Saturday, July 23, 2016

12 Days of Christmas in July, and Quilt-Along Day 10!

 Hi, all!

Can you believe that Christmas is only twenty-two weeks away?  And those twenty-two weeks will go by in a flash.  But hopefully you've found some great ideas in the 12 Days of Christmas in July blog hop - and there's still more to come!

Today we've got two more great bloggers all ready to share their amazing ideas with you!  First up is Joanne, who blogs at Everyone Deserves a Quilt.  Joanne definitely has Christmas on the brain right now - her blog is jingling all the way!  Be sure to check out her post today - she's having a giveaway, too!

And then hop over to see Paige, at Quilted Blooms.  Paige calls herself a traditional quilter with a love of appliqué and a recent fondness for all things modern - and you should check out her finished quilts gallery.  She's really taken on modern and has some beautiful creations!  She's got something special to share with us today - I hope you're as excited as I am to see exactly what she's made!

So hop on over and check out today's bloggers, then come back for Day 10 of the quilt-along.  The end is in sight!!

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Today we're going to finish assembling the blocks.  You should have three stacks from yesterday - arranged vertically, you will have a right, center and left stack.  



If space permits, take the left hand stack and the center stack and lay them next to your sewing machine as shown above.

Lay the top strip from the right hand stack face down top of the left hand stack and pick up the top pair. Pin to match seams as needed and stitch the seam.  Repeat for all four sets.  Press the seams toward the outside of the block.


Lay the units you just created to the far left of your sewing machine bed, with the rearming right side units to the right of it as shown above.  Lay one unit from the right hand stack face down on the left hand stack and pick up the top pair.  Pin as needed to match seams and sew the seam.  Repeat for all four units.  Press the seams toward the outside of the block.


Your blocks are now complete!  Put them up on the design wall and just imagine how close you are to a finished top.  Just two more rounds of sewing - two hours or less - and you'll be done!

Hugs and see you tomorrow!

Sarah

Here's the list of all the great bloggers involved in the hop... catch up if you need to!

July 14th:     Sharon Vrooman @ Vrooman’s Quilts
                    Carole Carter @ From My Caroline Home

July 15th:    Yanicka Hachez @ Finding Myself As An Artist
                   Chris Dodsley @ Made by ChrissieD

July 16th:     Marsha Hodgkins @ Quilter in Motion
                    Leanne Parsons  @ Devoted Quilter

July 17th:     Tonia Conner @ All Thingz Sewn
                    Selina @ Selina Quilts

July 18th:     Lara Buccella @ Buzzin Bumble
                    Soma Acharya @ Whims and Fancies

July 19th:     Joanne Harris@ Quilts by Joanne
                    Suzy Webster @ Adventurous Applique and Quilting

July 20th:     Vicki in MN @ Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting
                    Jennifer Fulton @ The Inquiring Quilter

July 21st:     Michele Kuhns @ Crayon Box Quilt Studio
                    Jan Ochterbeck @ The Colorful Fabriholic

July 22nd:     Alla Blanca @ Rainbows. Bunnies. Cupcakes.
                     Zenia Rene Lewis @ A Quilted Passion

July 23rd:     Joanne Hubbard @ Everyone Deserves a Quilt
                    Paige Alexander @ Quilted Blooms

July 24th:     Carolyn Jones @ …by CJ
                    Tisha Nagel @ Quilty Therapy

July 25th:     Susan Arnold @ Quilt Fabrication
                    Beth Sellers @ Cooking Up Quilts

                    Linda Pearl @ One Quilting Circle

5 comments:

  1. And so the quilt is almost done, and the hop comes to its end soon too.this has been such a great way to meet many new quilters, and those who comment as well. I can only imagine the hours behind the scenes as each day opens to another 2 members.

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  2. Wow, getting close now! It REALLY is coming all together! Sarah, thank you for hosting 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! So much inspiration at each stop!

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  3. Your block looks fabulous. I can imagine it in many different colors.

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  4. what a lovely block. this looks like it would be a fantastic quilt for Christmas time.

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  5. I've sewn up my block! I'm amazed! It all came together very precisely and I'm extremely pleased with it. This is the first pattern I've followed, my first X mas quilt and I'm very happy! Also it's my first hst quilt!! I'm going to think seriously about making three more blocks. But it may stay as is and become my Christmas wall hanging:) thanks for the pattern :) emilyste7ens at gmail dot com

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