Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Christmas Is In My Heart Blog Hop and Giveaway

Anyone who knows me knows I love Christmas.  In fact, when I was in high school my nickname was Christmas.  I've been listening to Christmas music for a month already, my trees are up, and I'm ready to celebrate the season.  We could use some snow, but I may have to wait until Friday for that!! :)

This tablerunner is a free pattern from Martingale, and you can find it here.  I've seen it numerous times and finally decided I should try it. It actually is a very easy pattern, and as with most patterns just changing the fabric choices updates it.



I used my walking foot to try some new things with the quilting which was fun and challenging all at the same time.



Once again it has been fun to participate in another blog hop (thank you Marian for organizing it).  Here are today's participants:


There is another giveaway from the Fat Quarter Shop of a $25 gift certificate.  This is a combined giveaway, so if you win, you won't hear from me, but don't let that keep you from entering because the winner from the last hop was Nancy who commented here!!!  This time I will give you a question to answer with your comment...What is your all time favorite holiday song?  I love Joy To The World, but if you ask my family, they would probably say that they all are my favorite.  :)


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Thanks for stopping by, commenting, and I hope you win!!!  Happy Stitching!!  --Kristen

62 comments:

Bernie Kringel said...

I also love them all but right now my favorite is probably 'Baby It's Cold Outisde'. Thanks for the opportunity!

Grammasheri said...

I'm glad you found that tablerunner pattern for us...thank you! I love most all traditional Christmas songs but also some newer ones. Currently, "Mary Did You Know" is my favorite.
Have so enjoyed this hop and am sad it is ending.

Catskill Quilter said...

My favorite is Oh Holy Night -- but I love them ALL!

Teatime Creations said...

Silent Night is my favorite Christmas carol.
What a lovely pattern. Sew pretty in Christmas colors. I guess I have to add a new idea to my 'to-do' List. :)
Merry Christmas

Betsy said...

Mary did you know is my favorite. I love your runner

Lisa Marie said...

I'm terrible at picking favorites! I'll just name one song I like -- the David Bowie & Bing Crosby version of Little Drummer Boy. So cool, combining old & new.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

TSO- Ring Christmas Bells...Love the power of their version.
Great quilt.

Podunk Pretties said...

I love all Christmas music.. to pick a favorite is hard. Have yourself a merry little Christmas always gets me singing.

Podunk Pretties said...

I love all Christmas music.. to pick a favorite is hard. Have yourself a merry little Christmas always gets me singing.

Cindy L said...

I love red and white patterns, probably because my grandmother made a red and white quilt which I recently received. This quilt is at least 80 years old.

Jeanie said...

Cute runner...very pepperminty! Thanks for the link to the pattern.

Patty D from NC said...

Great table runner! looks fun to put together.

Beth said...

As long as I am not the one singing, I love "O Holy Night" - But for a good group sing like caroling something rowdy is more fun!

Allison said...

I love your table runner! I think my favorite is "In the Bleak Midwinter" by Gustav Holst. But I'm a Christmas music junkie and play carols on the piano all year long.

Emily C said...

I love Silent Night.

Dorian said...

Very nice! You did a lovely job.

quilter said...

Jingle bells!
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Rose Best said...

VERY PRETTY..THANKS FOR SHARING

Chiska said...

I think I love them all--but What Child Is This? and O Holy Night are on top of the list.

Needled Mom said...

Christmas music is the best. Silent Night has been on my mind so much lately - my favorite.

Your runner will be such a nice addition to all of your Christmas decorating. That is a great pattern.

Carol said...

Your runner turned out so beautiful and will look great on your table while the Christmas music is playing! Christmas music is so uplifting and full of love. The Little Drummer Boy is my favorite.

Calicojoan said...

Yummy yummy yummy...first thing I thought of was peppermint candies! You did a great job on this runner! I'm going to have to turn up the Christmas music and download the pattern! Thanks!

Kwilt Krazy said...

Wonderful table runner. Thanks for the link to the pattern. I think I would have to say Silent Night is my favorite. However for fun I like "Grandma got runover by a Reindeer" LOL

Sorcha girl said...

Hark the Herald Angels Sing is the Christmas song that I love the most among the many. My first time on your blog and I've enjoyed reading some of the previous posts.

Allison CB said...

I love White Christmas...

Cindy Maki said...

My favorite Christmas song is Silent Night. On the form I said CindyM in Oregon but apparently I am Cindy Maki here. I am trying to change everything over to my one real alias which is my real name. LOL. It takes time when everyone uses a different blog host. Happy Holidays to you all!

Susan Stanton said...

O Come All Ye Faithful! Very lovely tablerunner too.

Renee said...

Your table runner is fabulous! I have not made one before, and keep thinking I should. This looks like a very fun one to try! Choosing a favorite Christmas song is a tough one... When I was younger it was the Little Drummer Boy. I think Do You Hear What I Hear is one of my favorites now.

Jen Barnard said...

No one else has ever heard of it but I love "32 feet and 8 little tails" by Elaine Paige. I used to make my parents play it over and over when I was little.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Very cute runner. I love the fabrics!

LJ said...

Your trees is up? Wow! I'll begin mine tomorrow - it usually takes me a week just to do the tree. I love it but oh dear, the work! Sweet little runner. I definitely like the straight-line quilting and yours looks wonderful. Have some heart this season. :)

Marian said...

Christmas Is In Your Heart today.. Your table runner is lovely. It's quite interesting actually because of the layout, it almost appears like their is a 3d effect.

Just lovely.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

what a delightful little runner--love those little prints--
keep enjoying Christmas--
smiles, diane

tink's mom said...

Love your tablerunner and thanks so much for the link to the pattern. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Linda said...

HI, YOUR RUNNER IS SO PRETTY! THANKS FOR SHARING!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Harold Draughon said...

I like "Mary Did You Know" and "White Christmas." Thanks for the patter.

delaineelliott said...

Your table runner definitely says "Christmas". Beautiful! My favorite carol is Carol of the Bells. Thanks!

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Sarah@123quilt said...

I'm going to have to go with "O Holy Night." Love that one. Thanks!

barbara woods said...

little drummer boy is my fave.

tac73 said...

Love the table runner. My favorite carol is Do You Hear What I Hear?

Sally said...

"Christmas is for children" (I think that's the name!) Lovely runner.

Patti said...

My favorite song is Christmas Time is Here by the Vince Guaraldi Trio (made popular by the Peanuts gang).

Laura said...

Love the red and white. hard to choose a favorite - Silent Night works for me.

Carole said...

Oh, My! trees up already! You are full of the spirit!
Carole Corn

Stitchin At Home said...

White Christmas.

desertskyquilts said...

Thanks for a great inspirational photo. I really like the fabrics you used, and the way you made the runner. You are definitely full of Christmas spirit. =)

Vicki H said...

All time favorite is Silent Night.

wendy said...

Great runner! You are way ahead with your readiness for Christmas. I have purchased several gifts but haven't even thought of decorating yet. My favorite song is Silent Night. Thanks for sharing!

teachpany said...

Carol of the Bells is my favorite. I loved the version we learned in glee club. Great design. Thanks for sharing.

anna brown said...

mary's boy child jesus christ song by bonnie m....love that song....happyness04431@yahoo.com

Mom C said...

I used to sing in a women's choir and Christmas music is my favorite. I love them all! Haven't really met one I don't like. I just play them all all day long. Thanks

Mary Ann said...

Favorite? So many but really love Carol of the Bells by Mannheim Steamroller. Lovely table runner. Thanks for sharing.

Denise :) said...

Great table runner -- thank you for sharing the link! They have a couple of cute patterns available as freebies!! What Child Is This? is one of my all time favorites! And there's blue grass version of We Three Kings that I adore, too! Thank you for sharing with us today!! :)

Bec said...

Love the table runner. My favorite Christmas song is Silent Night. :)

Just Quilt It said...

It is so hard to pick a favorite, but if I must, I would probably say "Silent Night."

genie holt said...

Thank you for participating. The blog hop has been fun for me.

Annette Schultz said...

nice runner perfect for your holiday table. I just love all the music at Christmas ... songs on the radio , hymns in church
Merry Christmas
in stitches

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Sweet table runner. Choosing one song would be too hard. I think my favorite would be the version of Little Drummer boy with Bing Crosby and David Bowie from years ago.

Amanda Best said...

What a cheerful runner! That looks like such a fun pattern to make. My nickname is "Little Miss Christmas"
My email is: bestbelle2010@aol.com
Thanks!

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Oh, there are so many nice Christmas songs as long as I don't hear them until after Thanksgiving. I especially like Silent Night.

Doris Rice, The Quilting Queen said...

My favorite song changes every few years but right now it's "Mary Did You Know". Cute tablerunner.

Miss Theresa said...

Really cute tablerunner! I have lots of favorites but as of the last couple of years my favorite has been Aaron Shust version of O Come Emmanuel.