Fall Into A Quilt Along Block Five

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Fall Into A Quilt Along Block Five

Welcome everyone to Block 5 for the Fall Into A QAL.

Kathleen from kathleenmcmusing.com, has designed the Acorn block, and have us spoilt for choice with 2 techniques. Split applique and a pieced version.

In the end, I decided on the pieced version of the acorn block.

Full instructions is in the pattern that you will download.

You can download the pattern here.

As I am planning to quilt as you go for this quilt. The same as I did last year.

Remember to come back and visit next week Tuesday, where I will show you how I quilt this block.

The Hosts for the Quilt Along

Please also visit all the the other hosts and designers, to see how they have made with block one. Each host has their very own unique style. And I loved all of their hedgehogs very much.

April Adams – https://www.JANDABendQuilts.com/blog
Sherry Shish – poweredbyquilting.com
Sandy Maxfiel – sandystardesigns.com
Kathleen McCormick – kathleenmcmusing.blogspot.com
Bobbi Bridgeman – snowydaysquilting.com
Jennifer Fulton – http://www.inquiringquilter.com/
Karen Thurn – https://tunaquilts.wordpress.com/
Sandra Healy – http://www.sandrahealydesigns.com
Abbie Danahy – sparkilyblog.wordpress.com
Jennifer Fulton – http://www.inquiringquilter.com/

And don’t forget to join our Facebook group to join in the fun of sharing your creations.

Let us not forget the prizes!

Post your links in the next 2 weeks to be able to win these prizes. A new set of prizes will be up for grabs for each block being released.

Our lucky winner will receive the following prizes. The giveaway is open to international participants worldwide.

Here is Block 5 prize info.

Two printed “Vintage Blessings” exclusive mini patterns from Shabby Fabrics. Vintage Kite Table Runner Pattern

https://www.shabbyfabrics.com/Vintage-Kite-Table-Runner-Pattern-P37924.aspx

Vintage Garden Wall Hanging Pattern

https://www.shabbyfabrics.com/Vintage-Garden-Wall-Hanging-Pattern-P37839.aspx5” charm pack “From the Chateau” by Lisa Audit for Wilmington Prints

http://www.wilmingtonprints.com/ donated by Kathleen Scargle McCormick.

As part of their sponsorship, Shabby Fabrics has mentioned that you can request their latest catalog at https://www.shabbyfabrics.com/Catalog.aspx

The Big Grand Prize at the end of the quilt along, is for anyone who completes a full quilt top. And it is worth it, just see what you can win.

“These are our prize sponsors throughout the QAL” … “The Final Grand prize will be announced 10/16/18”.

In addition, the following members of Partners in Design are providing prizes as well:

Abbie at Sparkle On

April at JANDA Bend Quilts

Kathleen at Kathleen McMusing

Sandra at Sandra Healy Designs

Sherry at Powered by Quilting

Vanda at Quilting with Vanda – this is me.

 

This Quilt Along is brought to you by our group of talented designers and hosts Partners in Design.

Have a happy crafty and sewing week.

Vanda

Fall Into A Quilt Along Block Four

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Fall Into A Quilt Along Block Four

Welcome everyone to Block 4 for the Fall Into A QAL.

Without further ado, here is block 4. The Sunflower Block is designed by Sandy Maxfield from http://sandystardesigns.com

Full instructions is in the pattern that you will download.

You can download the pattern here. Plus clicking on the picture above will take you to the download page as well.

As I am planning to quilt as you go for this quilt. The same as I did last year.

Remember to come back and visit next week Tuesday, where I will show you how I quilt this block.

The Hosts for the Quilt Along

Please also visit all the the other hosts and designers, to see how they have made with block one. Each host has their very own unique style. And I loved all of their hedgehogs very much.

April Adams – https://www.JANDABendQuilts.com/blog
Sherry Shish – poweredbyquilting.com
Sandy Maxfiel – sandystardesigns.com
Kathleen McCormick – kathleenmcmusing.blogspot.com
Bobbi Bridgeman – snowydaysquilting.com
Jennifer Fulton – http://www.inquiringquilter.com/
Karen Thurn – https://tunaquilts.wordpress.com/
Sandra Healy – http://www.sandrahealydesigns.com
Abbie Danahy – sparkilyblog.wordpress.com
Jennifer Fulton – http://www.inquiringquilter.com/

And don’t forget to join our Facebook group to join in the fun of sharing your creations.

Let us not forget the prizes!

Post your links in the next 2 weeks to be able to win these prizes. A new set of prizes will be up for grabs for each block being released.

Our lucky winner will receive the following prizes. The giveaway is open to international participants worldwide.

Here is Block 4 prize logo and links;

Two printed patterns from Amanda Murphy Design“Folk Garden” a set of three 16” x 30” mini quilts

http://blog.amandamurphydesign.com/product/folk-garden-printed/

and“Folk Art Flowers” a 62” x 80” quilt pattern

Folk Art Flowers (printed)

The Big Grand Prize at the end of the quilt along, is for anyone who completes a full quilt top. And it is worth it, just see what you can win. “These are our prize sponsors throughout the QAL” … “The Final Grand prize will be announced 10/16/18”, that would be great!

In addition, the following members of Partners in Design are providing prizes as well:

Abbie at Sparkle On

April at JANDA Bend Quilts

Kathleen at Kathleen McMusing

Sandra at Sandra Healy Designs

Sherry at Powered by Quilting

Vanda at Quilting with Vanda

This Quilt Along is brought to you by our group of talented designers and hosts Partners in Design.

Have a happy crafty and sewing week.

Vanda

Fall Into A Quilt Along Block Three

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Fall Into A Quilt Along Block Three

Welcome everyone to Block 3 for the Fall Into A QAL.

Without further ado, here is block 3. The Bonfire Block is designed by Sherri of Powered By Quilting.

Full instructions is in the pattern that you will download.

You can download the pattern here. Plus clicking on the picture above will take you to the download page as well.

As I am planning to quilt as you go for this quilt. The same as I did last year.

Remember to come back and visit next week Tuesday, where I will show you how I quilt this block.

The Hosts for the Quilt Along

Please also visit all the the other hosts and designers, to see how they have made with block one. Each host has their very own unique style. And I loved all of their hedgehogs very much.

April Adams – https://www.JANDABendQuilts.com/blog
Sherry Shish – poweredbyquilting.com
Sandy Maxfiel – sandystardesigns.com
Kathleen McCormick – kathleenmcmusing.blogspot.com
Bobbi Bridgeman – snowydaysquilting.com
Jennifer Fulton – http://www.inquiringquilter.com/
Karen Thurn – https://tunaquilts.wordpress.com/
Sandra Healy – http://www.sandrahealydesigns.com
Abbie Danahy – sparkilyblog.wordpress.com
Jennifer Fulton – http://www.inquiringquilter.com/

And don’t forget to join our Facebook group to join in the fun of sharing your creations.

Let us not forget the prizes!

Post your links in the next 2 weeks to be able to win these prizes. A new set of prizes will be up for grabs for each block being released.

Our lucky winner will receive the following prizes. The giveaway is open to international participants worldwide.

One free pattern of your choice from Powered by Quilting:

https://poweredbyquilting.com/shop/

Seam-Fix™ Double-Sided Seam Ripper:

https://www.dritz.com/quilting-sewing-supplies/sewing/sewing-tools/seam-rippers/949/

Omnigrid 4 1/2” square ruler:

https://www.omnigrid.com/quilting-sewing-supplies/rulers/omnigrid-standard-rulers/r45g/

The Big Grand Prize at the end of the quilt along, is for anyone who completes a full quilt top. And it is worth it, just see what you can win. “These are our prize sponsors throughout the QAL” … “The Final Grand prize will be announced 10/16/18”, that would be great!

In addition, the following members of Partners in Design are providing prizes as well:

Abbie at Sparkle On

April at JANDA Bend Quilts

Kathleen at Kathleen McMusing

Sandra at Sandra Healy Designs

Sherry at Powered by Quilting

Vanda at Quilting with Vanda

This Quilt Along is brought to you by our group of talented designers and hosts Partners in Design.

Have a happy crafty and sewing week.

Vanda

Hedgehog Quilt As You Go

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Hedgehog Quilt As You Go.

Remember I did not applique stitch the shapes down, as I wanted to stitch them down after I made my quilt sandwich.

Start with making sure your shapes are heat pressed down properly.

Then make a quilt sandwich, making sure that you batting and your backing is slightly bigger than your block.

Baste your sandwich in any method you like.

The back

Then once you picked your design to quilt, draw it onto your block with an erasable pen. I decie

Applique stitch around each shape, either by hand or with your machine.

Look, a hedgehog shape on the back!

Straight line stitch the grass at the bottom.

Then free motion stitch swirly shapes for the wind around the hedgehog.

I added an additional squiggly line in the body of the hedgehog to make it look more spiky.

Happy sewing.

Vanda

 

Fall Into A Quilt Along Block Two

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Fall Into A Quilt Along Block Two

Welcome everyone to Block 2 for the Fall Into A QAL.

Without further ado, here is block 2. The Harvest Basket Block is designed by Janda Bend Quilts.

Full instructions is in the pattern that you will download.

You can download the pattern here. Plus clicking on the picture above will take you to the download page as well.

As I am planning to quilt as you go for this quilt. The same as I did last year.

Remember to come back and visit next week Tuesday, where I will show you how I quilt this block.

The Hosts for the Quilt Along

Please also visit all the the other hosts and designers, to see how they have made with block one. Each host has their very own unique style. And I loved all of their hedgehogs very much.

April Adams – https://www.JANDABendQuilts.com/blog
Sherry Shish – poweredbyquilting.com
Sandy Maxfiel – sandystardesigns.com
Kathleen McCormick – kathleenmcmusing.blogspot.com
Bobbi Bridgeman – snowydaysquilting.com
Jennifer Fulton – http://www.inquiringquilter.com/
Karen Thurn – https://tunaquilts.wordpress.com/
Sandra Healy – http://www.sandrahealydesigns.com
Abbie Danahy – sparkilyblog.wordpress.com
Jennifer Fulton – http://www.inquiringquilter.com/

And don’t forget to join our Facebook group to join in the fun of sharing your creations.

Let us not forget the prizes!

Post your links in the next 2 weeks to be able to win these prizes. A new set of prizes will be up for grabs for each block being released.

Our lucky winner will receive the following prizes. The giveaway is open to international participants worldwide.

https://www.quiltinaday.com/shoponline/book/Braid-in-a-Day-Eleanor-Burns-Signature-Pattern-735272012825/38614

and

https://www.omnigrid.com/quilting-sewing-supplies/sets-accessories/omnigear/2114/

The Big Grand Prize at the end of the quilt along, is for anyone who completes a full quilt top. And it is worth it, just see what you can win.

This Quilt Along is brought to you by our group of talented designers and hosts Partners in Design.

Have a happy crafty and sewing week.

Vanda

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block Twelve Plus Prizes

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I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block Twelve Plus Prizes

Don’t forget, besides the prizes you can win each week, there is also a big prize for everyone who posts a finished quilt at the end.

Here are some of the sponsors for the BIG prize that you can win at the end of the quilt along.

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block Twelve Plus Prizes

And now we have the FINAL block, block 12.

The “Christmas Lights” block was designed by Laura Piland at Slice of Pi Quilts. You can find the tutorial and pattern on her blog here.

Here is my finished Christmas Lights block.

I will confess here, that it was my first time making and using bias tape in quilting. It scared me silly.

But here is the big lesson my fellow quilters, do not prevent yourself from trying something new or different, because it looks to scary or difficult.

This block was a lot easier than I thought it would be, because of the bias tape. I did not for one second believe that the fabric would form a curved shape.

Laura’s instructions in the pattern and on her blog, is super easy to follow and explains everything very well.

So pop on over to her blog and check it out.

Quilting the block

Below is a couple of close up photos of the quilting on this block.

First, I glued down the bias tape with some thermaweb. I managed to selvage some from an elderly lady who was throwing her sewing things away. Below is brands typically found in South Africa, but I a pretty sure that anywhere else had better quality products available. These were for hemming clothes and works perfectly for this project. I used the 23mm (+- 1 inch strip, rolled in 8 yard lengths)

See now I don’t have to pin the tape.

I started by stitching down all the bias tape, as I was a bit worried it would move around to much. Even with it being glued down.

Using a machine applique stitch, in this case a blanket stitch.

And lastly I stitched around each of the globes.

The background called for some meandering to fill up the spaces.

The Hosts for the Quilt Along

Please go and have a look at all the hosts posts today. Each of the host will be making all the blocks throughout the Quilt Along and will be providing tips and hints to help you along they way. Plus they will help answer any questions you may have. And it will be awesome to see all the different fabric that is being used by every host, to help you make a decision for your own.

Abbie at Sparkle On
April at JANDA Bend Quilts
Becca at Pretty Piney
Bobbi at Snowy Days Quilting
Diane at Cwilt Fabrics & Haberdashery
Jennifer at The Inquiring Quilter
Karen at Tu-Na Quilts
Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts
Sandy at Sandy Star Designs
Sherry at Powered by Quilting
Vanda at Quilt in Piece<—- That’s me!

Now for the prizes for submitting block 12!

Post your links in the next 2 weeks to be able to win these prizes. A new set of prizes will be up for grabs for each block being released.

Make Modern’s website (https://www.makemodern.com.au/) and Sandy Maxfield website (http://sandystardesigns.com/).

Add your link on the linky party for the “Christmas Lights” block at Laura Piland’s website at Slice of Pi Quilts. If you don’t have a blog, you can still enter the giveaway by posting you block on Instagram with the #iwishyouamerryqal and in the Facebook group – I Wish You a Merry Quilt Along with the #iwishyouamerryqal. I can’t wait to see everybody’s blocks.

Miss a block!

Don’t worry, here they are;

Block 1: direct link to the block 1 post, that has the download link

Block 2: https://www.jandabendquilts.com/home/i-wish-you-a-merry-qal-block-2-christmas-tree-farm

Block 3: http://www.sliceofpiquilts.com/2017/08/i-wish-you-merry-qal-block-3-tutorial.html

Block 4: http://www.inquiringquilter.com/questions/2017/8/27/i-wish-you-a-merry-qal-block-4

Block 5: https://poweredbyquilting.com/2017/09/11/i-wish-you-a-merry-qal-block-5/

Block 6: http://www.sandrahealydesigns.com/i-wish-you-a-merry-qal-block-6/

Block 7: http://sandystardesigns.com/2017/10/10/wish-merry-quilt-long-block-7/

Block 8: http://alicesamuelsquiltco.com/i-wish-merry-quilt-along-block-reveal/

Block 9: http://www.snowydaysquilting.com/blog/2017/10/23/i-wish-you-a-merry-quilt-a-long-reindeer-games

Block 10: http://blog.cwilt.co.uk/2017/11/i-wish-you-merry-quilt-along-block-10.html

Block 11: http://chittenden.co.za/blog/wish-merry-quilt-along-block-eleven-plus-prizes/

 

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Vanda Chittenden

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block Eleven Plus Prizes

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I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block Eleven Plus Prizes

Don’t forget, besides the prizes you can win each week, there is also a big prize for everyone who posts a finished quilt at the end.

Here are some of the sponsors for the BIG prize that you can win at the end of the quilt along.

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block Ten Plus Prizes

And now for block 11.

The “North Star” block was designed by Kathleen at Kathleen McMusing. You can find the tutorial and pattern on her blog here.

Here is my finished North Star block.

I dug really deep into my stash for this block. I just KNEW that I had to keep that shiny (slippery) pretty (insert swear word here) fabric. See I am not a hoarder, I USED it. LOL. Anyway, I love how the star finished off.

Quilting the block

Below is a couple of close up photos of the quilting on this block.

Sandwich and baste your block. I used my quarter inch or walking foot for this one. And echo stitched all the way around the star, in a triangle shape. I deliberately chose white thread to contrast with the red, to (pretend) show light radiating from the star.

Then I stitched in the ditch around all the shapes in the star. Trying to match the thread color with the star.

Just love how the flange pops out.

All trimmed.

The Hosts for the Quilt Along

Please go and have a look at all the hosts posts today. Each of the host will be making all the blocks throughout the Quilt Along and will be providing tips and hints to help you along they way. Plus they will help answer any questions you may have. And it will be awesome to see all the different fabric that is being used by every host, to help you make a decision for your own.

Abbie at Sparkle On
Becca at Pretty Piney
Karen at Tu-Na Quilts
Now for the prizes for submitting block 11!

Post your links in the next 2 weeks to be able to win these prizes. A new set of prizes will be up for grabs for each block being released.

http://www.doohikeydesigns.com/product-category/binding-babies and http://www.inquiringquilter.com/my-store.

Add your link on the linky party at Kathleen Scargle McCormick at kathleenmcmusing.blogspot.co.za. If you don’t have a blog, you can still enter the giveaway by posting you block on Instagram with the #iwishyouamerryqal and in the Facebook group – I Wish You a Merry Quilt Along with the #iwishyouamerryqal. I can’t wait to see everybody’s blocks.

Miss a block!

Don’t worry, here they are;

Block 1: direct link to the block 1 post, that has the download link

Block 2: https://www.jandabendquilts.com/home/i-wish-you-a-merry-qal-block-2-christmas-tree-farm

Block 3: http://www.sliceofpiquilts.com/2017/08/i-wish-you-merry-qal-block-3-tutorial.html

Block 4: http://www.inquiringquilter.com/questions/2017/8/27/i-wish-you-a-merry-qal-block-4

Block 5: https://poweredbyquilting.com/2017/09/11/i-wish-you-a-merry-qal-block-5/

Block 6: http://www.sandrahealydesigns.com/i-wish-you-a-merry-qal-block-6/

Block 7: http://sandystardesigns.com/2017/10/10/wish-merry-quilt-long-block-7/

Block 8: http://alicesamuelsquiltco.com/i-wish-merry-quilt-along-block-reveal/

Block 9: http://www.snowydaysquilting.com/blog/2017/10/23/i-wish-you-a-merry-quilt-a-long-reindeer-games

Block 10: http://blog.cwilt.co.uk/2017/11/i-wish-you-merry-quilt-along-block-10.html

 

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Vanda Chittenden

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block Ten Plus Prizes

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I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block Ten Plus Prizes

Don’t forget, besides the prizes you can win each week, there is also a big prize for everyone who posts a finished quilt at the end.

Here are some of the sponsors for the BIG prize that you can win at the end of the quilt along.

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block Ten Plus Prizes

And now for block 10.

This fortnight’s block is a Christmas lantern designed by Diane at Cwilt Fabrics & Haberdashery. You can find the pattern and tutorial for the block on her blog here.

Here is my finished Christmas Lantern block.

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block Ten Plus Prizes

Quilting the block

Below is a couple of close up photos of the quilting on this block.

I started by stitching in the ditch around the lantern.

The blanket stitched around all the applique pieces. You can hand stitch or machine stitch this.

And finally I did from free-motion meandering in the background.

The Hosts for the Quilt Along

Please go and have a look at all the hosts posts today. Each of the host will be making all the blocks throughout the Quilt Along and will be providing tips and hints to help you along they way. Plus they will help answer any questions you may have. And it will be awesome to see all the different fabric that is being used by every host, to help you make a decision for your own.

Abbie at Sparkle On
Becca at Pretty Piney
Karen at Tu-Na Quilts
Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts <—–That’s me!
Now for the prizes for submitting block 10!

Post your links in the next 2 weeks to be able to win these prizes. A new set of prizes will be up for grabs for each block being released.

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block Ten Plus Prizes

Add your link on the linky party at Diane Lomax at Cwilt. If you don’t have a blog, you can still enter the giveaway by posting you block on Instagram with the #iwishyouamerryqal and in the Facebook group – I Wish You a Merry Quilt Along with the #iwishyouamerryqal. I can’t wait to see everybody’s blocks.

Miss a block!

Don’t worry, here they are;

Block 1: direct link to the block 1 post, that has the download link

Block 2: https://www.jandabendquilts.com/home/i-wish-you-a-merry-qal-block-2-christmas-tree-farm

Block 3: http://www.sliceofpiquilts.com/2017/08/i-wish-you-merry-qal-block-3-tutorial.html

Block 4: http://www.inquiringquilter.com/questions/2017/8/27/i-wish-you-a-merry-qal-block-4

Block 5: https://poweredbyquilting.com/2017/09/11/i-wish-you-a-merry-qal-block-5/

Block 6: http://www.sandrahealydesigns.com/i-wish-you-a-merry-qal-block-6/

Block 7: http://sandystardesigns.com/2017/10/10/wish-merry-quilt-long-block-7/

Block 8: http://alicesamuelsquiltco.com/i-wish-merry-quilt-along-block-reveal/

Block 9: http://www.snowydaysquilting.com/blog/2017/10/23/i-wish-you-a-merry-quilt-a-long-reindeer-games

 

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Vanda Chittenden

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block Six Plus Prizes

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I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block Six Plus Prizes

Don’t forget, besides the prizes you can win each week, there is also a big prize for everyone who posts a finished quilt at the end.

Here are some of the sponsors for the BIG prize that you can win at the end of the quilt along.

And now for block 6.

This block is designed by Sandra Healy http://www.sandrahealydesigns.com/shop/.

Fabric selection for this block.

I chose a delicate colors for this block.

Here is my version of the block

Quilting the block

I started by stitching in the ditch around all the squares.

Then change to a applique stitch on the machine, you can also use a satin stitch or hand applique your block.

And stitched all the way around the stars and the angel.

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block Six Plus Prizes

The Hosts for the Quilt Along

Please go and have a look at all the hosts posts today. Each of the host will be making all the blocks throughout the Quilt Along and will be providing tips and hints to help you along they way. Plus they will help answer any questions you may have. And it will be awesome to see all the different fabric that is being used by every host, to help you make a decision for your own.

Abbie at Sparkle On

April at JANDA Bend Quilts

Becca at Pretty Piney

Bobbi at Snowy Days Quilting

Karen at Tuna Quilts

Now for the prizes for submitting block 5!

Post your links in the next 2 weeks to be able to wind these prizes. A new set of prizes will be up for grabs for each block being released. The link to Island Batik is here.

Add your link on Sandra Healy’s blog at http://www.sandrahealydesigns.com/shop/. If you don’t have a blog, you can still enter the giveaway by posting you block on Instagram with the #iwishyouamerryqal and in the Facebook group – I Wish You a Merry Quilt Along with the #iwishyouamerryqal. I can’t wait to see everybody’s blocks.

Miss a block!

Don’t worry, here they are;

Block 1: direct link to the block 1 post, that has the download link

Block 2: https://www.jandabendquilts.com/home/i-wish-you-a-merry-qal-block-2-christmas-tree-farm

Block 3: http://www.sliceofpiquilts.com/2017/08/i-wish-you-merry-qal-block-3-tutorial.html

Block 4: http://www.inquiringquilter.com/questions/2017/8/27/i-wish-you-a-merry-qal-block-4

Block 5: https://poweredbyquilting.com/2017/09/11/i-wish-you-a-merry-qal-block-5/

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Vanda Chittenden

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block One Plus Prizes

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I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block One Plus Prizes

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Week 1 Block 1 of the Quilt Along. It has been so much fun designing for this quilt along and who doesn’t love Christmas.

Without further ado, here is block 1. A snowflake, I just could not resist making a snowflake. You see where I live in South Africa our Christmas falls in summer. And I would absolutely love to see a snow white Christmas.

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block One Plus Prizes

For the snowflake I decided to design an applique pattern. It is super simple and easy to make.

You can download the pattern here. Plus clicking on the picture above will take you to the download page as well.

I have put together a tutorial for you to make it easier to follow the instructions.

Tutorial to make the Snowflake block

First you need to cut a 12 ½ inch square for the background. Because this is an applique block it will shrink a bit once appliqued, so cut your square slightly bigger. You can always trim the block down once you are finished.

Step 1:

Cut a 13 inch square of background fabric.

Iron out any wrinkles, then press your square into quarters, I will explain this a little later.

Step 2:

I chose to use raw edge applique.

Place your choice of applique paper (I used fusible applique) on top of the Snowflake template, you should be able to see through the paper or use a light table or press the paper and pattern to a window so that the light shines through.

Trace the patterns on the applique paper with a pencil. Then roughly cut out the pieces, ready to be ironed onto fabric.

Step 3:

Placing the glue side down onto the back of your chosen fabric. Iron it down with dry heat.
Make sure the glue has melted and that the paper is sticking to the fabric.

Step 4:

Cut out all the different shapes using your paper scissors, not your special fabric scissors. This will dull the edge of your fabric scissors.

Step 5:

Once all the pieces are cut out, you can start assembling the pattern.
Normally you will started from the bottom and work your way to the top piece.
Here I decided to place the center white circle down first.
DO NOT iron this yet. Just press down gently on the circle to keep it in place.
See you the quarter lines are coming in handy now.
I used the lines to center the circle nicely.

Step 6:

Place the the inner red circle and finger press it down to hold it in place.

Step 7:

Now place all the inner blades down, pushing the tip of the blade underneath the bigger circle to hold them in place.
I started to place the first one with it’s one edge ¼ inch from one of the creased lines in the background fabric. Continue laying them out.
Then place the larger blades down. Start with the four pieces that will fall on the crease lines. Making sure the top and bottom points are lying right on the crease line. Slip it down in between two smaller blades, until there is just a tiny space left between the smaller and larger blades.
Then place the last four blades. And you finished the pattern. Lightly press with your iron.Additional steps.

I decided to make this quilt with the quilt as you go method.

You could decide to applique the pattern down, by hand or by machine using a zig zag or satin stitch.

I will be using a satin stitch for most of the applique on my machine, once my block is finished I sandwich it and use the satin stitch on my machine. This way I am quilting the block as I am appliqueing the pattern pieces.

To start I have cut some scrap batting lying around in my batting bin. I found two pieces that will work for this block and just need to stitch the together. There are many different ways to put scrap batting together. Using a very loose, large zig zag, I just pull the two edges together on my machine and zig zag all the way.

Sandwich you backing, the batting and your block together and lightly baste them together.

You could use spray baste or pins, whichever is easiest for you. I chose pin basting, as the block is so small.

Stitch the bottom circle first.

Then all the smaller blades.

Now the larger blades.

That inner circle need red thread, I think.

This is what the back looks like.
I wanted the stitches to show up on the back, looking good.

You could use invisible thread so that none of your stitches will show up on the front or the back.

Snip of all your threads.

And there you have the finished block, already quilted, using an applique stitch on the machine.
I might add some more quilting, once all the blocks have been put together.

You can download this tutorial right here.

The Hosts for the Quilt Along

Please go and have a look at all the hosts posts today. Each of the host will be making all the blocks throughout the Quilt Along and will be providing tips and hints to help you along they way. Plus they will help answer any questions you may have. And it will be awesome to see all the different fabric that is being used by every host, to help you make a decision for your own.

Abbie at Sparkle On
April at JANDA Bend Quilts
Becca at Pretty Piney
Bobbi at Snowy Days Quilting
Jennifer at The Inquiring Quilter
Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts
Sandy at SandyStar Designs
Sherry Shish Powered by Quilting

Let us not forget the prizes!

Post your links in the next 2 weeks to be able to wind these prizes. A new set of prizes will be up for grabs for each block being released.

Our lucky winner will receive the Sugar Plum Christmas thread collection from Aurifil, and a digital pattern from Quilt in Piece. The giveaway is open to participants worldwide.

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Have a happy crafty and sewing week.

LLAP

Vanda