Modern Holiday Blog Tour

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Hi everyone! I’m so excited because my Modern Holiday Blog Tour starts in just a few hours right here and over at Stash Books. The theme is Christmas in July and each day one of many great bloggers will have a book to give away! (Winner inside the US will win a hard copy; outside winners will receive a digital copy.) They will all be mailed at the end of July, after the tour wraps up. The theme is Christmas in July and people will be sharing favorite quilts, fabric collections, cookie recipes, etc.

I’d like to start off by talking about the quilt on the cover of the book. It is called Holiday Forest and it is our daughter’s favorite.

I love it too but she was really convinced this one would be the cover quilt and she was right! I think the aqua and green color palette looks lovely on the cover, with all the presents in front and the big, fluffy rug on the floor. (For those who are interested, the fabric came from a collection called Ready Set Snow by Me and My Sister Design for Moda, and there are lots of Robert Kaufman blenders in it as well, including some by Patrick Lose.)  This quilt doesn’t have to be made in strictly Christmas prints – choose a color palette you love and go for it!

Holiday Forest features three different sizes of trees. The biggest is over 22″ in height, which means this quilt is sew-able in a weekend. I don’t know if you can tell but the snowflakes are appliqued with metallic thread for a little bit of sparkle. Of course you could use a Cutwork tool for snowflakes if you have one, or you could even cut them out by hand. There are 4 snowflake shapes included in the book.

They are also used in this pillow…

And in these coasters…

You could decorate the trees on the quilt with buttons or trim and keep it out the entire winter!

To enter to win for this first day of the blog tour, just leave a comment on this post telling me what whether you would most like to make the quilt, pillow, or coasters and what colors you might make it in. That’s it!  One entry per person and the deadline will be this Friday, the 12th, at midnight.

 Don’t forget to hop on over to Stash Books tomorrow to enter for another chance to win!

I’ll be posting a link to each blogger on their day, but just so you have them all, here is the lineup:


Monday, July 8th
Tuesday, July 9th
Wednesday, July 10th
Thursday, July 11th
Friday, July 12th
Monday, July 15th
Tuesday, July 16th
Wednesday, July 17th
Thursday, July 18th
Friday, July 19th
Monday, July 22nd
Tuesday, July 23rd
Wednesday, July 24th

Thanks so much to all these talented people for helping me out!

 Happy sewing everyone!
Amanda

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