Sunday, July 29, 2012

Good Morning or shall I say Merry Christmas

I am part of the Think Christmas Blog Hop!  Today is the first day, so relax you have not missed a beat.  Each day several bloggers will post a photo of a block that they have created and what ever else they would like to share.

Since today is the first day and I had 2 ideas for blocks, I thought why not ...share 2 blocks!  The first one is a log cabin - all ready for Christmas (well mine ins't I still have to do the embroidery on the roof ) but I am pretty happy how it turned out, I might do some more embellishing on it - see the tree in the window!  I love to embellish blocks!

I also have to figure out how to get you a PDF of my block, check back later today and I will get that all done for you!   I hope you like this one!!   



My next block is one of my newest Christmas favorites, Gingerbread Boys -- last Christmas I had a small Christmas tree in the dining room, full of gingerbread boys and I thought this block was really easy and turned out cute.  I hope you enjoy this one too!   Both blocks measure 12 inches finished.  Again check back later today  for the pattern.
 


And last but not least, what is Christmas without  a present????  If you leave a comment and please leave your email address -- you can win this Christmas Mug Rug!  I will draw a name Saturday evening for the mug rug. 
I will put a tutorial up later this week for this!
 

Here are the other blogs to hop to today!  Enjoy!










                                                      Quilt Doodle Design

Happy Stitches and May I be one of the first to wish you a Very Merry Christmas!
Dorothy

101 comments:

Kathy said...

Thanks for sharing a little xmas with us!

Gmama Jane said...

Ho-Ho-Ho I love snow on anything! Your blocks are quite festive in their primitive style!!
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Susie Q said...

Hi Dorothy I love the blocks especially the log cabin, can't wait for the pattern, would love to make a quilt of these. Thanks for sharing and I would love the win the mug rug. Susie x susie@tomparr.co.uk

Sunshine Girl said...

They are all lovely - thanks for sharing.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I use google.doc for adding pdf's into my blog - easy follow instructions. I love the log cabin and will be sure to come back for the pattern - I'm an embellishing fool, too. Thank you for sharing with us today.

Sharon said...

Merry Christmas Dorothy and I love your house block. I really love everything about it and will be back to get the pattern...thanks for joining in and the mug rug is sweet.....would love to win it.
sgriff57@comcast.net

Linda said...

So cute, your house block is great. I love the mug rug. Thanks for sharing your ideas. Happy hopping and Merry Christmas.

Judy B said...

Great blocks. I love applique. looking forward for the tutorial

Lesley said...

Dorothy, your blocks are just so darn cute! Love that little log cabin...will definitely be back for the pattern! Your gingerbread man will be perfect next to your tree! Thank you for the chance to win such a wonderful Christmas mug rug and helping us roll out the blog hop!

hueisei said...

Thanks for sharing! Cute blocks!

Fiesta said...

Your projects are all wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

JoyceLM said...

Love your blocks. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sheila said...

Love all your blocks, especially the "log cabin" block. Thanks for being part of the hop. Merry Christmas!

Zuzan said...

Welcome home to Christmas. thank you for the Mug Rug giveaway.

krislovesfabric said...

Would love to try your log cabin block, so good to hop with you!

Madame Samm said...

Good Morning Dorothy, oh my your cabin and all of your other blocks certainly put me in the mood for Christmas..glad you played along..

Primitive Stars said...

Merry Christmas Dorothy, sweet blocks, very nice. Happy Stitching, Francine.

Cindy said...

Love the cabin quilt block! So cute... happy quilting :)

Michele said...

Your blocks are adorable. And seeing your Gingerbread Boy makes me want to go bake some fresh gingerbread. But I've got to get off to work. Drats! Thanks for such lovely Christmas decor inspiration.

Aurea said...

I just love looking at all these ideas. Can't wait to do some of them. Thank you. aurea.gillis@gmail.com

Donna said...

I love your log cabin! The Christmas tree in the window is adorable. My imagination tell me Santa's sleigh will shortly appear.

Bud and Marsha said...

Very creative post. I would love the mug rug you made and I'll be back to check on your pdfs.
quilterinmotion(at)yahoo(dot)com

Teresa said...

Cute blocks! Can't wait for the tutorials and PDF.

Pat @ 501quiltblocks said...

What a cute log cabin! I can think of so many ways to embellish it.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Your log cabin is just perfect - would love to have the PDF of that! blessings, marlene

Ellyn said...

cute cute cute!

Gill said...

Thank you!
I love the snowy cabin block!

Rhonda D. said...

Thanks for sharing your blocks. I
really love the log cabin, and plan on making that one this year.
Thanks for the chance to win!

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Linda said...

Thank you, Dorothy, for sharing your cute blocks with us! You did a great job on them!

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

Your blocks are great! They are getting me into the Think Christmas mode - if I wait 'til the last minute, quilting projects just won't happen. Great mug rug!
haileybarb at gmail dot com

MooseStash Quilting said...

A girl after my own heart. Applique. Just too cute. Best wishes with the PDF thing. I have never been able to figure it out! :-) Please do share the secret when you do!

Sandra said...

Just really love both the Christmas Log Cabin and the Gingerbread Man blocks. Your Mug Rug is also very cute and clever. Such great ideas. Thank you for joing the Think Christmas blog tour and giving all of your followers a chance to win.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Thearica said...

Who doesn't love snow!! Thanks for joining in the fun!

Needled Mom said...

The little house is so sweet as is the gingerbread boy. It's hard to believe how soon Christmas will be here.

pinsandneedles said...

Both of your blocks are too cute! I will come back to checkout your pattern! Thanks!

Connie said...

What sweet blocks! I will definitely be back for your little house...how cute! Thanks for sharing and also for a great giveaway!

Lyn said...

what fun! I really liked both of the blocks. Love the mug rug too!

Cliodana said...

ooo your mug rug is so cute. love the border like candy cane! thank's for the giveaway. Hope to see you on my blog sunday, my turn on the hop and will have a giveaway too! have a nice week

Kathryn said...

I, too, like your gingerbread man. Very nice.

Betty Lou said...

Great blocks and love the mug rugs. Guess it is that time to get busy with some Christmas presents. Thanks for sharing.

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

What a cute house block and gingerbread boy... looking forward to your patterns. Thanks for hopping along with us!

QuiltSue said...

What fun blocks, especially the gingerbread man.

Lv2sew2011 said...

Hi Great Blocks, I've been working on Wonky Log Cabins blocks for a swap didn't realize how easy they are until I made one! Have a great day!

Sally said...

Mug rug is sew cute but I love the house and gingerbread blocks. Here's hoping you figure a way to get the pdf up!!

Joanna said...

Compliments on you little house block. I love it. The gingerbread man is really cute, too.

BizyStitches said...

Very cute. Love the cabin. Your mug rug is cute too. Thanks for the chance to win it. Having a great time with the hop

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Such beautiful work!! Thanks for sharing.

Sallie said...

Love your blocks and mug rug!! Thanks for sharing!

Judith said...

I can smell the gingerbread cookies! Sweet blocks and the your mug rug. Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

Joyce Carter said...

Your blocks are really cute and the mug rug is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win.

Linda said...

Great blocks! Love your little house. Thanks for the chance to win the cute little mug rug.

Patty D from NC said...

love the cottage! thanks for sharing!

Sheila said...

I love your house block , that is so sweet , thanks for sharing your lovely work with us.

Tricia said...

Your little cabin would fit in so well in our little counrty cottage. I'm looking forward to seeing the pdf file on that one. It's funny but I was thinking I needed a gingerbread cake fix. lol.

Now I'm going to look for your follower button as I loved the pictures & stories of the little critters.


Thanks for the chacne to win your cute mugrug.

Sincerely,
Tricia

Ruth Ann said...

Love the Christmas cabin but they are both pretty. Love your animal pictures! I grew up on a farm and miss the animals.

Ariane said...

These blocks are adorable!! I just love them!! Thanks for sharing with us!!

Mrs.Pickles said...

great looking blocks!!! thanks for sharing!!

Marcia W. said...

The Gingerbread Boy is a favorite story of mine that I like to read to the grandnieces. So, immediately was drawn to your block. Thanks for sharing.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Lovely work! Love the details.
Looking forward to the patterns.
Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Just Carol said...

Such a cute little log cabin and gingerbread man--love it! Thanks for hopping with us.

Snoodles said...

Love your log cabin, and looking forward to the pattern. Would love to give the mugrug a new home!

ritainalaska said...

love that gingerbread boy! great details! thax for sharing.

AlessandraLace said...

love the house, thank you for sharing hugs

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Super cute blocks!!

Jennifer Gail said...

I love your snowy barn. My email is on my profile. thanks

Judy1522 said...

Your blocks and your mug rug are so cute!

MoeWest said...

I love your blocks and I even have the wood fabric for the log cabin. Thanks for the chance to win your cute mug rug.

GG said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win. I'd like a mug rug. I wait for your tutorial later this week.

Nancy Biggs said...

Hi Dorothy! I especially love your log cabin applique block. The mug rug is a sweet giveaway. Thanks for sharing. Nancy Biggs @biggs3@charter.net

tink's mom said...

What a sweet cabin. Can't wait to see it with the stitchery.

evelyn said...

Not the log cabin block I was expecting-LOL. Love this block and the gingerbread boy. Great mug rug too.

Wendy said...

and a very merry Christmas to you too!! Thank you so much for sharing!

Michelle May said...

Love the ginger bread block! Too cute. However, I must say that I looooooooooove the critters in the post below. I'm such a sucker for cuteness.
xx

Quilt n Queen said...

Luv the gingerbread, too cute and the log cabin too...what a sweet Christmas mug rug. Thanks for sharing!!

Janet said...

Both your blocks are cute, but I love the log cabin. You tricked me. I was expecting a traditional log cabin block.

Sharon Dawn said...

Love your blocks..especially the log cabin! Thanks for sharing!

sandyb said...

Cute mug rug. Thank you.

sandyb720 at gmail dot com

Jodi - usairdoll said...

What a smart cookie you are! hehe. Love the blocks you designed. Your mug rug looks lovely. Thanks for sharing with us.

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

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Lisa Cox said...

I love the blocks. So festive and cute!
Thanks for thinking of us!
lisa(at)vetteklisa(dot)com

Cecilia said...

Cute blocks! Thanks for the chance to win your cute mug rug.

Karen said...

Thanks for sharing! I think your log cabin block is just adorable. I'm looking forward to seeing the pattern! :)

Sara said...

Dorothy, how cool to see you... I love the log cabin block!!! Really cool.

And, your mug rug is adorable...

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

Cute ginerbread man! Love the snow covered house too!
Merry Christmas to you too!

Homemaker Honey said...

Such a darling mug rug...just what I need for my hot chocolate this Christmas!

Deborah
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

CaroleM said...

those are really cute applique pieces - nicely done.

Abbigail said...

I really like the little cottage block. I'd like to make those for a block exchnge I'm in for Christmas! hulseybg@gmail.com

Peggy said...

Very nice mug rug. Thanks for a chance to win it.
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Catherine said...

I like your blocks because they are unique and so full of cozy, holiday spirit. All of them are just great. Very clever mug rug too.

Nellie Duclos said...

I love the title of your blog. I completely understand as I have 3 cats. One always manages to "claim" what I am working on no matter what time of the year it is. Your blocks are cute. I love to do hand embroidery too.

Sharyn said...

Christmas in Australia is 40 degrees in the shade so a little bit of snow would be great. Thanks Sharyn

Shannon said...

What great blocks. I love them both. The mug rug is so cute. Thank you for the give away!

Maria Kievit said...

Very nicely done with the cabin so embellished. Enjoyed reading your blog! Thanks for sharing.

Karen O said...

I love your house/snow block. Very cute. I would love to win that mug rug. It would be my first.

Aggiequilter said...

All Beautiful blocks! I would LOVE to have the PDFs, I'll check back again!
Thanks for sharing, and the chance to win the cute mug rug!

Kathy Lancaster said...

Love your blocks.

Karen Propes said...

Love your blocks, I like the log cabin, it's looks like it's ready to stand alone or with more log cabins. Can't wait to get the pattern. Thanks for the giveaway of the mug coaster. I've heard of them, but never made one. Merry Christmas...
ncjeepster@aol.com

Linda said...

THANK YOU FOR SHARING>ALL SO NEAT!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

KatieQ said...

Great blocks. I really like the log cabin. I'll check back to see when it is available for download. Thanks for sharing and offering the mug rug giveaway.

Sally said...

Any chance you could email patterns?

lynaeve said...

I love the house

Kimberly Cassie said...

Lovely. Thanks for sharing.