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Creative Juice #305

Creative Juice #305

Wonderful articles to enjoy this weekend.

  1. These designs should win awards.
  2. Breathtaking horse photographs.
  3. Practice to grow as a writer.
  4. Photographs of geographic formations and natural disasters. The top photo is the beginning of the slideshow.
  5. Thoughts on a scrappy Christmas (or not) quilt.
  6. The discovery of a previously unknown self-portrait by van Gogh.
  7. Creating new creatures by collage.
  8. Multi-media artist Judi Kauffman.
  9. Children’s book illustrator Katie Mazeika.
  10. Thoughts on religious art and on Carracci’s The Lamentationin particular.
  11. I could vacation here.
  12. Parenting book recommendations.

Creative Juice #221

Creative Juice #221

Only one more week till Christmas.

Wonderful Christmas Quilts to Make

Wonderful Christmas Quilts to Make

Every December I wish I had a Christmas quilt to put on our bed. Making one is on my never-ending list of Things To Do. Maybe by next year.

Many generous quilt designers post free patterns online. I’ve collected a baker’s dozen of some of the prettiest Christmas quilts on the web. Some are traditional, and some are more modern.

These quilts are from AllPeopleQuilt.com (Sorry, I was unable to copy the photos; you’ll have to click the links to see the beautiful pictures):

From Amy Smart’s DiaryofaQuilter.com:

Modern Christmas Tree tutorial

Peppermint Pinwheel tutorial. The directions are free, but you’ll need a Dresden Plate ruler (which is nice to have—I have one!)

From CluckCluckSew.com:

No Point Stars.

Found on Quilt Inspiration:

O Christmas Tree

Tonga Pointsettia Quilt

Peppermint Candy

The Holly Jolly quilt is the one I’m most tempted to make. I love scrappy quilts, and I have lots of odds and ends of Christmas fabric left over from other projects. I might make four times as many blocks and add some borders so that I can make it queen sized.