Monthly Archives: July 2012

Santa Wall Hanging

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The Santa Wall Hanging is an enchanting gallery of those little faces I fell in love with.  I just had to make a little quilt that highlighted the turned up noses and chubby cheeks.  Framed in with a checkerboard border, each grin holds its own allowing them center stage.  Construction is very simple with only squares and rectangles to assemble.  This kit will create a magical experience for children and evoke a bit of joy for all.

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My Sweet Saint Nick Collection!

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Sweet Saint Nick is the third fabric line I’ve designed for Connecting Threads, and I must say it’s my favorite.
In my world, Christmas is very traditional: very red and green, and filled with Santas!  I am a decorative artist, and Santas have always been a favorite of mine to paint, whether they’re my own designs or someone else’s.

It’s not hard to figure out that the inspiration for this collection stems from my …

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Santa’s Cookie Basket

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Christmas Basket? Birthday Bag? It’s Both!

When it came time to select a Gifty Galore project to make, I was drawn to Santa’s Cookie Basket in Hugs & Holly because of its versatility. Instead of holding cookies, I envisioned it as a reusable gift bag. I chose Technicolor Tidings because of the fabric collection’s bright, fun colors. Within the collection I selected festive designs that were not specific to Christmas so the bag could also be used for birthdays.

 

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An Interview with Jody Houghton, designer of Circle of Family

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Jody Houghton’s illustrations and writings have warmed the hearts of dedicated gift buyers and quilters for 30 years. Her down-to-earth point of view and unique artistic style is attributed to the longevity of her successful home-based business. We talked to Jody about her art and her new fabric collection, Circle of Family. We hope that as you read along, you will begin to love Jody and her work as much as we do.

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