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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Vintage Christmas Pillow and Peppermint Twist Blocks

This Christmas pillow features Lori Holt's Vintage Christmas cross stitch. I believe I started this after Christmas last year and finished during the summer. This morning I put a backing of plaid Christmas flannel to make it cozy.

In my last post I mentioned the Peppermint Twist pattern by Margot Languedoc and how I wanted to use the blocks to surround the Lynx Star block that I had just finished. I started the blocks, and I really like them! Margot has a clever way of making the smaller twists as cornerstones with the sashing, and I love the effect. Instead of incorporating these blocks with the Lynx Star block, I may put Lynx Star on the back of this quilt so that each side can be a "star"!

There are a LOT of HSTs to square up (one of my least favorite tasks!), but when the block goes together it is worth the tedium.

I'm using mainly Aurora fabric from Moda, the same as I used for Lynx Star, as well as some gingham from my stash.

At night I'm working on a stamped cross stitch table topper called "Village in the Snowfall" that I purchased from Herrschners. The kit came with plenty of white floss, but I decided to try one of DMC's twinkly threads - Mouline Etoile in Blanc - and I like the hint of sparkle (hard to see in the photo!)


  1. Your cushion is gorgeous...Love It...
    And the peppermint twist block is a nice change. I must remember that one.
    Merry Christmas xox

  2. Looking forward to seeing how the peppermint twists go together with the Lynx Star. The pillow is perfect for the holidays, and the cross stitch - I haven't done that for years! Looks like a good project for the evenings!

  3. Love the cushion and the cross stitch - maybe I need to do some of that! I am looking at the pattern for the Peppermint Twist. She has some other cute ones. (Like I really need more and more!). I missed Black Friday and Cyber Monday - do not know where the days ended, but it was internet problems - so at 9:00 I was changing out Routers - all is well now. I will catch the sales after Christmas. Hugs

  4. I love your cross-stitch pillow, Linda! Such sweet designs! Looks like you are having a lot of fun getting busy in your new sewing room. Hope you're enjoying the new space!

  5. Your pillow turned out beautifully and of course, I love your other cross stitch project as well. Peppermint twist is a gorgeous take on a star. You are progressing well with your stitching Linda. All settled in, I guess.

  6. Wow, lovely cushion and cross stitching! You are ready for the holidays ;)

  7. That pillow is FABULOUS! Everything you do looks like so much fun. I wish we lived closer so that we could get together for craft days. :-)

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    1. Thanks Sandy! Hope you are doing well and enjoying the Christmas season. :)

  9. The pillow is really cute, that plaid is perfect. The Peppermint Twist blocks are really pretty. Happy stitching this week.


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