The 'String of Lights' pattern can be found HERE and on Craftsy. The pattern is free for the month of October. If you missed Chilly Silly Snowmen, Cozy Cabin or Big Tree, Sparkling Stars, Fir Tree, Northern Hockey Skates, Toasty Mugs, Sweet Tooth, or Evergreen Tree, it's not too late to get the patterns. They can be found for a small fee on Etsy and Craftsy. Again, everything is based on 2 1/2" squares, you will want to try to match this block with how you did the other blocks in this section so that it all goes together. Let me show you how I completed this month's block.
|Some of what I have left from my fabrics for this project.|
I picked out colors that work well as Christmas bulbs.
|All of my 2 1/2" squares are all ready to start sewing.|
|For the triangle squares I have paired up the background|
blue fabric with my brightly colored fabric for the bulbs.
I lined them all up on my 3" quilt ruler. Now watch this
|I can lift all of my squares to my sewing machine|
with ONE hand!
|I found a new use for my favorite quilt ruler....|
Maybe you will find this to be a handy tip too!
|Here is part of the strip all ready to be sewn together. I made the red and yellow|
blocks first, then I finished the green and orange blocks, (Following the pattern)
|Iron on the top of the bulb lining up the edges.|
(The corners of the bulb cap lines up with the
seams of the bulb.)
|String of Lights, the final section for the quilt. It's now time to piece all of the sections together.|
I'm thinking it would be fun to have a blog hop in January. Let's have a virtual show and tell!
A Quilt Minnesota Charm pack and Needle Case
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