Sunday, July 22, 2018

Christmas in July - Santa is Here

Welcome to 
Creatin' in the Sticks
and
to my day in the

Thank you, sweet Carol, for hosting this super fun and jolly hop!

Santa is here!!


But he's a little uncomfortable on the stump...

So let's pull him up a Santa sized chair.


And then he needs a Christmas rug for his feet.


All of the projects today here in the Sticks are from stash projects and ufos.

Santa was made from a panel I've had foreverrrrrrrrrr.


His chair was made from fabric in my stash and I drafted my own pattern.
To make it stiff, I used plastic canvas inside.


Santa's rug has very little sewing involved and was made
with 4 strands of lots of Christmas fabric and braided.


I used a tutorial from Mother Earth News to make the rug.
Find the tutorial by clicking HERE.

To end my Christmas in July celebration I finished a Christmas quilt.


It's 50" x 60"
and
this quilt was part of the
challenge.
The top was ready in December.


But now it's quilted and the binding is finished.


The full free tutorial for the quilt can be found by clicking HERE.

Need more Christmas?


Here is the schedule for the hop.

July 23

Creatin' in the Sticks - You are here!

July 24


July 25


July 26


July 27




Carol at Just Let Me Quilt has such fun hops
Thanks for visiting my blog!



Merry Christmas!



41 comments:

Creativeblonde66 said...

Oh my, how cute, I want a rug in human size like that one 😍 Beautiful Christmas quilt, thanks for all the Christmas inspiration

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Fantastic, Carla!! Your mind is working overtime...lol. Love it!

Cynthia Woodham said...

Fantastic Santa and his chair and rug finish him off beautifully.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Awesome projects Carla! That chair is so clever!

Dorian said...

Great projects Carla! Looks like you are all set for Christmas decorating things year.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Carla! How very creative you are. Isn't it nice getting Santa all complete from an old UFO?! And how cute he looks sitting in his new chair enjoying the new rug. I love your finished quilt as well. I am a huge fan of the Irish chain block and this updated similar version looks sweet. Thanks for sharing with us today! Happy Monday! ~smile~ Roseanne

Vicki in MN said...

Great projects! Love your Christmas quilt-says Christmas yet doesn't scream it:)

LJ said...

I'm so glad you were able to finish the Christmas quilt; yes! But Santa and his chair is totally wonderful. The chair really makes Santa look his part - perfect.

Mary Pat Callihan said...

Hi Carla! Such a great post to start the hop! Santa is adorable with all his props. Your Christmas quilt is ready to wait up with a child snuggled up waiting for Santa to arrive!

Carol S. said...

Oh my gosh, Carla, you really wow'd me with all these projects. It's no surprise, though, because you are such a talented lady. That Santa is too cute in the chair! I think your 30-day quilt blocks are the best thing ever and make the cutest quilts. Thanks for joining in the hop!

Joyce Carter said...

Absolutely adorable Carla! I love that Santa and his little chair. The quilt is very beautiful too. Thanks for sharing.

Kristyn L said...

Carla, you make such creative things! I love that rug!

Suzy Webster said...

I love Santa in his chair! He's adorable

Carol said...

Cool Christmas projects, Carla! Love that Santa! Neat work on the chair and the rug too, and the quilt looks great--those 30 blocks are a wonderful resource for quilt tops! Thanks for sharing!

Linda C said...

UFO's and stash projects? Wow, to have those things right at your fingertips, more or less! I can't even seem to decide what to take to sew day at my quilt group and you are getting things done well ahead of the holiday. WTG, Carla.

Barb Neiwert said...

Isn't it fun to be partly ready for Christmas - in July! Your projects are great.

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Carla, I miss joining in these blog hops but life is too busy and nutty for me. I am sewing though

I adore your projects. The santa is adorable. The chair is fantastic. The quilt is beautiful. I want to make a little rug!!!!
Thankyou for sharing and being inspiring

Lori Smanski said...

oh your projects are great. love your santa. he can travel and sit anywhere. thanks for sharing today
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Kay said...

Your projects are adorable. Thanks for the link to make the rug. And your Christmas quilt looks like Christmas candy in a milk glass dish - delightful. I enjoyed the 30 Quilt Blocks in 30 days, and plan to use the blocks in future projects.

Charlene McCain said...

All of your projects are just adorable! You are so talented! I love Santa! He will look so cute this Christmas with his chair and rug. Your quilt is beautiful! Love the bright reds against the white background.

Theresa said...

Love your projects! They are all so sweet, especially Santa.

Calicojoan said...

Oh my goodness that is just Christmas bliss! Love your little santa, and that chair is just too cute. Great post...now I'm in the mood for holiday decorating! Too soon you say????? LOL!!

Susan said...

Definitely puts one in the Christmas mood. That's the cutest Santa, and you've made such a lovely display for him! I like your finish from 30 Blocks last year, too!

Kim said...

Your projects are amazing! Santa is adorable. I might have to steal your rug idea. I have so many strips already cut just waiting for a project. Love the quilt!

beaquilter said...

what a fun rug!

Brenda said...

Hello Carla; Your spectacular Christmas Projects are such a joy to see! I always enjoy reading your posts in part because of the happiness you feel from you as you are reading and seeing what you have done. Plus, you can tell that you enjoyed creating your projects also! I loved each and every project that you shared today and definitely am ready to find a Christmas Project to create myself! Have a fabulous day!

barbara woods said...

love all your projects but really love that quilt

Susan said...

Awesome projects - Santa and his accessories are super cute!

Pamela Arbour said...

So much creativity! Thanks for sharing!

Kay Holm said...

Nobody says Christmas better than Santa!

tink's mom said...

Santa is such a cutie. Love all of his paraphernalia. The chair is a wonderful idea. The quilt finished up very nicely. Great start to this hop, Thanks

Susan-Sharon Passmore said...

Santa and his chair are simply adorable! And I love your scrappy Christmas quilt too.

Suze said...

Carla, You are just about ready for Christmas. The Santa is adorable and I am wowed that you made the chair from your own design. The quilt is fantastic and just begging for the holidays to begin. Thanks for participating in the hop and starting it off with a super post.

anna brown said...

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Nancy said...

I have to say, you are just so darn creative!

Marian said...

Such amazing and wonderful projects Carla, love the plastic canvas idea for the chair.. very clever. The rug is fun and sweet, I love how it gets tied together.

thatfabricfeeling.com said...

Just so fun! I love that quilt as well. Great job!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Wow, Carla! You've been busy! Great projects!

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Your Christmas quilt is so pretty and festive! Your 30 blocks/30 days was truly a lot of fun even if I didn't get all my blocks finished, yet.

Cindy Staub said...

You santa is adorable! I love the detail that you put into it!

Gmama Jane said...

What cute projects and you are way ahead of the curve when it comes to being ready for Christmas! I love the way you used your own stash, your own UFOs, and even made your own pattern for that chair. You still got it girlfriend! It's been a long time since I've been log hopping with you Creativeit's be so it was fun for me to see that you're still creatingcreating and having fun together. Carla, you're doing a great job! Love
GMama Jane