Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Quilting Give-Away

AND THE WINNER IS LISA COX! # 52 
chosen by Random.Org
Who commented, "I've never really done any Christmas quilting until this year."
 I hope this extra bit of fabric helps your future Christmas quilting, Lisa.
Thank you too all who visited my blog and all my new followers.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!




The Quilting Gallery is celebrating it's 4th Birthday with a Blog Hop Party. From today, until December 17th, 2011 please comment below on what your favorite type of "Christmas Quilting" is AND WHY then you will be entered into a random drawing to win 6 fat quarters from my Christmas Stash.  
Blog Hop Party Link

Meanwhile, enjoy the few pieces I picked out to share from my past Christmas quilting endeavors.
 
As a toddler, my daughter carried around one particular doll at all times.
She slept with it, fed it, bathed it, etc. She was quite a good "mother" to this doll.
That Christmas I made all her friends baby doll blankets from the scraps of other Christmas projects.
They were quick and fun as I strip pieced and simply quilted on the diagonals.


"Silent Night," seen above, was made as a thank you for dear friends who watched my daughter at church so that I could lead the children's music.
The "Stars" tree skirt also seen above was made for dear friends who live far away but are always near in our hearts.


Finally, "Santa" was a donation to The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative, AAQI.  It was created from a preprinted cotton panel from Diane Knott framed with purple star fabric to bring out the purple tinted snow on the chimney and the twinkle in Santa’s eyes. Free motion quilting added texture and helped me practice this valuable skill. The purchase of "Santa" earned $45 for Alzheimer's research.

So, after much debate, here is a photo of the 6 fat quarters you will receive if you are my lucky winner. They are very, VERY bright Christmas fabrics, except for the green with gold flecks.


Good luck and Merry Christmas!

99 comments:

  1. Just wanted to let you know how much I like your Christmas quilting! Beautiful! Any Christmas quilt is special because it is made with love and has a story to go with it-

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  2. Usually I like to make small gifts at Christmastime like table runners, placemats, tree skirts, and such. This year I'm making an Advent calendar to go along with my Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Advent Calendar (that's a mouthful) blog project. Each post starts with a little square fabric door with a freezer-paper-appliqued number, and then I share a touching story, gift suggestion, or other way to encourage the Christmas spirit in ourselves and others. These little doors are actually the coasters I show in Day 2 of this project. My plan is to make these into an Advent calendar that I will reveal on December 25's post. This project, the fabric part and the writing part has brought me unexpected joy! The blog is averaging triple the number of hits I usually get, and I can't wait to finish the calendar!

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  3. Oh, so nice to meet a blogger so close to me! I'm with the Schoharie Valley Piecemakers Quilt Guild - we are making sure the community families get a Christmas this year.

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  4. Very nice giveaway you have. Thanks

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  5. this year I made quilted bags for the nieces and nephews in the family. I just love quilting for the family at the holidays.

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  6. This year I made mug rugs for the members of my quilt group. They were all different, it was so much fun designing them all!

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  7. I love Christmas fabrics. These are gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  8. I favour small totes and gift bags.

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  9. Lovely fabrics! One year I made stockings for my family, that was a lot of fun!

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  10. my favourite Christmas quilt is my one and only. It started as a tree skirt, lost the instructions and finally put it together as a quilt after sitting for 10 years.

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  11. Your baby doll blankets so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I love your Christmas quilts and would love to win the fabric. Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

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  13. I love working on Christmas table runners!

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  14. I love table runners and Christmas tree skirts! They really bring spirit into the house. Thanks for the chance :)

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  15. Your quilts are lovely and I love how sweet your daughter is to her baby.
    Thank you for your generosity.

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  16. Hi there,
    I'm new to Christmas quilting, but I love all the whimsical themes I've seen - dancing reindeer, Russian doll style Santas.. etc

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  17. I love homemade gifts... they say so much more to the recipient, you know? I'm making my girlfriends crocheted "wine glass covers" (beaded jug covers) and if I get time I'm also going to make them a mug rug each using Kate Spain's "Good Fortune" (to bring them luck ;)

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  18. I like to make small projects - journal covers, table runners, bags, and Christmas ornaments.

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  19. I like to make pieced quilts. Lap quilts, queen-zized quilts or mystery quilts. I am just an average pieced quilter. All made with love, just like yours. All beautiful. Thank you for a chance to win such pretty fat quarters. Who wouldn't want to add this gift to your wish list. I hope you have a merry Christmas.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  20. Love your Silent Night wall hanging and your Alzheimers quilt. Thanks for a chance to win the cute Christmas fabrics. I love making Christmas themed mug rugs and wall hangings.

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  21. i love giving homemade gifts - thanks for the chance to win!

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  22. Generous giveaway. Love your Christmas quilting, also! Thanks for the giveaway chance!
    Linda
    http://homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com

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  23. oh thanks for the chance of winning that lovely fabric, I love making things to give away, little wall hangings

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  25. what an ice bundle, you can't ever have enough christmas fabrics

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  26. Mostly I make giftbags, small wallhanings and tablerunners around christmas. I love to decorate with little christmas themed quilts. Thanks so much.

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  27. You have made some lovely things. The Xmas fabric is great!
    merry Xmas from Sandy. :)

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  28. My favorite type of Christmas quilting is making gifts! Merry Christmas!

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  29. I used most of my Christmas fabrics for stockings for the troops that a local group sends out care packages to. The rest of it went to ties (8) for my grandsons. I would love this to restock for next year!

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  30. What beautiful, thoughtful gifts you have shared with us. I love the fabrics, especially the one with the gingerbread men on them. Thanks for hosting a giveaway.

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  31. Great pix of inspiration. thanks for the giveaway.

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  32. I think that the best Christmas quilting is the type that you put under the tree for those special people in your life. It is a way to give them hugs for the rest of the year! Thanks for the chance to win these fat quarters....

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  33. I love to quilt hot pads for gifts for family to decorate their holiday table.

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  34. I haven't really done much Christmas quilting so I really don't have a favorite. I made a flannel quilt this year though and I love it.

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  35. Love your Christmas projects. Thanks for the chance to win that pretty fabric! :)

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  36. I never sew any christmas quilting before. Maybe I should try to make one.
    Thx for the chance to win ^^v

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  37. great work!! thank you for the chance to win

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  38. I actually quilted a few of my Christmas cards this year using Carol Doak's latest book of small blocks - they are so cute! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  39. Those would be great fabrics to use in my Christmas Pineapple quilt that I want to make!

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  40. This year I made new stockings all around as we share our first Christmas with our newlywed daughter and husband. A rag throw is in the process to give them a cozy place to be warm as they watch games or movies.

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  41. I never sew any christmas quilting before. I would like to sew christmas tree skirt.

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  42. I have made many Christmas themed project over the years. This year I made gift bags from holiday fabric that I quilted before assembly. Some years I have made quilted ornaments to give away as party favors. I have to admit, I am thinking about Christmas all year, so it is easy to take inspiration from other projects I see.

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  43. Christmas tree skirts with a strippy feel to it has been my favourite, just because it's hard to do, and people actually enjoy the results of them.

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  44. This year I enjoyed making doll quilt tops and stockings for charity. I made them and mailed them to other quilters that I never met. But if felt good. I will do it again next year!

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  45. great work...love the colors..thank you..

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  46. I would love to be entered! Thank you for the chance!

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  47. My favorite type of Christmas quilting is little table runners or toppers, some only about 15 inches. I like to have them on my tables for the holidays.

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  48. I like doing wallhangings or pillows. Thank you for the chance to win such lovely fabric.

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  49. I've never really done any Christmas quilting until this year. I am doing a penguin pillow for my daughter. It had lots of new things for me to learn.

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  50. What beautiful projects! I like making pillows, mug rugs and runners for Christmas!

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  51. I love making Christmas wall hangings...

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  52. Stockings and blankets for christmas i just love the colours!

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  53. Your quilty projects are wonderful! I when I have time make full size quilts. One year I did make Christmas postcards for peers. Such fun! The fat quarters you are offering for a give away are great.

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  54. I need more Christmas fabric. thanks

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  55. My favorite kind of Christmas quilting. Well - hand quilted - something to do with stars or nativity would be nice.
    Sparkles and shine are nice accents.
    Because - I love to be reminded of the reason for the season and the beautiful world he created.
    Thank you for the chance to win.
    Cathy Byrd
    byrd@gulftel.com

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  56. Thanks for giving away such beautiful Christmas fabrics. I always like to make a Kwanzaa christmas quilt of some sort during the holiday.

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  57. Aren't small quilts fun to make? You can experiment with techniques, colors, patterns, without investing weeks of your time, and when you're done you have a wonderful little something.

    Thank you for the nice giveaway! :)

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  58. i so enjoy applique and use this to make my christmas projects. i've patterns to follow, but with applique it's so easy to make them in your own.

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  59. I like to make little hanging pillows (for lack of a better word) with an embroidered handprint of my daughter and a patchwork edge. It's fun to see how much she grows each year

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  60. One of my goals is to make a Christmas quilt. I was supposed to this year but.............
    Thanks for this giveaway

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  61. I love all the small quilts that you made. They are beautiful. I use to make my daughter things for her "babies" too when she was small. Thanks for giving me a chance to win all that georgous Christmas fabric! Joyce-ccarter13@windstream.net

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  62. I love making stockings and tree skirts, they work up fast and can be customized so easily. Thank you for the lovely giveaway. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

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  63. Christmas fabric is always fun! Thanks for the chance!

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  64. Ooh, your quilts are very nice. I tend to make little pincushions and backgrounds for small cross-stitch pieces.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    kessilari(at)gmail (dot) com

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  66. I am entering this fab giveaway so I can create something wonderful with these fat quarters. lnb1191(at)aol(dot)com

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  67. Great giveaway! I love Christmas fabrics. My favorite Christmas quilting is making table runners. They are easy to make and are wonderful Christmas gifts.

    Thank you for the chance to win! :0)

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  68. I'm still a beginning quilter so I haven't given any quilted gifts yet, but next year, I would like to make gifts for family members!! Thanks for the opportunity to win some Christmas fabric to get me started!

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  69. I love tree skirts! I am working on one now but it won't be finished for this year unfortuately.

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  70. I love the Christmas fabric. Thank-you for the chance to win!
    kario66@hotmail.com

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  71. I would love Christmas fabric. I have never made a Christmas quilt and would love to.

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  72. The Christmas fabrics look sparkly and happy!

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  73. Christmas is my favortie holiday so your give away would be welcomed to my stash!

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  74. I made little zipper bags for many in my family and also made 4 quilted throws (2 for family members and 2 for others) this year. I enjoyed making all of them and I think it helped that I made them early enough not to feel stressed as Christmas drew closer! I need to get some fresh fabrics in my Christmas stash, so those fat quarters would be terrific for me.

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  75. Christmas sewing projects are always one of my most favorite! Maybe because the fabrics are SO beautiful! Thank you for sharing some of the joy of Christmas with us! :-)

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  76. I like to make wall hangings for Christmas, they are quick and make great gifts. I make appliqué ones, so an added bonus is I get to work on my skills. Thanks.

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  77. I am working on three table runners for some friends of mine. Goodness. I am a little nervous about how much time there is left.

    Great giveaway.

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  78. I make Christmas mug rug before but never make a Christmas quilting.
    I think your quilts are very pretty.

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  79. Adorable fabrics!! I haven't yet attempted a Christmas project, but if I win your lovely prize I will definitely use it to make my first :-)

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  80. Hi, Happy Holiday to you and yours, I don't sell my quilts they go to someone who needs it, so I take fabric any way I can. I have people that got a quilt bring me shirts and just what they can. Thank you for the chance.

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  81. I love Christmas tree skirts, napkins and placemats because they bring back great childhood memories. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  82. I'm new to the quilting addiction and this is my first Christmas as a quilter. I've made, bags, wallets, table runners and a couple lap quilts for gifts and even made and sold a tree skirt. Now I'm looking forward to making some stockings and a tree skirt of us.

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  83. I am currently working on some Christmas trees and think your Christmas fabrics are very fun.
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop. It is a very fun event.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  84. I've returned to classic red and gold designs and hope to have a great quilt wallhanging ready for next year. This year was impossible.

    I live near you and am considering joining Q.U.I.L.T. Perhaps I will meet you at a meeting or at the JQ!

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  85. I'm collecting Christmas fabric right now so this would be a wonderful addition to my stash. So, I can make some tablerunners for next Christmas. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  86. http://nonniequiltingdreams.wordpress.com/
    Nonnie's Quilting Dreams - Blog

    email me at: nonniequiltingdreams@gmail.com


    I have the never ending CHRISTMAS quilt started it a couple of years ago when I pulled fabric that worked from my stash. I have been making blocks ever since. When / If I assemble it ... it will have a block from the past 10 years.

    I made some of those 10 minute table runners for all seasons... quick gift.

    Nonnie

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  87. Thanks for a chance to win some beautiful Christmas fabric. I would use it to make a table runner and maybe some mug rugs. I made my first mug rug this year and it turned out nicely.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net
    http://keepmeinstitches-peggy.blogspot.com

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  88. Love the fabrics. Table toppers would like nice in this fabric. Also tree skirts. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  89. I like to make tree skirts and "wrapping fabric" (think baby to lap quilt size). I started making big fabric bags a few years ago to stop the crazy paper buying habit. I love how pretty all the Christmas fabrics are...and enjoy them over and over. If I give a gift to someone outside the immediate family, the "wrap" is theirs to keep.
    Merry Christmas! Thanks.

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  90. Thanks for the chance to win
    Kelly (at) mysimplewalk (dot) com

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  91. the fabric is beautiful. Would love to win.

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  92. Hi!
    I am wanting to start to quilt so this would be wonderful. My favorites are snowmen, angels, anything that has believe and the nativity :)
    Thank you for the chance!
    ~Mippy :)
    bunnysmip (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

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  93. Thank you so much! This was such a blast. It was my first blog hop, and everyone was so generous and nice.

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