Wednesday, August 8, 2012

christmas in july block-a-thon: my block!

freespiritfabrics.blogspot.com

hello there! have you started thinking about Christmas yet?! ok, ok. it is only August but today i'm excited to share my Christmas in July Block-a-thon block: Sweet Tooth over on the Free Spirit blog
 
SweetToothBlockE

i was asked to design a 6" x 6" block using a traditional combination of red, green, and white fabric. after some thought i decided to go with simple patchwork to compliment the traditional set of fabrics i was given. simple patchwork + "piece of candy" shaped block = sweet tooth. :) head on over to the Free Spirit blog for the entire block tutorial

the final block tutorial will be posted on Friday and the entire quilt (plus a great giveaway!) will be revealed Monday! you can find all of the block tutorials on the Free Spirit blog as well as an e-book that will be released soon. 

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anyone up for a giveaway? woohoo! i'm super excited to get to giveaway one design roll of Denyse Schmidt's new line, Chicopee! just leave a comment below to enter -- winner will be announced next Wednesday!

good luck!
xo, megan. 

Christmas in July Block-a-thon Schedule
July 2nd -- Pat Sloan
July 4th -- Heather at Fiberosity
July 6th -- Melanie at Melanie Dramatic
July 9th -- Pam at Pam Kitty Morning 
July 11th -- Kelsey at Kelsey Creates
July 13th - Katie at Swim Bike Quilt
July 16th - Kim at Persimon Dreams
July 18th - Amanda at Sasikirana
July 20th - Jane at Quilt Jane
July 23th - Kristy at St Louis Folk Victorian 
July 25th – Kimberly at Fat Quarter Shop
July 27rd - Lee at Freshly Pieced
July 30th - Jennifer at MJandCo 
August 1st – Michele at Quilting Gallery 
August 3rd - Tiffiny at Free Patchwork Quilt Info
August 6th - Tacha at Fat Quarter Shop 
August 8th – Megan at Canoe Ridge Creations <-- you are here! :) 
August 10th - Kimberly at It's Sew Emma 
August 13th – Final Quilt Reveal!

129 comments:

  1. I would love to win this -- I've been thinking about making a coin quilt, and this would be perfect, of course! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  2. I love this new line! Also, thanks for reminding me I need to be thinking about my christmas sewing already :)

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  3. I Love this block! Woohoo.. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  4. I love this fabric! I am looking for new fabrics for the gazillion things I want to get done for christmas gifts. I started way early this year and have realized that I am now so far behind.

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  5. Of course we're interested in a giveaway! Thanks! Your candy block is really cute. :)

    lindseyjunk (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

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  6. Sweet sweet, and amazing giveaway (I will expect a congratulatory email when I get back from my hols!) xxx

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  7. Now I am intrigued and curious about the final quilt layout. Sweet tooth is a lovely block, and one I think I can make. I've already read through the tutorial at freespirit. Thanks for the giveaway too.

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  8. Your block is absolutely wonderful.Love!!

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  9. Your block is so cute! Having seen some blocks I am anxious to see the final quilt -- should be interesting! Thanks for the chance in the great giveaway!

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  10. what a fun block! thanks for the chance to win chicopee!

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  11. VERY NEAT BLOCK!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  12. hello, beautiful fabric! Nice block, Megan--it's super simple and cute!

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  13. I am such a Chicopee fan!!!! I just drove through there on Monday :-) and it made me want this fabric even more!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  14. I am such a Denyse junkie! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  15. Love the candy block! Perfect for Christmas!

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  16. The colors in Chicopee look amazing. Thanks for the giveaway. Good job doing some forward thinking on Christmas.

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  17. I've been following this Christmas in July Block, but haven't even started!! It may be an October project. I do love to see the blocks all of you are creating and can't wait to see it come together.

    Thanks for the chance to win the Chicopee line. It is awesome.

    rpsandbag(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Until I read your description, I had no idea that was a candy block. Then it hit me. It looks great and thanks for the giveaway.

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  19. So excited about this line. It would be like an early christmas gift to have this beauty arrive in the mail. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  20. I love candy and I love DS fabrics!

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  21. Very cute block! I just looked at Chicopee this morning and thought about buying it soon. :)

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  22. Who doesn't love a little DS? Seriously? You're crazy if you don't!

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  23. Love Denise Schmidt! I would love to win a jelly roll!! Thanks so much.

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  24. I'd love to have little Denyse... Great giveaway.

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  25. I'm super excited about chicopee :)

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  26. i'm in the Free Spirit QAL. Can't wait to get started on your block and looking forward to the finale! thank you for the giveaway! would love to get my hands on the chicopee collection!

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  27. How wonderful! You can never have enough Denyse Schmidt in your stash.

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  28. What a great block! I love blocks with lots of white background!
    Thanks for a fabulous giveaway!

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  29. Great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win

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  30. I'm dying for some Chicopee!!

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  31. cute block, I have been following all the blocks being made. Just don't have enough time to make them. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

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  32. I like the block! I am so enjoying do this block-a-thon for the variety and challenges. I cannot wait to see how it is all supposed to go together. Thanks for the give-away.

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  33. What a sweet simple block! I would just LOVE to win this new fabric!

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  34. Wonderful giveaway and cute block. Thanks

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  35. Your block looks like a special Christmas candy all wrapped up. So cute and thanks for sharing.

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  36. Would love to win! Thanks for the chance!

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  37. I like your block - I can see a baby quilt made of such blocks (either scrappy or two colours plus background).
    And thank you for the giveaway, Chicopee is so high on my wish list...

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  38. What a fun little block. Thanks for the chance at the Chicopee giveaway.

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  39. I'm anxious to see the quilt reveal!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  40. Love your block! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  41. Would love to unroll that little bundle of Denyse Schmidt's and see what's in there! Thanks for participating with the Christmas block.

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  42. Super cute candy block. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. The block is so cool, I'm sure it would be great for a childs quilt! Thanks for the great giveaway =D

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  44. Thanks for helping start to think about Christmas... and thanks for the chance!

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  45. Great giveaway - I would love to win!

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  46. I love this line! And that is such a great block for the holidays!

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  47. Oh I hope I win, so many great fabric lines coming out and so little money!

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  48. This looks fantastic and I would love it to make a log cabin something.. Thanks for the chance

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  49. Thanks for the chance!
    Elmiller33(at)gmail.com

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  50. What a great little block. I love how it looks just like a wrapped piece of candy. Great job. Thank you.

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  51. I really like your block - streamlined & modern. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely fabric.

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  52. Such a cute block - and thanks for he chance to win the gorgeous fabric!

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  53. What a cute block! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  54. What a great block! Makes me want some Christmas candy!

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  55. Thanks for the cute block. And thanks for the chance to win.

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  56. Great block! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  57. Would love to get my hands on that fabric. Thanks for sharing your block and the giveaway!

    Kmcassie(at) gmail (dot) com

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  58. So much fun! Hopping around to all the blogs and seeing all the Christmas blocks has got me in the Christmas stitching mood.

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  59. Looking forward to seeing the quilt come together!

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  60. What a "sweet" block! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  61. I love holiday candies! Now, you have me craving some!

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  62. This looks like an easy but fun block to make. Striped fabric would be great! Thanks for the chance. :)

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  63. Thanks for the giveaway. I love all the blocks!

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  64. I love this block but I love the giveaway more, sorry :-)

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  65. Thanks for sharing in the blog hop - I have been enjoying it!!!

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  66. What a nice giveaway, I really love that line. And your block is so simple and cute.

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  67. Awesome! Love the block! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  68. Love your blog- what a wonderful giveaway!

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  69. Yet another quilt along I want to join! And love the new DS fabrics!

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  70. sweet christmassy block! have been enjoying this blog blox hop! thans for the chicopee giveaway!

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  71. Thanks for the giveaway, and a great block:)

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  72. Such a sweet little block!!! I think I will definitely need to make some of these-- they so adorable and perfect for Christmas!! Thanks SO much for the chance to win!!! Crossing my fingers -- I LOVE Chicopee!! :-)

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  73. Cute block. I love the simplicity. And I LOVE Chicopee. Thanks for the chance.

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  74. Cute block. It give great possibilities in quilting. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  75. This block will go perfectly in a sugar plums quilt I am working on...love the idea!!! So simple yet such a strong statement! :D

    sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  76. Nice block- lots you can do with it, I think. Thanks for the chance!

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  77. Megan.

    I love your block! Chicopee is awesome! Would love to make a quilt out of it.

    Thanks,

    Linda

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  78. I have been a follower of yours for a while now bit I love the hops they are so much fun and fun to see you new ideas.Thank-you for the great give away.Becky
    derry04@yahoo.com

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  79. Simple, but beautiful! Love the block

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  80. Simple block, but so fitting..

    Thanks for the chance at your giveaway!

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  81. I love your christmas block. i also love to start christmas projects early. thanks for the chance.

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  82. Love your little Christmas block - very sweet!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  83. Cute block! Thanks for the tutorial and the giveaway!

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  84. I can't wait to see the finished quilt. Thanks for the opportunity Megan!

    kelsey @ everydayfray.com

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  85. such a 'sweet' block!! tehehehe

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  86. Awesome block and thanks for the chance to win this awesome fabric :)

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  87. adorable block! thanks for the great giveaway!

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  88. Love your block! What a great idea, and so simple. Love. Thanks for the awesome giveaway too! I really want to get that line!

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  89. Love the block . Thanks for a chance to win some new fabric to play with.

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  90. such a cutie block! so right for christmas....thanks for participating; i'd love to win the fabric!

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  91. I really like your candy block. Sure would like to win a jelly roll. Hint, Hint...

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  92. My first thought when seeing your block was a candy kiss. How cool is that to find out it is a sweet tooth block.

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  93. such a great block - cute and simple. Thanks for a very generous giveaway.

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  94. What great colours! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  95. Great block- thanks for a chance to win :)

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  96. Love Chicopee! Excited!!! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  97. Chicopee! Cute block! Happy:)
    andri_chama(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  98. SWEET! What fun! Thank you for the chance to win :-0
    Sassy Cathy

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  99. Sweet as candy! i like this block to use in a Christmas quilt. Thank you!

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  100. Simple really does say it all! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  101. What a great block! I just love simplicity, it say it all! It reminds me of a square hard candy wrapped in cellophane. Yum!

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  102. Love the block. The red really pops out and I like the fact that its not a solid.The solid green and printed red look amazing with each other.

    Would love to win. Thanks for the giveaway.

    leena
    (India)

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  103. cute block! i see the new DS line is starting to sweep into blogland. ;) love it.

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  104. Thanks for the giveaway. I can totaly see my self using that block to make a candy quilt.

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  105. Thankyou for the chance to win that gorgeous fabric!

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  106. Love those design rolls! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  107. Oooh! I want to win the jellyroll! Pretty!

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  108. Oh I am working on a Christmas Quilt now, too. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  109. i'd love to win! thanks for hosting a great giveaway!

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  110. found you through festival of hexagons...and discovered a give-away?!!! I never have won a give away, but excited to find another great blog!

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  112. Yay! Love this giveaway. Thank you

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