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Let’s Bee Social #31

Posted on: July 30th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

I can hardly believe that summer is half way over – already!  The kids have been home from school since the beginning of the month and we have been keeping busy with baseball games and practices, swim team practices and meets…. And have also been watching the television series LOST on DVD, borrowed from our local library.

Following my Friday finish posts, I am usually well on my way with my next project by now… I have not even decided what to work on this week!  But I did drop in to buy these new Christmas themed fat quarters by Henry Glass Fabrics.  These are Holiday Cheer by Jan Shade Beach.

I think it’s perfectly normal to be thinking of Christmas in July.  Don’t you?

But now… What to make?  Table runner?  Christmas stocking?  Throw quilt?
Let me know in the comments if you have any suggestions!

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25 Responses

  1. Vicki says:

    Ooooo…me like! Wow, what does one make? The pieces need to be large enough to appreciate these fabrics. Maybe a simple triangle quilt. Throw in some solids!

  2. Kaja says:

    Christmas in July – I'm impressed, but then I'm one of those people who can't imagine Christmas is coming until December hits (you think I would have learned by now). These are quite subtle and very pretty – table runner would be my pick of your suggestions, but I have no genius idea of my own to contribute.

  3. Vera says:

    These are lovely but no idea. I don't have many home decor things besides cushions 🙂

  4. margaret says:

    I have plans for a Christmas table runner and mats to match but maybe for 2015 or 2016

  5. Hi Lorna! Beautiful Fabrics! I thought also that there should be bigger pieces to show the prints – quilt or table runner. x Teje

  6. Vickie says:

    LOL, I just got through making a Christmas quilt from a jellyroll I had on hand. (I guess I was thinking Christmas in July too) I just wanted to do some mindless straight stitching (my therapy)… Your fabric is much brighter than mine….love it.

  7. Loving the sleds on this fabric! Well lets see what do you NEED to make, I am looking to make a new tree skirt this year since I will be changing the room I am putting the tree in. Christmas in July, Im not ready but do love the fabrics. Thanks for a peek

  8. Tanyia says:

    I love those, I vote for table runner or super cute wall hanging

  9. Anonymous says:

    I have no inspiration for those fabrics but I'm sure you'll come up with something fab 🙂

  10. I think that these pretty fabrics would make a gorgeous table runner. Hope you have fun making something for Christmas!

  11. We have had the polar plunge this week here in Western PA and since it feels like mid October ( not's a nice break ) sure, Christmas fabrics make sense to me! 🙂

  12. Ruth says:

    Really nice fabric, wall hanging and some cushions for the sofa!

  13. Beautiful fabrics and a table runner out of them would be neat!! It has been busy here this summer too 🙂

  14. The fabric you've bought is beautiful! Hadn't seen it yet. Can't wait to see what you'll make!

  15. Lara B. says:

    Hi Lorna! What a delightful combination of colors in the Henry Glass fabrics: Lime, Aqua, Silvery Grey and Bright Red – they look great together! A table runner sounds wonderful. What if you made a large tote? You could use it while Christmas shopping, running holiday errands, or to hold rolls of Christmas wrapping papers.

  16. I'm definitely thinking about Christmas right now. If I could only motivate myself to get the hand work done, I might have a Christmas quilt this year. Those fabrics are beautiful. I can't wait to see what you make.

  17. Jayne says:

    Those are adorable! It is hard to think about Christmas…but I do know it will be here sooner than I think, want or can handle!I think this fabric would make awesome pillows! Or a table runner, quilt, bag, placemats….anything!!!

  18. Anonymous says:

    Hi Lorna! Love those Christmas fabrics. I think a wall hanging or a table runner would be great in those!

  19. Jasmine says:

    If I had the time and fabric, I would make a tree skirt. But I do love runners!

  20. I have such a weakness for Christmas fabrics… but I've sworn off buying ANY more until my stash is depleted from last year's post-Christmas sales. I often work on Christmas projects in the summer though.. nothing wrong with being prepared (says the Girl Guide!)

  21. Anonymous says:

    Those swatches make me think mug rug for hot cocoa on a chilly day, though it's in the 90's here right now. very adorable!

  22. Lisa J. says:

    I don't usually like Christmas fabrics but these are very lovely. They would make great pillow covers or a table runner.

  23. Cindy says:

    Those are really nice Christmas fabrics. Will be fun to see what you do with them. 🙂

  24. OK, since Lisa J admitted it, I'll admit it too. I don't usually like Christmas fabrics. . . but these, OH MY! I vote for a throw size quilt – how could you get enough of them??? Cuddly minkee or fleece backing. . . you can send it to me when you are finished ;D

  25. AI would make a throw with these fabrics. I like the muted colors with little pops of bright color.