Tagged: christmas

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Let it snow and let’s “Decorate A Snowman”!

Introducing my “Decorate A Snowman” block pattern!  YAY!  This is the pattern I designed for the I Wish You A Merry QAL that has been updated and had sizes added!  The pattern is now a paid pattern and you can get it from my Craftsy Shop. The pattern includes instructions and templates for a 12″, 18″, and 24″ block.  I used the 18″ block  as...

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I Wish You A Merry QAL – Finished Quilt Top

I’m so proud to present my finished quilt top!  I added basic sashing and a border to my quilt blocks!  Since I designed block 5, I decided to put the block front and center. Whenever there is sashing, having cornerstones will make sure the quilt gets aligned properly. My quilt finishes at 50″x64″.

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I Wish You A Merry QAL Block 12!

Last Block!  Can you believe that we are all finished?!  It seems like we just started this journey and now the 12th and final block is released.  Laura Piland from Slice of Pi Quilts designed this Christmas Lights Block.  You can get the pattern for this block on her blog post.  Be sure to check out my final quilt top blog post too! This block...

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I Wish You A Merry QAL Block 11! (Half Rectangle Triangles Tutorial)

We’re at the second to the last block of this amazing QAL!  Block 11, North Star, is designed by Kathleen McCormick of Kathleen McMusing.  She has made instructions for both paper piecing and Tri-Recs rulers, so make sure to visit her page to download the pattern.  If you need help paper piecing, you can find my tutorial here. I started off this block thinking that...

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I Wish You a Merry QAL Block 10!

Holiday lights are going up and snow is coming down!  It’s definitely winter here in Minnesota, and we are winding down to the last few blocks that are left in the QAL.  Block 10 is revealed today!  Diane Lomax of Cwilt designed this beautiful lantern block!  It uses templates rather than paper piecing. My fabric choices include Moda Grunge and a red accent fabric to...

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I Wish You A Merry QAL Block 9!

Block 9 is revealed!!!  Bobbi Bridgeman of Snowy Days Quilting designed this super cute Rudolph block! My fabric choices include Moda Grunge Bison, White Paper, Red, Onyx, and Sunflower.  There are a lot of different pieces in this block, so make sure to use your design boards to keep them all straight!

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I Wish You A Merry QAL Block 8!

Block 8 is revealed! Double block release today, check out this post for Block 7!  Block 8, “Gift Boxes,” is designed by Sola Ajisafe of Alice Samuel’s Quilt Co. This block is definitely an advanced block, but there are instructions on how to make it easier with applique. If you are not an advanced quilter, you should definitely applique the top ribbon.  For advanced quilters, the...

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I Wish You A Merry QAL Block 7!

Block 7 is revealed!  Can you guys believe we are on the back half of this awesome QAL? Block 7 is designed by Sandy Maxfield of Sandy Star Designs. The block combines piecing with a tiny bit of applique to create a Poinsettia block! The week is a doubleheader so check out this post for Block 8 (and there are separate prizes too)! My fabric choices...

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I Wish You a Merry QAL Block 6!

Block 6 is revealed! Sandra Healy of Sandra Healy Designs designed Block 6, Hanging Star Angel Block. This block uses piecing for the background and applique for the stars and the angels. I ended up using a mixture of Moda Grunge and other metallic fabrics for this block.

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I Wish You a Merry QAL Block 5!

I am so proud to share the Snowman block I designed!  I used Moda Grunge Evergreen, White Paper, Onyx, and Red for the piecing portion of the block.  Mr. Snowman’s nose is a Moda Grunge Orange scrap. When we first started planning this QAL, I jumped at the chance to make a Snowman block!  Snowmen are my favorite thing about winter and the holidays, especially...