Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas Blog Hop

The weather outside is frightful, but holiday blog hopping is delightful! And timely too. It's just weeks away now, and time to really put ourselves in high gear and get those projects finished up. I have no doubt that as I look thru all the wonderful blogs, that I will find more inspiration than time will allow. But there is always next year, right?

I would like to share my most recent finish. It's from 'Tis the Season Quilts and other Comforts by Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks. Click on the title for a link to Amazon. :-)  I first saw this beauty on our quilt shop bus tour in September. Having collected nickel squares for years, I was thrilled to find a way to use them. The blocks in the pattern were slightly larger, but a square is a square and it all worked out great. I love fusible applique and the buttons on for the holly berries just add that magic touch. There is plenty of time yet, to whip up one for yourself!

I love this book so much that I decided that I needed to make a Christmas quilt for my bed this year too. "To All a Good Night," and I am hoping that it will be finished so I have visions of sugar plums dancing thru my head under my new quilt!  We will see, I am slaving away finishing up my gifts right now too!
I am sure you have all seen the "Mug Rugs" that are wildly popular in our bloggy world. I just finished a swap at Aunt Pitty Pats and am looking forward to getting my package in the mail. This little guy is "Not" the one I sent along to my partner. Until I hear that she received things safe and sound, it will remain a secret! :-)  :-)  But I did make up this one for a class sample and will be teaching a class Dec 12th at Wooden Spools Quilt Shop if you live in the Denver area. It's sure to be tons of fun and just in time to finish up those last minute gifts! If you haven't made one of these, you have no idea how much fun your are missing. The magic little 6"x10" size makes it fast and easy. Gotta love those kind of projects. Whatever your project is, be sure to post it. I am sitting right here waiting to see what you have been up to! A big thanks to you - SewCal Gal for hosting a great Christmas Quilt Show!

29 comments:

  1. Your quilt is beautiful and I am in love with those stockings! Your slide show is fantastic...you are very talented. Glad to have found you thanks to the Christmas Quilt Show. I'll be following.....:-)

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  2. Greetings Joan. Isn't this a whole lot of fun :)
    Looooove the mug rug and the quilt is very pretty.

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  3. I love those Xmas stockings at the top of that quilt.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  4. I love the stocking quilt too :)

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  5. I love the stocking quilt SEW much that I think I'm going to have to go and buy this book!! ♥Love it♥ Also love your little mug rug...too cute to put a mug on it!!
    Take care and thanks for sharing!
    Paulette

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  6. I love this quilt! I have the book and want to make it soon. Your quilt looks so good.
    And I love your mug rug, too!

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  7. Lovely quilt.The mug rug is just addorable.

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  8. What pretty projects!! I'm sure it really helps decorate at Christmas!

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  9. You have great holiday energy -- I'm hoping some of it will pass through the airwaves and land in my studio. Neat projects!

    Diane

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  10. your blog is delightful and your quilt is cute as can be. Love Lois

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  11. I've seen so many good ideas during the Quilt Show and you've given me more. I love the matching mug and rug, and your quilt is charming. Glad I stopped by.

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  12. How cute! (both the quilt and the mug rug)I don't live in the Denver area - but I sure would love to drive over there and take the class - it's not going to happen. I'm in Calif and my sister is getting married the 11th. But I sure do love to dream about it.

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  13. The inspiration has been wonderful!

    I love your latest finish... as I am partial to green, too. Thanks for posting a link to the book! Mug rugs seem to be popping up everywhere! I like that you matched a mug with the rug!

    ...Karen

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  14. Lov'in your quilt. I bought this book as well but will be for a next year project for me;-)
    Cute mug rug and yes I too have some ready to sew up!

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  15. I love your Christmas quilt. It's beautiful. Your little mug rug is so adorable. I just love it!!

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  16. It's a great quilt, but I really love the mug rug. It's a shame that Denver is so far from the UK or I'd be there like a shot for that class.

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  17. That quilt is so cool. You could applique anything at the top, couldn't you?!! Great job!

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  18. the quilt is so cute and I love the mug rug, thanks for sharing

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  19. Love your quilt...and the mug rug is darling!

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  20. hey hello there, how are you then, so nice to pop by and see what you have been up to!

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  21. Really cute quilt, & that mug rug is adorable!

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  22. Grazie per questi bellissimi lavori!
    Ciao Domenica

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  23. I love your quilt! It brings nature inside, with all the greens! Also love the term PIGS. I might have "a couple" here or there :)
    Thank you for sharing with us!

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  24. Oh I really love all the greens you choose!! Quite lovely!

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  25. Love, love, love your mug rug. Snowmen are my favorites!

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  26. Yep I can see one of these stocking quilts on my future, I have lots of greens I can use!

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  27. Your quilt is lovely and the mug rug is adorable. Good work!

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  28. Your mug rug is very cute!!! I need to make one for myself. The quilt is great and I love all the greens in there.
    Elzaan

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  29. Your quilt and rug mug is so cute. The stockings are so cute hung up along the trees.

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