Monday, December 3, 2018

Holiday Blog Hop with Michael Miller and Giveaway

This week features 6 talented designers using some exciting holiday designs. I guess I count myself in there, too, since I'm the first one out of the box!

CONTEST IS OVER. WILL ANNOUNCE WINNER ON WEDNESDAY.

You can catch every single designer each day by visiting the Michael Miller Facebook page. There is a FQ bundle of Michael Miller fabrics each day. Check out the  Facebook page for the details.

Here's the schedule for the week:

Now, let me share what I've been working on using the Festival of Lights collection, which features gorgeous Hanukkah fabrics. I chose these because I always enjoy making small gifts for my Jewish friends and neighbors and any teachers that have come into my 3 daughters and 4 grandchildren's lives.

I revisited my paper pieced Dreidel block (probably 20 years old). I have used this many times. I even had it published in Quilting Arts Holiday Magazine (2015). I shared the pics a few weeks ago. Do you remember? Check it out HERE.

Allow me to share the fabrics:

Festival of Lights with some Fairy Frost
I printed my pattern (finishes to 6"). YES, THIS WILL BE FREE AT THE END OF THIS POST!

Four copies of my Dreidel Block, printed on newsprint
Then I cut out the fabrics. I chose to make four combinations for variety. The pattern has the cutting sizes for the patches. I always cut my patches oversized for foundation piecing.

Parts cut, ready for paper piecing
This is NOT a paper piecing tutorial. You either know how to do it or you don't. So many wonderful web sites and YouTube videos are out there to help you newbies!

Now, I begin with the handle part:

Patches 1-3 ready to add the bottom
Once I add that bottom square, I will trim the bottom for the two gold triangles. Stitch and then trim, allowing for the needed 1/4".

Trimming away the triangles
Now, adding the gold background triangles:

Adding bottom triangles
 And finishing the sides:
Last two strips!

Finally trimmed, leaving the 1/4" seams around all sides - of course:
First Block: Pieced and trimmed
I wanted to add some of the main fabric (Peace, Love and Light: 7990) and had to "fussy cut" the motifs. I used freezer paper to isolate the motifs I wanted and then cut one out.

Fussy Cutting with freezer paper
Square of fabric cut out to be used as the main part of the Dreidel. Oh, no! I think I have the fabric upside down. Too late!

Patch to be used for the dreidel.
Now, let's see the rows put together (yes, I know I got those two dreidels in the center blocks upside down!):

Three horizontal rows
Very quickly, here are the cutting directions. This quilt is fat quarter friendly! The borders are extra. I do not have time to calculate for you; I'm in the MIDDLE OF A HOUSE MOVE and the boxes are everywhere.
  • Piece four Dreidel blocks (cutting for patches is included in the FREE pattern)
  • Cut five 6-1/2" squares (4 of one fabric, 1 of another)
  • Red Fairy Frost strips: Cut four 2-1/2" x 6-1/2". Sew to the Dreidel blocks as shown.
  • Star of Peace (CM7991-Blue) fabric: Four 2-1/2" x 6-1/2" strips (sides of white print); Four 2-1/2" x 8-1/2" strips for top/bottom sides.
The Dreidel Blocks with red Fairy Frost strips: 6-1/2" x 8-1/2"
The center blue print (CM7991-Blue): 6-1/2" x 6-1/2"
The four corner blocks: 8-1/2" x 8-1/2"

Inner borders: cut four 1-1/2" strips of white Fairy Frost
Outer borders: cut four 4-1/2" strips of main print (Peace, Love and Light: 7990)

Festival of Lights Hanukkah Quilt
Now for the paper pieced pattern: 6" Dreidel. This WILL BE TAKEN DOWN at the end of December. It is also not to be shared. Please have your friends come get it HERE.

Thank you for stopping by. Remember to visit the Michael Miller Facebook page. Leave a comment here for your chance to receive a FQ bundle!

37 comments:

  1. I love this Debby, especially how you fussy cut the Dreidel blocks. The fabrics are very beautiful. Thank you for the pattern.

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  2. This quilt is the perfect size for my seasonal wallhanging. I need to add a Hanukkah themed hanging to my collection. And the fabrics are gorgeous!

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  3. Your instructions are always so clear and your methods so well thought out. I really appreciate your skills and your creativity.

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  4. I just love the fabric and how you fussy cut it so perfectly. Thank you for such detailed instructions.

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  5. so nice to see pretty Hanukkah fabric for a change!

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  6. Very pretty! I'll have to see if I can find some of those fabrics.

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  7. Thank you for the chance to win! I like this design,

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  8. Sounds like a great deal. I love paper piecing!

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  9. Wow! Such a beautiful block!! Thank you so much for sharing and giving us a chance to win fat quarters!! Kindness matters ;-)

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  10. Happy Hanukkah to you and yours.

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  11. What an adorable quilt. Thanks for sharing. raydeer@memlane.com

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  12. Another great job! I’m glad to see some alternatives to Christmas, since not everyone celebrates Christmas.

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  13. Your block is simple yet striking. I love the fabric - it really sparkles!

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  14. This is a great block. And so nice to give to your Jewish friends!

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  15. Blessings to you also Debby!
    Fabulous tutorial for the Dreidel block. You're so ingenious and I love that you share you tried and true techniques for accomplishing this one!

    bluestarof2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. Such a lovely quilt! Thanks for the excellent tutorial.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  17. Great tutorial thanks for sharing the pattern,this is a perfect size.leducrhona45@gmail.com

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  18. Lovely block and beautiful fabric!

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  19. Great block pattern - thanks so much!

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  20. This blog hop looks like it will be a lot of fun! Thanks!

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  21. Beautiful blues!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  22. Beautiful fabrics, and I love your designs.

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  23. Love blue for Christmas. thanks for the freebie! and the giveaway! And Happy Hanukkah!

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  24. This is anonymous again. Love blue for Christmas. Thanks for the freebie and the giveaway. Happy Hanukkah! hrglover at hotmail dot com

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  25. Beautiful quilt. The blue is so pretty. kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  26. Beautiful project. Thank you for sharing. I really appreciate you sharing all the details.

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  27. Such pretty fabrics.

    And you are right about foundation paper piecing - you either like it or not dependent on whether you find it easy or the opposite.

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  28. I love paper piecing! Cute pattern!!

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  29. This is a gorgeous fabric line. Love paper piecing. Thanks for the pattern.

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  30. Nice pattern! And, paper piecing makes it SO much easier!!! Thanks.

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  31. Thank you for the Dreidel pattern....I have a Jewish friend who would love to have a gift using this. The fabric you chose was perfect! Happy Holidays!

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  32. great little quilt pattern, I have 2 people who will love receiving it.

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    1. MARCIE WALTERMAN (GREAT LITLE QUILT PATTERN, I HAVE 2 PEOPLE WHO WILL LOVE RECEIVING IT.

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  33. Great holiday quilt and not complicated which my kind of project.

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  34. Great quilt! Love the colors too! Thanks for sharing the chance at the giveaway!!

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