Tuesday, July 31, 2012

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas!

It's Beginning to look alot like Christmas here in blog land- take a look at these blogs today, then catch up from yesterday with paper pieced blocks and more. 
For some music to put you in a Christmas mood click here ( it will pop up up in another window) and then you can hop back over and listen whilst you gaze upon my Christmas blocks 
I was a bit frantic as today approached! It must be Christmas :)
I have had 2 of  my blocks done since before I knew about this hop and I put them in a safe place ( sounds like what I do with all my Christmas gifts too) and I forgot where I put them! Thankfully the LORD knew and He reminded me this morning- why is it we always wait to ask Him? I found the bag right where I put it after playing with my paper pieced block.
My first block is my candy block- after searching for just the right pattern- I made up my own. lotsa HST's in this one!

Next is my present block. If you are around me any length of time you know I love to wrap presents. Last Christmas, Sunshine Boy informed his mama that Aunt Bobbie says" its not wrapped without a bow"- he now has his own box of ribbons and is in charge of wrapping presents! Well, I found package blocks and I found bow blocks but I didn't find one I liked, so guess what? I made up my own pattern.

it's hard to tell from the picture
 (and because i forgot to press the blocks before taking pictures)
but the bow is 3D
 I took two patterns and smooshed them together.
My last block is my first attempt at paper piecing.  I need to add borders around it. I used the tutorial for Candy Corn over at Madame Samm's and turned it into a tree. I need to practice more ALOT MORE. I am working on bowls for the next hop and not having the best luck with them. Regina was kind enough to make me a beginners pattern. I haven't tried it yet but we will see!
Have a Merry Time Hopping thru the snow
Thanks for stopping By! 
 PS the Winner's of my Giveaways from the last hop are
Tricia who said I loved the blocks and they are quite inspiring. Love the last picture showing the fabrics for the Aunt Sukey's Choice. Thanks for the chance to win the yummy fabrics.
and


Judy1522 who said Thanks for sharing your blocks. My favorite is the one with the heart that background fabric is perfect
I will be sending you an email shortly!
and for those waiting for my last giveaways- I will hopefully be mailing them on friday- with a wee bit extra for waiting sew patiently! Thnaks for bearing with me!
PS#2 many of you asked about my blog's background last hop- it is a baby quilt I made for my "daughter's" baby (I am Cindy's Mommie #2) Blogger tiled it to make the back ground 



THANK YOU THANK YOU THANKYOU to Santa Lesley and Madame Samm for hosting this HOP!
Check out the rest of these lovely blogs! 
July 30



63 comments:

Judith said...

I love your candy block, but they all are sweet! Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

Lesley said...

Bobbie, these blocks are fantastic! You are so creative...candy, a gift, and a tree...all such perfect Christmas projects. Love your choice of fabrics, how you displayed the blocks, and especially love that 3-d ribbon! So glad you joined us!

Susie Q said...

Hi Bobbie, what lovely blocks. I know what you mean about paper piecing I have never got on very well with it!!!! Thanks for sharing. I played the music whilst reading your blog!!! Susie x

Gill said...

I love the present block! especially the 3d bow!
Thank you!

Aurea said...

There is nothing like the christmas season and you help to give ideas. Thank you. aurea.gillis@gmail.com

Fiesta said...

It is fabulous. Thank you for sharing today.

Zuzan said...

Hi Bobbie, love the wrapping on the candy, the twinkling stars over the tree but especially the bow block which is off centred. Thank you for sharing.

Linda said...

Good Morning! The blocks are fantastic! The piece of Christmas candy would look great hanging on a frame! As would the wrapped gift block. Thank you for spending time with your blogging friends. Merry Christmas!!

Madame Samm said...

Good Morning Bobby, well how lucky for all of us, that you found your blocks..one in particular struck us as the perfect well perfect block for today's...ohhh go and check sewwequilt.com

Sunshine Girl said...

They are all lovely - I particularly like the candy block though! Thanks for sharing.

Tricia said...

I found your blocks quite adorable!! Looks like you have the prefect start to the Holidays.

Oh! I'm also doing my happy dance as I just read that I was a Winner from the Red, White, & Blue Blog Hop!!!!!! Just a great bit of news to get while drinking the am coffee. Thanks soooo much!!!

Sincerely,
Tricia

Sharon said...

What wonderful blocks to fill us with some good inspiration...I am new at pp so this is a new area for me...thanks again and have a wonderful holiday.....

Quilt n Queen said...

Your blocks are fabulous, you are so creative. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing in the blog hop. Love the 3D bow!!

krislovesfabric said...

That 3d bow is magnificent....love it!

Cliodana said...

hi there! your bow block is awesome! love the way you made it. Have a nice blog hop and hope to see you on my blog sunday, have a giveaway too. Nice week to you

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

My goodness, there are a lot of HSTs in that first block - very nice!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I bet these blocks were so fun to make! Thank you for sharing them with us, and thank you to God for helping you find them. :) blessings, marlene

Mommarock said...

I can certainly tell that the bow is 3D. It is quite wonderful!

Wendy said...

Wonderful job on your blocks!! I really, really like your candy block ... very creative :) Thank you for sharing !!

Just Carol said...

Beautiful blocks! Love the 3D look! Paper piecing can be frustrating, but keep trying. Once you figure it out, you'll be sewing up those bowls. :O)

Snoodles said...

All of your blocks are wonderful! Thanks for sharing with all of us!

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

I'm glad you found your blocks!
The candy block is so cute... such tiny HSTs!
Happy Hopidays! And thanks for sharing!

Darla said...

Your blocks are beautiful. Very Christmasy, colorful and festive. So glad you found them. You sounded just like me!

Jennifer Gail said...

Very pretty. I love the present.

Purl Buttons said...

Creative ideas! I especially like the present block with the three-D bow.

pinsandneedles said...

Love the 3D bow on your present block! Paper piecing is tricky when you begin but once you get the hang of it...you will love it! Don't give up!

Needled Mom said...

I always put things in a "safe" place too. ;-}

Your blocks look wonderful. I like the bow.

Linda said...

Beautiful blocks! And thank you for the music. I'm ready to go bake cookies and decorate the tree!

Terry@ iluvmybugs said...

Great blocks..love the present with 3D bow!! TFS

Kimberly Cassie said...

Loving your gift box block! I'm inspired! Thanks for sharing!

Kimberly Cassie said...

Loving your gift box block! I'm inspired! Thanks for sharing!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

What a cute story about "Aunt Bobbie" I LOVE the bow 3-d block. and your pictures are just beautiful, like your work. Thanks for sharing

Rosa said...

These blocks are wonderful.The gift block is my favorite.Thanks for sharing!

Connie said...

Beautiful blocks and the present block is so neat! Thanks for sharing.

Bonny said...

All your blocks are so pretty - but the Christmas package is absolutely adorable!!!!

Cindy said...

Love the present block, so cute!

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work thanks for sharing!

MoeWest said...

Your present block is perfectly wrapped! I love the 3-D bow. Thanks for sharing all your pretty blocks.

lori said...

sew glad for u i knew i knew who's block it was when i saw it lol...wonderful wonderful

Sharon Dawn said...

I love your blocks, but especially the Candy Block! Great designs on all! Thank you for sharing them!

Sharon Dawn said...

I love your blocks, but especially the Candy Block! Great designs on all! Thank you for sharing them!

Diann said...

I've noticed quite a few "present" blocks in this hop so far. Yours is a nice one.

Don't get discouraged with the paper piecing. If you're like me, it will take a while for you to really get the hand of it, but then you'll love it.

Great job overall.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Thanks for sharing your designs. Love the 3D bow.
Congrats on being a chosen one!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Your blocks are beautiful! Love your bow. Thanks for sharing with us.

MooseStash Quilting said...

So, or I mean SEW cute they all are. I love how you adapted things to make them your own!

Ariane said...

I just love your blocks!! Especially the candy one!! Thanks for sharing!!

Denise said...

The gift wrapped block is awesome! Someday I'll have to try one like it!

Patty D from NC said...

Thanks for sharing!

hueisei said...

Love all your blocks!

Ruth Ann said...

Great job on your blocks esp the candy block. So many little pieces.

Michelle May said...

Wonderful blocks girlfriend! Thanks for hopping! :)

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Loved your blocks super fun design!!

Judy1522 said...

Very creative of you to make your own patterns. They turned out fantastic!

I am a little late getting to this blog hop today but I couldn't believe it when I saw I had been one of your giveaway winners in the Red, White and Blue Blog Hop. It was very exiting to see that I had won.

Thearica said...

The candy box block is delicious!

Sheila said...

I enjoyed seeing your fun blocks today and especially love the gift with the three d ribbon , very creative.

quiltmom said...

I really liked the different blocks you created for the Christmas blog hop- there are some wonderful ideas in the hop.
Thanks for participating in the hop.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Lori said...

very clever
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Maria Kievit said...

I think you did an awesome job making up a couple of those patterns. You are quite talented! Thanks for sharing.

KatieQ said...

I love the 3 Dimensional bow on your block.

QuiltSue said...

What great blocks. Thanks for showing them to us.

Abbigail said...

I love the Christmas present block! Wonderful!

lynaeve said...

love your block. Thanks f or sharing.

Nellie Duclos said...

Your block with HST looks complicated! Thanks for sharing