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Monday, October 3, 2011

12 Days of Christmas (already!)

Wow, is it really October already?  I cannot believe how quickly this year has flown by.  And already, I'm drooling over Christmas stuff {maybe the baby has me in the planning mode early}.  Anyway, in addition to making a fourth stocking, I've been dreaming of attempting a Christmas quilt {yes, I do need another project}.  Well, wouldn't you know it, I received an e-mail from Sara at Sew Sweetness about that very thing.  She's organizing a 12 Days of Christmas Sampler Quilt Along!

Here are the details Sara's provided:

Twelve bloggers will each create a unique 12.5" Christmas-themed block and prepare a tutorial to go along with it. The block instructions, available on each designers' blog, will be spread over a 6-week period, giving you plenty of time to join in! If you decide to quilt along with us, at the end of the 6 weeks, you will have a completed Christmas quilt top!

If you are planning on joining, the quilt top will require 12 fat quarters, or 1 layer cake. You are also more than welcome to use various solid/holiday scraps! In addition to that, you will need approximately 1-1/2 yard of solid fabric for the sashing.

Here is the schedule for each of the 12 blocks; on the respective date, you will be able to find the block/tutorial on the specified blog. You can also check back here after the date has passed, to find links to the tutorials!

Oct 25 - Julianna @ Projektownia Jednoiglec - Block 1: Christmas Truck
Oct 27 - Sara @ Sew Sweetness - Block 2: Santa Claus
Nov 1 - Kaelin @ The Plaid Scottie - Block 3: Christmas Hearth
Nov 3 - Jennie {Me!} @ Clover and Violet - Block 4 : Scrappy Star
Nov 8 - Elizabeth @ Don't Call Me Betsy - Block 5: Presents
Nov 10 - Riel @ The Q and the U - Block 6: Snowflake
Nov 15 - Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts - Block 7: Tree
Nov 17 - Lindsay @ Lindsay Sews - Block 8: Noel
Nov 22 - Jessica @ SewCraftyJess - Block 9: Ornaments
Nov 23 - Sarah @ Fairy Face Designs - Block 10: Stockings
Nov 29 - Heather & Megan @ Quilt Story - Block 11: Wreath
Dec 1 - Kim @ My Go Go Life - Block 12: Peppermint Candy

There is also a 12 Days of Christmas' Sampler Quilt Along Flickr Group for you to join in! We'll be sharing our fabric choices, completed blocks, and questions along the way!

Hope to see you around for the quilt along!


  1. mi piacerebbe molto ,sto cercando qualcosa per natale

  2. Sounds fun! Just need to decide if I have the time! ugh!

  3. What a wonderful idea! I'll certainly be checking it out! Don't you just love Christmas?

  4. sounds fun. I will be watching.


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