Friday, August 10, 2012

Christmas in July Block-A-Thon

Hi guys! Welcome to the last block in the Christmas in July Block-a-thon! Woohoo, you made it! Have you been sewing along with us all month long? I'm loving the blocks I see here.


Our It's Sew Emma block called Cheer is on the Free Spirit blog today. Next Monday, they will post the final quilt reveal! We haven't seen it either and are so anxious to see it all done!

The fabrics we were sent for Cheer are from Heather Bailey's Fresh Cut, plus the green and white solids. I love me some Heather Bailey and went at it with gusto. This block reminds me of a quaint table setting - don't ask me why, it just does! Artistic license and all that!


You can download the tutorial here, and the Free Spirit blog has all the rest of the blocks, so go check it out. For this block's giveaway, Free Spirit has donated a Pagoda charm pack. Tell us what fabrics you would use for Cheer, and we will announce the winner of the charm pack on Monday. Good luck and happy sewing.

112 comments:

Kelsey said...

I think this block would be awesome in some non-christmas fabrics too - I'm feeling Marmalade!

Cheryl said...

I love the Wrenly Christmas line from Valori Wells!

Sandi1100 said...

I'm thinking fall colors such as pumpkin, rust and greens.

Ella said...

It could be really cool in black and whites with a pop of one color.

Edna V. said...

You know Sandy Gervais has some great fabrics that would work well with this pattern. Edna V.

Jo said...

I will be using some of the Moda Blitzen range hopefully later today to make this block :) I love stars so this looks a fab block to me! :)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I would love this in Hoffman's 'Juniper Holiday Serenade'

wendy said...

I think it would look very happy in the Birds and Berries fabrics. Thanks, love the design of this block!

Lis said...

Valorie Wells Cocoon.
lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com
Thanks for the tutorial, I love it!

Rosa said...

I would love this in Vintage Modern fabrics.Thanks for sharing the pattern!!

nicole said...

I think Wildwood collection would be really cute with this pattern

Lisa Marie said...

I love Kate Spain's Christmas lines and think this block would be cute in fabrics from "Joy". Thanks for the chance to win!

Gertie Pye said...

I think something by Kate Spain - Flurry or Joy!

Susan said...

I think I would use Blitzen or Joy but it would also be great in fun colors like Marmalade!

LeAnne said...

I would do it in Blitzen.

Gill said...

Denyse Schmidt's Hope Valley! still one of my favourite lines! I'm trying to collect them all!!

Sandy D said...

I just bought some Blitzen fat quarters that I will use.

Melanie said...

I would love it in Vintage Modern (I'm having so much fun with the Mystery BOM with this line)

Fignie said...

Love playing with Blitzen ... I think it would lovely in this pattern!

Debbie said...

I am thinking Blitzen too, although the idea of non traditional Christmas fabric would be fun...

LJ said...

I can see the sweet little table with 2 star chairs - if it wasn't cold and snowy out (Christmas, you know!), I'd picture it out on my patio. lol
I think I'd make this block in all solids and include white and black.

Pam - said...

I think this already awesome block would be even more awesome in Denyse Schmidt's Chicopee!

Katy said...

I would use Amy Butler's Spots that is coming soon. That is going be a great line!

PamKittyMorning said...

Of all the blocks I saw on the flickr group I really loved this one! Very clever!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I think I'd use some Pezzy Prints!

Michelle Hudak said...

I'd like to use Serenade by Kate Spain.

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Anne said...

Just saw Cosmo Cricket Christmas line- looks interesting

VickiT said...

What a beautiful block. I would love to see this made using Hunter Holiday Serenade from Hoffman. I think it would make a beautiful table runner with those fabrics and this block as the center.

lauraluvsloons said...

I would use Hoffman's Alpine Holiday. Thanks for the block.

Liz said...

I'm totally liking any of Kate Spain's fabrics in this block!

Fran said...

The Pagoda is beautiful....
combined with some solids.
Great pattern !

Jodi - usairdoll said...

What a neat block! I can see the table setting as well. hehe. I think this would look great in Joy or really, anything Kate Spain. I think Couquette would also be great.

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

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Judy1522 said...

I would make it in Cherry Christmas by Aneela Hoey.

TXGal72 said...

I would love to try this in Joy by Kate Spain!

gccmom said...

I would love to see this in Winterkist!

Pam said...

Cuzco by Kate Spain. Love this block. Thank you for the download pattern!

Pixie Dust said...

Cute block pattern!

Shirley Tener said...

Heather Bailey's Fresh Cut,Looks great, I always buy what people sew because I can see the out come, thats the way I buy, most have better taste than me..

B Greene said...

I think I would use Joy by Kate Spain for this block - thanks for te chance to win!

Marianne said...

I'd use some Blitzen fat quarters I have.

Marcia W. said...

This is a beautiful block. Freespirit's Cameo or Birds and Bees by Tula would look great made in this block.... Or, Joy for a Christmas version

Janet said...

I would like to do this block in Joy fabrics. Very pretty!

Elena said...

I'd like to use the Robert Kaufman's O Tinsel Tree collection in the Homeward colors.

lynaeve said...

Birds and berries

Sandyser said...

I would use some Vintage Modern fat quarters that I have. Thanks for the chance to win.

Karen said...

I would try it in some Verona that I have.

Gwen said...

How about some 1930s prints -- scrappy--- for the star, muslin for the background, and poison green for the rectangle? I'm so loving all the 30's prints right now, that I see them in every pattern I look at! :-) Thanks so much for the giveaway!

terrieannie said...

This would be great in Bella solids with starry and swirly quilting on it!

Mike Pearson said...

I would use some solids to make Cheer and focus more on the quilting :)

andri. said...

Flea market fancy:)
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TJM wanna be quilt artist said...

I like citrus madrona road

Sallie said...

Chambray Rose Collection Collection Yardage
Rachel Ashwell for Treasures by Shabby Chic

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Lovely lovely!! I think I would put it with a linen/cotton mix in a natural colour - it looks so soft and calm. Yum!!

Rachelle said...

I've got some Vintage Modern here and I can just see it in that so I'd use it happily.

Jane S. said...

Oh, it would have to be either Kate Spain's holiday fabrics (Flurry or Joy), or Winterkist by Monica Solorio-Snow. Heck I'd probably make 3 quilts and use one line for each! :)

Bailey said...

Oh, I adore that block! In sticking with Christmas, I'd probably use Joy, but it would look great in anything!

Janet said...

Would love to win one of the interesting looking Indie Fat Qtr. bundles.

Janet said...

I believe Merry Medley by Sandy G. would be a great choice for the Cheer block.

Anonymous said...

definately something Kate Spain. Thanks for a chance to win - laurie

llsbaskets at comcast dot net

Charlotte Thompson said...

Love the selection!

Anna said...

I think it would be pretty neat in any color scheme, not just Christmas. But I lean toward navy and silver and starry.Alternative Christmas!!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I like some of this years aqua based Christmas fabrics, like Alpine Wonderland.

RSHudson said...

Some of the Brr! prints; thanks for chance! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

Anda W said...

I would love to make this pattern in Vintage Modern! awolk at rogers dot com

Haley said...

I'd use Kate Spain's Joy for this one.

Helen said...

This would be awesome in some Pezzy or Summerville -- lots of white and solid action!

Carmen Nuland said...

What a great design! I would love to make this using some Riley Blake

Deb said...

i think anything by Kate Spain would work quite well.

Homemaker Honey said...

I would use Alpine Wonderland 5" Stacker
Sheri Berry Designs for Riley Blake Designs.

Deborah
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Unknown said...

I think this block would be great in batiks!

Amber said...

Love the block! I have a special hoard of non-christmas red and green fabrics that would be great in this block!

Waverlee said...

Some Wrenly Christmas :)

Karen M said...

What a great looking block. I would use Vintage Modern.

Gunilla said...

Lovely block! I think I would use the red fabrics in Mama Said Sew, and I think they would look great all year round!!!

Linda said...

I think pezzy prints would be great with this block.

Bunk said...

Oh so many prints to choose from. How about a Cherry Christmas or Marmalade.

Mom C said...

I'm thinking Coquette or Cuzco would be stunning. Thanks.

Julie said...

I am thinking black, white and red would look good. Thanks

CynthiaT59 said...

What a delightful block!

Margaret said...

I am thinking I would use some Hoffman batiks in blue and green.

Elsa said...

I think the new Christmas line by Aneela Hooey would be great for this block!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Mom2RyandSis said...

Wonderful block! I think it would be great in some Blitzen! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Jill said...

Maybe I would try Holiday in Kashmir by Sentimental Studios, just a thought. Thanks.

Tricia said...

This block would look great using Joy. Thanks for the chance.

jmniffer said...

I'm thinking Joy by Kate Spain.

Dianne Mitzel said...

I have some Kate Spain fabrics, and would love to try them in this great, unusual block..thanks for the tutorial and pattern...

Anonymous said...

something from Riley Black would be quite nice. Jan F.

Anonymous said...

I would use Xmas fabrics with lots of greens and reds.

Anonymous said...

Oeps and my name is Ineke Platvoet. I wrote the comment above.

Kim~Stay Joyful said...

Not sure why, but looking at it the first thing that came to mind was a little quilted sitting matt for my daughter to use when she opens her presents from Santa!

Anonymous said...

I would love to use black white and a bright green.

Suzanne in VT said...

If I won one of these bundles I'd make a sweet baby quilt to give to a cancer patient at one of the Hope Lodges.

vickievanphd said...

That is the one of the best blocks of the group!! very cheery and inspirational!! I love it. I think I would make the bkg. gray and use more teal and red with it!! I really like this block ...really really.
Vickie in the far corner of the NW

Beulah said...

Is it just me...but Cheer reminds me of sunflowers! Definitely would use gold, browns and indigo with cobalt blues and then embroidery seed packets in the center....for a non-Christmas quilt. But for Christmas...lime, aqua, purples, silver....I love non traditional colors at christmas!

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quiltmom said...

It is a great pattern_ I love the blocks - perhaps Kate Spain's line Joy.. Thanks for the chance to win such a pretty charm pack..
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Beth said...

I think I would use Joy in this one - would be lovely!

imos said...

I"d probably use Blitzen -- love basicgrey!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

This would be great in Winterkist! A few of these blocks would make a great table runner too!

Sharon said...

I would love to make a quilt or a bag with these.

Linda V said...

Love Blitzen ... I think it would wonderful in this pattern! Thanks for the giveaway.

Zuzan said...

Shimmer by Timeless Treasures.

Thank you for the giveaway.

sandyandcosmo said...

I would use Aneela Hoey's Cherry Christmas!

Beth said...

Since I haven't yet made anything with Vintage Modern, I'd love to jump in and make a cheery block in those reds and blues.

Kathryn said...

I think this would look great in solids.

hueisei said...

I think it will looks great in solids ;)

Melissa said...

I've got a fat quarter bundle of Flurry that could make a few of those :)

bee said...

i think it'd be cute in some solids with a funky print!

Patty said...

I would like to make a baby quilt with the block and use bright fabrics.

Lori said...

thia is really cool. i love the way the squares line up.
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Erin said...

I would love to make some doll quilts for my two girls.
Thanks,
erin
emstone28@gmail.com

Lori said...

I would use: 1)Heart Strings in Red Splatter 2) Heart Strings in Dark Beige Lovely Words
I can see this in a wonderful table runner
Thanks for the tutorial
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 3 post on Aug. 14, 2012. Thanks again.