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11 November 2012

Sew Seasonal Blog Hop

Welcome to the the Sew Seasonal Blog Hop hosted by Quiet Play and Blossom Heart Quilts.
 
Kristy (QP) and Alyce (BHQ) currently have these patterns available for FREE on Craftsy – but you must be quick as this special ends very soon. Click HERE for the Sew Seasonal paper pieced pattern and HERE for the Ornamental pattern.
 
Now for my block. I was assigned Block # 4 from Alyce’s (BHQ) beautiful Ornamental quilt pattern.
 
 
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Me, being me, I decided to change it up a bit.
 
I used prints rather than solid fabric. And I used stitched central panels rather than print fabrics.
 
I stitched these festive little blocks well over a year ago and recently rediscovered them. Don’t you love finding things you forgot you had?
 
I measured and found they’d be perfect to complete the 10” finished blocks.
 
 
Ornamental 1
 
 
This was the moment I decided that rather than use white solid fabric for the outer border, I’d use this white print with red squiggles.
 
Once my blocks were complete, I played around with the layouts.
 
 
Square block layout
 
 
Ornamental 3
 
 
Long Block Layout
 
Ornamental 2
 
 
As the wall hanging isn’t quite finished, come back in a day or two and I’ll show you the final product… and the layout which I used.
 
 
Now what is a blog hop without some fun prizes, right?
 
Create something special and festive with one or more more of these free blocks and be in the running to win one of these prizes:
 
 
 
 
 
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
 
Charm pack
Plus, are you needing some Christmas fabric supplies for the hop? 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!
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If you missed the previous blogs through which we’ve hopped (and will be hopping), here is the full list:

1st November: Kristy from Quiet Play & Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts

2nd November: TBA & Jane from Where Jane Creates

3rd November: Susan from Patchwork N Play & Kelsey from Kelsey Sews

4th November: Janice from Better Off Thread & Erin from Missy Mac Creations

5th November: Lucy from Charm About You & Rebecca from Making Rebecca Lynn

6th November: Charlotte from Lawson and Lotti & Amy from Amy's Crafty Shenanigans

7th November: Jess from the Elven Garden & Cindy from Live a Colorful Life

8th November: Elaine from Dashasel Sews & Kelly from Jeliquilts

9th November: Beth from Plum and June & Fiona from Finding Fifth

10th November: Juliet from Tartan Kiwi & Fiona from Celtic Thistle Stitches

11th November: Taryn from Pixels to Patchwork & Anorina from Samelia's Mum

12th November: Megan from Jaffa Quilts & Jane from QuiltJane

13th November: Gemma from Pretty Bobbins

 

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9 comments:

  1. looks great Anorina cant wait to see how you make it up.xx

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  2. Great idea! Perfect way to use the embroidery blocks too!

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  3. Gotta come up with something for this. Love the new look on your blog by the way!

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  4. Very cute! I love the red scroll material in the edges of your snowball blocks!

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  5. I love your stitcheries and set in the square wallhanging---just adorable. :)

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  6. Lovely stitchery blocks. I'd probably go with the long version -- but that's because I have the perfect space in which to hang it!

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  7. Such a fun block with the embrodiery in the middle like that! thanks!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  8. The embroidery is perfect! Thanks for joining in :)

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  9. oh how lovely! The embroidery is so nice!

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