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. sandyb
    sandyb says:

    I am having sooooo much fun looking hopping along seeing everyone's blocks. Your block is beautiful.

    Thank you for the chance to win.

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

  2. Brandy Pettit
    Brandy Pettit says:

    Wow! What a neat idea with your Piece of Sky block, the idea inspires images of window pane panels with stars and suns and moons, thank you! Also, thanks for the giveaway, very exciting color pack 🙂

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