Thursday, November 19, 2015

CHRISTMAS IN MY HEART

Christmas In My Heart


This is such a special time of year - a season of family and friends and giving and sharing. And it is so special to share it with other quilting bloggers. We have our own special gift, Marian of Seams To Be Sew , who shares her energy and expertise in planning the Christmas Heart blog hop.

Christmas is everywhere. On a trip to Frenchies, our local second hand store, I spotted a Minnie Mouse on a child's shirt.

I thought such pretty design would make a cute hanging.



   The latest issue of American Patchwork and Quilting featured a pattern for a Christmas Cottage table runner which proved impossible to resist. I love the little houses. 

The colors are much richer but it was such a grey day out that all the pictures are muted.



It is fun stitching using all the colors in one design. This starry mat will function well all year. Christmas does not always have to be red and green.

This is a split nine patch which used up lots of Christmas stash. I made the top several years ago and it entered the UFO pile. I am happy to report a finished quilt (and one less UFO yea!!)
A flannel backing makes this really cozy for snuggling.

And I could not resist stitching Marian Pena's gift of a Christmas Star (free pattern) on my Sunbonnet Sue block. Thank you for the star.


So brew some tea and spend time exploring  new Christmas Love creations on today's blogs.

Merry Christmas



Find more Christmas Love on today's blogs:
Thursday, November 19
Meadowbrook
Tea Time Creations - you are here
Selina Quilts
Living My Dream
Seams To Be Sew

   The Fat Quarter Shop has very generously donated a $25.00 gift certificate as a give away prize. To enter leave a comment on this blog and return  to Seams To Be Sew to pick up a new free pattern each day and enter the giveaway for the Fat Quarter Shop gift certificate.
Fat Quarter Shop


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55 comments:

  1. What a neat Minnie Mouse wallhanging! I would have admired the shirt and then passed by, never thinking of making it into a quilt. Great idea! All of your projects are beautiful. Its hard to pick a favorite...so I won't! You have a great selection for us to admire and be inspired by. Thank you for making my Christmas merrier!

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  2. Thanks for sharing your projects!

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  3. I loved the house table runner, and Sue holding the star is adorable!

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  4. You are very creative. I live the Mickey Mouse wall hanging

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  5. Lovely projects! Your split nine patch quilt makes me think I need a Christmas quilt for my house. I've made them before but always given them away. A split nine patch comes together in a hurry, I think I could fit that in!

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  6. So many great projects to see here. I LOVE how you repurposed the Mouse!! I'm off to search for a pattern for that quilt!! I love it

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  7. Very nice!!!! Th wall hanging is fantastic too!!!!

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  8. Your split nine patch quilt is just gorgeous!

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  9. I love Sunbonnet Sue with the star. Too cute.

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  10. You've been busy! Lots of great projects here.

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  11. Very cute, thanks for sharing.
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  12. Christmas is definitely in your heart! All of your projects are wonderful, but I love the house table runner the best. The trees beneath the houses are so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Your runner is so cute and I love the D9P Christmas quilt.

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  14. love the backing on your CHristmas Quilt

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  15. So many sweet Christmas projects! Recycling that cute Minnie was a great idea. Christmas Sue with the star is adorable!

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  16. There's nothing better than wrapping up in a warm Christmas quilt at the holidays! Well, unless it's all the little quilties scattered around! You have captured it all! I just love the idea of using the t-shirt in a quiltie. I have a bunch of Disney T's that I just can't part with...but thanks to you, I have an idea! :-)

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  17. Oh my you have been busy :) I love it all. What a neat idea for the Minnie shirt. I love that snuggly Christmas quilt.

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  18. Love Minnie - my favourite mouse!

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  19. Such cute ideas for Christmas projects. Keep sharing.

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  20. Frances, what lovely projects! I adore your wonderful quilt. How fun to have UFO completed just in time for the holidays! It never would have occurred to me to make a wall quilt from a print on a t-shirt. (Oh dear, I already look at earrings as crazy quilt charms, I suppose I may be in trouble now when I see cute t-shirts, too!) Your starry mat is fantastic! All of your projects are wonderful. Thank you for sharing!

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  21. Cute projects, Merry Christmas. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  22. Cute projects and so many! Love that you used the Minnie tee in the wall hanging.

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  23. Your mini mouse quilt is great.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  24. What a bevy of projects you've created! Each one is wonderful though I love the little houses runner with the starry night fabric/buttons in the middle.

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  25. Well Christmas is in your heart today... I love your projects and the stories behind making them... and yes, to be honest, blue and silver are my favorite Christmas colors and the funny thing is, I'm not even that big a fan of the color blue, but at Christmas... it just makes me happy. I love that you already did a little project with the star, how cool is that, and it looks so fun with your Sunbonnet Sue.. Thank you!!

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  26. Christmas loveliness is everywhere on your blog today--I love the red and green quilt--those are my Christmas colors, too--
    smiles, diane

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  27. Love all of your pieces, the flannel looks so cozy. Just what you need to snuggle under while admiring your tree. Also lcrazy about Sue. Cute boots.

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  28. THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR PRETTY CHRISTMAS PROJECTS!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  29. These all look like fun projects. Thanks for posting thrm.

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  30. Beautiful projects! You certainly have been busy. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  31. I love the idea of using a shirt design for a wall hanging. Great find!

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  32. Wonderful projects. thanks for sharing--love Sue with the Christmas Star!!

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  33. Thanks for sharing your lovely projects. Lots of variety.

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  34. very inspiring, thanks
    Carole Corn

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  35. Great projects, thanks for sharing.

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  36. Wonderful projects! I like the Cabin runner. Thanks!

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  37. Always good to get UFOs done ty for sharing.....happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  38. Goodness, you've been busy. So much fun. I'm not doing well getting going on Christmas projects but I am still hopeful I'll kick into gear and start tearing into my Christmas projects. But you've just added to my projects list.

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  39. Wow, so many lovely projects. Thank you for sharing them all with us. Merry Christmas.

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  40. Lots of fun finishes here! Clever idea to take the Minnie image from the child's shirt and make it into a wall hanging!! :)

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  41. Lots of great projects Frances , love the nine patch and the runner which also caught my eye but so far hasn't been made .

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  42. Love the red and green throw! It really shouts out CHRISTMAS! I also like the split 9-patch.

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  43. Great work! I love all of your projects, especially the Sunbonnet Sue!

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  44. Love all those great projects. I love doing up the split 9 patch too
    in stitches

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  45. What an adorable assortment of projects! I love anything Disney so my favorite would have to be the wall hanging from the Minnie Mouse shirt. Too cute!
    Thanks for sharing.
    my email is: bestbelle2010@aol.com

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  46. You have been very busy. I love shopping in thrift shops too.

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  47. Wowzers! You have been B-U-S-Y!!!! great projects too!

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  48. All great projects! Minnie mouse wallhanging is so cute.

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  49. France's, you don't post often, but when you do, it's always dynamite! Love your projects. Great post! XO

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