Block 15 of our Celebrate Christmas Quilt-Along is Mare-y Christmas designed by Shelly Pagliai of Prairie Moon Quilts. I must confess, I squealed with delight when I first saw this block. Our friends at Fort Worth Fabric Studio have a fabulous 40% 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!
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Featured Designer: Shelly Pagliai
What is your quilting style?
I don’t really have a quilting style. I like everything, and I’ll try anything at least once! Here’s one of the ranch quilts I’ve made for My Cowboy…
How did you get started quilting and/or designing?
My grandmother enrolled me in sewing in 4H when I was 8 years old. I discovered quilting shortly after that, and have never looked back. I started seriously designing in 1999.
Do you have a favourite quilt?
That’s a tough question. I don’t really have a favorite. I love all my quilts. I love all quilts period. The ones I make are each one special… like children, I can’t call one my favorite over another! But I’ll show you this wall hanging that I made back in 2007. It’s all hand appliquéd – I have a fetish for working with little tiny pieces. I have lots of other fetishes, too, but I won’t go into that here…
Quick and fun questions:
- Favourite colour: Red
- What part of the quilting process do you like the most? All of it.
- What part of the quilting process do you dislike the most? None of it.
- Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, or: Plain vanilla
- Most exciting place you’ve travelled: Even though I’ve done some overseas travelling, I still think my favorite trip ever was when My Cowboy and I rode our horses in NE, SD, ND, and MT in so many different scenic places. It’s an experience of a lifetime and one I won’t forget.
- Favourite quote or mantra: My everyday mantra is one I can’t repeat in polite company, (what can I say, I’m a country girl!) so instead I’ll leave you with my second favorite: "It seemed like a good idea at the time . . ."
Block 15 – Mare-y Christmas
Here’s Shelly’s Mare-y Christmas block. This block incorporates both appliqué and embroidery. I just love it! Head over to Shelly’s blog to download the fabulous tutorial she’s created for this block. Lots of tips are included.
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 Shelly’s Mare-y Christmas block to be eligible to win.
Please share the Quilt-Along graphic on your own blog. The more participants, the more FUN!