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Monday, 17 July 2017

Christmas In July Blog Hop For Windham Fabrics

Ellipse Quilt Pattern by www.madebyChrissieD.com

I'm delighted to be joining Windham Fabrics today on Day 1 of their Christmas in July 2017 Blog Hop, sharing their brand new Bread and Butter Joy holiday collection and hosting a giveaway.


The collection has 3 fabric designs - candy canes, holiday text and a snowflake inspired diagonal stripe in 4 seasonal colour ways - black, green, red and white.


I've made a raw edged circle applique quilt that's always a hit when I teach it as a class. The quilt top and binding are worked using 5 fabrics from the Joy collection on a white solid background and I'm backing my quilt with Cardinal solid red from Windham's Palette collection by Marcia Derse.


Disclosure: 
Fabrics for the quilt, along with the FQ bundle giveaway, are supplied by Windham Fabrics for the purposes of the blog hop and at no cost to mbCD, all other materials are my own.   

Ellipse Quilt Pattern by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Christmas In July Blog Hop For Windham Fabrics

When Windham's fabric bundle arrived, I knew it would be perfect for my raw edge circle applique quilt.  The quilt measures 26" x 35", it's small with huge impact, makes a great gift for a baby or small child and, come December, I'll be using this one as a seasonal wall hanging.

Ellipse Quilt Pattern by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Do you love raw edge applique as much as I do?

Ellipse Quilt Pattern by www.madebyChrissieD.com 

The colours really are striking and are calling out "HOLIDAYS"!!!

Ellipse Quilt Pattern by www.madebyChrissieD.com

The Windham Palette backing fabric has an uneven dye effect resembling a hand-dyed fabric and adds way more interest than a full solid ever could.

Ellipse Quilt Pattern by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Black and white bindings are always a winner and I've used my pattern matching tute to join the binding strips.

Pattern Matching Binding Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Ellipse Quilt Pattern by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Fancy making make your own Ellipse baby quilt/wall hanging?

The great news is that you can as later this week I'll be releasing the Ellipse pattern in my Craftsy pattern store.  I'll announce the release via social media so follow me if you'd like to know more.

When you purchase the pattern, you'll have exclusive access to my full raw edge circle quilt instructions and tons of tips, previously available only by attending my Manhattan classes.  

Ellipse Quilt Pattern by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Ellipse Quilt Pattern by www.madebyChrissieD.com

And now for the giveaway!

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Windham Fabrics are giving away a Holiday-Themed FQ bundle!
Open to US + International Entries

Ellipse Quilt Pattern by www.madebyChrissieD.com

My fave Christmas song 😍 is the controversial 1987 Fairytale of New York by The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl.  Hugely popular in the UK, I've thoroughly enjoyed my last 7 Christmas Eves walking the streets 🚖 of Manhattan and singing this with my kids.  If you're struggling with the lyrics ❔❕❔ here's a link so you can read them and a Wiki link explaining the background to the song.


Here's How To Enter
For your chance to win a Windham Fabrics holiday-themed FQ bundle, leave a comment telling me your favourite Christmas song .

For an additional chance to win follow my blog in some way: 
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or my Newsletter and leave a comment letting me know.

NOTE: Please be sure I can access your email. If you're a WordPress, Google+, no-reply or an anonymous commenter, or maybe you're just not sure, please add your email address to each comment.  If I can't find you I'll immediately draw another winner. 

This giveaway is open to US + International entries and closes on Sunday, 23 July 2017 at 8.00 pm (EST).  A winner will be chosen from the comments using a random number generator, contacted via email and shared here in this post.  Giveaway bundles will be mailed directly from Windham Fabrics to the winner.

Best of luck!

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Windham Fabrics 
Christmas in July 2017 Blog Hop Schedule:
Monday, 17 July - Chris Dodsley @made by ChrissieD
Tuesday, 18 July - Sam Hunter @Hunter's Design Studio
Wednesday, 19 July - Debby Kratovil @Debby Kratovil Quilts
Thursday, 20 July - Brooke Sellmann @Silly Mamma Quilts
Friday, 21 July - Jennie @Clover and Violet
Saturday, 22 July - Wendy Sheppard @Ivory Spring

If you're new to my blog, you'll enjoy taking a look at my blog post/tutes for Windham's 2016 Christmas in July Blog Hop too.

Zippered Pillow Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

I hope you've enjoyed my day on Windham's Christmas in July Blog Hop.  Follow the Christmas in July Blog Hop schedule for a chance to win a different holiday themed FQ bundle daily on each blog, and head over to Windham's Snip-Its blog to find out more.

Ellipse Quilt Pattern by www.madebyChrissieD.comEllipse Quilt Pattern by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Christmas In July Blog Hop For Windham Fabrics

Ellipse Quilt Pattern by www.madebyChrissieD.com

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Disclosure: 
Fabrics for the quilt, along with the FQ bundle giveaway, are supplied by Windham Fabrics for the purposes of the blog hop and at no cost to mbCD, all other materials are my own.   This post contains Craftsy affiliate links for which I am paid commission on click-through purchases (at no additional cost to you). Otherwise, no payment or commission is received for click-throughs to shared links; the post is for informational purposes only and all opinions are my own. 

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165 comments:

  1. My favorite Christmas song is "White Christmas".

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  2. My favorite Christmas song is "Silent Night." I love hearing it every year and it never gets old, no matter how often I hear it during the Christmas season!

    Sandy A
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  3. I follow your blog through Blog Lovin!
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  4. I love Once in Royal David's City....my favorite of all time.

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  5. I love this fabric and your quilt! Jingle bells is a Christmas favorite of mine.

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  6. I found your blog for the first time today and just signed up for your newsletter so I can easily read more from you. Looking forward to it!

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  7. My favorite Christmas carol is "White Christmas".

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  8. your quilt is so fun. those fabrics are wonderfully fun.
    my favorite Christmas song is: "Mary Did You Know?"
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  9. I follow you by email and fb
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  10. Pretty quilt. I love the traditional reds and greens of Christmas. Silent Night is my favorite Christmas song.

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  11. I receive your newsletter.

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  12. My favorite song is "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear." For some reason, this one song instantly transports me back to all the Christmas Eve's of my childhood celebrated our Lutheran church in rural Iowa.

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  13. O Holy Night is my favorite Christmas song. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  14. I follow through bloglovin. s_lmorris(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  15. I subscribe to your newsletter by email. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  16. My fave carol is White Christmas. Reminds me of Christmas growing up in Michigan, my home state. s_lmorris(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  17. My favorite Christmas song is any Christmas song sung by Johnny Mathis! It isn't Christmas unless I hear him singing. I love this fabric line!!

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  18. Brenda Lee's Jingle Bell Rock.

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  19. I love the David Bowie & Bing Crosby version of Little Drummer Boy.

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  20. Burl Ives Have A Jolly Holly Christmas...takes me back soooo fast

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  21. Favorite is "O Holy Night."

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  22. My favorite is Oh Holy Night! Thank you.
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  23. I follow you on instagram! Thank you.
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  24. Silent Night.

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  25. following on facebook.
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  26. I love all Christmas music. Let It Be Christmas is my favorite. Cute quilt and fabric!

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  27. My favorite Christmas song is White Christmas
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  28. My favorite is Mary Did You Know. Thanks for the chance!

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  29. I used to sing in a large choir and my favorite was "In a Bleak Midwinter". Thanks for the chance!

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  30. I too love Fairytale of New York!

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  31. I follow you on Instagram.

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  32. This is really cute! My favorite Christmas song is Mary did you know

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  33. My favorite is "O Holy Night" - love the version by the Oak Ridge Boys. I also really liked the version of Fairytale of New York on the Tonight Show done by Iron & Wine, Calexico and Kathleen Edwards.

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  34. I have two favorites. Jingle Bells by Barbra Streisand is wonderful for her take on it. I love how fast and happy it is. It shows off her amazing lung capacity. My other one is Jesus Was Born Today by the Oak Ridge Boys. The instrumentals in it are amazing with the rise and fall of the strings, the horns coming in and the regular band mixed in.

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  35. My favorite Christmas song is O Holy Night. Craftd1@aol.com

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  36. My favorite holiday song is "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas". I also love "Fairytale of New York"! I guess I go for the melancholy ones. It was a wonderful surprise to see someone else who loves the Pogues at the Christmastime.

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  37. I receive your newsletter at my wordygirl at earthlink dot net email address.

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  38. HI,"Silent Night" is my favorite Christmas song.Very pretty quilt. I love the traditional reds and greens! Thanks for sharing!!!!

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  39. FOLLOW YOU ON FB+BLOG LOVIN'!

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  40. I like White Christmas. Thanks for showing your lovely quilt.

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  41. I follow Chrissie on IG and receive the newsletters and am very glad that I do.

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  42. My favorite song is "Mary did you know" These fabrics are so pretty. I love the quilt you made.

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  43. "I'll Have a Blue Christmas Without You" by Elvis Presley is one of my favorites.
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  44. I follow you on Bloglovin'.
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  45. Since I was a little girl, I have love the 'Little Drummer Boy' song. That always brings Christmas memories for me.

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  46. I follow you on FB and love your tutorials and ideas. Thanks.

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  47. Oh Holy Night is my favourite Christmas carol.

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  48. The Little Drummer Boy is my favorite Christmas song. Cute quilt!

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  49. I'm a new follower via Bloglovin.

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  50. Holy Jolly Christmas always puts a bounce in my step!

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  51. New follower on Bloglovin and Facebook

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  52. White Christmas - love your pattern and these cute fabrics. They look great for many Christmas projects!

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  53. My favorite Christmas song is "O Holy Night".

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  54. I am now following by Bloglovin

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  55. I follow by email, looking forward to learning from you. JenelleJB at aol dot com.

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  56. My favorite song... so many... but I will pick "Home for the Holidays"

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  57. My favorite Christmas song is What Child Is This. Tacdah at gmail(dot)com

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  58. I follow your blog on Bloglovin'. Tacdah at gmail

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  59. My favorite is Silent Night.

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  60. My favorite Christmas song is Carol of the Bells

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  61. My favorite Christmas song is Merry Christmas Darling by the Carpenters

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  62. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
    Wendycarley@gmail.com

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  63. I'd find it hard to pick any one tune from SheDaisy's "Brand New Year"... that album has BECOME my Christmas soundtrack... harmonies, chills & giggles all in one!!

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  64. I follow your blog on my blogger dashboard/GFC and also get your newsletter.

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  65. Silent Night and O Holy Night. Love them both. Thanks for the opportunity to win! My stash could use some new Christmas fabric.
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  66. Thank you for the heads up on your Ellipse Quilt Pattern, Chris!!
    I can see so many fun ways to make it.. I can see why it was so popular in the Manhattan classes!
    (And, thank you for the info on Fairytale of New York... I did not know anything about this! You made me so curious, I watched the Pogues sing it on YouTube!... fun!)
    I love all Christmas music!!
    (In the choir, I love to sing Mary Did You Know)
    Thank you, again, Chris!
    Pat T.

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  67. Chris, I have enjoyed following your creativity by newsletter, and on Instagram!
    (I'm pajtr)
    Pat T.

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  68. Silent Night is an all time favorite of mine.

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  69. I have been following with bloglovin.

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  70. I love the little drummer boy...love your wall hanging would be cool as place matts too.. happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  71. I also follow you on facebook. .. happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  72. My favorite is Oh Holy Night. ndfromsdATgmailDOTcom

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  73. I follow on bloglovin. ndfromsdATgmailDOTcom

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  74. I'm partial to Rudolph!
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  75. I follow on FB
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  76. My favorite Christmas song is Do You Hear What I Hear? Thanks for the giveaway!
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  77. And I just subscribed to your newsletter. Looking forward to reading it.
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  78. Oh Holy Night is mine. Really a fun quilt.

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  79. My favorite Christmas song is White Christmas.
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  80. Following you on Instagram: @minibea123
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  81. This quilt is awesome! My favorite Christmas song is Snow, Snow Snow from White Christmas. There are so many good ones though!

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  82. My favourite radio song is Snoopy's Christmas song, with the Red Baron etc. on a more traditional note, its hard to go past Silent Night. Thanks for the giveaway. Tarnia.hodges at gmail dot com

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  83. I love the instrumental version of "Carol of the Bells."

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  84. So many Christmas songs to choose from - Silent Night comes to mind. Love the bright colors. This design would make a great yoga mat!

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  85. That'd be All I Want for Christmas is You.

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  86. The first song that came to mind was 'Merry Christmas Everybody' by Slade and then 'Last Christmas' by Wham - I've always loved George Micheal <3 :)

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  87. I follow you via Email - I always enjoy reading your posts :)

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  88. Love the circles - Great design!

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  89. "Sweet Little Jesus Boy" is my favorite Christmas song. Jkestevens@aol.com

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  90. Jingle Bells with all it fun variations. Love these text prints and the binding is gorgeous. Thanks

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  91. Silent Night with harmony parts. dhoctor@sbcglobal.net

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  92. White Christmas by Bing Crosby.

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  93. Following on Blglovin. jjuhl1958@htomai.com

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  94. Your quilt is wonderful! There are very few Christmas songs that I don't like. A particular favorite is The Gift of Trouble from King Island Christmas.

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  95. My favorite Christmas song is O Holy Night.

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  96. Feliz navidad by Jose Felicia no

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  97. "Grown-up Christmas Wish", like nearly every Christmas song, sung by just about every singer.
    Pat

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  98. I follow the blog (where have you been hiding?) and get the newsletter, both by email.
    Pat

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  99. I love raw edge applique-very nice-beautiful fabric! O Holy Night-favorite every Christmas! Thank you for sharing, Susan

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  100. I follow you by email! Thank you, Susan

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  101. My favorite Christmas song is Silver and Gold from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Jadahlgr at Yahoo dot Com

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  102. Favourite Xmas song is Blue Christmas by Elvis.

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  103. I follow you on Instagram and via email.

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  104. I was just on a cruise with Amy Grant and friends and the final concert was a Christmas celebration! I love almost all Christmas songs but they hymn 'Angels we have heard on high' is one of my favorites. larryjaniceandkids@yahoo.com

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  105. I like Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree by The Rankins.

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  106. I follow you with bloglovin.

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  107. My Favorite Christmas song is Mary's little Boy Child

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  108. One of my favorite Christmas songs is "I'LL Be Home for Christmas. mfhagopian@aol.com

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  109. My favorite song is Jingle Bells. Thanks!

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  110. I like so many of the Christmas songs but this one always gets my attention. Merry Little Christmas.
    melgaards@srt.com

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  111. What a sweet quilt you made! My favorite Christmas song is Carol of the Bells. Thanks!

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  112. I follow you on Bloglovin. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  113. Jingle Bells! 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  114. I love to hear Silent Night

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  115. I receive your newsletter

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  116. I follow you via e-mail.
    ehodasz at yahoo dot com

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  117. Fairytale of New York is head and shoulders the best Christmas song of all time, no contest!

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  118. My favourite Christmas song? It is Hungarian. Csendes éj. Well, almost Hungarian. I think the original is German. Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht.
    ehodasz at yahoo dot com

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  119. My favorite song is white Christmas. Beautiful fabrics and a cute wall hanging.

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  120. I subscribe to your newsletter.

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  121. I like a lot of Christmas songs, but my favorite is "River" by Joni Mitchell. James Taylor does an excellent cover of the song on his Christmas album. Thanks for the chance to win! jacklynnsteven@netzero.com

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  122. I follow you on Instagram. jacklynnsteven@netzero.com

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  123. Hi Chris. Well yes, for me there is only the one Christmas song, Fairytale of New York. I look forward to hearing it every Christmas. I just love the Pogues anyway! xx

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  124. Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite song is Last Christmas , Wham.

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  125. I love White Christmas! Always miss having snow at Christmas!

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  126. Favorite song is Little Drummer Boy

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  127. My favorite song is "Joy to the World"

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  128. My favorite Christmas song is Have A Jolly Holly Christmas.

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  129. I follow you via Bloglovin'.

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  130. I have never heard the Christmas song you shared. A new one for me. My favorite is I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, written during the Civil War, a time of no peace on earth. I am following you on Instagram. Dnagiles@gmail.com

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  131. My favorite of all time is O Holy Night!

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  132. My favorite Christmas song is Silver Bells.

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  133. One of my favorite's is Dolly Parton's "Hard Candy Christmas'! And what a gorgeous quilt! Love it! :)

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  134. My top favorite Christmas song is, "Once in Royal David's City."

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  135. It's hard to choose a favorite! I love hearing them all!!

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  136. Nice quilt. My favourite Christmas song is good old Jungle Bells.

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  137. I love raw edge applique and have been wanting to do a circle quilt. This looks beautiful in the Windham fabrics!

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  138. Guess I will date myself by saying Elvis' Blue Christmas brings me memories of those long ago, now lost, loves. Although it makes me sad, it also brings smiles of joy just remembering! I am addicted to raw edge applique and love your circle quilt!

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  139. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net19 July 2017 at 19:04

    Oh, I love so many. I guess I will say "Mary did you know."

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  140. Feliz Navidad is my favorite Christmas song. Love these fabrics!!

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  141. Thanks for sharing pictures of your new pattern. It's really quite Christmasy! My favorite Christmas song is an old-fashioned one that was my mother's favorite - Silver Bells. It always makes me think of her, even though she died when I was a child. dezertsuz at gmail

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  142. My favorite Christmas song is I want a hippopotamus for Christmas

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  143. those text prints worked a treat with your circles! My favourite Xmas song (sung and whistled ALL year!) is Jingle Bells. An oldie but a goodie!

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  144. I have always loved the Handel's Hallelujah Chorus...and love singing it too every year with the choir I joined many years ago! This is a beautiful runner, Chrissie! Great work, as always.

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  145. I am a happy follower of yours on IG and Bloglovin'!

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