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Lights Block -- Part #9 of "Wreath-o-rama" quilt


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  • Embellishments
  • Paper Piecing

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This is the pattern for the lights block in my original "Wreath-o-rama" quilt. This is the ninth and final of nine patterns that together were used to create my "Wreath-o-rama" quilt in 2015 (see the third photo). This block finishes at 18" square (18-1/2" raw). Of course the pattern could be increased or decreased to any desired size. As a bonus, I've included instructions on how to turn the block into the 20" quilted pillow seen in the second photo. These directions take you through the step-by-step construction of the quilt block using the paper-piecing method and how to couch the cord that connects all the bulbs. Please know that this is a pattern on how to make this block. This is not a kit nor a finished block nor quilt. Instead, this is a digital file of instructions (with diagrams & pattern pieces) on how to make a quilt block that looks like this one. Of course the look of the block you make will vary given the fabrics you already own or can obtain.

Recommended with this pattern

  • 7/8 yard of background fabric; a variety of colorful patterned fabric scraps and/or Christmas fabric scraps; black fabric scraps for the sockets; 9 yards of 1/8” wide green, satin covered "rattail" cord (and an upholstery needle with an eye large enough for the cord); thread to match your fabrics and clear thread for couching the cord; iron & ironing board or pad

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Art Quilts by Tina Curran
Art Quilts by Tina Curran
My interest in making art quilts was jump-started by seeing my dear friend Sara take a variety of patterned fabrics, cut them into pieces and combine them in such an artistic way. As a life-long sewer (having experienced my first sewing triumph with a skating skirt I made in Girl Scouts), I took to quilting quickly. One of the great thrills with this art form is that my options are as infinite as those of a painter working on canvas – landscapes, portraits, geometric patterns, abstract impressions, etc. I enjoy both the deep American roots of traditional quilting and the unlimited possibilities today's art quilts present. Combining elements of both extremes is great fun, as I often use contemporary fabrics in century-old traditional quilt patterns. My art quilts have been on display in multiple art shows and quilt shows as well as more than a dozen times in national quilt magazines ("Quilters Newsletter" magazine and "Quiltmaker") and in one book (Ricky Tims' "Kool Kaleidoscopes"). While I have no formal art training, I have taken some wonderful classes over the years. However I know my greatest learning has come in the estimated 10,000+ hours I’ve spent making more than 100 art quilts to date. And it’s exciting to realize that there seems to be no end to this learning curve. To see more of my work, please visit and/or