The majority of you said that Christmas was your favorite holiday. It's mine too. And to be honest, it's the days building up to Christmas that I love, decorating, baking, getting together with friends and enjoying the month of December in general. I am born in December so I think that has a lot to do with it:)
Sandi Timmons.......she said:
"That would be Christmas. I just love this holiday - food; lights and trimmings; hugs from loved ones; even opening presents. Fast and Furious sure would come in handy for making projects for presents. I would just love to win your book. This would mean so much because it would come from you. Thank you for being so generous. I enjoy your newsletters and your recipes."
Congratulations Sandi. I hope you enjoy it. I am so glad you are enjoying my newsletters and recipes. I never know if anyone even sees them. I will be in touch for your snail mail address.
Today's guest blogger is the voice of quilting, Pat Sloan. This woman is incredible. The things that she gets done in a day makes my knees weak. She has a weekly radio show on quilting, writes books, designs fabric, teaches and lectures all over the place and then writes a fantastic blog along with all the other social media. I aspire to be her when I grow up, that's for sure! Pat is a ball of energy as well and we always have some great laughs when whe see each other (for the 5 minutes she can stop:-)
On opening day of Quilt market this spring, we had a chuckle because our outfits totally matched. Just like our personalities do.
Being that she does interviews all the time, Pat of course asked me some very unique questions for her blog day. One of them was if I had a special quilt I had made for a person, a special occasion and the story behind it. I am sure we all have a bunch of stories like that, but I chose to mention this quilt:
This is my oldest sons graduation quilt. He is a soccer player as you can see and so I used his soccer t-shirts and even socks to put it together. I also wanted to do something different than just cut all the shirts the same size so I put together these scrapbooking like blocks from smaller pieces and added some fabrics in with it for pop. His school colors are navy and vegas gold so this background worked great along with the fabric in the stars. It just so happened that I designed both those fabrics myself so it makes the quilt extra special for him.
Make sure to go check Pat's blog to see what other questions she asked me and to add your comment in for the giveaway.
Since so many of you like Christmas, I decided that today's drawing here on this blog should be my Nordic Christmas pattern. This would definitely count as one of the most special quilts I have designed and put into a pattern. I designed this quilt using my Nordic Vision fabrics and mindful of all the things I grew up with around the Christmas season. If you hav a Scandinavian background, you will also recognize the 4 advent candles, folded paper hearts we used to make and the very traditional scandinavian snowflake found in knitting and embroidery. Even though the fabric line is not a Christmas line the reds, greys, blacks and whites with a touch of green and gold give the quilt a perfect modern look.
The quilt measures 58" x 72", perfect to use as a lap quilt or a nice sized wall quilt.
To help you get started on the quilt, I am adding a few fat quarters of the fabric to the prize package.
To add your name into the drawing, tell me about a special quilt you have made either for yourself or someone in your life.