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06
Dec
16

Block 24…

I am home recovering from a girly surgery…I will be the first to admit I haven’t been myself these last 4 months dealing with this…all went well and hopefully I will get back to my regular self.  I will have plenty of recovery time as I do not go anywhere until the middle of January.  So lots of time…

I want to also let you know we have 3 different settings we are working on for the Magic of Christmas blocks!!! They are all cool…I will be posting them in a few days when I feel better…Nick is watching me like a hawk and I am sneaking this post in…so short and sweet little message…

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I will also be picking a winner soon for the MOC postings…I didn’t forget…so keep showing your progress! LB

I have starting on decorating the house for Christmas….got some of the big things done so I only have to put bulbs on tree and other small things…I had “little man” overnight last Fri/Sat…he helped my find all the Christmas treasures…you can sure tell he is a boy!!! He wanted only to play with MiMi’s truck…So when its all done I’ll share some christmas photos…How is your progress on Christmas going?img_8987

30
Nov
16

the magic of christmas…22,23,24 & 25…all the rest..

Happy Last Day of November!!!

Here you go..I promised them all before Dec.1…now get them all downloaded…as fast as possible…if you are missing blocks…use the search button on the right hand side…you will have better luck on a computer than your phone…or tablet…

These blocks will be coming off in about a week..this is your warning to get them all printed out…they are all in my blog posts…so if you can’t find one you are not working hard enough…so please look through all the posts…the links are in RED. Can’t be easier.

If I used triangle paper in these last four blocks I showed it in a picture…so please read everything as I explain if  you need to cut anything else…and what it takes the place of…some of these blocks have 1/2″ HSTs in them!!! Trust me you can do it!!

BLOCK 22

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BLOCK 23

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Now here is the triangle paper I used to make the block…img_8809-6

The triangle papers will eliminate B and C- light and then E and F-red

BLOCK 24

So block 24 was designed with light triangles in the middle like the country block here…well I decided real fast that this needed to be changed…so I did not have time to change my block but Teri magically photoshopped it so you wouldn’t know if I didn’t show you the evidence here…

BLOCK 24

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Here is the triangle paper you need for this block…ignore the first draft of this block…don’t let it confuse you..

So you will need to still cut 6 D’s of light and 6 F’s red for the single triangles.img_8810-2BLOCK 25

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The triangle paper replaces C-light and H-red

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This is a big post already so I will not be adding more…I will be posting some layout diagrams soon…so look for them in early December.  But in the meantime get your blocks finished!!!  I hope you have enjoyed your 25 blocks and look forward to seeing them all done…will be in touch!  LB

 

28
Nov
16

the magic of christmas block 21

Good Morning!!!

I’m at a quilting retreat with 45 lovely quilters!!!! We are going to have a ball the next couple of days! I’ll be sure to post some of what we are doing…but in the meantime here is a nice simple one…

BLOCK 21
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PS…Teri also fixed block 16-here it is so you don’t have to go back to the original post.

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I have been having a blast shopping for “little man” and want to let you know of Primitive Gatherings has a CYBER MONDAY SALE….and let me tell you it is a SALE!!!…We have an additional 25% off already discounted patterns…the additional discount will be added in the cart…THEN we have some beautiful kits that are 40% off and the prices are actually listed as the 40% off…anchorpoint-116x116 winneconiwaves-116x116 threads-of-time-116x116 strawberry-fields-116x116 union-blues-116x116union-blues-116x116

 

 


Then I know there are a bunch of you who love little quilts!!! WE have a number of kits from Tara’s book Small Treasure from Scraps, which most of you already have…the kits are now 40% off…the discount will show in your cart…if the kit is $28 it will be $16.80 in your shopping cart…what a deal!!! Try to control yourself not to get them all!!!unknown

 

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Have a great day!!! LB

25
Nov
16

Block 19 & 20…The Magic of Christmas blocks…

Happy Black Friday…so…did you go to the mall today? No way…not me…I went to the antique mall and to the Ye Old Goat…bought some new things to decorate the new house with for Christmas…and Yes…I will post my Christmas decorating…I promise…now you know I promised to give you all 25 blocks before Dec. 1st…right? I finished stitching them all so it will be done deal…Teri just need to get me the last few patterns ready…and she will do it this week…Did anyone notice I updated the post for the b&w block 17…scroll back a few posts if you needed it…Ok…now here goes…block 19-please read extra info for using HST paper below…img_8690

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If you want to use the 1″ HST papers instead of cutting the 6- 1 7/8″for C…cut a 2 “x 12 1/4″ rectangle  for the 6 squares of triangle paper…and do the same size in the red for F, but you will still need to cut 4- 1 7/8” squares cut in half once for the FG units A/F… this will make the HST faster and more accurate.

 

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE 3 1/4″ SQAURE FOR E NEEDS TO BE CUT IN HALF TWICE DIAGONALLY….mark that on your pattern…I will switch the pattern  out when Teri can redo it…

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I just love making these blocks….someone asked if there was an easier way to cut these blocks out…like a die for die cutting all the shapes…the answer is no…the dies are time consuming as well and very expensive too…so don’t think that it these are laborious….because we could be using our scissors…cardboard templates and hand piecing…so believe me this IS the fastest way to do these blocks!!!

I want to do a give-a-way…so…I want to see your progress on FB or Instagram…post how far you are…I don’t care if your kit is in the bag…or if you only have 3 blocks done…don’t give up…I’ll think of something cool for the give-away…I did find some awesome ornaments today…maybe you could win one?  REMEMBER to use the #themagicofchristmasquilt  on instagram and if you are only on FB tag me so I see it!!!

HEY….I almost forgot!!! I finished the snowball quilt yesterday morning while MOM was cooking in the kitchen..I finished it about 11am just in time to dismantle the frame and set up another table in the kitchen so all 16 of us could sit down!!! Hmmm…now what will be next for the frame….I love to hand quilt…it really is relaxing and goes quite quickly if your heart is in it to get it done!!!img_8828 img_8827And….one more share….look at how messy my sewing room gets when I am making these blocks!!! Time to pick it up to start the next project!!!img_8813Have a good weekend!!! I’m flying to CA tomorrow to RETREAT with the CA girls!!! Oh what fun we will have!!! Do you wanna come to our next one?  Its in June…I’ll post the dates while I’m in CA and you can join in the fun!!!

PS…don’t forget about the give-a-way…I’ll give you a couple of days to post before I pick a winner…but I’d love to see all your blocks while traveling tomorrow!

Piece out….LB

23
Nov
16

Its…Thanksgiving Eve…Block 18 Magic of Christmas….

lbbI spent the day taking care of little man….boy what a handful!!! So much fun…so many laughs and smooches…Mom was getting ready for Turkey day tomorrow and I tried a little bit to finish my quilt that I am hand quilting…just a little more left…maybe Friday it will be finished…

So do you want a block to work on tomorrow morning? I have the rest up to 25 all cut out and have 4 more to stitch….so I will be posting a few of them the next couple of days…I’m planning of getting up early and getting them all done before everyone else gets up!!!

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I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

 

11
Nov
16

Magic of Christmas…Blocks 14,15,16 & 17

PLEASE READ THIS POST BEFORE YOU PRINT OUT THE BLOCKS…THERE IS A CORRECTION TO ONE OF THEM…

I hope you all are doing well…I’m home…feeling good…got my mail sorted, laundry washed and dried…took a 2 hour nap with Jeter in the afternoon sun coming through the bedroom window…I promise 4 blocks today so here they are…

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If you want to make the 8 1″ HST using the papers you will need to cut 4 squares of paper…measure and cut your red/white the size of the paper…then only cut 2 – 1 7/8″ squares in half instead of 6.

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BLOCK 16LISA BONGEAN

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BLOCK 17

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I have shown the 3/4″ triangle paper you need for this block…cut you red/white fabrics to the size of the paper…You will still need to cut 8 -1 5/8″ squares, cut in half once…for the FG units.

I hope this keeps you busy for a little bit…the MOC blocks will be coming fast and furious now…and THANKS again for being patient knowing I am working and not able to release these blocks in a normal pattern….

I so enjoyed the last post with Sylvia…thanks for giving her some words of encouragement…These blocks need to be starched wet/air dried, need to be cut right, 1/4″ seam needs to be right..you need to understand where the 1/4″ points of the triangles overhang…and then pressing seams, some open, so there are a whole lot of things that have to be in harmony for the blocks to come out good…I don’t say perfect because I’ve been known to let a few things slide if they are not detrimental to the outcome…

Tomorrow is “little man” day…I miss him so much!!!

Enjoy your 4 blocks!!!

21
Oct
16

Block 12 & 13 Magic of Christmas…

Good Evening Everyone…

Just want you all to know we all just finished a H-E double toothpick of- week!  That’s I why I have not posted any new MOC blocks…now remember… I told you early on there were going to be gaps and times when they come day after day and then not so much…but rest assured…we will get them all done by the end of November!!!

I did not mention this but I am going to now…sooooo I have to go to CA after Houston to teach a bunch of wonderful ladies coming all the way from New Zeeland…they are coming to our CA shop and we are so excited to have them!!! But that means I will be gone for over two weeks, coming home NOV 11…then what happens in November?  Right our biggest event!!!! Primitive Christmas…when you get patterns and pincushion kits and those cute mugs!!! So my point here is I have designed/stitched all(4 this year)the projects for this AND about 5 extra ones…that I am saving for this event!!! So really it was fun, but at the same time…very brutal….this was A LOT to do plus all the new designs from Liberty Gatherings my newest Moda line that will come out in FEB/2017 ….I will be posting about these soon too…now that they are all back from the quilters and much prettier now… and will be hanging in Houston for all the shop owners to see and buy for their shops…so…to keep you busy for the next week…while the graphic designer is gone to Mexico this whole next week..(thanks Teri for working late today…I know you wanted to be gone by three….we appreciate all you do for us!!! Make sure you have a margarita and enjoy the sun!!!)  But she managed to sneak these two blocks in today! I’ve double-triple, checked them for printing errors and can’t find any…so fingers crossed there are none…

Two easy ones…this time…LB

 

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Oh…almost forgot…some Fall decorating…some of you wanted to see…I just did a little this year….we had some nice Fall days….

Here is the back of the house that does not face the water…
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Planting Spring bulbs!!! Can’t wait to show you next Spring…I don’t remember them being this hard to plant!!!!!! Still waiting for more to arrive they better hurry!!!
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Our dining table…
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img_8341Jeter… all tuckered out from being outside for a couple hours….He’s got it pretty good I would say…LB…Will post more MOC blocks from Houston once Teri gets back from her Vay-Cay!!!  I’ll be looking for your posts on IG, FB!!!




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