Monday, July 24, 2017

On the 12th Day of Christmas


Hello!  Welcome to Christina's Handicrafts and the last day on Confessions of a Fabric Addict's 12 Days of Christmas blog hop.  My name is Christina, I live in Southern California, and I am under 30 who loves to craft, especially quilting.  My husband tolerates my love of crafting and our fur kid, Hershey, loves it.

I have two items to share with you today.  One is a snowflake pillow made with squares that finish at 1 inch.


I think it turned out awesome, and I believe it will add some Christmas and winter season spirit to our living room this upcoming holiday season.

The second item is a snowflake table runner, that turns out like this:


The finished size will be 12 inches by 36 inches

Materials needed:
1/4 yard of the accent (teal)
1/3 yard of the snowflake/star fabric (purple/blue)
1/2 yard of the background (white)

Cutting:
Accent
2 1.5 inches by WOF strips

Snowflake/Star fabric
2 4.5 inches by WOF
Sub-cut 12 triangles cut with the Tri Recs Ruler and 3 4.5 inch squares

Background
2 1.5 inches by WOF strips
2 2.5 inches by WOF strips
Sub-cut into 24 2.5 inch squares
1 4.5 inches by WOF strip
Sub-cut into 12L and 12R from the Tri Recs Ruler - to make this go quickly, have rights sides of the fabric out and cut.  You will end up with 1L and 1R with every cut you make.


Putting together:
Sew together along the long sides the 1.5 inch strips, matching one background and one accent.  Perform this task twice.  Press to the accent.

Sub-cut into 48 1.5 inch sections to create 4 patches.

*Helpful hint: Place one strip set on top of one another, having an accent strip and a background strip touching each other, and nest the seams.  Then cut, and you only need to make 24 sub-cuts, and they are ready to go through the machine.*

Sew a 4-patch to a 2.5 inch square.  Press to the white square.

*Helpful hint: When sewing the 4-patches to the 2.5 inch squares, make sure the 4-patches to sew and press them all the same way.*

The sew the 4-patch and 2.5 inch square unit to itself, flipped around.  See picture below.


Sew together the triangles with the best method for you.  I pressed to the triangles (darker fabric).  The unit should be 4.5 inches square when finished.


Lay out the block as shown below.


Pay attention to pressing, to have all of your seams nest when sewing the blocks together.

Sew your blocks together if you are making three to form a table runner.  You could make just one for a candle mat, or even go bigger for a throw quilt.  (Something I would love to do in the future)


To finish the table runner quilt, trim and put the binding on it.  Then enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed the small project which would be perfect for a present during the holiday season or to grace your home during family meals.

Make sure to leave a comment on ALL blogs posting today, plus Confessions of a Fabric Addict for an opportunity to win the giveaway for the day.  Comments for the giveaway closes at Midnight, tomorrow, July 26.  Confession of a Fabric Addict will be announcing the winners on Friday, August 4th in her Whoop Whoop Friday post.

One last thing, make sure to check out all of the other blogs participating in this blog hop.  There are a ton of great ideas out there.

Friday, July 14th

Saturday, July 15th

Sunday, July 16th

Monday, July 17th

Tuesday, July 18th

Wednesday, July 19th

Thursday, July 20th

Friday, July 21st

Saturday, July 22nd
All Points of the Compass

Sunday, July 23rd
Mel's Quilting Blog
Resourceful Momma
Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting

Monday, July 24th
Anja Quilts
PickingandStitching
A Dream and a Stitch

Tuesday, July 25th
Christina's Handicrafts (that's me!)
Abyquilts

Thank you for checking me out!

Linking up to Sew Fresh Quilts for Bee Social.
-Christina

141 comments:

  1. I love both of your Christmas Star items, they look gorgeous. Thank you for being part of the blog hop. delissac@hotmail.com

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  2. I love the table runner, I can just imagine it in red and gold. Lovely pillow too.

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  3. I love your work! I think I'll be making that runner this year to go on my long table, I'll just add a few more blocks! Thanks for sharing this pattern!

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  4. I really like the snowflake, cushions are one of my favourite things to make. x

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  5. Thanks for sharing. I will make the table runner. I liked it a lot.

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  6. What a beautiful project - must make the tabler unner.

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  7. Cute. Thanks for sharing. Janice.snell@gmail.com

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  8. I like your fabrics for both and they will make good Christmas gifts. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Wow! You are a busy, busy quilter! Your star projects are beautifully presented and photographed. Nice! Enjoyed poking around on your blog. Good luck finishing all the projects on your list. They all looked like sew much fun.

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  10. Thank you for the tutorial. I love your color choices--can be used throughout the winter!

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  11. Lovely projects! I love stars and these are great.

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  12. Both are lovely, and thanks for the tutorial for the table runner. It's simple and beautiful.

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  13. Your projects are wonderful and would work well in January when I decorate with a snowman/snow theme in blues and white. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Thanks for sharing your projects. They are very pretty

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  15. I love table runners and think they make great teacher presents. Thanks Darlene dhoctor@sbcglobal.net

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  16. Good Morning,
    I love the snowflake pillow! That block is so cute - I want the table runner our for that - the fabrics are so pretty. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  17. Your pillow is beautiful-love the colors you chose-the table runner is perfect & I can see it in pale shades of blue as well! Thank you for sharing, Susan

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  18. Thanks for the lovely pattern - it will give me a good reason to use my Tri-recs ruler!

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  19. The pillow is lovely with the subtle changes in background colors.

    Thanks for sharing the table runner tutorial.

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  20. Oh, these are both fun! Another couple of projects for my list! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. I love your color combinations.

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  22. love the snowflake pillow and thanx for the runner tutorial!

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  23. These projects would be perfect all year round with those colour choices!!! Love it!! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Thank you so much for both of your projects. I love both of them and will be keeping then pinned to make.

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  25. I love each of your Christmas projects. And the blue is a nice change from red and green!

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  26. Thank you for the tutorials. Purple is my favorite color so I would do the pillow. Thank you also for participating in the blog hop. momoftana at yahoo dot com

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  27. I really like the snowflake pillow. Thank you for sharing!
    Debbie
    ollieami@aol.com

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  28. Thanks for the step by step tutorial. I love both projects.

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  29. Thanks for sharing and participating in the hop along.

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  30. LOVE BOTH PROJECTS THANKS FOR SHARING
    hjrogers@sympatico.ca

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  31. Lovely Winter-themed items! Thanks for sharing in the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop.

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  32. Thanks for sharing your patterns. I love blue and white for Christmas projects. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  33. Your pillow and runner are so pretty. Thanks for the tutorial.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  34. beautiful, love this! Thanks for sharing

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  35. It's nice to see projects in a cool color palette rather than just the traditional red & green. Great ideas. Thanks for the tutorial. mfhagopian@aol.com

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  36. Colors make projects extend past Christmas. Thanks.

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  37. That star pillow cover is gorgeous! Time to pull out all my scraps and see how I can shade one myself.

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  38. I love those colors for the holidays! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  39. Both of these projects are beautiful!! Love the colors! Thanks so much for sharing!! IronLftr10@yahoo.com

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  40. 2 great contributions to the hop. Thanks for the tutorial on the snow flake block.

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  41. I love the colors that you have used- almost beachy!

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  42. Both of these projects are so doable and fun! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  43. Very nice projects. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  44. I love your snowflake table runner.

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  45. Lovely pillow--the snowflake is beautiful!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  46. Love the snowflake pillow, simple and fresh!

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  47. That is gorgeous!! Thank you for the tutorial!!
    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  48. both projects are wonderful - thanks for sharing

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  49. Really like the pillow snowflake design, I admire you ability to work with such small squares. Such patience.

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  50. Very pretty design and colors!

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  51. Both of your projects are so pretty and in my favorite colors!

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  52. Lovely projects. Thank you for sharing.

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  53. Very nice and sweet projects, perfect for gift giving. I liked the fabrics you used, very wintery and something you can leave out during the entire season.

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  54. Such great ideas Thanks! tljeo at yahoo dot com

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  55. That is so pretty. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  56. These are beautiful! I love the colors you chose. Very inspiring! Thank you for the great tutorial.

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  57. Nice project! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  58. Thank you - you just gave me my next project! Saved! lutzcats (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  59. Love your ideas, especially love the runner!!! Thank you

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  60. Nice projects. It's nice to see someone so young involved in quilting too. Thanks for sharing!!

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  61. This table runner is so cute! love the block.

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  62. thanks for the great ideas for presents this year, table runners.

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  63. Gotta admit I like that snowflake pillow. I haven't done much with beiges - they set off that snowflake perfectly.
    tvonzalez at gmail dot com

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  64. I love both of those snowflakes. Thanks for sharing them.

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  65. Wow! My favourite colours in both projects! Thank you! Bookmarking this post!

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  67. Love the table runner. ndfromsdATgmailDOTcom

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  68. This is a beautiful table runner. Love the pattern.

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  69. Both are pretty, but I always go for stars! Great projects!

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  70. Beautiful projects, I like the pillow idea !

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  71. thee are very pretty projects
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  72. I like your color ways. I will definitely try it.

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  73. Fun pillow and tablerunner. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Darn, I was all excited about making this table runner, but, you use a TriRec ruler (not sure I have one) and don't explain how to use it. I'll have to see if I can figure out another way to make the blocks.

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  75. Thank you for sharing these tutorials. I need to bolster my low volume stash so I can give them a try.

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  76. Thank you for sharing these tutorials. I need to bolster my low volume stash so I can give them a try.

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  77. Such a beautiful pillow and table runner. Great fabric choices.

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  78. I love your fabric colors. Thank you for sharing your tutorial with us.

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  79. You can never go wrong with either blue or stars. In combination they are delightful. Thanks for sharing.

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  80. Fabulous photos in your tutorial. Thank you very much.

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  81. You have convinced me. A Tri-Recs ruler has gone on my shopping list. Love your table runner!

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  82. Thank you for sharing. Love the table runner and the color combination of the pillow fabric.

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  83. Two lovely contributions to the hop and the pile of wonderful Christmas ideas! Thank you so much. dezertsuz at gmail

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  84. Two great star projects! I love that pillow with one inch squares. Will you be doing a tutorial for that one?

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  85. NEAT STARS! THANKS FOR SHARING! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  86. Very pretty projects! Thank you for the tutorial!

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  87. I especially like the runner.

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  88. Wow, these are really great. beimborn@charter.net

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  89. Thank you! I love the table runner.

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  90. Thank you for sharing your snowflake/star ideas and pattern, Christina!
    Wonderful projects!
    When I saw your snowflake/star runner, I immediately thought of a little piece of fabric I have had for a very long time! I have not known what to do with it... It is of a little Nativity... And I could see fussy cutting it for the center, and the star points and four-patches would be in yellows/golds for the star, and set it on a deep blue background, maybe??... I will lay it out, and see how that looks (before cutting the Nativity fabric, even)...
    *Thank you!*, Christina, for the great gift projects and inspiration!!
    Pat T,

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  91. cute patterns! Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  92. How pretty! Love the colors and the changeup using small squares.

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  93. Wow, Christina, those are SO cute!!! Good work, and a great tutorial! Thanks for all your help in making the hop a success!

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  94. I especially like your table runner. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  95. Wow! Using such small squares!! Awesome sewing!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  96. Really like a pillow cover and the scrappy background reminds me of pixelated patterns. Thanks for the pattern. Merry Christmas.

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  97. I love Christmas decorations that are also appropriate through the winter. That way we get to enjoy them longer.

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  98. Beautiful! I love it. Thank you for the tutorial :)

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  99. Love snowy blues during the holidays. Thanks for the tutorials!

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  100. I suspect you don't get much snow down in Southern CA :) I love the star you made, thank you for the ideas!

    ~Brandy

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  101. Your snowflake pillow and table runner are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  102. Wow another one to save great idea tytyty.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  103. How nice to see a younger quilter join the ranks. And to tackle a block (triangle in a square) that can be challenging. That's a great table runner. Thanks for joining the blog hop.
    Pat

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  104. What creative snowflakes! Thanks for sharing the directions!

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  105. Both snowflake patterns are awesome. Another to add to my "to-do" list for Christmas gifts (and maybe one for me). Thank you for sharing.

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  106. Both are lovely! And the fabrics too!

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  107. Love the snowflake pillow and the fabrics you chose.

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  108. I'm a snowflake lover too, but I live in Iowa where snow falls very often during the winter! Not so much in Southern Cali! Your snowflake pillow is lovely and I'd like to make one to use as a table topper. So pretty!

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  109. I love these two projects. creations4u7@aol.com

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  110. Two very cute projects for Christmas! Thank you for the tutorials.

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  111. Beautiful! I love sewing up postage stamp blocks so I especially like your first offering. Thanks.

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  112. Lovely pillow and table runner. The colours you used are beautiful.

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  113. Beautiful projects. I especially like the table runner.

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  114. Nice wintery colors you've used, a soothing change from red and green everywhere! susanprincess at att dot net

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  115. Thank you for sharing your ideas! I love that by using the blue it has a winter feel.

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  116. Love this runner! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

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  117. Love your ideas (especially the pillow) and the colors.
    I love using blues and greens for Christmas and the winter.

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  118. Thanks for sharing. Love your stars.
    Swoot@att.net

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  119. What great projects - thanks for sharing!

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  120. I'm a blue kind of gal--love both of these projects! Thanks so much for the inspriration!

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  121. Both are lovely, but I really love the snowflake pillow! I love decorating with "snow" themed items because they can stay out a bit longer :)

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  122. Thanks for sharing your creativity with this CIJ blog hop. It's been great fun seeing the variety of projects.
    ejaneemerson@yahoo.com

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  123. I love your table runner! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  124. So pretty. Thanks for the great ideas!

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  125. I love the blues. Thank you for sharing

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  126. Beautiful work! Great tutorial! I am amazed at your neat work with the tiny pieces. I love the colors you picked. They depict the peace of Christmas.

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  127. BOTH OF THESE ITEMS ARE SO PRETTY AND ARE GOING STRAIGHT TO MY BUCKET LIST. READINGTIRZAH AT YAHOO.COM

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  128. Those sure are tiny pieces! I love a challenge and love to work with small pieces. kthurn@bektel.com

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  129. Your snowflake pillow is just gorgeous. Love the runner as well. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  130. The snowflake pillow is so pretty! Great job on those tiny hsts!

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