Block 2 of our Celebrate Christmas Quilt-Along is Santa’s Mittens, a paper-pieced block by Jennifer Rodriguez. You might remember Jennifer as our guest blogger a couple of weeks ago. Also, you can save 33% on all Westminster fabrics from Mad About Patchwork for today’s Super Deal too.
How does the quilt-along work? Over the next 12 weeks, 36 fabulously talented designers will be making 12″ blocks that you can make. You can pick and choose which blocks you want to make. Sash them, add borders, baste it, quilt it, and have it ready to give-away or keep for yourself this Christmas. Or you might want to use some of the blocks for a mini quilt, a table runner, bags, whatever you like.
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Featured Designer: Jennifer Rodriguez
What is your quilting style?
I love to do modern quilts – lots of paper piece foundation and raw edge appliqué.
How did you get started quilting and/or designing?
After I did my first paper piece pattern earlier this year, something inside me clicked. Designing these patterns is such a union of logic and creativity. I love finding new inspiration and trying to create into the foundation style.
Do you have a favourite quilt?
One of my personal favourites is my appliqué quilt of Elphaba. I’ve been slightly obsessed with Wicked Witch of the West since I was a wee toddler. I love the Wizard of Oz and the more recent Wicked!
Quick and fun questions:
- Favourite colour: pink of course , I have 2 daughters.
- What part of the quilting process do you like the most? I love designing the layout.
- What part of the quilting process do you dislike the most? I abhor binding, bleh.
- Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, or: rocky road, mmmmm
- Favourite super hero or comic book character: Wonder Woman
- Most exciting place you’ve travelled: Italy
- Favourite quote or mantra: You must do the thing you think you can not.
Block 2 – Santa’s Mittens
Here’s Santa’s Mittens, Block 2 of our Quilt-Along. Isn’t it super cute? Head over to Jennifer’s blog to view the tutorial and download the foundations for this block.
Don’t worry if you’ve never done paper piecing before, Jennifer has a great Beginner Paper Piecing Tutorial on her site to help you get started.
Updated: If you’re having difficulties downloading the foundation pattern from Google Docs, try this link here to download the PDF file directly: Santa’s Mittens [PDF].
Another update: If you would prefer to piece the 1/4 triangles, Mona’s put instructions on her blog.
Share Your Photos
Upload your completed blocks to our Flickr group for a chance to win some adorable buttons from Button Mad – Incomparable Buttons. One winner for each of our quilt-along blocks will be randomly chosen. You have two weeks to complete Jennifer’s Santa’s Mittens block to be eligible to win.
Please share the Quilt-Along graphic on your own blog. The more participants, the more FUN!