Merry Christmas – in July!

25 07 2017

Welcome to the final day of “12 Days of Christmas in July” blog hop planned and hosted by Sarah Craig who blogs at  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

 Saturday, July 15th
 Sunday, July 16th
 Monday, July 17th
 Tuesday, July 18th
 Wednesday, July 19th
 Thursday, July 20th
 Friday, July 21st
 Saturday, July 22nd

If this is your first time visiting, 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 responses

25 07 2017
Sandy K

Lovely quilts, thanks for being part of the hop.

25 07 2017
Vicki H

You can’t go wrong with a star quilt. I love stars. Thanks for sharing.

25 07 2017
Nicole Sender

Lovely quilts! So great for Christmas!

25 07 2017

What better pattern for Christmas than stars. Thank you for the pattern.

25 07 2017
Pat T.

*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)
Pat T.

25 07 2017
Lisa Marie

Star quilts are wonderful for Christmas. Thanks for sharing!

25 07 2017

I like the large star in star quilt. What a lovely assistant you have.

25 07 2017

Yes, I have the cutest and best quilt holding assistant!

25 07 2017

So pretty. Thank you for the tutorial. I love the green in the one quilt.
I am also on Blogger. My WP gravatar gives the link to that blog 🙂

25 07 2017

Really lovely star quilts!

25 07 2017

Beautiful quilts! Thanks for sharing.

25 07 2017

I so want to make a big black quilt just haven’t yet… ty for sharing ….

25 07 2017

I love the bright colors in your quilts! Looking forward to following along to see more of your work!

25 07 2017
Pat Evans

Star quilts are my favorite (and I love your header). Thanks for being part of the blog hop.

25 07 2017

It’s beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration, I love stars!

25 07 2017
Paige @ Quilted Blooms

Both are fabulous!

25 07 2017
Deb F

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.

25 07 2017

Thank you for the pattern for these lovely star quilts.

25 07 2017
Kathy E.

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!

25 07 2017

First time I’ve tried a blog hop.

25 07 2017
Pam Jolly

I love star quilts. Thank you.

25 07 2017

Great quilts! I really love your color choices!

25 07 2017

I like that single, big star quilt. Thanks for the pattern.

25 07 2017
Pam at Quilting Fun

Fabulous quilts. Love that the baby quilt comes in at 40″, a perfect size.

26 07 2017

Lovely quilts. So nice to have patterns for both sizes.

26 07 2017

I’ve always loved big-star quilts–thanks for the pattern and color ideas.

26 07 2017

Love the Triple Star pattern you are sharing. Perfect for Christmas or anytime depending on your fabric. Thank you for sharing your pattern!

26 07 2017
Susan L.

Love your quilts! I’m drawn to anything with stars. I will definitely have to give this pattern a try.

26 07 2017
Leslie K.

Love star quilts. Thanks for sharing your pattern.

26 07 2017

Great job on your quilt. I’m going th try the small one. Thanks😍

26 07 2017

Love you quilts – stars are a favorite! Thanks for sharing!

26 07 2017
Jody Kruse

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!

26 07 2017

Very nice and so striking!

26 07 2017
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26 07 2017
Sarah J

So pretty! I love “big star” quilts!

26 07 2017

Beautiful quilts. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas in July!

26 07 2017

Your quilts are awesome! Thanks!

26 07 2017
Jayne P

A lovely quilt. Thank you for providing the instructions

26 07 2017
Susan Shaw

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.

26 07 2017


26 07 2017
Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats

I love star blocks. Your quilt is fantastic.

26 07 2017

Beautiful quilts! Love the color palette that you chose.

26 07 2017
Barbara Kaup

Very nice Triple Star pattern–nice to have two sizes.

26 07 2017
Christina Peer

What a beautiful quilt, it could be made with any color combination. Thank you for sharing!

8 08 2017
Leanne Parsons

I love the stars! It’s fun to have stars of different sizes in the same quilt 🙂

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