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Christmas In The Summer Bog Hop
Christmas greetings in July seems a little strange. But what an opportunity offered by Madame Samm and Carol to get a headstart on Xmas. They are Santa's elves in disguise.
And if you ever wondered what Santa does the other eleven months you know now.
My rule when I committed to HoHoHo was to use stash fabric. That lasted until my first visit to a fabric store when I spotted these pretty pieces and they had to come home with me. Same fabric, different patterns and a totally individual look. Must be the heat - I forgot to bind the table-topper - a project for August. The table runner pattern may be found in Sew-it...today while the table topper is from Quilter's World.
Eventually I will have enough Sunbonnet Sues for a quilt. My Xmas in the Summer Sue was paper-pieced using Jennifer Ofenstein's free pattern from SewHooked. Sue looks a tad warm in her winter attire on the beach. But Santa is living easy.
A new table quilt would be a perfect addition to my Xmas. The Holly Jolly Basket from Quilt A Colorful Christmas by House of White Birches was elegant. Stitched it up and was happy. But when I was ready to cut the backing I looked again and thought "QUILT". Rather than just simple, easy fabric sashing my imaginaton began spinning pinwheels.
It is easy to stitch pinwheels with perfect points by stitching two squares together, cutting on the diagonal and re-arranging the squares. After squaring them up they are stitched together in rows and sashing added. Most of the pinwheel fabric came from stash so there was a lot of variety and color.
A border of red cardinals finished my unexpected quilt. A Christmas gift for me.
I love the quilt glowing under the setting sun.
An ideal Ho Ho Ho project.
Thank you for visiting. I am sure that even if he is in summer mode Santa has Xmas on his mind.
Have a Merry Day,
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