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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Merriest Hopping Wishes

Christmas You Say????

Yep ... Just like that, Christmas will be here
before any of us are ready for it ...
okay ... really ... most of us ...

While all of us love the spirit of the season,

well ... okay ... again, most of us ...

it's the Oh My GOSH ... what do I have to get done
feeling that most of us dread ...

On that note, I want to sincerely thank
putting together this magnificient
Think Christmas Blog Hop

so I have at least one ...

yeah, one project done before Christmas


I say one, because this first picture ...

Is from two Christmases ago ...
Still not done ... maybe this year.

It's actually a wall hanging, so doesn't qualify
as a block, but in the theme, I had to share.

On to my blocks ... well, again ... I adored the Santas ...
as he too looks as if he understands
a bit of troubles, doesn't he?

However, dang it all, my blocks aren't red, white and blue green.


I think I'm going to make a sofa pillow
out of these three blocks
can you picture it???

I promise to share when I have completed it...
yes ... this year!

Now, on to my true Think Christmas blocks:

Yep ... red, white and green ...
Dr. Suess ... and as you can see,
I too used the frame pattern from
the Quiltmakers 100 Block Magazine,
just as MooseStash Quilting did on
Day one of the blog hop
(follow the link to see her beautiful block).
So, I thank you so very much for visiting.
I thank Lesley and Madame Samm again
for all of the behind-the-scenes work
to put this hop together
and wish every one of you

Please enjoy the inspiration and talent shared
at each of these Blog Hop Stops today ...

August 5
Briarside Lane
Pigtales and Quilts
Quilts From My Crayonbox
Quilt n Queen
Pattie at That Other Blog
Quilting, Losing and Tea
Why Knot Kwilt (you are here!!)
Madame Samm
You know ... each one is so worth the visit!

Until next we chat,

Warm hearted wishes!!

P.S.   Remember the road trip I mentioned in the previous post?
Well ... I road tripped right over the mountains to Cove, Oregon ...
an 8-hour drive (okay 7 if you're me) and I get to spend the week
at the natural mineral warm springs pool with my two darlings ...
Take a peek at what happened within the hour of arrival:

Now get Christmas thinkin' and get hoppin'!


  1. Both are great sets of blocks and I truly hope you get them finished into a runner or pillow for this year. Thank you for sharing with us all today.

  2. I love seeing the blue nd wife quilt

  3. Love all the blocks and hope that you get to finish them one day. Thank you for sharing...Judith, Texas

  4. Love all of your blocks so thanks for sharing them all - particularly like those Dr Seuss ones not seen that fabric here.

  5. Oh Miss Wendy, I oohed and aahed all the way through your post from start to finish. Your little green mouth is too cute, and your Merry Christmas made my heart soar, and then your struggling Santas made me laugh...a lot, and finally, your framed Dr. Suess blocks just made me grin, wide! You are such a creative soul, and after all your hard work, and probably a very challenging long drive, you are now hot-pooling! You deserve it. Have a wonderful week and thank you so much for participating!

  6. Great fun! I like your Merry Christmas wall anging, shall we agree on you working on it and it will hang on your wall this Christmas? I love your blocks, don't put them away now, make your pillow and runner right now, while your still in the mood.

  7. Merry Christmas banner with Dr Seuss blocks in red, green & white.
    Love the blue fabric of the stars with the fussy cut snowmen. I enjoyed seeing these.

  8. ideas, ideas, there are just so many I want to try. Love your blocks with the fussy cutting centers and yes the frame from day one I have had my eye on it as well. thanks for sharing.

  9. Beautiful blocks, not sure which one is my favorite? Thanks for sharing.

  10. Thanks so much for sharing your stars they are awesome...I love the blue...

  11. your blocks are greats! love your merry christmas one. beautiful! have a nice day

  12. Love your blocks and the blue works for me... makes me think of wintery, starry nights! Thanks for sharing your talents!!

  13. love your wall hanging. Hope you decide this year to make it a part of your home. You found a good way to use printed fabric for block centers

  14. Ok girl time to get those projects finished up. They are too terrific to stay UFOs.

  15. Your work is beautiful. Thank you for sharing today.

  16. Thank you for sharing today. Your blocks are beautiful.

  17. What beautiful work! Thank you for sharing!

  18. Wonderful blocks, thank you for sharing!

  19. Great blocks. I can't wait to see the blue one finished. I'll be watching for it.

    Looks like it was a fun getaway for you guys too.

  20. HA - Red, white and blue are traditional colors for Christmas BUT you went far and beyond with your blue. I like blue and this pillow will be a momento. Thank you for sharing and being a part of the Think Christmas Blog Hop.

    Sandi T.

  21. I was oohing and aahing those first blue star blocks and then I saw your Seuss blocks. WOW! I'm quite the fan of that fabric. Love them! :O)

  22. What great blocks and I love all the fussy cut centers!

  23. Hey someone who didn't follow the color rules either!!! YEAH :-) :-) I can't tell you how much fun your fussy cut centers are, and what a statement they make! What can I say, but GREAT minds think alike. Are "we" not the best!!! hehehehehe
    Never mind my modesty!!
    Love the block you picked! :-)

  24. Love how you put Christmas fabrics in the center of blocks to frame them.. smart.

  25. I like those Dr. Seuss blocks. Your Merry Christmas one is pretty too.

  26. I love all your blocks!!! They are wonderful!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  27. Oh my gosh, kids are so fun, all they ever want to do is hit the pool! Such a fun summer.
    Now you are a girl after my own heart, I adore Dr. Seuss and your blocks are just great. I also have a Grinch Wall-hanging. I really like your Merry Christmas block and if everyone showed their UFO piles it would reach the Moon! Thanks for sharing!

  28. Great blocks! I especially like the first one - you really should finish it!!!!!

  29. I Love the Grinch fabric you used in the blocks...super cute !

  30. Who doesn't love Dr sues! they all look great Wendy! And the girls look happy in the pool!

  31. I love I love I love your blocks : ) Yes Christmas is here ... ok not yet may be in 160 days : ) Pillow for Christmas oh how I adore pillow ..loving your post totally : )

  32. Loving your blocks! I have some holiday fabric that I need to fussy cut. You have given me some good ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  33. Love your fussy cut blocks,fabulous.Thanks for sharing!!

  34. Very cute fussy cut Dr. Seuss blocks! Thanks for sharing!

  35. Glad you shared all your projects :) Good to hop with you!

  36. Loved the fussy cut Santas! I like the frame work on the other blocks. beautiful!

  37. The Grinch blocks are adoreable! I love the framing border!

  38. Your R,W,B blocks are great as are your R,W,G Suess blocks.
    Congrats on being one of the chosen.

  39. LOL I loved your post! :-) Yes time has a way of marching right past us, doesn't it? Love your blocks!~ the Grinch ones are going to make such a fun quilt!

  40. Love your Merry Christmas piece and your adorable grinch blocks!!

  41. Your red, white, (blue), and green blocks turned out great. They would even make a nice table runner. The Grinch blocks turned out so nice also.



  43. Love your blocks, especially the Grinch..so cute!

  44. Love your presentation and your blocks and The kids even though they don't appear to be thinking Christmas.
    Thanks for sharing.

  45. Love the eye candy and I am hoping you finish that first one!!

    may I ask where you got the pattern for it?

  46. I love both the stars and the Dr Suess frames. Very nice. And I think I'm finally getting to think about Christmas. Thanks! I'll especially thank you come December.

  47. I can relate to not having a project or two not finished. I have a set of Christmas trees still waiting for me to complete. I do like them- I just don't get too them.
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop- Love the Suess blocks. Stars are such a great quilt pattern too.
    Regards from Western Canada,

  48. I like that you "fussy" cut the Dr. Seuss fabric to use in your blocks. Although I have used that technique myself on several occasions, it wasn't something that I would normally associate with Christmas. While you used the same block, I could see using stars and other blocks that provide the opportunity to include other fussy cut pieces. Why one could even do an "Eye Spy" with different fussy cut fabrics. LOL I can always think of fun things to do, but don't have the time to put all these ideas into action. Thanks for sharing

  49. Really cute use of the Dr Seuss fabric I bet your girls loved them. I would like to jump in that pool with you it would feel so good. Have a good holiday. Blessings

  50. Once again you did a wonderful job Wendy! I love Dr. Seuss so I'm inspired by those blocks, but I adore the Think Christmas wall hanging. :) blessings, marlene

  51. I love the Merry Christmas soon to be wall hanging. The framed blocks are really fun. Who could resist the Dr. Seuss fabric.

  52. Thanks for sharing all your lovely Christmas blocks.

  53. Love all your Christmas goodies, banner, and blocks. Super job and thanks for sharing them with us.

  54. Great blocks! I love the blue stars and Seuss framed work! They all look so festive!

  55. I love all your Christmas blocks! I think blue is a perfectly marvelous color for Christmas :o)

  56. Ahhh, Dr.Seuss is my all time favorite! I remember reading Green Eggs and Ham and Horton Hears a Who, to my children. I still giggle when I think of all those crazy stories!

  57. Just wonderful , loved them all and congrats on being one of the days top picks , well deserved .

  58. Great Christmas Blocks. Thanks for sharing your work!

  59. Your blocks are fantastic. I love the window pattern. And I love how you put santa in the middle of the star.
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  60. lovely work!! thanks for sharing!

  61. Loved your blocks! Especially the white and blue ones....lol Thanks for sharing.

  62. Your blocks are great and I love the applique at the beginning, it will be a treasure when finished.

  63. Dearest Wendy...I love, love your Dr Seuss blocks...your star blocks will definitely make a great sofa pillow. Great choice of fabrics and the 'soon to be finished' wall hanging from 2 Christmas's ago...love it too. I've got so many of those 'started' projects....oh guess what I just came across some fabric I bought in Charleston SC. It was a trip for our 35 wedding anniversary and we just celebrated our 42nd....maybe next anniversary...I have the pattern picked out, that is a start. Thanks for sharing in the blog hop, you are always an inspiration and have great projects. Your 2 little darlings are adorable...did you know...they have an awesome Mom!! hugs