Virtual Cookie Exchange and Christmas Blog Hop

And Put your foot down #78

cookie exchange

Welcome to my stop on the hop. This is my 3rd consecutive year participating in Carol’s Virtual Cookie Exchange Blog Hop. Carol from Just Let Me Quilt is the host and creator so be sure to stop by and thank her. As for me, Thank you Carol! for allowing me to participate again this year.

The long Thanksgiving weekend allowed a lot of sewing time and I was able to get caught up and finish my Christmas Tree.

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I had enough Nordic Nature by Island Batik left in these great Christmas colors to pair with their Custard fabric.

First I cut all my patches using AccuQuilt dies. The offset blocks in the top of the photo were paper pieced.

Started stitching them in rows and using large patches of Custard where I could.

Although you can’t tell in the photo, the red patches are puffed blocks for ornaments. That’s why the quilt hangs funny. See my oops?

A Christmas Tree wouldn’t be a Christmas Tree without gifts. Using a fusible I added 2 presents on the left. The truck is a new die from AccuQuilt which I had to modify, I used larger circles for the tires to create big boy tires.

Here it is on the frame, you can see the puffed blocks. To my amazement this was the squarest quilt I have ever made. The puffed blocks were a real concern for me.

Here it is quilted and bound.

Cookie Recipe

Sorry, with all the sewing going on there was no time for cooking. But I do have a very good sugar cookie recipe to share with you.

Put your foot down shares from #77

Given the season Viridian’s blog shard this cute log cabin that reminded me of a candy cane.

Since it the season of giving, Andrée from Quilting & Learning shared a stitcher’s journal she made. Here’s an idea.

What’s under your foot?

For the love of geese

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  1. Thanks for the recipe. Love your Christmas tree!

  2. Lovely Christmas tree quilt!

  3. Hi Denise! Your Christmas tree turned out great. Did you have trouble quilting the puffy blocks or did you just outline them? What a fun idea – it really makes the ornaments stand out so nicely. The cookie recipe looks good – definitely one to try. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • Oh no, I just stitched around them. To fill the pocket I used scraps of batting and folded it twice so I doubt I could have stitched through them. Thank you for stopping by, I hope to catch up on your blog before the weekend end. Its been so crazy around here.

  4. Cute! The blog looks great!

    • Thank you so much.There are a few more changes I want to make. But first I have to catch up on what I have missed the last couple of weeks.

  5. I really love your tree quilt and all your embellishments. Really a very pretty and fun quilt.

  6. Your Christmas tree project is perfect, I love it. Our #1 recipe for Christmas cookies is sugar. I would have a number of people rebelling if we didn’t include it. Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. Hi Denise, Such a fun puffy quilt…great idea! Accuquilt dies made this whole quilt look easy…Thank you for sharing!

  8. Great sugar cookie minds think alike!

  9. Your quilt is stunning. Great job. Thanks for sharing your cookie recipe. sounds delicious.

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