light grey sashing fabric (SKU 5147-12)
  • (1) fat quarter sashing block fabric (SKU 5147-13)
  • ¾ yard binding fabric (SKU 5142-16)
  • 4½ yards backing fabric (SKU 5140-111)
  • 81” x 81” batting

NOTE: Yardage calculations assume 41” WOF.

Lovey Dovey quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Cute dove Christmas quilt using Christmas Morning fabric by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
Lovey Dovey quilt by Lella Boutique. Makes a great Christmas quilt in Christmas Morning fabric.

Piecing & Quilting Details

Lovey Dovey quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Cute dove Christmas quilt using Christmas Morning fabric by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
Lovey Dovey fat quarter quilt in Christmas Morning fabric.

What do you think about this quilt? Will you make it? Let me know in the comments.

15 Comments

  1. Lucy

    July 2, 2021 at 6:23 am

    What a beautiful quilt this will make at my home!

  2. Patricia

    July 2, 2021 at 6:27 am

    The quilt is beautiful and yes I want to make it. The quilt with the gray and bright hearts, will be my colors.

  3. Nancy F Lambert

    July 2, 2021 at 7:44 am

    Beautiful

  4. lisa

    July 2, 2021 at 7:54 am

    I love it! Yes. I will make it. I may make it with folktale……

    1. Linda

      July 2, 2021 at 9:50 am

      I love the themes of peace and love.

    2. lellaboutique

      July 2, 2021 at 10:38 am

      That will be gorgeous. I would love to see that!

  5. Donna Aulbur

    July 2, 2021 at 9:13 am

    Can you make a kit for this quilt please?

    1. lellaboutique

      July 2, 2021 at 10:38 am

      I won’t be carrying kits for this Christmas Morning version, but I’ve included that list of materials so that it makes it easy for any shop to put together. I’d reach out to your favorite local or online shop to see if they are getting Christmas Morning in and would be willing to kit this for you 🙂

  6. Joni Jecklin

    July 2, 2021 at 9:18 am

    Perfect! Would love to make this quilt – and especially, in your choice of Christmas fabrics.

  7. Marlene Price

    July 2, 2021 at 10:37 am

    Love the pattern would love to make it!

  8. Karen Combs

    July 2, 2021 at 10:39 am

    I love this, but a bit worried I’m not up to that skill level! I’m new to quilting but an avid heirloom seamstress so I’m used to being precise!!

    1. lellaboutique

      July 5, 2021 at 8:41 am

      You might be surprised! My piecing is definitely not perfect, but I’ve learned a few tricks along the way. For this one, the key is definitely to trim the heart blocks! There are also a couple units within the dove block (like the striped wing section) that is helped by being trimmed. Takes a little extra time but makes all the difference. 🙂

  9. Janette F White

    July 24, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    Sooo excited!! I just got notice that one of my pre-orders of Christmas Morning is shipping!!!! This has felt like the longest Christmas Eve ever!! Thank you Vanessa for your beautiful imagining…. I have such plans for this line.

  10. Narelle

    September 23, 2021 at 2:23 am

    I have just received the fabric and pattern – delivered to Australia – I’ve been patiently waiting! I’m very excited to start this – it’s beautiful.

  11. Brenda Baughman

    January 13, 2022 at 10:58 am

    Beautiful quilt ❤

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