First and foremost, I would like to start with an apology. I am sorry for not having this up when I said I would, which was before the end of November. I have been sick for the past few months and I have let a few things slide – this project was one of them. My sincerest apologies to those who have been quilting along with me this whole time. I did not want to say anything here about being sick because this is my happy place, the place where I’m not sick. Ok, enough sick talk – let’s sew!
This is block number 7 from my Vintage Christmas Sampler and it is attributed to Nancy Cabot (I think she must have designed practically every quilt block known to man!). To make this block you will need to download my paper piece template. I am sure there are other ways to do this, but I really wanted to practice paper piecing with simple patterns and this seemed like a good block to do that with.
Please print 4 templates – make sure that the square with the dashes measures 6.5 x 6.5 inches.
This is a picture tutorial, please let me know if you have any questions or if you cannot download the template – I will be happy to email it to you!
Tip: when I paper piece I like to reduce my stitch length to 1.5 – this will make it easier to tear the paper away after trimming the block at the end!
If you are new to my blog and to my Vintage Christmas Sampler – the rest of the blocks can be found here along with links to all the tutorials. The final tutorial will be posted in the next few days, again I apologize for the delay.
Have a happy day!
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