Monday, July 22, 2019

It's Christmas in July!

Welcome to day 9 of the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop, hosted by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. I chose to create snowflakes in blue and silver this year, 

Holiday Star snowflake version by QuiltFabrication

with a set of place mats and a runner for an elegant winter dinner party!

Simple to make, these went together super fast! Plus the pattern is suitable for any holiday, as I made them for the 4th of July also. Oh so versatile!


Holiday Star patriotic version by QuiltFabrication

Check out the 4th of July post for a quick tutorial on making these. Or, to have a complete pattern, full of fabric quantities, cutting instructions, and sewing diagrams, the Holiday Star place mat/runner pattern is available for half price in my Etsy shop through July 30.

So, let's have a closer look at the snowflakes, both pieced, 


Holiday Star snowflake version place mat by QuiltFabrication

and quilted with swirly snowflakes!

Holiday Star snowflake quilting by QuiltFabrication

Here's the quilting on the backside - oh so pretty!


Holiday Star snowflake quilting backside by QuiltFabrication

And the runner is adjustable, as it can be made longer if necessary - just add more star blocks. Since my table is small, I opted for two blocks to have enough room for the place mats.


Holiday Star snowflake runner by QuiltFabrication

Now for the rest of the hop - be sure to check out Katie Mae Quilts, my fellow quilter for today, plus all the other participants.

                                                                 Sunday, July 14th

Monday, July 15th

Tuesday, July 16th

Wednesday, July 17th

Thursday, July 18th

Friday, July 19th


Saturday, July 20th

Sunday, July 21st

Monday, July 22nd

Tuesday, July 23rd

Wednesday, July 24th

Thursday, July 25th


Oh! And there's a giveaway! Enter via the form below to win a fat quarter bundle of Figo Fabrics Wintertide line.


Figo Fabrics Wintertide


                          




Be sure to scroll and hit the 'Submit' button. One entry per blog. Enter by July 30, with the winner announced July 31 by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

Good Luck and Merry Christmas!



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Friday, July 19, 2019

Christmas is on it's way!

Yes, I know it's July, not December! But July always brings about projects for Christmas, especially if the item is a gift - better to start now to make sure it's finished in time.

July also brings several Christmas in July blog hops, and one of my favorites is the 12 Days of Christmas in July, hosted by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.



The hop just started this week, July 14, and is still going strong with 2 featured bloggers and their Christmas projects each day. My turn is Monday, July 22, with the hop ending on July 25, just like December 25.

Here's all of the fantastic quilters/bloggers for the hop:

                                                           Sunday, July 14th

Monday, July 15th

Tuesday, July 16th

Wednesday, July 17th

Thursday, July 18th

Friday, July 19th


Saturday, July 20th

Sunday, July 21st

Monday, July 22nd

Tuesday, July 23rd

Wednesday, July 24th

Thursday, July 25th


There's also a giveaway of some very pretty Christmas fabric, Wintertide, from Figo Fabrics. Just visit each blog and fill out the entry form, one entry per blog.

Figo Fabrics Wintertide fabrics

And last but not least, here's a sneak peek of the back of my project:

christmas project backside

can you guess it's has something to do with snowflakes? Tune in on Monday to see the big reveal!

Until then, Happy Quilting and Hopping!



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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Midweek Makers #184

Welcome to Midweek Makers! I'm busy prepping binding samples for our guild's Summer Camp next week, using a set of six new place mats. 


binding in progress

Each one has binding in various stages of completion, and I've even got two showing piped binding.


piped binding in progress

Hopefully, my tutorial will take the dread out of doing bindings for Summer Camp attendees.

With all that color going on in the place mats, I'm featuring a few items full of color from last week.

Here's Poco Loco from Sew Preeti Quilts,

                                      

a new July finish from Quilt Schmilt,

                                                

and a free Wonky Hexie's pattern from Sew Motion.

                                    

All so full of color!!

And what's in your work space this week? Come share!
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Have fun at the party!




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Monday, July 15, 2019

Summer Camp Prep

After all of last week's joy creating the new hen house around my chicken panel, it's time to come back to earth. I'm spending this week prepping to give a presentation next Monday at my guild's Summer Camp, titled "Basic Bindings and Beyond"

What's Summer Camp? It's a new activity at my guild, where 6 teachers share their expertise on a quilting subject. Each teacher presents 5 times, for approximately 15 minutes each time. Students pick 5 of the 6 presentations to go to, then rotate around the room. The event was held last year, and received lots of praise, so we're doing it again this year.

I plan to cover the following, and have lots of work left to do to get ready. Feel free to click on the pictures to go to each tutorial.


I won't be doing a sewing demo - instead I'm making up samples of each step or technique to pass around. I've got these cute place mats quilted up, with binding in various stages yet to be attached. That's this week's project!


placemats for binding tutorials


I'll also provide a handout of the links to the tutorials above, so everyone can go back and follow along at their own pace. 

Wish me luck - I'm off to sew and perfect my 15 minute presentation!



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