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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Cardiac Collage, Toilet Paper Advent Calendar and Christmas Quilt

Cardiac Collage is coming along.  I played with placement today, thus the delay in getting my post typed.  8 squares/rectangles done, 9th one started.  Need to think a bit more about color now, as I'm out of some of the colors, and am still wanting to spread the color.  There's so much give to the squares, I'm currently thinking 9 squares will do it by the time I get them edged and attached and then a border of somekind.


More ideas of what you can do with your toilet paper rolls.  I think the advent calendar idea is pretty cute.  You could paint each roll, or cover with paper (construction paper or wrapping paper), to make it less brown and dull.  Cut cardboard to fit the ends.  Glue one then fill with trinkets, gum,candy etc, attach the top so it can be easily removed.......I won't be doing this, have no little ones at home or grands...but I think a pretty cute idea.  What say you?
One of the Christmas Quilts I've made.  This one for my younger brother's wife.  She has a huge Christmas Village she puts up every year so thought this fabric was perfect.  I am not a "real" quilter..I mean I don't do special cuts or traditional designs or have a special machine etc.  I just find fabric I like, tear or cut pieces and stitch them together.  Then quilt by going around the designs.  She puts this quilt out every year.  I think Christmas is at her house this year...from memory anyway.

19 comments:

  1. Your Christmas quilt is beautiful as is the blanket you are knitting. Have a wonderful week.

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    1. Thank you Mereknits for the visit and kind comments, both are appreciated. YOu have a good week as well.

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  2. Cute Advent calendar idea. The Christmas quilt you made is fabulous. Good luck with the cardiac collage squares. You are almost there!

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    1. Hi Lefycrafter, thanks for swinging by, always nice to visit. Am hoping to finish Cardiac Collage pretty soon.

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  3. Love your Christmas quilt ,another great idea for the toilet rolls .

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    1. If I had small kids at home, I might be tempted to try the advent calendar. Buying them is pricey! Bought one years ago for my niece. Thanks re Christmas Quilt

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  4. Love your Christmas Quilt. You are very gifted crafter.

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    1. Thank you Elaine, much appreciated.

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    1. Thanks Marie, made it some time ago and love that she uses it every Christmas.

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    2. I'm not able to visit your blog Marie, as your link is to your google+ profile.

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  6. Thanks for the toilet paper rolls idea. I always feel as though I should be creating something with those roles, versus tossing/recycling.

    Cheers, Sandy.

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    1. Nice to see you Robyn, thanks for swinging by.

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  7. Would sure go great with her christmas village indeed. Neat idea for the tp rolls.

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    1. Thanks Pat for the visit. I'm hoping someone makes the Advent Calendar, would love to see one truly finished.

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  8. I would have never thought to do that with toilet paper rolls. Very clever! My kids are a little old for that, now. But maybe it's something I could do with grand kids, or even at the library story times I do.

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    1. Love the idea at story times at the library. Would be a nice craft the kids could do together. Thanks Sherry for the visit.

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  9. Hi Sandy, visiting back from Thankful Thursday. Your Italian red leather purse is just perfect! Love the way your quilt is coming out too, the slight curves give it interest. I didn't make the ghost decorations, they were on a house in the neighborhood... Not this year although we usually go all out. Just moving took it out of me! LeeAnna at not afraid of color

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    1. Thanks for the visit. It was my travel blog that was part of linky party, but happy to see you just the same.

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