Block 7: Poinsettia was released today as well. You can find my post here.
Here is my version of Block 8.
This 12" finished block has two presents in it. Each present is 6 1/2" square and is constructed from strip sets. I chose to make a green present and a red present. Each of them has a striped ribbon. I will show the construction of the red present. The green present was constructed in the same way. The first step was to cut strips and to sew them into strips. There is one strip left over from making the strip sets. This strip is used to make the ribbon on top of the present. See photos below.
The strip sets are cut as directed to form the side and top of the present. The portion of the strip that forms the top of the present is cut and the remaining strip is inserted into the strip stet to form the ribbon on top of the box. It is important to match seams and reduce bulk by careful pressing. See photos below.
Finally, the present is assembled as shown. When sewing the front of the present to the top of the present, it is important to match the ribbon strips. I basted the intersection. I found that easier than pinning the intersection. Basting allowed me to make minor adjustments more easily.
The construction process was repeated for the green present, and the block was assembled. See photos below.
The completed bock is shown below.
I learned a lot by making this block! I now see new ways to use strip sets. This is a very creative block. Thanks, Olusola!
Where Can I Find the Pattern and the Designer's Tutorial?
Go to Olusola Ajisafe at Alice Samuel's Quilt Co. for the pattern and designer tutorial.
What Are the Prizes for Block 8?
Warm Crochet is also offering QAL participants 10% off online purchases. Use the code "ChristmasQAL" for the discount.
How Do I Enter to WIn the Giveaways for Block 8?
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 Olusola Ajisafe at Alice Samuel's Quilt Co.
When Will the Next Blocks be Released?
Block 7 was released on October 10, 2017. Here is my post.
Block 9 will be released October 24, 2017.
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.