« Merry & Bright Sew Along Block FREE #14 | Main | The Big Reveal, my next Weekly Sew Along! »



Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Mary Martin

Pat, I am enjoying the Merry and Bright quilt, but am stumped as how to quilt. Any suggestions?


my favorite so far! So pretty, thank you!

sue W

I agree with you. I love the magic of Christmas.
I’m fortunate to have great memories of the
Holidays. I’m enjoying this quilt too and excited that we are
Almost finished. Thank you

Carole Sullivan

LOVE the SCOTTIE TIN!!!! hahahaha glad to hear you grabbed one! lol.....I have too many tins to count! lol...and here is another block already!! where has the time gone? ...THANK YOU SEW MUCH!

Margaret Parks

I love the new block! Thanks Pat. You're the best!

Kathy Darla

Just a quilting newbie, but I am doing a loopy meander with different christmas cookie cutter type shapes hidden in the meander.


I'll give some ideas when it's done Mary. I do very simple quilting. See my Teach me to Machine Quilt book for ideas http://shrsl.com/iq3o


thank you!


i had to get it!


thank you, enjoy!


me too Sue!


I'm stumped on how to square up my blocks. (I've only made one other quilt and it did not have blocks.) I started with the setting blocks and tried to follow this YouTube video:

I got my 12-inch ruler, put painter's tape on the 9-1/2" lines, found the center of the setting block and lined up the seams on the top and bottom of the center square with lines on the ruler. But one side of the block is past the 9-1/2" tape (too big), and the bottom is inside the tape (too short), etc. I imagine each block will be slightly different. I can't cut anything with the big ruler on top of it. Sigh. Any suggestions?

Thanks so much for this quilt-along. It has been a blast. I'm making 3 of these Merry and Bright quilts!

ellen schembri

This mystery quilt has been a first for me. Thoroughly enjoyed the process. Thank you for this gift.


Praying to be able to get the previous blocks. This is so exciting to be able to make this wonderful quilt no matter what time of year. Love it.
Please show me where and how to obtain this pattern.
The connection to this site has been a uplift to my heart and soul. Blessings


actually Lynne you should not have to square these blocks if you are making accurate 1/4" seam allowances. Instead, check the measurement each time I tell you what it should be. Do that for every sewn unit and the end will be 12 1/2"


You are welcome Ellen!


Kristine just go to the project page for the previous blocks

I't right on the top navigation bar


Darn. I started off not sure where it was on my machine since I haven't sewn in maybe a year. So I was sewing using the middle of the right side of the presser foot. Then I realized that resulted in 1/4 inch. So I started then using the inside edge of the right side of the presser foot. That results in probably a little more than a scant 1/4 inch. So my blocks are not consistently sized. I also used spray starch on some of the fabrics until I found out that if things didn't quite fit, I couldn't stretch the starched fabric to fit in the space meant for it. I guess I'll just fumble along and hope these quilts come out halfway decent.

Lana Stewart

Pat, I have enjoyed Merry and Bright so much! It is the most fun quilt that I have sewn. Would you consider doing a Valentine's Day sew along after Christmas?


Lana my next sew along is all planned right now, but I have surprises for 2019 so stay tuned!

June Bielli

This is my first sew a long and I am having a great time learning new skills. Thank you Pat for all the time and effort putting this together for all of us. I am putting shashing between my blocks as the material is so busy, so I am looking forward to seeing if I can do it! Happy Thanksgiving to you and all our Merry and Bright Sew A Long family.

shirley marvin

Hi Pat,
well, guess my sign up worked this time so was able to catch up on getting all the blocks.
Not started yet as I said moved this summer and stuff is all over the place. Need to find a place for all, lol
Thanks for all you do. Love your brightness...

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

FTC Disclosure

  • This site includes affiliate links and ads from which Pat receives payment or compensation. Please consider this when you view this site. See our full FTC Disclosure here: http://www.patsloan.com/ftc-disclosure.html


    🍉 Please note that when you use our affiliate links to purchase products you are helping support the free patterns and activities that Pat offers. When you buy from our affiliated partners you don't pay anymore than if you bought somewhere else, and sometimes you may even get a better price. So please use our links as much as possible. 

    We appreciate all you do to support Pat.

  • Search All of Pat Sloan's Sites

Join My Facebook Group

  • Join My Facebook Group

  • The Splendid Sampler™

Flash Sale

  • CLICK to the FLASH Sale

The Splendid Samper

  • The Splendid Sampler™
    by Pat Sloan & Jane Davidson

Become a Fan