I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block Five 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 5.
This block is designed by Sherry Shish from Powered By Quilting (click this link for the pattern download page). It is the Snowman block.
Fabric selection for this block.
I chose a nice bright green for the background, white for the snowman and red and black for the hat.
Here is my version of the block.
I chose green thread for the background fabric and invisible thread for the rest of the block.
Stitch in the ditch all the way around each item, like the hat, band, the scarf and snowman.
The nose is machine appliqued in place.
Then switch to your quilting or darning foot, and make a meander all over the background. Or be more creative, and quilt some snowflakes.
For the snowman, I used some water erasable marker, and drew some pebble shapes on his body, and quilted the pebbles. The marks will wash out and leave a beautiful texture. The idea is that it would look like handfuls of snow patted down while you make your snowman.
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
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.
Add your link on Sherry Shish from Powered By Quilting. 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