Sunday, August 4, 2013

HO HO HO blog hop and giveaway

It's my turn, well actually tomorrow is my day, but I'm posting a day early!

I LOVE Christmas fabric! Every year I say I'm not buying more, and every year I buy more.
I have one finished project and a couple of works in progress. Also there is a Christmas/winter top ready to be quilted is on last week's post.

First up is my version of the Scnibbles Full House pattern:

I used a charm pack of A Merry Little Christmas by Zoe Pearn for Riley Blake, and yardage for the border. [Confession: I cut the roofs wrong and had to order extra fabric! so I used it in the borders too!}


NEXT: Christmas Ornaments

This is from Vicki's pattern: Texas Teardrops http://www.quiltinglodgeblog.com/p/texas-teardrops-quilt-along.html at Quilting Lodge http://www.quiltinglodgeblog.com/
I made the blocks small and left more background space. I used a layer cake of Kate Spain's Joy from Moda [last year].
I think I will take this one apart and quilt it 1/2 at a time.


So yesterday, was my ArtQuilt group meeting, and the LQS {cotton Feilds, Washington, NC}had her anniversiary sale.
This fabric wouldn't let me leave the Store without it:

So I thought why not another house quilt?


BUT maybe it needs another border?

Of course it still needs doors on the houses, probably black on white, and maybe some beading after quilting.

WHAT DO YOU THINK? Green tree border, or NOT?
Leave a comment, and I'll pick a random winner to recieve my Scnibbles Full House pattern
please make sure I am able to get in touch with you.

PLEASE visit the other blogs;

August 5
Cherry’s Prairie Primitives
Scraps of Life
Words & Stitches
Blue Heron Quilts--> you're here!
More Stars in Comanche
Handmade by Mama
Julie from Quilted Works (on my blog)
In Stitches and Seams
Scrapbook ChickADoodle
Jane’s Quilting
Beaquilter
Life@RuffHaven

The complete list of blogs can be found here:
http://justletmequilt.blogspot.ca/2013/07/ho-ho-ho-blog-hop-schedule.html


What's next you ask?
what about these fabrics?
I don't know what they will become...



112 comments:

liniecat said...

Oh yes, the green needs to be there, but maybe a narrower stripey border too? its looking smashing!
Christmas what fun! And it will be here before we know it lol

Gill said...

Yes! definitely use the green border!
I love it!

Meredith said...

Love the little houses. Yes green border looks great, stripe borders could be narrow but maybe need to be cut so that top and bottom strips match stripe direction on sides. But that would mean undoing some stitching, sorry! Love all your Christmas fabrics.

barbara woods said...

The green looks good thanks

Marianne said...

I really like your houses quilt.
I agree that the green needs to be there.
Happy Hopping.

apple blossom said...

beautiful and love the fabrics

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Judy B said...

Love your house quilts! Thank you for sharing.

Baa. xxx said...

Yep! We are green border fans. Those houses look really great!

Heleen Groot said...

Thank you for admitting that you too have a slight addiction to Christmas fabric. I do too and am happy to know that there are more of us out there! I love the Texas Teardrop quilt. At first I thought it was just a pattern in the fabric. It is stunning. As for your question. Yes. Another border is in order here. Another border is always the right decision.....The bigger the better!

agnieszkak said...

Great houses !!! I'm in love with them :) Great work ! Thank you for sharing ! Have a nice day :)

agnieszkakuzaj (at) tlen (dot) pl

Gloria said...

Yes to another border but I would use a darker, less busy fabric so the houses really popped out at the viewer.

Darlington Gal said...

What lovely quilts! Thank you for sharing them with us. Your house pattern is beautiful, but I really like the way the Texas Teardrop resembles Christmas ornaments.....genius!

Mary Ann said...

The houses are so cute. Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

My opinion: no need for the tree border- nice just the way it is! Thanks for your participation!

Britt-Inger said...

Your little houses need a green border and maybe also a narrow border in red. I love the quilt with the small houses. Thanks for sharing and being part of this blog hop.

KaHolly said...

The green is a winner! Great hop stop today.

DeborahGun said...

I like it with the green border :-) Love your little houses quilt!

charlotte said...

If they would quit making such cute Christmas fabric it would be easier to not buy more. Your projects are all very pretty. I love the ornaments, but the houses grabbed me too.

JoyceLM said...

I share your addiction for Christmas fabrics. Thanks.

Madame Samm said...

Ohhhh my word I love your first one and the fabric you used it is striking , your ornaments sooo lovely...you did well oh my oh my

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your quilts are beautiful! Thanks for sharing with all of us.

Melody said...

Delightful sewing

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Gorgeous!! the teardrops look great in the Christmas fabrics

Editha said...

Lovely. :D thanks for sharing!

patchouli moon studio said...

Lovely quilts.

Tammy said...

A solid border perhaps? it has quiet a busy christmas print all ready. And I mus tsay this is my favorite Teardrop quilt I have seen so far. Absolutely gorgeous.

Thearica said...

Yes on the green border! Your quilts are really cute!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love your Full House! Yes, keep the green border for sure - it really sets everything off beautifully. blessings, marlene

Carol said...

I like it better without the green. I think you should leave it the way it is and just make the binding green if you want to pull out the greens in the houses. It will be lovely either way; I do like all your quilts!

Mimi said...

Definitely use the green. Love those houses and the ornaments is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing in the hop!

Vicki B said...

You have been one busy lady. Love the houses.
tvbart@charter.net

krislovesfabric said...

Love your Full house! Great pattern and you picked great fabric to make it in...

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Beautiful projects. The houses are very cute, but the Texas Teardrops are gorgeous too.

Margaret said...

O I love these houses. I love the green border. Having fun hopping and getting so inspired .Thanks for sharing

Kathy L said...

Love this pattern. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sharon said...

Oh I like the green border I think it looks great and you will be throwing some other colors as your doors. So I say yes on the green border. All your quilts are lovely and I really like all your quilts. I am a Christmas fabric buyer myself so I understand....

Linda said...

How pretty! It looks very Christmasy!

Jeanie said...

Love your quilts! The little Christmas village is so cute and inviting!

Debby said...

Great projects. I absolutely love those ornaments! I'll have to go look up the source - they would be awesome in any type of fabrics.

Renea said...

Thanks for sharing all your Christmas projects and thanks for the giveaway.

Carol said...

The green looks great as the border and those houses are just too cute. I love your ornament quilt, too. Beautiful Christmas projects!

Connie said...

I like the green border, what neat quilts! Your Texas Teardrops is beautiful!

Sarah Correa said...

Wonderful - love your houses!

Fiesta said...

wow! I love your project. Thank you for participating in the hop.

Tanyia said...

yep...green it is and ummm...I LOVE your ornaments!!! Wow!

Leah said...

Beautiful work! Love the house pattern in Christmas fabrics and the Texas Teardrops Christmas version. Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

Vicki H said...

I like the green for a border. The teardrops make great ornaments. Thanks for sharing.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I like the green-it really makes the houses pop!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Lovely work. Thanks for sharing.

Nellie Duclos said...

Love your houses. It's on my "To Do" list to someday to a House Quilt, but I am planning to use different fabrics for each house so they appear more random looking. Thanks for sharing.

Just Quilt It said...

I love your quilts. Yes, I think you need the green border and black and white doors would look great. I love this pattern. Beautiful work!

evelyn said...

Love your house quilt. Very Christmas-y. I thtink your choice of a green border is a good one.

Victorine Bland said...

Love all your creations and the teardrop quilt was a double sigh moment. I am playing on the Ho Ho Ho blog hop too. Come by and see me on the 8th www.transitionsformeee@blogspot.com Hugs

Lou said...

Love your Texas Teardrop/Ornament quilt! That is on my to do list for next year?
Cute houses!!!!

Lixie said...

I'm not in this hop but I'll be making patchwork stockings this year for my family members. Those fabrics say 'stockings' to me!

Denise Russell said...

I say keep the tree house border. I love house quilts... Great inspiration for Christmas!

Beverly Atkins said...

Oh I love the full house pattern. I love houses. Thanks for a chance to win the pattern. Your work is beautiful. We appreciate you taking time to sharing.

pinsandneedles said...

I'd say yes to the green border! Cute house quilts! I really need to make a house quilt someday! Thanks for sharing!

jan said...

I love both the house and ornament quilts! I think I would put a green border. Love that fabric with the trees. And the pattern look terrific. I haven't made a house quilt. Great job!
xo jan

MooseStash Quilting said...

What fun quilts! Love how you bordered them. No wonder you couldn't leave the shop without that fabulous piece of fabric!

feltfree på Åsly said...

Love your christmas projects.
Thanks for sharing

tink's mom said...

wonderful collection of holiday houses.

Kathy MacKie said...

Count me in.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Love the houses and ornaments. I like the green border. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Diana said...

Love the houses, also love the green border.
Thanks for the giveaway. Looking forward to all the blog posts.
dianacarofano(at)gmail(dot)com

Vickie said...

I love love love the Texas Teardrops !!!!! You did an amazing job ! KUDDOS !

Teri said...

Oh yes it needs the green border.....it is very darling......what a great giveaway.....thanks

shawn said...

Yes the green fabric too, thanks for a chance and I just love the quilt in the first pic!

(smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

pamspretties57 said...

Hiya!!! I love your house quilts, and the green border makes your new fabric pop---so yes to the trees border. And the Texas Teardrops as ornaments---BRILLIANT!!! I love that design. Thanks for sharing and for having the giveaway. Merry Christmas, blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

Joyce Carter said...

I would definitely add the green for another border. I love the quilts, especially Christmas ornaments. When I saw this quilt on Vickies' blog, thats what it looked like to me,. I didn't think about making them smaller so thank you for a great idea. Now maybe I will make one also. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

Joanna said...

I love house blocks and think your quilts look great. Miss Rosey's designs are always so charming. The green border is my choice.

madebymeinred said...

I'm liking your houses. Green for sure.

Robin said...

I love those houses quilts! The borders you picked for the second one are just perfect. Binding it with red/white stripe fabric would look cool. Your Christmas Texas Teardrop is awesome! I have that pattern but haven't used it yet. Never thought to do it in holiday fabric!! I may just do that for halloween. Thanks for the great idea!

Linda J said...

I like the green but I think I would use the black stripe for binding--the houses, the black dot, the green and the black stripe for binding cut on the bias. BUT that's just me. Not my quilt.

I love the Texas Teardrop ornament quilt the best! Lovely.

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

I like it either way!

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

Yes I love the green border!! Makes it look more Christmasy... LOL Thanks for sharing.

Monarch said...

Love all the Christmas fabric! What great projects!

Rosa said...

Beautiful projects!No, a solid border or another fabric to pop the houses.Thanks for sharing.

Sharon Dawn said...

I think the green trees are a nice addition! Your other projects are great! I have that Zoe P. fabric waiting to be sewn up...as soon as I decide what. I love the softness of it. Thanks for sharing!

JanesQuilting said...

They are adorable. I think I would do the doors every other one white and then black. Boarder..why not t small boarders then a larger one. Thank for sharing.

Bonnie58 said...

Wow. Beautiful quilts/ I love the house ones. Thanks so much for sharing

Sandy said...

I love Christmas fabrics also. Your houses are adorable...I like that Schnibble pattern alot. Thanks for sharing with us.

Leah said...

Love the teardrop quilt!

And yes use the borders....

Great work!

Patty D from NC said...

I'm just a about to crack open that schnibble pattern myself. Thanks for sharing your project,

Marla's Crafts said...

Very nice projects. You can tell you love to make Christmas gifts. Nice pattern for a give away.

Sherry said...

Wonderful projects the houses are so cute. Thanks for offering a giveaway.

cyndiofthevortex said...

I think you should audition some other fabrics besides the green one. It seems to overwhelm the quilt, although with doors and windows on the houses it might have more balance. You're a very talented lady with all of your lovely works to show us! I'm very impressed.

maggie said...

Love your houses! great quilt. Yes, I agree, the green would look good.
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

VickiT said...

Wow. I LOVE what you've done with the Texas Teardrops pattern. That is SO awesome!!!! I never did get a start on mine when I bought her pattern because no matter what store I went to there was none of the fusible in stock. I finally gave up but recently did find some.

Your quilt and needing another border? If it were me, I think I would not put a green border but might put a thin border or flange maybe of gold and then bind in the darker green.

Angelia Lanouette said...

Yes, I think you should definitely use the green tree border. It makes the houses look like a village surrounded by a lovely green forest. Thank you! anglanouette at gmail dot com

Beth said...

I love your little houses. And I also like the green border.

Fignie said...

I'm going with no to the border - BUT - if you can bind it in a bright lime like green it'd look pretty?

The ornaments had my mouth drop open - stunning! Simply amazingly beautiful!!!!

Suze said...

Oh, I cannot begin to tell you how I love the houses. I have been wanting to make a house quilt for years. I even bought fabric and still have not made a house quilt because until now, I hadn't found the right house pattern. I love Christmas, so maybe I'll have to make a house quilt out of Christmas fabric first as a "practice quilt" because I want to make a queen size house quilt eventually. Thank you for participating and sharing all the eye candy and the generous giveaway. I adore the Texas Teardrop quilt too and I think it is definitely on my want to do list. Thanks, thanks, thanks.

Annette Schultz said...

Love those houses and the ornament quilt ... great shapes there.
sew many project on the go were do you find the time.
Thanks for sharing with us today
in stitches

usagypsy said...

Oh I love the house quilts! So very adorable! I had to laugh about you Christmas fabric obsession. I'm the same way. So much great fabric every year!

sandra said...

Love your quilts the fabrics in both quilts are so cute, definitely the last one needs the green Christmas tree border to finishing off

LJ said...

Holy smokes, that's lots of projects for just one hop!! Wonderful use of the Christmas fabrics. I especially love the teardrops. Hmmm, the green trees border fabric should work fine but it seems a bit over-powering to me. What about a smaller border with it and then another blackish Christmas fabric on the outside?

Christine M said...

Your quilts are lovely Katherine. I love the ornament one. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Theresa said...

Love your quilts. Texas Teardrops is a wonderful pattern.

Emily C said...

I don't care for the green border, perhaps a different print. The green is too busy, next to busy.

Rhonda D. said...

Love the green border. Thanks for sharing with us.

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Dee D said...

Definitely use the green. It seems to round out the quilt.

BizyStitches said...

yup love green border. Looks like your are having a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy H said...

Very cute houses. The green border adds to it nicely.

Cathy's Chatter said...

Nice houses! I would not use the green border as it is too busy and detracts from the beauty of the houses BUT. . . very quilter is unique! Have fun.

Sallie said...

I like the green border! Thanks for sharing!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Your quilts are fantastic and the fabrics you used absoutely gorgeous.
I think no green border...
Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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Audrey said...

Absolutely love your Texas Tear ornaments. Thanks for the link. I like your green border but I would not make it as wide as on the left. I like the narrower treatment on the right. It also bothers me that your striped border is not identical on top and bottom. Also do you have enough of the striped fabric to do a bias binding? I think that would look fabulous.

nicolesender said...

Love the ornaments!
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Scrapatches said...

I Love the Texas Teardrops Christmas Quilt. Looks like a festive string of ornaments. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

Rebeckah Austin said...

Adorable!