It’s Christmas In July At Seams To Be Sew…

Christmas Then And NowIt’s Christmas In July today at Seams To Be Sew… I have been working on this project for some time, but at the same time, I’d put it away and forget about it since it was all on the desktop anyway I could always go back to work on it.

My project is going to be a small lap quilt for Christmas time… probably a gift but I am really loving it so I may keep it for myself also…

I started out with a drawing of a simple square quilt in Electric Quilt. I then started drawing Continuous Line designs and playing with them to add some more lines than what you’d see in basic designs. Some are simple, some a little more advanced, in all the quilt needs 81 total quilt designs as I am doing each square with an individual design…

This is the original design I started with Electric Quilt

stbs 2020 Christmas In July origThis gave me the basics of what I wanted to do so that as I stitched out my designs I could lay them in order of how they lay in the quilt.

I didn’t finish, but this is how it is looking thus far

stbs 2020 Christmas In JulyEach square is its own Continuous Line design and the black lines down the middle are supposed to give a stained glass effect.

The quilt designs are all stitched using Free Motion on my Bernina.
I did not use my embroidery machine whatsoever with this quilt.
I am doing this in a quilt as you go technique.

All of the fabrics are from Hoffman
Thread used was 50 wt Aurifil colors, green, gold, black, and white.
Cotton Batting From Hobbs Batting
The green squares are quilted with the gold thread
The red squares with the white thread
The goldish/tan squares are stitched with the green thread
and the Poinsettia fabric is stitched with the black thread.

I had hoped to finish this by this hop but just ran out of time, at the same time, I am excited to get it finished so will continue working on it till it’s done now that it’s almost 1/4 done.

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25 Responses to It’s Christmas In July At Seams To Be Sew…

  1. I love seeing all the different quilting designs. It’s going to be gorgeous when it’s finished. Thank you for sharing.

  2. What an ambitious project. It’s a lot of work to do each block in a different quilting design. I’m sure it’s going to be wonderful and impressive when you get it done.

  3. AvatarLJ says:

    What a cute project, Marian. Isn’t it a bummer when you like something so much that you want to keep it even if it was intended as a gift. Oh, dear, I guess that means I get to make more!

  4. AvatarWendy says:

    I’m sure this will be a pretty quilt when finished – keep going!

  5. AvatarSharon Aurora says:

    It’s already looking good. I would love to see it when it’s done.

  6. AvatarTheresa says:

    Pretty fabrics. It’s going to be a great quilt for sure when finished.

  7. AvatarPatti says:

    Great start and an interesting idea. You’ll have to share when finished! Thanks for sharing.

  8. AvatarBrenda says:

    I love the idea of the stained glass look, and your quilting motifs look wonderful!! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Avatarselina says:

    This will be such a lovely Christmas present to either you or a friend. Like the stained glass effect.

  10. AvatarCarla Henton says:

    All those stitches will make for one beautiful quilt. Can’t wait to see the finish.

  11. AvatarColette says:

    Your quilt is going to be awesome when you are done. Great fabric choices.

  12. AvatarSusan says:

    Wow, your free motion skills are awesome! You got a good start going, and I hope you get time to finish it for this Christmas.

  13. AvatarMary Anne says:

    I really like the stained glass look! Reminds me of the windows in a church.

  14. I look forward to seeing it finished. Time always gets in our way.

  15. This is going to be a lovely quilt. Very festive 🙂

  16. AvatarKaren Moore says:

    You are off to a good start.

  17. AvatarShirleyC says:

    You have good start! Good luck with finishing. It’s very pretty.

  18. This is going to be lovely! Happy quilting, and thanks for sharing it with us.

  19. AvatarCharlene says:

    Great project! Can’t wait to see it completed!

  20. AvatarKarrin Hurd says:

    Great idea, can’t wait to see it finished! Thanks so much for sharing!

  21. Love the addition of the black in between the squares to give the basic block that window effect!

  22. AvatarLori Smanski says:

    this is a wonderful start. so pretty. cant wait to see it finished. thanks for sharing today.

  23. AvatarCarol S. says:

    I’m sure it will be lovely when you finish it! Thanks for sharing!

  24. Great start, and I’m sure it’ll be lovely when completed!

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