Monday, September 22, 2014

Happy Fall!!


Thanks to all of you who popped in for last week's giveaway. Jill Finley is off to teach in Alaska this week. We can't wait to see photographs of her teaching and of her students' work.

We are continuing with the "Countdown To The Holidays" feature. We're talking to our designers and featuring Henry Glass news until December.


The winner of the last week's fabric bundle is posted in the Rafflecopter widget. Congratulations to Rina M. Please forward your contact information here to claim your prize. You have until 48 hours to claim your prize. Otherwise we reserve the right to pick another winner.



This week we are giving away an assorted bundle of Kim Diehl fabrics [fabrics may vary from the photograph] and a special treat from our featured designer. See below for the details.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


This week we are featuring designer Martha Walker of Wagons West Designs. We are eagerly anticipating the arrival of her new and first line with Henry Glass called "Sentimental Stitches." Although the theme of the collection is not specifically autumn, her prints and quilts are colored to give one the flavor of the fall season with its rich red, green and gold colors.


"Sentimental Stitches" will be available next moth and we are so very excited for the arrival of the collection. Make sure that you download the free pattern for this collection. The quilt features a lovely border print and Martha's simple but gorgeous applique.


Martha has been busy working up new patterns with her samples from the collection. She sent over this photograph of her working on some machine applique.


We will be featuring Martha on a future post when her fabric arrives next month. Meanwhile, she is offering a copy of her newest pattern, "French Reel" to the winner this week in the "Countdown To The Holidays" event. Just fill out the Rafflecopter widget above to enter. You can comment on the blog by telling us how you decorate for fall. Good luck!



Good luck!

-HG





107 comments:

Gill said...

I'm making tote bags and aprons for Christmas!!

Cheryl said...

I am sewing little girl dresses for those in need and a few other special gifts for kids in need. That's all I have scheduled currently for the holidays.

Lee Ann L. said...

At this moment, I have no holiday sewing plans. But, that is subjected to change depending upon demands! :-)

Jessica said...

I am planning on making place mats for my mom for Christmas.

DebrafromMD said...

I am making football quilts for my children.

martha said...

Martha Walker's fabrics and pattern is stunning! Hope I win!

Bobbie said...

I don't exactly decorate for fall....I live it everyday since those are my favorite colors and our home is decorated in them. Just can't get quilts in this color scheme!

Crickets Corner said...

I'm making a t-shirt quilt for my niece and a cat quilt for my sister. Also making some pj's for both of them and maybe some for myself. ;)

Crickets Corner said...

I couldn't wait for fall to be here officially so already have the wreaths on the doors, the pumpkin decorations scattered around, the mums and pumpkins on the porch and almost have a wonderful pumpkin quilt finished for the back of the sofa. I'm a BIG Autumn fan!

Julie Higginson said...

I entered, I think! I love, love, LOVE Kim Diehl stuff. And I shared the giveaway on facebook too. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

JANET said...

I have just started decorating for the seasons this year. I made a table topper that has pumpkins on it and I plan on using a pumpkin candy dish that I have had for years and want to display. I am working on a Christmas quilt, which I hope to have done for Christmas THIS year!

SewCalGal said...

Gorgeous fabrics, so rich and elegant. Great design too!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

Kim Diehl is one of my quilting heroes.

janice said...

I am making q quilt for my son. And I decorate for fall with mums and pumpkins on the porch and lots of quilts in cozy fall colors in the house.

Joanna said...

This is a beautiful collection. I will be completing some quilts that I've already begun and, at the last minute, I'll discover the perfect gifts and make them.

Martina said...

I am making some little giftbags filled with homemade goodies.And some tablerunners!

GranChris said...

I will make a lot of small stuff table runners, pot holders, things like this.

Cecilia said...

I plan on making 2 quilts this year for Christmas, as well as a tree skirt.

anna brown said...

I am sewing up some pot holders and some hanging towels...

Denise Cabral said...

I would love to win!

ytsmom said...

I don't really do sewing for holiday gifts, because I never finish anything on time!!

Paula said...

Love Kim Diehl and Henry Glass Fabrics!!

Paula said...

Christmas Stocking for some "New" family members!!

Cammi said...

Beautiful Fabric! Love the Fall! I decorate with quilts inside my house and pumpkins and mums and haystacks outdoors. My favorite time of year!

Linda said...

I decorate for fall with lots and lots of pumpkins!

Diane H said...

Trying to get organized for holiday stitching. I have a few patterns in mind to make and I best get started.

Sallie said...

pillowcases.

patricia said...

Makes me want to just jump in the leaves!

Linda said...

HELLO, beginning some new gifts for Christmas>Place mats, table toppers and maybe a wallhanging or two! Thanks for a great giveaway!

msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Mary Ann said...

Love the old fashion look of the fabrics- like Vistorian oranments. Mary Ann

Stacy Lindblom said...

I'm on a red/white kick and I just finished my first red/white quilt, which has mostly red. My next quilt will be the same style except mostly white. And then I'll switch to green/white so my holidays will be covered. Literally!

Farm Quilter said...

I am making at least 6 quilts for Christmas gifts this year! Thank you for the opportunity to win such lovely fabric!

Betsy said...

For the holidays I am creating monthly themed kitchen towels and table toppers

OhioLori said...

I am sewing new Jamma's for Kiddo's & Grankiddo's (do this every year)Am also making two different Appliqued Wall Hangings. :)

Every Stitch said...

It is fun to see the Fall decorating in the US but we are heading into Spring here in Australia which feels quite different! I do love warm colours round the house in Autumn though :)

Michele T said...

These just happen to be my most favorite colours!!! I would make a quilt... Possibly a Bear Paw ;-)

Helen L said...

two amazing designers!!! I already have the Kim Diehl "Simple Whatnots" club fabric and patterns, and I love the Wagons West fabrics and can't wait to see them!!

Stacey Larson said...

The fabrics are beautiful

Vicki H said...

I am planning on making zipper pouches and totes for my daughters and sister.

Janie said...

I love making and giving lap quilts and quillows as gifts for the holidays. You have amazing designers. Thank you for the giveaway, and the bonus pattern.

Karen said...

I am planning to make Christmas stockings for the new members of my family. I know I will be doing more, that is all I have planned so far!

Margaret said...

Right now I am working on a fall quilt with Perfect Pairings. Love the fall colors.

Emily C said...

I typically make ornaments for friends and family.

Bonnie58 said...

Gorgeous fabrics and pattern. Thanks so much for sharing

Kathy H said...

I am working on some pillowcases and table runners for Christmas presents.

Beth said...

I'm making table runners and napkins for Christmas. Better get busy, I suppose...

mcpeakj said...

I decorate for Fall every year by putting out my fall wreath,setting all of my harvest pumpkins around,and filling a basket with Indian corncobs,different assortments of gourds,and beautifully colored tree leaves that I have gathered.

Judy1522 said...

So far I have not started anything for holiday gift giving, but I would like to make some potholders and embroider some kitchen towels for gifts. As far as fall decorating I don't really do anything different until a Holiday comes around. I have some decorations that are themed for Halloween and then for Thanksgiving I usually decorate with harvest type decorations.

Kathy said...

What a great fall quilt this would make

Tabitha Keener said...

So far I don't decorate much for fall until Christmas rolls around and then I put out everything I have! I'm working on several quilts for gifts this year and I'm slow going! Thanks for the giveaway!

marie said...

Love Kim's fabrics and patterns, would love to win

Angelia Lanouette said...

I am planning to sew some mug rugs, pouches, pilows, and an Ipad pillow for Christmas gifts. Thank you!

Sherri Kennedy said...

Really love the pattern. On top of all the other things on the bucket list, I'd love to add this but at the top.

Sherri Kennedy said...

Really love the pattern. On top of all the other things on the bucket list, I'd love to add this but at the top.

txwink said...

Ooooooh.....I'd LOVE to win those Kim Diehl fabrics! They'd be a great complement to the Simple Whatnots Club Fabric "scraps"....and I'm currently collecting to make several projects in Kim Diehl's various "Simple" books. Just beautiful prints!!!!!

txwink said...

Ooooooh.....I'd LOVE to win those Kim Diehl fabrics! They'd be a great complement to the Simple Whatnots Club Fabric "scraps"....and I'm currently collecting to make several projects in Kim Diehl's various "Simple" books. Just beautiful prints!!!!!

Sherri Kennedy said...

Love the French Reel pattern. Would love to put it at the top of my to do list.

Debbie Rogowski said...

I am working on a king size quilt for my granddaugher. Trying to fit in a table runner for Christmas and Halloween for some friends too

Barb N said...

Fall decorations are always warm colors of reds and browns, greens and golds. Table runners are my favorite, along with a basket of real, colored leaves.

Christine M said...

What lovely fabrics! I am making lots of swap gifts for Christmas at the moment. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Béa said...

A One block wonder quilt for my daughter.

Kelly said...

Would love to win these beautiful fabrics!!!

Kelly said...

I would love to win these beautiful fabrics!!

delaineelliott said...

I am sewing two flannel rag quilts to give to my nieces for Christmas. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Sandy D said...

I mostly decorate outside for fall by putting out a couple of bales of straw. some pumpkins from our garden and two large potted Mums.Inside I have a couple of fall runners. I need to make a quilt and I think Sentimental Stitches would suit. Love the fabric Line.

Renea said...

I am busy making all sorts of sizes and styles of bags for Christmas gifts. Thanks for the lovely fabric giveaway.

Colleen said...

Beautiful fabrics. Thanks for the oppportunity!

Nancy L said...

I'm working on an owl quilt for a customer's neice.

Joyce Carter said...

I will be making table runners and potholders. Thank you for the giveaway.

Pat S. said...

I'm working on a nativity piece that will hopefully be ready for Christmas. Thanks sew much for this chance to win! :-D

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I'm hoping to get a red and white quilt finished up today. Martha's fabrics are beautiful and I love the reel pattern!

Rose Harries said...

Im making a quilt, and a mini baby carrier for dolls.

Arianna M. said...

I'm working on a tea trivet and mug rugs for my aunt for Christmas.

lynn said...

Such lovely fabrics! I am thinking of making some potholders for gifts. Thank you for this offer.

MamaLovesFabric said...

Finishing a matching quilt for my daughter.

Abbigail said...

I'm making mug rugs for my granddaughter's teachers. I absolutely love this fabric! The colors are so rich!

Cindy Dahlgren said...

I'm quilting a twin sized quilt for my great nephew, and a snowman quilt for my granddaughter. I'm also quilting a queen sized quilt for my son, as well as doing many small projects.

Kaye M. tkmattson@hotmail.com said...

I'm sewing a wall hanging for a gift and want to make some Christmas stockings with patchwork and pompoms on them.

Wendy Booth-Boyd said...

Such rich autumn colours. Thanks. Wendy
WBooth-Boyd@hotmail.com

Quilting Tangent said...

Not working on Christmas quilt gifts, I'll be happy if I complete my first bedsize quilt. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Quilting Tangent said...

Not working on Christmas quilt gifts, I'll be happy if I complete my first bedsize quilt. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Donna W said...

I am working on wallets for Christmas.

Anonymous said...

I'm working on an advent calendar for my niece's son.
sugar_lin2 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Lisa Marie said...

I am sewing and giving mostly lap quilts, but also some table runners, pouches, and other small items.

Carrie P. said...

I am making a rag quilt for my daughter in law.

Leeanne said...

My 7 year old granddaughter has completed a wee embroidered flower, so I will make that into a bag. Thanks for a chance to win Kim's dreamy fabric!!

QuiltMargaret said...

I'm working on a Santa quilt, that's the theme this year for the marvelous quilt display that is hung in our public library each year. Would love some new green fabrics to add and be able to boast about winning.

Dee said...

Kim is my all time favorite designer. I am currently doing Whatnots Club 1. I think these will make lovely Christmas gifts.

Royce aka Hon-a said...

I am planning Christmas projects while recovering from a concussion. I am going to sign up as I am a fan. I have loved your fabrics for a long time.

Royce Ellen Hettler said...

I've been following Kim Diehl on Facebook for quite a while. Love her designs, quilts and fabrics. Fall colors are my favorites. Looking forward to being able to sew again when I have recovered from this concussion.

Royce Ellen Hettler said...

Good luck to you. I'm sure your quilt will be great. Enjoy the process.

Leslie Bower said...

I am making charity quilts to include on the Santa Train.

B. J. Woodlee said...

Currently have a QOV in the making, a baby quilt in the making and a graduation quilt underway! b.j.day68@gmail.com

quilter said...

I made an album quilt for my mother in law this Christmas.
cork@pa.rr.com

Deb said...

Christmas quilt for my family and lap quilt for a friend and her family.

Karen Propes said...

Christmas quilts, tablerunner, placemats, wall hanging, gifts, and mug rugs to keep in a basket by the tree to give to friends and neighbors when they stop by during the holdidays.
Thanks for the chance.
ncjeepster@aol.com

Cammi said...

I am finishing up my Halloween quilt, and Christmas Stockings that didn't get completed last year! Oh and my Kim Diehl Simple Whatnots Month 3!

Ruth Griffeth said...

I am finishing a dress that started out for me but when a friend came over I realized it was for her, so hemming and letting out to be done. Then I have a baby quilt, and a grown up afghan,and then I might start working on a few other bits and pieces!

Charlotte Sparks said...

Am just finishing a large wedding quilt so for Christmas I will be working on smaller items...Table runners, placemats or coasters and lots of mug rugs/snack mats.

Gayle said...

I have several projects underway - mostly small quilts to scatter around my home for decoration.

Gayle said...

I have several projects underway - mostly small quilts to scatter around my home for decoration.

Kathryn said...

I m making ornaments for my tree.

Anonymous said...

Love this fabric ~ would be perfect for a snugglie and warm fall quilt. Thanks for the chance to win! ☺

my nana maree @ yahoo . com

Donna S. said...

Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt & knitting hats.

annmarie said...

I plan to make table runner for Christmas gifts this year.

Kathy E. said...

My plan is to make a quilt for my son for Christmas. He requested on in his favorite colors, so I'm going to do my best to make him happy!

Mommy Katie said...

I have a few holiday products I am working on.