I Wish You a Merry QAL Block #4 Release!

I Wish You a Merry Quilt-a-Long

Block #4 “Christmas Memories” is brought to you by the talented Jennifer Fulton of The Inquiring Quilter where you will find the complete pattern and tutorial.


You will have fun choosing what fabrics to use for this appliqued block. Oh course I had to pick some fabrics for this one that sparkle!

Jennifer’s tutorial is very thorough. She explains the option of joining the pieces of ornaments 2, 3 and 4 first or appliquing one piece at a time, which I did. Tip: follow Jennifer’s detailed step by step order for each piece to get the perfect layout results. Like Vanda’s snowflake block, I used raw edge applique on each ornament. I also sewed the ribbon’s edges first before ironing on the ornaments.

As a personal preference I like to trace the cut out shape on the heat-n-bond, then press to fabric piece, then cut. I use a Sharpie pen and a dry iron setting so the ink does not bleed into the fabric.


Please visit all the hostesses blogs to read their tips and see their completed blocks in a variety of fabric and color inspirations.

Abbie at Sparkle On ➡️ You are here :)
April at JANDA Bend Quilts
Becca at Pretty Piney
Bobbi at Snowy Days Quilting
Diane at cwilt
Jennifer at The Inquiring Quilter *Block #4 Designer
Karen of Tu-na Quilts
Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts
Sandy at Sandy Star Designs
Sherry at Powered by Quilting
Vanda at Quilt in Piece


Also, be sure to enter your chance to win two awesome prizes by posting a pic of your finished block on:

  1. I Wish You a Merry Quilt-A-Long Facebook Group
  2. On Instagram, be sure to include the hashtag #iwishyouamerryqal in your photo comment.
  3. The linky party on the featured designer’s blog.

The prize for Block #4 includes two Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 sheet packages from The Warm Company and a choice of one PDF pattern of your choice by our designer Jennifer Fulton.

Bonus Alert: Jennifer is offering a 20% discount on her patterns from her Inquiring Quilter store from August 29th until  September 30th midnight EDT to all participants of Block #4 in I Wish You a Merry Quilt-A-Long. Enter the code MERRYQAL20 at check out. The discount applies only to patterns–printed or PDF.

Entries are limited to one per person and the winner will receive both prizes! This block’s giveaway starts at 12:00 AM EDT  August 29th and runs through 11:59 PM September 11th. The winner will be anounce on

*On September 12th Block #5 will be released.

Every year when I pull out my Christmas boxes and unpack the ornaments, I have so many good memories with each one. Some from childhood, some from friends and some I bought because I just love looking at them!

Enjoy making this block! Christmas memories will be so special for years to come with your finished quilt.

~Abbie ✨


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