Holiday Wishes Blog Hop and a Giveaway

I’m happy today to finally be able to show off a quilt I’ve been working on for the last two months andcould only show you little “peeks” at.  I’m so terrible at secrets and it’s time to spill!

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The Fat Quarter Shop sent me a copy of Sheri Falls new book “Holiday Wishes” and I made a project from it.  I chose the “Let it Snow” project but I decided to make mine in unconventional fabrics – pink and orange!

Let it Snow Quilt

My oldest daughter, Cedi, has a birthday at the end of November and this quilt is going to be for her … so I made snowmen and snowflakes in her favorite colors.  I know it’s not traditional but I’m so happy with how it turned out and the best thing was seeing Cedi’s face when she saw it all pieced together! 

Let it Snow Quilt Overall

The quilt isn’t JUST pink and orange fabrics though … I found six different fun “text” themed prints for the snowmen.

Let it Snow Quilt love snowman

I used an aqua stripe for the sashing and cornerstones and a white/grey fabric for the border.  I think I’m going to ask my long arm quilter to quilt snowflakes in an all over pattern for this quilt. How would you quilt it?

Let it Snow Quilt stained glass look

Another great thing is I’m already done with a holiday gift (well … close enough, I have to bind and add the faces … but so closer than I would be if I waited until November to start)!  It’s never too early to get started on your holiday projects so the actual holidays aren’t quite as stressful and “Let it Snow” is a book full of great projects!

Let is Snow Quilt in the Wild

Giveaway!

Now what’s this you heard about a giveaway?  Holiday Wishes Book

If you want to win your very own copy of “Holiday Wishes” book here’s what you have to do (and I have three to giveaway so the odds are in your favor!)

The rules: (two ways to enter and WIN!)

  1. Leave a comment on my blog answering the question “What are your favorite handmade gifts to give during the holidays?” 
  2. Go to my instagram feed and follow me: @PersimonDreams  While you’re there like the giveaway post and leave a comment tagging two people you think would like to join in on the giveaway. 

Two winners will be selected from the blog comments and one winner from the instagram comments so be sure to both! The giveaway will close at Midnight, CST on Sunday, July 10th.

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There are many other bloggers that are sharing their projects with you from the “Holiday Wishes” book this month!  Head over to the Fat Quarter Shop’s blog to see what else folks are making!

And keep an eye on my instagram this month … I’ll be working on the great sampler blocks from the book through July. 

Let is Snow Quilt in the Wind

85 comments:

  1. Toilets bags. It small, fast and adorable.

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  2. My favorite handmade gift is a hotpad or mug rug. Great to send in a letter, too.

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  3. I like to do small projects, like table runners. If the recipient is well known to me, I 'll do one for a specific spot in their home, if not (or if I've done one before) I'll do something holiday themed.

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  4. I like to give anything I can sew -- pouches, totes, table runners, quilts, you name it! I also make Apple Butter and give it to lots of people at the holidays.

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  5. Holiday themed table runners, placemats ,coasters or tea towels

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  6. Cute pillows, totes and cosmetic bags are fun gifts to make.

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  7. Ideally I'd give full size quilts but usually end up with table runners. I need to follow your lead and start MUCH sooner! Thank you for the inspiration - especially love the word snowman!

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  8. Small size quilted things, and small sewn items like travel bags. Every once in a while someone lucky will get a throw size quilt.

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  9. I usually do some sort of photo frame but this year I hope to do some quilty things!

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  10. My favorite gifts have been small quilts. I have four siblings, and have given two away so far. I have also made two for both of my children. They take longer to make, but so much love is sewed in each one.

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  11. Great quilt for Cedi...she's a brave girl lovin' those colors! Smart mama for getting it done so early! I like to make embroidered kitchen towels for holiday gifts. Every uses them and with personalization, they make wonderful gifts!

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  12. Okay Kim I have decided that you must never sleep!! how do you get so much awesome quilting done???? LOL I have been making mug rugs and pixie baskets as Christmas gifts! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Love your quilt- I like to decorate with snowman throughout the winter. My favorite things to give away are Christmas stockings and table runners.
    Susan in New PA
    susie.galasso@gmail.com

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  14. Oh love the non traditional colors!!

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  15. at christmas , I like food gifts, esp homemade cookies

    sharongalliatgmaildotcom

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  16. This year I plan to make table runners as gifts.
    Eileen Maher ekmvalencia@gmail.com

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  17. Everybody on my list gets something made from my kitchen.

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  18. I make hot pads and bowl cozies...There great teachers gifts and neighbor gift and co workers gifts... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  19. Christmas brings out my inner pastry chef. Baking chukka and making candy is my favorite me made gift at Christmas. Since I usually can't hang on to my sewing gifts until Christmas anyway, it's a nice second!

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  20. Christmas brings out my inner pastry chef. Baking chukka and making candy is my favorite me made gift at Christmas. Since I usually can't hang on to my sewing gifts until Christmas anyway, it's a nice second!

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  21. For the holidays, I like to knit dishcloths and tie them up with some new wooden spoons. I've also made lip balm key rings which take about 7 minutes to sew. Easy peasy.

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  22. Last year I made the bowl cozies and they were a big hit. I like to make something for the home for everyone to enjoy.

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  23. For family I make a new set of PJ's. For friends and others I make everything from mug rugs to table toppers, wall hangings, pillowcases and pot holders. I'm also a pretty decent cook so always include some kind of food gift with each gift.

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  24. I like to make small items such as candle mats, potholders,appliqued dish towels and zipper pouches.

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  25. Jam! I love to try to recipes and pass them put at Christmas!

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  26. We just do presents for the kids now (none of us need anything) and they love it when I make them clothes so I'm going to keep doing that while I can!

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  27. This year I'm making totes for my handmade Christmas gifts. I already have two finished!

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  28. I love to make small items mug rugs, wall hangings & ect. Thank you for the opportunity. kelly32@citlink.net

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  29. One person usually gets a quilt for Xmas. Others get gifts wrapped in pillowcases. I also give lots of pecan/cashew caramel corn.

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  30. I love your pink and orange take on a holiday quilt. Over the years I have tried to make each person in my family a quilt. I'm getting close now. One of my favorite traditions is home sewn pj pants for my boys. Even though they are 13 and 14 now, they still expect them every year!

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  31. I give family members quilts at Christmas, everyone has one. Some queen sized, some throws. Thanks for the giveaway!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  32. I've given quilts the last 5 years for Christmas...but last year my son's present was poker fabric wrapped up in a box so he got to choose the pattern!

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  33. I like to give quilts that I have made over the last year. Love the giveaways.

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  34. I love to give away handmade Christmas ornaments!! I don't quilt fast enough to give them away!!

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  35. I am new at quilting, so this will be my first year of giving handmade quilted Christmas gifts!

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  36. I am in the process of making a quilt for one of my adult sons....but everyone loves my husband's special recipe for PARTY MIX......all the males in the family call it kibble and bits...fun to package it all up and sent all over the country!!!

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  37. Pillowcases with a brand new pillow, don't you just love the first cuddle to a new pillow!

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  38. I love to make baby quilts, all the new babies get one for their first Christmas:) love your snowmen!

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  39. I love to make Santa`s or Angel dolls for my friends and family. Always on the look out for something new to do. One year I machine appliqued onto tea towels,plus pieced table runners. Must make some for me!! Happy Stitching.

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  40. I like to make bowl pot holders. Not only do they get a usable gift it comes filled with goodies

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  41. I like to make festive tablerunners.

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  42. Your Let it Snow quilt is adorable! I love the non-traditional colors you used.
    I like to make ornaments as gifts--usually santas or snowmen. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  43. I like to give a variety of items, hoping it will be special for the recipient.

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  44. Your quilt is wonderful. I make one quilt for someone and then I make ornaments, lots of them.

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  45. I love the idea of getting started on Christmas in July....as opposed to December!!! I like to make potholders for Christmas presents. By the time a year has gone by using the same ones I made last year, it really is time for a new pair!!

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  46. Once upon a time, it used to be cookies. That was before I had kids and a husband that like to eat the raw dough before I can bake it and, if I can manage to get it in the oven, they can eat them faster than I can bake them. Last year my Dad was tickled with a the Christmas table runners that I made for him, so that is going to be my favorite for a while!

    linda_collum@hotmail.com

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  47. Love the hot pink and orange!! As far as gifts- anything handmade really! Soap, ornaments, quilting, food. This year I'm thinking about making some "dry rubs" in a variety of flavors. Thanks for giveaway opp- I've had my eye on this book so fingers crossed!!!

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  48. I love to give ornaments but I have also given quilts, table runners and wall hangings. Oh, and I've put pouches in stockings. I love giving handmade gifts! And I love this book!!!!

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  49. Last year I made pieced tree skirts for the 4 oldest grandkids. Now have to make 3 more for the next oldest. And my daughter's comment was "how come the grandkids get them and not your kids?" so I guess I'll be making 3 more.

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  50. I like small projects like baskets(I made 18 last year),pillows, tote bags and table runners.

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  51. I like to make table runners/toppers and ornaments. mfhagopian@aol.com

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  52. I like to make pillows or table toppers. Camille@focus20.com

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  53. Last year I made about a dozen zipper pouches for gifts.

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  54. HI,table toppers are my favorites for gifts!Thanks for a neat giveaway!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  55. I love to make table runners, coasters, mug rugs, pouches, soup cozies, and sometimes for a special niece a throw to cuddle in. These are my standard gifts but I'm always on the lookout for something fun and quick.

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  56. I usually pick one person to gift a quilt each Christmas. This year, I think it will be my brother.

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  57. I love the colors in your quilt! So cool! I make quilts, pillows and zipper pouches for gifts so far but working on my making range! Thanks so much for a chance!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  58. My favorite handmade gifts to give at Christmas are consumable. I love to do soup in a jar or my homemade chili powder. I've found that most of the items I love to sew become clutter for most people on my list.

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  59. I like to give handmade ornaments, also napkins from an assortment of batik fabrics.

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  60. I like to give handmade ornaments, also napkins from an assortment of batik fabrics.

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  61. I love to make and give potholders! Some are personal, with themes that represent special interests, and some are holiday potholders - everything from St. Patrick's Day to Halloween and beyond. I love the new quilt top -- so cheery, and so perfect in her colors!

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  62. My favorites are small quilted items like candle mats and zippered pouches, or any etched glass or ceramic item. So much fun!

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  63. I love to give quilts as Christmas gifts...one year I gave 9 of them! Crazy, right? Love your quilt - the colors just pop! I would custom quilt it with the backgrounds of the snowmen quilted to reflect the fabric choices you made for each background, but I never "see" all-over patterns, just custom ones!

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  64. I always wrap in fabric bags which I have made myself. Often choose "just fabric" for quilting friends. My favorite gifts are small and useful - pot holders, covered books, bags. pouches, placemats etc

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  65. I like to make table runners Most of my friends don't sew so they think I'm a genius.
    Swoot@att.net

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  66. Toiletry bags, shower kits, whatever--zipper closed rectangular bag for whatever--I use my as a travel bag for my pills, brush, razor, etc.. very handy

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  67. I like to give handmade ornaments, but this year I'm hoping to make quilts for my family. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  68. This came out so great!! I love to make overnight bags as holiday gifts! I also sometimes have it in me to make and give away mincemeat pies :)

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  69. Your quilt is so adorable. I love the unconventional colors. I love to make cosmetic bags and simple tote bags for Christmas gifts. I also have made blanket scarves.

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  70. I just bought Winter Wonderland by her and I did see this new book of hers. Would love to be a winner of this book to add to my collection. That would just be so awesome. You have done an amazing job on your new quilt. Simply gorgeous. Thank you for the chance to enter and win.

    Sandi Timmons

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  71. Cute quilt - I usually do table runners, placements - one can never have too many! Thanks.

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  74. Cute quilt - I usually do table runners, placements - one can never have too many! Thanks.

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  75. Cute quilt - I usually do table runners, placements - one can never have too many! Thanks.

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  77. Table runner or topper, mug rugs or pillow cases.

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  78. I like to make cute little zippered bags, tablerunners and fun things for my grandchildren. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  79. Quilts of course! But quite often miniature quilts.
    Julie.mirdoch@shaw.ca

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  80. I like to give soap ... it is useful, I can make it in scents that make people happy, and they can use it up and are glad to receive more :)

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  81. Love your snowman quilt, so cute!!! I like making ornaments, the cuter the better!

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  82. Love to give handmade Christmas ornaments. I love your quilt -- it is really fun and I hope your daughter loves it to death.

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  83. I try to customize my gifts to the recipient, so I'm not so sure I have a favorite gift. I know that one year I made gift bags, thinking that I would be able to reuse them, but the recipients all wanted to keep the bags too. I'll have to try making those again. Your snowman quilt is adorable.

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