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Patchwork Turkey Applique Pattern and Thanksgiving Pillow Project This scrappy Thanksgiving Turkey pillow came together very quickly. It was a fun project that used up the littlest bits of fabric and some coordinating embroidery floss. This a great applique project for beginning sewers and kids. It can be made evenRead More →

Here’s a collection of October Appliques… more cheery than scary… but just right for Halloween! In previous years we have shared the Black Bird and the Black Cat Applique Blocks. Over the next two weeks we will share the directions and patterns for the Stacked Pumpkins and the Cheery SunflowerRead More →

My mother came from a large family. My bushia had 13 children, 10 lived long enough to have their own families. It was awesome being a part of something so large and loving! Every summer we would gather together at a local park and have a family picnic. You couldn’tRead More →

“In the meadow we can build a snowman”. Oh, how I love our “Winter Wonderland”! There can be the slightest sprinkling of snow and  wee ones will be outside, carefully scooping up what precious little snow there is, hoping to build a towering snowman. But, when the weather’s right, and theRead More →

The question… which came first, the chicken or the egg?… is a debate best left for scholars, BUT, I can answer this question… which came first, the Pig Pull Toy (aka Pulled Pork) or this Little Piggy Applique Block?… and the answer is… the applique. I did a series of 4 barnyard animalsRead More →

I think the first time someone dreamed about fairies, it must have been after watching a graceful dragonfly flit about a garden. Their translucent wings, and their tendency to dart about, almost disappearing at times, has fairy written all over them! I adore dragonflies šŸ™‚ Over the years I’ve had many gardensRead More →

With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, we are prompted to think about romantic love. But I must admit, I've never really bought into Valentine's Day. Don't get me wrong, I love romance, really, big fan of it, HOWEVER, I don't like "traditional holidays" that mandate romance. Getting flowers on Valentine's Day or Sweetest DayRead More →

  “Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, Brighton copper kettles and warm woolen mittens.” When Drew Drew Buns (the inexplicable name I called/call my youngest) was 4 years old, he came in from the season’s first snowfall in tears and told me his “wrists were broke”. The coat and mittens he woreRead More →

We don’t usually feature applique blocks back-to-back BUT Michelle needed a bird pattern for a project she was working on, so it made sense to turn it into a Black Bird Applique Block. Although we used Halloween colors, this bird can be any color you like šŸ™‚ As always, ourRead More →

At the end of summer I gave everyone a sneak peek at an applique block I had just finished. My plan was to enlarge the pattern 300% and make a Halloween banner. ((Sigh)) THAT never came to past… so many other projects we are in the middle of, but IRead More →

  Few things are more icon of woodlands and autumn then owls. And, here, lording over his domain, is a whimsical, yet wise owl… much like his creator šŸ™‚ This applique, like most of ours, was designed to fit a 6″ x 6″ block, but the pattern can be enlargedRead More →

Sometimes Bug comes looking for something “manly”. When he asked if I could draw him a lizard, I was glad to oblige. After I drew it for him, (he was thrilled with it, btw šŸ™‚ it screamed “applique block”! So here, in some fun summer colors, and definitely “boy worthy”Read More →

Because of everything that has been going on this summer, I feel like I’m a little behind… Wee Folk Art speaking. There were a few things that we have done that I didn’t have time to share at the time but still want to. So… first up… STRAWBERRIES! Although JuneRead More →

Hopefully you won't find this spider going up your water spout! I designed this applique because Bug wanted more bugs in his life šŸ™‚ When we were making stamps for our Letterboxing Nature Journals, Bug wanted something that "boys like". He was quite smitten with the spider, and since that time, this spider has appeared many places. It was designed to fit a 6" x 6" blockRead More →

Although snails might not be welcomed visitors in your garden, they are certainly a sign of summer! And, if they are not ravishing your tender young plants, they are cute as… well, cute as a bug's ear šŸ™‚ I know the wee ones are fascinated with snails, and the geek in me always marvels at the the mathematical formula, The Fibonacci sequence, that is visible in the spiral in aRead More →

Spring has sprung! The trees are flowering, and the baby birds are bouncing around the yard looking for yummies! Just imagine the fun you can have with this little “FunScape” applique. Designed to fit a 6″ x 6″ block, it can be reduced or enlarged to meet your needs. Michelle REALLY enlarged this block and painted a mural in Pixie and Fairy’s room. The pattern for the Bitty Birdie AppliqueRead More →

Yesterday we shared this month’s Out of the Block project… a wooden kite made using today’s Kite Applique Block. What is it about kites that excites us so? Is it the fact that a little paper, wood and string, can be transformed into a soaring vision? Or is it, that for justRead More →

Here are the directions for turning those freezer paper stenciled blocks into a toasty warm blankie. Of course, you are welcome to make up your own quilt pattern, too. Just a head’s up, this isn’t a step-by-step tutorial on how to quilt (I didn’t take photos along the way and actually… this isRead More →

On a cold winter afternoon, there is nothing like snuggling into your favorite reading corner with a cup of hot tea and a snowflake inspired lap quilt. Enjoy a good book or surfing your favorite blogs while staying toasty warm. For a fun twist on a classic appliqued quilt weRead More →

  Several weeks ago a reader asked me for a applique block for a cardinal. I finally got it done šŸ™‚ Although we have cardinals in our backyard year round, they look their loveliest in the winter world. Here, we have a male cardinal perched in a tree. I’m sureRead More →

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