Quilt Block Mania: Wreath & Chain
Quilt guilds: I am booking virtual trunk shows from coast to coast!
I designed a cute little block for this month’s Quilt Block Mania called Wreath & Chain. I have some other blocks that go with it to make a quilt with nice big areas for gorgeous machine quilting.
Each designer uses the same palette for cohesion. But when I actually made my block, I used Stash Bandit colors.
I designed a few different centers for the block including a tree and a house. Here’s what I imagine the quilt could look like if the alternate blocks were plain. Some of these blocks were eventually scrapped in favor of more successful designs.
I’m showing it scrappy. I love how varied scrappy backgrounds can look, and scrappy reds are not far behind. I’ve colored it in solids using EQ8 quilt design software but I’d probably make it with prints from my stash.
Here is my fabric version, sewn from my stash. I wish I had yards of that teal-green print. It is luscious.
Get the free instructions for my block right here!
Be sure to visit the other designers who have complimentary blocks posted during Quilt Block Mania! They are all linked below.
Here are two blocks that caught my eye.
If you’re on Instagram, check out #quiltblockmania to see many more great designs quickly, all with the theme of winter celebrations. Thank you for visiting Stash Bandit!
And here are links to all of the designers and their free blocks. Enjoy!
Christmas Wreath by Slice of Pi Quilts
Baby Sue’s First Christmas
Celebrate by Inquiring Quilter
Gifts at Always Expect Moore
Snowflakes by Blockofthemodotcom
Gifts of Friendship
Fireworks at duck creek mountain quilting
Christmas Star by Michelle Renee Hiatt
Adirondack Mountain Quilt Block
A Present from Penny
Candlelighting at Pretty Piney Quilts
Poinsettia from QuiltFabrication
Harbor Holidays at Blue Bear Quilts
Christmas Cracker at Perkins Dry Goods
Sparkling Spruce at Patti’s Patchwork
Jingle All the Way at Orange Blossom Quilt
Snowflakes & Candy Cane Trees at Quilt Moments
Tower of Gifts by Oh Kaye Quilting
Winter Memories by Carolyn Burgess
Holiday Block by Seams to Be Sew
Ticker Tape Tree at Devoted Quilter
Evergreen by True Blue Quilts
Merry and Bright at Around the Bobbin
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Thanks for the block, how do I get the patterns for the others in your Christmas quilt.
Hi Robin, I haven’t published those just yet but I am hoping to eventually. Just so many things to fit into each day right now!
Thank you for this cute block!
I like the quilt set with alternate plain blocks – the diagonal squares linking the houses and trees remind me of paths in a neighbourhood linking houses and folks together .
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this block!
Very cute block!