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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!


  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,

  4. those little house ornaments are SO cute!

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

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

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


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