Friday, November 20, 2015

100 Blocks! Volume 12 Blog Tour

http://www.quiltmaker.com/blogs/quiltypleasures/

First let me say Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Also, Thank you Quiltmaker for hosting such a wonderful Blog Tour. I'm loving the 100 Blocks Blog Tour. I am so thrilled and honored to be included!  Let me show you my sweet block, Peppermint Santa... I love Christmas and the whole holiday season so I drew up this whimsical Santa. I also enjoy embellishing designs with buttons and yo-yo's so I just had to include my favorite finishing touches on this block too. 
(Peppermint Santa can be found on page 11.)

Peppermint Santa
Let me show you how I used the block for a couple of delightful Christmas gift ideas. A picture of these finished projects can also be found featured in the Designer Gallery in Quiltmakers 100 blocks Vol. 12, on page 78.


I started out by tracing and cutting out four sets of the design pieces of the Peppermint Santa.
This is enough for my two projects.

 
To make a jolly table runner, I ironed on three sets of 'santas' on a 10 1/2" x 30 1/2"
cream rectangle fabric background...

For a cute wall hanging or mini quilt, I ironed one Santa onto a 12 1/2" green block.
Then I machined appliqued around all of the pieces using a buttonhole stitch.

To add some extra cuteness, I machine embroidered
'Ho Ho Ho' using a curly font. (Totally optional)

Then I added borders onto each background piece. To finish up your Peppermint Santa projects, layer backing, batting and the 'top' and quilt as desired. 


I used a red and white stripe fabric for the binding on my table runner. Oh it's sooooo cute!
The striped fabric also made adorable yo-yos that look like peppermint candy! The Santas are embellished with red yo-yo noses. Buttons are used for the holly berries. 

Have fun with this block, use traditional colors (red and green) or mix it up and use you imagination! A green and white striped hat would be cute. How about turquoise and red, hot pink and white... the possibilities are endless...

I am also jumping around screaming because my
sweet Peppermint Santa made the cover. Oh my goodness! I'm a cover girl!
What a fun, awesome, wonderful surprise and honor!
Want a chance to win a copy from Quiltmaker? Just leave me a sweet comment for a chance to win. (Make sure to leave me an email so that you can be contacted if you win!) Winner will receive their magazine directly from Quiltmaker.
 I am also having a little giveaway! I'm giving away a set of three Christmas Patterns and a set of fat quarters from Connecting Threads to one lucky winner!
Remember to just leave a sweet comment for a chance to win. If you want extra chances to win, follow me too, and leave a comment that you do.
 I will announce a winner on Monday, November 23rd.


For more patterns from Quilt Doodle Designs check out my website;

(15% off with coupon code 100blocks in my Etsy Shop)

I also have a limited supply of signed Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Vol.12
 for sale in my Etsy Shop.

Thank you again for stopping by!
Happy Quilting!



191 comments:

  1. Thank you for the giveaway, what lovely prizes. I do follow your blog too.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a cute Peppermint Santa!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love these Santas! I am learning applique but wondering about the templates that do not have a seam allowance. I have to figure out how much room do I leave around the template so I can fuse it and turn. I really want to start doing this. Thank you for the opportunity to win the Quiltmaker block magazine!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thank you also for the opportunity to win the Christmas patterns and fat quarters from Connecting Threads. I am waiting on a shipment from them now for some of my wish list items.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I also follow you. Thank you once again

    ReplyDelete
  6. Cindy!! I follow you and enjoy every post.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love the Santa. Thank you for the opportunity to win the magazine and some more goodies

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hi Cindy. Your table runner grabbed my heart. I just love the whimsy of it. I don't machine embroidery, but I would certainly add hand stitching. This is a really good post. Thanks for being a Hop Stop. I would love to win the magazine, but if I don't, I'll be buying it for sure.
    xx, Carol

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love your Santa and the table runner. Gonna have to get a copy so I can make one. Tanks for the giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  10. I really like Santa and CT patterns.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Good morning. I love the table runner, so cute.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Congratulations on making the cover. That's awesome. funnylady93@nyc.rr.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. Your Santa is adorable. Congrats on being a cover girl! I would love to win a copy of the magazine too.

    ReplyDelete
  14. This is a really cute fun santa

    ReplyDelete
  15. Your block is so cheerful and merry! The Ho Ho Ho on your table runner says it all.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love your Santa. So cute. And I love the font you used for the lettering....

    ReplyDelete
  17. I am a follower via bloglovin'

    ReplyDelete
  18. Congratulations on being a cover girl!
    auntie.clark@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. I love your little Santa, he is adorable. All of your patterns are wonderful, you are very talented! Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the magazine.

    ReplyDelete
  20. LOVE LOVE LOVE your Santa! I love everything about Christmas - especially it being Jesus' birthday:). I started following you today too. This 100 quilt block blog hop has been so much fun! I'm going now to look at your Etsy shop and save a link to it.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Congratulations. I love your Peppermint Santa, especially the yo-yo pompom on his cap!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Such a cute block. I know you must be so excited to have your block on the cover.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Congratulations on being a cover girl! Your Peppermint Santa block is a keeper and block I will make. Thanks for the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  24. What a cute Santa! Thanks for the chance!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Your Santa is so cute! Very sweet!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I follow you on Google +. I'm also collecting your BOM on Craftsy.

    ReplyDelete
  27. CONGRATULATIONS your block is adorable.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

    ReplyDelete
  28. I follow you on email, I love your inspiring blog
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

    ReplyDelete
  29. I loved your cute Santa block, thanks for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  30. I love your block and you did a nice job on the blog!

    ReplyDelete
  31. I love your block. It's adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  32. What a delightful block! I appreciate your sharing how you make them -- that is, adding an extra layer to avoid "shadowing" of the background fabric. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Thank you for showing the different ways to use your block. It stimulates our imagination. I think it will make some very cute gifts --- and, I must admit, I would use the traditional colors.
    quiltschon@att.net

    ReplyDelete
  34. I love your Peppermint Santa - cannot wait to make him! Congrats on being a Cover Girl for this new issue!

    ReplyDelete
  35. I am following you by email. I loved your 2015 BOM.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Love your Santa runner! Just so cute!!!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Your bock is adorable. Thanks for sharing the layout options. Diane O

    ReplyDelete
  38. Sweetly following on google, thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  39. Very sweet design. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  40. Will have to start following your blog love this Santa.... I just bought my big box of peppermint's for the holidays today.. cute cute cute... drhodes9@cox.net

    ReplyDelete
  41. So sweet. I really love your block. Thank you for adding to the prizes!

    ReplyDelete
  42. I have signed up for your newsletter!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Love this Santa! Sweetly "bodacious"!!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Your block is great for a child's crib or twin or throw. Thanks for all the new blocks and the inspiration. Keep up the good work!!

    ReplyDelete
  45. It's definitely the time of year to make table runners. Love this little Santa you've shared!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Your Santa is so cute and happy!

    ReplyDelete
  47. Well, how cool is that?! Designing for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks and on the cover too :-)
    Congrats! Your Santa block is wonderful! Thanks for the sweet giveaway too!

    ReplyDelete
  48. Cute santa! Love what you did with your block!

    ReplyDelete
  49. I love everything Santa - your block is wonderful & he made the cover too. Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  50. I'm a follower of your blog via Bloglovin'. Thanks again.

    ReplyDelete
  51. Just found your site. What sweet gifts you have made. Would love to win the magazine and your sweet patterns. ckrutjo@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  52. Congratulations! Your Santa block is cute and how cool to be on the cover! I really like your table runner and may have to make one fir myself. Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  53. I'm a follower via email and I'm really enjoying your BOM. Thanks again.

    ReplyDelete
  54. Congratulations on being on the cover! Your Peppermint Santa is so sweet, I will definitely being making him.

    ReplyDelete
  55. I've been a fan of yours and Wilson's for awhile, I follow through GFC.

    ReplyDelete
  56. That a fun and adorable Santa block! Congrats on making the cover!

    ReplyDelete
  57. Your Santa block is super cute! This is always such a great magazine, can't wait to get my hands on this latest issue!

    ReplyDelete
  58. Congratulations on being a cover girl! Peppermint Santa and the table runner are so adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  59. I have enjoyed following you with Bloglovin and by email!

    ReplyDelete
  60. I follow you by email so that I don't miss a thing.

    ReplyDelete
  61. Love the Santa block and the blanket stitch adds so much. Thanks for sharing your creativity, so inspiring.

    ReplyDelete
  62. This is my first visit to your site and I LOVE IT! So many cute ideas in addition to your QM100 block.

    ReplyDelete
  63. Very cute Santa, I love the table runner.

    ReplyDelete
  64. I really like your block - especially the holly in Santa's hat.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

    ReplyDelete
  65. I have been following with GFC.

    ReplyDelete
  66. what a cute block! congrats! dlk3265 @ gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  67. What an adorable block you shared with us!! I LOVE it. I follow you with Google so I don't miss any of the cute things you share with us. Thanks so much for all you do!!

    ReplyDelete
  68. Oops, my second post is that I follow you with Google. I also mentioned that in my first comment but see I was supposed to do TWO comments. Never did follow directions very well, even now at my age!! GRIN. Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy.

    ReplyDelete
  69. Super cute block! Congrats on being included in the issue. I hear it's very competitive… so kudos to you!!

    ReplyDelete
  70. I"m an email follower… and have to admit… we follow Wilson also. My 8yr old son wants to be an animal behavorist/vet, and has announced that you officially have the cutest pet this week… So you have that award too :) LOL!

    ReplyDelete
  71. Peppermint Santa is "sweet" and absolutely adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  72. I'm a follower on Google+. Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  73. Congratulations Cindy! Your block is just the cutest. I really love the Peppermint Santa block and table runner.

    ReplyDelete
  74. I follow you with GFC. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  75. Congrats on your block. I love this Santa - and will definitely be making this block - maybe as a mug rig or a pillow. I'll just have to see what mood I'm in when I get going! kathleen(dot)lutz(at)comcast(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  76. I follow your blog via email. kathleen(dot)lutz(at)comcast(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  77. Congrats on being on the cover! Your block is adorable and I love your table runner. Thanks for a chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  78. Congratulations Cover Girl! What a sweet block!

    ReplyDelete
  79. Congratulations on making the cover of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks! Love your cute Peppermint Santa block with the yo-yo embellishments. Thanks for sharing your project ideas and thanks for the great giveaway.
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  80. Santa is adorable! thanks for the chance to win a great prize pack!

    ReplyDelete
  81. I signed up to be a follower too!

    ReplyDelete
  82. Congratulations on being a cover girl!!! That is so awesome! Your Santa is too cute - need to make it!!

    ReplyDelete
  83. I have followed your blog for years and love it!! Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  84. oooh, those fat quarters are on my wish list. I love Connecting Threads. I've already sent my wish list to my hubby, but I never know what he'll get off it! The patterns would be nice, too, in case he gets any of that fabric......
    or would you like to cut out some Santas for me to applique??:)

    ReplyDelete
  85. What a cute santa and lovely table runner.

    ReplyDelete
  86. I follow your blog via email - wpolsson@islandnet.com

    ReplyDelete
  87. Good show a cover girl .love your Santa ,and the Tablerunner a great idea .would be great to win a copy of book 12.A Christmas Gift for sure. Thank-you

    ReplyDelete
  88. I follow your block by email at chevaliermaryellen@yahoo.ca

    ReplyDelete
  89. What a cute Santa block. Thank you for sharing all the ideas on how to use one or more of your block.

    ReplyDelete
  90. Your Peppermint Santa really looks cute in a trio. It makes me wish I had an embroidery machine to add the HoHoHo. Very nice.

    ReplyDelete
  91. Nice santa ty for sharing him and yes you could change the colors to your christmas decorating....happyness04431@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  92. Peppermint Santa deserves to be on the cover. What a darling fella. He's the cutest. Congrats.

    ReplyDelete
  93. Bingo! Your design is the one I've been looking for to put on a Christmas stocking for the grandson when he visits Grandma this year! Woo-hoo!

    ReplyDelete
  94. I'm a follower and get your posts via email.

    ReplyDelete
  95. Love Peppermin Santa! Definitely itely a cover boy !

    ReplyDelete
  96. Your block is adorable. Love how you incorporate yo-yos.

    Pat K, yfg3749(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  97. Love the block and table runner! I am a follower and get your BOM. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  98. Love your block, and your santa hedgie is so cute! Thanks for the great giveaways! vickise at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  99. What a sweet block!!! Congrats on making the cover!!!

    ReplyDelete
  100. follow you via email and Bloglovin!!! Thanks for the chance!!

    ReplyDelete
  101. Your blocks are always the best. Santa is just darling!

    ReplyDelete
  102. Love your blocks. I am a follower and receive your emails. Thanks for the great inspiration

    ReplyDelete
  103. What a sweet block! Thanks for the giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  104. Congrats for being on the cover!!- like the way youused the striped fabric for the yoyo- it sure does look like a peppermint! Have a great Thanksgiving

    ReplyDelete
  105. I love your block - it's so cute!

    ReplyDelete
  106. When I saw your name, I knew your block would be extra cute. I love your peppermint Santa.

    ReplyDelete
  107. So cute and just in time for the season!
    ale3002000 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  108. That is definitely one sweet Santa! Congratulations on getting on the cover! I like both the table runner and mini quilt--great ideas!

    ReplyDelete
  109. That's just about the cutest Santa ever. Love it! Thanks for sharing.
    joyecox@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  110. Cute, cute, cute block! ( sue at asdfwordpro dot com )

    ReplyDelete
  111. Your Santa is SOOO Sweet!!! I might have to make one of these...quickly. Very cute and happty.

    ReplyDelete
  112. Sweet little bitty critters! Lovin the blog

    ReplyDelete
  113. I follow via email.
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

    ReplyDelete
  114. Love your Santa ! Thank you for sharing!
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

    ReplyDelete
  115. Your peppermint Santa block is just darling! I noticed it right away on the cover. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal.net

    ReplyDelete
  116. I just signed up to follow you by email. Thanks! cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal.net

    ReplyDelete
  117. I love your doodle designs !!!!! I follow you via email!

    ReplyDelete
  118. I, too, have been following you for quite awhile via email. First and foremost, though, I have to tell you how much I LOVE this Peppermint Santa and can hardly wait to add him to my collection of Quilt Doodle Appliques. So talented. Love it!! Looking forward to checking out the newest 100 Blocks.

    ReplyDelete
  119. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netFriday, 20 November, 2015

    I always look forward to this issue. Love your block. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

    ReplyDelete
  120. Your Snowman is so cute! My Granddaughter would like him.

    ReplyDelete
  121. Elaine M.
    Your little Santa is just the cutest ever!
    remills (at) amtelecom (dot) net

    ReplyDelete
  122. Elaine M.
    I'm following you via email...love your site.
    remills (at) amtelecom (dot) net

    ReplyDelete
  123. Darling Santa pattern. Thanks so much for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  124. Your block is cute. Congrats on getting your block on the cover.
    deborah dot k dot browning at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  125. Your block is cute. Congrats on getting your block on the cover.
    deborah dot k dot browning at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  126. I like your block and the table runner idea was cute.
    deborah dot k dot browning at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  127. I did not see my post, so I am trying to send it again. I like your cute Santa block.
    deborah dot k dot browning at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  128. Covergirl, indeed, what a sweet surprise for you! Your peppermint Santa is so delicious. Wish I had one!

    ReplyDelete
  129. I absolutely LOVE your Santa's hat, what a cute idea making it striped. Such a cute block.

    My email is jamct (at) earthlink.net

    ReplyDelete
  130. So, so cute! I need to make gifts for the vet techs in our dog's oncologist's office, and your Santas are perfect. (Along with the Scottie dog featured on Connecting Threads a few weeks ago.) Thanks very much!

    ReplyDelete
  131. I follow you via email: wordygirl (at) earthlink (dot) net

    ReplyDelete
  132. Love your Santa and the table runner...thank you...martamanole@yahoo.com...marta

    ReplyDelete
  133. a darling block Congrats. pjrquilter (at) msn (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  134. I love all the steps you have given to make such a cute table runner for Holiday fun. I need to be sewing while I am sleeping so Santa will have lots of goodies. I am going to sign up now for sure to follow you. lkcquilts at hotmail period com

    ReplyDelete
  135. The Peppermint Santa is so cute. I love the table runner.
    sharon.lichter01@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  136. I follow you by email! Happy Thanksgiving and for all you do!

    ReplyDelete
  137. Peppermint Santa is adorable! Thank you for sharing him.

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

    ReplyDelete
  138. I follow you on Bloglovin. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

    ReplyDelete
  139. Very cute Santa block. I especially like the table runner. Thanks for the suggestions on using the block.

    ReplyDelete
  140. What a darling block! Love the tablerunner and another project for my to-do list, hehe.

    Congratulations on being in Quiltmaker's 100, Vol. 12!!

    Super giveaway!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  141. How wonderful to be a cover girl - love the Santa blocks - actually all your blocks are wonderful -
    been following you for long time and look forward to all your creative designs & neat ways to use
    them...Thank you so much and also for the opportunity to maybe win ??
    Marylou
    Fun4Me1249@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  142. What a cute Christmas applique. I can imagine using him in all kinds of projects.

    ReplyDelete
  143. I always love your projects! they are all so cute!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  144. I have been following you for some time now!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  145. Love your Santa, thanks for the chance.

    ReplyDelete
  146. I'm also a follower, thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  147. Your block is super cute, and so you!

    ReplyDelete
  148. OMGosh! I Love Love Love your Peppermint Santa! He is just sew stinkin' cute :)
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  149. I'm a new follower!
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  150. I love this block! Santa looks so cute in a striped hat! Thanks for the idea to make yo-yos that look like peppermint candies.

    ReplyDelete
  151. Wow. The block is worthy of the cover. Cute, cute, cute.

    Ladyheylady@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  152. Thanks for the chance to win the book with your block. It is so cute. Ellen @ luvtoquilt2@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  153. love your block, thanks for the chance to win a mag.

    ReplyDelete
  154. I loved visiting your blog!!! Loved the snowflakes, header, and especially your block! Congrats on being in the book!

    ReplyDelete
  155. Such Christmas cuteness! So many ways to use it! Congrats on being a cover girl.
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  156. I follow you on Bloglovin!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  157. that is the sweetest thing I;ve seen in a long time :)

    ReplyDelete
  158. So glad to have a Christmas project , very cute, Kathy in Colo repzjratplainsdotnet

    ReplyDelete
  159. Oh, he is so cute. My goodness there have been no many cute blocks on this hop. kthurn@bektel.com

    ReplyDelete
  160. I signed up to receive email updates when you post. kthurn@bektel.com

    ReplyDelete
  161. Congratulations on being a cover girl! What a cute Santa! I've made many of your patterns and I love them all! Thanks for a chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  162. I love your sweet Santa and how cool that you ended up on the cover. I love your sense of whimsy!

    ReplyDelete
  163. I don't follow You, but I think it will be time To do it

    ReplyDelete
  164. Peppermint Santa is a cutie!
    bjkaup at huntel dot net

    ReplyDelete
  165. Congratulations on being a cover girl! Love your block.

    ReplyDelete
  166. Such a yummy Santa! Love your designs.

    ReplyDelete
  167. I love your block, so CUTE!! Thanks for the chance to win. itzsewme@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete