November Block of the Month

This month the local quilt store gave us the Sunlight and Shadow block from Quilt Blocks Galore.  They decided that our quilt needed more green, so they chose a nice deep green batik to pair with the gold. You'll need mostly squares, with a few HSTs made from more squares.  As usual, I like the …

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!  This is my favorite holiday of the year.  I always wake up with much anticipation for the day.  After making a pot of Thanksgiving Blend coffee from Starbucks, I'll enjoy it while watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  I have been spending the holiday morning doing this for many years.  Seeing Tom Turkey …

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Thanksgiving Stamping Fun

I had several stamping projects for the Thanksgiving holiday.  This is the best time of year to use all those beautiful fall colors of ribbons, and papers, and inks. I wanted to make a couple of Thanksgiving cards to mail to family far away. This one uses the cut out from the leaves, with a …

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How to Serge Perfect Fabric Napkins

How many times have you made placemats or a table runner, and then thought it would be so lovely to have matching napkins.  Truly, fabric napkins on the serger are very fast.  You can make a whole set in under an hour.  There is a trick to getting perfect serged corners, and I'll show you …

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Thanksgiving Tablescape

It is a wonderful time of year for setting a beautiful table.  Maybe it is just me, but I like mixing things together to create a work of art for the table.  One thing that always bugs me is centerpieces that are too tall.  I like to have a low decoration down the middle of …

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Three Maple Leaves Table Runner

I promised an even faster Maple Leaf Table Runner, and here it is.  This time you will only need three Maple Leaf Blocks in different colors plus some large squares of an autumn print. This runner uses 9-inch finished size blocks.  The finished size is approximately 11-1/4 x 47 inches. Here is what you will …

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Peak Autumn Color and Thanksgiving 101 Winner

Fall color peaked this week in the NC mountains.  I took several new pictures at sunrise. The fog in the valley shows some of the layers of mountains and valley, lovely!  If you read the posts on email, pop by the blog and see the fall header, it is full of autumn color. A storm …

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Thanksgiving 101

Ah, Thanksgiving, a day devoted to a great meal shared with family and friends.   It is by far my favorite holiday, with the gorgeous color leaves outside, crisp autumn air, parades and football, a wonderful meal shared with people I love and the anticipation of the holiday season ahead.  Well, that is what it is …

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Maple Leaf Table Runner

The maple leaf block is a classic block, perfect for the autumn season.  It is a really easy block to make, and can be done in different sizes as needed.  Essentially it is just a nine patch block of squares, with a few half square triangles and a stem.  Putting five of them together with …

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