Free Christmas pattern

Today I have for you a free Christmas bag pattern. It's the design that featured in Handmade magazine earlier in the year:

This little bag measures 6 x 8 inches so is ideal for that small gift or maybe a gift voucher and a chocolate. It is very quick to make and there's a little bit of applique and stitchery to keep "those who love to have a needle and thread in their hand" happy!  It's fat quarter friendly too and of course you can embellish it to your heart's content!

You can find the download in the Christmas section of my website here.

I've had a great week of sewing and have been busy working on the 2012 free Block of the Month quilt pattern for you.  It is coming together beautifully and I am so enjoying stitching it. There will be nine blocks and I've already finished three this week!  I think you're going to like it!!!  I hope to have it ready to start in January -maybe I'll give you a sneak peak next week.

Do you remember the little fluff balls I showed you a few weeks ago?  They left the nest recently and we managed to find them not too far away.  How cute is this?  That is father on the left, doing his camouflage pose.

The lovely Annette very kindly sent me a photo of her beautiful version of my Love Never Fails quilt.

Isn't it delightful with the green spot borders?  I love this design because you are able to hang a different mini quilt in the centre whenever you feel like a change.  Thanks Annette for sharing your lovely work.

We have four of our grand-children here (with their mum and dad) at the moment, so that means trips to the beach, grass slides, board games, lots of meals to make and plenty of hugs, smiles and laughs!

Hope you have a great week too.

Happy stitching!


  1. Thankyou Val for offering your cute bag pattern for free. The owls are gorgeous as is the quilt Annette made. Have fun with the grandkids. Hugs,

  2. Your little bag pattern is perfect for some things I'm trying to get finished - thank you for your generosity.

  3. Thank you so much Val, I love the bag! And I love how Annette made the quilt. Enjoy having your family with you!!!

  4. Oh, Val, thanks so much. I'm on the move as of tomorrow, but I know I'll have sewing time once I reach TX. This looks quick and easy and will be perfect for gift giving to my extended family there. Sweet birds. Some day I'd like to go birding in your little corner of the world. Enjoy those grandkids!~karen

  5. Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
    Yours, Ulla

  6. Thank you so much for the gift bag pattern ... I love your designs. Have a wonderful Christmas.

  7. You're very generous, Val. Between this design and a 2012 BOM, you're going to be keeping lots of stitchers busy! Glad you're enjoying warm weather with family. Continue to have fun.

  8. We have curlews nesting not far 20 meters...but I would love some Tawneys!!!


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