Christmas in July is a time-honored tradition that started July 25, 1933, at a camp in Brevard, NC. You can read more about its origin on the Southern Living website HERE.
Janome Maker Melanie Call from A Bit of Scrap Stuff has started the Good Tiding Quilt Along to get your Christmas in July celebration and your Christmas sewing started early!
Hi Janome Friends! It's Melanie Call from A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog or @ABitofScrapStuff . I'm a Janome Maker that sews and quilts with the Janome Continental M7 ... it's an amazing machine for quilt piecing AND free motion quilting!
I'm so excited to host the Good Tidings FREE Quilt Along that starts on July 7th. I will be sharing the Good Tidings Quilt Pattern section each week starting Wednesday, July 7th - on my A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog. PLUS there will be prizes from Riley Blake Designs, Fat Quarter Shop, and Oliso so be sure to join in!
All About Christmas designed by J.Wecker Frisch for Riley Blake Designs is perfect for the Good Tidings Quilt. I loved being able to fussy cut the Christmas Typography fabric for the star block centers. The Story fabric was perfect for the large border.
Gather Up your fabric so you can start cutting on July 7th
--- Good Tidings Quilt Fabric Requirements ---
*Fabrics used in cover quilt --- Riley Blake Designs – All About Christmas (available HERE)
- (9) Fat eighths or 1/8 yard cut Star Points
- 1/2 yard * Star center [* 1 yard if fussy cutting fabric *If using Christmas Typography - make sure there are 3 full repeats of CHRISTMAS for fussy cutting.]
- 3/4 yard background
- 1/4 yard red patchwork corners
- 1/4 yard green patchwork corners
- 1/2 yard black patchwork corners
- 2/3 yard sashing
- 1/8 yard sashing corner
- 2/3 yard inner border
- 1 1/4 yard outer border [* 2 yards if fussy cutting fabric]
- 2/3 yard binding
- 4 yards backing
I hope you can join in for the Good Tidings Quilt Along! I can't wait to see your fabric selections! Be sure to share your fabric pulls on Instagram with #GoodTidingsQAL
I'll be back on July 7th with Cutting Instructions.
Have a great day and happy quilting!
Be sure to keep tuned in to what Melanie is creating by visiting:
My Blog: A Bit of Scrap Stuff - https://abitofscrapstuff.blogspot.com My Quilt Patterns - https://www.etsy.com/shop/ABitofScrapStuff My Instagram: @ABitofScrapStuff -https://www.instagram.com/abitofscrapstuff/