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Fair Isle Sew Along, Part 3: Fir Trees


Welcome to the third installment in the Fair Isle Sew Along! Have you guys seen all the amazing Poinsettia blocks from last week? I’m so impressed with all of the creative color palettes and prints! I didn’t this particular design was one people would change up very much, but I’m loving the creative spins.

This week: Fir tree blocks. I know last week’s Poinsettia blocks were time-consuming—there are lots of little pieces in the Poinsettia blocks, and with 10 in the quilt, it’s not quick. So I think you’ll enjoy the simpler, faster assignment for this week. : ) And in fact, these blocks are so simple that I don’t have many tips to give you this week.

My one tip is that good pinning is crucial when making these blocks. And if you find that the length of any of these units is a little off, just fold the units in half and press them to make a crease. Then line up the centers, not the edges. That will help you compensate for any units that don’t end up exactly 11″ long.

It took me a little over 2 hours to make the Fir Tree blocks this week, so plan accordingly. (Told you they were fast!) Which is good, because next week, we’ve got reindeer on the schedule. : ) Don’t forget to link up your blog posts below, or use the hashtag #fairislequilt on IG! See you next Thursday!

Want to make this along with us? Click here to purchase the Fair Isle pattern!

Fair Isle Quilt Sew-Along

4 replies
  1. K Pfaff
    K Pfaff says:

    I am in LOVE with this quilt but I have too many WIPs at the moment. I'm looking forward to buying the pattern soon and adding this to my to-do list for later next year. Thanks!

  2. Elaine
    Elaine says:

    I love how it looks in the red but I am afraid of fabric bleeding!! Do you pre-wash? or what do you do when you wash? (maybe we can just hang it and not HAVE to wash! LOL) Just bought my pattern! Well done!

  3. MareMare
    MareMare says:

    Yay, I'm done with this week and starting the Reindeer! I started 3 weeks behind so am slowly gaining (also, sorry, realized sometimes I'm commenting as PMQG, oops! Silly logins)


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