Friday, July 17, 2020

New Projects - Blog Hops and Quilt Blocks

I've spent the last few days brainstorming ideas for Just Let Me Quilt's Xmas in July - Then and Now blog hop. And I'm pleased with what I've dreamed up, though most of it still exists in EQ8. My project will involve this little deer, made with fusible applique.

deer drawn on fusible web by QuiltFabrication

I'll also be making another video, with tips and tricks for working with fusible applique - I've got lots to share! My reveal date for this little guy is July 31, but look for the video and a tutorial post the week of the hop, July 27-31.

Christmas in July blog hop logo at Just Let Me Quilt

Besides the Xmas in July hop, there's also a new free block series starting. This one is called Around the Block, which tours the 50 states and Puerto Rico each week for the next year.

around the block USA state tour logo

Starting August 2, 2020, one 6.5" unfinished block for the featured state becomes available by the designer. The following week, it's off to another state, zigzagging across the country with trivia, stories, giveaways, and bonus blocks! To collect all of the blocks, sign up for the weekly newsletter or check the web page for the next designer in the series - more information is available at US Tour - Quilting Block of the Months
Also in August, another free 12" finished block from Quilt Block Mania, this time with a Back to School theme. It looks to be just as fun as July's Summer theme, though it's hard to let go of life on the beach! Be sure to grab my free surfboards pattern before it's gone, plus the other free summer blocks from all the talented designers.

three applique surfboards block for Quilt Block Mania

So mark your calendars - you don't want to miss out on all the hopping and collecting!
Happy Quilting!

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  1. Susan, I see you are a contributor to the US Tour block hop. Will you be doing California?

  2. I can't wait to see your Christmas project. You are so amazing, I'm sure it will be incredible!


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