Christmas in (almost) July

Well it is really warming up here in North Carolina, but my sewing is for the cold time of year instead!  Recently I sent out a couple of projects in Holiday Bouquet to magazines.  They will run them this winter but I thought I’d give you a sneak peek!

Unfortunately this is all that I can show.  I have two other projects that I’ll be able to show soon – one is a pillow version of O’ Christmas Tree, my class for the Charlotte Quilters Guild on July 11th.  The ornaments are REALLY fun to back with fusible, cut out, and applique.  Some SKUs of Holiday Bouquet are already selling out, so if you were planning on ordering, make sure to place your order soon!

On another note, I was SO sorry to miss speaking to the people at Quilter’s Loft in Mooresville on Thursdya night.  We will definitely reschedule.  I wouldn’t have dropped out last minute like I did but this happened about 1/4 mile from the interstate.

I know.  Apparently something hard and small punctured a hole on the inside of the tire and it completely collapsed.  Thanks to everyone at Quilter’s Loft for being so understanding.

On a more positive note, there is “new baby” in our house…

The Bernina quilting frame with Quilt Motion software.

Isn’t she something?  She needs a name, don’t you think?  Any suggestions?

I haven’t had a chance to play on her yet because I’m on my fifth day of upgrading Windows 7.  Really.  It just keeps going.  How many updates can one computer need?  Thanks to my dad for all his help.  (He set up this frame too!)

Hope you are escaping the heat and happy sewing!

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10 thoughts on “Christmas in (almost) July


  2. Your sneak peak it gorgeous, and oh my goodness, do I want that longarm!

  3. Bernie is a beauti!!!! lovely quilting

  4. Wonderful quilt and quilting.

  5. How about 'The Nina B'? She's almost as big as a small boat, and probably takes up the same amount of space. Your Holiday Bouquet fabrics are just beautiful, as are the quilt projects.

  6. Ok, it is a christmas quilt I would love it if it,were an inch quilt…looks sooo lovely…a flat. Wow, that looked like an explosion….

    Ok, your new addition, how about
    yes NO yes NO lol

  7. your sneak peaks of your christmas projects look so lovely!! You'll have to let us know when the magazines are out and which one they are in so we can pick up a copy!! Ande I hope getting that flat was when you were going somewhat slow! I'll bet it was unnerving!! Take care!! Hugs, Helen in Healdsburg

  8. Amanda, love the fabric and the beautiful quilting too! Congrats on the new baby! Lol.

  9. Wow, what a fun new toy to play with! I hope you blog about it like you did with the B 780. I don't know much about how the Bernina quilt frames and Quilt Motion work. Very intriguing!

    I also love the quilting motif on the solid green border of the second "sneak peek" photo. It reminds me of old-fashioned ribbon candy. Are you able to quilt that completely freehand, or do you mark it in some way to keep the swirls so even and uniform?

    Sorry to hear about your flat tire. I hope this is a better week for you!

  10. The sneak peak is torture. I can't wait to see more. I guess I really need to get my yardage before it all disappears. Congrats on the new toy and I hope you've figured out a name for her by now.

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