Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I'm Thinking Christmas (Blog Hop)

Welcome!
 
Today is my day on the Think Christmas Blog Hop.
 
 
*Warning... silly poetry ahead... lol..

Oh, the hot weather  may be frightful, 
Thinking of Christmas in summer is delightful
(For our blog hop), I have a few blocks I've sewn,
Wanna find out what is in that sneak peek I've previously shown?..

Let it snow,
Let it snow,
Let it snow...


I designed a 12.5" Snowman face - the basic block is pieced then applique details are added along with borders. 
I couldn't resist making a happy snowman block, complete with a bright hat.
My 6.5" version of the large snowman head. (I added a background strip to accomodate the applique pom-pom for the hat).
Then I thought I would make a couple of small snowman blocks, but as often happens with me...


I got caught up in trying them out in other colour combinations.  It wasn't long before I had a family of smiling faces!



My next design is for a snowflake block - thanks to this pillow  I made last winter.

Appliqued snowflake block is 12.5"
 Having a project in mind for the snowflake block, I determined I wanted a smaller version and came up with a slightly different snowflake in 6.5".


Not finished with block making for my new project, I reduced the snowman I designed (used in these pillows) to make a new block.


The finished project?  A table runner to match those pillows I made last winter!



A matched set! 




Thanks so much for visiting me and letting me share  with you.  Christmas may be a few months off, but it's not to early to start sewing for it.

Here's more "Think Christmas"  inspiration to get your creative juices flowing.

Have fun visiting these talented ladies and be sure to say "hello"...

August 1

Sheila's Quilt World
A Passion for Applique
Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio
Jane's Quilting
Sew Me Something Good (you're here! :o)
A Stitch in Time
Aurea
Quilt Times
Marcia's Crafty Sewing and Quilting
Patchouli Moon Studio
Quilting by the River



Huge thanks to our sweet hostess, Lesley, and to our head cheerleader, Madame Samm, for organizing this wonderful hop... and   Thanks to ALL of YOU for cheering us on!

78 comments:

  1. Katherine, Sweet Snowman! Pillows, runner, and the snowflak are all a delight! Thank you for sharing...Judith, Texas

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  2. LOVE IT WISH I'd get bite by the bug! THANKS for the ideas

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  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE the snowflake and men!

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  4. Wow they are all lovely -think I like the table runner the best - I like the way you have a snowflake in the middle and a snowman either side. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I love your snowmen with the bright hats!

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  6. The snowman family is great and I love the matching cushions you made.

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  7. So creative and wonderful. Thank you for sharing today.

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  8. Very nice. I like them all. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Oh my....you have made these little snowmen jump right off the page...and they may be jumping into my sewing corner soon! They are downright gorgeous! Love the brightness of their little caps! Your runner and pillows are amazing! You are making me thing of crossing over from Santas to snowmen! Thanks so much for participating...your photographs are fabulous!

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  10. Good Morning Katherine....mmmm your snowmen did not suffer from the heat like mine..Delicious funny, perfect, over the top fun....and you know something...well possibly not..not till you get home tonight wink...Love your snowflakes, as unique as their creator.

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  11. Love your snowmen and all the ways you have used them. aurea.gillis@gmail.com

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  12. Love your table runner, I was expecting a quilt of smiling faces! :) Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  13. your table runner is beautiful love the fabric you used. thank's for sharing, hope you'll come on my blog sunday, have a giveaway too.
    was a pleasure to found you're blog, now i follow you!

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  14. I love the snowmen. So cute!

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  15. Your snowman blocks are just adorable. Looks like my sewing machine is going to be burning the midnight oil with all the wonderful ideas from the hop! :-)

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  16. Wow all of your snowmen are great. Loe how you made the snowflake and the snowman into a table runner.

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  17. Oh that snowflake is fantastic!

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  18. Yay! for snow. love all your creations.

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  19. Love your snowmen! So cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. So cute Katherine....sweet little snowman faces, and that snowflake is just beautiful. blessings, marlene

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  21. All of your projects are adorable! Love those snowmen!

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  22. Katherine, your snowmen are absolutely adorable as is your snowflake table runner! The pillows too are just as seasonally fun!

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  23. Oh, those snowmen are just adorable! I know some of my family who would really love to have a quilt of those adorable smiles. Thank you for sharing.

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  24. I love your snowmen! Oh, and that snowflake is so nice. Well, there's that cute pillow, too. You really wow'd me with all of them!

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  25. some much lovely stuff! How cute are those snowmen!

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  26. What cute projects! I love the different colored snowmen. I can almost feel the chill!!!

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  27. Oh love the snowman family - so cute and cheerful. But, the snowflake is wonderful and how clever to change up the pattern to make an addition to you holiday decor. Just lovely. Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  28. Your Snowmen pillows are just adorable, I love them!!! Thanks for sharing with us all.

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  29. Very cute! Love the snowmen...each and every one! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Just love all of your snowmen. I totally agree with you on the snowflake. You will always have this pillow for the rest of your life and it will never melt. Really cute. Thank you for joining the Think Christmas Blog Hop and sharing your accomplishments with us.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  31. Wow, I love the snowman family! How darling are they!! and the snowflake, perfection! Your home will be decked out for Christmas! Thank you for sharing.

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  32. Love all your snowmen! So very pretty!

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  33. What a unique design. I'm in love with your snowflake. I may TRY to make one myself.

    Blessings and Ho Ho Ho
    Gmama Jane

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  34. Your snowpeople are very cute. I like the snowflake too.

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  35. Those snowmen are all so adorable. I love each one. Thank you for sharing.

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  36. Your snouman pillow is just great,love,love!!

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  37. I LOVE the snowmen blocks that you made. They are so cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Hi Katherine, what lovely snowy faces and blocks I love them. Thanks for Sharing. Susie x

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  39. Wowwie!!! These are just delightful!! I have a question though.... Where does one find the patterns for all of these delightful blocks? I would love to use them in some Christmas gift.
    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  40. Love all your blocks! My Mom decorates her house all in snowmen during the holidays and these would be super to make for her. Love your tablerunner as well. Thanks for showing us all your projects.

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  41. I love them all, especially the runner. I like the star design in your smaller snowflake. The snowmen in different colours are so much fun.

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  42. Your blocks are wonderful. I really like the snowflake as well as your snowmen. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. lovely snowflake. thank you for sharing. hugs

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  44. I love your whimsical snowmen and your snowflake pillow. Let's see eight snowmen, eight players. . . can you tell I'm also watching the Olympics? I was trying to think of groups of eight . . .two barbershop quartets, a hockey team, basketball team? Can you tell I used to teach middle school math! LOL
    Thanks for sharing.

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  45. Very cute snowmen. Very cheery fabric too.

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  46. I collect snowmen of all types: ornaments, figures, patterns, dishes, etc. I love the runner and the multiple snowmen's heads. Just makes you smile!
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

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  47. The snowman family is terrific. I really love the pom poms. Great snowflake table runner too. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. Love your happy snowmen. The table runner turned out great too.

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  49. Wow!!! I just love all your blocks!! They are so gorgeous!! Your finished projects are wonderful!!

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  50. Hiya! Love your snowmen, the whole family!!! I also love the pillows and table runner, just beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us. Blessed be, hugs!!!

    playamom57 at yahoo dot com

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  51. Wow have you been busy! Everything is so neat and I just love your snowmen heads!

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  52. YAY Snowmen! Each picture of your snowman faces just got cuter and cuter! The turquoise background sure makes them comfortable to look at for both the hot summer weather, and winter! Great design!
    Gail at 2createincolor.com

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  53. Love the fabric you used for your projects! Beautiful!

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  54. Beautiful designs Katherine! Love your snowmen...way too cute!!! TFS

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  55. Snowmen are my favorite and I just adore the pillows.

    Thank you for sharing.

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  56. Oh Katherine, those snowmen are adorable and love the tablerunner with the snowflake :) :) Awesome job!!

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  57. Such happy, smiling faces... love those snowmen.
    The blue snowflake fabric is so pretty and is perfect for your table runner and those cute snowman pillows!

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  58. Love your blocks! Beautiful job!

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  59. Love the runner and matching pillows!! Super Cute!!

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  60. Oh are these ever cute! I love the snowmen! I think it is always amazing how we can start with one thing and end up with lots more! The set of 8 smiling guys are just so fun. Your mini snowmen are also wonderful. That snowflake looks challenging to cut out. So glad I stopped by today. Thanks for sharing! K-

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  61. I love snowmen and snowflakes and yours are so adorable!!!

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  62. Oh that first snowman block is so cute! Love the snowflake blocks too. They go perfect with the other snowman blocks in your tablerunner.

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  63. I LOVE your snowmen, and their little hats are soooooo cute! I can see why you made so many!!! Everything is fantastic; thanks for sharing Ü

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  64. My Sis-in-Law LOVES Snowmen. I like the idea of the different color combos. I have a lot of tropical colors and she lives in Boca Raton--I think it is a match made in quilting heaven.

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  65. Oooooooooooooo! Those snowmen are just so darn cute!

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  66. Love the snowmen! The snowflakes are terrific.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  67. HI! LOVE YOUR POST-SUCH A NEAT PILLOW
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  68. With so many great projects, you really are ready for Christmas. I really love the snowflakes.

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  69. Love the snowmen and snowflake! beautiful!

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  70. Katherine....I adore your snowmen, all of them, they are just the sweetest. Thanks for your inspiration and for sharing all your Christmas blocks. Happy stitching!!

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  71. Such a happy bunch of snowmen! Thanks for sharing!

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  72. Love it, love it, love it all! The snowman, snowflake and that color blue!!!!!!!!

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  73. Awesome blocks! Love your creativity. Thanks for sharing.

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