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Rowan and Free Spirit Christmas in July Block-a-thon Block 7 ‘Presents Under the Tree’ and a Fabric Giveaway

Rowan and Free Spirit Christmas in July Block-a-thon Block 7 ‘Presents Under the Tree’ and a Fabric Giveaway

freespiritfabrics.blogspot.comHappy Monday everyone! Did you all have a great weekend?  My family had a really amazing weekend and I’m sort of sad to even be starting the new week.  Oh well – we have lots of fun things planned again this week…just hope the girls are as well behaved as they were!

Anyway – I’ll start today with one fun thing!  My original block ‘Presents Under the Tree’ is the block for the ‘Rowan and Free Spirit Christmas in July Block-a-ton’ today!

Final Block - Presents Under the TreeYou need to head over to the Free Spirit Blog to find the directions on how to make it yourself! Christmas in July - Persimon Dreams Block 7Here’s my block in the crazier fabrics I chose to use for my quilt.  A twist on my blockI really loved the modern feel of my block and I recently promised to make my brother a quilt.  His favorite color is white.  Anyone that knows me or follows my blog knows that white really isn’t my thing.  BUT I love my brother so I figured I would figure it out.  I decided to use the block that I designed for this quilt along and tweak it to make it work for my brother’s quilt.  He also wanted cool colors so above is the first block that I created.  I’ll be sure to keep you all posted as his quilt progresses.  Wish me luck with white!


Enough of that!  It’s time to announce the giveaway!

GIVEAWAY:  Dena Designs ‘Pretty Little Things’ Charm Pack


Free Spirit has been kind enough to let me giveaway this adorable Dena Designs ‘Pretty Little Things’ Charm Pack .



To enter to win this fantastic charm pack (International Entries Welcome) all you have to do is tell me what you like and/or dislike about quilt alongs (I personally LOVE them).  If you are doing any quilt alongs I would love to hear what they are too!  Make sure I have your email address so I can reach you! If I can’t reach you…no prize!

***For EXTRA Entries  ****  Leave a comment for EACH of the ‘extra’ things you do for your extra chances to win.  They must each be separate comments.

1.  Sign up for my newsletter HERE.

2.  ‘Like’ Persimon Dreams on Facebook HERE.

3.  Pin an item from my etsy shop, Persimon Dreams, on Pinterest.  be sure to tag #PersimonDreams  and let me know which item you chose.

4.  Pin an item from my etsy shop, theApple, on Pinterest.  Be sure to tag #Persimon Dreams and let me know which item you chose.

5.  Blog about the giveaway and tell everyone about this great Block-A-Thon.   Leave a link to your post in your comment.

6.  Tweet about my giveaway and with hash tag #PDGiveaway

SEVEN Chances!  Good luck!

I will choose and announce the winner on Monday, July 23rd.



Before I leave you I just wanted to show off my progress on the Block-a-thon thus far.  Here are my first seven blocks.

Christmas in July Block-a-thon - 7 block progress

This is going to be one crazy looking quilt!

And don’t forget – it’s not too late to join in the fun!

Blog Hop Schedule:

July 2th – Heather at Fiberosity
July 5nd – Pat Sloan
July 6th – Melanie at Melanie Dramatic
July 9th – Pam at Pam Kitty Morning
July 11th – Kelsey at Kelsey Creates
July 13th – Katie at Swim Bike Quilt
July 16th – Kim at Persimon Dreams
July 18th – Amanda at Sasikirana
July 20th – Jane at QuiltJane
July 23th – Kristy at St Louis Folk Victorian
July 25th – Kimberly at Fat Quarter Shop
July 27th – Lee at Freshly Pieced
July 30th – Jennifer at MJ and Co
August 1st – Mishka at Quilting Gallery
August 3rd – Tiffiny at Free Patchwork Quilt Info
August 6th – Tacha at Fat Quarterly
August 8th – Megan at Canoe Ridge Creations
August 10th – Jocelyn at It’s Sew Emma
August 13th – Final Quilt Reveal!

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  1. I have no idea what a quilt along is! This is the first I’ve heard of it. LOL BUT I liked your quilt block and that quilt you have is certainly going to be a crazy one… it certainly will not be boring!

    I’ll tweet your blog if you tweet mine :-) and I’ll pin something from one of your shops too….will you reciprocate? Also could you pay a visit to my spoon flower site. I’d love to know what you think of it. :-)


    • Your spoonflower sight is awesome! LOVE how you’re putting your art onto fabric! That’s sort of what I am doing with some of my spoonflower…photo’s of my art quilts…

  2. The only thing I don’t like about quilt a-longs is that I don’t have time to do them. I’ve started two or three in the past and haven’t managed to get past a couple of blocks on any of them.

  3. I signed up for your newsletter!

  4. I love QAL’s – even if I don’t always get to the finish line!

  5. I am now signed up for your newsletter– thanks again!

  6. I like Persimmon Dreams on Facebook! Thanks so much for the extra entries! :-)

  7. I have taken part in many quilt-a-longs, and I love them! It’s so much fun to see all the different interpretations of the same patterns– each participants personality really shines through! Quilt-alongs also have encouraged me to try new blocks or techniques! Thank you for the chance to win some Pretty Little Things! :-)

  8. I’ve signed up for your newsletter :)

  9. I like the surprise of quilt-a-longs, not really knowing what you are going to do. But I dislike that I never have enough time to start them all, but that may be something to do with being a working mum of 3 small children! Like the block :)

  10. I now follow you on FB :)

  11. Have never participated in a quilt along ( bucket list!)Lol. Someday when not working full time at and away from home! Thank you for the opportunity to wIn! Love your block! Nurse Payne

  12. 4. i pinned this bracelet from theApple:

  13. 3 i chose this from persimon’s dreams and pinned it:

  14. I signed up for your newsletter

  15. I think QAL’s are cool. I’ve never done one yet, but if I had the money I would probably be into it.

  16. …tweet tweet tweet tweet tweet…

  17. I’m in ‘Like’ with you on FB

  18. I’m all signed up for your newsletter.

  19. I tweeted (and RTed) about your giveaway. (@usairdoll)

    Thanks again for a chance to win.


  20. I love quilt a-longs. However, sometimes I just can’t keep up with them. That’s my only qualm with qal, the time frames sometimes. argh!

  21. I already follow you on FB.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win some fabric.


    • Im a newbie to quilting so I have never joined quilt alongs, I’m so new I start classes this friday and Im so exicited!!!!!!


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