Friday, July 31, 2020

Christmas In July And Riley Blake Designs Classic Christmas Too

I have had so much fun this week with Christmas in July Then and Now. There's been tons of amazing projects to see and add to our sewing lists. There's no way I could pick a favorite! The rules were to show something Christmas that was made now (this year) or "then" (whatever year.)


Sometimes my project days have to double up and this is one of them. Today I'm showing my Christmas quilt for Riley Blake Designs Classic Christmas blog tour and this blog hop. It's made with a panel that is so adorable!


I used Riley Blake Designs "Snow Flurry" and "Holly Green" in the borders.


I love all the puppies and kitties in this! The details are so bright and fun. Yes, I went picture crazy because I couldn't help myself with all that cuteness in the panel.


Look at all those sweet fur babies...love that Santa, too!





Quilting was done by Ginger from Sew Sassy LongarmThe swirls and bells were a perfect choice of quilting for this. Quilting on a panel can be tough because you don't want to cover all the sweet details in it. I love it!


The panel size is 36" x 43 1/2" and could be used to make so many beautiful quilts. It also comes in pillow size panels and three other large panel prints.


You can find directions to make this quilt HERE.


This is a Las Vegas style of Christmas...no snow even if it was December. That wagon wheel has become one of my favorite things in my backyard.



For more ideas using the Classic Christmas panels you can visit these two designers:
Jessica Dayon
Suze Vinton

There's a giveaway today! I love shopping at Quilt Taffy and think you will, too. I bought a gift certificate to share with one of you. 



Here's a few of my "then" Christmas projects...





Here's the list of all those participating in the blog hop this week...they are amazing!

July 27
  
July 28
  
July 29
  
July 30
  
July 31 - TODAY

There's a Pinterest page of all the Christmas In July Then and Now...check it out!


New blog hop coming...small gift ideas. I'll post about it next week, but you can email me if you want to sign-up now.

You can still sign-up for Creatin' in the Sticks blog hop. Visit her blog HERE.


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you've enjoyed the Christmas in July Then and Now blog hop!


Thursday, July 30, 2020

Christmas In July Then And Now Blog Hop Day 4

Only today and tomorrow left in the Christmas in July Then and Now blog hop. I'm in awe of all the incredible Christmas projects. It's been amazing!


This blog hop is a bit different because with all the crazy things happening, it seemed like a good idea to give participants a little leeway with less stress when creating their projects.

Here's the rules of Christmas in July (then and now):

With life as crazy as it has been lately, show an older Christmas project
from "back then" or show something new...anything Christmas related.

You can make/show a mug rug, pot holder, mini quilt, baby quilt, bag, toy, etc.

Post your project on your assigned day and list the other blog hoppers.

Have a giveaway or don't have a giveaway. It's totally optional!

Visit everyone's blog on the list and leave a sweet comment.

Are you ready to be wow'd? Here's the list of amazing bloggers who are sharing their projects.

July 27

July 28

July 29

July 30  - TODAY

July 31

There's a Pinterest page, too!

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Christmas In July Then And Now Blog Hop Day 3

Oh what fun it's been in this Christmas in July Then and Now blog hop! I almost expect to see snow outside after checking out all the incredible Christmas projects. I hope you're get some good ideas...I am!


This blog hop is a bit different because with all the crazy things happening, it seemed like a good idea to give participants a little leeway with less stress when creating their projects.

Here's the rules of Christmas in July (then and now):

With life as crazy as it has been lately, show an older Christmas project
from "back then" or show something new...anything Christmas related.

You can make/show a mug rug, pot holder, mini quilt, baby quilt, bag, toy, etc.

Post your project on your assigned day and list the other blog hoppers.

Have a giveaway or don't have a giveaway. It's totally optional!

Visit everyone's blog on the list and leave a sweet comment.

Are you ready to be wow'd? Here's the list of amazing bloggers who are sharing their projects.

July 27

July 28

July 29 - TODAY

July 30

July 31

There's a Pinterest page, too!

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Christmas In July Then And Now Blog Hop Day 2

I was wow'd and dazzled at all the great projects yesterday, weren't you! If you missed anything, check the list below and visit yesterday's bloggers.


This blog hop is a bit different because with all the crazy things happening, it seemed like a good idea to give participants a little leeway with less stress when creating their projects.

Here's the rules of Christmas in July (then and now):

With life as crazy as it has been lately, show an older Christmas project
from "back then" or show something new...anything Christmas related.

You can make/show a mug rug, pot holder, mini quilt, baby quilt, bag, toy, etc.

Post your project on your assigned day and list the other blog hoppers.

Have a giveaway or don't have a giveaway. It's totally optional!

Visit everyone's blog on the list and leave a sweet comment.

Are you ready to be wow'd? Here's the list of amazing bloggers who are sharing their projects.


July 27

July 28 - TODAY

July 29

July 30

July 31

There's a Pinterest page, too!

Monday, July 27, 2020

Christmas In July Then And Now Blog Hop

It's finally here! I love having Christmas in July blog hops even when the temperatures are reaching 112-114 degrees here in Las Vegas. It's crazy hot! Let's just pretend it's snowing outside while we look over all the fun projects in the Christmas In July (then and now) blog hop.


This blog hop is a bit different because with all the crazy things happening, it seemed like a good idea to give participants a little leeway with less stress when creating their projects.

Here's the rules of Christmas in July (then and now):

With life as crazy as it has been lately, show an older Christmas project
from "back then" or show something new...anything Christmas related.

You can make/show a mug rug, pot holder, mini quilt, baby quilt, bag, toy, etc.

Post your project on your assigned day and list the other blog hoppers.

Have a giveaway or don't have a giveaway. It's totally optional!

Visit everyone's blog on the list and leave a sweet comment.

Are you ready to be wow'd? Here's the list of amazing bloggers who are sharing their projects.

July 27

July 28

July 29

July 30

July 31

There's a Pinterest page, too!

Saturday, July 25, 2020

New Blog Hop Happening And Blog Hop Coming Soon

It's a new blog happening at Creatin in the Sticks and I'm really excited about it. Seriously, don't you just love this button and idea! Visit her blog and sign up...you know you want to.


Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks and I take turns hosting blog hops for a couple of reasons. 

1. I just love Carla and her creativity, so it's a no brainer to team up with her. 
2. We each have different styles so we can bring you a variety of challenges.
3. Although we keep the blog hops simple, it helps both of us not get overwhelmed.

AND

Monday is the first day of Christmas in July Then and Now. Oh my gosh, I can't wait to see what Christmas ideas I can grab. The line up of bloggers participating are the coolest and most creative people. Be sure to check back on Monday!


Are you hanging in there with the strange events happening this year? Do you find yourself more creative or less creative with stay at home/don't go out orders, wear a mask, protesters/rioters, and natural weather events? 

I find it hard to concentrate sometimes when I'm overloaded with all the news. That's when I have to turn things off and focus on something that makes me happy. Even if I'm not happy when I begin, it seems to help clear my head. 

Take care and thanks for stopping by...I love your visits!

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Christmas In July Then And Now Blog Hop Next Week

There is always excitement and anticipation before a blog hop, and the Christmas In July Then and Now blog hop is no exception. Behind the scenes sewing is happening, blog posts are being written, and maybe a little bit of panic, too, as bloggers hurry to get their projects finished. Maybe I'm the only one that panics, but I get so excited about the whole thing!


Look at this incredible list of bloggers who will share their Christmas projects with you:

July 27
  
July 28
  
July 29
  
July 30
  
July 31

Please check back starting Monday for inspiration and some giveaways. Hopefully, you'll see something that gets you motivated to sew or just gives you sweet memories of Christmas then and now. 

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