Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Christmas Blog Hop!

It's Strippy Improv Holiday time! 

Michael Miller Fabrics invited me to be part of their Christmas Blog Hop, and I knew I needed to make a very Christmas-y Strippy Improv Holiday wall hanging. (Psst...keep reading for the giveaway info!)

Hello, candy canes and Christmas trees! The strippy improv technique combines improv strip piecing with reverse applique to make blocks that look different every time. Keep reading to the bottom to find out details for joining the Strippy Improv Holiday QAL, starting today! 

Here are the fabrics I chose. The Santa print worked perfectly to tie together the red and green prints! The cheery vintage Santa face reminds me of a door decoration my grandma had when I was little. You'd pull on the grinning Santa head and it would play music. We loved it!
I used the candy canes on the back of the quilt.

Here's a close-up of the candy cane block. I can almost taste the peppermint! 

And the tree...I love how the greens play together!

I had enough fabric left to put together a Strippy Improv Holiday kit to make a quilt just like mine. For a chance to win, find me on Instagram (@quiltyzest).

This wall hanging measures 25" square, perfect for a door or wall. The Strippy Improv Holiday pattern also includes directions for finishing four blocks into a table runner.

I had so much fun creating a very Christmas-y red, green and white wall hanging. Make sure to check out the rest of the stops on the Michael Miller Christmas Blog hop! Find the details here.

Join the Strippy Improv Holiday Quilt Along!

QAL Details: 
Sew along with me to create a holiday wall quilt or table runner before Christmas! I'll post once a week with tips and advice (plus that all-important accountability!) to keep us on track. These blocks are addicting...just wait and see! 
Purchase the pattern here.
November 16th - QAL Kickoff - you're here!

Week 1: November 23rd - Fabric selection
Week 2: November 30th -  Making 2 blocks
Week 3: December 7th - Making 2 blocks
Week 4: December 14th - Assembly and Finishing
Purchase the pattern here.

Block choices:

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1 comment:

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