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December 9, 2016
Week 5 Berry Cross Quilt Along: Assembling the Quilt Top (Flimsy) from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome back to the Berry Cross Quilt Along! Looks like fun but you’ve just tuned in? Click the Berry Cross QAL tab above for the complete low-down.

Hugs all around for completing those blocks! It’s been a lot of fun looking at everyone’s color combinations.

Now that we’ve got our blocks sewn, it’s time to sew them together. There are three possible colorways, but the arrangement is simple—just alternate your blocks.

Colorway 1

Colorway 1

Colorway 2

Colorway 2

Colorway 3

Colorway 3

I use my design wall whenever I lay out a quilt. In my book, I show you ...

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Snow Day from On Point Quilter

I just received my copy of Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting. I am super excited to report that one of my quilts Snow Day is featured in their January-February issue.
Photo by Fons and Porter Love of Quilting
Snow Day by Kari Schell
Photo by Fons and Porter Love of Quilting
Snow Day Full Quilt Layout by Kari Schell
I wish I could take photos of my quilts as well as they do!

The blocks in this quilt reminded me of snowflakes.  Growing up in North Dakota we had plenty of the white stuff from October through April.  We always dreamed of a school snow day (i.e. unplanned vacation day).  But living in ...

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Hexie fun from The House on the Side of the Hill

Three more little hexies to wish you a happy Friday

I really love this delightful little purse from super talented Lynette Anderson.
Please follow this LINK to Lynette Anderson Designs for the fabulous free pattern.  Enormous thanks to Lynette for sharing it with us.
Have a wonderful weekend
So sorry this posted so late today, I meant to schedule it for 6.00am but accidently set it for 6.00pm and only discovered my mistake at 4.52pm.

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odds and ends from Quilt Nut Creations

I finished up the next batch of TrueNorth bee blocks.

I also started addressing my Christmas cards and quickly discovered that I was short 4 cards.

But I think I have enough now.

So much for paring down the list this year lol.

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Making Christmas tree ornaments from scraps of flannel from Quilt Social


Gather up all your leftover scraps from the chevron quilt we made earlier this week and let’s have some fun! To make the chevron quilt we used Northcott’s striking Toscana collection of flannels, super soft and warm!

As you can imagine, making ornaments is one of the best way to use scraps, enjoy your creativity and make awesome decorations for your home or for gifts. The best part is kids can make them too! Even if they can’t sew, there are some other steps with which they can help.


Flannel ornaments on table with buttons on them and ribbon to hang.
Create beautiful Christmas ornaments from scraps of flannel ...

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Ten Terrific Tutorials from On The Go Quilting

I’m focusing on some tutorials for things you could possibly finish before Christmas. There are so many of them out there!! I couldn’t stop at Five so you get Ten Terrific Tutorials!

I promised myself I would stop deleting all my emails from other bloggers without reading them.  I know I’ve missed some gorgeous blog posts but I had to prioritize my time when we were making so many trips to the hospital and they had to be the things that went.  This week I’ve been reading more and keeping the best for you!!   Now I ...

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Aren't Friends the BEST? from Mama Spark's World

I am sorry that I missed WIPs With Friends on Wednesday.   I took the day off work. I was so sick!   I think I slept all but 4 hours of the day yesterday.   I am better today, (read with cold dope on board) but wowsa did this cold knock me for a loop!!!   I hope to be back at it next week and I hope you will have stuff to share too. I was showing a friend the Ghastlies fabric and I think

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Weekly Dispatches 9 December 2016 from Aussie Hero Quilts

Christmas is so close now and everyone I talk to is very busy.   I am not on my own then.  You will be reading this on Friday night. I will have risen early and headed to the airport in time for my ten thirty flight. I am due to arrive in Melbourne around lunch time and then I head straight out to Ballan to meet a few quilters for a bit of lunch and a cuppa.... might be a quilt shop visit in their somewhere.  

Saturday is the Victorian Aussie Heroes lunch and can you believe it, my nieces have ...

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Stepping Stones Christmas table runner from Sew Fresh Quilts

At the Let's Bee Social this week, I shared a mock up of the Stepping Stones block in red and green. And that was it,....  I just had to make one!

There is a free tutorial for this Stepping Stones block here.
And the block pattern has been added to my shop here.

The block finishes at 10" square
and the pattern includes instructions for making the block
using a single colour, two colours, or in multicolour.

I was so inspired while playing around on my EQ7, in laying this one out in a Christmas themed colourway.... And just ...

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New Friday Tutorial: 9 Patch Swap from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Learn to make Jenny's 9 Patch Swap


Step 1: Make a basic 9 patch.

Step 2: Slice it up like a madman.

Step 3: Swap, rearrange, and restitch.

Step 4: Gasp/weep/rejoice at the wonder of your magnificence.

Optional: Show off your handiwork, leaving out the part about how easy it was to make!


9 Patch Swap Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Company


Click HERE to watch the tutorial!


Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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My Quilt From I Love Churn Dashes from Christa Quilts

I’m so excited to finally reveal a secret sewing project I made last year! If you followe me on instagram  (@christaquilts), you can check out the hashtag #secretsewingchrista to see sneak peeks of my progress while working on this quilt, plus several others that I can’t reveal quite yet. Makers gotta make and sharers gotta share!

So without further ado, I’d like to introduce Churn Dash Slide, my contribution to I Love Churn Dashes, the latest book in the Block Buster Quilts series by Martingale/That Patchwork Place.


Churn Dash Slide, by Christa Watson, 72″ x 78 ...

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Freebie: Hot Coffee Served Here from Craft Gossip

Make instant cuteness and coffee in your kitchen with this free printable I spied at Kleinworth & Co. Besides the decor, Gina is hosting a giveaway for a Ninja Coffee Bar® System. It does make a nice looking cup of Cappuccino.

Click here to get your free Hot Coffee Served Here printable and giveaway instructions. Deadline is December 18, 2016.

Image credit: {Kleinworth}

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December Reflections – On the Ground from Crazy for Fiber

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"I Like" Thursdays #13 from Not Afraid of Color

Welcome to my list of things I liked this week.
1. I like paintings, and admire trompe l'oeil, paintings that fool the eye. This was under a bridge in the town of Frederick. Believe it or not, it's just a painting.
 2. I like Candy. I try not to eat candy but I'm back on the sugar wagon. These are worth the cost! White chocolate around a mousse of heaven mixed with peppermint.

3. I like cows. And I like shopping!!! Especially specialty stores decorated for the holidays.
Such a cute applique pillow. Reminds me of my ...

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Sheep wall hanging done! from The Cozy Quilter

Tonight was our guild meeting so I worked hard earlier this week to finish the sheep wall hanging so I would have it done for show and tell.  The kit came with six tiny buttons for the eyes.  I managed to keep them in a safe spot and remember where that spot was while I was sewing...

I had to use a very fine needle to sew them on!

I machine quilted this project as I am running out of time to get my Christmas projects done.  

I think my MIL will love it!  It has a label already and ...

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Help! I am a prisoner in my sewing room! from studio 78 notes

This is not exactly a complaint, you understand.  I have lost no time in making my Florida guest room into a mess.  There wasn't enough horizontal space, and there is barely any storage space. The bookcases are now almost devoid of books and have been replaced by piles of - ha - fabric.  I had to buy a folding table, 24" x 48" - and I bought one that lowers so I can actually sew on it without getting a crick in my neck.

I am using up leftover bits from another quilt and was trying to make something modern and restrained ...

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Feature Friday: Adrienne Klenck from The Needle and Thread Network


My name is Adrienne Klenck and I am thrilled to be joining you here on the Needle and Thread Network!

I am a Quilter and Maritimer at heart, hailing from Nova Scotia. While I have left the province a time or two, home I am again and unlikely to leave. I have been blogging about my quilting adventures for four years over at Chezzetcook Modern Quilts (click the link or use

Chezzetcook is the name of the small community on the Eastern Shore of NS where I grew up. I like to stay close to ...

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Snow and Cross Stitch from Quilting My Way

Today I was up at 8:30 am, which is unusual for me lately. I guess all that walking at Costco and bowling yesterday made me tired. We missed out on a walk. Oh, well, it was cold this morning so really didn't bother me that I didn't go walking.

I played games on my tablet. I haven't been able to play on that for a while. I did do some laundry - I had vacuumed before I left yesterday.

Around 2 pm we had snow starting up.

I got a kick out of the Hummingbird that was ...

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Ruler Club from Creations by Melinda

We had ruler club today and I am far behind. Here is what my quilt looked like at the beginning of the day. 

By the end of the day it looked like this. 

I started working on the next border but didn't finish so nothing more to show. 

Here is Carolyn's so you can see I have a long way to go. 


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Second December WIPs Be Gone from The Quilting Reader's Garden

Got the embellishments done:  Some bling in the sky And a golden halo for baby Jesus - that was part of my  hand quilting this week. All my En Provence units are done. Ready for part 3.  I've quilted another baby quilt.  Now to get on with the binding.  May you find some quilty time this weekend as we moving into the third week of Advent.

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