Quilt Alongs

Fall into a QAL: Block 1

It’s finally here! Welcome to week one of a mystery Fall quilt along, presented by Partners in Design! Our last quilt along (the I Wish You a Merry QAL) was so popular and so fun, we decided to host another one. So grab your fall fabrics and let's get started!

For my quilt, I’m going scrappy with the goal of reducing my stash. No new fabrics for me if I can help it. <grin> Here's my initial fabric pull--I'll add to this as I need for each block.

To create this pile, I started with that lovely batik at the bottom of this image. Then I pulled fabrics to compliment it. If you need more fabric help or additional details on the quilt along itself, click here.

The first block in our quilt along was designed by Vanda @ Quilting with Vanda and it’s an adorable hedgehog! Here’s my version.

This block utilizes fusible applique, although you can use hand applique if you want (just add seam allowances to the templates when you cut out your pieces.) If you’ve never attempted applique before, don’t worry. As a quilt along host, I’m here to help!

My Fabric Pull for This Block

For this block, I had a few goals. First, since it was the first block in the quilt, I wanted it to set the tone. To accomplish this goal I decided that the hedgehog needed to compliment my focus fabric and really pull some of its colors out.

Second, I wanted the block to be funky and fun and to use a mix of prints and batiks. Finally, I wanted to keep the contrast between the body and the face of the original block so the hedgehog would look just as cute. Here's Vanda's block from the pattern.

For my fabric pull I started with the fabric for the hedgehog's body--a wonderful burgundy with a curly motif that reminded me a bit of fur. Next, I found a golden orange batik with a cute dot that I thought complimented the burgundy nicely and provided that contrast I wanted between the hedgehog's body and its face.

I chose a warm orange for the feet and ears, a blue green for the eyes, and a dark olive green for the nose. I deliberately chose small prints so the features of the hedgehog would not get lost in the design of the fabric.

Finally, I auditioned the fabric pull on my focus fabric to see how well it complimented it. It looked so good I decided to use some of the focus fabric as the background for the block. I think it makes my hedgehog look like he's in a forest!

Block Tips

Here are my tips for making the block:

  • When you print out the templates on page 3-4 of the pattern, make sure you print at 100% and do not scale the pattern to fit. I always measure my printout to make sure it's right. Yep! The 1-inch square measures one inch!
  • Cut your background square 13” as instructed. I’ve found that applique often distorts your block just a bit, so working with a background that's large enough so you can square it up after you get the block appliqued is a good idea.
  • I like to use the Crafted Applique method for my fusible applique, so I went about making this block a bit differently than most people. First, I rough-cut the templates, and use them to cut out the fabrics. For the eyes, ears, and paws, I simply folded the fabric and cut two at a time rather than use two different templates for each eye, ear, or paw. Folding it this way creates to mirror-image pieces, perfect for the eyes, ears, and paws.

Next, I applied Fabric Modge-Podge to the back side of each piece, just along the edges. I use cheap foam brushes and the back side (non-printed) side of some grocery bags to apply the Modge-Podge. You can learn more about this method in the Crafted Applique book by Lara Buccella. In the book you'll learn that there are different kinds of Modge-Podge and that each one works differently in quilt applique.

The Modge-Podge seals the edges of the appliques so they won't fray. According to the book, you can skip the fusible part and simply iron your pieces to the background and the Modge-Podge will make them stay. I think I must handle my block too much because the pieces don't stay for me like they do when you fuse them. So what I do is apply the Modge-Podge and then add a bit of fusible or fabric glue to each applique piece so it'll stick long enough for me to stitch it down. If you read the book you'll get tons of ideas and awesome tips for applying the Crafted Applique method to the way you like to work so that you get good results.

By the way, with the Crafted Applique method you don't need to stitch along the edges of your applique pieces because the edges are sealed and won't fray. I stitch them down because I like the look and because they don't seem to fuse permanently for me. (I'm just too much of a fabric fondler I guess! <grin>)

For my block, I used Aurifil 50 wt. #5013 (Asphalt), Aurifil 80 wt #2885 (Medium Spruce), Wonderfil Konfetti 50 wt #KT402 (Drab Orange), and Sulky 40 wt #1035 (Dark Burgundy) to finish the edges of my applique.

  • If you're not going to use the Crafted Applique method, then trace the templates onto the back side of your fusible and rough-cut the fusible out. I typically cut out the center of each fusible piece to reduce the amount of fusible I apply to my fabric. This keeps the piece from getting stiff. Iron the fusible (glue side down) to the back of each applique fabric, then cut each piece out right on the line. (With fusible applique, you don't leave a seam allowance.)
  • I use Heat n Bond Lite, so I press with a Medium dry iron (no steam).
  • When I have an applique that's made up of several shapes (like this hedgehog), I build the image on a Teflon pressing sheet. With the sheet, you can fuse each part in place without fusing the entire hedgehog to anything.

When you're done building the hedgehog, you simply move it to the background and fuse it in place. Using this method allows you to center the hedgehog on the background as a single unit. So much easier than guessing!

  • If you don't have a Teflon pressing sheet you can use parchment paper. If you think there might be stray glue on the front side of the piece, protect your iron from the fusible glue by using a pressing cloth (between the shapes and the iron) when fusing.
  • If you get fusible on your iron, just rub it off with a used dryer sheet while the iron is still a bit hot. Works like magic!
  • After fusing the hedgehog to the background, stitch around the edges of each applique piece with matching thread. I typically use a straight stitch, although you could use a small zig-zag, blanket stitch, or satin stitch.
  • When I use a satin stitch to finish the edges of my applique, I fuse a wash-away stabilizer to the back of the block before stitching in order to prevent puckering.
  • After appliqueing the hedgehog in place, I lightly pressed my block and then trimmed it to 12 1/2” square. First I trimmed the bottom side, making sure that it was level with the bottom of the paws.

When I next trimmed the right side, I made sure that the nose was centered within the width of the block. Finally, I trimmed the top and left side so that the block was cut to 12-1/2" square.

If you have any questions while making this block, feel free to post them here in the comments. Just be sure to enter an email address when prompted so I can get back to you quickly.

Where do i get the block pattern?

Drop by Vanda’s blog to download your free hedgehog block pattern.

Visit the other hosts if you want to see their versions of this block and gather ideas for your hedgehog. Here are the hosts:

Abbie at Sparkle On
April at JANDA Bend Quilts
Bobbi at Snowy Days Quilting
Jennifer at The Inquiring Quilter
Karen at Tu-Na Quilts, Travels and Eats
Sherry at Powered by Quilting
Vanda at Quilting with Vanda

If you want to see the schedule for the quilt along and the list of block designers, click here.

How Do I Enter the Giveaway?

First, you must be 18 years old to enter. Then, to enter the Hedgehog block giveaway simply make the Hedgehog block and post it in one of these three places before the deadline.

You have until Monday, May 28th at 11:59 pm EST to post your block for a chance to win this awesome prize package—four half-yards of assorted Boundless Fabric Solids by Craftsy and one PDF pattern of your choice from Vanda @ Quilting with Vanda.

On Tuesday, May 29th, be sure to come back here for the next block in our quilt along! You can follow me on social media or sign up for my newsletter if you’d like a reminder when the next block is posted. You’ll find all the ways to follow me at the top of my sidebar. If you have any general questions about the quilt along or would like to see the complete schedule, click the Fall into a QAL tab above.

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Announcing a Fall Quilt Along from Partners in Design!

I'm so excited today to finally be able to announce the next quilt along by the Partners in Design -- the same group of quilt designers and bloggers who brought you the Christmas mystery quilt along, I Wish You a Merry Quilt Along!

Yep, we've got a name now--Partners in Design--and a sparkling new logo to go with it. In addition, we've got a purpose--to create a place for fabric and friends to meet up in creative fun! That place, by the way, is our Facebook group, our Instagram hashtag, and our collective blogs.

A lot of you quilted along with us last year and had a lot of fun with the I Wish You a Merry Quilt Along. Well, it's time to gear up for fall as we host our Fall into a Quilt Along!

So I'm New to Quilt Alongs. How Does It Work?

Basically, every two weeks we'll release a block pattern. Make the block, take a photo of it, and share it online before the next block comes out, and you're entered in our prize giveaway.

At the end of the quilt along, we'll provide some setting suggestions for turning your blocks into a finished quilt. Complete the top and post a photo of it by the deadline, and you'll be entered in our final grand prize giveaway.

Along the way, ask questions, share insights and tips, and basically have tons of fun as everyone makes their quilt.

What If I Need Help on a Block?

No worries! We've got a Facebook group you can ask questions in, day or night. Wanna know if your fabric choices are good? Wanna check if that red piece goes on top of the blue piece or under it? Post a question and get an answer.

We've also got seven hosts located around the globe, ready to help. When a block is released, each host will post their personal tips and techniques for making that block. They will also share their fabric choices and personal touches. Talk about an idea factory!

Our hosts are experienced quilters and pattern designers so you're sure to get the help you need to succeed with each and every block.

I Don't Know If I Have the Time

I don't know either, but I sure hope you do! I can promise you this: if you make time for us, we'll make time for you and give you as much help, encouragement, and fun as you can handle.

Here is the schedule for the quilt along, the names of the designers for each block, and the date when each block will be released. Block patterns will be released every two weeks at midnight EST on the dates listed.

I'm In! What Should I Do?

Basically, come to my blog every other Tuesday beginning May 15th. As your host, I’ll present my version of the new block, share my tips and suggestions for success, and link you to the block pattern for that week. Here's a list of the other hosts if you want to drop in on them as well, and get their point of view on a block.

In the Meantime...

  • First, if you’re on Facebook, join our Facebook group. There you can ask questions, show off the fabrics you’ve chosen for each block, and get to know each other. When a block is made, you can post its photo to the Facebook group to enter our bi-weekly prize giveaways.
  • If you’re on Instagram, search the hashtag #fallintoaqal for inspiration for choosing colors for a block. When your block is made, you can post its photo to Instagram with the hashtag to enter our giveaways. Please follow me because I’ll be posting to Instagram and using the hashtag as well—I’m @inquiringquilter.
  • Sign up for my newsletter so you don’t miss anything, or follow me in other ways. Just look at the top of my sidebar for the ways to follow.

Don't worry; you don’t have to belong to Facebook or use Instagram to participate. Just drop by my blog every Tuesday beginning May 15th, and I'll not only show you my version of the block and share my tips for constructing it, but I'll also point you to the designer's blog where you can download the pattern and later upload your photo so you can enter the giveaway that week.

I'll be gathering the links to each block pattern on my special Fall into a QAL page (see the link to this special page at the top of my blog) so you can easily catch up if you fall behind at some point.

What Fabrics Will I Need for This?

Almost forgot the fabrics! <grin> Yep, you'll probably want to gather some up before the first block is released on May 15th.

For my quilt, I’m going to make my quilt using a mix of prints and batiks from my stash. I'm probably going to go scrappy with my backgrounds, but I'm estimating about 1-1/2 total yards for that. You might want more though if you think you'll use the background to finish your quilt--for alternate setting blocks, for sashing or cornerstones, or for borders or binding.

For the rest of the quilt, I'd pick up a nice selection of fall colors, maybe 1/4 to 1/2 yard each depending on how many fabrics you go with. For my selection, I started with this awesome batik (shown at the bottom of this image), then pulled fabrics I thought would go with it. I'll make adjustments to my selections as needed, as each block is released. As you can see though, my stash is large so I'll have no problems finding what I need. Not shown here is my background fabric, which I think will probably be a selection of light tans.

Now, about finishing your quilt. You can set your blocks however you like, with or without sashing, on-point, or with alternate pieced or non-pieced blocks. Since you know the finished size of the blocks (12”) and their number (12) you could start playing with setting options now, then get enough backing, sashing (if any) and binding for that. Or you could just chill. I’ll be presenting several ideas for settings after the last block is presented and hopefully these suggestions will spark the perfect ending for your Fall mystery quilt. If you want to see how I set the blocks from the I Wish You a Merry Quilt Along, click here.

Tell me how to win!

We will award a prize every two weeks to the lucky quilter who finishes the current block and posts it to our Facebook group or to Instagram (with the hashtag #FallintoaQAL) or uploads a photo to the link up on the block designer's blog.

To make it easy on you, simply come back here every two weeks on a Tuesday, pick up the new block instructions, make your block, and post a photo to one of those three places before the next block comes out. That’s how you get entered in the prize giveaways. By the way, unlike a lot of contests on the web, ours is open to International participants as well!

An important note: To keep the contest portion of the quilt-along fair and fun for everyone, only quilts that use all of the designers' blocks will be eligible for the grand prize. Likewise, our bi-weekly giveaways will only be open to those that make the designer's block.

Share the news!

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The more people who participate in our quilt along, the more fun it will be! So please invite your friends to our quilt along by posting our quilt along button to Facebook, Instagram, and elsewhere.

Post the button with a link to my quilt along page so your friends can read all about it and get ready to quilt along too! To save the button to your computer, right click it and choose Save Picture As.

Here's the link to my quilt along page that you can also copy and share.

http://www.inquiringquilter.com/fall-into-a-quilt-along/

See you May 15th!

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I Wish You a Merry QAL - Block 2

Welcome to Week 2! I hope you all enjoyed making the first block in our quilt along. If you are just joining us, you can find the pattern for Block 1 here. It's not too late to join us...you can still enter giveaways by the block(s) of the week by the deadline, and enter the grand prize giveaway by making a quilt top with all the blocks. Look what you can win!

Here's my version of Block 1.

Block 2 in our quilt along was designed by April @ JANDA Bend Quilts and it's a tree farm! Here's my version.

I'm using the Shiny Objects in Holiday Twinkle collection by flaurie & finch for RJR Fabrics for this quilt along. From the collection, I chose #3023-08 (Pistachio) for the background of my block and #3022-07 (Tannenbaum), #3026-05 (Tannenbaum), 3164-06 (Tannenbaum) for the trees. For the tree trunks, I used a piece of textured brown fabric from my stash.

Now, as a QAL host, I'm here to help you achieve success with this block. My first tip is, don't do what I did. <grin>

I spent the weekend at a quilt retreat, and brought fabrics to make this block and the next two on the QAL schedule. I started with this block since I needed to get it done and photographed in time for this post. Before I left, I packed everything I would need for the weekend--fabrics, tools, and my sewing machine. I also packed my tablet because I needed to do some pattern design work during the weekend as well. I didn't print any of the block patterns for the QAL since I had them in PDF format on my tablet.

That was my mistake.

I completely forgot that for this block, you’ll need to print templates or paper-piecing foundations. When I sat down to do the block, I realized I hadn’t printed out anything. Ugh. No problem—the instructions say you can also use the Quilt in a Day Triangle in a Square ruler to make the tree units. I don’t have that one, but hey, I’m at a quilt retreat so maybe someone else does.

Unfortunately for me, I looked at a lot of specialty rulers that various people had brought, but no Triangle in a Square ruler. Now, I could have gone to a nearby quilt store in hopes that they had it, but I wanted to get started sewing and not shop. Plus I didn’t want to spend any money to make just one block. So….

I pulled out my tablet and opened the PDF. I set it to 100% viewing and traced the templates. On lined paper because that was all I had. Tracing the templates was not easy, because the stupid tablet kept readjusting the size of the PDF whenever my fingers touched the screen. Eventually though I got it done by tracing only the corners of each template and using a ruler to connect the corners. After I got the templates made, I cut them out with my paper scissors (yeah, I remembered to bring them!) and then I put the three template pieces together and measured to make sure the result would be a 3” block finished.

Guess what! The silly things worked! <grin>

Assuming you aren’t dumb like me and that you actually print out either the templates or the foundations and don't try to just wing it, here are my tips for making the block:

  • First, I highly recommend paper-piecing the block. That’s what I would have done if I’d only thought ahead and printed them out! I know some of you hate paper-piecing like the plague, but it’s very doable. To help you, I’ve got a photo tutorial here for paper piecing.
  • Although it doesn't say so, you can also use Tri Recs rulers to make the tree units in the block. and no, no one had Tri Recs rulers at the retreat. Just my luck! <grin>
  • My next tip is to measure your templates/foundations after printing to make sure they are the right size before cutting any fabric. The block finishes at 3”, so paper-piecing foundations should measure 3-1/2” along the outside edges (which includes the seam allowances). If you’re printing templates, the big triangle should measure 3” along the bottom edge excluding the seam allowances.
  • Read the directions! After making the tree square in square blocks, you cut 1/2” off the bottom of the tree to make room for the trunk. Since I was using my handmade paper templates, I sewed the trees then trimmed them to 3-1/2” square. Later, when I was told to lop of the 1/2”, I trimmed again. You might not need to trim your tree units twice, but it sure helps ensure accuracy! Oh, and when trimming, make sure you keep that 1/4" above the tip of the tree--unless you want the tops of your trees lopped off when you sew everything together!
  • The strip set you make for the trunks is actually finishes wider than it needs to be, so the directions tell you to trim each trunk unit after sub-cutting the strip set into (8) 1" x 4" tree trunk units. If I’d thought about it, I would have made the strip set and trimmed it to 3-1/2” wide before sub-cutting the strip set into tree trunk units that needed to be individually trimmed to 1” x 3-1/2”. But I didn't. Like I said, don't do this like I did! <grin> By the way, I kinda liked making the strip set larger, since after trimming it was perfect. Sweet!
  • If you go the paper template route, you can cut out the trees by fixing the template to the bottom edge of your ruler like I did. That way, you can rotary cut those suckers. Notice that you can save time by cutting a strip the size of the triangles (I think I cut a 3 1/2" strip but I forgot to write that down) and then sub-cutting.
  • You can also cut the side triangles by cutting a strip and sub-cutting. Again, I think it was a 3-1/2" strip but I'm not sure.
  • Me, I like trimming to make things the right size. So, after trimming the tree blocks to lop off that 1/2”and then adding the tree trunk units, I squared up my tree blocks again to make sure they were exactly 3-1/2” square before piecing the block together. And yep, I squared my block to 12-1/2” after it was done to make sure I won’t run into problems putting my quilt together. A lot of trimming, but that’s me and I like doing that a whole lot better than I do unsewing.
  • Just a note: the pattern calls for the four middle trees (diagonally) to be the same fabric, the top trees to be a second fabric, and the bottom trees to be a third fabric. I kept to the plan mostly, but did mix up the outer diagonal trees just a bit because I liked that better. So if you want your block to turn out like April's, again, don't do what I did.
  • After sewing the block together, you might want to press your seams up, away from the tree tops. That usually helps you get sharp points.

Despite my silliness, this block went together reasonably fast. But if you have any questions while making this block, feel free to post them here in the comments. Be sure to enter an email address when prompted so I can get back to you quickly.

Be sure to drop by April’s blog to get your free tree farm block pattern. Don’t forget to visit the other hosts if you want to see other versions of this block.

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

To enter the Tree Farm block giveaway, you must make the block and post it in one of these three places by Monday, August 28th at 11:59 PM EST.

If you post your block by the deadline, you might win wonderful prize package—a $25 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop and one "Geese in the Flower Pots" PDF pattern from April @ JANDA Bend Quilts.

On Tuesday, August 29th, be sure to come back here for the next two blocks in our quilt along! Yep, next time you get to make two blocks! You can follow me on social media or sign up for my newsletter if you’d like a reminder when the next block is posted. You’ll find all the ways to follow me at the top of my sidebar. If you have any general questions about the quilt along or would like to see the complete schedule, click the I Wish You a Merry QAL tab above.

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Welcome to Block 1 of the I Wish You a Merry QAL

I can’t believe it’s finally here! Welcome to week one of our mystery Christmas quilt along!

For my quilt, I’m going to be using the Shiny Objects in Holiday Twinkle collection by flaurie & finch for RJR Fabrics.

The first block in our quilt along was designed by Vanda @ Quilt in Piece and it’s a snowflake! Here’s my version. From the Holiday Twinkle collection, I chose #3022-05 (Red Violet) for the background of my block and #2792-12 (Snow) for the snowflake.

This block utilizes fusible applique, although you can use hand applique if you want (just add seam allowances to the template when you cut your pieces out.) If you’ve never attempted applique before, don’t worry. As a quilt along host, I’m here to help! Here are my tips for making the block:

  • If you're a person who likes to measure your templates after printing to make sure they are the right size, I thought I'd share that for me, Template E measured 4” from tip to tail.
  • Cut your background square 13” as instructed. I’ve found that applique often distorts your block just a bit, so working with a background that's large enough so you can square it up after you get the block appliqued is a good idea.
  • I cut a 6-1/2" x 13-1/2" rectangle for my white snowflake points. I was cutting a 13-1/2" square to put aside as a background for a future block so it was easy to cut that size rectangle. No need to cram everything together--they will all fit nicely on this size rectangle.
  • Don't forget to cut the C template from the red and not the white. I almost cut everything from white until I looked at the picture again! Use a 2-1/4" square for the red circle.
  • Iron your fusible to the back of your white and red scraps following manufacturer's directions. I use Heat n Bond Lite, so I press with a Medium dry iron (no steam). While you're waiting for everything to cool, trace your shapes in pencil onto the release paper.
  • Cut out your shapes right on the line. With fusible applique, you don't leave a seam allowance. Position your shapes and fuse them in place following the manufacturer's directions. I use a Teflon pressing sheet to protect my ironing board from stray fusibles, and a pressing cloth (between the shapes and my iron) to protect my iron.

 

  • If you get fusible on your iron, just rub it off while the iron is still a bit hot, using an old dryer sheet.

 

  • I folded my background square into quarters, then folded it again like this—I found that the creases really helped me position the snowflake center and the points.
  • I use a Teflon pressing sheet whenever I do fusible applique, Here I used it to fuse together the two circles that make up the center first, before fusing the center unit to the background. Don't have a pressing sheet? Try using the release paper on the back of your fusible web. The idea is that you're fusing the pieces together, without fusing them to your ironing board.
  • Don’t fuse the center down until you’ve placed the smaller snowflake points because you need to slip the ends of the smaller points just under the center circle. I measured the smaller points so I could control exactly how much of those small tips I tucked under the center circle. For me, the small tips measured 2-1/4" when tucked under. You could probably just eyeball everything--I'm just a measurer so this was my approach.
  • I measured the larger tips as well when placing them, putting the tip about 1/2" from the white ring.
  • I need to mention that the pattern gives you two options--you can place the small points on the compass points (N, S, E, W) or place the larger points there. I found that since you need to place the smaller point first, it was easier to place them on the compass points (where I'd pressed in the folds -- at North, South, East, West, NE, NW, SE, and SW). There's no right or wrong here and you could go your own way and place your points a bit more willy nilly if want. After all, it's a snowflake and no two are alike! So relax and have fun.
  • I use the Crafted Applique method for fusible applique, which involves using Fabric Modge Podge to prevent the cut edges of your applique pieces from fraying. In theory you shouldn't need to stitch your applique pieces down if you use this method, but I always do because I like the look of stitching and I also want to make sure everything will stay in place through many washings if needed.

If you don’t use the Crafted Applique method, then you’ll need to stitch around the edges of the applique pieces after you fuse them in place to keep the edges from fraying. Here are my tips that doing that:

  • First, I would stitch around the edges of your applique pieces now, rather than waiting until the quilt is assembled because it is so much easier to guide a single block under the needle than an entire quilt.
  • I typically use a straight stitch, although you could use a small zig-zag, blanket stitch, or satin stitch. Use a thread that matches the snowflake points and the red center.
  • When I use a satin stitch, I fuse a wash-away stabilizer to the back of the block before stitching in order to prevent puckering.
  • I used Sulky 40 wt #1169 Bayberry Red on the red center, and Sulky Metallic #7001Silver on the snowflake points to add just a touch of glimmer.
  • After appliqueing the snowflake in place, I lightly pressed my block and then trimmed it to 12 1/2” square.

If you have any questions while making this block, feel free to post them here in the comments. Just be sure to enter an email address when prompted so I can get back to you quickly.

Well, that’s about it! Drop by Vanda’s blog to get your free snowflake block pattern. Don’t forget to visit the other hosts if you want to see other versions of this block. Here are the hosts:

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

To enter the Snowflake block giveaway, you must make the Snowflake block and post it in one of these three places before the deadline.

You have until Monday, August 14th AT 11:59 pm EST to post your block for a chance to win this awesome prize package—one Sugar Plum Christmas Aurifil thread box by Anne Sutton and one PDF pattern of your choice from Vanda @ Quilt in Piece.

On Tuesday, August 15th, be sure to come back here for the next block in our quilt along! You can follow me on social media or sign up for my newsletter if you’d like a reminder when the next block is posted. You’ll find all the ways to follow me at the top of my sidebar. If you have any general questions about the quilt along or would like to see the complete schedule, click the I Wish You a Merry QAL tab above.

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