Monday, June 25, 2012

Christmas In July Block-A-Thon

Ready or not, here it comes—Christmas!

For real, you guys. I'm participating in not one, not two, but three Christmas-related blog-hops next month. Yeah, so if you're game for a little Christmas in July, I've totally got you covered. (And if you're not, well, you can always pin 'em and come back on December 15 or so!)

Today I'm excited to share more about the first of these off-season holiday extravaganzas: the Christmas in July Block-A-Thon with Free Spirit Fabric. If you've been thinking of making a Christmas quilt this year (and actually finishing it in time for the holidays), then this might be the quilt-along for you.

I'm one of 19 bloggers who contributed a block design to the quilt. I can't reveal much about my block or the finished quilt yet, but I can tell you that the quilt has a fun and unexpected design with a modern edge, and it's got holiday flair without screaming "Christmas" at the top of its lungs. The quilt-along will be hosted on Free Spirit's blog—so head over there and subscribe so you don't miss any of the tutorials. While you're at it, you can join the Flickr group as well. 

At the end of the quilt-along, there will be prizes (including two grand prize packages of all the fabric used in the quilt!), and Free Spirit will be putting the block tutorials together into a handy e-book for those who want to make the quilt later. And don't forget to check out all the other talented bloggers who are contributing. Enjoy making that Christmas quilt!

July 2th - Heather at Fiberosity 
July 5nd - Pat Sloan 
July 6th – Melanie at Melanie Dramatic 
July 9th - Pam at Pam Kitty Morning 
July 11th - Kelsey at Kelsey Creates 
July 13th - Katie at Swim Bike Quilt 
July 16th - Kim at Persimon Dreams 
July 18th - Amanda at Sasikirana 
July 20th - Jane at QuiltJane 
July 23th - Kristy at St Louis Folk Victorian 
July 25th – Kimberly at Fat Quarter Shop 
July 27th - Lee at Freshly Pieced 
July 30th - Jennifer at MJ and Co 
August 1st – Mishka at Quilting Gallery 
August 3rd - Tiffiny at Free Patchwork Quilt Info 
August 6th - Tacha at Fat Quarterly 
August 8th – Megan at Canoe Ridge Creations 
August 10th – Jocelyn at It’s Sew Emma 
August 13th – Final Quilt Reveal!


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