Friday, November 15, 2019

Stitch It and Gift It Blog Hop - Last Day, My Day, and Giveaway - Shared Hearts

the final day of the
Stitch It and Gift It Blog Hop.

 I'm sad to see this hop end.
I don't think I've seen this much inspiration in one blog hop, ever!

To all that participated or commented -
Thank you so much!

My head is swimming with all kinds of gift ideas
and I can't wait to get to stitching.

But first, it's my day to show my "Shared Hearts" quilt.

This quilt was the inspiration behind this blog hop.

I started this quilt top in January for the Project Quilting challenge, Hope Springs Eternal.
The intention was to donate it to

Quilts for Cure


 Following the Heart block tutorial at Cluck Cluck Sew - I calculated for a 12" finished quilt block.   I added sashing to the top of half the blocks and the bottom of the other half.

The top was finished in January and was a UFO until this hop.

Now it's ready to wrap a sweet child in comfort while she fights cancer.

Sharing Hearts is 48" x 57" and made from my stash fabrics.
I quilted on my long arm with Glide thread (white).

I invited bloggers to start the season of giving with a blog hop
celebrating the art of sewing or quilting
and then

A week of gift-giving inspiration!

I'm excited to introduce today's line-up of bloggers.

Friday, November 15th
Seams To Be Sew
Ms P Designs USA
Just Because Quilts
Inquiring Quilter
Susie’s World
Creatin' in the Sticks -you are here

Have fun visiting each blog and making new friends.

They have worked hard to show us some new ideas, so be sure to thank them with 
a sweet comment!

Find the rest of the schedule by clicking HERE

You can find links to all the posts on the Pinterest Board.

I am always moved by the giving hearts of so many quilters
love reading the stories behind the gifts.

The gifts we give aren't always personal
are from just wanting to make a difference for someone.

All week I've been sharing along with the amazing bloggers. 
I've shared different ways to share stitching with charitable organizations. 
Be sure and check my past posts this week for other ideas for charitable stitching.

Somehow our little canoe ended up in the pasture behind the pond, but it makes for an interesting picture.  I just love photographing quilts.

Be sure to check out Carol's blog hop at Just Let Me Quilt coming in December.

And I will be announcing a new blog hop for next year sometime next week.

I am having a


One of my favorite online fabric shops is 
One of my readers will receive a $25.00 Gift Card to go SHOPPING!!!
Come back every day of the hop, visit all the blog posts of the day, leave a comment, and enter the giveaway.
I've extended the giveaway over the weekend, so everyone has a chance to visit the blogs and enter the giveaway.
Be sure to enter every day.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
The winner will be announced on Monday, November 18th, 2019.
Thank you for stitching and gifting!


  1. Fabulous quilt and
    wonderful cause. Fun
    blog hop.
    Carla from Utah

  2. I just love that quilt and I am sure the little lady who gets it will love it and help her through.

    Thank you for arranging such a wonderful Hop. I have managed to get around to see everyones' post and left comments for them all and now have a much longer To Do list!!! I just love the ideas that Quilters have.

    Have a wonderful weekend and thanks once again.

    Hugs, Susie xx

  3. I love your heart quilt, and I'm sure it'll be a big comfort to whomever receives it. This has been a great hop; thanks so much for all your hard work to bring it to us!

  4. Love the hearts. I am On vacation, so I will have to leave comments tonight...

  5. Carla, it’s been a fun blog hop. Thank you very much for letting me tag along! Your heart quilt will bring will literally wrap whatever child receives it in love!

  6. This quilt is on my list probably for a niece. I love giving handmade goods to others through charity and to family members.

  7. I loved visiting all of the shops and seeing their wonderful projects. I also, love your heart quilt. It really touched me how generous everyone is, and make me excited to start a project today for a worthy cause!!

  8. Your quilt is adorable and will surely brighten the life of the child who receives it. Having a blog hop certainly is the push I needed to get things finished!! Thank you for hosting this blog was so much fun to see all the wonderful gifts and get ideas for Christmas (and all year long) giving!

  9. Blessed from above and made with love. What a great quilt and hop! It's been fun.

  10. Great quilt, and always an awesome go to pattern.

  11. It's been a great blog hop. I've enjoyed seeing all of the projects. Your quilt is great and is for a great cause.

  12. I love the effect of the staggered hearts; really cool! This has been such a fun hop. TONS of inspiration!!! :)

  13. Such a sweet quilt Carla. I'm sure a little girl will just love it.

  14. This turned out so cute. It is going to be a well loved quilt for someone.

  15. Such a bright and cheery quilt. Perfect to wrap a little one in while receiving Chemo treatments. Thanks for a fabulous and very timely hop. The inspiration is over the top and we can all dig in and get busy now!

  16. Looooove your Quilt!! Will definitely be a Treasured Hug for a sweet lil' girl :)

  17. I have enjoyed all the projects presented. Lots of inspiration. Thanks for organizing the hop!

  18. Love the heart quilt. Thanks again for organizing this great hop!

  19. Lovely heart quilt going to such a worthy cause! Thanks for the inspiration as well as organizing a great hop!

  20. Thank you for this awesome blog hop. Love your hearts.

  21. Thank you for another wonderful hop Carla. I added several more projects to my To Do List, more bloggers to my follow list, and have enjoyed this hop immensely,

  22. QOV is one charity I want to start being actively involved. I know so many in my home town that are so deserving!

  23. The charity I make quilts for is Ronald MacDonald House.

  24. Beautiful quilt! So cheery and bright! I know it will brighten a little one's journey to recovery. That's a wonderful charity, and you are so sweet to donate to it. Thank you, Carla, for a great blog hop! This has been so much fun. I have been inspired by so many and loved hearing all the stories.

  25. Love the quilt! Some child will be very happy with it. Thanks! I appreciate all your work to make this a fun and idea filled hop. Looking forward to some stitching now!

  26. I really enjoyed this hop and got some nice ideas. Thanks for running this!

  27. Thank you for all the time you put in to this great Blog Hop! So many super ideas!

  28. Your gift quilt is SEW cheerful, Carla! It is sure to be appreciated. Thank you for hosting this Blog Hop full of gifty ideas!! I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  29. This was fun. It was nice that some offered patterns or giveaways which always sweetens the pot. You made a lovely heart quilt. I don't know any male or female who wouldn't love a heart. Thank you for your energy and ability to organize blog hops. I love them all.

  30. I do remember your Hearts quilt, It looks wonderful. I will have to check-out that charity. So enjoying the Hop. I was in the hospital for a day, so getting all caught-up on visiting and comments.

  31. Such a sweet heart quilt! This has been an amazing hop of inspiration and love. Thank you for being a wonderful hostess with a big heart!

  32. All kinds of great ideas. Love the tree quilt and simple stockings.

  33. Love the quilt, Carla. This has been such a great hop with so many wonderful gift making/giving ideas! Thanks again for hosting!

  34. What a great week of projects! Thank you SO much for a wonderful blog hop.

  35. Wonderful blog hop. I am always looking for great gift ideas to make and this hop gave me more than enough. Thank you.

  36. I'm glad that Sharing Hearts was an inspiration for this fun, fun hop. I love Christmas and it's wonderful and inspiring to see what others are doing, too. Your quilt is so bright and hopeful - some young child will definitely find it a joy. Thanks for a great hop.

  37. Thanks so much for this great hop. I have enjoyed each of the posts.

  38. I have enjoyed the whole week of inspirations and love the heart quilt you made for this special cause.

  39. Thank you so much for hosting. It was fun. Your quilt is lovely and made for such a worthy cause. Hearts are perfect.

  40. This has been a great hop, full of inspiration. I love your quilt! It's so sweet and for such a great cause.

  41. Mine would probably look like they were supposed to line up, but didn't.

  42. I always love these blog hops and gain so much inspiration from them! It never fails me to learn now creative people are with using fabric and thread. Thanks again for hosting, Carla!

  43. Lovely gift! Thanks for hosting the hop. It's been filled with inspiration!

  44. Ya hoo. I have finished commenting on eackblog in the hop. I was away for the entire hop and wasnt able to comment in a timely manner. I think tomorrow I will start sending the thank you notes.

    Ok this was a terrific hop super idea lots of stuff to share. Your heart quilt is wonderful and so loving. Take care, I'll be in touch next week when you announce 2020.

  45. Just love your heart quilt!! Thanks so much for hosting yet another fun hop! xx

  46. That's just a wonderful finish for a wonderful cause. Thanks for sharing it and hosting last week's blog hop. I got behind by the end of the week!


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