Thursday, August 2, 2012

Think Christmas............easier said than done.  First I want to thank madam Samm and Lesley for all of the time and effort they are giving to us so that we can have such a great time.  Thanks also to all fo the other Hoppers, without you we wouldn't be.


Back to Think Christmas.  Way to many ideas.  Very hard to focus on any one type of project. I did get a little help from myself.  When I opened the boxes of Christmas fabric I found better than half of a Christmas sampler quilting begging to be finished. What more could I ask for, the blocks were 12 1/2 inches. I only needed 3 more to finish it up. This bear paw was the first block I attempted. I know many of you work days and quilt evenings. I do and I find there are things I should not attempt after a busy day.  One of those things is measurements off the top of my head.  This block was really simple 4 - 6 1/2 in paws = a 12 1/2 inch block, no.  Well it would if I hadn't forgotten the sashing part.

This poor guy is destine to be a Christmas Pillow.  You will not find a Bears paw in my quilt. I just didn't have what it took to make it over.

Next came my Christmas novelty print star.  This star is my go to block.  I can measure it and cut it in my sleep.



The little Scotty dog came from a block of the month at my local quild.  He was a very versitle pup depending on his coat and background.

This block was also part of a block of the month but I have no idea what it is called.  I just love the lines.


Put them all to gether with the 9 that were already done and woo hoo I have a finished top for a Christmas present for my sister. 


I don't have a lot of Christmas stuff out of the attic in july so I had to trot around my neighbor hood looking for pine trees for background shoots.  My neighbors think I'm nuts.

Next set of Christmas thoughts took me to this


I made a blue work quilt for a friend a couple of years back with these snowpeople and vowed that I would make one for me in Red work. I only managed to get 3 done for this event.






They make a nice table runner.  I'm not sure if I will end it here or put it in the Christmas box to take the place of the now finished quilt top.  Time will tell.

As a special thank you for stopping by and reading all the way to the end I am having a little giveaway.  I am making some fabric Christmas cards. I can't show them to you because they weren't done when I wrote this on Monday.  Trust me if they are not done yet they will be done by  the weekend for a drawing on the evening of August 6.

If you haven't stopped by to see the rest of the gals on todays schedule, please do.

August 2Grandmama's Stories
Sandra Kaye Designs
North Hills Quilter
Lv2sew
Quilty Doodads
Quilting in South Carolina
The Raspberry Rabbits
Charise Creates
Traveling Quilter
Nancy B at That Other Blog
Selina Quilts

102 comments:

  1. Oh Selina, your sister will enjoy your sweet quilt. It is truly adorable! Your Redwork is outstanding. Thank you for sharing and I am a new follower. Enjoyed the visit...Judith, Texas

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  2. Now revisiting old boxes of stash and UFO's came to a good thing - Very sweet quilt for the season. And the little redwork snowmen will be a cute runner. Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  3. Wow the quilt is lovely I am sure you sister will love it - love the table runner too. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Enjoyed my stay, beautiful quilts and I'm sure your sister will love the quilt you made for her.

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  5. Loving your Christmas Sampler Quilt. So jealous that you found a WIP to finish up. I'm still at the starting gate this season. Thanks for sharing your blocks and the giveaway!

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  6. What a lucky sister! it is beautiful. And I love redwork. You are doing a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Selina, you have done a fabulous job of "Thinking Christmas". Your bear paw block is gorgeous...love the fabrics...and a pillow it could be! All your blocks are just so pretty...gotta love that Santa moon! The sampler quilt is beautiful...your sister is a lucky lady. Love the stitcheries...looks like you can do just about anything...and you work during the day? You are amazing! Thanks for joining us and offering such a special giveaway. Enjoy the rest of the hop!

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  8. I'm sure she will loved it! Very beautiful!

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  9. Can I be your sister??? Great job on all your blocks! I'm a new follower and I'm looking forward to learning so much from you!

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  10. You did all that just by thinking Christmas....WOW! It looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. It's so hard to think of Christmas this time of year when it's so hot outside! Love that holiday quilt and can just picture you running around the neighborhood with the quilt top and camera, looking for a photo location. I wouldn't think you're nuts at all...

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  12. The blocks are amazing and so different, thanks so much for sharing them. Susie x

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  13. Love the Scotty and all your other Christmas blocks and the stitcheries,

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  14. Cute blocks! I agree, it is hard to think Christmas when it is 100 degrees outside! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  15. Your work is beautiful. Thank you for sharing today.

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  16. Thanks for sharing the pics of your quilts. And thanks for the giveaway.

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  17. Such lovely blocks. This blog hop has inspired me to start working on my Christmas sewing projects. Thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway!

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  18. Thank you for sharing your projects! I love the quilt, beautiful!

    Thank you for the opportunity to win your giveaway!

    Happy quilting :)

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  19. love your red work, always in love with snowman! thank's for the chance to win, i'm sure your card are beautiful! hope you have fun with the hop, step on my blog on sunday have a giveaway too!

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  20. Beautiful blocks! I think that my favorites are the snowmen-- I'm an avid fan! :-) Thank you for participating in this blog hop-- I have really been enjoying seeing all these wonderful Christmas projects-- definitely putting me in the mood to start on my Christmas sewing! :-)

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  21. Fantastic blocks and your quilt comes out fabulous.I love redwork and the snowmen are just adorable!!.Thanks for the chance to win.

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  22. Good Morning Selina...what lovely blocks and even more lovelier topper..I do believe yes I do...someone ohhh go and see sewwequilt.com lol

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  23. Lovely quilt and congrats on finishing it as well as getting some red work blocks done , they are so cute. Thanks for the chance to win .

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  24. I love your snowpeople...I'm an embroidery fanatic. But that scottie dog is precious! blessings, marlene

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  25. I enjoyed reading your post : ) and I think your scotty doggy are adorable and your Christmas quilt are just beautiful ... Merry Merry Christmas : )

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  26. How wonderful to have a quilt done. I'm working on mine. I do love to work on my embroidery.. another project in the wings waiting for me to finish my current project.

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  27. I am also fond of embroidery! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Love the redwork snowmen! I sure it feels great to have a quilt done for Christmas! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. All your blocks are so lovely - especially the scotty dog!

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  30. Great blocks! I have always enjoyed a Bear Paw block, but I really like that squares one with the stripes through them.

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  31. congrats on your honorable mention at Madam Samm's. YOur quilt is beautiful.

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  32. Your sister is going to love that quilt she is getting for Christmas and I already love your redwood quilt. Your giveway is a gift that comes from the heart and really makes it more thoughtful and special. Thank you for giving us all a chance to win and for making the Think Christmas blog hop one to cherish and remember.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  33. Love the redwork blocks. They are lovely. Thanks for the opoportunity with the draw
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  34. Super cute blocks..it is hard to decide which one I like the best?? But..I LOVE snowmen ...so I will pick them !! Super cute!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  35. Okay your embroidered snow people are awesome but I am definitely drawn to the finish quilt. Bravo on scouting out some evergreens for a great photo!

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  36. I love your stitchery. I find it is so relaxing, also it keeps me awake when watching/listening to the TV! Thank you for the generous giveaway.

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  37. Beautiful blocks and how fun that you found some things that were partially done......just like opening Christmas presents LOL!

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  38. Your blocks are so cute. And what a surprise that you found a sampler half done. You are half way there.

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  39. Very darling blocks. I'm so happy to see embroidery being so popular! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  40. Fabulous blocks, stunning quilt & beautiful Redwork snowmen.
    Thank you so much for sharing =)

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  41. Glad you're finishing your sampler! I have quite a few Christmas WIP's too!
    Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win, would love to receive your cards!

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  42. I like your quilt top with the different blocks. I make cards myself, and would very much like to have one of yours. Thanks for the giveaway! tubakk@online.no

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  43. My neighbors think I'm nuts, too, when I'm out laying my quilt block or quilt on rocks, cactus, or red dirt just to take a photo. LOL--gotta give them something to talk about. Your blocks turned out just so beautiful--thanks for sharing. :O)

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  44. Your blocks are wonderful. I am just overwhelmed with all the ideas and would like to do so many of them. Time does not allow but I can still look and drool. Thanks for participating. aurea.gillis@gmail.com

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  45. I can relate to having lots of UFOs. I'm afraid to get into the attic and find more! My husband will think I'm crazy for going there this time of the year to do Christmas things! Thanks for sharing. I will say that you've really accomplished quite a bit.

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  46. What a beautiful use of UFO's! Thank you for showing us!

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  47. I love the bear paws! I'd love to make a quilt of them!

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  48. Love the snow people! thanks for the giveaway!

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  49. Your sampler and redwork are beautiful! A redwork piece is on my To Do Someday list. Thanks!

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  50. Your sister will be thrilled to receive the quilt at Christymas.I love your snowmen blocks.In fact I love anything snowman.

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  51. amazing quilt, I would like to be your sister. hugs

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  52. Lucky sister! I'd love to see your handmade Christmas cards.

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  53. Some really lovely blocks that you have shared. I love the bearspaw on the T shirt- it looks gorgeous.
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    Warmest regards from western Canada,
    Anna

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  54. Very nice sampler quilt. I would love to try and make one someday. I will add that to my list I think it will be number 190,783,210. I only hope I live long enough to get to that number.

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  55. Lovely blocks really like the star I am making my son a star variety block quilt.I am pretty new to red work I really like your designs. Thank-you for the give away.Becky
    derry04@yahoo.com

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  56. All of your blocks are adorable, but I really liked the star and the scottie dog. The snow people are great, too. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway.(Your sister is one lucky sister!)

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  57. It's my friend Tink's mom. What a delightful post. You have been busy piecing and stitching. Bear Paw blocks are a favorite of mine, but I am enchanted with the fussy cutting in your star block. Best yet, your a girl after my own heart. A project not ready at post time!! hahahaha
    I am sure whoever wins your cards will be in for a big treat!

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  58. Congrats on getting the Christmas sampler finished! One present done! The redwork is looking great too!

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  59. love your redwork blocks... the sampler is wonderful

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  60. The quilt for your sister and the redwork snowmen are lovely. I had to laugh at the comment about your neighbors. They should read your blog and they would understand. Thanks for a chance in your giveaway.

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  61. Your blocks are beautiful!! Thanks for sharing them with us!!

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  62. I love the redwork blocks, and your Scottie Christmas block is great.
    Thanks for sharing. Don't know if I'd risk putting those quilts too close to the pine trees, Sap is nasty stuff to get out. (ask me how I know this..lol)
    cheers
    maggie

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  63. All your blocks turned out beautiful. I think your sister is going to feel so lucky when she sees her Christmas present.

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  64. Love your blocks girlfirend, especially the redwork. So cute!
    xx

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  65. Love all of your work. The redwork is my favorite too! Im amazed how you working gals find time to quilt! Enter me in your giveaway.

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  66. I really enjoyed your blocks. I liked the dog and also the redwork! Thanks for the chance to win the cards..

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  67. All your blocks are just beautiful. Your sister will be thrilled with her little quilt. I know I would be. I really love that block you didn't know the name of.

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  68. Love your quilt. I really love the Scottie block and the redwork blocks. Thanks for sharing!!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  69. Very nice blocks! Love the redwork :)

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  70. Fabric Christmas cards would be wonderful! I love all of your blocks.

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  71. Wicked cool blocks...

    nhsarab at yahoo dot com

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  72. What a lucky sister you have! Thanks for participating and for the giveaway!

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  73. Fabric Christmas cards sound wonderful!

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney@ gmail .com

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  74. You have a lot of beautiful blocks! I love handmade Christmas cards for years that is all I did! Please pick me!

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  75. I ad to smile imagining you looking for a pine tree for a photo op! That is sew me!! Your quilt is beautiful and your sister will be so pleased to receive it!!
    Congrats on being Honorable Mention
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  76. Pretty blocks and quilt. Congrats on the Honorable Mention.

    Debbie
    http://travelingquilter.blogspot.com/

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  77. Congrats on the honorable mention! Very nice quilt.
    Love the snowmen in redwork, but I bet they look snowy in blue.
    Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.

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  78. Congrats on the honorable mention! Very nice quilt.
    Love the snowmen in redwork, but I bet they look snowy in blue.
    Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.

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  79. Nice blocks/quilts. Congratulations too. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations.

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  80. Very pretty blocks and I love your sister's quilt!
    The snow people are just darling.
    Thanks for sharing and hopping along with us!

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  81. I can see why those fabric cards weren't done yet - you have been busy!

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  82. I love Redwork and your blocks are just too cute!! I know if I was your sister I would really enjoy the little sampler quilt that you made for her. That Scottie looks soooo dashing in his little jacket. Your redwork Snowman would make a really cute skinny wallhaning if you are looking to save them from the UFO pile. They could be stacked top to bottom with a little sashing around them and Volia!!! All ready to finish. Thank you for the chance to win those wonderful sounding cards.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  83. Thanks for sharing! Great blocks.

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  84. Love that scotty dog and your redwork blocks also look stunning. Thanks for sharing :)

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  85. I love the embroidered blocks - combining hand and machine stitching is awesome! I too understand the working woman's stead, but I can rarely use a machine at night - hand stitching only!! Great work! di_caughill at hotmail dot com

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  86. Your blocks are fabulous! thanks for being part of this great hop!

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  87. Love all your blocks! I think we have all made cutting or thinking errors. hehe. Your sister is going to love her beautiful quilt. I'm doing a redwork quilt this year with snowmen and birds. Your snowmen are lovely.

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

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  88. LOVE YOUR REDWORK!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  89. I specially loved your Scottie dog, and the redwork.

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  90. Beautiful work! Love the scotties!

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  91. I love all your blocks, and the little snowy houses that appear in many of the photos. Your sister is a lucky recipient!

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  92. Selina, what an wonderful parade of Christmas blocks...I love the Scottie and what can I say....I love your redwork. Thanks for sharing and happy stitching!!

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  93. Was fun looking thru your blocks. Wonderful work! Thanks for sharing.

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