Swimming Upstream Quilt Pattern

Swimming Upstream Quilt Pattern - Free Pattern

If you would like a fun and whimsical wall hanging, then my Swimming Upstream quilt pattern might be just what you are looking for.

The finished quilt measures 28″ x 40″ so it is great for a smaller wall space.

Start digging through all of your fabrics. Because of the design, this pattern is an ideal scrap buster.

I used various corals for this version, but I can picture this in so many other color waves. Wouldn’t it look great hanging in a mountain cabin or beach house?

This piece was professionally quilted by Adria Good Longarm Quilting and it makes it shine. As a result of using turquoise thread, the quilted water ripples and bubbles add dimension and movement to the quilt.

Close up of the stitching
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Christmas Rick Rack Table Runner

Rick Rack Christmas Table Runner Tutorial

A number of years ago I made a Christmas quilt with festive squares and rick rack. It still comes out every year, and displaying it over a railing is now part of our holiday traditions. That quilt inspired me to make this Christmas rick rack table runner which will be decorating our dining room table throughout the season.

Adding the rick rack serves two purposes. First, it adds a lovely decorative touch and second, the quilting is done as the rick rack gets sewn down.

For some reason the rick rack reminds me of a gingerbread house. I think that is because it looks a bit like the royal icing that is piped onto gingerbread men.

This table runner is easy to make and, with the right supplies, can be finished in a couple of hours. For anyone looking for a good way to use up fabric scraps, this is the ideal project. Even better, change up the fabrics and it can easily be made for any occasion.

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Rick Rack Christmas Table Runner Tutorial

Here is how to make it.

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Festive Holiday Pixelated Throw Pillow Patterns

Festive Holiday Pixelated Throw Pillow Patterns

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I love decorating for the holidays. I don’t usually go way over the top, but I do like displaying things that show off the season. That is why I came up with this series of festive holiday pixelated throw pillow patterns. There’s one for almost every holiday, and each one is cuter than the next.

Whether you make them all and give them to a friend, or you just make the one that is your favorite, these designs are sure to get you in the spirit of the occasion.

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Pixelated Christmas Gift Pillow Pattern

Pixelated Christmas Gift Pillow Pattern
Pixelated Christmas Gift Pillow Pattern

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I am so excited to bring you my pixelated Christmas gift pillow pattern. It’s a festive way to decorate for the holidays and it is easy to make.

With all of the various Christmas decorative themes to choose from, I thought that a bright and cheerful package would be a little bit different. Additionally, because of the shape, the design works well with pixelation. It can also be easily be adjusted to any color scheme that fits your holiday décor.

For this pillow, you will need red, green and white fabrics, and the more the merrier. The variation of the different fabric patterns adds a lot of character to the design.

So go raid your fabric stash, pick out your favorites, and let the fun begin!

Pixelated Christmas Gift Pillow Pattern
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Pixelated Acorn Pillow Pattern

Pixelated Acorn Pillow Pattern

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I think that autumn has to be my favorite season of the year. The temperature is usually nice, the leaves start turning those stunning shades of orange and yellow, and the holidays are right around the corner. When my fall décor comes out, the house is full of festive, comfortable looks. This year I’ll have this pixelated acorn pillow pattern to add to the mix.

In various shades of browns, this design would look good any time of year, but it really stands out in the autumn. Because of it’s large size, it fits well on a large sofa or bed, and can even be an accent piece on the floor.

As with all of my other patterns in this pixelated holiday throw pillow series, it is easy to make and is a great way to use up scrap fabrics left over from other projects.

Pixelated Acorn Pillow Pattern
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