Sunday, February 17, 2019

A Scrappy Happy Holidays Mystery Sew Along - Block 2

A Scrappy Happy Holidays Mystery Sew Along - Month 2 by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
It's time to reveal the second block in A Scrappy Happy Holidays Mystery Sew Along! This block is Peppermint Candies and Twinkle Stars. I think it's so cute!


A Scrappy Happy Holidays Mystery Sew Along - Month 2 - Peppermint Candies & Twinkle Stars Block by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
There are two versions of the block. A simpler version that features whole peppermint candy centers as shown in this flannel block.


A Scrappy Happy Holidays Mystery Sew Along - Month 2 - Peppermint Candies & Twinkle Stars Block by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
And this version that features a pinwheel block to create a swirl in the peppermint candy. Both blocks are made up of simple half square triangles and flying geese blocks. 


A Scrappy Happy Holidays Mystery Sew Along - Month 2 - Peppermint Candies & Twinkle Stars Block by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
I'm making two scrappy versions of this quilt and one with a coordinated collection of flannel called Vintage Holiday by Bonnie and Camille for Moda. I think the scrappy versions will be table toppers that I'll probably gift to my daughter and future daughter-in-law (Yes, my son finally proposed!!!). I'll add the final border option to the flannel quilt so that it's a snuggly quilt big enough to wrap up in. It's future destination is unknown.


Demo Boards Displaying Step Outs of the Peppermint Candies & Twinkle Stars Block For A Scrappy Happy Holidays Mystery Sew Along by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
It's been fun to see a few of last month's blocks that people have made. My quilt guild group is sewing along with the online group so I saw a lot of Holly blocks at our meeting last week. I am doing a little demo for each block at our guild meeting and pin the steps to foam core boards covered in batting and trimmed in bias binding. Some are Lori Holt (Bee In My Bonnet) design boards that I purchased and some are ones that I made from her tutorial here. They are handy for so many things.


Sewing Tip for A Scrappy Happy Holidays Mystery Sew Along by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
The only tip I have this month to make this block is to be sure to trim your HSTs to 2.5" before you sew your pinwheels for the peppermint candies (if you choose that option) or your squares will be too big. 

I can't wait to see your blocks! Post them on Instagram with the hashtag #ascrappyhappyholidaymysteryquilt so I can see them!

Have A Scrappy Happy Day!

~Sharla

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