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Gingerbread House …

Taking some time away from the Loft Studio to enjoy holiday activities… here’s my number one helper when it comes to decorating the annual gingerbread house.  Ms D.. as we call her is my daughter’s darling schnauzer.  She just wants to help eat some of the sweet stuff.  We also made some Christmas mice to bring some joy into the house.   Check out “Off the Wall Fridays” to see what others are doing…  Merry Christmas!

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Feeling Dotty?

I walked to a neighbors house yesterday, pulling my trusty cart, and brought back about 20 lbs of donated fabric to use for Project Linus quilts.  I will return some of it, but wanted some polkadots and stripes to use for borders and backings.  I was not disappointed; there was an abundance of polkadots, but I will need to take another walk to get some blender solids.  She has plenty of those on hand, and I will know what I need when I go.  Can’t wait to work on these.  I’m busy finishing up the two pirate-themed quilts first.Here is what lies in wait!  Looks like a busy week ahead.  I’m hoping to have them all completed for “Off the Wall Friday”!

US Flag Quilt 1 - all the fabric was donated and must have been bought together.  Some middle aged child will enjoy this one!  I think it might call for a polkadot backing.
US Flag Quilt 1 – all the fabric was donated and must have been bought together. Some middle aged child will enjoy this one! I think it might call for a polkadot backing.
World Map Quilt 1 - only borders and backing needed; then quilting, so this one will assemble quickly.
World Map Quilt 1 – only borders and backing needed; then quilting, so this one will assemble quickly.
World Map Quilt 2 - no piecing needed - only borders, backing and quilting.  I'm still looking for a fabric that will bring out the pale grape color.
World Map Quilt 2 – no piecing needed – only borders, backing and quilting. I’m still looking for a fabric that will bring out the pale grape color.
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Off the Wall Fridays and Project Linus

With the Christmas frenzy engulfing so many, I am quietly enjoying making some donation quilts for Project Linus which provides quilts to children in need.  And now, the news filters through that there is a tragedy unfolding at a Connecticut elementary school. How can we possibly make enough quilts to comfort so many children in need?  Just keep sewing.  This set of 3 or 4 is designed for young boys so if you look closely – double click, you will see some pirates!  Merry, merry to all, but keep those families in need in your prayers.

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New prototype bag…

I’ve had an image in my head using traditional quilt patterns to create a corded bag, so I finally had time to bring the idea to reality.  I used a variety of black fabrics and even some ribbon.  Here’s the result… it’s one I will carry.  It was quick and fun to make using a sloppy log cabin design.  Next, I want to design one using wool fabric and tightening the design a bit.  But first, some charity quilts for the Linus project.  I have three started … so Off the Wall Friday will get a glimpse of those in my next post.

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