Wednesday, 17 July 2013

WIP Wednesday

I am experiencing a most unusual desire to make a Christmas quilt at the moment.  Honestly, in New Zealand, the last thing you really need at Christmas time is a quilt - it's the middle of summer for goodness sake.  Never mind, I'm going to make one anyway!


Last year Aneela Hoey's Christmas collection, Cherry Christmas caught my eye, but I resisted because I didn't think I'd really want to make a Christmas quilt (duh!).  It's oh so cute, and when it was still on my mind several months later, I decided to bite the bullet and bought a fat quarter bundle on etsy.  I'm in the process of cutting all my fat quarters into strips for another scrappy trip along quilt.  I think this will be a good project for when I feel like a bit of mindless sewing over the coming weeks!

Are you suffering from Christmas-in-July-itis too?

Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced:

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

P.S. On Sunday the 21st of July I will have been blogging for one year, and I'm definitely celebrating!  Check back then for at least one giveaway.

20 comments:

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

I guess it's like Christmas in July at your place. Any time of year is good for a quilt and you have some lovely fabric here to work with - enjoy!

Kirsten said...

Such cute fabrics - perfect for another Trip along quilt!

Jo Jo said...

Only when I see cool Christmas fabric, like you! I am hankering after these https://www.fabric.com/buy/220890/michael-miller-tammis-angels-panel-red. Maybe I'll give in this year and making something out of them! x

mila + cuatro said...

I've been looking and thinking about Christmas fabric lately also, maybe I'll give your paper pieced Christmas tree tutorial!

DeborahGun said...

gorgeous fabric. I resisted too last year - but may have to give in this year!

Serena Edwards said...

I live in Perth, Western Australia and it's too hot here for quilts at Christmas too ... but maybe, just maybe a Christmas wall hanging?

Patchwork and Play said...

No Christmas quilt here, although I am working on my reindeer embroidery! The only Christmas quilt I ever made was distinctly un-Christmassy colour-wise and I still love it!

sarahquilts.com said...

I love those fabrics! I think it'll be so fun to have a Christmas quilt even if it's warm there.

Can't wait to see more.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

I just picked up a few FQ of this line...just yesterday! I have a Christmas quilt in the Sew We Quilt " HO HO HO blog hop" August 2nd. Christmas fabrics reel me in every time!

snips said...

I just printed out 14 star blocks from Carol Doak's 50 Fab. PP Stars book. I'll be using them for my Christmas Stars quilt, that may or may not get finished in time for Christmas!
Can't wait to see your scrappy trip along!

Sara said...

I think this is the perfect time to do a Christmas quilt! That way it will be done for Christmas!

Carla said...

Enjoy your new project. I am working with her fabrics right now too. They are just so adorable and say "England" to me. Happy stitching and will check back for your anniversary.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Such a sweet line... I can't wait to see what you do with it! I've pulled out a Christmas UFO for my piecing project... hope to get it to a long arm quilter in time to use it this Christmas.

Tanyia said...

rofl I am suffering as well! I am working on a table topper for my kitchen table, and participating in a Christmas in July/Aug hop that is coming up soon!

I am stopping by from the WIP hop, my post is here if you have time to stop by :) http://domesticdeficitdisorder.blogspot.com/2013/07/wip-july-17th-edition.html

Nat at Made in Home said...

We are in the middle of a heat wave, so not sure I am getting the need to make a Xmas quilt ut I am sure it will be awesome!

Anita said...

Your quilt will be adorable with those fabrics. I hope there will be some left when I get around to being ready to buy them. I have so many Christmas projects lined up but so far there has been no 'Christmas in July' for me. Too busy with everything else. Can't wait to see the finished Christmas quilt!

Laura C @ littleandlots said...

I think you have to make a Christmas quilt whenever the urge possesses you. You may never feel like you want to make one again, so do it! Love those fabrics--not at all cheesy Christmas.

Erica said...

That is going to be such a fun quilt. I really like this collection too, I'm looking forward to seeing your quilt :)

Gwendellyn said...

I found a great deal on a Cherry Christmas layer cake; I just started cutting into it yesterday! I, for one, am all for Christmas in July. Living in the desert, gotta steal some snow when you can! I adore Cherry Christmas, and I think it's the only Christmas line I've seen where every single one of the prints is ~perfection~ for me, haha. Have you decided which pattern you'll use for yours?? I'm using this one http://thevintageclothespin.blogspot.com/2012/08/grandmas-window-quilt.html#.UemUqdJ4yVo Simple, I think it'll look great with the prints on display ♥

Green said...

I bought some of that fabric last year, too. I love it. I made a bunch of hst with it and they are still in a bag. I so (sew?) need to put those together into a nice x-mas quilt. Thanks for the inspiration!