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Tu-Na Quilts: Go Tell It On the Mountain–Day Three of 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop


This year’s hop started July 14, 2017 and will continue through July 25, 2017. Participating bloggers are posting gift and Christmas ideas.

Santa’s little helpers for today can be found at:

 Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Confessions of a Fabric Addict Sarah gives us our sewing assignment for Santa’s Trip Around the World quilt and also shows some great decorating and gift ideas that you could make for someone on your list. Are you sewing along? I’ll show my pics soon.


  Swimming in a Sea of Estrogen Amy won’t be burning her fingers this year when she pulls hot bowls out of the microwave. If you’ve been wanting to make yourself or someone on your Christmas list some microwave bowl cozies or if you have no idea what these are, you’ll want to hop right on over to her blog to see how really easy and fast these are to stitch.

Everyone Deserves a Quilt  Do you set up a Christmas tree? Joanne’s got you covered if you do. Well, your tree that is. She has a tutorial for a tree skirt that looks mighty festive. You might want to check it out.

Cheryl’s Teapots2Quilting  If you haven’t found anything to make for those on your list yet, don’t worry, Cheryl’s posting lots of ideas with more to follow. She’s also giving away three mini kits so  you might like to leave a comment on her blog if you want to win one and really get a jump on  your holiday making.

Remember to leave comments on each of their posts so you can qualify to win some fabric giveaways of Tula Pink’s new holiday line, Holiday Homies, generously donated by Free Spirit Fabrics!!! You have until July 26th to comment on each blog.


See my post here for a complete listing of all participating blogs on the hop.

What I Learned Today:

  1. There’s no place like home. Even my junk doesn’t want to leave. (I’m cleaning out my storage room and garage.)
  2. It’s hard to let go of things I’ve had for many years.
  3. I’m very sentimental.

Question: What do you make/bake for Christmas goodies? I used to make lots of different kinds of cookies and candy which is one of the reasons I am once again on a mission to lose weight. Now, I’m lucky if I get our Traditional Painted Cookies, Reindeer Cookies, and maybe some gingerbread men made for the grandkids.

Thanks for stopping by and do come again.

Karen, Tu-Na Quilts


Tu-Na Quilts: We Need a Little Christmas–Day Two of the 12 Days in Christmas in July Blog Hop


This year’s hop is hosted by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


Today’s merry elves can be found here:

 Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Confessions of a Fabric Addict Sarah continues giving instructions for her quilt along with this quilt. Yesterday, we chose our fabric and cut strips. Today, we’ll be doing some sewing of long strips. It’s not too late to get started.


 Citymousequilter Grace won’t be left without a sock—to hang on the mantel at Christmas time that is. See how she constructs a string-pieced stocking both with and without a cuff.

Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting Vicki shows a new pattern she just released on the Craftsy site. If you want to make a fun table runner with snowmen dudes, check out her blog. She has a link to the pattern. It sure looks like fun!

Quilting Fun Pam makes a quilt and gives a couple good tips (what she uses to make a circle and how she does the center of the circle) as she quilts a circular pattern around her quilt. I thank you for them!

Remember to leave comments on each of their posts so you can qualify to win some giveaways of fabric of Tula Pink’s new holiday line, Holiday Homies!!!


See my post here for a complete listing of all the blogs on the hop.

What I Learned Today:

  1. If at first I don’t succeed, try again, and again, and again.
  2. Persistence paid off, I succeeded. You’ll see later.
  3. July is almost half over. Yikes, there’s so much to do before the month ends. We are in a major clean-out of our storage room and garage.
  4. I am already behind with this quilt along and it’s only day 2.
  5. Thirteen days until the 2017 Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop begins. Will Tu-Na and Tu-Na helper go this year or sit this one out?

Question: What is your favorite Christmas tune? Mine is “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear.”