Happy Holidays . . . a little late . . .

The holidays have come and gone – already.   I hope everyone got time to enjoy them!  It has always been a favorite time of year for me – Probably had something to do with having a birthday, Christmas, and time off from school, all within the same month.  Now there are a few different reasons, but still something to look forward to all year long!

I have one more Holiday quilt project that I have yet to blog.  It hangs in my kitchen above the island.

It’s a quilt I have made many times before, but it fits so nicely into this space.  I used my Christmas line from this year, called Deck the Halls.

As a little thank-you to all of you who have spent time here with me over this past year, I would like to give away a kit for this project.  I know it’s a little late for this year, but just think how far ahead you can be for next year! 

Just leave a comment below to be entered into the drawing.  I would love to hear about your quilting projects for the upcoming year or what new techniques you would like to learn about in quilting this year.

I have decided I am going to leave this quilt and my Christmas decorations up a little longer this year.  Sadly, I didn’t get around to having any people over this month to see them.  Instead, I will show you around and we can pretend that you all got to come over for Christmas.  Just imagine lots of quilters and chocolate!  I may or may not have eaten your share of the chocolate and Christmas cookies.  Sounds like a fun party to me!

 

  

Happy Holidays!

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299 Responses to Happy Holidays . . . a little late . . .

  1. Kristina says:

    I would love to try needle-turn applique this year. It scares me a little, but I think it would be a great little take-along project. :)

  2. Betsy Freeman says:

    What lovely decorations! Thanks so much for the tour of your home over the holidays! I can’t wait to see what is new this year……let it all begin!

  3. Carolyn J says:

    LOVE, absolutely LOVE your Christmas decorating. Your quilts and wall hangings, table toppers are fabulous but mostly, love the hanging snowflakes. I think I will keep your post from today in a folder so I can refer back to it next December. Lots of inspiration for projects to make throughout the year. Awesome!

  4. carol broughton says:

    Heather, your home is so beautiful and I love all of the quilts! This year, I would like to venture out of my comfort zone and do some machine quilting, perhaps on a small project. Maybe you could share some of your techniques. Happy New Year to you and your family.

  5. Annette says:

    Great tour, thank you for inviting me in! So beautiful! Love your new Christmas quilt, it really is gorgeous!! I am looking forward to completing a few new quilts for us and a few for others., whether for charity or as a gift. Hoping to get a few new pieces of clothing made for me too….. Fingers crossed! Wishing you a fabulous 2012.

  6. Judy says:

    Heather, Your home is a visual/tactile delight to the eye/hand. I really like your take on quilting. Thanks for sharing pictures with your readership. My projects for this year include a King size scrappy quilt (in process now) called Cabin Tracks. It was featured in Sept 2008 BHG Quilt Sampler cover. I’m doubling the amounts to make it a King. I also have plans to make some very small feathered star quilts. I’ve made this pattern several times. Because of the small size of the blocks and the pressing directives, I still feel the need to improve the outcome – so any suggestions/directives would be welcomed by this blog follower!

    Happy New Year.

  7. Anne says:

    Your home looks beautiful, very warm and inviting. Thanks for inviting us in for a look. I hope to make a small quilt hanging made from silk.

  8. kathy jones says:

    I love how your decorating is in sync with your quilts. I am looking forward to using more brights and stepping out of my comfort zone. Diversity in quilts is my new theme!

  9. Karin Brewer says:

    I would like to make a few more of my 12 “monthly” quilts that reflect a current holiday or just appropriate colors for our master bedroom. I have January (blue), April (pink and green), May (red and blue), July (red and blue again), September (yellow, orange, red and brown). I would like to work on February (pink and white), March (green and white), and October (black and white). Wish me luck! :-)

  10. Sue Goodin says:

    You are so inspirational…… I love your decorating….. Keep the photos and ideas coming.

  11. Love the tour of your house. Everything is so beautiful. I’ve been sewing most of my life but quilting is something I haven’t done…successfully. A kit would be the perfect place to begin.

  12. Jeannie says:

    Your home is beautiful! I, like you, did not have very much company for Christmas this year so I can understand you not wanting to take it down for a while. I would love to win the quilt kit and be inspired to sew in February for next Christmas!

  13. Sue Goodin says:

    You are so inspirational… Love your decorating. Keep your photos and ideas coming.

  14. Anne says:

    Your whole house looks lovely but I particularly like the snowflakes hanging from the ceiling!

  15. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for the glimpse of the house! I love your paint colors – and that RED DOOR! WONDERFUL! I plan to work on 2 skills this year: First, bindings – I’m ok with turning the corners, but joining the ends… confounds me! And… I have too many applique projects with rounded “points” – I’m going to master that skill this year for sure… I”ll have pointy points by 2013!

  16. Angie says:

    Just beautiful! I felt like I was touring a model home that should have been in a magazine.

  17. Patty says:

    Heather,

    Your home is lovely!! I wouldn’t want to take your decorations down either!! Why is it that when we put our Christmas decorations away, the house feels /looks so empty?
    This year, I am starting a few projects that have some wool in them… met a wonderful vendor in Houston that had absolutely fabulous wool and patterns! It will be a fun change.
    Would love to try knitting again because I love seeing what you are working on but I am afraid in Arizona, my results wouldn’t get much wear!

    Wishing you and your family a Healthy New Year!

  18. I really enjoyed your tour Heather! This year I would like to try more projects with felted wool. I have a nice stash and need to start using it. Happy 2012!

  19. Linda S. says:

    I am truly surprised by how much i like the way you included black into holiday decorating!!! I always lean more toward the traditional reds & greens. I plan to make a queen-sized quilt this year. This is quite a venture for me as I have only made lap quilts & table toppers. :-)

  20. Mama Dub says:

    You have a beautiful home. Thanks for sharing it with us. I have several Christmas quilts that I just didn’t have time to make yet. I want to make as many as possible in the next couple of months. It will be fun to have new holiday quilts ready to go next December! Thanks for your wonderful blog – I enjoy reading it and seeing your beautiful quilts and knitting projects.

  21. Therese Graner says:

    Inspiration and motiviation is what I am looking for in the coming year. I would like to make a queen size quilt for our bed. I appreciate the tour of your home. You live in a beautiful area. I am lucky enough to have a cabin on Lake Koronis.

  22. Jackie says:

    I have a couple of projects I’d like to finish up . One is a Christmas quilt. Other than that, I’d like to use my stash more this year than last. I still love the fabrics that I have and it’s sad to have them sit there!

    Loved seeing the peek into your home while it’s decorated for the holidays!

  23. Denniele says:

    Thanks for the lovely tour. I am hoping to finish several long overdue projects this year that include college graduation quilts for my 2 youngest children. They just need an appliqued border that I am dreading! I am sure as the year unfolds there will be many more projects that need to be completed but those two have top priority. Maybe your kit can be added to the To DO list! Thank you!

  24. Joan Moore says:

    Thank you for the tour. Your home is so lovely with the gorgeous quilts and all your decorations. I love the wreath inside the frame. Great idea! This year I hope to improve my free motion quilting skills. Thank you for the generous giveaway and wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year!

  25. Karen says:

    Thank you for the lovely tour! Your home is lovely. I could see us sharing tea, chocolate and cookies at your dining table overlooking the lake! I would never want to leave!
    Thanks for the giveaway! I love your fabrics and patterns!

  26. I love your home and the colors you use! Would you have a kit available for the quilt that is on the bed? I love it!

  27. DianeY says:

    Your home looks so gorgeous! I hope I didn’t get cookie crumbs all over it! I’m ready for some hot chocolate now! Can we sit in your dining room & stare at the lake?

  28. Andrea says:

    I’d be thrilled to win a kit – thanks!! Love the view over the lake….

  29. sillyandrea says:

    I’ll be right over! I can bring hot cocoa. ;)

  30. Dawn Stephens says:

    On this year’s agenda is getting my scrap bins under control so I thought I’d try to do a string quilt. I love your house, your quilts, your books and your blog and look forward to reading more from you in the coming year. I would love to win the kit as I have a wall in my kitchen that it would lovely on.

  31. Marilyn Smith says:

    Heather, I have been waiting for your post this Christmas. I loved the pictures last year and again your home with all the beautiful Christmas quilts is so inspiring. I love the one in the kitchen from your new fabric line. And the bedroom photo is such a pretty quilt. I finished up two quilts for Christmas gifts and almost have a baby quilt top finished that I just started a few days ago. It will be for my grand niece in No. California. She will be born in about 2 weeks. After that, I have one last border to put on a queen quilt for my DIL. Then I will finish the quilt for us that I started this past summer when we were in Lake Tahoe. Needless to say, I have 3 UFO’s to put on the longarm and the above mentioned quilts. Then I can start something new for us.

  32. Mary says:

    Your house and decorations are so pretty! And the quilt is beautiful. I would be so happy to win! And with this much time, I might even get it done in time for Christmas next year.
    Happy New Year!

  33. Connie Strom says:

    Your fabric designs are always so much fun. Everyone always love whatever I make with your fabric line. (ps…I need to find someplace that still has Cottage Charm in stock. I made a quilt with this line and now want to make some shams to match and I have been unable to find online even.)

  34. Mary says:

    Your house and Christmas decorations are all so pretty! I love all your quilts, and would be so happy to win a kit. With this much time, I might even be able to get it done in time for next Christmas.
    Happy New Year!

  35. Joscelyn says:

    I want to finally get more consistent with my rotary cutting, as well as just do more quilting over all. Haven’t done as much as I would like the last couple of years.

    And I love you house, looks just beautiful all decorated for Christmas.

  36. begoodbabe says:

    Thank you for the tour of your beautiful home with the fantastic location and gorgeous quilts! I enjoy your blog and tutorials and would love the chance to win the quilt kit!

  37. Candie says:

    I am planning to make more of your patterns this coming year and am already preparing to make a Christmas Wallhanging today. Getting started now means I will have things ready to enter into our state fair in August and I won’t be as stressed over the holidays… It is never too soon to be ready!

  38. Chris says:

    Wish I could come over and see all your lovely, inspiring things in real life! Thanks for the visual tour.

    I absolutely love your blog and your work. Your house inspires me, too! I’m always calling my husband over to show him something. :-)

    Happy New Year!
    Chris

  39. Lee says:

    Thanks for sharing the pictures of your lovely home. All the work you put into it this past year really shows. As always, the quilts are lovely and the snowflakes are lots of fun. One day I will make the time to make an inviting Christmas home like yours.

  40. Marge says:

    I love your decorating style. Thanks for inviting us over for a look! I would love to win a kit for that quilt. It’s lovely! My projects for this year include becoming more proficient at machine quilting. I have several projects that are awaiting quilting, including 3 quilt tops. And I have fabric for at least 6 more quilts ready and waiting for me to get going! But If I would win that kit, I would get busy on it right away!

  41. begoodbabe says:

    Thank you for the tour of your lovely home and beautiful quilts; I adore your location as well! Thank you also for your blog and tutorials and for the chance to win this quilt kit!
    I am feeling pretty proud of myself for finishing 6 Friendship star tablerunners for our friends before Christmas, getting my husband’s quilt bound and finishing the top of my second daughter’s quilt after 1 day of cutting 180+ pieces and 2 days of sewing between Christmas and New Years. Next! : )

  42. Linda says:

    Wow – your home is LOVELY, and all your quilts are gorgeous. You are so very talented! I love your blog for inspiration. I have several projects to finish starting with baby quilts for twin girls due in 3 yikes!

  43. begoodbabe says:

    Thank you for the tour of your lovely home and beautiful quilts, and for your blog and tutorials. I would love to win the quilt kit!

  44. Patti Taylor says:

    Your home looks absolutely lovely and welcoming. You have inspired to finish the Christmas projects I didn’t finish this year rather than pack them away until next. I like the twist on the Happy Holidays quilt with the new line of fabric. I need one to cover up my ugly, never used intercom system in my breakfast nook :-)

  45. Diana P says:

    Your house is just beautiful & I love your quilts! This year I hope to make lots of decorations for my house – it’s looking plain here! Happy New Year!!

  46. Thanks-Heather! Hoping you and your family had a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year as well!! I Love your line-Deck the halls… and have some of the fabric… but would Love to win a quilt kit for that quilt you have hanging… what a perfect space for it! Soon time to put a “Snowy” one up in its place! ….well maybe, not much snow so far this year! Hoping to at least get some! I have many projects in the works (don’t we all?) LOL! That is why I look forward to the winter…. to stay in and get some serious sewing done…FUN..FUN…FUN… Thanks again for the chance to win! Enjoy our shortened version of a Minnesota snowy winter!!

  47. nami11 says:

    Thanks for the home tour, gives us still a hint of the Christmas Season. I would love to spend more time with my machine quilting, and getting much better at doing it.

  48. begoodbabe says:

    Thank you for the tour of your lovely home and gorgeous quilts! I adore your location as well.
    Thanks also for your blog and tutorials, and for the chance to win this kit!

  49. Sequana says:

    Looks like you love red. :) Such a beautiful home and no parties this year? Too bad, really.
    I’m doing the FMQ challenge with Sew Cal Gal this year to improve my skills there.
    Happy New Year from Chicago.

  50. Marj says:

    Love your patterns and fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win a kit.

  51. SusanC says:

    How warm and festive your house looks. I love all the quilty touches. My goal this year is to finish up some unfinished projects by perfecting my machine quilting skills both on my home sewing machine and on the longarm machine that I am able to rent time on. Gotta turn those tops into quilts!!

  52. Karen Stennes says:

    Thank you for the beautiful tour of your home. Your pictures are always very inviting and artistic. It also inspires me to clean my house :) Every year I make a goal list for my quilting. This morning I sat down in my sewing room and decided what I needed to finish up this year, start, or learn how to do. I have quite an ambitious goal for 2012 and am always inspired by artists like you. I look forward to visiting your site in the new year for inspiration in quilting as well as knitting. Thank you.

  53. Tressa says:

    You have such a beautiful home. Thanks for sharing. This year I would like to make a Storm at Sea quilt–it just keeps calling to me….

  54. Your home looks lovely and so inviting- I love how you have spread quilts around your home- it looks gorgeous.
    As for this year- I would like to get more quilting done and projects completed- when I have a bunch of unfinished ones I find it inhibiting and almost want to quit quilting altogether. I am off to quilt a quilt this afternoon. Perhaps that is the best way to get going- just start LOL
    Happy New Year to you and yours,
    Regards,
    Anna

  55. Andrea says:

    I am hoping to finish up some quilts from last year so that I have room for some new projects – and this one would fit in very nicely!!! Thanks for sharing your home with us – it’s beautiful.

  56. Cathy Anderson says:

    How beautiful! And you have snow!

  57. marsha nelson says:

    This year I want to finish all of my UFO’s. We all have some of those laying around. I have quite a few quilt tops that need to be quilted and I too want to improve on machine quilting. Thanks for the chance to win the darling kit. You home is so cute. I can just picture lots of us quilters sitting around ooooing and ahhhhing over all the lovely decorations and quilts. Drinking hot chocolate and sharing quilting plans for the new year. I wish you a creative and happy new year.

  58. Linda in PA says:

    Your home is lovely and your decorations are beautiful. I am planning to finish up my half done quilt projects and to use up some of my stash. Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.

  59. Jenny says:

    Your home looks like something from a magazine! How lovely!

  60. DianeH says:

    That runner pattern is my all time fav! Thanks very much for a chance to win a kit, wow.
    Projects for this year? Just starting to think of gifts that need to be made. Happy New Year to you and yours.

  61. Kris Bair says:

    I’m making more Christmas quilts, table runners, table toppers and pillows throughout the year so I can have them for the month of December – then I won’t be tempted to start 2 lap quilts on the 23rd thinking I could get them done for Christmas gifts:)
    Kris

  62. marsha nelson says:

    I too am interested in the quilt that is on your bed. Could you let me know more about it. Thanks so much.

  63. Amy Devine says:

    Your house is beautiful! I love all your Christmas quilts and I would love to win the kit and start getting ready for next Christmas!!

  64. Sunnybec says:

    I want to make a sampler quilt, I have one in Christmas fabric but want one I can leave up for the rest of the year. Would also love to be able to do needle turn applique. Thanks for a lovely giveaway. Linda

  65. Kimberly Woods says:

    Piecing curves will be mastered this year. I’m working on a small Wheel of Mystery quilt now. I may have to pin a lot and unsew some of it to make it look good, but I’m getting lots of practice.

  66. Darlene B says:

    I would love to win this quilt kit! My quilting plans for 2012 are to finish the “in progress” projects that have been cluttering up my sewing room. Then I have plans to start fresh and start getting creative!
    Glad you had a good Christmas and birthday. My birthday is also in December and I just hit the big 5-0….How did I get there so fast?
    Blessings to you and Joel in 2012, Heather!

  67. Rachel Hayes says:

    Thank you for showing us your beautiful Christmas decorations! I love all the quilt displays. My plan for the new year to so continue with my Remembrance Quilt Ministry, and finish up a couple of quilt projects I’ve started. Would love to win your giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

  68. Shirley says:

    Your home is decorated beautifully! Such a shame to take it down (although mine is already down and packed away). :) I would really like to try applique this year. I’m not sure why I am so afraid of it but I hope to tackle it soon. Thank you for a chance at your awesome giveaway.

  69. I have finished one quilt from Living Large 2 and am working on a second – would like to make this my third!

  70. begoodbabe says:

    Sorry for my multiple comments! I was having trouble with my internet connection and it kept telling me that I was not connected. : /

  71. Rhonda says:

    So pretty! I love your framed wreath. Thanx for the chance!

  72. Jennifer W says:

    I LOVE your house. The colors and everything are cozy and very welcoming. Greens and reds are my favorites. I received the Merry Merry Snowmen pattern from Bunny Hill for Christmas so I will be busy with it all year. The Diamond Diva topper and runner patterns are also on my list along with the Rebel Roses pattern in 40’s retro fabrics. My goal is to actually finish these all the way through. Thank you for the tour and all your inspiration.

  73. Patty D says:

    Great decorations. I love those snowflakes hanging form the ceiling. All the quilts are gorgeous.

  74. jennifer says:

    I have 2 quilts to baste, quilt and bind from last year and i’m starting some new ones to build up an inventory for gift giving :) haha we’ll see how thet goes..

  75. Amy says:

    What a lovely home you have. Every room is just so cozy. You can come over and decorate my home any day you want.
    This year I hope to learn hand applique. I have a very large quilt that I’m working on and I hope I can do it justice.
    I’m interested in the dishes you have on your dining table. Do you happen to know the name of the pattern?

  76. I love your decorating style and the colors you use in your fabric lines! I used your fabrics in my kitchen and I love your clean lines and bold colors. I would love to win a quilt kit. Your quilts are amazing!

  77. Beautiful quilt and lovely decorations. My goal into get 3 quilts completely done that have been waiting and just working on my ever growing pile of WIPs.

  78. Donna says:

    Your home looks wonderful – so festive, inviting and well, just Lovely!
    I want to try my hand at applique during 2012. And I have fabric for an Around the World quilt waiting patiently on my sewing table. I have also been admiring Lone Star quilts ….. 2012 might be the year. I have the perfect livingroom wall for just such a quilt. We will see.

  79. Sheri says:

    I just took down all my Christmas decorations and was feeling a little sad. Then I found you and am feeling happy again…..Beautiful home and decorations. I would like to get all my Quilts done that I have planned using your patterns.

  80. SoozeM says:

    Your home is gorgeous! This year I am going to do more applique, and I am going to focus on getting projects finished rather than just starting a whole heap of things :)

  81. Cheryl coliandris says:

    Your home is so beautiful. This year I would really love to learn how to appliqué and also maybe take a few classes in color design. Thanks

  82. Kathie L says:

    Thanks for the Christmas visit to your home. I especially love your inclusion of black in your designs. Best wishes for a great 2012. Kathie L in Allentown

  83. Karen Sikes says:

    Love your decorations. Not sure what I will be working on this year, but I sure could use that kit. I think that it would look good in my dining room also, seeing that we have the same dining room table.

  84. Thanks for showing the photos of your lovely home! I’d definitely love to come over, drink hot chocolate and eat Christmas cookies. With the views of your lake, I may never leave. Thanks for the opportunity to win this beautiful Christmas quilt. One of my goals this year is to make a quilt using the Twister ruler in batiks. Both batiks and this ruler are out of my comfort zone. Happy New Year!

  85. Julie in WA says:

    I just love all the fabrics you design, and your house is warm and inviting, casual and relaxed. Thanks for sharing the beauty in your lifestyle!

  86. Pinkying says:

    just beautiful! I love the view of the lake coming through the windows!

  87. Liz says:

    Thanks for the tour of your cozy home. Your quilts are lovely. I am hoping to make the Starlit Evening Tree Skirt from your book Living Large 2. Also, I am going to finish Flurry by Kate Spain. My list of quilts to make goes on and on ….! I hope I can complete several large quilts and maybe a couple of table runners. Thanks for the inspiration!

  88. Connie says:

    What a wonderful visit, your house/decorations are so beautiful! I have your Living Large 2 and hope to make a couple quilts from it, great book!

  89. Ann says:

    your place looks wonderful..but then I’d expect nothing less from you. Looks like ice is beginning to form on the lake, it’s been a strange winter hasn’t it? I have been sewing the last couple of days and finishing up WIP’s that have been hanging over me. I hope to begin something new soon. Maybe a quilt to cover our kitchen island, wonky houses? hhhmmm. A summery quilt for our bed…too many ideas, and Christmas break is over far too soon. Happy New Year !

  90. Laurie in Iowa says:

    You’ve decorated your home so beautifully for the holidays. Thanks for sharing with us.
    I hope to get back to quilting this year… I didn’t even touch my sewing machine in 2011.

  91. Nancy L says:

    I love all of your Christmas quilts decorating your house! My goal for the year is to actually make the Christmas quilts I’ve optimistically purchased fabric for, but never got them started! I also need to make a baby quilt for our granddaughter due to arrive in May! Yay for pink/girly fabric for a change! Would love to win the Happy Holidays kit; another pattern I’ve been wanting to make but haven’t gotten to yet! Thanks for the tour!

  92. Anya says:

    I plan to finish my Jane Stickle quilt this year!

  93. Lyn Smith says:

    Loved looking through your lovely home. we had Christmas at our daughter’s this year(4hrs drive away) We stayed there for 4 days, so I didn’t put up a lot of decorations. Must admit I missed not having the whole house decorated.
    This kit looks like a good start to the new year, would love to win it, thanks for the chance.

  94. jeanne says:

    Your house looks beautiful, thanks for the tour. This year I have to finnish those started quilts that get put aside, to start something new. I just love to start new projects and the kit would fit right in with my decorating.

  95. Rita says:

    Your home looks beautiful! This year I would like to finish up my Dear Jane quilt. It’s been an ongoing quilt for a few years now. Happy New Year!

  96. Nancy says:

    Love your Christmas quilts and your home! I plan on finishing the kits I have purchased as well as work more on totes. Thank you for the tour.

  97. Denise in PA says:

    Lovely tour! On my must-make this year are two wedding quilts. I hope to get a lot more completed than just those though!

  98. Jill from the NW says:

    Love your holiday decor! I can only dream!
    I do have visions of many many projects completed this year
    just like those sugar plums, yum yum.

  99. Di Ann S says:

    I always look forward to your blog, seeing your quilts in your home is such an inspiration to me as well as all your followers!! Thank you for the opportunity to receive the kit. I would make it for my sister, she has a perfect place in her living room, the colors are wonderful. Thank you for sharing you talents with us!!
    Happy New Year!!!

  100. Kimberly Nielsen says:

    I would love to try paper piecing this year. I’m a little timidated on how to do it exactly, but I have found some helpful tutorials out there in blog land! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  101. Tilda says:

    Thank you so much for the tour of your home very lovely and Thanks for inviting me over! Enjoyed the cookies and hot chocolate! ;0) I must say I love the quilts all about the house…beautiful I must say!!! (hehe thought I would make it feel real too!) But seriously your home is beautiful!

    I am working on a Valentines Table runner currently, then next up I am teaching my daughter (18 yrs old) to make a doll quilt (she is developmentally delayed so she still has a doll :0) ) I was thrilled when she expressed an interest! I am blessed! Anyway after that I am going to make my neice a bedding set for her upcoming birth of our great nephew! She is doing retro decorating….she tells me “you know from the 70’s” GASP!!! LOL pretty funny I thought cuz I think the 40’s are retro!

    Anyway, I would love to win that beautiful kit!!! In any event , Happy 2012 to you and yours!

  102. Debbie says:

    How do you organize so well? Your house is gorgeous! Some New Year’s inspiration! Projects for this year:I want to try using all the Tucker rulers I have purchased!!

  103. Kris says:

    Very, very pretty! I would love to win one of the kits for that quilt! Hey, I notice some snow on the ground in the picture with the tree lit. I didn’t think Minnesota had gotten any? Crazy weather we are having. It is like summer here. I want cold though.
    Always fun to come visit you!!

  104. Dee says:

    Your home is so warm – I love your decorating ideas….and wonder how you get everything you do done????I am like everyone, have many projects I want to get done, but this will be the year of want to, not have to. (Other than our row quilt for quild and adding to my Dear Jane blocks.) Hoping you and yours have a wonderful New Year!

  105. Kim says:

    Thanks for the tour – and the chance to win the kit! I really love the fabric and missed it when it was available… so I would LOVE to win the kit!! I plan on finishing a lot of UFOs and what I start! I spent the last few days cutting to prep some projects while my machine is being serviced.

  106. treadlemusic says:

    Your “Happy Holidays” is gorgeous! My goal is to continue to work on my FMQ skills. Feathers, in particular. I quilt on a regular domestic machine rather than a long arm. Am loving the process!

  107. Nancy E says:

    Loved seeing how you decorate for Christmas and other times of the year! I especially like your table topper with the holly leaves. My plan is to get a couple of projects ready for the end of January quilt retreat. If I win the quilt kit, I would make it at the retreat. I want to finish some quilt projects I started in 2011. Right now I am trying to get the Barbara Brackman BOW Civil War quilt together. Thanks for sharing your holiday decorations!

  108. Susan says:

    I fell in love with Deck the Halls as soon as I saw it, and I love that wall hanging! I have two (possibly three) main quilt projects this year. My dad and stepmom are celebrating 30 years in February, and I want to make them a wall hanging. My niece is getting married in May, and I am thinking of making her a wall hanging too. Aaannnnnddddd . . . my son is getting married this fall!!!! I want to make him and his bride a quilt as a wedding gift. To some these might not be very ambitious projects, but I’m pretty new to quilting. If I can get these three projects done, I’ll feel like I’ve accomplished something big this year!

  109. Amy says:

    Oh, what a beautiful quilt! ALL of your decorations are so beautiful! This year I am going to finish making some little charity baby quilts with my stash that I am just not in love with anymore. (I’m keeping my faves, though!) I received a FMQ foot for my Bernina for my birthday and my goal is to practice, practice, practice until I can do it! Thanks for the chance!

  110. Debbie says:

    Thanks for sharing the pictures of your beautiful home. I would love to win the quilt kit!!! This year I hope to do some hand applique and improve my free motion quilting. I always look forward to your posts, quilting, knitting, or decorating. You are very talented Heather. Happy New Year from Debbie in Canada

  111. Your holiday home is very inviting. I love your Happy Holidays quilt. It’s just perfect where you have hung it. Thank you for sharing. I did manage to complete a new holiday pillow this year.

  112. Cindi P. says:

    I love your quilts and fabric. I really enjoyed the tour of your home too!!! What a creative person you are…I am jealous :) I seem to remember there is a story about the snow flakes too isn’t there? I would love the chance to win the quilt to make for next year. Every year I say I will finish the projects I all ready have been then see the new patterns and fabric and just have to have them…I may have a problem…

  113. Chris says:

    I have several quilts planned this year, mostly quilts for our lake cottage. I actually love making Christmas projects right after the holiday. I’m still in the spirit! Can’t seem to make them in the summer in the fall. By the way, I made the same quilt that;s hanging in your stair well after I saw yours and it’s one of my favorites.

  114. girlsmama says:

    When I picture what I want my house to look like in my head…It looks just like yours! So lovely and inviting.

  115. Ellen Hammond says:

    I am just excited to be able to have the time to sew! I have been working on my undergrad in special ed and the last year was intense! I have just graduated and during the holidays I finished up a number of quilting projects. I just started a queen size red and white quilt called “First Lady Quilt” that my mom gave me as a kit. I am excited to get that done! I love reading your blog :-)

  116. Sue says:

    As always, I love your quilts, colors and style! I hope to learn how to machine quilt this year so I can finish my table runners nicely, instead of just straight lines making x”s. I also am starting a Halloween themed quilt next – I have 10 months to finish!

  117. Lee says:

    Thanks for the glimpse into your beautiful home! I hope to finish a king-sized quilt to replace the one on our bed that has held up for 20 years!

  118. K says:

    I hope to do a lot of quilting this year! I am going to be trying out adding piping next to the binding of my quilts, as well as exploring some different colors/styles of fabric. Thanks for the giveaway!

  119. Patty B. says:

    Your house is lovely!! I signed up for a monthly class on thread use. I try not to buy the cheap thread so this learning opportunity will help with the thread I buy and I will find out how important thread is in my quilting projects.

  120. Lin Stricker says:

    Love you quilts. I’m excited about some projects that I;m getting the fabric for right now and hope to finish some projects that have been sitting on the shelf. Would love to add another kit to this years projects,

  121. I love your quilts that you have hanging in your home.
    What I plan as far as quilting goes I am going to do more quilts of Valor. I feel there will more then ever need for them.
    I want to make something from your Christmas line of fabric love it, so nice and bright.

  122. Linda P. says:

    I am always thrilled when you invite us in to peek around your home and see your knitting projects, and see the beautiful children you share. It’s always a treat to click on your link to see if you’ve blogged! Yes, that quilt does fit perfectly there, and also a big “welcome” would look nice too, especially when you want to leave things up longer than the holidays. We are re-doing a house in FL and I also have a super duper spot to put it in for next year!! ;)
    A very happy, healthy and prosperous year to you and your family, Heather!! xo

  123. Martha says:

    Thank you for sharing pictures of your beautiful, holiday home. Just love your quilts all over the house. I want to make me a quilt to hang about my stairs. Your quilt over the stairs is fabulous!

  124. Teresa F says:

    You have such a wonderful home and beautifully decorated for Christmas. 2011 for me was the year to forget and unfortunately due to circumstances very little quilting was done, in fact my poor sewing machine hasn’t been turned on since last March and it is calling to me. This Christmas season was very quiet and I am now ready to clean my sewing room and get moving as I now have a 2 month holiday to catch up on all the things I enjoy – stitching, quilting etc Your kit would be the best way to get started of course! Teresa

  125. Chelley says:

    What a darling quilt! I’d love to win a kit! I have your Living Large 2 book on order and plan to make several things out of it this year. :)

  126. Debbie B Sam says:

    I want to come and live in your home :) Beautiful! I would love a chance to win your kit.

    This year – a dresden quilt, learn to applique, and get better at free motion quilting..

  127. Maria do Carmo Pezzuto says:

    MARAVILHOSA SUA DECORAÇÃO.PROJETO PARA ESTE ANO COMEÇAR E TERMINAR UMA COLCHA DE HEXÁGONO,TENHO 2 QUASE …..HÁ 2 ANOS,FALTANDO SÓ QUILTAR.OBRIGADA.FELIZ ANO NOVO!!!

  128. Ruth B says:

    I love your home Heather. It doesn’t seem so long ago that you were under construction and now everything looks perfect. Your colors are always stunning and everything looks so finished and coordinated. Wish you could come and fix up my house! You have a talent for interior design as well as quilt design. Love your quilt and I think it looks so perfect there, I would leave it up all year! Thanks for the house tour…loved it.

  129. Grace says:

    I loved the tour of your home. The quilts add that additional warmth. The colors are so fun. This year I want to work on making quilts from my stash. I want to try some applique too. Have been a frequent visitor to your site since I found it. Very enjoyable blog.

  130. rebecca says:

    Oh, my!! Your decorating is fun!

    I am going to join the gang and be a finisher!!

  131. Leslie J. says:

    Thanks for always having such beautiful posts, Heather! They are always so fresh and inspiring. I plan to finally make a quilt for our bed this year (seems everyone has gotten on but us-go figure). I must admit that I have also been bitten by the knitting bug. Thanks for the chance!

  132. Totally gorgeous home! I love every thing about it. My plans for this next year include learning how to miter and to make a quilt for a living room wall using my stash of reds….I’m thinking log cabin.

  133. Jan says:

    Oh thank you so much for the Christmas tour! I was so looking forward to it. LOVE the snowflakes hanging from the ceiling and all your quilts around your gorgeous home! I too am keeping my decorations up longer this year. I don’t see any point of spending so much time putting them up only to turn around and take them down as soon as it is over.

    I want to conquer machine quilting this year. I have a horrible time keeping the backing in place.
    Happy New Year!!!

  134. Evie says:

    You have a beautiful home.
    I have been teaching my new daughter in law how to sew. She has never used a sewing machine before. We have sewn a pillow and a bag so far.
    This year I would like to try new free motion quilting designs.

  135. Dottie's Daughter says:

    Your decorations are beautiful and very tastefully done. I loved all your holiday quilts too and the way you use them to enhance the decorations. This year I want to finish up the three UFOs I didn’t get done last year and then, of course, start some new projects. It’s funny how you just never stop sewing!

  136. Julie Jacobsen says:

    Thanks for the tour of your home. Really inspiring and motivates me to get something done. I love your Deck the Halls line, I have a huge stash of it. Also, LOVE, LOVE your Living Large 2 Book, I gave away 2 of them for Christmas this year. Thanks for posting! I really look forward to seeing what you are working on. Happy New Year! Best Wishes for 2012!

  137. Deanna says:

    I love the pictures of your home! I’ve started a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt in blue & green batiks. It is such fun to sit and hand stitch at night. Other than that I have two quilts in process to complete this year.

  138. Kori Ireland says:

    What a beautiful quilt! My goal (sewing related) is to learn to quilt. I have pieced and layered my first one – now to quilt it and bind it. And I already have the fabrics for at least three more quilts ready and waiting. :-) I LOVE fabric. Beautiful home and quilts!

  139. Nancy C. in Utah says:

    Heather, thank you so much for the tour. You have made your beautiful home so warm and inviting it makes me feel like I would be completely comfortable if I stopped by to visit and just sit for a while. Which really would be great because I’m trying to learn how to knit something more complex than dishcloths and scarves. I have decided the only way this year, for me to accomplish the things I hope for, is to ensure that I have a minimum of 3 1/2 hours set aside each day. The first 1/2 hour is for spending a bit of time reading my Bible while I have my early morning tea. I find it helps me start the day with a wonderful inner peace. The other three are for quilting, knitting and reading…in that order. If I get carried away with one or the other, I figure it will balance out on another day. I have been doing this for the last week and I’m finding a real sense of accomplishment every single day. Of course, I don’t limit myself to just an hour but that is the minimum time I want to spend on my creative therapy! Then, when I knit I can kill two birds with one stone and listen to an audio book, LOL. But only if I’m knitting something that doesn’t require any concentration, like Stockinette stitch. Right now I’m trying to learn how to do a ‘thumb’ gusset for some fingerless hand warmers. I need to wear them when I’m in my sewing room and I have made a couple of pairs without a thumb in them but I want a thumb in the next pair. I don’t think it’s gonna happen *sigh*. Thanks again for the tour. Big Hugs…

  140. Lee Ann L. says:

    I’m going to finish my layer cake quilt (along) and in the process, learn how to machine quilt (using my new Brother as a midarm). Thank you for a chance to win this lovely kit!

  141. Debbie says:

    You are such an inspiration! I always am motivated after looking at your beautiful home and lovely quilts. I hope to learn how to applique this year! Thanks for a chance to win your beautiful kit!

  142. Megan Z. says:

    Wow! Your house is beautiful and I do feel like I’ve been there! … Thanks for inviting us in! This year I would love to make a new quilt for my bed and finish the so many quilts I’ve started in the past! Have a Happy New Year!

  143. Christy Q says:

    What a gorgeous home, Heather! I love your decor and those snowflakes hanging from the ceiling are just genius! I also love the colors that are bursting throughout your home – thank you for sharing it with us. For 2012, I am hoping to start and finish a kit that I bought two years ago! :p

  144. Judy says:

    Thank you so much for sharing you beautiful Christmas home ,I love to decorate with some of my quilts also.This year my son is getting married and I would like to make a signature quilt for the wedding guests to sign . I would like to challenge myself to do the machine quilting after the wedding . I so enjoy following your blog it ,keeps me inspired.

  145. Deb says:

    My goal this year (in addition to finishing up some UFO projects) is to focus on smaller quilting projects (seasonal table runners, wall hangings, and quilts to throw over sofas, etc.) so I can decorate my home next year as beautifully as I always see pictured at your house! I loved your Christmas tour and would LOVE to win that beautiful kit.

  146. mariajhmom says:

    We took all our Christmas stuff down today! The laundry room was cleaned as well. Do I tackle my closet or sewing room next. I have to make room for the kit I’m going to win. Ha!

  147. Susan J. says:

    Your house looks even more beautiful at Christmas. Our decorations are already packed away for the season. This year I hope to gain confidence in my machine quilting. I enjoy piecing tops, but have built up quite a stack that need to be quilted. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a fantastic kit, and I hope your husband is healing well from the skating injury.

  148. Beth says:

    Love your Deck the Halls fabric line! I want to do more with applique and make more seasonal quilts. Thanks for the chance to win. Happy New Year!

  149. Debbie says:

    Your quilts make me want to make Christmas quilts all year long. I’m going to try to piece and quilt at least 3 this year.

  150. Such lovely quilts. I am in an online quilt bee and this months block is a basket block with appliqued handle so that will be something new that I have wanted to try for a while.

  151. You have such a gorgeous home! did I see snow out the window? :-) I would love to make your quilt to hang in my kitchen~ the colors are perfect for me! Thanks for the chance!! I am going to be really busy this year helping to plan a quilting retreat for over 60 women. We have started Row Robin quilts and they are flying around the US. :-) Happy New Year!

  152. Megan says:

    All your holiday quilts look lovely in your house, per usual! This year, I’m hoping to bust some (fabric) jelly rolls – one jelly roll project/ month. I’ve actually got a few of your jelly roll patterns flagged for later in the year!

  153. Jane Eilderts says:

    Thank you for the tour of your beautiful home!! I hope to make a couple new queen size quilts, new bags/purses and I would like to start making seasonal table runners for my daughters to give them as gifts for their (future) homes>

  154. Karen W says:

    You decorations are beautiful. Everything you made fits perfectly for each room. I want to learn more about applique. A lot of your quilts can have applique and they are beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  155. Terri says:

    Love your house, and especially the snowflakes hanging from the ceiling! Thanks for inviting us over! My goal this year is to actually get a few UFOs finished. One of them being a kit I bought from you last year :) Maybe next Christmas it will be done.

  156. Tammy says:

    Your decorations and home are just beautiful. My plans for this year are to make a quilted table cloth, which I just did today. Finish the quilt for our bed, make a lap quilt for my friend Robyn and a quilt for her daughter Victoria who is graduating from High School this year. Finish knitting a shawl for my daughter, then knit one for my friend Julie and for myself and past that, I’ll just play it by ear.

  157. Thanks for sharing your lovely home with us, inspiring!! I have several projects planned for 2012. Three of them involve quilting with friends….my favorite kind of thing. I will be facilitating a farmer’s wife sampler group with my guild… I am using Deck the Halls and Whimsy…going to be tooooooo cute!! Doing a Schnibbles challenge with another friend and doing a buggy barn BOM with a couple others. Last year was a big year of quilting for other people…3 birthday lap quilts, 3 baby quilts, and a twin for my son, along with some toppers and runners for small gifts….2012 is going to be (mostly) about me!!

  158. Karen Miller says:

    Heather — thank you for the tour of your beautiful home — and for the chance to win such a festive wall hanging !! I have a couple of UFO’s to finish early this year before I start anything new — but my main objective this winter is to complete a flannel quilt in memory of my Mare “Nuisance” who went on to horsey heaven last year this time — I had her for 30 years and she was a friend to all — a great horse and I sure miss her. I purchased flannels in earthen tones last year in her memory.

    Happy New Year

  159. Kristen says:

    Love your home, it looks so warm and cozy! I made the Faith Hope Love quilt in this similar pattern and it is my all time favorite quilt, it hangs in my daughter’s room! Would love a chance to win the Happy Holidays quilt! :) This year my goal is to finish my WIPs and give them away! Quilts for my sister in law, mother in law and my auntie are on my “to do” list this year. I’m gonna quilt them myself too!

  160. Chris says:

    Heather your home is so beautifully decorated. I bet the chocolate and cookies were delicious!! :) I hope to make a runner or table topper to use for each season of the year. I have a good start because this was also my goal last year…:) Anyway, I have a Valentine table runner ready to quilt. Also have a summer table topper ready, now to find the time to finish them up AND make gifts AND make runners for the rest of the months! (Psst..I also want to make another one of your Pinwheel Posies Table runner…may be ordering that soon! :))

  161. DONNA says:

    Your lovely home is so warm and inviting! I just want to come hang out and sew with you. I only sewed two table runners for Christmas gifts, but been busy sewing while on vacation the past week. Finished an adorable apron for my daughter’s birthday on Jan 1st. In the midst of a jelly roll table topper for my niece’s birthday on Jan. 4th. And a few days ago went with my DIL to my favorite quilt shop and bought all the fabric for my first granddaughter due Feb. 21st. I’mm making a quilt, curtains, pillows, etc. That should keep me occupied during the cold winter and keep my creative juices from freezing up. I adore your work and talent and truly envy this is your full-time career. I dream about it. Thanks for keeping me inspired and challenged!!

  162. Alice says:

    Thank you for sharing your beautifully decorated home. You are such an inspiration. I check your blog every day and so enjoy your postings. I would love the opportunity to be selected for the Holiday Quilt Kit. I would feel honored to be the winner. Happy New Year!!

  163. AnnieO says:

    Lovely tour! I bet your family and guests love to see how you’ve redecorated for the holidays. The room with the table and the Christmas cards on the string with the snowflakes above looks like a perfect place to spend a day! I have many plans for my quilting this year and hope to develop some better free motion quilting skills, and also do more embroidery, wool work and applique. Just about anything with a needle and thread, in other words!

  164. Jan says:

    What a beautiful home you have. I like leaving my decorations up longer too. Love the Christmas line and quilt.

  165. Colleen M says:

    Your home looks gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to enter!

  166. Dotti says:

    Thank you for inviting me into your home. I loved the tour! Your home is beautiful. SO WARM and inviting! Love your colors! Your wallhanging is perfect in that spot. I have a perfect spot for it too. Please pick me!!!! Happy New Year. I wish you only good things in 2012~! Keep blogging – I love it!

  167. Pam says:

    What a beautiful home! I especially like how you hung a wreath in an empty picture frame. I would love to finish some of my unfinished quilts and use them around my home. Your home is an inspiration to me. I sure would love to win the kit for the great, great wall hanging! Thanks for the opportunity, Pam

  168. Bonnie Nelson says:

    Your home looks so lovely – I wouldn’t want to take anything down just yet either. I used your snowflake idea in a different way – at the last minute I ran out of gift tags so I made small snowflakes and wrote the names on. Everyone notice and thought they were a cute idea. I also remember the table topper on your hearth – I made this pattern at one of your retreats at Lake Beauty. I think I’ll try a Christmas version. Hope you had a great Christmas. Happy New Year too!

  169. Deb Shetler says:

    I want to learn to free motion quilt this year.

    Deb S.

  170. Zina says:

    How lovely all your decorations are! I would be tempted to leave them up until Easter, or at least St. Patrick’s Day, lol. Currently I am working on a quilt for my daughter, using your Soulful Blossoms pattern from Living Large 2, in teals and greens. It’s taking shape very nicely, and my daughter is very excited with the progress. What a wonderful giveaway too, thank you for the opportunity.

  171. Joan says:

    Love your home, it is beautiful. I want to make a quilt out of Thistledown fat quarters
    that I won. I am going to use one of your patterns from Living Large 2. Thanks for the
    giveaway!

  172. Stacey says:

    your house is so pretty, you should be featured in a magazine! love love love. cute quilts, and love all your little decorations! I hope to accomplish some things this year, last year I wanted to make it into a few magazines, and made it into 3, so here’s to more successes this year!

  173. Heather,

    As always, I love it!! I just started the winter runner from your “On the Run” book – I am using the same Basic Grey fabric you have pictured above, only in the green color scheme. Thank you for sharing!!

  174. Judy W says:

    Your holiday decorations look beautiful. Ours are still up and will stay up a bit longer too. I plan to finish the Spanish Tiles quilt (almost done!), bind the Diamond Diva quilt, take a Color Mastery class, make a halloween quilt, and a tote bag/commuter bag.
    Happy New Year! Judy W

  175. Susan Muller says:

    Love you fabric, patterns, and blog! Happy New Year!! :-)

  176. Mary Beth says:

    I have to admit, I want to try a bargello, finish up a couple of projects (including a table topper shown above) and start a living large project i’ve had the fabric for for far too long.
    Mary Beth

  177. Teri says:

    What a beautiful home and fabulously decorated. Love your island. Those colors would look beautiful in my dining room for next year. Thanks for the tour.

  178. Nancy Augustine says:

    I love your hanging snowflakes! I plan on using more machine applique to embellish my quilts and work on my hand quilting. I had to put my frame away to make room for the tree, but it is coming back out this week. I am continuing my rule of “whenever I do a new quilt, I must do a stash quilt”. Have a very Happy New Year!

  179. Paule-Marie says:

    Love the decorations. I am going to try to finish my UFO’s this year. Have plenty. I also want to improve my machine quilting.

  180. Kim says:

    Wow, I would love to win you Holiday quilt kit. I love your decorating, everything seem to flow from one room to another. I actually did something new yesterday in quilting, I did my first mitered border! It was so easy I don’t know why it scared me to think of it before.

  181. Audrey Bretz says:

    I am going to make some more small projects so that I can use fabrics and colors that I normally do not pick out! It will be fun to use some different things – I usually make quilts that will ‘match’ a bedroom! I would love this Holiday quilt kit. Thank you for your giveaway, it is fabulous!

  182. Carmen says:

    You have a beautiful home & I love the snowflakes hanging from the ceiling. I might have to steal that idea for next year.

  183. Melanie Scharch says:

    Your home is beautiful and inspiring. I will be working on UFOs the first part of this year along with a new grandson quilt. I have resolved to finish 2 UFOs or USOs (unstarted objects) for every new project I start. I want to make several quilts from the Living Large books and would love your holiday kit to make for next Christmas. Happy New Year !

  184. Wendy T. says:

    Heather – your home is lovely and beautifully decorated for the holidays. I would’ve loved to come for Christmas in such an inviting setting. You have a real gift for combining colors and patterns. Would be thrilled to win the quilt kit and have the opportunity to duplicate such a gorgeous beauty for my own home! Thank you for the chance.

  185. Anne says:

    Your home is EXACTLY what I would like my home to look like! Thanks for the inspiration!

  186. Angela says:

    Beautiful! Thanks for showing us! And thanks for the chance to win! I have a couple simple projects I am wanting to do and a few UFOs and I would like to try some new applique techniques.

  187. Kristy says:

    Your house is lovely! I was lucky enough to get a gift certificate for my local quilt shop so I’m hoping to learn some new techniques this year (maybe hand appliqué? I’m not sure!!)

  188. Tina says:

    Your house looks beautiful. I love all the quilts that you put up for the holidays. I have two trees so it’s also great to see all your trees. Would love to win the kit to get a headstart on next Christmas!

  189. Paula Stuplich says:

    I always love the tours of your home but this was exceptional! Wow! I love the snowflakes hanging over the table and the use of black in your quilts. I have only been quilting for 3 years and have so much I want to learn NOW! I want to get better at my applique and at foundation piecing. I love your fabrics and have all of your books. Thanks so much for the giveaway. Good luck to everyone!

  190. 4dreamsr says:

    Your house is beautifully decorated! I always enjoy visiting with you online. My goals for sewing & handwork this year are to finish lots of UFO’s, continue crocheting my ugly ripple afghan & learn to knit something wearable. Found you on Ravelry & loved looking at all your knitting. Hope you & your family have a blessed year!

  191. Stephani in TX says:

    Loved your Christmas invitation, felt as though I was a special guest. I love the warm wood look of your home, especially with the frozen lake in view of the windows. I see your fireplace is in working order this Winter. I just finished a pineapple quilt. I received a Christmas quilt kit for Christmas. I plan to have this ready for Christmas 2012. You showed some quilts I really loved, Snails in the Sand, the tabletop on the fireplace, and the Diamond Diva. Lovely additions to your Christmas quilt collection.

  192. Peggi says:

    Your posts are always full of such pretty eye candy. Sometimes I wish I could pay you to come make over my house – I love every corner of yours! And I’ve fallen in love with Snails in the Sand, it’s going on the Bucket List.

  193. westcoastauntie says:

    Your home is lovely…I think I’d have to leave it all up til February, it’s so pretty! This year I’m hoping to become more proficient at machine quilting. I’ve always done hand quilting, but the fingers are getting stiffer with age!

  194. Malinda says:

    What a lovely, peaceful looking home! This year, I hope to move on from FMQ loops and swirls to adding daisies, leaves and other designs to my quilts. I’d like to focus on piecing more accurately, too. I love pinwheels and really want to learn how to get all those points matching perfectly!

  195. Diana says:

    Such a festive home, thanks for sharing. I have a few UFO’s that are calling my name and want to be finished. I need new Christmas wall hanging, so would love to win your giveaway.
    Have a Happy and Healthy 2012

  196. Kristi says:

    Your home, decorated for Christmas, is gorgeous. I’m saving this post in my “favorites” so I look back on it to get inspiration for this year’s holiday! I need to make a quilt for my daughter’s wedding which was last August. Now that life has settled down a bit, I have made that project a priority. Happy New Year!

  197. Robin Chapa says:

    I LOVE that project– what an amazing kit/drawing! Thank you! Your decorations look lovely– every one of them. I really like how you display your Christmas cards– what a super idea!
    Happy New Year!
    ~robin
    welchrobin@hotmail.com

  198. Cory says:

    My quilting plans for this year are to make at least two baby quilts (we have two grandbabies on the way, not twins) and then to make Christmas stockings for the new families for next year. These fabrics would be beautiful to make a matching quilt for one of them. Thank you for the chance to win. Take care and God bless, Cory

  199. Alisa says:

    Very, very nice! I like to keep my decorations up for a while too. I’ve decided not to make too many plans this year and just take it as it comes. It is my hobby after all!

  200. Patty V. says:

    Thanks for showing your beautiful home.
    I’m hoping to finish up some of the dozens of projects that have been in the works for a while.
    I have lot’s of quilts to quilt so it would be great if I can get some of that done as well.
    Happy 2012!

  201. Deb Worthman says:

    Beautiful home and holiday decorating.

  202. Gloria says:

    I enjoyed looking at your decorations and I copied the photo, for my file, of the wreath handing in the middle of the red frame. Red is my favorite color and I noticed your red door.

    Thanks,
    Gloria
    gyates625@bellsouth.net

  203. Sandra Davidson says:

    Your place is so beautifully decorated with just the right amount of things. Some people over do at christmas. I especially love the wall hanging above the island and wouldn’t mind a kit for next year.
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family.

  204. Sandie Hayes says:

    Love your decorations, and appreciate your blogging………regarding quilts, I would like one of each, gift wrapped to go,

  205. Suzie says:

    You have a lovely home! For this next year I plan on tackling the many UFOs that I have. One of them just needs the prairie points added…a new skill for me to learn.

  206. Samantha K says:

    Your home is beautiful!! As is all of your pattern and fabric designs! My goals for this year are to complete all of the unfinished projects that I have in a huge tote and to keep that tote from getting full again, use up some of my stash, and find at least one quilt pattern that will be a challenge to me and complete it by the end of the year. Thank you so much for sharing and the chance to win! Many blessings to you in the new year!

  207. Carol says:

    I’m planning to finish a Christmas quilt for my son and a Grinch quilt for my granddaughter since they didn’t get done this year. I have lots of excuses, but I still feel badly that I didn’t finish either one. I think my other sons need Christmas quilts as well. Maybe by working on Christmas projects during the year, I’ll actually feel more like Christmas in December. Sounds good to me!

  208. Heidi K says:

    Wow, your house looks beautiful! You should have had parties all month long to show it off! We’re planning a big move this year from Germany back to the US but I hope to get some quilting done. I have several projects from Livin’ Large 2 that I want to make!

  209. Gigi V says:

    How warm and beautifully inviting your home is!! Thank you for the virtual invitation to tour it and have a Christmas “visit” with you. :) I absolutely LOVE the quilt over the island and LOVE, LOVE the one in the stairwell….well, there WASN’T a quilt I didn’t enjoy.
    God bless you.

  210. Kelly says:

    Your decorations are beautiful. I hope to have time to learn paper piecing this year! :-)

  211. Amanda says:

    Your quilting and Christmas decorations are inspiring. I am new to your blog, but am anxious to check in and see what new creations you have to share. I especially enjoyed your quilt on the double/queen bed with the coordinating shams…beautiful.

  212. Jo Anne says:

    Heather, I always enjoy reading you blog and seeing pictures of your beautiful home. I plan to spend more dedicated effort on my free motion quilting. And, I hope to complete a project from your Sizzlin’ Sixties book.

  213. Kay Mc says:

    Love all of your decorations & Christmas quilts. I really like the red frame & wreath above your fireplace. I want to make a Christmas quilt for my bed this year. My small quilt group is starting Progressive Quilts this month & mine is going to have a Christmas theme.

  214. Bonnie Novak says:

    I bought your newest book Living Large 2 and plan on making every quilt design in it for 2012..Not only do I want to make them all I want to quilt them on my long arm..My 3 kids and husband have alrady picked out which ones they want!! Not too much pressure!!..I just love your stuff!

  215. Pat says:

    I just love your quilts. And I love how you can take one pattern and make several different holiday quilts from it. I plan to get some of my UFOs completed this year and also I need to practice my freehand quilting.

  216. Diane R. says:

    I always enjoy seeing pictures of your home — it is so beautiful, as are your superb quilts. Having grown up in Minnesota, I love your Minnesota stories, as only a true Minnesotan can! Your blog is one of my favorites. As always I have a ton of UFO’s to finish — but always seem to want to put them aside and start something entirely new. Can’t help it. Keep up the good work — your designs are incredible!

  217. Judy says:

    I have the task of making quilts for the babies being baptized in our church and it has been a fruitful year! Hope to get back to some of my own projects. P.S. Loved looking at your Christmas house; we don’t have snow here in SD…yet!

  218. Dortha says:

    I think your home looks very festive. I enjoyed the tour. I would love to win the quilt kit. Thanks for the chance.

  219. candace says:

    thank you for sharing photos of your home. It is very beautiful. And thank you for all your inspiration throughout the year.

  220. Kari says:

    Happy Holidays! I’m a bit behind too. I just have two more petals to applique on a Christmas version of your Soulful Blossoms quilt from Living Large 2. I decided to not let the fact that the holidays have past discourage me from finishing it. At least I’ll be prepared for next year. LOL!

  221. Darlis Johns says:

    Your home is lovely. Enjoyed seeing all of your beautiful quilts and decorations. Thank you for sharing. Continuing working on hexagons for my project this year.

  222. Shelly Barker says:

    Santa brought me a MidArm sewing machine so I hopefully be reducing my pile of pieced tops! I leave anything with a snowman on it up ALL winter!

  223. Joan Bommen says:

    Your pictures are just beautiful! This year I hope to improve my quilting skills, by hand, sewing machine or long arm. We were lucky to host our six year old grandaughter, Callie for five days. She is full of energy and does not miss anything – funny how her littlle thumb “accidently” went through the paper of a gift under the tree. We went caroling, out to eat, and a little shopping. On the last day of her visit we woke up to new snow, just perfect for a snow man. It was the best!

  224. BJ says:

    Absolutely beautiful home, as are all the decorative touches! Thanks for sharing.

    Need to be more comfortable doing free motion quilting. I’m way too nervous!

  225. Dana says:

    Heather, thank you for sharing your lovely home. We put our decorations away on Sunday….I am missing them, there is something so special about Christmas lights and decorations!
    I recently made a king sized quilt for my daughter using your Artful Home line….I can’t tell you how much she loves this quilt..it will be on her bed a long time. :)

  226. diane says:

    Your home is decorated so lovely. Thanks for inviting us in and showing us around.

    My one project that will get accomplished first is a pattern for the Classic Clutch I purchased last fall and just purchased the hardware for it this week end. Can’t wait to find a few hours and get going on it.

    Made a miniature Christmas quilt last summer and it’s still not sandwiched and quilted. Maybe for next year but that’s also on my to do list and hopefully will get it done by the end of the month to put in our guilds quilt show.

  227. Tina McNamara says:

    This year I would like to finish some of my WIPs. I’m sure I will be tempted to start many new projects however with all the beautiful fabrics out there. Hope you had a terrific family holiday. Your house is beautiful.

  228. Annie Powell says:

    Oh thank you for inviting us to see your beautiful holiday decorations. I personally loved the snowflakes falling from the ceiling. Very clever idea. I love all your Christmas quilts. Oh one day I hope to have a few for my home. I am a beginner so I have some distance to go before I can gather up enough finished quilts to decorate my house with but am on a mission to achieve this goal one day. Thank you for sharing.

  229. Johanna says:

    This year, I need to work on my free motion quilting skills. My husband bought me a new machine a few months back, but I haven’t had much time to try it out. Your house looks so beautiful! You can come decorate mine for me anytime! December went by way too quick this year. Hope you have a wonderful 2012!

  230. Donna Allen says:

    Heather,
    You are one of my favorite fabric designers. I love all of your collections and your quilts are absolutely gorgeous! I love following your blog and seeing all your talents. I can’t wait to start another quilt with your fabric!

  231. Sue Lord says:

    I love your Christmas decorating. It is all absolutely beautiful. I would like to perfect my freemotion quilting this year. I don’t have a Christmas wall hanging, yours would be a joy to make.

  232. Nancy says:

    You are so inspiring both with decorating and seeing all your quilting projects. Look at all your followers that have visited! That should be inspiring to you! I actually am working on unfinished-unopened quilt and table runner kits. I love when you show us your house- it definitely should be featured in Home and Garden! We are the lucky recipients of your talents! Thank you!!

  233. Bobbie Whittington says:

    I loved seeing your decorations they are beautiful. I also am ready put my Christmas away and get to my sewing. The first project is going to be a quilt for my only granddaughter who is 3 and going into a big girl bed.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win a kit for your lovey quilt. I have a perfect spot to hang it for next Christmas.
    Bobbie

  234. Jeanne S. says:

    Your home is beautiful! This year I would like to try to finish some projects and try a new york beauty. Thanks for the tour, I enjoyed my share of chocolate.

  235. Anne Simonot says:

    Always love the pictures of your lovely house! So beautifully decorated and homey. I would be thrilled to win the kit.

  236. Abby says:

    This year I am determined to finish a Christmas quilt that I started three years ago. The final steps intimidate me so I just abandoned it. I pulled it out this weekend!

  237. Penny says:

    Hi Heather ~ Your home looks lovely … so warm and inviting! I am certain that all who visited enjoyed your holiday decorations as did those of us visiting you blog. The holiday quilt pack you are giving away will be a wonderful addition in whomever’s home is fortunate enough to win it:) It certainly is a bright cheerful addition to your snack bar area. Hopefully, in 2012, I will finish up some projects which were started and I will continue to fine tune my hand stitching. Happy New Year!

  238. Amy N. says:

    Your Christmas quilts are great. I would love to try one.

  239. PJ says:

    I love the quilt that’s above the island. Your other decorations look great, too. I’d love to be a winner! Thanks for the opportunity.

  240. Kristen says:

    Thank you for the tour of your home…it is beautiful! :) My goal for this year is to make a block a day with my calendar I have on my desk. I’ve made it four days so far and I’m enjoying it so much I hope I can actually make it the whole year! Then maybe I’ll have some bedsized quilts for my home. I also have about 4 block of the month projects going and a few mysteries. I know, it is a lot, but you know how Minnesota winters are, even if it is warmer than normal, there is plenty of time to quilt. :)

  241. Judy W says:

    Never to soon to start thinking or working on a new project for next Christmas. I have…. had nine trees up this year & planing on #10 for next Christmas. My Goal is to Quilt, Quilt & Quilt even more, finish sewing several quilt tops & then quilt on my Freedom. Heather thanks for letting us into your beautiful home.

  242. Gale says:

    Love all your quilts and they make your home look so, so cozy. Would love to win the kit so I could use it on my bed for next Christmas. Hope you had a great Christmas and I look forward to seeing your new projects this year.

  243. Sharlene K says:

    Your home is so beautiful-it inspires me! Thanks so much for the tour.
    A quilting project I hope to finish this year is to assemble a quilt project that my sister gave me as a retirement present-she embroidered a number of flower blocks (I plan to do a couple more) & included batik fabric for the setting squares. I semi-retired two years ago-think I should get the project done!

  244. Ann says:

    Thanks for letting us be your visitors! Your house looks wonderful. Too bad people didn’t get to enjoy it in person. My quilting projects for the year, finish a few UFO’s and accumlate supplies for more UFO’s! Just being realistic! Everytime I get to the point of bindig a quilt I search your blog for your great directions on binding. I finally printed it out, but finding it can be a challenge! You never know which will be quicker, to search your blog or search my mess! I would be thrilled to win the kit for your holiday quilt! Thanks for your generosity! I always enjoy your blog posts and miss them when you don’t post, just to let you know your efforts are appreciated!

  245. Donna S. says:

    Beautiful!! I am a new quilter so just want to keep learning. Am having a ball with it.

  246. Linda says:

    Thanks for showing your beautiful home—-amazing color everywhere….I am going to learn to knit socks and make landscape quilts this year…..and maybe finish a few old projects…..

  247. Vic says:

    Thanks for sharing! I took my Christmas tree down early this year, so I sure enjoyed the holiday tour of your home. Simply beautiful. I put up two green trees and I have a silver tinsel tree just like my grandparents had. Quilts on every bed and ideas for 50 more. I hope to learn to knit socks this year and finish a few UFO’s. Happy new year Heather!

  248. Carla Riggs says:

    Your home is charming with its Christmas decor! Thanks for taking the time to post the photographs.
    This coming year I’d like to delve more cleverly (!) into color and design. How to use colors to promote the design, or change it without a really complicated pattern is something in which I’d be interested.

  249. Alison Hingston says:

    My challenge this year is to learn to sew curves

  250. Linda says:

    Heather, your home is absolutely beautiful and I thank you so much for the tour. I, too, love the snowflakes hanging from the ceiling. This year I plan to complete two, BOM quilts that I started last January. They are nearly finished but as the holidays approached I put them aside to concentrate on other things. The quilt kit you are giving away is so beautiful and I appreciate your generosity. Thank you for the opportunity. Happy Holidays!

  251. Cinda says:

    I just discovered your blog a week or so ago and am enjoying it greatly. I loved the tour of your house, especially the snowflakes hanging from the ceiling. Happy 2012 to you!

  252. Bridget says:

    WOW. I have to laugh. This year (and I confess) last year I put up minimal decorations for Christmas and I really missed them. But last year I was as big as a mountain (twin girls) and this year they are crawling around :) So, my goal in quilting this year is to finish some projects which don’t take too much thinking because I am currently doing all of my quilting between 5 and 7 am on Fridays and Saturdays. Next year I will have completed my Xmas tree skirt and will hang my Xmas quilts! BTW we are still in the Christmas season until at least January 6th! Don’t rush to take down the decorations!

  253. Judie Fleming says:

    Thanks for the Christmas tour. Loved your decorating style and thought the snowflakes hanging from the ceiling were great!! Hopefully this year I’ll finish some projects, but really like your quilt and would love to start on it. Judie

  254. Cyndie Salvatore says:

    Quick ? The rug under the table looks like it matches your quilt fabric! How did that happen? It is awesome.

  255. Sandy F. says:

    Beautiful decorations! I love the quilt on your bed. Last year I made a version of the quilt you have hanging in the stairwell. (I need to get that quilted) I quilt, cross-stitch and knit so I’m giving myself a goal of one finish of each per month. I look forward to your quilting and knitting inspirations in 2012!

  256. Chi says:

    Just found out your blog and already fall in love your quilts. I am going to get the “Living Large 2″.

  257. Barb says:

    Thank you for sharing your lovely home and decorations with us! I am working on finishing quilting UFOs and have just learned to knit on double pointed needles so I envision some fingerless gloves in my future. Thank you for the opportunity to win your beautiful kit!

  258. Wendy says:

    oh my goodness what a warm and cozy home you have. Every time I saw a quilt I thought..oh that’s my favourite, and then I saw the next picture! I absolutely love the bed quilt and that carpet under the table is to die for! Thank you for the tour…if I was you I would leave things up for a while longer too! As for the new year. On my blog last week I laughingly said i would be working on my PhD this year (Projects Half Done) but I do hope to polish some machine quilting skills. My mom passed away late this summer and she left me a bit of $ so I (well actually Mom) bought me a new Janome Horizon with an 11″ bed on it, so it should help me out in the machine quilting department. I would love to win your kit. The finished project looks stunning on the wall over your island!

  259. Pam Bossman says:

    Okay, I’m going to try this again…I believe I posted my comment to the wrong date the first time around. So, I repeat…. Every time I visit your blog I’m so inspired. I love all the bright colors in your quilts and your decoraing style. Only wish I had time to make them all.

  260. Cheryl says:

    You have a lovely house!

  261. Sharon W says:

    Thank you for the tour. What great decorations. My goal is to get many projects finished.

  262. Kim says:

    Your decorations are just beautiful! My goal would be to try to pick up the momentum after a pretty rough 2011. My machine is dusty…I need to get it back into gear!

  263. teresamnj says:

    Oh my goodness, I love your home, and your quilts, and your festive & fun Christmas decorations! Right now I’m trying to finish up a baby quilt done up in a jungle animal print for my adult children’s stepsister”s first baby, & I’m starting a Batman quilt for a special little boy’s sixth birthday. I’m kind of behind due to being diagnosed with breast cancer this past October, with subsequent surgery and chemo, but I’m halfway done, & looking forward. Thanks for posting such pretty pictures, & brightening my morning’

  264. Your “house tour” just proves that Christmas is a state of mind, not necessarily a singular date. Enjoyed seeing all your quilts and decor; love the combination of deep red, greens and blacks. Had to laugh when I saw your dining room table…..it is exactly the one my husband and I bought; we entertained 10 at it plus 6 little kids the day after Christmas. It really has a nice extension…looking forward to more beautiful work of yours this year.

  265. Tina Gordon says:

    I enjoyed my coffee while taking the tour of your home all in it’s Christmas splendor! Thank you, it is beautiful! I hope to get some more projects of mine on my walls this year. I think I could make a quilt a week and maybe caught up!

  266. Jessica says:

    Heather your home is so warm and welcoming, thanks for the tour! I love how you are not afraid to put colors together. You might have even inspired me to do a little painting in my own home! (Just don’t tell my Hubby!) :) Thanks and I look forward to all the projects that this new year will bring.

  267. robin says:

    I would love to learn how to do free-motion quilting.

  268. peg says:

    Your home is lovely and so cozy and comfy. I’m working through my stash this year whether for charity quilts and pillowcases doesn’t matter. I’m committed to using what I have… she says after just placing an on line order! So help me ‘not buy’ and pick my name out of the magic hat. Happy New Year!

  269. Ollie says:

    I am so glad to hear someone say she plans to leave up Christmas decorations rather than that she’s behind taking them down. That is refreshing to those of us who just don’t want to let go of the season. . .

  270. El says:

    I would love to be entered into the drawing! I am trying to get some quilt tops quilted that have grown throughout the year. . .they seem to multiply.
    El

  271. Darcy says:

    Hi! I would love to win your draw! I love your work. I frequent your blog quite often. I would like to do a friendship star, a one block wonder, a scrap quilt, etc. The list goes on and on. And let’s not forget those UFO’s. Currently I am working on a purple and lime green quilt for my daughter. It’s going to be gorgeous, if I do say so myself!

  272. Linda says:

    It’s never too late for Christmas!! :-) Your decor is stunning!! I plan on finally making myself a quilt for my bed!!! Every quilt I ever make is for someone else. Almost tragic not to have a quilt for myself. Hopefully, by the end of the year, I’ll be snuggling under one!! :-)

  273. Densie B. says:

    I love looking at Christmas decorations any time of the year. Beautiful quilts of all sizes everywhere. I would some day like to have a christmas quilt on every bed in my home, working on it. The quilt you blogged about is wonderfu.

  274. Rosemarie Weber says:

    I enjoyed seeing the holiday quilts! This year my son is getting married..the king size quilt is done, now I need to make the “Shams with Style” to match. I have been asked to make a “quilted ring bearer pillow”, any suggestions? I must add a holiday quilt on my list of things to do in 2012.

  275. Shelley says:

    Love, love, love seeing the pictures of your house all decorated for the holiday season. Wish mine looked half as festive as yours! Love your blog and seeing all your projects…keep them coming :)
    Shelley

  276. Jane says:

    Your home is so beautiful, warm and cozy. I just love how you’ve decorated with your lovely quilts. “Deck the Halls” has such great colors and the way you use black and red in your home is so appealing. I will be trying to “quilt” a lot of finished tops this year, so wish me luck! Happy New Year!

  277. Pat Plucker says:

    I must have posted this to the wrong place the first time, So will try again. I absolutely love this quilt! Not only that, I love how you share the photos of your home and your decorating ideas. So fun to see how others decorate and get some new ideas. I’m currently working on a quilt project for next Christmas using the “The Great I AM” panel by Leanne Anderson. It is going together “sew” easy, so I’ll be needed another project soon. ☺Hope I’m the lucky winner!!

  278. Martha says:

    !!! wow !!!! I like your decorating….
    Congratulation I love your quilt.

    Thank you very much in sharign your arts.

    Happy new year.

    Martha

  279. Polly Monica says:

    What beautiful quilts you design and make! Your house is the perfect setting to showcase these treasures! I would love to win the kit for your Christmas quilt! My hope for the new year?? To finish up all UFO’s and step outside the box and make some art quilts! Thanks for theb chance to win!

  280. Shirley Brause says:

    I love your blog and especially your quilts; thank you for sharing! I hope to work on miniature quilts this year-that will be quite a challenge for me!! Have a blessed new year!

  281. Frances says:

    What a beautiful home. Thanks for sharing your creativity.
    My aim for 2012 is to make a dint in my UFO pile. But I would love to add a kit of your as a new project to my list. Best wisher for 2012.

  282. cathy loran says:

    Thanks for sharing your home it is just stunning. I am planning on using my new sewing machine a lot this year and also doing more applique this year too

  283. Connie says:

    I just love your holiday decor. It’s just right, and not overdone. Very cute holiday quilt too!!!!

  284. Wendy says:

    Hexagons! I want to try something with hexagons.

  285. pam says:

    I really am going to learn to free motion quilt. I have such a terrible time and tense up so much that my shoulders ache.
    I love all of your decorating. It looks so warm and cozy despite the cold outside.
    Have a great new year!

  286. doni boyd says:

    I love your house all decorated! So spacious [she sighs from her retirement condo!!] And the virtual chocolate really hits the spot!! This year I’m going experiment with FMQ; and participate in ‘Take a Stitch Tuesday’. But my favorite tongue in cheek New Year’s Resolution is this: “I’m going to gain 10 pounds and read trashy novels!!” LOL!

    doni @ Oregon coast

  287. Roseanne Hutchingame says:

    Hello Heather,
    Your quilts are Beautiful! I can hardly wait to have a house full of beautiful quilts…lol.
    I have a few U.F.O. to try and finish but, I need to get organized. I would love to have your mothers sewing room, it looks perfect and completely organized. I am new here and can not wait to see more of your designs and patterns. Thank you for sharing your time and talent to us quilters.
    Happy New Year!
    Rose :-)

  288. Irma M. says:

    What a wonderful tour. Your house is beautiful; thank you for sharing. And thanks for such a great giveaway. Would love to win such a great quilt kit. My goal this year is to finish at least one quilt that has been started. Of course, I still want to make another Christmas gift quilt this year, too.

  289. sndy1 says:

    Such a wonderful house with all of your beautiful quilts on display. I am going to be working on a dresden plate project and many of my UFO’s!

  290. Michelle F. says:

    I would like to complete more quilts this year. I am a great starter not so great finisher. Also, not start anything new until I complete some things.

  291. Caro says:

    Thanks for sharing your Holiday photos. Your quilt hanging in your kitchen is lovely. I have an applique block of the month I’m trying to finish. I need to master machine blanket stitch applique.

  292. Mary Ellen Boynton says:

    Thanks for the Christmas visit! I would love to able to start a new Christmas project, now. Thanks for the chance to win!

  293. L. Rudd says:

    I love to see beautiful homes decorated with quilts! Thanks for the tour. My main goals this year are to quilt from my stash and keep improving on my accuracy!
    Happy New Year!

  294. Susan says:

    Your home is beautiful, Heather, and I love the quilts you have on display.

    I don’t quilt, but I love quilting fabric, and I adore the quilts that my mother makes me. Maybe one day, I will actually start quilting, but for now, I’m just in awe of the wonderful quilts that I see others make.

    Happy New Year!

  295. WOW home more beautiful,
    I wish you much health and happiness for all in 2012 and always
    Silvia

  296. Cheryl Robinson says:

    Thank you for the pics of your warm and welcoming home. Looks like you have some snow outside. This is the snowiest winter on record for us… more than 100 inches.
    I think that my quilting goal this year is to quilt for the joy of it, and not be so “driven” once I begin a project.
    Thank you for the exciting possibility of winning a kit for the beautiful project!
    Cheryl

  297. Debby says:

    Love the pics! I’m new to quilting but I am having so dang much fun playing around with the fabrics and patterns. The bolder and brighter…the better! I am also teaching myself how to machine quilt my finished projects. I like a challenge! Here’s to a productive (hopefully) year for everyone.

    Deb

  298. Lori says:

    I love your home and your paint choices. The main colour in our house is similar to the mellow yellow that you have. I am looking to add some colour now that we have the basics done. Will you share your secret? What paint colours did you use? Your house and quilts are beautiful. Thanks.

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