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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

All Wrapped Up Block Tutorial – Celebrate Christmas Quilt Along with Quilting Gallery

Celebrate Christmas Quilt-Along and Super Deals for Quilters

Hi! I am happy to be sharing with you a block that I designed as part of a 36 block quilt along. It’s fun, easy to make and I hope you enjoy it!

I’ll start with a little background on the Celebrate Christmas Quilt Along. On Quilting Gallery's site every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for 12 weeks straight you will find one new designer with a new block and full instructions on how to make that block. To make it even better, a "Super Deal" is posted along with each block from places like Fat Quarter Shop! (You can find all the information for it here plus a fun contest.)

Onto my block…

All Wrapped Up

Fabric/Cuting Instructions:

I used a fat quarter set of Jason Yenter's Holiday line for In the Beginning Fabrics. Wintergraphix that I purchased from FabricFascination. I just LOVE this fabric and have been itching to try it out on something! This was just perfect!

0371 - 12.5” square of Fabric 1

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4 – 1.5” x 18” strips of Fabric 2

il_570xN.1775636742 – 1.25” x 18” strips of Fabric 3

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Step 1. Sew a strip of Fabric 2 to a strip of Fabric 3. Press towards Fabric 3.

Step 2. Sew a second strip of Fabric 2 to the other side of Fabric 3 (sandwiching fabric 3 between 2 strips of fabric 2). Press towards Fabric 3. 040

Step 3. Repeat this with the remaining strips of fabric.

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Step 4. Take your 12.5” square of Fabric 1. Cut a wonky diagonal somewhere through the approximate middle portion of the fabric. 042

Now, it doesn’t really matter were – just make sure to be at least 2 inches from either corner.

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Step 5. Sew your strip onto the left diagonal. Press towards Fabric 1. Leave a good portion of your 18” triple strip on the top and bottom of the square. It will help later when you need to square things up.

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Step 6. Sew your strip onto the right diagonal. Press towards Fabric 1.014 Step 7. Turn your fabric and cut another randomly wonky diagonal through the fabric.

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Step 8. Repeat steps 5 and 6 in this direction.

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Step 9. Square your piece up to a 12.5” square. I also did this ‘wonkily’.054The Finished BLOCK! All Wrapped Up!017 In this picture you can see that I always pressed towards the darker fabric.

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This is my first ‘block tutorial’ and I realized after the first block that I didn’t take enough step by step pictures along the way. So, I ended up having two blocks by the time I was done! I think with a few more I’ll have a nice table runner or table topper perfect for the holidays!

DOWNLOAD a copy of the pattern HERE!

MORE about the Celebrate Christmas Quilt Along:

Campaign Highlights
  • Start: September 13, 2011
  • End: December 1, 2011
  • Length: 12 weeks
  • 36 designers creating 12" blocks for quilters to make.
  • Designer profiles, their blocks and a Super Deal for Quilters will be featured each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Quilters can complete the blocks and upload to our Flickr group to share their creations and for a chance to win hand-painted Buttons from Incomparable Buttons.
  • Completed quilts and projects made with the quilt-along blocks will be featured in next January’s Weekly Quilt Contests.
Celebrate Christmas Quilt-Along and Super Deals for Quilters

4 comments:

FabricFascination said...

What a great block Kim. Thanks so much for linking my shop too. This looks like a fun Quilt Along.

Kate said...

This is sweet and I really like your fabric. Thanks.

Connie said...

Fun block and I think your tutorial is great!

BlackFriday said...

Where do we find the deals for Pic N Sav? and Walgreens?

Black Friday 2011

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