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Santa’s bringing us a Christmas angel with block seven!  She’s so sweet and not hard to make. I’ll give you a few tips this week that will help.

Block Seven

Here she is in my Sugar Plum Christmas Fabric:

 

And here’s our quilt with the addition of our little angel.  Look how far we’ve come, three rows are complete!

Perfect Circles

Applique circles don’t have to be hard to make. All you need is the right tool! I use Perfect Circles by Karen Kay Buckley every time I need to make a circle, and I’m always pleased with the results. We’ve put together a tutorial for you on how to use Perfect Circles.

Perfect Circles Tutorial

Angel’s Cheeks

Tip:  Use the pattern as a guide for the cheeks, but it’s much easier to simply draw the cheek lines freehand. If you know how to draw a hashtag #, just add a third line in both directions, and you’ll have angel cheeks.

Try tracing a few of the lines for the lines for the angel’s bangs, then fill in the lines freehand. Draw a circle on paper and practice first. You’ll see how easy it really is.

I’m sending you an angel nudge this week to remind you that it’s 18 weeks until Christmas! Don’t panic, you still have plenty of time to finish this quilt, but start thinking about all the extra gifts you can make by using just one or two of the stocking blocks.

Have a great week everyone.

Anne

 

 

 

Cottontail Cottage

Cottontail Cottage…don’t you love the name?  It’s what I’m calling my next fabric line for Moda.  The Moda reps will begin showing Cottontail Cottage to quilt shops this week, so I’m starting off the week with some sneak peeks for you.

Cottontail Cottage Fabric

Cottontail Cottage Quilt

Cottontail Cottage is also the name of my next block of the month quilt.  I’ll be showing you bits and pieces of this beautiful quilt as we make the sample for fall market.  I have to say this quilt just makes me happy!

Cottontail Cottage Fussy Cut Block

The house fabric was designed for lots of fussy cutting!  Don’t you love how it looks in this 2″ square?

Cottontail Cottage has bunnies, bird nests, florals, checks, dots and a little “charm” background print.  It’s perfect for so many things!  I hope it’s a fabric line you’ll love as much as I do.

Moda will have a quilt kit for Cottontail Cottage, and the fabric will ship in January.  It’s the perfect way to start a new year!

More to come…

Anne

Block six brings “Sadie Goose.” She’s my favorite block and one that signals we’re halfway through the stocking quilt!  Don’t you love her?  There’s something about a pink Christmas goose, wearing a Christmas scarf that always gets to me.

Block Six

Now’s the time to use those cute little flower buttons you have in your embellishment kit! They’re for Sadie’s stocking!  You can set them on the stocking when you’ve finished, and take lots of pictures, but don’t sew them on until quilting is complete. Waiting to sew on embellishments is hard for me when I’m working on a quilt. I can’t wait to see the block complete with the addition of the buttons.

Our quilt is definitely growing!  Can you see it starting to take shape?

Here’s Sadie Goose in our fabric:

Tell me how you’re doing with your quilt.  Are you keeping up?  Having any problems?  Enjoying the process?  If you’ve managed to keep up, congratulations to you!  Have a great sewing weekend everyone!

Anne

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