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Christmas Present-Need a good block idea.

Old 09-21-2008, 05:38 PM
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I am looking for a pattern to make my aunt a wallhanging for Christmas. I want it to be at leas 24in and then I'll add some borders. I'm thinking maybe to do the Carptenter's Wheel. ( Her father, husband and of course, Jesus were all carpenters) and I really like the pattern. I will be making it in Christmas fabrics, green, red and some gold. Does anyone have a block pattern that they love or a good idea for what I should use to make this. I also saw a pattern on the Cache for Heavenly Stars that I thought would be pretty.

I'm really having a hard time deciding on this. Please help... :?:
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Old 09-21-2008, 05:42 PM
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Hey Colletta,

I like the carpenters wheel idea, with the family connection and all.

What if you enlarged it to 2o inches with a border of the same fabric as your background so it kind of floats on the square. Then added an applique bow, kind of like a wreath

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Old 09-21-2008, 05:43 PM
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Or make two smaller ones and hang them from an applique ribbon with bow like ornaments
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Old 09-21-2008, 09:00 PM
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The Carpenters Wheel sounds perfect!
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Old 09-21-2008, 10:46 PM
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This is from the 80's .. fun idea.. for pot holders.. or, as this was, the door hanger for my Grandparents "dorm style " living door.

folded star. only sewing was the point of each fold.
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This pattern goes together quickly. If you used one Christmas fabric with a lot of colors this could look really great, or you might be able to modify it by using different fabrics for the star, the squares and the border.

http://www.mccallsquilting.com/golden/mg02_pattern/
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