It's that time of the year and I have four new patterns to giveaway.These patterns were released at the Christmas in July workshop held last weekend.
Many of you will know by now I make a red and white quilt each year. I wanted something a little different than the same block repeated over and over. With no real plan I just started playing with my red fabrics. The Friday Girls Medallion is a great way to use up scraps of your favourite reds.
For me Christmas is all about making and giving gifts. They don't have to be complicated and take hours and hours, in fact the simpler and quicker they are the better. It's such a nice feeling after a day of sewing to have a stash of gifts ready for giving.
No Peeking was very popular at the workshop. Lots of bags, pouches and stockings were made! These gifts could be easily personalised by stitching name tags.
And yes, I do have a thing for tags, decorations especially when they're stitched or embellished with one of Barb's buttons. Deer Tree is one of my favourites. The nice thing about this sort of project is you can carry it with you and do a little bit of stitching while waiting for the children or appointments.... It's surprising how quickly they come together when you snatch five minutes here and there.
Before I started making a quilt each year, I used to make a new Christmas decoration. Something a little more substantial than a single decoration for the tree. For ages now, I've been wanting to make a bunting and there have been many ideas floating around in my head.The flags are stitched with a Christmas alphabet with crazy patchwork ones in between. Must be Christmas combines the things I love, stitching and favourite fabrics.
To enter the draw to win one of these patterns, simply leave a comment by Sunday 22 July.
Thanks Marg. Iwas there at the show! AND... I DID buy the bunting pattern.... I just could not resist it. First I looked and went around.... then I came back 'cos it was in my head.... so I BOUGHT the pattern! I might use just red or, will use red and green to make it more Chrismassy...with red/green fabric and red/green verigat thread!!! How about that!
Posted by: Jebby Ragavan | August 10, 2012 at 03:15 PM
I love the red and white quilt. Christmas is my favorite season lots of good cheer. thank you for a chance to win one of your lovely patterns. Janita
Posted by: janita | July 23, 2012 at 11:36 AM
Love all the new patterns, I love Xmas things!
Posted by: Debbie P | July 23, 2012 at 04:50 AM
I afraid I'm late, but I love your creations in red and white so much!
Posted by: Tatkis | July 23, 2012 at 03:45 AM
Marg, congratulations on the beautiful Christmas patterns. Looking forward to creating these for my home for Christmas
Posted by: Vic | July 22, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Marg thanks for the chance to win, I just love christmas sewing
Posted by: JulieG | July 22, 2012 at 08:14 PM
As always beautiful patterns Marg, Christmas is my favourite time of the year. Thanks for the chance to win one.
Posted by: Kerrie | July 22, 2012 at 07:24 PM
Marg what a lovely treat to see your beautiful new Christmas Designs. Christmas is such a special time and seeing your new patterns just adds extra inspiration to start sewing them.I'm looking forward to catching up with you at the Melbourne Craft and Quilt Fair this week!
Posted by: Jeanette | July 22, 2012 at 12:13 PM
Your Christmas patterns are deer-lightful.
I would love to adorn my presents with your lovely designs.
Posted by: Dianne | July 21, 2012 at 11:34 PM
I Love stitching Christmas things all year round, all your new patterns are beautiful Marg and I would love to win any one of them
Posted by: Lee-Ann | July 21, 2012 at 08:36 PM