Christmas Christmas Eve fabric Fat Eighth quilts

Dashing Quilt in Christmas Eve Fabric

Here’s a quilt inspired by a star that lit up the darkness on that first Christmas night. Meet “Dashing” – a quilt made up of dozens of little fancy triangle blocks that can be arranged a variety of ways. It shines bright in Christmas Eve fabric – but is one of those versatile quilt patterns that would be stunning in any collection. It’s beginner friendly (using an easy half-square triangle technique + traditional piecing) and uses 32 fat eighths. Pattern is available in the shop now in PDF or printed booklet formats.

Dashing Christmas star quilt in Christmas Eve fabric by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.

Once I finished making the “Dashing” blocks, I played around with the arrangement and color placement for quilt a while. Even though I rotated my blocks around a center star formation – there are no real rules here. I’ve included a materials list below. The specific SKUs refer to Christmas Eve fabric arriving May 2023 – but you can make any substitutions you like. It doesn’t even need to be a Christmas collection. Use any fat eighth bundle in your stash, or use fat quarters to double up on prints for a less scrappy look.

Materials Needed

  • (32) fat eighths assorted prints (I used 32/35 prints from the fat eighth bundle of Christmas Eve)
  • 3-3/4¾ yards background fabric (Moda Bella Solid #9900 283 “Lead”)
  • 3/4 yards binding fabric (SKU 5186-13)
  • 4-3/4 yards backing fabric (I used SKU 5181-16 but you could use anything you like)
  • 81” x 81” batting
Dashing Christmas star quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Cool triangle quilt made in Christmas Eve fabric by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics (May 2023).
Dashing Christmas star quilt in Christmas Eve fabric (May 2023) by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics. Fat-eighth friendly

Quilt Details


Alternate Color Option

If a charcoal background isn’t your thing – take a look at the Dashing quilt with the “Merry Dot” in Snow (SKU 5187-11). I haven’t had a chance to make this one yet, but it’s on the list.

Dashing Christmas star quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Cool triangle quilt made in Christmas Eve fabric by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics (May 2023).
Dashing Christmas star quilt in Christmas Eve fabric by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics. Alternate white background is “Merry Dot” in Snow color (SKU 5187-11).

Have you ever made a quilt with a dark background? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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3 Comments

  1. Shawn

    October 1, 2022 at 6:54 am

    I love a dark background and use black or navy or dark gray often. I think it makes the fabrics pop

  2. A

    October 1, 2022 at 8:03 am

    I haven’t done a lot of dark backgrounds- just red and that is fun and striking. Yours is lovely with dark background

  3. Clara Chandler

    October 2, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    Using your Christmas Morning fabrics , I sewed last year’s free Christmas project from Fat Quarter Shop with black Crackle as the background. It is a stunning quilt, I believe.

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