December Giant Block Tutorial

December GB 24
Yes, I know it is technically still November but the first of the month is on a Saturday next month so I thought I'd sneak the December Block tutorial on a day early.


When I first started working on these at the beginning of the year, I had about half of the blocks planned out and I left the other half to figure out along the way; there were some blocks that I knew I wanted to do, but I wanted to leave some room for new ideas. This block was the first one that I decided on and it is my favorite.



The download also has directions for using the 24" and 36" version of the block in a quilt. This should be a pretty quick block to put together and it could be strip pieced if you are making several of the blocks - I need to make a new quilt for my bed and am considering doing something with this block :)

The colors in the mock up of the block are Kona Silver, Kona Slate, and Kona Windsor.


Happy Cloud Quilt Batting by Fat Quarter Shop

This will be the final tutorial in the series but I will be making a post sometime this month with suggestions about combining the blocks into a quilt. I did one of these posts halfway through the series and now I need to throw the other six blocks into the mix.

I have appreciated your excitement about this series so, so much and it has been a lot of fun. I will continue to offer tutorials, but life is just a little too crazy right now to commit to monthly tutorials for another year. Thank you all for your support and encouragement through this process!


20 comments

  1. Thank you for this wonderful series. I've loved it.

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  2. This has been a great monthly block. I haven't been able to make any of the blocks yet, but once I am moved, hopefully by February, I will start on these blocks.

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    1. Great! They will always be available for free in my shop!

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  3. I hate to see this series end! December's quilt is so perfect. My guild makes bassinet covers for a local hospital's NICU. This one looks so easy to do, and the 36" size is just right. Thank you for all of these free patterns!!

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    1. I am so glad you have loved the tutorials and I have LOVED seeing them used for charity quilts. I am hoping to do a few more giant block tutorials in the future, just not every month, so hopefully there will be more someday soon ;)

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  4. I’ve only made one quilt using a block from this series. Thank you for a great series and I have plans for more quilts using these blocks.

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  5. I have very much enjoyed this series, and look forward to seeing a design incorporating all the blocks. A definite project for 2019!
    I made a quilt using February design - super quick and very effective.
    Thank you for sharing.

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    1. February was a favorite of mine ;) I am glad you enjoyed it!

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  6. This block is super fun. Thank you so so much for sharing all of your inspiration -- and free patterns!!!!!
    Happy December Erica

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  7. I just happened on the series and I love it!! Is there a place that suggests yardage for the block?

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  8. Thank you for this block pattern, I have just downloaded it. I hope to make it in the new year... after I make your Libby pattern I bought last month. I'm getting behind already and the new year hasn't started. lol Best wishes to you and your family.

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  9. Erica, I have thoroughly enjoyed this entire series! Each month, I have been delighted with your ingenuity. Thank you so much for sharing these fun blocks and ideas with all of us. So generous! Happy 2019!

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  10. Thank you for sharing your talents with us! I am looking forward to seeing the setting suggestion you come up with! Wishing all the best for you and yours this coming New Year!

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  11. This is absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing! This went high on my list of next to make!

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