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July 24, 2021
Front and Center from Quilt Paint Create

Every week seems to go faster than the last. Before this one got away from me I sewed together the center of Waugh Street Christmas.

There will be borders…….maybe background, red and then more background. I won’t know until I audition it. I may also make the side borders wider as the quilt is narrower than I prefer.

That’s a decision for another day.

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July 18, 2021
Sunday Stash July 18, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers.

I had a Guild meeting on Zoom yesterday that lasted hours. I used the time to piece Waugh Street Christmas, the project using the Sweet Christmas charm pack.

There will be two more rows at the bottom.

When I was little we lived in an old frame house on Waugh Street. The house had the wide wood trim all around the doorways between rooms. At Christmas we would tape all the Christmas cards that came in the mail around the doorways in the living and dining rooms. The arrangement of the charm squares reminds me ...

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July 17, 2021
A Quick Summary from Quilt Paint Create

Things are happening in the sewing room. Each project deserves its own post, but I couldn’t pick and decided to summarize instead.

The circles are fused on the challenge quilt. No new picture because the group meets this week and I want to show it there first.

The pattern has gone though a couple revision and the background is cut for the quilt using the Sweet Christmas charm pack. It doesn’t look much different.

The “O” is almost stitched in the Noel piece. I’m about half way through the back stitching.

Big surprise, it will rain here ...

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July 5, 2021
The July 2021 Short List from Quilt Paint Create

Another month gone and two more projects finished. Time passes so quickly, or so it seems. Any month with finishes is a good month.

The Short List categories are UFO, garment, original design, hand work, finishing, classes and other. I’ve used this system for 6+ 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 – The group challenge with circles is moving to this category.

Other – I decided on the pattern to use with the Sweet charm pack, but haven’t ...

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June 28, 2021
Christmas Quilts with 12-inch Quilt Blocks from Pieced Brain

Christmas Quilts with 12-inch Quilt Blocks

Make quick Christmas Quilts with 12-inch Quilt Blocks that you forgot you had! Simple layouts translate into fast gifts or holiday decor.

Last Saturday, after writing a pattern I decided I wanted to spend the rest of the day sewing. I actually wanted to see if I could make a quilt with some test blocks I had. You know that when I test blocks I try to use similar fabrics for many of them so, down the line, I can just put them together into a quilt. That was my mood that day.

The quilt above was the first one ...

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May 1, 2021
Xmas in May! from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

Well, we had snow yesterday and it was still on the ground this morning!  

I finished my Xmas quilt this week and finally was able to go outside to take a photo.  Perfect timing.  A Xmas quilt and snow!  How perfect is that!

The ground was wet, so my quilt could not be unfolded and draped onto the ground for photos.  So, a swing will just have to do for now.  Snow had to be brushed off the swing so that my quilt did not get wet.  Snow in May!  We've seen snow in June ..... so stay tuned!   LOL ...

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February 25, 2021
Modern quilt with Christmas ornaments and trees from Pieced Brain

Modern quilt with Christmas ornaments and trees

Get this free quilt pattern and make a modern quilt with Christmas ornaments and trees. Work with the fabrics I did or your favorite or Christmas fabrics!

I can’t believe I forgot to write a post about the quilt Deck the Halls that I designed for Dear Stella Fabrics. I worked with their collection Sparkle All the Way but it would look great with any of their Holiday fabric lines (I love “Baby it’s Cold Outside”. No, wait… so many options!).

Deck the Halls measures 53-1/2″ x 64″ – a perfect lap quilt size. The blocks are large ...

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December 30, 2020
Wrapping up the Giveaway and A Few Christmas-Look Quilts from Quilty Folk

The Giveaway for free Autumnal Tulip applique templates is now over and I'm totally caught up! Can you believe that I sent out 86 pdf's in all? Crazy. Definitely underestimated the lure of free applique templates! For those of you who requested a pdf and did not receive one, please email me directly. 

Quarter Triangles for the finish!

Quarter Triangles ended up being the very last finish of the year. I started the quilt with the idea of using up old tired green fabrics sometime last winter.
Loving this backing fabric

Then I found the Christmassy floral languishing ...

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December 27, 2020
Gingerbread Christmas 23, 24, 25 from Virtual Quilter

Hoping to find some gingerbread in the Christmas leftovers!

If that fails I will simply add some ginger to my breakfast muesli!

After all, there are plenty of other Christmas leftovers.

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December 25, 2020
Toys 4 Christmas 58, 59, 60, 61 from Virtual Quilter

J hope there are a lot of very excited little people around the world, waking up to an fun filled family day.

I have thought several times that perhaps I should design some new toys for this series, but two nights ago two preschool children, and their big brother heading for his second year of school, came to visit.

The middle one remembered the basket of toys he found at our place last year, and went looking. He found them, and started carrying assorted bits of wooden trains to show us, with help of his young sister. He then brought ...

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SANTA NEVER LOOKED SEW GOOD from Kwilty Pleasures

I really love this vintage Santa...its SWELL.
2020 didn't give me much to be happy about...
Sew I have collected the fabrics and the very large applique
and this will be on my radar for 2021.

Many of my quilty friends gave me fabrics and
I ordered some.


I am leaning toward this quilt.
I have the pattern.


But isn't this log cabin amazing?


I like the Scrappy Trip Around the World
but that's a LOT of seams!


But if you know me, you KNOW I love a Churn Dash.


I have some time to consider ...

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December 24, 2020
Free Candle Quilt Block Pattern from Craft Gossip

Just in time for the holidays, this quilt block of a group of candles from Quilt Jane, would make a lovely tiny mini quilt, or a festive addition to a Christmas sampler quilt.

The block measures 8 1/2″ square.  The candle flames are freeform and they give plenty of movement to the design.  Other than the flames, the block is easy patchwork piecing.  Honestly, even the freeform flames are easy.

You could do this in a number of pretty color combinations and the candles are not just for Christmas.  The design could be incorporated in many different ways.

I ...

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December 22, 2020
Quilted Gnome Mug Rug Pattern from Craft Gossip

Described as “the cutest gnome mug rug ever”, that description is pretty accurate.  Just looking at this guy from The Crafty Quilter puts a smile on your face.  Make one, or a whole set, with this easy tutorial.

More and more gnomes are popping up in home décor, and not just for Christmas.  Some people display them all year ’round.  If you are, or know a, gnome collector, then this mug rug would be a great addition to any collection.

It’s essentially a smaller version of a gnome quilt block.  When finished, this mug rug measures 6 1/2 ...

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December 20, 2020
Scrap Fabric Folded Christmas Tree Ornaments from Craft Gossip

For an easy and quick scrap fabric Christmas ornament look no further than these lovely trees from Life After Laundry.  The green and red fabrics shown are so festive, but you could easily do this in any color of your choice.

Every year, a friend of mine decorates her tree in blue, white, and silver colors.  Luckily I have just the blue and silver fabric that would be perfect for it so I think I’m going to make her one of these.  It would make a nice little homemade trinket to let her know I am thinking about her ...

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Annie Clover at Christmas 15, 16 from Virtual Quilter

I like it! It would look lovely on a bed.

Wow, I love it!

I would hang this on the most visible wall in the house!

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December 19, 2020
Scrap Fabric Patchwork Christmas Tree Tutorial from Craft Gossip

Calling all quilters and crafters who have loads of scrap fabrics from previous projects!  Here is an easy and festive design for you.  These pretty patchwork Christmas tree plushies from Teresa Down Under are about as easy as they can be.

The detailed tutorial has everything you need to know to make these.  You will find a list of the supplies that you will need, including the downloadable template for the cone shape.  There is even a video tutorial.  Along with the standard sewing and quilting supplies, you will need some fusible interfacing and poly fill for your trees.

Depending ...

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December 18, 2020
Quilting Life Christmas Home Tour 2020 from A Quilting Life

Quilting Life Christmas Home Tour 2020 featured by Top US Quilting Blog, A Quilting Life

Hello, friends! There is just one week remaining before Christmas, so I decided I’d better post my Quilting Life Christmas Home Tour for 2020, ready or not! Decorating has been a little different this year since it’s the first year in our new home. I’ve been trying things out, changing them up, and making lists […]

The post Quilting Life Christmas Home Tour 2020 appeared first on A Quilting Life.

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December 14, 2020
Free Snowman Quilt and Throw Pillow Pattern from Craft Gossip

I’m pretty sure that everyone needs one of these absolutely adorable snowmen quilts and throw pillows.  Well, at least I do.  This free pattern from Patchwork Posse is an easy and fast project to make.

With the exception of the appliquéd carrot nose and the button eyes, this is a patchwork quilt made up of squares, half square triangles, and some strips for the border.  Being a fan of scrappy quilts, this design immediately caught my eye because of the variety of blue squares.  They really help make those snowmen shine!

Measuring about 46 inches square, this wall hanging ...

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December 11, 2020
Carolina Lily from Humble Quilts

Here is a Carolina Lily quilt I made in 2013. I saw it in a decorating magazine and just loved it!
But this isn't the type of quilt I'd start and finish- just too boring! LOL  
So, I broke in down into small sections. I'd make 3 blocks a month so basically it would be 7 months to make the blocks, then I'd have 1 month to piece the blocks together and add a border. (or 2 months if I was distracted with other projects)  Either way I'd have a couple of months to get ...

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December 8, 2020
Holiday Ornament Mini Quilt – Free Pattern from Craft Gossip

This charming mini Christmas ornament quilt from We All Sew is just the project for all of you who enjoy making half square triangles.  I’m not going to lie when I say that it is my favorite unit to make when quilting.

What is so intriguing about this pattern is that the circular part of the ornament is made as a square and then the circle is cut out of it.  That is how the half square triangles take on a different look.  And what an effect this has on the design.  The ornament practically twinkles with all of ...

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