Monday, December 9, 2019

Holiday Favorites Blog Hop!

I hope you will join in the Holiday Favorite blog hop! A few of my favorite bloggers are joining!! The list and links are at the bottom of this post.

There are many things to like about the holidays! I love traditions, Christmas tv shows, family get togethers, the smell of pine. 
When it comes to decorating I use several quilts and will show you a few from our main level of our house.
 I seem to have lots of layers this year. The Let it Snow quilt is designed by County Threads and is called Wear Warm Clothes. (I opted to put Let it Snow) The quilts on the couch are not Christmas quilts but are made with lots of brushed cottons so are easy to snuggle with on cold winter evenings. I want my visitors to feel like they can wrap up in a quilt anytime! And in my house, you never know where you'll find the Danish Maileg Nisse or mice.
 Throughout the house you;'ll see touches of my Scandinavian heritage. 
 Hanging in the downstairs bathroom.
My friend Karen made the Santa wallhanging for me. I love it!

This year I decided to go decorating "light", but love the textiles and little quilts. 


This is one of my older quilts that I use for holiday decor. 
 It uses one of my favorite blocks- the Sawtooth star. 

Would you like to make one?




My blocks are 5" finished. (click to enlarge block instructions) 
The little quilt will finish about 22" square. 

Sew together 3x3. 

Cut 2 strips 15.5" x 1.5" and add to sides for inner border.
Cut 2 strips 17.5"x 1.5" and attach to the top and bottom for inner border.
Cut 2 strips 17.5"x3"  for outer border- sew to sides.
Cut 2 strips 22.5"x3" and sew to top and bottom. 

GIVEAWAY!
Admire your work! Don't worry about quilting this year. Hang it up and plan on finishing before next year. 
I just picked up this small doily at the Scandinavian Festival on Saturday. I'm sure it is all handmade and vintage! It measures about 6" square including the adorable tiny fringe. Leave a comment and I will announce the winner of the doily on Wednesday. 

Here's the list of bloggers who are part of the Holiday Favorites blog hop!

Dec 9- Humble Quilts, Lori, https://humblequilts.blogspot.com/
Dec 10 KatyQuilts , https://katyquilts.net/
Dec 13 -Timeless Reflections. Kyle. https://kyleredente.blogspot.com
Dec 16   Knitty Quilter -https://suehoover.blogspot.com


Have a fun time! I'm looking forward to "hopping" myself!!





44 comments:

  1. I’ve never seen comment #1 win, so I’ll break the ice for everybody! Lol! Having a blog hop like this is so fun— I love seeing how quilters decorate for Christmas (or any season). Merry Christmas, Lori!

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  2. Let the fun begin. I am decorating lite this year too.

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  3. Happy Monday and blog hopping! I love seeing your house all decorated for the holidays. Sawtooth stars are one of my favorites, too! Thanks for the opportunity to win that lovely doily :)

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  4. I always love to see your collection of Christmas quilts and other decorations. Christmas is such a great time to honor our Heritage.

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  5. Thanks for showing all your Christmas decorations. I still need to get things out.Darlene dhoctor@sbcglobal.net

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  6. I love that you use winter clothing amongst your decorations! I have Finnish heritage and enjoy the Scandinavian accents.

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  7. Plaid quilts are so cozy- love brushed flannel . Enjoy the Holidays and God Bless You

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  8. Everyone's Christmas decorations are so unique based on traditions, Heritage, or fun collections. Thanks for sharing your home today. It's warm, cozy, and inviting. Merry Christmas.

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  9. thank you for sharing your lovely home with us love your quilts
    hjrogers@sympatico.ca


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  10. Lori I think you home feels so warm and cozy with your beautiful quilts and decorations. Thank you for inviting me to the blog hop!

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  11. Merry Christmas! Thank you for sharing your sweet and inspiring decorations and for organizing the blog hop. Blessings to you and your family throughout the holiday season.

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  12. I love your Sawtooth Star quilt. I like putting out some of my older, beginner quilts to enjoy in my house.

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  13. The doily is very pretty. I especially love the little red long johns, it is such a fun display.

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  14. Love that Warm Woolies quilt--really cute...thanks for the small star pattern--sounds like a fun one to make...hugs, Julierose

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  15. I used the same little star block to make 25 ornaments this year. It looks great in your little quilt. My house has several Christmas quilts displayed too, and it makes such a warm touch.

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  16. The long johns in your quilt and hanging are just so adorable for winter decoration! Stay blessed!

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  17. Love all your decorating ideas. And the quilt pattern. And, of course, the lovely doily! Thanks for the opportunity! sharon310 at juno dot com

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  18. Your home looks cozy & warm with your festive Holiday decor & lovely quilts. Thank you for the sawtooth star tutorial.

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  19. Lori, your holiday decorating is beautiful and inviting. I love the idea of multiple flannel or brushes cotton quilts on the couch for quests to snuggle up in. Love the Scandinavian doily!

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  20. Lori Felices Fiestas pata ti y tu familia.
    Gracias por compartir tu bella decoración.
    Me encanta lo que muestras
    Saludos

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  21. I love that you have a red pair of long johns hanging with your textiles Lori. Your quilts and Christmas items are wonderful. What a pretty vintage handkerchief/doily it is a treasure to give away.

    Have a wonderful Christmas.

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  22. Thank you for the pattern. Your home looks very inviting with all your quilts and heritage.

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  23. Thank you for sharing your fun Christmas decorations with us! And the star pattern! Fun to see everything. I enjoy seeing your Scandinavian items. The doily is very sweet.

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  24. Blessings and such fun you share, luv the red touches you share in your home, will make up free pattern to share at charity auction and would be extra lucky to become winner, thanks again!

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  25. I love and appreciate your inviting us into your beautiful home and sharing your honored traditions. That’s what makes this season so Holy and precious. Guess it’s time to get decorating! Ha!
    The doily is darling and I want to make the star quilt too. ☺️💙

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  26. I love your little sawtooth star quilt. Tempting to start one!

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  27. I love your cozy decorating style, Lori! Your home looks comfortably festive. Thanks for the directions for that sweet Holiday wall hanging!

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  28. love how cozy your house looks...once I saw Wear Warm Clothes, I realized that somewhere in my house I have parts of this quilt - need to find them and finish it!!!

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  29. A star quilt pattern! I love stars - makes me want to jump right up and run down to my sewing room and get started :0) Your Christmas decorating is so warm and inviting. A beautiful doily - all that in 6 inches!?

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  30. I have the book (or pattern) for Wear Warm Clothes and everytime I run across it, I think "I need to make this" then never do. Ugh. Love all your little quilts and hangings.

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  31. I just want to sit right down and have a hot chocolate after gazing at your beautiful holiday decor.
    I see another quilt I need to make. Thanks for the pattern.

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  32. Beautiful little doily--Ypur Christmas decor looks so warm and cozy--love the little Saw





    Your Christmas things look so warm and cozy--Love the Saw Tooth Star quilt--bet it would be fun to make up in recycled men's shirts!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)




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  33. Anyone walking into your home would know you are a quilter!!! I love all the different quilts, large and small. I really like your Danish Maileg Nisse...they are so much better than the elf on a shelf!!! Your doily is gorgeous!!! I have some of my grandmother's doilies and hankies...the work that goes into them is crazy and I love them!!

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  34. You set the bar high for those that follow you! Love your quilts!

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  35. Love "this house believes in Santa Claus". Is there a pattern name/artist? The long Johns add so much.Would love to win the doily. Thank you for sharing your lovely decorations. It is a very welcoming home.

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  36. Love your holiday decor, so homey and not too much!

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  37. I may just have to make the sawtooth stars for one of my monthly minis - but not before Christmas! Your seasonal decor is so warm and homey, I love it! Thanks so much for hosting this blog hop.

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  38. Love the sawtooth star block! So much fun to see your home at Christmas! The doily is wonderful with all the fringe! Thanks for having this blog hop! 🎅

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  39. I love your decorations for the Holiday! The longjohns made me smile! Thanks for the b;og hop. What fun!

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  40. I love your Christmas decorations. The sawtooth star is always a good block to use!

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  41. Great idea to put a mini on the back of your chairs. I usually drape a quilt back there but it's sometimes too bulky to sit back on. Love the little stitchery in the bathroom (This House Believes in Santa)! Merry Christmas!

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  42. Your Christmas decorating is sooo inspiring. Living in a proudly Scandinavian city of Astoria, Oregon your sparks of your heritage make me smile.

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  43. Love it all, Lori! I always put up my "Wear Warm Clothes" quilt, also. It's a staple and stays up past Christmas. It's a keeper. Thanks for the hop.

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  44. Such a welcoming home- love your decor! I would love to see more of your quilt to the left on the back of the sofa!

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