Quilt Block Collection Blog Tour

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I was happy to be invited to join the Art Gallery Quilt Block Collection Blog Tour hosted by my friend Sharon McConnell of Color Girl Quilts.

Art Gallery has a collection of videos available on YouTube that walk you through the simple construction of traditional blocks. The videos are perfect for a beginner because they provide step by step instruction for cutting and piecing and might introduce you to a new quick piecing method along the way!

I chose to make the Single Irish Chain Block. This simple tutorial introduces you to fussy cutting and strip piecing methods. I chose Amy Sinibaldi’s Little Town Fabric Collection for my block. I love her sweet take on a pink Christmas!

I chose to make a Christmas stocking with my blocks. I sewed up four blocks and from the resulting patchwork, cut my stocking front and back. I cut them identically so that the patchwork matches along the side seams. These little details bring your projects up a notch! I really love how the ribbon and bow print works for the cuff of the stocking.

Please visit the other designers who are participating in this blog tour:

November 13 Sharon McConnell
November 14 Karen O’Connor
November 16 Me!
November 17 Kate Basti
November 18 Yvonne Fuchs
November 19 AnneMarie Chany
November 20 Maureen Cracknell
November 21 Sharon Holland
November 22 Lucy Brennan

Art Gallery is running a contest related to these block videos. You can find all the details here. Basically, choose a block, watch the video and sew the block, share it on IG using #agfquiltblockcollection, cross your fingers and wait to see if you have won a FQ bundle of Art Gallery Fabric! It’s easy, what are you waiting for?