Monday, July 30, 2012

Christmas in July


I have followed the Christmas in July Blog Hop hosted by Rebecca of   Sew Festive Handmade.  Today is the link-up of projects you made during all the lovely inspiration. 


 I entered one on my mini feather trees from the Think Christmas Blog Hop in the mini catagory.  Fun rick-rack, stitchery and buttons for a whimsical tree for my 12" table topper hanger.



This is my finished quilt made during the monthly installments of  Festive Mystery by Sue Aubry of QuiltTimes.  I opted to have one less row than her pattern - but had the blocks made, so used them to make a matching pillow.  The quilt is 44" x 52" and the pillow is 18".



I used a green thread for one direction of the cross-hatch quilting.  And then a red thread for the opposite direction of the cross-hatch.



I love this red on red floral wide backing on the quilt.  The pillow is an over-lap design - using the berry print - so the casing can be removed for cleaning.  I will probaly use this set on my day bed during the holiday season.

Please visit Rebecca to see all the entries.  There are three catagories:   Quilt/Tree Skirt, Home Decor, Small Project.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

20 comments:

  1. Love your little block and the quilt looks beautiful!!

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  2. Love the creative button tree and the quilt is lovely too. Love green/white and red.

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  3. That turned out great! I love the quilting on it!

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  4. Just love the colours and layout of the quilt Sharon! So festive! :)

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  5. The Festive Mystery Quilt looks perfect, and the backing is just right. Nice idea to use red and green thread for the quilting.

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  6. Oh don't I love your projects! Love to see that little tree and festive mystery quilt. Wow!

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  7. oh i love all your projects Sharon,you are so clever,well done.xx

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  8. I love your little mini, and your mystery quilt is beautiful! So smart to use the extra blocks to make a pillow - I usually put them on the back but this is much more useful!!

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  9. Love the innovative touches you use -- two colors of thread is neat!

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  10. Good pattern for Christmas quilt. I would have put the extra blocks on the back. A pillow is a much better idea. Quilting with two colors of threads, another good idea. This quilt is a perfect snuggle size when it's cold this winter.
    Hope your cute mini feather tree does well in the mini category :D

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  11. I Love the Christmas mini! Love, Love, love!

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  12. I missed this post , grandchildren visiting , love your little feather tree and really love your version of the quilt , thanks for sharing.

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  13. LOVE ALL YOUR WORK-ESPECIALLY THE MINI QUILT! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  14. I like the idea of using red thread in one direction and green for the other in the cross-hatching. I love the border on the Christmas quilt.

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  15. Very festive. Do you still use the quilt during the holiday season?

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  16. That little ric rac tree is adorable!
    Merry Christmas!

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  17. The Festive Mystery looks good. I especially like the two colors of thread quilting idea--fits the piecing well.

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  18. Thank you for sharing. I like the idea of 2 different colors of threads in the quilting.

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  19. Great quilt for Christmas, hopping over from Vals

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