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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!


Iโ€™m not normally a ring-in-the-holidays, put-on-your-best-Christmas-sweater type of gal, but One Winterโ€™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 grandparentsโ€™ 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.

294 comments

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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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

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

  8. 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

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

  10. 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!

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

  12. 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

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

  14. 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.

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

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

  17. 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!!

  18. 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. 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

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

  21. 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.

  22. 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

  23. 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.

  24. 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. 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.

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

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

  28. 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.

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

  30. 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.

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

  32. 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

  33. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ I can't wait to pick up my copy of the magazine and start my first Christmas quilt! Thank you!

  34. 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!

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

  36. 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

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

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

  39. 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!

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

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

  42. 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!

  43. 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

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

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

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

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

  48. 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

  49. 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.

  50. 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!

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

  52. 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.

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

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

  55. 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.

  56. 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.

  57. 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!

  58. 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.

  59. 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.

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

    Verlaine Stein

  61. 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.

  62. 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!!

  63. wow – that is beautiful – gets me in the mood to start thinking about Christmas gifts. Definitely bookmarked this

  64. This is a beautiful quilt made with beautiful fabrics! I love Christmas so I would love to have that issue of best Christmas Quilts. thanks for the chance to win.

  65. I love the quilt made to remind me of Christmas and also snow and winter! I'd love to win!

  66. Such a beautiful quilt, love the blue! I can see being snuggled under it in January when the wind is howling and the snow is drifting. This would make a great Christmas gift.

  67. Love 3Sisters fabrics! This is a great quilt – I really need this fabric & pattern!

  68. Would not have thought of adding so much blue to a Christmas quilt, but it looks beautiful!

  69. I loved your explanation of the light and dark of the quilt. I remember blowing on the window so my breath created frost and melting a design in it with my finger. I love the star border. The center reminds me of a present all wrapped up under the tree.

    Julie
    sew.goodwitch_crafts@yahoo.com

  70. I love the mix of colors for this collection and the classic stars. Makes a great christmas quilt and one that you can get some transition time use from also. It will carry well into winter after christmas. Lovely. scarlette

  71. I love the mix of warm and cool in this quilt. Winter with out being over the top. very nice.

  72. Would love to win your beautiful fabrics & start a quilt for my sister!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  73. Absolutely love Christmas and it's never too early to get started and I love the quilt you have made.

  74. This is really a pretty quilt, and although I would LOVE to win the fabrics and book to make it, it would be lovely made in many other fabric combination.

  75. I am working on my first Christmas quilt right now. I love Christmas fabric and have been collecting for a while. I have used some for placemats and wall hangings but never a quilt. Thought it was about time. I would love to own the fabric and the book.

  76. The soft colours in Sentiments brings out the softness of the snow gently falling on my face.

    Thank you for this giveaway,

  77. Reading this blog post and looking at the yummy quilt makes me yearn for Christmas! Amazing really, but Christmas will be here much faster than we can imagine.

  78. I love the colors in the quilt "One Winter's Night" by Sentiments. I would love to win your giveaway, but if not, I cannot wait to get a copy of Best Christmas Quilts 2012 to get the pattern and purchase the fabric.

  79. Thanks for the idea in your story. My grandson doesn't have too far to travel to get to our house but how wonderful to make him a special Christmas Quilt to travel home with. It could be a new tradition for us.