I Wish You a Merry Quilt-A-Long Block 1

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I Wish You a Merry Quilt-A-Long Block 1

Do you ever see a quilt block that you just know you HAVE to make? I felt that way when I saw the Snowflake block that is the first block in the new Merry Quilt-A-Long. This is a free QAL that just started and if you haven’t seen it yet…..you’ll probably be like me and want to make it!I Wish You a Merry Quilt-A-Long

I’m not sure if I’ll do the whole Merry Quilt-A-Long but this block was so beautiful and I couldn’t wait to make it!

You can read all about the I Wish You a Merry Quilt-A-Long and get then get Block 1 – the Snowflake here. There is also a Facebook group you can join and there will be lots of prizes during the Quilt-A-Long.I Wish You a Merry Quilt-A-Long

I have been using the Cherry Berry batik collection that I received from Island Batik in my Ambassador box last Spring. I have made several different quilt projects with this collection and love the colors.Go! Dies Promo

Are these Christmas colors?? Nope but I don’t care……..take a look at the little cherries on the fabric.I Wish You a Merry Quilt-A-Long Dotalicious Island Batik fabrics

Here is a table topper that I made with the Cherry Berry collection and my AccuQuilt Orange Peel die. I used the same pink background also.Cherry Berry Table topper tutorialVanda has a excellent tutorial for the block and you can see how I followed her directions to put creases in my background before adding the applique pieces.
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I Wish You a Merry Quilt-A-Long-piecedI cut my background about 13 1/2 x 13 1/2 as I am going to go ahead and add the backing and batting for a Quilt As You Go quilt.
I Wish You a Merry Quilt-A-Long-piecedNext I had to make a decision on what color of thread to use for my freemotion applique.CherryBerry-batiks-Aurifil-threadIt has been so crazy here that I think I forgot to mention that I am now a Aurifil Artisan for Aurifil Threads also! I received a box of goodies that I’ll have to share. Isn’t it neat that the logo matches my Cherry Berry collection from Island Batik!Aurifil Artisan LogoI decided to go with Aurifil thread color #2455. I almost forgot that I bought the Rosemoor fabric collection from Craftsy, did I buy the fat quarters or the charm squares??? Aurifil Thread Rosemoor

I Wish You a Merry Quilt-A-Long Block 1 Aurifil Thread

I have a neat multi-print batik that I am using for the backing of my block, the batting is Hobbs 80/20. I am using my 15-91 vintage Singer sewing machine that only does a straight stitch so I did a little free-motion wiggle stitch around my applique pieces and caught the batting and backing in my stitches.I Wish You a Merry Quilt-A-Long Block 1

I’m not going to do anything with the background until I put the blocks together. Are you taking part in the I Wish You a Merry Quilt-A-Long and have you done Block 1 yet?

Several of the Island Batik Ambassadors are also taking part in the I Wish You a Merry Quilt-A-Long:

 

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9 Comments

  1. Congratulations dear on being an Aurifil Artisan! Your Cherry flavored Island Batik Snowflake is stunnning. I also like your table topper. Getting to sew for even small projects must be giving you a world of peace…Well deserved my friend. <3

  2. Connie, seeing your block in cherry-colored batiks is so unique and gorgeous! How perfect that you have the Aurifil threads to match and make this even prettier! I have finished this first block, too, and will follow along with the QAL if time allows. Even if I’ve made just this first one, I can always make it into a pillow.

  3. Oh, no, no, no, not another quilt-a-long! I find that I save the directions, fully intending to make everything, at some point, but I never have the time AT the time, and when I do get time, I just don’t have the inspiration anymore, and move along to something else. Argh, what’s a girl to do? But, I do love seeing all the pretty colors you’ve chosen – they are really fun and fresh! Congrats on your new affiliation/appointment! I know you’ve gotta love that!! 🙂 How’s pops??

  4. this is so pretty. I love the table runner . and the fabrics are wonderful. This would make a fun pillow too.

  5. Connie, that is a beautiful block. I had seen it in Christmas fabrics but I think I like it even better in your Cherry Berry. I’ve been doing the Christmas QAL with Sew Fresh Quilts but I’m three blocks behind and I think another is coming out tomorrow so I’m not sure I should be taking on another one. Especially not one that includes applique. lol

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