Christmas Presents!

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This is a quilt from last year’s Basic Grey Christmas line. I always love their fabrics….I seriously do. I can’t think of a line that I haven’t loved from them. I loved their papers when I scrapbooked more regularly. Their fabrics are no different.

But this line…the colors were so different….and all had gray overtones ….***LOVE*** and the minty green color…seriously ***LOVE***

I had a difficult time choosing a favorite in the bunch for backing….but I did choose one of my faves……I just couldn’t resist.

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The pattern was made using a few later cakes & Kona white back ground.

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My Friend Donna pieced this for me…she always does a beautiful job. She likes piecing so much that we will trade…piecing for quilting. she is usually really fast too. One time we were at a retreat and there was a contest. We were all in a race to finish a block….there was a team competing against her (alone) she was oblivious to this…and she still beat a whole team of people….and her block was exact.  Yes…that’s my super star friend! LOL

 

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I quilted this with holly and ribbons. It’s difficult to see in the pictures….bad lighting. But it’s at Beth the Binder’s. YAY! Another finish!

I hope you all are thinking of getting your Christmas projects finished ..this is the right time. :)

have a great day!

xoxoxox

Charisma

 


A Swirly Bouquet

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I made this quilt last year (close to this time)…I had everything in my stash. It was after I had decided to challenge myself to only use stash in 2014…so I kind of started the last 2-3 months of 2013. I decide to make my niece & nephew each a quilt for Christmas this year  (well actually last year..it just took this long to finish them).

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I had bought those big flower panels on clearance at one point…I thought they were really pretty. So I pulled fabrics from my stash that matched all of the colors in the big flower blocks…then I just made big 4 patches and sashed them.

 

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I even used backing from my stash. :)

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I quilted it with flowers, loops, & leaves. The lighting isn’t all that great in the photos …the weather has been weird here lately.

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I can’t wait to surprise this family with quilts! I hope they love them!

Have a great day!

xoxoxoxox

Charisma

 

 


Little Purses

Brenda is a local quilter. She made these very Chic purses from  a line of fabric called “Little Black Dress 2″ . I just love that line! I love this little quilt too!

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Brenda gave me tons of pictures of different designs she liked for the purses…they looked a lot like things I usually do…so I got to work. The backgrounds all have swirls…the purses have all their own designs. SO much fun!

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So classy!

 

IMG_0066I will be sad to see this one go back home. It’s leaving tonight. :)

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Thanks Brenda! It was a pleasure working with you!

xoxox

Charisma


Halloween, Christmas and Flowers

Debra has almost every season covered with this box of quilts that arrived. :)

I have quilted for Deb several times…She always makes beautiful quilts…she is usually always gifting them as well. This Halloween one is all embroidery….STUNNING! She is gifting this to her sister…so I had to get it back for October….Of course!

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It will have a scalloped border as well. So beautiful. I did echoing, spider webs, eyeballs and continuous curves.

This next one is a huge Christmas table runner. I am sure the line of fabric is by Jason Yenter. I love all of his designs.

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This next one is a precious 30’s themes quilt. I quilted all over leaves & flowers.

 

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Thanks Deb! Always a pleasure working with you!

 


Women of the Bible Blocks

This is a Block of the week (BOW) program from The Hoppin Bobbin.

You can get the introduction to the program here. That shows the whole quilt.

You can only get the blocks on Facebook. They put one out every week ….it stays up for two weeks and then they take it down permanently. It’s going to be for sale after the free BOW is over..so it has to be downloaded within that two week period. :)

They are now on Block 5. Block 6 should come out Monday. SO if you go over now..you can get block 4 & 5.

I started downloading them right away but had not yet decided what color way I would use. It would be a great quilt for scraps. So I did use scraps from one of my quilts and added a few more colors from my stash. I am staying with browns, blacks, creams, & grays.

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What I love about this BOW is that  on top of instructions for each block there is a summary of a woman of the bible that coordinates with the name of the block. There is also space to write your own notes and scriptures on the pattern pages. I think its a wonderful program. If you are not a Christian it’s still a beautiful quilt to piece together. If you are a Christian the pattern just gives it all that much more meaning. I hadn’t heard of The Hoppin Bobbin until someone shared this program with me ( Thanks Jennifer!). I don’t sign up for many on-line BOM’s because I always have so much on my list. But I liked this quilt and I want to support this type of program….because I am a Christian.  As you all know.

So I thought I would share with my friends. It’s not to late to join. :) You can easily catch up in a few hours. I made all of my blocks this afternoon.

 

I hope you all have a blessed week! I can’t wait to see which block I will be making this week. :)