Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Christmas in July Block-A-Thon

Hey everyone!


Today's the day that our block is featured on the FreeSpirit blog for the Christmas in July Block-a-thon! If you haven't heard of it, several of us bloggers were sent some mystery fabrics by Free Spirit to create blocks of all different sizes for a totally new kind of Christmas quilt.

For fabric requirements for this quilt-along, look here. To make it exactly as the bloggers have, you will need a few fat quarters or about 1/2 yard of the fabrics, or of course you can use whatever fabrics you have in your stash!

The tutorials for each block are posted on the FreeSpirit site, and today is the day for Block 11, my Delight block! Finishing at 6", this sweet little thing was made with two Grand Hotel fabrics and a white solid. Truth be told, I didn't know how these two would look combined, but I love how it turned out.


You can download the tutorial here and go visit Free Spirit for all the past blocks! Only a few more to go before they reveal the finished quilt. Here's the schedule for the final blocks:

July 27th - Lee at Freshly Pieced
July 30th - Jennifer at MJ and Co
August 1st – Mishka at Quilting Gallery
August 3rd - Tiffiny at Free Patchwork Quilt Info
August 6th - Tacha at Fat Quarterly
August 8th – Megan at Canoe Ridge Creations
August 10th – Jocelyn at It’s Sew Emma
August 13th – Final Quilt Reveal!

Last but not least, Free Spirit has donated a Chicopee charm pack for us to give away! Comment here with prints you would use for Delight, and we will choose a winner at random and announce the winner on Monday, 7/30!



Then come on back on Friday, 8/10, to see Jocelyn's block for Christmas in July, the very last block before the quilt reveal.



104 comments:

Jamie Lee said...

Oh that's pretty! I really like Cherry Christmas.

Meredith said...

That is fun! I think I would use some Heather Bailey - Pop Garden or Bijou!

B Greene said...

I might use Winterkist for this block - love the non-traditional colors on that Christmas-y fabric! Thanks for the chance to win the Chicopee charm pack.

memmens said...

I like this! I think I'm tempted to use some Sugar and Spice by the Quilted Fish for this one.

Sallie said...

I'd use Tula Pink The Birds and The Bees Sunset for the 3 snowball blocks, and Sugar for the cross.

supersara20 said...

I would use some Cherry Christmas for this block

PamKittyMorning said...

Love your block!

Haley said...

I think I'd use some fabrics from the Blitzen collection. Definitely some reds. So cute!

Sandi1100 said...

I would use blues and reds I think. Thanks for the chance to win. Can't wait to see the completed blocks.

Allison C said...

I would use kona white or coal and two shades of the timeless treasures sketch fabric.

Gill said...

Vintage Modern!!

kbzelazny said...

Love your block! Also, love Chicopee and Cherry Christmas. Thanks!

Linda said...

HELLO! I'D USE CHERRY CHRISTMAS TOO!
THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

giddy99 said...

I think I'd cut into my new Tula Pink... maybe.

Heidi [Grizz-n-Dove] said...

I'd love to do the block with Glacier Holiday Batiks... I can dream, right? :)

Marcia W. said...

The rich colors of Joel Dewberry's Heirloom may look good in this block, paired with some Kaffe shot cottons -- like burgundy, green/turquoise, blue jewel tones

Anonymous said...

Hmm... I think a walk in the woods' blue bird would look nice there:)
andri_chama(at)yahoo(dot)com

HallieBerryQuilts said...

I would love to use Cherry Christmas for these blocks!

liberal sprinkles said...

I'd use some Amy Butler!

Heidi Staples said...

I'd love to use some Cherry Christmas for this!

Lisa Marie said...

I would like to use some prints from the Joy line.

Laura said...

Maybe the new Indie line that is coming out soon? Or the Lifestyle cottons by Liberty.

hiyacinth said...

I think the block would look great in polka dots!

VickiT said...

I think it would be very pretty with the polka dot, and the petite roses from Veranda by Verna Mosquera

Karen said...

THis block calls for Christmas fabrics. So Cherry Christmas it is.

Janet said...

I would use Peace in Holly for the diamond shapes and Tannenbaum in Wintermint for the cross - both from the Joy line. Cute block!

Kathleen O'Grady said...

Very pretty! I would have to go with my current fav and that is Cherry Christmas. Thanks for a chance to win!

Tiara said...

Flea market fancy, solids without being too Christmasy

Mimi said...

I would use Kate Spainn's Terrain!

lynaeve said...

thanks for the giveaway. I also would choose cherry christmas

Chelsea said...

Cute block! I'm still obsessed with Lillybelle, so I'd use that!

Mom2RyandSis said...

I would use some of my Vintage Modern! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kathryn said...

I have a variety of Kate Spain fabric that would look good. Maybe not Christmasy, but good.

tusen said...

I think Delight in Cherry Christmas prints would look cute. Although it would actually look good in two of Chicopee prints, too.

Ella said...

I'd do it in some Hope Valley!

Ali said...

I'd use some Valori Wells wrenly Christmas prints...not sure which ones, but the rosettes for sure!

Kirsten said...

Love this block - I would use some Kumari Garden Holiday fabric!

Diann said...

I might use a couple of prints from the Serenade line.

Donna F said...

Heather Baily. "Pop Garden". Bright and cheery

gccmom said...

I would use Vintage Modern. Really like the block.

MONA said...

I think the upcoming Marmalade collection by Bonnie & Camille will go nicely!

Carrie said...

I would use the newest Tula Pink collection - it's fabulous.

Rachelle said...

I'd use something I already have in stash; Vintage Modern.

Rosa said...

Beutiful block.I`d use Joy

Homemaker Honey said...

I would choose:
Lindsay Wilkes' Blogger's Choice Fat Quarter Bundle

Deborah
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Salley said...

I would have to use Cherry Christmas by Aneela Hoey as its always Summer in Oz at Christmas time and her aquas and fresh clear colours are just perfect!

Jenelle said...

I would love to use Cameo on this block. Thanks for the chance!

Mi Ha-Pea said...

Lovely block! i already know what colours i will use! This Qal has been lots of fun and i cant wait to see your block in the flickr group!

LJ said...

I would make Delight using: Fabric A in either white or off white; Fabric B in the orange plaid of Chicopee; Fabric C&D in the charcoal and white check. Fun hop; thanks.

Becky S. said...

Cute block. I would use Vintage Modern or Cherry Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win.

Carmen Nuland said...

I think it would look pretty with stars and striped fabrics

Beth said...

I'd use Jingle by Anne Kelle. Thank you! bethfouche at hotmail dot com

Tamie said...

I'm thinking some Simply Color would be nice.

Pippa Parsons said...

vintage modern I think or perhaps winterkist for a christmas one :)

Judy1522 said...

I would use Cherry Christmas.

Heike's quilts and socks said...

Oh, so wonderful. I would use also Cherry Christmas.

charlotte said...

I would use Vintage Modern. It's my currant fave.

Jodie said...

I would use the Chicopee if available. Otherwise Cameo. Love the colors in both.

Snoodles said...

I would pick two prints from the Cherry Christmas line - so cute!

Kimberly Cassie said...

Cherry christmas! Would love to win this charm pack. Thanks for the opportunity!

Lesley said...

I Love Wrenly Christmas! Thanks for the chance!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I would use two of my Loulouthi prints for the Delight block.

Elisabetta said...

I'd like to use:
Classic Christmas Fat Quarter Bundle
Makower UK for Andover Fabrics

Fignie said...

I think I would use ... Basic Grey - Fruit Cake - since I'm in love with it!! :) And I think it would make a pretty neat looking square/quilt!

Elsa said...

I"m think Madrona Road by Violet Craft would be great for this block. Know it's not Christmas fabric but think it would look fabulous!

Jeanne said...

I would use Joy to make this block.

Anne said...

I would use Cherry Christmas.

Meg said...

I think I would use Winterkist for this. I am not a traditional person, so I think that collection would be perfect!
Thanks for the giveaway!
megromeo@gmail.com

trillium said...

I pick Frees Spirit's Curious Nature line in the Husk colorway.

Sharon said...

I would use my scraps. I'm a fabric hoarder. LOL

Lisa said...

I would definitely use my scraps. I am addicted to scrap quilts right now! I would use a moda solid for the background to create uniformity!

Richard Healey said...

Cherry Christmas

simplesew said...

I am going to use some Kona solids with some Elements fabric

RSHudson said...

Maybe Flea Market Fancy (or Chicopee ;>); thanks for chance! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Oh I think I would use some Kona cactus with some Pezzy prints - red and white and green! Great giveaway!!

Tiffany said...

I'd use marmalade - not christmas colors but I think it'd make a cute block.

Jess said...

I'd use either Tula Pink - The Birds and the Bees or Cloud 9 - Simpatico. I'm in love with both collections.

Sam said...

I would have to use Tula's newest collection The Birds and The Bees

Beth said...

I think it calls out for Cherry Christmas.

Cecilia said...

I think I would use some Sherbert Pips. Cute block!

Cal said...

I would use some Bartered Flea Market for a retro look.

JoyceLM said...

I have a Ruby charm pack that I would use for this pattern. Thanks for the giveaway (and the block tutorial).

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Your block turned out great and your fabrics all look super together. I might use some Joy if I made this block.

Thank you and Free Spirit for a great giveaway and a chance to win some lovely fabric.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Edna V. said...

Cherry Christmas is the choice for me. Thanks - love the contests and chance to win a treat for my sewing room!

CJ said...

I would like to see Delight done with Hello Luscious. :)

Anne Rita said...

Finally I see a chance to use my Christmas batiks, thanks!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Zuzan said...

Joy by Kate Spain.

Mom who loves to sew said...

A. Hoey has a new Christmas line coming out soon, I would like to try that.

Sew at Home Mummy said...

I think I'd pair it up with one of the Aviary2 color lines :)
Thanks for the chance to win this pack!

mrserindavis said...

I like Glistening Tinsel line (Maude Asbury)

Super cute!

MoeWest said...

I have some Jovial that I would use.

Roxanna said...

I am confused. After reading some of the comments I thought i was trying for a Denyse Schmidt charm pack. If I win I will make something fun. Thanks for a chance.

Marianne said...

I would use Dear Mr. Claus. I love the vintage look!

safieh said...

I would try it in Chicopee, that is one of the lines I'm most excited about this year! Thanks for the change to win.

cityquilter grace said...

me i've got a new small stash of sentiments by moda that would be ideal!

Wendy said...

Cute! I have no idea what prints I would use - maybe the ones I win? :) Thanks!

Fran said...

Love this block! I think I'd use a mix of Hope Valley & Flea Market Fancy to make it less Christmas-y. Thanks for the chance to win.

Margaret said...

I love this block. I am so excited to sew up my Christmas fabric.

Karrie S said...

I would use Freshly Winterkist for that block. thanks for the chance to win!

Nydia Kehnle said...

I would do this in all solids... maybe Cotton Couture? So fun thanks for the chance...

nydia@add-crafter.com

Tricia said...

I would use some Summerville and Flea Market Fancy.

Caillean said...

I'd love to see it in Flea Market Fancy. Thanks for the chance to win.

Deb said...

Cherry Christmas I think.

ellen stone said...

Amy butler lark