Quilting Arts Holiday 2014 Blog Hop

It’s my turn on the blog hop today but I’ve already written about my projects in this year’s edition of Quilting Arts holiday magazine. If you want to buy a copy of the magazine you can do it here, or you’ll find it where other hobby and craft magazines are sold. It’s got 35 projects in it and recipes too!


So, I think I will entertain with some pictures of Christmas past in the Redford household… Fortunately I can only go back six years…

The family in 2008,

in 2010,

and 2012.


Food is always very important at the holidays.


Do you like the paper crowns?

We have more…


Of course I wear one too…


The Christmas pudding has  to be set on fire (I think this is Jonathan and Steve in charge of the pyrotechnics)


Responsible Sarah is looking after Benjamin while everyone else gets up to mischief…


Ruby loves her new tea set


and Lauren is good on crib assembly.


John loves his new chopping board?


It seems like somebody benefits(?) from my knitting every year.



Lucky Matt and Benjamin…


Sometimes the only way to cope is to take a nap…


It really is a wonderful time of the year!


Most of the other contributors to this year’s magazine have written their own blog posts. I was the last one on the schedule this time. Here’s the complete list:

Friday, September 12 – Vivika Hansen DeNegre, http://quiltingdaily.com/
Saturday, September 13 – Lyric Kinard, http://lyrickinard.com/blog/
Sunday, September 14 – Claude Larson, http://randomactsofpiece.blogspot.com/
Monday, September 15 – Linda McLaughlin, http://notesfromstudiob.blogspot.com/
and Kathy Kerstetter, http://artndl.blogspot.com
Tuesday, September 16 – Lori Miller, http://lorimillerdesigns.wordpress.com/
Wednesday, September 17 – Melanie Testa, http://melanietesta.com/blog/
and Liz Kettle, http://www.textileevolution.com/index.php/our-journey
Thursday, September 18 – Susan Brubaker Knapp,http://wwwbluemoonriver.blogspot.com/
Friday, September 19 – Lisa Chin, http://somethingcleveraboutnothing.blogspot.com/
Saturday, September 20 – Sarah Ann Smith, http://www.sarahannsmith.com/weblog

Many people have included give aways so do check them out!


  1. Laura said:

    Catherine — I’m hoping this is the right place to leave a reply for this, my first blog hop. It’s been fun and has introduced me to many diverse styles of quilting arts. Your penny-rug needle cases are exactly what I’ve been giving as presents and to myself for storage! I love experimenting with new combinations of embroidery stitches. I made a full-sized “crazy quilt” for my daughter that grew and evolved through the years into a full-blown “insanity quilt.” As you say, we have an innate need to create. Thanks for the intro to your family and your art. –Laura

    September 21, 2014
    • catherineredford said:

      Thank you for your kind comments Laura!

      September 21, 2014
  2. Ellee said:

    The Quilting Arts holiday magazine sounds like a great source of information and inspiration. I hope to find a copy in a shop near me.

    September 22, 2014

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