Monthly Archives: December 2011

Quilt Finish & Quilting Fun

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Have you all been able to sneak some precious quilting time into your holiday vacations? I know I’ve been enjoying some much needed vacation to finish up lots of projects. This is a quilt I just finished before Christmas that I started, oh, 2 years ago? Or was it 3?

It’s called “Wonky Town”, and it’s now hanging proudly in my daughter’s room. It started out as me experimenting with Wonky Log Cabin blocks from …

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Winners of the Delicious Giveaway

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Thank you to everyone who participated in our Delicious Giveaway.  I can tell you one thing, your comments made us hungry!  Using a random number generator, we have selected our two winners.
The first winner is comment number 61, Diane C.  I love baking cookies but love this fat quarter set — I belong to a small quilting group that meets every other month call — Just Desserts — would love to share this group of fat quarters with …

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Gifty Galore 2011: Tea Cozy

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So many of the Gifty Galore members guessed today’s project! Perhaps my hint this week was a bit too obvious.  Yep, its a tea cozy.  Its not just any tea cozy, its our own Sue’s Teapot Cozy!  However, instead of making it in the Love My Honey collection, I chose to make it in Charlottesville. If you remember back a couple of weeks I made that table runner in Charlottesville and loved it so much I thought a complementary tea pot cozy would be lovely.

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A Year in Stitches: January block

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I designed the January block for our Year in Stitches quilt along to evoke the feeling of a cozy home on a cold winter night. Having a snowman was an obvious choice for the front yard; somehow he morphed into a friendly snow woman with a flowing scarf, red purse and a cheery wave. I chose Batiks which work well for landscape designs; the organic flow of the dyes mimics the changes of color in nature. 

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A Delicious Giveaway!

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I had so much fun designing the Just Desserts collection

I love to bake, and I love to eat sweets, so coming up with these images was easy as pie.  Ha!  The only downside was that drawing the yummy looking treats made me hungry!  One of my favorite Christmas traditions has always been to bake cookies to give as gifts for friends and loved ones.

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Happy December!

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Jenni and I were thinking yesterday, “Hey, we have all our Merry Minis samples hanging around: lets decorate!”  So while we were going through the piles of samples looking for our holiday quilts, look what we found! 

Wahoo!  Our Advent Snowman Kit!  I ran out to the store for some delicious chocolate and we hung our darling Snowman and stuffed his belly full of pockets with chocolate. 
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