Friday, August 3, 2012

Think Christmas Blog Hop



Today is my day for the "Think Christmas Blog Hop". I am excited because I just love Christmas sewing. It makes me feel so cheerful and happy. It is my second favorite holiday to sew for (right behind autumn).

Thank you Lesley and Madam Samm. for hosting this hop and cheering us on. You ladies are the best!!


This block was adapted from a pattern found in a McCalls Quilting Magazine pattern (the Christmas 2010 issue I believe). For some reason when I was looking at the pattern this block screemed out to me. Isn't it funny how that happens?

So here it is...


...and  of course I can't wait until Christmas to display it so I now have it sitting under one of the Summer displays in my home.




Here is a list of the other bloggers in todays line up. Hop on over to see what they've put together. You won't be disappointed.

I hope you have a great day of hopping and take care!

XOXO,

Rene'

66 comments:

  1. Hello Rene...love your block and I know how that feels when something calls to you...love your comfort and joy too...
    now would you mind terribly putting up the list of your fellow bloggers
    sew everyone can find them as easy as they found you...
    if you need help, just ask me, and I will help you to put them up ..thx

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    1. You know I thought about that about 9AM this morning while I was sitting in class. I've added it now. So sorry about that.

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  2. Rene. Your block is lovely and well executed!
    Debby Kratovil

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  3. Beautiful Rene!! I as well am a primitive kind of gal and love the pattens as well as the fabric, and your summer display is lovely. Thank you for sharing. I'm now following you to see what else primitive you might have on your blog.

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    1. Thank you so much. My home is mostly primitive and I love browns, creams and reds. The only time of year I really deviate from that color scheme is during the Autumn when I replace the reds and creams with oranges, blacks and greens.

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  4. beautiful block, love the quilting. hope you enjoy the hop, please stop by my blog on sunday, !

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  5. A Christmas star block in non=traditional fabrics certainly can be used as an everyday/any time display. Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  6. Your work is beautiful. Thank you for sharing today.

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  7. Beautiful block , thanks for sharing.

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  8. I love your beautiful block.. It looks like me!! Those are my colors..Thank you for sharing...I peeked at other posts on your blog.. I adorable the Christmas quilt you are working on. I am signing on as a follower so I can watch its progress!

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  9. Lovely little Christmas quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Beautiful block! Perfectly pieced and the fabrics are lovely! It looks beautiful year round! Thanks so much for participating.. Enjoy the rest of the hop!

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  11. ps. if you turn off your word verification today, just today, you may get soooooo many more comments...I tried 6 times to get this up..most would not do that lol or would they lol

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    1. Thank you, I didnt even know it was on. It's off now. :)

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  12. What a beautiful block and it looks perfect the way you displayed it!

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  13. Your block is so pretty and I love your fabric choices :)

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  14. Those fabrics have such a nice homey old country feeling to them and especially set next to the doll. Beautiful.

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  15. I agree - just perfect the way you displayed it. Good job. You should be very proud of yourself.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  16. The colors really make that little block even more beautiful--love it! Thanks for hopping with us. :O)

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  17. Beautifully done... and I love your fabrics. I'm a new follower. Welcome to blogging!!

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  18. Very pretty block! A star for Christmas is always perfect! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. I love this block. Congrats on being picked at Madame Samms.

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  20. This block has such an outdoorsy look to me. Lodge look if you may!! I love that look, and am going to have to do something like this myself! Whoo hoo, I am excited now!

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  21. It's very pretty! And it looks perfect with the rag doll on it. Great job!

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  22. Very pretty block. I agree it looks great with the doll and flowers.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  23. Oh that is just beautiful and good for you to use it now! I agree why wait to enjot it!

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  24. Hello Rene, I will have to find that copy of the magazine. This is a lovely little mini. Thank you for sharing. Judith, Texas

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  25. Wow. That's a beautiful block. The border fabric is gorgeous. I think I'd have it out all year long myself.

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  26. Lovely colors for a cute Quilt Block!! You could use it all year round in my opinion!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  27. I love the soft Christmas colors.

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  28. Your star mini is very pretty. I like your fabric choices.

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  29. From your recent posts....it looks like you have been Thinking Christmas for some time. I enjoyed your work. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Your little quilt is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  31. Your little star quilt turned out so nice. I looked on down to your Comfort quilt. Love those blocks too.

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  32. I am certainly wanting to make someting smaller than a queen size quilt after following this blog hop. I need to have something to show for my love of quilting. This is a fantastic finish.

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  33. A beautiful star you made, great colors!

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  34. Love the choice of colors for this beautiful block. Thanks for sharing

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  35. Great mini quilt!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  36. Very nice in the muted colors. I really like the pattern.
    Congrats on being one of the chosen!

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  37. Love your double star block...all those points so well done!! Thanks for sharing your skills with all of us!!!

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  38. That is a really nice block! Great to have it be a completed project..already!! Thanks for sharing your work!

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  39. very lovely block. thank you for sharing. hugs

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  40. Your block is beautiful and enjoyed your post today. Thanks!

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  41. Great block, I love the fabrics. Thanks for being part of the blog hop, have a great weekend.

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  42. Wonderful block I would want to display it also.

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  43. JUST SO NEAT-LOVE IT!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  44. I liked you block! I have many thing yell at me to make it. That why I have to much stash!

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  45. What a gorgeois block and yoir choice of fabrics is amazing. I probably would never have used brown but it's perfect!' Grrat job and thanks or sharing with us.

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  46. That's such a pretty block. Thank you.

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  47. It is funny how some thing just seem to call out to us. And thank goodness we all like different things. Otherwise we would all be doing the same thing. It turned out beautifully.

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  48. I really, really love your choice of fabrics! Could you tell me what they are? This is so pretty! It would be hanging on my wall with my other wall quilts year round!

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  49. I love your block and that doll is so precious!

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  50. I really like the block you chose. I also like primitive colors. It's funny when something screams my name it's usually dirty dishes not a quilt block.

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  51. Rene...I love it...it just grabbed the primitive side of me. I can see one of those in my house!! Thanks for sharing, happy stitching!!

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  52. Hi Rene - Thanks for contributing to the Think Christmas quilt blog hop! I love blog hops-they are so motivational because people like you are so creative. Right now I'm working on the Craftsy BOM blocks because they "reveal" it at the beginning of the month. I am using batik fabrics, but it would be nice to do in holiday fabrics.

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  53. Rene, I really like your block and especially the quilting you did on it ... very pretty all the way around! thank you for sharing :)

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  54. Like your block, and love that you've already put it to use! Thanks for sharing.

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  56. J'ai visité votre blog, j'aime beaucoup vos travaux. Fantastique!!!
    Bonne journée
    Gisèle du québec Canada

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  57. Can't find the bowls but sure do love all the other projects on your blog!

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  58. RosemaryB here: Oh we missed your lovely bowls. I certainly hope all s well with you and that you can share them at a later date.
    ((((hugs))))

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