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I can’t believe it, but here we are at the final block of our Sugar Plum Stocking Treats quilt! Today you’ll get block twelve along with the border applique and finishing instructions.  It’s time to finish this quilt and put it all together!  Merry Christmas everyone, Santa put Christmas trees in our stocking.  It’s time to decorate the trees!

Block Twelve

Here’s block twelve in my Sugar Plum Christmas fabric…

 

And finally, I can show you the finished quilt!  This time it’s an actual photo taken by my wonderful photographer Gregory Case.  I hope you can see the quilting because my quilter, Becky Hubel has done a fantastic job!

Here are the final instructions for finishing your quilt!

Finishing Instructions

It’s been a wonderful 12 weeks with all of you and I hope you’ve enjoyed them.  We’ll leave the patterns up on our website through the end of the year, but download them now while you’re thinking of it.  Have fun finishing your quilt!

Hugs to you all!

 

Anne

Block eleven was designed by our third place winner from the Bunny Hill/ Moda design contest, Lori Weigel!  This cute little snowman, reaching for a Christmas ornament, won her third place.  And of course, her win gave all of us a chance to make this adorable block!

Block Eleven

Here’s block eleven in my Sugar Plum Christmas fabric…

Here’s Lori’s original block that she submitted for the contest…

 

I love how she’s used my ornament fabric to fussy cut her ornament.  Choose your favorite ornament, and you can do the same thing!  Or, if you’re using a different material just use a tiny print for your ornament.

We’ve added Lori’s snowman block to the quilt, but today I have another surprise for you!  Lori submitted another block for the contest!

It was almost impossible for me to choose between blocks and I fell equally in love with both of them.   When I asked her if I could include her second block as an extra pattern, she said yes! So, today you’re getting an extra treat!  It’s Lori’s chocolate lab Mrs. Bean, who turns 12 next month (that makes Mrs. Bean a Libra right along with me and Milkshake who turns 14 on October 7). Here’s Lori’s puppy block:

And here’s the pattern so you can make the puppy too!

Lori’s Puppy Block

 

Thank you, Lori, for both of these darling blocks!

Happy stitching everyone!  How will you decide what block to use?

I’ll be back next Friday with the final block and our finishing instructions.

Hugs,

Anne

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a poinsettia or two.  These beautiful flowers fill the season with color, beauty and always remind me of Christmas.  I had to include one in our stocking quilt!

Block ten is a simple block, but sometimes it’s good to have simple!  You should be able to finish this one quickly.  Don’t worry if your points don’t meet in the center in absolute perfection because you’ll be sewing 3 buttons to the center after your quilting is complete.

Block Ten

Here’s block ten in my Sugar Plum Christmas fabric.  This was actually the first block I designed for this quilt.  It wasn’t until I had all the blocks finished that I decided where they would be placed in the quilt.  If you’re using a different fabric than me, I suggest laying your blocks out on a design wall or floor.  Use the stocking fabric as your placement guide because it’s the dominant piece in each block.  When you’re happy with the placement, snap a picture.  The picture will help you to see if any of your blocks need to be moved.

And here is block ten in our quilt! Only two more blocks to go!

I hope you find some time this weekend to make block ten!

Anne

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