Sunday, July 17, 2016

My day - 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop



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

44 comments:

  1. Hello! Wonderful ideas, I love the king size swoon backing block. Great idea. Also love the pot holder pattern. I've got to make those! Merry Christmas!

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  2. What great projects! I love the One Hour Basket!!

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  3. These are great ideas! Thanks for sharing! I've made the 1 hour basket and it turned out fantastic!

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  4. I like the one hour basket - make those myself. I really want to make your rope coasters (and bowls) - I just love their simple look. You have inspiration over-load my girl!

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  5. Some great easy makes. I will be having a go at a couple of them at least! Thanks!

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  6. Lots of great ideas for gifts. I love baskets and I will have to give this one a try. Thanks for sharing the fudge recipe too.

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  7. Great quick ideas! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. I love so many of your holiday items. I hope I can find the time this year to make some of them.

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  9. Such cute ideas! My gift giving list just keeps getting longer lol! Thank you for all the inspiration!

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  10. You have so many wonderful things to make. Hard to choose!!!

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  11. Great inspirations, I want to try the coasters!
    Your Mega Swoon looks amazing!

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  12. lucky you, russell stover. i love your version of the qal block and quilt. thanks for the giveaway.

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  13. Great ideas for Christmas gifts!!! LOVE the potholders & towels..and that lil' 1 hour basket!!

    Thank you for chance to win your give-a-way too!! :D

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  14. Loving your ideas! I've started my Christmas make list and finished a couple of projects, but I really needed some more ideas, and I really like these. Thanks for sharing. Jadahlgr at Yahoo dot Com

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  15. Loving your ideas! I've started my Christmas make list and finished a couple of projects, but I really needed some more ideas, and I really like these. Thanks for sharing. Jadahlgr at Yahoo dot Com

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  16. OH, cute cute cute! Great projects, and you are right, it is all about the fabric.

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  17. All your projects turned out lovely Salina, thanks for the visit.

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  18. fab collection of projects and ideas Selina, love them all :D #12daysofchristmasinjuly

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  19. So many nice projects. I want to try the rope coasters.

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  20. Great ideas. I love the baskets and the potholders. I need to work on more small projects so I get something done. Russell Stover warehouse nesrby - oh my!

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  21. Great ideas. I love the baskets and the potholders. I need to work on more small projects so I get something done. Russell Stover warehouse nesrby - oh my!

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  22. Ty for sharing your christmas fun...I loved the gift card holders...And the potholders are so pretty nice job on the towels too... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  23. Your quilt turned out beautifully. You have really gotten a jump on Christmas gifts and they are all wonderful. I love those coiled coasters!

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  24. Wow! Such a great bunch of ideas. Thanks so much for all the links. Your projects turned out great.

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  25. Thank you for some fantastic ideas for Christmas gifts. Will dig out my stash of Christmas fabric and get to making a basket or three and some of those cute hexie pot holders, am a sucker/addict fod anything hexie.

    Thank you for the chance to win a sample of your pretty work.

    sharoneujones@gmail.com

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  26. Thanks for sharing these gift ideas and for such a generous giveaway.
    lbcookie1@gmail.com

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  27. Can't seem to get this to take my message. Going to try again (for the third time). I really appreciate all of your neat little gift ideas and now I need to get sewing to make some. Here's hoping I win something from your wonderful giveaway. Thanx again!!

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  28. Lots of great gift ideas Selina! My fave is the hotpad/pot holder. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

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  29. Lynnette LamanceJuly 18, 2016 at 2:00 AM

    I love all of your neat ideas.
    llamance@hotmail.com

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  30. Selina, you went for this challenge with gusto! Your projects are very inspiring, especially thinking about just swapping the fabrics to make for other holidays too. Having several on hand for hostess gifts or those times when you need a quickie gift is perfect! Thanks!

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  31. What great ideas, Selina! And I just remembered I have some kitchen towel blanks stuck away somewhere, AND a box of Christmas scraps - oh the possibilities!! Plus I really need to make some of those coasters - fun and simple!! Thanks for all your hard work to make the hop so much fun!

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  32. Selina, I have downloaded some rope coaster patterns I think That I'm going to have to make some now.

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  33. Fantastic projects Selina! I really like the rope coasters and we all seem to have Christmas scraps that would be perfect for this.

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  34. Selina, I love all your projects, from scrappy to big.
    Plenty of the 1 hr baskets I've made, but not the catch all tray. I really like that one too>.
    Thanks for sharing your creations in this hop.

    schimmel(dot)db(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. Everything looks so festive and fun Selina! You had so many great projects and I'm definitely feeling inspired now! We always need potholders in this house. I definitely want to try the 1 hour baskets! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  36. What a great bunch of holiday projects! Would love you to link them up to this month's Ho, Ho, Ho and on We Sew link party at
    http://redletterquilts.blogspot.fr/2016/07/modern-trees-rug-herringbone-chenille.html

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  37. Hi Selina! I love the bright colors on all your Christmas gifts! I'm beginning to be inspired for gift making too!! Have avery Merry!

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  38. I love all of your Christmas projects! You have inspired me to start making things myself!

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  39. All of your projects are fabulous! How fun. :) I may need to get my sewing machine out soon...

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  40. What a great list of ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. I'M JUST CATCHING UP WITH THIS HOP... GIRL, YOU HAVE BEEN BUSY. SO BRIGHT AND FUN! EVERYTHING LOOKS FABULOUS!

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  42. I love all of your ideas! The rope coasters are a great idea...I've thought about making baskets, but coasters would be faster :)

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  43. This is a great, practical list of ideas to keep handy the closer we get to Christmas! You just made me anxious to start the Christmas projects a little bit sooner!

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