Christmas Memory Block: Quilting Gallery’s CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS Quilt-Along

Good morning, Friends!  Happy December!  I want to also take the opportunity to welcome new friends sent here via Quilting Gallery’s Celebrate Christmas Quilt-Along.  I hope you have had fun following the Quilt-Along.

Since my block is the last one in the series, I decided to offer a sort of “wrap-up” block:

You are definitely welcome to use your choices of fabrics.  I have chosen gold, red, green and black for my block.  Refer to the following image for sizes to cut.  You are to cut:

1 red 4 1/4″ square

1 red 1 1/4″ square

1 green 8″ square

2 black 1 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ rectangles

2 black 1 1/4″ x 8″ rectangles

2 gold 4 1/4″ x 8″ rectangles

Here are my pieces cut out, ready to be sewn together:

Follow the sequence of images below to complete your block…

First half of the block:

Second half of block:

Completed block:

This block is a versatile block.  I meant it that way because I thought the 7.5″ finished green square can be used to record all the particulars of your quilt, any Christmas messages or anything you wish to add for personalizing your quilt.  I thought to further personalize the block, you could even print any pictures of your choice on the 8″ square to piece into the block.  For the more adventurous, how about making an additional block that will be 7.5″ finished in size to piece in place of the green square?  The possibilities are almost endless, don’t you think? ;)

I look forward to seeing your variation of my Christmas Memory Block.  Please join me in giving a sweet and loud round of applause to Michele for hosting the Quilt-Along.  I hope you have a blessed Christmas Season!