Monday, November 7, 2016

Monday Motivation Maggie's First Dance Quilt Top!

This is the last post for the Maggie's First Dance Block of the Month by Jacquelynne Steves.  It has been so much fun and a new learning experience for me with thread painting.  I have enjoyed it thoroughly!

It is time to finish up the quilt top!

I finished mine up just in time to take about two photos before the sun set.  I had completely forgotten about the time change and that the sun sets at 5 pm EST!  I will be trying to get more photos in better light later this week.

Look at the lovely quilt top!  I will have to put some thought into how to quilt it with the thread painted blocks.



The colors of the beautiful Katie Jump Rope and the thread painting using Aurifil thread did not come through properly on the last minute photos at all!


And then there was the wind!!  The Monument is my favorite place to take photo but it always has gusts of wind to make the teenager hate taking photos even more!




Doesn't she look thrilled?





If you missed the thread painted blocks, you can find out how I started them by visiting The First BOM post here.



I used only Aurifil thread of this project. Here are some of the colors I used.





Make sure to stop by and visit the other bloggers for this event! Say HELLO and see how they are creating their blocks!  Variety is the spice of life :o)

http://greydogwoodstudio.com/
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


The giveaway this month is from Kari from New Leaf Stitches.  





This giveaway will close 12 pm EST on 14 November.  This giveaway is open to all of our international friends. A random winner will be chosen and contacted on or about 16 November.

To enter this giveaway please leave a comment sharing what your favorite seasonal treats are?  What do you cook for the holiday?  If you are a no reply blogger, please leave your email in your comment.  



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77 comments:

Gene Black said...

Am I first - or are you moderating comments? I love to bake cakes with a nice icing/frosting made from scratch. My grandmother taught me to bake cakes as she had a stroke and could not do it for herself anymore. Being diabetic, holidays and birthdays are the only times I bake cakes now.

rosemaryschild said...

Looking forward to completing my Maggie's First Dance. What a lovely quilt! Every Thanksgiving I make a Misissippi Mud Pe, sometimes two! Yum!

Janna Saeger said...

Great quilt! Christmas is a time to make candy in our family; almond roca, peanut butter brittle, divinity etc.

janequiltsslowly said...

I love making Christmas cookies. Favorites are Jam Filled Stars with raspberry jam.

Kristine said...

I love the chocolate oranges that come out this time of year. I try to bake something new each year too but that doesn't always turn out well :) thanks for sharing your awesome finish!

tac73 said...

My favorite seasonal treats are norwegian baked goodies from my mother-in-law.

Unknown said...

my favorite seasonal thing is anything pumpkin. we always make my favorite sweet potato casserole
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Judy1522 said...

I have enjoyed seeing your thread painting and your quilt is beautiful. My favorite seasonal things I cook for the holidays are pumpkin pie and stuffing.

Sorcha girl said...

It would not be fall without a pumpkin pie. Delicious end to any event is a slice of this pie with whipping cream. Love the colors you chose for your Maggie's First Dance! clara-chandler@att.net

Quilting Tangent said...

Desserts are my thing spicey Pumpkin pie, cheese cake, christmas cookies, lemon pie, bluebery pie, crumb cake surprise. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Sue Hook said...

Pumpkin Pie - I love Thanksgiving because I get to make and eat Pumpkin Pie!!

lcscottage said...

Your quilt top turned out great!

I love pumpkin pie and pumpkin cheesecake for Thanksgiving. I also love to bake a variety of cookies for the holidays...especially thumbprints and a chocolate pepper cookie called Wienerstube.

Joy said...

Shortbread cookies with orange and cranberries. Mmmmmm. Pumpkin pie with whipped cream, too, but that goes without saying. Love your quilt.

Geri A said...

Oh gosh!! I love baking cookies for the holidays and give dozens away to the elderly in my community. Love making cut-out cookies and frosting them really pretty!!

Theresa West said...

I love making fresh pumpkin pies this time of year.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

I really don't understand this time change. My body wants to sleep with the setting sun, so it is a hard one for me to adjust to as well. Lovely quilt top finish!

Monica said...

I love apple pie. I cannot make an apple pie but I can make apple bread pudding.

Lauri Miller said...

I am constantly trying new recipes and as a result have lots and lots of favorites! I do love a simple cranberry bundt cake recipe that starts out with a yellow cake mix. So quick and simple, but so yummy with fresh cranberries!

Bonnie Thiem said...

I have all the patterns ready to start. I've been getting ready for our church Craft Fair which was this past weekend. Now I can start catching up on other things.

Susan L. said...

There are too many favorite seasonal treats to list! The one thing that I usually only make for the holidays is a light & dark fudge recipe my MIL gave me when I got married. That is everyone's favorite holiday treat!

Mj Amirault said...

My favourite seasonal food is Rapure Pie at Christmas. I love making it, I love the smell in the house while cooking and I certainly love eating it. The best part is when eating Rapure you never do it alone, always lots of family and friends to help finish it off!!

Karen Hootman said...

My favorite holiday treat is scotcheroos. A couple of things I like making for the holidays is cranberry relish and butterscotch pie.

Camille V said...

Our whole family loves pumpkin pie made with our secret recipe. I cook from scratch most of the time.

Beverly Baker said...

So many favorite seasonal treats. Guess if I have to pick one, it would carrot cake - funny I know. I love digging up carrots when the weather gets cold then turning them into delicious carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. My family looks forward to savoring this desert in Nov. and Dec.

Slice of Pi said...

Your photo shoot is so real life! LOVE that! I like to make pumpkin bread this time of year. I also love the after Thanksgiving leftover sandwiches! Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, a little mayo, on some wheat bread. Mmmmmm!!! I dream of it all year! Thanks for the chance to win! I haven't tried the clearly perfect angles yet and would love to!

Susan said...

My favorite seasonal treats are anything with pumpkin--pie, cookies, bread, muffins, etc.

Joanna said...

Just plain beautiful. I love your fabric choices. My favorite seasonal treats are endless:) Maple, apple, pumpkin, peppermint; you name it and I like it.

Joyce Carter said...

Great job! It is really beautiful! My favorite treat for this time of the year is Pumpkin Pie. And for Christmas I actually love Fruitcake. But I don't like to cook so I purchase every thing from our bakery.

Michele said...

I look forward to making cranberry nut bread and then having a slice with cream cheese as I watch Macy's parade.

Kathy E. said...

Your thread-painting is glorious and adds so much detail! Great work and a beauty of a quilt! My favorite fall treats to bake are apple crisp, pumpkin bread and chocolate anything always fits in there somewhere!

Cheryl said...

My favorite seasonal treat is sweet potato pie. My mom always bakes an extra one for me to take home after Thanksgiving, to eat all by myself!!!

Carol said...

Homemade toffee is my favorite candy, as for baking treats -- Swedish Spritz. My family made them every year at Christmastime, and last year I finally made them for my family. Delicious.

margaret said...

that waa quick I only received the final instructions yesterday! I am so enjoying pumpkin soup at the moment, here in the UK they say only 6% of all pumpkins sold are eaten the others are carved, they do not know what they are missing and now I add coconut milk to the soup it is even more delicious

Robin in MN said...

Our favorite holiday treat is Caramel Corn made from Old Dutch Puff Corn. Follow the recipe on the bag but instead of 1 bag, use 1 1/2 bags. Less chewy. By far my family's fav!

Nancy J said...

Maggies First Dance has been a wonderful time. My seasonal treat would be at Christmas, and have our own yummy strawberries with shipped cream .Summertime in the Southern Hemisphere is perfect for those luscious berries.

Bubba and Nana said...

I have to say a favorite around our house is date nut pudding....oh yummy, can't wait for the holidays.

Lyn Mogford said...

love all the different fabric choices used in the quilts. On Christmas Day my sister in law cooks a traditional English lunch. Roast turkey and pork with all the trimmings, followed by hot home made plum pudding with custard.The children will not let us change. I live in Australia, so it is often very hot, so thank goodness for aircon. On lesser occasions I make a great cheesecake, and prefer to do the baked ones. Now 2.10 am so I am off to bed.

Snoodles said...

Awesome finish! Don't include me in the draw, since I'm one of the Maggie's Dance bloggers, but I wanted to hop over to tell you this is gorgeous!

JANET said...

I can't remember the name of them, (we called them logs), but I love the cookies with pecans, you bake them, then roll them in powdered sugar. Guess I will be baking today!

Cathy Wilson said...

It's not sweet but the holidays are when we make yeast rolls from my great grandmother's recipe. Love how your version turned out!
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Donna Cutting said...

Love your border on Maggie. Cinnabons are a favorite, Xmas time we always have butter tarts.

Karen said...

Love, love, love your quilt! My favorite Christmas treat is homemade Nanaimo bars, but having the largest sweet tooth in North America, lol, I love all treats

Sally Dixon said...

I really love your quilt, the colors are so beautiful! One thing I always like to have for a snack at Christmas time is a mixture of cashew nuts, raisins and Christmas M & M's. And a favorite is my Mothers 3 layer jello salad in red, white and green.

OhioLori said...

Your quilt is beautiful!! Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! :)

I usually bake cherry pies for Thanksgiving & Christmas too..if I didn't, there would be a mutiny round our house!! lol My husband make stuffing & does the gravy for the turkey (& the Ham for Christmas!)

Sister4 said...

I enjoy cooking winter squash, fruit salad, vegetable dishes along with the turkey. Thanks for the offer

Aarvi Gupta said...

Lovely quilt!!! I love the design & the uniqueness

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Anita Jackson said...

I don't normally have a favorite holiday goody. But I do take requests from my children what they would like. They are all adults and it is so nice to have them home on the holidays so I try to treat them with a couple of things they carry home with them.

Linda said...

Favorite treat candied nuts, I cook an amazing Szechuan turkey!

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I make a cinnamon apple cider in an electric coffee pot for my square dance friends every year at Christmas. They asked every year when I am going to bring my hot cider to dance. It is easy to do, you can 6 cups of apple juice, 1 12oz can Sprite or 7up. Pour in an electric coffee pot. In the coffee basket, you add 1/2 cup red hot candies, about 20 pieces of cloves, and 2 sticks of cinnamon. Let it perk and you have a beautiful red cup of hot cider.

Kathryng Shaw said...

For Thanksgiving we do the traditional turkey and or ham; Campbell's green bean casserole; pumpkin pie; scalloped corn; yam apple cranberry casserole; candied apples a recipe from my mom-in-law; mulled wine; water, and juice for the non-drinkers. This year we will be trying new things as one in our group has developed a severe gluten allergy. This is a new one for us. If any of your readers has GOOD recipes that are gluten free please share with me at enclosed email.

We are not consistent in treats for the holidays always have cookies but not always the same kinds; always some decorated sugar cookies; often a spiced cookie that is milder than ginger snaps; cherry winks from a 1950s recipe my mom and aunt made made. Candies may include buckeyes; fudge; peanut butter cups; we don't make anything complicated!

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mangozz said...

My favorite dessert is any kind of cheesecake!

Pat Welnicki said...

Pumpkin Pie and Christmas Cut Out Cookies.

MRose said...

Seasonal treats - food that I don't have to cook. LOL. Dinner with family and all of those lovely leftovers suit me just fine!

dbuggy1 said...

For Thanksgiving I love Sweet Potato Pie. For Christmas my favorite is dunking treats into chocolate. Sometimes I even wait for the chocolate to dry! lol I guess Martha Washington Balls are my favorite!

Debbie Moxley said...

We have been doing low carb for several months now so I will be looking forward to trying some low carb/low sugar things this season

Evie H said...

I like your quilt and am using it and the other bloggers' quilts for inspiration when I start mine. (Late to the dance as usual!)

I'm usually in charge of baking cookies for treats, and Sesame Chicken Wings as my contribution to our potluck dinner.

Kimmy J said...

Pumpkin pie until I can't squeeze through the door and as always Turkey soup then the winter months to come.

Janet Greenslade said...

My favourite seasonal treats have changed considerably since being diagnosed Celiac. My first year was "I can't have anything nice" then as I learned more I was able to include treats. My very first 'new' treat was Apple Pie, to celebrate Autumn.

mazl said...

My family's favourite which they implore me to make each year is a Christmas fruit cake where the fruit is marinated for at least a week in a famous orange flavoured brandy. The cake is then macerated in the same indulgent brandy each week for a month. The cake lasts forever - well it should but rarely lasts a week or two.

Margaret Reid said...

I love the Spring, and Easter dinner. Ham, cream corn, broccoli w/cheese sauce and scallop potatoes. Home made bread of course. emmareid (dot)reid (at) gmail (dot) com

Thanks for the chance to win. You've made me hungry!

ELIZABETH CROSS said...

My Family Holiday Recipe is my Christmas Log . I buy Christmas Plum pudding for the feast, but can not end the Holidays with out the LOG even if it is for my Son's birthday Jan 18th.

Marilyn said...

Hello
My favorite seasonal treat is a fresh off the tree Orange. My most enjoyed seasonal dinner is a Turkey Thanksgiving Dinner.

Jeanne Brown said...

Love your quilt , cookies dozens and dozens of cookies, I bake starting now for weeks.

Colleen Gonzales said...


My favorite seasonal treats are stuffing,sweet potatoes and Christmas cookies!

Sumac said...

Love your quilt! I don't have a particular treat, whatever I'm in the mood for works.

Mama Higgins said...

Seasonal treats ... pumpkin pie, stuffing, sweet potato pie

This year we decided to skip cooking for the holidays, we're going to be making reservations instead.

Jennifer said...

Seasonal treats have to include chocolate with whatever the prevailing treat is. Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving, July 4th, Mother's Day and especially Halloween all involve chocolate. Won't be cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year as I'm having wrist surgery on the Monday before. It's time for my daughters to take care of (cook for) me!

joolz said...

Not seasonal, but my French Caramel Rice Krispie Squares are good any time, any where, any day!!!!!
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Tina Jeo said...

Pecan pie means Christmas to me. tljeo@yahoo.com

Gail Cali said...

Pecan pie is aholiday treat for us.

Gail Cali said...

Pecan pie is aholiday treat for us.

sam said...

Pumpkin cake is one of my favorite deserts to bake for the holidays. My family now requests it over pumpkin pie. O-o-o. I think I want to bake one now.

apple blossom said...

caramel apples

Denise Parish said...

Love your quilt almost as much as pavlova. Have been given a Herman cake so that gets made every ten days so not much else anymore.

Valerie Lanham said...

your quilt is great! Special Christmas cookies for others. This years is frosted Maple Walnut.

jean said...

We make a sweet n spicy nut mixture

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I just finished my borders.

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