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Candy Canes Quilt Block | Blocks 2 Quilt

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This time of year sweets are everywhere so, it's only fitting that a few Candy Canes be included in my Blocks 2 Quilt series. Candy canes are one of those sweet candies that play well with others if you know what I mean. From a swizzle stick in a cup of hot cocoa to an extra treat on your present, these mini treats can be found everywhere. Candy Canes Quilt Block The Candy … [Read more...]

Pretty Presents Quilt | Blocks 2 Quilt

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So, it's the day after Thanksgiving and I'm sure most folks are busy shopping the internet searching for the best gifts to buy for their family and friends. That's why I'm sharing the Pretty Presents quilt block today. Like many, my mother would shop early and make the most of her holiday budget. To make sure I did not stumble on them, she would do her best to wrap them up right … [Read more...]

Block Friday Holiday Special

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After the friends and family leave tomorrow, most folks will start surfing the internet to find the best Black Friday deals around. To join the fun, The Sewing Loft is hosting a "Block Friday" holiday special. All year long we have been stitching up a storm, building our block library and sharpening our skills. Each week I have shared a new block and shared a new opportunity for you to … [Read more...]

Creative Comfort on the GO with Blair.com

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This post is sponsored by Blair.com, but all opinions are my own. With the holidays around the corner, the studio is a beehive of activity and every day is beyond different. Meaning, my plans can flip on a dime and I’ve got to be ready to roll with it. That “roll with it” attitude starts the minute I get up in the morning.   Finding just the right pieces in my closet to carry me … [Read more...]

Holiday Wreath Quilt | Blocks 2 Quilt

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It's that time of year when gorgeous green wreaths are starting to be hung on doors all around the neighborhood. They remind me of a simple gesture that says welcome, please come in and say hello. That's why this week the Block 2 Quilt design is the Holiday Wreath Quilt. When walking around the neighborhood, I just love looking at the variety of wreaths. From burlap to pine with covered … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree Quilt | Blocks 2 Quilt

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I love walking into the house and smelling the sweet scent of a fresh cut holiday tree. That's why this week's Block 2 Quilt design is the Christmas Tree quilt block. There is nothing better than the fresh scent of the Christmas tree in the house this time of year! Christmas Tree Quilt Block Details The Christmas Tree quilt block is available in 2 different finished … [Read more...]

Holiday Stocking Quilt |Blocks 2 Quilt

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Allow me to introduce the Patchwork Stocking quilt block. I know what your thinking... Halloween was just last week and we still have weeks before Thanksgiving! Even though every bone in my body wants me to resist, it's time to start rolling out the holiday-inspired quilt blocks so you have enough time to stitch them up before Christmas actually arrives! Whether it's decorative … [Read more...]

Creative Comfort Zone with Blair

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This post is sponsored by Blair, but all opinions are my own. It's fall season in my world and that means, life is busy!! From creative bursts of energy, new pattern releases, family activities, and my boys, I am always on the go. Toss in the major temperature swings we experience in the south and layers are a must. Even though the average day keeps me working in the studio, I like to feel … [Read more...]

Falling Leaves Easy Quilt Idea | Blocks 2 Quilt

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Somedays you just need to take a break, sit back and design a new quilt. So, I decided to pull out a Fall Leaves block from the Blocks 2 Quilt series and start designing in EQ8. Falling Leaves quilt layout is a new twist on a past block. I wanted to keep things simple so that it would be easy for everyone to make. To add visual interest, I mirrored every other block. The entire … [Read more...]