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Hello Friends!  I hope you are well.  I am happy to share with you another magazine featured Christmas quilt today.  As I look back, I find it interesting I didn’t make any fall projects this year, but I sure made quite a few Christmas quilts.  So, without further ado, here is Boxing Day, feature in the December 2013/January 2014 issue of The Quilter magazine.

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The design made use of the “box” concept, and is made of “boxy” blocks — thus the quilt name Boxing Day!

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Simple pieced blocks are mixed in with squares cut from the panel print of Benartex’s Home for the Holidays fabric collection to make this sweet, but quick and easy to complete quilt.

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Don’t you just love these panel print blocks?  Click here to view the entire fabric range.

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I like these sort of pastel, softer Christmas colors, mixed in with a bit of blue for a very different look.  It is “traditional Christmas” palette, with a bit of a twist.

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I quilted large scaled Jester’s Hat motif (written about here, here and here) on this quilt because I only needed a bit of texture to compliment the very “happening” fabrics.  Quilting was done using Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting.

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I hope you enjoyed my Boxing Day quilt.  I have one more Christmas quilt left to show you soon – as soon as I receive it back from the editor.

Do tell me what you think of the softer Christmas color palette – is it up, or down?

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Click here to read about Boxing Day.

Click here to purchase the quilt kit from Fat Quarter Shop ($49.99).

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Have you seen my other 2013 featured quilts?

Annie’s Love Those Precuts Book (January 2013):  Apple of My Eye

Annie’s Sweet Layer Cakes Book (April 2013): Sunburst Melody

Annie’s Fat Quarter Shuffle (October 2013): Starry Dance

Annie’s Fat Quarter Shuffle (October 2013): Persian Rug

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Spring 2013): Baubles, Baubles

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Curious Cats

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Fabrique Foursome

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Fall 2013): Interlock

Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting (March/April 2013):  Now I know my ABC’s

Machine Quilting Unlimited (March/April 2013): Quilting Curvy Feathers

QUILT (June/July 2013): Color Burst

QUILT (June/July 2013): Pattern Play

QUILT (August/September 2013): Enchanted Forest

QUILT (October/November 2013): Rise & Shine

Quilt-it…today (July/August 2013): Yay Day

Quilt Trends (Winter 2013, Cover Quilt): Tango

Quilt Trends (Fall 2013): Manhattan

Quilts and More (Spring 2013): 2 Wishes

Quilts and More (Spring 2013):  Watercolor Sketches

Quilter’s World (February 2013): New Life

Quilter’s World (April 2013): Monkey Around

Quilter’s World (Summer 2013): Garden Mist

Quilter’s World (Autumn 2013): Christmas Cheer

Quilter’s World (Autumn 2013): Quilty Christmas Ornaments

Quilter’s World (Winter 2013): Elephant Walk

Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): In & Out

Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): Garden Maze

Simple Quilts & Sewing (Spring 2013):  Stained Glass

The Quilter (December 2012/January 2013): Not Too Square

The Quilter (April/May 2013):  In the Meadow

The Quilter (August/September 2013): Rising Stars, Cover Quilt

The Quilter (Holiday 2013): Midnight Flurry

The Quilter (Holiday 2013): Winter Wonderland

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Farmyard Crossing

Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Pumpkin Patch/Autumn Fauna

Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Flora Linda/Catalina

Benartex Free Pattern (June 2013): Birds on a Wire using Let’s Tweet

Benartex Free Pattern (July 2013): Silver Lining using Urban Oasis 

Benartex (August 2013): The Gallery using Floral Philosophy

Benartex (November 2013): Movement in Squares using Op Art Reflections

Benartex (November 2013): Princess Aiko

Lecien Free Pattern, Lynette Anderson (April 2013):  Forest Floor/Wildflower Wood

Lecien Free Pattern, Lynette Anderson (September 2013): Country Stars/Mending Fences

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (January 2013): Mediterranean Dream

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (February 2013): Butterfly Kisses

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (June 2013): Simply Sweet using lief!Lifestyle

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (July 2013):  Rooster Royale

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (October 2013): Moonflower

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (October 2013): Tutu Cute

RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (May 2013): Nature’s Harmony/Silent Harmony

RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (May 2013): Tied with a Bow/A Gingerbread Christmas

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Hello Friends, it is a bit wet and dreary where I live.  I thought the weather is perfect for me to share with you my “cozy” Christmas quilt, Winter Wonderland, featured in the Holiday issue of The Quilter magazine.

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This quilt is really easy, fun and QUICK to construct and finish.  Besides featuring the cute fabric prints, I have designed the quilt with “quick to finish” and “a quilt to use” in mind.

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The fabrics used in Winter Wonderland are from Lynette Anderson‘s Candy Cane Angels collection, released by Lecien.  Click here to view the entire fabric range – you simply have to see how cute the focal prints are!  You can purchase the fabrics from Fat Quarter Shop here.

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And of course, I had shared with you about the use of gray with the traditional red in this Christmas quilt.  I think the gray and red combination adds a certain element of coziness to the overall look.

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I quilted allover quilting on Winter Wonderland.  It is a mix of Jester’s Hat and Swirls, using Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting.  I love how smooth the Aurifil threads are for quilting, they just seem to melt into the fabric – giving the overall quilting motif a soft textured look.

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Now, by turning some of the pieced blocks 90 degrees, you can get a different look with the same blocks.  Just thought I throw that in for a fun twist for those of you who are considering in making this quilt. :)

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I hope you have enjoyed Winter Wonderland.  I have one more Christmas quilt to share with you before December is upon us.  Meanwhile, I need to go back to work as I haven’t gotten as much done this week due to a cold. :(  But with the weather change, ’tis the season to get sick.  I shall catch up with you later, Dear Friends!  Stay cozy, everyone!

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2013 has been a busy year.  Have you seen my other 2013 published projects?

Have you see my other 2013 magazine features/published work?

Annie’s Love Those Precuts Book (January 2013):  Apple of My Eye

Annie’s Sweet Layer Cakes Book (April 2013): Sunburst Melody

Annie’s Fat Quarter Shuffle (October 2013): Starry Dance

Annie’s Fat Quarter Shuffle (October 2013): Persian Rug

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Spring 2013): Baubles, Baubles

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Curious Cats

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Fabrique Foursome

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Fall 2013): Interlock

Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting (March/April 2013):  Now I know my ABC’s

Machine Quilting Unlimited (March/April 2013): Quilting Curvy Feathers

QUILT (June/July 2013): Color Burst

QUILT (June/July 2013): Pattern Play

QUILT (August/September 2013): Enchanted Forest

QUILT (October/November 2013): Rise & Shine

Quilt-it…today (July/August 2013): Yay Day

Quilt Trends (Winter 2013, Cover Quilt): Tango

Quilt Trends (Fall 2013): Manhattan

Quilts and More (Spring 2013): 2 Wishes

Quilts and More (Spring 2013):  Watercolor Sketches

Quilter’s World (February 2013): New Life

Quilter’s World (April 2013): Monkey Around

Quilter’s World (Summer 2013): Garden Mist

Quilter’s World (Autumn 2013): Christmas Cheer

Quilter’s World (Autumn 2013): Quilty Christmas Ornaments

Quilter’s World (Winter 2013): Elephant Walk

Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): In & Out

Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): Garden Maze

Simple Quilts & Sewing (Spring 2013):  Stained Glass

The Quilter (December 2012/January 2013): Not Too Square

The Quilter (April/May 2013):  In the Meadow

The Quilter (August/September 2013): Rising Stars, Cover Quilt

The Quilter (Holiday 2013): Midnight Flurry

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Farmyard Crossing

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Boxing Day

Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Pumpkin Patch/Autumn Fauna

Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Flora Linda/Catalina

Benartex Free Pattern (June 2013): Birds on a Wire using Let’s Tweet

Benartex Free Pattern (July 2013): Silver Lining using Urban Oasis 

Benartex (August 2013): The Gallery using Floral Philosophy

Benartex (November 2013): Movement in Squares using Op Art Reflections

Lecien Free Pattern, Lynette Anderson (April 2013):  Forest Floor/Wildflower Wood

Lecien Free Pattern, Lynette Anderson (September 2013): Country Stars/Mending Fences

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (January 2013): Mediterranean Dream

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (February 2013): Butterfly Kisses

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (June 2013): Simply Sweet using lief!Lifestyle

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (July 2013):  Rooster Royale

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (October 2013): Moonflower

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (October 2013): Tutu Cute

RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (May 2013): Nature’s Harmony/Silent Harmony

RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (May 2013): Tied with a Bow/A Gingerbread Christmas

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Hello Friends, some of you expressed you would like to see Midnight Flurry first from my latest stack o’ quilts.  Here it is!  Midnight Flurry is featured in The Quilter’s special Holiday 2013 issue.  You may purchase the issue at most newsstands, or online here.

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The design of this fun and easy quilt is spiced up by alternating fabrics and orientations of the same block.

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The fabrics I used are from Holiday Dreams by RJR Fabrics.  Click here to view the entire fabric range.  Don’t forget to check out the blue/cappuccino colorway!

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I really like the fact that the beige neutral fabric is printed with words:

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Here are more shots of the quilt:

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As much as I like how the blocks play out in the overall design, I think I like the borders the best in this quilt.

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I quilted my Jester’s Hat motif on the quilt using Aurifil Mako Cotton 50 thread over Hobbs‘ Tuscany Silk batting.  The quilt has a really nice feel to it.  You may click here, here and here to read about Jester’s Hat.

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I hope you liked seeing Midnight Flurry.  And I would love to see your version if you are making the quilt!  By the way, does anyone know how many days do we have till Christmas?

Thanks for stopping by.  Hugs to you all.

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Have you see my other 2013 magazine features/published work?

Annie’s Love Those Precuts Book (January 2013):  Apple of My Eye

Annie’s Sweet Layer Cakes Book (April 2013): Sunburst Melody

Annie’s Fat Quarter Shuffle (October 2013): Persian Rug

Annie’s Fat Quarter Shuffle (October 2013): Starry Dance

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Spring 2013): Baubles, Baubles

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Curious Cats

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Fabrique Foursome

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Fall 2013): Interlock

Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting (March/April 2013):  Now I know my ABC’s

Machine Quilting Unlimited (March/April 2013): Quilting Curvy Feathers

QUILT (June/July 2013): Color Burst

QUILT (June/July 2013): Pattern Play

QUILT (August/September 2013): Enchanted Forest

QUILT (October/November 2013): Rise & Shine

Quilt-it…today (July/August 2013): Yay Day

Quilt Trends (Winter 2013, Cover Quilt): Tango

Quilt Trends (Fall 2013): Manhattan

Quilts and More (Spring 2013): 2 Wishes

Quilts and More (Spring 2013):  Watercolor Sketches

Quilter’s World (February 2013): New Life

Quilter’s World (April 2013): Monkey Around

Quilter’s World (Summer 2013): Garden Mist

Quilter’s World (Autumn 2013): Christmas Cheer

Quilter’s World (Autumn 2013): Quilty Christmas Ornaments

Quilter’s World (Winter 2013): Elephant Walk

Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): In & Out

Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): Garden Maze

Simple Quilts & Sewing (Spring 2013):  Stained Glass

The Quilter (December 2012/January 2013): Not Too Square

The Quilter (April/May 2013):  In the Meadow

The Quilter (August/September 2013): Rising Stars, Cover Quilt

The Quilter (Holiday 2013): Winter Wonderland

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Farmyard Crossing

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Boxing Day

Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Pumpkin Patch/Autumn Fauna

Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Flora Linda/Catalina

Benartex Free Pattern (June 2013): Birds on a Wire using Let’s Tweet

Benartex Free Pattern (July 2013): Silver Lining using Urban Oasis 

Benartex (August 2013): The Gallery using Floral Philosophy

Lecien Free Pattern, Lynette Anderson (April 2013):  Forest Floor/Wildflower Wood

Lecien Free Pattern, Lynette Anderson (September 2013): Country Stars/Mending Fences

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (January 2013): Mediterranean Dream

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (February 2013): Butterfly Kisses

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (June 2013): Simply Sweet using lief!Lifestyle

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (July 2013):  Rooster Royale

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (October 2013): Moonflower

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (October 2013): Tutu Cute

RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (May 2013): Nature’s Harmony/Silent Harmony

RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (May 2013): Tied with a Bow/A Gingerbread Christmas

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Hello Friends, I thought I would share with you another magazine feature today.  My Stars of Hope quilt made it in Fons and Porter‘s Love of Quilting November/December 2012 issue!

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This is offered as a free downloadable pattern by Fons and Porter.  Click here to download pattern instructions.

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Here are a few shots of the individual blocks:

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The fabrics I used for this table topper are from Benartex’s Star of Hope collection.  The fabrics are really rich in colors.  Click here to view the full range of fabrics.  You may recall I have actually designed another quilt (“Wintertide”) with the same fabric collection.  Click here to download the free pattern instructions for Wintertide.

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Quilting was done with Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton threads over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting.  I just quilted “ringlets” (aka circles) to add a bit of texture to the already busy look of the quilt.

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I am reminded of the chorus in “We Three Kings of Orient Are”…

“O Star of wonder, star of night
Star with royal beauty bright
Westward leading, still proceeding
Guide us to Thy perfect light”

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I do hope you are blessed by the Star of wonder as you go about your Christmas preparations.  Thanks for stopping by.

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Happy Friday, Friends!  I hope you have had a good week.  If you recall, I already have my Midwinter Night Pillow Project featured in the Holiday 2012 issue of The Quilter.  I am sharing with you today another project I did for that same issue — my Greeting Cards quilt.

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This design is an example of “one block wonder” quilts in that the overall layout of the quilt center is constructed with the same blocks, oriented differently.

This quilt design utilizes narrow strips to accentuate the print fabrics.  Some aren’t too fond of narrow strips – they really don’t handle any differently than regularly sized strips.  Just make sure the blade in your rotary cutter is nice and sharp, and you will be just fine.

Sherry McConnell (vice president of the Quilter’s Hall of Fame) was my piecing elf for this quilt.  I sent her the fabrics, and she miraculously sent back the quilt top all ready for me to quilt!

The fabrics I used are from Quilting Treasures’ Holiday Magic collection.  This collection has a total of 18 beautiful Christmas fabrics.  Click here to view the full range of fabrics.

Quilting motif is my allover Jester’s Hat motif, quilted with Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting.

Kits are available from Quakertown Quilts while supplies last.  1-888-464-7845.

Are you sending out physical Christmas cards this year?  I know that with the increasing electronic world we live in, some have relied on electronic cards.  I am just curious.

Have a lovely weekend!  I will see you again on Monday with a Thread Talk post!  Stay tuned.

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Hi Friends, here is another freebie for you – designed by yours truly for Benartex!   It comes in two colorways.

Click here to view the full range of the Star of Hope collection.

Click here to download the pattern instructions.

Stay tuned for my magazine feature quilt using some of these fabrics.

Sorry for the quick post, but I have got to run for now.  Talk to you later!

p.s.  Thanks for all of you who wrote and asked how we fared Sandy.  We are doing well — power is still on.

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Good morning, Friends!  I hope you are doing well.  Besides Warm Blessings, I have a second quilt in Quilter’s World December 2012 issue.  Come meet Cottage Chic Christmas!

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This is a two-block quilt that makes a rather loud visual statement with the fabrics used.  The blocks are constructed using rotary cutting (for the cross blocks), and paper-piecing (for the star blocks) methods.  If you haven’t tried paper-piecing, perhaps this quilt would induce you to attempt… just sayin’! :)  Here are a couple of paper-piecing tips I had posted about in the past — scroll down toward the bottom of the post.

I used fabrics from Robyn Pandolph’s Lansdowne Road by RJR Fabrics for this Christmas quilt for versatility purposes. Click here to view the full range of fabrics.   The colors of the fabric in real life are much more vivid.

Because the floral prints are not Christmas-specific, this quilt can actually be used throughout the winter season beyond Christmas.  I am thinking at least Valentine’s Day.  At least that’s when I will still be displaying the quilt at my end. :)

I had also designed this quilt with my Southern Hemisphere friends in mind.   It might be a little odd cuddling under a snowmen quilt for Christmas when it is warm out there.  But a floral quilt in the traditional Christmas colors works well since I am sure many of you probably have luscious roses blooming during that time of the year.  I know my cousin who lives in that part of the world does…

Quilting is an allover swirly floral motif!  I am just absolutely elated how well the photographer captured the quilting in the official magazine shoot!   Incidentally I have met this guy, and think that he is definitely very good at what he does!

Quilting was done using Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting.  I have actually posted a tutorial on the floral motif here.

Oh, one more thing … for a limited time, you can download the pattern instructions for Cottage Chic Christmas from Quilter’s World’s website for free.  Click here to access the instructions in pdf format.  Isn’t that just so dandy?

I hope you have enjoyed my Cottage Chic Christmas quilt.  Christmas is going to be here before we know it.  Miss Baby has already started talking about all the things we are going to do when we were browsing through a few Martha Stewart Christmas books this past weekend.   She definitely has very high expectations — her poor mother who will never reach Martha’s caliber.  Ha!

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Monday, everyone!

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The traditional Coxcomb patterns date back to the 1860′s.  I was able to locate online one made in 1853 by Elizabeth E. Stark of Kansas.  You will notice that Mrs. Stark’s quilt is made in the red/green, not uncommon from that period in history.

I used fabrics from Henry Glass‘ Love-Joy-Peace-Noel collection to make  a playful Christmas version of this traditional pattern.  Navy is introduced into the traditional red/green mix.  The quilt is featured in The Quilter‘s December 2011/Jauary 2012 issue.


Some dense quilting (feathers, McTavishing) is thrown into the mix too!  Quilting is done unmarked and free-handed, using Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton threads over Hobbs Tuscany Silk Batt.


This is how the back looks.  The editorial staff at THE QUILTER kindly included a full shot of the quilt back in the magazine spread.


Applique was done using the machine fusible method.  I used Steam-A-Seam2 by Warm Company.


Buttons and a yoyo contributed to the playful elements of this quilt:


I was very happy at how this quilt turned out.  It is one of my all-time favorites.  You will understand why I will be using it only for display and not at the table, won’t you? :)  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Christmas cheer to all of you!

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I am happy to receive in the mail my Peppermint Parcels Christmas Quilt, back from Quilter’s World.


I loved working with Henry Glass‘ Hip Holidays fabrics for the Christmas Present blocks:

I stitched “Merry Christmas” in different languages on the gift tags. The church my family went to while I was growing up, and still does, is a Chinese church. So, we would greet friends at church “Merry Christmas” in Mandarin.

[What else you can stitch on the gift tags: Names of Family Members, Names of your Quilt Guild Friends, Blessings of the Christmas season such as love, joy, peace etc, Addresses of the places you have lived if your family has moved a lot, Christmas verses you like - feel free to add more suggestions in the comment section]


This particular block was made with my Russian friend Ellen in mind. She showed me via email how Merry Christmas was written:


And this Italian block was made with my Italian friends Gloria and Monica in mind. Gloria had proof read the Italian version of “Merry Christmas” for me:


The blocks are quilted with streamers to carry on with the “Christmas presents” theme:



Additional streamers and garlands are quilted on the borders. Stringed pearls and beads are quilted on the sashing to remember my love of decorating gift parcels with streamers and ribbons etc.


Technical information: Unmarked free-motion quilting on my Bernina 640; Quilting Thread – Aurifil Mako 50; Quilt Batting – Hobbs‘ Tuscany Silk (In case you haven’t already known, this is my favorite combination of thread and batting when it comes to quilting a quilt!); Fusible: Steam A Seam2 by Warm Company; Pattern – found in Quilter’s World‘s December 2010 issue; Finished size: 50″ square.

This was a super fun quilt to make. I would love to know if you do make it too! I am trying to find out if it would be possible to kit this project at this time. So if you are committed in purchasing a kit, please email me at wendy2@wendysheppard.net.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a lovely day and week!

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I have a second quilt featured in The Quilter‘s Quilting for Christmas issue — my Holiday Spinners!


This was a fun fun quilt to make because I liked the fabrics very much. Oh, look at the poinsettias on the fabrics – shocker! ;) (Click here to see my other Poinsettia quilt featured in the same magazine). These fabrics are from Benartex’s Noel collection. If you like black accents in your Christmas decorations, you’ve got to get some of these fabrics.



Quilt kits are available from Heartbeat Quilts. I was told by the people at Heartbeat Quilts last week that the kits are rather popular – of course, that just sent me into the clouds! This quilt, along with Poinsettia Fiesta, will be displayed shortly at Heartbeat Quilts in Hyannis, MA until early Jan 2011.


I set out to imitate the big girls’ (the longarmers) quilting using my little home domestic machine and quilted holly and berries all over the quilt. It was a bit of a challenge because with my domestic machine, there was only so much space I could see around my needle for a rather widespread motif. One of these days, maybe I will get myself a longarm… but for now, here are some snapshots of the quilting. I used Aurifil‘s Mako 50 Cotton over Hobbs‘ Tuscany Silk Batt. You may read about my take on Aurifil’s thread here, and Hobbs’ Silk Batt here.

This concludes the series of quilts I did for The Quilter this year. It’s hard to believe a year is almost over. I have had the greatest time working with the wonderful people at The Quilter. I will do a recap post of all my quilts in The Quilter for 2010 in the near future. Stay tuned!


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Okay, I have a suspicion that Christmas is barely on your radar screen (or is it?)…. but The Quilter‘s “Quilting for Christmas” is hitting the newsstands on October 12th.  My Christmas Fiesta is featured:


This quilt uses fabrics from At Home for the Holidays and Hip Holidays by Henry Glass.  These fresh color palette gives a very cherry and slightly different look to the traditional Christmas green and red colors.  And I love the effect.

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This 36″ x 36″ wallhanging/table topper was fun to put together.

What was even MORE fun was quilting it!  I used Hobbs‘ Tuscany Silk Batting and Aurifil‘s Mako 50 Cotton threads.  Again, I quilted this quilt on my domestic machine.  The feathers were “hyper-quilted” with green and white threads.

You may purchase a kit (includes fabrics, backing and binding) for this project from Heartbeat Quilts.  Oh, by the way, the quilt will also be displayed at Heartbeat Quilts.  So, if you are in the vicinity of Hyannis, MA – do drop by the say hi to the staff and my Poinsettia Fiesta quilt. :)

Poinsettias are one of my favorite Christmasy things to include in my Christmas decorations.  What is/are yours?

Thanks for stopping by.  I am slowly working on responding to your emails/comments in the reverse order they are received.  Have a lovely day!

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This week has gone by so fast for me.  I think it’s because I have been staying up way late finishing up my Christmas Whirligigs quilt… and FINISHED it is!

The fabrics I used for the quilt are from Benartex‘s Noel Christmas collection.

I did an allover design on this quilt in “longarm” style.  This holly/berry motif is the hardest allover design I have ever done.  It was challenging at times because with a home machine, I just couldn’t see very far ahead to know where to go next with my quilting.

I am sorry I am not able to offer more peeks as I don’t want to give the design away until it is officially featured in The Quilter’s Holiday issue later in the year.  The magazines should be hitting the newsstands sometime in October.  This quilt is my LAST magazine feature quilt for the year.

I will be working on another Thread Talk post over the weekend.  Those posts generally take a little longer… so stay tuned!  Thanks for popping by – have a fantastic weekend!

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