Saturday, August 15, 2015

Winter Wonderland Sew Along Block #5 and a giveaway




I am super excited to be a part of the Winter Wonderland Sew Along.
The Winter Wonderland Sew Along is the Sleigh Bell Sampler. 
 Each week you make two of these adorable blocks!!!
If you have just discovered this sew along, the book can be purchased at the Fat Quarter Shop
Sherri asked me to participate while we chatted at quilt market this spring. 
I thought...I will have plenty of time to make a block or project.
Um, I think you know where this is going....
My Block is #5 the Wreath.
I gathered my fabrics including Ella Blue's basics 
red tone on tone stripe, green cross hatch 
and Lecien basic white with aqua dots.

Cutting was simple...small pieces for sure with some 1" x 1"!


I adore how my block turned out.
Sherri is sharing the block construction on her blog here.


*Update*
A few commented that my block was constructed incorrectly.


I frogged it at 7 am and re-stitched it. 
While I was stitching the block I had a ton of trouble with my sewing machine. 
I was frustrated. 
I guess I wasn't paying attention to my block placement.


The improved block looks great!

I would like to turn this into a potholder for the holidays.
I thought for sure I would have had time yesterday to quilt it and bind it.
That didn't happen.
I was unpacking fabric bolts and cutting a bunch of bundles.

To help you get started or continue your sew along, 
I'm giving away a fat eighth bundle of the new Ella Blue basics - 37 prints!


Just leave a comment on this post. 
I will draw on August 17,2015.
thanks for reading ;)
p.s. I have 30% off Back to School sale in my etsy shop!

52 comments:

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Gorgeous bundle! Thanks for the giveaway.

Adrienne Cleave said...

Isn't there a wee mistake in piecing the bottom left hand corner? Thank you for the giveaway.

misspatchwork said...

This are wonderful fabrics! Thanks for this giveaway.
Gudrun

Anne D said...

The block would make a cute potholder. I love the fabrics in the giveaway. Gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win.

Hildy said...

Love how your block turned out although I think you turned one of the leaves the wrong way. But actually I think it makes the block even more gorgous:-)

MaryAnn Guappone said...

Beautiful fabrics!

Judy said...

Gorgeous fabrics!!! I've been enjoying your blog!

Podunk Pretties said...

Thanks for a chance to win some great fabrics.

Teresa @ Aurea's Kitchen said...

It seems one of the leaves are on the wrong place? but anyway, it seems ok for me. Thanks for this giveaway

Frederique said...

Beautiful fabrics! Thanks for sharing

Lindsay Rodems said...

Love the potholder idea! Lindsayrodems at gmail dot com

vkh6210 said...

Love your block. Some days you have to do some unsewing to appreciate the great days sewing. Some great colors in the giveaway bundle. Thank you. vkh6210@gmail.com

Shauna said...

Love your block, both before (because I didn't notice) and after. Thanks for the chance

Andrea York said...

No fun ripping things out-I was doing that myself yesterday! but your block turned out really nice!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

This is a wonderful wreath and I have never heard the term 'frogging' before so thank you for that!!!! Such a generous giveaway - happy Saturday to you!

Katherine said...

What a pretty block and a wonderful idea to turn it into a potholder for the holidays! Never to early to get started on some holiday sewing projects. Looks like you've given me a book to add to my sewing wish list. ;o)

MiiMaa said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I really like the Ella Blue basics!

Barbara McD said...

I admire your ability to frog at 7 am - I have zero abilities at 7 am!

Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

Michele T said...

The Wreath Block is my favourite and I was thinking to make pot holders too... They say great minds think alike😉

barbara woods said...

love your block and would love to win this, thanks

Linda said...

Hi really like your block ! Thanks for a great giveaway !
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

PK Sews said...

Your block is delightful! It will make a great holiday potholder. Thanks for sharing it, and thanks for the chance to win this wonderful fabric

Ellee said...

The fabric bundle would be great for a sofa quilt and the wreath block would make a beautiful coordinating sofa pillow. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

scottylover said...

If you hadn't pointed it out, I wouldn't have noticed the blocks was wrong. :) Such a cute pattern; I can see it as a pot holder, too!

Thanks for the chance to win!
Sandy A

Karen said...

Such a cute block! It would be adorable as a potholder :)

Vicki H said...

Great block. I love the cheerful bundle.

Kathy E. said...

I love your wreath block too! I'm thinking I'll make several of them and sew them together into a table runner for the holidays. I totally understand sewing machine frustrations...ugh! I've torn out many partial seams too and restitched blocks. Sometimes I know it isn't right, yet can't see how to fix it...now that's frustrating! Your block will be a super pot-holder!

Sandy said...

I think a potholder will be darling! Note to self with this idea. Thanks for sharing the giveaway.

Patty D from NC said...

Looks like a fun block to make! Thanks for the giveaway.

Sue said...

Love the wreath block!!!

Sue said...

Love the wreath block!!!

Sue said...

Love the wreath block!!!

Veronica said...

Can't wait to make the wreath block. The fat eighth bundle is beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway.

Melanie said...

Love the bundle! Thank you for the giveaway!

The seam ripper and I are often good friends as well :)

GranChris said...

What a generous gift. I haven't even started. Seems like a winter project. Too busy canning at the moment.

GranChris said...

What a generous gift. I haven't even started. Seems like a winter project. Too busy canning at the moment.

Joanna said...

The blocks in this quilt are so pretty; I want to make it. Thank you for the giveaway.

Debbie said...

I really like those geometrics! Very generous bundle. Thanks, Vickie!

Clare Lloyd said...

Super wreath block and fabulous give away, thank you. X

curious said...

I never would have noticed your error in the block. It is so cute, right or wrong! Fabrics are great colors. Sincerely, Paula K.

chart59 said...

Love this bright, happy fabric. Thanks for the chance to win.

Treevillemary said...

I just bought the book yesterday, and found the quiltalong today. Perfect timing!!

Teresa Stanulis said...

I have the book, but haven't been doing the sew along. I love the fat eight bundle, what a great giveaway!
tstanulis@verizon.net

Judy Mcleod said...

I would love to have this bundle. I love when you can buy bundles of fabric that all matcj.

Pedal Sew Lightly said...

Wow! Thanks for the great giveaway. That is a great bundle of basics.

PersimonDreams said...

LOVE your block! Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous bundle of fabric!

Janice said...

What a fabulous giveaway. I love the bundle you are giving away.

Afquilt said...

Beautiful fabric, thanks for the chance!

Patti said...

Cute wreath block. Thanks for a chance at this great giveaway.

usagypsy said...

I just saw your blog on the bottom of my bloglovn app and spotted this wonderful quilt! Love this block and it would make such a cute potholder. Especially if some yummy cinnamon scent was added inside. A cute Christmas present for sure!
Nancy

jellybean said...

Love the block Thank you for sharing a Rainbow.

Mom C said...

Love to see mistakes, I don't feel superior but they do make me feel that my mistakes are just part of the learning curve. Love the bundle. It is gorgeous. Thanks.