Christmas Block-a-thon - Block 1

Posted by on 10 December 2019 | 0 Comments

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I know it is a bit late for thinking about making a Christmas quilt, but I figured if I started now, then I might have it done by 2020. You see, I just love Anita's Christmas quilt and the great thing about it is you can make blocks as you like then later put it all together. That's what I am planning on doing.

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Something off the quilting subject but still sewing

Posted by on 3 December 2019 | 0 Comments

This week I've been doing something a little different, still in the sewing world but not so much in the patchwork/quilting world. I've been making toy foxes. Why? well, there is a lovely lady in Wellington that needed some help in her toy industry so I figured, why not?

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Christmas Decorations Revisited

Posted by on 25 November 2019 | 1 Comments

Over the past few weeks, I've been giving suggestions on how to make some gifts to give. These included some of my applique designs - many of my applique blocks can be made into any of the ideas. 

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My Spring Flowers

Posted by on 18 November 2019 | 0 Comments

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Last week I happened to be in our local craft store and found some oval hoops so I decided to grab a couple and start designing - of course, flowers came to mind.

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October and November's Flower

Posted by on 12 November 2019 | 0 Comments

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It just occurred to me that I missed a post for October's flower! Fortunately, I have made this flower in my BOW flower series. It was one of the early flowers, the marigold.

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Flower Blocks

Posted by on 5 November 2019 | 0 Comments

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This week instead of hoops I'm going to use canvas blocks. You can do the same thing with stretcher bars if you prefer. The biggest thing with these is to allow enough background fabric to go around the sides and over at least a good inch onto the back. Anything smaller and you will need to add additional fabric as I did with my pepper block.

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Easy Gift Quilts

Posted by on 22 October 2019 | 0 Comments

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Last week I mentioned I was going to do a series of blog posts with simple ideas to make as gifts. I started with one method of making a butterfly hoop and next week I will talk about a second method. This week I decided to mention how simple stained glass quilts make really quick and easy gifts to give.

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A Second Butterfly Hoop

Posted by on 20 October 2019 | 2 Comments

Recently I showed you how to hoop a butterfly applique to make a decorative hanging frame: Butterfly Hoop with Frill and today I wanted to follow up with another idea which I found to be much easier. 

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What's Modern and Improvisational Quilting?

Posted by on 19 October 2019 | 0 Comments

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Have you ever wanted to learn about modern quilts? Elizabeth has a great online workshop "Mod Meets Improv" to teach you. She explains a little more about her workshop and this new way of quilting...

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A Series of Small Projects

Posted by on 14 October 2019 | 0 Comments

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I've been looking for.... and thinking about... small gift ideas for Christmas. I have so many 'big' ideas but never start soon enough to get them made for Christmas! So over the next few weeks, I'm going to share some ideas for easy and reasonably quick gifts.

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