I was chuffed to be asked by Kristy and Alyce to take part in their seasonal blog hop. They have designed 25 Christmas themed blocks (13 Paper pieced and 12 Ornamental blocks) which are perfect for your festive makes and are being offered for free download until the end of November!! Ornamental blocks can be downloaded here and the paper pieced blocks here.
I was allocated number 12 of the Ornamental blocks and not being a massive fan of traditional Christmas prints, decided to use a mix of the Robins and the washing line print from Aneela's Cherry Christmas and the red deers from Momo's Oh Deer collection.
|Block 12 - Ornamental patterns|
These blocks are seriously quick to whip up! I made three 10" blocks and decided that I wanted to make a Christmas runner for my sideboard. So I simply sewed three blocks together, added a 2.5 border of the Cherry Christmas presents all round and then quilted with my super quick wonky wavy method.
|Wonky waving the quilting!|
I had some Kei Honeycomb dots left over from my HMM quilt so had my table runner finished within a couple of hours of starting!
|grey days = rubbish pics!|
In case you have missed any of the action here is the blog hop list and be sure to pop over to Elaine at Dashasel Sews for her Sew seasonal make!:
13th November: Gemma from Pretty Bobbins
Once all the hoppers have shown you the goods, it is your turn to link up a project made with one or more of the blocks to be in with a chance to win some fab prizes. It can be any size you fancy as long as it is 100% finished.
And what are these fabulous prizes?! Well, so far we have:
Awesome Launch Day giveaways - check back November 1st!
2 x $10 vouchers
Joy by Kate Spain - full fat quarter bundle + panel
2 x $25 vouchers
1 x $25 voucher
$30 gift voucher
Japanese Christmas fabric - fat eighth bundle
Cherry Christmas charm pack
Oh, and that amazing Joy fat quarter bundle and panel from Intrepid Thread? Kate Spain herself will be selecting the lucky winner of that as the Grand Prize!!
Plus, are you needing some Christmas fabric supplies for the hop, or just your stash in general? Well, Chrissy from Sew Lux Fabrics has set up a special discount code on Christmas fabrics in her shop! So if you need supplies, be sure to check it out. The code is "sewseasonal10" and is for 10% off all Christmas fabric (Joy, Blitzen, and Sentiments) through November 18th. A charm pack or layer cake will work perfectly for Ornamental!
Grab the button, join the Flickr group and get sewing!!