Twelve Words Block of the Month #12: December Celebrate

Twelve Words Block of the Month: September Bloom by April Rosenthal http://www.aprilrosenthal.com

December. My favorite month of the year. A time to celebrate.

Twelve Words Block of the Month: September Bloom by April Rosenthal http://www.aprilrosenthal.com

When I was a little girl, I remember believing anything that was good was going to happen to me in December.

Twelve Words Block of the Month: September Bloom by April Rosenthal http://www.aprilrosenthal.com

That’s not to say that the rest of the year was bad at all, but December! December held my birthday AND Christmas AND snow, and well, that’s quite a bit for one little month to contain without bursting.

Twelve Words Block of the Month: September Bloom by April Rosenthal http://www.aprilrosenthal.com4

December was full of parties, and heavy snowfalls, and treats, and music, and baking. So, so, much baking.

Twelve Words Block of the Month: September Bloom by April Rosenthal http://www.aprilrosenthal.com

Did I ever tell you about the year I made over 2000 sheets of gingerbread with my Grandfather?

Twelve Words Block of the Month: September Bloom by April Rosenthal http://www.aprilrosenthal.com

We should talk about that sometime.

Twelve Words Block of the Month: September Bloom by April Rosenthal http://www.aprilrosenthal.com

Then, I grew up, and married a man who celebrates Hanukkah. And so we celebrate that too.

Twelve Words Block of the Month: September Bloom by April Rosenthal http://www.aprilrosenthal.com

My December got even more full of twinkle lights and magic.

Twelve Words Block of the Month: September Bloom by April Rosenthal http://www.aprilrosenthal.com

Celebrate, lovelies. Whatever fills your heart to bursting. Celebrate that.

xoxo

April

December Celebrate-11Instructions:

Cut the following:

(1) 6 1/2” linen square

(2) 6” x 1 1/2” strips

(2) 8” x 1 1/2” strips

Trace letters onto fuse able web, adhere to back of letter fabric, and cut out.

Fold linen square in half both ways and press lightly so you can see the middle lines. Use these as guides to lay out the letters. Iron on, and then stitch around. Square up to 6” square, centering the letters.December Celebrate-05

Stitch (1) 6” strip to left and right of block. Press toward strips.December Celebrate-06

Stitch (1) 8” strip to top and bottom of block. Press toward strips.

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Using the pattern provided, paper piece (2) side blocks (C & D), and (2) top/bottom blocks (A & B).

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Stitch left paper pieced block (D) to the left of center block, making sure the arrows are pointing up. Press toward center.

Stitch right paper pieced block (C) to the right side of center block, making sure arrows are pointing down. Press toward center.December Celebrate-09Stitch top paper pieced block (A) to top of center, making sure arrows point to the right. Press toward center.

Stitch bottom paper pieced block (B)to bottom of center, making sure arrows point to the left. Press toward center.

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Download paper piecing templates and appliqué letters here.

 

2 thoughts on “Twelve Words Block of the Month #12: December Celebrate

  1. April, I’ve just looked at your Twelve Words block of the month and just love it. I was wondering if I may share it with my quilting group, via links to you web pages. It’s just darling and I think it would be really fun to sew a BOM together that’s modern, colorful and most of all inspirational! Thanks, Hallie

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