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Aug 1, 2013

Ho Ho Ho Blog Hop

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Oh Boy!
 
It's my day on the fantastic
Ho Ho Ho Blog Hop journey.
 I'm so happy you've stopped by.
Madame Samm manages all the fun hops, so I want to give a big shout out to her
for all the great work she puts into the hops.



Carol @ Just Let Me Quilt is our wonderful cheerleader and managed all the participants.
Thank you Carol for all that hard work!!

Before I get into my project, this is also my birthday. Carol was so kind in allowing me to post on my birthday. Thank you Carol!!
Happy Birthday to me.
I'm proud to say I'm 58 years old today!!!!
 
Special note:
(If you're looking for Mug Rug Thursday, you're in the right place and the correct day except I've postponed it until tomorrow because of the HOP. So please come back tomorrow for that!!)
 
Make sure to "hop" over to the following fantastic bloggers to see what they've made for this
Ho Ho Ho  Hop!!
 
Ravelly 1  = You are here!!

Now, to the HOP!!

I made a Santa wall hanging.
Here's the process from beginning to end.
These are a few of the fabrics I considered for the project.

Using a Pigma Pen (permanent ink) I drew the makings for the face. I know it looks a bit strange but the beard and mustache will do the rest.

I found a great off white with grey markings in my stash for the facial hair.

I forgot to mention that I'm using Heat N Bond Lite as an adhesive. At this point Santa is resting on a non-stick pressing sheet which is made especially for this type of adhesive.

For a background I decided to go with 2 1/2 inch green squares which I had in my stash for an exchange years ago. As some of you may remember, I've been trying to use up said squares for quite some time but they keep multiplying on me.

Here I'm just looking at placement/centering.

Now I've stitched around Santa's parts and sewn the border on and will sandwich everything to machine quilt it.

For a hanging method, I saw this on another blog but can't remember which one. I did want to give credit to that someone who came up with this ingenious idea. Using any size square you desire, press in half.


Place each folded square raw edges toward the outer edges, pin then stitch on binding.
 
In this photo you can see how it looks. This type of sleeve is easy to use when hanging something small.

This Santa wall hanging measures 12 inches square.
It is my give away for this hop.......
 
Plus this wonderful Christmas FQ.
 
All that is needed to participate in my give away is to leave a comment on this post
 to have a chance.
If you are a non-reply, please, also leave a way for me to get in touch with you. This also applies to the Open ID & Yahoo commenter.  
International viewers are welcome. I ship all over the globe.
 
I'll announce the winner at the end of our
fantastic HOP!!
 


 

108 comments:

Carol said...

Happy Birthday! Your Santa is absolutely beautiful and so classy looking...nice job! Thanks for hopping with us and sharing your sweet project. :O)

Judy B said...

Happy Birthday! I love your Santa, he is fantastic. My Birthday is coming up on the 25th, a bit older then you, LOL! Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway.
jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

Baa. xxx said...

Santa is great. He looks very handsome. You are very clever with all the applique work you do.

Kala said...

Happy late Birthday! The Santa is darling! Thank you for sharing your talent!

May Britt said...

Happy birthday :) Your Santa is so cute!!

Darlington Gal said...

What a great Santa....the quilting is amazing! You are definitely a very talented quilter. Thanks for sharing with us and HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Kristy said...

Great face on Santa! Love the background idea. I have a ton of pink and white 2 1/2" squares. Must think of a way to use them up like you have. The beard is great! It has lots of movement and texture. Great job. K-

agnieszkak said...

Happy birthday :D Fantastic Santa :D Thank you for sharing :)

Britt-Inger said...

Happy Birthday to you. You have made a fantastic Santa
I love it. Thanks for sharing the tutorial and have a great fantastic birthday
Christmas and birthday greetings from Sweden

Judy said...

Youd did an awesome job, I love the fabric you chose for the beard!
And thanks for the hint with the folded squares for hanging, it will save LOTS of time not sewing a tunnel for the small quilts!
Great job, sunny greetings from Switzerland

Sue said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! I love your Santa! He is so creative!

KaHolly said...

Happy Birthday wishes from Nova Scotia!! 58 is a wonderful age to be!! Am loving this Santa!!

feltfree på Åsly said...

Happy birthday. Your Santa is looking great. Thanks for sharing

charlotte said...

Happy birthday to you! Your Santa turned out wonderful. Glad you finally got to use those green squares.

Donna said...

Your Santa is truly amazing! I love him! Happy quilting.

Suzan said...

Great Santa!

JoyceLM said...

I love Santa & your wall hanging is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing & the chance to win.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your Santa is really wonderful; you are so talented!

Homemother said...

A huge happy birthday to you!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Happy \Birthday!!!! I love your wall hanging and would love to win it...thank you

Jeanie said...

Beautiful, artistic Santa! Love it! Hope you have a delightful birthday....Happy 58th Birthday!

Holee said...

Happy Birthday Rhonda! As always, Santa is adorable.

Carol said...

Happy birthday! Thanks for sharing your totally awesome Santa! I am SO impressed with your creativity!

Gene Black said...

Happy Birthday Rhonda! I love your Santa hanging.

Melody said...

Happy Birthday to you. Hope it was wonderful. Such a beautiful Santa and a wonderful giveaway.

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday!

Love the face on your Santa!

Thearica said...

Santa is so handsome!

Happy Birthday to you!!

Madame Samm said...

Happy name sake first...58 mmmm so totally grown up now...and still believes in Santa I see....love your creativity...may this year be filled with even more ...we look forward to even more inspiration

StitchinByTheLake said...

Love that face! :) And thanks for the tutorial on the hanging sleeve. I've seen that before but had forgotten it and I want to use it on something I'm making. blessings, marlene

Barb said...

I enjoyed watching your Santa come to life...looks so wonderful...

Mary said...

Your Santa is wonderful. Great job.

Beth said...

Happy Birthday to you! Your Santa is fabulous. You are very talented. Thank you for sharing & for the chance to win.

Joanna said...

Happy Birthday to US; it's my birthday, too. I hope you have a wonderful day. You did a lovely job making your Santa. Thanks for the how-to.

Marla's Crafts said...

Hi Rhonda I see you are still making beautiful things. Love the Santa. Thanks for having a give away. I will be showing my pieces on the 8th. Hope to see you there.

Marla's Crafts said...

Hi Rhonda I see you are still making beautiful things. Love the Santa. Thanks for having a give away. I will be showing my pieces on the 8th. Hope to see you there.

linny said...

Happy birthday. Love,love love your Santa.His facial hair fabric is perfect. Thanks for the chance to win him. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

ga447 said...

Happy Birthday, I am older then you. Enjoy. Your work is stunning.

Denise Russell said...

Cool Santa! And Happy Birthday to you!!!

Sherry said...

Happy Birthday Santa is soooo cute, thanks for offering a giveaway.

Mimi said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! Your Santa hanging turned out great!!!

Rosa said...

Happy Birthday to you!!
Your Santa is just stunning and thanks for the tips.

Vickie said...

Your Santa is WONDERFUL ! I like your project the best! You have a Happy Birthday ! And I am a new follower

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Happy Birthday. Party like crazy but remember Santa is watching. Great Santa project! I hope I win!

Laura said...

Happy Birthday! Santa looks great! I love seeing the quilting from the back.

Leah said...

Happy Birthday!! Your Santa is stunning and I love him on that green background! Thanks for sharing!

Gill said...

Happy Birthday Rhonda! (I'm 58 next birthday!!) have a great day!
Fabulous Santa - I love him!

Debby said...

Santa is the man! He now has you on his very nice list, I'm sure. Thanks for showing the steps to put it all together.

krislovesfabric said...

His beard is gorgeous, great Santa :)

Heidi [Grizz-n-Dove] said...

Great Santa! Thanks for sharing!

apple blossom said...

just love your Santa mini...yes the beard fabric is just right thing. nice.

thanks for chance to win your giveaway.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Linda said...

Wonderful! LOVE your Santa!

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Love your santa, thank you for the wonderful tutorial :)

Brenda said...

Happy birthday!!! Love your Santa.

Bettina Groh said...

I know the perfect spot for this... please enter me in the giveaway!!

Just Quilt It said...

Happy Birthday! I am very impressed with your artistic talent! What a great Santa you have created! I love it!

barb said...

happy birthday! you are a few years older than me but way ahead in the talent department. you did a great job on santa. babscorbitt@gmail.com

Gari in AL said...

Happy Birthday, you young thing. And many, many more.

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

Happy Birthday! I am envious of your ability to draw...I cannot draw at all! Once I did a doll face and poor thing is pretty sorry... I love this little wallhanging and looks like the hanging method won't get in the way if you use it on a table...am I right?

Chris said...

Happy Birthday! Your Santa wallhanging is just great!

rockgranny said...

Happy Birthday; Santa is so cute, thanks for sharing

Kathy L said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Santa looks great. Love all your creations.

Sandra :) said...

Happy birthday to youuuuuuuuuuu,
Happy birthday to youuuUUUUuuu,
Happy birthday dear Rhondaaaaaaaaa_whose_Santa_is_adorableeeeeeee,
Happy birthday to youuuuuUUUuuuuUUUUuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu :)

I hope you have a wonderful birthday - have some cake for us! German chocolate would be nice, lol!

JanesQuilting said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY....Hope you have a great day and get everything you wished for. Your Santa is beautiful and someone is going to be very lucky to recieve him.

CharlotteT said...

I love your blog, your Santa and Wow so many neat things on your blog! Santa is just so special!!
I signed up to follow you@!

Vicki B said...

How cute!!!
tvbart@charter.net

Sharon Dawn said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day! Love your project! Thanks for sharing the hanger as well. I hadn't thought of doing it that way, but you make it look so slick!

madebymeinred said...

You created the greatest Santa!! Enjoyed watching the process. You are a real artist.

Vicki H said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! My SIL's birthday is today also, mine is next week on the 8th when I will be one year younger than you. You are so artistic, I LOVE the Santa.

pinsandneedles said...

Happy Birthday! Wow what talent to draw your Santa. Great job!

Janarama said...

Happy Birthday. Your Santa is beautiful.

Sharon said...

Rhonda Happy Birthday!!!! I love your Santa..I like how you found the perfect fabric to use for his oh so graying beard...nice nob and thanks for telling us about the hanging corners.....

maggie said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday and I love that Santa!! You did a great job. Thanks for sharing.
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Leslie said...

Seriously? You are willing to give him away? I would love to win. He is beautiful (or should I say handsome).

W Kruskie said...

Happy Birthday! Your Santa is great! Oh I would love to have him in my home :) Thanks for the opportunity!

Linda J said...

Happy Birthday and you are the one giving away the present. You did a great job on this! Thanks for sharing about your design process. I hope you enjoy the remainder of the hop and of course, your featured day.

Following on sage feeds.

pamspretties57 said...

Hiya and Happy Birthday!!! I love that Santa. Wish I had the talent to draw and supplement like that, you're amazing! Nice way to do a hanging too. Thanks so much for sharing and for having the giveaway. Merry Christmas, blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

Joyce Carter said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! I really love your project. Your Santa looks absolutely wonderful. You really did a great job making him. Thank you for the chance to win.

cyndiofthevortex said...

What a generous giveaway! Wow, that's nice!

KT said...

Well Happy Birthday!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Lori said...

Happy Birthday! Your Santa is very cute!

gpc said...

What a great project, I love it! And the idea for the hangers is brilliant!

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday Rhonda. I love your project. That Santa turned out fabulous. But I had no doubt that you would blow us away with all of that talent you have. I hope you have had a wonderful birthday filled with family, friends, fabric & lots of fun.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Happy Birthday! Santa hanging is great. Thanks for the giveaway.

Margaret said...

Happy birthday. I love your Santa

ShirleyC said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Your Santa is incredible! He looks so real! You did a fantastic job.

VickiT said...

OH how fun you got to post on your birthday. Happy Birthday! I hope you've had a wonderful day.

Your Santa is awesome. You did a great job on making him. Love it.

Cecilia said...

Your Santa is great! Thank you for sharing and for the tutorial.

Theresa said...

Happy Birthday! I love you Santa, just fabulous!

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to you!!! Your Santa is the cutest. You are so creative, I could never draw like that. Thank you for sharing.

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday! Well, your Santa is just wonderful! The detail is fantastic. Thank you for sharing your process.

Connie said...

Happy, happy birthday and your Santa is so cute! I always love all of your work and would love to win this piece! Thanks for sharing!

Emily C said...

I love your santa and will give him a good home on my wall at christmas time =)

lefuntz said...

I love the back view. It show how fabulous your quilting is!

sandra said...

Happy Birthday and many more. I love your Santa and found the process of making him very interesting. Thanks for giving us a chance to win him.

LJ said...

You are an artist!! Wonderful work and I like that you're using other orphan projects. I've used that hanging method, too. It works wonderfully.

Anna McCurdy said...

What a terrific looking Santa Claus. It has been a fun hop- One of my favorite parts is that I get to visit old friends and meet some new ones too.
Thanks for participating in the blog hop and for the chance to win your very handsome Santa.
Regards from Alberta,
Anna

evelyn said...

Happy belated Birthday! Santa is cool. I love how you have used up your 2 1/2 inch squares.

shawn said...

Happy Birthday and your santa is co cute, thanks.

(smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

Suze said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you. I'm behind in getting to view and respond to the wonderful creativity of the participants. I love your Santa - wish I had the pattern. I have absolutely no artistic ability to be able to even think about being able to draw a pattern, face, etc. Since I am later viewing the posts, I also saw your remarkable high heel, it is adorable, too. Oh, yeah, I loved the fabric in your beard. Also, keep trying to use the fabric squares. I know I just made a table runner using fabric from twin baby quilts. I didn't think I might have enough fabric for the table runner and now I can't tell that I made a dent in the fabric. Well, maybe one of them is gone, but... Thanks for participating and sharing your wonderful creativity. I became a follower. We are "neighbors" - I live in OK. I am shocked that you are blessing someone with Santa. Lucky person! Someone is beginning a wonderful tradition.

Fiesta said...

Rhonda how could I have missed your birthday. Happy birthday my friend. Your Santa is awesome.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Your Santa is gorgeous, thanks for the chance to win ☺
Best wishes to you!

Gloria said...

That is a gorgeous Santa!

gtcoursey said...

Your Santa is wonderful.. Great Job!!!

Lorna said...

Ho ho ho happy birthday (belated) as only stumbled on this tonight. Cool Santa.

nicolesender said...

Love your Santa; he's awesome!
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

Gene Black said...

I will toss my name in the hat for this. ((grin)) Love your Santa.

Brandy Pettit said...

I just got to see your Santa today, and it's amazing! I hope I can still qualify for a chance at the FQ. Thank you for sharing your project with the hop!
~Brandy
brandizzle7133 at yahoo dot com

Guilitta said...

Have I alredy said how wonderful your Santa is? Great!

Greeting Guilitta

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