I Wish You A Merry QAL Block 1!
Today is the day! Block 1 is released, and I am so excited to share my version of this week's block. Vanda Chittenden of Quilt in Piece is the designer of this week's Snowflake Block. Check out her blog post for the tutorial and the pattern of the block.
My block is made of Moda Grunge Basics Navy with the snowflake in Grunge White Paper. I used Heat and Bond Lite for my fusible adhesive and a blanket stitch to secure the snowflake.
A few tips on this block:
- Cut the centers of the fusible, so that the block doesn't get too stiff and bulky. The adhesive really only needs to be on the edges of the each snowflake petal. I also did not cut the snowflakes apart when I ironed on the white fabric. This helped stabilize the fusible sheet prior to ironing.
- Lay out the entire block before ironing on the pieces so you can play with the exact layout.
- If you do not have a blanket stitch on your machine, a simple zig zag or straight stitch on the edge will be just fine.
Don't forget to submit your completed block on Vanda's linky party, the Facebook Group Page, and/or on Instagram with #iwishyouamerryqal to be entered into this week's prizes! One lucky person will win a PDF pattern by Vanda Chittenden and a Sugar Plum Christmas thread box from Aurifil.
The prize entry window is open from 12AM Eastern on August 1, 2017 until 11:59PM Eastern on August 14, 2017.
As a reminder, I have a quick links page to catch up on the blocks in this QAL and my associated blog posts. You can also get to that page by clicking the I Wish You a Merry QAL button on the right sidebar.
Happy Sewing! I can't wait to see your blocks!
Check out the other hosts!
Abbie @Sparkle On
April @JANDA Bend Quilts
Becca @Pretty Piney
Bobbi @Snowy Days Quilting
Jennifer @The Inquiring Quilter
Laura @Slice of Pi Quilts
Sandy @SandyStar Designs
Sherry @Powered by Quilting (This is Me!)
Vanda @Quilt in Piece