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Friday, December 16, 2016

In Our Garden Blocks for December

In Our Garden Block of the Month blog hop
Hosted by Amy over at 
has the cutest blocks and I've kept up with the blocks all year
we only have one month to go.

Every month one designer shares an applique block and a pieced block
and by January this will be a super cute quilt.

The weather is frightful here today and tomorrow promises to be even colder and wetter.  These blocks are perfect for winter.

This months block were designed by Jan over at Sew and Sow Farm.

The pieced block is called "Winter Star"  and really is fun to put together.  I used by background fabric in the star and used color for the background this time.  It really makes me think of a winter sky.

The applique block for December is called "Sunbonnet Sue and Friends."  I've never been a big fan of Sunbonnet Sue, in fact, I've never made one until now but I decided to use Jan's vision and make her design.  While I was afraid it wouldn't fit with my other blocks, I was WRONG.  It's a perfect addition and I really like it.  I even found a little bird button to add to the snowman's hat.

Of course I used my favorite fabric iron on adhesive by ThermowebHeatnBond® Lite, for the fusible appliques.

 I was lucky enough to receive Riley Blake fabrics for this quilt.
That Sunbonnet Sue is so pretty with  fabrics in Botanique by fabric designer Lila Tueller.

There is still time to jump in and make this quilt with us!

Here is the list of bloggers and the months with links to find the 
blocks and patterns:

February - Blocks 1 and 2

March - Blocks 3 and 4
Carol – Just Let Me Quilt 

April -  Blocks 4 and 5

Bonus Block

May - Blocks 7 and 8

Bonus Block

June - Blocks 9 and 10

July- Blocks 11 and 12

August - Blocks 13 and 14

September - Blocks 15 and 16

Bonus Block

October - Blocks 17 and 18

November- Blocks 19 and 20


Still to come: our last month of blocks
Amy – Sew Incredibly Crazy– Final Blocks and wrap up

There's a group Facebook page HERE 
 and a Flickr Group 

where everyone has been sharing garden blocks.

Join in on all this fun!!!
A new BOM will start in 2017 after the last blocks for this one in January.
We have already started designing and it will be a fun quilt!
(For his fans, Splash will be making another appearance)


jan said...

Carla I just LOVE the colors of your Winter Star - it does remind me of the winter sky and the star looks frosty! And I really love the SBS block. Your Snowman is adorable with the Blue bird button! It must be tiny! Sew very cute!
I am glad you enjoyed making the blocks! Merry Christmas to you and yours! xoxo jan

Steph said...

Very sweet idea, I love the snowman.

Needled Mom said...

Great blocks. I LOVE the winter star.

Carol S. said...

I love your blocks, of course. Sweet colors!