Tagged: christmas

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I Wish You a Merry QAL Block 10!

Holiday lights are going up and snow is coming down!  It’s definitely winter here in Minnesota, and we are winding down to the last few blocks that are left in the QAL.  Block 10 is revealed today!  Diane Lomax of Cwilt designed this beautiful lantern block!  It uses templates rather than paper piecing. My fabric choices include Moda Grunge and a red accent fabric to...

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I Wish You A Merry QAL Block 9!

Block 9 is revealed!!!  Bobbi Bridgeman of Snowy Days Quilting designed this super cute Rudolph block! My fabric choices include Moda Grunge Bison, White Paper, Red, Onyx, and Sunflower.  There are a lot of different pieces in this block, so make sure to use your design boards to keep them all straight!

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I Wish You A Merry QAL Block 8!

Block 8 is revealed! Double block release today, check out this post for Block 7!  Block 8, “Gift Boxes,” is designed by Sola Ajisafe of Alice Samuel’s Quilt Co. This block is definitely an advanced block, but there are instructions on how to make it easier with applique. If you are not an advanced quilter, you should definitely applique the top ribbon.  For advanced quilters, the...

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I Wish You A Merry QAL Block 7!

Block 7 is revealed!  Can you guys believe we are on the back half of this awesome QAL? Block 7 is designed by Sandy Maxfield of Sandy Star Designs. The block combines piecing with a tiny bit of applique to create a Poinsettia block! The week is a doubleheader so check out this post for Block 8 (and there are separate prizes too)! My fabric choices...

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I Wish You a Merry QAL Block 6!

Block 6 is revealed! Sandra Healy of Sandra Healy Designs designed Block 6, Hanging Star Angel Block. This block uses piecing for the background and applique for the stars and the angels. I ended up using a mixture of Moda Grunge and other metallic fabrics for this block.

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I Wish You a Merry QAL Block 5!

I am so proud to share the Snowman block I designed!  I used Moda Grunge Evergreen, White Paper, Onyx, and Red for the piecing portion of the block.  Mr. Snowman’s nose is a Moda Grunge Orange scrap. When we first started planning this QAL, I jumped at the chance to make a Snowman block!  Snowmen are my favorite thing about winter and the holidays, especially...

Off to a retreat… last minute! 3

Off to a retreat… last minute!

So some time earlier this week I had a mini panic attack that I was not getting nearly enough stuff done.  Stitch Supply Co. is having one of their “per person” retreat weekends, which means anyone can sign up to claim one of their 16 beds at their retreat center without renting out the entire space!  So that’s where I’m headed today and can hopefully...

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Let it snow!

It’s definitely winter in Minnesota now.  The snow is really pretty…but only for about the next 12 days.  On the 13th day, it’ll be annoying and I’ll wish it away for spring and some warm weather. But alas, this is only the beginning of snowy days and below freezing temperatures.  The only good thing about the winter is a break for quilting and sewing.  I...

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Massdrop is my new love

Since it’s the holiday season and I’ve been purchasing a lot of items online, I have been keeping a running list on my Google Keep of items I’ve ordered but haven’t received yet.  Lately I’ve noticed that the items that take over the list are from Massdrop.  Massdrop is a website that utilizes group purchasing to get a cheaper price on items by buying in...

Break out the Christmas Décor 3

Break out the Christmas Décor

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving Holiday!  I definitely had a lot of fun traveling back home to Dallas to visit my parents and have a mini family reunion for the holiday.  Airports don’t seem to understand that it’s perfectly normal to travel with a sewing machine and a carry-on full of fabric… at least it is for quilter.  But I got everything there...