Christmas In July: Week 4

Christmas in July has quickly wound down with week 4 being our last update on our project for this ‘craft along’. I picked a lap quilt I had started in January, a Christmas gift for a daughter. It had been slow going up until now, a stitch here and a stitch there – no rush – I had 11 months to go to get her done. I was thrill when Kathy of Sewing Etc suggested a Christmas In July stitch along. You can link to her page here –

I am hand quilting Hoffmans Dream Big – Poinsettia. I have successful completed all of the red leaves. I am now moving on to the green background leaves. I plan on going back to the red and adding some more detail to a few of them but for now it’s finish the green.

You can see from the picture below that the red leaf simply does not pop! One of the problems is the batting is rather thin and I could have gone with a double layer. I am hoping a wash can help with that also.

I want to thank Kathy for hostessing this Christmas In July stitch along. It has really motivated me to continue with this project and get her done.

9 thoughts on “Christmas In July: Week 4

  1. Laura July 27, 2022 / 3:22 pm

    This is beautiful! I bet it pops more in person! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sharon July 27, 2022 / 4:31 pm

      Thx Laura – it does and doesn’t πŸ™‚ It needs some fine tuning before its done.


  2. Deb July 28, 2022 / 1:12 am

    I think it’s a beautiful piece of work with all the different quilt designs. I love look at it!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sharon July 28, 2022 / 12:29 pm

      Thank you Deb ~ One of the leaves is kites but it can hardly be seen. I need to try and fix that cause its really cute close up


  3. kathyreeves July 28, 2022 / 2:11 am

    You really got a lot done on this project, Sharon, thank you for joining the party!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sharon July 28, 2022 / 12:34 pm

      Feeling like I am heading towards an August finish πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

    • Sharon July 28, 2022 / 12:36 pm

      Thank you ~ I like them too πŸ™‚ It’s the 3rd one I have done


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