Yes, yes, I know we just celebrated Independence Day, but let’s talk about Christmas in July! As many of you know, Christmas is my favorite holiday, favorite time of year, favorite genre of music, favorite everything! And I love to celebrate it twice a year. I dedicate July to sewing Christmas projects and quilts so that I am ahead of the actual busy Christmas season. My November and December is full of family time, get-togethers, baking, and Hallmark-Christmas-movie-watching. I get less sewing done during those months. However, my July is wide open, so I sew, sew, sew.
It is hot and sunny outside but Bing Crosby is on the speakers, crooning away, and I have the air-conditioning down low enough that I’m actually wearing a sweatshirt. I just bought a new pile of Christmas batiks and I’m going to start a new Christmas quilt for my oldest daughter and her fiancé. The only problem is I need to decide on a pattern. She specifically asked for a pattern that was just a regular pattern in Christmas colors (so no snowmen shapes, trees shapes, etc.). She also requested “no juvenile prints” and to “just buy solids or fabrics that read as solid.” Yes, she is definitely the daughter of a quilter (and a pretty darn good quilter herself!). The girl knows what she is talking about but I need you guys can help me decide on a pattern! Here are my top three choices…
Let me know in the comments which one you love the most! I’ll be cutting this quilt out soon and will keep you updated. Stay tuned for the finished product!
‘Til next time!
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