Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Day 3: November 15th ~ Henry Glass Jolly Holiday Party

Welcome to the day we're featured with our free project for the Jolly Holiday Hop. We love creating small vignettes with trees and special holiday decorations on tables and rooms in our homes. A little quilt can be placed on a table with special mementos, even a favorite bear or doll. It's just another way to use a little quilt besides hanging on a wall. These small arrangements can put the holidays all around your house. We just took down our little vignettes with pumpkins and crows with a small orange and black patchwork quilt.

For a Christmas vignette, gather together a few table-top trees. Add some of your favorite ornaments, a special collectible (ours is a bear by a local bear artist), and our 9” square Sunbonnet Sue Christmas Stitchery, and you have the perfect little Christmas decoration for any room. With small settings around the home, your guests will never notice that you didn’t put the big tree up this year!

Now go to Little Quilts Redwork Holiday Sue to download/print your free pattern:

Be sure to post a comment on our blog about our project and be eligible for a six-piece fat quarter bundle of Little Quilts shirtings.






1.  What is your favorite holiday food? My grandmother and then my mother would always make pork, sauerkraut, and dumplings for Thanksgiving along with turkey; and again at Christmas time…but without the turkey!

2. Does your family have a favorite holiday tradition? I’m not sure it’s always their favorite but as my daughter and son were growing up, we would watch “It’s a Wonderful Life” with Jimmy Stewart:
and then watch Chevy Chase’s “Christmas Vacation” after Thanksgiving dinner. 
It’s still very funny even though I’ve seen it more than 25 times. We even watch it in the Summer, at family reunions!

3. Did you like or hate sitting on Santa’s lap? I don’t remember, but I did see pictures of myself as a child crying on Santa’s lap!
4. What was a gift that you really desperately wanted? Did you get it? I wanted a two wheel black Schwinn bicycle one year and did get it!


5. What’s your favorite holiday movie Chevy Chase’s “Christmas Vacation.”

6. Favorite holiday song? “Jingle Bell Hop”.

7. Do you make many holiday presents? Just a few for my special stitch in friends. I like to look all during the year for just the right gift for friends and avoid the crazy rush during the holidays.
8. Would you prefer a large fully decorated tree on one like Charlie Brown’s tree? The past few years I have not put up a large tree. I prefer to put smaller trees with a theme in different rooms around the house; as the one shown in our project this year.
9. If you could go back in time, what would you say is your most favorite holiday memory. I really enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday as it’s a day to spend with friends without the rushing around preparing for gift giving.
10. Do you like a big family gathering at the holidays or do you prefer a small dinner followed by hot chocolate by the fire. I prefer a small family gathering with everyone watching “Christmas Vacation” which my son (age 40), and daughter (age 35) have seen at least 20 times!...enjoying hot chocolate and homemade apple pie.

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103 comments:

Donna said...

Holiday Sue is adorable. Thanks for the pattern. I am so enjoying the blog hop.

Vickie said...

What a sweet little holiday quilt! Thanks for sharing!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love the little Holiday SUe and will be sure to stitch her up for a special friend. Thank you for sharing the pattern.

Laurie said...

thanks for the pattern of sue :) she's a cutie - laurie

llsbaskets@comcast.

SuSaw said...

thank you for participating in the Henry Glass hop. The pattern is very nice.

Dorian said...

Thanks for being part of the fun blog hop. And thanks for the cute Sue pattern.

Lee said...

Thank you for the sweet holiday Sue pattern!

gmp said...

OMG - redwork is my new favorite, and I love your Redwork Sue! Thanks for sharing this adorable pattern with us.

Diana said...

Thanks for the pattern, so cute!!

Becky said...

Thanks so much for your decorating suggestions! Have a fabulous holiday season!

Kate said...

Holiday Sue is delightful! Thank you.

Darlene B said...

Cute project! I like your idea of using small trees and not having to put up a big tree...it sure is a lot of work! (But I don't think my family will agree to not putting it up!)

gill said...

Thank you for the free pattern - so cute! off to download now!

Carrie P. said...

cute pattern.
thanks for sharing your Christmas traditions. Fun!

Kathy H said...

Thank you for the holiday Sue. So cute. I love those Christmas movies too. One of my goals each year is to get my decorations up early after Thanksgiving so I can sit and watch those movies with the family and do a little stitching on something while we all enjoy them.

DebrafromMD said...

I love your tips for decorating with little quilts and I love the Sue pattern.

Staci said...

What a cute little holiday stitchery! Thanks for sharing it!

Purl Buttons said...

Thank you. I think Sue is special to all the quilting sisters. It will make a great little gift.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the Redwork Holiday Sue. She has been around for a long time. Still, she is so cute and one that I shall treasure forever. What a perfect gift for the holidays.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Rosa said...

Holly Sue is lovely,thanks you.

Sharrieboberry said...

I love Holiday Sue in Redwork. Very pretty!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very sweet redwork Sue. Thanks!

YankeeQuilter said...

Thanks for the sue pattern...I have a stitching friend who is a sue fan and I still have enough time to stitch one up for her before the holidays!

Pat said...

Such a cute Sue. I love Redwork and will surely love stitching this one. Thank you and Happy Holidays.

Pat said...

Such a cute Sue. I love Redwork and will surely love stitching this one. Thank you and Happy Holidays.

Julie said...

What an adorable Holiday Sue...and, she's just the size for me to get done before Christmas as a gift!

Robin said...

Cute little pattern. I never tried redwork yet but knowing myself, sooner or later the bug will hit me!

Gwen said...

Really enjoyed reading your blog post.. And I love the redwork Sunbonnet Sue-- she's a favorite of mine. Every time I make a quilt-- pieced or appliqued-- I am always tempted to include a little Sunbonnet girl *somewhere* - even if only on the label... :-) thanks so much for the opportunity to win the FQ bundle!!! :-)

WoolenSails said...

That is such a fun little piece and simple to make up a few to give as gifts. I like making mini pieces that I can give to residents in the nursing homes so they have something nice to decorate their rooms with.

Debbie

Gloria said...

I like Holiday Sue and will stitch her up as the centre os a small cushion.
Thank you for the pattern

Nancy said...

I LOVE Sunbonnet Sue, so of course I love your project!

Miss Alissa said...

Adorable red work!

Judy said...

Like the pattern. Could be a cute friend gift.....maybe in a frame.

Judy T

Cheryl said...

I'm always ready for another fat quarter bundle! thanks for taking part in this blog hop. It is so much fun!

Needled Mom said...

Sweet Sue stitchery!!

Mike and Jen said...

Thanks for the beautiful stitchery pattern. It will be lots of fun to make up.

Debbie W. said...

Very cute Holiday Sue and Charlie Brown's Christmas tree. I like enjoyed your blog will be back. Thank you for your project.

Cindy said...

Thanks for the project of Sue. Love decorating with the little trees, too.

MooseStash Quilting said...

I love sun bonnets and this one is adorable. Thanks for such a fun little pattern!

Potpourri said...

I love her thanks, for great patterns.

Just Ramblin' said...

I love Sun Bonnet Sue and was so excited to download this pattern. Thanks so much for sharing. Happy holidays to you and yours. Nola

gymo said...

Very Cute

Wendy said...

I love sunbonnet sue and this is such a sweet design, thanks so much for sharing!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Oh thank you, I love sunbonnet Sue, gorgeus!

Cecilia said...

Thanks for the cute pattern.

James-Linda said...

HOLIDAY SUE IS SO NEAT!
WE LIKE ALL THE FAMILY GATHERED ABOUT FOR AN OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION!
THANKS!

Kris said...

I love every Little Quilt project I have ever made and this one is no exception. Can't wait to pull out the floss and get started. Thanks for the cute pattern.

Syd said...

I'm really enjoying this blog hop! Holiday Sue is so cute. Can't wait to make her!!

Joan said...

Thank you for the pattern for the lovely Holiday Sue and the generous giveaway.

QuiltSue said...

What a gorgeous little Sue. Thanks so much.

JaneB said...

I love red work & your "Holiday Sue"! She will be making an appearance at my house this Christmas, unless all the other holiday "to dos" get in the way. :)

Lisnaweary Quilts said...

Holiday Sue is soo cute! I'll have to make her for Christmas!

Mary said...

I think your shirtings are my favorites ever. And I love Sue. I have so many Sue books and haven't made a quilt from them yet, but I'll get this block finished before Christmas this year. Thank you!

idzncolumbine said...

Really enjoying this holiday blog hop. Thanks for the pattern & chance to win.

Mrs.Pickles said...

what a cute pattern. Thank for sharing!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Holiday Sue is just too cute. She perfect for a small blank space I need to fill on my wall of quilts. Thanks so much. Also thanks for the chance on your giveaway!

Carissa said...

Thanks for the free pattern and the chance to win :-)

Aggiequilter said...

Love your Holiday Sue, she's a perfect size for a DOable gift. Thanks for sharing with us!

paulette said...

Love Holiday Sue!! Adorable! thanks for sharing!
Paulette

Marcia said...

What a wonderful redwork project. It will be a great addition to the holiday decor.

Lisa Marie said...

I'm enjoying this blog hop -- gets me in the holiday spirit!

Kaye M. said...

Thank you for a sweet project, Holiday Sue is adorable! Now, if only I could embroider as well as you do!! I like seeing the little vignette that you set up. It helps give me an idea to try. tkmattson@hotmail.com

Stacy Lindblom said...

What is it about redwork that is so darn charming? Thanks for sharing your adorable project. Happy Holidays!

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely pattern..........one of my favourite christmas songs is Six White boomers......very aussie

Pat V. said...

Thanks for sharing a lovely decorating idea. For some reason, I want to go and have some hot chocolate and watch Christmas movies now.

MoeWest said...

Thanks for the Holiday Sue redwork design. I like your idea of little Christmas vignettes.

Diane Wild said...

Thank you for the Sunbonnet Sue for Christmas. I adore little quilts and don't make enough of them. The blog hop is a great time. Thanks.

Deb said...

Thanks for sharing your Sue pattern. I'd love to win your giveaway. I'm enjoying the blog hop!

Cindy said...

Love your stitchery! Love too the idea of putting together little vignettes with a small quilt. I like small quilts but have a hard time figuring out what to do with them...now I know!

Marcia said...

Love the pattern. Hope I have better luck with it than posting this comment.

marciadalton@bellsouth.net

Jan said...

Love the redwork Holiday Sue! Thanks for the give away chance.

Joanna said...

Your Holiday Sue is so sweet. I have your book, "Little Quilts all Through the House" and love it.

Barbara Sindlinger said...

Very cute Sunbonnet Sue little topper. Another great idea for a Christmas gift too.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Thanks for Sweet, sweet Sue!

bairdmtn said...

My two favorite things-quilting and redwork!! Thank you so much for the pattern!! What a great gift these will make!!

Robyn said...

we love watching Christmas movies. I love them all.

Lila said...

I know your holiday season will be busy. Keep December 14th in mind for the bee party.

Julie in WA said...

Hoo, boy. One of these days I just HAVE to learn how to embroider. Your design is very cute!

Judy1522 said...

Very cute little quilt. I am looking forward to making it. Your vignette idea for decorating is a great one.

Snoodles said...

Oh what fun it would be to win shirtings...sure could use those. Thanks so much for the cute pattern!

Dana Gaffney said...

Adorable, thank you.

Kerry said...

Your Sunbonnet Sue Christmas pattern is so cute. Love this hop!!

Mimi said...

Sweet project, thanks for sharing on the hop!!

Karen said...

Thank you for the cute roject. It will fit in with my other "Little Quilt" Christmas quilts!

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Oh, that little Sunbonnet Holiday Sue is so adorable! Love her! Thanks for sharing the pattern.

evelyn said...

Thank you for sharing Holiday Sue. I like your idea of several little vignettes around the house. I haven't put up a tree in a long time. Most of my decorations are in the main living area. Now I think I will expand to ALL the rooms. Gonna make some small quilts to go with all my snowmen.

Marilee said...

I love Little Quilts. I'm so glad you're still together. I have Little Quilts All Through the House. Was it your first book?

Amy said...

A cute sunbonnet sue!

Cindy Sews said...

I love the idea of little quilts. I can't wait to try the new project!

Anne said...

Your little redwork project is adorable. Thanks for doing this for us.

Jeanette said...

Holiday Sue is so cute. Thanks for sharing it.

VickiT said...

What a cute little Sunbonnet Sue pattern. Thank you very much for that.

I LOVE Christmas Vacation. That is such a great movie.

Even though we have a big tree in the living room, because I am in my sewing room all day long, I bought a little tree to put in here on my desk with my computer. I love Christmas and how it makes the house look so wonderful with the decorations. It just seems to come alive during the holidays.

Philopolis Designs said...

Adorable little quilt!!

TINA said...

Love your Sunbonnet Sue Christmas stitchery. It will look so cute in my home. Thank you!

GeeMa said...

I love Sue all dressed up for the Holiday with her little tree! Thanks so much for the pattern.

quiltmom said...

Thanks for participating in this terrific blog hop. I sure like your little pattern.
Regards from western Canada,
Anna

Debbie said...

Thank you for the Sunbonnet Sue pattern. Very simple. Happy Jolly Holiday Blog Hop!

Janet said...

Absolutely love Sunbonnet Sue, but your pattern makes it extra special! I absolutely love to create her soon! I've used your cute little shirtings before; however, one can not have enough! Thanks and Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Barb said...

I'm not a big Sue fan, but this little gal with her winter hat is very cute. Thanks for sharing her.

Evelene S said...

Holiday Sue is so cute. Thanks for a chance to win! esterling1923 at gmail.com

NancyL said...

Love your project!! Red is one of my favorite colors, and I think I could actually get this finished! Thanks for the pattern and giveaway!!

ritainalaska said...

thank you for the holiday sbs! she's a cutie!

Karen said...

Gorgeous redwork. Thank you for the lovely pattern.