Moda Bake Shop is hosting such a fun holiday quiltalong right now. They post a new block every single day that will turn into a fun Christmas sampler quilt. The instructions for each block are given in 6″ and 12″ sizes, so it is a great resource for blocks for swaps or other things! I designed this present block for the quiltalong. I am not going to lie, I have big plans for this block, once Christmas sewing calms down and I can dive in head first. For the instructions, head on over to Moda Bake Shop blog!
Last year I participated in a quilting bee with some local friends. The premise was that each month there would be 1-2 queen bees who would receive their blocks from the other quilters during that month. We each could choose whatever 12″ block (or equivalent) we would like, set up fabric parameters, and watch as our vision came to life. I chose to have my friends make 4 bow tie blocks that were each 6″, used any low volume fabric they chose, and any color other than brown as the main print. The blocks they made ended up making up about 1/3 of this quilt and helped add so much variety to my quilt. There is not a print that is repeated other than a few low volumes.
The response I received to this quilt was really positive and so I decided to release a pattern. As with all of my creations, there are lots of diagrams, some words, and wonderfully thoughtful design as done by my dear husband. This pattern is fat quarter friendly with minimal waste, or works REALLY well with scraps. Ask me how I know. 🙂
You can get it in my Craftsy shop or in my Etsy shop.
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