“Golden Gifts” is on newsstands!

24 Aug

ImageFellow Quilters,

                Today I am participating in a blog tour for Quilters Newsletter’s Best Christmas Quilts 2012, so for all visitors from the blog tour, a big Welcome!  I hope you enjoy your visit to my blog, and even choose to subscribe.  I don’t post often, but when I do post, I try to make the posts interesting, giving a glimpse into what I am working on, and what is happening at Northcott.

                Today’s post is about my Golden Gifts quilt featured in Best Christmas Quilts, and it is classic Patti.  What do I mean by this?  Well, for years I have been designing and making quilts that showcase fabrics most quilters shy away from – panels, border stripes, large scenic prints, etc.  I have been with Northcott for 25 years (I started when I was 4 – haha), and have made it a personal goal to use these “interesting” fabrics in projects, to encourage other quilters to use them as well.  After all, if quilters don’t buy them, Northcott will stop designing them.  This would be a shame, as they are so much fun to work with – they allow me to make difficult-looking quilts with very little effort.

Golden Gifts is a perfect example of this.  After I designed this queen-size quilt, Susanne, my talented dynamo of a piecer, sewed the quilt top in one day – it’s that fast!  Imagine – a queen-size quilt in one day!!  You see, this quilt incorporates a panel (or 6 of them, actually) from Northcott’s Stonehenge Christmas Traditions collection.  The panel itself makes a super-quick wall quilt or small lap quilt – simply add a border or 2 to make it a bit bigger (go to http://www.northcott.com – Stonehenge Christmas Traditions to see 2 terrific bed-size quilts that use the complete panel).  Not content to use the panel as-is, I wondered what else I could do with it, so I cut it up into large segments and used them as appliquéd “blocks” in my quilt.  The patchwork-printed border of the panel became my “pieced” sashing.  Add a couple of nice wide borders to frame the center, and you’re done!  The trick to making the printed blocks look like they are appliquéd or pieced is to quilt on the lines separating the motifs or patches.  The Christmas Traditions panel has metallic gold outlines dividing the motifs and patches, so I used Superior Threads’ Metallic gold thread to quilt this gem.  I took this quilt on a whirlwind tour of Massachusetts in June, and it received rave reviews.  Quilters and shop owners alike had to inspect the quilt up-close to see that the blocks weren’t actually appliquéd or pieced.  Numerous shops are kitting this project, including several in Massachusetts, and Fat Quarter Shop is kitting it for Quilters Newsletter readers.

The magazine hit the newsstands Tuesday, and is chock-full of fabulous holiday projects of all sizes.  I am rather partial to Diane Nagle’s Holly & Ivy tree skirt and Tanesha Nurse’s Selvage Christmas Tree mug rugs – how clever!  Christmas quilts are near and dear to my heart – I cover every bed in my home with a holiday/winter quilt December 1st.  Please tell me what your favorite holiday fabric projects are – do you make bed quilts, lap quilts, wall hangings or placemats?  Leave a comment on my blog post before 11:59 p.m. MDT tonight (August 24, 2012) for a chance to win a bundle of Stonehenge Christmas Traditions & White Christmas and a copy of Best Christmas Quilts. I will draw one name at random. One comment per person, please. Open to those who haven’t won something from Quilters Newsletter in the last 90 days.  And stay tuned for a few more holiday quilts that Susanne and I have whipped up using Stonehenge, coming next week!

Thanks for visiting,

Patti

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162 Responses to ““Golden Gifts” is on newsstands!”

  1. Julie A. August 24, 2012 at 10:34 am #

    I really like placements and table runners for Christmas. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  2. Judith Reynolds August 24, 2012 at 10:42 am #

    Beautiful quilt for the holidays! I cannot wait to get the holiday magazine. Congratualtions Patti. Thank you for sharing…Judith, Texas

  3. ten b August 24, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    love your quilt. thanks for the awesome giveaway also.

  4. Deb Martens August 24, 2012 at 11:28 am #

    Beautiful use of the fabric!

  5. Beulah August 24, 2012 at 11:29 am #

    What a beauty and created in one day…impressive!!!
    This would be a perfect quilt for my mother-in-law…you have captured her Christmas loves all in one quilt! Oh, I hope she doesn’t see this….maybe I should make her one for Christmas.

  6. Lauren aka Giddy99 August 24, 2012 at 11:30 am #

    Love the speed-quilt design! thanks for the chance, too.

  7. bbcute August 24, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    I make placemats to add something festive to the table. I also make them as gifts. Who doesn’t appreciate a couple of new placemats?

  8. Sheila Galindo August 24, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    That Stonehenge quilt is lovely, I may have to make that one.

  9. Patti-Ann Kubacki August 24, 2012 at 11:44 am #

    The red cardinals are wonderful and certainly speak of the winter season. The ornaments are terrific. All of the details are just great. Thank you for your hard work and sharing it with us.

  10. Ellen August 24, 2012 at 11:50 am #

    Love that the quilt is so quickly made. Beautiful. Know it would look even better in real life.

  11. Lori D. August 24, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    I can just about feel the warmth of the fireplace burning bright and taste the hot chocolate when I look at these quilts…simply beautiful!!

  12. Kel August 24, 2012 at 11:53 am #

    Love your Christmas Quilt. Thanks for the great give-away too. Kel

  13. Patty Happel August 24, 2012 at 11:54 am #

    I like to make stockings, table runners and tree skirts for the holidays. Haven’t made a bed-sized quilt yet, but it is on my bucket list. Thanks for the give away

  14. Laurie P. August 24, 2012 at 11:54 am #

    Fun Holiday Quilt

  15. Julia P August 24, 2012 at 11:56 am #

    So far, I’ve made two Christmas lap quilts. Still working on doing some bed quilts, just haven’t found the perfect pattern. Love your quilt and thanks for a great giveaway!

  16. judy August 24, 2012 at 11:56 am #

    Love your quilts enjoy Quilt magazine look forward to it in the mail.

  17. Terry August 24, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    I like making full sized quilts and would love to incorporate these elegant fabrics!

  18. Mary Furber August 24, 2012 at 11:58 am #

    This is such a cute fabric line. And your design does look quick and easy. I’d love to make it.

  19. buntyw August 24, 2012 at 12:05 pm #

    What a great quilt! I often buy panels then I’m not sure what to do with them!
    I always make a new lap quilt for Christmas!

  20. Sue Blank August 24, 2012 at 12:05 pm #

    Working toward having Christmas quilts on my beds. So far everything is on a table or wall!

  21. Barbara Sindlinger August 24, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

    I use a lot of quilts in my holiday decorating. Mostly bed sized quilts that I hang over every rack in my house which is a lot – but I always find room for one more each year. I have also given every family member a Christmas quilt already. This year I’m making my grandson his own Christmas rag quilt.

  22. Carol Nichols August 24, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    I am working on getting Christmas quilts on all my beds. Not quite there yet. I also have several lap quilts and wall hangings, etc. I love projects for the holidays.

  23. Elizabeth Johnson August 24, 2012 at 12:25 pm #

    I am trying to make bed quilt for all the beds but only have one done! They seem to go home with one of the kids each Christmas. This would really be a big help for another one! Would love to win, those fabrics are beautiful!

  24. Barb Peters August 24, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

    So glad you included my favorite–the redbird! Love it!

  25. Katie Y. August 24, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    Personally, I like making table runners and placemats with Christmas themed fabric. I have also been wanting to make a couple lap quilts as well, but I have not gotten around to that yet. Tree skirts have always been something I have wanted to try, but they intimidate me. Maybe one day I will get up the courage! We’ll hope so anyway ;)

  26. Jan Lewis August 24, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

    I love panels and am never quite sure what to do with them, other than the obvious. Thanks for the inspiration!

  27. Dana August 24, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

    I actually like doing that also, take a panel and cut it up to make it my own. I love what you did with this quilt, very pretty. Thanks.

  28. Diana August 24, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

    Looks like your quilt is a winner! And I’d love to be a winner of the fabric on offer. Thanks for the opportunity!

  29. Carolyn August 24, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    I love it! Stonehenge fabrics are among my favorites and I would love to work with this set of fabrics.

  30. Jane Brown August 24, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

    Very classy quilt.

  31. Lisa Marie August 24, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    I make lots of holiday tablerunners since they are quick and make good gifts. Your quilt is spectacular and has me thinking I should make one like it!

  32. Gale August 24, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    I love this quilt! I love to make Christmas quilts and anything Christmas really. My favorites are with cardinals.

  33. Francine August 24, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    I am addicted to Christmas fabric – this would be a wonderful addition!!

  34. Debbie August 24, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

    Love the quilt you designed!!! I would love to make one just like it for my bed for the holiday season!!!

  35. MARTHA LANE August 24, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    I love bed sized quilts for the holidays. Thanks for all your design efforts

  36. Loretta T August 24, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

    Love the golden color.

  37. Scarlette Hobbs August 24, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

    Wow, i really like what you have done with the panel. It makes a beautiful quilt and i love taking panels and repurposing them. hope you don’t mind if we use some of your ideas, they are GREAT, thanks – scarlette -

  38. Janine Huisjen August 24, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

    My favorite holiday projects are Christmas tree ornaments for my kids, but I’m thinking a wall quilt might be in my future.

  39. Sharon Szekely August 24, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    Your quilt is really nice. Loving the fabrics I could win too! Thank you!

  40. Diane Morse August 24, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

    What a beautiful quilt and it sounds like it would be fun to make.
    Thanks for the ideas.

  41. Diane Antle August 24, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

    I love your quilt! so beautiful! I am working on a couple of Christmas table runners now…maybe the next one will use panels!

  42. Susan E August 24, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

    Beautiful quilt. It includes many of my favorite Christmas things. I love the application of Stonehenge fabrics to Christmas themes!

  43. Judy Diggle August 24, 2012 at 2:07 pm #

    Beautiful Quilt…

  44. Joan Kruse August 24, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    What beautiful fabrics! They make up a beautiful quilt. I think I would use it for smaller items however.

  45. Jane August 24, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

    I love your quilt and your blog. I even love just having to leave your e-mail. Simple is better!

  46. Denise W. August 24, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    Very nice.

  47. Lindsey Srejma Christner August 24, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    I absolutely love the colors and design of this quilt! Beautiful!

  48. Joanna August 24, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

    I’ve made way too many table runners, but they do get used during the Christmas Season. I also love wall hangings. A queen sized Christmas Quilt is on my to-do list and maybe I’ll go with a panel since you make them look great.

  49. Debra B. August 24, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

    I love panels! This is a gorgeous quilt!

    debmutti@gmail.com

  50. Rachell R. August 24, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

    Amazing! Gorgeous! Yes, my first thought was “I could never do that, I don’t want to do that much applique! What a shame!” Heck no–those panels are gorgeous, and so are the colors! I really am learning to love Stonehenge and I want to make a quilt incorporating them! Blenders are my favorite to use, because it’s not a solid color and yet is interesting, and letting the piecing designs shine. A Christmas quilt is sometime on my to-do list…this would be spectacular.
    Thank you! I would love this in my home.

  51. Suzanne Tomkinson August 24, 2012 at 2:39 pm #

    What a great way to use the panels….great job!!

  52. Lori Morton August 24, 2012 at 2:41 pm #

    I have made only 3 Lap Quilts for Christmas gifts …and one Wallhanging…..am new to quilting, so haven’t many regular projects completed yet! LOL Do loooove the Quilt from panels! Looks soooo complicated…and panels made it easy! Neat-o!

    Thank you for chance to win such a fun drawing! :)

  53. Jane F August 24, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    I always choose a more time than I have Christmas quilt and never seem to finish. This quilt would solve that quickly! Love it.

  54. sandyandcosmo August 24, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    I like making lap quilts as Christmas gifts because they work up quickly and everyone appreciates them. Great job on the panels!

  55. Gail A. Mandli August 24, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    Patti, What an elegant Christmas quilt. Love it! Gail

  56. Chris August 24, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

    Love this quilt! It’s just gorgeous. I would be so excited to win some of this fabric, but even if I don’t I’m going to look for it in my local quilt shops.

  57. Kathy MacKie August 24, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

    Thanks for the great giveaway.

  58. Barbie Burns August 24, 2012 at 2:54 pm #

    Beautiful quilt!

  59. Cecilia August 24, 2012 at 2:54 pm #

    I like to make table toppers. This year I want to make stockings for my children and grandchildren. I like the quilt you made from panels. I will have to try to make one. Thank you for the chance to win.

  60. MarciaW August 24, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    Your panel quilt design is wonderful, and like the hint about quilting around the faux blocks and use of metallic gold thread. Thank you for the lovely giveaway as well. It was enjoyable to learn more about your work. alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

  61. Susie S August 24, 2012 at 3:02 pm #

    Beautiful quilt.

  62. Mary Miller August 24, 2012 at 3:06 pm #

    Love your quilt and love the fabrics

  63. Jeanne August 24, 2012 at 3:07 pm #

    I have made a Christmas tablerunner but not yet a Christmas quilt. Love your quilt! Thanks for the giveaway.

  64. Kay August 24, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    I like to make Christmas lap quilts as well as table runners and placemats. But your Queen in a Day quilt is also right up my alley. Love the fabric.

  65. Violet Johnson August 24, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

    What a lovely quilt and such a easy creative process to putting it together. I love it!

  66. Julie L August 24, 2012 at 3:26 pm #

    What beautiful fabrics and such a lovely design. I’ve been looking forward to the Christmas issue and now can’t wait to get it!

    julie at kaboodles dot com

  67. Valerie R August 24, 2012 at 3:28 pm #

    The quilt is beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway. valquilts@hotmail.com

  68. Wendy August 24, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    Love your tip on outline stitching in panel to appear applique-like. Maybe I won’t shy away from panels as much now. Lovely quilt and the stonehenge Christmas fabric is lovely as well. Thanks for the opportunity to win this great package

  69. Debbie Rockel August 24, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

    This quilt gives me a warm fuzzy holiday feeling. I love it! I would def make the wall hanging!
    derock5759@hotmail.com

  70. derock5759 August 24, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    What a warm and fuzzy holiday feeling I get from this! I love it! Thank you for the chance!
    derock5759@hotmail.com

  71. Pat Hersl August 24, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    I’m too slow. It’s wallhangings for me, mostly anyway. Love the fabric.

  72. Margaret Parks August 24, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    Amazing quilt. I love the Christmas quilt that I made several years ago and you will really enjoy yours as well.
    cheers
    maggie

  73. Elizabeth A Monahan August 24, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    I love fussy-cutting!

  74. Jane August 24, 2012 at 3:46 pm #

    I like what you did with the panel. You’ve given me some ideas. Thanks!

  75. Sandie Oravec August 24, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    Your quilt is absolutely amazing! I love to make Christmas coasters, baskets and table runners. Love this fabric!

  76. Sue Bialorucki August 24, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    The quilt demonstrates a great way to use large print material and/or panels.

  77. Diann Cornell August 24, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    I’m a wall hanging person. I have a Christmas one almost finished that I just love.

  78. Maxine Funk August 24, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

    This is lovely! Love the fussy cutting, always so pleasing to the eye. These are beautiful color for Christmas.

  79. Sandy Lai August 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    LOve how you used the panels to create this beautiful quilt. Well done.

  80. Tweela August 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    Congratulations on being part of the magazine, though obvioulsy well deserved.

  81. iluv2create August 24, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    Love the fussy cut, it always has great eye appeal. These are perfect colors for an antique Christmas.

  82. Joyvonne Chapman August 24, 2012 at 3:58 pm #

    I do both table toppers and quilts . I think you did a wonderful job on the wall hanging quilt
    Thanks for the givaway.

  83. Pamela August 24, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    Oh how I like how you set the corners with the offset cardinals. Love the quilt. Sure is festive. Thanks for shaing.

  84. LeAnne L August 24, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

    I usually make wall hangings and ornaments.

  85. Holly Wotton August 24, 2012 at 4:13 pm #

    Beautiful quilt. I especially love the red birds.

  86. oneoldgoatandherlittlefarmBrown August 24, 2012 at 4:16 pm #

    Absolutely gorgeous! I have a beautiful Christmas Rbtm that I need to get done. Maybe this weekend :)

  87. oneoldgoatandherlittlefarm August 24, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    This is beautiful! I love the cardinals:)

  88. Tara W August 24, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

    What a great pattern! It’s a great way to use big prints.

  89. Jo thatcher August 24, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    Stunning quilt! Must dash out and buy the magazine.

  90. Evelyn Breutzmann August 24, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

    What a gorgeous quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!

  91. Maxine Racer August 24, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

    Love your quilt.

  92. jmniffer August 24, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    I tend to do table runners or wall hangings for holidays. Your quilt makes great use of a panel; something I have never worked with. Thanks for sharing.

    • Mary Alsop August 24, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

      I have been quilting for 22 years. My house is filled with holiday quilts, so now my daughter-in-law is claiming my creations. There are many wall hangings and table runners, but I am catching up with the beds. Your Golden Gifts would be perfect on the guest bedroom bed. Thank you.

  93. glorybquilts August 24, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    I have 2 loves for Christmas fabric. I love wall hangings and table runners.

  94. Eva Pearce-Ingram August 24, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

    I’ve never been this excited about Christmas in August before, all the beautiful projects has me so wanting to get the sewing machine singing. Thanks to all who is sharing.

    Eva
    Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

  95. Sandra Just August 24, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    I absolutely love this quilt !! What a joy it would be to give this quilt for Christmas. Thank you for the chance to win….

  96. Donna P August 24, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    I love this quilt! I haven’t made a Christmas quilt yet though I also seem to try to start one – and never really get a move on with it!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  97. Karen Neitzke August 24, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

    I love your Golden Gifts quilt! Panels are so quick and easy, but look fabulous.

  98. Debbie (Grammiebear) August 24, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

    I love to decorate at Christmas! My goal is to one day have Christmas quilts on every bed, tablecloth and or placemats and napkins on the table, wallhangings, treeskirts and as many other things as I can make to give each room its very own Christmas look.

  99. granniegee August 24, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

    Of all the quilts I have made, I have never done one specifically for Christmas. This is one I would DEFINITELY do! It is just beautiful! And when I found out how fast and easy it was, well, there was just no question!

  100. Michelle August 24, 2012 at 5:10 pm #

    Very nice!
    Michelle

  101. Sandra August 24, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

    Guess I’m gonna have to go find some panels to make something out of!

  102. Lorraine August 24, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

    Great design! A queen top pieced in a day is fabulous!!

  103. Lorraine August 24, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

    GASP! The prints are stunning. I have two projects and can only think – how can I squeeze in one more – oooooh the prospects are breathtaking. thanks

  104. Beverley Moore August 24, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

    Love your quilt & using a panel really speeds things up. Thanks for this opportunity

  105. Mary Anne Law August 24, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  106. Sherry Johnstone August 24, 2012 at 5:54 pm #

    Great quilt! It would be nice to cover up with on a snowy night. Love it

  107. Joyce Carter August 24, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

    I really love your quilt. It is very beautiful.For Christmas, I like to make quilts and stockings. Thanks for a chance to win some gorgeous fabric.

  108. Linda verburg August 24, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

    Love meeting all these new designers! And love that there’s no appliqué on your project….more time to make more quilts! My favorite projects for Christmas are table runners and wall hangings. I once made this beautiful tree skirt but it got buried under the presents….what was I thinking?!

  109. Beverly Silvestre August 24, 2012 at 6:06 pm #

    I am always attracted to any kind of Christmas project. I like to do table runners because they do not take too long. I have also enjoyed making ornaments for the tree. i love your Christmas quilt.

  110. Nadine Medlin August 24, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

    I am one of those quilters who shy away from complicated “show case” quilts and make the more simple lap quilts for Christmas. But I am going to try this one. Hope that I win this time so I can make something really different.

  111. Susan White August 24, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

    Love your work.

  112. Christine August 24, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

    Hi, Patti: I have several Christmas lap size quilts which I put on our beds in haphazard positions. Your White Christmas quilt with all the trees is beautiful. From Ontario.

  113. Jenelle Boxberger August 24, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

    This quilt is too darn cute. I love easy as well. I signed up for your email news. Love your talent. Thanks for the chance to win the beautiful fabric.

  114. Susan Schneider August 24, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    Beautiful quilt. Thanks for a chance to enter.

  115. Jill Harkins August 24, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

    I love your quilt. I love Christmas and enjoy making a new quilt for
    the new season. I would love to win your quilt kit. You are very
    talented.

  116. Beth Hammergren August 24, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

    Christmas-I guess it is time to start thinking about it. Love your site. Thanks for the opportunity.

  117. Dana August 24, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    I love the thought of making a simple pieced quilt with stunning results by changing quilting.

  118. Deb Cobb August 24, 2012 at 7:33 pm #

    Love the quilt and the fabrics. I like the fact that it can be made so quickly.

  119. Carrie P. August 24, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

    I have made several table runners and pot holders for Christmas. I like to make pillows too. I do shy away from panels but you created a great quilt. thanks for a chance to win your giveaway.

  120. Margaret Lawrence August 24, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

    What pretty fabrics! I love the idea of a quick quilt – especially at the Christmas-quilting time of year!

  121. Judy G. August 24, 2012 at 8:02 pm #

    Kudo’s; you’ve done it again! Looks a lot more difficult in the assembly. I will be looking for the magazine. I am just beginning EQ. Hope I can learn to play like you can! I love the stonehenge series. I love to make full size quilts but should be creating placemats and runners (much quicker and easier to quilt!!).

  122. Bonnie August 24, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

    Your quilt is so pretty. I am new to quilting but I am interested in making table runners and placemats for Christmas.

  123. Denise August 24, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

    For christmas i love making my fam small items that they will reuse and display for many years

  124. Cathy K. August 24, 2012 at 8:23 pm #

    What a lovely quilt!!! I mostly make table runners and quilts for Christmas!!!! Thank you so much for the chance to win this generous giveaway!

  125. Anna Hollar August 24, 2012 at 8:39 pm #

    SWEET, we all enjoy beautiful and fast.

  126. Nancy McFall August 24, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

    I love to make quilted presents for others in my family, lately those presents have been tablerunners. In the past I gifted everyone with placemats and lapthrows.

  127. MoeWest August 24, 2012 at 8:56 pm #

    No way! I thought this looked so difficult until I read your post. It’s so pretty! In the past I’ve mostly made wall hangings or table runners for Christmas decorating but it is on my to-do list to make a Christmas quilt for each bed. Thanks for the giveaway.

  128. Elaine Morgan August 24, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

    quilts, placemats and ornaments are my favorite things to make for Christmas!

  129. kathy raabe August 24, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

    Hi, Patti, the quilt is absolutely beautiful. I love to learn new time-savers, techniques, and old standbys. Sure I will get a little of everything with your posts. Thank you.

  130. kfr14819 August 24, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

    Wonderful quilt It would be awesome to win. Thank you.

  131. Angie Loethen August 24, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

    So sophisticatec. Would love to to have half of your imigination. Quilting is an excitement of color and design and you have really captured it.

  132. Jackie August 24, 2012 at 9:21 pm #

    What a beautiful Christmas quilt. Thanks for sharing, hope I win. Christmas will be here before we know it!!

  133. Kristy Boule August 24, 2012 at 9:36 pm #

    I so love the unique way you’ve incorporated these panels. I can’t wait to try it myself!

  134. msjingles August 24, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

    Hi. Your quilt from panels is beautiful. This is one of the best kind to me as it saves some time but still looks very nice. During the holidays I like to decorate with several wall hangings in various sizes. Some just a panel quilted and a border and binding. Thank you for the chance to win the gorgeous fabric.
    Anne
    kittymom7@aol.com

  135. Joanne August 24, 2012 at 10:00 pm #

    What a lovely christmas themed quilt. So makes me ready for Christmas

  136. Maria Kievit August 24, 2012 at 10:11 pm #

    In the past I used to make some tree skirts for family members, really enjoyed doing that. But at the present it’s smaller things like placemats and wall hanging. Thanks for the giveaway.

  137. Ellen August 24, 2012 at 10:13 pm #

    Beautiful fabrics and a great design.

  138. Donna Purchase August 24, 2012 at 10:24 pm #

    Since I have made Christmas quilts for many others, this looks like the one for ME!

  139. Terri E August 24, 2012 at 10:24 pm #

    The quilt is beautiful! I love using panels and large prints in my quilts. Thanks for the giveaway.

  140. Donna Harry August 24, 2012 at 10:27 pm #

    I love how you took panels and put together “Golden Gifts” quilt, simply genius!!! I would love some fast ideas to make table runners and placemats and some gifts for Christmas.

  141. dianne August 24, 2012 at 10:27 pm #

    I’m new to quilting and have never made anything with a Christmas theme. I want to start with a table runner but may change my mine after seeing your quilt and how fast it went together.

  142. Patty Ryker August 24, 2012 at 10:36 pm #

    Patti, I love your Christmas quilt, what fun fabrics as well. The quilt says it all for the Christmas celebration. The fabrics are bright and cheerful. So glad you are here to find new and exciting ideas.

  143. scrapperdeb August 24, 2012 at 10:46 pm #

    i’ve loved the blog hop and seeing all the projects. Thank you for the chance to win on your blog.

  144. Carla G August 24, 2012 at 10:57 pm #

    What a beautiful quilt!! I’m new to the quilting world, but I’m hoping to make some table runners for Christmas gifts this year. I hope someday to work my way up to making full sized quilts for gifts. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

  145. bmarty August 24, 2012 at 11:27 pm #

    I love the quilt.

  146. Sue Winnie August 24, 2012 at 11:34 pm #

    Table runners and placemats are my favorites to do. B

  147. Karen Boehner August 24, 2012 at 11:37 pm #

    Beautiful projects with great fabrics!!! Would LOVE to be the winner.

  148. Jane S. August 24, 2012 at 11:38 pm #

    That’s one of the best uses for panels that I’ve seen! It’s so much more than just a panel with a border. :)

  149. Anda August 24, 2012 at 11:40 pm #

    What a gorgeous, intricate looking quilt! It is hard to believe that it sews up quickly!

  150. Helen Elliott August 24, 2012 at 11:57 pm #

    1 Love it. Got to find the panels.

  151. Charlotte Massey August 25, 2012 at 1:01 am #

    I love these fabrics! Wonderful collection & wonderful pattern. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Charlottemassey@suddenlink.net

  152. ohmobejo August 25, 2012 at 2:27 am #

    I enjoy making seasonal pillowcases. But that was last year, so this year I might try some placemats! What a lovely quilt :)

  153. Tambra Vandal August 25, 2012 at 7:59 am #

    Although I didn’t get to enter the drawing to win those beautiful fabrics due to loading problems with QN, I just wanted to tell you how beautiful your quilt design is. I’m hoping someday I will be able to create something as beautiful as your Christmas quilt.

  154. Janet August 25, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    I love making fabric ornaments for family and friends. This year I am also hoping to make some table toppers.

  155. Shirley in Elk Lake! August 25, 2012 at 10:16 am #

    I make them all, Patti, but laps seems to be my go-to’s right now. So many to quilt!!
    You started when you were 4 at NC, and I met you when we were 5!!
    Sewing with you in mind – Petunia Pinner!! ♥

  156. Merie August 25, 2012 at 10:33 am #

    Wow! I love the visual illusion of that quilt!

  157. Hueisei August 25, 2012 at 10:45 am #

    I loved the Christmas quilt. So pretty

  158. Michele Fetter August 25, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

    My all time favorite last year was a set of coasters I made with Christmas fabric. My little 6 year old great niece was visiting from NC, saw them and asked if she could have them to take home. When she left she left me a note asking if I could please send her beautiful quilted, homemade gifts.

  159. diane i August 26, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    I like the way you used the panel so it doesnt look like it was a panel.. Very pretty christmas quilt. Thanks for introducing me to your blog and a chance to win.

  160. Sharon Benner December 15, 2012 at 11:34 am #

    I love this quilt, but saw it late, Is there any way to get material and pattern now?? It is beautiful!!

  161. Kathy Kauth November 14, 2013 at 8:32 am #

    I am very new to quilting but drooled over all the pretty items that can be made from quilting, it sure gets your brain spinning.

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