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Saturday, 15 July 2017

HoHoHo

HOHOHO! Hello and welcome to day 2 of the 12 days of Christmas in July blog hop. Thank you Sarah Craig for organizing this fabulous event. I love Christmas so having it twice in one year is a huge bonus. Scroll down to the end for the information on how to enter the give-away. Christmas with fabric! yes!

For my grandchildren I make them a super simple whole cloth quilt. I make them in cotton with flannel on the back. Flannel is so cozy. I pre-washed the flannel but not the panel.
First I even up the fabric. I do not worry too much about having it equal all around I really just wanted it square.
I am a real cheater when it comes to basting these days and just smooth the quilt top (lots of smoothing) and guide it with my hands through the walking foot. Are the quilt police reading this?

I quilted it with a spiral and my walking foot. I started off real slow, a couple of stitches then moved the quilt. I laid a corning ware lid down to get the first row and went out from there. When I had finished the rest of the quilting I went back after and filled in the middle.
The red stripe was too small so I had to piece it. This probably took the longest to do, mostly because I put it off! Procrastination, thinking about took longer than doing it, erg.
I bound it with red cotton as I dislike binding with flannel. I sew to the front, trim to 1/4 inch, wrap to the back and sew down. On looking at the pictures I probably should have changed the bobbin colour to white to blend in better.
I am working on labeling my quilts so played with the letters on my Janome. All in all very happy with this quick and cheerful Christmas Baby Quilt.
Frosty really got around when he was finished. He took a tour of Martin's place.

Frosty with the peas.
Frosty with the blackcurrents.
Frosty with the bolting asparagus.
Frosty with the Christmas Cactus.
And Frosty with the snapdragons.
Frosty with the boxwood and statue. Merry Christmas 6 months and 10 days early!

Please stop in and visit the other blogs on the blog hop. They all provide wonderful projects and ideas to get the Christmas lists done now. Of course you could wait until December. HOHOHO!

And did I mention there are prizes? Stop by Sarah's blog Confessions of a Fabric Addict for all the information on the prizes and how to enter.

https://confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com/2017/07/12-days-of-christmas-in-july-blog-hop.html

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Here are the blogs participating in the 12 Days of Christmas in July blog hop!

Friday, July 14th


Saturday, July 15th

Quilting Fun - you are here!

Sunday, July 16th


Monday, July 17th


Tuesday, July 18th


Wednesday, July 19th


Thursday, July 20th


Friday, July 21st


Saturday, July 22nd



162 comments:

  1. I loved your snowmen panels - not something I've seen here in England - nice to be here on this blog hopping tour :)

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  2. Adorable panel, I like the idea of using a round object to start out with the quilting then going back to fill in later. I've been trying to start the circular quilting from deep in the center and end up with this wonky looking oval. Thanks for the tip!

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  3. What a great idea to get your circle started on your quilt, a GREAT idea. I'm glad I stopped by today!
    Debbie
    ollieami@aol.com

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  4. Cute pictures...Frosty with assorted non-Christmas was a fun idea.

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  5. really cute quilt and one that they could use till it drops

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  6. Love the quilting you did. Looks great.

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  7. The spiral quilting is great. I need to do that more often. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Thanks for the great tip for quick comfy quilts.

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  9. I've smoothed out small pieces too, esp. with cotton batting, it seems to work fine. Gotta baste the bed-sized quilts though.
    I've never made a panel quilt looks to come together quite quickly.
    tvonzalez at gmail dot com

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  10. great idea for a fairly fast quilt

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  11. Great way to use a panel or cheater fabric to make a quilt.

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  12. I love your quilt and the spiral quilting!! I am going to have to try this idea!!

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  13. Nice quilt. Love the quilting.

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  14. That Frosty panel is so cute! I love the spiral quilting...I only quilt with a walking foot and I keep forgetting that I can do spirals! I need to try one.

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  15. Frosty with the Christmas cactus made me laugh!!! Great photos! Great quilting!!!

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  16. Fun to see all of the creativity and be inspired.

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  17. It's a lovely panel and a great way to make a child's Christmas quilt.

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  18. I love snowmen and this quilt is just so cute!

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  19. That is a really cute panel and made into a lovely quilt.

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  20. Nice. I like the way you quilted it.. Looks pretty and seems to go quickly.

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  21. I really want to try spiral quilting. It looks great on this panel quilt!

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  22. What a fun idea. I just may need to make 6 of those.

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  23. Such a cute panel made into a cuddly quilt! Your littles are going to love it!

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  24. I'm sure it is really warm with the flannel on the back! Your garden looks awesome as well!

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  25. Panels do make for quick gifts but I have the hardest time getting them square...maybe because I am also trying to keep the design even?

    Your Frosty is a cute quilt.

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  26. Love snowmen, the quilt so cute!
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  27. Great idea for a quickie, and terrific quilting suggestion. Thanks for taking the time to share!

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  28. Such a cute quilt, Pam! Sometimes we forget about panels when we need a quick gift, but they really are perfect! And filling in the center of a circle pattern after stitching the outer part is brilliant - thanks for the tip!!! I appreciate all the time you've put into the hop!!

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  29. I love that panel, pretty sure I don't have that one;) What is the name of it and who is it by? As you know all things snowmen are good!!

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  30. This is very cute and love the whole cloth approach to it. Thank you for hosting!

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  31. THose are so cute - one of my clients does these every year and I get to quilt them - they are just so fun for the kids

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  32. Lets hear it for the whole enchilada!!! errr make that cloth quilts.

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  33. This is a fun idea -- a quick(er) Christmas quilt -- very snuggly with the flannel backing. It turned out wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Thanks for the idea of putting a flannel backing on a cotton top. I have always been taught that the top and bottom fabrics had to be the same.

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  35. Great idea to use a glass lid for a template and super great idea to start with the circle and then go back and finish the middle. Thanks for that tip. Lovely quilt. I, too, like to use flannel to back my quilts as it makes them so snuggly.
    kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  36. This is a fun idea for a quick quilt! I agree that the idea of using the glass lid is very clever! Thanks for sharing!

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  37. What a fun idea. Quick is always good! :)

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  38. Cute quilt! Love the way you quilted it.

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  39. I love the circular quilting. It is very cute.

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  40. Love the quilting. thanks for sharing.

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  41. Very cute quilt! I use plates as templates too! They work great and the price is right!

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  42. i just tried the spiral quilting but on a mini. i like the way it looks, but it is a little stressful. thanks for sharing.

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  43. Frosty is a traveler. this is adorable. I love the circles you added
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  44. What's not to love about a quick and easy Frosty quilt?!?! So sweet!

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  45. Adorable. And, whats wrong with a cheater panel? We all need those projects that we can get done quickly and with less stress.

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  46. Love this quilt - love the idea of a cheater panel. This project is on my to do list - thanks for sharing.

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  47. Great idea. Love the less basting notion =)

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  48. Lovely fabric, and what a neat idea for the circle quilting. I can see this would be a real favourite.

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  49. So cute-I love blue snowmen! Thank you for sharing, Susan

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  50. Great quilt. I like the no basting idea. Sometimes that takes longer than the quilting.

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  51. Love your tips instead of basting. Great way to do it.
    jo ... sewjo@hotmail.com

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  52. I like the idea of spiral quilting. I must give it a go

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  53. You can't go wrong with a panel - and they make such cute one's these days. I love flannel or minky for backing - just adds that extra snuggle. Ha, a quilter after my own heart - kitchen items for templates are my 'go-to'.

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  54. Thank you for such a great idea. I'm always clueless as to what to do with panels. This looks easier than I thought.

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  55. Great idea for a fast quilt gift.

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  56. Bet the kids love snuggling with these soft quilts!

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  57. A Terrific gift. Love the idea of the pot lid as a quilting template.

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  58. WHAT A GREAT IDEA FOR A QUICK GIFT AT CHRISTMAS CRAZY TIME. READINGTIRZAH AT YAHOO.COM

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  59. FUN Frosty quilt!! Thanks for participating in the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop.

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  60. So very cute! Thanks for participating in the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop.

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  61. Great quilt! I especially like the spiral quilting--I've been wanting to try that.

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  62. I never know what to do with panels, this is a cute idea. Thanks.

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  63. Frosty's tour of the garden made me smile. Where else would a snowman visit in the summer?

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  64. Frosty goes with everything!! Very cute and easy! Thank you!!

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  65. Such a quick and easy project! Thanks for the inspirations!

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  66. What a cute quilt for your grandchildren.

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  67. Very cute! I don't always like working with panels but they are awfully cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  68. Cute quilt! Love what you did with the panel!

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  69. How wonderful for a kid to have his or her own snuggly Christmas quilt!

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  70. Great idea for making quick quilts that also look great and are super cozy with the flannel backing!!!

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  71. Cute quilt, thanks for the tip on how to start the quilting using a lid, great idea.

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  72. What a great idea for a baby quilt. I have not even thought about using Christmas
    fabrics but it would be special. Guess it may be time for a new grandchild!!

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  73. great idea with using the lid as a template!!

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  74. Well, if the quilt police show up, you can show them your finished quilt. Well done!

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  75. What a darling baby quilt!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  76. Cute quilt! Thanks for the great idea.

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  77. Cute quilt!
    It's fun visiting the different blogs.

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  78. cute fabric! Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  79. Cute quilt! I'm enjoying Christmas in July!

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  80. I'd like to learn how to start the circular quilting. Nice.

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  81. Great idea for a baby quilt.

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  82. I think something hand made is a special gift whether it's a cheater pannel or not! The recipient of that gift is going to love that you made them something. That's my story and I'm sticking to it! :)

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  83. That ol' Frosty gets around, doesn't he? Once he makes it to my corner of the world, it seems he stays a little longer than appreciated. Your quilt is charming and so much fun!

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  84. This is a great quick quilt idea, I'm sure I have a Christmas panel in my stash-time to bring it out!

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  85. Frosty is fun as can be! I really like the circular quilting!

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  86. This is adorable and I don't think the quilting police will be after you at all. :-) I love it when I can use a regular household item in my sewing; and like you, I often find that plates, lids, glasses, etc. make the perfect circles for cutting or marking quilting lines. Thanks for sharing your talent and creation with us today. :-)

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  87. Love quick quilts. I have lots of panels and might need to try this.

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  88. Pretty winter time quilt. I love snowmen :)

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  89. What a clever idea to use a panel to make a quick quilt. Thanks for sharing
    cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  90. The quilt is so cute. Panels are wonderful. I just made a baby quilt with a panel. Have several babies due this fall, so maybe Christmas quits would be a good choice for them. Thanks for sharing.

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  91. Very cute. I love snowmen. I have 6 sets of 4 for to sell at our quilt show.

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  92. What a darling panel and the quilting I love. I have not been brave enough to try it on my machine yet.... this will help to motivate me!

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  93. What a darling panel and the quilting I love. I have not been brave enough to try it on my machine yet.... this will help to motivate me!

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  94. The spiral quilting is perfect for snowmen

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  95. I'm sure this quilt will be treasured, as it will be so snuggly and it will be from you. It's funny, because I stress so much about choosing the best pattern, and matching my points, and how the quilt looks when I'm making it for my little nieces and nephews. But the quilts I remember loving from my childhood were often extremely simple, sometimes not even pieced, and were tied rather than quilted. But they were loved to shreds. And most of them had flannel backs

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  96. You'll have very happy grandchildren!

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  97. Thank you for your post. I have used panels before, but always cut them apart and built them up to larger sizes by making borders, etc.

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  98. Frost really did get around! Your quilt is awesome! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  99. Thank you for sharing such a cute quilt!
    I really like how you quilted it, and personalized the label!
    (The tour that it took around the garden made me smile!)
    Your grandchildren will be delighted!!
    Pat T.

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  100. Love this frosty quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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  101. Frosty had quite the tour of your July garden. No melting for this Frosty! Cute.

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  102. I have a new granddaughter so I have reason to start her winter quilt now. Thanks for the idea. I love your quilting design

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  103. cute idea for a quick quilt

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  104. What a happy panel to use and good idea on using flannel backing. I haven't tried a spiral quilting design yet.
    Pat

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  105. I like using panels for quick quilts. Great looking one!

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  106. Very cute, I love flannel backing as well, so snuggly!

    ~Brandy

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  107. Thanks for the panel ideas! quick and easy! Cotten.gloria@gmail.com

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  108. Frosty looks at home with Christmas cactus - go figure! Too cute!

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  109. Love the idea of using the Morningstar lid!
    Jeri Oldtisme@aol.com

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  110. Yesterday's comment from Chrome didn't go through, so I'm trying again on Firefox today! I liked the idea of using four of the panels this way. That will be a well-loved quilt, I'm sure. Thanks for sharing your idea and your process. dezertsuz at gmail

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  111. I love your quilt. Thanks for sharing

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  112. What a great quilt! Snowmen are so much fun.

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  113. Great idea to use the lid to help with the first circle. thanks for sharing!

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  114. Nice way to make a quick quilt--and cute!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  115. What a quick gift. Love this idea.

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  116. Nice quick and cute project. Thanks for sharing. tljeo at yahoo dot com

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  117. I think panels are a great way to make a quick gift. There are many, many great panels these days. You did a fantastic job. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  118. I really enjoy making Christmas quilts from great panels. One year I made everyone Father Christmas quilts from my collection of panels. They were a hit.

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  119. Panels have really made a comeback with lots of fun designs! pjrquilter at msn dot com

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  120. Thanks for quilting idea.
    Swoot@att.net

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  121. What a sweet quilt-I like your circular quilting too!

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  122. Lovely Christmas Quilt. Thanks for being part of the Christmas Blog Hop

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  123. Lovely quilts and I especially like you lid idea for starting the quilting design,thanks.
    Ejaneemerson@yahoo.com

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  124. Sweet quilt, and the time it took to quilt it...wow!!

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  125. Is your Christmas cactus blooming now, or was the picture from some other time? I love Christmas cactus is why it caught my eye. Love the idea of a panel used to make a quilt. momoftana at yahoo dot com

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  126. I have a similar panel. Yours turned out so cute.

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  127. What a precious quilt for a baby. I'll be making a baby quilt soon for my granddaughter, who will have her first baby in January.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  128. Very cute and a quick finish is always good.

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  129. Great quilting circles. What a fun finish.

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  130. THANKS FOR SHARING THIS NEAT COLLECTION!]
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  131. Snowmen are just so much wintery fun...thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  132. Flannel on the back sounds very cozy!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  133. Lovely baby quilt, and flannel backing will be so cuddly. Nice work!

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  134. What a great quilt for a child. Frosty is always a favorite.

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  135. Frosty is really cute. Love his garden tour and he didn't even melt!

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  136. Too cute! I love turquoise in Christmas quilts.

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  137. Tytyty I was hopping some one would do some panel work....I think that would be a cool blog hop too...working with pillow panels blog hop... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  138. That looks so quick and easy for when you need a nice little baby quilt to give as a gift. It might also be nice made in a dog panel for that special four-legged friend.

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  139. An adorable baby quilt. Love the way you made the circles with the lid. Great idea!!

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  140. Quilt police? I haven't seen them around for quite awhile.
    Too much fuss is not good for the health. Your little quiltie is cute, sure to be loved.

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  141. This is so cute, and sometimes the simples ideas are best. x

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  142. Beautiful! I need to do a whole cloth quilt to practice my fmq

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  143. I love your quilting--I'm going to try that!

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  144. I need to try the spiral quilting - looks like fun.

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  145. love the curve quilting , the teal quilt is a great colour too

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  146. I love your quilt!! Thank you. Love the spiral!!
    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  147. Panels make for such fun, quick quilts! Your spiral quilting looks great :)

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  148. I love flannel for a cozy backing! Also, my procrastination always takes longer than actually finishing my project :)

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  149. Very quick and easy and super cute too. I sure know about how thinking about doing something can take more time than actually doing it!!

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