Here is my version of Block 9: Reindeer Games.
Bobbi's directions are excellent! Follow them closely. The first step is to cut out the pieces that will be assembled. This block is like a jigsaw puzzle with good directions. However, it is important to cut all the pieces accurately so that they will fit together. I chose some fabric substitutions so that this block will coordinate with the blocks that I have already made in the Quilt Along. I substituted a white fabric with red stars for the blue background fabric. In addition, I chose a light tan for the brown head of the reindeer and a gold fabric for the tan antlers. I have used all of these fabrics in other blocks. See the photo for my cut fabric pieces.
Bobbi does a great job of describing how to use the flip and sew method to make the pieced strips. She even includes final measurements along the way. I recommend checking your measurements as you go. This will reduce rude surprises later. See the strips for the face of the reindeer in the photo below.
Then I sewed the strips together to complete the reindeer's face. Bobbi tells you which way to press each seam. If you follow her advice, then all of the seams will lock when you sew the strips together. This results in a flatter block. See the photo below.
Next I constructed the antlers. Note that they are mirror images of each other. See photo below.
Finally, I sewed the antler strip onto the face, and my Reindeer Games Block was complete! See photo below.
This block was fun to make. Thanks, Bobbi, for designing this block!
Where Can I Find the Pattern and the Designer's Tutorial?
Go to Bobbi Bridgeman at Snowy Days Quilting. for the pattern and designer tutorial.
What Are the Prizes for Block 9?
RJR Fabrics and Beth Sellers at Cooking Up Quilts are our sponsors for Block 9. Thank you, sponsors!
How Do I Enter to WIn the Giveaways for Block 9?
There are three ways to enter. Do one of the following by November 6, 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 Bobbi Bridgeman at Snowy Days Quilting.
When Will the Next Block be Released?
Block 10 will be released November 7, 2017.
Where Will I Be Able to Find Block 10 on Novemebr 7th?
You can find the Block 10 pattern by Diane Lomax at Cwilt. 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
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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.