If you haven't registered yet, here is the simplified version of what to do!
Think Christmas Blog Hop July 30-August 3
2) Make a quilt block(s), unfinished in 6.5, 10.5, or 12.5 inches.
3) Use Christmas colors of red, green, white. Accent colors allowed, for those who asked!
4) Use a Christmas theme (ie. Santa, snowmen, trees, ornaments).
5) On your scheduled day of the blog hop (schedules will be sent out after registration closes), you will post on your blog the complete schedule of the blog hop, pictures of your block(s), and some lovely commentary to tell the rest of us all about it!
6) You may do a tutorial if you choose.
7) You may have a giveaway, if you choose.
8) Post this glorious button on your sidebar to spread the word. Instructions are here.
There...that's it...easy peasy...so if you haven't registered yet, what are you waiting for? My inbox is waiting!
Now, in between checking emails what have I been doing? I've been checking the mail, and this is what arrived in the last few days, just in time to put me in the Christmas spirit!
This Christmas in Paris quilt kit arrived from the Quilt Kit Market. The good news is that the price was wonderful, but the bad news is that the Market is going out of business. I had admired this kit from afar, so when the sale was announced, my fingers did the walking!
I also received the fabrics and bag that I won through a giveaway from Carolyn Forster at Quilting-on-the-Go. I see a modern cuddle quilt in my future!
My quilt friend, Barb, and I were talking the other day about traditional blocks. She loves the 9-patch...
"My very favourite block in 6, 9, & 12inches is the Traditional 9-Patch. I like to call it The Nova Scotia 9-Patch. It was the quilt early settlers in NS made of heavy cottons and wool- to help them weather the cold NS winters. Today we put the pattern in various positions to make a beautiful quilt."
Thanks, Barb, from Cape Breton! Here is just one of the items Barb and 13 others ( me included) have for sale in The Quilt Shop, a seasonal quilt shop that is set up in the Museum at the Causeway, the entrance to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
Our little group sets up shop for the summer months, each one of us volunteers to work one day every two weeks.