Sunday, August 18, 2019

A Scrappy Happy Holidays Mystery Sew Along - Month 8

A Scrappy Happy Holidays Mystery Sew Along Month 8 by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
I'm rolling in a little late this month with my installment of "A Scrappy Happy Holidays Mystery Sew Along". My deadline for my secret sewing project was Friday and so this weekend was the first chance I had to work on finishing my blocks. This month we're decking out our quilt with a few ornaments because the holidays wouldn't be complete without a few (or a lot) of "Baubles".

A Scrappy Happy Holidays Mystery Sew Along Month 8 by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
This "Baubles" block isn't difficult but may be (but just a teeny tiny bit) tedious working with the smaller and skinnier pieces. But I think it is so worth the effort! As an alternative, you could sew black ribbon or rick rack down the center of a 3 1/2" strip of background and then cut into the lengths indicated in the pattern.

A Scrappy Happy Holidays Mystery Sew Along Month 8 by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.comI'm still loving my scrappy white on white backgrounds in this scrappy colorway.

A Scrappy Happy Holidays Mystery Sew Along Month 8 by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
The smaller pieces are a little more difficult to press into submission in the flannel version and my long arm may not like some of the thick seams when I quilt it but I just love this fabric!!!

A Scrappy Happy Holidays Mystery Sew Along Month 8 Tip by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
My tip this month is really a reminder to be sure to trim up the sides of your black string sections to 3 1/2" wide. I placed the 1 3/4" mark of my ruler down the middle of my black strip and then trimmed both sides to help keep that string running down the center.

As always, I hope you enjoy this block (yay, there's only one to make) and be sure to tag me if you post it on Facebook or Instagram.

Have a Scrappy Happy Day!

~Sharla

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