Monthly Archives: August 2013

Rest In Pieces Collection

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Last year’s Halloween collection was well received, so we were determined to do another Halloween group this year!  As many of you know by now, I try to be really versatile in my artwork, so I wanted to do a collection that was different from last year’s.  Rest In Pieces has a  rustic feel which is a contrast to last year’s All Hallows Bash that was bold in color.

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Merry Christmas Banner

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I chose the “Merry Christmas” wall hanging from Nancy Halvorsen’s Ho Ho Ho Let it Snow for my project this year.  Having just moved into a brand new home, I’m not sure where all my Christmas treasures will fit, so my solution is to make new treasures to fit with the old treasures!This wall hanging was such fun to make, and went together very quickly once I had picked all the fabrics.  It will hang on the door …

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Obsessed With Spritz Cookie Ornaments

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Favorite Fussy Cut

Spritz Cookie Ornaments

I was looking for a project that was portable and could be done in my lap while watching Karate and cheerleading practices.  I also wanted something that didn’t require buying too many new supplies or would take too long to complete. Inspired by Tiny Obsessions by Vicki Bellino, I decided to give English Paper Piecing (in miniature) a try.  Rather than adding a split loop to the Keychain project, I thought a loop of invisible thread would turn these into terrific Christmas tree ornaments.

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It’s Time to Vote!

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The submissions to our Fabric Design Contest are in, so it’s time to start voting for your favorites! If you’ve submitted designs, send the link (http://www.connectingthreads.com/cfDesignContest/Entries.cfm) to all of your family and friends and help get the word out. Remember that it’s the public’s votes that will get you to the finals!
The best part about voting is that you can vote for as many designs as you want. This is great for us because we …

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