Monday, July 24, 2017

12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop - Day 11!

Hi, all!

Remember how, when we were kids, it seemed like Christmas would never get here?  It's kind of been like that with the blog hop - although there has been lot of wonderful stuff to see along the way - but the end is almost here!  But have no fear - we've still got lots of wonderful things to see!

Today's bloggers are:

Anja of Anja Quilts, Judy of PickingandStitching, and Jen of A Dream and a Stitch have got some great home decor ideas for us today, and today is the day when we finally bring together all the parts of the Santa's Trip Around the World quilt!!!  But first, be sure to visit today's bloggers and leave a comment on their posts to be entered in today's giveaway - then come back here and see how to finish up your quilt top.

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Now that you have all four panels sewn together, find a place to lay them out.  This may be  your design wall, or the floor - I ended up on the floor because my design wall was too small and the panels too heavy to stay up by themselves.  You'll also need that center square that you created and stashed away at the very beginning!


Place the center square where you want the center of your quilt to be.  Now lay out your four panels as shown below:


You can see that each panel is turned in a different direction, with the same corner print next to the center square.  If you have your panels turned correctly, the edges will all match up.  


If the edge of one panel is longer than the adjacent one, you've got something turned the wrong way (provided your panels are 15x16 squares in size.)


Now take the upper left panel and the center square. Pin the center square to the bottom edge of the corner print.  Stitch that bottomed approximately 1" from the edge of the quilt to the center of the center square.  

This is a partial seam, and will be finished later.  It will also allow you to assemble your quilt quickly and easily!


Next, take the upper right panel and sew it to the upper left panel, carefully matching and pinning the seams.  The edges should match up nicely - if not, you've got something turned around!  The corner print will be on the right side of the center block.  Sew the seam.


Repeat with the lower right and lower left panels, rotating around the center square.  Now all that remains is the final seam, and at this point you will complete the seam you started on the center block.


Voila!  You have completed your Santa's Trip Around the World quilt top!  Stand up, do a little happy dance, and then get to work on a back - you want to show this one off at Christmas time, don't you?
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 Be sure to come back tomorrow for a peek at the back I created for my version of Santa's Trip Around the World, and a chance to show off your own version if you've been quilting along with me!  

And remember to visit the stops on the blog hop today and leave a comment on each for your entries in today's giveaway!

Hugs!

Sarah

Here are the blogs participating in the 12 Days of Christmas in July blog hop!

Friday, July 14th


Saturday, July 15th


Sunday, July 16th


Monday, July 17th


Tuesday, July 18th


Wednesday, July 19th


Thursday, July 20th


Friday, July 21st


Saturday, July 22nd



88 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see everyone's creations. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

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  2. Wow, in 12 days we have a quilt!!! Voila. I wonder what fabrics everyone has sorted out for this trip. To think ,one more day and it is all done. Thoughts with you all up North from NZ.XXX

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  3. So clever! I was wondering how you were going to get that center square in there--definitely going to make this soon. Thanks for the great tutorial!

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  4. Ahh, a partial seam for the center, I didn't now that was comming! Clever!

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  5. What fun! Love your center square. Thanks for designing these easy steps to get to the end. I'm going to make one in August when I'm back from Ohio. From whatever there's enough fabric to do it. =)

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  6. Love it, I hope to get started in September, it will be fun with fall colors. beimborn@charter.net

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  7. Wow I am amazed at how this comes together with that center square!

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  8. Can't wait to see your backing tomorrow!
    eahorgan@gmail.com

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  9. Will love to see all the quilt top finishes tomorrow-and your quilt backing finish! Thank you, Susan

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  10. It looks easy and very clever! Trip to the fabric store coming up and I'll be starting about the first of the month.

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  11. I love your Santa version but I also love your pastel version, too.

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  12. I've really enjoyed this Blog hop and hate to see it end. YOur trip around the world quilt is very cute.

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  13. Looking forward to seeing the tops fellow hoppers have created!

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  14. That partial seam was a real eye opening moment for me!! I love your quilt and will definitely be making one.

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  15. I had forgotten all about that center square. Fun to see how it all comes together. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Wow, I did not see that partial seam coming. I looked at tutorials on pintrest and keep reading over the directions because I felt like I missed out putting that center square somewhere. All will be well. Thanks

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  17. Love the door hanging candy cane. If I get half of what I want from the hop I'll be happy. I want that candy cane for myself. You know how that goes, it will be the last one done. 8-). That quilt is going to be a Christmas show stopper and a great heirloom for those who complete it..

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  18. Wow, we are at day 11 already! This has been so much fun I didn't realize that it was almost over.

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  19. Great quilt! Super tutorial. Can't wait to see your backing.

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  20. I am with you on this one. Five more seams and I am done. I found a cute little bear on a piece of red fabric that works well as Santa takes his trip around the world to my bear family grandchildren. Thanks so much. I have had a blast and love getting ready for Christmas in July. Janice.snell@gmail.com

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  21. Great quilt tutorial. Enjoyed the blog hop and will be sorry to see it end. Happy quilting!

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  22. Wow! Love the way you put tgevfour sections together.

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  23. Your quilt is lovely!
    barbkaup@(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  24. Ah...the light dawns! I was convinced I was doing something wrong. I'm so glad I hung in to the very end. I've learned a LOT and enjoyed this blog hop tremendously!!!
    Debbie
    ollieami@aol.com

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  25. I am so enjoying your tutorial and all the blogs on the blog hop. Thanks again.

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  26. Great tutorial and the fact that it is easy, thank you.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  27. Oh clever, you made a complicated looking quilt appear quite straightforward. It's looking great.

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  28. Love this quilt. As soon as I finish up a couple of projects that have deadlines, I am starting one of my own. Thanks for sharing and hosting this hop.

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  29. Wait, it can't be coming to an end!!!! Please continue.

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  30. Wow...It must be so hard to write a tutorial. I wouldn't want to do it. Sounds like you did a great job though.

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  31. It would be lovely to see what everyone has made

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  32. Almost done with the tut and the tour so to speak

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  33. Great tutorial!! It looks really complicated, but your directions are so clear -- looks simple to make. I am looking forward to making this one!! Thanks so much for all your work in bringing Christmas in July to us!! Am so enjoying it! IronLftr10@yahoo.com

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  34. thanks for hosting this blog hop, i love Christmas projects.

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  35. This blog hop went so fast! The finishing instructions are great - thank you!

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  36. Was that fast!! Time really does fly when you are having fun!

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  37. I really like thr layout of this one.

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  38. Thank you for such a helpful tutorial and blog hop.

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  39. What a fun surprise in the center!

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  40. Oh wow! I didn't expect the quilt to be sewn together like that! What a surprise!

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  41. Wonderful!
    *Thank you*, Sarah, for such great directions!
    This is so much fun!
    Your quilts are looking beautiful!... (But my quilt has to wait on this step until I get back home!... had to leave it, while out of town this week... So close to a top!)
    Thank you, again, Sarah!
    Pat T.

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  42. I am going to save your tutorials for the STATW quilt. I don't want to hop to end...I've gotten so many great ideas from all of these talented quilters.

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  43. Nicely done with the tutorial! Thanks

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  44. I really wish I had joined in on making the quilt. It's so pretty!

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  45. You have all worked so hard on projects for this wonderful blog hop. Thank you.

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  46. All visited and subscribed for Day 11. Thank you delissac@hotmail.com

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  47. I'VE NEVER SEEN ONE FINISHED THIS WAY THAT IS PRETTY SNAZZY HOW THAT WORKED OUT READINGTIRZAH AT YAHOO.COM

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  48. Thanks, Sarah. You have done an outstanding job with the Christmas quilt and the blog hop! My head is spinning with ideas!

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  49. I like how that finishes up so easily! I also love your cute little center square!

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  50. What a beautiful Christmas quilt! I have to start one!!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  51. Fun to know it all comes together to make a great looking quilt. I hope there are lots of quilts to see tomorrow!

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  52. It's fun to see how the center came together.

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  53. Ok I really did not need a mental puzzle today. Somehow I thought they'd all just come together in the middle. It makes sense though why they shouldn't. I'll just go off for a little cry then think about it.

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  54. Your quilt is really coming along. I love it!

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  55. Thanks for the tutorial on your Christmas Trip Around the World. I had not thought of adding a center square with partial seams.

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  56. More lovely projects today, thanks for connecting us to so many talented quilters and bloggers.

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  57. Sneaky partial seam!! Thanks for offering the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop quilt. I haven't started mine, but will get to it soon, I hope!

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  58. Although I am not quilting along, it is nice to see the quilt come together.

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  59. The quilt comes together so nice with that partial seam.

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  60. That's a really neat Around the World Christmas quilt!
    Love the approach you're showing.

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  61. This is a great way to construct this quilt. Thanks, Sarah!

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  62. That is such a beautiful quilt. I love it in the Christmas fabric.

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  63. Yes, Christmas seemed to be soooo slow in getting here as a child. Now, as adults, it comes waaay too quickly, doesn't it? I'm hoping to join our blog tour next July, Sarah! I've already got a few ideas!

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  64. I love your quilt! Thanks for the awesome tutorials. Next one I will make sure I have enough fabrics to make a gigantic quilt ;D

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  65. Your quilt pattern really comes together nicely. Still gathering and cutting, slow but sure. Still on the slow track for two more weeks then full speed ahead.

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  66. Beautiful! Still scratching my head about the extra square. Lol

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  67. I have to say, I love the name of this quilt. "Santa's Trip Around the World"--who isn't enchanted by that? Who didn't watch the skies, waiting for Santa's trip to reach their part of the world?

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  68. I love the way this worked out! Great quilt!

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  69. Our fire flared up again yesterday, so I got distracted. But I almost have the four big blocks put together, so it could come together this week! Thanks for the instructions on how to bring them all together :)

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  70. This is a great quilt. Thanks so much for all your advice and tips!

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  71. Amazing!!! Thank you!!!
    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  72. Oh now that is just too cute of a way to put these together! I was thinking it'd be just the four panels, had forgotten about that square...Awesome, Sarah!

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  73. Santa's Trip Around the World is beautiful, but I didn't know there is a partial seam involved in putting it together. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  74. My small "Trips" quilt is coming together. I downsized to use a fat quarter bundle I had. This will become a Christmas gift instead of a Christmas fabric quilt. Thanks for the fun pattern.

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  75. I'm going to have to go back and read this again to make sure I get what you did there. I love the looks of this quilt!

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  76. Well I fell behind again, but I have a good excuse. One set of Houston grandchildren are visiting and we went to Niagara Falls yesterday. I'll catch up on today's post after I visit the Monday stops.
    Pat

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  77. I am going to have to really think about how you put these four sections together. I haven't worked with partial seams yet.

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  78. What a clever way to put this quilt together! I bet that really helps in keeping everything straight.

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  79. love your quilt and the great way you have of putting it together. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  80. Beautiful quilt- clever way to put it all together!

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  81. I was wondering how this quilt was going to be constructed. Sadly, I did not get very far, but I did get started. Thanks. kthurn@bektel.com

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  82. I agree about waiting for Christmas and this blog hop to get here, but it flew by way too quickly! It must have been fun. Thank you for coordinating and putting this all together, it has been a lot of fun!

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