Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Christmas in July on Windham Wednesdays

Another day, another beautiful collection of holiday prints. Today I share the Christmas Tidings Collection by Windham Fabrics. I decided to use the same 3 blocks I featured in my 4th of July post. Remember those wonderful 18" blocks made with the USA Collection? I think it's fun to see how a fabric personality can change the feeling of a block. Today, we'll see if this works.

Here are the fabrics. Traditional, rich in color and texture. And can you believe all that gold?!!

Christmas Tidings by Windham Fabrics
There's a giveaway of these fabrics. Wait for the end of the post!

Now for the first block. Here are the swatches I cut out. I was using the Yankee Charm block:

Swatches cut out for the 18" Yankee Charm block
Very easy and quick to stitch:
Yankee Charm: 18" x 18"
Here is the next block, swatches first. I added a cream from another Windham Collection:
Swatches cut for the Star Spangled Banner block
And how do those parts go together?

Do you love how I fussy cut that red and white for the star center?
 3 parts became the 18" Star Spangled Banner

18" Star Spangled Banner
And my last block is the Old Glory Star. Very quick and fun!

Fussy cut center of the golden star
 And all together?
18" Old Glory Star
Since I only had 4 days notice, I couldn't quilt it, but you know it's going to go together so quickly on my HandiQuilter Sweet 16. The 3 blocks together make an 18" x 54" wall banner.

All 3 patterns are FREE and in pdf format here: Hey, Hey USA post

Let's compare the two banners side by side. Fun, huh?

Christmas Tidings Banner
Hey, Hey, USA Banner

Now for the giveaway: a fat quarter bundle of the Christmas Tidings fabrics! Leave a comment telling me what you would make with this grouping. Make sure I have your email. Contest is over Sunday night July 26 at midnight. Make sure you visit Windham's Facebook page each day this week to see other bloggers in the Christmas in July hop.

95 comments:

  1. Now these I would make that wedge tree skirt - oh, those plaids!

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  2. I love the heart. I would make a quilt of some kind. A lap quilt probably. Maybe a log pattern.

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  3. this is a very nice Christmas collection not sure but think I would make a wallhanging with it or maybe a runner for my sideboard

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  4. These fabrics remind me of my mom. I think I'd make something fairly traditional with them, maybe a wallhanging i would pull out every year or a small lap quilt.

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  5. Maybe some Christmas stockings? :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  6. I want To make a Nice tabblerunner.

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  7. I would make a nice table runner with this fabric.

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  8. I would make a wall hanging.
    Mjontebeau @ gmail dot com

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  9. I like Christmas table runners so that is probably what I would make. Your wall hangings are lovely. Are you going to make more for the rest of the year? I see one in fall colors, one in pastels for Easter, etc.

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  10. I'd make a bunting for my fireplace mantle!

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  11. I think they make a great runner, or banner. susan430 @ cox dot net

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  12. I need a lap quilt with Christmas fabrics! These would do just perfect! I love the plaid too!

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  13. I like to hang a large wall hanging in my family room for the seasons. These fabrics would do just that. Thanks for the patterns and for a chance at the fabric.

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  14. Hi, Debby,
    The Christmas Tidings fabrics are great! The tonals are terrific on their own or as blenders, playing nicely with the beautiful florals and plaids. Wall-hangings, table toppers, lap quilts / throws (very quick with 18" blocks!). Of course they would make a great wedge tree skirt / table top! Did you get enough to try the hosanna block? I also see your "batik braids" layout for a graphic splash of holiday cheer, perhaps just one column with borders - stylized Christmas tree - for the wall / door. Oh, the possibilities! I love seeing examples of specific blocks in various fabric collections. Thanks as always!
    (janeherbst at roadrunner dot com).

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  15. I would make a French braid Christmas tree skirt with these fabrics -- beautiful!

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  16. Lovely projects! I would make a Christmas runner for the dining room table! Thanks for sharing! Mumbird3atgmaildotcom

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  17. Beautiful fabrics.... I love a little glitz in Christmas fabrics. Cute runner... guess I'd also go with a runner or a table topper for my small kitchen table. Thanks for the giveaway and the inspiration!

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  18. I like the Wedge Tree Skirt.

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  19. I like the Wedge Tree Skirt.

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  20. I love the heart block so I may just make the whole Christmas Tidings Banner :)
    dmr1157@hotmail.com

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  21. I also need a tree skirt, this collection is perfect for that. Thank you!

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  22. Love these Christmas prints and I love the banner. I would love to make the banner. ccpmcsusmom@att.net

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  23. Debby i would make that Wedge Tree Skirt.Thanks for the pattern.

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  24. Our Guild does a mystery project every year, and I have started using
    Christmas fabrics for them. Would love to use the Winter Tidings for this year's mystery!

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  25. I love pine cones and poinsettia's! I would make a Christmas quilt. I love your heart pattern.

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  26. OHH how I love Christmas fabrics!!! I can see a tree skirt from these. Only a small one so there would be scraps left!!!!

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  27. I need a tree skirt so I would use my wedge ruler to make one.

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  28. Wow, Debby. Your banner looks awesome. I really need new place mats for Christmas so I would use these fabrics for that. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  29. These fabrics are beautiful. I would make a table runner with them.

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  30. I would have to make your wall banner. I love these fabrics!

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  31. I love the fabrics! I would make either the wall hanging or placemats, maybe both.

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  32. I'm inspired to make your Christmas wall hanging. It looks so good with these fabrics.

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  33. I'm really loving the table runner you made, that is probably something I would try. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  34. i would turn the banner into a table runner.

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  35. These would make a great table topper or tree skirt!

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  36. This is beautiful fabric! I love all Christmas fabric. I would use it for a new quilt to snuggle under while watching Christmas movies. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  37. I would make a table topper or runner from these, they are so yummy looking.

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  38. I really like these fabrics and would make a over-sized lap quilt or table runner.

    senstrings(at) yahoo (dot) com

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  39. I love this Christmas fabric line! I think I would like to make a lap quilt to be brought out for the Christmas season, I just need to find the right pattern! ggsmommy12@gmail.com.

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  40. These would make a beautiful table runner for my dining room!
    cathylouwilson@gmail.com

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  41. Such lovely fabrics! I'm thinking table runners for Christmas gifts.

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  42. I would make a tree skirt for my sister. She's been hinting for one for a couple of years now.

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  43. I'd make a new Christmas wall hanging. I never seem to have enough of those.

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  44. Such pretty fabric! I think I'd be working on a table runner. robinsheloratearthlinkdotnet

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  45. Debby I love how you translated the blocks for use of the christmas fabrics...I would love to make this wall hanging...back to back for both holiday use......Thank you for the giveaway....

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  46. Beautiful fabric. Love your projects. I would make a Christmas quillow. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  47. I would make a table runner. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  48. I would love to make some table runners to use as gifts.

    determineddebby at gmail dot com

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  49. LOOOOVE the Heart!!! Would make aPillow of that pattern! & use the rest in a Runner for table...I think! lol Maybe just more Pillows! lol

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  50. What lovely fabrics and blocks in both color ways. I like the heart blocks and , actually, I like them all. I would make a table topper out of the Christmas fabrics.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

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  51. I really need a new tree skirt and this fabric is perfect....I love the traditional colors of Christmas!

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  52. I've quilted for years but never made myself a Christmas quilt. Windham's fabrics are lovely; maybe I'd choose a simple star pattern for these fabrics.
    Thanks for showing us the banners made in very different fabrics. Sometimes it's difficult to visualize when I am looking at various colors, prints and values. And, thanks for the giveaway.

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  53. I'd love to make christmas placemats and a table runner :) x

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  54. lovely fabrics, need a Christmas table runner.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  55. I would absolutely make my new daughter in law a tree skirt I love yours!

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  56. I would make a Christmas table runner.....

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  57. I think a table topper for my daughter would be pretty..........happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  58. Hi I would like to make a tabletopper and a table runner! Beautiful fabric collection! Thanks for sharing a great giveaway !
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  59. I would have to order some extra fabric but would make a tree skirt. I love the plaids and tone on tones so they would be the main fabric with the rest as accents.

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  60. I would make some placemats. They would go so well with my Christmas dishes.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  61. I love anything Christmas!!! Great fabrics. i think I'd make a table runner.

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  62. These fabrics would be hopping right under my sewing machine foot and asking to be a lap quilt for those chilly December evenings while watching holiday movies! Love the golds!

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  63. Wow Debby, you have been very busy. This is a gorgeous fabric collection. Such rich colors.

    If I were lucky enough to win, I think I'd make gifts for my family. Not totally sure what exactly, but probably some table runners and maybe matching hot pads/oven mitts.

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  64. Love your banner! I would use the fabrics to make a table runner for my kitchen as Christmas. We have an eat-in kitchen so this would dress it up!

    Sandy A

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  65. It is amazing to see how using different fabrics change the look of a pattern. I would make a table topper and one of your blocks as a wallhanging.

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  66. I would love to make a Christmas lap quilt. I love Christmas and really don't have any Christmas quilts for myself yet. These fabrics would be so pretty to look at every day. dahlgren0609 at gmail dot com

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  67. I love Christmas wall hangings. Or maybe some holiday pillows? So many good choices.

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  68. I would use them to make my cross stitch xmas ornaments xx
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  69. So beautiful! I love the blocks in both fabrics. Maybe a table topper in these fabrics would be sweet. I love how you put these fabrics together. GORGEOUS!

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  70. I would most likely begin with a tree skirt for my first project, if I am blessed enough to win!! The one I'm using is a cheapie, put-together-yourself thing - cute, but very obviously store-bought! I never seem to think to begin a new one until the Christmas decorations start to come out, and then I'm generally so busy that I can't think straight, let alone find time to sew.... Thanks so much for the chance to win. The fabrics are absolutely gorgeous!!! (I LOVE Christmas fabrics!)

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  71. We just renovated our living room and I need a new wall hanging for the holidays. I love these classic prints. Definitely my style.

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  72. I would make a table runner. I know just the right pattern for this. Thank you for the giveaway!
    Dmac5958@aol.com

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  73. I would make a table runner for my daughter. She needs a Christmas one. Thanks for the opportunity to win! Love your projects!

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  74. I would love to make a lap quilt with the beautiful prints.

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  75. I need to make some stockings and a tree skirt this year and these fabrics would work beautifully.

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  76. I would love to make this into a table topper or two for my brothers new house! He's closing July 30th so this would make a lovely house warming gift 😊
    Thanks for the opportunity I am a new quilter and love new projects.
    justinelatour@live.com

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  77. Beautiful collections! I would use them to make a seasonal wallhanging.

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  78. I can't believe how different the two hangings look! A different block entirely grabbed my attention this time. If I had these fabrics, I'd want to make something with stars in it for the table this Christmas. Not sure if that would be a Table Topper or a Runner. dezertsuz at gmail dot com Thanks for the chance to win these lovely fabrics!

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  79. Anything holiday would be awesome!!! That is gorgeous fabric!!!!!

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  80. I would make a Christmas throw with this group of fabrics.

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  81. I think I would make a table runner with these pretty prints. :)

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  82. Those are awesome banners. Beautiful fabric. jarvenpa1ne at gmail dot com

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  83. I would make a Christmas Table runner. I haven't made one yet so would love to use some of these beauties in it.

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  84. I would like to make a small tree skirt with this festive fabric!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  85. i love the heart block so I might use these to make a wallhanging with just them!

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  86. I hosted Thanksgiving for the first time last year. We always talk about Christmas plans on Thanksgiving day. I'd make a table runner for my chest in the dining room to get us in the "mood".

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  87. I want to make a Christmas Tree Skirt this year and this fabric collection would be perfect!!!

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  88. I would like to make some pillowcases for our living room pillows! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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  89. Beautiful fabrics! I would make some placemats and napkins for a festive table setting.
    ljridge4511 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  90. I would make a Christmas tree surround

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  91. I think I'd probably make a quilt for charity, most likely for a women's shelter. They deserve something Christmassy.

    brownj6610 at msn dot com.

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  92. I don't need any other prodding, I'd do the tree skirt, it's so darn cute and looks like I can handle it LOL

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  93. A friend needs a Christmas table topper, so that is what I would make with these fabrics.

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