Thursday, November 12, 2015

Christmas Is In My Heart -- BLOG HOP!!



I am so excited to be a part of Christmas is in My Heart Blog Hop hosted by 
Marian Pena of Seams to Be Sew! 

http://www.seamstobesew.com/


If this is your first visit here… WELCOME!  If you’re a follower of mine already, take time to visit each blog on the hop each day… there are creative ideas, fun stories, and fantastic giveaways at each stop (including a $25 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop each and every day of the Hop!). 

http://www.fatquartershop.com/



There are so many fun projects, especially during the holidays, and I had a hard time picking which project to feature.   I finally settled on “Christmas Kaleidoscope” because it has special meaning behind it and also because it’s MY pattern… which means I get to give it to you for free!  



I came up with the idea by playing around with a 45 degree wedge kaleidoscope ruler.  Made the first couple with Christmas fabric as gifts for friends.  Then one day I was up in Livermore delivering some finished quilts to Alex Anderson (emcee of “Simply Quilts” for its 12 year run on HGTV) and asked her why all of the quilting and crafts shows only showed Christmas projects; it seemed to me that Hanukkah and Kwanzaa were important winter holidays as well.  She said, “OK – do it!”  So I made one for Hanukkah, one for Kwanzaa and another one for Christmas and did the “Winter Holidays” show in 1997.  “Christmas Kaleidoscope” has been one of my best selling patterns ever since!

My pattern will be available for free download throughout the duration of the Christmas is in My Heart Blog Hop.  I hope you have as much fun creating your Kaleidoscope as I did!  

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxmpXn5SnUrhdmZidTlEU3hPQm8
 
** NOTE:  This pattern was only available for free during the Blog Hop, this link will not work after 11/19/15.


See more patterns and other fun things on my website!


Now for the line up…








Sponsored By The Fat Quarter Shop



And finally… how to enter the $25 giveaway.  And a BIG THANK YOU to Marian Pena of Seams to Be Sew for putting this together and to Fat Quarter Shop for sponsoring this blog hop and donating the $25 gift certificates!  To enter, simply click on the Rafflecopter below!

Happy Holidays!




85 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your Christmas Kaleidoscope, it's wonderful!

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  2. You are very talented. I liked so much, I downloaded your pattern to make as a Christmas gift . Thank you for a chance to win .

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  3. Love your Christmas Kaleidoscope! Great colors and beautiful quilting. Thank you for the free pattern.

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  4. Your Christmas Kaleidoscope if beautiful! Thanks so much for the pattern.

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  5. It is sweet of you to share the pattern. It looks perfect for the season

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  6. Cool pattern. Thanks for the opportunity to use it. Thanks for being a Hop Stop too!!

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  7. Very nice! Makes a great piece for the Holiday season. Thank you.

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  8. Lovely piece, Paula!!! Thanks for the pattern.

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  9. Very nice quilt, thanks for sharing the pattern.

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  10. Oh, so nice of you, thanks for the pattern :)

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  11. A great block, thanks for sharing it on this hop. I will be using this.
    If I post it I will be sure to link back to you.
    Thank you.

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  12. Very pretty, thanks for sharing!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  13. Thanks for the Kalidescope Pattern! It is very Unique!

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  14. The Kaleidoscope is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your project and thanks for sharing your pattern! I'll bet my quilt club would like this. :)

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  15. Thank you so much for the Christmas pattern and inspiration. How very CHRISTMAS of you.
    Swoot@att.net

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  16. love your pattern, thanks for the free download.

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  17. Beautifull. Those darn kaleidoscope's capture my heart every time! Thanks for the pattern!

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  18. Thanks for sharing your work and the wonderful pattern.

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  19. Thanks for offering your kaleidoscope pattern for free during the blog hop. I love how they look even if I don't always get the seams to match up. I like the holly quilting, too.

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  20. Generous. Thank you so much. I think that's a fun design.

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  21. Thanks for pattern! Very generous. Its' lovely.

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  22. Oh, sooo pretty! Thank you for the pattern.

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  23. I love your alternating heart and holly quilting!

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  24. Thanks for the pattern, looks great.

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  25. Cute project! Thanks so much for the free download.

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  26. your table topper is wonderful. thanks for sharing the pattern

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  27. Very pretty would make a great table topper or a wall hanging.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  28. What a cute pattern, thanks, Paula. Great way to add a Christmas heart into the project.

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  29. Thanks for the pattern. Merry Christmas (I can't believe I'm saying that before Thanksgiving!!)

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  30. Lovely pattern. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

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  31. Lovely pattern- thank you for sharing! I also love that you helped spread the word about other winter holidays- very thoughtful! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

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  33. Very pretty! It would be perfect for a small spot that needed a little Christmas cheer. Thanks fro the free pattern, as well!
    My email is: bestbelle2010@aol.com

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  34. Christmas Kaleidoscope is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing it!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  35. Your kaleidoscope is lovely!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  36. Very pretty! Thanks for the pattern.

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  37. Very pretty! Thanks for the pattern.

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  38. Just lovely! Sounds like you were ahead of your time (in a good way) in 1997.

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  39. I really enjoyed reading about the history of your pattern!

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  40. Very nice, thank you for sharing your pattern.

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  41. love the pattern - Thank you! crystalbluern at tds dot net

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  42. That is very generous of you to share your pattern. Thank you!

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  43. Thank you for sharing your pattern.

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  44. Great pattern, thanks so much!

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  45. Love the fabrics you used---I can see it done in many color combos too!

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  46. Thanks so much for the pattern. In different fabrics it could work for any season.

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  47. Thanks for sharing. I have so much holiday fabric that would look great using your pattern.

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  48. Thanks for the pattern! I have the perfect fabric for it!

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  49. Your pattern makes a beautiful quilt and the hearts look beautiful quilted on it! Thanks for sharing your pattern!

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  50. I love the holly you quilted on your pretty quilt.

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  51. With a change of fabric you could use the pattern for any season, Thanks
    Carole Corn

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  52. What a lovely pattern. Thank you so much for sharing it!

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  53. What a lovely pattern. Thank you so much for sharing it!

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  54. Very nice table topper will have to down load that one......happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  55. Cute pattern and the hearts are a nice touch. Thanks for the pattern. It would be great for any holiday with the right fabrics.

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  56. Thanks for sharing your pattern. I think it will make a wonderful wall hanging or table topper.

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  57. Thank you so much for your generosity on sharing this lovely table mat, The fabrics you used are very striking on yours and it looks great.

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  58. That topper would look great on my table!

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  59. What a great story! Sharing your Christmas Kaleidoscope pattern with all of us is very generous - thank you so much.

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  60. Thank you for the free pattern download! It's a beauty! Merry Christmas to you!

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  61. Christmas is certainly in the heart of Batts In The Attic. What a beautiful project, whether you used it as a wallhanging or a table cloth. I really like this wreath, creative and fun. I also enjoyed the story behind it.

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  62. and darn it, I meant to add that I liked how you incorporated the heart into the quilting.. great idea.

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  63. What an interesting post you wrote. You are so kind to offer your pattern for free and wonderful that it has done so well for you. I will take some more time to explore your blog since I have never been here.

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  64. Thank you so much for the pattern! What a generous gift! It will be fun to make in different types of fabrics...perhaps for different seasons.

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  65. Very cute pattern -- thank you for sharing!! :)

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  66. Thanks for the pattern. It is adorable and would look great in all types of fabrics.

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  67. Thank you for the free pattern. I really like it. I can see it made up in other colors for other occasions too.

    senstrings (at) yahoo.com

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  68. You are so generous. You're definitely a pioneer in the "New" quilting era. What a great career!

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  69. Lovely design, thank you for sharing it with us. Love what you did with it too.

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  70. Thanks for sharing your great design. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  71. what a great way to show off some Christmas fabrics..... thanks for sharing the pattern Paula
    in stitches

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  72. Perfect project for a Christmas gift!!! Thank you for the free pattern download!

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  73. What a beautiful Wall Hanging and the idea to use it for so many different holiday traditions other than just for Christmas is wonderful. Thank you for the pattern.

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  74. nice use of color, very talented

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  75. Thank you for the cute pattern. Nice idea for Xmas decorating.

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  76. Beautiful- can't wait to make one! Thank you

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  77. Hi! New here! Thanks for the pattern! I'll save it for the day I can make something as gorgeous as this!

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  78. Your Christmas Kaleidoscope is lovely!

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