Sunday, July 22, 2018

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Dashing thru the heat, in an air conditioned car!
Oh...that's not how the song is suppose to go is it?
What can I say, its been in the near triple digits for way too long, here.
Carol must have known that we need a little reprieve,
 and start thinking about those cooler days ahead.

Finding a project for this hop, was an easy one for me.
You see, when I was in Lancaster PA earlier this year, we met some gals...
They were working on this quilt, that I just had to have.
Before I even left the building, I had googled where to get the pattern.
Here's my "First Snow"
This fun scrap buster is paper pieced.
It was so much fun to see my village come together, and then play with
embellishing things.
I dug thru my Christmas stash, looking for little appliques,
 that could be cut from fabrics.
What a great way to use up those special buttons and beads.

Finding the perfect little pieces for the doors...
All added to the fun.
I do hope I've inspired you to get your "First Snow" on.
If your as crazy over this pattern as I am, you can find it
HERE
Paper piecing can be a bit overwhelming for some.
I myself, used to hate it with a passion.
(A great teacher in a class I took years ago, cured that for me)
LOL!!
This pattern is probably geared towards someone
 who is comfortable with the process.
If your a confident beginner...I'd say jump right in.
Cause the weather outside is frightful...
but the air conditioning inside is delightful.
What better time to sew...let it sew, let it sew, let it sew!
Thanks for visiting today.
Be sure to visit my fellow bloggers,
as it's beginning to look like Christmas at their houses too!

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til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

42 comments:

  1. Love that quilt. Thanks for the link to get it! I had to have it too!

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  2. Love that quilt. Each little house is super cute ♥

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  3. What a lovely quilt, Joan! You are certainly inventive...love it

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  4. A beautiful project. It took a great teacher to help me to learn to love paper piecing too. No air conditioning on here this week being in South Australia we have the cold weather. Thinking about it next time I do a Christmas in July project I should feature snow as in December is too hot for a snow inspired project.

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  5. So gorgeous! I love paper piecing and house blocks, so I just might have to give this a go. Thanks for the link to the pattern.

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  6. Gorgeous quilt! I love all the details your fabric choices add.

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  7. Looks like a cozy, warm little village! love all the little details.

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  8. Hi Joan! I love the project you shared with us today! My bestie and I used to own a cross stitch shop, and we made many a village from that craft but have never ventured into a quilted one. Yet. You have inspired me to find this pattern (thank you for the link!) and send the details to my friend. She will definitely be interested, I'm sure. Oh how fun to dig through your stash for just the perfect fabrics. Great job! Happy Monday! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  9. I love all the little details you put in this quilt, nicely done!

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  10. What fun. I love the houses and to be able to decorate as you did; it had to have been fun. I love the creative part of a project like this.

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  11. Yes, Joan, this quilt would have been perfect for the other hop, but it is just as perfect here. I love all the houses and your embellishments added so much...love it! That is a lot of paper piecing, but you rocked it for sure. Thanks for sharing this and for joining in the hop, sweet lady!

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  12. Awesome quilt Joan! I love the cute little houses with all the embellishments.Although I am one of those people that dislikes paper piecing, I could see doing this with applique. Thank you for sharing today.

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  13. I love all the embellishments Joan! Sew much fun!

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  14. well if that cheerful quilt won't make you forget the heat and humidity, I don't know what will. Well done, Joan!

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  15. Looks like you knew a great quilt project when you saw one! And you had a blast making it up and adding the embellishments. The houses are great, and it's fun to look at all the different trees as well!

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  16. your quilt is wonderful. i love all the little appliques you put with the houses.
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  17. Merry Christmas! Your quilt with all the wonderful embellishments makes me want to figure out paper piecing. What fun it is to embellish.

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  18. You are such an inspiration! What a cute quilt. Looks like you had a lot of fun making it. Perfect for using up scrap seasonal fabric and buttons. This quilt will be a real showstopper at Christmastime. I love your quilts and projects so much. They always make me smile.

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  19. House blocks are one of my most favorite! Love your first snow. It does make me want to make one too.

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  20. My favorite is the Santa going down the chimney! Such a great Christmas quilt!

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  21. you quilt-as always- is amazing and full of details!!

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  22. love your things, hope it cools off soon

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  23. Super cute quilt - love the embellishments!

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  24. Love houses quilts, especially such beautifully decorated houses. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  25. What a festive little village you come from. The details are wonderful. I'm really into the background "snow" fabric, its perfect.

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  26. Love, love, love! I enjoyed seeing the close-ups with the cute details that you added on the houses. Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Oh, Joan, look at all those little details. What a fun Christmas quilt. You certainly rocked this hop with all that paper piecing goodness. You always inspire me, my friend.

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  28. Would be a gear way to se up christmas stash. ... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  29. Your quilt is great. I do love the attention to detail you have taken with all the special applique pieces. That adds wonderful character.
    Sounds like it is extra hot for you. I am having trouble getting used to the cold again here. Brrr. Send me sunshine please!

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  30. What a fun quilt! Yes, the A/C is cranked up here, too. It is a hot, hot dry summer in OK.

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  31. Love how this quilt turned out and what a great snuggle warmer to park your buns in... :)

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  32. Great quilt, such fun. Yes we have the A/C working overtime at work at the moment

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  33. I have such a soft spot for house blocks. This quilt is so charming and whimsical. I love it. Great job!

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  34. Such a cute pattern, and as always a great job putting it together by you! Thanks for sharing, Joan!

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  35. Very cute post and nice looking quilt! Thanks to you I'm now singing that song.

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  36. I love your quilt, all of the details you added to each home makes it so special!

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  37. This quilt is just the most amazing fun! I want to do something like this with all the little appliqu├ęs. What fun to plan out and decorate the village. Thanks so much for sharing! Hhmmph, I've got "let it sew let it sew, let it sew" stuck in my head.....

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  38. Oh, soooo cute!! I'd love to make it one day.... I'd better go save the link! xx

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