Thursday, July 19, 2018

12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop - Day 6!! And Yes, More Giveaways!


Hi, all!

Today marks the halfway point in this year's 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop - are you in the Christmas spirit yet?  And we've got three more bloggers lined up for your enjoyment!  First off is Christina of Christina's Handicrafts.  She's dreaming of snow and has something wonderful to share with us!  Then you can go visit Sherry, who blogs at Books, Hooks, Sticks, Etc.  I'm really looking forward to her post, because I have a stash that will fit right in with her project!  And then drop by Danice at Homespun Hannah, who has something a little bit different to share, along with something yummy for your tummy!  Today we'll also be at the halfway point in the quilt-along, too - with a catch-up day tomorrow (whew!)

And with all the great giveaways that have been going on this week on the hop, I've decided it's time to do one of my own!  



As if we haven't had enough great ideas for Christmas so far, I've got three Christmas issues of BLOCK magazine for one lucky winner!  To enter this giveaway, leave a comment below telling me your favorite Christmas song or carol.  I'll start us off with mine - "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas"!



So you've got some packages to unwrap today - three great blogposts, a giveaway (remember to leave a comment AND your email address!) and today's tutorial for your Christmas quilt!  Let's get started!


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Today we will start assembling Block B.  Once again, this is a simple 9-patch block construction, so we'll be using much the same construction technique as we used for Block A.  

Gather up the 52 Tri-Recs blocks you made yesterday, and 65 Fabric A 4.5" squares.  Make four equal piles of 13 of the Tri-Recs blocks and five equal piles of 13 of the Fabric A 4.5" squares.  

Lay out a 9-patch block with the Tri-Recs blocks at NSEW with the two points on the outside edge of the 9-patch block.  Place the Fabric A squares in the center and corners.  SPEED TIP:  I stack up all the parts for all 13 blocks on top of each other so I don't have to stop and lay out the next block after finishing one.  




Now assemble your block in the same manner as we did on Monday, chain piecing the center and right hand column pairs together from top to bottom, then chain piecing the left hand column pieces to the center pieces.  Once you have webbed the block, set it to one side and do the same for the remaining twelve.

And now you're done for the day!  Tomorrow my blog will be hijacked by Kristi, who doesn't blog herself but wanted to be part of the hop - and she did such a great job during the Hands2Help Challenge I want to give her the platform!  That will give you a day to play catch-up if you've gotten behind.  Friday we'll finish up our B blocks.  Don't get ahead of the game, because the pressing instructions will help your quilt go together smooth and easy!


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So remember to enter today's giveaway (leave your email address so I can contact you if you win!) and visit the other blogs - there's lots of great ideas out there for you!  See you tomorrow!

Hugs!

Sarah


*Winner of the giveaway will be announced on Wednesday, July 25th.

Saturday, July 14th

Selina @ Selina Quilts

Sunday, July 15th


Monday, July 16th

Jamie @ L'Fair Quilts

Tuesday, July 17th

Sharon @ Vrooman's Quilts

Wednesday, July 18th

Thursday, July 19th

Danice @ Homespun Hannah

Friday, July 20th


Saturday, July 21st

Marian @ Seams To Be Sew

Sunday, July 22nd

Anja @ Anja Quilts
Moira @ Quilted Snail

Monday, July 23rd

Brenda @ Songbird Designs

Tuesday, July 24th


Wednesday, July 25th

78 comments:

  1. I love all of the real classic, not kiddie carols, but t sure brings a smile to my face when they play “Santa Baby...”!

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  2. I love the David Bowie/Bing Crosby version of Little Drummer Boy.

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  3. With my house in the beginnings of that "empty nest," "I'll be Home for Christmas," has taken on new meaning for me, and is still a classic that I love.

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  4. I love many Christmas songs so it is difficult to choose a favorite; however, "Silent Night" was my first thought.

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  5. I don’t know if I truly have a favorite, but Christmas isn’t complete without singing Silent Night by the candlelight at Christmas Eve services. Rebecca dot Colyer at gmail

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  6. My favourite carol is Snow is falling on Douglas Mountain by Raffi. Can you guess I am a retired primary teacher. Janice.snell@gmail.com. By the way, I love the QAL. Thanks.

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  7. I like the one John Lennon sang but I am not sure the name of it - "And so this is Christmas" maybe?

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  8. The Christmas Waltz is a favorite of mine.
    Thanks for the great giveaway and the QAL!

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  9. "O Come Emanuel" has been my favorite for many years. Thanks for this fun week of blog hopping and your Christmas quilt tutorials!

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  10. My favorite Christmas song for years has been "The Little Drummer Boy." I always get very teary about it for some reason. And, I am really enjoying this hop - great ideas for Christmas. Merry Christmas in July!!

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  11. I love Santa Baby and the John Lennon song also that some others have mention. I love the classics also but those two always have me singing along

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  12. All time favorite, Silent Night.
    Love your blog hop.

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  13. I love the song Silver Bells. It reminds me of my Christmas' when I was a little girl. My aunt would play the piano so we could all sing carols and I just remember her playing this song and singing it. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  14. Having such a great time at the Hop. So many ideas so little time. I don't really have a favorite Christmas tune, I'll sing along to them all. If I had to pick one maybe it would be Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer.

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  15. I have always loved the good old fashioned Silent Night. Lovin' the hop!

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  16. I’ve been enjoying the day by day updates to the quilt instructions.

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  17. My favorite is "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence." (possibly because I love songs in a minor key.)

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  18. I love Joy to the World. I love to listen to Christmas music and I am love your OAL. I plan to make one too!!

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  19. Let it Be Christmas Everywhere ~ I've only heard this one performed by Alan Jackson

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  20. Thanks for hosting a great hop. My absolute favorite music for Christmas is Christmas Bells by TSO. I NEVER get tired of hearing it.

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  21. This would be wonderful to win. Love Block magazine.

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    1. I forgot to add my favorite song Silent Night. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

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  22. What fun books to win! Thank you! I love Carol of the Bells. Many others, but this one stands out as my favorite. I plan to work on this quilt this weekend at my guilds sew-in and I can hardly wait...but first chores and work...

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  23. SILENT NIGHT IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES.SO ENJOYING THIS YEARS 12 DAYS THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO.
    hjrogers@sympatico.ca

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  24. My favourite carol is The Little Drummer Boy.
    Enjoying all the Christmas ideas !!

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  25. Thank you for hosting a great blog hop. It has been fun checking out the projects/ideas that everyone has had.

    My favorite song is "I Want an Elephant for Christmas" by The Caroleers.

    Second favorite would be Carol of the Bells.

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  26. Cute video :-) I'd like to at least 'see' a real hippopotamus for Christmas!
    I think one of my favorites is 'Joy To the World' especially when David Archeleta sings it :-)

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  27. My favorite Christmas carol is Go Tell It On the Mountain. Perhaps, but the normal choice, but we always sang it during the Christmas season.

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  28. Oh Holy Night is my favorite Christmas hymn. My high school was taught by a French order of nuns, the Daughters of Wisdom. We learned to sing Oh Holy Night in French. When my children were in elementary school, their school put on a Christmas pageant each year. The pastor of the church would join the children on stage and sing a beautiful rendition of Oh Holy Night and there was not a dry eye in the auditorium. It is also a featured solo at Christmas Eve Mass at our church. The soloist varies each year. There have been some years I have left Church thinking my ears would start bleeding after a particularly screechy rendition, but it never fails to make me feel as though Christmas has truly arrived.

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  29. Angels We Have Heard on High - Love the Glorias.
    librarian2760 at yahoo dot com

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  30. "Mary did you know?" by Kenny Rogers and Wynona Judd

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  31. How do I pick a favorite? Near to impossible. But one of the one's I look forward to every year is on an album called A Christmas Miracle, a Musical Collection from Pacific NW Artists, and it's called "Looka That Star." Very uplifting!

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  32. Hey great giveaway! Suzetteharris at sbcglobal dot net

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  33. The little drummer boy and a song called Mary did you know - the rendition by the Pantasonics is great!

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  34. It's so hard to pick one favorite Christmas song. But I would pick Silent Night.

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  35. My favorite is Oh Holy Night.

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  36. My favorite Christmas song is White Christmas!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  37. We're halfway through the hop and halfway through the year. Time flies when you're having fun.

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  38. My very favorite is Oh Holy Night, and second is Mary Did You Know!

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  39. My favourite Christmas song is The Little Drummer Boy. karenbbsnow@gmail.com

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  40. my fave christmas song? so hard to choose but has to be hark the herald angels sing....

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  41. Jingle Bell Rock is my favorite Christmas song.

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  42. My favorite Christmas song is Winter Wonderland. also like Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer. I've been enjoying the Blog Hop.

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  43. The Little Drummer Boy....thanks for the chance to win...and the blog hop is just wonderful! meredith5453@gmail.com

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  44. I love It's Christmas All Over the World (Placido Domingo). With the weather we are having (heat wave), I wouldn't mind a snowfall right about now. lol. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. ;^)

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  45. It's hard to pick a favorite. I do like Joy to the World.

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  46. Feliz Navidad. So reminds me of Christmas.

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  47. Love the Rejoice quilt pattern. The Hop is so much fun.

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  48. Very difficult to pick as Christmas music is my favorite! Oh Holy Night, Silent Night, Let It Snow, Silver Bells, White Christmas...so many!

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  49. I love O Holy Night, Away in a Manger, Joy to the World and so many more!!!
    Andreah Franklin at gmail dot com

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  50. If my kids were to answer they would say "Cow Christmas". It's a CD with songs and sound effects having to do with cows and barns and farming stuff. Now, my answer is Silver Bells.
    kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  51. I have always loved "I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day" and it 's been my favorite since school choir days.

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  52. White Christmas; Oh Holy Night; Do You Hear What I Hear...but there are so many!!

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  53. It's funny that you ask for our favorite Christmas Carols....it's not my favorite but for some reason I'm always singing (no matter what season it is) A One Horse Open Sleigh lol. But m favorite is Silent Night. Thank you for both the see along as well as the giveaway.
    Jeri Oldtisme@aol.com

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  54. Lynnette LamanceJuly 20, 2018 at 3:27 AM

    I love Little Drummer Boy / Peace on Earth llamance@hotmail.com

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  55. My favorite Christmas songs are Silent Night, O Holy Night, and of course I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas - because we don't have those in the south!!

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  56. I find it so hard when I am asked to name a favourite thing.
    One of my favorite Christmas Carols is Rocking around the Christmas tree.

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  57. I am really enjoying this Christmas in July bloghop! My favorite Christmas Carols are Carol of the Bells and O Holy Night. Both give me shivers whenever I hear them. Thanks!

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  58. My favorite song is "Joy To The World"...janfri1966@yahoo.com

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  59. "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" by Gene Autry. It is the first Christmas song I remember hearing on the radio. mfhagopian@aol.com

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  60. I love all Christmas songs especially White Christmas as we do not have a White Christmas in Texas!

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  61. I'm going old school and saying I love the hymn "Silent Night". I use to sing it as a lullaby to my babies all year long. Love seeing your quilt come together, I just don't have time to work on one right now. Have a great day!

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  62. My favorite is White Christmas. I love the song and the movie. When my kids were home we would always watch it on a snow day.

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  63. I'm pretty traditional ... O Holy Night is my most favorite, but all the choirs at my kiddos HS come together to sing a version of O Come, O Come Emmanuel that gives me chills every time they perform it.

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  64. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netJuly 20, 2018 at 11:21 AM

    I love the song "Mary did you know?"

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  65. Good King Wenceslas is one of my favorites; I like quite a few.

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  66. My favorite will always be O Holy Night. I used to sing it every year at my church. I get goose bumps every time I sing it.

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  67. Favorite Christmas carol: O Holy Night

    Debbie
    ollieami at aol dot com

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  68. I love all of the old Christmas Carols such as O Holy Night. thanks for the giveaway!

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  69. Love soooo many!! "White Christmas" definitely (& movie...looove it!!) Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too..this Hop is alot of fun! bearpaws9(at)copper(dot)net

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  70. My favorite is "Lo, How a Rose Ere Blooming". A78mandel at yahoo dot com

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  71. I think it would be Away in a Manger. shades000 at gmail dot com

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  72. Mary Did You Know sung by Pentatonix! now I have all these Christmas songs in my head...….wonderful.

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  73. Oh Holy Night sung by Josh Groban!

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