Here’s Block 27 of our Celebrate Christmas Quilt-Along. One Horse Open Sleigh has been designed by Sunni Bolger. Our friends at Shabby Fabrics have two gorgeous Moda fabric collections at 30% off for you to enjoy too.
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Featured Designer: Sunni Bolger
What is your quilting style?
I like to quilt in series. When I made my Ruby Hex quilt, I thought of a dozen different directions I could go and how that would change the overall feel of the quilt. I want to explore all the possibilities of a block or pattern. That’s why I have already started cutting my 2nd and designed the 3rd in this series!
How did you get started quilting and/or designing?
My grandma taught me to sew and quilt when I was 7, but I never put it to good use until my oldest daughter was born. I made quilts sporadically, interspersed with the many clothing and crafts I sewed. It wasn’t until I discovered modern quilting and fabrics that I developed a passion for it.
Do you have a favourite quilt?
My favorite quilt is one I haven’t worked on yet. I inherited an unfinished Dresden plate top that was started by my great-great-aunt, passed on to my grandma, and now passed on to me. Most of the blocks are completely handsewn and made from beautiful, original and reproduction 1930’s prints. Losing my grandma was a difficult loss and it has taken me a long time to be able to take it off the shelf in my closet and have it out in my sewing room. I am patiently waiting for the day I can work on it joyfully in remembrance of her!
As for something I have made, my favorite is usually the one I am working on at the moment. This is my Etchings project.
Quick and fun questions:
- Favourite colour: ever changing with my moods
- What part of the quilting process do you like the most? Snuggling under my finished quilt
- What part of the quilting process do you dislike the most? The last quarter of the hand binding. I love it when I start, but by the end, I just want to FINISH!
- Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, or: Chocolate covered pretzels
- Most exciting place you’ve travelled: Jamaica
- Favourite quote or mantra: “And I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep.” – Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five
Block 27 – Sunni’s One Horse Open Sleigh
Here’s Sunni’s One Horse Open Sleigh block. Head over to Sunni’s blog for the photo tutorial and to download the applique shapes.
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 Sunni’s One Horse Open Sleigh block to be eligible to win.
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