Thursday, July 23, 2015

Christmas in July

It usually starts with some blog post which includes link to tutorial which you can not resist. Or something that just inspire you and you have the urge to cut into your stash and start chain piecing.

That's how new projects sneaks in. And there is the Christmas thing on top of that. I actually looked up the term Christmas in July on web since we do not have such thing hence we do not celebrate it. July means summer holidays and you just enjoy yourself in general due to sunny weather :)

I do remember some blog hops and challenges called Christmas in July which includes some neat tutorials. You can check some on Forth Worth Fabric Studio blog or some crochet at Red Heart.

Linking up with:
Fort Worth Fabric Studio

You can also join contest of Patience Brewster which is run on IG -  #PBChristmasInJuly
Their unique ornaments are pretty fun too.

Back to my project though. As I sewed those flying geese blocks I also sewed together the cut off corners.

I ended up with 36 pieces in 4 different designs. I used strips from Cherry Christmas jelly roll which are perfect size. My favorite are those hanging socks.

Plus I have 72 tiny HSTs which will end up 1 1/2" once I trim them. I know, that's a bit crazy but isn't Christmas in July crazy as well?

Anyway did you know you can prepare yourself for Christmas the whole year round? I always plan to do but you know how it goes. There is actually linky party with giveaway which runs the second year in the row!

It is called Ho, Ho, Ho and on We Sew and I'm using one of their tutorials and I plan to use some more :) Come join me!

Celtic Thistle Stitches  


  1. Yes, I think your 1 1/2" finished HSTs are a bit crazy, but I love your dedication to using up every last bit of fabric, Vera! :)

  2. Your Christmas trees are going to be so sweet, Vera, but the tiny HSTs are even sweeter! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with them. Thanks for the link to the Christmas sewing site.

  3. teeny tiny HST's - you are committed Vera! Lovely Christmas sewing.

  4. I love teeny HST - how do you manage the seams? I have a bunch in a bag that I've not used yet cut off from flying geese!

  5. Looking good Vera, l love HST's

  6. ive never celebrated Christmas in July yet. A little too early for the c word for me, September is time enough. Love your flying geese though, are they migrating to get away?

  7. Yes, that is exactly how new projects sneak in.
    We often have Christmas in July parties here as it allows us to enjoy Christmassy winter treats in our winter.


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