Hello and welcome back! It's Week 3 of the Holidays in July Quilt Along, if you are just now joining us, here's a snapshot of where we're headed and what we've been up to:
Week 1 - July 12th: Select and cut fabric
Week 2 - July 19th: Sew seven blocks
Week 3 - July 26th: Sew seven blocks
Week 4 - August 2nd: Sew seven blocks
Week 5 - August 9th: Sew seven blocks
Week 6 - August 16th: Sew seven blocks
Week 7 - August 23rd: Sew rows and assemble top
WEEK 3: SEW SEVEN BLOCKS
We are humming right along with our tree block sewing. And some of you have gone the extra inch to display your block progress. We love it! See below in our community section.
We thought to share another fun idea for your tree blocks that you may wish to try—decorating them! For example, we took our solid bright green tree and added some hot pink garland to it by adding a chain stitch with embroidery floss.
You could also use glittery threads, like the Dazzle or Sizzle ones below from WonderFil. Ohh la la!
Or you could decorate with buttons, ric rac and ribbons, appliqué small ornaments from fussy cut fabric, stitch on some wool embellishments—there are so many options!
How would you decorate your tree? Tell us in the comments below.
NEED THE BLOCK PATTERN?
The block pattern is here: it's a free downloadable template from Cluck Cluck Sew!
FROM OUR COMMUNITY:
Check out this extra cute progress photo from @mopheaded1
Did spot the even cuter guest in the photo? Tell us in the comments. First person to leave one will get a free small gift from us.
WEEK 3 PROMPT
This week, your task: Share your sewn blocks with us and if you are craving holiday cookies. Use the hashtag #HolidaysinJulyQAL when you do.
HAVE FUN AND SEE YOU NEXT WEEK.