Block 8: With Love at Christmas is being released today as well! Here is my blog post for Block 8.
My version of Block 7 is shown below.
This block is made of half square triangles, split half square triangles, and squares. For my fabrics, I chose two red fabrics of different values, a dark green fabric, and a white background fabric with red and green snowflakes. The first step is to cut the fabrics into squares.
Then make four half-square triangles by placing a square of each red fabric right sides together, drawing a line on the wrong side of the squares, sewing 1/4 inch from each side of the drawn line, cutting along the drawn line, and then pressing the squares open. See photo below.
The green, red, and background triangles are made in a similar way. After cutting along the drawn line, the square is then cut along the other diagonal as well. Then the green and white triangles are sewn to red triangles. See the photos below.
The block is then assembled. First the row are sewn and then the rows are sewn together. Finally, a small circle is appliqued to form the center of the poinsettia. I used Heat and Bond to raw edge applique the circle to the center.
This was a fun block, Sandy. Thanks!
Where Can I Find the Pattern and the Designer's Tutorial?
Go to Sandy Maxfield at Sandy Star Designs for the pattern and designer tutorial.
What Are the Prizes for Block 7?
How Do I Enter to WIn the Giveaways for Block 7?
There are three ways to enter. Do one of the following by October 23, 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
Karen at Tu-Na Quilts
Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts
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 at Sandy Star Designs
When Will the Next Block be Released?
On October 24, 2017 Block 9 will be released.
Where Will I Be Able to Find Block 9 on October 24th?
You can find the Block 9 pattern by Bobbi Bridgeman at Snowy Days Quilting. A link to her blog will be found here at JANDA Bend Quilts, on I Wish You a Merry Quilt-A-Long Facebook Group, or on any other host's blog.
Other Blocks from the QAL That You Might Enjoy
Click on the photo to go to the blog post for each block.
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.
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