Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Best Christmas Quilts 2013 - Fabric Giveaway

It's a humid 85° with thunderstorms in my neck of the woods today, but it's never too early to start thinking about Christmas.  Need some inspiration?  Check out Quilters Newsletter's latest special issue, Best Christmas Quilts 2013, on sale now at book stores, news stands, quilt shops and online.

And why, you may ask, am I so keen to promote Best Christmas Quilts 2013??

I've got four reasons:




Reason #1:  Found on page 20 of the issue, is the pattern for my gift-wrapped ornaments.  These very simple, but very sweet ornaments are a snap to make using scraps of your favorite Christmas fabrics.




Here's a closeup of my favorite.


Perfect for the Christmas tree or scattered on your Christmas table!!


Reason #2:  Check out page 40 for my Winter Flowers table runner.  This is a simple quilt that gets it visual impact not from complicated piecing, but from the contrast of the red and two shades of green against the white.


Don't have the time to make a whole table runner?  One flower block would make a beautiful pillow!


Reason #3:  Turn to page 44 and you'll see my O Christmas Tree advent calendar.


I made this little quilt with flannel and embroidered felted wool ornaments.  It was so much fun to make and the possibilities are endless.  Start December 1st with an empty tree and snap on an ornament each day.  By the time Christmas rolls around, your tree will be all decked out for Christmas complete with two gifts...



...and a star on top! 



Reason #4:  Finally, the moment you've been waiting for! And thanks for patiently reading on to get here!  Quilters Newsletter is celebrating the release of Best Christmas Quilts 2013 by showcasing projects on their blog and GIVING AWAY FABRIC every day this week!  So check out QN's blog, leave a comment for a chance to win, and maybe you could have a little Christmas in August... just don't look out the window!




1 comment:

Vicki Hathorn said...

Congratulations on these three projects in the magazine. They are all darling!