Friday, July 21, 2017

Christmas in July

Earlier this year I was given the opportunity to play with Sweetwater's Hometown Christmas fabric for a Christmas in July theme for Moda.

This picture was actually taken in July, so it was literally  Christmas in July for one morning at my house.

I put together two blocks, a background center block and a print center block.

This is the background center block, or Block 1.  The amazing quilting is by Connie Lancaster, the owner of Quilts Plus in Indianapolis, Indiana.

This is the print center block, or Bock 2.

The pattern is a breeze, I went with 3 inch fabric squares and 3 inch half square triangles, but really you can go with any size that you like.  You can also piece as many blocks as you like, no rules here.

The family of fabric has some great prints but the plaids were my favorite.

And here's my finished quilt.

This is Lifetime Quilt Number 197
I 've named it Christmas in July
It finished at 88' x 88"
The fabric is Hometown Christmas by Sweetwater for Moda.
It has approximately 1,573 pieces.

Carrie Nelson and the nice folks at Moda have written a pattern for this quilt and it's available for free on the Moda Cutting Table blog.   I think there may also be a giveaway, so check it out today. click here

Thanks Moda for the opportunity to create a fun project and bigger thanks to Carrie Nelson who helped wth the design and all the pattern work.

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  1. What an honor to be asked by Moda! You are my second blog friend to be asked to do this, and she used Sweetwater fabrics as well. The quilt (as usual) is just beautiful. Merry Christmas!

  2. Thelma what a beautiful quilt to celebrate life with. Congratulations on another gorgeous finish. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Wonderful quilt pattern and definitely on my "to do" list now. I am loving how the two blocks blend nicely together.....great quilt!

  4. Another great quilt. You are the best when it comes to Christmas quilts.

  5. Wonderful quilt, wonderful job! COngratulations!


  6. I love it and thank you! Of course... I renamed the quilt. LOL

  7. Beautiful quilt, Thelma! Have a great weekend.

    1. I didn't actually realize that you had designed this quilt until I went on Moda's blog and read their write up on it. You'll be their next pattern designer, Thelma!! Great job.

  8. ooooohhhhh....I like this one

  9. A Thelma and Carrie team? I'm in! My hand's up! Your quilt is so beautiful. Great design!

  10. Wonderful design making a beautiful quilt! You also made a lovely display for the photograph! Happy Christmas in July!

  11. I love of Christmas in July! ❤

  12. Another great Christmas quilt!

  13. What fun! A Thelma and Carrie quilt! I knew all along you should design patterns, Thelma. This would be great in any fabric.

  14. My phone wouldn't let me post a comment this morning... so I am back to say how much I love your quilt design and the fabric you used for it also! What a great collaboration of creative minds! Congratulations.. and since it's free... I am considering it the first gift of Christmas... thank you Thelma!

  15. What a pretty quilt! You did a great job!!!

  16. I really like this quilt pattern, the quilting and of course the fabrics. Thanks for sharing.

  17. thank you for this lovely pattern!
    waving from Norway


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