Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Think Christmas Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the "Think Christmas Blog Hop Party". Hosted by my lovely friend Lesley from The Cuddle Quilter and Madame Samm from Sew We Quilt.   A whole bunch of really cool Ladies are showing off their ideas for Christmas this year!! So, please check out each and every blog....and prizes are to be had!! Stay tuned to the end of this post.....because there is a prize up for grabs here too!!!

So, here is a block I did...but no sure what I am going to do with it...but it sure does make me happy :O) Perhaps it will become a Christmas pillow.

I bought this really cool set of fabrics..and wanted to make a quilt with them. So, a curvy block class came up...and I thought "YES"!!! I will do that!! Well....these blocks became the blocks from H E double hockey sticks!!!!!!!!! I got 5 of them done in class. Went home and thought no way am I going to make a quilt with this pattern. So, I did a turning twenty instead. :O) 

...sigh...much easier than those other blocks. But, I am a girl that does not waste stuff....

My blocks from **** where used on the back of the quilt. I needed to remember NEVER to try them again!! :O) LOL!! Are you ready for my give a way?? Silly question I know :O) 

I am giving this brand new Judy Niemeyer Tree Skirt pattern and papers away for free!!!!
So, leave me a comment that you would like to be in my drawing, and I will pull a name on Wednesday of next week..the 8th. You can get your name in the hat twice if you are a follower or become one. I would love to have you join my art journey!!! 

Just to let you know I am a few hours early for the hop.... I was very eager to post :O):O)
Please be sure and visit the blogs in this hop tomorrow the 2nd .... they are listed here below. Just click on their names and you are hopping away!!! 

Thanks for visiting me!!

THIS GIVE-A-WAY IS NOW CLOSED!!



144 comments:

quiltmania said...

An appliqué block! Nice!!!! Thanks for the giveaway. I'll have to check out the other blogs tomorrow.

laurajane said...

Hi Sandie,I have been looking at the blog hops all the week,and have really enjoyed it so far.Such a lot of beautiful stuff..
Love your appliqué block.
Hugs Laura.xx

Homemaker Honey said...

Please add my name to the drawing.

Deborah
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Judith said...

Sandie, Lovely blocks and quilt. I am now a follower and enjoyed the visit. Thank you for sharing....Judith, Texas

Sunshine Girl said...

The block is lovely - love the quilt too. Thanks for sharing.

Lv2sew2011 said...

Very Very Pretty, Thank you for sharing your work!

Please add me for the giveaway!
Lv2sew2011atyahoodotcom

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I had to take a long browse thru your blog and am just amazed with your work space and your love of color! New follower and look forward to more. I love how you switched gears, but no waste is a mantra with me too - love how you added the **** into the back. Thank you for sharing with us today and for the very generous give away - love Judie's paperpiecing.

Kimberly Cassie said...

Beautiful work, Sandie. The curved blocks were a lot of work, I'm sure, but they were beautiful. Your upper most block reminds me of some Hawaiian quilts I've seen in the past. Thanks for sharing your talent and the giveaway!

Lesley said...

Sandie, your appliqué block is gorgeous...it would make an awesome pillow. And the wavy block is really neat...and aren't you the creative one to add it to the back of your quilt. And speaking of quilts...wow! That is one wonderful quilt! Love the fabrics....sure looks like a cuddle quilt to me! So glad you participated in the hop with your wonderful creations! Enjoy the hop!

Kimberly Cassie said...

I'm a new follower. The tree skirt patterns look lovely. I'd love to have one. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Sandie, I love your applique block. Great use of colors, so bright and pretty. I agree it would be a wonderful pillow. Thanks for sharing.

Judy B said...

Beautiful applique block! Love your giveaway as I prefer paper piecing as it provides the only straight line I can sew .

Judy B said...

I am also a follower of your Blog!

Tricia said...

I would love to sew that for under my tree!

Tricia said...

I am a follower

cucki said...

Wow it is so cute :) please enter me in the giveaway too.
Hugs cucki xxx

Farm Quilter said...

Oh my goodness, that tree skirt pattern is drool-worthy!! Thank you so much for being willing to part with it and the papers too - whew! Your blocks are darling, even your hockey stick blocks LOL. I am going to enjoy following you on your blog!

Debby said...

Sandie. That applique block is stunning! It is a variation on a traditional block that I am going to look for this week. I want to know the name!! Thanks for sharing your work - it's all beautiful! Debby Kratovil

Fiesta said...

Your work is beautiful. Thank you for sharing today. I became a follower. Your blog is wonderful. Thank you for the chance.

JoyceLM said...

Beautiful applique block. Love the turning twenty quilt. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

QuiltSue said...

The applique block you showed is great.

Zuzan said...

Thr bright red and green fabrics on the first applique block makes it glow. I love curves & circles so your second block is great. Thank you for sharing the quilts, Sandra.

Zuzan said...

Sandra, from your 200th follower.

wanda said...

I like your block. i also like Judy Neimeyer. I have not seen these tree skirts before. Thanks for the chance to win it.I am a new follower.

Rosa said...

I`m enjoying the blog hop and love your projects.The curves blocks look hard to do.I run when I see curves.The first block is stunning,love,love and your quilt come out gorgeous!!

Rosa said...

Thanks for sharing your work.I`m a new follower.

Cindy Staub said...

Beautiful blocks! Thank you for sharing such awesome work :) I'm a new follower....

Happy quilting!

Aurea said...

Hi Thanks for all the ideas and the giveaway. I am about to become a follower.

Cliodana said...

great quilt, easy and pretty!wow your giveaway is stunning... don't know if i'll be able to make it but make a try to win it! hope to see you on my blog sunday, have a giveaway too!. and by the way you bag on the post below this one is gorgeous..,make me follow your blog!

Sandy D said...

I enjoyed seeing your appliqued block and your other work especially your turning twenty quilt.Good job for Thinkin' Christmas.I am amazed at all the work the bloggers have put into this.

Gwen said...

I love that you used your swirly blocks on the back of your quilt-- really tells a story! :-) And by the way, your quilt is beautiful!! As is the tree skirt pattern! If I win, I will have to get my quilting friends to help me --- I'm not great at paper piecing, but want to master it. Thank you so much for the chance to win! And Merry Christmas!

Diann said...

Beautiful work. Please enter me in the giveaway, I'd love a chance to try the tree skirt.

Quilt n Queen said...

A pillow would be the perfect project for your applique block...gorgeous!! You can never go wrong with a Turning Twenty quilt....or a Yellow Brick Road quilt...my 'go to' patterns for a fast turnaround quilt. The curved blocks looks great stitched into the back. I am a follower, thanks for the inspiration...happy stitching!!

Sheila said...

Your applique block would make an awesome pillow and love how you used your curvy blocks for the back of your great quilt. I am a follower. Thanks for sharing :-)

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Pretty applique block. Love the fabric.
Really love the look and the fabric of the curved block. It's a shame it's not fun to make.
I am a follower.
If you add 'follow by email' to your blog, let me know. I find it easier to follow that way.

Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Jessisca Lenderman said...

I love your "does not waste stuff" attitude : ) and the quilt are fabulous I love them Christmases fabric. Thank you for sharing : ) Merry Merry Christmas, Sandie : )

angchappell said...

Hi great giveaway. im a follower angchappell@yahoo.com

Mommarock said...

Wonderful blocks, and wonderful sense of humor.

Mommarock said...

I'm a new follower.

Susan said...

love your appliqued block!
I also like your give away. I've always wanted to try Judy Neimyers paper piecing! Thanks for the chance to win!

Just Carol said...

The first block is very cheery--a pillow with it would be nice. As for that quilt--wow! I love the deep, rich colors and your use of the wavy blocks on the back. Love it!

pinsandneedles said...

Beautiful applique block...would look great as a pillow for the Holidays! Great use of your curvy blocks on the back. Thanks for sharing!

Sandra said...

Great job on the Take 5 quilt. Love the color combination. I am a new follower and the inspiration from the Take 5 quilt makes me want to make one for myself or as a gift. Thank you for giving all of your followers a chance to win the Judy Niemeyer tree skirt pattern and papers and making the Think Christmas blog hop even more fun.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Truffle queen said...

Love your blog! I'm so glad you are on the "hop" - since that's how I found you! I would love, love, love to be the winner of your drawing! Thanks for your generosity!

Truffle queen said...

I just found your blog on the hop sooooo - I'm a new follower! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Gordon said...

Love the tree skirt pattern. I had it in my hand a couple weeks ago and then figured...I have to finish up some UFOs first. Nice blog. Come follow me at kwiltypleasures.blogspot.com

Purl Buttons said...

I would like to win! Your applique block is lovely!

Bonny said...

Love, love, love your block! The center almost sparkles like a gem :)

Needled Mom said...

That block is gorgeous. Could you use it in one of those great frames for one block? I also like the simplicity of the block quilt. That would be wonderful to use in the winter.

That would be a fabulous tree skirt.

Needled Mom said...

I am a new follower.

The Slow Quilter said...

Your blocks are colorfuly and look great, I love them.

hueisei said...

Very pretty appliqué block! :)

hueisei said...

I'm a follower.

Phyllis said...

Great quilt..love the colors!

Phyllis said...

I am following your blog!

Bonnie58 said...

I'm always drawn to the applique blocks. This one is gorgeous. Thanks

bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Bonnie58 said...

I just signed up and am now a happy follower.
Thanks
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Kris said...

I love your applique block. Applique is my favorite quilting method. Great work at using up your curvy blocks. They do look hard.

Love Bears All Things said...

I have a couple of those fabrics in the wavy quilt block....at least you found a use for them...
BTW, I received the package and the lovely assortment of paper embellishments...I think the Princess will be using some in her book she's making...I will keep the bit of lace though as it appeals to me greatly being a romantic at heart.
Blessings,
Mama Bear

Carrie P. said...

Just wanted to say that I love your applique block. It is beautiful. Please don't enter me in the giveaway. I made a new tree skirt last year for my tree.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Love you "makes you happy" block, I think we've all had a block from ****! Even so, the back of your quilt looks great and the front is gorgeous so alls well the ends well. =)
Thank you for the chance

aiah23 said...

I love your Christmas quilt, great job on that!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Of course I'm a follower =)

Connie said...

Beautiful applique block and your curved blocks look beautiful and I love the fabrics in your quilt. At least you got to use them somewhere in the quilt :) Thanks for a wonderful giveaway too, I love Judy Niemeyer's work!

Connie said...

I am a follower, thanks!

sandra said...

Beautiful job on all of your Christmas blocks, I especially loved the first one and a pillow would be great.

Nellie Duclos said...

Love your saying about Art at the top of your blog-will pass it on to a dear friend who is an art teacher/former colleague who I am trying to get him to learn to sew and quilt as he would be fabulous. I am jealous of you studio-it's beautiful. I sympathize with everyone enduring this crazy summer weather this year. I'm lucky as here on the West coast we've had cool weather, but I'm sure our turn will come in the fall when we usually get our warm weather. Thanks for sharing your work. I will become a follower!

Aggiequilter said...

What a gorgeous applique block! Love your quilt and using the swirl blocks on the back.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Peggy H. said...

Good choice on the quilt. Would LOVE to win the tree skirt pattern. Thank you so much for sharing.

Aggiequilter said...

I'm also a new follower!

Lindi said...

Love your colors and your ideas! Thanx. I also joined in on your fun by following! L

SpartanBabe said...

I am totally right there with you on curved blocks. They just don't look right! They look like they'll be a pain and it looks like you made the best of a painful situation! They would look neat all in one big quilt, but is the pain worth it at this time? :o) Thanks for the giveaway and for being on the blog hop!

JanesQuilting said...

I too do not like to waist anything. Thanks for showing your quilt, it is beautiful. Thanks for the chance at winning the tree skirt pattern.

Abbigail said...

I'm a new follower!

Abbigail said...

I love to be in the drawing for the pattern for the tree skirts! Thanks!

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work thanks for sharing!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm a new follower.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I love your Christmas block. Excellent work.

MoeWest said...

Your applique block is very pretty and it would make a great pillow. I got a chuckle out of your experience with curvy piecing. Your quilt looks great. I love the fabrics. Thanks for a chance in your giveaway.

Linda said...

I would love to be in the drawing.
I love your blocks - even the one you had so much trouble with!

Linda said...

I am a new follower!

Gill said...

Count me in please!
I would love to win one of Judy's patterns!

Gill said...

Follower!

Cecilia said...

Your block is very pretty! I would love to try one of Judy's patterns. Thanks.

Cecilia said...

I'm a new follower.

Crickets Corner said...

Love the applique block! I like how you turned the blocks from he** into a little bit of heaven. Thanks for the chance to win such a beautiful pattern.

Crickets Corner said...

I am a new follower. Look forward to seeing your posts.

Mom & Daughter said...

I am a follower

Mom & Daughter said...

I would like to be in the drawing.. My family hates christmas and I love it so this year I am going to decorate my house like crazy and that pattern would be awesome to make a beautiful tree skirt :)

Kate said...

Sandie,
Great blog! Thanks for the giveaway!

Kate said...

I am a follower!

Marcia W. said...

This is a gorgeous applique block. One day I wish to make a turning twenty style quilt. Yours is pretty. Thanks for the Think Christmas post today, and the giveaway chance.

Sharon Dawn said...

I love the blocks on the back! It looks great from both sides. Love your art journal bag as well..it looks like it would inspire creativity..

AlessandraLace said...

amazing block! thank you for sharing. hugs

AlessandraLace said...

I am follower

quiltmom said...

Sandra - you have a beautiful blog- I love the gorgeous colored side papers and the quote from Pablo Picasso.
I am a new follower to your blog. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

quiltmom said...

Sandie,
What great blocks you have created - I love your Christmas quilt - I also really like Judy Niemeyer patterns- she does create such gorgeous designs.
I especially liked your curved block- too bad about it being so much of a pain to make.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

becky said...

I became a follower today was in .. I'm so glad your site was in this hop. thank-you Becky
derry04@yahoo.com

becky said...

Would LOVE to be in this drawing thank-you so much. Becky
derry04@yahoo.com

MooseStash Quilting said...

Love the challenge of curved piecing. Thanks for a wonderful give a way!

Joyce said...

I would love to be in your contest... love your patterns

Pam said...

Hiya Sandie! I love your applique block, it made me smile too. And the quilt is wonderful, so pretty. Thank you for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

playamom57 at yahoo dot com

Pam said...

Hiya Sandie (again)! I am now a follower. Look forward to following your journey. Blessed be, hugs!!!

playamom57 at yahoo dot com

Ariane said...

I love your blocks!! Especially the applique one!! Thanks for the chance to win and thanks for sharing!!!

Ariane said...

I`m a new follower!!!

Anita said...

Love your applique block! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Anita said...

I'm a new follower on GFC, looking forward to reading your blog!

Sally said...

beautiful block (but I wouldn't make more than 1 either!)
I do like the table runner, a lot! I'd love to try the tree skirt Judi did!

ytsmom said...

Well, I like the curvey blocks, but understand if they drove you crazy! I love Judy Niemeyer patterns. They look great no matter what fabric you choose. Thank you.

ytsmom said...

I'm a new follower. I glanced back through your older posts, and am in awe of your talents.

Cher in Victoria said...

love your block and have always wanted to do A Judy N project. Enjoying the blog hop.

Marlynne said...

My goodness what a lot of comments! I love the christmas block and your quilt of fall rich colors. Will vist some of blogs listed.

Sallie said...

Please put my name in for the giveaway! Thanks!

auntdebbiequilts said...

Thanks so much for sharing, Sandie. My favorite is the first block. Love the curved floral shape. My hat is off to you for trying the curved stripes, too. Smart to include it in the back of the quilt after all that work.

Debbie
http://travelingquilter.blogspot.com/

Judy1522 said...

Very pretty blocks! Thanks for the giveaway.

Linda said...

love your blocks. good way to use the blocks from down yonder.

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

I'm a new follower from the Christmas Hop.

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

What a challenging tree skirt! But how fun would this be to make an heirloom piece that you could use year after year. Please put my name in your drawing - thanks!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Oh gosh, your block is beautiful! It will make a gorgeous pillow. I have not yet tried the curve/wonky sewing. I would have used the blocks on the back of the quilt as well. Thanks for sharing your projects with us.

Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win. I've been wanting to make a tree skirt and this one is beautiful.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Tricia said...

Hello Sandie From new Follower #238. Please place my name for the wonderful chance to the Judy Niemeyer Tree Skirt drawing.

Sincerly,
Tricia

Tricia said...

Wow I went back and read some of your previous postings & was impressed. You do great work Sandie!! Please add my name to the Tree Skirt Drawing. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Tricia

krislovesfabric said...

Your projects are all gorgeous, thanks for sharing!

lynaeve said...

thanks for the chance

lynaeve said...

I'm a follower

Jay said...

Loving this pattern!

Quayceetatter said...

Love her patterns and would love to win the tree skirt!! Like your Christmas block, nice blog.
Linda in NM

ljeanne said...

So much fun to discover great blogs to follow. Thanks for the giveaway.

Linda said...

HI! I'M A NEW FOLLOWER FROM THE CHRISTMAS HOP! THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

MaryBeth said...

Nice block. I've seen this Christmas tree skirt made up in my LQS and it's GORGEOUS!!!

Darla said...

Thanks for sharing. I love your work.

deborah said...

Beautiful work...thanks for sharing!

deborah said...

I'm a new follower!

Thearica said...

Your block puts me in mind of the blocks my grandmother did back in her time. Your block is fantastic!

And the quilt is great as well! Nothing like turning lemons in to sweet juicy oranges!

Janet said...

Love your block - so pretty! Thanks for a chance to win the pattern too.

Emily C said...

Awesome pattern, count me in for the drawing.

KatieQ said...

Your applique block is beautiful. I really love the wavy block, but I can understand how you might not want to deal with making enough of them for a quilt.
Your giveaway is lovely. Please do not put my name in the drawing. I cringe when I think of paper piecing. I hope it goes to someone who will love it.

Maria Kievit said...

That will be one fabulous treeskirt for whomever wins that prize. Love your blocks, and what you did with the ones that took forever... Thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

blocks and quilts are fantastic.
thank you for the wonderful give a way.
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Kathy H said...

Beautiful block. It will make a great pillow. Such beautiful fabrics too. I am a new follower.

Linda in Calif. said...

Sandie, I thought I had left a message and realize I haven't. I love those curvy blocks - but I believe you that they are "not nice". Your quilt turned out so pretty. I love Christmas quilts to cuddle up with. Anyway, please enter my name for the give-away.

Linda in Calif. said...

Oh I forgot to say I'm a follower.

Linda Coleman said...

love that curvy block and the fabrics are great too

Linda Coleman said...

I'm a follower

city said...

thanks for posting.

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