Sunday, November 15, 2015

Christmas Is In My Heart Today

I've been into adding hearts on my quilts this year so when Marian at Seams To Be Sew
announced the blog hop "Christmas Is In My Heart", I knew I had to join in the fun.
We all need a little love!

For The Love of Christmas Quilt


Fabrics: Grunge, BasicGrey by Moda
Quilting Thread: Superior Thread's King Tut
Quilt size: 50" x 50"

Monkey Boy #4 helped me sew my quilt...he cut the threads and gave me some loving while I sewed.
He also helped push the fabric through and told me, "Good job, Grandma!"
(Yes, I was a little nervous that it would be more than threads that he cut, but he did great.)

My sweet Monkey Boy and me


I had an extra crew member this time to help with the quilt photo shoot.

Doodah and Monkey Boy #4
These two are definitely in my heart!


I spy a Monkey Boy!



Posing with the quilt...he's so proud of himself!


This photo was taken at the park with the help of two cute kids, a brother and sister.
They asked what I was doing and then were so willing to hold the quilt in place.
I love those little helping fingers showing above the quilt!


Thank you, Marian, for gathering us all together for this hop!

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Thanks for stopping by for a little Christmas love!

82 comments:

Martina said...

Seems it did not work, so my secon try to leave the comment, lol! I love your christmas quilt and the young man is just so sweet! Thanks for sharing and it sure inspired me!
Hugs Martina

Anita said...

The Monkey Boy is so cute where he's posing with the beautiful quilt!

Teatime Creations said...

Your title "For The Love of Christmas Quilt " says it all. And how could it not be perfect with such a cute helper. Merry Christmas.

cookie said...

I love the little fingers showing and you letting one of the Monkey Boys help. Sweet memories that will last a long time.

Betsy said...

Beautiful

Amanda Best said...

Your Christmas quilt is so cheerful and happy, I love it! What a cute helper, too. Merry Christmas.
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VickiT said...

Great looking quilt you've created with your little helper. It's such fun to have a grandchild helping you no matter what it is at the young age such as yours. They just get so excited to help you and it doesn't matter what it is. I love that when my youngest granddaughter comes to visit. She gets so excited to see all my fabric and helps me fold it when she can, although I do need to refold it again later when she's gone home, but the joy in her face while she helps me is such fun. Your little guy looks so cute hugging you while you are working at your machine.

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing.

Dorian said...

What a great quilt! So sweet. As is your monkey boy.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Great quilt...CUTE kid!! Brings back memories of when my grandson was small...gosh I miss him when he was small!!
Have a great day, Carol. Nice post.

Jeanie said...

These pictures are so cute that I almost forgot to comment on your wonderful Christmas quilt! Love the help from the MB's, plus the other volunteer kids. Just so cute and makes me think how special children make Christmas.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Fantastic!! Looks like lots of fun too!!!!

Patty D from NC said...

Beautiful Christmas quilt! Love the hearts. And lucky you to have such a handsome helper.

Stitchin At Home said...

Beautiful quilt.

Emily C said...

Very nice. I love the little applique elements.

Allison said...

Such a beautiful Christmas quilt!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Oh, i love those cute fingers too. Merry Christmas!

Jane's Quilting said...

What a sweet boy and such a beautiful quilt.

Anonymous said...

Such a sweet helper (and quilt too)!

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Carol said...

Carol, I LOVE your quilt! You always do such wonderful work! Is this one your own design? How clever and beautiful! Thank you for sharing! Monkey Boy #4 is a cutie and a good helper!

krislovesfabric said...

This is a beautiful quilt with the hearts and Christmas theme and your helper steals the show! He should be proud so glad you were able to have that special time!!

Danette Stankovich said...

Just love your quilt! So nice to have a monkey boy helping, also. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

Charlene S said...

Your monkey boys seem to love to help with quilting. I enjoy reading about them. Your quilt is cute.

sewlost said...

Very cute quilt but ever cuter Grandson!

Pat said...

Sweet grandson helper. Cute Christmas quilt

Jen Barnard said...

Your grandson looks so happy to be helping make a quilt.
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genie holt said...

Best photos ever! Great little helper(s). Love the quilt too!

cjmont said...

love your quilt and what a good helper you have.

Denise :) said...

Carol, what a sweet little quilt -- and I love the sweet face that posed with it -- I can see he has your heart!! I always like pics of quilts that have fingers at the top -- it always makes me smile!! :)

Needled Mom said...

That is beautiful, Carol, and so nice to have all of that help sewing it, photographing it and loving it.

Charlene McCain said...

Beautiful quilt, just right to snuggle under on winter days. The black border really makes it pop! Loved your pictures! You definitely have heart!

Annie said...

A beautiful Christmas quilt, Carol! I love the bordering and of course the candy cane binding is perfect! #4 just may be your next family quilter.

Vicki H said...

Thanks for sharing your cute quilt. I love having little helpers too.

Vickie said...

That little Monkey Boy stole the blog show ! What a great picture of you sewing with a monkey boy on your back.....LOL ! I love those little fingers showing over that wonderful quilt too ! It looks like it was a fun day for him !

anna brown said...

Your quilt was very pretty i loved the candy canes ty for sharing your quilt and your monkey boy....lol happyness04431@yahoo.com

Melissa said...

So cute! My little girl "helps" me sew too

lalaluu said...

Such a cute photo shoot!

Theresa said...

Beautiful quilt, even more so with all the helpers. Sweet post.

legato1958 said...

Such a touching and sweet post! I love how Monkey Boy #4 was " sew helping "you while you made it, and at the photo shoot!
Lovely quilt!
Susie

Allison CB said...

I think your helper stole the show! Very nice quilt!!!

Dody said...

Very cute helper. Lol!
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Calicojoan said...

That will be a quilt that "monkey boy" will cherish forever. Having had a hand in things always holds a special place in their hearts! Love your post!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love your heart quilt and that you had monkey help and love the photo of the little fingers, how delightful-
smiles, diane

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Darling quilt and especially darling monkey boy!

Nancy said...

A great quilt. It is so wonderful how kids want to help out and hopefully they continue with that desire all their lives.
Merry Christmas.

Anel Winney said...

Love this! Love the little fingers! Love that your grandson wants to help! No better way to get them
Involved !

Anonymous said...

I love your quilt and your helpers are so cute! Thanks!

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Abbigail said...

So cute that your monkey boy is helping you! More memories for that quilt!

Sewgirl said...

Your grandson is os cute. Love the hearts...thanks for sharing.

Quilting Tangent said...

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Sally said...

Very cute quilt and darling GS!

Dawn said...

A www...cute quilt and even cuter helper.

JANET said...

Nice quilt and cute monkeys!

MissPat said...

What a cute quilt and such a good helper.

Mary Ann said...

Now that quilt has lots of heart, love from Monkey boy#4. He is such a handsome little man. Family, it's what Christmas is all about. Thanks for sharing.

Sarah@123quilt said...

Aww, "Good job, Grandma!" I love it!

Lisa Marie said...

Cute quilt and super cute photos!

Carole said...

Cute quilt and extra cute Monkey's
Carole Corn

Laura said...

Love your quilt with the heart motifs.

Joan H. said...

Cute helper you've got there. Is he for hire?

wendy said...

Cute quilt and cute little helper. Love my little helpers too but I don't have any monkey boys. Thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing some Christmas love! Lovely quilt and such memories when the grands are in the thick of it with us.

Annette Schultz said...

what a lovely Christmas quilt. I am sure it will be cuddled with for many years to come
in stitches

Bobbie said...

Oh my, little Monkey Boy #4 is just adorable helping you sew your quilt, aren't grandchildren just wonderful, keep making those wonderful memories with the grandchildren. Your quilt is also beautiful and the candy cane binding finishes it perfectly.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

You had some cute little helpers. Thanks for sharing!

Mary Maloney said...

Thanks for sharing your cute little boy!

Tu-Na Quilts said...

You have great patience to have a child help you quilt. Oh, the result is so worth it.

Just Quilt It said...

What a lovely quilt! Those little helping hands always make our work more special. I wish my grandkids lived close enough to help!

Marian said...

What a cute quilt Carol, I love the applique, the hearts, and the grandson.. he's just to cute and it's so nice to see him helping his grandmama. Christmas is definitely in your heart here at Just Let Me Quilt. Apologies for posting a comment so late, I've had my round of internet headaches today..

margaret said...

My boys like to sit in chairs like this too!

margaret said...

My boys like to sit in chairs like this too!

Cindy L said...

Really nice quilt reminds of my grandmothers work, she was born in the early nineteen hundreds.

Doris Rice, The Quilting Queen said...

Beautiful quilt Carol. I really like the black that sets off the whole quilt. And what a treat to have such a great helper. I love those little eyes peaking above the quilt and the little fingers too.

Michele T said...

Your Christmas quilt is lovely, it will be a treasured heirloom!

Melody Lutz said...

Really enjoy that black border. Super design and fun for all little monkeys!

Linda Loosli said...
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Linda Loosli said...

I love the Christmas quilt with the candy cane border! The quilt is beautiful and the grandson is adorable!

LJ said...

How sweet to have a helper like one of the Monkey boys. :) Great quilt, Carol. Love how you did the border and the plaid was perfect.

Linda said...

Beautiful quilt!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

What a sweet helper you have. How fun to have the memories of helping create that quilt he will have.

Harold Draughon said...

Your quilt is lovely. All those little fingers holding up the quilt is especially sweet. Cyndi D.

Renee said...

Your quilt is beautiful! What incredibly sweet memories it will hold for you and Monkey Boy #4. All of the helpers at the park are so sweet. Those little fingers made me smile before I read they were volunteers at the park. Too sweet. Beautiful work!

Createology said...

Not only is your quilt of HeArts beautiful but Monkey Boy #4 is uber adorable. Love all the help you had at the park. Creative HeArt Bliss...