It’s all about Christmas

And today is my day in the awesome Think Christmas Blog Hop
hosted by Lesley at The Cuddle Quilter
and Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt 
Thank you both for this fun and inspiring hop!
I hope you’ll enjoy some of my little creations *Ü*
To start, I’ll show you my new Christmas dress…
and shoes…. 
don’t you think every girl needs a new dress for the holidays!
This little snowman just had to be the center of attention
No way I could cut him up!
Can you see the little trees in the corners?
And my little ornaments were also inspired by the fabric
to show off the cute little elves
This little angel was designed by Erin
I love all the embroidery detail
I fell in love with this clever little snowman block
designed by Shelly over at Prairie Moon Quilts
sooooo cute – it’s one of my favorites!
And the little Yo-Yo Snowmen was a project with one of my guilds
not exactly Christmas red & green, lol
I even used metallic multicolor thread to stitch the appliques!
I found this little place mat tut over at Moda Bake Shop
now I just need to make enough for the rest of the table…
And how about those wonky stars?
Have you made one yet?
They are addictive…
yeah, I’ve made several of these!!!..
Perfect for a little mug rug
Or a table runner…
So last year, I was part of a Christmas blog hop hosted by SewCalGal
and I wrote a tutorial for this Red & White Tree…
Well, a mayor quilting distributor inquired about it
and now I’m selling the patterns for the tree and this wreath!
Here it is in blue…
my sweet hubby’s favorite!
I’ve already sewn the tree 6 times!!!
yeah, I don’t think I’ll be making that one again, lol…
So….
would you like to make the tree?
or the wreath?
I am giving away a pattern to two of you!
To enter, leave a comment telling me about your favorite Christmas tradition
and which pattern you would like.
You have until Sunday night to enter!
Don’t forget to visit these awesome blogs in today’s hop
*Ü*
Thanks for visiting and happy hopping!
                                                 

It’s all Red White & Blue

And today I’m so happy to be part of the
Red White & Blue Blog Hop
hosted by Jane over at Jane’s Fabrics

Jane, thanks for hosting this fabulous Hop!
and thank you Madame Samm for the awesome cheers
at Sew We Quilt!
This color combination was a bit of a challenge for me…
I loved working with the reds and whites,
but the dark blues,
well, they were a bit harder!!!
…. and guess what, I really had a great time!
I actually came up with seven blocks,
but ran out of time…
…so here’s we go…
This is the first block I made – the background is paper pieced
and the eagle is a raw-edge applique
Next, I paper pieced this little airplane
and just had to add the little flag button
to the wing  *Ü*
While playing with ideas,
all I could think about was pinwheels,
so this was my first attempt…
 …then I got a little more creative
and decided my pinwheels needed to be 3-D
Only challenge here was hand stitching the fireworks with metallic thread,
but I think it was worth the trouble. 
This one turned out to be my favorite of all!
Would you like to make the little wagon with the pinwheels block?
I made the pattern and a little fabric kit to give to one of you…
all you have to do is leave me a comment
telling me what your favorite dessert is!
Enter by Sunday, July 15
I’ll announce a winner on the 16
Thanks for visiting!
Check out these wonderful blogs in today’s hop!
Happy hopping,
                    

Quilt of Valor”

Have you heard of the Quilts of Valor Foundation?
Their goal is to give quilts to all service members
who have been touched by war.
This beautiful quilt was pieced by the Lord Baltimore Women’s Club
in Delaware and I quilted it for them.
It’s now on it’s way back to be finished and delivered to one of our soldiers.
If you are interest in participating, go here for more info.
~`°´~
I will be announcing the winner of the Fork-n-Spoon tomorrow 🙂
Good luck to all who have entered!
Hugs,
             

Table Topper Blog Hop!

It’s my day in the Table Topper Blog Hop
and I’m so happy to be
sharing some of my little quilts.
I’ll start with It’s a Hoot! I designed him back in January and
I finally got him quilted and ready to shine in this beautiful field of wild flowers…
 I have to admit, he is my favorite….
…just don’t tell my other little guys!!!
And here’s George
 Well, I decided to invite him to the party,
so I quickly quilted him so he could join in the fun 🙂
Playing in the Rain was the first thing I thought about making
when I started deciding what to Show-n-Tell for this Hop
  I just know my sweet little ducky is sooooo happy to be here today!
Last night we had the great reveal in our Make Me a Mini Challenge
with my ModGal Guild,
and this is what I came home with!!!
I absolutely love everything about it.
My partner did a fantastic job 🙂
So… do you remember Amore from back in February?
About making your own fabric…
Now this little one was bought at Quilt Festival in Houston a couple years back
and was made by the East Mountain Quilters of Costa Rica
I just love all the detail! (on a 6″ stand)
And now for the last one, 
and I hope you’ll like my little Spring Fling because…
…well, first let me tell you about him. I teach a turned-edge applique class
and I wanted a design that would be pretty, yet cover points, curves,
bias strips, etc., so my students would learn to turn-edge just about anything;
and this little guy definitely covers it all, so…
If you like him…. would you like to enter to win my little Spring Fling quilt?
All you have to do is leave a comment about which
of my table toppers is your favorite,
and if you’re not yet a follower, join my blog and/or subscribe and let me know so you can get a another chance at wining him 🙂
You have until Monday, April 30th to enter.
Winner will be announced Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Thanks for visiting.
I hope you enjoyed my Show-n-Tell!
And don’t forget to visit these galls in the Hop today…

Hugs,