Welcome to the final day of “12 Days of Christmas in July” blog hop planned and hosted by Sarah Craig who blogs at confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com. Travel to Sarah’s blog for a list and description of the other bloggers on this 12th Day of Christmas (in July). Remember to comment on each of today’s featured blogs in order to be entered in a give-away.
My contribution to all the wonderful gifts, crafts, and holiday décor projects presented in the blog hop is a quilt, of course. Actually, I’m showing two quilts. One is throw or twin size, the other is baby or wall hanging size. Take advantage of your local quilt shop’s Christmas in July fabric sales and begin making one or the other of these quick and easy Star quilts.
You will find pdf (printer friendly) instructions for the quilts on the Patterns page of this blog. The throw/twin size quilt measures 72″ x 72.” The baby/wall quilt measures 40″ x 40″ and is fat quarter friendly. Both are in one document listed as “Christmas Triple Star Quilt” on the Patterns page.
For a playful finish, I quilted meandering loops in white thread all over the baby/wall quilt. Using aqua thread, I quilted a snowflake pantograph on the larger quilt. I was a little unsure about using aqua thread, but I love the results; the snowflake motifs show up nicely and add interest in the large white background triangles. You can best see this in the close-up photo below.
Yes, it is July 25th, exactly five months until Christmas! Celebrate by making at least one of the blog hop projects as a decoration or gift. I would love to see a picture of your finished project.
To re-cap, here is a list of links to all the blog hop participants.
Friday, July 14th
Sunday, July 23rd
Monday, July 24th
Tuesday, July 25th
If this is your first time visiting abyquilts.wordpress.com, welcome! I invite you to “follow” for lots of quiltmaking fun and encouragement. I have an on-going pre-cut challenge for 2017. The challenge for the third quarter is using a Layer Cake of 10″ squares to make a quilt. There are frequent drawings for quilt magazines, and occasionally I host a Quilt Along or Mystery Quilt project.
147 thoughts on “Merry Christmas – in July!”
Lovely quilts, thanks for being part of the hop.
You can’t go wrong with a star quilt. I love stars. Thanks for sharing.
Lovely quilts! So great for Christmas!
What better pattern for Christmas than stars. Thank you for the pattern.
*Thank you!*, Aby, for sharing these wonderful quilts!!
I love the stars!… And your quilting with the aqua thread is *beautiful*!!
I’m following your blog, now!… Looking forward to seeing more of your work and creativity! (I have a layer cake I’d love to use, too)
Star quilts are wonderful for Christmas. Thanks for sharing!
I like the large star in star quilt. What a lovely assistant you have.
Yes, I have the cutest and best quilt holding assistant!
So pretty. Thank you for the tutorial. I love the green in the one quilt.
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Really lovely star quilts!
Beautiful quilts! Thanks for sharing.
I so want to make a big black quilt just haven’t yet… ty for sharing …. firstname.lastname@example.org
I love the bright colors in your quilts! Looking forward to following along to see more of your work!
Star quilts are my favorite (and I love your header). Thanks for being part of the blog hop.
It’s beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration, I love stars!
Both are fabulous!
Stars are perfect for Christmas. Thank you for sharing and I will be checking back to see more. Finding a new blog to enjoy is a prize in itself.
Thank you for the pattern for these lovely star quilts.
I am always attracted to projects that use the non-traditional Christmas colors like yours. The lime green star is so refreshing and bright…perfect for the season! Thanks for sharing!
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I love star quilts. Thank you.
Great quilts! I really love your color choices!
I like that single, big star quilt. Thanks for the pattern.
Fabulous quilts. Love that the baby quilt comes in at 40″, a perfect size.
Lovely quilts. So nice to have patterns for both sizes.
I’ve always loved big-star quilts–thanks for the pattern and color ideas.
Love the Triple Star pattern you are sharing. Perfect for Christmas or anytime depending on your fabric. Thank you for sharing your pattern!
Love your quilts! I’m drawn to anything with stars. I will definitely have to give this pattern a try.
Love star quilts. Thanks for sharing your pattern.
Great job on your quilt. I’m going th try the small one. Thanks😍
Love you quilts – stars are a favorite! Thanks for sharing!
This is my favorite kind of quilt – easy to make, big pieces for showing off great fabrics, and a striking look. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!
Very nice and so striking!
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So pretty! I love “big star” quilts!
Beautiful quilts. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas in July!
Your quilts are awesome! Thanks!
A lovely quilt. Thank you for providing the instructions
Stars just make Christmas for me. The star is a great part of the Christmas story. I just love stars. I’m thinking of making my son a star temp quilt. Thanks for sharing your loving quilts, the inspiration, and the pattern.
I LIKE HOW YOUR AQUA QUILTING POPPED ON YOUR QUILT THIS REMINDS ME I NEED TO BE MORE ADVENTUROUS WHEN CHOOSING MY THREAD COLORS. READINGTIRZAH AT YAHOO.COM
I love star blocks. Your quilt is fantastic. firstname.lastname@example.org
Beautiful quilts! Love the color palette that you chose.
Very nice Triple Star pattern–nice to have two sizes.
What a beautiful quilt, it could be made with any color combination. Thank you for sharing!
I love the stars! It’s fun to have stars of different sizes in the same quilt 🙂