Saturday, July 20, 2013

Christmas in July




Happy Christmas in July! I have a few ideas to help you get started with your Christmas sewing, and we have a little parade of projects, too! I've been working on a "Scrappy Trip Around the World" Christmas quilt with a lot of help from my Quilting Bee Friends! I am so excited to have this quilt ready for Christmas!



Something else I'm working on right now is a collection of mini stockings using Joanna's little pattern. I can't wait to get started. I'm using one of Joanna's bundles of fabric...she has put together some wonderful Christmas bundles using Moda fabrics that might not be Christmas fabrics but are definitely Christmas colors...such a wonderful idea! (See Joanna's Christmas in July post here).


I love to make Christmas quilts, pillows, wall hangings and table runners.


Last year I made a hexagon stocking using Camille's "Merry" pattern.


I also stitched up Camille's "Vintage Holiday" using Aneela's Christmas collection.


And I made a super simple table runner using left-over jelly roll strips. I have a tutorial for this here on my blog but recently wrote it up as a PDF pattern available on Craftsy here.


I also made potholders and table mats last year using more scraps from my Vintage Holiday quilt.



And I sewed a flannel-backed tree skirt using Christmas scraps from a few different projects.




I try to make an ornament each year, and last year I made these little houses (tutorial here).



One of my favorite Christmas runners is from a pattern in my book... A Quilting Life: Creating a Handmade Home. And now here are a few Christmas in July projects sent in...if I've missed anyone's photo, please email me, and I'll add it right in.



 First up is Hildy's version of the Schnibbles Little Bites pattern, Speck. Mini quilts are a terrific idea for Christmas gifts!


Next up is Julie's Winter Seeds Table Topper...gorgeous! You can find her tutorial here.
 
 
 
 
Lee Ann made Camille's Vintage Holiday...a terrific pattern!
 
 


How about a Christmas tote? Lisa made this adorable bag!


And Ramona made this darling Christmas Cups wall hanging! You can read her post about it here.






Nedra made this beautiful Christmas Pyramids quilt. You can read her post with pattern information here.

Remember, there are lots of Christmas projects in Amanda's Modern Holiday book, and you can still enter to win a copy here.

Thanks so much for stopping by!



23 comments:

sunny said...

Wow - what great projects! Thanks for the links and all the great inspiration.

Ramona said...

Thanks Sherri. That was fun!

Lisa Marie said...

Lovely projects -- yours and the others too! Thanks for the inspiration.

Lesley said...

What beautiful projects! So nice to have a Christmas parade in July. Thank you so much!

Jolana said...

So nice ideas for Christmas sewing! I love the little houses. They are so cute :) Great idea for small presents to my dear friends. And scrappy Christmas quilt... great! J.

Joyce Carter said...

Oh WOW! Love the projects. They are all just beautiful.I got some wonderful ideas to start my own projects. Thank you.

Christine M said...

So many beautiful Christmas projects. Thank you for sharing them all with us. It has me very inspired!

Tammy said...

How pretty I love them all. Christmas projects are allways my favorites....

Sue at The Boar's Breath Ranch said...

Thanks for this post. I love your colors.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Great Christmas projects. I luv Christmas too. Just finished a project for an upcoming blog hop at Sew we Quilt....FUN!!!

Linette Manier said...

I love the creative projects in your new book!

Anita said...

So fun! Wow! You're house must be a fantastic holiday wonderland. Beautiful work on everything.

Hildy said...

Wonderful projects every single one! Thanks Sherri for hosting this and now I'm really inspired to sew a few xmasy things:-)

Miranda P said...

I am feeling very inspired now! Love that winter seeds table runner!! Thanks for the great ideas!!

gailss said...

I love the colors of Christmas and this should motivate me to get going....love these projects.
Thanks

Nedra said...

Thanks for the shout out Sherri! And it looks like everyone has made and sent back your Bee blocks? Everything is looking good!

Katherine said...

Inspiring!

Time to break out the Christmas fabric stash and get stitching....

cambric cotton, pins and needles said...

I've already stitched "Winter Seeds" table topper by Julie from the crafty Quilter. I made this in fabrics from my stash as a hostess gift for my friend who held our Christmas in July lunch. She loved it and you can see a photo of her holding the topper I gave her on my blog. Mmmm, what to do next.

Thimbleanna said...

It looks like you're way ahead of the game Sherri! Thanks for all the great ideas!

Julie Cefalu said...

I love all of the colors of Christmas and you have captured them so well! Thanks for the inspiration and especially for the Winter Seeds shout out. I appreciate it!
Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

Michele said...

Wow! Although I'm not nearly ready to start thinking about the colder weather, these lovelies sure make me think about stitching up some holiday decorations myself.

trish said...

Seeing all your lovely Christmas projects is making me want Christmas to come that much sooner! As well as play with the Christmas fabrics I have on hand. :o)

jlgwyn said...

Thanks so much for sharing - I instantly fell for the Winter Seeds table topper and almost immediately bought some of the same fabric from FQS so I could make my own.

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