Lucky Ducks Christmas! ~ New Pattern

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Oh ~ The Merriest of Christmas Memories to you! Today we have One Gold Star. Two Lucky Ducks. Hats and Scarves. Warm stockings too.  A forest of trees, pretty silver snowflakes, lots of merry and bright words, and a birdhouse in a bunch of trees! Colorful Trims. Oh and let’s not forget the adorable scrappy fabric Christmas Tree!! All in …

Noel ~ A {Merry} New Quilt Pattern!

Leslie McNeilArt and Collage Quilts, Patterns, Sewing Loves, Tutorial 4 Comments

Hi friends!  It’s been awhile since I’ve updated my blog–but my heart and hands have been full!  I’ve got a new pattern to show you–loosely based on a pallet board project I made last year! Can I just say–THIS. Was So Much FUN!!! Especially since my husband made it for me according to my specs–thanks honey!  I actually took my …

Letters of Joy ~ Christmas table runner pattern

Leslie McNeilArt and Collage Quilts, Patterns 4 Comments

  MERRY CHRISTMAS! Christmas always generates in me all kinds of JOYful inspiration… and I do love how it ramps up in my studio… never too late for Christmas in your heart, or in your designs!  As you can see… working with text upon text in this new pattern “Letters Of Joy” ~ a table runner, or it could easily …

oh~so~elegant gray and white snowflakes ~ and christmas tidings to you!

MarveLes Art StudiosArt and Collage Quilts, Blogs 11 Comments

oh goodness ~  and happy monday! today, a snowstorm is blowing’ ~ and yes, it’s cold outside~ and i so love being retired… and staying off the streets, content to be at home on a snowy, blowy, wintery, cooooollllish day doing what i love ~ designing, quilting, and enjoying the Christmas season!  but i’m keeping nice and cozy!  to help celebrate the …

customer {custom quilted} christmas projects ~

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hello everyone ~i’m thinkin’ many of you are happily ensconced in multiple projects for christmas, huh?  … me… too!  not only my own, but for others, too, at least on a limited basis.i’ve taken on a few custom orders lately; these two smaller quilts for my friend mary, featuring a navy blue, red and green with white ribbons… and i …

christmas memories ~ wild and sweet montana

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hello!  our christmas ~ full of all things bright and beautiful, with the love of God and family making it always extra magical and sweet… we headed out to the swan ranch once again, and enjoyed a treasured day among friends and family. although the snow storm made things “interesting” {always!} it was breathtaking, per usual amazing creation by God’s hand…i’ve …

sweet christmas blessings ~

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dear merry christmas friends ~ here is my blessing for you this Christmas… and beyond.may we all experience God’s love in a fresh perspective that fills us full, to overflowing, as a refreshing drink for all those who are living in the dry desert of their lives.  may not only the birth of Jesus be a gift this season, but also the reality of His …

good tidings of great joy ~ a quilted wallhanging

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dear friends ~Merry Christmas from the depths of my heart, and i pray you the angel’s tidings for your hearts, that are for all men.  Amen. Luke 2:8-14: “now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. and behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of …

“joy” coasters with snowflakes ~

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hello!it’s a simple formula.  red christmassy print meets silver white snowflakes in a joyful match.this pretty red christmas fabric was quickly fused, and even more quickly cut with a round 5″ die shape from the accuquilt “go” system.  round two; repeat with white christmas fabric for snowflakes and the word “joy” and there you have it…joyful red and white.and it …

a big sky christmas ~

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good morning friends, ahh… the sweet gifts of family, food, and fellowship.  Son Doug with “Stanley” {named after the Stanley cup award for Hockey} yes, my boy is a big sports fan! Georgia!  Border Collie intensity for a treat! beautiful place settings for a Christmas table at the Swan Ranch Two sweet girls with their “favorite” Christmas sweaters!! lol a …