HOHOHO! Hello and welcome to day 2 of the 12 days of Christmas in July blog hop. Thank you Sarah Craig for organizing this fabulous event. I love Christmas so having it twice in one year is a huge bonus. Scroll down to the end for the information on how to enter the give-away. Christmas with fabric! yes!
For my grandchildren I make them a super simple whole cloth quilt. I make them in cotton with flannel on the back. Flannel is so cozy. I pre-washed the flannel but not the panel.
First I even up the fabric. I do not worry too much about having it equal all around I really just wanted it square.
I am a real cheater when it comes to basting these days and just smooth the quilt top (lots of smoothing) and guide it with my hands through the walking foot. Are the quilt police reading this?
I quilted it with a spiral and my walking foot. I started off real slow, a couple of stitches then moved the quilt. I laid a corning ware lid down to get the first row and went out from there. When I had finished the rest of the quilting I went back after and filled in the middle.
The red stripe was too small so I had to piece it. This probably took the longest to do, mostly because I put it off! Procrastination, thinking about took longer than doing it, erg.
I bound it with red cotton as I dislike binding with flannel. I sew to the front, trim to 1/4 inch, wrap to the back and sew down. On looking at the pictures I probably should have changed the bobbin colour to white to blend in better.
I am working on labeling my quilts so played with the letters on my Janome. All in all very happy with this quick and cheerful Christmas Baby Quilt.
Frosty really got around when he was finished. He took a tour of Martin's place.
Frosty with the peas.
Frosty with the blackcurrents.
Frosty with the bolting asparagus.
Frosty with the Christmas Cactus.
And Frosty with the snapdragons.
Frosty with the boxwood and statue. Merry Christmas 6 months and 10 days early!
Please stop in and visit the other blogs on the blog hop. They all provide wonderful projects and ideas to get the Christmas lists done now. Of course you could wait until December. HOHOHO!
And did I mention there are prizes? Stop by Sarah's blog Confessions of a Fabric Addict for all the information on the prizes and how to enter.
Merry Christmas Everyone!
Here are the blogs participating in the 12 Days of Christmas in July blog hop!
Friday, July 14th
Saturday, July 15th
Sunday, July 16th
Monday, July 17th
Tuesday, July 18th
Wednesday, July 19th
Thursday, July 20th
Friday, July 21st
Saturday, July 22nd
Sunday, July 23rd
Monday, July 24th
Tuesday, July 25th
I loved your snowmen panels - not something I've seen here in England - nice to be here on this blog hopping tour :)ReplyDelete
Adorable panel, I like the idea of using a round object to start out with the quilting then going back to fill in later. I've been trying to start the circular quilting from deep in the center and end up with this wonky looking oval. Thanks for the tip!ReplyDelete
What a great idea to get your circle started on your quilt, a GREAT idea. I'm glad I stopped by today!ReplyDelete
Cute pictures...Frosty with assorted non-Christmas was a fun idea.ReplyDelete
really cute quilt and one that they could use till it dropsReplyDelete
Love the quilting you did. Looks great.ReplyDelete
The spiral quilting is great. I need to do that more often. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the great tip for quick comfy quilts.ReplyDelete
Love your snowmen panel.ReplyDelete
I've smoothed out small pieces too, esp. with cotton batting, it seems to work fine. Gotta baste the bed-sized quilts though.ReplyDelete
I've never made a panel quilt looks to come together quite quickly.
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great idea for a fairly fast quiltReplyDelete
Great way to use a panel or cheater fabric to make a quilt.ReplyDelete
I love your quilt and the spiral quilting!! I am going to have to try this idea!!ReplyDelete
Nice quilt. Love the quilting.ReplyDelete
That Frosty panel is so cute! I love the spiral quilting...I only quilt with a walking foot and I keep forgetting that I can do spirals! I need to try one.ReplyDelete
Frosty with the Christmas cactus made me laugh!!! Great photos! Great quilting!!!ReplyDelete
Fun to see all of the creativity and be inspired.ReplyDelete
It's a lovely panel and a great way to make a child's Christmas quilt.ReplyDelete
I love snowmen and this quilt is just so cute!ReplyDelete
That is a really cute panel and made into a lovely quilt.ReplyDelete
Nice. I like the way you quilted it.. Looks pretty and seems to go quickly.ReplyDelete
I really want to try spiral quilting. It looks great on this panel quilt!ReplyDelete
What a fun idea. I just may need to make 6 of those.ReplyDelete
Such a cute panel made into a cuddly quilt! Your littles are going to love it!ReplyDelete
I'm sure it is really warm with the flannel on the back! Your garden looks awesome as well!ReplyDelete
Panels do make for quick gifts but I have the hardest time getting them square...maybe because I am also trying to keep the design even?ReplyDelete
Your Frosty is a cute quilt.
Love snowmen, the quilt so cute!ReplyDelete
Great idea for a quickie, and terrific quilting suggestion. Thanks for taking the time to share!ReplyDelete
Such a cute quilt, Pam! Sometimes we forget about panels when we need a quick gift, but they really are perfect! And filling in the center of a circle pattern after stitching the outer part is brilliant - thanks for the tip!!! I appreciate all the time you've put into the hop!!ReplyDelete
The kids will love this!ReplyDelete
I love that panel, pretty sure I don't have that one;) What is the name of it and who is it by? As you know all things snowmen are good!!ReplyDelete
This is very cute and love the whole cloth approach to it. Thank you for hosting!ReplyDelete
THose are so cute - one of my clients does these every year and I get to quilt them - they are just so fun for the kidsReplyDelete
Lets hear it for the whole enchilada!!! errr make that cloth quilts.ReplyDelete
This is a fun idea -- a quick(er) Christmas quilt -- very snuggly with the flannel backing. It turned out wonderful! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the idea of putting a flannel backing on a cotton top. I have always been taught that the top and bottom fabrics had to be the same.ReplyDelete
Great idea to use a glass lid for a template and super great idea to start with the circle and then go back and finish the middle. Thanks for that tip. Lovely quilt. I, too, like to use flannel to back my quilts as it makes them so snuggly.ReplyDelete
This is a fun idea for a quick quilt! I agree that the idea of using the glass lid is very clever! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
What a fun idea. Quick is always good! :)ReplyDelete
Cute quilt! Love the way you quilted it.ReplyDelete
I love the circular quilting. It is very cute.ReplyDelete
Love the quilting. thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Very cute quilt! I use plates as templates too! They work great and the price is right!ReplyDelete
i just tried the spiral quilting but on a mini. i like the way it looks, but it is a little stressful. thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Frosty is a traveler. this is adorable. I love the circles you addedReplyDelete
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What's not to love about a quick and easy Frosty quilt?!?! So sweet!ReplyDelete
Adorable. And, whats wrong with a cheater panel? We all need those projects that we can get done quickly and with less stress.ReplyDelete
Love this quilt - love the idea of a cheater panel. This project is on my to do list - thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Great idea. Love the less basting notion =)ReplyDelete
Lovely fabric, and what a neat idea for the circle quilting. I can see this would be a real favourite.ReplyDelete
So cute-I love blue snowmen! Thank you for sharing, SusanReplyDelete
Great quilt. I like the no basting idea. Sometimes that takes longer than the quilting.ReplyDelete
Love your tips instead of basting. Great way to do it.ReplyDelete
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I like the idea of spiral quilting. I must give it a goReplyDelete
Cute fun gift for the grands!ReplyDelete
You can't go wrong with a panel - and they make such cute one's these days. I love flannel or minky for backing - just adds that extra snuggle. Ha, a quilter after my own heart - kitchen items for templates are my 'go-to'.ReplyDelete
Thank you for such a great idea. I'm always clueless as to what to do with panels. This looks easier than I thought.ReplyDelete
Great idea for a fast quilt gift.ReplyDelete
Bet the kids love snuggling with these soft quilts!ReplyDelete
A Terrific gift. Love the idea of the pot lid as a quilting template.ReplyDelete
WHAT A GREAT IDEA FOR A QUICK GIFT AT CHRISTMAS CRAZY TIME. READINGTIRZAH AT YAHOO.COMReplyDelete
FUN Frosty quilt!! Thanks for participating in the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop.ReplyDelete
Very cute snowman quilt!ReplyDelete
So very cute! Thanks for participating in the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop.ReplyDelete
Great quilt! I especially like the spiral quilting--I've been wanting to try that.ReplyDelete
I never know what to do with panels, this is a cute idea. Thanks.ReplyDelete
Frosty's tour of the garden made me smile. Where else would a snowman visit in the summer?ReplyDelete
Frosty goes with everything!! Very cute and easy! Thank you!!ReplyDelete
Such a quick and easy project! Thanks for the inspirations!ReplyDelete
What a cute quilt for your grandchildren.ReplyDelete
Very cute! I don't always like working with panels but they are awfully cute! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Cute quilt! Love what you did with the panel!ReplyDelete
How wonderful for a kid to have his or her own snuggly Christmas quilt!ReplyDelete
Great idea for making quick quilts that also look great and are super cozy with the flannel backing!!!ReplyDelete
Cute quilt, thanks for the tip on how to start the quilting using a lid, great idea.ReplyDelete
What a great idea for a baby quilt. I have not even thought about using ChristmasReplyDelete
fabrics but it would be special. Guess it may be time for a new grandchild!!
great idea with using the lid as a template!!ReplyDelete
Well, if the quilt police show up, you can show them your finished quilt. Well done!ReplyDelete
What a darling baby quilt!ReplyDelete
Cute quilt! Thanks for the great idea.ReplyDelete
It's fun visiting the different blogs.
cute fabric! Nancy A: firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
Cute quilt! I'm enjoying Christmas in July!ReplyDelete
I'd like to learn how to start the circular quilting. Nice.ReplyDelete
Great idea for a baby quilt.ReplyDelete
I think something hand made is a special gift whether it's a cheater pannel or not! The recipient of that gift is going to love that you made them something. That's my story and I'm sticking to it! :)ReplyDelete
That ol' Frosty gets around, doesn't he? Once he makes it to my corner of the world, it seems he stays a little longer than appreciated. Your quilt is charming and so much fun!ReplyDelete
This is a great quick quilt idea, I'm sure I have a Christmas panel in my stash-time to bring it out!ReplyDelete
Enjoyed the siteReplyDelete
Frosty is fun as can be! I really like the circular quilting!ReplyDelete
This is adorable and I don't think the quilting police will be after you at all. :-) I love it when I can use a regular household item in my sewing; and like you, I often find that plates, lids, glasses, etc. make the perfect circles for cutting or marking quilting lines. Thanks for sharing your talent and creation with us today. :-)ReplyDelete
Love quick quilts. I have lots of panels and might need to try this.ReplyDelete
Pretty winter time quilt. I love snowmen :)ReplyDelete
What a clever idea to use a panel to make a quick quilt. Thanks for sharingReplyDelete
The quilt is so cute. Panels are wonderful. I just made a baby quilt with a panel. Have several babies due this fall, so maybe Christmas quits would be a good choice for them. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Very cute. I love snowmen. I have 6 sets of 4 for to sell at our quilt show.ReplyDelete
What a darling panel and the quilting I love. I have not been brave enough to try it on my machine yet.... this will help to motivate me!ReplyDelete
What a darling panel and the quilting I love. I have not been brave enough to try it on my machine yet.... this will help to motivate me!ReplyDelete
The spiral quilting is perfect for snowmenReplyDelete
I'm sure this quilt will be treasured, as it will be so snuggly and it will be from you. It's funny, because I stress so much about choosing the best pattern, and matching my points, and how the quilt looks when I'm making it for my little nieces and nephews. But the quilts I remember loving from my childhood were often extremely simple, sometimes not even pieced, and were tied rather than quilted. But they were loved to shreds. And most of them had flannel backsReplyDelete
You'll have very happy grandchildren!ReplyDelete
Thank you for your post. I have used panels before, but always cut them apart and built them up to larger sizes by making borders, etc.ReplyDelete
Frost really did get around! Your quilt is awesome! Thanks!ReplyDelete
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Thank you for sharing such a cute quilt!ReplyDelete
I really like how you quilted it, and personalized the label!
(The tour that it took around the garden made me smile!)
Your grandchildren will be delighted!!
Great idea!cute quilt!ReplyDelete
Love this frosty quilt. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Frosty had quite the tour of your July garden. No melting for this Frosty! Cute.ReplyDelete
I have a new granddaughter so I have reason to start her winter quilt now. Thanks for the idea. I love your quilting designReplyDelete
cute idea for a quick quiltReplyDelete
What a happy panel to use and good idea on using flannel backing. I haven't tried a spiral quilting design yet.ReplyDelete
I like using panels for quick quilts. Great looking one!ReplyDelete
Very cute, I love flannel backing as well, so snuggly!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the panel ideas! quick and easy! Cotten.email@example.comReplyDelete
Frosty looks at home with Christmas cactus - go figure! Too cute!ReplyDelete
Love the idea of using the Morningstar lid!ReplyDelete
Yesterday's comment from Chrome didn't go through, so I'm trying again on Firefox today! I liked the idea of using four of the panels this way. That will be a well-loved quilt, I'm sure. Thanks for sharing your idea and your process. dezertsuz at gmailReplyDelete
I love your quilt. Thanks for sharingReplyDelete
What a great quilt! Snowmen are so much fun.ReplyDelete
Great idea to use the lid to help with the first circle. thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Nice way to make a quick quilt--and cute!ReplyDelete
What a quick gift. Love this idea.ReplyDelete
Nice quick and cute project. Thanks for sharing. tljeo at yahoo dot comReplyDelete
I think panels are a great way to make a quick gift. There are many, many great panels these days. You did a fantastic job. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyDelete
I really enjoy making Christmas quilts from great panels. One year I made everyone Father Christmas quilts from my collection of panels. They were a hit.ReplyDelete
Panels have really made a comeback with lots of fun designs! pjrquilter at msn dot comReplyDelete
Thanks for quilting idea.ReplyDelete
What a sweet quilt-I like your circular quilting too!ReplyDelete
Lovely Christmas Quilt. Thanks for being part of the Christmas Blog HopReplyDelete
Lovely quilts and I especially like you lid idea for starting the quilting design,thanks.ReplyDelete
Very pretty quilt.ReplyDelete
Sweet quilt, and the time it took to quilt it...wow!!ReplyDelete
more snowmen love themReplyDelete
Is your Christmas cactus blooming now, or was the picture from some other time? I love Christmas cactus is why it caught my eye. Love the idea of a panel used to make a quilt. momoftana at yahoo dot comReplyDelete
I have a similar panel. Yours turned out so cute.ReplyDelete
What a precious quilt for a baby. I'll be making a baby quilt soon for my granddaughter, who will have her first baby in January.ReplyDelete
Very cute and a quick finish is always good.ReplyDelete
Great quilting circles. What a fun finish.ReplyDelete
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Snowmen are just so much wintery fun...thanks for sharing your creativity!ReplyDelete
Flannel on the back sounds very cozy!ReplyDelete
Lovely baby quilt, and flannel backing will be so cuddly. Nice work!ReplyDelete
What a great quilt for a child. Frosty is always a favorite.ReplyDelete
Frosty is really cute. Love his garden tour and he didn't even melt!ReplyDelete
Too cute! I love turquoise in Christmas quilts.ReplyDelete
Tytyty I was hopping some one would do some panel work....I think that would be a cool blog hop too...working with pillow panels blog hop... firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
That looks so quick and easy for when you need a nice little baby quilt to give as a gift. It might also be nice made in a dog panel for that special four-legged friend.ReplyDelete
An adorable baby quilt. Love the way you made the circles with the lid. Great idea!!ReplyDelete
Quilt police? I haven't seen them around for quite awhile.ReplyDelete
Too much fuss is not good for the health. Your little quiltie is cute, sure to be loved.
This is so cute, and sometimes the simples ideas are best. xReplyDelete
Beautiful! I need to do a whole cloth quilt to practice my fmqReplyDelete
I love your quilting--I'm going to try that!ReplyDelete
I need to try the spiral quilting - looks like fun.ReplyDelete
love the curve quilting , the teal quilt is a great colour tooReplyDelete
I love your quilt!! Thank you. Love the spiral!!ReplyDelete
Panels make for such fun, quick quilts! Your spiral quilting looks great :)ReplyDelete
I love flannel for a cozy backing! Also, my procrastination always takes longer than actually finishing my project :)ReplyDelete
What a fun project. Thank you for the inspiration. I'm off to dig out holiday panels from my stash.Delete
Very quick and easy and super cute too. I sure know about how thinking about doing something can take more time than actually doing it!!ReplyDelete
What a great project - and quick, too. I love it. Thank you for sharing with us. ~smile~ Roseanne
Cute quilt! Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyDelete
There are no quilt police, we all do things differently as to what works for us. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
What a fun panel--love it!ReplyDelete
What a great way to to get a quick quilt finish! I love spiral quilting, too!ReplyDelete
oh what a lovely and fun quilt. thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
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