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Tu-Na Quilts: Sounds are Being Heard up on the Rooftop-The 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop Starts Tomorrow!

I thought you might like to know that it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in my sewing room. And for good reason! Tomorrow starts the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop hosted by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

I’m scheduled to post on Monday the 17th. (If you are popping in now, you can see my post here.) But I won’t let the fun stop there. Oh, Tu-Na has been hard at work and what I have to show you takes more than one day.

See my post schedule below. Join me here on:

  • Monday, July 17, 2017 for Tu-Na Quilts: On the Fourth Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me… I will show two of the Christmas projects that I’ve prepared for this event but I am not revealing everything. Christmas is all about the anticipation of surprises ahead!
  • Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 for Tu-Na Quilts: The First Reveal—What’s Inside the Stocking?
  • Friday, July 21st, 2017 for Tu-Na Quilts: The Second Reveal—You Mean There’s More?
  • Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 for Tu-Na Quilts: The Third Reveal—How Much Can It Hold?
  • Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 for Tu-Na Quilts: The Fourth and Final Reveal—Does The Fun Have to End?

With so much Christmas magic happening can it get any better? Oh, yes, it can! There will be a giveaway for each day of the hop. You can enter by commenting on the assigned blogs for that day (check the list below) AND on Sarah’s daily blog post at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. You have until July 26th to leave all your comments. Everyone is welcome to enter no matter how far away or near you live. (This giveaway is open world-wide).

And as if great holiday ideas and tutorials weren’t enough, this year we’ve got something extra special!  The lovely folks over at Free Spirit Fabrics have donated not just one item for a giveaway, but THIRTEEN!  Thirteen prizes from Tula Pink’s new holiday line, Holiday Homies!!!


Sarah has six design rolls, six layer cakes, and one fat quarter bundle to give away– and here’s how she’s going to do it!  You will need to visit each stop on the hop, including hers, and leave a comment on each post for the day. 

For example: Comments left on my blog on the 17th, which is my assigned day, will qualify you for this giveaway as long as you also comment on Sarah’s blog Confessions of a Fabric Addict,  Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life, and Crayon Box Quilt Studio blogs. That allows you to be entered for the giveaway for that day. You can do this for each day and increase your chance of winning some delightful Christmas fabric to get you started making surprises for people on your list. Just remember, you have until July 26th to read and comment on all the blog posts for this event. (Sorry, but commenting on my posts on the 19th, 21st, 23rd, and 25th won’t help you earn your way to this prize but I appreciate your doing it anyway.)

On July 27th, Sarah will put everyone’s name in the hat who commented on a particular day (from all that day’s hop-blogs) and draw a winner for that day.  That will be twelve winners – the design rolls and layer cakes.  Then she will put all the names from all the days in a hat and draw out a grand prize winner for the fat quarter bundle!  Sorry, only one prize per person.

Here’s the list of participants. I’ve added Sarah’s blog link to each day for your convenience and so you won’t forget to stop by her place. too. Oh, and when you do, say hi and tell her that Tu-Na sent you.

Friday, July 14th

Confessions of a Fabric Addict

From My Carolina Home

Vrooman’s Quilts

Pampered Pettit

 Saturday, July 15th

Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting

Quilting Fun

 Sunday, July 16th

Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 Swimming in a Sea of Estrogen

Everyone Deserves a Quilt

Cheryl’s Teapots2Quilting

 Monday, July 17th

Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats

Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life

Crayon Box Quilt Studio

 Tuesday, July 18th

Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 Seams To Be Sew

Stitchin at Home

Domestic Felicity

 Wednesday, July 19th

Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 The Colorful Fabriholic

Smiles From Kate

 Thursday, July 20th

Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 Cheryl’s Teapots2Quilting

The Inquiring Quilter

Selina Quilts

 Friday, July 21st

Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 Katie Mae Quilts

Quilted Blooms


 Saturday, July 22nd

Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 Devoted Quilter

Kathy’s Kwilts and More

All Points of the Compass

 Sunday, July 23rd

Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 Mel’s Quilting Blog

Resourceful Momma

Cheryl’s Teapots2Quilting

 Monday, July 24th

Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 Anja Quilts


A Dream and a Stitch

 Tuesday, July 25th

Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 Christina’s Handicrafts


Are you excited yet?

What I Learned Today:

  1. It takes a lot of time and work to prepare for Christmas, even in July.
  2. An attitude of gratefulness is a good character trait to have. Thank you, Sarah, for organizing this event so that we can get ideas and inspiration to make things for our friends and family on our Christmas list.
  3. “Persistence will get you almost anything eventually.” Emery Styron (as quoted in an old Ann Landers column I found while cleaning off my desk).
  4. Thoughts of Christmas, even in July, evoke memories of family, foods, and fun.

Question: What do you want for Christmas? I’ve told my husband that all I want for Christmas is some fabric covering a longarm quilting machine. I’m more likely to get a sweater to cover my arms.

Merry Christmas in July,

Thanks for stopping by and do come again.

Karen of Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats

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