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…
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
Thanks for visiting and happy hopping!

189 thoughts on “It’s all about Christmas

  1. Judith says:

    I love your yoyo snowman and the mare-y snowman and horse. SWEET! I love when the kids are up early on Christmas morning waiting to open gifts from under the tree. Beautiful blocks…Thanks for sharing. Judith, Texas

  2. BizyStitches says:

    I loved your parade of talent. We really don't have a Chrismas tradition other than going to my sisters for the day of food, fun, and games. If I happen to win I like the wreath. They are both beautiful.

  3. Anita says:

    I love both patterns but if I had to chose only one it would be the tree. One of my Christmas traditions is to do a whole day of baking my kids favorite cookies, it usually turns out to be a whole weekend thing with lots of sampling πŸ™‚

  4. Heleen Groot says:

    I would choose the tree, even if the wreath is totally gorgeous as well! My favourite tradition is a weird one (warning). My dad cooks the Christmas meal in our house. Sadly he is a night person. Which of course means that he prepares the turkey in the middle of Christmas night. There is nothing that says Christmas like hearing him pottering around in the kitchen and smelling turkey and stuffing baking at 3.00 am!Unlucky that he does not clean the kitchen, that is our job on Christmas morning!

  5. Kimberly Cassie says:

    Your work is simply stunning. Thank you for sharing. I don't know which is my favorite…the Christmas dress, the wonky star table runner, the tree, the wreath…I love them all. Thank you for the chance to win one of your patterns. I truly love them both and would be honored to receive either. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Janet says:

    Wow you sure found some gorgeous blocks to make for the blog hop! I do love the dress and shoes. If I win I would love the tree pattern. My best tradition for Christmas is getting together with whatever family can make it. The house is usually full of people.

  7. Sunshine Girl says:

    Wow your projects are all stunning – and the designs for the tree and wreath are just fabulous – my favourite Christmas tradition has to be the annual photograph of my children decorating the tree – its usually always posed but hey ho makes for a lovely album. Thank you for sharing all your lovely quilts – I think my favourite is the dress one.

  8. sewyouquilt2 says:

    all are so beautiful- I love both the tree and wreath. we love to decorate gingerbread houses with the nieces and grandkids.they get so creative with teddy bear graham snowball fights and fishponds of clear candy with goldfish underneath. such fun to create with them.

  9. Julie says:

    I bought the tree pattern from you last year so I would have to pick the wreath — which I love also! Favorite tradition is my husband and I always go and get a real Christmas tree to put up. Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. Sharon says:

    Hi Cherry these are wonderful blocks and patterns..I just love the trees. One of my favorite traditions and the one I have done for years is: I make the holiday tablecloth and then since I do the dinner every year I get everyone to sign the tablecloth and then after the dinner I have everyone check under their plates or chairs or wherever I have hidden the winner's note and they get to take the tablecloth home.enjoy your holiday..

  11. Fiesta says:

    So creative and wonderful. Thank you for sharing today Cherry. I would so love to make the tree. My favorite tradition is when my daughter comes and puts up the tree for us and then helps me decorate it. The tree is 12 ft, she is 6 ft so she gets more than than I ever could.

  12. Lisa Marie says:

    When our son was little we used to have a scavenger hunt for some of his gifts. The clues were notes from Santa. So fun! Your tree and wreath are both gorgeous! I would especially like to make the tree.

  13. Michele says:

    Wow oh Wow! I am blown away by your terrific blocks. And the quilting is over the top wonderful. Both patterns are great (congrats on that) but if I win I'll pick the tree. The tradition that means the most to me these days is the annual angel ornament everyone in my family receives in memory of my nephew that was killed that week almost 8 years ago. The all hang in my kitchen window and I look at them and remember him every single day.

  14. Susan says:

    OOOH, I love the wreath! Both are beautiful! Some of our favorite Christmas traditions are to have a soup supper on Christmas Eve, everyone open one gift that evening, stockings first thing Christmas morning, then raspberry cream cheese coffee cake for breakfast while reading the miracle of Christ's birth in Luke 2. Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. Madame Samm says:

    Good Morning Cherry…seriously…each block lovelier than the next..and that red dress can we talk about it…and the bulbs and the reindeer……and yes your most amazing patterns from last year…well you know how I feel about them…they are over the top perfection….mmmmmmm someone told me…noooo I must keep a secret. lol

  16. Gill says:

    We always go to the midnight church service on Christmas eve then it's back home for a glass of mulled wine!!!
    I love both patterns and couldn't possibly choose!!!

  17. Sheila says:

    Love all of your patterns, they are so beautiful, especially the "red tree". Family get together on Christmas afternoon is one of my favorite traditions. Thanks for being part of the hop.

  18. Zuzan says:

    Awesome -cannot say which I like the best they all are just wonderful.
    Hanging the stockings is my fave tradition.

    The tree which would make with blue background. Thanks for the giveaway.

  19. Kasey says:

    My favorite tradition is Christmas Eve fondue. The last 2 years, my husband and I weren't able to make it home because of his work, but we still had fondue, with all the other foods my family always has, like Grandma's spuds, bambini, rolls, ham… now I'm getting hungry!
    I love the tree! Your patterns are both gorgeous.

  20. Lesley says:

    Oh me oh my! You have created some stunning blocks! I adore the little red dress…who wouldn't want to have this one…and those little shoes are precious! Every single block is amazing…love your snowman peeking out from that gorgeous fabric, your Marey Christmas made me laugh,your angel and wonkies…all adorable….and of course your tree and wreath outstanding! I actually was fortunate enough to purchase the pattern for the tree from you last year…so I would love to win the wreath…I just have to get down to my sewing corner and get started! Thank you so much for participating in the blog hop…outstanding contributions!

  21. Cokie K says:

    My mother always read the Christmas Story from the Bible on Christmas Eve. Since she is deceased, my niece has asked to be the one to read it and so the tradition continues. I love both patterns and all your blocks, especially the horse and snowman one! lol I would love to win the tree pattern. Thanks for the chance.

  22. Cliodana says:

    awesome… only this word… and now i follow you too awesome, love the tree this is very beautiful. Thank's for the chance to win and i'm happy i found your blog on this blog hop. Maybe you'll come and see my blog on sunday, have a giveaway too! have a nice day

  23. Debbie says:

    I love it all, OMG, the tree, I'd love it in Green!!! I know just where I would put it framed. The Mare-y Christmas, I love that one too with the snowman. I have to follow your blog now and I found you on Madame Samm's and Lesley's blog hop as well. Thank you for the opportunity to win the pattern.

  24. Karen says:

    Thank you for this amazing post! My favourite activity is decorating the tree and house with our children and grand children. I would love to win the wreath pattern. Thanks for the chance.

  25. Donna says:

    Your blocks are beautiful! You do such beautiful work. I would love to win one of your patterns. Thanks for the giveaway. Every Christmas Eve we have my husbands family in for supper after which every one heads off to church for the Christmas Eve service.

  26. Donna says:

    Love your blocks. I am especially in love with the yo-yo Snowmen.

    My favorite Christmas tradition is family baking day. We all get together to make the tried and true favorites and at least one new concoction. We laugh and bake and stir and mix and EAT! Such fun.

  27. Jeanie says:

    Both patterns are amazing, but that tree is just so different. The quilting is also awesome! I'm not much on traditions, just taking each Christmas as it comes, making new memories. Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. piece peace says:

    Those patterns are both beautiful. I would pick the tree if I had to chose between the two. My favorite Christmas tradition is decorating the tree as a family on Christmas Eve.

  29. Sallie says:

    Merry Christmas! My favorite tradition is Christmas Dinner (standing rib roast and Yorkshire pudding) with the family. It's a hard decision, but I'd choose the tree. Both are beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. Sheila says:

    Wonderful blocks , each and everyone of them . Christmas to me is all about time spent with family and enjoying a traditional Christmas dinner together. Thanks for your wonderful contribution to the hop and a chance to win one of your patterns , if I was lucky enough to win I would love to have the tree pattern.

  31. MooseStash Quilting says:

    Our holiday tradition is to spend Christmas Eve with friends. It started many years agom with friends who had no local family. It's grown and grown, and is quite the get together now. This year having a new tree quiltie would be fabulous! Thanks for a wonderful post!

  32. Pamela says:

    Love the tree and wreath. Thank you for sharing. My favorite tradition is after the tree is up and decorated, we each open one special present….a new ornament for the tree.

  33. Linda says:

    What gorgeous patterns! I love that red Christmas tree (the one that ISN'T your husband's favorite!) and appreciate this chance to win. My favorite holiday tradition is to put out the nativity, one that I painted (it's plaster) many years ago. Even when our children don't come home for Christmas, it's a good reminder of Christmases past.

  34. Mommarock says:

    Oh those patterns!! Woww, wow, wow! My favorite christmas tradition is to make a new ornament for the tree. Years ago I ran a daycare while my husband was in the Navy. Every year we made new ornaments for the tree with the daycare kids and my kids, and we always sent one to daddy when he was away (which was OFTEN). So our tree is filled with home made ornaments. These days the kids are all grown up, but I still like to make home made ornaments for on my tree.

  35. Carrie P. says:

    You are so talented. If I were to win I would pick the wreath even though I like the tree too.
    One of our traditions is to watch the movie White Christmas after we decorate the tree.

  36. Linda says:

    Wow! I love everything you shared today. What beautiful projects. I love the tree the most. At Christmas, I love the time to spend with all my family and enjoy a wonderful meal together. Thanks.

  37. StitchinByTheLake says:

    Cherry I'm just blown away by all of your blocks – you have a real talent for creating cuteness. I love the tree and would love to make it – actually I'd love to make it 8 times for my sewing group buddies since we do a Christmas block exchange this year. I'm not sure we have any set-in-stone traditions for Christmas, except that the tree usually goes up the weekend after Thanksgiving while the boys are at deer camp, and every little thing the children made me over the years goes on that tree. πŸ™‚ blessings, marlene

  38. Sally says:

    Wonderful blocks. Love the tree and wreath but the tree is the best!!
    Traditions–well, new tradition since all the kids are gone is to go someplace with hubby on Christmas Day–Sea world, Disneyland, San Diego Zoo–this year it's off the Santa Fe!

  39. Linda says:

    wow! You've been busy! I love both designs – the tree and the wreath. I guess I would choose the wreath. My favorite Christmas tradition is watching a Christmas movie with my family.

  40. Margaret says:

    The blue tree is awesome. I really liked the red one last year too. I would like to win the wreath. We go out every year on Christmas Eve and drive around looking at all the light displays. We have done this since I was little. We used to live near Lansing, MI which is the capital of Michigan. All round the area near the capital was all of the large houses owned by the government officials and we would go there and see all the decorations they put up. There were some really awesome displays. Now it is just the hubs and I but we still enjoy it.

  41. Darla says:

    What a beautiful tree and wreath. I love the white background and what beautiful stitching. Being with family is the best tradition we have. We take a big Christmas picture of the growing family in an new spot each year, one year the guys took my leather couch to the crop of oats my husband was growing in the field behind my house (we farm) and last year, we all hung out on the new big playground set I bought my eleven grandchildren. Our family has grown to 21 and is still growing.

  42. KatieQ says:

    My favorite Christmas is attending Midnight Mass with my family. The beauty of the service always reminds me what Christmas is really all about.
    I love the wreath pattern.

  43. Just Carol says:

    Those are just so amazing and beautiful–love them all! Out of all of them, I think I MIGHT be able to make the wonky stars….maybe. You're a gifted lady! ;O)

  44. Vicki says:

    Hi it is so hard to choose between these two patterns, they are both so beautiful. If I have to choose I think it would be the tree but I'm still not sure. My favourite Christmas tradition is when I gather all the women in the family (not men allowed) together on Christmas Eve to make personalised bon bons. It is such a lovely time together. We always do it when we come home from church. Vicki vickilorraine at hotmail dot com

  45. kellsgal says:

    Thank yo so much for sharing these patterns. I love them. My family gets a new White House Christmas ornament each year. Each year when we decorate the tree, one of us reads the insert describing the ornament and the history behind it. Thanks again!

  46. Liz - Moments says:

    My favorite tradition is going to the Christmas Market with my Hubby and picking out that years special ornament.
    I really tried picking one pattern but I find them both beautiful and I could see myself making either one and hanging it in our living room.
    Thanks for putting my name in the hat.

  47. Fischtown Lady says:

    My favorite tradition: We bake cookies for the Christmasday and we sing Christmassongs alongside in the candellight.
    My Daughter love it to decorate the cookies and I must clean the kitchen ;-)))
    Greetings, Marita
    PS: I love the tree

  48. Sandra says:

    You have an amazing blog. Really puts you in the Christmas mood. Thank you for joining the Think Christmas blog hop and sharing with all of your followers. Christmas tradition is on Christmas Eve with my Mom. She likes to have her family over for snacks, sharing stories about all of us and opening presents. Your sweet hubby's blue tree is what I choose. I love the color blue and I wanted this one as soon as I saw this. Good Choice indeed.

    Sandi T.

  49. Needled Mom says:

    Your blocks are all amazing!!! I love the little dress and the sweet angel, but the wonky stars look terrific anytime. The Mare-y block turned out so cute. I loved that one too.

    Your wreath is stunning. Your quilting on both of them is soooo pretty. I think I need the wreath to go with my tree. ;-}

    Our best tradition is the family gathering to celebrate on Christmas eve.

  50. Vroomans' Quilts says:

    Thank you for such a grand Christmas Show – oh my! Just love it all. Traditions have fallen the way side here, but I always decorate my Mantel. I love the tree, but I fear it would be beyond my ability, so would pass it on to a friend.

  51. Jackie says:

    Our favorite Christmas tradition is for the family to gather on Christmas morning, go to Church together, then come back to the house for brunch and presents. Love having family together!

    I love all of your blocks – and my favorite pattern is the Feathered Christmas tree.

  52. Patty says:

    My favorite Christmas tradition is getting ALL the family together,Grandma's(no grandpa's left)Aunts,uncles,cousins,nieces nephews.

    Thanks for the chance for your pretty tree pattern.

  53. Polka Dot Classic says:

    WOW! so much to look at and so many future want to do projects πŸ™‚
    Thank you for the beautiful show!
    My favorite tradition is drinking hot chocolate while we put up the x-mas tree πŸ™‚
    I would to make either one of your great looking patterns
    Thanks for the chance
    Have a Happy sewing day

  54. JanesQuilting says:

    Gee, I want to make them all, put them all together on one large quilt. That would make for a beautiful bed quilt for Christmas. I kind of agree with your hubby, I like the blue one the best also. But my favorite color is blue. Christmas Tree or Wreath, both patterns would be great to win, Thank you for the chance.

  55. pinsandneedles says:

    Wow! You have been busy! I remember seeing your tree last year and thought it was darling! Now a wreath too! Beautiful show of your work! My favorite holiday tradition is celebrating a Norwegian Christmas (my DH is from Norway) with very close friends and eating traditional foods! Thanks!

  56. Jane's Fabrics and Quilts says:

    Cherry,I do not even now where to start. I adore your work. I love your fabrics so bright and fun. The ornament block is my favorite, well no, the face on the snowman as the horse is coming to eat the carrot, wait, no, love the little placemat with JOY, no, wait your tree and wreath. Oh nuts!! I love it all!!

  57. Lori says:

    Wow these are wonderful. I especially love the horse and snowman.
    I love both patterns, but would choose the wreath first
    When the kids where young our tradition Christmas eve would be to have hot dogs and chocolate milk and I made a sheep cake representing Jesus. We would sing happy birtday to Jesus and each of us would go around and say out loud why we where thankful Jesus was born. Then we would read from the bible the christmas story. Then we would open our gifts from around the tree.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

  58. Lyn says:

    wow all of your projects are beautiful! Our tradition is to get together a day or so before or after Christmas so each family can be at home for the holidays. I would love the tree. but I would be so happy with either on.

  59. Gmama Jane says:

    I saw this tree last year and tried to make my own version !!! It isn't as beautiful as yours!! Oh I would so love to win the tree pattern so I wouldn't have to use my own version!! Yours is ever more elegant!! Cross my fingers. I was going to show my tree but I think I'll keep it under wraps now that your tree is out for everyone to enjoy!!! This Red Tree was one of my all time favorite Decorations last year and I ahd forgotten it was YOU who designed it. I even think I pinned it!!
    Blessings and Ho Ho Ho
    Gmama Jane

  60. Sharen says:

    I LOVE the Tree & Wreath and need to know where the patterns can be found? Can I purchase on-line? They are gorgeous!

    Our Christmas Tradition actually begins on Christmas Eve when our family gathers for a buffet style dinner followed by gift exchange and desserts. All stay over in our home for stockings and brunch on Christmas morning and sometimes we join extended family for Christmas dinner and other times we disperse to join other family groups for the day.

    A VERY SPECIAL time making lasting memories, for sure!

  61. Lynn says:

    WOW! Everything you make is incredible! The tree is very striking and caught my attention immediately……but then the wreath is a winner also. What a treat to have the chance to win either one of these patterns….thank you. Oh, I forgot to mention the fabulous quilting on both…..amazing.

  62. kathy says:

    The tree and wreath are gorgeous! I would love the wreath pattern. My favorite Christmas tradition is when my family gathers on Christmas Eve and we read the Christmas story from the Bible. Afterwards comes my children's favorite part when we each get to open a present. Thank-you for your give-away!

  63. aiah23 says:

    I love both patterns so either one would be fine for me! I've been a crafter since my teens (so 20ish years) and inevitably I'm always finishing up a gift, or if done on time I'm wrapping gifts, on Christmas Eve. TBS or TNT does 24 hours of A Christmas Story so every Christmas Eve I tend to stay up watching that while I finish up whatever I'm working on while everyone else is asleep. I find it peaceful, challenging, and it's become a fun tradition for me.

  64. Joyce Carter says:

    Oh, Wow! I am amazed by all you have accomplished. Everything is so cute. I really liked the block with the horse and snowman.And the dress was darling, too.If I were to be so lucky to win, I would love to have the wreath pattern. I think it is beautiful too. My favorite Christmas tradition is going to our Christmas play at Church-a wonderful and moving experience. thanks for the giveaway.

  65. Rosa says:

    These are beautiful.Fabrics,projects…love them!!.My favorite tradition is sing carols with family .If I won,I`d love the tree pattern.Thanks

  66. Beth says:

    Your work is absolutely fabulous!!! I have your blog bookmarked. Our favorite tradition is getting together with family on Christmas Eve. I would love to have the tree pattern. Thanks for the chance to win.

  67. Annette says:

    Oh, these are so beautiful! I especially LOVE the wreath. My favorite tradition is Christmas Eve dinner with the family. The best night of the whole year.

  68. sew.darn.quilt says:

    WOW!! What an inspirational way to start my day. Gorgeous,stunning, spectacular, marvelous, I could go on and on. So many charming blocks and yes, I remember your entry last year and was blown away as so many were!
    Thank you for sharing and for the chance to try to do your wreath justice

  69. B Greene says:

    My favorite Christmas tradiotion is traveling to be with family. Thanks so much for the chance to win one of your beautiful patterns – I would choose the tree, but the wreath is gorgeous, too!

  70. Susie Q says:

    Love the blocks and the patterns. One of my favourite things is that you are allowed to open one present on Christmas Eve from around the tree, which usually contain some new PJ's and a book, which is to read in bed to make you go to sleep!!! Thanks for sharing. Susie x

  71. Beverly says:

    Our tradition was and still is that you can open one present on Christmas Eve and it's always new pajamas. I still love to get new pjs to this day. It brings by the excitement of Christmas Eve. Both your patterns are gorgeous but I love the tree best. Thanks for a chance.

  72. Apple Avenue Quilts says:

    Beautiful patterns! My favorite is the wreath! My favorite Christmas traditions is Christmas breakfast. Stockings are opened as an appetizer. Then for dessert we open the rest of the presents. Of course the breakfast is extra special too.

  73. Tricia says:

    The tradition of making holiday goodies to pass out with my kids. SHowing them the lesson that it is better to give then to receive. I LOVE both patterns and would allow you to choose for me as I would be very happy with either of them. I found all you blocks to be beautiful and like your hubby, we love the blue theme here too. Thank You for the chance to win.

  74. Loris says:

    Such sweet Christmas designs to enjoy in July!
    Lovely giveaway! Both patterns are beautiful. I would love to make the wreath! Thank you for sharing your holiday inspiration.

  75. SpartanBabe says:

    Love the blocks and the two patterns – I think my favorite is the wreath! Since we moved around a lot our family Christmas traditions have changed…when I was a kid, we had 4 sets of grandparents to visit on Christmas Even and Christmas so we got to open a lot of gifts all the time. Now that it is just me and my husband, a new tradition is going on vacation for Christmas – just him and I. Thanks for the chance to win and congrats on the patterns being picked up!

  76. Karen says:

    I love all your Christmas ideas. It almost makes it feel wintery and not 88 degrees here! My favorite holiday tradition is Christmas eve dinner at Grandma's. I would love the tree pattern.

  77. Wendy says:

    Such lovely Christmas ideas! And I love your patterns they are just wonderful. My favorite holiday tradition is going to my moms and with all the family together we play dirty santa after we have eaten a large dinner. I would love the tree pattern.

  78. Maria Celina says:

    Que hermosas ideas y motivos, mi tradiciΓ³n durante la navidad realizamos la novedad en familia y con vecinos, cantamos alegres villancicos, y hacemos un rico compartir donde ofrecemos buΓ±uelos natillas, galletas en fin pasamos unas noches de novenas inolvidables donde cada noche nos encontramos a compartir.

  79. Gwen says:

    INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love all of your projects- but especially that gorgeous tree!! So, that would be my choice if I won! πŸ™‚ My favorite Christmas tradition is the Christmas party/dinner/get-together that we have at my parent's house every year. We enjoy singing, eating, gift exchange, and playing games– as well as a fun time of playing Dirty Santa! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win one of these patterns!!

  80. MoeWest says:

    Your projects are wonderful. I love the cute little elves. The quilting on your tree and wreath is amazing. I would choose the wreath pattern but I won't be able to match that quilting!

  81. Eileen says:

    I love both the tree and the wreath! Did you do them with the GO! cutter?
    Our favorite Christmas tradition is going to my older BIL's house on Christmas afternoon. It used to be my in-laws' home, but that's gone. So DH's oldest brother and his wife have taken over; we all gather there, have a great dinner, play some games and do sing-alongs. Makes me warm just to think about it.

  82. quiltmom says:

    Our favorite Christmas tradition is an annual tree trimming party that we have had for almost 30 years – some years it has been bigger and other years smaller but we have held it to decorate the tree.
    It is very hard to choose between your patterns but I think I would choose the tree.
    Warmest regards from Western Canada,

  83. JCnNC says:

    Either pattern would be wonderful and then I would buy the other – they are beautiful. Favorite tradition is Christmas brunch right before the presents are opened and not cooking a big Christmas dinner. We cook most of everything before Christmas and everyone can "graze" till their hearts desire. Where do we find the patterns? Thanks from Judy C in Nc

  84. Rhonda D. says:

    Thank you so much for sharing. I love the yo-yo snowmen! Our Christmas
    tradition would start with how we decorate the house. It is a family affair. Both of your patterns are beautiful. I would choose the tree.
    Thanks for the chance to win.


  85. Cyndi loves to stitch says:

    Either one is a FANTASTIC GIFT, you are a fantastic designer, and generous to boot. THANK YOU for a chance to own the pattern! I think I'm slightly partial to the tree, but probably only because I saw it first and stared at it drooling for the longest itme, lol!! But wreath is great too!

    another question though…. is that ornament of Shelley's a freebie or one to purchase? Have a small granddaughter who is a horse nut would like to make her one. Had not seen it before on her blog and could not find it in her shop today, and don't want to bother her right now with her cowboy out of commission. If it's a freebie I'll just keep looking around her blog. If it's one to purchase, I will wait till he's better and she get's her store website/blog all connected again. Plenty of time till Christmas. Thanks for showing it! and THANKS for particpatng in the hop, had a great time looking around here!!

  86. Nancy Biggs says:

    Wow! All of your work is fabulous! My granddaughter would die for the Mare-y Christmas. I need to find where to get that pattern! Thanks for sharing all of your work with us, and thanks for giving us a chance to win one of your patterns. Thanks, and we're all trying to think Christmas although it's 100 degrees here today in Tennessee.

  87. Kathy H says:

    My favorite Christmas tradition is when my husband reads the Night Before Christmas to the kids on Christmas eve. I love all of your blocks but that Christmas tree is absolutely beautiful.

  88. GG says:

    Never been to your site before. Your Christmas blocks are quite an assortment! Love them all. The patterns you're offering are awesome.Just exquisite. Hard to chose- but I am struck by the Christmas tree.
    When my kids were young,and due to their excitement, we made a little tradition. On Christmas Eve night, we would gather around the tree and they each got to open 1 present of their choosing.

  89. Pam says:

    Hiya! I love all of your blocks, especially the yoyo snowmen, I might have to try that one. I think I like the wreath pattern the best, although the tree is beautiful too.
    In our community there is a hospital for special needs children. Every year they put up the most amazing Christmas decorations and lights. There is a group of trees that have lights that go on and off alternately. We've always called them the dancing trees. Each year, we set aside one night to go and drive through the facility and look at the beautiful sights. Each unit of the hospital puts up its own display, and some new ones are added each year. I think that that is my favorite tradition. I've been doing it since I was a child, when my mother worked there. It wouldn't be Christmas without a ride through there.
    Thank you for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

    playamom57 at yahoo dot com

  90. Sewconsult says:

    THe dress block brought me here, but I truly got so excited when I saw the patterns of your tree and wreath. I would love to win either, but I would be willing to purchase both. Please let us know where these are available.

    We spend Christmas with my sisters family and my mother in most for the last 30 yrs. Christmas Eve has us at my sister's house for dinner and gift exchange. Everyone comes to our house for Christmas Brunch and games and catching up on all the family with phone calls or skype. This year, all will be in the states, so it will be less complicated. My niece was in India as a missionary for 3 yrs. It is wonderful having her home now.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

  91. Missie of Hallbrook Designs says:

    Lovely little Christmas projects you've made! Thank you for sharing and inspiring!! If I were to be the lucky winner of your giveaway…I would love either if the patterns you offered!! Let the other winner choose first and I,d love the leftovers!! LOL

  92. Deonn @ Quiltscapes says:

    Oh, Cherry, you have such an eye for design, and your projects are lovely!! So exciting about your patterns – I just love the wreath. A family tradition at Christmas is to read the nativity story together on Christmas Eve, sing carols and put on new jammies. Gee, and only 145 days to go.

  93. Ariane says:

    Your blocks are just amazing!! I would love to win your wreath pattern. My favorite Christmas tradition is decorating the Christmas tree with the kids. I love that!

  94. Connie says:

    They are both so beautiful! My favorite is the tree! Our Christmas tradition is getting our huge family together and we do a White Elephant exchange for lots of laughs.

  95. Sharyn says:

    I love decorating the tree with all the momentoes we have collected during our family life. It's a special time when all the family gets together and I play "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" by Bing Crosby much to my family's disgust (but the year I didn't play it they all wanted to know why?) I would love the wreath pattern. Sharyn

  96. Crickets Corner says:

    Never been to your blog before but am now a follower! I don't know where to begin….. I saw the snowman block then the wonky stars and then BAM! The Christmas tree and wreath. Amazing! I am torn between the tree and the wreath but the tree is winning my heart.

    My favorite Christmas tradition started when my parents divorced and we would spend Christmas eve with my mother and Christmas day with my father. Now I host Christmas dinner on Christmas eve then we open the gifts while the extended family is here. The tree is barren when we go to sleep but somehow there are always presents under the tree the next morning for all the family that stayed all night.

  97. Karen says:

    Beautiful work. I think I would make the wreath. THanks for the opportunity to win. Oh, my favorite tradition is our Christmas Eve family Pot Luck dinner.

  98. Gail says:

    The tree! The tree! I've always adored the paisley shape, and admire it as quilting feathers. The tree is also the root of my favorite family Christmas tradition: I take sometimes hours winding lights in and out of every branch of our live tree, then my kids put ornaments up as I unwrap them from storage. We talk about their favorites, where we got them or who made them… and it's gotten even better as they moved into their late teens (and beyond.) It makes a great start to the Christmas season.
    Gail at

  99. Debbie says:

    My favorite part of Christmas is the tree. I have all glass ( my children are grown and the dog is old) ornaments. It makes the tree shine and shimmer when the lights are on. Thanks you for a great give away. Loved all your projects. I would make the tree. And blue is gorgeous.

  100. Judy1522 says:

    The tree and the wreath are both beautiful as well as all of your projects for the blog hop. My favorite between the two is the tree I love it in blue. My favorite Christmas tradition is being together with family.

  101. Debg says:

    I love both your patterns…The wreath would be the one I would make first. My favorite Christmas tradition is cooking a LARGE Christmas breakfast and eating it BEFORE opening presents…makes the day last a little longer and everyone is a little more patient.

  102. Wendy says:

    Oh my goodness … your work is absolutely, amazingly beautiful!! My favorite is your tree of course, but the wreath is beautiful also, and wouldn't it be fun in green too, or heck, even pink to leave up in my sewing room all year πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ My favorite tradition is getting out my daughters Hallmark ornaments and hanging them on the tree each year with them … of course, each year they want to hear about why this one or that one was purchased. Then, after the tree is decorated, I so enjoy sitting and just admiring each memory hung with care. Thank you, thank you for such a wonderful chance!!

  103. Wendy says:

    Oh good grief!! I was so stunned by your trees that I forgot to tell you I ADORED your blocks … seriously !!! love the dress with the shoes πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ adorable1! all of them, wonderful πŸ™‚

  104. Karen ~ Briarside Lane says:

    OH… I remember that red tree!!! Congratulations with the pattern distribution deal. And in blue, oh my! The wreath is quite exceptional, too. All of your blocks are wonderful. Thank you for sharing and hopping along with us.

    Either pattern would be most welcomed and appreciated…
    Traditions? Decorate Thanksgiving weekend and un-decorate New Year's Day.
    Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols at my church Christmas Eve.

  105. Katherine says:

    Wow. You come up with the most gorgeous designs, Cherry! Each is so unique and beautiful.

    Oh, I don't know if I can choose between your patterns… they are both fantastic and I'd be thrilled to win either.

    Favourite tradition? Baking a huge batch of peppernuts to share with family and friends while keeping the holiday get togethers low-key. It's all about time with loved ones.

  106. Peggy H. says:

    Oh my goodness! I love your tree and wreath. Beautiful design job. Would love to win either of them. The quilt job is beautiful as well.

    As far as a tradition…every year each family takes a turn planning the Christmas, always centered around a theme, the Olympics, a magic show, to each family teaching the others a fun dance, a cook-off, a Western theme with square dancing, etc. The food, gifts,and everything else goes with the theme. So many fun memories.

  107. Karen O says:

    My favorite Christmas tradition is putting up my Nativity sets. I have several from other countries. I love both of your patterns. If I had to choose, it would be the tree.

  108. Kathy says:

    Such a hard choice no wonder a major distributor was interested in your pattern. I would probably lean towards the tree but both are outstanding! We always leave cookies for santa and carrots for the reindeer and a note from santa to my girls thanking them and at 25 and 21 my girls still don't believe me when I tell them I wrote the note all those many years!

  109. Kristy says:

    My favorite tradition is the advent calendar. I made one for the family and enjoy putting gifts in for each day. We also read a verse to go with the gift. What a hard choice as far as the patterns! I think the tree is wonderful and I like the wreath too! So either one would be fine! What gorgeous quilting you did on those quilts. Thanks for sharing today- K-

  110. Farm Quilter says:

    Oh my goodness, your tree is AWESOME!!! The pattern is so eye-catching and the quilting really enhances the quilt. My favorite tradition is the whole family getting together on Christmas Eve at my in-laws' home for food, fun and gift exchange.

  111. Sara says:

    We give jammies on Christmas Eve – and you get to wear them to open your packages on Christmas morning.

    I would love to make either one – the tree is beautiful … and the wreath is too…how can I decide????

    nhsarab at yahoo dot com

  112. QuiltGram says:

    I love both patterns but the tree is breath-taking, especially in the blue-white version! . My favorite Christmas tradition is Tom & Jerrys (with or without the brandy) on Christmas morning with family

  113. Jenny of Elefantz says:

    They are both so pretty! But I think the tree is my favourite. πŸ™‚
    Our Christmas tradition is a water fight after lunch – we live in the tropics and Christmas is almost mid-summer for us.

  114. Home Designs by Amanda says:

    Great Blocks!
    Decorating for Christmas…starting to watch Christmas movies in July πŸ™‚ especially since my girls like them so much! …and when the family is driving somewhere and spot Christmas lights on houses with our girls.
    I really like the Christmas tree block!

  115. Purl Buttons says:

    Your tree and wreath astound me! I would be happy to have either one and I promise to actually make one up, whichever, and not just add it to my "someday" stash. My favorite tradition is watching Muppet Christmas Carol even though some years I can't talk anyone else into watching it with me.

  116. ratty says:

    i love the wreath pattern πŸ™‚
    my favorite Christmas tradition is all about the StOcKiNgS!! making them for new family additions, filling them on Christmas Eve with my sisters, making handmade 'littles' to fill them (this year it's circle zip earbud cases and metal cigarette case sewing kits), opening them on Christmas morning with my kids… πŸ™‚

  117. Melody Shingler says:

    ohmyword! I just happened to stumble over here looking for your fork & spoon wall hanging…

    I had already Pinterested your Christmas tree quilt that you are giving away the pattern for. I would so love to stitch that in blues (because that's MY Christmas decor…)

    My favorite family tradition is using the "Twelve Days of Christmas" glasses that my grandma used years ago. My aunt faithfully brings them to my house for dinner; then we carefully wash them & box 'em up for next year.

  118. Deb says:

    Both patterns are great, but I like the wreath better. My favorite Christmas tradition is a family Christmas play in our living room every Christmas Eve.

  119. Lee says:

    Fabulous blocks! Lovely pattern designs also – I love trees so that would be what I would choose! thank you for the giveaway and inspiration! I love listening to holiday music and making cookies with my family.

  120. Quilt n Queen says:

    Cherry……your parade of Christmas blocks is spectacular!! I love them ALL!! Thanks for the inspiration. I love your Christmas patterns and love everything you shared with us in the blog hop…hard to pick a favorite!! Thanks for the chance and happy stitching!!

  121. Thearica says:

    Oh wow!!!!!! To be discovered through blog hops is fantastic! I love BOTH of your designs!!

    if I had to chose, it would be the tree!! And I would do it up in the red and white like yours in honor of my mother. She loved anything and everything that was red and white!!

    One of my mothers favorite traditions was taking a shoe and putting it in the ashes of the fireplace and making footprints to the tree and back to the fireplace… We would all squeal with delight when she would put the fire out before bed!! As we got older, my oldest sister and I heard the thumping of the boot one Christmas Eve and got up to investigate… YEP.. we were given the sermon of DO NOT tell your younger sister and brother! It was so magical knowing we had a secret we could keep from our other 2 siblings then!

    As we married and had our own families, it still remained a tradition to go to mothers on Christmas Day. Her tree was huge and she had a chirping bird ornament. When she passed away, I asked about the ornie but noone appears to know where it got off to…hmmm… makes me sad…

    Mother loved to cook and she set the best table laden down with delicious foods… ham, turkey, dressing, creamed potatoes, green beans, homemade macaroni and cheese, slaw, rolls, cream corn… and RED VELVET cake from scratch!! My mother could make one mean red velvet cake!! Of course my brother thought it was all his! But his older 3 sisters showed him who was boss! ha! πŸ™‚

  122. 2ne says:

    Love your yo-yo snowmen :-))))
    Lots of nice christmasstuff – I've just started on a christmas quilt – time goes quick…….

  123. Charlotte Thompson says:

    I love all your blocks, patterns, and wallhangings. My favorite Christmas tradition is having the family all around on Christmas Eve. My DH puts on the Christmas music and we each open one gift. Just being together is the best part of Christmas!

  124. creativedawn says:

    I did not see this in time to enter the giveaway, however I just want to say that the quilting on the tree quilt is SPECTACULAR! Your quilting makes an already beautiful design just POP right off the page…so much dimension in the quilting… I will go and read through your tutorial, but I know no one can make this quilt as you do…STUNNING! Thank you for sharing your designs!!!

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