Thursday, July 27, 2017

Blog Hop Update

12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop
Confessions Of A Fabric Addict

Life got in the way and I slacked on posting each day of the hop. Plus, I have not yet responded to all of the comments from my day! I am really going to do that. I promise!

My delay in posting will not hinder you from winning prizes. Here's a message from Sarah about the prizes. 

Now - about the giveaways.  I know I originally said I would announce the winners on Friday, July 28th, but we've had such an awesome response to the blog hop this year that I think it's going to take a little longer to tally all the responses and draw the winners.  So I will announce all thirteen winners on Friday, August 4th.  Thanks for your patience - I guarantee it will be worth it!  

After all, it's not every day you get a chance to win some of Tula Pink's Holiday Homies, is it?  Big time thanks and a huge shout-out to this year's sponsor, Free Spirit Fabrics, who provided all those lovely pre-cuts!!

So, you still have time to check out all the blogs and leave your comments to be entered in the giveaway!

Here's the full list of participants, including some extras that Sarah added.

Bonus Posts:  I also want to be sure you know about some additional posts that have happened during the hop.  Karen of Tu-Na Quilts, Travels and Eats has been stuffing a stocking with some great ideas, and is having a giveaway today.  Be sure to head over to her blog and see her creations, then enter the giveaway - it's a goodie!  Michele at Crayon Box Quilt Studio posted a tutorial for the quilt she made for the hop - click here to find the directions!  And Wendy of Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life did a tutorial for the cute little JOY mini-garland she featured in her hop post.  You can find those instructions here!  Carole of From My Carolina Home has a wrap-up post on her blog today, too.  Jennifer of The Inquiring Quilter is posting some of her Christmas tutorials from earlier years today on her blog.  And finally, Jan of The Colorful Fabriholic has a tutorial for her wonderful tree wallhanging - I know I'm excited about seeing that!  You can find those instructions on her blog.  

Thanks go out to Sarah - Confessions of a Fabric Addict - who organized this hop. She's kept everything running smoothly and enticed us with "Christmas Goodies" each day too. On top of everything else, she offered a quilt along. She posted steps each day and if you were able to follow along, you ended with a quilt top that measured approximately 60" square. 

I used patriotic fabrics and was actually able to complete the top. 
I absolutely love how this turned out! 

Mine is slightly larger than Sarah's because I could get a few more strips cut from the strip sets and I had extra of all the fabrics. Instead of each panel being 15 squares x 16 squares, mine were 17 x 16. I also have extra that I'll piece into the backing. That has not been done yet, but I'll show it as soon as I get it done.

My plan is to leave this as is - no borders. I plan to bind in the gold. 

Check out the progress of other participants HERE.

5 comments: said...

Hi Joanne, love your version with Patriotic fabrics which I know I can do with the stash I have. This pattern is versatile, can see it with other holiday fabrics. I ended using up my extra strips for the backing which I pieced today.

Sarah Craig said...

Oh, Joanne, it's awesome in patriotic fabrics!! Nice work!! And thanks for your extra post about the hop!

Denise-TN said...

I love it Joanne

Grandma said...

Your red, white and blue quilt is pretty. I am making two, one Christmas and patriotic. I have Te jelly rolls!

Jeanna said...

I love your patriotic version of the ATW quilt. I didn't even consider using something other than Christmas fabrics and I just didn't have enough variety to make it. I am saving Sarah's tutorial though so maybe...