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Carin Shaughnessy shared her finished Bullseye quilt top. It’s beautiful! She says: “I really really enjoyed this pattern and plan to make it again.” I say, great! Carin, you made a wonderful, happy quilt! Well done!

If you would like to make a Bullseye of your own, you can sign up for my class on Creative Spark or get the Bullseye pattern pack.

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Suzanne Nelson just sent me this story and the photos of her quilt. I’m going to share it as she wrote it:

It is with incredible relief that I share this quilt with you! I spotted your Thistle pattern about 20 years ago and began collecting a range of golds and purples. And kept collecting. And intending to make it. And well, one thing got in the way of actually starting, and then another. But mind you, I kept collecting fabrics.

Enter the pandemic. When I look for the silver lining in this extended period of stress, one of the things that pops up is this quilt! I finally sat down and with great mindfulness and enjoyment began stitching. It was so soothing to do a hand sewing project. It was so comforting to have a project to focus on every day. And so gratifying to finally finish a project that has been patiently simmering on the back burner for 20 years. Making this quilt was so satisfying and the best tonic for these unsettled tones. Thank you for the part you played in helping me make my way through these past months. 
Be well.

Thank you, Suzanne, for sharing the story of your quilt and the pictures to go with it. I love it all, especially the thoughtful positioning of the brighter green leaves around the outer edges. Well done! I hope you are already working on your next hand sewing project :-).

Thistles can be found in the Flower Favorites eBook or in the Flowering Favorites print-on-demand version.

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Maureen Moore Scheevel finished her Bullseye quilt top. She was in my virtual class with her guild, the Austin Area Quilters Guild. Here’s Maureen’s pieced top with all 7 rings. Isn’t it amazing!!!!

I especially love the yellow woven through the quilt… bright in the center, calmer, that a little higher intensity. It adds life and movement to the whole quilt. Maureen, you made a winner! Well done and thank you for sharing your quilt with us!

You can find my Bullseye Class on Creative Spark!

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Sue Green just sent me this photo and I must share it with you, right now! What a great idea and I have to say, Sue, your appliquéd circles are excellent :-)!

Sue wrote:

I was watching your you tube videos on Searching For Beauty and got the brainstorm to make ornaments for my grandchildren using one of the blocks. I reduced the block to 4.25 inches and hand appliqued them. The kids are in 2nd and 5th grade and have been back and forth between in school and remote learning. Thank you for the pattern!

Thank you, Sue, for sharing!

FYI: Click here to find all of the free videos and pattern together on Creative Spark. Or you can find the pattern on my website, click here. There is a link on that page to the same videos on YouTube.

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Margery Tadder sent me this photo of her Welcome to the North Pole wallhanging. She wasn’t sure it was good for Show and Tell but it is perfect in every way for showing! Not only is the quilt super cute, the decorations above and the elf below so very happy. Well done, Margery!!!

She wrote: “It was fun to do and looks really cute hanging from my mantle. Thank you again for your adorable patterns! Wishing you and your family good health and happiness in a better New Year!”

And I send happy, healthy thoughts out to you all as well!

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Cindy Cox sent this photo of her Whimsical Quilt Garden quilt. I love it! Her friend, Teresa Marler, encouraged her to send it and I’m so glad she did. Truly, don’t be shy! Please do send me pictures of your Piece O’ Cake quilts because we all want to see them! 

Cindy wrote: “I enjoyed making this quilt, it was the first one I’ve hand sewn from a pattern. Other than the green olive on the right border, I love it! I may sew another color on the top of that. Haha!
Enjoy your day,Cindy Cox”

If you are like me, you had to look for the olive and, once found, I like it! But we are each different, with different tolerance levels. Cindy, your quilt is fabulous no matter what. Thank you for sharing!