Saturday, August 4, 2012

Think Christmas!! It's Time!


I can't help but to Think Christmas now that the Think Christmas Blog Hop is in full swing! What great ideas have been posted to get us ready for decorating early this year! No excuses not to make a new Christmas Project, except for the fact that so many cute ideas have been brought to our attention! Which ones will everyone choose to make?

Here is my 12.5" block which I made into a little quilt to hang from my wire hanger. I am calling it The Partridge and The Pears...pretty plain and simple, just like primitives styled quilts. The primitive stitches are done with a normal invisible appliqué stitch, but I have used a deeper bite and pearl cotton so that it shows in primitive style. Look closely at the stitches around the pears below to see how it looks!

 

I saw this stitch recently, but can NOT find the email newsletter it came from! If any of you know of someone else promoting this type of primitive stitch, please let me know as I would love to give that smart girl credit for this cute primitive look!

For the quilting of this little quilt, I decided to keep it primitive and used pearl cotton size 12, with easy big stitches. I outlined the shapes about 1/8" around, then did echo quilting in 1/2" increments around the shapes. You can see that I quilted with tan, green and gold pearl cotton.. When I quilt with pearl cotton, I like to use the Fons & Porter Hand Wool Appliqué Needles, size 2. These glide through the fabric with this thick thread very easily.

Everyone can be a winner here for my give away! If you like my little quilt and would like to make one for yourself, please do these few things...visit my website, Hallbrook Designs, and send me a comment From the guest book at the site after checking it out! Let me know which pattern or picture you like the best! Then, leave a comment on this blog REQUESTING The Partridge and The Pears pattern if you want it and make sure you are a follower of my blog. Be sure you are listed as a follower who can recieve email and I will email you a PDF file containing the pattern. I'd love to spread the Christmas Joy that comes with the season. You have until August 11 to leave your comments!


Thanks to Lesley at The Cuddle Quilter for hosting this fun Blog Hop! She has done a great job keeping us organized! You can find the complete list of blog hop participants in her side bar. And also thanks to Madame Sam of Sew We Quilt for being the ever so great cheerleader for all of us! She will be posting the 2 favorites each day on her blog, so check it out!

Be inspired to get ready for Christmas early this year by checking out the blog hop! Here is the list of bloggers for today! Take a peek by at what they are working on since they too are Thinking Christmas!! Just click on thier blog names to visit their blogs..


Creations on the Island
That Other Blog
Sunshine Girl
Hallbrook Designs (You are Here!)
The Recipe Bunny
Sisca at That Other Blog
Polkadot Classic
Ariane's Crafts
Katie's Salt Marsh Path
The Cuddle Quilter

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Check out my older posts and please become a follower if you like what you see! I will do my best to keep you coming back!
Happy August and Merry Christmas!

Take Care,
Missie.

UPDATE-- this pattern is now available as an epattern in my web store Hallbrook Designs for only $3. It is listed at the bottom of the page.

 

45 comments:

  1. I love your little wool project and the primitive stitching is wonderful , what a great way to add extra interest. I checked out your patterns and my favorite is the first one Charmed Beginnings and I also love the hexie quilt .Thanks so much for sharing and giving me some new ideas.

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  2. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, the Partridge and The Pears... quilt. Would love the pattern. Thanks,Carolyn

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  3. I love the looks of wool. Your block has such a warm feeling to it! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I'm a new follower! I just love this littlw wallhanging! Would you please send me the pattern for The Partridge and The Pears? Thank you so much and now I'm off to go check out your website!

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  5. Beautiful little block--definitely not "plain and simple." Love it!

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  6. Oh, this is so simple an just delightful! Love the prim and all the stitching - not simple really! Just love the look of this and you have added to my must make list. Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  7. I love your primitive block, lovely work! Thank you for sharing your wonderful post. Happy stitching!

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  8. Hi Missie
    I love your hand work, especially the bird and the pares. I enjoy doing hand work too as I find it relaxing and so rewarding. I'm a retired Home Ec teacher who has finally got the time to do some quilting. I have many UFOs to finish. Thanks for sharing your great projects and providing motivation to do something holiday inspired

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  9. Great idea to turn this beautiful block into a little quilt for your table frame! So many wonderfully prim details in this precious little quilt.

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  10. I love your blocks and the colors you used!!!! Lots of great stitching!!!

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  11. I love the fabrics and muted colors you have used in your cute project.

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  12. Greeting Missie....
    I simply love your little pritive mini "The Partridge & The Pears" and would feel honored to have such a pretty pattern. On my wishlist, I have on there to do a "true" wool piece & this would be a wonderful starters piece once I'm able to collect some wools.
    As a lover of hand appliquer, I wanted to share with you that you now have a new follower. I have visited you shop and really like what I see. I was sure to sign the guestbook and have added it to my favorites list.
    Thank you for the chance to win one of your patterns.
    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  13. Love the Partridge and the Pears!! Loved the stitching to!! I'm a follower!!

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  14. Lovely block and the handstitching is beautiful. Thank you for sharing and I am a new follower...Judith, Texas

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  15. Your block is wonderful and I love the primitive style. I'm a new follower.

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  16. Very nice quilt. I have seen that embroidery stitch in several places over the years. It's been around a long time. Not sure the name of it though.

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  17. I followed the instructions which is hard with my foggy brain, lol. I really enjoyed seeing your patterns, and also the punch needle quilts. I was thinking of doing that with some of mine but haven't had time to figure out the how to's. I would love your partridge pattern, I think it will be nice as gifts for my quilting friends.

    Debbie

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  18. I love your block, and would love to have the pattern Partridge and a pear. Thanks

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  19. I love your block and yes, that stitching is great. Sorry I do not know what it is called other than, pretty!

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  20. Great block!!! Love the primitive look - all my hand quilting looks like that, so from now on I'm telling everyone I'm going for the primitive style :o)

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  21. Love your Partridge and Pears and would love to make one for myself. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. I am a new follower. Would love to have your Partridge and Pears! My kind of quilting.

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  23. Oh wow! I was away almost all day and didn't see your post 'till now! Your block is adorable! I certainly love the primitive style and those gorgeous stitches you used. Thanks so much for sharing with us and offering your pattern. So glad you participated in Think Christmas...enjoy the rest of the hop!

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  24. Love your pears, the mini is beautiful :)

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  25. I just love this little wall hanging!! It's beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!!

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  26. I would love to have a copy of the Partridge and the Pears pattern. Thank you for explaining how you did the stitching. I am a new follower.

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  27. I would love a copy of the Patridge and the Pears pattern! I will use your hand quilting techniques to attempt hand stitching. I am a new follower! Love your designs

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  28. I love your Partridge and the Pears pattern. Would love to have it. I love your techniques of primitive hand stitching. I am a new follower!
    Thanks for the chance to win!!!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. Love your block! I'd love the primstive style and your stitching is the perfect finish. I love to a copy of your pattern, The Partridge and the Pear. I'm a follower. Also I went to sign your guest book and pick a pattern I liked, however, I was not able to get the form to "submit". Maybe because I'm using my fone? Sorry. I was going to comment that I love your Brookshire Star Quit.

    Thank you for your pattern and can't wait get my own is finished.

    Usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. How nice that everyone can be a winner. I would like The Partridge in a Pear Tree.

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  31. I love the detail you used in your stitching! It really adds to quilt! Thank your for sharing your work!!

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  32. Wow, I love your partridge and pears! Very clever. Love the stitching you used. Thanks for the inspiration and giveaway!

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  33. Wow, I love your partridge and pears! Very clever. Love the stitching you used. Thanks for the inspiration and giveaway!

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  34. The softness of the wool fabric and colour. The pears are edible. The stars twinkle. The partridge is a fine bird. The hand quilting gently brings the applique a special touch.

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  35. I just love this. The partridge is great.

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  36. I certainly love the bird. Thanks, for sharing.

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  37. Love your blocks. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  38. Such beautiful work. I would love a copy of the pattern. dbrightwell1960@gmail(dot)com Thank you!

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  39. Love the block and LOVE that hand quilting!! Fabulous!

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  40. Great Project, thank you for sharing your work with us.
    Thank you for entering me in your give away!
    Would love a copy of The Partridge and The Pears pattern
    God Bless!
    Donna
    Lv2sew2011(@)yahoo(dot)com

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  41. What a good block for Christmas display. a Partridge and pears!

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  42. Lovely design Missie, I would enjoy having a copy of it. I love your In the Orange Grove piece, great colours and mix of wool and cottons.

    I'll be back to visit again soon.

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  43. Hi Missy--I am a newbie follower of your really cute and wonderful blog; I LOVE that pattern for the Partridge ad Pears--so sweet. Thanks for the opportunity to get this pattern. Julierose

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  44. Argh! I just found you! I love the partridge and the pears block, is it still possible to get this pattern? I want to decorate my dining room with various partridge/pears for Christmas this year! Perfect!
    Kathy O in GA

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  45. Argh! I just found you! I love the partridge and the pears block, is it still possible to get this pattern? I want to decorate my dining room with various partridge/pears for Christmas this year! Perfect!
    Kathy O in GA

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