Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Christmas Is In My Heart

Welcome, today is the day 1, of the "Christmas Is In My Heart" Blog Hop, coordinated by the lovely Marian of Seams To Be Sew - the schedule - Christmas Is In My Heart Schedule. The requirements for this blog hop was to be Christmas related and have a heart on the project. Thank you Marian you have done a great job on all the arrangements and I am so happy to participate. The blog hop will run from November 12 - November 19, 2015, each day will have a $25 Gift Certificate provided by the Fat Quarter Shop at Seams To Be Sew

 


I decided I would make a quilt for my cousin and his wife as my project.

The two lines of hearts show how their love will endure the test of time. Every year my cousin and his family come for the week of Thanksgiving including last year when my husband had a heart attack the Saturday after. This quilt is giving thanks for all the love and help Jessie (my cousin) gave us in the days and weeks that followed. As you can see below my husband is very lucky after his heart attack, he had 6 bypasses, and a lot of cardiac therapy. It seems like yesterday, but in a few weeks it will be a year. My cousin who lives 4 hours away took his family home, took vacation time from his job and came to stay. He did anything that needed to be done and was there for all of us.

"Giving Thanks", 90" x 90", Nomad, by Urban Chiks, Moda, Solid Seafoam, Quilters Cotton, Aurifil thread

I love to piece quilts but I use a longarm quilter to do the quilting! I love the way my friend makes them look in a way I cannot. I admire those of you who can do it yourself and I have tried but if it is larger than a baby quilt, I just don't get the results I want. Irene is a professional and does an excellant job. I'll get it back just before Thanksgiving when we celebrate Christmas early with their family. So excited, he has wanted a quilt for their bed!

 

This is the deer my cousin did not get last year! He gets four at once! Nomad is such a great line for a couples bed with prints designed for both! Not to manly and not to girly, just right.

 

Please visit the other bloggers for today who have worked so hard on their projects for your enjoyment.

Bejeweled Quilts

Quilt Shop Gal

The Quilting Queen Online

In The Boon Docks - Your Here

Bumbleberry Stitches

The Giveaway at Seams To Be Sew begins and ends at midnight each day of the blog hop and you might win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Quilting Fabric, Quilt Fabric, Moda Fabrics, Quilt Kits, Online Quilting Fabrics & FREE Quilt Patterns | Fat Quarter Shop

Thank you for stopping by! Lisa

 

95 comments:

  1. What a wonderful gift for your cousin and his wife. I am sure they will cherish it forever. So glad your husband is better.

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  2. That is a cute quilt.
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  3. Wow! That's one big quilt! And there are some wonderful fabrics there!

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  4. I lovely gift - love the fabrics you used!

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  5. Looks so wonderful with all these blue squares. Lovely

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  6. I found Christmas here in your heart today Lisa. What a beautiful gift for your cousin. I'm sure he's treasure the year of no deer in a way he's not experienced before. Great job, and ty for incorporating the hearts :)

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  7. Your quilt is wonderful, I'm sure your cousin and his wife will love it.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  8. Lovely quilt. It will definetly be loved!

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  9. Sweet! What a precious gift that will be appreciated and loved. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. A lovely quilt, I know your cousin will just love it.

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  11. Your cousin sounds like a wonderful person and how lovely that you have made a wonderful gift for him and his family!

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  12. A quilt is an heirloom gift. I like the idea of the line of hearts too.

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  13. Great quilt and very precious gift made with a lot of love! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  14. What a wonderful way to say thank you, he really is a very special person.

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  15. Wrapping loved ones in a quilt is the best thanks one could give.

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  16. cute quilt. The blue you used just pops.

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  17. What a wonderful gift to give for someone you love.

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  18. What a lovely gift from the heart.

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  19. I am sure your cousin will appreciate the wonderful work you did each time he gets to snuggle under it.

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  20. You are so fortunate to have close family like that to help in that time. 6 bypasses I can just imagine what that would have been like not for him but for you. I have 4 bypasses and it took a long time to return to "normal"

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  21. Great quilt and how fortunate to have family that will jump in when there is a need.

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  22. I'm sure they will love it and when you tell them the reasoning behind the hearts it will make it all the more special.

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  23. Family is what I give thanks for everyday.....and they live in my heart forever!

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  24. I have an extended family and they too are very important to me.

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  25. What a lovely gift for your cousin. The hearts make it extra special! Don't know what I'd do without my family! Makes you appreciate them even more when you live hours (and sometimes oceans) away!

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  26. what a wonderful gift for a wonderful cousin.

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  27. I'm sure your cousins love the quilt, something to keep them both warm.

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  28. I'm sure you cousin will love the quilt. Family always makes things better!

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  29. Oh my gosh, your husband is so lucky. I'm sure you are very thankful for that as well. That had to be extremely hard for you. My husband had a heart attack a week after our 1st wedding anniversary and I was a mess, but his was nothing as serious as your husband.

    You're also very lucky to have had family who could be there to help you during that time. I'm sure they will absolutely love the quilt you've made for them. How special for you to have added the hearts to the quilt.

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  30. What a wonderful story. Love your quilt

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  31. That is definitely a gift from the heart. How wonderful to have a supportive family and a positive outcome to a scary situation.

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  32. Touching story, you are so fortunate to have a such a caring cousin.

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  33. Such a sweet story! I'm so glad you're husband is doing good and that you had wonderful family to help you. Beautiful quilt!

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  34. Your cousin will love the quilt. It's great to have family that helps in times like those you endured.

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  35. Nice cousin! Giving is the best feeling!!

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  36. What a great way to say thank you. Love all around.

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  37. A wonderful way to give back all that love and kindness!

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  38. Very nice quilt. They will love it.

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  39. This is going to make a lovely quilt!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  40. Glad your husband is doing well and what a thoughtful cousin you have.

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  41. Hi, pretty quilt=lots of stitches! Thank You for sharing! ♥Lin
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  42. What a wonderful way to say thanks to a family member or friend who has helped in a time of need - a beautiful quilt!

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  43. Glad to hear husband is doing well. Nice quilt.

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  44. I really like how you made your own fabric with the machine stitches.

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  45. The quilt is beautiful and seems the perfect way to say thank you.

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  46. Glad to know your husband is doing well. The quilt is nice and a wonderful thank you to your cousin.

    senstrings (at) yahoo dot com

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  47. Here's to a HAPPY HEALTHY HOLIDAY season!!!

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  48. Beautiful! What a great gift you had given your cousin. I am sure he truly appreciated it.

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  49. What a sweet gift. So happy to hear your husband is doing so well! :)

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  50. What a beautiful quilt to give as a gift! Your are very talented. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  51. I love seeing quilt gifts! Your heart stitching is really pretty and a nice addition to your special quilt!
    Susie

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  52. Now that's a quilt with a story to tell! It will be cherished!

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  53. Love Christmas songs and stories. Your quilt is so nice. Christmas snow may be on the list for Oklahoma this year. crystalbluern at tds dot net

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  54. What a lovely quilt. Well done x
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  55. What a lovely gift you received last year and this year they get the lovely gift!!

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  56. How wonderful to see how you used your 'heart'. We almost all have great decorative stitches on our machines and I love the way you incorporated them into this quilt.

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  57. What a wonderful cousin you have! I am sure your quilt will be a treasure to him.

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  58. That's a great quilt..perfect for a guy too. Thanks for sharing.

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  59. What a lovely quilt, made even more special by the love that went into it.

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  60. That is such a wonderful quilt to give to your cousin.

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  61. So glad your husband is doing well. Beautiful quilt!
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  62. What a lovely gift for a helping Cousin! I'm sure they will cherish the quilt with hearts.
    Carole Corn

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  63. Ty for sharing your story i really love the red hearts ,,,happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  64. The gift of time was a priceless gift that your cousin gave you. So glad your husband continues to do well.

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  65. What a special gift. You can almost see the love in the stitches. And such a special Christmas this year with everyone healthy to celebrate. Merry Christmas.

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  66. What a great use of embroidery, it held real meaning to your cousin and his wife. Continued good health for him.

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  67. What a great use of embroidery, it held real meaning to your cousin and his wife. Continued good health for him.

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  68. That was such a sweet story! thank you for sharing it

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  69. Lovely story and quilt. Perfect embroidery hearts too. Merry Christmas!

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  70. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netNovember 12, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    A sweet story, and the two lines of hearts are perfect.

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  71. Great story, and I'm glad your husband is doing well.

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  72. Lovely quilt! Love the lines of hearts. Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

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  73. what a wonderful gift you have in your cousin. ... and the warm hugs he will feel from the quilt made with love. Glad to hear you all are doing well

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  74. You sure have an extra big reason to be thankful this year. It's nice you will be with cousins again. The quilt you made is so much more beautiful because of all the love, thought and time you've 'sewed' into it.

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  75. I love the blue you used in the quilt you made. Very nice.

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  76. What a wonderful Christmas gift! I am so glad your husband has recovered. Jerry sounds like quite the blessing. What a heartwarming gift!

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  77. What a wonderful gift for your cousin and his wife!

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  78. I love giving quilts to my relatives. Yours is great. Thanks.

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  79. Your quilt is such a thoughtful gift and I'm sure it will be appreciated forever.
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  80. A lovely gift made from great fabrics!

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  81. A quilt that your cousin will treasure I'm sure; with lots of memories. So glad your husband is well and how your family pulled together in time of need. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  82. Lovely quilt for a lovely person. So glad your hubby is doing well. Merry Christmas.

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  83. What a nice gift they will get. I use a longarm quilter as well if the project is larger than baby quilt size. I look at it as time saved for me to get a few more projects done.

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  84. Wonderful quilt and the hearts are just perfect.

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  85. This quilt is such a wonderful gift!!! I hand quilt which takes much, much longer but I really enjoy it and love the texture!

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  86. I love quilts with a special story. The two lines of hearts is a wonderful tribute!

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  87. You are a Quilt Angel! So nice to know your husband survived and here for another family Thanksgiving. Your cousin must be made of solid gold!!
    Btw, although I have lived in Alabama for 37 yrs. I am a West Virginia native...Princeton, WV. Isn't Salt Rock in the southern part of the state as well? West Virginia its in my blood and I will always consider it my home!!! I met my husband in 1971 at Marshall Univ. where he was one off the young men recruited all over the country to field a football team after the Nov.14, 1970 plane crash that killed 75 players, coaches crew, boosters, etc... Roger was recruited from Ala. and during freshman orientation asked too borrow a dime to call his Ala. girlfriend!!! That was 43 yrs., 3 children, & 6 grandchildren later!!!
    I thought you might enjoy that story since you are from West ( by God ) Virginia!! We were just in Huntington for the Memorial Ceremony and football game!!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane
    We Are...Marshall

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