Welcome to day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop. We have been prepping for this showcase for months. So, so glad that Sarah over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict had this wonderful idea and gathered us all in for this summer rush.
The photo above is a warm welcome using my version of the quilt that Sarah is doing as a quilt along each day of this hop in 1 hour increments. I was priviledged to be a tester and Yes it is very doable in 1 hour segments. Her tutorial is spot on to follow.
I have a collection of small quick gift items. I use them not only as Christmas gifts but also as hostess gifts throughout the year. Even though these are all being presented in Christmas fabrics there is no reason not to make them, for example, for your Thanksgiving hostess in fall fabrics, there is plenty of time. So lets get started. Oh and if I used a tutorial I have the link in the title of the item.
The first item on my list would be the ever popular 1 Hour Basket
After all you need something to put all these goodies in. This basket can really be whipped up in an hour. When making multiples at one time they go even a bit quicker.
Now this wrapper for a bottle of wine takes about 20 minutes to sew up. It is as simple as it looks. A tube of fabric with a ribbon in the side seam and a boxed bottom. It's all in the fabric.
This little envelope contains
a gift card, again great for any occasion.
This is a fun gift that I started making this year, coasters made with coiled rope and some fabric scraps.
Takes less than 15 minutes per coaster to make. Made the little Catch All Tray just the right size to contain them.
This Hexi pattern for the Pot Holder / Hot Pad was new to me. I really enjoyed making them. I list them as / Hot Pad because I forgot to put the traditional hanging pot holder loop on and didn't notice until picture time.
Last but not least are my dish towels/hand towels.
All depends on where you hang them. These are another under an hour project.
In some of my pictures you will see assorted holiday candy tins or a box to keep with the Christmas theme. I live about 10 minutes from a Russell Stover Warehouse store. It's huge and the selections are endless. We just had to go this week cause I needed Christmas props. Oh yeah, not only do they sell candy but they also have an ice cream stand. Wowzer.
This is the background quilt for lots of the shots. It is a very enlarged Swoon Block (king size) that I made in the summer of 2012 for the first Christmas in this house. This particular version of the block is an 80 inch square before the borders. Can't find the posting of the finished quilt. The front side of this quilt is made of 16 regular size scrappy swoon blocks.
And keeping with the theme of this event I am linking you to a post I did last year for another fun hop that has my tutorial for the Quickest Easiest Fudge Ever
I hope you have enjoyed your Christmas visit. I enjoyed having you, so much so that I am having a give away. I am giving away both the Pot Holders and the Hand Towels to 2 of my visitors at the end of the Hop.
Here is a list of all of the participants in this wonderful hop. So many great ideas with so much time to get them started for Christmas.
Merry Christmas, Selina
July 14th: Sharon Vrooman @ Vrooman’s Quilts
Carole Carter @ From My Caroline Home
July 15th: Yanicka Hachez @ Finding Myself As An Artist
Chris Dodsley @ made by ChrissieD
July 16th: Marsha Hodgkins @ Quilter in Motion
Leanne Parsons @ Devoted Quilter
July 17th: Tonia Conner @ All Thingz Sewn
Selina @ Selina Quilts
July 18th: Lara Buccella @ Buzzin Bumble
Soma Acharya @ Whims and Fancies
July 19th: Joanne Harris@ Quilts by Joanne
Suzy Webster @ Adventurous Applique and Quilting
July 20th: Vicki in MN @ Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting
Jennifer Fulton @ The Inquiring Quilter
July 21st: Michele Kuhns @ Crayon Box Quilt Studio
Jan Ochterbeck @ The Colorful Fabriholic
July 22nd: Alla Blanca @ Rainbows. Bunnies. Cupcakes.
Zenia Rene @ A Quilted Passion
July 23rd: Joanne Hubbard @ Everyone Deserves a Quilt
Paige Alexander @ Quilted Blooms
July 24th: Carolyn Jones @ …by CJ
Tisha Nagel @ Quilty Therapy
July 25th: Susan Arnold @ Quilt Fabrication
Beth Sellers @ Cooking Up Quilts
Linda Pearl @ One Quilting Circle