Monday, July 23, 2018

12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop - Day 10! And MORE Giveaways!

Hi, all!

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas....  I don't know about you, but a little snow and cool weather would be nice right now!  Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere can only dream of that, but maybe today's projects will help us think ahead to the holidays, when it will be lovely and cool!  

Our first blogger today is Brenda, who is the creative mind behind Songbird Designs.  She has some home decor ideas for us, to make for your own home or give as gifts.  Then Amy of Sea of Estrogen has some more great gift ideas, and Bonnie of In Stitches with Bonnie will bring it all home for us.   And there are, once again, giveaways!  Be sure to stop by everyone's blogs and see what they have to share, and enter the giveaways!


Today we'll be measuring and cutting the borders for your quilt top.  Because you want these to fit your quilt exactly, you will need to measure your top from the left corner across the first four squares of the quilt - one whole 9-patch block and one square of the next 9-patch block.  Be sure to include the seam allowance of the fourth square in your measurement.  On my quilt, this was 16.5".  It may be different on yours; whatever it is, write it down for the next step.  

Now from your border fabric (Fabric B), cut two 4.5" x width of fabric (WOF) strips.  Crosscut those strips into four pieces 4.5" x the measurement you wrote down just a minute ago.  (For me this was 16.5")

Now measure the center five fabric squares of the top, including the seam allowances on each end square.  On my quilt, this measurement was 20.5".  Write that measurement down.  From your border fabric (Fabric B), cut four 4.5" x WOF strips, then crosscut those strips into eight pieces 4.5" x your measurement.  (For me this was 20.5")

That's all for today (told you it would be an easy day!) but you might want to be sure you can locate the 8 Tri-Recs triangles you set aside earlier.  If you're like me, it may take some looking... hopefully you'll remember that "safe place" you put them in!  


There's something so exciting when a quilt gets close to being finished, isn't there?  We're almost there, so be sure to come back tomorrow as we attach those borders.  In the meantime, visit today's  blogs and enter the giveaways, and I'll see you tomorrow!



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


  1. I've been enjoying the great creative ideas on the blog hop. I have 11 1/2 for sale at less than $3.00 per yd. for anyone needing to add to their Christmas fabric stash, visit my blog

  2. I always love a finish, working on getting them to that point is sometimes a struggle but I get so tickled and delighted that I created something!

  3. It's been fun checking out all the new to me blogs in your hop! The beautiful quilt is a nice bonus!

  4. Come to Nova Scotia -- never a shortage of snow here in the winter. Or cold weather. LOL

  5. I really like this quilt. and have a question:
    If the quilt and these 12 days are finished, can I find this quilt in a tutorial on this page or do I have to somehow put together these 12 parts?
    Greeting guilitta


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