Quilt Tops for Giveaway!

coveroptimized2 Quilt Tops for Giveaway!Our March/April issue features some beautiful color options, and today we’re hosting a giveaway for three of them. A new quilt top could be on its way to you shortly.

In case you’re not familiar with the idea of color options, for many patterns we create a second quilt top using completely different fabrics and colors. We hope this invites you to imagine the possibilities for that pattern—to consider how it would look if you chose a different color recipe. We show the color option in print, near the end of the pattern.

Here are some examples. The original quilt Around the Town is shown below.

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Around the Town designed and made by Dawna Baker.

And here’s the color option made in fabrics from Everything But the Kitchen Sink by RJR Fabrics. We’ll give this one away!

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Around Town color option in Everything But the Kitchen Sink fabrics from RJR fabrics.

Here’s the quilt from March/April called Calico Clockworks, made in Timeless Treasures fabrics.

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Calico Clockworks designed by Susie Ennis and made by Donna Benham. Fabric: The Pixie Pops by Katie Plitt for Timeless Treasures.

And here’s the beautiful color option made from Covent Garden fabrics from Benartex. This one’s up for grabs too!

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Calico Clothworks color option in Covent Garden fabrics from Benartex.

Kay Mackenzie‘s Petal Path is shown below in Memories of Provence fabrics by Monique Dillard for Maywood Studio.

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Petal Path designed and made by Kay Mackenzie. Fabric: Memories of Provence by Monique Dillard for Maywood Studio.


And here’s the very different color option in Petal Pushers by Windham Fabrics. You could own this quilt top soon!

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Petal Path color option in Petal Pushers fabrics from Windham Fabrics.

We’ll drawn for random winners from people who answer this question by midnight Friday, February 24: What’s your favorite project from the March/April ’12 issue of Quiltmaker and why? You can page through your issue or view the online table of contents. We’re anxious to hear your answers!

The winners have been chosen and notified: Sue, Chris and Margaret. Please check your email so we can get the quilt tops on their way. Thanks to everyone for the great feedback on this issue. Watch for more QM giveaways!

About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email: editor@quiltmaker.com.
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958 Responses to Quilt Tops for Giveaway!

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  2. Pamela Montague says:

    I love the “Minnesota Housewarming” quilt, with its beautiful soft colors. I’d love to make a king-sized quilt with this pattern for my bed!

  3. Maria Nogueira says:

    Gosto da Covent Garden.
    Acho maravilhosa

  4. dee gordon says:

    Hidden treasure DEFINITELY! It’s so classic and has a calming timeless feel! Would be perfect in a bedroom!

  5. Linda says:

    Oh shoot, I love them all!


    I loved the cover,and had to buy this issue because of it. I have back issues with parts of the quilt but due to illness haven’t been
    able to go throught my library, can’t wait to get back on my feet and start that Quilt

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  8. Gail Dooley says:

    Around the Town and Everything But the Kitchen Sink are so pretty. Reminds me of my childhood.

  9. Roxanne Mitchell says:

    I love all of them and would be thrilled to win any one of them! Awesome idea! Hope I win one!

  10. Lana Drum says:

    I like “Around The Town” because it has traditional blocks. Thanks for the generous giveaway opportunity!

  11. Nanci Timmmins says:

    I love the Petal Path color option in Petal Pushers fabrics. It is a beautiful quilt! I would love too win the quilt to display in my home!

  12. Judy LeVang says:

    I am in love with the Minnesota Homewarming quilt! The colors are soothing and seem to be looking towards sping.

  13. Diane says:

    I love to quilt and I love flowers.

  14. Kris Douglas says:

    Petal Path is my favourite. Looks great in the different colour ways.

  15. Pauline says:

    Grandpa’s star–I absolutely love scrap quilts

  16. pippa says:

    I love the chain reaction, simple but effective

  17. kate leve says:

    The Garden is simply a work of art. I love to garden & paint when I am not sewing. I can imagine all these images floating into a wee floral garden. I can see the tones and sky & light- you have set the stage for it.Ohhh what a sight!! Thankyou Such a glorious quilt-to capture a snapshot of a `garden day’. I can almost smell it. :>)

  18. annlee gold says:

    `Growing a garden’ is devine – I dreamed of laying upon a beautiful bed of flowers 1 day. This would be a lovely version. The butterfly’s,birds, gazebo & flowers…the colors
    oh my!!
    second -`Petal Path’ Memories of Provence is wonderful~Love the applique & the drama of the lines.
    I HAVE to mention the Bunny because my dear bunny would give a good *thump* and eat the magazine if I don’t (~.~) cute quilt. love bunnies

  19. Teresa Fabozzi says:

    Love Petal Pushers, the flowers are fun and colorful. Reminds me of a garden in springtime.

  20. Judy Wilken says:

    I liked the petal pathway extremely well. I know a lady is heavyily involved in Quilts for Valor. This would suit any lady soldier! I would like to make this and help my friend out. She needs 40 quilts soon!

  21. Pamela Montague says:

    I love the Minnesota Housewarming quilt with its gorgeous colors and layout:)

  22. Nancy says:

    I like the Quiltmakers Garden the best. I am planning on following along and making it. I love the flow and the colors.

  23. Marsha says:

    I love the Quiltmakers Garden. It reminds me of my mother in her flower gardens when she was younger and watching the birds. She’s 82 now and doesn’t get into the garden anymore but can still watch her birds.

  24. Margie says:

    I love HIDDEN TREASURE. I love the Rick Rack effect in the border and the colors are wonderfully peaceful but yet the fabric is fun and fanciful. I like the free form quilted leaves and loops! I would probably get stuck in a corner trying to quilt is so randomly!

  25. Carol Sawchyn says:

    I love the Minnesota Homewarming quilt. It is hard to choose with so many beautiful quilts in this issue. I would love to be the winner of one of these tops.

  26. Leslie Hollman says:

    I just renewed my Quiltmaker subscription today. I don’t think I will get the current issue in the mail. After viewing the contents and patterns online, I will have to go and purchase this issue! I love paper piecing. I like the Quiltmaker’s Garden pattern. I like the small flowers that remind me of the Petite Jardine pieced design. Last summer I made the Over By The Pond pattern from a Quiltmaker back issue since I love frogs! I am starting a new quilt for my husband. It is the Finish Line pattern he picked from the May/June 2000 issue.

  27. Marguerite Namdar says:

    I like Petal Patch. I love applique so I’m drawn to it.

  28. Trudy Pickle says:

    Minnesota Homewarming spoke to me. The colors were absolutely fabulous. And the design, you see stars, but not really….Wow!

  29. For me it’s a toss up between Hidden Treasures and Minnesota Homecoming. I am drawn to the jewel tone colors of these quilts.

  30. Bev Gunn says:

    I was struck by the simplicity of Flowers from Provence and am considering making it a bit bigger and using it for a charity quilt for kids who have cancer that we send quilts to at their camp! Would love to have the little top for me to look at and love!

  31. Janice Amrani says:

    Oops! I meant “Petal Path,” not “Petal Pushers,” in the above post.

  32. Janice Amrani says:

    I like Petal Pushers best because it combines the simplicity of the old strippy quilts (and the great opportunities they give for fine quilting) with the graceful, undulating blooming vines.

  33. sheila taylor says:

    I really like the Calico Clothworks in the Convent Garden. However, I love the Petal Pushers in the Petal Path color option! I love the bright spring colors, they just seem to pop off the screen!

  34. Jackie Wisherd says:

    I enjoyed reading about the QM’s history in this anniversary issue. I also liked the Quiltmaker’s Garden pattern…it is very creative…a stray from the usual blocks used to put together a quilt.

  35. barbara arnold says:

    I like chain reaction. I like things that look compicated but the actual construction is not. It is also very versatile for different color ways and fabric collections.

  36. Hope Mitchner says:

    My favorite is Minnesota Housewarming but Diamond Fortune, Bunny Patch and Petal Path are not far behind. I could see me making all these quilts!!

  37. Bonnie Alllison says:

    If I were to choose a pattern to start today from this issue, it would be Minnesota Homecoming. I like those colors and just love doing stars.

  38. Rita Jane says:

    Quilter’s Gardern! Makes me think SPRING!

  39. sherrill szumik says:

    love addicted to scraps and grampa’s star great use of all the scraps I have

  40. I like Modern Makeover. Black, white and red is my favorite combination, When I shop, I only see those colors.

  41. Lynn says:

    I love Quiltmaker’s Garden because it reminds me of spring and the flowers that will soon be blooming everywhere.

  42. Julie W says:

    My favorite project from Quiltmaker #144 is Around The Town. I love that the quilt looks so complex, but an easy difficulty quilt.

  43. Lynn says:

    What a hard decision as I love them all. Hidden Treasure is probably my favorite followed by Around the Town but they all would be wonderful to win.

  44. Gina Williams says:

    I’m looking forward to regular additions to the Quilter’s Garden quilt. It’s always interesting to see new twists on old patterns, creating an all new look!

  45. Tamara Heptinstall says:

    Oh I so love them all!! I have to say though, were I granted a Quilty Wish should a tiny fairy pop from my golden thimble, the quilt I would choose would be the Quilter’s Garden. An immense amount of peace and contentment could be found loosing oneself in such a beautiful little “quiltscape.” I have come to love combining a variety of sewing and piecing techniques in one project. Surely, to work on this quilt one would feel like a butterfly flitting from one beautiful section to the next. Happy Spring Everybody!

  46. Beth R says:

    I love the Quiltmaker’s Garden. The colors are lovely, and the design would brighten any winter day!

  47. Sharon Sprague says:

    I really like the Petal Path quilt (Petal Pushers alternate color also) because it brings back some really great memories of a trip my daughter and I made through France after her college graduation — and to think she asked me to go along ! I would like to make this for her as a “memory” of a wonderful trip together.

  48. Joyce Long says:

    I love the bunny Patch. I think its adorable and I am going to make this for my neice’s next baby. (Planning ahead)

  49. Vicky Morrow says:

    I love the Calico Clockworks pattern. I can’t wait until I can start playing with color placement and values. If I’m right, there is a completely different look hidden in it. I love your patterns, and have made several of them for gifts.

  50. Linda Wong says:

    There were many quilt patterns that had appealed to me but if I had to choose one to start with, it would have to be the Quilter’s Garden. Welcome Spring after a long winter just feels right!!

  51. Karen Markin says:

    I love the Covert Garden by Berntex fabrics. The color red seems to just pop out at you.

  52. Susie Meier says:

    I am so tired of winter and snow and just need the Quiltmakers garden – perfect- I feel better already.

  53. Marianne van Buuren says:

    I love Pedal Pushers the colours are just amazing

  54. pam says:

    The Hidden Treasures quilt was wonderful. I liked how each step in the design process was explained. I just ordered it. Reminds me of beach glass.

  55. Patricia Faye says:

    I love the “Chain Reaction” quilt & would enjoy making i.

  56. Diana says:

    It’s Quiltmaker’s Garden for me. I love the applique and the soft, pastel colors! Great for spring and Easter!

  57. Karen B says:

    This issue has really put me in the mood for spring. I love the color choices. Sometimes I get a ‘block’ in trying new colors and fabrics, but I am inspired to get out of my box and try something new. I learn something new from every issue. Thanks.

  58. Suzanne Diefenbach says:

    They are all so beautiful but as my favorite I’d choose “Petal Path”. I just love the colors, the fabric used and of course the applique flowers! I hope that someday I will be such an accomplished quilter.

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