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Tower of Gifts Block

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I don’t know about you, but I still get excited seeing a pile of gifts on Christmas morning- even if I bought and wrapped them all! There is something so fun about boxes and bags and ribbons and bows. When I knew that this month’s #QuiltBlockMania theme was “Winter Celebration,” it didn’t take me long to come up with my block.

This is a foundation paper pieced (FPP) block and it is PERFECT for beginners because there are only two pieces that are at a diagonal. If you have never done FPP before, I have a TUTORIAL available for you.

We all try to use the same colorway when we are designing our blocks to help you see how they could fit together. I really love this palette that was designed by Design Seeds. If you need some color inspiration, go scroll through the pages and pages of palettes. I promise you will find something you like. I think it is great that she limits her palettes to just 6 colors. That must be really hard, but it makes them so usable. The only color I had a hard time finding fabric-wise was the dark green- not sure why it was sold out EVERYWHERE, but after a couple weeks of looking I finally scored a yard that was just the right shade.

Although this works well as a Christmas block, it could be awesome for other holidays. I think a Hanukkah block with blues and silvery grays could be fun and I love the possibilities for making a birthday block. Let your imagination run wild! A couple weeks after I made my block, I realized I could add another block (or half a block) on the bottom to really up the fun. If you are interested in having the second block and finishing ideas, I added a link to my shop. There are also instructions and a pattern for using raw-edge applique in the wallhanging pattern.

The block will be $2.99 after December 1, 2020 and the wallhanging will be $6.99.

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
Wreath & Chain at Stash Bandit
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
Ski Vacation

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