Monday, July 30, 2012

Christmas Rollin' in July


Did anyone work on strippy projects this month? I've had my pedal to the metal the past few days and finished a strippy top just in time for the end of the month.

I started out with a bucket of Christmas-y strips (Joy by Kate Spain for Moda), and then I made a stack of 28 basic (8.5") string blocks.
joyous strings

From there, I made 56 half-square triangle units, using Kona Snow as the background. IMG_3216

Easy. Peasy. Add in some sashing, a cheeseball, and a crazy relative, and BOOM, it's Christmas in July.


If you managed to wrastle any of your strips into submission with a project this month, grab the button for your blog post (in the right sidebar), and link up below! The party ends on August 6 at 10pm.


One lucky stripper will receive a Boutique jelly roll by Chez Moi.


  1. I know this is supposed to be a Christmas pattern, but I would just like to say that it has a refreshing first glimpse "Strawberry Shortcake" look... which translates to cheerful and inviting for me.

  2. Beautiful top, Megan! I wish I had done a jelly roll finish for the month - I'd love to get my hands on that Boutique jelly roll!!! But alas, no JR finish for me..... ;-)

  3. Lovely quilt again. I love Kate Spain. So I have until the 6th.........

  4. Love how you combined string blocks and half square triangles. Really like the look. Seeing several layout possibilities. Going on my To-Try Someday list.

  5. That's such a cute idea! Nice work!

  6. Bravo, Megan!

    So lively and elegant ... and fun!

    Shine on!


  7. I love the way you used the jelly roll in this quilt. I think I'll use this idea! Thanks for some great ideas. I'm new to this blog and it has been fun to go through some of the ideas. Thanks!

  8. Love how you used your strip/string blocks with the HST setting - and how wonderful to see some more entryies this time!