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Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Funkytown, Santa, and NTT

Hey there, friends!  Welcome to Needle and Thread Thursday!  I got back late Friday night (or more accurately, very early Saturday morning from visiting the Trinity Valley Quilt Guild in Arlington, TX.  We worked on the Funkytown quilt in the class, and had lots of fun!  Check out some photos-

I love how each person's scraps and background choices can make the quilt super unique!  No two quilts are alike, even though everyone was following the same pattern.  In case you don't remember, here's a reminder of mine (included in my book, Scrappy Improv Quilting)-

I would love to come visit you, and I do have a few open spots for 2024, as well as availability in 2025.  Send me an email and let's get something on the calendar for your guild!

Since getting back, I've actually done a little sewing. 'Tis the season to start really thinking about Christmas gifts, after all!

We have a few holiday parties that require "swap gifts," and this Santa block is destined to become a pillow for one of those.  It's the same Santa I designed for my Santa's Christmas Forest quilt a couple of years ago, but this time, I added a little more print to the mix.  I think the addition of the text background and plaid sleeves/hat add just enough interest, allowing this block to stand alone as a pillow.  With borders, this block measures 11" x 20", so a 12" x 20" pillow form will fill it out nicely.

Last week's party had lots of great links!  This cozy, scrappy finish is from Maggie at Making a Lather-

Love this cute quilt from Anja Quilts-

This fun, wonky courthouse steps quilt is from Deb at A Scrappy Quilter-

And Rebecca Grace Quilting shared this awesome Halloween quilt (along with another one in her post!)

Okay y'all!  Party on!

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  1. Great photos of the different Funkytown quilts coming together. And I think the prints you added to the santa block are really delightful. :)

  2. Aaaw Funkytown is adorable and what a handsome Santa.


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