It's Friday again - and we all know what that means, right? It's time to get our whoop whoop on!! Are you ready? I am! So let's get started...
This week, I've been working hard on something special - my contribution to the upcoming Twelve Days of Christmas in July blog hop! I'm hosting the hop, so each day I'll be letting you know where to find each day's bloggers. And I'm especially excited about my part in the hop. For twelve days, starting on July 14th and ending on July 25th, I'll be leading you through a Christmas quilt-along. If you can put in an hour or less each day, I can pretty much guarantee that you will have a beautiful Christmas quilt top by the end of the hop. I'll be breaking the quilt down into simple steps, and including some tips that will make each step go quickly and easily. Many of you have wondered how I can get quilts finished so quickly - I'll be sharing some of those tips with you!
Now, I don't want to reveal the quilt I've been working on yet (I still need to quilt it!) but I can reveal the EQ7 diagram...
If you think this is something you'd like to join in on, I'd suggest you do just a little bit of prep work. First of all, gather up your fabrics. Here are the fabric requirements that will yield a 76" square quilt:
Fabric for block centers, center- and cornerstones - 1/2 yard (you may wish to have extra for fussy cuts)
Fabric for inner (green) star - 3/8 yard
Fabric for outer (red) star - 1 1/4 yards
Background, sashing and border fabric - 3 7/8 yards
NOTE: You could conceivably make this quilt scrappy, using assorted scraps in similar colors to make up the inner star and outer star. Similarly, you could use a mix of low volume fabrics or white-on-white prints for the background fabrics. If you are a scrappy quilter, I'm sure you can figure out your fabric requirements for this. If not, just be sure you have enough of each color group to get a sufficient number of pieces in each color grouping from your scrap stash. The instructions are geared toward using yardage for this quilt.
If you haven't done it already, press your fabrics, lining up the selvages neatly and trimming the ends as needed to make them even and straight.
This would also be a good time to put a fresh blade in your rotary cutter! We will be cutting multiple layers of fabric, so a fresh blade is really helpful. It will make your cutting go much faster if yo aren't dealing with a dull blade.
I do hope you'll join me! Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a beautiful new quilt to decorate your home with this Christmas season?
Linking up with Julie at Pink Doxies #bravequilter!
So that's what I'm whooping about this week!
And now it's your turn!
What's got you whooping it up?
What's making you dance a little happy dance?
Share - we want to dance right along with you -
And it's always more fun to dance with friends!
The party will stay open until Sunday midnight.
Hope to see you there!