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.

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Heidi Staples said...

I can't wait for Christmas to get a little closer. It's so wonderful to start planning!

Jo said...

Its never too early to get a start on Christmas...thank you!
Boppiesgirl at gmail dot com

Haley said...

Gorgeous. I love the combination of stars and lines. Definitely looks like the kind of quilt you want cuddle up under.

Susan said...

I love Christmas quilts.

Laura said...

I am definitely going to make a Christmas quilt for ME this year! gmomalaura@yahoo.com

Karen604 said...

One Winter's Night is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I love the design and fabrics!

Sherrywc said...

Love the quilt. Would love to have the fabric, too.

Cathy Grave said...

Love how you added the blue in with the traditional christmas colors!

Sandy E-H said...

I'd love the chance to win this giveaway! What a beautiful quilt!
Thanks!
Sandy in Northern MN

Cecilia said...

I hope to start soon on Christmas and this will give me the motivation I need. :)

Anonymous said...

noticing a lot of Christmas going on already! Yeah!!
Corine from Alberta.

Jacklynn said...

It's a beautiful quilt! I would love to win this - thanks for the give away!

Darlene said...

That's a beautiful quilt - I'd enjoy this win!

Sue said...

I love the icy blue stars. They remind me of a clear, cold winter night.

Janet said...

Beautiful quilt with the stars and the "bars". And the fabric is great also. Thanks for the chance to win!

Shelley said...

Your quilt is really beautiful!! I like the addition of the icy blue to the color scheme. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jill said...

I love this quilt. It is beautiful!

giddy99 said...

I am SO ready for the cooler weather, and for the fun and magic of Christmas!

Beulah said...

The introduction of non-traditional Christmas colors...nice! I could easily use this color combination from Thanksgiving until spring....love it!!

sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

Donna fr NL said...

With traditional red/green Christmas decor in my living room, and blues in my "Blue Willow" dining room, this quilt would tie the rooms together.

Gertie Pye said...

Already have a Christmas mini quilt planned out of Blitzen - what a bundle this is! Good luck everyone x

Cindy D said...

Gorgeous kit and it is one that I have to make. You did a wonderful job on this one Kimberly. Thanks for the great give-a-way.

Kindred Quilts said...

Gorgeous quilt, gorgeous fabric! And I enjoyed your recollection of tracing your finger on an icy window as a child... fond memories of doing the same!
Kathy at Kindred Quilts

Tara W said...

A very pretty quilt! It almost makes me wish for winter!

Donna said...

Gorgeous quilt and with perfect fabric. I love Christmas quilts. The book looks so inspiring.

Ankie said...

I love Christmas and your quilt is gorgeous and the fabrics too.

Debora said...

That makes me want to grab a cup of hot chocolate. Beautiful quilt and fabric. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kathleen Battaglia said...

The blues added to this make it so new & contemporary, I can't wait to start one!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful design. Love the combo of lines and stars.

DH Stitches said...

I'm not eligible to win (I work for Quiltmaker) but just wanted to wish you guys the best on your blog tour!

Diane Harris
Interactive Editor
Quiltmaker

Suzy said...

I've already started two Christmas quilts using the disappearing 9-patch. Can't believe it's coming up on September already! Yikes! :o)

flotsam and jetsam said...

what a beautiful quilt! And fabrics too. I would love to make this.

Kevin and Evelyn said...

Beautiful quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

What an appealing eye catching quilt its always inspiring to see a design for the Holidays that could be changed up for other times of the year as well...thanks and heres hoping I win so I can make one of my own

Abby said...

This quilt and line is beautiful. I have been wondering what to make out of this line, and this quilt is perfect. Thanks!

Warren said...

WOW! Just beautiful!

Mark M said...

What an inspiring Holiday quilt so beautifully designed

DG said...

I love Christmas quilts.

Michelle Mosier said...

Nothing like a beautiful Christmas quilt to put me in the Christmas Spirit!

mek said...

Sentiments has been one of my favorite Christmas lines to come out this year, and this quilt is a lovely way to use the fabrics!

patricia said...

Your quilt is lovely. And refreshing to see something new with stars.

Tammy said...

Wow! This is a beautiful quilt. Love the pattern and the fabric line is fabulous!

CynthiaT59 said...

What a beautiful Christmas quilt. This is one I will look into making.

Janine said...

I love the addition of the pale blue to the traditional Christmas colors--it's warm but sophisticated.

quiltlover said...

This quilt is so beautiful and lovely. Really makes me think Christmas

carol l said...


A really pretty quilt, can't wait to see the magazine.
Carol L




GLÒRIA said...

What beautiful quilt! I love the christmas stars and the fabrics of the quilt!

Cathy44647 said...

hey this would really put a great start on my Christmas quilting list! - this a beautiful quilt - with beautiful fabric! thanks for the opportunity -Cathy

Anonymous said...

I love the colors in this quilt- Christmas green and red with my favorite color- blue!

Debbie Barnes
barnes2676@sbcglobal.net

Carol S, said...

This quilt complements the fabric collection beautifully. Thanks for the opportunity to win these lovely fabrics.

Debra G said...

I've already started on some Christmas quilts and gifts, but this one just cries out to be made NOW.

Sharon S said...

Nice quilt! I think it would look good in red,white & blue for a Hero Quilt.

bdavis said...

I love you Christmas quilt pattern. My favorite time of the year. Everything is so cosy and warm.
Thank you,
BDavis

Gretchen said...

I am not normally a get ready for Christmas by pulling out lots of decorations person, but this quilt is gorgeous and the magazine issue looks like a winner! Which is what I'd like to be too.

NonaJeanne said...

What a beautiful quilt. I can remember drawing on frosty windows too. lol

Kim Q said...

Such gorgeous fabrics...thanks for the chance to win! I'm looking forward to getting my hands on that magazine too.

Susan said...

Very Nice! I love the Sentiments line and would love to make a Christmas quilt with it. Thanks for the chance to win!

lizardcreekquilter said...

Love 3Sisters fabrics!!!

Sarina said...

How fun! It looks beautiful and I love the fabric! Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

I love anything with stars, so this really got my attention! Jan

Deb Martens said...

Beautiful quilt!

bairdmtn said...

That is a beautiful quilt! I think it's time for me to start my planning for quilty Christmas gifts! Can't wait to get a copy of Christmas Quilts!!

OhioLori said...

Love your Quilt!! Gorgeous doesn"t come close to explaining how beautiful it is!

Thanks for chance to win Jelly Roll, Fat Eighth Bundle & Book!! Wooohooo!
Sooooo excited! :)

Linda said...

Love the Christmas fabrics! And that quilt is beautiful! Good luck everyone!

Dana Gaffney said...

What a beautiful quilt! Thanks so much for the chance.

Kristin S. said...

Absolutely love this quilt and fabric selection. I have so much fun planning projects, collecting fabric and quilting! I would love to win! Or if not glad someone will have a happy surprise. Glad I found your blog. Kristin

Carolyn Kitterer said...

Moda fabrics are among my favorites and I love the colors, especially the addition of blue, in this cozy Christmas quilt.

BizyStitches said...

This Christmas hop is going to be sew much fun. Thanks for sharing your talent. Thanks for a chance to win the fun magazine and fabric.

lindamid said...

just love the fabrics and the quilt. thank you for the chance to win.

schultziequilts said...

I would love this fabric! I love the pattern & especially the sawtooth star blocks in the border (my favorite block!). It's beautiful fabric for a beautiful quilt! Thank you.

Carol said...

I love the fabric and the quilt and would be thrilled to win! I do love Christmas quilts!

Anonymous said...

Love the fabric & the quilt! Love the Christmas season too :)

Tina
tina.katzlaw@yahoo.com

Carol Berge said...

I just love the quilt. Would be so happy to be able to get the pattern.
Will be watching the newsstands for the magazine.
Would also love the chance to win a copy. Carol Berge

Martha said...

It's fun to see the colors others choose to use for Christmas.

Marielle said...

I haven't made a Christmas quilt yet, this one would be a great excuse to do so!

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Christmas quilts are my favorites. Thank you so much for the chance to win, this would make a wonderful gift and I could enjoy the magazine all year long.

Kathleen O'Grady said...

What a beautiful quilt. Yes it does make me think of a cold winter night snuggled by the crackling fire.

meg99 said...

Great fabric and pattern!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful use of this line of fabrics!

Dixie said...

I love the pattern shown - so happy to be thinking about Christmas quilts!!

Beth said...

I begin decorating for Christmas on November 1. I would love to win this prize--thanks for the chance!

Nana Jo said...

I am working on a memory quilt out of sweatshirts and the latest Minnesota Shop Hop fabric. It is for my nephew's wife to put on the bed at her family's cabin.

Gina C. said...

I have only made one Christmas quilt and it was for my daughter. Now I want to make one for myself.

Becky S. said...

Beautiful quilt!!! I love the Sentiments fabric.
Thanks for the great giveaway!

Sandy said...

WoW, I would love to win some Sentiments fabric. Love that quilt!

Piececorps said...

Hard to believe, when it's 100 degrees outside, that it will be Christmas before we know it! I'm soooo looking forward to that fireplace, that music, that feeling, and the desire to actually drink something hot! :-)

Char said...

Love the quilt, awesome giveaway!

Mary said...

This quilt is very beautiful. Yes, it does remind me of looking though a frosty window pane to the colors of the holidays behind the frosted glass.

Anonymous said...

This is one of the most beautiful Christmsa patterns I have come across in a long time! Planning my fabrics already!

pbfab said...

Love this pattern, and the fabric choices!!! Would love to make and display year round!

Anonymous said...

I love, love, love........Christmas fabric. I also like the pattern. I would love to win this.

Diane said...

love, love love Christmas quilts and the little bags. What a great idea!! I think tote bags are the present for my friends this year so that's probably what I would do.

Anonymous said...

Love the fabric and would love to win the book also

Lori said...

Beautiful pattern and fabric! Would love to use the fabric giveaway to create my yearly Christmas quilt gift for a loved one. lclark1220@att.net

Anonymous said...

Christmas is my favorite time of year. I love decorating for the season. This would just be a bonus.

Patti said...

The quilt is wonderful and certainly speaks of Christmas. I love lap quilts and making one for a winter holiday is wonderful. Your design is terrific.

Aliza said...

I Love all the new 'modern'christmas fabrics, BUT, this quilt totaly speaks to me! Such a wonderful piece of work.

Clarica said...

Love the colors!! I feel like I should get a hot cup of coffee and snuggle up with a good book and a a quilt while is snows away outside. But I am just dreaming because its 104 today in sunny Las Vegas NV! LOL

dorothy said...

Love the quilt, would love to win. My daughter was already talking Christmas last week!

Lori D said...

I'm a fairly new quilter and have been thinking about making a Christmas quilt recently but I haven't found a pattern that I really love...until NOW! The seach is over :) I can't wait to pick up my copy of the magazine and start my first Christmas quilt! Thank you!

cathy said...

I love the addition of blue to this quilt - gorgeous!

Lizziebeth said...

I would love making another Christmas quilt!

crkathleen said...

The quilt is absolutely gorgeous! I have a tote full of Christmas fabric waiting to be made into something special. This is that quilt!!! Thank you!

Claudette Adams said...

I love Christmas!

Donna said...

Oh my goodness! I love this quilt and the fabric. Would love, love, love to win this!

Suzanne said...

love this quilt!!! It encompasses all that is the best of Christmas

Ellen said...

Lovely quilt with unexpected, but beautiful colors.

sewsyl said...

Love the color combination and I too am looking forward to bundling up under a lovely quilt.

Janet said...

It is a lovely quilt and a gorgeous line! Thanks for the chance.

PattyRaz said...

I would love to make a Christmas quilt with the Sentiments fabric.

Helen Bazinet said...

Would really love some christmas fabrics.

Carol Y said...

This quilt would be lovely no matter what the month! It is stunning and the color combos would be great in my living room.

Maureen said...

Christmas quilts are some of my favorites -- love this one!

Wendy said...

Like the icy blue added to the traditional christmas colors. Lovely design and great blog tour. Thanks for the opportunity to win these fabulous fabrics

Patty said...

Love the quilt! And the fabric of course, thanks for the chance to win.

Laura said...

Great quilt - thanks for the chance to win.

Annabanana said...

I'm so proud of myself...I've started Christmas present sewing already! I'd love some more fabric to use !

Anonymous said...

Love your design and sharing of your Christmas memories. It is definately and snuggler.

DKay said...

Love this beautiful winter quilt and the colors are just awesome!

Kristie Mattson said...

I love the design of this quilt- it is a wonderful combination of red, green and blue - which don't always go together.

Laurie Gregg said...

I just LOVE combining the soft blues with red and green for Christmas and Sentiments is gorgeous. As is the quilt!

Annie said...

Stars are my favorite for quilting right now; and I really like how the light blue sets off the more traditional Christmas reds and greens so well!

Mie said...

Love the color combination. The light blue is just so refreshing. Thanks for the chance to win.

Debbie P said...

I am thrilled to see a traditional red and green quilt with just the right amount of BLUE. Must make this one!

Janey said...

I love Christmas quilts! I've made many and I can see myself making this beautiful quilt. Wow!

SusanHaywood said...

Just love Christmas. Love this quilt!

Beth in TN said...

I realyy like the diagonals in the design!

Diann said...

It looks like a great quilt to snuggle under at Christmas time, or any time.

Linda said...

LOVE THIS QUILT!
THANKS SO FOR A CHANCE TO WIN SUCH BEAUTIFUL FABRICS! HAPPY STITCHING ALL!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Gayle said...

This just might get me in the holiday mood.
Gayle

Jan said...

Beautiful quilt and love this fabric!

Janna said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful design.So glad to visit your blog and a chance to win.

Anonymous said...

I just love how all the colors come together. I can see myself snugging up on a cold winter night with this quilt.

Marina said...

This quilt is wonderfull!! I really love it! 24 th of december its my birthday, Thats why christmas and all the things arround it have a special meaning for me. I hope to get a nice birthday present this year in Holland!

Karen said...

Lovely quilt. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Anonymous said...

What a great quilt. Love the colors. Thanks.

wewritedocs at yahoo dot com

Donna said...

Love the sentiment material and the quilt pattern. Would love to win!

MLEH said...

So pretty! I especially like the icy blue accents.

Janet said...

Beautiful combination of traditional and geometric!

Christine M said...

Your quilt is beautiful. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Laura Amundson said...

I look forwrd to making your Christmas quilt!

Karen Rogers said...

I love this quilt! Gotta get the instructions

Stitches said...

What fun!! Thanks for the chance to win sometine so nice.

Kay Ahr said...

Love what looks like half-square triangles in the pattern! And major ditto on everybody's comments about the blue fabric.

Kay Ahr in Indianapolis, Indiana USA

Jan Skilbeck said...

A snowy day, a good book and this quilt to cuddle under sounds like a wonderful start to winter

MaryBeth said...

Love the quilt and would sure love to win the fabric!!! Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Wow what a lovely quilt! Even though it will probabably in the high 30 deg centigrade here, it still reminds me of christmas.
Tracey

Cy Swendsen said...

Such lovely colors in this quilt. A great start to the Christmas Sewing Quilting season!

Lawana said...

really love this quilt... and would love to win the fabric giveaway also...thanks so much

barbara said...

what a beautiful quilt. would love to win this. makes me think of hot chocolate and warm fires. I love to decorate for christmas

Susie Schutte said...

Love the blue fabric with the traditional christmas colors

Anonymous said...

Your Christmas quilt is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I love your choice of colors in your quilt "One Winter's Night". Beautiful!
wlinda_ca@yahoo.com

J-Nessa said...

I like the frosty window connection. The whole quilt has a feel that says 'winter' and not just Christmas, which i like.

Me said...

This is really beautiful. Love it glad you got it in the magazine and for the christmas hop

beckyt said...

I can honestly say that quilt has to be one of the most beautiful Christmas patterns I've ever seen. And I love what inspired you! Fingers crossed!!!

btheisen58 (at) gmail (dot) com

Material Girl said...

Would love to win this prize, but no matter what I will for sure be watching my LQS for the Best Christmas Quilts Magazine. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

dortha said...

Christmas will be here before we know it. Thanks for the chance.

FrancisMoore said...

The Christmas quilt is beautiful.
fmoore11589@comcast.net

Lori said...

Christmas will be here before you know it.Love the quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sherry in SC said...

This quilt is gorgeous!

Wilma said...

I love this quilt! It is not the old, tired red and green with poinsettias and candy canes. The frosty blue is the special touch.
I would enjoy very much the opportunity to make this throw for Christmas. Hope I win!

kgquilts said...

Beautiful colors! Love Christmas...have to start working on a Christmas quilt of my own! Thank you for the great design!

Kelly said...

Stars or holiday bows? Could be either one. Love it!

Lyn McFarlane said...

I've been threatening to make a Christmas quilt for years; maybe this is the year.

DuAnne said...

This is such a sweet looking quilt, you just want to wrap it all around you! Thanks for this opportunity to win!

Marcia W. said...

This would be a wonderful way to start my Christmas sewing. My grandnieces (who can talk) plan for Christmas all year long - "I want that for Christmas" is one refrain from them. Another is playing Christmas music - all year long. This is the cassette they always pick to play. It may be August, but we are in a one horse open sleigh, hey! Thanks for the chance. Your quilt is beautiful.

Rosa said...

Fabulous.Love the quilt,the fabrics choice and the design,awesome.Thanks for the giveaway!!

Kay said...

I would love to use this fabric to make a Christmas Twister with a piano key border. Thanks for the chance to win.

Deborah said...

What a beautiful quilt. Can't believe we are talking about Christmas.

hueisei said...

Very pretty Christmas quilt!

Loretta J Tejkl said...

love the colors

Gloria said...

Just love the colors in this selection. And your quilt is awesome!

Anonymous said...

Christmas is my favorite holiday. Love this quilt!
Dagosselin@Verizon.net

Anonymous said...

Beautiful quilt. So peaceful and christmasy. Love the colors. I am going to try and make this for my daughter for Christmas.

Anonymous said...

beautiful quilt!

Elizabeth K-J said...

I just love this quilt and would love to have the pattern. I'll certainly be looking for it on the rack at the quilting store if I don't get lucky.

Deb said...

I would love to make a Christmas Quilt for my family this year. The featured quilt is just so beautiful - I'd love to be able to make one as wonderful.

Unknown said...

Christmas is my favorite time of
year...the only time I can give
gifts and no one complains :-)

Anonymous said...

Awesome Quilt!! Very beautiful and very christmasy! :)

Thank you for sharing your quilt!

Amanda Bailey
mystinevyn@yahoo.com

Leah said...

A good quilt to cuddle under on a snowy night with a cup of hot chocolate

Diana said...

I LOVE it!! It is everything I would like in a Christmas quilt--traditional without being stuffy. And before I even read the blog, I thought the same thing: icy cold frosty blue was the perfect color to accent the reds & greens. And I've been admiring Sentiments by 3 sisters for some time now. Thanks!

Ruth B said...

What a great giveaway!! And tomorrow is my 60th birthday so I am feeling lucky - fingers crossed!!

Carolyn said...

I love Christmas quilts, but I always give the ones I make away. Especially ones with non-traditional colors.

cmorrow said...

This quilt looks so comforting and the Moda fabric is beautiful. I would love to be able to incorporate this into a Christmas gift for someone close tome.

Sheila Galindo said...

Lovely quilt, I'd like to make it. 57

Micheline Prescott said...

Christmas is my favorite time of year but I have never really liked to make theme quilts like snowmen, Santa, etc cause I change decor often. This quilt is perfect for me cause it is definitely Christmas and looks wonderful but is not commited to a particular theme. Definitely on my to do list. Thanks for a beautiful Christmas quilt.

Can't Stop Stitchin said...

What a beautiful quilt~

Anonymous said...

The color combination is so refreshing...red and green with blue and white...all traditional colors but well proportioned.

Verlaine Stein

Anonymous said...

A really beautiful quilt. Love the story behind the design.

Karen

Anonymous said...

I love Christmas! Your quilt is lovely! I like the calming, relaxed feel of winter.

Anonymous said...

My goal is to make Christmas Quilts for all the kids in the next two year. This jelly roll would be a start to that project.

scottylover said...

Gorgeous quilt and beautiful fabrics! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

Sandy A

Quilt n Queen said...

One Winter's Night paired with 3 Sisters' Sentiments is beautiful... love the touch of blue. It would make a gorgeous gift...perfect for a Christmas or a wedding gift. Thanks for the chance!!

kaboule said...

I love how the light blue sets off the more traditional christmas colors! I can't wait to try this!!!

Judith said...

Beautiful fabric...what a lovely beginning to Christmas presents!

ozone3 said...

Such a beautiful quilt! I would love to win this - thanks for the give away!

Anonymous said...

Looks just like a frosted window pane!

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