Block 12 of our Celebrate Christmas Quilt-Along incorporates appliqué, piecing and a bit of embroidery. The Christmas Angel block has been designed by Erin Russek. If you’re a lover of hand-dyed fabrics like me, you’ll want to get in on the store-wide savings from Hand Dyed Fabrics by Lori for our Super Deal 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!
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Featured Designer: Erin Russek
What is your quilting style?
That’s a hard one since I pretty much LOVE all quilting styles. If I had to pin it down I would have to say traditional style appliqué done in bright cheery colors.
How did you get started quilting and/or designing?
I’ve been quilting for almost 25 years now. I started designing my own quilts several years ago because I couldn’t find patterns I liked. I really love the designing part of the quilt the most.
Do you have a favourite quilt?
I have two favourite quilts. One from what I call my "extreme piecing" days which is called Sri Yantra. I made this quilt for some very dear friends who were helping our family through a rough time.
My other favourite quilt is Bluebird’s Piece O’Cake. I had made 12 Piece O’Cake blocks and was trying to figure out how to put them together when I decided to design my own center and border. That quilt really got me started designing my own appliqué.
Quick and fun questions:
- Favourite colour: pink
- What part of the quilting process do you like the most? designing
- What part of the quilting process do you dislike the most? Choosing fabric believe it or not…I get very obsessive.
- Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, or: Chocolate absolutely!
- Favourite super hero or comic book character: Batman..I had a horrible crush on him when I was 5
- Most exciting place you’ve travelled: Venice, Italy
- Favourite quote or mantra: "One Piece at a Time" …when I was deciding what to name my pattern company a friend of mine told me that if she was ever going to make one of my quilts that would need to be her mantra. Sometimes when I am having a hard time I switch it to "One day at a time" or even "One breath at a time".
Block 12 – Christmas Angel
Those that have been around my blog for a while will know that I’m a huge fan of Erin’s. I am very new to appliqué and Erin’s blog is filled with fabulous tips and projects to make. I never thought I’d do, much less love, appliqué and I have Erin (and a few others) to thank for teaching me and inspiring me with her (their) beautiful creations.
Erin’s Christmas Angel block incorporates appliqué, piecing and a bit of embroidery. I just love the on-point layout. Wouldn’t it be fun to make up several of this block, in different outfits for the angels and put them together as a table runner? Head over to Erin’s blog to download the tutorial and appliqué templates for completing this block.
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 Erin’s Christmas Angel block to be eligible to win.
Please share the Quilt-Along graphic on your own blog. The more participants, the more FUN!