Sunday, July 29, 2012

Think Christmas Blog Hop and Giveaway

Hey all, I hope you don't mind me posting a couple of hours early...

It's here!  The first day of the Think Christmas Blog Hop!  And I have the honor and pleasure of being amongst the first on our journey...


Sew we quilt

Christmas in July!  Welcome to my day for the Think Christmas Blog Hop!

Many thanks to Mdm Samm and Lesley of the Cuddle Quilter for organizing this and allowing me a spot!!

I decided to use my go-to pattern book from Barbara Brackman...

I've had this book about as long as I've been quilting and consider it one of my best references when looking for block inspiration.

My little engineer head loves the way she organizes everything!!  You can find a copy on Amazon but even used, it's salty...my copy was published in 1993.

Barbara has a blog where she references it being out of print but no timeline as to another printing or going digital...

Anyway, I wanted to do something Nine- Patchy, so I looked under the heading of Equal Nine Patch and picked this block...#1689a
This block has been called many things according to the reference book starting in 1894, but in 1936 Nancy Cabot called it Three and Six.  This seems a good descriptive name since there are 3 whole squares and 6 HST's in this block.

I really like it done up in Moda's French General.  The off-white Poinsettia print as well as the red print are from their Fa-la-la-la-la line.

To make one of these for yourself you would need to cut:
3 Light Squares 4 7/8"
3 Dark Squares 4 7/8"
3 Light Squares 4 1/2"

This will yield one 12 1/2" block.

 You will put right sides together of the three dark/light  4 7/8" pairs, draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the light square and sew 1/4" from each side of the line.


Next, cut apart the 6 HST on the drawn line and press toward the dark triangle.  Then you can trim the HST's to 4 1/2" and arrange them with the remaining 4 1/2" light squares as shown below...
 Sew in rows and then join to form this simple but beautiful 12 1/2" block.

French General Fa-La-La-La-La

Now, you could make 4 blocks and you would end up with this pretty topper above...

Or you can do what I did and make 20 blocks to make this quilt top below.  I also put on a 4 1/2" border out of the light fabric to finish this top.  I apologize for the lack of pretty scenery in these pictures!  The drought around here has really taken a toll on my landscaping...the soybeans are still green but they are the only thing green, at this point!


Haha, I figured I better take a picture of the top with some Indiana sweet corn in the backdrop...since this is "Christmas in July"...
I pinned the top to my husband's mighty "rhino enclosure" capable of keeping our garden free of bunnies, raccoons, and deer.  I call it that because he used cut off telephone poles as fence posts...and it's, eh...kind of "sturdy", lol!

I find that a busy background fabric as I chose here really benefits from a simple design and I think this block looks striking in these fabrics.  That being said, I wanted to try it in a couple of other combinations, as well...




Now, for the giveaway...I have a Kate Spain Flurry charm pack to give to a lucky comment maker.  Please make a comment on which block above you prefer, just for my curiosity   ;)  or tell me your favorite Christmas Carol.

This is Straight No Chaser, and one of my son's favorite Christmas Songs.  The fact that they incorporate Toto's Africa into the end is fun.  As a Purdue graduate, I still can enjoy this Indiana University A Capella group but when they do their school song I cringe a bit as we are from rival schools...

I love this fabric collection, Flurry, as well as her other two Christmas lines, they are all such happy collections!  In order to be entered in the giveaway I ask that you not be a no-reply blogger or have a way for me to contact you if you win...otherwise I will draw another.

You do not need to be a follower to win this giveaway but if I can get to 100 followers, I will have another giveaway on a separate post just for my wonderful followers so stay tuned...we are getting close!

Good luck in the giveaway and be sure to visit these other wonderful sites that I have the pleasure of joining with today! **edited to add...I will draw on August 5****  thanks!


 And, don't forget this hop goes on for 7 days, visit Lesley for the master schedule!


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Judy B said...

Oh my, I am early too! This my 2nd time with a blog hop, it is so much fun to see all the neat blocks! I love your quilt, but must say the block with the snowmen faces is my favorite. Thank you for having a giveaway.

Jennifer Gail said...

Hi
I love your quilt. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

Judith said...

Great French General! Love them all. Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

Kathy said...

I love the red and white you made the quilt top with the best.. of the other three I would say the green holly. Good post. thanks for sharing

Mhairi said...

These are my favourites:
My favourites are three Australian carols. They are Carols of the Birds, Three Drovers and Christmas Day. Here is a site with the words: http://heathhill.blogspot.com/2005/12/australian-christmas-carols.html
I love your blocks too but my favourite is: Blue, green, red snowmen

Gmama Jane said...

I definitely need that book of quilt blocks!! Your block is simple yet very versatile for different fabrics. I love HS's and your Quilt is just lovely!! I do feel your pain with the *brown grass*. Up until a week ago I had brown grass too but God showered us with a week of rain!!! Oh Blessed rain! I do love your quilts and the fact you live by a soybean field just like me!! I also have a corn field across the road in front. Oh, dearest me, I will have to say my favorite Christmas Song is White Christmas and favorite carol would be Joy to the World!
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Gmama Jane said...

WOW, I just listened to the acapella choir and had to respond!! Fantastic and Oh so Funny!!!!!! Thanks for sharing that!!
Gmama

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh they are all lovely and your finished quilt is gorgeous - I think my favourite is the four block quilt and my favourite christmas carol is Silent Night.

Just Carol said...

I loved that music--totally got me in the mood to Think Christmas! The red and white quilt is just beautiful as are your blocks. I already follow you and love doing so. ;O)

Outback Crafter - Debra said...

Looking good. I think the block of yours that I love the most is the one with the blue triangle. Very striking - it would look awesome stitched into a quilt.

My favourite carol is the Australian Jingle Bells (it is hard singing about snow in the middle of summer)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I have Barbara's book too - a real must for a quilter's library. Love how you went from a block, to mini, to quilt - just so striking and inspiraional. My favorite Christmas song - not a carol - Ave Maria - I cry every time I hear it!

Sharon said...

Oh I just love the block in red and white but the green and white is pretty also. Favorite song would be Chestnuts roasting on an open fire....thanks for being a part of my Christmas...

Linda said...

I really like your quilt. I love red and white quilts. My favorite block is the green with the busy background, it has more interest for me. I have Barbara's book too and use it all the time. I don't know that I have a favorite as I like them all.

Susie Q said...

Hi Kris, I love all the blocks, but red and white always look fantastic. My favourite Christmas Carol is Oh Come All Ye Faithful and love being able to sing this at Christmas. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

Darla said...

Beautiful quilt. When I was a child I loved Drummer Boy, then I liked The Twelve Days of Christmas but now, I really love Amy Grant's Emmanuel.

Judy B said...

OOP's for got my favorite song, actually my GK's. They sing it to me every Christmas. Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer, They think it is funny! I prefer The First Noel.

hueisei said...

The red and white is beautiful! I always love Silent Night - Frank Sinatra version.

Lesley said...

Love your blocks, topper and quilt made of those gorgeous fabrics. And so nice to see the extras you made from the other fabrics! I really hope you get the rain you need...what a summer you are having! The icing on the cake was the choir...amazing...wouldn't it have been fun to be in the audience that night! You have a wonderful giveaway and a great post to get us started on day one of the hop!

Kimberly Cassie said...

I love the four blocks together. Your blocks and quilt are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Joanna said...

Great blocks and a really sweet quilt. That block looks so different when sewn up in a quilt. I use clothespin for all kinds of things, too.:)

Lisa Marie said...

My favorite of the three blocks is the one with the holly print. I am a big fan of Kate Spain Christmas prints, thanks for the chance to win!

Fiesta said...

Your projects are all wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

JoyceLM said...

Thanks for the block tutorial. I like the one with the holly fabric & dotted background the best. Thanks for the chance to win. (I'm a follower by email.)

Zuzan said...

MMM, I like dots, I like both snowmen especially the one on white however they would be too much for even a tabletopper. So the poinsettia with solid red is the winner - can't beat French General.
Unless it is Kate Spain - thank you for the giveaway.

KaHolly said...

Loving it! Looks like a fun block to piece. I like the first block. Green is my favorite color and I love birds!! Thanks for the give-away!

Barbara said...

I love that you made your block into a complete top for us to see. I'm quite visual and have difficulty imagining what a block would look like as an entire top. The third block with the red and white is my favorite!

Aurea said...

Hi
I like the first block with the busy background but I like all of them. Thanks for the give away. aurea.gillis@gmail.com

Susan said...

I like the first block with the green holly fabric! Love this block pattern! Thanks for the chance to win!

charlotte said...

I like the red and whit block best. Great block pattern.

piece peace said...

I think I like the block with the ivy best, but all three are really super. Your quilt looks so festive. I can just see it on a couch next to a fireplace.

Madame Samm said...

Good Morning Kris...I love the 9 patch block that was 4 of them...looks like the pieces are floating...great look, and look what you did with them...absolutely stunning.
Glad to have you on first day, a good inspiration for us all.

Joyce said...

Love your work...thanks for sharing it.

Michele said...

Really wonderful block Kris and the quilt is fabulous. It is so hard to pick a favorite out of the others you made but if I had to choose one, I'd go with the red one.

Cindy said...

Love the red a white quilt block. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful tutorial! Happy quilting!

Sowing Stitches said...

Not sure why this is saying my comment was published before I even started typing.....

My favorite Christmas Carol........Joy to the World!

sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

Donna said...

Go Tell It on The Mountain is my favorite Christmas song.

Your block is so pretty. Thanks for sharing. And, the Barbara Brackman book is on my wish list for Santa.

Bud and Marsha said...

I can see why your son loves that son; I do too! Now I have to go find out how to own it! I love Moda's Flurry too. AND, I need to go get BB's Encyclopedia! Geez......you are filling me with Christmas Envy!

Julie said...

What a great block!!! I love the middle one, the white with the red/blue snowmen. Thanks.

Dorothy said...

Love your block! Great quilt too!
Thanks for a great give a way!
Dorothy in IL

supermomnocape said...

It's difficult to choose a favourite because they all look great, but edging the others out I would have to say is the red and white (the first one you posted).
Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.
(supermomnocape at yahoo dot com)

Colleen said...

My favorite of your additional blocks is the last one with the snowmen on red...really just because I love snowmen. Your quilt top is stunning...a great one for Christmas and always! Thank you for sharing.

Pat @ 501quiltblocks said...

Your blocks look great and I love this rendition of the 12 Days of Christmas.

Jacqueline said...

Love the red/white quilt.. I am in the process of doing one myself..

As to the blocks I would go with the snowmen on white.

Thanks for a chance

jleibfried@aol.com

Mommarock said...

I love the bold red santas on white.

Teresa said...

I love the red and white quilt! Of course, red is my favorite color.LOL Beautiful blocks. Thanks for the tutorial and inspiration!

Margaret said...

I like the blue and white snowman block. My favorite Christmas song is Mary Did You Know?. Gives me goose bumps every time I hear it.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm a big fan of red and white and also of snowmen so my favorite would be the last one....that being said I am in awe of your first block and what it turned into when you made four. Stunning! And my favorite Christmas carol would be very hard to choose but I suppose Silent Night would win out. blessings, marlene

Melody said...

I wasn't a follower but am now. I love the Mario block you're working on. Gave me a great idea for a quilt for a house full of video game lovers. I love the Christmas block. Makes up into a beautiful quilt too. Thanks

Karen said...

I really love the way you put the blocks together, the table topper and the large quilt. My favorite Christmas carol is "O Holy Night", Josh Groban's version.

Ellyn said...

love the red & white! It would match my house year round. Lovely blocks

Rhonda D. said...

Love your French General quilt. I really like the block with the snowmen. Thanks for the chance to win!

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Gill said...

I like the last block best!

Celine said...

I love seeing how different a block looks depending on the choice of fabrics. I really like your second block of 3 (with the blue and green snowmen). Thanks for the chance to win
Celine_Combet at yahoo.co.uk

Linda said...

I like all your blocks, so I'll tell you my favorite Christmas song.(Oh, that's hard, too!) I think "Mary Did You Know" might be it, except that it makes me cry. So maybe "Silver Bells". I'm a new follower! I love the chance to help you reach your goal of 100! Hope you surpass it today!

Sandra said...

I like the French General the best. Pretty colors. I am a follower and enjoyed the 3 and 6 block. Good choice for the Think Christmas blog hop. I love Flurry by Kate Spain. What a great giveaway to win. Another great choice. Thank you for giving us all a chance to win.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Nancy in IN said...

Love the French General; love red. The other blocks are nice but I wouldn't like all the white if put into a quilt.

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

Kris - I like your French General quilt. I guess I prefer the patterned pieces vs. the all-white pieces with the Christmas fabrics. Just me. Oh - you are so close to 100 - I know you'll make it this week. Awesome!

Rosa said...

Love the French General quilt top, fabulous!!.The other three blocks,my favorite is the last one.
My favorite carol?There are many favorite,in spanish is Tamborilero and in English is Holly Night.

I`m a happy follower and hope you get 1oo or more.Thanks for the giveaway and happy Christmas in July!!

MooseStash Quilting said...

Great block and I love the quilt. It just sings!!

http://tubakk.blogg.no/ said...

Love your quilt top, and the block is so simple and pretty. Thanks for the giveaway! tubakk@online.no

http://tubakk.blogg.no/ said...

Love your quilt top, and the block is so simple and pretty. Thanks for the giveaway! tubakk@online.no

Andra Gayle said...

Love your 3 and 6! it will be great in those christmas fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win!

pinsandneedles said...

Love the red/white blocks the best...your quilt top is so pretty. Thanks for sharing!

Thearica said...

Your quilt is fabulous! Aren't these blog hops so much fun!

Needled Mom said...

That single block makes an amazing red and white quilt. It is just wonderful.

Connie said...

Beautiful quilt and what a great block! I really love the French General fabrics and that is my favorite block. Thanks for sharing and I am a happy follower!

beaquilter said...

oh my! I looked up that youtube video last christmas too after I heard it on the radio, it's hilarious!! I love all their videos.....

Cliodana said...

ooo my crush is for the snowman block! thank's for the giveaway. Your quilt is pretty cute!
Hope to see you on sunday on my turn, have a giveaway too

Lyn said...

I love the red and white one. really streamline.
Thanks

Kathryn said...

I think your first was the best. I love red and white.

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Oh, it's just too hard to pick a fave! Amazing, though, how fabric selection makes this simple block look so different... AND the placement! I love the table topper! I'm already a happy follower.

Sandy D said...

I like the 3&6 using Falala French General Fabric.I saved your tutorial for this block also.

Polka Dot Classic said...

Love your red and white top!
and the other blocks look so cute too :)
would make a nice scrappy x-mas quilt
Happy quilting
Marta

JanesQuilting said...

Thanks for the chance at the giveaway....I think your quilt is beautiful and the Indian corn was a great idea. I also like your 12 days of Christmas.

Donna said...

I like the snowman block...thinking practical. Not only are the colours striking but with snowman you can leave it out for all winter and not just Christmas! Thanks for the great giveaway...love your quilt!

QuiltSue said...

Your quilt is just wonderful, and I also love the final block you showed. The contrast in fabrics is stunning.

CathyK said...

Your quilt is very pretty! I have been wanting to do a red and white quilt and now I think I have the pattern!! I really like all of your blocks, but I especially like the blue snowmen! Thank you for sharing!

SewCalGal said...

What a beautifult quilt. I'm partial to red/white quilts, yet I've never made one. I definitely need to work on that. Love all your blocks too.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Sally said...

Your quilt it beautiful (and as I have a bunch of French General, I may just have to make one like it!) but the snowman is my fvorite!! Sew cute

BizyStitches said...

Yippee Skippee, I'm number 99 as a follower. I like your block and I'm partial to snowmen so I will say that one is my favorite. Thanks for the fun time.

Karen said...

I like the second blocks with the lighter background better. But that's just me.

Carrie P. said...

Oh, that block makes a fabulous looking quilt.
I think I like the snowman fabric block the best.
thanks for a chance to win some of Kate's fabric.

Chris said...

Yayyy!! I'm follower #100. I love this block and the center square (white with the bright happy colors) is my favorite.

andri. said...

I'm the 100th follower! Congrats! Lol
andri_chama(at)yahoo(dot)com

andri. said...

Oops turns out I'm not! Congrats anyway!

aiah23 said...

My favorite Christmas Carol is Silent Night. It has been for the last 5-6 yrs.

Jeanie said...

Beautiful quilt! And love the charm pack. Thanks so much!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

#1 Love the block!
#2 ADORE the fabric
#3 love the quilt!
#4 I am so inspired to make the same, yes, I said copy!! your quilt!!
Thanks!!

sew.darn.quilt said...

I like the first block and your completed red top is stunning. My most liked carol,Twelve Days of Christmas, especially when my kids try to sing along to it! =)

Brenda said...

I love French general fabric. I have only used one of their lines but drool over each new line they come out with.

Marcia W. said...

I like your quilt - thanks for introducing me to Barbara Brackman's book too. Thanks for the giveaway of the Flurry charm pack as well. Now I'm off to hop (I visited your blog first because saw your advance post)

Sallie said...

The middle one with the multi-colors and snowmen is my favorite.

Lindi said...

Was just at a retreat and the girl nest to me was making this block! I like the way you put it together and I will let her know how you did. L

Jay said...

I really like the 4-block combo -- very striking!

Kelly L. said...

I love, love, love your quilt with the poinsettia fabric!

Diann said...

My favorite of the blocks you made are the two with snowmen, especially the snowmen with the red background.

grannyanne said...

I really like the first block with the green holly... Maybe because I had some of that fabric some where in my bins. Lol. Just became a follower and look forward to more inspiration!

Bethany (Make Me A Quilt) said...

I like the red, because it has the most contrast. Your quilt is just BEAUTIFUL! :)

Linda said...

What a great block! I love it made with the French General fabrics the most. I am a new follower!

Sheila said...

Lovely blocks and a great quilt top ,love them all ! I am a follower and thanks so much for the chance to win.

Tricia said...

This new follower prefers the Holly Block. I'm partial to nature/realistic themed blocks, so that one really appeals to me. Thank You for the chance to win the wonderful charm pack.

Sincerely,
Tricia

SewCrazy Brand said...

Well I just stumbled across your blog from a link somewhere :) I'm drawn to the holy on dots block the most but think they all look great!! Thanks for sharing and thanks for a new blog to follow ;)

Ruth Ann said...

I love the French General but they are all lovely. Love that version of 12 days of Christmas too!

Barbara Woods said...

i am a follower by e-mail and would love to win thanks

Ariane said...

Oh I love your red and white quilt top! Gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing with us and for a chance to win!!

Terry@ iluvmybugs said...

Love your French General block and the quilt top! Thanks for sharing and for the sweet giveaway!

Mrs.Pickles said...

wow great looking blocks. I really like the table topper you made!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Lovely quilt. Thanks for the tut. It's a block I would like to try.
Love your 1st & last blocks best.
Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Jeanne said...

I like the block with the green holly leaves and white back ground. They all are nice but the holly leaves caught my eye. Thanks for the giveaway.

Rebeckah Austin said...

I agree with Kathy, The topper was the best and the green 2nd :)

Jodi - usairdoll said...

WoW! Your red and white quilt is gorgeous! Great tutorial as well. All your blocks are great but if I have to choose I'll say the middle block of the three, the red and blue with the white background.

Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Linda said...

Beautiful Red and White quilt! Thank you for the tutorial..If I had to choose..my favorite would be the holly block. My favorite traditional carol would be Silent Night. My favorite contemporary Christmas song is, "Mary Did You Know."

Diana said...

LOve the red and white quilt,love the middle one, snowman is also cute, thanks for the giveaway.

Teresa said...

Love the three and six block done in red and white. Thanks for the idea.

Kris said...

Red & white is a great combination. How are you going to use your other squares?

WoolenSails said...

Your quilt is beautiful, love that design and the fabrics you used, really wonderful quilt for Christmas. I like the first one, with the green. I think the print fabric gives it a nicer look.

Debbie

Linda said...

HELLO! LOVE THE REDS+WHITES TOGETHER!
LOVE 'FLURRY' TOO! THANK YOU FOR SHARING1

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

ritainalaska said...

the red and white french general/ooh-la-la block is the best; love the four block.
am a new follower ... too bad i didn't join up when i was here before when i came to see your rwb block. i wouldn't have missed your july 11th post!

AlessandraLace said...

I love red and white, lovely quilt. hugs

rockgranny said...

Red and white block is my favorite. Great tutorial too.
Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

Carol Jordan said...

I love the stars that appear in this block when it is set w/o sashing. I may need to do this myself. I joined your blog.

Nancy Biggs said...

I loved the table topper which,of course, was more work than the individual blocks! I was also amazes at the green corn in the background. The drought here in Tennessee has turned all the corn brown and gardens are also dry! thanks for posting your blocks and the quilt top. My favorite carol is a hymn, "Away in the Manger" Look for my posting on Aug. 2nd, our 43rd wedding anniversary. Nancy Biggs

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Great tutorial!! Love the quilt top sooooo pretty!!

Crickets Corner said...

I like the holly block the best. I am a follower. As for my favorite Christmas song it would be Jesus Was Born Today by the Oak Ridge Boys. I love the strings in the background and how they reach a crescendo. My second favorite is Santa Baby.

Judy1522 said...

The red and white block is my favorite, but I think they all look great. Your quilt top is beautiful!

MoeWest said...

I love the pattern Three and Six makes when you have 4 blocks together. Of the last 3 blocks, I like the one with green holly. Thanks for the giveaway.

Georgi Sears said...

Love this block! Thanks for the tutorial and the chance to win (fingers crossed!)

Jackie said...

The quilt top is beautiful - love quilts made with two fabrics.
Thanks for the give-away.

GG said...

Very good tutorial! Of the last 3 blocks, I prefer the 1st one (tiny print w/ green swirly large print)It just grabs me.I love Straight No Chaser group-but don't own any of their music. And Kate Spain, Flurry,is a favorite of mine. I like the song, 'Mary, did you know?'
as one of my top picks for Christmas. And I understand the engineeric mind set, having married one BUT don't hold it against me that I attended IU!

tink's mom said...

Very nice blocks, lovely quilt.

ytsmom said...

I like the holly leaves and dots best. I also love the completed quilt. I am going to sign up to be a follower.

Gloria said...

I love the layout of the 4 blocks i the french general fabric. Thanks for your inspirational work!

evelyn said...

The red and white combo is my favorite. I agree that a busy fabric needs a simpler pattern. Love the options of a four patch, or putting the blocks together as in your quilt. Beautiful.

Wendy said...

Wonderful job, Kris! I really, really like the four-block layout and now that I see how you've started with the nine-patch, the complete block looks as if I could actually do that :) Thank you so much for sharing!!

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

Love your blocks!!!! I like the red white blue and green colors the best!!!! Very cheery!!!!

Michelle May said...

Oooooo pretty! I love that block.
xx

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Quilt n Queen said...

Great tutorial Kris. I'm a snowman collector....I like all your blocks but I love the last block with the snowmen!! Thanks for sharing in the blog hop.

Janet said...

I love the red and white version. I'm currently working on a red and white Christmas quilt too. Love them!

Laura Ann said...

Cute.. I like the red & white quilts.. :)

Joyce Carter said...

My favorite Christmas song is Mary, did you know? I like the red and white block the best, but all of them are very pretty.

Kathy H said...

Since red is my favorite color, I thought the first block in red and white would be my favorite but when i saw the holly and little birds, I really liked it. I like the difference between the print and the little dots. very pretty.

Sharon Dawn said...

I adore the red and white!!! Such a simple, but impressive pattern! My favorite Christmas song is White Christmas by the Drifters. They have a fabulous video on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ooc5eJc5SHA
Thanks for sharing!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm already a follower, but you are well over a 100. Congratulations! Is it the song you really like or all those guys....giggle.

sandyb said...

I love the block with the holley. Thank you.

sandyb720 at gmail dot com

Gwen said...

My favorite is the block with the snowmen-- no surprise there, as I LOVE snowmen! :-) Thank you so much for the chance to win!

Sheila said...

I just love anything red & white. Love the simple but elegant block that you chose. White Christmas would be one of my favorite songs. Thanks for being part of the blog. Have a great week.

Cecilia said...

My favorite is the block with the snowman. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lisa Cox said...

I like the block with the holly. It's cute.
Thanks for the generous giveaway!
My favorite Christmas song is "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo" by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Sandra said...

I like the middle block, lots of fun colors and very happy!

Pam said...

Hiya! My favorite block is the one with the bright snowmen. Those colors just scream Christmas to me. Thank you for having the giveaway, I just love adding to my fabric stash. Blessed be, hugs!!!

playamom57 at yahoo dot com

jmniffer said...

I found your blog through the Christmas in July blog hop. Fun projects and fun to find new blogs. I am now a new follower.

Karen said...

I like your block with the red snowman fabric the best. Very cute! My favorite carol is "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear," but they don't play it in church that often. I usually have to request it. Thanks for the giveaway. I can't believe you made a whole quilt! You're going to put me to shame! :)

Homemaker Honey said...

I'm here from the Think Christmas hop! And, I am now a new follower of your blog via email. :)

Deborah
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Laine said...

I am liking the first block with the holly and the little dots the best.

lsandes@comcast.net

CaroleM said...

I think O Holy Night is still my favorite, but I love many Christmas songs, so it is hard to pick. Your quilt looks great!

Lisa said...

I like the one with the green and holly berries best. My favorite song "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas".

Lisa said...

I am a follower!

Farm Quilter said...

I love this block!!! Picking a favorite is tough, but I love snowmen, so I'd pick your red and white (last) block! I am a follower, but can't figure out how to get responses so my email is wild_blue_farm at yahoo.com.

LeAnne said...

The blue snowman fabric is really cute. Thanks for the giveaway.

Michelle said...

I think my favourite is the red and white,love how in the quilt it forms that angled star. Thanks for the opportunity.

Vicki said...

I like your first block with the red and white. I love the combination of red and white it always looks stunning. Vicki vickilorraine@hotmail.com

Vicki said...

I like your first block with the red and white. I love the combination of red and white it always looks stunning. Vicki vickilorraine@hotmail.com

DebbieM said...

My favorite Christmas Carol or Song has to be a local artist of Pittsburgh called B. E. Taylor - songs title is Mary's Boy Child. I love the red and white block as well. Just Beautiful and thank you for the giveaway.

Purl Buttons said...

I like the way you arranged the four blocks. I like the geometry of concentric rings and that set makes me smile.

Bonnie58 said...

Love the blocks and the quilt. It is gorgeous.

Bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Peggy H. said...

Love that block. Thanks for the giveaway!

Wendy said...

I love the one with the red snowmen, so cute!

schmidt1016 said...

I really like your block and the effect it makes with the busy background. I think I'd like the other versions, too, so I hope you can show us a finished quilt with one of those options. It would look very modern with all that white. I also love Kate Spain's fabric designs. They have such a fresh look to them. Thanks for the give-a-way!

Sue said...

Hi Kris! I'm a Purdue grad, too! (1975). But my kids go to IU and I LOVE Straight No Chaser. I love that quilt block, too--Bonnie Hunter has it on her site under another one of its names, Jacks on Six. I love the red & white. I wish I had some of that French General fabric, but I do have a ton of other red & white--it's my all-time favorite color combination!

Sue in Marion, IN
Home of The Quilters' Hall of Fame

Kristin said...

Thanks for the giveaway and inspiration.

Abbigail said...

Hi! I'm a new follwer. I joined because of the wonderful Christmas hop going on now. I love your Blocks! I also would love to win the Flurry!
hulseybg@gmail.com

Bonny said...

Hi! Love your block and it looks beautiful in a quilt!
What a great block to use your stash up with also!

Peggy said...

I like the snowman on the white background block.
Thanks
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Peggy said...

I'm a new follower too.
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Foolish Feathers said...

Great job on your blocks, I really like how the quilt turned out! It looks like you definitely made it to 100 followers (now at 125!) Congrats!

Mary said...

I loved the French General! I love red and white! My favorite carole at the moment, it being 102 outside, is Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!
I think I shall follow you as well. Love your blog!

Barb and Sharon said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I like the first block. My favorite carol is O Holy Night.
Barb@Witsend

Nellie Duclos said...

My favorite traditional carol is Silent Night, but I also like "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer," but it's more modern. Thanks for the opportunity to win some fantastic fabric.

Texas JennyWren said...

I love O Holy Night. But all Christmas songs are awesome. Love your quilt

quiltmom said...

I really like the polka dot background - it is really fun one. My favorite Christmas song- Angels we have heard on high
Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Carla G said...

I like the snowmen on a red background the best. I like the multicolored snowmen, but it needs a different solid color to go with it. :) Thanks for a chance to win! :)

♥Duff said...

wow! lots of fun here! My vote goes to the French General block--I love red on red!

jirons42 said...

I love anything French General and the 4 blocks together look great!

Sharyn said...

I really love the original red and white combination - it;s so Christmassy. Sharyn

Shannon said...

I love the red and white you made into a quilt. Just right for Christmas. That video was great. They looked like they have great fun together!

B Greene said...

My son and I love Straight No Chaser, too!! It is our go-to Christmas CD, but I also love O Holy Night as a more traditional choice. Thanks for the chance to win the Charm Pack!!

Barbara Woods said...

mine is little drummer boy and i love all your blocks

maggie said...

Beautiful blocks, really lovely. My new favorite Christmas song si by Faith Hill called A Baby Changes Everything".
I love your blog. Thanks for sharing.
Cheers
maggie

Maria Kievit said...

Love the quilt you made with this block. Also liked the block when you twisted it for the table topper. Like the snowman block also! Thanks for sharing.

Karen O said...

I love the red block. It is such pretty fabric. Congrats on 100 followers!

Aggiequilter said...

All great blocks, but I really love the red & white block and quilt. Thanks for sharing with us and the chance to win!

Regina said...

I am really feeling the Flurry too! Each Christmas a new fabric tends to catch my eye. I would love to make a new tablerunner or table topperout of this using your featured block!

BeachQuilter said...

I'm a holly fan! This was a fun post!

Beth said...

My favorite carol is "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas". My favorite of the blocks is the red with red & cream blocks.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Karen Propes said...

I love your quilt, the colors are beautiful. Thanks so much for the fabulous giveaway. Glad I found your blog.
ncjeepster@aol.com

prsd4tim2 said...

Thanks for the lovely Christmas inspiration and for the chance to win a Christmas charm pack. I really love everything Kate Spain and sewed with Flurry a lot last Christmas.

My favorite carol? That's a hard one. I love Christmas carols. Maybe my favorite is Silent Night. I love it when it is sung in harmony a capella.

And my favorite of your blocks? The French General one. Lovely quilt BTW.

Thanks for sharing. And Merry Christmas (in August!)

Deb said...
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Deb said...

I'm bookmarking that block; love it! I'd love to win the Flurry pack! (Forgot to add my favorite carol...Once in Royal David's City.)

becky said...

Love your quilt and I am a follower.Thank-you for the give away. Becky
derry04@yahoo.com

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