Sunday, July 6, 2014

Christmas in July

As we begin making our Festival of Trees quilt project a reality, here are a few answers to FAQ:

The main fabric collection chosen is called 25th and Pine by Basic Grey for Moda fabrics. It incorporates many great holiday patterns and colors. The bag of fabric provided will include light, medium and dark colors along with a fat 8th from this collection. You will also have white houndstooth fabric to use which coordinates with the background of the quilt.

Each guild member is asked to make a 6.5 inch block that will be incorporated into the final design of our quilt. There is no design requirement for your block. Pick any pattern to create your block that will be added to the tree. (Try searching Google or Pinterest for 6.5" block pattern ideas!) Have fun being creative.

Here's a quick sketch of design for this quilt:
A Modern Sampler Tree
(Rough Draft made by Yanick in EQ7.)

You can make more than one block if you have enough remaining fabric in your bag. Try to incorporate white on the sides of one of your blocks when possible. You do not have to have a lot of white in your final block! (Extra blocks may be used to create a storage bag for the quilt auction winner.)

Bags with fabrics are available at Sew Days this month (7/7 in Maitland and 7/19 at Dr. Phillips) if you were unable to attend the July Guild Meeting. Contact Yanick by email or phone if you wish to have your set mailed directly to you.

Please use only the fabrics in the bags provided. If you need additional fabric, contact Yanick for assistance.

Blocks are due by August 6th. You can bring them to the August Guild meeting or mail them directly to Yanick.

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
We look forward to seeing your block soon!


  1. Such a pretty collection. I can't wait to see the blocks. Have fun, everyone!

  2. Found some fun links if you need ideas for your block(s)!