A Giveaway!


Welcome Quilters!

I’m a quilt designer with many books,

patterns & templates to make beautiful quilts!

I’m excited to join Benita Skinner & many other quilters

the month of September.

https://benitaskinner.blogspot.com/2019/09/2019-online-quilters-meet-greet.html

In case you’re not familiar with me or my quilts,

here is a look at a few that my daughter,

Clare, & I took with us to Kansas City, KS back in June.

I love making little Dresden plates….

I have 2 templates for making Dresden plates.

My Mini Dresden Plate Template makes 9″ finished blocks,

& my Tiny Dresden Plate Template makes 4 1/2″ finished blocks.

The 2 templates play nicely together,

so I’ve designed many quilts that use 1 or both of the templates.

Most of the quilts below can be found in my latest book,

Dresden Quilt Workshop.

It’s here on my website.

I love sewing & decorating for Christmas,

and these are a few of my Christmas quilts.

Along with the patterns, books & templates,

I also sell the notions that I use to make my Dresdens so precise!

Take a look around,

& check out previous blog posts to join one of my Quilt-Alongs.

Visit my website:

Suznquilts.com

On October 1st,

there will be a Great Grand Prize of quilting goodies by

Be sure to join the fun!


Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

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Thanks for all of the kind words for my new little Dresden patterns!

I’m happy to announce the 3 winners:

  1. brcogan Says: 

    My favorite part is seeing how the prints cut up and sometimes what you think will work doesn’t. My favorite pattern is the Dresden feathered stars. Envious of how you seem to mass produce Dresden plates.

  2. Vickie Says: 

    I love them fabric selection most. Picking and choosing just the right shade of color. I love all your patterns but I am partial to your Jellyroll gemstone. Thanx for the opportunity to win
    Vickie in Oklahoma

  3. Deb G. in VA Says:

    I love selecting the pattern and fabric and seeing it finished. Dresden Feathered Stars is my favorite new pattern.

Winners, please email your

snail mail address to me here:

SuznQuilts@aol.com 

so I can ship your free pattern.

Thanks for playing along!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

There are just a few hours left to comment

& tell me your favorite of my 3 new quilt patterns.

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3 lucky winners will receive their favorite!

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Go here & read all about it, then comment to win your favorite.

I’ll draw the winners tonight at 6 p.m.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

My next & last new pattern that I want to introduce to you is

Susanna.

I know what you’re thinking,

“Why didn’t she put MORE little Dresden plates on this quilt?”, right? Lol

Susanna started with the “Susanna” collection by Betsy Chutchian for Moda.

I decided to start with 2 of the blues to make Tiny Dresden plates.

Chain piecing is the best!

It’s a great time to let your mind wander

or listen to a good movie that you’ve watched over & over again.

The time passes quickly as I watch the Tiny Dresden plates emerge.

Soon I was auditioning more fabrics to join my TD plates.

If I’m not absolutely sure of all of the fabrics

I will make just one center (not even applique it down)

then make fabric decisions.

Once I narrowed that down,

I went to “work” making the center circles for all of the TD plates.

Not work at all, really.

I love to make the TD centers!

I know, how weird am I???

As a matter of fact,

I offered to make Loraine, one of my pattern testers’,

centers for the TD’s she was making to test my Jellyroll Gemstones pattern.

It took less than an hour

since I had the circles already cut in my little canister.

Pressing then cutting them into strips for easy trimming is key.

With a movie on, the time flies by!

Now before the rest of my pattern testers get in an uproar,

I’m happy to make your centers for you too!

Aren’t these fabulous?

Once my design was ironed out I needed to make a few more TD’s.

Have I told you lately that I actually use my rotary cutter

to cut the string apart & to trim the seam allowance?

Yup!

It’s so much quicker that using my scissors, but you better be careful!

Concentration is key…

And it doesn’t hurt to have some nourishment nearby at times.

The mindless making of the center circles also lets

my mind think of the next upcoming fabric decisions.

Oh but wait, there are more!

I actually took this project to our retreat at Rosemary’s the beginning of February.

No TV watching here,

just good conversation & good food too!

Aren’t they lovely???

In the midst of this project, Clare, our youngest daughter, bought me this cute cart.

She thought it would look nice in our booth.

It’ll be going with us to the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival next week,

but for now it’s looking cute in my sewing room with what’s left of “Susanna”.

More decisions….

and auditions….

and decisions…

and cutting!

Then some organizing.

What a treat for me to relive the process!

My camera is my best friend while I make lots of decisions.

Once I finally liked all of the blocks,

and sewed them together,

I had to make the border fabric decision.

And that decision led to

more Tiny Dresdens!!!

They’re just what the corners of this quilt needed.

I love the addition of the corner blocks.

They really add a lot don’t you think?

It breaks up all of the blue

and gives your eye something else pretty to see.

After Tamara once again did a lovely job of quilting it for me

Nemo & I set it up to be photographed by Scott.

I love the process more than actually having the finished quilt.

How about you?

What’s your favorite part?

 

Wanna win one of my 3 new patterns?

 

Your choices are either Dresden Feathered Stars,

 

Jellyroll Gemstones,

or Susanna.

Just leave me a comment telling me

1. What’s your favorite part of the quilting process?

&

2. What’s your favorite of my new patterns?

I’ll give 3 lucky quilters their choice!

I’ll pick the winners Sunday at 6 p.m. CST.

Until then,

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week # 14

We’re now well past the half way mark on this pretty Christmas quilt.

Hopefully you’re keeping up,

because you’re going to LOVE this quilt!

If you’re like me, you won’t be able to wait

until Thanksgiving is over to hang it!

This week is probably the quickest & easiest one yet.

This week is “Pinwheel Block” week.

Refer to page 6 to make the 4 tiny pinwheels.

This step is so simple

the instructions take less than half a page!

If you’re like our family,

you have a lot of graduations in the next week (or month),

so it’s the perfect time for just a bit of sewing.

Our oldest daughter will be graduating this weekend

with her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Family Nurse Practitioner degree.

We also have 4 nieces that will be receiving

various college degrees either this weekend or next

& 2 cousins that will be graduating

from high school later in the month.

Lots of parties, yay!

Mother’s Day is this coming weekend too.

Our son has a birthday this week…

It’s a busy time of year,

so, thanks for sewing along with me!

If you’re making the 4 small quilts instead of the one large one,

this will be the last of the piece work for you.

Next week we’ll move on to the applique.

And since we will soon be working on the borders…

Did you notice that I now have Thangles on my website???

They are what I use to make all of the little

half square triangles in my quilts.

Since we will need 1″ finished half square triangles

for the border of the large version of this quilt,

I’m going to give a set to 2 of you who are quilting along with me!

Just post your progress on our “Sewing With Susan” Facebook group.

You don’t have to be caught up,

but you have to join my FB group & show a pic

of what you have made so far.

I will pick a winner Mother’s Day night,

so you have until then to post your pic or pics!

To help me remember, I’ve hung the 2 packs on my super cute hangers

in an obvious place to remind me to draw for the winners!

In case you don’t hear from me by Monday,

feel free to remind me.

I’m also getting ready to head to Spring Quilt Market in KC next week.

So much to do & remember too!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

 

Thanks for playing my birthday game!

It’s been fun seeing which of my new patterns is your favorite.

Did you win 1 of these?

#8, 

Theresa Kennedy Says:

Congratulations on your Anniversary and also Happy Birthday. Love the new patterns and my favorite is God’s Peace and then Star Spangled Dresden. Hope to make both this year. God’s Peace has my favorite Bible verse and one i often quote during stressful times. Thanks for the design.

#34,

Marie Sellers Says:

I love your Lollipop Tree! I’ve also just purchased your mini dresden Christmas “A Merry Christmas To You, A Quilt-Along For 2019” and will be doing this at my local quilt shop with friends. I would love to win!

#23,

Linda Mee Says:

2 hearts as one. All are lovely.

#33,

LIZ HILE Says:

My favorite is Lollipop Tree! So adorable!

#10,

cynthia holman Says:

January 14, 2019 at 11:23 am e
i keep entering your contests and i haven’t won yet. who won the last time. i’ll looking to find the answer. my favorite new pattern is 2 hearts as one. happy happy birthday.

#20,

brcogan Says:

I love Lollipop tree.

 

If you’re one of my 6 winners,

please send me (SuznQuilts@aol.com) your mailing address

so I can send your free pattern to you.

If you didn’t win your favorite pattern,

you can find them on my website now

& hopefully at your local quilt shop soon.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

I’m getting old,

& I’m giving away my new patterns!

Did you catch my post of my new patterns last week?

I have 4 new Quilt-as-you-sew patterns.

3 are table runner/placemat patterns:

& 1 is a lap quilt that I’m sure EVERYONE is going to love not only because it’s QUICK & EASY but also because it uses an ENTIRE jell roll of 40 strips!

This is a quilt that you can feature your entire jelly roll with.

That is why you bought it, right?

This is God’s Peace.

Just 1 Tiny Dresden plate,

a bit of perle cotton embroidery

& 2 letters of fusible web applique.

Lastly, is Lollipop Tree.

A few Tiny Dresden plates,

some pieced little pinwheel blocks

& a bit of freezer paper (or your go-to favorite) applique.

So, which of my new patterns is your favorite?

If you leave me a comment with the title of your favorite new pattern of mine,

you just might win it!

Since I have 6 new patterns we will have 6 winners.

Just leave the title of your favorite in your comment to me.

I will draw on my birthday, tomorrow, January 15th, at 10:00 p.m.

Today we sew!

And tonight, celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary!

Busy time of year here.

Just keep Sewing…

Susan

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