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Easter Blessings Banner

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Easter is coming up quick and I was so glad to get this beautiful pattern Easter Blessings launched before the celebrations. This is a very simple project if you have basic skills in foundation paper piecing. The optional tabs are a nice touch to create a banner for your home or church. BUY NOW

My Easter Egg table runner featured at Connecting Threads

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This is my second pattern to be kitted by Connecting Threads. It's my  Easter Egg Table Topper.  The Easter fabric Eggstraordinary by Connecting Threads was perfect for this project. Buy the kit at  C onnecting Threads .  Buy the pattern HERE .

Holiday Magic Wall Quilt Pattern

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Talk about getting a pattern project finished under the wire. I really wanted to have the pattern launch done for my Holiday Magic wall quilt long before Christmas, but Christmas preparations and our new puppy took up most of my time. I love, love, love this pattern and I think you will too. It's made up of simple foundation piecing and fusible web applique. I think it would be stunning in any Christmas fabric. Anyone with basic applique and foundation piecing skills will have no trouble doing this up quickly. BUY NOW       We had our own Holiday Magic this Christmas. Here is our little Pomeranian-cross puppy, Teddy. We adopted him a few weeks ago, and he's settling in quite well although Sophie can be a little impatient with him. Teddy and his big sister Sophie Teddy in his favourite hiding place under the coffee table. Happy Holidays!

Candy Carousel Table Runner

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My newest pattern, Candy Carousel , was inspired by Christmas peppermint candies. This table runner pattern is simple and modern. It would make an excellent project for the confident beginner. Pattern includes instructions for making quick pinwheel blocks. Candy Carousel Table Runner Pattern BUY NOW

Halloween Decor 2017: Beautiful Halloween wreath

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A couple of years ago I posted a  Halloween floral arrangement that I made for my home. This year, I made a Halloween wreath for my front door. I turn 60 this October and I love Halloween, so I'm having a birthday/Halloween party for my big day. I wanted a pretty wreath on the door to greet my guests. I saw some beautiful wreaths on Pinterest with skulls and  ghoulish stuff, but I wanted a floral wreath. Everything I used to make this wreath is from the dollar store. It cost about $15 to make which proves you don't need a lot of money to pretty up your home for Halloween.  Happy Halloween one and all!

Halloween Witchy Boots

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Halloween is almost here again. This is my favourite time of year. Costume parties, treats, tricks, and spooky stuff; I love it all. Today I'm launching my new Halloween pattern Witchy Boots for 2017. This mini quilt is a simple applique pattern that's perfect for a confident beginner. The finished size is 13" x 15" (32.5cm x 37.5cm). The pattern was inspired by the image from the Wizard of Oz (1939) of the Wicked Witch of the East's boots after Dorothy's house crushes her. Dorothy had a whole mess of problems after that. My version looks the Wicked Witch of the East was stuffed in a trash can, but you get the idea.  BUY NOW

Christmas Cactus Quilted Table Toppers

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I first introduced this pattern this past summer and finally finished it. I really wanted to have it done before Christmas but other commitments took up a lot of my time during the holidays. The nice thing about this pattern is that it can be used year round because it's not too Christmassy. These stunning quilted table toppers were inspired by the Christmas Cactus that blooms throughout the Christmas season. The pattern includes instructions for both versions shown below. Finished size for both versions is 26" x 26" (65cm x 65cm) and the finished block size is 6" x 6" (15cm x 15cm). This table topper fits perfectly on a standard 42" round table. Christmas Cactus Table Toppers BUY NOW VERSION 1 VERSION 2

NEW PATTERN! Sweet Hearts Placemats for that romantic dinner for two

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Are you planning a romantic dinner at home this Valentine's Day? Why not make you and your sweetie these cute quilted placemats for that special night? You'll need five Fat Quarters to make two placemats. Fusible appliqué makes this project simple and quick. BUY NOW I'm so glad to have this pattern complete for Valentine's Day. I think these are adorable. They would add a nice personal touch to a romantic dinner at home.  Also, this is such an easy pattern to make. Just fuse the pieces together, quilt, bind and you're done. The fabrics I used are North Woods - Felicity in Snow Cranberry and Felicity in Cranberry by Kate Spain for Moda Fabrics. They were perfect for this design. North Woods - Snow Cranberry by Kate Spain North Woods - Felicity in Cranberry by Kate Spain I like how the little heart gives you a faux reverse appliqué look.

Red Cardinal Mug Rug

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This pretty Red Cardinal rug mug is quick to make and would be a great Christmas gift for the bird lover in your life. I love birds and came up with this quick little project for the holiday season. It measures 7" x 10" and the Red Cardinal block is 7"x 7". Combine it with a cute holiday mug and a packet of hot cocoa mix for a Hostess gift. Red Cardinal Mug Rug BUY NOW

Christmas Cactus Table Toppers.

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This pattern was inspired by the Christmas Cactus which got its name because it starts blooming during the early winter, just in time for Christmas.  The blocks are simple foundation piecing. The pattern includes yardage and assembly instructions for both Versions 1 and 2. Finished measurements for both versions: 26" x 26" (65cm x 65cm).  See a new post for these patterns  HERE Christmas Cactus Table Toppers BUY NOW Version 1 Version 2

O' Canada Flag Banner

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You can hang this beautiful paper pieced Canadian flag banner with pride. I'm Canadian born and raised and I truly love this country. I also think we have a very cool modern flag design; a simple maple leaf. Canadian Flag Banner BUY NOW On July 1st, 2017, Canada turns 150 years young. I decided to make a Canadian flag banner to hang in the front window this year instead of using the one everyone gets in the morning paper. The maple leaf in the center of the flag is a perfect design for foundation piecing. After some tweaking here and there, I finally got everything right. This block is 25 cm x 25 cm (10" x 10"). It can be reduced or enlarged to incorporate into pretty much anything: a throw pillow, a tote bag, or anything you want to cover with Canada's national symbol. Another reason to love Canada . . . check out our Prime Minister.😛

Easter Egg Table Topper

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Get hopping and cheer up your table this Easter with this sweet Easter Egg table runner. My cheery table runner pattern is ready just in time for Easter. I love the Easter colours. They remind me that spring is finally around the corner. This table runner/topper measures 22" x 16" (55cm x 40cm) and could also be used as a placemat or a cute wall hanging. The kids are sure to love it. BUY NOW

Happy Halloween!

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Halloween is my favourite time of year. I did this floral arrangement for the season and made a Halloween table topper to go with it. I think the whole thing looks quite cheerful. Also, check out my Halloween door wreath.