Wednesday, August 9, 2017

I Wish You A Merry Quilt-A-Long, Block #1

My sister Phyllis and I jumped on the Christmas Sampler Project called "I Wish You A Merry Quilt-A-Long", hosted several Bloggers.    The quilt-a-long started on August 1st, with new blocks introduced every other Tuesday.  With the HUGE collection of Christmas Fabric we have accumulated.  Block #1 was designed by Vanda at Quilt In Piece.  

Neither of us have a lot of experience with applique', so this was a perfect start.  Mine is on the left (low volume) and Phyllis' is on the right.

We started with lining up those little boogers -- we pressed in horizontal, vertical and diagonal reference lines on the background to place the larger rays, double checked with a ruler and then took pictures with our phones to make sure they did not look drunk.  Then we added the smaller rays, pressed and set the Heat-N-Bond.

Last step was to applique with a thin zig zag using my favorite light weight thread, "Glide", which has a perfect sheen.  Glide is also my favorite quilting thread.

Christmas quilt-a-long with free block patterns

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Sunday Sample, Block #5

Well, here I am....five blocks done.  Loved making the "Big Bang" block, which is Bonnie Hunter's from Volume #6, in the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Special Edition.

I just can't decide which one I will do next -- may need to toss the numbers in a hat to choose.