Christmas Poinsettias Quilt is Published

August 29, 2012

Quilter’s Newsletter has published my Christmas Poinsettias quilt in their special issue titled Best Christmas Quilts 2012. I’m so proud to be a part of this magazine as it is chock full of quilt patterns and projects for the holidays. Each of the 28 projects include step-by-step instructions. The issue went on sale on August 21 and is available at newsstands around the country. It is not included in a QN subscription.

Christmas Poinsettias is a pieced and appliqued quilt Β constructed entirely with semi-solid hand-dyed fabrics. The subtle mottling of this fabric gives it a soft look. It finishes 82″x82″ and fits perfectly on top of my queen-size bed.

I designed this quilt on Electric Quilt using one of their blocks as a start. The 12″ block from their library was shown in fall colors, but I immediately saw poinsettias. I began dyeing fabric to get just the right colors for my vision of the work.

The poinsettias are turned edge applique applied to the pieced block with a machine blanket stitch. The blocks, when set together, form a secondary pattern of pinwheels. This quilt is probably not for beginners, but it is well worth the time and effort for the intermediate to advanced quilter.

Leave a comment on this blog before 11:59 pm MDT tonight, August 29, 2012, for a chance to win this Timeless Treasurers fabric bundle 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 Quilter’s Newsletter in the last 90 days.

Be sure to include your email address in the comment box so QN can contact you when you win!!




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274 responses to “Christmas Poinsettias Quilt is Published”

  1. Linda Dixon

    Congrats on your quilt making it into QN. I’ll be looking for it when my copy arrives at home. Your poinsettas are lovely.

  2. Penny Gold

    Gorgeous quilt, Janet! Glad to know that you do hand-turned applique–one of my favorite things. What base fabric do you dye when you know you’re going to applique? I use Kaufman Patina, but other possibilities good to know.

  3. Cecilia

    Congratulations! That would be so exciting to have a quilt in a magazine. I love the look you have achieved.

  4. Lauren aka Giddy99

    eeep! Love the Poinsetta quilt! congratulations!

  5. Carla G

    What a great quilt! Love how the reds pop! And that bundle of fabric would be perfect to make some Christmas gifts! Thanks for a chance to win! πŸ™‚

  6. Terry

    Your self-dyed red fabrics are gorgeous! I appreciate the chance to win the wintery blue fabrics!

  7. Beulah

    This quilt would go perfectly with the art lesson I use with children on the Legend of the Poinsettia! I may tweak my lesson a bit and next time have the students make a group project, paper quilt using your quilt as inspiration! Lovely, just lovely!!!

    1. Beulah

      Oh fiddlesticks, I forgot to leave my email address in the comment box…..
      Will this work? sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

  8. Sharon Lichter

    This contest is so much fun.

  9. Cindy Mulks

    I love blues!

  10. Sue Totzke

    Oh what talent you have! beautiful, beautiful!

  11. Linda Middlemist

    love the poinsetta quilt and the fabric.
    thanks for the chance to win. enjoyed looking at all
    your blog pages

  12. Cynthia T.

    What a stunning quilt.

  13. Beth Brown

    I would love to make the poinsetta quilt – it is absolutely stunning! I will now proceed to add your blog to my reading list and look at all of your beautiful quilts! Thanks for entering me in the giveaway – that fabric is beautiful!


  14. LynDee

    The quilt is lovely…I like the interplay of the poinsettias and the background of the block.

  15. Beth

    Congratulations Janet Jo–beautiful quilt. Thanks for the opportunity to win some beautiful fabric.

  16. Betty Moubray

    Congratulations on your beautiful quilt being published! Love the reds in your quilt and the design is just stunning!

  17. Janet Frank

    This quilt is stunning! A real show stopper! Thanks for the chance!

  18. Barbara Sindlinger

    Love the modern look of your poinsettia quilt. Thanks for sharing with the world.

  19. Anne McClenaghan

    Your quilt is very Soft n sweet. The colors are perfect. Cannot even imagine dyeing my own fabric. Very nice. I didn’t see the pinwheels at first as I was concentrating on those poinsettas. Thank u for the chance to win that very pretty stack of fat quarters.

  20. Patti-Ann Kubacki

    The quilt is beautiful and the fabrics are dyed just the right shades too. Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us and for a chance to win the beautiful stack of fat quarters.

  21. Katherine

    Love the blues against the red poinsettias!

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  23. Jane Brown

    Love the poinsettias in your quilt. And I’m liking the blue timeless treasure fabrics too.

  24. Marcia Kosturock

    Those Poinsettias are just BEAUTIFUL! I can see why it was chosen to be in the magazine. Congratulations. I love how the Poinsettias a bright and bold on a light background, it really makes them pop and stand out.

  25. Lisa Chin

    Very nice! Congratulations!

  26. lindawwww

    Lovely poinsettias! I love your color choices.

  27. Lisa Marie

    I love the rich colors of the flowers on the pale background!

  28. Becky Greene

    What a striking quilt!! Congratulations on being published!!

  29. Diane Miller

    Congratulations on your quilt being selected for publication! Enjoy sleeping under that beautiful quilt.

  30. MarciaW

    Congratulations on being published in this QNL special magazine. The color of the poinsettias is the perfect red. Thanks for the lovely giveaway too.

  31. Rachell Reilly

    hi! Nice to meet you! Congrats! Poinsettias are so neat because they remind me of layered Mariners Compass or other radiating stars. I’m always on the lookout for true reds with subtle texture….I have a lot of firefighters in my family and I want to make firefighter-themed quilts…the reds in your poinsettias look wonderful.
    oooh…..those blue and white Timeless Treasures sure look chilly and gorgeous too.

  32. KarenR

    I love the poinsettias! Beautiful

  33. Barbie Burns


  34. Amy Roth

    Thanks for offering a gift of fabric! Hmm, wonder what kind of Christmas gift I could make with that?

  35. Christy Leonard

    Nice to see a different way to add poinsettias! Beautiful!!

  36. Loretta J Tejkl

    Love the simple look.

  37. Sharon S

    Beautiful quilt.

  38. Cheryl

    Your quilt is BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations on being published in QN!

  39. Diann Cornell

    You made a beautiful quilt.

  40. thel jones

    oh my gosh, what a beautiful poinsettia quilt. i am soon to be 60 and am new to quilting. i love to see the talent and art that is in quilting. thank you for inspiring us new to the craft.

  41. Laurie

    thanks for the giveaway

  42. Eva

    Congrats on your quilt making it into QN, I so love it. Sure do wish I win.

  43. Dawn Frisch

    I just love, love, love your Christmas quilt! Congrats on it being published too. I will definitely pick up the magazine this week… My best to you in your endeavors for the future. Dawn

    1. Dawn Frisch

      Sorry Janet Jo. I forget the Jo part. You know I almost would rather receive a collection of your fabrics! Your fabric is quite unusual and very stunning!

  44. Janice

    Congratulations on the publication. Doesn’t it feel wonderful? I could always use more fabric, my shelves are getting empty, lol.

  45. Carrie P.

    Your quilt is so pretty. Congrats on being published in the magazine. thanks for the giveaway

  46. Tina Dee

    That is utterly gorgeous! πŸ™‚
    I totally understand why it got published, bravo!

  47. Dianne P.

    Love the quilt. What beautiful fabric. Thanks for sharing.

  48. Elaine Morgan

    I love the colors in this quilt!

  49. Denise

    Congratulations on being published. I just love poinsettias and they’re especially beautiful in this quilt. Christmas projects are one of the best parts of the holiday season!

  50. Mary Anne

    Love the poinsettia pattern w/your lovely fabric!!

  51. Kathy P.

    Timeless Treasures is such a beautiful line. I would love to win this fabric to make something for my Mother for Christmas! Thank you for the chance to win!

  52. Kelly Gaudio

    I love this poinsettia quilt.The color combos are just beautiful.

  53. Lynda

    That is an absolutely beautiful quilt!

  54. Denise

    Congrats on the publication. It is a very pretty quilt!

  55. jane

    A beautiful quilt. The perfect Christmas quilt!

  56. Valerie Flournoy

    Thank you for this chance to win the beauty blue Christmas material.

  57. Sheryl Bailey

    Very pretty! I wish I had the talent to make a quilt. I keep making plans but they just don’t get done.

  58. Ruth Jones

    I love the blue and white fabric and already have a design for it in mind! Great color selection and TY for the chance to win it.

  59. Karen Larson

    A very beautiful quilt.

  60. Linda Harkins

    Stunning quilt! I’d leave it on the bed from Nov. through Feb.!!! How delightful it would be to receive the free fabric!

  61. Abby

    I’ve always shied away from applique, but I just finished a gorgeous quilt for a customer with a lot of applique and I’m ready to do more. Love this!

  62. Beth Spell

    very beautiful work-hope this is the same as making a comment

  63. Diana

    Inspiring! Everything about is make brings to mind a cozy Christmas feeling.

  64. Toni Johns

    Beautiful quilt! I can only imagine making one like that, but maybe if I keep practicing I can some day!! I do more simple ones! My favorite pattern is the trip around the world! I have 16 orders for quilts right now! Hope you have a wonderful fall season and happy holidays!!!

  65. Amanda Best

    Your poinsettia quilt is lovely, congratulations on it being in QN! The timeless treasures fabric bundle is very pretty, I would love to win, thanks!

  66. Toni Johns

    Beautiful! I can only do simple ones like trip around the world,but maybe with practice! Have a wonderful fall season!

  67. Gill

    What a fabulous quilt! I love poinsettias!

  68. Allison Loo

    Such a beautiful piece! Congratulations to you and all your success. And thank you for sharing your talent with us!

  69. Elizabeth A Lee

    I absolutely love the quilt. I would be honored to win it and display it for all to see..

    God Bless!

  70. Lindsey

    Your poinsettias are beautiful! Beautiful work!

  71. Elizabeth A Lee For my previous Comment..

    Your work is so inspiring

  72. Lynn Robinson

    Can’t wait to see this issue!

  73. Juanita

    Very lovely quilt, beautiful fabric ideas already running through my mind as to how to use it!

  74. Elisabeth

    a very beautiful quilt! love it! :o)

  75. Letty Sellmer

    I am just learning to Quilt and I am so excited with all patterns. I am trying my hand at tessellation. I would love to win Christmas material to make a Quilt for my sister

  76. loretta

    What pretty fabrics and colors. I’d sure like to make/have something this lovely!

  77. Mary Miller

    Your quilt is beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to win the wonderful fabric.

  78. Sheila Wynens

    LOVE your poinsettia quilt–absolutely beautiful. This is my birthday flower (December). Also love the blue fabrics and would love to win them. Blue must be my favorite color, because I am always drawn to them first.

  79. Martha

    Christmas quilts get me in the spirit of the season! Yours is lovely!

  80. Cathy B

    Beautiful quilt!! Love the fabrics! thank you!

  81. Emma Fisher

    As a beginner quilter all I can say is WOW! I’m learning so many new and beautiful ways to make quilts. Christmas is my best time of the year. I’m trying to make a new quilt each year and I think yours would be a winner.I plan to purchse this mag. that your quilt is featured in. Thanks for sharing.

  82. Beckie P

    what wonderful colors I am into using lots of color in my quilts. I love your quilt . I will have to look for the pattern in the magazine.

  83. Linda Sandusky

    such a pretty quilt….would love to win the magazine to get the pattern!!

  84. Patricia

    Beautiful and Simple! I love it!!!

  85. Barbara

    I love that quilt! it is beautiful!

  86. Wilma Searcy

    I love this combination of piecing and applique! What a lovely Christmas quilt this is.
    I would love to be the lucky winner today.

  87. Teresa Heiselt

    Such beautiful fabrics and a beautiful quilt. Absolutely love it.

  88. Donna

    Congratulations on showing your beautiful poinsettia quilt in Quilter’s Newsletter:) It is simply gorgeous!!!

  89. Carol Y

    What a beautiful quilt! The poinsettias are beautiful and I love the pastel colored background. Great job!

  90. Melissa

    Love the colors and design. Bless you for doing needle turn applique. You have more patience than I do!

  91. Jan Evancho

    Your poinsettia quilt is lovely. Congratulations on your success.

  92. Constance Hale

    Love the poinsetta quilt — love to quilt.

  93. Marguerite Guinn

    Love, love the poinsettia quilt! Very nice!

  94. Susan Wegmann

    Love the colors! Beautiful!

  95. leila purcell

    very pretty, I love the red and love to decorate with red for Christmas.

  96. Joanna

    That’s a lovely quilt. I like applique and love the way it gives a quilt texture.

  97. Gigi Miller

    Your quilt is very lovely.

  98. Kay

    These fabrics are lovely! And I always appreciate quilt patterns that produce a secondary pattern feature like your pinwheels. Learning to dye fabric is on my to-do list. Yours is beautiful.

  99. Debbie Long

    Your quilt is beautiful!

  100. Mrs. Marilyn Dale Adams

    I love this quilt

  101. Susan Rinehart

    I love your Christmas Poinsettias Quilt!!! Just beautiful!!! Congratulations on getting your quilt in Quilters Newsletter!!!

  102. Deb G in VA

    I love your Christmas Poinsettias quilt! Thanks for a chance to win.

  103. tanya

    I like the Tabriz and patterns bot, very nice

  104. Celeste Hauser

    The color of the poinsettias just pops off the quilt. I love it!! Another quilt I will have to add to my “I am going to have to make this” list.

  105. valerie clinansmith

    How beautiful– I just love Christmas things

  106. Sharon

    Love your Christmas Poinsetta quilt. I am a new quilter and would love to make that quilt someday!!

  107. Gail Mandli

    Beautiful Christmas quilt! Love the colors.

  108. Pat Helm

    Another great reason why I purchased this book.

  109. Mary Furber

    That fabric looks wonderful!

  110. Linda Mitchell

    I love the poinsetta’s and think I’m up to the challenge. I will buy the pattern.

  111. karen

    Congrats on being published.. Amazing quilt!

  112. Patty Happel

    I love your quilt and the hand dyed fabric. Probably not something I would do, but love the look. Thanks for the chance to win FABRIC!!!!

  113. Geber

    I also loves poinsetta’s. I would love to have this quilt.

  114. Diana

    Lovely quilt! I sure would like to get started on Chrismtas projects so thanks for the opportunity to win!

  115. Sherill

    Beautiful poinsetta blocks! This is a great giveaway to start on winter projects. Thank you.

  116. Jeanne

    Love the quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

  117. Nancy

    Love the poinsetta block and the beautiful blue/white fabrics featured with it! Thanks for the opportunity!

  118. Audrey Buchinger

    This is so beautiful, you must really love sewing and quilting. Did you design it also?
    You can be so proud. When I get more fabric I hope to design and make someone a quilt.
    Keep up the good work. I enjoy looking at everything.

  119. Linda Choplin

    Beautiful Poinsetta quilt.

  120. Linda Choplin

    Beautiful Poinsetta quilt, also the blue fabric. Would love to make the Poinsetta quilt.

  121. Chris

    Beautiful quilt

  122. sue blank

    I love the secondary pattern in your pointsettia quilt! I could make something lovely with the Timeless Treasures fat quarter bundle, too!

  123. Joan

    Congratulations! Your quilt is gorgeous. Thank you for the generous giveaway.

  124. Sandra

    LOVE the colors of this quilt!

  125. Debbie

    I love the poinsetta quilt and am glad that you made it into the magazine. The cream and blue really make the poinsettas pop. The editors made a great choice.

  126. Christina Behar

    You have made a beautiful quilt. Thank you for sharing.

  127. marilyn r

    That is a beautiful quilt. You did a great job.

  128. Linda


  129. Barbara Beach

    This is a very lovely quilt!

  130. Sue Heinlein

    Love the colors!!!

  131. Deb

    beautiful quilt and beautiful set of fat quarters! debgiro at wildblue dot net

  132. jmniffer

    Gorgeous quilt! It is beyond my current skill set but some day…thanks so much for sharing and for a chance at your giveaway.

  133. Maryellen

    Inspiring! Love secondary designs.

  134. Colleen

    Beautiful quilt.
    Thanks for the chance to win some fabric.

  135. Joanne

    Love the clean lines.

  136. Barbara G

    Love the quilt – love that you mixed the contemporary with the old and brought a fresh touch to a lovely Christmas quilt. Thank you for sharing with us. Very inspiring!

  137. Nancy Gilpin

    Your quilt is evidence of a time consuming project; thanks for sharing.

  138. Jane

    Congratulations….your quilt is beautiful…I just adore the colors.

  139. Sharon Powless

    Congratulations on being accepted to display your work in a magazine. That’s quite an honor. I am always impressed by people who arevthat talented. Your quilt is beautiful! I have always wanted a Christmas quilt but have felt more compelled to quilt for others rather than myself.

  140. Diane Dashevsky

    Really like this Poinsettia quilt since it is not all red and green!! Can’t wait until I get enough experience to try one like this!! I’m inspired πŸ™‚ Thanks for the opportunity to win the gorgeous fabric.

  141. Mimi

    Gorgeous quilt!!! Congrats on the publication – that is awesome!! You must be on cloud 9!

  142. Debbie Rogowski

    Love this quilt, it can be made as a sunflower or a poinsettea.

  143. Maxine Racer

    Love your quilt. fabric is beautiful.

  144. Jenelle Boxberger

    Congrats on being in the magazine. Your quilt is stunning. The fabric group you are giving is beautiful. I love blue to use in Christmas projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

  145. Barbara Patterson

    My husband called me to the computer to show me this quilt picture on facebook because he really liked it. Thanks for the different way to feature a poinsettia.
    Barbara in MS

  146. Dana Womack

    Love the colors and how you designed them to pop out of the design.

  147. Jo

    What a lovely quilt! This magazine has some wonderful things it in! πŸ™‚

  148. Dana

    I love the colors you picked for that quilt. Thank you.

  149. Pat L in NY

    Wonderful poinsetta quilt!

  150. Betty Lawson

    Absolutely love your poinsettia quilt!

  151. Susan S

    Thank you so much for offering this giveaway. I love the poinsettia’s. Your quilts are unique.

  152. Amanda A

    Your quilt is gorgeous! Thanks for the fun giveaway πŸ™‚

  153. Suzanne Tomkinson

    The poinsettias are perfect!!! Love this quilt

  154. Joan Kruse

    The quilt is beautiful. Would love to win the fabric.

  155. Susie S

    Love your quilt!

  156. Tambra Vandal

    Dear Janet Jo,

    What an amazing quilt you have created! You sure have gone the extra mile & then some by dying your own fabric! I am a begainer quilter, but hope that some day I’ll be able to achieve in making such a beautiful quilt as yours. Congratulations for having your quilt featured in such an a great issue of QM Magazine!

  157. Martha Slaid

    Love those poinsettias! They are beautiful. Would love to find pattern for this quilt.

  158. Patty Hall

    The quilt is beautiful!!

  159. Martha Slaid

    Where do I find the pattern for the beautiful quilt?

  160. Ellen Shiflet

    Gorgeous, gorgeous quilt!!

  161. Wendy Scott

    I always love getting new fabric. You can never have enough.

  162. Carolyn Kitterer

    I love the poinsettias and the fabrics your create. Thanks for sharing.

  163. Kathleen May

    What a pretty, simple quilt for Christmas. This one I think I could manage to do. Thanks for the lovely design.

  164. Lawana Whaley

    love these and thankyouf or the chance to win…

  165. Mary

    very lovely – inspiring to get myself going on Christmas gifts.

  166. Diane in Sunny Fla

    Love the poinsettias! They are such a beautiful flower. Thanks for doing the giveaway.

  167. Sharen Jahnke

    Lovely quilt with wonderful fabrics!

  168. Gale Yawn

    Congratulations! Your quilt is gorgeous. The poinsettias look beautiful against the soft background – an ama

  169. Susan L.

    Congratulations! I love a quilt that’s good for the holidays but doesn’t look out of place if you leave it out all winter. This one’s a winner.

  170. Evelyn

    Great quilts, bought the magazine so I hope to make one like it.

  171. Nancy Crawford

    I love pointsettias! What a beautiful quilt – well worth publishing.

  172. Marilyn

    Lovely quilt – would love to own the fabric and the magazine.

  173. Tamra Corley-Dunn

    Your quilt is beautiful, I am a newbee to Quilting and am totally amazed at all of the beautiful treasures out there, I would really love to win a quilt, I am a hands-on learner and would love to make one of these for my family. Thank you for this opportunity. Tamra-Murphy, North Carolina

  174. Julie Earl

    Gorgeous! Love the colors.

  175. AnitaP

    Beautiful quilt and fabrics. Congratulations on being published.

  176. Peggy Schaff

    love it.

  177. JOY STONE

    Your poinsettia design is charming; I like your color choices that make it look wintery and fresh, like a sunny winter day. I also enjoy Timeless Treasures fabric. Their patterns really inspire great quilts. Thanks.

  178. Linda Verburg

    Such talented people out there!!…I’m content to just sew all the beautiful fabric I can buy and make time for…could not imagine making the fabric first but it sure is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your project and talent with us.

  179. Lori

    Beautiful quilt! Thank you
    lorisummers02 at gmail dot com

  180. Bethany Garner

    Hi Lisa… what a beautiful adaptation of a pieced block and the colours virtually SING Christmas. I love the value variants and yes, you are absolultely correct, this block does say poinsettia… Congratulations on a simply stunning quilt and all that you do!! Great to have your quilt included in QNM for all to see and enjoy! Would love to receive the beautiful fabrics and Christmas Issue should I be so lucky…I make quilts for our local Hospital Palliative Care Wing and Christmas is a beautiful theme no matter what time of year for our patients… Christmas lives in their hearts!!
    Bethany Garner

  181. Jan Gossman

    The Poinsettias are absolutely beath taking!! What an amazing quilt.

  182. Sharon L.

    Lovely quilt. Thanks for a chance to win.

  183. Maryln Fleming

    Those beautiful poinsettias just pop on that lovely quilt.

  184. Janet

    Beautiful! Love the design and fabric ideas.

  185. Mary Gischer

    I love your quilt ; and Oh, such beautiful blue fabric. Thanks for the chance to win!

  186. Dina

    I love those Christmas blues! YUM! Thanks! itsdrucilla(at)yahoo(dot)com.

  187. martha stevens

    Janet Jo, this is a lovely quilt. I really like the blue fabric. thanks

  188. Jill Hicks

    Your quilt would be really pretty with the blue fabrics as well.

  189. Pat Hersl

    I need a Christmas boost. I have some of the sickest, oldest holiday fabrics ever printed.

  190. Carol Born

    What beautiful flowers! I love the blue fabric bundles too. Thanks for the chance to win.

  191. Joyce B

    The subtle color changes in the background really gives this quilt a twinkle! And those fabrics are lovely- oh what I could make with those. Thanks for the opportunity to win them πŸ™‚

  192. Maria Kievit

    Like your poinsettia quilt, and love the blue fabric you have as giveaway. Thanks!

  193. Linda Q Yeager

    It’s lovely, the soft shading is great! It reminds me of a stained glass ornament I made @ 40years ago. Your colors glow like that.

  194. Betty Evans

    Congratulations on having your quilt in the magazine. Great quilt.

  195. Janine Huisjen

    The soft background colors really make this quilt unique for the holidays–and beyond.


    I just love your quilt, what an inspiration for new quilters.

  197. Kristen

    Wow what an amazing quilt. I have electric quilt, but I really need to figure out how to use it. Thanks for the chance to win.

  198. Kim

    Beautiful colors in the quilt. I love sewing up to Christmas!

  199. Margaret Parks

    What a stunning quilt! just beautiful.
    Lovely giveaway as well. Thanks

  200. Mary Ritter

    My birthday flower – I am always looking for quilts with poinsettias and this one is beautiful. Congratulations on the publication of the pattern.

  201. Jan Armstrong

    After 76 years on this earth, I finally started quilting lessons this summer, and I am so hooked! I love your Christmas quilt and am looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Jan Armstrong El Paso, Texas

  202. Kathy C

    Beautiful work! XXOO

  203. Gretchen McDaniel

    What a beautiful quilt! The colors pop!

  204. Diantha Howard

    Your quilt is very lovely – the colors so delicate.

  205. Gary Nelson

    love the quilt

  206. Dottie K

    What an interesting combo of soft pastels with the bright poinsettias! I like it. Happy that you are one of the featured designers in the magazine. Congrats.

  207. Jason S

    The fabric is gorgeous, I would have to put some silver mettalic thread to it.

  208. KristenM

    Beautiful … And I love your hand-dyed fabric!

    1. Joyce Green

      Congrats on your pattern being published. Love the quilt – especially the way the poinsettias pop.

  209. BECKY K


  210. Lawana Whaley

    I commented earlier but it won’t post, just says it is “awaiting moderation”…. hope this does not break the rules to post again and try and make it work

  211. Janet P.

    Oh, beautiful! It blends so well!

  212. Lauren W

    I love red on Christmas quilts. It is just beautiful. The more I see of the Christmas Quilts the more i want to buy the issue.

  213. Amy Losordo

    Congratulations! Very pretty quilt and the fabric looks beautiful!

  214. Hueisei

    Congrats! Very pretty quilt. I loved the colors too.

  215. Jan

    thank you for sharing. I hope I get to see one of your workshops

  216. BJ MacKinnon

    Beautiful quilt. Congrats. Love the fabrics & pattern.

  217. Debbie Gordy

    I love love LOVE your Christmas Pointsettias quilt! So fresh and crisp!

  218. Beth Hammergren

    It has been so fun seeing all of these sites and starting to think about Christmas. I love the Poinsettia Quilt and the fabrics. Thanks for participating in the blog days of Christmas and creating such beautiful items.

  219. Kathy Stone

    Beautiful! Your color choice are very airy and refreshing, and the quilt still reads as a Holiday quilt. Wonderful.

  220. Charlotte Massey

    I love the traditional look of the poinsettia quilt. Lovely soft colors. Thanks for the chance to win a fabric collection & Christmas book.

  221. Marilyn Schrader

    Simple yet elegant!

  222. Karrie Smith

    I love your quilt!!! THanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚

  223. Mary Ferreter

    This is a lovely quilt. I have a friend and past co-worker who does hand-dyed fabric. I think I am going to have to try my han d at it also.

  224. ann hudson

    Beautiful quilt! Can’t wait for the issue to come out, I love Christmas and holiday themed quilts! Best, Ani

  225. kathy jo

    what beautiful fabric! blue is my favorite color, and i love seeing blue Christmas fabric!

  226. ann hudson

    *just to note, I just submitted a comment at 11:07 pm EST and the blog states I submitted at 3:07am on Aug 30th. Not sure why your blog is giving the wrong time?

  227. Debra B.

    This quilt is absolutely lovely! I was in awe the moment I saw it.

  228. Terri

    I really like the play of the poinsettias against the light blue backgrounds! Thank you for sharing your vision.

  229. Lorri Stearrett

    This quilt is gorgeous & really unique. Though I love traditional Christmas designs, it’s fun to try something different. Thanks for turning my head. I hope to try this soon.

  230. Kim M

    Love the quilt.

  231. Beverly Burke

    What a beautiful quilt. I would love to be able to use some of these fabrics in my Christmas quilt this year. Hoping to hear from you at

  232. Ellen

    Love the quilt. Congrats on it being included in the magazine

  233. Carol Nichols

    I love the poinsetta quilt. It is a pattern I hope to do soon. The hand-dyed fabric adds so much! Hope I can win the blue fabric.

  234. Michelle Hill

    Congratulations on gettig published in Best Christmas Quilts. Your pattern is gorgeous…and your hand dyeds even more so. Thanks for the opportunity to possibly win those awesome Timeless Treasures Fabrics!

  235. ritainalaska

    love the pointsettas! eq works wonders, so helpful to get your ideas worked out. congrats on the marvelous christmassy quilt and having it published. will look for it when the mag hits the stands!

  236. Karen Boehner

    Your poinsettia’s are gorgeous, and while I don’t see me doing all that for a large quilt, I think they’d be nice as a table topper, too.
    I’d love the pretty winter fabrics to work with.

  237. Pauline

    Congratulations of having your Poinsettias quilt is beautiful with the hand dyed fabrics. I have not dyed any fabrics but may just have to give it a try. The Timeless Treasures FQs would be a perfect fit for a quilt I am making. It is a bluework pattern by Bird Brain Designs called Snowmen and Reindeer. I am collecting blue and white FQs for the block work. The block work is different than the original pattern. Thanks for the chance to win the FQs and the Best Christmas Quilts 2012 magazine.

  238. Dorothy

    Love your fabrics and patterns.

  239. Judy

    I’ve admired your hand dyed fabric for years! Love your poinsettia quilt. I’d love to win the magazine & the fabric from Timeless Treasures!

  240. Linda Bee

    Love these blog tours as I found you and love your work.

  241. Beth in TN

    I am really liking the blue-for-Christmas idea (that’s not necessarily new, but seems to be more prevalent in recent years).

  242. Pamela

    hope I am not too late. Missed it but love the poinsettas in this quilt. Make a wonderful addition to Christmas 2012!!
    Happy quilting.

  243. sewsue39

    Timeless Treasures fabric has been one of my favorites. I would love to have these fabrics to work with.

  244. queenjude

    beautiful quilt and i just love the soft and muted colors of your dyed fabric. I know the work that goes into a quilt from start to finish and adding the dying process just astounds me! Thanks for sharing!

  245. Cheryl Gunderson

    Your hand-dyed fabrics are just beautiful, and I love the Christmas Poinsettias pattern. I try to do at least one applique project a year, and I might give this one a try, in a smaller version. Thanks for a chance to win.

  246. Silvia Wright

    First off, Congratulations. You are absolutely well chosen to be in the mag. Second, I love your quilt. The poinsettias just jump at you and want to be picked. It just hugs you. I am not good with words, but I think I expressed my feelings pretty well. Tried to find the mag. the other day, but it is not in my store yet. Will try again this week. Hope to see a lot more of your quilts.

  247. Kathi Ewen

    Love your poinsettias. They are my favourite flower – and it’s simple so it will go anywhere.

  248. phyllis

    Wishful…that I could someday design and quilt like. Love the different colors you use.

  249. Linda F.

    Love your poinsettias, the quilt is lovely. I am just getting back into quilting after a long time away and having a wonderful time. I would love to win the fabric, blue is my favorite color.

  250. marguerite jordan

    Love the hand dies. So pungent.

  251. Karen Pryce

    Beautiful dyed fabric. Interesting blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

  252. Julie B.

    This is a beautiful quilt! Can’t stop looking at it. Thank you for offering it. Looking for the magazine.

  253. Bev Crabb

    What a unique Christmas quilt! So glad that it made it into the magazine….

  254. Dolores

    What a vibrant quilt. A great pattern for Christmas. I’m thinking table runner for my daughter-in-law… thanks for the chance to win the Timeless Treasures fabric in my favourite colour.

  255. sophie

    The colors of your dyed fabrics are spot-on and the quilt is lovely. Congratulations. I ALWAYS buy the Christmas special issue and would love to win a copy … if I’m not too late to be included.

  256. nancy fisher

    Congratulations. It is a very beautiful quilt and the hand dyed colors are brilliant.

  257. carol denning

    I too, love pointsetias and how yours does seem both soft and dramatic at the same time! kudos!

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  259. Debby Cloy

    You go girl! Congrats on being published

  260. karen

    I love red and white quilts and poinsettias!

  261. Deborah Lafayette

    Beautiful quilt!! Would be so fortunate to win the fabric bundle.

  262. Michelle Mosier

    The poinsettias are absolutely striking against the background! Beautiful work!

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