Dec. 12, 2014

Dec 12th: Lerlene Nevaril

Color Play

A note from Lerlene:

“With the blocks in this project your designs can be subtle or striking – it all depends on value. Use colors close in value and the effect is subtle. Use high contrast and the quilt sings. You’re the conductor – you choose the instruments and make the music. (I haven’t veered off into another universe – I’m still talking “quilting.”)
To get multiple layouts in a hurry, activate the Symmetry tool and watch the fireworks.
Flip through the quilts in the sketchbook. The yellow shapes look like circles behind a gray and purple lattice.

Have fun with the basics as you change them into your own masterpiece.” – Lerlene Nevaril

Download “Color Play”

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Dec. 11, 2014

Dec 11th: Sandi Blackwell


A note from Sandi:

“I’ve always loved the red and white twist look from a candy cane! It reminds me of the excitement of Christmas!  Even more, I love the excitement in a child’s eye when they see a Christmas tree…seemed right to mix the two into a holiday table runner.” -Sandi Blackwell

Download “Candy Cane Trees”

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Dec. 10, 2014

Dec 10th: Karen Combs


A note from Karen:

“I designed a fun optical illusion, perfect for the holidays! Blink and you see strings of Christmas ornaments, blink again and you see a transparent Attic Window design!” -Karen Combs

Download “Strings of Ornaments”

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Dec. 09, 2014

Dec 9th: Nancy Mahoney


A note from Nancy:

“I love pairing up two blocks to create a unique quilt. In this amazing design, I combined an original block with a Massachusetts block to create a design with lots of motion and visual interest.” -Nancy

Download “Twilight Zone”

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Dec. 08, 2014

Dec 8th: Gail Kessler

Downton Abby

A note from Gail:

“Are you as excited as I am for the new episodes of Downton Abbey? As owner of Ladyfingers Sewing Studio in Oley, PA, our new collections of Downton Abbey fabric inspired me to create a fun easy-to-sew table runner to enjoy all season long. I just loved using the fussy cutting feature of EQ7, as well as the ability to rotate the fabrics when creating the runner design.” -Gail Kessler

Visit Gail’s blog for a fabric kit and sewing tutorial for this great project!

Download “Downton Abbey Table Runner”

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Dec. 05, 2014

Dec 5th: Marlene Oddie

Winter Tree Trivet

A note from Marlene:

“A paper pieced project to make a great winter tree trivet. Depending upon its intended use, embellish with your personal favorite colors of ornaments, lights or more snow. Put several together for a table runner!” -Marlene Oddie

Download “Winter Tree Trivet”

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Dec. 04, 2014

Dec 4th: Jean Biddick

Mystery Quilt

A note from Jean:

“This project started out as one of the mystery quilts (9 years – 3 quilts a year – and still going strong).” – Jean Biddick

Download “Mystery Quilt” from  Jean’s series

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