A Christmas Pixel Chain Quilt Top

Pixel Chain Quilt Pattern, Jelly Roll quilt

Both of these two need to stop growing!

Pixel Chain Quilt Pattern, Jelly Roll quilt

I started making this quilt right after Halloween to be my “slow sewing” project through the season…but instead I ignored most my adult responsibilities and sewed it together within a week or two. 

I stink at slow-relaxing sewing projects…I can’t work on anything else until they are DONE.

Pixel Chain Quilt Pattern, Jelly Roll quilt

The quilt pattern is Pixel Chain, and I cut 2 1/2″ strips to use from my red and green stash.  I tried to use up all my random leftover bits of fabrics for this one!

The background is scrappy low volume prints instead of one solid.  I threw a solid white in there too, which ended up being a little too “off white” for my liking, but it’s not as noticeable sewn together.  

Pixel Chain Quilt Pattern, Jelly Roll quilt

My helper and I taped the blocks to the wall (with Diagonal Seam Tape LOL) because 4 kids + puppy + dirty floor + no design wall set up yet.  

There are only 30 blocks for this size, which ends up being a good large throw or even a twin size.  I’m going to keep this one folded at the foot of our bed.  

Pixel Chain Quilt Pattern, Jelly Roll quilt

The PDF version of Pixel Chain can be found here, Paper patterns can be found here.  

I sent this one off to be quilted with the softest minky backing ever.   I don’t think it will be done before Christmas but I’m going to love pulling this one out next year!  




18 Responses to A Christmas Pixel Chain Quilt Top

  1. Debbie Lee December 2, 2019 at 11:54 am #

    Another winner!! Merry Christmas to you and your family. It will be here before we know it.🌲

    • Allison December 2, 2019 at 10:00 pm #

      Thanks Debbie, Merry Christmas to you also!

  2. Danice G December 2, 2019 at 12:53 pm #

    Really festive and pretty quilt top. Your two helpers look happy to help you.

    • Allison December 2, 2019 at 10:00 pm #

      They are more like anti-helpers…or whatever the opposite of helping is. ;)

  3. Christi December 2, 2019 at 9:03 pm #

    Great quilt, love the colors.

    • Allison December 2, 2019 at 9:59 pm #

      Thank you! You can’t go wrong with red and green this time of year.

  4. Sheila December 3, 2019 at 7:11 am #

    Such a festive looking quilt! And since I already own this pattern, I can just add it to the bucket list. Love the picture of Jane and the dog. Looks like they are best buddies… well at least in this picture.

    • Allison December 3, 2019 at 10:12 am #

      They are buddies most of the time…she bosses him around and he knows not to mess with her or nip at her now!

  5. Liz Rehrauer December 3, 2019 at 8:50 am #

    Another winner. I just started the no point star quilt in red, white, and green. It should be ready for next Christmas.

    • Allison December 3, 2019 at 10:13 am #

      Oh that sounds cute! You can’t go wrong with that pattern for Christmas!

  6. Regina Snyder December 6, 2019 at 2:51 pm #

    Great looking quilt. I already have a Christmas one, but I’m thinking this one would look good in reds, whites and blues for a Quilt of Valor or 4th of July. BTW I got your Diagonal Seam Tape this week and I’m loving using it to piece binding strips together.

  7. kathy olkowski December 7, 2019 at 12:34 pm #

    I love this so much in Christmas prints – you can never have too many Christmas quilts. This will be on my ever growing “list” of Christmas quilts. Your helper is adorable!

  8. Julie Jenkins December 8, 2019 at 8:43 am #

    Love your puppy Finn! We got our first Golden a year ago and she is the best dog ever. Good luck with puppyhood. It can be challenging but so worth it!!

  9. Lauren Wright December 14, 2019 at 5:06 pm #

    Allison, you have such a fresh perspective and you mix colors so well. How do you do it?! I’m salivating over this quilt. Love, love, love your website. I’ve learned a lot from you. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

  10. Terry Semke HOLLAND December 2, 2020 at 3:15 pm #

    This is a really cute Christmas Quilt. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Carol Tytler December 25, 2020 at 11:50 am #

    Lovely Christmas quilt! Can you tell us more about the quilting threads…I see it blends well with the white and the green. What did you use?

    • Allison December 26, 2020 at 5:21 pm #

      Thanks Carol! When I’m quilting with Minky on the back I just match the thread to the top/quilt. The threads on the back usually get lost in the fluff of the minky over time and aren’t visible….so I just focus on the front. I did white and white on the back too, it’s hardly noticeable after it’s quilted. If I would have done a dark green thread on the back, it sometimes is visible on the white front where the thread pulls through.

  12. ConstanceJames December 22, 2022 at 1:32 pm #

    The main level all day https://gas-stationsnearme.com/open-24-hours/ I love watching tv with retired hubbs, being next to the kitchen for snacks and sometimes try to make a decent meal.
    Your blocks are beautiful!!!

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