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A Santa Surprise Makes This Quilt Reversible!

Christmas in July by Kimberly Miller

by Beth Cooper

Quilter’s Name: Kimberly Miller from Illinois

Style of Quilt: Christmas Bed Quilt

Title of Project: Christmas in July

Pattern Name: Sweetwater Tiles by Mickey Depre

Featured Date: Week of 12-22-22

Hi! I’m Kimberly Miller and I made this quilt in 2018.   I bought the Sweetwater Tiles pattern after meeting the pattern designer, Mickey Depre, at a quilt retreat at Threads of Time Quilt Shop and Retreat Center in Danville, Illinois.  Some time went by, and in the summer, my friends and I returned to Threads of Time for another visit to the quilt retreat. It was a Christmas in July weekend and imagine my surprise when I arrived and saw that the pattern designer (Mickey Depre) had also returned with a group of friends! Needless to say, it was a little intimidating working on my project in the same work room as the designer, but I kept on sewing!!

I love this line of fabrics, with the vintage pinks and greens. This fabric is from the Urban Chicks Swell Christmas line. I added some red and green polka dot Grunge to complete my plan. There was also a large Santa panel available when I bought fabric. I chose to cut out and machine applique the Santa panel to the back of my quilt, so it became a reversible quilt.  I rent long-arm time and do my own quilting. For this quilt, I used a poinsettia edge-to-edge pattern with light pink thread. It is fun to get this quilt out to use each Christmas! 

It makes a beautiful Christmas bed quilt!
It is reversible with Santa on the back.
My label I used on the back of the quilt.
Each block was so fun to make!
I used a design wall at the retreat center as it all came together.
Christmas in July by Kimberly Miller

If interested in this pattern by Mickey Depre, it can be purchased online at Paper Pieces. Click here for more information.

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9 months ago


Joyce Minnis
Joyce Minnis
9 months ago

Very Nice !

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