Monday, December 05, 2016

Quiltmaker Jan/Feb 2017 Gift-Away!

I can’t believe I just wrote 2017 in a subject line!

Oh, goodness.  It is coming up so soon!

And with magazines, it’s a month ahead of where we currently are and do I have some happy surprises for you!

It may only be December, but 2017 is already hitting news stands near you.

Does it drive you nuts?  It does me a bit, but this one is packed with all things WONDERFULLY QUILTY!

My own copy of the January/February 2017 issue of Quiltmaker was waiting for me when I returned from Thanksgiving in Key Largo, Florida.

I tucked myself into bed and thumbed through the pages, one by one by one – SO much great stuff inside!


Isn’t this a great cover quilt?


Aurora Borealis by Susie Ledadom!

SO striking!

This one is marked as “EASY” and I think this would be great with any collection, prints or solids or batiks!


Diane Harris has done it again!

This one is called Spinster!

I love to separate even my smallest scraps by color family, and this one just calls to me!  It’s also marked EASY…are you ready to get your scrappy on?

These are just a FEW of my favorites!  Look:


So many stars and pinwheels!

Crimson and Cream by Lynn Lister.

Also marked as EASY!!


And there is so much more!

Not to mention:


This month’s Addicted to Scraps Column!

Star Chain!


This is the antique quilt that inspired my column.

Irene, Sherry and I found this quilt while antiquing in Kentucky and I just KNEW I had to make some of these.  Here is another close up:


Can you spot the blocks?

Have fun digging into your scraps while you make these fun blocks with basic units.  You’ll find the directions in my Addicted to Scraps column in the Jan/Feb 2017 issue.


A Fit For Christmas Bundle!

This bundle includes:
  • 100 blocks vol 13
  • 100 blocks vol 14
  • Jan/Feb 2017 issue
  • Thread cutter by Sunflower Quilts
  • Alex Anderson playing cards
  • UFO in Progress Fridge Magnet
  • Soak Wash Sample
  • The Double Wedding Ring Mystery (Gently read by me!) 
This lovely bundle is going to go to one lucky winner! 

Our drawing will happen Thursday evening, December 8th.


My day today.

I’ve made all of the small string blocks that I need, now I am on to the large ones…so far this is NOT making a dent in the neutral strings bin!  But I’m sure having fun while I do it!

Have a lovely evening, everyone!

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  1. Are you working on Dawn's Early Light?

  2. This is the first time I have ever entered, maybe I will have beginner's luck. I love your neutral string blocks. I tend to make mine in color blocks too. Some are just scrappy, but I have been making a lot of blocks with 30's scraps and some with Batik's. I am making a charity quilt out of Batik orphan blocks soon and I am thinking these 3 1/2" scrappy squares will need to find a home in it somewhere.

    I love using these blocks for table runners - so colorful and I can make the runner any size I want very easily.

  3. those 2 are faves of mine too bonnie....great giveaway!

  4. I was shocked to see so few comments on this day's blog. It appears that alot of your followers must be working on the MQ! LOL I'm still working on clue #1 as I had a quilt to finish for a dear friend. I'll get back to it shortly. I really like the quilts you showed from the new Quiltmaker Mag. Those are the normal size of most of my quilts. Large lap quilts that I can quilt more easily on my DM. Thank you for the chance of winning that nice bundle of quilting mags and the extra goodies.

    Bonnie, have a blessed week and get everything that you have on your present list done. I know you will do that. It's just your nature.

    Love to you and the quilting community! QD

  5. Lovely giveaway and lovely quilts. There are so many of your scrappy quilt patterns that I want to make! I am trying my hand at my first mystery. It is slow going because I am still working on Christmas stuff, plus I don't have a big stash. I will have to go shopping. I am also working on your scrappy stars. Love that pattern!

  6. Oops! Scrappy Crystals, not scrappy stars.

  7. I'm plugging away on clue #2: only 40 more to do! Thank you so much for this great mystery. I am improving my cutting skills and my 1/4" seam is finally accurate. Plus, the colors of Provence are so beautiful! Thank you!

  8. Great giveaway Bonnie! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great package!

  9. Are those string blocks for the En Provence mystery?? If not, what would they be like in lieu of the 4 patch? Just wondering!!

  10. Thanks a lot for you giveaway, Bonnie. I love that I'm able to sew together with you through your live camera.

  11. What a great give-away! So generous of you!
    I love to throw in a give-away sometimes too. Mostly after I have visited the US and found some fun stuff to share that I can't find in my country.
    Happy Stitching! Yvonne

  12. Thank you Bonnie for all you do and the chance to win this fantastic prize

  13. I read cookbooks and quilting magazines like novels. So many pretty quilts in there! Thank you for an opportunity to win this bundle. Will it help if I say my 73rd birthday is Dec. 16?

  14. Again, another great give away. BTW, I missed the live impromptu quilt cam, but was so happy to spent an hour and twenty minutes with you yesterday while the plumber was fixing 2 slow drains. No better time was spent. 😃

  15. Great block. Can't wait for my issue to arrive. I am down to one magazine and Quiltmaker is it. Carol

  16. You are a wonderful woman. You share so much with us. I appreciate the time you give us out of your daily life. This is the first year I've done the mystery quilt. Thanks so much for giving me this opportunity.

    Norma J. May
    Sioux city, IA

  17. Thank you for such a great GiveAway! I've also completed step #2 of En Provence.
    This year has been a very challenging one (lost of health-issues).
    I'm so happy to be able to sew with all of your!
    Let's give this December-month lots of love to the world!! I consider your mystery as a "labour of love"for all of us!!
    Love from me in the Netherlands,

  18. Oh my, what a treat this give away would be!!!

  19. Love readinding quilt magazines!

  20. Just did a small string quilt check book cover. Like to make them to match the bags I make.

  21. Would love to have the gift. Trying to finish 2 of your quilts Bonnie .CS and A. Plus the mystery . Thanks for the inspirations

  22. Love the give away.

  23. What a delightful giveaway! It will be someone's BIG present this Christmas!!
    I'm too late to enter, unfortunately.
    How I wish I had seen this blog post earlier. . .
    No excuses. . . but it has been quite a week. . .
    Love all of your generosity and inspiration, Bonnie!

  24. What a wonderful way to start the New Year.

  25. This would certainly be a wonderful gift to start 2018 off in the right direction.


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