Thursday, July 25, 2019

12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop and Quilt-Along - Day 12!

Hi, all!

Can you believe it - we've made it to the 12th day of Christmas in July!  So many wonderful projects have been shared, but we're not done yet - today we'll be hearing from Christina at Christina's Handicrafts and Joanne from Everyone Deserves A Quilt (don't you love that name?).  More "gifts" to open - isn't Christmas the best?

For your convenience, let's share the line-up once again...













And remember, too, there's a giveaway!  FIGO Fabrics has donated a fat quarter bundle of their new Christmas line, Wintertide...

...and one lucky reader will get to take it home!  All you have to do is fill in the form below with your full name and email address (don't worry, I won't use it for anything beyond notifying you if you win!).  Entries will close on Tuesday, July 30th, and I'll announce the winner here on Wednesday, July 31st - New Year's Eve in July!

Be sure to click "Submit"!!

You get an entry for visiting the stops on the hop, too, so drop by each new day's blog posts, enjoy the post and leave a comment (comments make us happy!), then fill out the entry form on their blog too.  If their blog hop post doesn't have an entry form feel free to come back here and leave an entry after checking out their "gift" for you!

So get hopping, folks - then come back here to see the final reveal of this year's quilt-along quilts!


As you know, this quilt-along started as a wall-hanging project, and this is how my small version turned out.  This picture shows it unwashed and unblocked, so there are so issues with it hanging flat, but I'm currently fixing that - it's drying under the fan lying on my guest bed right now.  

I'm pretty happy with the way the points turned out on this version. My earlier version (unseen and unquilted at the moment) didn't fare as well, although I still think it looks nice.  The "make-it-oversized-and-cut-it-down" trick worked great for this one!  

And then there's the medallion version of this quilt!  I am really in love with this one.  The center is the same size as the wall hanging above, then I made some blocks to encircle it and make it larger.  You could go fancier with more intricate blocks or more rows - I was constrained by time, so went with the fairly simple Christmas trees and checkerboard borders.  All that used up stash, too!  

Look how cute those trees are - and all I did was find green fat quarters in my stash that blended well with the green in the center.  I also added in the aqua scraps from the center, and another I had in the same color family.  I think it keeps them light enough that they don't overpower the background or the center medallion!

The background for the trees is more of the center medallion fabric - a choice I might reconsider if I made this again, because I didn't have enough of that fabric to finish out the border.  I used a tone-on-tone snowflake print to fill in around the tree blocks.  But I think in the grand scheme of things it isn't too noticeable!

And it blends so nicely with the house and yard, doesn't it?  Snow is not often seen around here (especially in hot July!) so I think I'll settle for that.

I'd love to see what you've been working on if you've been following along with the quilt-along, so I'm putting a linky party below for you to link up if you choose!  I know many of you have said that time is short now to make one, and if that's you, know that the posts will remain active, and I'll also add them to the 12 Days of Christmas In July Page just under my blog header for easy access.


It's been an amazing twelve days, hasn't it?  If you're behind on visiting all the blogs involved, remember that you have until July 30th to visit and enter for the giveaway (although you'll be able to visit them after that date too, but the giveaway entries will be closed).  I'll be announcing the winner of the Wintertide fat quarter bundle on Wednesday, July 31st - AND I'll have a tutorial for one more great Christmas present that day too!  So be sure to stop back by then and check it out!




  1. I love the quilt, but especially the medallion version! Thanks so much for everything!

  2. Thanks so much for making Christmas in July such a fun activity. This is the first time I've done one of these and I'm looking forward to many more!

  3. It's been a wonderful 'holiday' hop; thank you! I am well on the way to a finished top!

  4. Hi Sarah! Thank you for hosting this fun blog hop. I've PINned so many new inspirational ideas. I can say I visited every one of them and it has been a blast. Can't wait for next year. I just love your quilt and especially the fabrics you chose. ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. Lovely hop :-) Lots of inspiration and fun seeing new and old friends' blogs. Your medallion version is really pretty!

  6. Your quilts turned out so beautiful!! The rounds on the medallion quilt are perfect!! I really enjoyed this blog hop -- I always look forward to this Christmas in July blog hop -- such great ideas, and plenty of time to make them!! Thanks for all the work you do!!

  7. Another wonderful set of 12 days, and your design hanging with trees and a home for the background is a perfect setting.No snow needed.

  8. Thank you for doing the 12 days of Christmas. There has been so many nice things to see and make. Your quilt is lovely. I really like the Christmas trees. What a nice way to finish the quilt.

  9. Thank you so much for your 12 Days of Christmas. I enjoyed every day, and it made me really start to think about gifts to make and start planning. I love all the ideas that bloggers have shared and I particularly love that I have found new blogs to follow!

  10. Your quilt is beautiful! I've enjoyed seeing so many different projects!

  11. Nicely done, Sarah!! Thank you for sharing these lovely quilt designs with us. This year's 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop was SEW much fun!

  12. The trees make such a cute quilt!

  13. I love how your medallion quilt turned out. Gorgeous! Thanks for hosting the blog hop.

  14. That is a beautiful quilt! Nice job!!

  15. It's just gorgeous Sarah! I didn't get a chance to sew along, but I still want to try to make this! Thanks so much for hosting another amazing blog hop! xx


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