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!!
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!
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