Here is my version of Block 12: Christmas Lights.
This block uses bias tape to make the wire for the lights and fusible appliques to make the lights and light bases. The first step was to pin the bias tape. Then I chose to sew down the folded edge of the bias tape before fusing the lights. It was fairly easy to form the curve in the bias tape with a hot iron and sew down one edge. See photos below.
Then I arranged the light bases and lights and fused them in place with a hot iron using Heat N' Bond. Then I sewed the other edge of the bias tape. Please see photo below.
Finally, I sewed around the edges of the the lights and bases with matching thread and a straight stitch. My completed block is shown below.
Here are my 12 completed blocks. To read my blog for each one. go to the Quilt Alongs page and click on the JANDA Bend version links..
To see how I put them together in my quilt top go to this post.
Thanks for a fun block, Laura!
Where Can I Find the Pattern and the Designer's Tutorial?
Go to Slice of Pi Quilts for the pattern and designer tutorial.
What Are the Prizes for Block 12?
A big thank you to Make Modern magazine and Sandy Maxfield at Sandy Star Designs!
How Do I Enter to WIn the Giveaways for Block 12?
There are three ways to enter. Do one of the following by December 18, 2017 at 11:55 pm EST:
I Want to See More Versions of the Block. Who are the other hosts?
Abbie at Sparkle On
April at JANDA Bend Quilts (That's Me!)
Becca at Pretty Piney
Bobbi at Snowy Days Quilting
Diane at Cwilt Fabrics & Haberdashery
Jennifer at The Inquiring Quilter
Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts
Karen at Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Sandy at Sandy Star Designs
Sherry at Powered by Quilting
Vanda at Quilt in Piece
I Have Questions. Who Can I Ask?
You can ask me in a comment to this post or in an email, or you can ask the designer Slice of Pi Quilts .
When Will the Next Block and Setting Examples Be Released?
This is the last block in the Quilt Along!
Where Will I Be Able to Find Setting Examples for the 12 Blocks?
You can find the setting examples at JANDA Bend Quilts, on I Wish You a Merry Quilt-A-Long Facebook Group, or on any other host's blog.
Will There Be Another Quilt Along?
We're excited to announce that we will be doing a Fall themed quilt along in 2018! We're still ironing out the details, but we'll let you know more as soon as we do. Announcements about the next quilt along will be made right here on the blog, as well as in the I Wish You a Merry Quilt-A-Long Facebook group.
Thanks for joining me and Happy Quilting!
This post was originally published at JANDA Bend Quilts.
I am a quilter who is starting a new adventure. After retiring in May 2016, I became a certified Quilt in a Day Instructor. I am certified to teach workshops using Quilt in a Day patterns and techniques. In addition, I am designing my own quilt patterns.