*Quiltmaker’s Countdown to Christmas Day 3* Giveaway!

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Welcome back to Quiltmaker’s Countdown to Christmas. Today I want to tell you about a block that’s easy and fun—and has a smashing effect!

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This is Asterisk, designed and made by Karen Griska, author of the always interesting Selvage Blog. Asterisk was patterned in the May/June ’10 issue of Quiltmaker (No. 133). It’s still available as a digital issue (you get it instantly).

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This quilt is an absolute stunner. And the best part is that these little blocks are so much fun. They are completely addictive, and you can do them in any fabrics at all. They’re so striking that you just can’t go wrong as long as there is some contrast between the two fabrics in each block.

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At my semi-annual retreat in October, I made Asterisk blocks in Christmas fabrics. I used lots of different reds, greens and aquas for interest. I’m not sure yet just how large this quilt will grow, but wouldn’t it be fun to make it bed-size and use it every year from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day?

Quiltmaker and Martingale/That Patchwork Place recently partnered to publish a new book: Easy Quilts for Beginners and Beyond.


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Recognize the cover quilt? Karen’s knockout piece was a perfect wowser to grace the front. And let me say it again: This is an easy little block to make. Karen’s method is ingenious and you’ll be hooked from the first block.

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Love Notes is a signature quilt and it's patterned in Easy Quilts for Beginners and Beyond.



And there are 13 more quilt patterns inside, too–all easy but very attractive. At just $24.99, we made sure you’ll get a lot of bang for your buck.

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Coin Collecting would make a great guy quilt—find the pattern in Easy Quilts for Beginners and Beyond.


So dig out your back issues to find May/June ’10, order the digital version, or get your copy of Easy Quilts for Beginners and Beyond. And footnote this as fun!

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Now let’s have a giveaway. I have a lovely brand-new copy of Easy Quilts for Beginners and Beyond for one lucky reader. For your chance to win, please leave a comment below before midnight, Friday, Dec. 7 and tell us what colors you’d use for an Asterisk quilt. We’ll announce winners here next week. And the winner is… Beth B (comment #85). Congratulations Beth!

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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211 Responses to *Quiltmaker’s Countdown to Christmas Day 3* Giveaway!

  1. Patty says:

    I agree with the scrappy part in making this quilt. How fun and how easy but still a potential legacy. I haven’t won anything in my life nor had a quilt calendar, fun to enter, whoever wins, enjoy and Merry Christmas everyone. Happy, Prosperous, and Joyful New Year QM and all readers.

  2. Marcia says:

    P.S. My colors for these quilts would be as scrappy as I can make them with rainbow colors for the girls to make them smile, and red, white, and blue for the military guys in the family. God bless them all.

  3. Marcia says:

    I may have been quilting for several years, but with only sons and granddaughters who are little, I am always looking for simple, striking quilts that take no time at all the assemble. The fabric makes it no matter what. Good luck everyone. I really want to win this, but everyone has an equal chance, so GOOD LUCK. Happy Holidays All.

  4. Karen says:

    Periwinkle, cheddar and apple green.

  5. MARY says:

    Scrappy all the way!

  6. Julie Beard says:

    My asterics I made is white with blue stripes. But if I made again in the Christmas theme would be red background with green strips with gold metallic thread decorating the small areas in the form of a star! The star would be filled in in stippling so it stood out.

  7. Sheri Zaugg says:

    I’m thinking yellow and blue would be stunning.

  8. Ali M says:

    I think I’d try magenta, yellow and lime green with probably some grey too but now I’m not so sure about the grey!

  9. Donna Chambers says:

    B;ack, white and red :-)

  10. Debbie M says:

    I really like everything that Karen designs. For this quilt, I would probably go to my batiks and make it scrappy, maybe adding some black and white and maybe some solids.

  11. grahamplaid says:

    My quilt would use beautiful falls and a rich chocolate brown for the asterisk! Doesn’t it sound cozy!

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