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Christmas Block Exchange is coming up...ideas?

Old 11-17-2020, 03:31 AM
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Default Christmas Block Exchange is coming up...ideas?

Our guild has a Christmas block exchange. The size has to be 12.5" square unfinished. The maker is asked to sign and date their block. A member will give out the wrapped blocks. The blocks are unwrapped one by one for all to see. Sew much fun! Here are a few blocks I have made in the past.

If you have an idea for a 12.5" block for Christmas, please show me your block and/or link to your pattern! Thank you!

Ps. I forgot to add that the block can be made of Christmas fabric but not a Christmas theme..like a pinwheel.
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Old 11-17-2020, 03:53 AM
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Here is a site with 12 cute Christmas themed blocks, with instructions for all of them. I especially like the poinsettia one.
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Old 11-17-2020, 06:16 AM
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Bonnie Hunter from her Quiltville site just finished a green string pieced tree block for a lap quilt or runner. A block would make a cute exchange.
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Those lights are darling!!!
Taunja Kelvington just did a tutorial on her blog with blocks called economy blocks.
You fussy cut a center and they are adorable.

Here ya go- http://carriedawayquilting.blogspot....ay+Quilting%29


http://carriedawayquilting.blogspot....tutorial.html- that's the tutorial on making them.

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neat idea! will file that away for our program chair next year. Although not sure what you mean it can't be Christmas theme??
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Old 11-18-2020, 02:53 AM
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Smile All sew cute...hard to pick 1 !

Originally Posted by platyhiker View Post
Here is a site with 12 cute Christmas themed blocks, with instructions for all of them. I especially like the poinsettia one.
Thanks for the 12 cute block ideas.....I am going to have a hard time choosing one. I agree the poinsettia one is striking.
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Old 11-18-2020, 02:56 AM
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Default Economy blocks are great for using prints!

Originally Posted by SusieQOH View Post
Those lights are darling!!!
Taunja Kelvington just did a tutorial on her blog with blocks called economy blocks.
You fussy cut a center and they are adorable.

Here ya go- http://carriedawayquilting.blogspot....ay+Quilting%29


http://carriedawayquilting.blogspot....tutorial.html- that's the tutorial on making them.
These blocks do look addictive. I have many prints that would work well with these blocks. I have to have a 12.5" size, so I would have to combine a few. hmmm. I can try a few and see what I come up with. Many thanks!
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Old 11-18-2020, 03:13 AM
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Default Cute scrappy string tree block!

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Bonnie Hunter from her Quiltville site just finished a green string pieced tree block for a lap quilt or runner. A block would make a cute exchange.
I like the green string pieced tree block shown in Bonnie Hunter's pattern. So many choices to think about. Thank you!
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Old 11-18-2020, 03:19 AM
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Wink Sorry for the confusion..

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neat idea! will file that away for our program chair next year. Although not sure what you mean it can't be Christmas theme??
You are right..I didn't explain this correctly. I will try again.

We can make any quilt block using Christmas fabrics. For example: a pinwheel or square in a square block using Christmas fabrics. The other option is to make a Christmas theme (Snowman, Christmas tree, Reindeer etc.) using any fabrics you wish.
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Those are nice blocks and I think you could make any block with Christmas fabric and then you could just make it the size you need. Even a Churn Dash quilt block with a fussy cut snowman or Christmas tree in the center would be cute.
Platyhiker-thank you for the site of the cute blocks. I especially like the reindeer block.
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