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A Little Holiday Inspiration and a Quick and Easy Project!

The holidays are fast approaching and it feels like the retailers have been decked out for weeks. Are you looking for a little inspiration? We’ve got something for everyone.

For quilters, here’s a fun project that’s quick and easy to make for your “quilt worthy” family members and friends. Take a look at Fa-La-La, a wall hanging (24″ x 40″) that’s one of my favorite designs to make and teach. The construction is straightforward – sew the strips, adhere the fusible web, cut out the tree, fuse it to the background.

Samples using poinsettias in mint on the left and in aquamarine on the right.

There’s still time, as this top can easily be completed in one day. This season, my favorite holiday fabric was Nancy Halvorsen’s poinsettias, from Nancy’s Holiday Favorites line by Benartex.  I used it for the outer borders and in the trees, and liked it so much I couldn’t decide between the mint and the aquamarine, so I made one from each. Check your local quilt shop for the pattern Fa-La-La from Artichoke Collection. If they don’t carry it, you can purchase it on my website.

If you’re a baker, what could be more satisfying than something “gingerbread?” Here are a couple of little treasures to get you going:

My kind of architecture!

How could anyone bite the head off that sweet face??

For the decorator, a colorful, yet simple project. I bought special ornaments to make one of these last year and never got them out of the package (the story of my life!).

Super simple!

Here’s to the holidays!

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