Monday, July 24, 2017

12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop

Christmas came early this year.  Sarah @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict is hosting the 12-days of Christmas Blog Hop.  Now's your chance to think about and start working on gifts for Christmas.  Make sure you head over to read all about the blog hop and the awesome giveaway.

Rather than create a new project, I chose to use an existing tutorial -- Festive Forest -- by Sarah @ Berry Barn Designs.  It's a tutorial that I've been wanting to try for some months.  You can get the Festive Forest pattern here.  My thanks to Sarah for allowing me to showcase her tutorial.

You need to cut out seven trees using the template provided in Sarah's pattern.  I went traditional and cut out green trees.  You can use whatever colours you want -- I think an autumn version would be awesome.


Next applique your trees using your preferred method.


I took the easy route and machine stitched my trees to the background.


A quick all-over stipple in white thread for a quick finish.  I debated on what colour to use for the binding -- so glad I went with green.



Ta da -- a quick and easy Christmas wall hanging for yourself or to give as a gift.  I forgot to time myself, but I think this is a project that can be easily done in a couple of hours or less.

This finishes around 13.5 inches x 23 inches.  But you can make it whatever size you wish.  It's a great tutorial and pattern that allows for creativity.

Don't forget to head over to Berry Barn Designs to get the pattern -- Festive Forest pattern

And stop by the other bloggers on this wonderful blog hop.  You're sure to find inspiration.


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128 comments:

  1. That's cute! Love the off center star, too. Merry Christmas in July!

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  2. I love those green fabrics on the trees on either end, with all the swirls. Yes, an autumn one would be neat, too.

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  3. Love, love this pattern-thank you for the link! Yes, a fall one would be wonderful too! Thank you for sharing, Susan

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  4. Cute idea for a wall hanging. I love the green on blue. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  5. This turned out so cute!! Thanks for sharing this tutorial and patterns -- it looks so fun and quick to make!! IronLftr10@yahoo.com

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  6. Wonderful, fast project for the holidays. Thank you!

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  7. Wonderful project! I'm with you--I take the easy route whenever I can!

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  8. Thank you so much for the tutorial!
    Debbie
    ollieami@aol.com

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  9. Would make a great, quick placemat? Love the extra touch of the star on top of the tree. ndfromsdATgmailDOTcom

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  10. love this, so quick and easy. Thanks

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  11. Thanks for the link and I love the fabrics you chose!

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  12. A blue and green Christmas tree combination is in one of my project bags begging to be created.
    tvonzalez at gmail dot com

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  13. That seems like a doable project...may be able to make more than one as gifts. Thank you.

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  14. I have a christmas tree flimsy I need to finish up and this would go perfectly with it!

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  15. I have a christmas tree flimsy I need to finish up and this would go perfectly with it!

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  16. Sweet! This looks lovely and like a relaxing project to try. Happy Christmas in July!

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  17. Sweet little project? It would make a great deco pillow! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. I really love this idea and with fewer trees on a smaller background this would make beautiful placemats!!

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  19. What a beautiful project to share for holidaz gifting, would make a great wallhanging, thanks sew for chance to win.

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  20. Sweet and simple pattern can be made as a wall hanging, table runner, placemats or mug rugs. The star makes the pattern. Hmm, how about a Christmas shopping bag? Love the ideas this gives me.

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  21. this is wonderful. I love simple. thanks for sharing how you did it
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  22. The simplicity of the design makes it over the top! It is absolutely gorgeous!

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  23. Great little project! Lots of options....thank you

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  24. What a great little quilt! I love the simplicity of the design and how it could be customized by the maker. Thanks for sharing the project.
    MLMcspadden at juno dot net

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  25. Thanks so much for the ideas! Such a cute project.

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  26. This is very sweet. I bet my granddaughter would love to help make this!

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  27. I like things that are simple, quick, and easy to understand. That would make a great gift any time, but especially last minute at Christmas. Thanks for participating in the blog hop. momoftana at yahoo dot com

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  28. Very nice...looks like a great idea for a quick gift. Thanks for sharing!!

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  29. This is such a cute and quick gift idea...or one to keep for myself :)

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  30. This is lovely! Sometimes just the simpler patterns make the most statement!

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  31. Love the simplicity of this design. I like the swuirly green fabrics you chose. They look good with that quilting motif!

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  32. Love this little wall hanging. Just checked out Sarah's version (thanks for the link) and I can't get over the difference color choice makes. I love that your's is so traditional.

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  33. Cute project for a great little gift. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Love this project. It is simple, but looks great. There are so many ways to make changes to make it your own. Thank you for sharing it.

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  35. I love the way your mini came together, Anja, and the touch of the star is sweet!

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  36. Thanks for the suggestion! Loved your quilt in your previous post. Janice.snell@gmail.com

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  37. Anja, I love the green! And with the binding matching, it all pops so well! Thanks for sharing my design. I had fun making it as a wall hanging, and I think this year I'm going to create a set of placemats with it for Christmas morning : )

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  38. That looks very nice, thank you for being part of the blog hop delissac@hotmail.com

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  39. THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR PROJECT WITH US READINGTIRZAH AT YAHOO.COM

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  40. What a perfect quick gift! I like the added touch of the star and your green binding was perfect! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  41. Lovely festive wallhanging, and I love the background you chose. Thank you for the link.

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  42. Very nice--quick and cute! Thank you!
    eahorgan@gmail.com

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  43. I agree, I think the green binding looks great on it!

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  44. I love the Christmas tree wallhanging. I'm making wall hangings for my mom's wall in the nursing home and that would be a good one for Dec.

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  45. Quick and easy is good. Thanks for sharing tljeo at yahoo dot com

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  46. Awesome Christmas tree wall hanging. So festive!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  47. Nice wall hanging, I like the green binding too.

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  48. Very cute! Would make great design for Christmas table mats also. Thanks!

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  49. Your quilt is very festive.

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  50. Thanks for sharing. You could use this for so many things. I think as a table topper would be great!

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  51. I see why you like this tutorial. Very cute

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  52. I love your wall hanging and it looks so easy to do! Thank you for sharing this idea.

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  53. What a fun (and quick) wall quilt idea! Merry Christmas (in July).

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  54. Really cute and done in a short time!

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  55. Quick and easy to make up as part of a table set

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  56. Looks quick and easy but still lovely to look at
    nl@ridder.ca

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  57. Very cute! I love the simplicity of it and I can imagine it fitting with just about any decor.

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  58. So pretty. AND it looks fast and easy. Can't wait to try my hand at this. I like if for a table topper. Thanks!

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  59. This is a really cute project. I love projects that can be completed quickly.

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  60. Great project--thanks for showing it!

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  61. Fast and easy, for sure!! Thanks for sharing it with the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop. Smart thinking to NOT "reinvent the wheel!!"

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  62. Something nice and easy but very effective and pretty :) I like that blue fabric.

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  63. Thanks for sharing, it will be great for the table too.

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  64. Oh, Anja, I just LOVE this! So simple, but very effective! And I love the one off-center star. Perfect touch! Thanks for all you've done to help make the hop a success!

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  65. What a lovely festive forest. That blue really sets off the trees so well. Thanks for sharing.

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  66. Very cute wall hanging. And it's great that it doesn't take too much time.

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  67. Nice idea will have to save this one too..lol tytyty.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  68. Sooo cute! I love the background fabric and all the green trees. This will be a lovely decoration for the holidays! Thanks for directing us to the pattern!

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  69. Oh, I love this! It's so pretty. I need to put this on my list; I know where I could use it. Thanks for sharing!

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  70. Wonderful wall-hanging. This is on my to-do list for Christmas gifts. Thank you.

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  71. This would make a wonderful table topper. Thanks for sharing.

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  72. This is a great, quick project. It could be adapted to become a pillow. Thanks for sharing. mfhagopian@aol.com

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  73. Such a pretty wall-hanging! I could see sewing some small colored beads to the trees to give them some sparkle. I think I've even seen tiny colored light bulb beads that would be pretty too! Thanks for sharing!

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  74. A beautiful forest of Christmas trees. Thank you for sharing.

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  75. Love quick projects. This would make an awesome pillow.

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  76. So simple yet so effective. Thanks foe sharing.

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  77. What a pretty quilt. You chose the perfect background fabric for it. Thanks for sharing.

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  78. This is a fun one, thanks for the idea.

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  79. This is so pretty! Thank you for sharing with us!

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  80. Fast and festive forest!
    susanprincess at att dot net

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  81. This is fabulous! I love the simplicity and will certainly be trying this out for Christmas. x

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  82. A cute and quick project! Love the green, might be because it's also my favourite colour.

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  83. Oh, Anja! This is cute, quick, and versatile!
    *Thank you!*
    (And thank you for introducing me to Sarah of Berry Barn Designs!)
    I could change up the sizing SO easily, and use this on anything from a hot pad or placemat, to a quilt!
    (I like your choice of colors and fabrics, too! Cute!)
    Pat T.j

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  84. Hi Anja,
    I think I would use this as a table topper. Love the fabrics you chose and that star is special. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  85. I love this idea....so cute and quick. Perfect for the holidays!

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  86. Cute idea - and not too hard either - thanks!

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  87. I created a set of placemats with the same design. They are a family favorite for Christmas and winter. Thanks for sharing your talents. D. Weeks (aka Momma Llama)

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  88. Thank you.... it's beautiful!!! Nice gift!!
    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  89. That is great and could be used beyond Christmas.

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  90. Nice unique project. Thanks for sharing.
    ejaneemerson@yahoo.com

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  91. I'm seeing an awesome table topper hostess gift! Thanks for sharing. lutzcats (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  92. I feel like I saw this, hope I'm not doubling up on my comment, lol, maybe it was on Instagram, but I love it! So effective!

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  93. Love these trees! Nice work Anja!

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  94. Really pretty trees, great in all colors! Good for gifting!

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  95. I love this! Thank you for sharing it.

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  96. So pretty1
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  97. LOVE YOUR PROJECTS>TREES+STARS! THANKS FOR SHARING!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  98. Thank you! I love those trees.

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  99. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netJuly 25, 2017 at 7:31 PM

    cute idea! Thank you.

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  100. What a fun design! This could be used any number of ways. Thanks for sharing it.

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  101. 'Love it! Those trees and that sky fabric are beautiful. Thank you for the tutorial.

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  102. The use of the trees makes this usable past the Christmas holiday. Thanks for participating.

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  103. I thought this was going to be too plain, but when you had it all together it looks good--reminds me of trees in a snowfall.

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  104. Simple but very striking. Thanks

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  105. Such a cute little mini! Love your color choices, especially that bright blue background.

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  106. This is beautiful, I love the simplicity of the design. Thank you for sharing it Anja!

    ~Brandy

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  107. Great project! I'm definitely going to make some of these for Christmas gifts!

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  108. This is definitely going on my to-do list - and I love your snowflake background fabric! Thanks for sharing!

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  109. Those trees are so cute-- thanks so much for sharing!! I love the swirly green fabrics!

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  110. Very nice. Love the trees. There is just something about that blue and green color combination. Love it. kthurn@bektel.com

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  111. It is simple, but it makes a statement. Thank you for sharing!

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  112. It is a really cute design. I love the blue print you chose for the background and the green binding was the perfect choice.

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  113. Great project! I'm definitely going to make some of these for Christmas gifts!


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