Saturday, August 4, 2012

Let`s think Christmas!! New Pics!!!


Hi everyone!!

It`s my day for the Think Christmas blog hop.

I`d like to thank Madame Samm And Lesley for organizing this event.



Edited at 12:44 Aug.4,2012:  


I decided to take pictures outside with natural light.
The original pictures below were taken at 1:30 in the morning when I finished my quilt.
Ha....ha.. I know....I was at the last minute.
But, I worked 6 out of seven days coming up to my day...so...you know how it goes..LOL!!!







So those are the new pics.
I kept the originals below.



I got my Christmas fabric scraps out and decided to make 4, 6.5 inch blocks.
I fussy cut the centre squares with snowmen prints.


I designed these blocks one day when I was making sketches in my book.
I decided to sew them together to make a 12.5 inch block. 
Then I made a 3.5 inch string border.
I hand quilted this little quilt with embroidery floss.
I hope you like it!!
I just got this done in the nick of time!!


Don`t forget to visit the other blogs today!
It`s been a wonderful blog hop so far.


Hugs


68 comments:

Sunshine Girl said...

Its nice - thanks for sharing.

Quilt Hollow said...

This is a sweet project! Well done.

Zuzan said...

Love your blocks with the fussy-cut snowmen and the fantastic scrap surrounds. Great,

Sheila said...

OH how cute , love your fussy cut snowmen , a great block , thanks for sharing .

Purl Buttons said...

What a nice way to use Christmas fabric with big design sections like to cute snowmen. Too nice to relegate to the back of the quilt only but difficult to feature with style like you did.

Cliodana said...

love you little snowman on those block, beaufitul have a nice blog hop day and stop by my blog tomorrow, my turn, have a giveaway!

Lesley said...

Your block is adorable! Love the fussy cuts, the grouping of 4, and that curved frame. Well done! Thanks so much for participating and enjoy the rest of the hop!

Laura VanVleet said...

Those blocks are so cute! Love the wall hanging!

Polka Dot Classic said...

Very nice :) love the design and your fabric choice
Thanks for sharing
Marta

Madame Samm said...

Good Morning Arianne...another one who just about made our top 2..your piecing, fussy cut..superb...just a delightful contribution...LOVE IT...
hope to see you again

Shelia said...

Love the block. The fussy cut pieces and piecing are wonderful. Thanks for visiting my blog during the hop. I've enjoyed all of the hopping around.
Shelia

MooseStash Quilting said...

Oh what fun it is to view, from my one horse open sleigh!! oops I mean my computer chair under the ceiling fan. It's hot here!! hahahaha Such a fun quilt, and put together is a great setting!

Just Carol said...

I love this block with all the fussy cutting and hand stitching--very nice!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Great fussy cut block design and love all the hand stitching! Thank you for sharing with us today.

Cindy Staub said...

I love how you fussy cut the snowmen and framed them in the blocks, very nicely done! Thank you for sharing your wonderful post. I am inspired, heading to my studio, don't know what I'll work on, but it will be fun! :)
Happy quilting!

Fiesta said...

Your work is beautiful. Thank you for sharing today.

Abbigail said...

That is really a beautiful block! It made me say"WOW" as soon as I saw it! Love it! I also like the $10. sewing machine you bought! LUCKY!!

Abbigail said...

Can you share this pattern? If I can just get the pattern for the block I can go from there. Thanks! hulseybg@gmail.com

Connie said...

How adorable! I love your fussy cut Santas! Thanks for sharing!

Mommarock said...

Cute how you fit in that Christmas fabric in there. I don't even think I have Christmas fabric.

pinsandneedles said...

Your quilt is darling! Love the fussy cut snowmen and your hand quilting! Thanks for sharing!

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

I love the snowmen!!! Too cute!!!

Needled Mom said...

Very cute. The fussy cutting is a great idea for those blocks.

KatieQ said...

I love this block. Thanks for sharing.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love how you designed it and your fabrics!!

hueisei said...

Very pretty! I love it.

Judith said...

Such sweet blocks and I will try my hand at it. Love your handstitching and Thank you for sharing...Judith, Texas

Linda said...

Hello! such pretty Christmas fabrics-just love the snowmen!
thanks for sharing!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

tink's mom said...

What a great mini quilt. Love the fussy cut snowmen and your hand quilting gives it such a warm feeling. Thanks for sharing.

patchouli moon studio said...

Love the fussy cut centers, so cute.

Carrie P. said...

great little mini quilt. well done.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Love the snowmen Ariane! Very cute!

Gill said...

Fabulous! I love the fussy cut centres!

Lori said...

This is very pretty. Can see all the hard work. Thanks for sharing
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Farm Quilter said...

Love your block!!! The fussy cutting and the way you used your strings really enhances the whole effect! I can see so many ways to use your block... Thank you!!!!!

Susan said...

I love this and especially the border. I am going to do this! Thanks for the inspiration.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your design and fabric are perfect Ariane! Love it!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I really love this! I love how you stitched, it brings it all to life and ties it altogether. Super job!

krislovesfabric said...

Nice scrappy work, thanks for sharing with us!

Aurea said...

I just love the block. There are so many things I would like to do, yours being one of them. Shut me in a room for a month and do not disturb. Thanks for sharing.

quiltmom said...

What a cute little Christmas project- I love the homespun look of it- You did a fabulous job. Thanks for sharing and participating in the blog hop.
Regards from western Canada,
Anna

sandra said...

Very very cute Ariane, thanks for sharing

Vicki said...

Hi Ariane, I love the border you have used on your little quilt. I'll have to try that some day. Vicki vickilorraine at hotmail dot com

Linda said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful project! Great job!

MoeWest said...

Your mini looks wonderful! I love the snowmen and the hand stitching.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

The stitching is very nice. I like your project alot . Glad you were able to finish and share with us.

barb's creations said...

Beautiful! :) Barb.

Carla said...

It's darling ; )

Lisa said...

Your quilt is lovely! It is amazing what a little light will do! I try to take mine outside to photograph!

Sharon Dawn said...

Cute snowmen!! I really like how you did your blocks and borders! It really showcases your work!! Thanks for sharing!

Rhonda D. said...

I love your project! Thanks for sharing!!! Great job!!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Gorgeous quilt. Love that you fussy cut and your borders are amazing. Great job and thanks for sharing with us.

AlessandraLace said...

amazing quilts and blog. I am new follower from Italy. hugs Alessandra

QuiltSue said...

What a fun little quilt. I really like it.

Darla said...

Thank you for sharing. The blocks are beautiful.

lynaeve said...

Hello! New subscriber

Judy1522 said...

I love your block the snowmen are so cute you did a great job.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Whew!! Lucky for us you slipped it under the tree just in time, your mini is stunning. I really like the string border, it's so different.

BizyStitches said...

Thanks for sharing your talent. Way too darn cute.

Abbigail said...

I really like this block and the way you quilted it in red. It really is beautiful!

Kimberly Cassie said...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing!

deborah said...

OMG, I love your version of the granny square!!

Thearica said...

Look at all of that hand stitching! So jealous! Love the block!

Linda said...

How cute! I love your fussy cut Santas! Thanks for sharing!

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

"Last Minute Lucy" here, too... sorry I am late in visiting. Love your topper! Yes, it WILL look good in summer fabrics. I will have to start NOW! LOL

And thanks for the tutorial in your next post.

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work!! thanks for sharing!

Quilt n Queen said...

Ariane, sweet table topper, love the fussy cut snowmen...sweet as a button. There are so many projects I want to make from this blog hop...and your granny square topper is up there at the top. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing in the blog hop...happy stitching!!

Maria Kievit said...

Very nicely done! Love that you've put the 'grandmother's block' together in a different way! Thanks for sharing.