Monday, July 24, 2017

12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop

Christmas came early this year.  Sarah @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict is hosting the 12-days of Christmas Blog Hop.  Now's your chance to think about and start working on gifts for Christmas.  Make sure you head over to read all about the blog hop and the awesome giveaway.

Rather than create a new project, I chose to use an existing tutorial -- Festive Forest -- by Sarah @ Berry Barn Designs.  It's a tutorial that I've been wanting to try for some months.  You can get the Festive Forest pattern here.  My thanks to Sarah for allowing me to showcase her tutorial.

You need to cut out seven trees using the template provided in Sarah's pattern.  I went traditional and cut out green trees.  You can use whatever colours you want -- I think an autumn version would be awesome.


Next applique your trees using your preferred method.


I took the easy route and machine stitched my trees to the background.


A quick all-over stipple in white thread for a quick finish.  I debated on what colour to use for the binding -- so glad I went with green.



Ta da -- a quick and easy Christmas wall hanging for yourself or to give as a gift.  I forgot to time myself, but I think this is a project that can be easily done in a couple of hours or less.

This finishes around 13.5 inches x 23 inches.  But you can make it whatever size you wish.  It's a great tutorial and pattern that allows for creativity.

Don't forget to head over to Berry Barn Designs to get the pattern -- Festive Forest pattern

And stop by the other bloggers on this wonderful blog hop.  You're sure to find inspiration.


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128 comments:

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

That's cute! Love the off center star, too. Merry Christmas in July!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I love those green fabrics on the trees on either end, with all the swirls. Yes, an autumn one would be neat, too.

rosemaryschild said...

Love, love this pattern-thank you for the link! Yes, a fall one would be wonderful too! Thank you for sharing, Susan

Cynthia Knapp said...

Cute idea for a wall hanging. I love the green on blue. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Carol C. said...

This turned out so cute!! Thanks for sharing this tutorial and patterns -- it looks so fun and quick to make!! IronLftr10@yahoo.com

Judy Sanders said...

Cute. Thanks for sharing.

Patty said...

Wonderful, fast project for the holidays. Thank you!

VA said...

Wonderful project! I'm with you--I take the easy route whenever I can!

Debbie Darlington said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial!
Debbie
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JANET said...

Would make a great, quick placemat? Love the extra touch of the star on top of the tree. ndfromsdATgmailDOTcom

Briarose said...

love this, so quick and easy. Thanks

Paige said...

Thanks for the link and I love the fabrics you chose!

Tami Von Zalez said...

A blue and green Christmas tree combination is in one of my project bags begging to be created.
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Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

That seems like a doable project...may be able to make more than one as gifts. Thank you.

Maxine Shaw said...

I have a christmas tree flimsy I need to finish up and this would go perfectly with it!

Maxine Shaw said...

I have a christmas tree flimsy I need to finish up and this would go perfectly with it!

Loris said...

Sweet! This looks lovely and like a relaxing project to try. Happy Christmas in July!

Donna W said...

Love your Christmas trees.

Heather said...

Sweet little project? It would make a great deco pillow! Thanks for sharing.

Michele T said...

I really love this idea and with fewer trees on a smaller background this would make beautiful placemats!!

Joanne Alburger said...

What a beautiful project to share for holidaz gifting, would make a great wallhanging, thanks sew for chance to win.

Patty said...

Sweet and simple pattern can be made as a wall hanging, table runner, placemats or mug rugs. The star makes the pattern. Hmm, how about a Christmas shopping bag? Love the ideas this gives me.

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

Thanks or the tutorial!

Lori said...

this is wonderful. I love simple. thanks for sharing how you did it
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Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

The simplicity of the design makes it over the top! It is absolutely gorgeous!

jann said...

Great little project! Lots of options....thank you

Moira said...

What a great little quilt! I love the simplicity of the design and how it could be customized by the maker. Thanks for sharing the project.
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Allison said...

Thanks so much for the ideas! Such a cute project.

Material Girl said...

This is very sweet. I bet my granddaughter would love to help make this!

Christine Sullivan said...

I like things that are simple, quick, and easy to understand. That would make a great gift any time, but especially last minute at Christmas. Thanks for participating in the blog hop. momoftana at yahoo dot com

Sewgirl said...

Very nice...looks like a great idea for a quick gift. Thanks for sharing!!

Jeanna said...

This is such a cute and quick gift idea...or one to keep for myself :)

Abbigail said...

This is lovely! Sometimes just the simpler patterns make the most statement!

Janice Holton said...

Love the simplicity of this design. I like the swuirly green fabrics you chose. They look good with that quilting motif!

tink's mom said...

Love this little wall hanging. Just checked out Sarah's version (thanks for the link) and I can't get over the difference color choice makes. I love that your's is so traditional.

Laura said...

Cute project for a great little gift. Thanks for sharing.

Bonnie said...

Love this project. It is simple, but looks great. There are so many ways to make changes to make it your own. Thank you for sharing it.

Nona said...

Cute wall hanging idea.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

I love the way your mini came together, Anja, and the touch of the star is sweet!

Jan Snell said...

Thanks for the suggestion! Loved your quilt in your previous post. Janice.snell@gmail.com

Sarah @ Berry Barn Designs said...

Anja, I love the green! And with the binding matching, it all pops so well! Thanks for sharing my design. I had fun making it as a wall hanging, and I think this year I'm going to create a set of placemats with it for Christmas morning : )

Delissa Crellin said...

That looks very nice, thank you for being part of the blog hop delissac@hotmail.com

Tirzah Collins said...

THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR PROJECT WITH US READINGTIRZAH AT YAHOO.COM

Pamela Arbour said...

What a perfect quick gift! I like the added touch of the star and your green binding was perfect! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

Lovely festive wallhanging, and I love the background you chose. Thank you for the link.

Liz Horgan said...

Very nice--quick and cute! Thank you!
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Dawn F said...

I agree, I think the green binding looks great on it!

Sandi1100 said...

I love the Christmas tree wallhanging. I'm making wall hangings for my mom's wall in the nursing home and that would be a good one for Dec.

Tina Jeo said...

Quick and easy is good. Thanks for sharing tljeo at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Awesome Christmas tree wall hanging. So festive!
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BeachQuilter said...

Nice wall hanging, I like the green binding too.

wendy said...

Very cute! Would make great design for Christmas table mats also. Thanks!

Carol W said...

Your quilt is very festive.

Michele said...

Very cute!

Jan @Cocoa Quilts said...

Thanks for sharing. You could use this for so many things. I think as a table topper would be great!

swooze said...

I see why you like this tutorial. Very cute

DebbieM said...

I love your wall hanging and it looks so easy to do! Thank you for sharing this idea.

Abigail Dolinger said...

What a fun (and quick) wall quilt idea! Merry Christmas (in July).

Christi said...

Really cute and done in a short time!

Rebecca said...

Quick and easy to make up as part of a table set

Nancy said...

Looks quick and easy but still lovely to look at
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Lisa Marie said...

Very cute! I love the simplicity of it and I can imagine it fitting with just about any decor.

Hilachas said...

So pretty. AND it looks fast and easy. Can't wait to try my hand at this. I like if for a table topper. Thanks!

Pam said...

very cute!

Diantha said...

This is a really cute project. I love projects that can be completed quickly.

kt said...

Great project--thanks for showing it!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Fast and easy, for sure!! Thanks for sharing it with the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop. Smart thinking to NOT "reinvent the wheel!!"

Patricia Anderson said...

Very Cute. I love the contrast!

Lesley Gilbert said...

Something nice and easy but very effective and pretty :) I like that blue fabric.

Vicki H said...

Thanks for sharing, it will be great for the table too.

Sarah Craig said...

Oh, Anja, I just LOVE this! So simple, but very effective! And I love the one off-center star. Perfect touch! Thanks for all you've done to help make the hop a success!

Ursula Yeo said...

What a lovely festive forest. That blue really sets off the trees so well. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy H said...

Very cute wall hanging. And it's great that it doesn't take too much time.

anna brown said...

Nice idea will have to save this one too..lol tytyty.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Ashley said...

Sooo cute! I love the background fabric and all the green trees. This will be a lovely decoration for the holidays! Thanks for directing us to the pattern!

piecefulwendy said...

Oh, I love this! It's so pretty. I need to put this on my list; I know where I could use it. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful wall-hanging. This is on my to-do list for Christmas gifts. Thank you.

ThreadCatcher said...

This would make a wonderful table topper. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

This is a great, quick project. It could be adapted to become a pillow. Thanks for sharing. mfhagopian@aol.com

Kathy E. said...

Such a pretty wall-hanging! I could see sewing some small colored beads to the trees to give them some sparkle. I think I've even seen tiny colored light bulb beads that would be pretty too! Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

A beautiful forest of Christmas trees. Thank you for sharing.

Kim said...

Love quick projects. This would make an awesome pillow.

Barbara winkler said...

Cute ideas. creations4u7@aol.com

Mary Howland said...

So simple yet so effective. Thanks foe sharing.

Meloney said...

That looks easy and fun.

Pam @ Quilting Fun said...

Perfect for s hostess gift.

Beth said...

What a pretty quilt. You chose the perfect background fabric for it. Thanks for sharing.

GranChris said...

This is a fun one, thanks for the idea.

Patti said...

This is so pretty! Thank you for sharing with us!

suzanprincess said...

Fast and festive forest!
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Kay said...

This is fabulous! I love the simplicity and will certainly be trying this out for Christmas. x

Stitchin At Home said...

A cute and quick project! Love the green, might be because it's also my favourite colour.

pajtr said...

Oh, Anja! This is cute, quick, and versatile!
*Thank you!*
(And thank you for introducing me to Sarah of Berry Barn Designs!)
I could change up the sizing SO easily, and use this on anything from a hot pad or placemat, to a quilt!
(I like your choice of colors and fabrics, too! Cute!)
Pat T.j

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Anja,
I think I would use this as a table topper. Love the fabrics you chose and that star is special. ~smile~ Roseanne

Leslie Kohn said...

I love this idea....so cute and quick. Perfect for the holidays!

Carolyn Jones said...

Cute idea - and not too hard either - thanks!

Momma Llama said...

I created a set of placemats with the same design. They are a family favorite for Christmas and winter. Thanks for sharing your talents. D. Weeks (aka Momma Llama)

kathy slaughter cummings said...

Thank you.... it's beautiful!!! Nice gift!!
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Needled Mom said...

That is great and could be used beyond Christmas.

Quiltsmiles said...

Nice unique project. Thanks for sharing.
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Melody Lutz said...

I'm seeing an awesome table topper hostess gift! Thanks for sharing. lutzcats (at) yahoo (dot) com

Jocelyn said...

So cute. Thanks!

Tonya Reichard said...

Love the trees!!! Thank you

Sandra Walker said...

I feel like I saw this, hope I'm not doubling up on my comment, lol, maybe it was on Instagram, but I love it! So effective!

Susan said...

Love these trees! Nice work Anja!

eileen said...

Really pretty trees, great in all colors! Good for gifting!

Anonymous said...

I love this! Thank you for sharing it.

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Patricia said...

So pretty1
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Linda said...

LOVE YOUR PROJECTS>TREES+STARS! THANKS FOR SHARING!
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Chiska said...

Thank you! I love those trees.

Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

cute idea! Thank you.

Gene Black said...

What a fun design! This could be used any number of ways. Thanks for sharing it.

Danice said...

'Love it! Those trees and that sky fabric are beautiful. Thank you for the tutorial.

MissPat said...

The use of the trees makes this usable past the Christmas holiday. Thanks for participating.

Susan said...

I thought this was going to be too plain, but when you had it all together it looks good--reminds me of trees in a snowfall.

Jollygirl said...

Simple but very striking. Thanks

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Such a cute little mini! Love your color choices, especially that bright blue background.

Brandy Pettit said...

This is beautiful, I love the simplicity of the design. Thank you for sharing it Anja!

~Brandy

Lindah said...

Great wall hanging!

Susan L. said...

Great project! I'm definitely going to make some of these for Christmas gifts!

Jody said...

This is definitely going on my to-do list - and I love your snowflake background fabric! Thanks for sharing!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Sweet! Thanks for the fun project!

Sarah J said...

Those trees are so cute-- thanks so much for sharing!! I love the swirly green fabrics!

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Very nice. Love the trees. There is just something about that blue and green color combination. Love it. kthurn@bektel.com

Christina Peer said...

It is simple, but it makes a statement. Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

It's very festive.

Leanne Parsons said...

It is a really cute design. I love the blue print you chose for the background and the green binding was the perfect choice.

sin soleng said...

Great project! I'm definitely going to make some of these for Christmas gifts!


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