We have reached the end of December, the end of 2018 and the end of our Countdown to Christmas! Today’s block is a beautiful holiday applique design that makes the perfect finishing touch for your quilt label.
Happy Boxing Day! Quilters in Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand celebrate this day. It is thought the day originated as a day off for servants who had to work Christmas Day. This is Denniele from Louanna Mary Quilt Design and I am back with the first option for setting your Countdown to Christmas blocks which is titled Boxing Day.
It’s Kristina from Center Street Quilts wishing you a Merry Christmas! I hope you are enjoying a peaceful day filled with the people that you love most.
Today’s Countdown to Christmas block is as classic as they come–it’s the Ohio Star block, but we’ve renamed it Night Divine for this sewalong. 🙂 This block was one of the very first blocks that I learned to make as a teenager and I still remember how magical it seemed figuring out how those hourglass blocks were sewn. I love the simple, timeless look of the Ohio Star block in two colors, but am excited to see how those of you sewing along mix and match the color combinations!
Star blocks make the perfection addition to any Christmas quilt! This block would be extra special with a fussy cut center.
Christmas is just two days away! Are you ready or ready for a break? This is Denniele from Louanna Mary Quilt Design and I am back again with another block to tempt you to spend a few minutes stitching. Do you remember how long it took to place each strand of tinsel on the tree and how hard it was to avoid tangling those silver stands? Tinsel Tangle, today’s block, honors the tradition of hanging tinsel.
This simple block is a easy and fun. Use a cute fussy cut print for the center square if you really want to make it festive!
Welcome back Moda Bake Shop bakers! I’m Jen Daly and I’m thrilled to be here for Day 21 of the Countdown to Christmas! Today’s recipe was inspired by the beautiful evergreen wreaths that adorn so many front doors during the holiday season—mine included! My Wreath Star block features Sawtooth Star points that sparkle against a contrasting “wreath” background. I love it with the two reds, but it would also be beautiful with red star points against a green wreath. Continue reading
Rocky Mountains is a traditional quilt block. Generally, it would have a light background, and dark “peaks” surrounding a center square. It’s a great block for framing a “fussy cut” of a novelty print. I switched the dark and light fabrics to give us snow-capped mountain peaks on a darker background to go with our holiday theme..
Did someone say candy? Tis the season for peppermints and chocolates, lots of chocolates! Everywhere I see the red and white of the fabulous peppermint puff candy that just melts in your mouth. Here is a block in honor of those candies we love!