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Let’s Make a Christmas Quilt in July!

by Beth Cooper

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.

These are the batiks I just purchased. They are from the Holiday at Home Batiks Collection
by Kathy Engle for Island Batik
. They can be found by clicking here. Can’t wait to cut into this yardage!

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 fiancĂ©. 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…

I love this Disappearing Hourglass Medallion quilt pattern. I think it would be beautiful in red, green, and cream!
This Pinwheels and Diamonds quilt is perfect for a Halloween quilt but would also be gorgeous in Christmas colors!
Sticks and Stones would also be a great quilt pattern to use
with red, green, and cream fabrics!

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!

Beth

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Cindy S
Cindy S
7 months ago

I love your batiks. Can you tell me what line of fabric they are? I would love to purchase them for a quilt I want to make.

Jeanne Z
Jeanne Z
7 months ago
Reply to  Beth Cooper

The color that show in your photos are much deeper than the ones on the webpage. Are your pictures more accurate than the MSQ site?

Camilla
Camilla
7 months ago

The Disappearing Hourglass Medallion would show off the fabrics beautifully! The others seem too busy per your daughter’s request.

Dee
Dee
7 months ago

I like the first pattern, Disappearing Medallion. Your fabric choices are great!

Valerie
Valerie
7 months ago

I like the Disappearing Hourglass Medallion pattern. I can totally picture the greens and reds with the background of the cream.

Diane P
Diane P
7 months ago

I like the Disappearing Hourglass Medallion the best. I think the fabric colors will stand out. The pattern its self is not overpowering. Colors choices are great too. Enjoy sewing which everyone you choose.

Carol Sharp
Carol Sharp
7 months ago

I love your choice of fabrics! I think #3 pattern would look beautiful with the fabrics.

Mary
Mary
7 months ago

I like the sticks and stones pattern

Laurel
Laurel
7 months ago

the disappearing hourglass is easily my favorite. It reminds me of snowflakes without being snowflakes!

Cindy
Cindy
7 months ago

Hourglass Medallion all the way! Can’t wait to see it in your beautiful fabrics!

martha wise
martha wise
7 months ago

I would do disappearing hourglass-gives the impression of snowflakes!

Mary Ann R
Mary Ann R
7 months ago

Pattern #1. Hourglass medallion looks more Christmas like with the beautiful fabrics

Sharon H
Sharon H
7 months ago

The first one would look great in Christmas colors, I think,

Kathy A
Kathy A
7 months ago

I vote for pattern #1: Disappearing Hour Glass.

Marishka
Marishka
7 months ago

I also really like hourglass. Because it is shown in two colors, there is room for creativity in including a third. Added notes: cheers to your daughter, and the batik fabrics are absolutely gorgeous! Looking forward to the finished quilt.

Melissa
Melissa
7 months ago

Pinwheels and diamonds is my choice.

Ginger Bloomer
Ginger Bloomer
7 months ago

I like the Disappearing Hourglass Medallion pattern and I think it would be beautiful in the colors you’ve chosen.

Marianne. Borst
Marianne. Borst
4 months ago

Disappearing hourglass medalian is my pick for a Christmas quilt

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