$5 in November – Hustle & Bustle Quilt Pattern
I just got back home from fall Quilt Market in Houston and have been swamped playing catch up! I was there to preview Christmas Eve fabric for its arrival May 2023. More about that soon – I will do a more proper “recap” about quilt market, I promise! But first – an intro to November 2022’s $5 quilt pattern. I couldn’t help mocking it up in Christmas Eve fabric…
Hustle & Bustle Gift Quilt
This month’s $5 pattern is a throwback to 2018 to a pattern called Hustle & Bustle. It’s a fun little gift quilt made with mostly fat quarters. It was designed as part of my Little Tree fabric collection but is looking so sweet in Christmas Eve fabric (coming May 2023).
Here’s a list of what you’d need to make this quilt in Christmas Eve fabric (arriving May 2023). Share this list with your local or online shop so they can order supplies for you now. Please note – I combined / simplified some of the yardages as shown in the mockups:
- (8) fat quarters for large gift boxes (SKUs #5181-13, #5181-16, #5182-14, #5183-16, #5187-12, #5187-13, #5187-15, and #5187-16)
- (4) fat quarters for small gift boxes (SKUs #5180-15, #5180-16, #5181-12, and #5183-12)
- (4) fat eighths for large gift ribbons (I used 1/2 yard SKU #5187-11 instead to combine / simplify)
- (4) fat eighths for large gift bows (SKUs #5187-11, 5187-12, 5187-15, and 5187-16)
- ½ yard accent fabric for small gift ribbons (more SKU #5187-11)
- 2 yards background / border fabric (SKU 5187-11 -OR- Moda Bella Solid 9900 284 “Charcoal”)
- ⅔ yard binding fabric (SKUs 5186-16 -OR- 5186-13)
- 4½ yards backing (pick your favorite print here!)
- 80’’ x 80’’ batting
It’s a rare thing for me to say – but I’ve never actually made the Hustle & Bustle quilt. It may be time, what do you think? And how on earth do I choose between the white or charcoal background?!
Tess JonesNovember 3, 2022 at 6:34 am
AnneNovember 3, 2022 at 7:30 am
I would prefer white
Nina TurnerNovember 3, 2022 at 7:44 am
I think white is classic. Charcoal is here today and gone tomorrow. In fact grays are already on their way out the door. You want your quilt to be timeless, for generations to come.
Kim BakerNovember 3, 2022 at 7:53 am
Love the Charcoal. .Makes Your Beautiful Fabrics Stand Out.🥰
Mary HagerNovember 3, 2022 at 7:57 am
Charcoal! Makes the gifts really stand out.
Mary AdamsNovember 3, 2022 at 9:23 am
I would do white but the charcoal looks good
Wanda BarrNovember 3, 2022 at 11:06 am
Charcoal has a deeper winter contrast than white. Plus it won’t get dirty so fast, which I would prefer if it is going to get used.
BethNovember 3, 2022 at 12:03 pm
I love this quilt and purchased the pattern. Thank you for creating this beautiful pattern! Would like to suggest to other commenters who are criticizing the creators choice of colors–it’s all just personal opinion and others who read your posts probably don’t appreciate the criticism of a beautiful quilt!
Arlene OsbornNovember 3, 2022 at 12:39 pm
What about a red background with gray and green packages? Or a soft green background with red and gray packages? I’m liking the possibilities . . .
lellaboutiqueNovember 3, 2022 at 9:24 pm
I totally love this idea, it really has so many possibilities! I think there are so many other Christmas fabric lines that would be fun to see it made up in as well.
Judith DavisNovember 4, 2022 at 6:11 am
Love the charcoal!