Friday, September 30, 2016

Christmas Fun

Sewing Fun  for Christmas

It's never " too early " to get something made for the holidays, right?!

Today,  some fabulous new  paper pieced patterns for the winter season are being released by Janeen, of Quilt Art Designs!!  It's all in the latest edition of that fun pattern-filled  digital magazine , called " Paper Piecing 1/4 " . "   ( Oct-Dec 2016 issue #11 available here )   Click  HERE on this  link to see what  delightful patterns are in this  issue!

Issue #11  Oct - Dec 2016  {here}

The first block I made up from this new issue #11 :  Candy Cane Pencil

Paper pieced Candy Cane Pencil block    designed by Quilt Art Designs
from the new issue #11 " Paper Piecing 1/4" "  magazine

I had fun laying out and playing with this cute candy cane pencil block... I think I may sew up a cute QADesigns Christmas mini quilt with some Christmas blocks from  prior  PP 1/4"  digital magazines!

I machine embroidered the "Merry Christmas" on the  green fabric

There's a smaller candy cane with a bow ... an older pattern

There's some cute possible layouts here! 
I'll show you how I end up using the Candy Cane Pencil block , after it is all done!

Another block from the new magazine:   Cat Helper

What a cute pattern !!  I made mine into a big pillow!

Cat Helper block... made into a pillow

Of course, my own little Cat Helper had to check out the new pillow!!

Hmmm,  that kitty looks familiar.... 

I made a covered zipper for the pillow back. I love this holly and bells fabric... I am a ringer in our church's hand bell choir!  
Back of pillow

I had  such fun making these holiday blocks!  Maybe you , too, will find something you can enjoy making before the holiday rush !

I'm off to my sewing room!

Linking up at:    

                        Ho, Ho, Ho and on We Sew   @ Celtic Thistle Stitches   and 

                         Can I Get A Whoop Whoop ! @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict  and
                           Let's Bee Social  @  Sew Fresh Quilts  and
                           Finish It Up Friday  @  Crazy Mom Quilts   and 
                           TGIFF  @ Celtic Thistle Stitches   and
                            Fabric Friday Frenzy  @ Fort Worth Fabrics Studio  and 
                          Finished or Not Friday  @ Busy Hands Quilts

Pattern provided by QAD Publishing


  1. Oh my goodness, I had no idea of all the cute paper piecing patterns. You candy cane is so pretty, but the cat is a dead ringer for yours - how very fun!

  2. This is so adorable. Never too soon for Christmas....or if you are like me you you try to forget as long as possible then rush on the 24th

  3. I love the pillow. It is never too soon to work on Christmas. It comes up really fast.

  4. You are so right - these are fun designs. Whiskers is playing it cool I see!

  5. The cat and the matching pillow is just perfect!!!

  6. What a great pillow Susie! Would love you to link up those festive makes to this month's Ho, Ho, Ho and on We Sew on the 18th!


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