Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Christmas Blog Hop and Giveaway

IT'S THE CHRISTMAS BLOG HOP,   Today is my day today. And what a day it is.  Come see my newest design and don't forget to enter my Christmas Fat Quarter Giveaway…

Oh yeah, the “Bells are Ringing“ Today,




I have been having so much fun checking my Christmas fabrics I forgot all about how hot it is here at my house.  I decided to make something with bells on, so I dug out some fabrics that I thought would work.   (I thought the gold shimmer of these fabrics all went together well.)





Then I drew my bells for the center of my Wall Hanging.





I put my appliqué of the Bells on an 8 inch square.  Then machine appliquéd them on using monofilament thread so not to be seen.  When finished, I squared it off to a 6 ½” block, centering the bells diagonally.

Next was to make the remaining blocks.  Each are 6 ½” square.  I used assorted fabrics to set them off.  I made a total of 8 of these:



And then 4 of these blocks.  




From here I set them all together diagonally with the bells in the middle.  I had to do something with the edge triangles.  So I came up with these:





For the boarder, I used scraps and put a 1 inch boarder, then I used the gold and made a 1 ½” boarder.
SO HERE IT IS:    



"BELLS ARE RINGING”     total size is 31” X 32”


                       NOW, for the Giveaway.   

                                               


I am Giving away 10.…YES, 10 Christmas Fat Quarters.  These are all beautiful Fat Quarters which I know you will have lots of fun with.




It is easy to enter, All you have to do is join my blog and leave me a comment.  (Make sure I get your e-mail)  Contest will run from now till the end of the Christmas Blog Hop on August  5th  


    


 I will post a winner on August 6th.  So, good luck, and don’t forget to check out the other Blogs in this Hop.   I have made a list of those who have blogged today. 






Don't miss out on the fun, Please check out all the rest of the blog hop.  It will continue on till August 5th.  There is a list on: The Cuddle Quilter .  Each day there will be more to check out.    


HAVE FUN, AND HAPPY QUILTING.

                                           


Check my website gallery for more selections: http://janesquilting.com

97 comments:

Needled Mom said...

It looks wonderful, Jane. What a great use of all those Christmas fabrics.

I am a follower.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, my you just kept ringing that bell! Just a beautiful wallhanging and thank you for sharing with us today.

Lesley said...

Jane, your quilt is absolutely stunning! I love the bells as the centre...thanks so much for showing us how to do this! Your other blocks are so complimentary with the pattern...you've created a gorgeous Christmas quilt with some beautiful fabrics! Thanks you so much for participating and enjoy the rest of the hop. Thank you also for a fabulous giveaway!

Linda said...

Beautiful, Jane!
No Hershey kisses in with those fat quarters? I'm surprised. Or are you totally burned out on them?
I'm a new follower!

Sandra said...

Your newest design is just awesome. Great job you have done. It's beginning to look like Christmas. Thank you joining the Think Christmas Blog Hop and giving all of your followers a chance to win 12 fat quarters. A gift any quilter would want to have.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Polka Dot Classic said...

Love your blocks and the finished quilt is amazing!
Have a happy sewing day
Marta

Patty said...

HOW PRETTY YOUR BELLS ARE! Thank you for the chance to win pretty fabric.

Chris said...

Oh.....bells are my favorite! Thanks for the give away.

pinsandneedles said...

Love how you put together this quilt...block by block! Thanks for sharing!

Abbigail said...

I'm ready for Christmas now after seeing all these beautiful Christmas items! Your wall hanging is wonderful! Thanks for the great giveaway too! hulseybg@gmail.com

Lori said...

Your quilt is lovely.
Thanks for the opportunity to win. These look like they would be fun to play with
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Lyn said...

I am a new follower. I just love your quilt. You really did a beautiful job. Thanks for sharing.

Bonny said...

WOW! Your bells are so beautiful - it is one of my favorite designs for Christmas! You did a beautiful job!

Gmama Jane said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! What else can I say??
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Aurea said...

I am now a follower. It is amazing how many quilters there are out there. Your quilt is very inspiring. thank you. aurea.gillis@gmail.com

beaquilter said...

what a great quilt and lovely bells!

Hilachas said...

I'm a long-time follower of your blog. Thanks for the opportunity to win this nice Christmas fabric.

aiah23 said...

I've joined your blog. I love this quilt, and you have such a great eye for combining those great Christmas fabrics. I've wanted to do something along these lines for a while, I guess once I finish up some WIPs and a couple of time-sensitive projects, I'll need to look at making myself a quilt like this!

Marcia W. said...

The bell block is lovely and your quilt is too. I like the red and gold tones of fabric - very rich in appearance. Thanks for a chance to win some Christmas fabric too. follower

Rosa said...

Your quilt is awesome and love the bells block,fantastic!!Thanks for the giveaway.

I`m a follower.

QuiltSue said...

That's a great quilt. I really loved the bells.

Rosa said...

Awesome quilt and the bells block is fantastic!!

Joyce Carter said...

Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors you used.You did a great job.Thanks for a chance to win some beautiful fabric. I am a new follower.

Sallie said...

I'm a new follower. The bells are beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

Bonnie58 said...

Love the wall hanging. It is gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway. I am a happy new follower

bonnielarson58@gmail.com

sew.darn.quilt said...

Oh I'm definitely going to sew one of these up! It's amazing and your tutorial is wonderful, Thank you for sharing.
I'm a new follower, I'm glad I hopped into your blog =)

Judy B said...

Such a neat way to set off the beautiful bell block! I am also a new follower. Thank you for the great giveaway!

Susie Q said...

Hi Jane, the quilt is amazing and looks stunning. Thank yo for sharing. Love the Giveaway, thank you. Susie x

Richard Healey said...

That is a really pretty wall hanging just love it. Thanks for sharing and the great giveaway.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

Tricia said...

You do such wonderous work that I had to become a new follower especially seeing Hampton's Roses!!! Thank You for the chance to win your great collection of FQ's. They are sure to get us in the Hoiday spirit.

Sincerely,
Tricia

Sheila said...

Jane is it just beautiful , how creative to make such an amazing top. I love it !!Thanks so much for sharing.

hueisei said...

Lovely quilt! Thanks for sharing.

JoyceLM said...

Love your Christmas quilt. Thanks for the chance to win. I'm a follower.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Love your mini quilt! Bells are a nice change and they still say Christmas. Great job and thanks for sharing with us.

Thank you for a generous giveaway and a chance to win some beautiful fabric.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work thanks for sharing!

Gwen said...

I am a new follower! Thank you so much sharing your beautiful quilt with us AND for the chance to enter your giveaway! Merry Christmas! :-)

Anonymous said...

follower. thanks for a great giveaway angchappell@yahoo.com

Gill said...

I'm a new follower!
Thanks for a great giveaway!

MoeWest said...

You created a lovely Christmas wallhanging. Thanks for the chance to add to my Christmas fabric stash.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Jane I love your bells block - and what a great way to use Christmas fabrics in your small quilt. blessings, marlene

Susan said...

Love your blocks and the give-away is so generous. Thanks for sharing.

Rhonda D. said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I am a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win!!

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

AlessandraLace said...

very cool. I follow you. hugs

Nellie Duclos said...

Jingle bells, you rock! Thanks for the inspiration as it is difficult for me to sew Christmas things during the summer when I have so many other UFO to complete! I would love to have those fat quarters, then I could do holiday sewing without my husband asking why I am going to get holiday things out at this time of the year! LOL

Kathy H said...

Your quilt turned out beautiful. The bells are great. Thanks for the chance to win the fat quarters.

Nancy Biggs said...

Jane: Your bell wall hanging is great! You are very talented! Also please enter me in your giveaway. Fancy this! I live very close to you in the next town over! You need to come to our guild meetings in Martin. I'll be in Think Christmas tomorrow!

MooseStash Quilting said...

It may be hot, but you created a very cool(ing) quilt. Love it!

tink's mom said...

Who would have thought that that wonderful little bell block could lead to that terrific quilt. Thanks for sharing.

Texas JennyWren said...

Wow, you were very busy with your early Christmas sewing, weren't you??!! Beautiful quilting. Thanks for sharing. I joined your blog.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

From one Jane to another, your work is woderful. I love the fabrics you used for your blocks. Thank you for sharing!

Vicki said...

Hi Jane, I am really enjoying this blog hop, lots of great ideas. Vicki vickilorraine at hotmail dot com

Teresa said...

I love your quilt! It is beautiful and does not look difficult which is good for me. I am a new follower! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work and for the giveaway.
teresasquiltjourney.blogspot.com

Ariane said...

Wow!! I just love your quilt!! It looks wonderful!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!

Ruth Ann said...

Love how your quilt turned out. The bells are perfect in the middle.

Connie said...

What a beautiful quilt and love your appliqued bells! Thanks for a great giveaway too!

Sheila said...

What a beautiful wallhanging Jane. The fabrics are gorgeous; I think all the gold pulled it all together. Thank you so much for being part of the hop. I have been a follower since the RW&B hop. Have a great week.

Cindy said...

What a beautiful quilt! Thank you for the chance to win such a generous giveaway!!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Really nice Bell Quilt!

Sharon Dawn said...

Beautiful!! That will be such a pretty addition for your holidays!

Terry@ iluvmybugs said...

So pretty Jane!

sandyb said...

Oh I love your blocks. Beautiful fabric. I am really starting to get in the spirit even through it is suppose to be 96 day after tomorrow.

I am a follower.

Thank you

sandyb720 at gmail dot com

Wendy said...

Wow, Jane, that is beautiful!!

Kathy said...

I really like how all of your fabrics coordinate. A great project!

Pokey said...

I'll join in your fun, Jane! Thank you for the giveaway ~
:-}pokey

Katherine said...

Beautiful quilt, Jane! I think I can hear those bells ringing. ;o)

Thanks so much for sharing and being a part of this fun hop!

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Your quilt is beautiful, Jane. Thanks for sharing the steps. I'm a new follower.

Peggy H. said...

Very nice Christmas quilt. I am a new follower and look forward to future blogs. Thanks for the giveaway.

vgneal said...

Lovely wall hanging. Thanks for sharing how you made it and thanks for the giveaway too.

Vail in TN

vgneal said...

Lovely wall hanging. Thanks for sharing how you made it and thanks for the giveaway too.

Vail in TN

Homemaker Honey said...

Beautiful Christmas wall hanging! I am a new blog follower, Facebook fan, and blog subscriber.

Deborah
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love the bells in the middle beautiful quilt!!

Diana said...

LOve your quilt, in the heat of So Cal it is hard to think of Christmas but I know I ned to start my projects and the giveaway of fat quarters would help.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Kristy said...

Wow what a gorgeous quilt! Amazing how a simple applique with all the pieced blocks can look so complex! Excellent example to us of how to design a quilt by just starting with one block! Thanks for the giveaway too. K-

Farm Quilter said...

You are incredibly creative to come up with this beautiful quilt! Just amazing!! Thank you for the opportunity to win the FQs.

wanda said...

I am a follower now.

wanda said...

I love the bells and the quilt. Thanks

Susan said...

Beautiful quilt! It really showcases those bells in the center! Thanks for the giveaway!

BizyStitches said...

Love your quilt. I'm a happy follower now, I love blogs to find new ones. Thanks for the chance to win the fabric.

Purl Buttons said...

Your quilt is lovely! Step-by-step, following your photos makes it seem easy. I am glad you didn't start with the final photo! I would be scared to read the rest, it looks so complicated!

SKYANGEL said...

I joined ur site, and that is simply beatiful, if i ever get a HOME back, i would love to show this off!

BeachQuilter said...

What a beautiful design! I love the simmer in the fabric. thanks for the generous give away.

Michelle May said...

Beautiful Jane!
xx

Sue said...

I love your blocks! Love the bells! I love Christmas and would love to win your giveaway!

jmniffer said...

Wonderful Christmas Wallhanging. I love the center bells; thanks for sharing how it was done.

Linda said...

HI! LOVE THE BELLS!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

MaryBeth said...

Thanks for sharing!

Jean Teets said...

I love your work just awesome how you just come up with your on designs

KatieQ said...

The bell applique is wonderful. Beautiful wall hanging. I have to admit, I'm not good at sewing together little pieces so it makes me appreciate your work even more.

Sunshine Girl said...

I love the bells block and your finished quilt is stunning - thank you for sharing.

Kelly J Minnick said...

Your work is just fantastic and you have inspired me to get my sewing machine out. The Christmas fabrics are beautiful! Thanks for the 2 quilts you made for me, I look forward to putting a top together and having you finish it!

lynaeve said...

Thanks for the giveaway, I'm a follower.

Quilt n Queen said...

Beautiful, beautiful Christmas Bells wall hanging...Thanks so much for your inspiration and sharing with us on 'your' day to shine. Thanks for the chance and happy stitching!!

Kimberly Cassie said...

LOVE the bells! Thanks for sharing!

Thearica said...

Who doesn't love Christmas bells and your quilt is fantastic!

Nellie Duclos said...

Hi Jane - Your little block with all the HST, OMG, how tiny. Did Hershey close factory in PA? My friend in the Central Valley says they closed the factory here in CA and sent work to Mexico. My husband used to be a Hershey Bar addict, but since I told him that I haven't seen him buy any Hersey products! Thanks for sharing and the fabulous giveaway!

Maria Kievit said...

Love the final quilt you made out of a few blocks! Thanks for sharing.

Amanda Pappas said...

Love your blocks and the finished quilt is amazing! Have a happy sewing day Marta