Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Designer Spotlight: Anni Downs

[Photo: Martingale & Co.]

Australian designer Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched is known for her whimsical embroidery and quilt designs. Today Martingale & Co. interviewed Anni about her new book, Season's Greetings. It is a book full of, you guessed it, fun designs to celebrate Christmas.


Anni's fabrics are adorably quirky and her patterns reflect that same sense of fun. We have selected a few of our favorite designs from the book to share with you today.

[Photo: Martingale & Co.]

Have you been naughty or nice so far this year? We won't tell. Promise.

[Photo: Martingale & Co.]

[Photo: Martingale & Co.]

Martingale has generously offered a copy of the e-book to one lucky winner. Tell us about your favorite holiday memory. We will pick one winner randomly next Thursday, July 23, 2015 to win a copy of the book and our assortment of Anni's fabric. 

If you can't wait to see if you are the winner, ask your local quilt shop for this beautiful book by Anni and check out the rest of the projects on the Martingale website.  

While you are visiting, make sure that you enter our other giveaways. It has been a busy week!

Good luck!
- HG










26 comments:

Betsy said...

My favorite holiday memory has always been watching my children open their gifts and we would spend all day playing with them.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Most memorable Christmas - I was 4 yrs. old and my grandparents gave me the most magnificent white rocking horse (I was horse crazy from the time I was born) - so hated when I outgrew that.

Crickets Corner said...

Christmas eve has always held my favorite memories as that's when my family gathers at my house for an evening meal and opening gifts. It's so fun and after everyone has left I set with all the lights out except the tree lights and think about all the past years and how thankful I am that I have such a wonderful family.

Lisa Marie said...

My son's first Christmas was wonderful. He wss 2 months old and my parents were over-the-moon happy to have their first grandchild to snuggle.

Martina said...

A few years ago we made a Fondue in the small forest near by. It was so cold, had snow but the whole family and friends was just happy and we had so much fun. We are still talking about this precious moment.

Linda said...

HI,such a neat Post! Gathering with my family around the Christmas Tree each years is what I remember as special! Thank You for sharing! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Ida Houston said...

My favorite holiday memory is when we were eating our holiday dinner and my husband let our puppy in, who had been outside playing in the mud. When she came in, she made a swooping look, as if looking for a good target, and ran towards my mother-in-law, jumped on her and got her all muddy. My mother-in-law was so mad she shook her fist at our dog and the dog thought she wanted to play.

Vicki H said...

When my sister and I were about 6 and 4 we got a 3 piece play kitchen. It included a fridge, stove and sink that pumped water. We also got an ironing board and play iron. We were over the moon excited.

Anonymous said...

My favourite holiday memory is the year we bought my son Intellivision for Christmas. He was so surprised he couldn't say anything.

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Karen said...

My favorite holiday memories were always the wonder of a present filled room that my brothers and I came down to on Christmas morning!

Angiebaby said...

What I really love about Christmas time is all the baking I do and share with my family while enjoying the Christmas decorations.

Janie said...

Preparing Christmas dinner with everyone in the kitchen and dining room. Always loved it.

Margaret said...

I think my favorite holiday memory was when my family was together for Christmas. Since we had not seen our son or grand daughters for 5 years it made for a beautiful Christmas

Dody said...

These projects are sew pretty. My favorite holiday memory is just being with family.

Dody said...

These projects are sew pretty. My favorite holiday memory is just being with family.

Kathy said...

The last Christmas we had with my Grandma and Aunt - they both passed away right after that - we knew they were both sick - it was special and magical

Cori said...

My favorite memory is my grandmother's Bucher de Noel. She would decorated the log with chocolate mushrooms and candies . The love and care she put into making the log was the best Christmas gift.

Gill said...

I have so many favourites!! maybe the one that my husband surprised me with a gift of two Red Poll cows!

Deb said...

One of my favorite Christmas gifts was from my husband who gave me a plane ticket to travel from our home in VA all the way across country to Washington state to visit a friend. It was such a surprise gift, and I loved it.

Brenda said...

First Christmas in our new home ... Clive went into the back acres with the two dogs & brought home our tree, including a vacated bird's nest - of course had to decorate it.
Fond memories.

kakecreator said...

I am a newbie to quilting, and have never made any Christmas decorations. I would love to win this and make something special for the holidays. All the kids are grown and gone and I think this would really suprise them if I made it.

Robin Timms said...

We have many fond memories but the ones that we will hold dear to our hearts are the times when the children were young and Christmas was magical to them!!

Renea said...

One of my most favorite Christmas memories is when my children were little and we did not have much money to buy gifts so I made just about all their gifts. They loved them. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Marian Allen said...

My favorite memory is opening my stocking. My father would collect little things all year to put in them. It was so much more exciting than the boxes under the tree

Allison CB said...

I remember Christmas stockings when we used real socks...my Mum always stuffed an orange and hard candies in them, crayons, colouring books and lots of little things like bubble bath! A very simple time but very happy!

sisylyn2 said...

I would make a baby quilt or wall hanging