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A Sad Day

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My little friend died today, she was over 18 years old. Casper helped with every quilt that I made over the years. The house is empty without her. RIP Casper 1997-2015

"Saddle Tramp" made by Linda H.

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Linda H made "Saddle Tramp" to be given away as a charity quilt. The free pattern is designed by Marie Patch for McCall's Quilts. Linda used the same background fabric as the pattern. It's good way to use up Thimbleberries fabric which isn't as popular as it used to be. I think Linda did a great job on this quilt, it turned out very nice.

Throwback Thursday; Christmas Table Mat

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Merry Christmas! I made this table mat in the early 90s. It's interesting to see what Christmas fabrics were in style at that time, the reds and greens were clear and bright, later on in the 90s, the colours went to the brown tones and the reds were more of a brick colour.

"Dressed to the Nines" by Linda H.

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Linda H just completed "Dressed to the Nines" to be donated as a charity quilt. It's a twisted nine patch pattern. I like the colour combination and interesting fabrics she used.

Table Runner

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Now that this has been gifted, I can post these pictures of a Christmas table runner that I made for my friend, Donna.

Throwback Thursday; Christmas Cats

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I made Christmas Cats in the early 2000s as an internet block exchange. it was for sale at a craft fair, but hardly anything sold, I was happy to keep it. I've stopped trying to sell quilts, people think that they should be sold for next to nothing, I would hope my time and supplies are worth far more than that. I designed the block in the centre, the name of it is "Tabitha Calls the Children in for Christmas Dinner".

Making Gift Bags

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Every December I make several gift bags to use up some of my vast stash of Christmas fabric. Even though I've been doing this for many years, the stash never seems to diminish.

Flashback Friday; Ed Winters

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I had to work yesterday, then went to our quilting guild potluck supper. I ate too much as usual, the ladies in our group are all fantastic cooks. It's Flashback Friday instead of Throwback Thursday this week. :) My sister, Linda H. made Ed Winters for me in 2003. I display him every December. My home is small, so the only place to put him is on the doors of a cabinet, he has a little tree to keep him company.

Throwback Thursday; Santa Gets Lost

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I made "Santa Gets Lost" in 2000 as a mystery quilt hosted by our guild. We didn't know what we were making until just about the end when we got the pattern for the applique Santa. I was "Heat and Bond challenged" and didn't reverse the pattern before drawing it onto the fusible web. Everyone else's Santa was facing one way and mine was the opposite, that's how my quilt ended up with its name. Since it's been snowing all day today, I thought it would be a good time to show a Christmas quilt. :) When I put it away, I'll have to fold it a different way or roll it, I notice it has a nasty crease across the middle.