Monday, June 6, 2016

Maggie's First Dance with Jacquelynne Steves

Welcome Back to Monday Motivation!  Always good to have you here!  This week I have the pleasure to share something fun and beautiful with you complete with an Aurifil Giveaway!

This week is the the first brand new Block of the Month hosted by the very lovely Jacquelynne Steves called Maggie's First Dance. You can find Block One by here. The blocks will be issued once a month and will contain a variety of techniques for you to create your block.  This BOM is for just six months so it will be fast!  You can have a new quilt ready for the holiday season!

For the first block, I tried something way out of my comfort zone. Free motion embroidery! 



The block is perfect! I wanted to try something new for center block.  The free motion embroidery was interesting way to create the center block using many colors of Aurifil thread in both 40 and 50wt. 



To make this easy center block,  I printed the embroidery portion of the pattern.  I cut a square of fabric about the same size as the page it was printed on 8.5x11in.  I used Pellon sf101 fusible interfacing and ironed on according to the manufacturer's instructions.  When the fabric cooled, I used painters tape ( or you can use wash tape) to place on a window or if you have a light box that would be great too! 



Frixion pens are wonderful for embroidery pattern tracing.  They have a thin tip and iron away if you make a mistake or when you are finished and do not want lines to show.  


After the pattern has been traced, it is time for fun!  I have a Bernina 440qe.  I am using the help of  my BSR to make the free motion embroidery process easier.  

Get your machine set for free motion quilting and start by following the lines in each section.  I started with the stems, since they are straighter  and easier to fill.  I used two colors to give some depth. 

Then I started on the petals of each flower.  I started slow by outlining each petal and center then starting filling in.  



Then fill in the centers with a different color.


The only downside is that I have some puckering around the petals of the flowers.  I may need a hoop for making the fabric more taut in the future or maybe try a thicker stabilizer.  I may try both and let you know how it goes!









Here is a photo of the full quilt we will be making together!  Isn't it lovely!  




I am honored to be one of the bloggers that will be participating in making the monthly blocks with you, sharing my color choices, and maybe give some tips to help make the blocks presented.  This is the perfect way to play without the time commitment of a full year! 

The list of bloggers is so cool, be sure to visit them, say hello and see how they are creating their blocks!  Variety is the spice of life :o)

https://farmhousequiltsblog.wordpress.com/
http://thecraftyquilter.com/
http://www.evapaigequiltdesigns.blogspot.com/
http://gogokim.blogspot.com/  ( it is me...YAY!)
http://lilypadquilting.blogspot.com/
https://thequiltingnook/wordpress.com


Now for the fabulous giveaway sponsored by Aurifil Thread






To get this party started, Jacquelynne will be giving away a small spool Aurifil collection! 

This giveaway will close June 12 and a random winner will be chosen and announced by June 14, 2016.
This wonderful giveaway is open to all of our international friends.  If you are a no reply blogger, please leave your contact information in your comment.  

You have a chance of winning by just leaving a comment on my blog! 

I would love to know...
Have you started making your holiday projects?  If so, how many have you completed? 

How is that for Motivation!?! 



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Darlene B said...

Oh, my! I can't even begin to think about holiday projects yet...but I probably should get started on them!

Deidra McCollum said...

I haven't started yet, but feeling motivated!

Stacy Hadwin said...

I haven't started yet, beyond collecting some fabric for them.

Christine Blessing said...

I have begun to plan for my Christmas projects, but haven't started them yet...soon :)
Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

quilter said...

Very pretty! I can't wait to get started!
cork@pa.rr.com

Angela said...

This quilt will be the start to my holiday sewing - I bought really cute snowmen to use for it.
I love your flowers, I need to buy a free motion foot and try it.

syfalkenstein said...

Great job with the FM embroidery! I can't believe you're a newbie! I haven't started holiday sewing....gotta get teacher gifts done first, right?

allthingzsewn said...

pretty fall colors and nice free motion embroidery, have never thought of trying that. I'm just starting hand embroidery.
Yes I have started my Christmas Projects, I purchased the fabric last year, collected patterns and purchased a couple of kits at 70% of at Connecting Threads a couple of weeks ago. I starting my first stocking wine tote today.

petoskystone said...

Well, I have four stockings to do. Have the backing & lining. Also, the fronts (cross stitch) are done. Just have to add the seed beads & put them together!

Jessica Shull said...

I have done 2 stocking already out of 5!

Jessica Shull said...

I have done 2 stocking already out of 5!

Sally said...

Wonderful thread painting!! thanks for chance

Alice Benner said...

Love your embroidery work.

Terri - Palm Bay, FL said...

Before I answer your question about starting holiday projects, just thought to offer a bit of advice on your thread painting (free motion) and that is you should use a stabilizer on the back and stitch around the outside edges of the block before you start thread painting. The stabilizer and stitching will help to prevent distortion when sewing the block, i.e., pulling in the sides and or puckering. Once you have done your stitching, turn it right side down and press with a pressing cloth. Helps a lot.

Now on the question of holiday projects, I usually start creating gifts the end of January. This allows me time to decide on a project and get it done without having to rush and if it is to be mailed, that can be done timely as well. Hate the last minute rushing and panic.

Thanks for the opportunity to win one of the many wonderful Aurifil threads.

Terri at the Drake's Nest in Palm Bay, Fl

Heidi said...

Free motion embroidery is a great idea for this BOM! I have tried a bit of thread-painting, it takes so much longer than I anticipated, but I love the results!
Christmas projects are always on my mind, but I have not yet started on them!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

No Christmas sewing for me. Family not into my homemade stuff...:(

Barbara McD said...

NO - I haven't started my holiday projects yet!! I don't think about those until much later in the year!!

Elizabeth S. said...

I haven't started my Christmas projects but have patterns and ideas ready.

suesinger said...

I have started holiday boutique items for my guild

Amanda said...

I have not started my projects yet, but I have pinned a lot of neat ideas on Pinterest!

Shawna said...

This year I'm doing dish towels and Christmas stocking for the most part, and have 3 dish towels done so far, and one of two Christmas quilts.

Sumac said...

I've barely thought about holiday gifts. Life is so busy! Love your flowers.

Lynne CH said...

Love the way you free motioned the center!
Lynne

Beth said...

I've completed three, started a dozen more...six of those are close to completion. We shall see how it goes...

Cindy Schultz said...

I have not started any holiday projects yet, I better get on the stick.
I love your take on the block of month. Thanks for sharing.

Joyce Comfort said...

Holiday projects? Fourth of July---yes! Christmas--that would be "no." Every quilting day is a holiday!

Debby Ritchie said...

Ha..nooo. I still haven't finished last year's Christmas projects

Ann said...

Have my eye on a few projects for the holidays, but I've been enjoying working on many spring/summer projects. Love your free motion embroidery!

Mom C said...

I generally make PJs for all my grandkids for Christmas. I have the fabric but that's all. I probably wont' start until Thanksgiving. Love the machine embroidery flowers. So fun.

Quilting Tangent said...

Pretty Autumn block. 24Tangent@gmail.com

SherryN said...

I have not started any Christmas projects yet, but I am looking for ideas.

Sandra said...

No holiday projects yet but I do have a Christmas quilt pattern that I want to make. I am making a brown and white Bear Paw Quilt now and maybe when this one is done, I will start on the Christmas Quilt. Thank you for being a part of this Aurifil Thread giveaway and giving us all a chance to become a winner. Just gotta love Aurifil.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Jacque Wright said...

No holiday projects for me yet...maybe a quilt fir my grandson a bit later.

QuiltinGram said...

Haven't started yet as finishing a quilt for 1st B-Day gift. Have a large stack of towels to make towel hair wrap/turban for my friends Christmas gifts!

Linda said...

I'm too busy planting flowers finally in Lancaster County, PA!

Kristie Cook said...

I have started on my Christmas gifts! I plan on giving some of the QAL and CAL I complete as gifts! It's a great way to learn new things and have gifts ready at the end of the year!

Beth Stephens said...

Noooooooo not yet. Enjoying the warm weather!!

Irene Storteboom said...

I have been gathering fabric for a beautful wall hangng, but have not started yet. Better get started, though, only 6 more months...

Nellie Duclos said...

"Good Grief" if I may take a quote from Charley Brown, I have so many other projects to do after moving into our newly renovated home that holiday, I assume you mean Christmas, projects will have to wait. I am doing Memorial Day/July 4/Veteran's Day R/W/B projects now. It's great, you can do one project for three holidays!
Rosemary

shannon miller said...

Um, no. I've not started making my holiday projects, though I've started planning what I want to make. Mainly some cute christmassy dresdens! Thank you for the giveaway!!!

Cheryl said...

No holiday projects yet! Soon, though!

Martina said...

I have made some candlemats and a tabletopper. So just 4! But i am very happy about this,lol!

Krystal said...

Yes, my mother and I have started making these cute hot pads to give away for Christmas, so every time we get together, we make a couple sets of hot pads. I think so far we have made about 4 sets.
yasemin84@aol.com

1c05c7e4-2c0a-11e6-a32c-cfe4d0adad9e said...

No I have not started Christmas presents. I always over-commit, and am always burning the midnight oil. I have birthday presents just about every month, it seems.
Barb in CA (bjjiminy@aol.com)

Teresa said...

Our holidays start later here in the UK. Maggies First Dance is my holiday project this year.

Jacque said...

Haha! No way am I already working on Christmas! I wish! (Grin) I love my Aurifil thread, too, and your free motion embroidery is awesome!
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

Evie H said...

Your block is very pretty and innovative. I like it! Temperatures are reaching 90 degrees or more -- how can I think about the holidays? =)

Kathryn said...

I've made one candlemat to donate to my church sewing group for their sale.

Unknown said...

I have just finished a Christmas gift for our oldest granddaughter who will be a senior at the University of Alabama this fall. It is a red and white elephant on a grey background. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

Cecilia said...

I haven't started yet, but I am working on some projects that are due in the Fall. I love your free motion embroidery.

Sorcha girl said...

Which holiday? I've pieced a small table runner for the 4th of July and just need to quilt it. The grid stitching seems best for this project. Otherwise, Christmas is too far away to be motivated yet. Thanks for the post about your free motion design.

Sweetiepie 13 said...

I have made a Halloween table runner but that's it. No Christmas projects yet.

Mary Wilkes said...

I haven't started my holiday projects yet, but I do have fabric and patterns for 3 of them. I have ideas to add small gifts - potholders, mug rugs, etc.

Patty said...

I haven't even thought about Christmas projects yet. Wait until it gets hotter and I've go the ac turned up really high. Then, I'll be in the mood to do "Christmas".

Lisa Marie said...

I make gifts all year long and many of them will end up as Christmas gifts. I probably have 6 or 8 done that I will give at the holidays -- if I don't use them for birthdays or anything before then.
Free motion embroidery is a great idea! It looks really cool.

Sandra Miller Pitts said...

Your embroidery looks like a water color painting. Love it. Holidays oh no not yet. Just getting used to the sunshine.

Mama Higgins said...

Oh, how I wish I had gotten started on my holiday gifts!! I haven't even decided what I'm making, yet!!!

DebraKay Neiman said...

Does stacking the patterns and fabrics count... too many to count. crystalbluern at tds dot net

Debbie Darlington said...

Holiday projects? Oh dear...not there yet. I'm so, SEW excited to be the owner of a brand new machine. We're in the "getting to know you" phase...so new threads would be a fun win for sure.

Gloria said...

Hi. I just bought some cute Christmas fabrics from my local quilt shop and I'm going to make some pot holders for my nieces who like to bake cookies at Christmastime. I might even make them aprons but I haven't decided yet. I'll give them the pot holders during our Thanksgiving gathering.

Val Sol said...

I have not started any Holiday items yet but i have purchases and set aside some fabric.
Valerie

Donna W said...

Haven't started any holiday projects yet. Does thinking about it count? But to be honest, I haven't really even thought about it much.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

No, I haven't :( I do know what I'm going to do for most people. I just need to get started.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Your free motion embroidery looks beautiful! No, I haven't started Christmas quilting yet.

Shirley .Grade said...

No I do not make any thing

smreusser said...

I was just looking through my UFO's the other day & found a Christmas table runner. I finished it the other day. 1 down how many more to go???

Karen said...

Love, love, love the FMQ center! Brave and talented girl. I have not started on my Xmas quilting.

gaylynn said...

Looking for a particular fabric the other day I pulled out my Christmas bin. Glad I did because there were some fabrics in it that weren't Christmas related. I looked at the Christmas fabrics I had in there and thought I really need to get started on some of this stuff. So it's in the back of my mind just not motivated enough yet I guess.

Laura said...

Thanks for sharing how you used FMQ to fill in the applique. I will be interested to hear about impact of other stabilization options. It certainly is a big learning curve, but lots of fun.

SLO Dian said...

I love this first block of the BOM!

Jan Gunter said...

Love your Free Motion Embroidery! I have tried it too! It is fun! I have been thinking about Christmas Gifts but haven't started them yet! Thank you for the chance to win!

Anita Jacksonn said...

I have started my Christmas time Makings! I am doing some crochet of course but also working on the quilts. I have my son's quilt top completed and need to work on the quilting and binding! Lots more in progress! So much Fun, so little time!

Angela Purrenhage said...

I have barely thought about Christmas except that I may make my mother in law a new apron and some matching kitchen accessories. Haven't really found a pattern I like yet.

bjolly said...

No haven't started yet.

dquilterguy said...

I have not started any holiday projects as of yet. Do not know if there will be any either. I tend to make stuff that can be used year round.

Beth Burnett said...

Good grief I can't even think about Christmas yet. The guild season just ended this morning but next year's budget remains to be done and the pool just opened up. Whatever has to survive sitting by the pool.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I have made a couple of holiday projects.

Pamela Ralston said...

Ummmmmm, no to the holiday projects! I have a long, long, long list of things I can make in my head though! Does that count? Thanks for the giveaway op!

Catskill Quilter said...

I have not started Christmas sewing yet -- but I will start next week!

desertskyquilts said...

Thanks for showing how you made your center block. That was interesting! I bet a heavier stabilizer will help - or putting newspaper under your already stabilized block might work, too. I love the unusual fabric combinations you used. I like to see people mix things up a bit. Does it count if I'm finishing a Christmas Wreath that I started for last Christmas? LOL dezertsuz at gmail

Robin in MN said...

Hmmmm... Does thinking about what to sew for the holidays count? If so, yep... I've started LOL!I actually have an Advent calendar for my grandkids that I didn't get finished last year so it's on my calendar to pull it out in October and finish it. You know how those best laid plans go though!

Laura Flaviani said...

Haven't started a single one but have many projects ready to go.

Lauri Miller said...

I am impressed with your FM embroidery! Very creative idea. I might, just might finish a bed quilt for this Christmas that I have had the fabric for several years now. The top is very close to completion now. No one else has projects like that do they? :-)

karmyl said...

Love your block! No holiday crafting yet for me. I'm thinking of sewing some gift bags for gift giving this year. Maybe make a dent in the fabric mountain...

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

No I haven't started any holiday projects yet.

Ruth Vogr said...

Yes I have made 2 wool Christmas items

Kathy H said...

I have started on some Halloween projects. I had some for several years and finally decided I would like to have them finished for this year.

Sandy Curtis said...

No, but I guess I better start at least planning. Time is passing too quickly. Hard to believe the year is almost half over!!!

Barb Johnson said...

Holiday projects? They aren't even on the radar yet!

Wintersqlts said...

I have not begun Christmas yet! I do have projects in mind...a runner for one dau-in-law, placemats for others, quilts for two grandkids. I better get started, duh.....

Sandra DeMers said...

I have barely thought about Christmas! I'm a teacher, so I have just been looking forward to summer break!

Eileen from the UK said...

I haven't even started thinking about Christmas projects yet, although I might have a few ideas.

Hanke said...

I haven't started yet, but I know what I will do during summer, only make a start now.

Allison CB said...

I've been working away on Christmas in July prseents - so far ten little pixie baskets, and 9 mug rugs!!!
Thanks for sharing your machien embroidery ideas!!
mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

Anne T said...

I haven't even given thought to holidays but I guess I should..... Quilted placemats come to mind since I can use lots of different fabrics and techniques. The other posts are great and I might end up motivated.....

Ann said...

I love your thread painting. I have finished one lap quilt for a holiday present and I have half of a snowman table runner to finish ( to be honest, the runner was supposed to be last holidays present)

Hildy said...

No holiday projects yet because our summer break starts at end of july ... still a few eekes to go.

Sally Ann said...

New to quilting...signed up for several holiday projects offered by our local quilt shop's Chritmas in July.

MoeWest said...

I should have started my holiday presents but I've only managed to complete birthday presents and a baby shower quilt.

rachelle pare said...

i haven't started yet but i have a list and the projects sorted out to start. recovering from knee replacement surgery so no sewing yet

Pati, in Phx said...

Thanks, great blog. Love the free motion thread painting.
Holiday sewing, not really. It has been 115 degrees here and Winter seems a long way off.

Emily C said...

I am about halfway through making my Christmas presents. I make ornaments and am doing production line, so all are at the 1/2 way point. (12)

LuvsKids11 said...

I have started my Christmas items and they are taking far longer then I thought. I am so far behind now, I may never catch up. I love the pillow you have displayed on your blob. I want to make one like it. So I will be checking out your tutorial.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Your block is super! What a great idea to do free motion embroidery. Holiday gifts? Ahh no, not yet done. I thought I had another month, July was the month to start making gifts, hehe.

Awesome giveaway Aurifil! Thanks for a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Dianna Lynn said...

I have a few ideas for Christmas projects, but I have not started any.

Dolly said...

I don't know why, but I am very attracted to Halloween projects. I don't even have kids any more!

Retired Ruby said...

Nope - no holiday projects planned yet. Thanks for being part of Jacqueline's group.

wendy said...

Oh, my! No I haven't even thought about it yet. Still trying to get a few graduation gifts done.

Dianna Lynn said...

The Tropical Collection makes me think of the beach!

Flannel Ladybug said...

I haven't finished last years holiday projects yet.....lol!! So No I haven't started my holiday projects for this year yet... and I am feeling the pressure.

Debbie Moxley said...

Haven't started any holiday projects yet

Penny said...

Thinking about Christmas projects..lol..nope haven't started any yet..

Joyce Corbin said...

I haven't started any holiday projects yet, but still feel like I have lots of time!!

Camille V said...

Hand surgery and rehab have me sidelined from stitching at the moment... but I am busy planning holiday projects.

Joanna said...

Didn't Christmas just end? I haven't made one thing yet for the holidays. Maybe this quilt will be a gift.

jan in AR said...

Have about 9 of my Christmas presents done and still have 12 to go, plus a 1st Anniversary quilt that just needs binding. Also have to start on 35 machine embroidered tree ornaments. Hopefully will be done by the end of June.
Love your block!!!!

Leslie Kohn said...

Oh gosh, I can't even begin to think about holiday gifts yet I won't start those until at least September.

PatriciaEE said...

I am working on starting my summer projects. I can't think about holiday projects.

Vicki H said...

I haven't started yet. Still trying to gather ideas.

PK Sews said...

Your embroidery is beautiful! I haven't started any holiday projects yet. But I'm having fun sewing some summer birthday gifts.

Janan Doster said...

Oh my goodness no! I haven't even began to think about sewing for Christmas!
But I guess I really should start! It will be here before we can get a few spools sewn!!
I would love for you to visit my blog!
vintagebloomsquiltdesigns.blogspot.com
Thanks for sharing!
Janan

dbuggy1 said...

I'm still in the planning stages for Christmas. I have the fabric, now I just need to figure out what pattern I want to use. I'm making two quilts as gifts and many part holders as smaller gifts.

kaym said...

Love your colors first off.
Second I work on Holiday all year long, Multiple projects at once so I can give them to family and friends. Currently working on 6 BOM's that will be finished in November in time to ship for Christmas, plus just picked up some more Christmas fabric for a few table runners for those that aren't getting quilts this year. I usually send a box of ornaments to be distributed amongst family, as well as the quilts to specific individuals. Everyone is on the list that never seems to get shorter. LOL! Do love sharing my learned talents.

Sharon Tucker said...

I haven't even begun to think about holiday sewing...and that tells me I'm already way behind...lol!

Carol Gregg said...

Oh Kim, I have plenty of stuff I didn't get finished from last year, so I'll use those as a "jumping off" point for this years' gifting!

BTW, I use a fusible "no show poly mesh" ironed to the back of my fashion fabric, then when cool hoop it along with another medium tear away. Reduces the pucker factor greatly!

Stamplady Coffelt said...

I have not started thinking about the holidays

Eve Adam said...

Oh man! Can't think about that yet. 1st grand baby on the way. Am in "baby" mode for the foreseeable future :D.

Gloria Cotten said...

I have just started a gift project and am thinking about others. cotten.gloria@gmail.com

Janna Saeger said...

Awesome block! Love the embroidery.

Hickory said...

I have looked for and made notes on what I plan to make for holidays..does that count as 'starting them'. I love your block!

Brandy Pettit said...

Hahaha, you're funny. :P I have not started any holiday projects yet, I made a list in February of all my WIPs and am trying to work through those. There are at least 30 projects on that list... and I've been fighting the need to start a new project of a lone star made with Christmas jelly roll strips!

I like your colors, and thank you for the tutorial on the embroidery. I have a Bernina 150QE and I don't know what it would do if I tried heavier thread. It likes the Aurifil 50wt just fine, but it took me a while to figure out which thread it would work with.

~Brandy
brandizzle7133 at gmail dot com

Lynn Rowley said...

I am just getting into following various BOM's and mystery quilts now that a lot of my school volunteer work has wrapped up. I think I am going to be selfish this year and only work on things for me.

Vicki L said...

Planning on making sports quilts for three of my grandsons. Got the ideas all planned out and fabric bought for one. Need to get busy as the holidays will be here before I know it! Like how you did thread painting for your embroidery.

greg @ grey dogwood studio said...

I love your block - how cute with the freemotion work! And I'm happy and honored to be sewing this quilt with you!

Jinger said...

Oh my goodness, I haven't even thought about holiday sewing yet - besides seeing all the new Christmas lines from Quilt Market on IG.

Jinger said...

Oh my goodness, I haven't even thought about holiday sewing yet - besides seeing all the new Christmas lines from Quilt Market on IG.

MNcrafts said...

I haven't started my Christmas crafts. I have some ideas.

GranChris said...

You are way ahead of me. Great work, I'm impressed.

margaret said...

I downloaded the pattern last night plan to embroider my blocks but think it will be hand done as my machine embroidery skills are not good!Liking what you have done thought a hoop was needed to do the embroidery but see with a good stabliser it works without very well so maybe I will have a little practise. More hours in the day please.

koreakiwi said...

I'm still at the panning stage ~ good idea to get started soon tho :)

Béa said...

Love your interesting version ! I haven't started my Christmas crafts :(

tammik said...

I love red & green quilts so I always have one in the works. Love the fabrics you choose for your block

Tracine Charest said...

Uh, I haven't even started any Christmas projects yet. I love your free motion embroidery. Wow
tracinecharest at gmail dot com

Katy M said...

I've usually started by now as I make so many but after having a baby in February I don't think I'll be making very much this year! X

Julie said...

I still working on a 4th of July project. Haven't even thought about Holiday projects yet.

Kelly Hernandez said...

I have not started yet but I am also one of those PROCRASTINATORS! I wait until the last minute but last year that was in November for Christmas projects. I am going to shoot for October this year as I am expecting my 3rd grandchild in mid December. I have started on what baby quilt I want to make, though!

Claire Sutherland said...

I have cross stitched some small Xmas ornaments but not made them up as yet. I am pregnant and due on 6 December so may be a bit preoccupied this Xmas !!!
Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

Lee said...

Oh boy... no I have not even thought of making holiday projects yet!

Sue Davies said...

I've got a Christmas wall hanging underway that I must finish.... have been thinking that for the last 4 or 5 Christmas's and it hasn't got any near finished!

cottonpaperflowers said...

I love aurifil so Id really like to win. Thank you for this giveaway. I love your block and yay to you for the embroidery. It looks wonderful! As for holiday projects: no, I am not yet planning, nor working on them. But I have goals nonetheless! I have a quilt to bind and several garments to finish. At this moment I am most focussed on finishing WIPs. Finishing WIPs may also open up my planning for future (holiday!) projects.
cottonpaperflowers at gmail dot com

Kylie Lloyd said...

No holiday projects started here. Too busy staying warm from the winter cold

Wehagodesigns said...

Oh I love those flowers and how you are doing them, it has started more ideas in my head. Many thanks for sharing

Bev McLean said...

No I haven't started any Christmas projects yet I live in NZ and I still need to put the garden to bed for the winter and finish the last of my outdoor projects first.

12Create said...

I have just joined a Monday night quilting group and they have a monthly challenge of making a Christmas decoration. I have just made my first one being a heart with a snowman angel on it. I am looking for a Christmas quilt pattern for a special family quilt to put up each Christmas but haven't found the right one yet.

Cindy Buchite said...

Your free motion embroidery is beautiful! So many projects, so little time!

Betsy said...

No holiday sewing yet.

Susan L. said...

I love how you did your block in thread!!!! As far as holiday projects go, I make things all through the year, with intentions of using them for gifts that year. I am way behind this year, b/c I welcomed a new grand-baby. I really need to get on the ball & catch up!

KatheG said...

Holiday?!? - is there a holiday coming up beside Father's Day? In the famous words of somebody - Aargh! Not right now. Thanks

Christa Hitchcock said...

Oh, my! Does writing on a list that I have seven Christmas stockings to make qualify as starting? I do have the fabric all picked out, and the pattern. I was going to make five stockings last year for my grandchildren. But this year the number is up to seven.....twins due in a few months. I better get started!

Sandy said...

I haven't even thought about the Holidays yet. Probably start that in August. :) Thanks for the opportunity to win the thread package.

Susan Delaney said...

love your work and love Aurifil thread.

JANET said...

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!!!!!!!! (That is me, hysterically laughing out loud.)
Seriously, I am working on projects from years ago.

kim in nky said...

Seriously? I still have some unfinished Cmas projects from last year! :-)

Sandra Gromatzky said...

I am working on a Christmas tree skirt. Love your free motion embroidery think I would like to try that.

Melissa Franks said...

i have not, but my baby cousin is having her first baby in November and I am totally side tracked by all the cool stuff I want to make for her

Susan Stanton said...

Yes, I've started my holiday sewing and have completed one tote bag! Thank you for sharing the pics of your machine embroidery. I'm making this quilt and I appreciate your tips!

Brenda said...

Yes, for 2015.

KimB said...

Yes I have started my Christmas present quilting, I have pillowcases made and 2/3 of a quilt is quilted.

Brenda said...

I think the block that you made is beautiful. Your fabric choices are such a fabulous strong and vibrant choice especially when you chose to add the special free motion embroidery design in the center of the block. You did a wonderful job with this and it really does add so much strength and individualism beauty to this block. It is unique and special.

I am working on Christmas presents. Today, I am hoping to finish 3 projects for my daughter. Thank you for sharing all that you have on this post and this special give away! I hope that you have a fantastic creative day! brend_ack@yahoo.com

Charlene McD said...

I haven't even thought about holiday projects. I am new at this so I think that when this block of the month quilt is done it will be one of my holiday gifts.

Colleen M said...

I haven't even thought about Christmas!! It is finally nice enough here in MN to be outside, so, I'm working on my outdoor gardens, etc. It will be football season before I start thinking about Christmas projects.

Thanks for sharing your talents:)

Susan said...

They are only started in my head.

judi said...

I haven't started my holiday projects yet. I'm still trying to get everything unpacked and put away from our recent move!

delaineelliott said...

I love how you make your block! No, I haven't started any holiday projects yet. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

teachpany said...

I haven't started the holiday stuff yet. I need to get some UFOs done, and finish setting up my studio. Great block!

latchkeycats said...

I haven't started, but I am strongly encouraging myself to not wait until October but to start now. Fingers crossed.

Liz Horgan said...

I didn't start thinking about it until I heard about a Christmas blog hop that will start in July!

Krloves2quilt said...

I have two left over from last Christmas, so I've started finishing them. 🙂

Donna Jay said...

Love your free motion embroidery, have been wanting to start a 4th of July project, but time is getting away from me as usual, I love christmas fabric and have been buying some each time I go to my local quilt shop, don't know if I'll have anything made by christmas if I don't get busy.

Linda said...

NO,I'm still into Summer! I want to start some Christmas gifts come autumn though! Kinda into Quilted Table Cloths this year! Thank You for sharing! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Rosa said...

Love your embroidery work.No I haven´t thought about Christmas projects,after summer.

Joan said...

I haven't started any Christmas sewing yet, but I have some ideas and will probably start in August. Love your block! Thank you for the chance to win.

Kathryng Shaw said...

Oh my goodness no way have I started on Christmas sewing! I'm still working on outfits for my grandchildren (4 of them anyway) to wear at our annual 4th of July parade. We live in a small Iowa town that goes way out for the 4th.

I love your block! I've done some of that while quilting w/my longarm. Nice idea.

Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

Sandi1100 said...

I never thought about free motion embroidery and just might have to try it when I finish the project I'm working on now. Your block came out wonderful. Haven't started any Christmas gifts yet and not sure that I'm going to this year. Thanks for a chance to win.

Cindy said...

Your free motion embroidery is great! I haven't even started the quilt block - let alone holiday gifts! Although, I have started EPP quilts for both my daughters!

Judy1522 said...

Wow! I am very impressed with your free motion embroidery it turned out beautiful. I have a Christmas quilt that I am working on but haven't finished yet. I am still sewing the blocks together.

RobinH said...

Ack, I haven't even thought about holiday stuff yet!

Lydia said...

LOL, no! Perhaps it's time to though?!

Monica said...

Yes I have started on my Christmas projects, in my head! LOL.... I guess I should get started.

Gail Cali said...

I havent even thought of christmas yet. Our local shop has a christmas injuly sale. I may be thinking of christmas then.

Kemma said...

Ah no, I have not started any projects yet, not even any planning!

Angela Beard said...

I have 4 quilts in the works right now (this one is the 4th lol) all of them mystery quilts I really need to get started on Christmas. I do have gifts in mind tho just have to get a move on them.

Stacy Lindblom said...

I can't believe this but yes, I've finished a Christmas quilt already. LOL!

Sue Hook said...

I have bought the fabric - does that count :)

Nancy J said...

We are in wintertime mode down here in New Zealand, cold mornings, frosty grass, and Christmas seems a long way away. My friend Joyce is embroidering squares, the latest is a frog, the others are an umbrella with flowers under, a smaller frog, a line up of ducks, and these will have borders added and each one will be an outside pocket on a bag. Perfect for gifts, and so useful too. This is a fantastic give-away, and international entry is very special.

Sherry said...

I have not started my projects yet but have started planning for them. It would be a good idea to get moving on them though, thanks for the inspiration.

G wenna Doty said...

OH NO way I have I started holiday items. I have way too many other projects I want to make

Danette Stankovich said...

I actually just "thought" about a holiday project yesterday to make. Haven't started it yet though. I want to sew my sister a pieced clutch in Anna Graham's book. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

0fed44ce-2db7-11e6-8c24-5b52cb48a432 said...

I have started Christmas sewing. I have 2 quilts in the works. One is a BOM expected to finish in the fall. The other was a quick sew along like this one and even though it just finished, I'm not done...but I'm getting there!

Kathryn P. said...

I've not started anything for the holidays. It's too far out for me still. I thinking about making oven mitts and table toppers for gifts this year when I do start them.

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