Saturday, November 06, 2010

November...Already?????????

Can that be? Can it really be November? We'll blink and it will be December...where in the world has this year gone? I don't think I've ever had a year go by as fast as this one has...and I know I'm not alone...I've heard lots of people say the same thing. What is happening? Can we figure out a way to slow 2011 down?

I had a fun time this week...I made Bennington......from Carrie Nelson's book Schnibbles Times Two...this was a really fun one to do...and the bonus was that it went together perfectly and pretty quickly. I used Kate Spain's fabric 12 Days of Christmas...this fabric is just so darn much fun! This will be a Christmas gift for Josh and Katie...as soon as I saw this fabric I knew they needed a Christmas quilt this year. I put the FaLaLa fabric on the back...Deck the Halls is one of Hampton's very favorite songs...he sings it all year long and when he gets to the FaLaLaLaLa part he sings that part with extra gusto! He loves it...so I knew this is what just had to go on the back.

Well now that I'm done with the quilt, instead of putting the leftovers in a box and thinking I'll do something with them at some point (that never happens...LOL) I'm giving them away...there are 30-2" strips, a bit over 1/2 a yard of the FaLaLa fabric, some whole 10" layer cake squares and some partial ones....plenty to do something fun for Christmas! Just leave me a comment by Wednesday morning, 10 EST...Mr. Quilt Holder will pull a name then and I'll get it out in the mail to the winner!

49 comments:

Lisa said...

That's exactly what I said...how can it be November already? Love the quilt, very pretty....great fabric!!!

Carol said...

I love your Bennington quilt. That's one that I want to make someday. Please enter me in your drawing for the 12 Days of Christmas fabric. I know, I cant believe how fast this year is going by too.

Michelle said...

I love your Bennington! What a fun giveaway!

Linda said...

Hi Carol! I have been thinking for a while about making that quilt too! It such a fun, happy pattern. I love it in those fabrics!

Deb Sews Quilts said...

Beautiful Christmas quilt. You do great work!

Quilt Hollow said...

Bennington is wonderful in Christmas! You know what is really scary about November already? The crowds out shopping!

Sue said...

Carol, I agree that this year has gone by way too quickly. I would love to be able to slow down 2011. Then maybe there would be more time for some serious quilting and such :)

I love your quilt you just finished up. It's lovely fabric.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Diane said...

Darling quilt! I have that book. I'll have to make that quilt.

Darlene said...

Hey your Bennington looks familiar - LOL! I love it!

I can't believe it's already November - sigh - this year has definitely flown by.

Kathie said...

adorable quilt!
oh this would be so fun to make a quilt with your fabrics, thanks!!!! Might even make a bunting to send to my DD at college how cute would that falala fabric hanging in her dorm room?
would love to hear Hampton singing falala must be so cute!
Kathie

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

That's such a pretty fabric line, and your quilt is gorgeous! If you find out where this year went, will ya let me know? I'd like to get some of it back! :-)

Michele said...

That is wonderful fabric! Schnibbles quilts are so much fun to make! Yours is beautiful!

Pat said...

It's beautiful Carol. I hope that you find a way to slow down 2011. Please keep us posted.

Nancy Anne said...

Oh - I've got to make a tree skirt for my daughter - this would help do the trick for me!! Love the quilt!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love your Schnibbles, and WOW love your leftovers! What great fabric.

kathy said...

Love your quilt, and that Christmas fabric is beautiful. I also can't believe how fast this year went, and that Christmas is only 54 days away.

Erica said...

Love that line of fabric and your project is terrific! LOTS of time to make something before Christmas, right?

Angela D. said...

What a great quilt! I would love to win the leftovers - I have some sewing to do to get ready for xmas!

Sherrill said...

I know..it's scary Christmas is so close AGAIN!! The quilt is lovely as are the scraps. Thanks for the giveaway!

Crafty Mama said...

Love your 12 days quilt, absolutely stunning! I too, can't belive how fast this year has gone. I ♥♥♥ theChristmas season though☺

Allie said...

That's BEAUTIFUL - they'll love it! And I love that you put the FaLaLa fabric on the back for Hampton. Great give-away too! Tablerunners would be a quick gift out of the leftovers!

Colleen said...

Love the quilt! Very pretty :o)

Cheryl said...

Great quilt. I've been wanting to buy that book - it seems to have such great patterns in it. Thanks for the chance to win your leftovers!

Julie in the Barn said...

I went to the local variety store today and there was a Santa for picture taking and Christmas carols playing. They even had a big sale of wrapping paper and lights! I just put out my turkey day decor. I thought for a moment I had missed November. LOL.

Brenda said...

Time is just flying by. I can't believe it is already November. What a great giveaway. Love the fabric and the quilt.

sweetbabies00 said...

Very cute quilt! What a great idea for the leftovers.

Kate said...

Gorgeous quilt! I wouldnt mind those scraps; I'm in stocking-making mode :-)

Alisa said...

It's November? Great quilt. I love the fabric and your work is beautiful. Thanks for the give away chance.

QuiltSue said...

I'd love to win these fabrics, if I'm eligible as I live in the UK?

As for this year, it's scary how fast it's gone.

denise said...

I love those fabrics. Count me in!!!

Jeanette said...

I love your Bennington quilt, those fabrics are perfect for it!

I keep looking at that book, and I want it bad but that price tag goes against my cheapskate tendencies. I may have to just break down and get it though because I love all these quilts I see made from the patterns.

Laura said...

Great quilt! I love that fabric line. Thanks for the giveaway!

Mary said...

OK, I can figure out how to "Schnibbles" something out of that fabric. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

bobbie said...

I love your quilt and think I will pull the book and look up how much fabric I need. The holidays with be here before we know it. Enjoy each day.
Bobbie

Sandy said...

That is such great fabric...thanks for sharing.

Gayle said...

Love those great Christmas prints - you got that project done FAST!

Sandy, Quilt guild president said...

I think your fabric would be great for a table topper. Just enough fabric for a quick project. How many days till Christmas??!

gemini said...

Really cute quilt. Please enter me in the drawing for you left overs. This year has certainly gone fast for me too.

Amy said...

Great quilt. Even greater giveaway.

JVC_Scout_Mom said...

I love the idea of giving away your scraps. I find that I rarely do anything with the bits that I've saved -- as much as I fully intend to.

I'd LOVE your scraps because they are in 'non-traditional' holiday colors. What a great chance to try a fabric line without purchasing the whole line.

I might start this with my quilting group ... a scrap exchange, or give away, or such.

Julie S said...

I would love to do something with your scraps. What a darling quilt you made with this line.

farmhousequilter8 said...

Pretty quilt..would love to win those fabrics. Paula

picketsews said...

I knew I was sunk when I heard the salvation army ringing their bells!!!I could not believe it. We are having such a terrific fall that it makes Christmas seem like a long way off. Love your schnibbles quilt and the fabric, too. I could surely get something done by Christmas, couldn't I? Thanks for the chance to win.

amandajean said...

i agree, time is going by WAY too fast! this year has sped by. i guess time flies when you are quilting!

i LOVE LOVE LOVE your christmas quilt! i generally make 2 christmas quilts a year (for some crazy reason) and this one looks perfect....fun and simple!

Mariliz's Musings said...

The year is just flying by, I swear it was just August last week. I can't believe it is already November. What a great giveaway. Love the fabric and the quilt. Thanks!

Cornfield Quilter said...

Great quilt! I have the same book, spend alot of time looking at it but have not made a quilt out of it yet. :( Please enter me in your drawing, love the fabrics! Also, thanks so much for stopping by my blog as I posted my newly finished old quilt! Love Carol Hopkins patterns.

Ginger Patches said...

That is such a fun quilt! You made the big one right? I LOVE that fabric line and I have a layer cake I might be copy catting you :) I can just here Hampton singing his falalalala's lolol!!

Cheryl said...

I have Bennington on my "I want to make list".....love yours! Now it's almost the middle of November..where has the year gone?

Dandelion Quilts said...

I love this version...so perfect paired with Kate Spain. Great finish!