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November 28, 2021
November OMG Finish from Quilt Paint Create

For my November OMG, I chose to fully finish the Noel cross stitch piece. I decided to finish it as a cube rather than frame it. I thought it would look nicer sitting on a table than hanging on the wall.

I used the tutorial by Vonna at The Twisted Stitcher. I found the correct size styrofoam brick at Hobby Lobby. I already had the fabric and trim in my stash.

I’m very pleased with the results. Vonna’s directions are clear and it came together easily. It was a lot more fun than lacing a frame.

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Quilt Bible Blocks, Snowmen Table Runner, 3 Free Seasonal Patterns, Neddy's Growing! from Canadian Needle Nana

 I tumbled down a rabbit hole this week I can tell you!! On a whim I decided to get out my scrappy Quilt Bible blocks and see what they looked like all together. The floor was the only space free to lay them out.  I'd already made the decision to use a light blue fabric for the sashing as Rosemary had used in her book. I figured she's the expert and actually I think it is working okay. 

 I'd thought of black but didn't have enough on hand and white is over used by me. I ...

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November 26, 2021
Try Anything Once from Quilt Paint Create

Finally! All the Christmas designs I stitch are in season.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers who celebrate it. It’s a quiet day here, but we are having a nice meal.

I picked this up at Needle Arts Guild last summer. One of the members passed away unexpectedly, and her family boxed up her stitch stash and told us to take what we wanted.

I limited myself to this towel and one magazine. I thought the towel had an aida band running across it. I knew I had patterns for those that I wanted to stitch. When I got ...

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November 25, 2021
Christmas Decorating and Christmas Panels from A Quilting Life

Christmas Decorating and Christmas Panels featured by Top US Quilt Blog, A Quilting Life

Hello, friends! Happy Thanksgiving! Once the Thanksgiving dishes have been cleared away, I am looking forward to decorating for Christmas. So today I’m sharing some thoughts on Christmas Decorating and Christmas Panels along with a few tips I use each year. I always bring out my Christmas quilts, runners, and pillows before doing any other […]

The post Christmas Decorating and Christmas Panels appeared first on A Quilting Life.

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November 19, 2021
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? A Big Christmas Project Finished! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

Well, it's Friday again, and we all know what that means - it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on!  I know the holidays are coming up in a hurry and you may be doing a lot of secret sewing - but I hope you can still find something to share that you feel is whoop-worthy!  Let's get started!

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A few weeks ago, my husband asked me if I had time to complete a special project for him before Christmas - and of course I said yes!  You might remember seeing these on my design wall ...

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FABRIC MINI QUILT CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS WITH HEATNBOND INTERFACING from Creatin' in the Sticks

 It's Christmas ornament week over at Thermoweb
and
I have a fun tutorial on their blog
to make


These fabric Christmas ornaments are so fun to create.  Once you find the right fabrics, they go together in a snap.


This idea will work with any of your favorite Christmas fabrics! 
 I chose Paintbrush Studio Fabric’s Handmaid Holiday collection to make these – they are perfect for these mini quilt ornaments.  

Use this idea and create enough ornaments for a tree and gifts for all your friends too!


Pick up these Thermoweb products:

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November 17, 2021
Christmas Gnome from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

 

It's hard not to start decorating for Christmas before Thanksgiving. I did invest in a couple of new trees this year. A smaller tree for in the dining room and an adorable pencil style tree for in the four season. Both of them are prelit which is awesome! I did put the pencil tree up in my four season. It's not decorated, I am loving the shape and size. I try really hard not to start pulling out the gnomes and snowman before Thanksgiving. I'll be hosting a small Thanksgiving dinner so that is helping to keep ...

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Christmas Gnome from Quilt Doodle Doodles

 

It's hard not to start decorating for Christmas before Thanksgiving. I did invest in a couple of new trees this year. A smaller tree for in the dining room and an adorable pencil style tree for in the four season. Both of them are prelit which is awesome! I did put the pencil tree up in my four season. It's not decorated, I am loving the shape and size. I try really hard not to start pulling out the gnomes and snowman before Thanksgiving. I'll be hosting a small Thanksgiving dinner so that is helping to keep ...

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It's Potsticker Time Again! from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

The newest set in our series of plant decor is the Christmas Potstickers

Joy

Gingerbread Cookie

Holly Wreath

Wednesday, 11/17, and Thursday, 11/18, only—free digital pattern using the coupon code JOY.  Be sure you have the DIGITAL pattern for Christmas Potstickers in your cart, and then add the promo code JOY during checkout to receive the pattern free.

We have kits available, which include everything you need to complete the potstickers: wool, flannel backing, threads, and embellishments. You only need to supply the dowel or bamboo skewer to place them in your pots.
Or perhaps you will ...

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Christmas Quilts to Make & Love from A Quilting Life

Christmas Quilts to Make & Love

I hope you will enjoy this fun Round up of some of my favorite Christmas Quilts to Make & Love. And we filmed a video with most of the featured quilts and projects. The final two on today’s post weren’t quite finished when we filmed but are finished now. Enjoy! (Note: this post originally published […]

The post Christmas Quilts to Make & Love appeared first on A Quilting Life.

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November 15, 2021
20 gift ideas for quilters from The Crafty Quilter

If you have a quilter on your gift list, then you’ll definitely want to read my 20 gift ideas for quilters. It’s difficult to know what to buy a quilter, especially one that seems to have everything already! And if you are a quilter, you’ll want to show this blog post to your family and friends before they go shopping!

20 Gift Ideas for Quilters is the ultimate gift list that includes basic and luxury items!

I’ve broken my list into two parts. Part One is made up of gift ideas under $50 and includes quilting notions and gifts that might be considered “beyond basic”. In other words, not every quilter will ...

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November 13, 2021
Poetry, Christmas Fabric, Wee Dog Visit, Wooden House Wonderings from Canadian Needle Nana

 

The Poetry Foundation is a wonderful site I visit every week.  I love to read the poetry bits but there are lots of other features to be found there.  Just yesterday I listened to this podcast, A History With Holes, which explored the subject of slavery. We continue to grapple with the residential schools scandals here in Canada. So how in the world do we, trying our best to be human today, wrap our heads around these atrocities.  Heavy thoughts appropriate for this day, November 11, our Remembrance Day here in Canada. 
I love having the wood up on the ...

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Coffee and Pie Free Embroidery Pattern from Jacquelynne Steves

This super sweet Coffee and Pie free embroidery pattern is perfect for Fall. You can reduce or enlarge this to any size you want for any project- it would be great on any type of home decor or kitchen item, such as a wall hanging, pot holder, dish towel, etc. (Hand embroidery pattern only, this pattern not available for machine embroidery.) You could also use it for coloring and make note cards, etc.

Click here for the pattern PDF. 

Did you know that I have lots of embroidery videos to help you get started with hand embroidery? Yep, I do ...

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November 12, 2021
Something Festive Coming Your Way! from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

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Stay tuned for more details!

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November 11, 2021
Cross Stitch Christmas Freebie from Kitty and Me Designs

A twinge early but I thought I'd post this free cross stitch Christmas pattern now so everyone has time to stitch it and finish it before Christmas:

Click here to find the PDF Download for the Christmas Partridge and all my free Cross Stitch Patterns.

Happy Stitching!!!

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November 9, 2021
Organized & Stress-Free Holiday Planning Guide from A Quilting Life

Organized  & Stress-Free Holiday Planning Guide

Hello, friends! Holiday planning can be stressful to say the least. So use this Organized Holiday Planning Guide for Quilters to make the most of your time now for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday season. Soon I’ll be sharing a video with details of my holiday decorating with quilts, so I wanted to first provide […]

The post Organized & Stress-Free Holiday Planning Guide appeared first on A Quilting Life.

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November 8, 2021
The Tobermory Event from caledonia quilter

 I keep telling myself that I'm going to blog smaller and more often, but that clearly isn't working out so well.  sigh.

Tobermory with the Beach Girls happened from Oct. 17 - 22.  I would happily have stayed another week but responsibilities are a fact of life sometimes.

This is part of the sewing stuff.  Retreats require a lot of packing!  The upstairs fridge is jammed full and the downstairs fridge is holding the overflow.


Getting reacquainted with welcome cocktails


Sunset on the 19th.


Afternoon cocktails on the 20th.  Most of the week was gorgeous weather.


We did accomplish ...

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November 5, 2021
Doan Family Holiday Recipes from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Family time is the best time, and it’s only better when delicious food and snacks are added! The Doans love family get togethers and there’s nothing more special than dusting off those old family recipe cards and sharing a taste of generations past. If you’re looking for some holiday inspiration this year, try out one our own family recipes and start your own traditions today!

Pumpkin Rolls

Perfect for the fall season, Pumpkin Rolls are a delicious treat that can be served anytime between Halloween and Thanksgiving (really any time of the year is fine, they’re ...

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The November 2021 Short List from Quilt Paint Create

It’s list time again! I finished two projects in October, Waugh Street Christmas and the BOM blocks. Once again I’m without a piecing project. When the list opens up I find it hard to pick what to work on next. Too many choices!

The Short List categories are UFO, garment, original design, hand work, finishing, classes and other. I’ve used this system for 8 years to keep me focused. The categories change as my goals and interests change. Categories with nothing in process will not be listed, only active categories.

Original Design – I need to start sketching ...

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November 3, 2021
Surrounded QAL- Week 5- Side Bars from Moda Lissa

Side Bars- That is kind of a funny name for the pieces we are going to be working on this week, but I had to name them something.

These little side pieces are interval in making the design happen. Thought I would share a little history about this quilt design and my inspiration for this color option.

The geometric pattern of this quilt–commonly known as Burgoyne Surrenders or Burgoyne Surrounded–is said to refer to one of the most pivotal events in the American Revolution. In 1777, the British failed in their attempt to take control of the strategic ...

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