A Wintry Sight Earning Its Place on the Wall

Posted by on 14 December 2020 | 0 Comments

Wow how did Christmas get to be just a week away? This year has sped by quickly, yet seems so long... if that is possible! But being so close to Christmas, I decided it was way past time to get out my Christmas quilts so went digging in my quilt chest. While looking through them, I found my Fractured Winter quilt - one I don't often display yet it is so crisp with its blues and whites - definitely a wintry sight and one that should be out on display around this time of year.

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Light Upon the Earth Renewed

Posted by on 7 December 2020 | 0 Comments

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This morning while I began updating my website and seeing all my color wash patterns displayed, it finally came to me why Light Upon the Earth quilt was never as popular online as my other color wash patterns, yet in person, I always received many compliments about it.

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Homecrafted Giftbags and Cards are the Perfect Finishing Touch

Posted by on 1 December 2020 | 0 Comments

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To round up our Christmas series of blog posts, I wanted to include reusable bags and cards... and this is a fun activity if you want to get children or grandchildren involved - especially the cards. 

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Secret Gifts or Ornaments and Tags

Posted by Anita on 23 November 2020 | 0 Comments

gift tag secret giftTo round out our series of easy Christmas gift ideas we wanted to share some additional ideas. I love Anita's secret gift idea she includes in her tutorials for gift tags and ornaments.

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#7 Christmas Gift Ideas - hoops and things

Posted by on 17 November 2020 | 0 Comments

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Small wall hangings, banners, and table runners all make wonderful gifts. We have many patterns for these over on Arbee Designs, but today I wanted to share with you some quick easy ideas that you can make literally in minutes if you have spare blocks you already have on hand. Practice pieces also work well. In particular, I like using frames or embroidery hoops to finish them off and give that perfect picture look.

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Book Covers - Christmas Gift Ideas #6

Posted by on 10 November 2020 | 0 Comments

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book cover strawberry designHave you ever made a book cover? They are simple and fun - and they can be made from practically any spare block or quilt. Cutting up a quilt you started but never really liked, is a whole new excitement to enjoy!

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#5 Christmas Gift Ideas - Recycled totes

Posted by on 3 November 2020 | 0 Comments

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Anita has a great idea for recycling totes. With plastic bags out, we are required to bring our own bags for shopping. Often we gather branded totes and we can decorate these to give as gifts or use ourselves. Of course, you can also start from scratch by making your own tote too.

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Christmas Block-a-thon Block 12

Posted by on 31 October 2020 | 0 Comments

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Our last block for this block-a-thon is going to be a 8" applique block. It will be a quick block to use to fill in those missing spots in your quilt. You can use applique or simply use the design to make a quilted block instead.

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#4 Christmas Gift Ideas

Posted by on 27 October 2020 | 0 Comments

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Pillowcases and towels are on my list for this week. Both are very simple to make and fast too. Let's take a look.

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#3 Christmas Gift Ideas

Posted by on 20 October 2020 | 0 Comments

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This week I wanted to share various ways of making placemats which of course work perfectly with last week's coasters. This is something else I've made a lot of so I will add some free tutorials as well as some of my patterns. 

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