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Great find at the Antique Market

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It finally feels like spring today!  The robins are chirping and it is nice enough outside to wear a light jacket!

I decided to do a little window shopping at a local antique market, and found this little lovely.

Antique appliqué

I was able to haggle a bit and got a 25% discount- it is a cute hand applique flower with machine stitched border and quilting.  I (GASP) laundered it to try to remove some yellowing in the white background and freshen it up.  I’m happy to say t made it through the ordeal quite well- no fraying or loose seams!

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You can see the amount of stitching from this view of the back.   Really a cute find- I’d love to find out if anyone has an idea about the age or value on this one- let me know!

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Christmas quilt time!

My favorite time of the year is here and it’s time to make a great quilt to help keep someone warm when it’s cold outside.

Two Bears in a square

I have some bright holiday fabric and a fun square I designed, Two Bears in a Square.

This pattern has two red bear paws on either end of the green and white swirled fabric center square.  The “two bears” center square has  great darker red bandanna style holiday fabric  triangles placed along the four edges that sends focus toward the center and adds some variation in print size – since the other prints I’m using are small.

I’m not sure yet if I will set the finished squares on point or if I’ll use sashing strips, but either way it will look great.

The challenge will be getting it done in time for Santa to make his deliveries.

I have some great quilts from Christmas past

01c27a4441f7f70323f1bb0365a722d7484a7d415c_00001Holly & berries checker board table topper

01770091eadeef26ff23d44ca56c05ea175592321f_00001Christmas star table topper – I just love stars!

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– the only thing missing is snow on the cabin roof –

This elf has got to get back to work on Two Bears in a Square!