Monday, August 20, 2012

Best Christmas Quilts Blog Tour - Giveaway Closed


Hello quilters! We are so excited to kick off the Quilters Newsletter's Best Christmas Quilts Blog Tour! My kit, One Winter's Night, is featured in the 2012 issue of Best Christmas Quilts, and it is lovely!


I’m not normally a ring-in-the-holidays, put-on-your-best-Christmas-sweater type of gal, but One Winter’s Night makes me long for a dark night and a nice warm fireplace with the sound of Christmas carolers drifting in and out.

I initially wanted to create a traditional design incorporating some timeless and classic quilt blocks. After a few tweaks, I wound up adding a few geometric lines in varying sizes for interest, and paired with Sentiments by 3 Sisters, I found it reminded me very much of a frosted window pane. This made coloring the quilt a cinch, alternating the icy blue with peeks of lively florals, much like tracing your fingers through condensation on a cold evening. That image brought back so many memories of winter nights as a child, traveling to my grandparents’ house for Christmas dinner or waiting for friends to arrive at ours, always in anticipation!


Order a copy of Best Christmas Quilts from our shop! The magazine includes patterns for every featured quilt!


Leave a comment on this blog post before 11:59 p.m. MDT tonight (8/20/2012) for a chance to win the Sentiments Fat Eighth Bundle, Jelly Roll and a copy of Best Christmas Quilts. We will draw one name at random. One comment per person, please. The giveaway is now closed.

294 comments:

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KatKing said...

Love the blue and the idea of drawing on the window!

Deb S said...

Awesome!!!

Joyce Carter said...

One Winter's Night is a gorgeous quilt. I love the colors and the fabrics. Thanks for a chance to win.

Connie said...

Stunning!

Sally King said...

Your Christmas Quilt is so beautiful. Would love to win some of this wonderful fabric.
Sally@BabyStepsQuilting.com

Susan said...

lovely!

Mary said...

wow - that is beautiful - gets me in the mood to start thinking about Christmas gifts. Definitely bookmarked this

Penny said...

Striking pattern and I love the blue fabric!

Anonymous said...

Love this quilt pattern and fabric. Thanks for the draw.

Nicki in Canada

Mair-Cee said...

This is a beautiful quilt made with beautiful fabrics! I love Christmas so I would love to have that issue of best Christmas Quilts. thanks for the chance to win.

mherath said...

Pretty quilt. I'd love to win the fabric.

Colleen said...

I love love love this quilt!!! Cant wait to make it!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful quilt. It reminds me of my mom.
Thanks

Sharon said...

I love the Christmas quilt design. The colors are not the typical Christmas colors and very refreshing.

Janet said...

The quilt is beautiful! I love buying theChristmas magazines. Sentiment is a great fabric bundle.

Diane said...

I love the quilt and I love anything Christmas. Please pick me!

share53 said...

These fabrics are the perfect combination. I, too, am reminded of frosty windows when looking at the blue fabric. Love it!

~ Sara ~ said...

I love this quilt! Would love to make it also!!

Tricia said...

This wood be amazing to make Christmas presents for my MIL.

MoeWest said...

That's a beautiful quilt! I love the design. Blue mixed in with the traditional red and green looks really good.

Shannon - QuiltyKS said...

I love that this doesn't scream Christmas! The classic stars draw the eye around the quilt - beautiful!!

Stephanie said...

I love this quilt!!!! So beautiful. Can't wait to start my Christmas projects.

Helen said...

Can't believe August is nearly over!? Bring on Christmas :)

Dale said...

Prettiest Christmas quilt EVER!

lindav said...

beautiful choice of fabrics and beautiful pattern...perfect combination!

Jeanne said...

Always wanted to make a
Christmas quilt. Would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

Denise Wallace said...

I love this, beautiful fabric colors.

Barbie B said...

I love the quilt made to remind me of Christmas and also snow and winter! I'd love to win!

nana23bs said...

What awesome prints. I hope I win so I can use them in Christmas runners, pillows, and throws.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful quilt

Jane S. said...

I love that quilt! It has Christmas colors of red and green, and the blue makes it look so pretty. :)

Crickets Corner said...

Such a beautiful quilt, love the blue! I can see being snuggled under it in January when the wind is howling and the snow is drifting. This would make a great Christmas gift.

Dianne said...

I love christmas and it is never to early for it I keep my collection of snowmen out year around.

Linnie Quilts said...

One of the MOST beautiful quilts I've ever seen ~ would be perfect addition to my new home (just retired). PICK ME PLEASE!!

Julie in GA said...

Beautiful quilt and great fabric choices. Nice job!

Laurel Giard said...

One Winters Night is beautiful. It's truly a labor of love.

jmniffer said...

Gorgeous quilt; I would love to win this giveaway so I could make it! Thanks fo the chance.

cam said...

It's 'still' Christmas!

WoolenSails said...

I love Christmas and I love creating gifts for my home and for friends. Looks like a wonderful issue and beautiful fabric.

Debbie

Anda W said...

What a stunning quilt, the fabric chosen is just perfect! awolk at rogers dot com

debbiekay said...

Looking forward to reading and seeing the quilts. This quilt is beautiful.

Sherry Moran said...

Love 3Sisters fabrics! This is a great quilt - I really need this fabric & pattern!

2sew4fun said...

with an unusually hot summer, thinking of Christmas is refreshing.

Christine Slaughter said...

Such a beautiful quilt... I am loving that fabric with your design!

motherbuzzard said...

Love this quilt, and this fabric line is perfect for it! Hope to make it soon.

CJBlack said...

Would not have thought of adding so much blue to a Christmas quilt, but it looks beautiful!

sue said...

I really like the frosted window effect.
And where did you get that snow? (!!)

Anonymous said...

I'm new to quilting, but love it already. Might just try this one. Love it.

Liberata said...

I would love to win these fabrics and the book with the pattern--the colors are wonderful!

8223a896-eb38-11e1-883b-000bcdcb471e said...

I love that the quilt isn't just reds and greens. The light blue is a refreshing addition.

Sandra J. Strickler said...

Gorgeous quilt! So looking forward to this blog hop!

Amey said...

Beautiful quilt. . . I have already started my Christmas quilts,never too early.

Lynn said...

I love this qilt it reminds me of my sister and long nights talking in the winter...

Anonymous said...

I loved your explanation of the light and dark of the quilt. I remember blowing on the window so my breath created frost and melting a design in it with my finger. I love the star border. The center reminds me of a present all wrapped up under the tree.

Julie
sew.goodwitch_crafts@yahoo.com

Cindy M said...

Just LOVE it!

scarlette said...

I love the mix of colors for this collection and the classic stars. Makes a great christmas quilt and one that you can get some transition time use from also. It will carry well into winter after christmas. Lovely. scarlette

Lara L. Ashbaugh said...

Love the modern feel of the quilt!

Ellen said...

Love it

Deb Cobb said...

I love the quilt..brings back many memories of Christmas times past.

Laura_h said...

I love the mix of warm and cool in this quilt. Winter with out being over the top. very nice.

Carrie P. said...

I love that quilt and that fabric. So pretty.

WYO Di said...

I love the softness of the Winter/Christmas colors of this one. TIA for the give a way!!

Ruth said...

Would love to win your beautiful fabrics & start a quilt for my sister!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Maria Kievit said...

That is a very nice quilt, and a fair sized giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

Gene said...

This will definitely get my mind in gear for the holidays. Love Christmas!

Sandra said...

Absolutely love Christmas and it's never too early to get started and I love the quilt you have made.

Sandy said...

Why wait? Turn down the a/c & cuddle up in a quilt: it's Texas!

ritainalaska said...

nice! haven't yet made a christmassy project ... this one encourages me to do so! thanx for the opportunity to win.

Mikki Lawrence said...

This is really a pretty quilt, and although I would LOVE to win the fabrics and book to make it, it would be lovely made in many other fabric combination.

Nonnie said...

Love the Christmas Quilt - Perfect time to start planning :)

mahoo said...

Love your quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

CGregory said...

Love the use of blue. More Xmas patterns should use blue, to highlight the traditional greens and reds.

Anonymous said...

Love this Christams quilt! It is beautiful!


Jennifer B

Wilma said...

I love this quilt. The colours are beatiful, especially that ligt blue!

Margaret said...

I am working on my first Christmas quilt right now. I love Christmas fabric and have been collecting for a while. I have used some for placemats and wall hangings but never a quilt. Thought it was about time. I would love to own the fabric and the book.

Stephanie Zito said...

Wow! Gorgeous quilt and incredible giveaway!!! It's a perfect time to get started on Christmas projects! Thanks for the chance to win!

Zuzan said...

The soft colours in Sentiments brings out the softness of the snow gently falling on my face.

Thank you for this giveaway,

Catherine Z. said...

Greetings from Northern Saskatchewan CANADA! I love Christmas too - thanks for the chance at a giveaway!

Mary said...

Beautiful quilt! It makes me think hot chocolate and cozy winter nights. Winning this would be fantastic!

connieteasley said...

Love the Christmas Quilt. Just Beautiful!

Dragonfly Primitives said...

I love this fabric line. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Elisabetta said...

I am late, but please add me too!
I really would love to win these fabrics ^_^

Cal said...

Reading this blog post and looking at the yummy quilt makes me yearn for Christmas! Amazing really, but Christmas will be here much faster than we can imagine.

Cherise said...

Love this fabric! It's so yummy! :)

Karen said...

I love Christmas quilts and would love to win this fabric!!

Bonnie said...

This is a beautiful Christmas quilt and would great in my TV room.

jackie k said...

Didn't think I was ready to think Christmas but this quilt changed my mind!

Wanda B said...

I love the colors in the quilt "One Winter's Night" by Sentiments. I would love to win your giveaway, but if not, I cannot wait to get a copy of Best Christmas Quilts 2012 to get the pattern and purchase the fabric.

Kathy ~~~ said...

Beautiful quilt!

Patty said...

I am going to be on the lookout for that magazine. I love the quilt pictured.

Edna V. said...

Thanks for the idea in your story. My grandson doesn't have too far to travel to get to our house but how wonderful to make him a special Christmas Quilt to travel home with. It could be a new tradition for us.

Homemaker Honey said...

Beautiful quilt! Now, I'm thinking I need to make a Christmas quilt.

Deborah
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I tried to leave a comment yesterday, but it would not take. Hope I can still enter. Your quilt is beautiful!

Elena said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love the fabrics.

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