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Blog Post Challenge - Day 6

Christmas Baubles

Our latest holiday pattern using the Hearts and More templates is Christmas Baubles.  This pattern is quick to make if you need a last minute handmade gift.  

Wouldn't it be fun to cut circles out of fabrics containing your favorite animals?  A kitty tree would be just adorable!  Nancy Sullivan, one of my Certified Instructors, made her pretty quilt using bright red cardinals in some of the circles.  

The Honorary Flamingo! Day Four of the Blog Challenge

Pink Flamingos

Do you have a special group that you belong to and quilt with?  I hope you do.  These guilds, bees, mini groups, internet groups or charity groups spring up out of sharing a love for something.  If you weren't a quilter, you would seek out friends who love to do what you do.  Book groups,garden clubs, church groups....you get the picture!  

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We managed to get the bike ride in on Day Three of the 31 day blog challenge!

Sue is bundled up for the ride!

Thank you to all of you for your encouragement about keeping up with the 31 day blog writing challenge!  Thanks to my sister, Maria, the blog is and comments are now working properly. So please leave me comments below, and I promise to read them and hopefully find time to respond to them!  

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Biking and Quilting on this beautiful Fall New England Day!

Bike quilt from Houston

It is a bright, clear, beautiful morning here in New England.  I am waiting for the temp to warm up so I can go for a bike ride with my hubby Jeffrey today.   This is something we try to do once a week, granted I am not traveling, there is no snow on the ground and the temperature is above 40 degrees.  If you are not from around here, you may think that 40 degrees is a little cold to get out on your bike!  But in New England if it is sunny and bearable, it is best to get outside and enjoy the beautiful state we live in!  If I don't get a little outdoor tim

31 Day Blog Post Writing Challenge

31 Day Blog Challenge

Today is the first day of the 31 day Blog Post Writing Challenge.  I have just signed up to be part of the challenge, at 11:23 EST on the first day of the challenge!  So my goal today is to get this first post up by midnight...and the clock is counting down.   

Hand Applique using the Leaves Galore Templates

Leaves prepared for hand applique

Last November, I was able to spend some time with Rosa Rojas at the Pinwheels Quilt Show in Sturbridge, MA.  Rosa is a native of Spain, but travels frequently to the US, Mexico and France to promote her Apliquick techniques and products. 

Appliqué Tip of the Week: Watch YouTube for a refresher course on SPD techniques

YouTube videos

A recent visitor to the booth made us smile when she said "I've watched your videos so many times, they talk back to me - 'not you again'".  

That is exactly why I made the videos - so you can watch and learn - as many times as you need. You can access the videos from my website or directly in YouTube by searching on "Sue Pelland Designs".  

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Name the Newsletter Contest

Prize for Newsletter contest

There is still time to enter the Newsletter Name contest and win this great prize!!  I plan to send out more frequent newsletters with more useful tips and techniques for applique.  The newsletter will be getting a new format, new features such as our Applique Tip of the Week, and a new name!  

You can help me come up with a creative new quilty name for my newsletter  If you play along, you will be entered into a drawing for a 10 yard pack of Mistyfuse® (7 yards white, 3 yards black) and this beautiful Jelly Roll from Benartex called Tie Dye Batiks.

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