Jul 05

Christmas in July!

I LOVE Christmas.  The twinkling lights, the memory-inducing smells, the will-it-or-won’t-it snow forecasts, the carols that connect us to Christmas past, the promise of big family gatherings, and the Hope that was birthed on the first Christmas are just a few of the reasons that Christmas is my very favorite holiday.

Perhaps one of the reasons that Christmas is such a fun holiday is the Christmas decorations.  Just like we dress ourselves up for Halloween, we get to dress up our homes for Christmas.  Festive lights outside and aromatic garland inside can transform any home into a Christmas wonderland.  And, of course, on this blog we think there’s nothing better than a homespun Christmas!

What is your favorite Christmas decoration?  This week we are giving away a digital download pattern for this Ragged Shabby Snowman Quilt.

This Ragged Shabby Snowman Quilt is begging for a warm fire or a cozy bed or a late-night chat.  You can purchase the pattern or the digital download pattern and choose our own fabrics OR you can purchase a complete Ragged Shabby Snowman Quilt Kit which includes everything you need except batting and thread.

This quilt is beautiful and would make a perfect heirloom piece.  We are promoting it now so you can start soon and have it finished in time for Christmas.  Just think how inviting this would look on a guestroom bed!  We also have our Christmas Plaids on sale through July 8th so today is a great day to order your pattern and fabrics.

To enter the giveaway simply leave a comment on this post.  Entries will be accepted until midnight CST on Saturday, July 9th.  View official giveaway rules here.  The sale on the Christmas Plaids fabrics is limited to stock on hand.



  1. Stacy Bernard says:

    This quilt is too cute! I love decorating with snowmen, they are my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win.

  2. Karen jDozier says:

    I love the raggy look and what a nice addition to the cold winters in Iowa.

  3. Becky says:

    I love this quilt! It is so adorable!! It will fit in pefectly with my raggedy tree skirt and stockings.

  4. Marianne Britney says:

    This is a fabulous quilt. would love to have it for my collection. I have a snowman quilt on my spare bed right now and keep it on all year long. Snowmen aren’t just for winter in my house. You do beautiful work. I can wait until my first order of farbic arrives!
    Marianne; in Nova Scotia, Canada

  5. Nancy says:

    Love this quilt..this looks so cozy. Nice to warm up with in the winter!! This would be a blessing!

  6. Sandy Bingman says:

    I don’t think I can pick just one favorite decoration, but I have to say my tree is at the top of the list.There are so many fun things at Christmas. My boys and I just moved into our new home and I’m finally excited about decorating for Christmas again!! I can’t wait to put the lights up on our new house.

    I would love a chance to win the pattern for the Raggedy Shabby Snowman quilt.It looks fun to make and will fit perfect in our primitive/rustic christmas themed family room ! By the way,I love your fabrics! I just finished a large rag quilt and am ready to start another.

    Thanks for the chance to win :)


  7. I love Christmas any time of the year. The thought of Christmas makes me feel warm all over. This quilt is just beautiful. In a week I will be taking my first quilting lesson. I hope I will some day be able to make this quilt. Can’t wait to learn quilting.

  8. Susan says:

    I love this quilt! It warms the heart and puts me in the Christmas mood!

  9. Julia says:

    I love your blog and reading your scripture quotes while dreaming of projects always brightens my day:0)
    God is good all of the time!

  10. I love this quilt, and I so hope I win!!! This would make a great Christmas Gift for my sisters! I enjoy your website and have started ordering from you recently.

  11. Angie says:

    What a great snowman item to add to my ever growing collection!! Great combination raggy quilt & snowmen!!! LOVE IT!