Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Celebrate Christmas Quilt-Along: Welcoming Friends



Good morning Jolly devotee! Today we have a little special something, a Quilt-Along, and guess who was invited as one of the 36 block designers!? That's right, it was me, Kimberly!

So a tidbit of background. 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.)

Well let's get right to it, today I get to show you my Welcoming Friends Quilt Block I made with Ruby by Bonnie & Camille. Even though it’s not the first thing that comes to mind as a Christmas fabric, you still have the red and green, and it makes it so cheery!




I had so much fun making it! Here's one idea of a quilt you could make using this block and a variation of it.  I just think it's so adorable!




And in the spirit of Christmas (since this is a Christmas Quilt-Along) I also mocked up a block using Fa La La La La by French General just to give you some more ideas. Yummy! 




In case you missed the link to download the block instructions, here it is.
I hope you all love it as much as I do!

Don't forget to look up today's Super Deal! Or on the other hand I can just tell you!
Receive 50% OFF Garden Party by Jane Dixon for Andover Fabrics by entering the following code at checkout:
GPARTY


Happy Quilt-Along-ing!




13 comments:

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

Super cute block Kimberly!!!

Aggiequilter said...

Love your block design! Thanks for sharing and will def follow the new quilt along!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I love this block!

VickiT said...

What a great looking block Ruby makes the way you've used the fabrics. LOVE the way the green lays in your block. thank you so much Kimberly.

annmarie said...

The friendship star is my favorite block & your block setting is even better - that quilt is going on my To Do list! Thanks.

SarahZ said...

Beautiful blocks! SWEET Super deal...I'm all over it!!! Thank you!

Ms. De said...

What a great block! And it looks great with both collections!!

Leila said...

I love this block!!! Brilliant secondary pattern. Thanks!

Dawn said...

Put Ruby in anything and I'm already in love, so you had me there to start. lol But, besides that, I do love the block. Congrats!

Jenny's Craft Place said...

Thank you for such a lovely block. I am looking forward to seeing more blocks in the Quilt-along. Is there a special button, or is it ok to mention the quilt-along on my blog? Happy crafting, Jenny

Connie said...

Beautiful design and I love it in Ruby, that is such neat fabric!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing. I'm going to start it as soon as I get off the computer. Have 2 people to give it to for xmas. Sharon Morgan Evansville, IN

Ashley K. said...

I had such a fun time with this block! I featured it on my blog.