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July 25, 2019
12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop and Quilt-Along - Day 12! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Can you believe it - we've made it to the 12th day of Christmas in July!  So many wonderful projects have been shared, but we're not done yet - today we'll be hearing from Christina at Christina's Handicrafts and Joanne from Everyone Deserves A Quilt (don't you love that name?).  More "gifts" to open - isn't Christmas the best?

For your convenience, let's share the line-up once again...

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July 24, 2019
12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop and Quilt-Along, Day 11! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... a whole lotta stuff!  Do you know that if you add up all the gifts just given on that one day (the 11th), it's 66 gifts?  And all of the gifts for twelve days is 364 - over half of which are birds.  Do you still think they were true loves after all that?  (Enquiring minds want to know!)

I hope you're enjoying all the little "gifts" that have been shared over the past ten days!  And guess what - there's more!  Today we'll ...

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July 23, 2019
12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop and Quilt-Along, Day 10! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

So many great ideas this year, right? And we're still not done!  Today we'll be hearing from two more participants - Mary of Made by Marney will be bringing something special, and Selina of Selina Quilts is back for her second post of the hop, because she just had so many great ideas to share they wouldn't fit in just one post!  Kind of like going to Grandma's for Christmas, where your parents wondered how they would get all. those. presents. in the car on the way home.....



For your convenience, let's share the ...

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July 22, 2019
12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop and Quilt-Along, Day 9! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

Welcome back for another day of the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop!  So far we've seen table toppers and pillows and quilts and so many more great ideas!  And today we have two more packages to unwrap, from Kate of Katie Mae Quilts and Susan of QuiltFabrication.  Do you like to unwrap your packages slowly, cutting through the tape and carefully folding up the paper, or are you a ripper, rushing through to see the goodies inside?  Either way, you're sure to be happy with what today's gifts reveal!

Here's the ...

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12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop and Quilt-Along, Day 8! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

Wow, it's hard to believe we've been hopping for a full week now, isn't it?  So many great ideas are whirling around in my head, like snowflakes in a snow globe.




Shiny things are such a distraction, aren't they?  I want to drop everything right this minute and make some of these wonderful projects.  And we've got more today!  Tracie from Riceford Streams has a fabulous quilt to tempt you with, and Sharon from Vrooman's Quilts has generously come back again with a couple of fabulous quick projects.  I know you will ...

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July 21, 2019
12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop and Quilt-Along, Day 7! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

Welcome back to the Hop!  Have you got your dancing shoes on?



Because we've got some more great stuff to dance about today!  Jennifer at The Inquiring Quilter and Anja of Anja Quilts have great ideas to rock our Christmas crafting, and I for one can't wait to see what they are!  I'm already so inspired by the ideas that have been shared, and have multiple projects that I must. make. RIGHT. NOW.  How about you?

For your convenience, let's share the line-up once again...

Sunday, July 14th

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July 20, 2019
12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop and Quilt-Along, Day 6! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

Well, it's another beautiful day in the Starbucks neighborhood...



It doesn't look much like Christmas in here, but I'm definitely feeling the holiday spirit as I experience great thankfulness for having a place where I can go and be welcomed in my hour of internet need!  And that little lady behind the counter may be my new best friend - my crazy drink order (venti decaf Americano, iced, with sugar free vanilla and cream - keto friendly, of course) is very close to becoming something I can order by saying "the usual"!  So never doubt that Christmas ...

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July 19, 2019
Love with a Twist: Wonder Wader from Clever Chameleon

Wonder Wader Flamingo appliqué from the Love with a Twist series by Dione Gardner-Stephen of Clever Chameleon

It’s that time again!

My monthly Ambassador challenges are done. Various minor and secret projects are plugging along according to schedule. So my thoughts are free to turn once again to our Love with a Twist sew along. </p>
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July 18, 2019
HOW TO MAKE A “FLYING STAR” QUILT BLOCK TUTORIAL - GONE FISHING WITH CATCH AND RELEASE from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Did you grow up in a fishing family? My Dad growing up would go fishing with his brothers as often as they could all throughout the Summer months and it would turn into ice fishing in the Winter months. Growing up I always wanted to learn but never got the chance. I love being on the water though, kayaking and enjoying the lake life and Mister Domestic’s fabric collection called Catch and Release has me wanting to hit the water for a relaxing lazy day. 

How-to-Sew-a-Flying-Star-Block

 

I decided to sew up the “Flying Star” block which shows off the relaxing ...

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Adding Borders and Quilt Blocks to a Collage Quilt from Patchwork Posse

For the past little bit I’ve been working on the Horse Quilt for Eliza.

I had picked up the pattern at a local quilt show and knew it would be perfect for her.

She loves horses, but I didn’t really want something that was all the traditional horse room.  Right now her room is a grouping of cute eclectic things and they all work together.

There was one wall though that needed something.  A quilt was the answer– (of course) and a horse quilt fit right in.

The center features a large horse that is layered applique fabrics ...

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Adding Borders and Quilt Blocks to a Collage Quilt from Patchwork Posse

For the past little bit I’ve been working on the Horse Quilt for Eliza.

I had picked up the pattern at a local quilt show and knew it would be perfect for her.

She loves horses, but I didn’t really want something that was all the traditional horse room.  Right now her room is a grouping of cute eclectic things and they all work together.

There was one wall though that needed something.  A quilt was the answer– (of course) and a horse quilt fit right in.

The center features a large horse that is layered applique fabrics ...

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12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop and Quilt-Along, Day 5! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Five days in to this year's 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop - are you in the Christmas Spirit yet?



By the way, Elf is probably my favorite Christmas movie of all time....  

Today we've got even more to get excited about, if the last four days haven't been enough to get your inner elf jumping up and down!  Kathy of Kathy's Kwilts and More will be sharing something special, and Selina of Selina Quilts will be bringing her first of two posts - because she had so many great ideas we couldn't ...

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July 17, 2019
12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop and Quilt-Along, Day 4! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Welcome back to the 12 Days of Christmas In July Blog Hop!  Are you having fun yet?  Have you found your next great project?  My mind is hopping with ideas - now all I need is time to put some of them into action!

Today we've got some great Christmas "gifts" from Brandy of Pampered Pettit and Vicki of Vicki's Crafts and Quilting.  You're going to love what they have for us today - and that "gotta make" list is gonna grow!


Here's the line-up once again...

Sunday, July 14th


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July 16, 2019
12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop and Quilt-Along, Day 3! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Well, are you all having as much fun as I am with this year's blog hop?  I love the idea of all those posts to come nestled like presents under a Christmas tree, just waiting to be opened up.  And I don't know about you, but I see gnomes in my future....  Today we have "gifts" from Joy of Days Filled with Joy, and Jan from The Colorful Fabriholic.  Can you hear that old Carole King song "Anticipation" in the air?  

Here's the line-up once again...

Sunday, July 14th

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{Tutorial} Tea Towel Project Bag from Michelle's Romantic Tangle

I love vintage tea towels, especially when the illustrations on them are as gorgeous as this covered bridge and fall foliage. Over the years, I've found plenty at the thrift store and estate sales and most of those have been used in our kitchen. They're already old and worn, so they might as well continue that purpose in life, right?

This time, I upgraded my tea towel into a zippered project bag. 


The fabric is so soft and faded that I'm sure it was used in someone's kitchen for many years. Before I cut it into ...

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July 15, 2019
A new tutorial for the Bow Tie Block from Jan's Quilts


My quilt guild, The Temecula Valley Modern Quilt Guild, has a 12" Block of the Month program.  A different member presents a block each month.  The guild asks each member to donate a BOM block each month and we then incorporated the blocks into Charity Quilts and donate them to a worthy cause.  We've been donating the quilts to Jacob's House Temecula; they do really good work in our valley and fulfill a need.

This month it was my turn to present a block, I decided on the Bow Tie Block and I wrote a new tutorial.  There ...

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12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop & Quilt-Along Day 2! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Welcome back to the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop and Quilt-Along!  I hope you enjoyed the first two stops on the hop yesterday - I know I now have more things on my "things I want to make before Christmas" list!  Today we have two more awesome quilters sharing their Christmas "gifts" for us, and I know you'll just love them.  Amy from Sea of Estrogen and Meloney from Mel's Quilting Blog are newer blog acquaintances, but no less treasured - they are repeat contributors to this hop and I'm excited to see what ...

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July 14, 2019
12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop Begins! And Quilt-Along, Day One! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop and Quilt-Along!  We've got a whole bunch of fabulous ideas and tutorials coming your way over the next twelve days, guaranteed to jump start your Christmas spirit - and a fun Christmas quilt that you can make in twelve days if you've got about an hour a day to work on it.  What more could you ask for?  

What more could you ask for, you say? Well how about a GIVEAWAY??!?!?  FIGO Fabrics has stepped up and is offering a fat quarter bundle of their fun ...

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July 13, 2019
Christmas For Two: Anytime, Anywhere. from Clever Chameleon

Christmas for Two Drawstring Bag, Christmas crackers, Christmas coasters and morning tea at Clever Chameleon. Free Tutorials included!

The Chameleon’s got Christmas in the Bag!

It’s Christmas in July season, and that means it’s time to re-visit and perhaps even re-invent some Christmas-y projects either for fun or future expediency (or both). </p>
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July 11, 2019
Week 17 of 52 Weeks of Hot Pads | Scrappy Herringbone from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

Welcome to the 17th week post of the 52 weeks of hot pads / quilted pot holders.

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