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!


56 comments:

Lee said...

Lovely then and now quilts!! This hop has been so fun!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Beautiful quilts...then and now!

Debby said...

I love the pictures of your panel quilt. So much cuteness! I remember the next-to-last quilt with the quarter-square triangles was a free pattern last year (?). It’s on my “to do” list :)

Annie said...

That definitely is a sweet panel for a Christmas quilt. You’ve done a great job with it, Carol. I’m feeling very festive in July with this Christmas blog hop!

Dorian said...

What a darling quilt Carol!! I just love those panels, all so fun and sweet. Have a great day.

Carol said...

That's a cute panel and I like how you finished it--the borders set it off. It's nice seeing some of your previous work and remembering. Thanks for hosting this hop, Carol! It's been a good one (as they all seem to be)!

Rebecca Smith said...

I love all your projects. Thank you for another great blog hop!

scottylover said...

Oh, that Santa panel reminds me of a Christmas picture we used to have when I was young. Too cute!
Sandy A

Pam said...

Your panel quilt is so adorable -- love it!!

Material Girl said...

Christmas in July was fun. I’m not really a big fan of panels but those are really amazing! Thanks fir sharing

piecefulwendy said...

Fun to see your then and now quilts. The Grinch quilt makes me smile; I'm the only one in our house that likes the Grinch (classic version). It brings back memories of my childhood!

Vicki in MN said...

Oh the fur on this panel just looks real! Great job on the quilt. Working with panels can be so fun.

Bonnie58 said...

That is such a fun Christmas quilt. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

Calicojoan said...

That is such a sweet panel and I love that it comes as as pillow size prints too. That is just genius! Thanks for hosting another fun filled hop for us. You rock the hop!

Susan said...

That's a great Santa panel, different from his usual scene. Love the Grinch quilt - hadn't seen that one before, and made me smile!

Lori said...

thank you for sharing all of your projects. i just love your panel with all the fur babies. so sweet. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

For the love of geese said...

I love the panel. Anything vintage Santa always catches my attention. Thank you so much for hosting and putting together this hop.

Janis said...

Thanks again Carol for hosting the blog hop. It's been so fun to see all the wonderful projects on different blogs, and to visit blogs I've not seen before. Your Santa quilt is adorable, love the puppies and kittens. Like very much the bell quilting motif too.

Mary Ann said...

I remember you weren't too sure about that old wagon wheel when you first moved in. My first thought was that it would be a great photo prop for the beautiful pictures you take and whoomp,there it is! :)
Lovely projects. RBF panels are really cute and I love your borders. How the heck did you get them the perfect length?

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your panel quilt is just adorable - the kittens and puppies are so fun! I love the little quilt with the Christmas truck towing the tree, too. Thanks for hosting this blog hop - it was fun to participate and also to visit all the other blogs!

Sherry said...

I love the fun details in the panel and your other projects from before anew great also. Love the truck!

Barb Neiwert said...

All of your Christmas projects are wonderful! I especially smiled at the Grinch quilt.

Charlene McCain said...

Beautiful panel quilt! I love all the animals in Santa's chair. SO cute! The other panels are great, too. Love every single one of your Then projects. You are so talented! This has been such a great hop. Thank you so much for hosting.

@lutzcats said...

Super cute panel with awesome borders!

tac73 said...

I love the panels for making quick Christmas quilts! Enjoying the blog hop.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

You have done some really lovely quilts for Christmas--
and I think we should just skip fall this year and go directly to Christmas!!!! Thanks for a chance to win a goodie
do take care--
luv, di

Carla said...

Aww, look at those sweet pets in the panel. My Granddaughter would be all goo-goo eyed. Your border really sets it off and that quilting is ooh-la-la. Thank you for another amazing hop, my friend. Thanks for the shout out and I'll be ready for From the Heart.

Anita said...

All your projects look adorable!

Karrin Hurd said...

Beautiful panels, and love your then quilts too. Thanks so much for organizing this Blog Hop, it has been so much fun!

Sharon Aurora said...

In general, panel quilts are not my favorite, but that one is exceptional.

Lisa said...

The quilts are all great but the Grinch would be my favorite!!

The Joyful Quilter said...

What a gorgeous panel (and you did a great job of expanding it!) Thanks for sharing your older holiday quilts, as well. This was Blog Hop was SEW enjoyable! Thanks for organizing it, Carol.

Karen's Korner said...

What a gorgeous panel. Thank you for sharing your lovely Christmas projects.

Camille said...

I absolutely love that panel and the border treatment is spunky.

Patti said...

I am not usually a 'panel' fan; but, that Santa one could persuade me differently! I enjoyed seeing all the quilts shown today. And I am looking forward to the upcoming hops!

tubakk said...

Lovely quilts you made. I told you that you had to keep that wagon wheel. See, you will have so much fun with it. Your quilt is even more beautiful in those circumstances. Thanks a lot for hosting this fun blog hop. Today I've been occupied all day, and missed it all. Will go back to the other blogs tomorrow.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Panels are a super quick project for the Holidays (when we have little time). Thank you for hosting such a fun Hop - so many lovely projects all week.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Awesome hop. That panel would be fun to do a One Block Wonder also. Love the kittens and the puppies. Looks like my daughters house. She has all my kittens I have the dog. :D You always have such great projects.

LJ said...

That's such a perfect panel, Carol. There are so many amazing panels out right now. The one you chose was wonderful for this hop. Thank you, for helping us get out of the virus blues and getting us excited about completing Christmas projects early. I appreciate you, Carol, for your blog and all your hard work to organize the hops.

JANET said...

Thanks for the memories! I remember a lot of those panels and prints. Better days!

teachpany said...

Cute panel, and nice way to finish it. I love the puppies on Santa's chair. Thanks for the fun hop.

GranChris said...

I love that Red Truck. Brings back so many memories.

tink's mom said...

Great panels. I really like your wagon wheel. Actually if I don't put on my glasses your stones look like chunky snow. It works so long as I didn't want to see the detail on the quilt. I also love your pieces from the past. Love the truck hauling the tree.

ShirleyC said...

Oh my goodness! What adorable projects! I love, love that panel. It reminds me of Christmases long ago seeing Santa through a kid's eyes.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I love your quilt! Santa has such a beautiful expression on his face and the animals are cuteness overload for sure. Thank you for doing the hop and for sharing with us.

Sharon said...

The Santa fabric is beautiful! I've always loved your Christmas quilts, so it is great to see them on parade today.

Thanks again for hosting the hop! I have enjoyed seeing all of the lovely projects this week.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

The panels are so sweet with the animals! Love both your then and now projects, Carol! Thanks again for hosting this fun hop!

Susan said...

Fun blog hop. I love fur babies too.

Susan said...

The kitten in the boot is my favorite one. Thanks so much for sharing this way of using a panel. The one you used was my pick of the four you show, too. All your Christmas quilts are wonderful ... well, all your quilts are wonderful. =) I'm not allowing myself to sign up for any hops until I have everything sorted, donated, cleared out and swapped between my old and new quilt room and living room. Sigh. That's going to take a while! I'll be back, though.

Pamela said...

Thanks for this wonderful post! I loved the panel quilt and all the others that share Christmas cheer in July! I'm looking forward to the next hop!

Carol Andrews said...

Thank you for hosting this too much fun hop. I really enjoyed all of your projects but that little red truck has me fascinated! 😉 Carol

Patty said...

Your quilts are so pretty.

Emily said...

Love the Grinch from your Christmas past! Santa and his furry friends are fun too!

Theresa said...

The Christmas panel is a good one. I remember the Grinch Quilt, way my favorite. Still love it.

Kathleen said...

Love your then and now quilts and I think the wagon wheel is perfect for your quilt photos!

Kathleen said...

Oddly, it is not letting me enter, so I am trying again, but maybe I am too late.