Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Day #8



Hello everyone!

Today is our Day #8 of
"Twas the Night before Christmas" giveaways

Today we have a close up of the 'perp's face'




what does laying your finger next to your nose mean - is it that you must be quiet or that you didn't see him or that you must make as if you know nothing??


The pattern measures 14" (36cm) and is on the Intermediate level.

You can download your Free for the day pattern


Enjoy your sewing!


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I've started a QA Designs Group  on Facebook where you are welcome to join and add any of your finished blocks made with the QADesigns patterns. I really love to see them all.
              
                          
 Quick link to my full Craftsy Shop <<<<<


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Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Day #7 - 'Twas the night before....



Hello to everyone!

Its Day #7 and things are going swiftly here

on the " 'Twas the night before Christmas Giveaways "

So far we've waited and without stirring we hung our stockings, seen someone whizzing by, 
heard something on the roof, had an intruder in the chimney.....

and today - we catch him red handed!!
It's St Nic with the presents...




Who's the jerk?

The pattern measures 14" (36cm) and is on the Intermediate level

You can download your Free for the Day pattern
here from my Craftsy Shop......<<<<<<<


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I've started a QA Designs Group  on Facebook where you are welcome to join and add any of your finished blocks made with the QADesigns patterns. I really love to see them all.
              
                          
 Quick link to my full Craftsy Shop <<<<<


(when you open the shop.... click on the right side 'sort by tab' and press NEWEST.... then everything will show up)




Monday, 10 December 2018

Day #6 - Twas the night before Christmas



Hello everyone!!

We are in our second week now and busy with Day #6 of the
"Twas the night before Christmas..."

I'm really glad everyone is enjoying the fun festive patterns!!
On Friday we left off where we had someone on the roof....




I wonder how he keeps his red suit clean with all the chimney's he has to climb down?
There has to be a better way....

As usual, the pattern measures 14" (36cm) and is on the Intermediate level.

You can get your Free for the Day pattern


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I've started a QA Designs Group  on Facebook where you are welcome to join and add any of your finished blocks made with the QADesigns patterns. I really love to see them all.
              
                          
 Quick link to my full Craftsy Shop <<<<<


(when you open the shop.... click on the right side 'sort by tab' and press NEWEST.... then everything will show up)








Friday, 7 December 2018

Day #5



Wow, a week has flown by so quickly.

Its Day #5 of our "Twas the Night before Christmas" giveaways




The very majestic Reindeer pattern measures 14" (36cm) and is on the Intermediate level.

You can download your Free for the Day pattern


I won't add any patterns over the week-end - we will resume on Monday with our giveaways.


Have a great Week-End!!

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I've started a QA Designs Group  on Facebook where you are welcome to join and add any of your finished blocks made with the QADesigns patterns. I really love to see them all.
              
                          
 Quick link to my full Craftsy Shop <<<<<


(when you open the shop.... click on the right side 'sort by tab' and press NEWEST.... then everything will show up)







Thursday, 6 December 2018

Day #4


Hello to everyone...

again, Welcome to the
 "Twas the Night before Christmas" giveaways
(this is a shortened version of the poem)

 it's Day 4 already - the time is flying by - much like the person in the block....






I had to minimize the amount of reindeer, because that would just be too much of a mission to sew.

 As usual, I will add this to my shop FREE for the day and by the same time tomorrow I'll change it to a small fee. Each quick link is dedicated to that specific pattern, so you can find the patterns that have passed, but they are no longer free.


I hope you enjoy this one too...


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I've started a QA Designs Group  on Facebook where you are welcome to join and add any of your finished blocks made with the QADesigns patterns. I really love to see them all.
              
                          
 Quick link to my full Craftsy Shop <<<<<


(when you open the shop.... click on the right side 'sort by tab' and press NEWEST.... then everything will show up)





Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Day #3 - Twas the night before Christmas



Hello everyone!

Today is the 3rd day of our Night before Christmas giveaway
I hope you have all been following and collecting your patterns....





 I think the mouse has hung his own stocking too.... very cute!
The pattern measures 14" (36cm) and is on the intermediate level.

I hope you all enjoy sewing them up!


As usual the pattern is free for the day and then will be on sale in my shop.
May the odds be in your favour...




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I've started a QA Designs Group  on Facebook where you are welcome to join and add any of your finished blocks made with the QADesigns patterns. I really love to see them all.
              
                          
 Quick link to my full Craftsy Shop <<<<<


(when you open the shop.... click on the right side 'sort by tab' and press NEWEST.... then everything will show up)




Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Day #2 - Twas the Night before Christmas



Hello to everyone!

Welcome to day #2 of our Night Before Christmas giveaway

I'm always surprised at how popular the December 12 days of pattern giveaways are.... 
If you are new here then welcome, grab a coffee, read the blog and join in with the fun!


"....not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...."


Shame, this mouse was caught red handed with the spoon.....not sure what he needs to go and 'stir'...

Pattern measures 14" (36cm) and is on the Intermediate level.
You can download your free for the day pattern in my Craftsy Shop.



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I've started a QA Designs Group  on Facebook where you are welcome to join and add any of your finished blocks made with the QADesigns patterns. I really love to see them all.
              
                          
 Quick link to my full Craftsy Shop <<<<<


(when you open the shop.... click on the right side 'sort by tab' and press NEWEST.... then everything will show up)










Monday, 3 December 2018

Days of Christmas 2018


Hello everyone!
Starting today I have something 'different' for our 12 days of Christmas.

I struggled to come up with something I could make as a 'bundle' of patterns. It seemed that my mind was in some kind of 'stall' and I had no good ideas.

I looked through our past years of 12 days -




In 2013 we made the actual 12 Days of Christmas song blocks...



In 2014 we made small 6" blocks with various Christmas items...



2015 we made Christmas Penguins. So cute!


In 2016 the Gingerbread Village was a collaboration between myself and Marian from Seams to be Sew.

This is just the village. There are also cute Gingerbread men to applique onto the village that Marian made.


In 2017 there were Toys a plenty...





















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So this year (our 6th year already) I've (finally) decided to make blocks that would show the
 "Twas the night before Christmas" poem by C Moore.



The giveaway will run from 3 to 13 December (without the week-end) and there are 9 blocks all together.
Each day I will give one block away and will be free for 24 hours from the time I press the publish button on my blog. I will make sure that it is the same each day (at 09H30).
Im in South Africa - which is 6 hours ahead of New York - so work out your time zone from that and download your pattern on time. Please don't share the pattern. Let each person go and fetch their own block. Thanks.
Afterwards it will be for a small fee - which pays bills on my side - not a tropical vacation with my feet up....


DAY 1:


"Twas the night before Christmas, and all thru the house..."


The block measures 14" (36cm) and is on the Intermediate level.

You can download your block in my Craftsy Shop......<<<<<<

I hope you will enjoy the 9 blocks and have a ton of fun with me for the next two weeks.


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I've started a QA Designs Group  on Facebook where you are welcome to join and add any of your finished blocks made with the QADesigns patterns. I really love to see them all.
              
                          
 Quick link to my full Craftsy Shop <<<<<


(when you open the shop.... click on the right side 'sort by tab' and press NEWEST.... then everything will show up)










Saturday, 1 December 2018

December Block of the Month


Hello everyone!




After struggling with the internet connection here all morning, it seems to be playing along nicely at the moment - so I have to really be brief



Today is the last of the "Into the Wild" bird blocks.
It started out wonderful, went into a bit of a rough patch but turned out great.

I enjoyed the small birds. Maybe at some stage we make larger birds too....



For December's block we have an Evening Grosbeak

The pattern measures 16" (42cm) and is on the Intermediate level


This sweet bird was sewn up for us by Joan Wintersgill of Texas. My life-saver!! Thank you for all your hard work and encouragement thoughout!  Love your blocks!!


You can download December's block in my Craftsy Shop.......<



Next year we will be having the animal alphabet...




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 Quick link to my full Craftsy Shop <<<<<


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Monday, 26 November 2018

Elephant Landscapes


Hello there everyone...

After a few hard and horrible weeks behind me (loads of ugly family drama),
 I've finished most of the patterns that will be part of the December "Days of Christmas" which will start on 3 December and run to 13 December.

Each day (not weekends) I'll be having the '12 days' but this time with a difference.








I made 9 patterns that follow after the "Twas the night before Christmas" story.
Each day I'm giving away a free pattern that will last for 24 hours after I publish my blog post.

 I'm 6 hours ahead of New York time zone - so plan your time accordingly.


 Once the new one gets published, the old one will be for a small fee in my Craftsy shop. Same as every year.




Then I've also done the Magazine Issue #20 for January patterns and sent them out for testing.



and also finally decided on a Theme for January '19 Block of the Month.


Each month we will do ONE letter of the Alphabet showing an 'odd' animal that doesn't get a lot of publicity.  This BOM will last 2 years with us making 13 blocks each year.


I've also wanted to make a few new Landscapes that can be used on their own as a wall hanging or in a quilt with Rows. I have a few planned - all with African animals and the grasslands.

This is the first one:  Elephants in Landscape.  It measures 55x16" (Approx 139x42cm) and is on the Intermediate level.

This one is already in my Craftsy Shop.


I'm now thinking of waiting for January to start sewing on this one. Gives me time to find the fabrics etc. in December. Maybe a sew a long.......?



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I've started a QA Designs Group  on Facebook where you are welcome to join and add any of your finished blocks made with the QADesigns patterns. I really love to see them all.
              
                          
 Quick link to my full Craftsy Shop <<<<<


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Thursday, 22 November 2018

The last Folk Art block




Today we have the last of the Folk Art Blocks...



Here is the Cat and Bird block.

Unusual friends that keep each other company on cold days. 
Shhhhh, don't let the other cat's or birds know.

The pattern measures 12" (31cm) and is on the Intermediate level.




These were our Folk Art blocks this year.

Each a little quirky, a little 'folksie' in their own way.


I hope you have enjoyed them.

Im going to put them all together as a bundle of 12 in my Craftsy Shop.






















To those celebrating Thanksgiving - I hope you have a lovely day full of good company and good food. For the rest of us, it's Thursday....

You can get your Folk Art Cat download right HERE.....<<<<<<
Enjoy!


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I've started a QA Designs Group  on Facebook where you are welcome to join and add any of your finished blocks made with the QADesigns patterns. I really love to see them all.
              
                          
 Quick link to my full Craftsy Shop <<<<<


(when you open the shop.... click on the right side 'sort by tab' and press NEWEST.... then everything will show up)