Friday, July 31, 2015

Christmas in July & giveaway

Today's the last day to finish my Christmas gifts in July.  Table runners is the ticket this year with the new Christmas line out by Sweetwater, "Holly's Tree Farm"
So. Cute.

Look how darling these fabrics are:

I started playing with all my favorite designs like this one, values, lining up the darks and the lights.

Oh, and since we celebrate Christmas in July and it's my birthday in the later part of July, I decided that these items from my LQS were a justified purchase (in case the hubby needs a suggestion, you know . . . I'm helping him out.)

OMW!!  Matilda's Cutting Mat is absolutely amazing.  It turns like a dream, and there aren't any corners to get in your way.  It came in so handy as I was making those hst.

 If you're thinking about one, it's got my vote!  Definitely a good investment.  You can see a youtube video and read about them here

Next, "Bloc Loc rulers".  Now, I'm not one to have lots of gadgets in the kitchen, I pride myself on not having a tool if I have something else that can do the same thing, just not as fancy.  But I've decided on a different policy in the sewing room.  This ruler is definitely a must.  And with Matilda's rotary cutter . . . well lets just say that I now enjoy making HSTs.
Aren't those cars/trucks cute?  

Next topic.

Last month, I used the "stack and sew" method and made this quilt using "gardenvale" by Jenkingwell.  You can read about it here.

I have a left-over charm pack that can't be returned and would love to give away.
To enter the giveaway, leave a comment and tell me how you follow this blog.
GIVEAWAY CLOSED. - Congratulations, Vicki S.  I've sent you an email.

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  1. Cute table runners, but here I'd like to have summer before Christmas is in my thoughts. We've had a cold summer in Norway. I like the round cutting mat, haven't seen it before.

  2. I am a Blogger/GFC follower :) Happy Friday!

  3. Now following you with google :-) Love your runners and yes that is cute fabric! I too have the Bloc lock ruler and LOVE it!!!

  4. I follow with Feedly. Just finishing up a quilt, thinking about doing some xmas sewing.

  5. I follow via email. Enjoying all the creativity and ideas, thanks!

  6. I follow your wonderful blog via email

  7. I follow on bloglovin. And I also love the cars and trucks in that fabric!

  8. April, I follow email! That round mat looks like very cool mmmm Christmas? Thank you for give away!

  9. I follow you by email. I would love this charm pack.

  10. Love that fabric of the cars with the Chistmas Trees on the roofs. I'll have to look out for that.
    I follow via Bloglovin xx

  11. I am new here but following with Google Friend Connect. I'm gonna see if you're on Bloglovin' too though.

    I love your runners. Table runners are great. I haven't even started Christmas gifts yet...

  12. You are on my side bar and I think that I follow on blogluvin' too. I have been eyeing those lock-block rulers for awhile - they seem really slick and a circular mat is brilliant! Thanks!

  13. I have you in my favorites tab. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

  14. Round cutting mat-how clever. Thanks for showing it to us. I follow you using my favorites bookmark and love seeing what beautiful quilt items you are sewing. Love the fabric you are giving away too. dian gdavidhoffmanatyahoodotcom

  15. through Crazy mom quilts! I totally love the fabric and the cutting mat is AWESOME!!!

  16. I don't follow - I came from finish it Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts


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