December 6: Lucy’s Crown

I love hearing about holiday traditions from different cultures. When I was a girl, we had a wonderful program in our school where people from the community would come and teach us about different folk traditions. I loved learning about all the cultures that surrounded us in my New York City neighborhood. One that I remember was the story of St. Lucy’s Day in Scandinavian cultures and how the oldest girl in the family got to wear a crown of candles–how daring! My recollection might be a bit imprecise, but I’ve long had a vision of a girl in white carefully walking around a dim room lit by candlelight in her crown. Does anyone celebrate St. Lucy’s Day? What does your celebration look like?

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December 4: Peppermint Bark

Hi, Everyone!  Jessica Dayon- @jessicadayon– here today bringing you the tutorial for my contribution to Countdown to Christmas!  This block is called Peppermint Bark and is a fun one to make!  I hope you like it as much as I do!  Moda Bake Shop’s Countdown to Christmas has become one of my favorite things to look forward to in December!  It’s a special Advent Calendar for quilters and you get a fun, memorable quilt out of it too!

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December 2: The Christmas Gift

Hi everyone! My name is Becky Thompson from the YouTube channel “Power Tools With Thread” and a blog by the same name.  I am so honored to be part of Moda’s Countdown to Christmas 2020 quilt! This is a great quilt block if you are a beginner quilter or if you are teaching the next generation of quilters.  It is a very simple block that is cut down to size at the end so everything fits just right. It’s layer cake friendly so you can make an entire quilt using this cute Christmas gift block.  The unfinished block measures 12.5″ x 12.5″.

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