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November 17, 2018
Second half of 2017 from Oops Lah

It seems the second half of 2017 has just whizzed by and I've been very remiss in posting. I don't really know why and I have no excuses either. 

Well, let's see what I've been up to in the last few month. I went on my very first quilt retreat with a few friends from my former quilt group in Singapore. We went to Cullen, Scotland, you can read all about the location and venue here. We had a wonderful time and got spoiled with home cooked meals, had the use of a well appointed sewing ...

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Tutorial Prairie Point Star Ornament from Craft Gossip

This Prairie Point Star Ornament tutorial is for a Christmas Tree Ornament or decoration. I think I would skip the blue fabric for more festive colors but that is entirely up to you and your quilting decor. This Quilting tutorial is a great way to use up Green and red fabric scraps that may not be bigger for anything else. You can see the full Christmas Tutorial here.

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November 15, 2018
Please Help Us Help Others! from Bear Patch Quilting

Hello friends!  We are still going strong here at The Patch, still receiving some new fabric -- beautiful fabric!  Don't forget that you get 20% off everything (except Bernina machines which are discounted separately).  That means more than just the fabric!  Stock up on needles, thread, interfacings, books, kits, patterns, machine embroidery supplies, Bernina accessories and more!

We hope you have a very fine Thanksgiving next week!  We will be closed Wednesday and Thursday (11/21 & 22) for our own celebrations.  We will be open again on "Black Friday", 11/23, and there's no need to get up and ...

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November 12, 2018
What’s New, Hobbyists? Episode #97 from Hobbies Up To Here

It’s official! We can begin to celebrate the holidays! And a hobbyists, we celebrate the holidays with new projects. Whether for gifts or for fun, we’re always up for a new adventure! Show Notes Crafty Gemini Tips for Sewing Clear Vinyl  Calico Project Bag Tutorial G and Sheri and their Wombmate Creations Frances O’Roark Dowell … Continue reading What’s New, Hobbyists? Episode #97

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TRUCKING ALONG! from Kwilty Pleasures




I am trucking along with a new holiday decor theme!
I have quite a collection of the 
Vintage Red Truck/Christmas Tree ornaments.
 Last year and they were very hard to find.
This year...this theme is EVERYWHERE!

This post is about the fabric I had to have.
It takes me back to the farm I grew up on
with lots of great holiday memories and SNOW!
I found two prints...one with the trucks and
one with the barn scenes by Henry Glass

I fussy cut centers for Economy Blocks.
Its a fav block if you have a special ...

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November Hearts. from Sunburnt Quilts

This is the second last month for the year of Bunny Hill Snow Hearts. I have kept this one simple and have removed the words as Australia does not celebrate Thanksgiving. They still look lovely.

I often find that I am working on several projects at one time and often have nothing in particular to show in posts. Then after a while all the projects seem to come to a finish all at once. That is the case at the moment with at least half a dozen items nearing completion.

This is the quilt top using the bird fabric and ...

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November 10, 2018
Final blocks for the Winter Flurries mystery sew along with FWFS from Carried Away Quilting


Somehow or other, life got crazy in my neck of the woods, and I fell behind on a couple of projects. But I’m all caught up with my blocks for the “Winter Flurries” mystery sew along with Fort Worth Fabric Studio. Last night and this morning I sewed up the blocks from week three and four.  Next week we’ll be putting this little quilt together!


The week three assignment was the easy, peasy Flying Geese blocks, while we sewed up the beautiful Christmas Star blocks for week four. Now that I have all the pieces and parts, I ...

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12 Christmas Gifts To Quilt from Craft Gossip

These quilting patterns all have Christmas in mind. These DIY Quilting tutorials have been hand selected because they all make wonderful handmade gifts for friends and family. The tutorials are all listed below and each link will take you to the Quilting patterns. I have to say that the quilted stocking is my favorite and this year we are needing to replace our Christmas stockings. I think this will need to be my Christmas craft project for November. Thankfully I only have 4 to make.

Quilted Stockings by Ann Butler Designs
Patchwork Quilted Pillows by Polka Dot Chair
Quilted Cookie ...

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November 8, 2018
Finishing up 4 quilt tops from Texas Quilting

20181105_1628205309017118699225077.jpgI must’ve temporarily lost my mind when I signed up for this.  I have 3 tops finished with a 4th one almost ready and then my plan is to quilt them one right after the other…and then bind 2 of them and have facing on the other 2.  Oh and have all of that done by Christmas.  If you hear me say in January that I’m finally decorating for Christmas, you’ll know why!

I embroidered inside some of the diamonds with words, etc. that my friend gave to me. I haven’t trimmed this but you ...

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New Pattern—A Cottage Christmas Stocking from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Christmas will be here before we know it! The stores everywhere (on this continent and across the pond) are laden with all sorts of holiday items.  We thought we'd join them with a new pattern that you can make to grace your Christmas fireplace mantel.  

Introducing our Cottage Christmas Stocking!



This stocking pattern came about as I (Kara) found out that my guild, the Black Forest Quilt Guild, has a yearly stocking exchange. The Christmas style here in Germany tends to be a little bit more subdued, so I decided to make a stocking out of wool and in ...

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Our NEW Building, and a BIG SALE Coming! from Jacquelynne Steves

Well- there is just SO MUCH going on here!! Did I mention to you that we bought a building for our business??? I put it in a newsletter a while back, but I've been so busy that blogging has been pushed to the back burner.... so if you're not receiving my newsletters you may not know about it. While packing & moving, I realized that I have waaaayyyyy too much STUFF! So, we're having a giant sale next week!! I'm calling it the Holiday Hooennany Sale- 'cause it's gonna be a hoot!! It will run Monday ...

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November 6, 2018
Tis the season: Christmas quilts, runners and pillows! from Carried Away Quilting


We woke up to snow this morning! Granted it was just a dusting, and it has already melted. But let me tell you, those fluffy white flurries got me feeling all snuggled up inside. I was ready to pull out the holly and the ivy. It took every bit of restraint I had to leave the Christmas decorations in the storage room.

So instead, I thought I’d share some of my favorite holiday makes from the past couple of years. You can click on each project link for full details and more photos!

74” x ...

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November 4, 2018
early darkness . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

Daylight savings time ends tonight!  To that end, this cartoon made me laugh, laugh, laugh!
It's funny ... but it's also very true, no?  Be sure you turn your clocks back ... and enjoy that extra hour of sleep in the morning! It's a little ironic to me that we get that extra hour of sleep on the morning that sun rises an hour earlier.  Why can't we get it right?!  LOL!

The girls were SO cute as the fairies from Sleeping Beauty!  
Aren't they just precious?! Of course, they were the tip of the iceberg . . .
Jason ...

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November 3, 2018
Snowman LOVE Project from Craft Gossip

Create a fun quilted wall hanging project that will melt hearts, but not the happy snowmen that carry the greeting. Includes templates and instructions for this adorable and festive holiday decor sewing project.

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November 2, 2018
A Star is Born. Sorta. from Mountain Quiltworks

As I finished this little quilt, I just kept thinking "A star is born!" As I added the star as the crowning piece to this fun little tree, I just couldn't get that out of my head. Must have been that the third remake of the movie was in theaters this month, lol.   I had great fun making this wall hanging with this Yuletide Fir pattern by Susan of QuiltFabrication. I must admit there was

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American Christmas Dove Cross Stitch Pattern from Kitty and Me Designs

Little by little, I'm getting there with my patterns.  Today I have my American Christmas Dove Cross Stitch design:

This is one of my favorite designs!  I always loved the little Victorian Christmas images of birds with American flags!

This is available on Etsy as a professionally printed pattern leaflet and as an instant digital PDF download.

http://www.kittyandme.etsy.com/

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October 29, 2018
Blackwork Christmas Rose Ornament Cross Stitch Pattern from Kitty and Me Designs

I've just relisted my Blackwork Christmas Rose Ornament Cross Stitch Pattern.  This was my design for the 2005 Just Cross Stitch Ornament issue:

As you can see, I'm keeping quite busy right now.  I still have quite a few patterns to republish but I plan to start on the Spring issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine soon. 

Anyway, this is available in my Etsy shop as both a professionally printed pattern leaflet and as an Instant Digital PDF Download.

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October 28, 2018
Christmas Chickadee Cross Stitch Pattern 2004 Just Cross Stitch Ornament from Kitty and Me Designs

Another of my Just Cross Stitch Ornament designs, this one from 2004:

Available at Kitty And Me on Etsy as a professionally printed pattern leaflet or as an Instant Digital PDF Download.

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October 27, 2018
Quilted Christmas Ornament from Craft Gossip

This quilting tutorial is for a Christmas ornament. You still have plenty of time to pop out a few of these projects. They make wonderful handcrafted gifts for family and loved ones. You can see the full quilting tutorial here.

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October 25, 2018
One of those weeks from Romany Quilting

It’s been one of those weeks, alright.  Our young Birman kitten Gemma had a visit to the vet clinic to get spayed.  She is now 6 months old so it had to happen, of course, but it doesn’t stop you feeling guilty when the nurse whisks your baby away out the back.

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The op went well and we collected her to take her home, complete with a yellow bandage on her leg where a line was inserted  She wasn’t too keen on that, and was happy when we  removed it.

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We were given all sorts of instructions ...

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