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Daily Update - December 12, 2021

What am I Doing?

Quilt as You Piece Block

I am taking a short break from making the quilt videos while I get some Christmas and inventory stuff done. I will get back to the videos once I am finished with my Christmas stuff that has to be done. Friday, December 10, I spent the day making stabilizer beads and 8 little drawstring bags for a game, with a wooden game board, I developed as gifts for a few family members. Perhaps I will show the game I came up with and offer instructions on how to first make the game, then play it. The game board is just a piece of 8"x8" wood, with 144 holes drilled into it, in a 12x12 grid pattern. It uses a standard deck of cards, 2 six sided dice, 4 hand made player pieces, and 22 cribbage pegs, 2 of which are made of metal. Curious? Let me know if you want to know more. It is a game my husband and I are making together.

I am working on a series of Quilt Block Videos done in the Quilt as You Piece method. When I am done, there should be 30 quilt blocks that I will then put together with sashing in between the blocks. I do plan to make a video of putting the quilt together. This is the primary way I make quilts.

The quilt in the photo is the front of the quilt block, the back is the same pattern, just different fabrics. The patterns and materials list are on the site as well, the same day I post the video I make for each block. The very first block, Five Strip Rail Fence is free for everyone, no points needed and no membership needed. Most of the rest of the blocks for this quilt will be for Members. You can get them with points or for $1.99 each or as a Gold member, you will not need to redeem points or pay anything for the PDF files.

Featured Pattern

Today's Featured Pattern

This pattern is Free on December 12th only.

This doily would look lovely as part of your holiday decorating. It works up quickly so you can spend more time with other things to get ready for your celebration.

Christmas Doily

Featured Bead Sheet

Today's Featured Bead Sheet

This bead sheet is Not Free.

This bead sheet makes great beads that can be used at Christmas time, St Patrick's day or for spring and summer jewelry!

Green Mosaic Tile

Recent Addition!

Recent Addition

This is the 17th quilt block tutorial in a series on how to make quilt blocks using the new Quilt as You Piece Method.

Buttercup Block
Video Available!

This Week's Tip

Christmas Card Gift Tags

I am sure you have heard this one before. Use your old Christmas cards as gift tags this year. Just use cookie cutters to cut the front of the cards into fun shapes, punch a hole in the top, use colorful 1/8" wide ribbon for hanging and presto! A great gift tag! Better yet! Get your kids on the action of making these gift tags. You could make them while eating holiday sweets and drinking hot chocolate. What a fun time this would be!

Phrase of the Day

Christmas Music

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