Santa’s Little Helper Quilt

santa's little helper quilt patternHey good lookin’!  Whatcha got cookin’? How ’bout cookin’ somethin’ up for me!

Stitchn_Kitchen_Christmas_Blog_Tour-01I’m so excited to be participating in Riley Blake’s Stitchin’ Kitchen blog tour!  Thanks for stopping by and welcome to my little corner of blog land!!!  I’m a Southern California mom who loves cats, quilting and sewing!!  You can follow Mufasa and I and our sewing antics on Instagram @jedicraftgirl.

christmas elf quilt 6I love sewing at Christmas time and I am loving all the amazing projects everyone is creating as part of the Riley Blake Stitchin’ Kitchen Blog Tour!  I created this fun little throw quilt with inspiration from our elf, Ritchie.  My kids love our Elf and they love writing him little notes.  This special Santa’s Little Helper Quilt has a pocket on the back of the quilt for children to leave notes for their elf and for the elf to leave notes in response.  It’s a magical quilt and it was created with a little help from some magical elf friends!

christmas elf quilt 26Let’s get cookin’!  All fabrics are from the Santa Express fabric line.Screen Shot 2015-12-11 at 2.51.25 PM

christmas quiltRecipe yields 1 quilt 32″ x 42″

1/4 ” seam allowances


1/4 yard each:  blue santa, green snowflake, reindeer, and stripe fabrics for strips

1/3 yard solid white for pinwheels

1/3 yard Riley Blake Basics prints in red

1/4 yard for pocket

1 1/2 yard backing


1/2 yard binding

a sprinkle of elf magic


Preheat your television to play your favorite Christmas movies while you are bakin’ up this project!

Begin by cutting the red basics and the solid white fabrics into 4 1/2″ squares.  You will need 20 of each.

christmas elf quilt 8Using a sprinkling of elf magic use the directions below to create some magical half square triangles.

magic pinwheel instructions

It’s almost like magic how the half square triangles appear!  Make sure to cut off the little “dog ears” of the elf quilt 12Pressing the seams open helps the pinwheel lay elf quilt 15'

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Once you have pinwheel blocks constructed (dry ingredients) you can now add them to the side strips (wet ingredients).

pinwheel block sashing instructionsSewing blocks with partial seems also seems a little magical!  Lay the 20 blocks out and sew them together in rows.  Pressing seams alternately and pinning at intersections.

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Quilt as desired 🙂  Add elf quilt 27To make the little envelope for the back, follow the instructions below:

fabric envelopeHand stitch the envelope on the back of the quilt as you would hand applique a quilt label or applique piece.

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I just love this little pocket!  You could use this same idea for a tooth fairy quilt!!

christmas quilt elf

With the quilt all finished, it’s time to enjoy some homemade gingerbread cookies!  These are my family’s favorite!  We’ve been making this recipe every year since I was in Kindergarten!

gingerbread cookiesThey are so spicy and yummy and your house will smell delightful!!!

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Be sure to follow along with our Stitch ‘n Kitchen blog tour for holiday project tutorials and favorite recipes!

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