Christmas in July Block-A-Thon: My Block


Okay, this is the last time I’ll talk about Christmas until December, I swear. : ) But today is the day that my block is featured in the Christmas in July Block-A-Thon on the Free Spirit Fabric blog.

I had a very long, narrow block shape that I thought lent itself to some interesting partial-block designs. In fact, once I started working on this block, I started thinking of it almost as if you’re looking at the night sky through a narrow skylight! That’s why I’m calling this block “A Piece of Sky.” Some of those half-square triangles are on the small side, both other than that, this block is really quite easy to make. Head over to the Free Spirit blog for the full tutorial.

And remember, all of the Christmas in July blocks being featured on the Free Spirit blog will make for one fabulous holiday quilt by the time we’re all done! You can follow along right now to make your own quilt, or Free Spirit will be putting the entire collection of block tutorials into a handy e-book for those of you who want to make it later.

And on top of all this blocky goodness, I also get to giveaway a charm pack of Free Spirit’s Designer Essentials prints. Just to give you an idea of what you can do with a charm pack like this, Faith made this beautiful quilt for Spring Quilt Market entirely from Free Spirit Designer Essentials:

Photo by Faith of Fresh Lemons Quilts

To win the Designer Essentials charm pack, just leave a comment on this post. I’ll draw a winner on Monday. Good luck!

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  1. quiltingpiecebypiece
    quiltingpiecebypiece says:

    I love the idea of putting parts of different stars in your long block. I'm going to have to go check out Christmas in July right after I finish this comment (so I can be eligible for your drawing!)

  2. VickiT
    VickiT says:

    What a great looking block. I don't think I've ever seen anyone do a partial block like this. VERY cool. I really like the way it looks too. Beautiful job. Thank you for the great instruction on how to create your block too.

    The fabrics shown in the quilt below are gorgeous. Thank you for the chance to win such beautiful colored fabrics.

  3. Gwen
    Gwen says:

    LOVE your block! I think this would make a beautiful table runner!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful idea! Oh, and also, thank you for the chance to win!! 🙂

  4. Laurel09
    Laurel09 says:

    It's amazing what can be done with a small amount of beautiful fabric, isn't it? I would be very excited to win the charm pack. Thank you for the chance!

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