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December 21, 2019
Merry Christmas! from Stof genoeg

A Christmas Tree Quilt Design based on Inklingo Drunkard's Trail blocks, to wish you Merry Christmas adn a Happy New Year! XXX Annika Continue reading

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December 20, 2019
Weekly update: now we're cooking! from With Strings Attached

"Now you're cooking!" was a phrase my mother often used. She'd sometimes add, "with gas."  Since both the houses we lived in when I grew up had mid-century "All Electric!" kitchens, electric stoves were all I knew.   The first gas range I cooked on was in my apartment in Texas -- a post-war 24" Roper. I had to use a kitchen match to light the burners and the oven. (The heat came from a Dearborn gas space heater that also required matchlight ....but I digress.)     HERE is more about the origin of "now you're cooking with gas." 

And ...

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December 16, 2019
~ Border, Backing and Binding ~ from Podunk Pretties

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December 12, 2019
~ New Block and WINNERS! ~ from Podunk Pretties

 Hello happy quilters!   Is everyone ready for Christmas?  Shopping complete?  Tree up and decorated?  I hate to admit it but I'm not ready.  What's Christmas without a little hustle and bustle?!  It's become an excepted part of the holiday season.  Luckily our Christmas will be celebrated in January so I have plenty of time to get things done.  My current project is this cheery stocking quilt.  All the printed fabrics are from my scrap bins.  It's been so much fun watching all the little stockings come to life.  I've yet to name this block.  Any ...

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December 9, 2019
Weekly updates: tote bags, counter tops and frolics (holiday and quilting) from With Strings Attached

The tote bags I made for the school children in Nepal have been delivered.  Margaret, my friend who supports the school and asked if I could help out, sent this photo of the kids.  It was taken by the school's U.S. coordiantor. (The sign says, "Thank you dear Nann Hilyard.")

[For those who are interested in the school and the parent organization: Impact Schools ]







The counter tops were installed Friday.   I had no idea there were so many choices for faucets until I had to choose one.  (The first one I sort of liked was $1400.  The second ...

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December 6, 2019
Scrappy Hats Quilt! from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

I'm a little slow, but I finally have my Scrappy Hats quilt done! I got hung up on doing the binding, my least favorite part of completing a quilt. I also decided to make a flanged binding instead of the traditional binding method I wrote in the pattern. I'm really happy with how it turned out. In time to display for Christmas. I'll actually have it out all winter long since we'll have snow until March, it's Minnesota. I love how happy and bright it turned out. It'll brighten up those winter days ...

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Scrappy Hats Quilt! from Quilt Doodle Doodles

I'm a little slow, but I finally have my Scrappy Hats quilt done! I got hung up on doing the binding, my least favorite part of completing a quilt. I also decided to make a flanged binding instead of the traditional binding method I wrote in the pattern. I'm really happy with how it turned out. In time to display for Christmas. I'll actually have it out all winter long since we'll have snow until March, it's Minnesota. I love how happy and bright it turned out. It'll brighten up those winter days ...

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December 3, 2019
A Quilt for Eva from Sew Preeti Quilts

I met Eva for the first time about two years ago.  She is married to Bill who started out as a co-worker but ended up being a friend.  Since his retirement, they live in New Jersey.

On the Design Wall

Eva and I connected over our love of spicy food and gold jewelry.  When I showed her the first of the International Sister Quilt Blocks, her response was immediate. She loved them.

Setting Triangles


This was the first year I participated in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and the International Sister Quilt Block was a perfect block for the purpose.

Piecing ...

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Daze of Christmas 15, 16, 17 from Virtual Quilter

Like the first offering for today … could be just a general quilt, with just enough of the Christmas colours to be seasonal.

Mind you, in Australia we rarely need a quilt during the Christmas break, which is why I have a Christmas quilt with no wadding!

Change the background colour, add a little more red, and it is a little more like Christmas!

I love this last one!

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November 25, 2019
Holiday themed rag quilt with Sweet Treasures Quilts from Carried Away Quilting


I’ve lost count of how many quilts I’ve made over the years, which is probably a good thing. (I might be embarrassed to know the total number.) But in all my years of sewing and quilting, I had never made a rag quilt . . . until recently that is! Armed with a great pattern and some charming holiday themed flannels, my home is ready for Christmas visitors thanks to this new quilt.


For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, a rag quilt is made by sewing sandwiched blocks (a block top, a piece of batting, and a ...

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November 23, 2019
Sweetly Scalloped for Christmas from Carried Away Quilting


Hello quilting friends! I have another Christmas quilt to share with you today. This one is for my mom, and it’s based on my Sweetly Scalloped pattern. If I weren’t concerned about landing on the naughty list, I’d be tempted to keep it for myself. I love how it turned out, but more importantly, I know my mom will love it too.


Mom recently moved into a pretty apartment for the winter months, where she’ll have access to fun activities and lots of friendly people. We had a great time selecting new furniture for her winter ...

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November 12, 2019
Christmas bed runner welcomes overnight guests from Carried Away Quilting


My Christmas bed runner is finished! I did a “decorating test-run” to see how it will look in our guest room with a few other holiday items, and I think the end result is warm and inviting. Now I’m torn, though. Do I put the Christmas décor away until after Thanksgiving, or leave it out and watch my husband shake his head and roll his eyes?


As I mentioned in my post a few weeks ago, a bed runner is a great solution if you don’t have time to make a full quilt, but you want to dress ...

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October 24, 2019
Shirley’s Christmas Quilt from Quilted Joy

One of the common rules of holidays is that the Christmas holiday does not start until after Thanksgiving. Why can’t we enjoy every holiday fully and not brush past the fall celebrations in favor of the more flashy winter ones? But as any fiber artist will tell you, Christmas decorations must be started long before November if they are to be ready for enjoying come Black Friday. Just because we don’t put the decorations up, doesn’t mean that we are not feverishly creating them, and enjoying every Christmas filled moment of it.

Shirley's Christmas Quilt, longarm quilting by Quilted Joy

But if we were honest ...

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October 23, 2019
Winter Color Guide 2019 from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Dread the winter no more! Sure, the cold weather can put a damper on the fun things in life and those cold, messy snow piles all over the house can be annoying, but think about all the amazing things this season presents! Things like…

  • Classic Christmas movies
  • Hot cocoa and peppermint creamer
  • Crock-pot meals and hot casseroles
  • Warm, cozy quilts
  • Fuzzy socks
  • Christmas lights
  • and these beautiful color palettes!…

CLASSIC

BLACK // CHRISTMAS RED // MEDIUM GREY

Shown Here: Mini Tumbler Table Runner

A monochromatic Christmas is the perfect mix of classic and modern. It’s especially great for those with white ...

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October 17, 2019
Scrappy Hats QAL Day 3 from Quilt Doodle Doodles

Welcome to Day 3!

Today we will work on snowman hat brim #2. It's another super easy block and will only take you a few minutes to complete. The pattern does not list what fabrics to use for your hat brims. Just to make it scrappy and have fun with it. This way your quilt will have a personality all of its own. I want to give you space to be creative and have fun mixing up the colors. If you are using a limited number of fat quarters and not pulling out of your stash of fabric... to ...

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Scrappy Hats QAL Day 3 from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

Welcome to Day 3!

Today we will work on snowman hat brim #2. It's another super easy block and will only take you a few minutes to complete. The pattern does not list what fabrics to use for your hat brims. Just to make it scrappy and have fun with it. This way your quilt will have a personality all of its own. I want to give you space to be creative and have fun mixing up the colors. If you are using a limited number of fat quarters and not pulling out of your stash of fabric... to ...

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October 15, 2019
Aurifil BOM – The Advent Block from Blossom Heart Quilts

It’s an Aurifil-ed month around here, that’s for sure. Not only has my Mini Masterpieces thread collection launched, and I was interviewed about all things Mini Masterpieces on the Aurifil blog earlier this week, but today you can find me over on Auribuzz again as the Aurifil Designer of the Month! This year’s theme for their BOM sew along is Traditions, and I’ve chosen one of my family’s most favourite tradition each year from Christmas.

I know, it’s October, and perhaps you were expecting a Halloween tradition? But Halloween isn’t much of a ...

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Winter Cheer Block of the Month from Pieced Brain


Photos by The Quilting Company. Used with permission.
Have you seen the Winter Cheer quilt I designed for The Quilting Company as a Block of the Month? It measures 81" x 81" and features Riley Blake's Winterberry and Merry and Bright Christmas collections. Those fabrics are so fun!

Quilters with any skill level can enjoy this project as The Quilting Company has developed videos to help with block assembly, such as this one:



The videos are well-produced, brief, and to the point, and are an indispensable resource as they will help with this project and become a great reference ...

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CHRISTMAS SEWING from Kwilty Pleasures

I didn't get all my Christmas in July projects completed...
but I put a great dent in them.
I make Christmas things...not because I need them,
but because I love Christmas and sewing them!

I got the Economy Blocks for this top done.


And in July I did finish the top.
I need to make the back...maybe a flannel sheet.
It will be for my hubby!



Next up was a Vintage Truck/Christmas Tree project.
I had lots of  fabric to choose from and
the modern take on this pattern had to happen.





I decided I didn ...

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October 14, 2019
Around the Fireplace quilt from Pieced Brain

All photos by American Quilter magazine. Used with permission.
This is "Around the Fireplace", my quilt just published in the November 2019 issue of the American Quilter magazine. It measures 59" x 59" and the blocks finish at 12". A perfect throw or lap quilt size, with robins, plaids, checks, and applique', this is already decorating my home! Yeah, I know, I have Christmas stuff around the family room and we haven't even passed Halloween. But, since the young boys are all in college, I'd rather skip Halloween altogether, hint at Thanksgiving with a table topper (which I ...

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