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It’s Gonna Be One Crazy Christmas!

While we are focusing on Jenny Foltz Quilt Designs I selected a pattern of Jenny’s to focus on these two weeks.   And it’s One Crazy Christmas.   What a bargain… three patterns in one.   A stocking, a tree skirt and a wall hanging.   I need a tree skirt but I’m really tempted to make the stocking first. 

I rifled through my stash for all my Christmas fabric.  It’s mostly fat quarters and at least some of them will be suitable for the crazy quilt sections.   

 Aside from my stash FQs the main fabrics will be a red and green from the Northcott Fabrics Gingerland collection.  The center fabric is a Thimbleberries Lakeside.  (I couldn’t resist fabric shopping!)


Now, as soon as I decide which project to make I can start cutting!


If you haven’t already commented on the previous post, be sure to do so before Friday for a chance to win two patterns by Jenny Foltz Quilt Designs.

Jenny Foltz Quilt Design Pattern Giveaway

Jenny has a unique line of sports quilts.   13″ x 32″ wallhangings each feature a different sport, and can be personalized with the athlete’s name and number, team name and colors.  Make your favorite athelete feel like a star!

You have a chance to win both of these quilts….


All Star Football has a jersey, helmet, football and team pennant.  ‘Tis the season! 


All Star Volleyball sports a jersey, a volleyball and a team pennant.





Here’s how this giveaway works:

Check out all of the Jenny Foltz Quilt Design patterns and leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite.  

Leave your comment before midnight (central time) on Thursday.

A random number generator will select a winner from the comments.


Tea-Lightful Quilted and Bound… Time for Tea!

Tea-lightful by Thistledown & Co has been quilted with swirls to represent steam rising.  The binding was all machine stitched with a winding pink stitch.  All the work is done and it’s time for a tea break with a couple muffins.  Mmmm.


And while I sip my tea and nibble on my muffins I’ll show you a few more patterns from Thistledown & Co.

Bertie The Butterfly is fluttering about against a background of flowers.  This 9″ x 11″ quilt is made with fabrics printed from the Push-Button Prints CD.


The Coneflower Calypso pattern is shown in two color ways. . . soft and pretty & bright and bold.  A sheet of Whisperlite is included for the fusible parts of this project.


When winter hits us full force and you are wishing summer were here, you can work on Beachwalk and escape for a bit.   The center of this lap quilt (54″ x 60″) is a blanket with all the beach necessities surrounded by several pairs of brightly colored flip flops.


Here are some no-calorie sweets.  Lollipop Garden combines easy applique with a stacked coin border for a bright, fun quilt.


Well, the tea is gone, the muffins are but crumbs, so it’s back to the sewing room!

Winner of Three Patterns by Thistledown & Co

The Thistledown pattern giveaway has ended. 

BFF – Dresses and Dos,

Dolphin Delight,

and Chocolate Chips have been awarded.

The random number generator selected LouAnn’s comment as the winner.  LouAnn said  “Wonderful, inspirational, gotta-make-them-right-now patterns! Thanks for the chance to win!”   She will be receiving all three patterns soon!  Happy sewing LouAnn!

Tea-Lightful… Finished Top

The Tea-Lightful quilt top is finished!   All the teacups added to the center block, all the borders attached. 


And all the handles are embroidered. 

Don’t look too closely at the handles :)  I should have used the temple provided in the pattern but I got lazy and sassy and figured I could do it freehand.   They did get better as I went but the first couple of handles look a little wonky.

Next step is quilting…. hmm… what to do?

If you like this pattern take advantage of the 10% off coupon good on all Thistledown & Co patterns.  Find the code in the previous post.  And leave a comment there so maybe you can win the three patterns Thistledown and QuiltersWarehouse are giving away!

Giveaway! Three patterns by Thistledown & Co

Today starts a giveaway for three patterns by Thistledown & Co.  One person will win all three patterns.  And all this week there is a 10% discount on all patterns by Thistledown & Co.


BFF – Dresses & Do’s Swap-lique

Just as with paper dolls, these best friends can be dressed and redressed.  Swap clothes and hairdos over and over.  Any little girl would love to play with these and any grandma or mom would love to make these! 


Dolphin Delight is one block from the Florida Album quilt.  You can choose to simple bind this and make a small wallhanging.  Or make it into a pillow cover.  But you might just fall in love with it and make the rest of the blocks.  The pod of dolphins are splashing around.  The pattern includes instructions for both needle turn & fusible applique.  Beads to embellish the block are also included.

Chocolate Chips uses color and value do all the work to create this fun looking quilt.   I just love looking at this quilt. There are instructions for three sizes: lap, twin and queen.  

All three patterns will go to one winner.



Leave a comment on this post before Friday midnight (central time).

U.S. residents only.

Winner will be selected by a random number generator.



All this week you can get a 10% discount on all Thistledown & Co patterns.  Coupon code is QS002.  Valid today through the end of day Friday.