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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

In Your Words Blog Hop

Welcome Blog Hoppers to Sew Mollie Sue!
Thanks for Visiting today!

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Thank You's to Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt for inspiring us and to Linda from Buzzing and Bumbling for organizing us.  I hope you enjoy our wordy hop!  The full schedule is here just in case you missed a day.


My wordy blog mates today....

BQuiltin Studio  (Beverly K.)
Hill Valley Quilter (Britt-Inger)
Bumbleberry Stitches  (Theresa K.)
Buzzing and Bumbling  (Linda W.)
In Stitches and Seams  (Annette S.)
Englating  (Marica from Sweden)
Stitchin by the Lake  (Marlene B.)
Selina Quilts  (Selina)
Sheila's Quilt World (Sheila M.)
Words & Stitches (Beth S.)
Sew Mollie Sue, Quilt Much? (Pamela A.) <--  That's me!

Be sure to visit them all.  You will be so inspired!

My favorite time of the year is the Holiday season.  I love the decorating, the cooking and having family and friends fill our home with laughter.  Family and friends hold a special place in my heart especially at Christmas time.

So when the In Your Words came along, I knew that I wanted to do something on Christmas.  I asked my Hubby and Daughter to help me list words that represent the feeling of Christmas and family to them...added a quote from Charles Dickens...and created a quilt top that can become part of our family traditions.  It has a sweet reminder that Christmas should be part of the everyday.





I used the Blitzen by Basic Grey along with Kona off-white.  

I love the star effect of the string pieced blocks.  While there is a scrappy look to the piecing, I tried to maintain a certain color sequence which I think gives the blocks an almost kaleidoscope effect.

I machine embroidered the quote and our words along with snow flakes using colors from the line of fabric.




Thank you, again, for stopping by.  While you are here, I hope you will look around and leave a comment or two.  

And visit again soon.

Till then...

~~Quilt Much!


73 comments:

  1. I love your quilt. I love Christmas too. I have to confess, for the last few years I've left my tree up. I put away the ornaments but I leave the tree.

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  2. This is so sweet ! Love the fabric choice and the Dickens quote with family words. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Love the quilt. The fabric line is one of my favorites also! Great work!

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  4. Oooh its lovely - I love the fabrics - in fact I had that range in scrapbook papers.

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  5. Really pretty! And such great words.

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  6. how lovely, such a nice sentiment and beautiful quilt

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  7. What a lovely quilt and I love the quote by Dickens. Great job!

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  8. I love those string pieced blocks! What a cute quilt!

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  9. So cute, what a lovely thing to hang somewhere at Christmas and all year round! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. What a beautiful project, and it turned out wonderfully!

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  11. Your Christmas quilt is so lovely, all those wonderful fabrics and words.

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  12. I absolutely adore your quilt! What a beautiful project and so nice to have all year round. What pattern did you use for the center?

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  13. Wonderful contribution to InYourWord's Bloghop!

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  14. Love love love your fabric and words

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  15. What a treasure! I love that it was a family project and how you all worked together to select the perfect words!

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  16. Your stitching is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Love your words, love Dickens:)

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  18. Wonderful! Don't you just love Blitzen...I am working on a project with it right now. I love Christmas all year long because it represents the very best of us. Thank you for sharing this beautiful project with us.

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  19. How beautiful, I love that quote and your quilt is lovely . Thanks so much for sharing .I love your header too !!

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  20. Your quilt top is gorgeous! What a wonderful project! Great job!

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  21. Perfect way to live life! Great project!

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  22. My favorite !-- This is wonderful and leaves me speechless! Thank you for sharing!

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  23. Great projects and love the fabric with it. Thank you for sharing.

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  24. Beautiful! I love it. And I love your fabric choices, too. It's going to be such a treat to pull that out each year!

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  25. Christmas is a favorite time of the year. Lovely!

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  26. Beautiful words and a beautiful quilt.

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  27. very nice sentiment! thanks for sharing.

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  28. Love your string blocks! They do look like kaleidoscopes!!! What a beautiful heirloom you have created, one that will be cherished for generations!!

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  29. Absoutely gorgeous project! Blitzen has been my favourite Christmas fabric so far! Lovely work!

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  30. great project -- I just love the blitzen line, i got a charm pack recently and can't wait to use it.

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  31. A wonderful idea with Christmas and a beautiful fabric that you have chosen. Thanks for sharing

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  32. beautiful quilt. love the machine embrodered letterig. very nice indeed.

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  33. Love your project, thank you for sharing.

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  34. What a great project! You did a terrific job on this beautiful quilt. I would be tempted to leave it up all year.

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  35. What a beautiful quilt! Love all your words and of course the fabric is yummy! Your design is just lovely. Thank you for sharing your project with us, great job!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. what a beautiful Christmas quilt!

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  37. Rosemary B here: this is gorgeous! I love the flowers, the fabric is just so pretty! Well done!

    thank you for sharing your massive creativity

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  38. Wonderful idea for a Christmas quilt and the fabric is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Beautiful quilt, great words. They are words one could use everyday of the year. Thank you for sharing.

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  40. This is so beautiful and I love your words! The fabric is one of my favorites. So, so nice! Thanks for sharing. :O)

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  41. Wow. What an amazing quilt. Very beautiful and I love all your words. They are all so encouraging.

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  42. I love your choice of fabric - red and turquoise! I am a new follower and plan to look around your blog a bit. Mary Ann @ RocknQuilts.blogspot.com

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  43. I would have a hard time putting that quilt away after the holidays. May the sentiments last through the year!

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  44. Really enjoyed your entry. Very beautiful. Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  45. That is simply gorgeous!!!!! Love it!! I'm teaching myself to quilt because I just love the look... wish me luck!!!!

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  46. Beautiful quilt! Love the quote and all the words that make Christmas special. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. I love it! It's so pretty ;) Something to look forward to displaying every year. What a cool tradition.

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  48. A beautiful project...I feel happier looking at it!

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  49. Very pretty,that is a great idea to make something you can include in your families Christmas Traditions!

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  50. How perfect!! Now I need that border fabric! Thank you for sharing... this has been such a fun hop.

    I hope you'll check out my daily blog.. my day is the last day, tomorrow!

    Pat Sloan
    Radio show Host... The Voice of Quilting
    http://blog.patsloan.com

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  51. Your quilt is fantastic! What a wonderful reminder of what Christmas truely is for you and your family. A beautiful heirloom.... thank you for sharing.

    Happy quilting,
    cindy at quiltdoodledesigns dot com

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  52. This turned out so nice. Thanks for sharing it.

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  53. Beautiful quilt. Because the family was consulted, the quilt will mean much as the years progress. What a wonderful sentiment in that Dickens quote.

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  54. How pretty! I love the Blitzen fabrics - just bought a jelly roll on sale. :) blessings, marlene

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  55. Looks great, and what a great quote! I love all of your words.

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  56. Very nice....that reminds me...I still need to take down the holiday decorations. Hhhhmmmm

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  57. What a lovely tradition it will be! I almost embroidered that same quote on a Chrismas tree skirt for my daughter!

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  58. WOW!!! This is so beautiful!!! Love love it!!! Wonderful quote and words too!!! Thank You

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  59. So pretty it will be hard to put away and only take out at the holiday. Thanks for sharing.

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  60. I would want that out all year round.

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  61. What a lovely idea for a Christmas quilt! It's beautiful!

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  62. I have never wanted an embroidery machine-until now! This is sew perfect.

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  63. Your Words are beautiful and so well done.

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