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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Talen is serving a mission in the West Indies and he sends his Christmas greetings with this sandman instead of a snowman. I love the coconut head and ball cap. We haven't even built a snowman this year. I've actually loved the warm weather we have been having. I could handle winter if it stayed this way.I'll take the warmer days for as long as we can have them.  Here he is with the only 4 missionaries in the upper part of Gwada. They have to be off the beach by  9:00 am. They usually go to the beach around 5:00 in the morning on their P-day which is their day off. They only have a few hours in the morning to themselves for sightseeing.  A few pictures from my house to yours. It was a wonderful Christmas. We were able to talk with Talen via Skype. I love technology.
 Grandpa, aka champ, is holding our new little Christmas present Nahla.  She is so sweet and beautiful.  I did happen to do a little sewing for Randy. His first man quilt out of Back Country designed by  The Paper Lof…

Cindy and Jina's Zipper Flowers

Cindy and Jina from Riley Blake Designs show how to make fun zipper flowers to add pizazz to anything your heart desires.

Girls Sewing Day

We had such a great day sewing. To be able to have a sewing day with my girls is a rare occasion. I decided to share a tutorial on a quick and easy baby quilt. This quilt works out to be about 47" x 47"  This is great for using up your scraps.I chose 7 different prints.
 The first thing you will want to do is cut 2 1/2" strips. Sew one section with the color print on both outside edges and plain on the inside and one section with the solid on both outside edges and the print on the inside.
 You can see here the colors I chose for the pink and the gray. You can do all your blocks different colors if you would like. This really is a great block for scraps. 1/2 a strip (40" in length) will make 8 sections of the
2 1/2" strips. It takes 3 sections to make a block.

Cut the sections into 2 1/2" strips.
 Lay your strips out into the desired colors you would like.

 Sew each row together to create the 9-Patch block.

 Cut sashing strips 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" to go be…

That Alpine Quilt Group

This is a quilt I designed using Grandma's House from The Paper Loft for Riley Blake Designs. Both the following quilts are free downloads from here. They are pieced by Chris Orton and machine quilted by Connie Atkinson. This quilt is designed using Country Harvest by Eric Dowdle Folk Art. They both turned out great and were a wonderful success at market. These quilts are the inspiration from my wonderful quilt group "That Alpine Quilt Group".




Sharon Wright, President-elect for the UtahValley Quilt Guild came to our quilt group and shared her many wonderful creations. Her work is very inspiring and it was a privilege to be able to see her work.
This quilt was a school project for one of her children taken from a picture. I think she got an A.






If you look very closely to this quilt and exchange the negative and positive space you can see a picture of Christ.