Christmas In July!

Dig out your Christmas in July stuff, as it is only five months until the old guy comes down the chimneys!  We can get started on gifts and decorations, and maybe have something new for the season.  Today is my day on Sarah's Christmas in July blog hop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  I …

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Asian Inspired Christmas Table Runner

In the stash of Asian fabrics I got from a friend's sale was this lovely red on cream print.  The print reminded me of the Christmas balls that you might have on a Christmas tree.  I got the idea then of doing an Asian inspired Christmas table, but it took quite a while to settle …

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Patriotic Quilting Roundup

I have been working on secret projects lately that I cannot share yet.  Of course, one is the Scrap Dance Square Dance Mystery, and another is my new pattern (currently in pattern testing) for my new Chocolate Covered Cherries quilt.  I have some new readers, and maybe some long time readers, who have not seen …

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Quilting the Snowflake Runner

One thing I need to practice much more is free hand quilting.  I can do feathers most of the time, and some ribbon candy but I am often stymied by  the lack of ideas for quilting without a pattern or pantograph.  Small projects do lend themselves to experimentation, so I decided to custom free hand …

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Snowflake Table Runner

My all white theme for decorating this month needed a white on white runner for the kitchen counter. In keeping with the winter theme, I pulled out some whites and found this white snowflake on an ecru background. This lacy white on white print would make good snowflakes. Looking at them together, this is going …

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Quickie Christmas Projects

Holiday decorating is so much fun!  I needed some extra pieces to add to the Quilt Along runner.  I wanted to do another runner for the little bookcase table in the kitchen, along with something for the kitchen counter. I have this adorable kitchen inspired print in Christmas colors, and I wanted to use more …

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Christmas Quilt Along Finishes

Are you quilting along with us for a quick Christmas project? I finished my Christmas Quilt Along table runner this past weekend. Here it is displayed on my kitchen pie safe with a cute ceramic reindeer. I change out the books on top to all Christmas cookbooks. Lynn used really fun fabrics, look at those …

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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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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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