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Spelling Bee Book by Lori Holt

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Christmas Keepsakes Blog Tour and a Giveaway!

 
Hi there! Today is my stop on Shabby Fabric's Christmas Keepsakes blog tour. Christmas Keepsakes is the newest Block of the Month quilt from Shabby Fabrics. The quilt measures 36" x 36" and features nine Christmas applique blocks. They offer a choice of traditional or laser cut  and pre-fused applique kits with the border, backing and all of the embellishments are included for this 10 month program. Christmas Keepsakes begins in January 2015 and runs through October 2015, giving you time to complete it before Christmas!     

Shabby Fabrics asked if I'd like to make a couple blocks from the quilt. I was more than willing when I saw the quilt! The blocks are adorable. I have made a few Christmas quilts over the years but they have always been gifts for someone. I think I'm going to make the whole BOM and have this as my family's Christmas quilt. Honestly, I was so excited when the package for the blocks came I didn't even snap a picture of all of the elements in the package. I opened mine up and started making them right away.

I love the swirly lollipop! Isn't it the cutest thing?!

And the candy cane is just as cute!
I've done a lot of applique but never with the pre fused laser cut pieces like this. I really loved using them. It was so nice to not have to trace and cut everything first. I had my blocks fused to the backgrounds in no time.

I taped my paper and block to my light box (a.k.a. my window) to trace the embroidery lines. Then I sat down to stitch everything.


I started by using my machine using a straight stitch. I think it looked good but after embroidering the little lines I wanted to hand stitch all of the block. I used 3 strands of embroidery floss for mine. I absolutely love them!!!

Make sure to stop by each of the blogs below for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Shabby Fabrics!!! Then stop by Shabby Fabrics blog tomorrow the 10th for a chance to win too! So leave a coment below for a chance to win!!! and visit the other too!!!

Here is a list of the other ladies on the blog tour:


Tuesday, October 7th

Wednesday, October 8th
Melissa @ Happy Quilting
Kristyne @ Pretty by Hand

Thursday, October 9th
Erin @ Why Not Sew?
Caroline @ SewCanShe


Happy Sewing!!
xo Erin

148 comments:

Pieces of Cotton said...

That is such a cute quilt, and I love the idea of pre-cut pieces.

toplesshotdog said...

This quilt is beautiful and I love how it encapsulates all the great things about Christmas :)

Podunk Pretties said...

This is just the cutest quilt! I think I NEED it, of course I don't NEED quilts very often ;) yeah right!

Jessica said...

I love that lollipop. It is so darn cute! The whole quilt is just lovely. I would love to make it for my mom.

cjmont said...

i love this quilt and the laser cut and pre-fused applique is great.

Vicki H said...

They are just so cute. Your stitching is beautiful.

kim leavens said...

This is just tooo cute and with the laser cut it might actually get finished for Christmas! I've always loved the addition of embroidery on quilts too, yours is beautiful, enjoy!!

Rebecca said...

I love the mellow background with the rich reds!

SherryB said...

Love the little candy cane...and at first I wondered what thread you used on the lollipop since it was so thick, then I read that you used embroidery thread--genius! How cute--I must have the whole kit!

Carolyn A said...

I love your hand embroidery addition - it really enhances these blocks.

Michele T said...

This is such a cute quilt kit!! Love each design but my favorites are the Gingerbread House and Lolipop!!

Andrea York said...

What a cute quilt. You did a great job on your block. All the designs are adorable but I like the lollipop the best!

Paula @ Sewy Stuff said...

Thanks for sharing. I am loving seeing each block up close.

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

You've been busy! The sled is my favorite block in the quilt... I'm looking forward to seeing your finished project!

Jackie said...

Lovely quilt, I love the laser cut applique.
doyleajackie AT gmail DOT com

Tammy said...

Oh this is such a beautiful quilt...love the fabrics used.

SewCraftyJenn said...

These blocks are adorable! I can't wait for this BOM to start!

ozone3 said...

Love the Lollipop (but love the sled also).

Thanks for the chance to win!!

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Carol said...

This quilt is just adorable and your hand stitching just makes it even cuter...love it!

Anonymous said...

Love this quilt, and love that you hand stitched the applique, adds another dimension to the quilt. sue from lake tapps, wa

Cindy said...

I really like the embroidery element you added. Very nice!
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Karen in Breezy Point said...

My two favorite blocks--the candy!! They are so cute!

Cherise said...

You did a beautiful job on your blocks. I love that lollipop one too- so cute!

Claudia said...

Each design I see made up in a blog post becomes my favorite. These are all so cute. Thanks for the giveaway.

Mary said...

Thanks for sharing about hand stitching the blocks. They look great.

sleepycathollow.com said...

You picked my favorite two! The lolly and candy cane!

Crystallace said...

Loving the lollipop!

BizyStitches said...

I think your block is too cute. Love the idea of laser cut. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa S. said...

I love these two blocks. They are my favorite two. Can't wait to start this pattern, so adorable.

quilter said...

This is a beautiful project! Thanks for the giveaway
cork@pa.rr.com

john hutchens said...

beautiful project, Its nice that you hand stitched it ,lovely
cooladam1 at live dot com

Sigi G said...

I love your little lollipop and candy cane. All the blocks are so special! The whole quilt is a keepsake. Thank you for this giveaway chance!

ShirleyC said...

They are all so cute! I loved seeing the lollipop up close!

Bailey said...

Wonderful!

Pauline Perry said...

The embroidery looks great on your lollipop block - both blocks look great.
Pauline

perry94022 at hotmail dot com

Sogno-N said...

Одеяло просто чудо!

celticwoman55 said...

I love the Lollipop block it is adorable.Thanks! (sandybailey55@hotmail.com)

Lisa Marie said...

I've enjoyed seeing the super cute blocks on the blog hop this week.

Anita said...

I love the idea of having all the pieces ready to go so you can just work on the fun part of putting it together. :)

Linda said...

HI, such a neat project!
Thanks for sharing!

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lisa said...

I just really love how cute this quilt is!!
love your hand embroidery also. It really makes a difference in the look.

Marti Taylor said...

These turned out great. Your hand stitching takes it to another place, it is fantastic! I am loving these two blocks.

Rachel said...

I love your swirly lollipop! It's excellent!

Anonymous said...

Looks so easy with laser cut pieces. Loving these blocks!

delaineelliott said...

I love this quilt! Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Debbi said...

I really liked the gingerbread house but, now that I have seen your lollipop, I may have a new favorite!

Beverly said...

Your block is very cute. I like how you chose to embroider it all! This kit is on my list! Thank you for sharing.

barbara woods said...

would love to win, thanks

Diane E W said...

I am loving this quilt more and more every time I see a new block. might have to join in.

JANET said...

This quilt is so cute! I like the idea of laser cut pieces. Sometimes, cutting them yourself does not turn out as well.

Debby J said...

The blocks are just.plain.adorable! I love them all!

Anonymous said...

I love the block- the extra hand stitching makes it! Thanks for the chance to win! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

Karen Thurn said...

Very nice blocks. This quilt looks like it would be fun to make. I've been following everyone's blog and it is so much fun to see how each blogger takes the block and adds their own touch. I'm always afraid to deviate from the pattern. Thanks for showing me I can. kthurn@bektel.com

Pixie Cat said...

Adorable quilt!

Cecilia said...

This a beautiful quilt. I love all of the little embellishments.

Sylvia Anderson said...

This is one of the cutest Christmas quilts I have ever seen and your added embroidery adds that special touch to the lollipop and candy cane. Thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity.
lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

Lorrie said...

This is a beautiful quilt and I think it's great that you are making it for YOU and not to give away.

Lorna Golden said...

I love the swirl on the lollipop! This quilt is so sweet and I love the idea of the laser cut applique! I think that will be my next adventure in quilting!

Angelia Lanouette said...

Christmas Keepsakes is such an adorable quilt! I love your hand embroidery idea! beautiful!

Debbie said...

So pretty. The quilt is beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway. I've also listed your giveaway on my giveaway list for sewers & quilts at wowilikethat.com. Thanks again.

wendy said...

Your blocks turned out very nice! Would love to see your finished quilt. Thanks!

Crickets Corner said...

The more I see of the blocks the more I'm thinking I need to join in and make the quilt.

Veronika said...

That lollipop is the cutest!!!

Christine M said...

I just love this quilt. As I go around the hop, I am loving seeing everyone's blocks.

Cheryl said...

Oh I love these candy squares -- the lollipop is adorable, and I am very fond of candy canes -- tho I don't like to eat them.

marcella said...

Such an adorable quilt! I really love that lollipop block the best.

Gayle S said...

I have really enjoyed seeing the finished product of each and every one of the blocks but I have been partial to the candies from the very beginning. Your decision to embroider the detail was a good one. It looks fantastic!

KMSC said...

I love this quilt. So cute!
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Lori said...

I love this quilt!

Mara said...

Love the added hand stitching you did.

LJ said...

Boy, I don't blame you for thinking about doing the whole BOM. This is one of the cutest Christmas quilts I've ever seen. It's all fabulous from the fabrics, the embellishments, the colors, and the designs.

Cheryl Marvin said...

love the quilt!

Peggy said...

The lollypop is so cute.
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Diane Beavers said...

Erin, you're a gem typing with one hand while standing:) Fabulous tip taping paper to block to my light box (a.k.a. A window) to trace the embroidery lines. Thanks for the giveaway.
The lollipop is so so cute. It's my favorite one now on the Blog tour.

Emily C said...

What a beautiful christmas quilt. Just love all the applique!

Lee said...

I love the laser cut appliques! A darling quilt!

OhioLori said...

Love Love Loooove this Quilt!! the blocks are allll Great! (Gingerbread House is my Favorite! lol)

Sewgirl said...

Really cute blocks…looks like such a sweet quilt!

jinsnapp said...

Sew cute!

Linda said...

You make it sound so easy! This is a beautiful quilt, thanks for a chance to win.

Carla said...

Erin, you always do such lovely work. Very fun
Thanks for the chance

Julia D @ Jada's Quilting Adventures said...

Love the lollipop. The Christmas ornament and the lollipop blocks are my favourite blocks. Thanks for the giveaway :)

Lynn said...

I have enjoyed seeing the blocks up close!

Helen L said...

I love the hand stitching you did on your blocks. it adds such a great look to them!!

Karen Rhodes said...

Cute quilt...love the lollipop!

Anita said...

The lollipop is so sweet!

Theresa N. said...

Beautiful holiday quilt.
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Wendy Blankenship said...

Too cute

Becky S. said...

Such cute blocks! I love the candy cane.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Beth said...

I like the gingerbread house best!

Sally Dixon said...

The lolipop is so cute. I would love to make the whole quilt for my family too!

Sherry said...

That is such a fun cheerful Christmas quilt. I would also want to keep it for my family and I love the idea of using pre cut pieces.

julie jackson said...

That lollipop is so cute!

MaryBeth said...

I love that lollypop block! Thanks for sharing.

Vicki said...

This is darling and your work is delightful too!

Alexandra Belikova said...

It's so nice quilt! I like a cabin very much!

barb h. said...

Love this little quilt. Can't pick a favorite anymore.

Mountain Home Quilts said...

It's simply adorable! I'd love to make this as a gift this Christmas!

Hope you and the family are well! :)

Joanne said...

Love this quilt and the fabrics are gorgeous!

Deb G. in VA said...

I love this quilt! I've never tried pre-fused laser cut applique pieces, I may have to try this one!

Rachell said...

Yum yum! Pretty fabric snowflake prints! This quilt is sew cute and fun'
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Sorcha girl said...

What a cute project this wall hanging is! I love the hand stitching you did to outline the blocks. Thanks for the chance to win a Shabby Fabrics gift certificate.

Mystica said...

Very pretty fabrics and designs

Mystica said...

Very pretty fabrics and designs

Leslie Bower said...

I LOVE the wall hangings. The fabric is beautiful and designs are delightful. My favorite design in the lollipop which brings back fond childhood memories. Thank you for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Your stitching is fabulous! And yes, it's such a cute quilt!

Dixie said...

Love the lollipop block!!
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Sew Fun Debbie said...

I love the Christmas wall hanging, I am on the reserve list that starts in January. Your fabrics are gorgeous.

Amanda Best said...

I just love this whole quilt, too. It is adorable!
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nicolesender said...

Love the great Christmas blocks!

nicolesender said...

Love the great Christmas blocks!

Farm Quilter said...

Love fusible applique!!! The lolly is so adorable!!!

jmniffer said...

I have stalled out on my second applique project. Having the pieces precut and fused would make it so much easier! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

jmniffer said...

I have stalled out on my second applique project. Having the pieces precut and fused would make it so much easier! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

KathleenD said...

I love your swirled lollipop! All the blocks in this quilt are adorable. I have to try a pre-cut & fusible kit sometime soon.

barbara woods said...

Love your, they make such a beautiful quilt

Ruth Griffeth said...

I love the Christmas Stockings!

samtaylorcjsmimi said...

I love this whole quilt and how each one of you has done something a little different. Thanks so much for the chance to win :)
Debby E
samtaylorcjsmimi@yahoo.com

Vaune said...

Another great BOM from Shabby Fabric!

Miggsie said...

Love this pattern - your blocks are so cute!

Jeneta said...

That is an absolutely STUNNING quilt!!

Christi said...

I am trying hard to be good and not purchase this...I have so many projects! But with that said it would be perfect for my office to have a Christmas quilt. I too love the precut applique shapes. Cut and tracing them is my least favorite part of the process. I think that I am going to have to break down and do it!

cjpike (at) indiana (dot) edu

Debbie said...

I have to have this quilt!

Margaret said...

This is a darling quilt! It looks like it would be so much fun to make.

Mary Ann said...

The laser cut pieces look like a fun way to play

Anita said...

This is lovely.

Geni Pickens said...

This is a darling quilt, love the way your embroidery turned out!!

pippirose said...

It's just adorable! I really love the background fabric, too.

Mary Jane Link said...

This is adorable quilt and you did a beautiful job, that lollipop is so cute!

BJK said...

Thank you for the chance to win...such an adorable quilt!

judys said...

Love this quilt, maybe I will make another Christmas quilt after all!

Carrie P. said...

You made my favorite block, The Lollipop. So cute. Thanks for a chance.

apple blossom said...

love your lollipop and candy cane blocks. thanks

Melanie said...

The lollipop is too cute!!!

Katy P said...

Very cool!!

Beth said...

Your block is charming--that swirl just makes it, doesn't it? Thanks for being part of the blog hop.

aus_chick said...

Lollypop is my favorite!

Janie said...

Love the lollipop.

Sarah said...

That lollipop is fantastic! sarah@forrussia.org

Patricia said...

Sign up for the quilt and cannot wait for next year to get here.

Patricia

donna said...

That is going to be a sweet quilt.
Hugs
donna

Abbigail said...

I love this quilt and the ease of the laser cut blocks! I want them all!

Charlene Boykin said...

How beautiful. My favorite is the candy cane. I can't wait to make one!

Anonymous said...

Such a darling quilt - the colors in the lollipop block really make it stand out so that you take notice.

Jeanne Gwin said...

That is the sweetest Christmas Quilt. Thanks for sharing and the giveaway.

Kelly Tadlock said...

I love this quilt! I think my favorite block is the sleigh!
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Rhonda Best said...

I think I should make this quilt, if possible, it is so cute!

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