Sunday, January 25, 2015

My first ever blog hop.

I have never taken part in a blog hop.  This time, since I followed along and made my row each month, I thought it would be fun to be part of the blog hop that Cindy over at Quilt Doodle Designs set up to show off her 2014 block of the month. 

You've probably seen the various components coming together.  As I played along, I did not post pictures to Cindy's flicker page.  Since I was negligent in that area, I thought it would be nice to participate in the blog hop.  The hop goes on for 3 days and includes these ladies on the following days:

January 24th

January 25th

As far as mine goes....for whatever reason...getting a nice centered picture is hard to do while the quilt is spread on the floor.  It's the dead of winter so pictures need to be wherever the light is good...not necessarily where the quilt positioning is at its best.

The first row...the one that drew me in...was the snowmen.  Love snowmen and these little fellas are so darn cute.  ('Fellas'....guess I'm channeling my grandmother who called men 'fellas')

Some quilters added embellishments to their cups but I just really liked the red with the snowflake quilting.  My red fabric is actually a deeper red than you see here.

Embellishing the middle part was the most fun.

I keep thinking my snowman needs a hat or ear muffs have to stop somewhere.

I used some plaid green wool to make the wreath on the door.  Oh no!  The picture is sideways!  Can I just's a's looks the same when right side up.  Any blogger knows that once a picture is in place it is a nightmare to add a new picture and get it in place.

I used snowflake buttons to create the snow.

They were cute and easy to add...once I convinced the cats they weren't toys.

On the top part I just used quilting to add some embellishing.

I quilted some laces on the skates...

...and a string to connect the lights.

It was a fun quilt to make...with clear and easy-to-follow instructions.  Thank you, Cindy, for doing that for us.

Happy stitching.



  1. Oh my goodness, your quilt is fabulous! It looks very professional-- I love the uniform background, the quilting, your fabrics, the white skates!! Very nice!

  2. Love all of your personal embellishment choices! The deer and snowman and wreath are adorable! Beautiful.

  3. Such a pretty quilt! Love you're background fabric! Your quilting is beautiful!

  4. Love your quilt - Nice backgrounds fabrics and quilting!

  5. I meant to do white skates!! I forgot and did black, but love yours. LeeAnna at not afraid of color

  6. Great quilt! I love the white skates and all your little embellishments. It turned out great!

  7. Your quilt turned out beautifully! Love your finishing touches and your quilting, lovely! Thank you for sewing along with me over the last year! :)

  8. Great job! I love the white skates and the snowflake buttons.

  9. this is absolutely adorable--love it Hugs, Julierose

  10. Wonderful finish - all the cute embellishments and the quilting motifs are perfect.

  11. So pretty. I love the white skates and snowflakes. All of your accents look so nice.

  12. Your quilt is beautiful! I love seeing all the embellishments everyone has done. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Looks like a lot of people stopped by for your first ever blog hop, Pam! Your quilt is adorable--bet you're glad you're missing the snow, though... We escaped with just 7 inches so I feel very lucky :)