It just occurred to me that by the 8th day of Christmas in the song, the poor object of the singer's affection had received 120 gifts - actually 128 if you count the 8 cows today's "maids a-milking" were milking! Wow! Now, we haven't had the same quantity of gifts through this hop as in the song, but we've certainly had some great quality, haven't we? Fabulous projects so far, and so many more great ones to come!
Today we are joined by Marian, who blogs over at Seams to Be Sew. She has some great ornaments and holiday decorations to share with us that I can't wait to see, and Meloney of Mel's Quilting Blog has another great gift idea to share. And there are giveaways today, so be sure to hop on over to their blogs and throw your name in the hat!
And now, let's finish up all those B Blocks! Today is pretty simple - isn't it nice to have an easy day? The first thing we need to do is press the webbed blocks we made on Thursday.
Lay the block on your ironing board with the pieced columns running vertically (up and down). Press the seams on the outer columns away from the center block in the strip. Press the seams on the center column in towards the center block in the strip. Repeat for all 13 B blocks.
Now sew the final two seams on your block, nesting the seams to match the intersections on each row. Repeat for all 13 blocks.
Now for the final pressing. Spin the seams at each intersection (view this short video if you need a refresher on how to do that) to reduce bulk and then press the block carefully. Repeat for all 13 blocks.
And now you have completed all the blocks for your quilt! Tomorrow we'll work on assembling the quilt top center. For now, put all your blocks up on your design wall and pat yourself on the back - aren't they gorgeous?
It's so exciting when we get to the home stretch of the quilt-along quilt - but while that's winding down, there's a lot more going on in the blog hop! Be sure to check back tomorrow to see what's new, and if you haven't seen all the previous days' posts, don't miss them!!
Saturday, July 14th
Joy @ Days Filled With Joy
Selina @ Selina Quilts
Sunday, July 15th
Joanne @ Everyone Deserves a Quilt
Jan @ The Colorful Fabriholic
Monday, July 16th
Carole @ From My Carolina Home
Jamie @ L'Fair Quilts
Karen @ Tu-Na Quilts, Travels & Eats
Tuesday, July 17th
Sharon @ Vrooman's Quilts
Mary @ Made by Marney
Wednesday, July 18th
Cindy @ Stitchin' At Home
Karrin @ Karrin's Crazy World
Thursday, July 19th
Christina @ Christina's Handicrafts
Sherry @ Books, Hooks, Sticks, etc.
Danice @ Homespun Hannah
Friday, July 20th
Kristi @ Confessions of A Fabric Addict
Wendy @ Pieceful Thoughts
Saturday, July 21st
Marian @ Seams To Be Sew
Meloney @ Mel's Quilting Blog
Sunday, July 22nd
Anja @ Anja Quilts
Moira @ Quilted Snail
Monday, July 23rd
Brenda @ Songbird Designs
Amy @ Sea of Estrogen
Bonnie @ In Stitches With Bonnie
Tuesday, July 24th
Kathy @ Kathy's Kwilts and More
Summer @ Summer Lee Quilts
Wednesday, July 25th