Today’s the day that our block is featured on the FreeSpirit blog for the Christmas in July Block-a-thon! If you haven’t heard of it, several of us bloggers were sent some mystery fabrics by Free Spirit to create blocks of all different sizes for a totally new kind of Christmas quilt.
For fabric requirements for this quilt-along, look here. To make it exactly as the bloggers have, you will need a few fat quarters or about 1/2 yard of the fabrics, or of course you can use whatever fabrics you have in your stash!
The tutorials for each block are posted on the FreeSpirit site, and today is the day for Block 11, my Delight block! Finishing at 6″, this sweet little thing was made with two Grand Hotel fabrics and a white solid. Truth be told, I didn’t know how these two would look combined, but I love how it turned out.
You can download the tutorial here and go visit Free Spirit for all the past blocks! Only a few more to go before they reveal the finished quilt. Here’s the schedule for the final blocks:
July 27th – Lee at Freshly Pieced
July 30th – Jennifer at MJ and Co
August 1st – Mishka at Quilting Gallery
August 3rd – Tiffiny at Free Patchwork Quilt Info
August 6th – Tacha at Fat Quarterly
August 8th – Megan at Canoe Ridge Creations
August 10th – Jocelyn at It’s Sew Emma
August 13th – Final Quilt Reveal!
Last but not least, Free Spirit has donated a Chicopee charm pack for us to give away! Comment here with prints you would use for Delight, and we will choose a winner at random and announce the winner on Monday, 7/30!
Oh that's pretty! I really like Cherry Christmas.
That is fun! I think I would use some Heather Bailey – Pop Garden or Bijou!
I might use Winterkist for this block – love the non-traditional colors on that Christmas-y fabric! Thanks for the chance to win the Chicopee charm pack.
I like this! I think I'm tempted to use some Sugar and Spice by the Quilted Fish for this one.
I'd use Tula Pink The Birds and The Bees Sunset for the 3 snowball blocks, and Sugar for the cross.
I would use some Cherry Christmas for this block
Love your block!
I think I'd use some fabrics from the Blitzen collection. Definitely some reds. So cute!
I would use blues and reds I think. Thanks for the chance to win. Can't wait to see the completed blocks.
I would use kona white or coal and two shades of the timeless treasures sketch fabric.
Love your block! Also, love Chicopee and Cherry Christmas. Thanks!
HELLO! I'D USE CHERRY CHRISTMAS TOO!
THANKS SO FOR SHARING!
I think I'd cut into my new Tula Pink… maybe.
I'd love to do the block with Glacier Holiday Batiks… I can dream, right? 🙂
The rich colors of Joel Dewberry's Heirloom may look good in this block, paired with some Kaffe shot cottons — like burgundy, green/turquoise, blue jewel tones
Hmm… I think a walk in the woods' blue bird would look nice there:)
I would love to use Cherry Christmas for these blocks!
I'd use some Amy Butler!
I'd love to use some Cherry Christmas for this!
I would like to use some prints from the Joy line.
Maybe the new Indie line that is coming out soon? Or the Lifestyle cottons by Liberty.
I think the block would look great in polka dots!
I think it would be very pretty with the polka dot, and the petite roses from Veranda by Verna Mosquera
THis block calls for Christmas fabrics. So Cherry Christmas it is.
I would use Peace in Holly for the diamond shapes and Tannenbaum in Wintermint for the cross – both from the Joy line. Cute block!
Very pretty! I would have to go with my current fav and that is Cherry Christmas. Thanks for a chance to win!
Flea market fancy, solids without being too Christmasy
I would use Kate Spainn's Terrain!
thanks for the giveaway. I also would choose cherry christmas
Cute block! I'm still obsessed with Lillybelle, so I'd use that!
I would use some of my Vintage Modern! Thanks for the chance to win!
I have a variety of Kate Spain fabric that would look good. Maybe not Christmasy, but good.
I think Delight in Cherry Christmas prints would look cute. Although it would actually look good in two of Chicopee prints, too.
I'd do it in some Hope Valley!
I'd use some Valori Wells wrenly Christmas prints…not sure which ones, but the rosettes for sure!
Love this block – I would use some Kumari Garden Holiday fabric!
I might use a couple of prints from the Serenade line.
Heather Baily. "Pop Garden". Bright and cheery
I would use Vintage Modern. Really like the block.
I think the upcoming Marmalade collection by Bonnie & Camille will go nicely!
I would use the newest Tula Pink collection – it's fabulous.
I'd use something I already have in stash; Vintage Modern.
Beutiful block.I`d use Joy
I would choose:
Lindsay Wilkes' Blogger's Choice Fat Quarter Bundle
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I would have to use Cherry Christmas by Aneela Hoey as its always Summer in Oz at Christmas time and her aquas and fresh clear colours are just perfect!
I would love to use Cameo on this block. Thanks for the chance!
Lovely block! i already know what colours i will use! This Qal has been lots of fun and i cant wait to see your block in the flickr group!
I would make Delight using: Fabric A in either white or off white; Fabric B in the orange plaid of Chicopee; Fabric C&D in the charcoal and white check. Fun hop; thanks.
Cute block. I would use Vintage Modern or Cherry Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win.
I think it would look pretty with stars and striped fabrics
I'd use Jingle by Anne Kelle. Thank you! bethfouche at hotmail dot com
I'm thinking some Simply Color would be nice.
vintage modern I think or perhaps winterkist for a christmas one 🙂
I would use Cherry Christmas.
Oh, so wonderful. I would use also Cherry Christmas.
I would use Vintage Modern. It's my currant fave.
I would use the Chicopee if available. Otherwise Cameo. Love the colors in both.
I would pick two prints from the Cherry Christmas line – so cute!
Cherry christmas! Would love to win this charm pack. Thanks for the opportunity!
I Love Wrenly Christmas! Thanks for the chance!
I would use two of my Loulouthi prints for the Delight block.
I'd like to use:
Classic Christmas Fat Quarter Bundle
Makower UK for Andover Fabrics
I think I would use … Basic Grey – Fruit Cake – since I'm in love with it!! 🙂 And I think it would make a pretty neat looking square/quilt!
I"m think Madrona Road by Violet Craft would be great for this block. Know it's not Christmas fabric but think it would look fabulous!
I would use Joy to make this block.
I would use Cherry Christmas.
I think I would use Winterkist for this. I am not a traditional person, so I think that collection would be perfect!
Thanks for the giveaway!
I pick Frees Spirit's Curious Nature line in the Husk colorway.
I would use my scraps. I'm a fabric hoarder. LOL
I would definitely use my scraps. I am addicted to scrap quilts right now! I would use a moda solid for the background to create uniformity!
I am going to use some Kona solids with some Elements fabric
Maybe Flea Market Fancy (or Chicopee ;>); thanks for chance! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)
Oh I think I would use some Kona cactus with some Pezzy prints – red and white and green! Great giveaway!!
I'd use marmalade – not christmas colors but I think it'd make a cute block.
I'd use either Tula Pink – The Birds and the Bees or Cloud 9 – Simpatico. I'm in love with both collections.
I would have to use Tula's newest collection The Birds and The Bees
I think it calls out for Cherry Christmas.
I think I would use some Sherbert Pips. Cute block!
I would use some Bartered Flea Market for a retro look.
I have a Ruby charm pack that I would use for this pattern. Thanks for the giveaway (and the block tutorial).
Your block turned out great and your fabrics all look super together. I might use some Joy if I made this block.
Thank you and Free Spirit for a great giveaway and a chance to win some lovely fabric.
Cherry Christmas is the choice for me. Thanks – love the contests and chance to win a treat for my sewing room!
I would like to see Delight done with Hello Luscious. 🙂
Finally I see a chance to use my Christmas batiks, thanks!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Joy by Kate Spain.
A. Hoey has a new Christmas line coming out soon, I would like to try that.
I think I'd pair it up with one of the Aviary2 color lines 🙂
Thanks for the chance to win this pack!
I like Glistening Tinsel line (Maude Asbury)
I have some Jovial that I would use.
I am confused. After reading some of the comments I thought i was trying for a Denyse Schmidt charm pack. If I win I will make something fun. Thanks for a chance.
I would use Dear Mr. Claus. I love the vintage look!
I would try it in Chicopee, that is one of the lines I'm most excited about this year! Thanks for the change to win.
me i've got a new small stash of sentiments by moda that would be ideal!
Cute! I have no idea what prints I would use – maybe the ones I win? 🙂 Thanks!
Love this block! I think I'd use a mix of Hope Valley & Flea Market Fancy to make it less Christmas-y. Thanks for the chance to win.
I love this block. I am so excited to sew up my Christmas fabric.
I would use Freshly Winterkist for that block. thanks for the chance to win!
I would do this in all solids… maybe Cotton Couture? So fun thanks for the chance…
I would use some Summerville and Flea Market Fancy.
I'd love to see it in Flea Market Fancy. Thanks for the chance to win.
Cherry Christmas I think.
Amy butler lark