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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas Crafting

The cottage-building boom (see this post)  didn't end with the 84 blocks made for the library and AAUW raffle quilts.  I made the "scrappy house" block in a smaller version (60 of them, to be precise) for Christmas ornaments for the library staff and trustees. 


The ornaments are 5" square.  They have batting but they're not quilted.

I made nine draft-stoppers for this year's crafted gifts.  They measure 32" x 6", with a 3.5" base. The blocks are string-pieced, 6.5" unfinished.  The draft-stoppers are weighted with cardboard tubes filled with kitty litter.  (The tubes are from rolled gift wrap, $2.99 each at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls--a better buy than mailing tubes from the office-supply store ($4.95 each).)  Stuffing them used up the remains of a once-ginormous bag of polyester fiberfill that I bought at BoSal foam in Scarborough, Maine, in the early 1990's, in the days when I made needlepoint pillows.   

I used a different Christmas fabric for each one.

And I have some left over blocks to play with!

8 comments:

  1. So cute!!! I especially love the look of your door draft stoppers. Good job!

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  3. You've been busy as an elf!
    Nice gifts.....I'm sure they be greatly loved.

    Happy Sewing,
    Kim

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  4. those little house ornaments are SO cute!

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  5. Nann,
    How long did you make your door draft stoppers? I love the idea-who doesn't have a drafty door or window?
    Anna

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  6. These are adorable,Nann! And really quite cute for ideas for gifts. Wonderfully virtuous, indeed!!!!

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  7. Looks like you've been really busy! Great job!

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