Christmas in July (Then and Now)
Just Let Me Quilt organizes some of my favorite blog hops. One of the ironies of this hop is that I started my project during a blog hop, in which I discovered Carol's blog. In 2017 Seams to be Sew hosted a Christmas Caroling Row along, in which each designer created a quilt pattern based on their favorite Christmas carol and released the pattern for free for a certain time period. I think this was the first blog hop that I really followed and I downloaded all the patterns. I was so inspired by all the designs; and still think a bout making a few of them that I haven't made yet (I guess that's part of Christmas yet to come) but I don't think anyone did my favorite Christmas Carol-I guess Silent Night is a challenge to design. Now probably the biggest other irony is that I was so inspired by that hop but I don't generally like projects that are Christmas specific-except nativities. When these patterns were released so many used appliqué and I'd only made one appliqué project at that point but one of the first bloggers explained it in a way that finally sunk in and I really fell in love with fusible appliqué. This week I finally finished "Let it Snow" designed by Quilt Fabrication who will be posting tomorrow. I loved this design because I can leave it out all winter-although my husband might be quick to point out that I do have some Christmas decorations up all year anyhow (that's part of why I like projects that are not specific to Christmas).
July 29 - TODAY
Now Carol's directions for us said we could include a project from then or from now, so I started to think about the earlier Christmas projects. Not long after started quilting I decided to make a Christmas quilt-this is how far I made it...
After Christmas 2016 I decided I wanted a nice card holder and made this one. It doesn't show well but the squares on the sides and bottom are pockets to hold cards.
Last Christmas I made this snow man quilt from Fat Cat Patterns for my aunt and started a second one that will eventually get finished for myself.
Be sure to visit the other bloggers and see all of their Christmas projects too.
July 29 - TODAY