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Jean Seymour sent me the following story and photo. Her quilt is lovely and shows her adventurous spirit—it’s Jean’s first needleturn project I’m impressed!

Thank you for this pattern.  My first time at needle turn and bought everything I needed from you.  Some of the pieces got so small and I was taking so long getting it done that I switched to button hole stitching. But turned out not to bad.  Was quilted by my friend Sally Grimbrone here in Yuma Az.

I like the sideways orientation of the blocks. I’ll bet Jean has the perfect spot to hang this quilt. Thank you, Jean, for sharing your quilt with us :-).

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Sharon McCrosky sent me the following email and I’m going to share it with you as written:

I was delighted to receive your Magical Unicorn Quilt Pattern. My nephew’s little daughter, Zoe, eighth birthday was coming up.  So on July 1, 2018 , I just finished a Monster Quilt for her little brother and received your pattern in the mail.

I was progressing with the quilt when on August 15th I fell walking my little dog and broke my right shoulder and left foot.  This was tortures: no sewing, no quilting, and no handwork. The mending has been slow and painful.  You can understand how delighted I was too start back on the Unicorn quilt. Today!! I mailed it to a very patient little girl, who celebrated her eighth birthday December 27. I can hardly wait to see pictures of her beautiful smile when opening her special gift.

Thank you so very much for producing such an enchanting design. Now finishing Welcome to the North Pole. Thank you, Sharon McCrosky


Sharon also made a pillowcase for Zoe from unicorn fabric! That is one lucky little girl.

Sharon, I’m glad you have recovered and are sewing again. Thank you so much for sharing the story of your quilt with us!

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Haley Ward made this quilt in my Empty Spools class last year…

Haley is a newish quilter and she did a fantastic job on this quilt. Her fabric rainbow is very happy! I love it that the quilt looks pretty on the wall and on the sofa!

Thank you, Haley, for sharing the photos of your quilt! FYI, the pattern for the quilt is in Piecing the Piece O’ Cake Way, 2nd ed.

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I’m still on vacation with Elanor in Portland, but I want to share this from Susan Sharp…

In her email, she says ‘I used your pattern to make tree skirts for gifts this Christmas.  They are beautiful.’

I agree with Susan, this is a beautiful tree skirt! And she made more than one!

It’s almost sad to cover it up with presents!

Thank you, Susan, for sharing these with us 🙂

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Emily Krysanick emailed this photo of her finished Sampling of Santas. Isn’t it wonderful!!!

She wrote that it took just a little over a year to complete. It is all hand appliqued and hand quilted, with a tad of embroidery and trapunto. She made an amazing quilt! Thank you, Emily, for sharing it with us.

This pattern is in our ebook, A Slice of Christmas. In it you will find other classic Christmas patterns. Now is the time to get started on your next Christmas quilt masterpiece!

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Made by Barbara M. Burnham

Barbara Burnham took my Button Box class last month when I visited the Faithful Circle Quilters in Columbia, Maryland. I love seeing finished class quilts!

I love Barbara’s fabric choices. Way to go Barbara, and thank you for sharing!

FYI: The Button Box quilt is in our book, Piecing the Piece O’ Cake Way, 2nd ed. You can find the book here, and the digital ebook here.


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Brenda Godin sent me a photo of her Aunt Millie’s Garden—isn’t it lovely! I really like the way she handled the sashing, which is different from the pattern. Those little squares are perfectly colored and spaced, and they set off the blocks so well! Here’s what Brenda said in her email:

My passion is applique.  I have made your Aunt Millie’s Garden.  I did it with the red background and it hangs in my livingroom.  It was accepted to the CQA show in 2014- that it the big show for us Canadians!  You can see I love working with batiks!

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Way to go, Brenda! Thank you for sharing your quilt!