OK it’s finally here! I’ve been itching to reveal my block for the I wish you a Merry Quilt Along party! When the ladies from the 2017 New Quilt Bloggers group mentioned they were planning this QAL, I jumped at the opportunity to at least design a block even if I couldn’t host the QAL. As soon as I found out a Christmas theme was chosen, I thought of what Christmas reminds me of and for me there are no snows, Santa or Angels. However, It’s a time of giving and I decided to play around with the idea of Christmas presents. After a couple of failed attempts, I present to you with love at Christmas this set of gift boxes!
I’ve included a pattern with all the fabric requirements, cutting instructions and a well illustrated step by step instruction to create your own block.
Warning: piecing the top diagonal ribbon is a bit trying but never mind, I have also included an easier applique method.
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From sketch to a couple of my test blocks:
Guess what, there are prizes to be won for piecing your version of this block and all you have to do is add your link to the linky party at the end of the post (The prize entry window is opened from now till 11:59PM Eastern on October 24, 2017.) You can also upload your completed block to the Facebook group or Instagram with the #iwishyouamerryqal tag before the giveaway window closes.
The lucky winner will get one PDF pattern of their choice from @quiltingjetgirl and a pair of scissors from Warm Crochet . Warm Crochet is also offering a discount code to all QAL participants, the code “ChristmasQAL” will give 10% off your purchase.
If you are just joining the QAL, here is a quick links page to catch up on all the fun blocks and tutorials that have been posted so far. Block 7 designed by SandyStar Designs was also revealed today, visit her to find the tutorial for the block.
Make a quilt top using all twelve of the QAL blocks by January 16th, 2018 and you will be eligible to enter for the grand prize (see the list of sponsors in the image below). Please note that all patterns are only free until the end of the QAL.
Be sure to check out the QAL hosts to see their version and helpful hints on completing your block!
Abbie @Sparkle On
April @JANDA Bend Quilts
Becca @Pretty Piney
Bobbi @Snowy Days Quilting
Jennifer @Inquiring Quilter
Laura @Slice of Pi Quilts
Sandy @SandyStar Designs
Vanda @Quilt in Piece
I hope you enjoy making this block and I would love to see your version when you do. Thanks for stopping by!
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