Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Ho Ho Ho Blog Hop

See - I still quilt!  :)  I am participating in another Sew We Quilt blog hop, this time hosted by Carol!  This time around it's Christmas in July - oh my!

Here is what I have to share...

This is one of my favorite Christmas quilts...I love the way it is quilted.


It was all quilted on my Simplicity Quilters Classic...though this was before the long arm came into the house...


Those swirly borders are still one of my favorite designs to quilt.


This is one of my favorite things to make for gifts for friends and my Husband's coworkers.  These little candle mats...and we give them with a small candle.  I usually make them in a Chinese coin style with borders, do a quick stipple, bind, and then wrap them around the candle in the gift bag.   






Here's another favorite made of Minick & Simpson charms that comes out every year, I love this quilt.  Just a quick and easy one to sew together but it serves many uses and who doesn't love to decorate for the holidays?



Thank you again to all those who made this blog hop happen!  It is always fun to participate...wheew and can you believe that Christmas isn't really all that far away...oh my!  I better keep working on gifts!

Scroll down to see all the other bloggers and leave them nice comments too!  :)  Thanks for visiting!


July 31
Pumpkin Patch Quilter  (You Are Here!)

112 comments:

Cathy's Chatter said...

I just LOVE snowmen! Very pretty! Thank you for sharing with us and giving us some inspiration!

Melody said...

Lovely projects and how lovely to visit a new (to me) blog

apple blossom said...

nice projects thanks for sharing with us on this blog hop

Carol said...

That quilt is beautiful and the quilting is just gorgeous...I can see why you love those swirly borders. The candle mats are a great gift idea. Your block quilt is so sweet...I love the simplicity of it. Thanks for hopping with us!

Judy B said...

Very nice quilt! Thank you for sharing.

Judy said...

Love your projects, thanks for sharing!

Marianne said...

your projects are sweet and I adore the first one.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Always a joy to re-visit holiday decors quilters bring out. Love the idea of a little mat with a candle for a quick gift.

Theresa said...

Your snowman quilt is just lovely. Great job one your projects.

Frances said...

What comfortable and cozy quilts for Xmas decorating and cuddling. Cute mat gifts.

Heleen Groot said...

I love it. The idea for the candle mat gifts is superb! Love it. Well done you!

feltfree på Åsly said...

What a pretty quilt. That is fun. Thanks for sharing

Christine M said...

Your quilt is gorgeous.

Judy said...

Lovely quilt, I am sure it was not easy sewing with your kiddies, I know it myself! Great idea and thanks for sharing

Nati said...

Very very cute! thanks for sharing

Baa. xxx said...

Love those red colours in the quilt, and the candle mats are a great idea for a present. Lovely.

Britt-Inger said...

your quilt is so lovely. Thanks for sharing your creativity

Vera said...

The snowman quilt is lovely.

charlotte said...

Very nice job. Thanks for sharing.

KaHolly said...

Lovely post.

Thearica said...

your quilts and the candle mat are all 3 very nice additions to our blog hop!

Mary said...

Great projects. Love the quilt to cuddle under. Candle mats are so nice as presents. Thank you for sharing.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Beautiful quilt, and the candle mats are a great idea.

Jeanie said...

Great quilts and candle mat! I need to make a few of the mats to have on hand for a quick gift. Thanks for sharing today!

gpc said...

What a great project and great gift! :)

ga447 said...

I love all of your ideas. I need to put that candle mat on my to do list.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Wonderful projects....I love your quilting...now I have to check out youtube...lol

Sherry said...

Always love a snowman quilt!

Sharon Hughson said...

Love your quilts.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Wonderful projects and a great idea to give a candle and mat for gifts - I love that! blessings, marlene

Beverly Atkins said...

Love your ideas and your work. The quilt looks like fun.

bevwalks at aol dot com

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Thanks for sharing your HO HO HO inspiration. Very cute projects!

Mimi said...

Love all the parts of your cute wall hanging - the snowmen are too sweet! Thanks for the great idea for a gift... candle and candle mat (why have I never thought of this??)

Gill said...

I like your candlemats - what a great idea for Christmas!

Kristen King said...

You have been busy, and all of your projects are great!!

Joyce Carter said...

Beautiful quilt and I love the candle mat. I also like making these for gifts. Thank you for sharing. Great job.

Renea said...

The quilts are sew cute. Thanks for the idea of a candle mat and candle for a quick Christmas gift.

evelyn said...

Beautiful quilt. I love snowmen. Candle mats are a great idea for a small gift. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy said...

Your quilting is beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

Linda said...

what a beautiful quilt! The candle mats are also really nice!

W Kruskie said...

Nice job! I love snowmen, I think I have decided they are my favorite now. Thanks for sharing the candle mats. That is a wonderful idea for quick gifts.

Linda J said...

Very nice Christmas quilt! how clever are the candle mats too though I could also see using them as mug rugs and tucking a cup or mug in there too. Good giftie idea!

Gmama Jane said...

Your quilts are so festive. I love your quilting skills as well.
Gmama jane

JanesQuilting said...

I love your snowmen, they are so cute....and mug rugs as gifts, Perfect!!

patchouli moon studio said...

Valerie your quilt is wonderful. I feel cooler just looking at the snowmen. The Chinese Coins mug or candle rugs are a great little project to use up those never ending scraps.

MooseStash Quilting said...

What an adorable Christmas quilt. Love the candle mat idea. What a great way to scrap bust and share a bit of joy for the holiday!

Patty Howe said...

I like all your projects. Yep, Christmas is right around the corner.

Lou said...

Cute projects!
I am making a bunch of mug rugs for friends and family this year:)

Emily C said...

The candle mats are cute and so practical. =)

Lorene Holbrook said...

you are a wonderful machine quilter!!! great job!

Darlington Gal said...

That is beautiful quilting indeed. Thanks for sharing!

the girlfriend gap said...

Minnick and Simpson makes me swoon:) Always lovely! Thanks for sharing. I need to get in the Christmas spirit it will be here before we know it. Janita

Sandy said...

Love the candlemat idea. Thanks for sharing on this great hop!

Tammy said...

What beautiful projects. Love the quilt. Thank you for shareing them with us today.

{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

Cute projects! I love the little mats. They're so manageable and easy to change out. Thanks for sharing!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Great projects. I especially like the sweet snowman quilt. Thanks for sharing.

Heidi [Grizz-n-Dove] said...

Snowmen are just so cute! Thanks for sharing!!

Debby said...

Very cute projects. Love seeing your quilting, too. Really nice post today!

CharlotteT said...

Love your quilt and the gift you make is charming. I'm sure your recipients love it! Good job!

Dee D said...

Cute snowman!

Quilting Tangent said...

Very cute snowman quilt. Like the hair on your goddess quilt.

pamspretties57 said...

Hiya!!! Very nice quilts and I love the little candle mat. What a neat gift idea. Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas, blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

Jacque said...

Wonderful projects....scampered around your blog getting to know you! I especially like the gift idea of candle mat and candle. :)

Sharon said...

Very pretty quilts...Your projects turned out wonderful..

Annette Schultz said...

cozy quilt just perfect for the holidays.
I think that is a cute little candle mat and just might have to make a few too.
thanks for sharing with us today
in stitches

Suze said...

What a great idea for a candle mat and a candle all done up in a cute bag! Thanks for participating and sharing all the wonderful Christmas eye candy.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Lovely work. Thanks for sharing.

Connie said...

Beautiful projects and what a cute photo of the kids and you!

Joanna said...

Love seeing your quilts; they are beautiful. I like the patchwork quilt; it shows off the fabric so well.

Madame Samm said...

Apologies for being at the end of your day....I had to be out today but not without seeing all of the projects before I left. HI Valerie....really this is a beautiful start to our season...soooooo pleased you join in the fun....you are in it to win it my dear...I added you

maggie said...

REally love that quilt!! Great job.
Adorable kids. Christmas is always more fun when the kids are young.
Thanks for sharing
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

krislovesfabric said...

Nice projects, so glad you shared them with us :)

jan said...

I love all your projects! Thanks for sharing
xo jan

Patty D from NC said...

nice snowman - i love snowmen!

VickiT said...

That is a beautiful quilt. And the candle mats are a great idea as gifts with a candle.

Just Quilt It said...

Great projects! Don't you just love Christmas in July! Thanks for sharing.

sandra said...

Your quilt is beautiful and love the little candle mats what a lovely gift idea

Janarama said...

The Christmas quilt is beautiful.

LJ said...

Love the first quilt you showed and it's one you could leave out for winter, too. I've been thinking about Christmas gifts to make for the grands. Scary to think how little time I have!

Cecilia said...

Nery pretty! Thanks for sharing.

MoeWest said...

Your projects are lovely! The candle mats make such a nice gift.

Suzan said...

The candle mat is such a great gift idea!

JoyceLM said...

Love your quilt - thanks for sharing.

Leah said...

Beautiful quilt, and your candle mats are perfect gift ideas!

Vickie said...

WhaT A talented woman you are !

Robin said...

Very cute quilt! The mug rug gift idea is great. Maybe I could actually make a dent in my Christmas scraps!!

pinsandneedles said...

Great idea for the mug rug gifts. Thanks for sharing!

Sarah Correa said...

very lovely!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love those super cute snowmen and the gloves!!

BizyStitches said...

I decorate with Snowmen in the winter because they can stay out for a few months. Thanks for sharing your talent and your projects with us.

Pamela said...

Love your quilt! Too Cute! Thanks for sharing!

Michele said...

Ahhh, so sweet even though I am most definitely not looking forward to winter. Thanks for sharing your lovely projects.

Sharon Dawn said...

Snowmen are one of my favorite things. Yours look wonderful! Thanks for sharing your fun projects.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Thanks for sharing,
lovely christmasquilt!

Kathy H said...

Great little candle mats and I love the quilting on your snowman quilt. I need to practice those swirls. Very pretty.

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