Blog Hop Party Give-away!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…


….and to celebrate, I’m participating in the Blog Hop Party
organized by Michelle at Quilting Gallery
The fun begins this Saturday, Dec. 10, and runs through the 17th. 

I’m so glad you stopped by to visit my little blog
and hope you’re having fun visiting all the blogs joining in the fun.
Don’t you just love Flurry by Kate Spain? So far, I’ve made a quilt, several mug rugs, and a runner with it. I just love the bright greens, vibrant reds, and that blue is just yummy.
So… for my give-away I have a Flurry Jelly Roll and a few other goodies.


There are several way to enter my give-away:
1. Leave me a comment and tell me what you love most about Christmas
2. Follow my blog and comment telling me that you are following
3. Leave me a comment and tell me about your favorite quilting tool
4. Subscribe to my blog posts and comment about it
5. Refer your friends to my blog, then have them tell me you sent them my way,
and, comment about it

So there you have it, five chances to win!!!

Winner will be randomly chosen on Saturday, Dec. 17th at midnight and will be announced here,
so check back and see if you won. Please include your email address or contact information so that I can get in touch with you – can’t reach anonymous comments 🙁
Overseas friends welcome 🙂

                                                       Merry Christmas!

PS.: Stay tuned for next week’s tutorial and another give-away!

523 thoughts on “Blog Hop Party Give-away!

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    Cindy says:

    I love staying up late at night and watching my christmas tree twinkle… I also love walking late at night after a snow to see the neighbors lights. Very pretty…

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    Maria Wallin says:

    What I like most about Christmas besides the cozy feeling it gives me is all the lovely nights leading up to it spent with my fiance and our friends drinking mulled wine, listening to Christmas music and eating good food, candy and cakes =)

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    free indeed says:

    I love the lights of Christmas! I told the kids that when I'm in a nursing home, to make sure they string lights somewhere in my room. I love gazing at lights and contemplating deep thoughts or zoning out Ha!

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    free indeed says:

    Not considered a tool per say, but I love the internet for quilting. So much inspiration, places to get fabric fixes and free patterns. Tutes to try something new and always someone to help you out of a funk.

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    conny's quilts says:

    Hi, I just became a follower, my most loved quilting tool is my sewing machine! And for christmas I love our tradition of joining together with my family (mother, children, grandchildren) and make a great christmas dinner together!
    Thanks for this great give away!

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    beaquilter says:

    I LOVE gadgets, my favorite (apart from my go cutter) is a template called kaleidoscope the smart way.. I have the book and template and it's great for kaleidoscope blocks, you start with a pinwheel block and then trim off the sides.

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    Carla G says:

    I love all the Christmas lights! I just love seeing them brightening everything up, and I especially love the ones outdoors in the snow. Thanks for a chance to win this awesome fabric! 🙂

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    Diane says:

    I became a follower to your blog. My favor tool believe it or not is a chop stick. I use it to poke out corners, etc. My holiday favorite is my collection of snowman stuff.

    I am in the blog hop also, posting from Eugene, OR

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    nettie says:

    Oh, on Dec. 17, 1972 my first and only child, a beautiful daughter named Emily was born. The whole month of December has such special meaning for me. It is truly a magical time. Now, I have 4 beautiful grandchildren to share the holidays with, and the best part is that we only live 20 min. away from them now.
    Happy Holidays,
    Nettie
    nettiecrain@live.com

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    Deb says:

    My favorite thing about Christmas is experiencing the magic through my kids. It is such a joy to see how much fun they're having! Thanks for the chance – I LOVE Flurry (and all things Kate Spain)!

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    Paula says:

    I love making and packaging the presents and I also love decorating the house for the holidays with ornaments made by me.
    Thanks for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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    quiltmom says:

    I love the smells of Christmas- pinecones, hot apple cider, cookies baking in the oven and other yummy things.
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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    quiltmom says:

    I am a new follower to your blog- My favorite quilting tool is a foldaway board that has a place to iron and the other side is a rotary cutting mat.It is great for classes.
    Regards from western Canada,
    Anna

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    Jodi says:

    What I Love about Christmas is being with family and friends. My son is in the US Marine Corp and he will be home this Christmas. He deploys to Afghanistan next year and we're not sure if he will be home next year for the holidays. I'm going to cherish these holidays!

    Thank you for your giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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    Jodi says:

    My favorite quilting tool is my small ruler. It's 6" x 2 1/2". It's perfect being wider than just 1". I have several, one in each of my project bags, quilting, handwork and embroidery.

    Thanks for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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    Jodi says:

    I subscribe to your blog via google reader.

    Thanks for your giveaway and a chance to win. Thanks for joining the blog hop.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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    Kelly says:

    I love spending the holidays with my family. The joyous spirit that surrounds the season!

    Thanks for the chance to win

    Kelly (at) mysimplewalk (dot) com

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    Thearica says:

    What do I love about Christmas?? The children of course! That is what Christmas is all about.. I always get teary eyed watching my grandchildren open their presents.

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    sibisan says:

    I love the Christmas music, time together with family and friends, and the general giving and loving spirit of Christmas, especially giving to those in need who have fallen on hard times. And of course the whole reason for Christmas..a celebration of Jesus birth! Love your giveaway gifts and hope to be the lucky one who wins 🙂 Oh, I became a follower of your blog too!

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    WoolenSails says:

    I love seeing the change of people who stop to give a smile, open a door, give to others in need. It is like a magic of love in the air, even with the hustle and bustle that goes around us, it is still visible.

    Debbie

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    Peggy says:

    I love the snowmen basket…..I love snowmen. I just became a follower. Christmas has changed over the years, but I still like baking items we only have at the holidays.

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    Delores says:

    Oooooh, Kate Spain. Love her fabrics and love Jelly Rolls. Would love to win.

    I think my most favourite thing about Christmas is spending time with family, eating yummy food and doing jigsaw puzzles.

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    Jen says:

    What a fabulous giveaway! What I love most about Christmas is spending time with my family during the several days I take off work. It's a great time to slow down and think about what's important.

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    Jen says:

    My favorite quilting tool has to be my rotary cutter. I know, it's kind of basic, but the few projects I've done where I had hand-cut templates made me appreciate it even more!

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    Becky says:

    I love spending time with family and friends during the holiday season. Flurry and 12 Days of Christmas by Kate Spain are wonderful fabric lines. Thanks for this generous giveaway! Merry Christmas!

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    mblittle5 says:

    My favorite quilting tool is my Puple Thang. It's a plastic stick with a pointy end and a squared off end. It's great for feeding tricky pieces into my sewing machine and holding them in place. I make a great smoother for curved seams. I've used it to push filler into stuffed items like pincushions. Love my Purple Thang.

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    Sandra :) says:

    I love working on handmade Christmas gifts – using up stash or buying new and pretty fabric, finding new patterns to try out (yesterday I bought a reindeer stuffy pattern so I'll be trying that today!), picking fun projects for family or friends 🙂 With the nieces/nephews getting older, the list of babies to sew for is getting longer – I LOVE THAT!

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    Quilting "b" says:

    My favorite Quilting tool is my Labtop. Getting all the wonderful ideas and in spiration form quilting blogs (like yours). I love the "Flurry and 12 Days of Christmas by Kate Spain" Thank you for a wonderful giveaway and Merry Christmas

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    Beth says:

    My favorite thing that I love the most about Christmas is finding/making the perfect gift for someone. The rest… well it's good, but doesn't really measure up.

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    Anonymous says:

    I am following your blog. I just love everything about Christmas – food, lights, decorating, hustle and bustle of buying presents, exchange of presents and all the hugs. Gotta love it. The favorite quilting tool for me is the Thread Cutters. Yes, I would love to own Flurry Jelly Roll. What a quilter couldn't make with this. Ah, the options and decisions. Thank you for your giveway.

    Happy holidays

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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    Lynnie says:

    WOW, thanks for so many ways to enter… and such a great giveaway! Favorite quilting tool.. the rotary cutter.. it makes everything so much quicker and easier! I couldnt live without it!

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    Gwen says:

    One thing I love about Christmas is all the gatherings of family and friends.. It's truly a time for remembering which things in life are really important– a time to open our homes and our hearts! 🙂

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    Gwen says:

    My favorite quilting tool is my sewing machine! 🙂 I have done some hand piecing, and it really gives me a strong respect for those women of olden days who did all their sewing by hand… My sewing machine isn't super fancy or expensive, but she's a hard working girl, and I really do appreciate her! 🙂

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    Gwen says:

    I subscribed to your blog with Google Reader. I'm pretty new to using Google Reader, but it is going to be a great way to keep up with all the new posts from my favorite blogs! Thanks! 🙂

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    Kathy says:

    I have two favorite quilting tools. 1st is my spring loaded Fiskars snippers. Second is my digital camera. It's easier for me to layout my pattern and take a picture of it and then piece it rather than labeling rows with blocks. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

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    Kylie says:

    I love getting to spend time with my family over the Christmas season and eating my mother's cranberry fudge. Thank you for the lovely giveaway. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

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    SassyCathy says:

    I love – good cheer! 🙂 People seem to be happy and wish you a Merry Christmas! They smile and are cheerful. (most people anyway)… This season can be a difficult time too – but we all must remember – the reason – for the season.
    Thank you for the chance to win.
    Cathy Byrd
    byrd@gufltel.com

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    Joanie's Quilts says:

    How did we live without rotary cutters and cutting mats. It used to be scissors all the way. Now we can make quilts faster, but yet still not fast enough when you continue to see incredible new quilts and quilting projects.

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    Joanie's Quilts says:

    You are now on my reading list! I already had your button on my home page. Again looking forward to reading your blog. It is such a well developed and interesting blog. Thank you for your generous give aways!

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    Agnes B Bullock says:

    My favorite things about Christmas are the tree that my husband puts up and decorates, his train layout complete with A Christmas Story, and the reactions of my five dachsies, and I love Bing Crosby and Perry Como albums

    trainwife1962 at hotmail dot com

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    Donna~~ says:

    My favorite thing is the magic of the season–the excitement in the Santa event, the pleasure of giving to others, the lovelness of all the decorations, the quiet evenings with the pretty lights in snow–I love it all!

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    JoyceLM says:

    What I love most about Christmas is getting together with my family. We're scattered around the country and it's wonderful when we can meet up for the holidays. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Kathy H says:

    One of my favorite tools is the cutting ruler called Shape cut by june taylor. It is marked in 1/2 inch segments and does such a nice job of cutting out blocks or pieces of fabric. There is also a 1/4 inch one that I use occasionally.

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    Martha says:

    I love giving the unexpected gifts at Christmas…something special someone has said they want, but will not buy for themselves…especially if it is handmade…the delight and surprise on their faces is worth millions.

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    Martha says:

    I love my Twisters, both big and small…I get to make quilts that look complicated but really aren't! So many ways to put fabric together. Have a Happy Holiday.

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    Vance Creve says:

    i like watching my kids faces as they search the sky for Santa on Christmas eve. I love how they jump out of bed on Christmas morning and run out to see what they can find under the tree.
    alliana88m At yahoo DOT com

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    Cat says:

    My favorite quilting tool is my Accuquilt cutter. I like the speed & accuracy more as my eyes are getting weaker & I can't see the lines as well as I once did on the rulers.

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    Marcia W. says:

    My favorite tradition of Christmas is when all the family gathers together for a mid-day dinner and exchange presents. This year I will get to watch the faces of 3 grandnieces having their first Christmas.

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    CC says:

    My favorite tool is Guidelines 4 You Prep Tool. I use it all the time to mark accurate 1/4 seams before piecing. I would be lost without it.

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    CC says:

    What I look forward around Christmas time is the cool weather. Around here it's only cool or cold for about 2 or 3 months out of the year – the rest of the time humid and roasting.

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    Lisa C. in GA says:

    I don't think I've entered this…and scrolled through the 453 posts to see, but if I did accidentally please forgive me. There are a lot of cool giveaways going on, and I'm getting confused 😉 My fave Christmas thing is making cookies and homemade mint hot chocolate for my family while they decorate the tree. Recipe on request 😀

    barzi10091(at)aol[dot]com

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    judith says:

    I love that we can tell Everyone the TRUE meaning of CHRISTmas, and It is the Lord who gave the greatest gift of all, Eternal life, amen.That is what I love about Christmas.

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    justducky65 says:

    There are so many things I love about Christmas. Twinkle light, cookies, buying gifts, the feeling of having my family near, snow (if we are lucky enough to have it on Christmas Day), and just sharing the holiday with all my friends and family.

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    K@ren says:

    How generous of you!!! Flurry is sooo beautiful!! I'm dying to get my paws on it!

    I love the Christmas spirit the most- the one that gets your children up at 4am… the one that makes people hold doors open for you… the one that makes people excited enough to count down days … love it!!

    Thanks for the chance to win a fun prize!! Happy holidays! xo

    krencamp (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Christie says:

    My favorite thing about Christmas is staying at home on Christmas day with my kids and husband. We stay in our pj's all day, drink hot cocoa, eat leftovers and watch just about every Christmas special ever – especially Charlie Brown Christmas.

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    Kari says:

    My favorite thing about the holidays is just being with family. I always loved sitting down to a big meal, playing 'adult' games after dinner (like trivial pursuit and cribbage – if you thought anything else, then get your head out of the gutter!), sitting around the tree while one of my uncles played santa … good memories!
    Thank-you for the chance to win!
    kario66@hotmail.com

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    Kari says:

    My favorite quilting tool … I could go sappy and say my husband who has always supported me and allows me to spend the last month of each year doing nothing but sew (and take care of our 2 year old son), or I could go practical and say a binder clip. I use the binder clip to clip my ruler to the cutting mat when making long cuts, I have a bunch of them numbered to keep groups together, I can use them to hang flat objects such as rulers or templates on my peg board – or a group of squares on my design wall, and finally I use the binder clips as clamps to hold down plastic templates on my Hinterberg frame.
    Thank-you for the chance to win!
    kario66@hotmail.com

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    wlstarn says:

    Maybe not my favorite tools, but imagine trying to sew without a decent seam ripper that has a handle big enough to hold (not those tiny round ones). These days a needle threader is pretty much essential also!