Monday, July 25, 2016

Holiday Forest for Christmas in July

Today, it's my turn for the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop! I do hope you visit the other two bloggers presenting today, Beth at Cooking Up Quilts, and Linda at One Quilting Circle. I'm sure they have some fabulous items to show as well.

My Christmas project is Holiday Forest, a table runner with matching placemats.

Made with a variety of green batiks for trees and a pretty blue snowflake print for the background, this runner and place mat set celebrate the Christmas season in a modern, understated manner.

Constructed with easy to paper piece trees, strip cut units for background pieces, and a few applique snowballs, this project was a snap to put together.

The runner measures approximately 15 1/2" x 44", and the place mats 11" x 15 1/2".

Background quilting is an easy landscape type fill, with the trees getting a simple shape repeat. Both add just the right amount of quilting, so as not to dominate the design.

Interested in making your own Holiday Forest runner? You can do just that, as I have a pattern available at both my Craftsy and Etsy stores. Just click the pink links to go to the stores.

Thanks for sticking with me over the last 12 days of Christmas blog hopping! It certainly has been fun! In case you missed anyone, here's the list for the last time:

Day 1  July 14th:     Sharon Vrooman @ Vrooman’s Quilts
                                Carole Carter @ From My Caroline Home

Day 2  July 15th:    Yanicka Hachez @ Finding Myself As An Artist
                               Chris Dodsley @ made by ChrissieD

Day 3  July 16th:     Marsha Hodgkins @ Quilter in Motion
                                Leanne Parsons  @ Devoted Quilter

Day 4  July 17th:     Tonia Conner @ All Thingz Sewn
                                Selina @ Selina Quilts

Day 5  July 18th:     Lara Buccella @ Buzzin Bumble
                               Soma Acharya @ Whims and Fancies

Day 6  July 19th:     Joanne Harris@ Quilts by Joanne
                               Suzy Webster @ Adventurous Applique and Quilting

Day 7  July 20th:     Vicki in MN @ Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting
                                Jennifer Fulton @ The Inquiring Quilter

Day 8  July 21st:     Michele Kuhns @ Crayon Box Quilt Studio
                                Jan Ochterbeck @ The Colorful Fabriholic

Day 9  July 22nd:     Alla Blanca @ Rainbows. Bunnies. Cupcakes.
                                Zenia Rene @ A Quilted Passion

Day 10  July 23rd:   Joanne Hubbard @ Everyone Deserves a Quilt
                                Paige Alexander @ Quilted Blooms

Day 11  July 24th:    Carolyn Jones @ …by CJ
                                Tisha Nagel @ Quilty Therapy

Day 12  July 25th:   Susan Arnold @ Quilt Fabrication
                                Beth Sellers @ Cooking Up Quilts
                                                  Linda Pearl @ One Quilting Circle

Merry Christmas and have a great day quilting!


  1. Susan, cute trees! Especially like the one tree fabric that looks like its snowing!

  2. I love the trees and the background you used!

  3. These are very very cute tytyty for the ideas love it....

  4. Finally your day! You've done so much in promoting this blog hop, love your runner and mat design :D #12daysofchristmasinjuly

  5. Finally your day! You've done so much in promoting this blog hop, love your runner and mat design :D #12daysofchristmasinjuly

  6. Very nice set for the Holiday. Thank you for promoting the Hop and for making your day special.

  7. I love your forest! The varying heights of the trees adds a lot of interest :)

  8. Those are fabulous and I LOVE the quilting you did on them.

  9. Very nice table set, I like the fact it can be also used other than Christmas.

  10. Such a beautiful runner! I can see I'm going to need to have a lot of company this year, to show off all my beautiful table runners that I'm going to make..... Thanks so much for all the time and energy you put into making the hop a success!!

  11. Those placemats are so cute!! Thanks for sharing this inspiring and beautiful projects!!

  12. Really nice design with the runner and placemats.

  13. These are very cute! I love the simplicity and your fabric choices help the trees to really stand out.

  14. The trees are adorable. I've never tried the "landscape" FMQ. I like it!

  15. Love your pattern. Great choice of background, both fabric and quilting.

  16. Absolutely Beautiful!!! Love our Project!!

  17. Thank you for your part in making the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop such fun!!

  18. Great trees. I particularly like the runner at only 44" it wouldn't overpower my table.

  19. Oh Susan that runner is sooo cute!!

  20. Susan, these are the kinds of placemats I would be tempted to remove from the table before eating. Too pretty to get real food on them! They turned out beautiful, I think.

  21. Hey, these are cool, Susan! I love the soaring trees. Great share at TGIFF. :D

  22. Very pretty! I love the trees and your quilting!


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