June 28, 2014

Celebrate Christmas With That Patchwork Place

You probably know that Martingale publishes the greatest quilting, knitting, sewing, crochet, and other craft books.  Did you know that the people who work there are also very talented quilters, knitters, needleworkers, rug-hookers, and crafters?  They're all so good at their jobs as book publishers that I sometimes forget they're passionate about their hobbies like you and me.  And when they put their heads together and collaborate on a book, you just know it's going to be spectacular.  Here's their latest collaboration, Celebrate Christmas With That Patchwork Place


This book really gets me in the mood for Christmas. There are 22 quilting and sewing projects that you can make to decorate your home or use for special gifts.  The projects can be made quickly, so if you start now, you'll have a house full of beautiful Christmas quilts, table runners, wall hangings, pillows, decorations, and gifts to enjoy long before the Christmas rush.  Adrienne made this "O Christmas Tree Wall Hanging" to serve as her Christmas tree.  Pretty clever, right?


Full-size templates are provided for all the projects, including Jenny's "Snowflakes" quilt.


 The instructions are very clear and easy to follow.  Each step is illustrated to help guide you along.  And, as always, the book is full of inspiration and lovely photographs by Brent Kane.  

This is Mary Green's "Paper Chains" runner that reminds me of the all the times my brothers and I made garland for our tree using colored construction paper.  Mom never complained about the mess we made because it kept us quiet for a long time.  (She probably wishes we still made paper chains during our get-togethers!)  


Karen Johnson's "Dotty for Christmas" tree skirt is so fun!  She used a fusible applique' method that I'm anxious to try.  


And here's a quick and beautiful "Holiday Delight" table runner that Cathy made using a charm pack of a really cute collection of Christmas fabrics.  


I'm smitten with Mary Burns' "Christmas Cookie Apron."  Every Christmas season, I envision myself wearing a fancy apron like this, baking cookies, drinking cider, and listening to Christmas music.  It has never, ever happened, but maybe if I had the fancy apron . . . ? 


I was blown away when I saw Karen Soltys' "Naturally Neutral" Christmas stocking.  I'll let you read about how she made it over at Martingale's blog.  While you do that, I'll be at the thrift store.  


I won't show you all the projects here, but you can hop on over to Martingale's blog to see all the projects, get the stories behind them, and find out how to enter the drawing to win a copy of the eBook.  They're also giving away a fat quarter bundle of Riley Blake's Home for the Holidays fabric so you'll have everything you need to get a jump on your Christmas projects!

Here's the schedule for all the stops on the Blog Hop.  Don't forget to visit Pat, too, because she has another surprise for you!

Thursday, June 26 - Stitch This!
Friday, June 27 - Pat Wys at Silver Thimble Talk
Saturday, June 28 - You're here!
Monday, June 30 - Rebecca Silbaugh at Ruby Blue Quilts
Tuesday, July 1 - SewCalGal
Wednesday, July 2 - Cindy Lammon at Hyacinth Quilt Designs
Thursday, July 3 - Generation Q
Saturday, July 5 - Cheryl Brown at Quilter Chic
Monday, July 7 - Jen Eskridge at Reanna Lily Designs
Tuesday, July 8 - Kathy Brown at The Teacher's Pet
Wednesday, July 9 - Amy Ellis at Amy's Creative Side

While I typed this post, my favorite Christmas song was playing in my head -- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.  If you'll leave a comment here and tell me your favorite Christmas song, you'll have a chance to win your own copy of the Celebrate Christmas with That Patchwork Place eBook.  I'll randomly choose a winner next Saturday, July 5.  

Thank you for visiting.  Make sure you visit all the stops on the Blog Hop to see the rest of the projects and enter for more opportunities to win your own copy.     

Kim

98 comments:

Lisa Marie said...

I like "Linus and Lucy" from "A Charlie Brown Christmas". In our house we call it Happy Feet because it makes us want to dance.

Darlene said...

This is a must have book - lots of great projects.

My favorite song is Frosty the Snowman. :)

karenf said...

As an Alto in high school choir, I'll never forget The Little Drummer Boy. What can I say but "rumpapabum?"

Cat Lady said...

I have two, "What Child Is This" and "O Holy Night."

paront1222@comcast.net said...

Great book....nice giveaway!

I love "I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus"

Peggy

Barb S. said...


Harry Belafonte – "Mary's Boy Child" is one of my very favorites. I love the verse "and Man will live forever more because of Christmas day".

MaryAnn Guappone said...

I love "O Holy Night" because it was my mom's favorite and it brings back some wonderful memories.

Kathy H said...

I have many favorites but always happiest to hear white Christmas.

Anonymous said...

My favorite Christmas song is Elvis singing "It won't seem like Christmas without you". It reminds me of a special time in my life!

Debbie Barnes
barnes2676@sbcglobal.net

BJM said...

Mary, Did you know?

Linda said...

SILENT NIGHT

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Bouts Choisis said...

Mine would have to be "Fairytale of New York" by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl!

JS said...

"Jingle Bell Rock" or "I Yust Go Nuts at Cristmas" depending on what's going on.

Anonymous said...

Love this book!! Do you hear What I Hear is my favorite Christmas Song. pphaiah@yahoo.com

Connie Cain said...

What Child Is This is my favorite. We sang it in choir at school and I fell in love with it. :)
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Diana said...

love "white Christmas" and "Silent Night" . Bring back wonderful memories.
Great projects in the book, thanks for the giveaway.

Nanbon44 said...

Rocking arond the Chrismas tree, Jingle bell Rock and Silver Bells

Sallie said...

Joy to the World

jefferson said...

12 Days of Christmas

wendy said...

Silent Night is my favorite.

Bunny Ryan said...

Without a doubt, O Holy Night!

Gloria said...

I'm not certain that i can chose just one song but "I'm dreaming of a White Christmas" is what I play when I start to write the cards at the end of November (by which time I have already missed some 'last posting' dates....)

Sukochi Lee said...

White Christmas by Bing Crosby.

Shawna said...

I'll be Home for Christmas

Jenny Mahieu said...

O Holy Night is always so beautiful. This past year I would have to say my favorite is "Joseph's Lullaby" by Mercy Me. Such a wonderful perspective from Joseph. I don't think we stop enough to look at the Christmas story through his eyes and heart.

tracey miller said...

I love Baby its cold outside when Dean Martin is singing it. I always listen to the Charlie Brown Christmas album and even downloaded it to my Kindle!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

That looks like a very fun book! I have lots of favorite Christmas songs, but Silent Night is at the top. Thanks for the chance!

Vicki H said...

Silent Night.

Anonymous said...


I like 'Last Christmas' by Wham.this one just came in my mind....thank you for the giveaway...martamanole@yahoo.com

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

It is always so hard to pick just one Christmas favorite. I love all the traditional songs, and the one that always runs around in my mind at Christmas time is Happy Holidays by Irving Berlin.

delaineelliott said...

My favorite Christmas song is Carol of the Bells. Thanks!

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Jutta(quilt) said...

my favorite song, of course is Silent Night, holy night, as I'm from Austria, where the song comes from

butrfly2200 said...

O Holy Night is my favourite Christmas song. Thanks for a chance to win.
;)Carol

Anne said...

Great post! For me, it's Little Drummer Boy!

Allison said...

My favorite Christmas song is The Christmas Song (Chestn!

Andrea said...

I'm getting inspired to start Christmas projects! Songs: My all time fave is Andy Williams singing The Christmas Song --Chestnuts Roasting. . . and it has to be Andy!

free indeed said...

O come o come Emmanuel. Should i win; I will be away from a computer till the 7th if you try to contact me :)

Rae said...

My favorite Christmas sing is "O Holy Night"...love these designs in this book. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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Denise in PA said...

This looks like such a fun book! Thanks for much for the chance to win. I also love Carol of the Bells!

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

This is so much fun! Great Blog post Kim! I loved your paper chains story. Favorite song...What Child is This?

dortha said...

My favorite song is O Beautiful Star.

Aunt Judy said...

There are so many wonderful Christmas songs, it's hard to choose -- but The Carol of the Bells is always a favorite. Love your Scrap Basket Beauties book!

Kristy said...

Silent Night is my favorite. I usually cry every time I sing it! Fun projects in the book. Thanks- K-

C and G Mom said...

I have always loved 'What Child is This'

banjo795 said...

There are so many great Christmas songs; how can I choose only one? I sing in a concert chorale and we perform a Christmas concert every year. I find new favorites and new arrangements of old favorites every year!

Jennifer said...

Very cute projects! I love Christmas music and my favorite is Silver Bells. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Linda Christianson said...

Jingle Bells is my favorite song. My mute daughter can ring the bell.

Laura Tabilo said...

Silent night!!

Jennifer Essad said...

first let me say I love Jenny's "Snowflakes" quilt pattern, the colors are my favorite. My favorite Christmas song is "the First Noel" bringing memories of our family going to Church on Christmas Day to the Christmas carolers singing at our door.

Annette S said...

Emmanuel by Amy Grant

Domaris Foss. domarisfoss@gmail.com said...

My favorite Christmas Carol is Silent Night. It's hard to choose just one. Love them all

desertskyquilts said...

Like my mother before me, my favorite is Silver Bells. Nice to think about when it's 85 or more outside! =) Thanks for the chance to win. dezertsuz at gmail

Ruth Rocker said...

"I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" always puts me in a good mood in an otherwise stressful season. Thanks for the giveaway.

a good yarn said...

Yikes! Christmas already...(faint)

GranChris said...

I love all the Christmas music. I don't have a Favorite but I do like Silent Night and really like hearing the children sing Away in the Manger.

QuiltSue said...

I can't choose just one. I love any song with the theme of Christmas. Silent Night, Little Drummer Boy, Mistletoe & Wine .... and so the list goes on.

Leiann said...

It is hard to choose just one! White Christmas, Little Drummer Boy and Silent Night would start my list of favorites. Love, Love, Love the Snowflake Quilt!!!

Scorpie said...

Christmas is my favorite holiday, so choosing a favorite song is really hard. Guess I would go with "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire".
Can I just be greedy and say I want this book?

Paulette said...

I would love that book. So many great ideas.

Paulette said...

Oh and my favorite song is the Little Drummer Boy. My son took drum lessons when he was 6 yrs. old and still plays today. He will always be my little drummer boy.

Lori said...

Its June! Way too early for me to be thinking about Christmas. :) Looks like a great book though.

Jane @ Handiworking said...

We are going to hit 106 degrees in Phoenix today so Yes, Please, let's think about Christmas. Looks like a wonderful book! Hard to choose a favorite song but Let It Snow and Breath of Heaven would be right up there.

dk said...

Mine is "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer!" Silly but cute. Gets me going.

LisaT said...

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snoooow!

Carrie P. said...

great projects in the book. my favorite Christmas song is White Christmas.

Anonymous said...

This is a tough question...I love all kinds of Christmas music. But because it is tied to so many memories, I think that I would pick Silent Night. I even sang it to my son as a lullaby.

Pearl said...

This is a tough question...I love all kinds of Christmas music. But because it is tied to so many memories, I think that I would pick Silent Night. I even sang it to my son as a lullaby.

Jeanna said...

Great review Kim. I look forward to seeing the book. I have several favorite Christmas songs but the one that makes us laugh...sadly, is Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer. I know, crazy.

Marianne said...

My favorite song is Silver Bells. My daughter and I change the words to silly ones!

DebraKay Neiman said...

My favorite song is "O Holy Night" My favorite Christmas movie is "A Christmas Story". crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Jessica said...

I adore Santa Claus is Coming to Town. It plays multiple times every day of December in our house. A family favourite :-)

Laraine said...

Faith Hill's A Baby Changes Everything is my newest favorite song.

suzanprincess said...

Santa Baby, sung by Eartha Kitt, always puts me in a happy mood.

dthompson said...

My favorite Christmas song is "Mary, Did You Know?". Thanks for the chance to win.

sandyandcosmo said...

My favorite is Fairy Tale of New York by the Pogues.

Cecilia said...

My favorite song is The Little Drummer Boy. Thanks for the review and giveaway.

Ellen said...

Little Drummer Boy is a favorite. But I love most Christmas songs.

Farm Quilter said...

O Holy Night is my favorite Christmas song. Thank you for the great giveaway!

Thimbleanna said...

Thanks for a great review of a fun book! (Don't put me in the giveaway, I just wanted to say hi and thanks! ;-D)

Betsy said...

Felix navidad by Jose feliciano

Sharon said...

There are so many, but I find myself singing Hark the Herald Angels Sing an awful lot!

Rhonda said...

My favorite Christmas song is "NOEL" it seems to say it all, and always put me in the right state of mind...

Audrey said...

My favourite Christmas song is O Holy Night. Whenever I hear it I take time from the hustle and bustle and reflect on the reason for the season. This new book has some terrific projects. It would be hard to choose which to do first. Thanks for offering a giveaway.

Mom C said...

Haven't thought about Christmas music for awhile, more patriotic this weekbut I love Go Tell It on a Mountain and Mary's Lullaby. Thanks

Emily C said...

I always love Silent Night.

Celine said...

It would have to be the traditional (French) song Petit Papa Noel. Thanks for a chance to win

Anonymous said...

My favorite Christmas song is "Little Drummer Boy". Thanks for the giveaway.
wlinda_ca at yahoo dot com

samtaylorcjsmimi said...

I love all Christmas songs & start playing them the end of October to get me in mood to start cleaning and getting things ready, so it's kinda hard to choose! But I do love Carol of the Bells, and White Christmas....and Mary did you Know and Christmas Shoes and....
Thanks so much for the chance to win such a fun book. ;) Debby E
samtaylorcjsmimi(at) yahoo (dot) com

Cindy Dahlgren said...

I love Christmas music, but since it's the 50th anniversary of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and I'm 55, I'll choose the song I'm sure drove my brothers insane when we were growing up, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer! cdahlgren at live dot com

Lisa said...

My favorite is silent night!

gigi said...

Joy to the world.

Emerauld said...

Carol of the Bells by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra

VickiT said...

My favorite has always been 'O Holy Night'.

Darla in PA said...

My favorite happy little holiday song is "Jingle Bells".

me35 said...

Oh gosh! I love Christmas music!!! Every year, I buy a new album - this years will be the Piano Guy's!!! However, the song that got a lot of play last year was Joy by Tracy Thorn. It's very bittersweet, but it was a challenging year as my chronic illness had flared. Go listen, it's very beautiful!
Thanks for the opportunity!
Margaret C4

RosiebGood said...

"Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful" stirs deep in my soul.

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