Monthly Archives: December 2011

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Quilt Finish & Quilting Fun

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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Gifty Galore 2011: Stick ‘Em Up Snowman Tea Towel

Have I mentioned that I LOVE snowmen? Well I did indeed once again prove that fact. I was flipping through the book Stash Happy Patchwork and I came across this picture of sheets and pillowcases that had decorative hexagons paper pieced to them (see below) and from that I ended up with the idea to make a snowman tea towel!

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Winners of the Delicious Giveaway

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 ...

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Super quick and easy fabric Christmas cards

Here are some Christmas cards I've made from the Merry Minis collection.  It was a perfect collection to use for these, and I just love how they turned out.  Want to make your own Christmas fabric cards? This is what I did:

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Peppermint Forest Dress

For my little “nieces'” birthday, I really wanted to make her something…so I decided on a cute little dress by Simplicity. I used fabrics from my Peppermint Forest collection. I think the dress came out quite well…and best of all…li’l Mia just loves it!  It’s a tad big on her, but at least this way she can grow into it and wear it longer. Peppermint Forest is just so ...

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Gifty Galore 2011: Tea Cozy

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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Apple River Table Runner

The Charlottesville Collection is one of my favorites and I knew I had to make something out of it. I admired Kristin’s Apple River Table Runner Pattern when it was sewn up in previous collections so I decided to be brave and give it a try when the chance to sew the kit up in Charlottesville presented itself. I will say I am really glad I did it even though it was ...

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A Year in Stitches: January block

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!

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!

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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