Friday, August 2, 2013

Ho Ho Ho Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to my day to show and tell in the Ho Ho Ho Christmas Blog hop hosted by Carol and Mdm Samm.  A big hearty thanks to both of them for letting me be a part of this :)
 

My project utilizes the Twister ruler and some oldie but goodie Snowman S'mores Moda fabric by Me and My Sister Designs.  I love this fabric...so cute!  I didn't want a quilt pattern with tiny pieces because I wanted to be able to see all these little guys smiling at me intact, lol!


And here is the completed top...be sure to notice our field of corn in the background signifying Christmas in July / August in Indiana...

 And...just to keep it real...here are a couple outakes...it has been REALLY windy around here...not easy to take topper photos...



Thanks for stopping by today and please be sure to stop by these blog posting participants I share the day with...


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83 comments:

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

What cute fabric! And I love the windy pictures :)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I love out takes, too funny! I also love your quilt. The twister is a fun tool. And it is so much fun to use fabric you love. Thanks for sharing.

Baa. xxx said...

wow! The colours of your fabric are awesome. They look so pretty.

Judy B said...

What a beautiful quilt! Thank you for sharing your S'mores, such fun fabric.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Oh! That is so fun! Love the colors you picked.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What cute fabrics in your twister quilt - love it. Glad it didn't blow away - have had that happen more than once.

Theresa said...

I've never done a twist block but it looks fun. Also the colors you picked are pretty. Overall, a fun Christmas quilt. Thanks for sharing.

Mara said...

Great Colors, so cheerful and bright!

Heleen Groot said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I love the colours. This one will definitely bring some sunshine in at Christmas time. It looks beautiful! Thanks for the bloopers. It helps!

feltfree på Åsly said...

Gorgeous so lovely the colors you used. Thanks for sharing

Judy said...

The wind like you quilt a lot, whirly whirly, and me too! You chose the right fabrics, the little snowmen seem to enjoy the windy wave and are laughing at you!
Great pics!

charlotte said...

Great quilt top! Love the fabrics. I also admire your beautiful green lawn next to the corn. I miss having a clothesline. No room here.

Thearica said...

You have a wonderful wonky quilt in the making! and would you look at that corn! Ya'll have had plenty of rain!

Britt-Inger said...

I love your wonky quilt in bright color and fun fabrics. Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this blog hop

agnieszkak said...

Nice work :) Thank you for sharing :) Hugs from Poland :D

Madame Samm said...

first thing...I would love to be there by the cornfield...what a great shot...with the breeze and colours...and that topper...welllllll over the top for me..

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Beautiful little quilt!! I love the colors

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Elizabeth Coughlin said...

I love the twisters and the colors you chose. Really beautiful!

Jeanie said...

Darling, darling quilt! I love that fabric line and would want to keep the smores intact too. And being from Indiana myself, I have some wonderful Indiana corn in my fridge right now! Yum!

Sherry said...

Great qult, love the twisters. They are so much fun.

Mimi said...

Love the Twister pattern and your quilt with S'Mores is very sweet indeed!!

gpc said...

Beautiful work! :)

Linda said...

Your twister quilt is beautiful! Love the corn field, too!

apple blossom said...

Snowmen and s'mores my fave winter theme...outside of gingerbread and angels.

Leah said...

Beautiful quilt top and such cute fabrics. I love your outtakes. I have quite a few of those myself. Sometimes I don't realize how windy it is till I want to take a photo of my quilt tops. Sometimes slightest breezes seem like hurricane winds. :)

Robin said...

That fabric is just too cute! Great job on your twister topper. It is adorable!

Linda J said...

OOOH, lovely lovely fabrics so no wonder you didn't want to slice up those snowmen! Wonderful quilt top, Kris.

I wish I was looking at cornfields in the Midwest as it would mean I was home visiting family. I'm not going back till October this year and will miss it when it looks tall and green.

Good idea to photograph on the clothesline deal. I want one of those but have no idea what they are really called or where to look around here for one.

JoyceLM said...

Thanks for sharing your pretty twister quilt.

patchouli moon studio said...

Kris I like your twister quilt. Plus those colors are great fun and not your usual green and red. Looks fun blowing in the breeze.

Vickie said...

Your quilt is fun and happy. Your photography is is great too.

ga447 said...

Indiana what a beautiful state, I drive through it many times to get to NY from NE. The quilt in the wind is so pretty and the corn looks great.

Editha said...

Good job! Thanks for sharing! :)

Gill said...

Fabulous - I love the twister block!!
Thanks for sharing!

Connie said...

I also love twister quilts and this is so neat.....hope it didn't blow away!

Carol said...

You know how I love to make what you make, but the Twister quilt just looks like too much work for me. LOL! It is so beautiful and I love it hanging in the breeze on your round clothesline (my sister has one and I've been wanting one.) I'd want all those snowman faces smiling at me, too.

MooseStash Quilting said...

What fun colors in your snowman quiltie. I sure do hope that wind is bringing a cool breeze. Unlike the miserable heat we have been dealing with!

jan said...

Hi Kris!
I love your Twister quilt. I haven't tried the Twister ruler yet. Is it difficult?
Yalls corn looks really good. Thankfully we've got a good crop this year too. It has gotten really tall and has been really wet - I am so afraid ours will blow down before it frosts and we can get it harvested.
I love the photos
xo jan

Beth said...

I recently took my first twister class. I love them! Thank you for sharing this one. Thank you for sharing.

barb said...

i have never made a twister quilt, but this one just changed my mind. does your quilt top need a new loving home to finish it and donate? lol babscorbitt@gmail.com keep up the great work. babscorbitt@gmail.com

StitchinByTheLake said...

Kris you always come up with the cutest things! Love this! Blessings, Marlene

tink's mom said...

What a fun fabric choice for this piece. There is something summery about smores. Perfect for celebrating Christmas in jugust

Emily C said...

Lovely topper, love your corn field. I think the first outtake picture is great. You can still see the quilt and the wind gives it some character.

Darlington Gal said...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing.

Rhonda said...

Now that is a cool ruler and a fabulous quilt. Love the fabrics you used!!

ytsmom said...

Oooh! I've been hoarding some S'mores fabric. This would be a great application!

Karen said...

Looks great! I love the look of those twister quilts. Your cute snowmen make it even better. :)

Joyce Carter said...

Very pretty, Kris. I really like the design of the twister quilt. I like the colors that you used in yours,too. Thank you for sharing it.

Lou said...

Great Twister quilt! I love those rulers!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

I love me a twister kwilt! Great job!

madebymeinred said...

Great fun colors. Nicely photographed too.

Dee D said...

Love your bright colors!

Leslie said...

A very happy holiday quilt. Glad the wind didn't blow it away.

JanesQuilting said...

Beautiful quilt, I love the way you put the fabric colors together. Good you had it pinned fast good. That is some wind.

sandra said...

Love your twister quilt very happy fabric that makes you smile.

Linda said...

I love your quilt. That was a good pattern choice for the fabric. Now I want to see it in person!

maggie said...

It was great to see your twister quilt top . I am just finishing up one myself (although not in Christmas fabric).
Anyway your top is lovely, Thanks for sharing.
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Janarama said...

Beautiful twister quilt ... I love the fabrics you use.

Patty D from NC said...

I've always wanted to make a twister top - love Me and My sister fabrics. Great job.

VickiT said...

I just love that fabric! It made an awesome looking Twister quilt top.

Joanna said...

I like designs that show off the fabric, too. Your quilt is super. Love the "blowing in the wind" pics.

Debby said...

I love seeing colors other than red and green on Christmas quilts. Looks like santa has the blues (but in a good way). And don't worry about that Twister quilt twisting in the wind! It just got confused thinking Santa was blowing in from the North Pole! That's a quilt you can keep up all year long, for sure! Thanks for showing all your pics!

Carol said...

Your quilt top is beautiful. The nontraditional colors add to its charm--and allows one to feel that it can stay out all year! Just what snowman lovers like! Enjoyed the breezy photos as that is what it's like here in central Illinois too. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy said...

I love your twister quilt, every time I see a twister project it makes me want to start one! Thank you for sharing, happy quilting!

Margaret said...

I love this twister quilt. I bought the twister tool but havent used it yet. Maybe I should get it out and get busy. I love snowman. Thanks for sharing

pamspretties57 said...

Hiya!!! That quilt would be a favorite of my daughter's, she LOVES snowmen. It is adorable. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas, blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

Suze said...

I have two different size of twister templates and have not used either. Your "pastel" Christmas snowman quilt makes me want to use them. I love the light feel to the quilt for snowmen. Often folks use a stark contrast to a light neutral for the snow. Very, very nice job. Thank you for participating and showing your creativity. I like the corn in the background. One of my favorite pictures of my father was one of him among the corn. Right now some wind would be a welcome relief to the heat. Except many residents in Tulsa county had extreme wind damage from straight winds and the damage particularly to trees (and some residences) has been enormous. The time frame for rubbish collection is months. I love your outt takes.

Judy said...

Your quilt is wonderful!! I've never tried this but I really like yours.

Just Quilt It said...

Sew cute! I haven't seen this fabric, and I love it! Great job!

evelyn said...

WOW! I love this. I need to get the big twister ( so I can copy you!)

BizyStitches said...

very pretty, someday I am going to try the twister.

LJ said...

Hurry, don't let it blow away!! It's gorgeous; the snowmen are sweet!

Cecilia said...

Your topper is cute and fun. Thank you for sharing.

Fignie said...

It's beautiful!! I'm sooo too chicken to try mine. I have fabric, the cutter thingie all in a pile ... and that's where it sit.... maybe I'll try :)

Sandy said...

I love this quilt!! I, too, have the Twister and am still afraid to use mine...one day!

Marianne said...

I have a few twisters but I haven't used them yet. Another someday project.
I really like your fabric choice

Melody said...

Such a gorgeous quilt

pinsandneedles said...

Adorable quilt! One day I need to try the little twister. Thanks for sharing!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Love twister quilts. Yours is wonderful! Thanks for sharing

Christine M said...

What a gorgeous project. Those little snowmen are so cute.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Beautiful quilttop, gorgeous fabrics, great!
Thanks for sharing Kris and beeing part of this hop.

Pamela said...

Oh my goodness...my nephew would love your quilt. He is a big fan of the smores. LOL It has become a running joke with him. Your quilt is so much fun. I would so buy that fabric if it was still in production. I am off to google to see if I can find some. LOL He will love it! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy H said...

I love your twister quilt. I have only made one so far but have several more in a pile to make. I love your bigger twister blocks. It really sets off the fabrics beautifully.