Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Christmas in July...Sentiments

The first things that come to my mind about July is fireworks, hot weather, my kids birthdays and Christmas.  Well, I've done the fireworks, we are having the hot weather, kids birthday, yep, that's done too. Now it's down to the Christmas part. Christmas, yep, that's right, Christmas.  I've always thought of Christmas in July. I guess it all goes back to when I was a kid and they always had Christmas in July sales. Now is no different.  Everywhere I turn.  I see Christmas in July sale.  I get emails about it too...Well, I'm going to be participating in a Christmas in July celebration and my day is July 30th. I'm getting ready for it now. So, please drop by on that day and see what I've got going....There is a blog hop celebration starting on that day and I am one of the many (almost one hundred bloggers are participating) getting ready for it.  I'm so excited! You'll see the blue button on the right hand side of my blog that says Think Christmas. Just click on it when it starts and it will take you to Madame Sam's blog and she will be putting everybody's stuff on pinterest every day.
Come back and see what I'm doing....

During the meantime, I went to the local quilt store to buy some fabric to bind a quilt. I found out they are having a Christmas in July celebration too.   They are having all kinds of things going on this week. I'm going Thursday night to see a Trunk show and demo on Long Arm quilting.  I can't wait to see what they have to show.  While I was there, they asked me to sew up a quilt for them.  I couldn't say no, the quilt is so pretty.

I cut it out Sunday afternoon and started sewing on it. I sewed on it a little yesterday too.  I took the day off today so I could stay home and finish it.  (I have plenty of vacation time.).  I wanted to get it done asap so they could show it during their celebration.  I was able to finish it today.... This quilt was fun to work on. The fabric feels so good and I love the reds in this line.  This fabric was designed by 3Sisters for Moda and is called Sentiments.
They wrote the pattern to go with their line of fabric too. 

The middle part is a panel you fussy cut the post cards from. Then put some of the lovely Christmas fabric around  them to hi-lite them. 

Here's a close-up of some of the fabrics.

So pretty, the pics don't do it justice. 


Barb said...

This is going to be such a fun quilt....

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

I can well imagine that the pics don't do it justice; beautiful fabrics, specially the border!
Wonderful; and way to take a vacation day to enjoy your craft :)

quilt32 said...

I love the vintage postcards and the fabric is just gorgeous.

Sarah said...

Really pretty and how nice to take a day off to finish it!!!! Really impressed by your tatting as well. We've finally got some nice hot weather in England so not sure I can think about Christmas just yet - but then again we are all gripped by the Olympics (very exciting) but I might be ready to 'hop on' if I get saturated by sport morning, noon and night!!!

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