Christmas In July!

Dig out your Christmas in July stuff, as it is only five months until the old guy comes down the chimneys!  We can get started on gifts and decorations, and maybe have something new for the season.  Today is my day on Sarah’s Christmas in July blog hop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  I got a bit backed up on time, so I am going to show you this runner I did in a quilt along when my blog was fairly new.  For this event, I gathered all the instructions into a free downloadable pattern pdf so you don’t have to work your way through all the QAL posts to get it.

Christmas Quilt Along finish

Here are the fabrics I used in my runner.  The drama of the black background fabric really adds depth to the design.

Christmas Mystery Quilt Along - 1

Start by making a bunch of HSTs, using three different combinations of squares.

Christmas Quilt Along 4

You’ll use those to combine with small red squares to make these two units.

Then those units assemble into these blocks.

You can make four or nine blocks for table toppers, or put several in a row for a runner.  The block finishes at 12-inches square, so your final size will depend on how many you use and how you arrange them.  All the info you need is in the download, and will show you how I do my patterns.

Download the pdf – Christmas in July2019

Christmas Quilt Along finished

Find more of my Scrap Dance patterns on My Pattern PageNew readers, I hope you’ll stay a bit and look around my blog, then follow by one of the methods on the sidebar so you don’t miss the next Autumn Jubilee event.  Yes, I’ve already begun work on the new patterns and giveaways!

This week Fat Quarter Shop has 20% Off Kona Solids, July’s’s Basic of the Month, and 30% Off Fiskars cutting tools, the Notion of the Month, plus check out the Daily Flash Sale – something new at clearance pricing every day!
Now, more fun, there is a wonderful giveaway for the hop! Click on the link below to enter to win a fabulous fat quarter bundle from Figo Fabrics of their new Christmas line, Wintertide!   Check out the other bloggers showing fun Christmas projects in the hop, and you can enter once from every blog you visit!!  Do this click first –

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Click Here

Then visit the other blogs on the hop and enter from every one. Have fun!!
Sunday, July 14th
L’Fair Quilts
Vrooman’s Quilts

Monday, July 15th
Sea of Estrogen
Mel’s Quilting Blog

Tuesday, July 16th
Days Filled With Joy
The Colorful Fabriholic

Wednesday, July 17th
Pampered Pettit
Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting

Thursday, July 18th
Kathy’s Kwilts and More
Selina Quilts

Friday, July 19th
The Quilted Snail
Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Saturday, July 20th
The Inquiring Quilter
Anja Quilts

Sunday, July 21st
Riceford Streams
Vrooman’s Quilts

Monday, July 22nd
Katie Mae Quilts
QuiltFabrication

Tuesday, July 23rd
Made by Marney
Selina Quilts

Wednesday, July 24th
From My Carolina Home
Karrin’s Crazy World

Thursday, July 25th
Christina’s Handicrafts
Everyone Deserves a Quilt

Plus here is a free pdf bonus for you, to get you in a holiday mood for sewing, try my Cranberry Eggnog Biscotti.  See more of my past Christmas projects and ideas on my Christmas page at the top of the blog.

Cranberry Eggnog Biscotti at From My Carolina Home

A table runner makes a great bed scarf for a festive look to your bedroom or guest room, too.  Are you starting your holiday sewing?

Christmas Table runner used as a bed scarf | From My Carolina Home

37 thoughts on “Christmas In July!

  1. Hi Carole! What a fun post today. I love the runner and it sure looks nice on the foot of the bed, too. I don’t often remember that a table runner may be used that way as well. Thank you for sharing the .pdf of your pattern. I cannot believe it is almost time for Autumn Jubilee. ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. Carol Collier

    I love the table runner — it is on my list of must makes!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial and the yummy recipe!

  3. Patricia Evans

    How timely, you’ve just given me the pattern for the last star block I’m making for Covered in Love. Mine will be in red, white and blue, which should work perfectly. Thanks.

  4. Sharon Schipper

    Hope to do some runners for Christmas this year. Picking up my daughter’s quilt for the new grandson today from the long armer, and have to finish mine, while I’m working on two other simple crib quilts for work babies too! we’ll see about christmas then hee hee!
    I do love your table runner, and I think I have enough in my stash to do it… If I could spend a day just cutting up several projects, the planning part and the sewing parts aren’t as hard as the starting-on-the-cutting part!

  5. Ooh, that’s really pretty, Carole! I may play with more modern colors and prints to see how it looks, too – I can see it both ways in my mind’s eye! Thanks for pulling a PDF together, and for all your hard work!

  6. 😆 I’m finishing my holiday sewing…..from last year! As soon as I get something off the sewing table, I am going to finish the Christmas bed scarf I made from your Autumn Jubilee? from last year…or was it the year before?!

  7. Sandi

    Love your table runner pattern. Thanks for sharing. It looks wonderful on the bed to. Thanks also for the cookie recipe.

  8. Melanie

    Thank you for all you do for us, Carole. This year I just might get that beautiful tablerunner made AND the biscotti, too! 🙂

  9. inquiringquilter

    Such a cute table runner! That would be easy to make for Christmas. Love the Christmas page too–so many ideas!

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