I’m always both amazed & yet humbled reading all the wonderful comments

that you, my readers, leave.

I’m so thankful to be doing what I do each day;

taking care of my family,

& using my creativity to run my business.

I take so much for granted until once again I’m reminded that what I have is a gift.

This past weekend at Mass our bible readings were about using and not squandering our gifts.

Then Wednesday (I teach 3rd grade religion class) our theme was the same.

Yes, I know what I have are gifts,

but because what I do comes so naturally

sometimes I need reminding.

So, for this I thank you (& our priest)!

But no, I’m still not going to join the choir so quit asking! LOL!

I’m certain Fr. Tom does not read this blog…

It’s not surprising to find that most of you, when asked to comment,

mentioned my best-selling patterns,

“A Pretty Package” (lap quilt)

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& its new counterpart “A Pretty Table” (table runner & place mats).

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After that “Mittens on the Line” was most popular

Mittens on the Line #182 for blog watermarkand then the rest of the comments were pretty evenly dispersed over the rest of my Christmas patterns.

I love to sew for Christmas, can you tell?

 So, winners…

the winner who will be getting a free copy of

100 Blocks Volume 10

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is

1. LeAnn Says:

I like your stocking pattern the best.

& the three winners who will each receive their

favorite Christmas pattern from my website are:

2. Joanne Harris Says:

I like your tiny Dresden’s. Your blocks are lovely.

3. Christie Spanutius Says:

My favorite pattern is “A Pretty Package” all of your patterns are very beautiful. I would love any one of them. The table runner idea is great!

4. Bridget Says:

I like Peppermint Pizzazz

Please email your mailing address to me at

SuznQuilts@aol.com

& I’ll send out your prizes.

Thanks again to all of you for participating.

If you didn’t win, but would like a magazine or pattern,

please go to my website & make a purchase.

Until next time,

Susan

 

Suzn+Quilts+Patterns+Tiny+Dresden+ImagesNew Tiny Dresden Plate patterns are now at the printer

and they’re available for pre-order on my website.

If you look back at our booth photos from market,

you can see these quilts.

We took pre-orders

for these at Houston market last month,

and I’ve finally finished

-photography

-instruction writing &

-cover designs.

It’s a lot of work getting designs into pattern form.

I’m fortunate though that I can work around my family life.

I wear so many hats!

(Figuratively, not literally because hats & curls don’t mix!)

I’m really excited about the angel I designed for “A Joyful Christmas.”

A+Joyful+Christmas+#229+Cover+w+bleed+11-16-14+RGBThe pattern includes designs for

a 16-1/2″ x 48″ table runner

& a 29″ x 36″ wall quilt.

Both have 4″ Tiny Dresden Plates stacked to form a Christmas tree,

perle cotton embroidery &

an angel or two, who’s wings are also Dresden petals!

How can you resist?

I know, I’m so clever… just a piddler really.

Give me some fabric & my brain starts dreaming.

As I was drafting the illustrations for these patterns,

my brain was getting even more ideas for quilts.

I can’t help it!

Next is “Tiny Bits of Dresden Christmas Stocking”

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These also use my 4″ Tiny Dresden Plates,

but you don’t sew a whole plate.

Rather, you make the petals then assemble partial plates

& put them in various places on a smallish 10″ Christmas stocking.

If it looks a bit familiar,

 Suzn+Quilts+Bits+of+Dresden+Christmas+Stocking#185+RGB

you might be remembering it’s bigger version,

“Bits of Dresden Christmas Stocking”

that uses my Mini Dresden Plate Template.

This stocking is a generous 21″ tall.

And finally…

“Dresden Heaven”

 Suzn+Quilts+Dresden+Heaven#230+RGBI’m not sure I’ve liked a quilt more…

but I have a habit of my favorite quilt being the one I just completed.

I showed you the progression of these Dresden plates here

with the help of my new sewing mate.

I dreamed up the design last summer while working on my

Tiny Dresden Series.

I wanted a quilt that showcased both my

new Tiny Dresden Plate Template &

my Mini Dresden Plate Template.

I ordered the lovely

“Heart’s Content” collection by Laundry Basket Quilts from Moda,

then I started sewing…

Tamara Struckoff did a wonderful job of machine quilting it full of feathers

& my photographer did a great job of capturing its good side.

 What can I say?

I absolutely love it and given another fabulous fabric collection,

I could see myself making another one of these!

Don’t dare count those TD’s.

Just buy the pattern & templates (if you don’t already own them)

& just start sewing!

I hope you’re in love too.

These & all of my patterns are on my website

if you can’t find them at your local quilt shop.

Until next time,

Susan

I’m excited to be part of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks again!

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This volume will bring the total to 1,000 blocks!

I’m fortunate that 7 of them are mine…

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#140, No ordinary Flake

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 #208, Freedom

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#313, Olde St. Nick

Suzn+Quilts+Spring+Love+wm

#411, Spring Love

Suzn+Quilts+Baby+Blocks+wm

#548, Baby Blocks

Suzn+Quilts+Lost+Mittens+wm

#746, Lost Mittens

And now,

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#907, The Night Before.

 This block would make a nice table runner don’t you think?

Suzn+Quilts+Night+Before+Table+Runner

What if you stitched everyone’s name on a stocking?

You could add as many stockings as you need;

one for each family member.

I’ve got you thinking don’t I?

It’s simple enough you could make it between now & Christmas Eve,

but you better get started now!

To help you out we’re giving away an issue right here,

PLUS…

I’m also going to give away 3 of my Christmas patterns!

Winner #1 will get 100 Blocks vol. 10

& winners #2, 3 & 4

will get to choose their favorite Christmas pattern from my website.

Here are just a few

A Pretty Package #179 for blog watermark

Santas Pockets #178 for blog watermark

Santas gift bags #177 for blog watermark

Clares Christmas Puppy watermark

Peppermint Pizzazz #205CoverWatermark web

Just leave me a comment

at the top of this post

telling me your favorite Christmas pattern from my website.

I’ll choose 4 lucky winners Saturday!

Don’t forget to check out all the other

designers listed on Quiltmaker’s blog.

There will be giveaways all week long

including the original, signed blocks!

Also check out my website for this & past issues.

Until next time,

Susan

joinforblogtour10_200Join Quiltmaker,

me

& lots of other designers

starting tomorrow

for

100 Blocks Vol. 10 Blog Tour!

Lots of Giveaways!

Free Stuff…

Until tomorrow,

Susan

Everywhere you look is seems like Christmas is already here,

but there are several more weeks of fall here, people!

Don’t get gypped out of your fall.

There is still time to make a fall quilt &

Quiltmania has quite a few in their Special Autumn 2014 issue!

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My Pumpkins in the Patch table runner for instance would look great on your Thanksgiving table or sideboard.

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You still have time.

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There are many other projects included too.

I want to make one of each…

Even if you don’t have time this fall,

you’ll want to find this issue for future fall projects!

Just keep sewing…

Susan

The

10th volume

of 100 Blocks from Today’s Top Designer’s

is coming soon!

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This will make 1,000 blocks total so far…

& we’re gearing up for some fun give-aways!

While you’re waiting you can watch our video & have some laughs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7ehYrbMWBo

You can make a quilt.

Or you can rest up for all the fun blogs you’ll want to visit starting Monday.

Join me & Quiltmaker

here

Monday

to start the blog fun!

Until next time,

Susan

SuznQuilts+NameThatQuilt+Book

Thanks for the welcoming wishes for Hadleigh!

New babies are the best

(when you don’t actually have to get up for those nighttime feedings…)!

Winners are:

#2,

Pat D

What a clever idea!!!! Hope I am a winner. Thanks for a chance to win.

& #4,

QuiltinGram

Would love to win. Next great niece/nephew is due right now which will bring total up to 7 so far.
Thx for chance!

Please email your name & address to me @

SuznQuilts@aol.com

& I’ll send you each a copy of

my Name That Quilt book so you can make a quilt or two yourself.

Until next time,

Susan

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