Christmas in July Blog Hop – Wrap Up!

We have come to the end of the Christmas in July Blog Hop!  I have to thank all of the participating bloggers for sharing their wonderful holiday projects.  It takes a great amount of time and attention to put together a tutorial and for a few of them it was their first one.  Great Job!

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And thanks to all of you for cheering us on!  We really appreciate all of the lovely comments and positive responses!

Here is another look at the holiday projects that were featured:

 

And if that wasn’t enough, Sheri @ Sunshine In The Attic has as additional project that she would like you to see; this adorable snowman!  You can find Sheri’s tutorial here.

Snowman Quilt by Sunshine in the Attic

And just to remind you, there are several blog hop giveaways going on!

Amy at Amy Made That! has a kit to make your very own Christmas Tree Topiary Pillow.  You can enter to win here by July 26th.

Amanda at The Patchsmith has four fat quarters from Nancy Halvorsen’s ‘Holiday Favourites’ range and two icy strands of ribbon.  Enter to win this treat here by Friday, July 19th.

Sarah at Sarah Rose Quilts is giving away a kit to make her Winter Wonderland Table Topper.  You have until July 28th to enter here.

Julie at The Crafty Quilter (that’s me!) is having two giveaways!  The first one is for a kit to make my Christmas Holly Table Runner and the second is for the book, Sew Merry & Bright, by Linda Lum DeBono and 4 fat quarters.  You can enter to win here by July 25th.

Here are the links to all of the projects that were featured during the blog hop:

We would love to see anything that you have made using our tutorials, so I have set up a Flickr group titled Christmas in July Projects.  Let’s see your stuff – even if it’s something you made previously on your own!

Thanks again for joining us and I hope that we’ve inspired you to make your holidays a little more hand made!

Julie Siggy-1

About Julie Cefalu

Hello! I'm Julie and I love to quilt, craft, read, garden, hike and spend time with my family.

7 thoughts on “Christmas in July Blog Hop – Wrap Up!

  1. Loved this Christmas in July – I make Christmas things throughout the year, so was so pleased to find this blog hop. Thank you very much for the projects, and the chance to win some wonderful things. I am in Australia, so it’s winter and cold here in July! Just right for Christmas sewing.

  2. It was great collaborating and “meeting” new friends in the Quilting/christmas/crafty community. I don’t feel all alone over here anymore. Thanks for all your support and effort on this Julie, you hit is out of the park!!

  3. It was a wonderful Christmas week. It is hot as blazes here in OK and it is nice to see some things to make me think of a cooler time. I know most of the country is under a heat alert, so it has been a great joy to focus on something different. Christmas is in my heart everyday, so this is a real joy for me. I had hope to finish a table runner yesterday and had a migraine for two days. It is a free pattern from connectingthreads.com called Gifts Galore by Mari Martin. I made it for my brother and SIL for Christmas last year. Every two years our quilt guild has a small quilt auction. Next year we are having a meet and greet with our keynote. So we have been asked to make table runners. Some of the table runners will be given as door prizes and some will be used in the small quilt auction. My small stitch group decided to use the Gifts Galore pattern and do only three packages for a table runner. We each took a different event for a table runner. Someone else took Christmas, so I used scraps from twin baby quilts to make a table runner for perhaps a baby shower or a baby birthday. If you would like to see it, I will send a pic when I get the binding on. I do have it quilted. And I am not a good machine quilter, but I stretched and did that. It is actually a fun pattern to do and free is a great price. I made the table runner from my stash – totally. I even pieced some of my pieces and I don’t think you can tell that I did that. It is not a Christmas one, but I’ll share it with you personally if you like. I thought you might like the free pattern link since you are so great at sharing with others. I cannot find a direct link though. Again, thanks for a great week + of Christmas for us. May Christmas be in everyone’s heart everyday.

  4. Thank you and all the others for showing us such great projects with wonderful tutorials to help with our own holiday projects or gifts to make. There were some really great projects.

  5. Julie I just wanted to let you know that I appreciated all the time and effort you put into this and thanks to you and all the ladies who have put themselves and their projects out there I will have some new beautiful projects for my holiday this year…it was very much appreciated…Love the snowman….

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