Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Think Christmas Blog Hop


It's my stop today Think Christmas and I would like to give Lesley from The Cuddle Quilter and Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt a huge Thank You for all the hard work putting Think Christmas together.

I have three beauties to show in Red, Green and White. 
4" Tree Block by Bonnie K Browing

First, is a tree block pattern designed by Bonnie K Browning from her book Paper Piecing Pattern on the American Quilt Society. The pattern is a 4" paper piece tree block. I added a white fabric with round medallion and quilted with my sewing machine first time. Then sew two borders and bind. Total block size is 12 1/2" and fits perfect on my table stand. 

My second block is a bit larger. I first saw this pattern on Martingale .   The pattern is called Christmas Cat Chats.

Christmas Cat Chats 6" X 11"


The finish block is 6 1/2" x 11".  I added a decorative stitch for a collar and glitter button heart for the eyes.  Finished size  is 15" X 13".   The pattern is simple to follow and great for beginners. 

Next is a quilt that I started out with a 6 1/2" cut WOF until a yard later, I ended up with a 5" cut WOF. I do not know what happen or too many things going on at the same time or just Senior Moment!

Flip and Sew Quilt 38" X 38"

But,  I finished with a smaller quilt than I started out with.  I was told, this is a flip and sew pattern and is great for all those scraps sitting around.  I did start to  write a tutorial for the quilt, but it got too confusing. My applogies for that.
Those are my beauties for Think Christmas and do not forget to stop by the rest of the hop today.


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Thank you for stopping by,

Judith, Texas


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  1. Hi Judith, love the cat blocks and the quilt looks great, even if it is smaller than intended. I have done that on a couple of quilts I made! Thanks for sharing Susie x

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    1. Thank you Susie for stopping by and enjoy the rest hop. I will try to be more careful in cutting my fabric. Judith, Texas

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  2. Judith, your blocks are wonderful! The Christmas colors and fabrics are just so luscious! Sure looks like some Santas are in that fabulous quilt! Your cats are so elegant with their collars and button eyes! Thanks so much for participating...really loved seeing these blocks. Also love the picture of the quilt on the bench with that wonderful flower garden. Well done!

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    1. Lesley, the Santas are sweet on the quilt. Feels like Christmas and finally have some flowers bloom this year with all the rain. I have enjoyed participating on the hop and thank you for have me along hopping. Judith, Texas

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  3. Great blocks! and it would be fun to decorate the tree on the first block!
    Thanks!

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    1. I will have to try it on my next block. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop...Judith, Texas

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  4. Love the hearts as eyes for the cats, the simplicity of the tree and for chit-chat the mystery of where 1/4", 1/2" and other sizes go - seem to just disappear but love the quilt.

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    1. Zuzan, the cat chats was a fun block and I just happen to have the buttons in my stash to add. Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop...Judith, Texas

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing today. Your project is fabulous!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and have fun on the hop. Judith, Texas

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  6. Thank you for sharing your great blocks. I love the simplicity of the tree block. The quilt is great!

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    1. Linda, I saw a lot of blocks and this one kept popping out. Enjoy the hop...Judith, Texas

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  7. I love them all - the quilt is fabulous and I cat one is so sweet. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. This was a fun one and new to me. Happy to have you visit...Judith, Texas

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  8. Good Morning Judith..ohhhhh look you did some great blocks and finished a christmas project...how lovely..cross another off your list..wonderful

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    1. Thanks again for another wonderful Blog Hop Madame Samm! This is a bit out of my comfort zone and slowly coming out of it...Judith, Texas

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  9. Love the Christmas Kitties! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Shelia and enjoy the rest of the hop! Judith, Texas

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  10. Hi there! this is a very cute quilt. love the strait between all your square! Have a nice blog hop and hope to see you on my blog on sunday for my turn. have a giveaway of one of my creation! have a nice day

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    1. Cliodana, I will see you on Sunday and Thank you for stopping by. Judith, Texas

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  11. Thanks for sharing, love that last quilt! It's good to be hopping with you :)

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    1. Happy you stopped by Kris! This has been a fun blog hop. Judith, Texas

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  12. I love those cats - I have a friend I'm going to send a link to because she LOVES cats. :) blessings, marlene

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Marlene, she will not be dissappointed. Happy Blog Hopping, Judith, Texas

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  13. The quilt is my favorite. I love it.

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  14. I just printed the pattern for the Christmas Cat Chat Quilt. I thought it was very cute and just in time for Christmas for myself. I like the green, red and white colors. All 3 of your quilts are really nice and you have done a wonderful job. Thank you for making the Think Christmas Blog Hop so much fun and sharing all of your creative ideas.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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    1. Sandra, Have fun sewing the Cat Chats and thank you for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of the Hop...Judith, Texas

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  15. Hello, Judith, was a beautiful quilt and charming little blocks. Cute little cats. What is Christmas without a Christmas cat? Thanks for posting.

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    1. Darla, Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop..Judith, Texas

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  16. I would hate to tell you how many of those senior moments I have had. Glad that you finished and completed a cute quilt.

    Your blocks are such fun too.

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    1. Thank you for those kind words, you are too sweet! Judith, Texas

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  17. Your little quilts are just beautiful!Thank you for sharing!!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Linda, enjoy the rest of the hop...Judith, Texas

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  18. Your quilt is very pretty...all ready for Christmas! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You are too sweet and happy I am early for a change for the holidays. Thanks for stopping by, Judith, Texas

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  19. Thanks for showing them all to us. I love the cats in particular.

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    1. Sue, the cats chatting was a fun block to make. Thanks for stopping by...Judith, Texas

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  20. The cats are my favorite! Thanks for sharing with all of us today!

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    1. Thank you for the sweet words and it Lesley and Madem Samm are fun to blog hop with. Enjoy the rest of the hop...Judith, Texas

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  21. Thanks for hopping along with us.
    I especially like the heart button eyes for Cat Chat and wonderful decorative stitches.
    Despite problems, your little quilt turned out great!

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    1. Karen, I am still new to all this but I had a fun time and happy that I had the buttons for the cats. Happy hopping, Judith, Texas

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  22. Oh, what a great show of blocks. Love the Christmas quilt and the cats, too cute!

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  23. Glad you could finish the little quilt.It`s gorgeous and the cats are lovely!

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    1. Thank you Rosa! Have fun on the hop...Judith, Texas

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  24. Christmas kittys - how adorable - they are purrfect!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Bonny, Judith, Texas

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  25. Your projects are wonderful! So festive, love the cats!
    Happy quilting!

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    1. I cannot wait for the holidays and happy that I am starting early...Enjoy the Hop Cindy. Judith, Texas

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  26. Beautiful blocks and what a neat quilt! The kitties are my favorite!

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    1. Thank you Connie! Enjoy the rest of the hop...Judith, Texas

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  27. Your tiny tree block is so sweet and the quilt is lovely.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Judith, Texas

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  28. great Looking blocks!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  29. Your projects are all great. I especially like the flip and sew quilt. Thanks for sharing them.

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    1. I was at a quilting bee a few months ago and a member was laying out her blocks and I asked if I could borrow her pattern that she got from another guild member. I wrote the instructions and went from there until I cut some of my blocks the wrong size, but I am happy that I finished it. Happy hopping, Judith, Texas

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  30. Hiya Judith! Love your blocks, especially the Cats Chats one. I've seen it too, and been thinking about giving it a go. Hope you're looking forward to a lovely holiday season. Blessed be, hugs!!!

    playamom57 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thanks Pam, I was happy to find the pattern of the cats and I love it hanging in my office. I sew for my family and this is the first thing I sew for myself. But I am getting ahead on the holidays. Thanks for stopping by...Judith, Texas

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  31. Isn't it great when you do something for the first time and are pleased that it wasn't as difficult as you thought. Great job on all three items. aurea.gillis@gmail.com

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    1. Oh, you are sweet Aurea. I know now! Enjoy the hop...Judith, Texas

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  32. I love the simplicity of your tree table topper--really love it! The cats and your "smaller quilt" are beautiful! Thanks for sharing and joining in on the hop. :O)

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  33. Great work! Your cat eyes are wonderful details and your pretty quilt by your flower box looks so inviting....

    Thanks for sharing them all!

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    1. Thanks you Sharon! Enjoy the hop, Judith, Texas

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  34. I love your blocks, I like the "italian" cats. hugs

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and happy hopping...Judith, Texas

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  35. Thank you for sharing all of your work for Think Christmas. I like the photo of your quilt too. The blocks are so cute.

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  36. What a great job! Your blocks and quilt are beautiful. I've done that with a ruler before. Hehe. You are not alone. hehe. Thanks so much for sharing your projects with us.

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    1. Jodi, I need to find one that has a stopper at the end of the ruler so it will not move. But one that will cut the right size! LOL Happy Hopping...Judith, Texas

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  37. Thanks for being in the blog hop. I like your sweet tree block.

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    1. Lesley and Madame Samm are wonderful to put all this together. Have fun on the rest of the hop...Judith, Texas

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  38. Wonderful blocks, and the quilt is just beautiful. Makes me want to warm up for the season. What am I talking about it's too hot here right now. But you know what I mean! hahahaha

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    1. I truly enjoyed you Mickey quilt yesterday and it is indeed hot in So Texas. Thanks for stopping by and happy hopping...Judith, Texas

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  39. Your blocks are really great!! The quilt turned out beautifully! I love the gold sashing.

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    1. Ariane, I am happy how it turned out, even if it is smaller. I am making another one with the bigger blocks and using 100% cotton fabric for the sashing. Thank you for stopping by and happy hopping...Judith, Texas

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  40. Love your Christmas cats! So sweet!

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    1. Thank you Michelle. Judith, Texas

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  41. Lovely blocks and a great quilt. thanks for hopping.

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    1. I look forward to seeing your blocks Selina. Happy Hopping Judith, Texas

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  42. Love your blocks!! Your little quilt is cute!!

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    1. Thanks you for stopping Cherry. I look forward to your day and see what you have for us! Happy Hopping. Judith, Texas

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  43. Your blocks are great! Thanks for the link to the Christmas cats - so cute.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Judy. Have fun hopping1 Judith, Texas

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  44. Thanks for sharing your fun blocks as well as the links ,your quilt is sweet as well.

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  45. Like your blocks! Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Too cute! Love the cats, need to make that one! Thanks for sharing with us

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  47. LOVE YOUR QUILT!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  48. I love your cat block. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Katie, Thank you for stopping by and happy you enjoyed the cat chats. Judith, Texas

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  49. I think the Christmas Kitties is so cute!

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  50. Judith...three beauties in your parade of Christmas blocks. So glad you shared in the blog hop....happy stitching!!

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  51. Love all 3 blocks! Thanks for joining in the hop!

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  52. I'm a cat person, so I like your cat block. Thanks for sharing.

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