Sunday, August 4, 2013

Ho Ho Ho...With Julie!

UPDATE!

The winner of Julie's giveaway is:
QUILTING TANGENT
(Julie will send her an email)
Congratulations!

I met Julie at Quilted Works a few years ago. She knew my sister's husband's step-mother...or something like that...such a small world sometimes! Julie is always so nice and her smile is just the best! On one of my visits to the quilt shop I was able to talk her into joining us for the Ho Ho Ho blog hop. I'm so glad to have her post on my blog today!

Julie from Quilted Works
This is the first blog hop I've ever been involved in and I love to sew. I work at Quilted Works in St. George, Utah, a fabric and quilt shop. I love my job and my just-like-sisters co-workers, and I do long arm quilting for the shop. I'm a mother of four and a grandmother of fourteen. When I'm not sewing or quilting I'm doing family stuff.

This quilt is one I chose to do because I thought the pattern and fabric was so pretty and traditional.  LED lights can be added to this quilt to give it extra sparkle. The fabric is Stonehenge Starry Night Metalics by Northcott Fabrics the Pattern is Starlight. I really liked doing this quilt and watching the snowflakes around the panel center take shape. The pattern made this quilt pretty easy. Here's a link if you are interested in a kit: Quilted Works - Starlight Quilt.  


This quilt is Oh So Jolly.  It was quick and easy and fun to do. The fabric is Oh So Jolly by Andrea Victoria for Insights Fabric. Here's a link if you are interested in a kit: Quilted Works - Oh So Jolly Quilt



JULIE'S GIVEAWAY!
I'll be giving away a 4 1/2" Bloc Loc Ruler, leave a comment and I'll have my kids pick one lucky winner.  I use a Bloc Loc ruler for all my half squares, I love mine.

The giveaway is now closed!
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  2. Open to U. S. and International.
  3. Giveaway ends at 6 p.m. PST on August 9thEntries after 6 p.m. PST on August 9th will not be included in the giveaway.
These other lady's are posting their projects today, too:

152 comments:

apple blossom said...

both quilts are nice but really love the green quilt

thanks for the giveaway

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Judy B said...

I love your Tree quilt! I bought the red version for a friend, maybe I should of kept it, LOL! Thank you for sharing and joining the hop.

Baa. xxx said...

Wow!!!oh Wow!!! that green quilt is so cool. Imagine it with lights! That is awesome. Some people are so clever - you are one!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh my goodness - you have WOWed me! The Tree quilt is just gorgeous and so wonderfully quilted. Thank you for sharing bothe quilts and the link to the pattern resources.

Mystica said...

I like the green quilt so much. Thank you for sharing.

mystica123athotmaildotcom

agnieszkak said...

Oh what a great work ! Beautyfull ! Thank you for chance to win :)
agnieszkakuzaj (at) tlen (dot) pl

hugs from Poland :)

agnieszkak said...

Oh what a great work ! Beautyfull ! Thank you for chance to win :)
agnieszkakuzaj (at) tlen (dot) pl

hugs from Poland :)

Heleen Groot said...

I love both your quilts. The green one is stunning all round and the colours on the other quilt are gorgeous! I do have one question.... LED-lights in a quilt????? That is one I never heard before! I am sure it would add sparkle and love the idea but: How would you do that?

Gloria said...

I love the tree quilt and am intrigued by the idea of real lights on a quilt.

Great giveaway.

Gill said...

Two stunning quilts - I love them both!
Thank you for sharing!

Donna said...

Your green tree is very impressive. Thanks for sharing.

Darlington Gal said...

I have seen the pattern before in red. I'm so glad to see that you made this quilt. It is lovely. I've always wondered how the LED lights work with it. Is the tree on a panel or is it appliqué or what? However it came together, it is lovely. Thanks for sharing. kmcassie at gmail (DOT] com

Susan said...

Lovely Christmas projects! Thanks for joining in and sharing your talent.

KaHolly said...

Very nice, Julie. You should have a blog so we can always admire your talent and skill!

Britt-Inger said...

I love love your green quilt. It is so awesome . Thanks for a great give away.

Meredith said...

Your quilts are beautiful, but the green one is just stunning! Thanks for the chance to win!

QuiltSue said...

Both quilts are beautiful, especially Starlight.

charlotte said...

Your green quilt does sparkle. Very pretty. I really like the second quilt too. It is more my style.

JoyceLM said...

Lovely quilts - thanks for sharing & thanks for the giveaway.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Hello Julie,
happy to see your christmas quilts.
Both are fantastic, very well done!
Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
Bente

Madame Samm said...

Ohhh wow, both of those christmas quilts put me in the mood to say ho ho ho wow....and that ruler well that is one I do not have..wink...

Lisa Marie said...

Beautiful projects! The tree is so elegant. I would love to try a block loc ruler to make perfect HSTs. Thanks for the chance to win.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Beautiful quilts, especially the green one!

rockgranny said...

Both quilts are beautiful, but the green one is amezing! Thanks for the chance to win!

Melody said...

I love both your quilts.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Beautiful quilts...and a lovely giveaway

Editha said...

Lovely. :D thanks for sharing!

Thearica said...

LOVE that green quilt!

Sherry said...

Oh both quilts are fantastic, thanks for sharing and also thanks for offering the ruler give away!

patchouli moon studio said...

Those green fabrics are so beautiful that they look like they twinkle. What a striking quilt! Haven't seen that ruler before, so thanks for the chance to win it.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Your Kwilts are both lovely. I have never seen that ruler. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jeanie said...

Love both of the quilts! That green quilt is stunning! Girl.... you need to start a blog and share your creations! Thanks for the great giveaway.. those Bloc Loc rulers are amazing!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Beautiful, both of them! The Starlight quilt is stunning and the Jolly quilt is so fun - and beautiful quilting on both! Your ruler looks interesting; I'd love to try it. :) blessings, marlene

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I keep seeing the tree quilt in different colorways. I would love to see one lit up. I am going to have to say I do love the Oh so Jolly quilt though. The modern colors,and patterns are fun.

Mimi said...

Beautiful quilts, I love them both equally! Thanks for sharing in the hop!

Carol said...

Wow, Julie, thanks for sharing your beautiful quilts! I fell in love with the Stonehenge metallics when I first saw them last summer. All the greens in that quilt are very striking!

Emma's Daughter said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I love all the green. Rcoyle at olemiss dot edu

krislovesfabric said...

What a wonderful addition to the hop, glad you joined us!!

PK Sews said...

Your green quilt is absolutely breathtaking! Thanks so much for sharing!

marie-christine Rochette said...

the green quilt is amazing !!! and the idea of the lights is a great one !
marie
mcphi05@yahoo.fr

Agnes B. Bullock said...

WOW! Love both but he green quilt really is breathtaking!

Margaret said...

I love that green quilt. Thanks so much for sharing.

Sharon said...

Hi Julie welcome to our Blog hops and to blogging. Your Christmas quilts are lovely I am particular to the green one...very pretty. You did a wonderful job...congratulations...

Katherine McNeese said...

love the oh so jolly quilt!
thanks for the giveaway!

Linda said...

Both quilts are gorgeous! Wow!

Renea said...

Everyone always does red for Christmas and I was thrilled to see your green quilt. Love it. Thanks for the giveaway.

Mary Ann said...

The led lights are a cool idea

Connie said...

Beautiful quilts and the Stonehenge fabrics are stunning! Thanks for a great giveaway also, that is one ruler I don't have!

Sarah Correa said...

Wow beautiful!

Margaret said...

The tree quilt is amazing. Thanks for sharing your awesome talents with me.

Vicki H said...

Great quilts!! I am curious about how to put LED lights in a quilt. Thanks for sharing.

cherylj said...

Both of those quilts are just beautiful!

Fiesta said...

I love your projects. Thank you for participating in the hop.

Leah said...

Beautiful!! Love all the green. Both quilts are lovely. Thanks for sharing!

Patricia said...

I've been wanting to try one of these rulers. Great projects!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I've heard a lot of good things about these rulers--thanks for the chance to win one!

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Julie, your projects are divine! I love how the blocks form an oval frame around the Christmas tree - lovely! I saw the ruler demonstrated at HMQS but never made it back to pick up one for myself. Thanks for sharing your terrific projects.

kathy said...

Lovely quilts-especially the green tree quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

kathy said...

Lovely quilts-especially the green tree quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Great projects! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Your Christmas quilt is stunning. I've never seen that ruler but can imagine it's a great tool. From California, thanks for sharing.

WoolenSails said...

The quilts are beautiful and love the first one, love green and that is something different. I have never seen that ruler and checked it out, that is a nice tool to have. I love doing half square triangles and I do not square up very well;)

Debbie

barb said...

love your quilts, they are beautiful. i love hsts too and would love to win this prize. thank you babscorbitt@gmail.com

Lou said...

The Stonehenge quilt is gorgeous!
Awesome quilting too!

littlelixie said...

I love what you made and thanks for the giveaway!

Kathy L said...

Wonderful job. Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway.

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

I love your quilt. It is beautiful...sigh...

Linda said...

Hi,such neat projects!
Thanks for the giveaway too!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Carol said...

Julie, it's a pleasure to have your beautiful quilts posted on my blog...they are just so beautiful!

Tammy said...

Julie's quilts are gorgeous. Oh how I love the jolly one with aqua colors...Just beautiful. Thank you for sharengn your projects with us today Julie.

Denise Russell said...

Wow! That green quilt is beautiful but, wait, the other one is lovely, too. Can't decide... great job!!!

jan said...

Wow! I love both of your quilts! Just gorgeous1 Green is my favorite color! I am glad you shared your projects with us today!
Thank you for the chance at the giveaway!
xo jan@sewandsowfarm

pinsandneedles said...

Lovely quilts! I really love the colors of the oh so jolly quilt! Thanks for sharing and a chance at your giveaway!

Moneik said...

Love the quilt and that fabric line.

Just Quilt It said...

Beautiful quilts! I love the Stonehenge panel. I saw it at one of our shops earlier this summer, and it was featured in our local shop hop. (but I didn't make it to see the quilts the shops did :( Your quilting is beautiful, and I love the patterns.

MooseStash Quilting said...

Wow wow wow, I love that Starlight quilt. It's absolutely gorgeous!

feltfree på Åsly said...

This Christmas quilts are really lovey. I love the tree. Thanks for sharing

Kathy MacKie said...

Count me in!

tink's mom said...

Your tree quilt is stunning. The detail is over the top. Thanks for joining in our fun hop. Hope you enjoyed the experience and will hop again.

JoEllen said...

Your Christmas projects are lovely!

Kathy said...

That tree quilt is lush! Would love to win that ruler too. I've read a lot about it and I think I need its help! :o)

Pam said...

Green is wonderful, I use it in every quilt that I make and yours is just tremendous.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Love both quilts. Just love Stonehenge fabrics.
So glad you could join the hop. Hope to see more of your work in future hops.
Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

Your quilt is so pretty!! Nice project to do. Love those rulers. Thank you for sharing.

Karrie S said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Hiya Julie!!! I've been eyeing the Stonehenge quilt for some time now. Just gotta come up with some funds for it, but I absolutely LOVE it, and you did a wonderful job with it. The other quilt is nice, bur I like traditional colors for Christmas. Thanks for sharing and for having the giveaway. Merry Christmas, blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

Vickie said...

Both your quilts are absolutely beautiful, but the green one is AH-MAZING ! Your a very talented lady !

pkquilter said...

"Just let me quilt!" I say that all the time, so that attracted me to your blog. Love your green twinkly tree and a give-away too! I've never used the Bloc Ruler and yet have heard a lot about it. paulinefisher@verizon.net

Joanna said...

Gorgeous quilts. The tree quilt is stunning and the second quilt has a happy feel. Thanks for the giveaway.

Angelia Lanouette said...

I love the Starlight Quilt! I think it would look great with lights. I can also picture it with a blue background around the stars as well. I have never used a Bloc Loc ruler but have heard a lot about them. Thank you! anglanouette at gmail dot com

Vera said...

Really lovely quilts. I like the tree the most!

Beth Strand said...

That quilt is just fabulous! Thanks for sharing! pbstrand@msn.com

Unknown said...

Love both quilts! Would love to win that ruler. It looks like it would be very useful. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

Joyce Carter said...

Wow! Great projects. I love the first quilt. It does seem to sparkle. And the quilting is gorgeous. You did a wonderful job. Thank you for sharing in the hop today and for the giveaway.

Susan said...

Love the deep green quilt. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us. Why do you like the templates for half square triangles? How has it helped you? I have never seen these and just wondered.

Quilting Tangent said...

Hi! Kids. Only own 1 Quilt ruler so your Triangle ones would be nice to win. Thank you.

Linda J said...

I hope you join in again, Julie! Christmas is such a lovely time of the year and it looks like you are all ready with these two gorgeous quilts. As much as I love the aqua and red combo your green quilt is just over the top!

Lisa said...

Would love to win that little baby!!

Heidi [Grizz-n-Dove] said...

That green quilt is just gorgeous!!

Monarch said...

Love the quilts! Gorgeous!

lefuntz said...

That tree sparkles without the LED lights. Beautiful!

JanesQuilting said...

OMG...That is Beautiful. I love how it twinkles and shines. Oh, I need to make one like that. Thank you for sharing with us all.

Bonnie58 said...

Love the quilts. Thanks so much for sharing

lauraluvsloons said...

The green quilt is beautiful.

Leah said...

Great work on the green quilt! Lovely....

Thanks for the giveaway...

Sandy said...

Both your quilts are lovely, but the green one is so unique...I love it. It has a magic about it. I have never seen that ruler and would love to win one. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

Amy said...

I love your Oh So Jolly quilt. Oh sooooo cute. Your green tree quilt is quite lovely too! :)

Marla's Crafts said...

Love your projects. That looks like an interesting ruler. I didn't realize there was so many rules until I went into a quilt shop the other day. Very interesting. Nice give away.

cyndiofthevortex said...

The Starlight Quilt is wonderful! I've never seen anything like it. What a treasure.

VickiT said...

Wow. The Starlight Quilt is beautiful. I really love the colors you chose. Such a pretty quilt.

Janarama said...

Both of the quilts are absolutely amazing!

Kathy H said...

I love the tree quilt. The stonehenge fabric is really beautiful.

maggie said...

I really do love the tree quilt. Just lovely.
Thanks for sharing. Love this blog hop!
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

evelyn said...

|Gorgeous quilt! Love the snowflake blocks.

jmniffer said...

I love the tree quilt...the snowflake blocks are wonderful. The bloc loc ruler is on my wish list. It looks like it would really help with trimming my HST blocks. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

Mary Jean said...

Lovely quilts.....pretty colors!

Fignie said...

That's a beautiful beautiful quilt! Both!!! Not sure which one I like better though .... One is so classic and elegant and the next is so modern!
Great one for your first blog hop! (they are addictive!)

Patty D from NC said...

The tree quilt is very pretty. Tanks for sharing,

Wendy said...

Julie's tree quilt is beautiful! love the color and the stitching ... wish it was mine!! :) Wonderful job and thank you for sharing ... and of course the chance of the giveaway ;)

Sharon Dawn said...

Your quilts are stunning!! Thanks for sharing them!

madebymeinred said...

Gorgeous quilts but that green one just sparkles the daylights out. Amazing.

Annette Schultz said...

I just love that snowflake tree. :)
It just sparkles in my eyes
thanks for sharing you talent with us today
in stitches

Gloria said...

Both your quilts are winners. I want to see them in person.

ShirleyC said...

That green quilt is absolutely fabulous! I just love it!

Suze said...

Julie, Your quilts are fabulous. One looks so elegant to me and one looks fun. The green quilt is elegant. It certainly doesn't need LED lights yet I bet they would add another dimension to them. Your piecing and quilting are absolutely phenomenal. I love the Jolly Quilt, too. It looks like the fun side of Christmas. It reminds me of child side. It looks like a really fun, fun quilt to make. Thank you for a great giveaway. I have seen the BlocLoc demo'd at quilt shows and it is on a wish list. Someone is going to be very, very pleased. You are very generous. Thank you for participating and being generous. May God richly bless you and all your family. I have 3 grandboys and know what a blessing grandchildren are. My daughter just had a D&C last week to officially terminate an unsustainable pregnancy. She is doing ok now - it consumed much of her summer. She is a high school math teacher and school will be starting soon and she'll not have her two sons on which to focus but also lots of students and lessons. Again, thanks for sharing and a fabulous giveaway.

Melody said...

Beautifull quilts. The green one is so eye catching.

KT said...

I love that green quilt. thanks for the chance to win

sandra said...

Both quilts are beautiful but I am really drawn to the green one it is so vibrant. I have not seen that ruler but if it helps with those pesky HSTs I would love one.

Abbigail said...

Great job on your projects! Beautiful!
hulseybg at gmail dot com

Robin said...

Those quilts are very cool. I really love that green one. I can imagine how beautiful and sparkly it looks in person. The second quilt is so fun and festive. Great job on both!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, your tree quilt is so beautiful, thanks for the giveaway.

(smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

LJ said...

That's an awesome quilt! You did a grand job. I think that's a great idea to add LED lights to the quilt. Sweet.

Judy B said...

I love both quilts! I think my grandkids would love the green one with lights in it. The ruler is not one I have seen before but looks like it would make cutting triangles a breeze. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Christine M said...

Oh my! That green quilt is beautiful. The other one is lovely too but I was hit in the eye by the green! LOL!

Theresa said...

Both quilts are just lovely. The tree quilt is wonderuful

gtcoursey said...

Loving the Green Quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!! Great work!!

Michele said...

The stonehedge quilt is just fabulous. I like the other too but the green is a real eye catcher. Thanks for sharing.

Kristen King said...

I think you should join us for more blog hops, your quilts are beautiful! :)

Shauna said...

Thanks for the chance, love your quilts

Sharla Trueblood said...

so pretty, love them!!!!

Emily C said...

Very lovely, I love the green tree quilt.

Rachel said...

I really like that green quilt. Gorgeous!

Rhonda D. said...

Love your green quilt. Thanks for
sharing with us!

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

patti said...

Beautiful quilts! The green is classic but the packages are so much fun! Love them both!

Dee D said...

I love that you used all green on your quilt.

Susan P said...

Love both quilts. Both are so bright and cheerful, just what the holidays are all about! Thanks for the giveaway.

BizyStitches said...

OhMyGosh... I would have never thought of putting so much green in one quilt BUT... I love it. Wonderful job and love the quilting. If only I had some of this talent. Thanks for sharing. I've heard about this kind of ruler but never have had the chance to try one. Keeping my fingers crossed.

withajoyfulheart said...

Lovely quilts. I hope to be able to work up to something like this. Thanks for the giveaway!

Cathy's Chatter said...

Two very different quilts and both so lovely! What a lot of work. thank you for sharing your creativity! Merry Christmas (early)

Sallie said...

Love your quilts. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

SheilaN8 said...

The quilts are fantastic!! I hope your kids pick my comment!! ;) Thanks for the giveaway!

Audrey said...

The Starlight quilt is absolutely stunning. I am imagining it with lights but it sparkles so much without! Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway.