July 21, 2015

Christmas in July

After finishing my Joyful Jelly Roll Tree Skirt and the Ho Ho Ho and On We Sew tutorial, I dug out my Christmas quilt top.  This top was finished last fall and I bought the backing, but never finished the quilt. Since it's officially Christmas in July around here I decided this would be a great next finish! 

I used the Bizzy Kid pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew in a variety of Christmas fabrics. It was made using the same fabrics as the tree skirt and my stockings. Keeping with the coordinated Christmas decoration theme. The backing is a red dot on white flannel.

Quilt Stats: 
Size: 48 inches by 60 inches
Pattern: Bizzy Kid by Cluck Cluck Sew
Fabric: Assorted Christmas fabric
Batting: 80/20 blend
Backing: Flannel
Thread: Connected Threads - 100% Cotton Parchment Thread

Anyone else getting in the festive mood and getting some holiday sewing done? Sometimes it's hard to think that far ahead!

-Patch & Chels


  1. Wooowho! It looks great and now you'll have something perfect for Christmas in July and a bit later this year. :) The flannel backing sounds like it will really come in handy this winter.

  2. It looks wonderful Chelsea, you really are getting into the Christmas spirit :)

  3. Love me a flannel backing! Makes me want to sew something Christmas-y now!

  4. Love the dotty flannel with it - looks really cosy!

  5. I've always loved the Bizzy Kid pattern, but this is the best one I've seen! Maybe I'm just a sucker for Christmas fabric... :D Really love your fabric choices, I always end up getting sucked into the super, super novelty side of holiday fabrics. I might need to finally finish one of the holiday quilts I've started... :D

  6. very pretty, love the colors. And that flannel backing will make it nice and snuggly at Christmas time.

  7. So festive! You will definitely be ready for Christmas this year. I was all over holiday sewing in July last year but this year I can't seem to get anything done for the holidays, but I guess since I'm working of quilts for presents that sort of qualifies. Love the flannel backing. I'm sure I've asked you this before - do you wash the flannel before you sew it? I'm just wondering if it shrinks a lot more than the cotton front.

  8. So fun! I actually dug my Christmas fabric for last year's Christmas quilt out of the bin this morning. I really like the way you combined the different blocks in the arrangement, congrats on wrapping this up, yay Christmas in July!

  9. I love Christmas quilts and this one is awesome!

  10. wow - you are really getting ready for Christmas. Brilliant makes - I love your Christmas pillow especially :-)

  11. I really like your fabric choices (as always) and yet Christmas-themed fabrics do not usually appeal to me. You make them fresh. What a talent.
    I will have to keep an eye out for Christmas fabrics like these as I still want to make a tree skirt, but it might not be for THIS Christmas.