Hello to you happy quilters...are you ready for some more fun Holiday sewing?
We are already on part 4 of our #verysherrichristmas sewing along, can you believe it!
So let's jump right in and get to our sewing....first up is block #7 which is the peppermint candy block! Our guest blogger for this sweet block is Persimon Dreams so be sure to hop over there for a visit.
Now let's turn in our book to page 83 and cut out all the needed pieces. (If you need a book you can find it HERE.)
Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of G unit. Layer G unit together with F unit and stitch on both sides of drawn line.
Cut on the drawn line.
Make four of these squares.
Stitch the four squares together to form block center.
Diagonally stitch D unit to two corners of block center. It's starting to look like candy!
Stitch C unit to top and bottom of block center.
Make two more half square triangle blocks as we did at the beginning of this block instructions using A unit and E unit. Make two of them.
Stitch one of these half square triangles to the end of B unit. Make 2.
Now the fun part....stitch all the units together and we have a Candy block!
I just love this Candy block. It reminds me of peppermint candy's that are yummy crushed up and sprinkled on ice cream or better yet, sprinkles onto warm sugar cookies fresh from the oven....both are a HUGE favorite of mine during the holidays! What is your favorite ice cream or Christmas cookie?
Next up is the Holly basket block so turn to page 84 and cut out all the needed units for this darling block. Be sure to stroll on over to A Quilting Life and see their darling basket!
Starting with the handle, diagonally stitch E unit to both send of H unit.
Diagonally stitch J unit to both top corners of A unit.
Stitch units together with two I units to form handle.
For the basket part of the block we need to diagonally stitch B units to both sides of F unit.
Diagonally stitch E units to both sides of G unit to make basket bottom.
Stitch basket units together with K unit to form basket.
Stitch basket and basket handle together with two C units to form block.
And there you have it! A super cute basket block for your Sleighbell Sampler quilt.
Two more blocks are coming up next week and if you want to see what I am up to before then, you can follow me HERE on Facebook and HERE on Instagram. Please use #verysherrichristmas when you post your blocks so we can all see them.