Past Posts: Best of Quilty Pleasures Giveaway

We’re hopping at QM this week, getting ready for Block Party in Portland, working on 100 Blocks Volume 8, pushing a regular issue out the door and hanging a new gallery show. We love every minute.

I’d invite you to check out some of our most popular posts from the past. Enjoy!

Free Pattern: Little Windmills

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A Quick Quilt Label Method

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Color Tools for Quilters

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Let’s have a giveaway. Leave a comment below by midnight Friday, March 15 telling us which of these posts you liked best. Next week we’ll choose a winner for a little bundle of quilty goodness and announce it here. Good luck!

Congratulations to Jeanette Kercheval (comment #82)! She is the lucky winner of the Quilty Bundle of Goodness!

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:
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131 Responses to Past Posts: Best of Quilty Pleasures Giveaway

  1. E. Engman says:

    “Little Windmills”. I love posts that break down and simplify a block, especially one that works well with a scrappy look.

  2. Kd Brown says:

    Definitely Color Tools for quilters, hands down!

  3. Kate says:

    I really liked the post about the color tool. Great information and it was fun to see how the tool really helped her pick colors.

  4. Elaine S says:

    My favorite was the easy label post which looks very easy and doable. My next finished quilt project will have a label on it.

  5. Jean says:

    I like the windmill pattern, as I’m always on the look out for easy quick patterns.

  6. Rose says:

    My favourite post is Little Windmills.

  7. Jocelyn says:

    The color tools are the best. I always have trouble picking colors that go together.

  8. Laurel Lee Pedersen says:

    I am so clueless on colors. Really appreciated the Color Tools.

  9. Julie B says:

    I always love a free pattern, but the color tool does look interesting.

  10. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    I loved the label post the best. It gave me some great ideas on how to make my labels easier!

  11. Mary Morris says:

    Color is a challenge for me, as well. I stick with colors I know will work together. It would be nice to step out of that comfort zone.

  12. Margaret Schindler says:

    I love the one on color tools. I always need help with color

  13. Lorilynn King says:

    Color tools! I always gravitate towards my favorite colors and this is invaluable in helping choose colors that are just a little (or a lot) out of my comfort zone!

  14. Andee in AZ says:

    I enjoyed the color post!

  15. nel fraker says:

    The color tool I can always use help with color. I think I have the colors right and do that first block and most times I have to change at least one color.

  16. Diane says:

    I like the label post. Gotta give that a try!

  17. Mariane Maes says:

    Definetly the color tool. It is sometimes hard to choose between dark and mediums .

  18. I loved your quick label method. Thanks for the chance on your giveaway.

  19. Jeanette Kercheval says:

    Color Tools for Quilters! I like this so much better than other’s I’ve seen so much better. I’m going to look for this next time I shop.

  20. Cathy Koester says:

    I’ve struggled with color and how to use a color wheel. That was the most interesting to me.

  21. Karen says:

    My favorite post was “Color Tools for Quilters”, tho they were all good. The “color” post was full of new information for me to use.

  22. Jackie says:

    I love the pattern, always love new ideas.

  23. Carol Vickers says:

    Little windmills is my favorite — looks complicated but really simple. My kind of pattern!

  24. Jennifer Warriner says:

    Now I can make labels. Yeah!

  25. K B Parnell says:

    Color Tool it Is!! Useful to beginners and experienced quilters, creates confidence and encourages experimentation!!

  26. Tanya Stevens says:

    Like the label part

  27. Annie K says:

    I’d have to pick between the label method and the color tools, and color wins. I always have such a time matching up fabrics well…it’s fun, but often very difficult. This is something that I’ll use over and over again, and that will improve the look of my work…what’s not to love?

  28. Deb Coffey says:

    The color tool is great! The quick labels and windmill pattern are too!

  29. Linda Halcomb says:

    Loved the post about using the Color Tool. I have one but have never put it to good use. All that has changed now that I have read your post! Thanks for the great information.

  30. Margo Akamine says:

    As a beginner, all of these posts were helpful, informative and full of good stuff! I printed out the Little Windmills and the label Tutorial. When next I go shopping for quilt tools (very soon!) the Color Tool is on the list!

  31. Rita McCart says:

    I haven’t labeled my quilts so far, it seem such a difficult task. This makes it very easy, same way I do dresden plate centers. Thank you for the tip :)

  32. Wendy Scott says:

    I liked the color tool for quilters.

  33. Amy W Caldwell says:

    My favorite is the Little Windmills pattern. I am new to quilting and enjoy every opportunity to try a new pattern.

  34. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    I liked the Quick Label post

  35. Christi says:

    The color tool looks awesome. I have always said I am “Color Illiterate”.

  36. Cecilia says:

    I liked the quick label method. I make most of my labels this way. Thanks for the vhance to win.

  37. Susan C says:

    The post on the color tool was most helpful. I have that tool and needed to be reminded to use it when struggling to choose colors for a project.

  38. Becky Greene says:

    I love the post about the Color Tool – what a great device. I really struggle with discerning the true nature of color and the way they interact. Thanks for the introduction and for the chance to win!

  39. christina says:

    I love the quick quilt label post. I can’t wait to try it!

  40. Cynthia Helms says:

    I think the labels are great and so very important to document our quilts for future generations but my favorite is the Color tool!

  41. Evelyn says:

    I like the color tool always have to be reminded of tones etc.

  42. Alice Patterson says:

    Little Windmills – great !

  43. Susan P says:

    I love the color tool …I always wory about my color choices. I am going to order one next payday. I also love the quick label post. I found it and all the comments so insightful. Thanks..

  44. Deborah DeBerry says:

    It’s really hard to choose. I like the pattern for mindless sewing because the quilt I am sewing on requires many matched seams. “Little Windmills” sounds wonderful. I haven’t finished a quilt so I have never done a label for one. The techniques seems simple enough for even me to accomplish. Color is my biggest problem. I rely on my friends at my LQS for help in getting fabrics together for a project. Can you tell I am a relatively new quilter? I like all the tutorials. Color tool has maybe a slight edge!

  45. Mary Ann says:

    The little windmills post! I have a bag of small yellow and blue scraps just waiting for a project like this.

  46. Gun Adrian says:

    I liked the quick lable method!
    Gun, Sweden

  47. Karen W. says:

    I love the little windmill pattern. It may turn out to be used for my next charity quilt.

  48. Debra Neiman says:

    Color Tools for quilters is the one I needed most! crystalbluern at onlineok dot com.

  49. Teresa says:

    The past post that I enjoyed the most was the Color Tool for Quilters. I love colors. The post was very informative. Thanks

  50. Val says:

    Color Tools for Quilters was my favourite.

  51. Carmen says:

    The color tool – I always have a tough time “matching” and coordinating colors

  52. Linda S. says:

    I enjoyed the article on the use of the color tool. I had not seen this tool before. (not surprising, as I have not been quilting all that long yet.) Thank you.

  53. Patty Happel says:

    I really liked the post on COLOR. Choosing the right colors has always been kind of hit and miss for me, so I need all the help I can get.

  54. Joanna says:

    I like the quick quilt tutorial.

  55. Helen Jennings says:

    I like the quick lable idea. I have not labled a quilt and might try this on the one I am about to finish.

  56. Linda L says:

    I love the color tool. I have always struggled with what colors go well together. It would be really helpful.

  57. Baking Soda says:

    Help with color is much needed, always interesting to hear different views!

  58. Janet Frank says:

    I liked the windmill tutorial. It sure will help whittle down my mountains of scraps! And believe me, it IS a mountain!

  59. The little windmills pattern brought back so many memories. Many years ago my sister in Canada sent me over a quilting magazine with this pattern in it. The article was about a lady whose son was coming back from Vietnam, and she was going to make this quilt for him, as it was quick to make. I was so taken with the story I tried the pattern, and I was hooked!

  60. Susan Slovinsky says:

    Definitely the color tool – this is something that I have struggled with and the time and frustration saved would be well worth the cost :)

  61. Marge Kumaki says:

    I loved the little windmills pattern. It’s so versatile–it can be done for babies, kids, adults of all ages–and in all colorways. It’s also a stash-buster, which is a fabulous pattern to have on hand.

  62. Debra George says:

    I love the tutorial on Quick Quilt Labels!

  63. Carol says:

    Little Windmills looks like a fun pattern to try!

  64. Karen says:

    Love the windmill pattern. Must have missed that earlier post.

  65. Sharon says:

    The little windmill tutorial – love small blocks and using up stash/scraps and this pattern is a perfect fit.

  66. Darlene Thompson says:

    Color Tools for Quilters is my favorite…………..

  67. Dawn Hollingsworth says:

    Oh my!! I liked them all!! In fact, I like them all so much, I saved them :) Thanks for sharing such useful information! :)


    i love this! I make my own labels!! but that is good, i do like the labels!!!

  69. Kathleen H says:

    I like the “Little Windmills” quilt pattern.

  70. Cathy Whitehead says:

    I love the post on the color tool. I Need lots of help in that dept. it was very helpful.

  71. Leanne says:

    I like the labels…I usually hand write mine on muslin, but the computer printed version looks so much neater. Thanks for the chance to win.

  72. Linda says:


  73. Peg says:

    Hard choice! Color tools wins. It might be useful in decorating our new condo.

  74. Lynn Hofelich says:

    I have a hard time with label so any help is always appreciated!

  75. Beth B says:

    I like the quick label post.

  76. Sheri Casanova says:

    Love the color tool

  77. Marie M says:

    I likes the post about the color tool best. Sometimes I have such a hard time picking out colors. It looks like the Color Tool would really help.

  78. Donna says:

    love help with color, always a time consuming effort for me! the more I think about it…. the more confused I get!

  79. Doris B says:

    I Love all of 3 of your ideas but I like the color tool the best. I plan to try them all.

  80. Pam S says:

    I liked the little windmills tutorial. It was a well-done tutorial for a great quilt that uses up scraps!

  81. Maxine Reece says:

    I’m really bad about putting labels on my quilts, including table runners, for gifts. I really appreciated the label tutorial. Thanks a lot.xx

  82. Michele Chester says:

    Little Windmills are fun, Quick Quilt Labels are are handy, but Color Tools will always help me with my biggest challenge! Now to go find one for myself…….

  83. Lisa McGriff says:

    I really liked the quick quilt label post! Used it the same day you posted it!

  84. Cheryl Leabo says:

    “Little Windmills” is adorable!

  85. Rina Mason says:

    I liked the quick label tutorial so much that I saved it to my favorites and printed it off .

  86. Sandra Timmons says:

    I like Little Windmills. This is an easy quilt pattern and you can use a lot of different colors in your stash. Good quilt to make for yourself or even a little one.

    Sandi Timmons

  87. Elaine P. Dunton says:

    I use this method to do labels; if you save the document; you can go back in and custom write a description for a special quilt.

  88. I also loved the quick label method. and thought there were good tips and helpful tricks.

  89. Bunny says:

    loved the quick labels

  90. Carla says:

    ‘Little Windmills’ is my favorite too. I want to make it for my daughter.

  91. Lisa Marie says:

    Great posts, one and all! My favorite was the post about color tools. I noticed that you mentioned that Joen Wolfrom has a great color tool. I like that tool too and I LOVE her books which are full of gorgeous photos and inspiration.

  92. Jo says:

    The Color Tool is great. Just looking at the yummy colors makes me happy. Thank you!
    Boppiesgirl at gmail dot com

  93. Mary says:

    Really enjoyed the Quick Label post.

  94. The color tool is awesome. Thanks for another giveaway!

  95. Cathryn H says:

    I loved the one about the quick labels. Sometimes that is more of a help than a pattern or a color choice.

  96. Anita says:

    ‘Little Windmills’ is my favorite. A quick way to make a stunning quilt.

  97. MaryAnn says:

    I always appreciate help with color.

  98. Melissa says:

    I love the one about the color tool! I struggle with colors and have been going with prints all from the same collection because I’m afraid of getting it wrong. Good to know there are tools to help with that!

  99. Barbara Colvin says:

    Color Tools for Quilters was my favorite. It was full of useful information.

  100. Robyn Brown says:

    I loved the quick label method. Good tips and tricks there.

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