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Quilt-Along Block 7: Holiday Gifts

Celebrate Christmas Quilt-Along and Super Deals for Quilters

Are you excited for Week 3 of our Celebrate Christmas Quilt-Along? I know I am. Let’s head to the sewing rooms and get stitching…

Block 7, Holiday Gifts, has been designed by Jessie Kurtz. Our friends at the Fat Quarter Shop have a fabulous 50% off Super Deal for you to enjoy too.

How does the quilt-along work? Over a 12-week period, 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.

Make new quilting friends, meet our featured designers, take advantage of our Super Deal bargains, and most of all just have some fun!


Super Deal from the Fat Quarter Shop

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Fat Quarter Shop is the online quilt store with the best and widest selection of yardage, fat quarter bundles, specialty cuts, quilt kits and patterns. We also offer access to many wonderful quilt clubs, block-of-the-month programs and exclusive projects.

Most of all, we pride ourselves in our top-notch customer service, with friendly, knowledgeable representatives and speedy same-day shipping. Our user-friendly web site makes it easy to find the collection, designer and even the theme you are seeking. Fat Quarter Shop has all you need for your next project, so start shopping with us today!

Today’s Super Deal:

50% OFF Holiday Splendor by Hoffman Fabrics. Enter code SPLENDOR at checkout. This deal expires Monday, October 3rd at midnight CST.

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Get your Super Deal Savings here!


Featured Designer: Jessie Kurtz

Jessie Kurtz

What is your quilting style?

I love all styles of quilting but I tend to gravitate towards and design quilts with a bright, modern style but yet have traditional elements. The 8 patterns I just released definitely have a more modern look but still have classic elements.

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How did you get started quilting and/or designing?

I’ve been sewing and quilting for over 10 years. The first project I ever made was with my Mom, it was a small messenger bag with a beaded fringe on the bottom. My seams were not all straight and a few of the corners didn’t tuck in perfectly but I LOVED it! For me, sewing and quilting is such a great creative experience and with it comes a wonderful sense of accomplishment when you see your finished project!

Do you have a favourite quilt?

I have a few that are my favorites but if I have to pick one, I would have to say it is a quilt made by my great-grandmother. The quilt is made up of lots & lots of 5" squares (cut with a scissors) and then sewn into rows. She made it for me when she was over 80 years old and after she had lost most of her eyesight, so I know it was not a quick or easy project for her.

Several years ago I was living in Minneapolis, it was the night before Christmas eve and I had just received the quilt from my great-grandmother. I packed the quilt in the trunk of my car, along with the gifts I was taking to my Mom’s for the holidays. I was trying to be ready to hit the road bright & early the next morning. Well, I woke up that next morning to find that my car had been STOLEN! Stolen with all the gifts for my family and the quilt in the trunk. The gifts I weren’t as concerned about as the quilt! I was so sad, thinking it was gone forever. Luckily, I got a call a couple of days later from the police who had found my car. Most of the gifts were gone but the quilt was still in the trunk! I was so happy and relieved to have it back!

Quick and fun questions:

  • Favourite colour: Right now it’s aqua
  • What part of the quilting process do you like the most? I love laying completed blocks out into rows!
  • What part of the quilting process do you dislike the most? I’ve got say – the binding
  • Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, or: Chocolate
  • Favourite super hero or comic book character: Wonder Woman
  • Most exciting place you’ve travelled: New York
  • Favourite quote or mantra: My Mom used to love to say "Just happy to be here!"

Block 7 – Jessie’s Holiday Gifts

Here’s Jessie’s Holiday Gifts block. A very easy block to put together and excellent for scrap busting too. Head over to Jessie’s blog to the instructions to complete her block and a few photos of how this block would look made up in quilts.

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Share Your Photos

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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 Jessie’s Holiday Gifts block to be eligible to win.


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This post was published on September 27th, 2011. Post topics: Free Projects, Special Features. Post tags: , .

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