New Christmas Quilt Patterns, New Magazine Quilt

QUILTmania Issue 140 Is Now Available

Are you a fan of QUILTmania like I am?

The newest issue, November – December 2020

is now on sale

& I have a quilt pattern within its pages.

Lollipop Tree is a cute little quilt that you can treat yourself or a friend to this Christmas season & for many Christmas seasons to come! Actually you could probably make one for you & a friend if you set your mind to it.

 

 

Of course it has Tiny Dresden plates!

The paper template is included in the magazine, but if you’re like me & prefer to cut around plastic templates & don’t have one yet, you can find them on my website here.

Their magazines are always loaded with lots of quilts, exhibits & other quilt stuff to drool over! Look what’s included in this issue:

In your November-December 2020 issue:

Your quilts and patchwork projects with patterns and explanations:

  • Mystery Quilt, Final Part by Sarah Maxwell
  • Forest by Maria Tamaokoa
  • Christmas Sunshine, from the private collection of Carol Veillon
  • Le Faux Jumeau by Renée Ferré
  • Oiseaux et Couronnes by Michèle Beugnon
  • Lollipop Tree by Susan R. Marth
  • Ho ho ho ! by Anne Sutton

I know you’ll love all the other projects included in the issue too, so look for it now on newsstands or order it directly today.

http://www.quiltmania-inc.us/

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Are you sewing for Christmas now?

What are you sewing?

Share your quilting projects on my FB group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SewingWithSusan

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

Christmas Sewing, My Life

Snowy Day Sewing… Teeny Tiny Dresden Ornaments

Just another dreary, snowy day here…

You’d think it was January, not early December with the amount of snowy days here.

I think today was #7 already, with the first snowfall about month ago.

C-R-A-Z-Y

So, what better to do than sew?

I found 8 of these adorable frames at an antique mall in Arkansas,

on our way home from Houston.

I knew they’d make perfect gifts for friends.

They are what prompted me to make use of the acorn frame that I showed you here.

Well, after making that Teeny Tiny Dresden plate

I knew there was NO WAY that I was going to make an even smaller Dresden plate!

X 8!!!

This opening is just 1 1/2″ compared to the 2″ opening that was already too small.

So, I decided on a different strategy for these.

A bit of deciphering & cutting…

sewing…

trimming… turning…

more sewing…

& then what? lol…

While fetching the holly buttons I noticed the teeny button packs.

Perfect opportunity to use them too.

These buttons are really just paper crafted to look like buttons.

They remind me of the buttons that Mrs. Claus sewed onto

my Barbie clothes from Christmas (way) past.

I think Mrs. Claus must have been nuts!

Those were actually buttons that had to be sewn on.

The love of a mother…

Now I have 8 unique little ornaments using teeny Tiny Dresden petals.

Some with blue carded button pack,

some with red buttons,

and some with teeny gold buttons.

I don’t need them all for gifts so I thought I’d offer the extras for sale.

You can find them for sale in my Etsy shop.

Happy Christmas prep!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan