Golden Christmas Table Runner…

My latest tutorial is here, I’m super excited about this one, as its all about Christmas – the most wonderful time of the year!

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This table runner has it all, glitter, gold and diamonds  – lush!!

 

To make yours in time for Christmas, follow my tutorial here…

Golden Christmas table runner

Or for a chance to WIN this table runner, simply follow me here, like this post and share with all your crafty friends

 

Thanks for reading from x creativeblonde x

I wish you a merry quilt-a-long (so far…)

I’m taking part in a fantastic quilt along, hosted by a group on Facebook -‘ i wish you a merry quilt-a-long’ Made up of 12 blocks, using a variety of techniques, which are different in each block, and id thought id share my blocks so far, its not too late to join, and the prizes are amazing.

Block 1:  Released 1st august by Vanda at ‘quilt in piece’ Each pattern is free, and comes with a great tutorial to guide you through each technique.

Here is mine… One of my favorite techniques – applique using blanket stitch, the sheen on the gutermann thread, give this an extra magical effect.

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Block 2: Released 15th August by Janda bend quilts

This block was created using paper piecing, i love the simplicity of this one…

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I was so keen to photograph my first two blocks together, the hardest thing was finding some Christmas decorations as props in august!!

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Block 3: Released 29th August by Laura at ‘slice of pi’

I love this patchwork block, i came to the conclusion because of the fabric i chose, its more suitable for Mrs Santa Claus, then the man himself !

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Loving how my first three blocks are looking together so far… and i even found a new prop from my kids bedroom – yay!

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Block 4: Released August 29th by Jennifer at ‘the inquiring quilter’ – yep it was a double block week… Double the Christmas stitching fun

Loving these applique templates, took me a while to decide on the fabrics, but i’m happy with the results, and i got to use favorite blanket stitch again

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My first four blocks…

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Block 5: Released 12th September by Sherry at ‘powered by quilting’

I was surprised at how enormous this snowman came out, no Christmas quilt would be complete with a snowman though… I gave him a cheeky grin and a hat to be proud of.

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Blocks 1-5 completed… I’ll admit i’m slightly lacking in the Christmas prop department in this photo

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Block 6: Released 26th September by Sandra at ‘Sandra Healy Designs’

I was apprehensive about this block, but ended up really enjoying it, adding the blond hair, and my own Halo !

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Half way done… i’m so pleased with the way this quilt is coming together, and so looking forward to the next 6 blocks

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I was over the moon to of won one of the amazing prizes too… I know its just picked at random, but i was chuffed to bits, first time I’ve ever won anything.

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Block 7: Released 10th October by Sandy at ‘Sandy star designs’

Block 8 : Released 10th October by ‘slice samuels quilt co’

Its another double block week – still time to get involved 🙂

Thanks for reading, happy quilting

x creativeblonde x

Christmas place-mats for your pets

When i was asked to make something chrismassy using the fabulous new range of Christmas fabrics available from Olive and Flo, I couldn’t resist on making something pet related. When you see the fabrics you’ll know why… after all, the pets in our lives are special, and deserve a special place to have their Christmas dinner 🙂

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Check out the adorable fabric here:

Dear Stella – Christmas Darlings – Christmas Dachshunds

Dear Stella – Christmas Darlings – Meowy Christmas

Dear Stella – Christmas Darlings – Kittens in Stockings

Dear Stella – Intermix – Hearts Tomato

With the love i have for applique, and blanket stitch, this project was really exciting…

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Check out my placemats at the following links below, they are a Free print friendly pdf pattern.

Christmas Cat Mat Tutorial

Christmas dinner dog Mat Tutorial

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Thanks for reading, hope you enjoy making these as much as i did.

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x creativeblonde x