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Monday, July 27, 2020

Christmas in July Then and Now - Christmas Ornaments Pillow and Giveaway

Welcome
to
the first day of the
Christmas in July Then and Now Blog Hop.
.

I'm happy to kick things off with
 my
Christmas Ornaments Pillow.


Carol of Just Let Me Quilt invited bloggers to show an 
older Christmas project from "back then" 
or
show something new...anything Christmas related.

That was it, just make or show something Christmas.
Thank you, Carol, for inviting me to join this super fun blog hop!

This pillow is my "now" but I've made these blocks before.


It's theThermoweb Holiday Quilt Block Series from 2017
and
this is the table runner I made with the blocks with

O' Christmas Tree by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics

.

I teamed with 3 other Thermoweb designers to create ornament inspired 
quilt block patterns. 
 Our hostess, Carol, was part of the design team, too.


The FREE quilt block patterns can be found on the following Thermoweb links:

Click HERE to see the way other designers put the blocks together.

But wait, I used these awesome patterns again to make another table runner last year
with different fabrics, I received from my local quilt shop.


With permission from the designers and Thermoweb, I taught a class at my local shop,
It was my first teaching gig and it was too much fun.


I pre-printed all the patterns for the class on 
(no tracing)
so the class could start right in with fabric selection and sewing 
to finish the blocks in the class.


Which brings me back to my Ornament Pillow.

For the class, I didn't know how much time I would have to stitch, so I made the blocks 1/2 size so I could still have time to teach. 
 I only managed to finish one block even with the smaller size.


So, thanks to this hop, I finished the blocks and made them into a pillow cover.


Be sure to check out all the Christmas projects over at these blogs today:

July 27
  
Here is the rest of the schedule:

July 28
  
July 29
  
July 30
  
July 31

Get all that inspiration to start your holiday stitching now 
so it's done in time for you to enjoy the holidays.
(Every year I say I'm going to start my Christmas stitching early and every year I wait till the last minute.)

At least I have a pillow cover ready...


I want you to have a chance to try 
so I'm giving away one package.


I'm covering the postage so this giveaway is limited to U.S. only.  (sorry)
Entries are open until August 2nd
I'll announce the winner by August 4th.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


64 comments:

GranChris said...

Great pillows. Love the idea.

Lee said...

Very pretty !! I love the designs!

tink's mom said...

Wonderful start to what I know will be an idea heavy event. Thanks so much for the links to the patterns and the first idea to be added to my to do list.

tubakk said...

That's a beautiful pillow cover. Now you're almost ready for Christmas. I hope to win, although I'm in Norway. I have a US address too.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Lovely pillow! And it was great to see how to use the same blocks/design in other projects.

Lyndsey said...

Love the pillow and those blocks are very cute. I need to make a runner and the blocks will be perfect.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Awesome pillow. I love how all the different fabrics give the blocks a different vibe. How fun to teach a class, I bet it was very inspirational too.

kupton52 said...

The pattern for your bell is not available...the link takes us to Craftsy/Bluprint and can't be downloaded now. The other 3 patterns are still available as direct downloads. :(

Lisa Marie said...

Your projects are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing these patterns, I'm off to check them out.

Carla said...

The pattern problem is fixed now. That Craftsy/Bluprint has been such a hassle. Sorry about that. Direct download is on the Thermoweb link now.

Vicki in MN said...

I can't decide which I like better the runner or the pillow as they are both great!

Karen said...

I love all your ornaments. It is nice to see them in the different fabric and projects.

beaquilter said...

that's adorable!
I just got a small bolt of heat n bond from amazon yesterday (yeah sunday-odd)

Calicojoan said...

Such fun blocks...what a fun class that would have been. Looking forward to being able to take classes again soon!

Nancy L said...

I love your site and can't wait to see what you have been doing. I would really like to try this printer hear n bond. It would be much easier and more precise.

OhioLori said...

Love your pillow! This is such a fun Hop...all the ladies' sharing are Amazing!! Thank you to you all..and Specially to you..for Hostong! :)

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Cute ornaments blocks! They are fun in every color and fabric!

Carol S. said...

That was one of my favorite projects to sew with you. Making it into a pillow is an awesome idea and it looks beautiful in those fabrics! Thank you for sharing your "then and now" with us! xo

Kathleen said...

I love the old time ornaments and this captures them so well. Thank you for sharing this one.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Carla! What a fun blog hop today. I'll be visiting everyone all week. I sure do love all the different versions of the ornaments you've shared - such diversion in the class as well. Thanks for the opportunity to win the Thermoweb. ~smile~ Roseanne

Lisa said...

Such pretty table runners. Gives me inspiration to make one for our table.

Karrin Hurd said...

Beautiful table runners, and pillow. Thanks so much for sharing the links to the patterns!

Susan said...

I love the bell pattern. When I first saw your pillow, I thought you used red and green crayons to color the ornaments. I made the picture larger to get a better look and realized it was the same fabric as the borders and cornerstones. Those ladies did a great job with their blocks.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Fun to see your different versions of the same designs. And I have to say that I LOVE your blog header!!

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Those ornament designs are so adorable - I remember them and have them on my to do list! They'd make cute accents around a tree skirt. I have yet to try the printable, so thanks for the opportunity!

Charlene McCain said...

Love this pillow! The designs are perfect for the table runner, too. This would make a darling Christmas tree skirt. Thanks for the inspiration!

Beth Strand said...

I love this!

Mary Ann said...

I love how these ornaments look in all the different colors. And shrinking them and making a pillow was a great idea. Shrink them a bit more and they would be great mug rugs! Thanks for a chance to win and for taking time to share inspiration with us.

Vasudha said...

Love both your then and now. Your pillow looks like a watercolor painting!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

I'd say you have a great start to Christmas with that beautiful pillow, Carla! I love your table runner as well. Thanks for the inspiration and the links to the blocks!

Patti said...

I enjoy subscribing to your site and look forward to your creativity. Continually, I am astonished at the different feels just by changing the colors on the patterns. Thanks for sharing!

tomkaye said...

The ornament patterns are very pretty. It is surprising how different they look made in a table runner and then as a pillow. Great designs! tkmattson@hotmail.com

@lutzcats said...

That bell looks like it's singing!

Stitchin At Home said...

Love the pillow!

LJ said...

Cute projects - all. Love the patterns and appreciate the links to the patterns, Carla. It's a bit cooler here in Iowa today but still plenty warm - kinda hard to think Christmas though your posting helps.

Lori said...

I love your pillow. And the table runner is so fun. Thank you for sharing the blocks. Now off to sew. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

JANET said...

Cute ornaments! Can't wait to see the other designers ideas today!

Leah said...

These are beautiful! Love the soft coloring.

Sharon Aurora said...

I just love that pillow, especially with the colors you used. Thank you for the links to the patterns.

Rebecca Smith said...

I live that style of ornaments, in quilt form or actual ornaments.

Scrapatches said...

Beautiful pillow and a wonderful way to start the hop. Congratulations on teaching your first class! Your participants and their blocks looks sew happy ... :) Pat

Kathy E. said...

I always feel the same way about starting my holiday projects! Once the hot weather rolls around, my head and mood just aren't jiving with the desire to get started. It's still July, so maybe the mood will strike yet!

Joyce Carter said...

Beautiful pillow Carla. I collected these patterns when ya'll first made them and I thought they were so pretty. Still do. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

rvquilter said...

Love,love, love the pillow

ShirleyC said...

Wow! These are all fantastic!

Susan said...

I follow you on IG, but as Gingerkwilt. Thanks for a chance to win the Thermoweb. I know it would make my life easy, but haven't bought any yet. I really liked these patterns when the four of you made them, and it's so much fun to see them in all the different colors. Your pillow at half size is so cute!

Carol Andrews said...

Love that pillow cover. Thank you for sharing the links to the block patterns. First addition to my Must Do List from this hop 😉

Carol said...

Beautiful pillow! I really like the muted tones of the fabric! Thought I recognized that pattern, and you showed me I was right. Thanks for sharing an updated version!

SallyC said...

Cute pillow! I love the vintage feel!

For the love of geese said...

These are awesome and I love the runner.

Deb M said...

Love your projects!

Anita said...

Your pillow is beautiful, love the design and colors!

Susan said...

I like the pillow the best, especially with the softer colors.

tac73 said...

These designs make a great Christmas pillow. Thanks for sharing.

Sue D said...

Pretty Christmas pillow. I like your choice of fabrics and thanks for sharing the other projects too.

Sharon said...

Great designs! Thanks for sharing the fun Christmas ornaments.

MaryBeth said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love seeing all the different looks of a design because of fabric choices. What a great class project.

Theresa said...

That's awesome you got to teach a class. I bet that was so much fun. Love your ornament projects.

piecefulwendy said...

I enjoy having a new pillow to liven up a room, and doing a new take on a pattern is fun too. How fun to teach a class, and it looks like everyone enjoyed it.

Needled Mom said...

I remember those cute designs. Both versions look great and your pillow is wonderful too. It looks like you were a great teacher - they all have smiles AND a nice block.

Julie in GA said...

Your block designs work great for the table runners and as a pillow!

Marian said...

I love that I've been around long enough to remember the old and see the new... I remember loving this pattern back then and todays with the fabrics chosen it has a watercolor feel to the pillow. Very cool. I loved this then, and I love it now.

apple blossom said...

thanks for the blog hop and chance to win this giveaway.