Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Star Bright ~ A New Pattern & Giveaway

I'd like to introduce you to:
Star Bright
[A Layer Cake pattern].


The fabric I used is Wee Woodland by Keiki for Moda.
The quilt was quilted by Kayleen Parry in Lehi, Utah.


 The rick rack and stars are optional. 
Or, you could even add more stars. It's up to you! 

  
 This scrappy quilt will brighten up any room in your home ~ I promise!
So what do you think of it???


So, I'm not sure if you know this about me yet,
but I like to give away my new patterns (with fabric) when I can.
['Cause who doesn't like that kind of stuff?!?]
Well, remember when I did my giveaway for "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe" a few months ago?  Many of you mentioned that you would like to make that pattern out of the fabric line, "Pure".  So. I talked with the ladies over at Sweetwater after that and they offered to donate
a "Pure" Layer Cake [aren't they so sweet!?!]

So I am giving away:
a "Pure" Layer Cake
and Star Bright
(and hey, I may even throw in Square Root too.)

 And, I also decided to do "FREE SHIPPING" [on all regularly priced items] in my etsy shop from now until December 31st! 

So happy holidays to you from me!

To enter the giveaway:
**Leave me a comment below (be sure to be a follower!)
Tell me something fun you love about the holidays...
a favorite recipe, a favorite gift, a favorite place to travel, etc..
**Blog about it and leave a separate comment for an extra entry.

The giveaway ends this weekend.  I'm not giving a specific day and time because it seems I'm always a day or two late on announcing the winner.  You'll just have to check back! :)  Good luck!

96 comments:

Bailey said...

I love peppermint bark! ha ha, that's something I love in the food department, but mostly I just love the family time at the holidays - it's the most precious thing ever.

Thanks!

Luv 2 Kreate said...

My favorite thing we do for Christmas is getting new PJs on Christmas Eve, drinking hot chocolate, and waiting for Santa!

Suzanne said...

Playing games and doing puzzles - two of my favorite family things to do. Staying warm and cozy in the house :)

Mariliz's Musings said...

I love watching everyone open their presents. We all take turns. Than we have a huge breakfast.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow what a great pattern. And the fabric is gorgeous. I think my favorite part about the holidays is family. I did not have family gatherings growing up, so marrying a guy from a big family has been a real blessing. Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway.

Crafty Chookie said...

The thing I love most about Christmas is waking up and listening to my beautiful children going through their stockings..

DianeY said...

Well all of my family live across an ocean,or an ocean plus continent, so my husband & I always go to a movie on Christmas Day. There is usually a good one out that daay & it's never crowded!
I've been so tempted to buy a Pure layer cake-so I'd love to win one

Freda said...

Having my two boys at my house at the same time. My youngest travels doing electrical work and is very rarely home so having both at once is a treat.

~Laurie~ said...

Another hit pattern!! I like the fabrics you used on this one - bright and happy :) Mmmmm, favorite thing about the holidays? For New Year's every year, we rent a hotel room with our 4 kids and have a party - with LOTS of confetti! I usually feel guilty about leaving such a mess - but we leave a big tip to help the caretakers not get so mad at us! We bring in all sorts of goodies and games and really party - it's been such a memory maker - plus it's been a good way to show the kids you don't need to drink alcohol to have a good time. We do get a little crazy though ;) All in good fun!

CJ said...

Great giveaway! Love the new pattern.
I love staying HOME for Christmas and enjoying family time and having a WHITE Christmas.
I am a follower of your blog.
THANKS!

Erin Marie said...

I love Christmas music. And the smell of a Christmas tree. I love that when I vacuum for months after Christmas, I get to smell the tree all over again. :-)

Bluzbrod said...

Very, very cute pattern, and I love the fabric! My favorite part of the holidays is that I allow myself to indulge in goodies, yummmmmmmm! Thanks.

FML Crochet said...

Love the pattern! This Xmas I'm loving the enthusiasm of my 5 year old. Every time she sees a lit house, she shrieks in delight. Very contagious.

Dolly said...

Ooh, yes, I really, REALLY like this quilt. The colors are so rich and bright, and the pattern is terrific with the crosses in the sashing, and a star every now and again !

Fabulous design.

What I love about the holidays is the spontaneous generosity you run into everywhere......sortof like this giveaway !

Ooh, I want to win the pattern and the fabric to make it just like it is ! Sorry, didn't mean to sound greedy, just convinced !

cshamp said...

I love cozying up on the couch with my kids to read a Christmas bedtime story...
Thanks for the giveaway!

Sherri said...

I love your new pattern! Since I finished decorating today...I can say I love being finished with decorating during the holidays...it seems like I can really enjoy them after that!

felicity said...

Lovely giveaway! I like the smell of the Christmas tree, and Christmas music. I know that's two, but I couldn't decide. I'm a follower but I can't remember if it's via Reader or the Google Friend Connect thingy.

Brenda said...

I love the white lights of Christmas, Christmas carols and being with family.

Deb said...

I love getting my family together. We always have something chocolate (which I love) and talking about what we've been up to the past year.

Laura said...

I love driving around to see all the houses lit up!

ariuna said...

I grew up in the southern hemisphere, so never understood the loveliness of a cold Christmas until I lived in the US. It all is just wonderful!

Jen said...

Fabulous quilt! The quilting is amazing. I love how it's made of a layer cake and shows off the prints really well. My favorite thing about the holidays is the christmas music! Thanks for the giveaway!

Hifam said...

I'm a follower (psychdog) and I love all the fun Christmas goodies we make at this time of year. I have a great recipe for fudge that uses symphony bars and marshmallow cream. Yum!
-Jody

Marie said...

I have been a follower for some time. My favorite part of the holidays is sitting back watching people opening gifts. No matter what the age, the expressions are always the same.

Mommarock said...

I love to decorate my Christmas Tree! I decorate my tree in Red, White and Blue. I've done so since 9/11 and will continue to do so. It looks BEAUTIFUL! DH and I are veterans, so it makes my heart feel good, and makes me think of all of the service members who are not at home this time of year.

kay morrison said...

we have a silly family talent show after church on Christmas eve! it is so funny because we are not vey talented!!

jeri said...

stockings, christmas lights, the music, wrapping gifts with my girlfriends, and most of all having my family home for christmas. The pattern looks like a fun one!

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your new pattern! It's cute!

I love all the family activities associated with the holidays. A holiday meal, spending time together, opening presents, and sometimes a movie and a nap!

Lee said...

I love it when my kids ask for more special Christmas cookies!!I love being able to stay in the house for days when all the shopping is done. Great pattern! Following all the time

Joe And JoAnn said...

I'm a follower and I love Christmas! The music, the generosity, the children's faces, it's magical to me, "I wish Christmas would last the whole year long!"
Jo Ann

Katie B. said...

My favorite thing about Christmas is my son's advent calendar! Love the new pattern.

Bridget B said...

I love Christmas because most of my family is home. Since they are scattered all over its hard to get together.
Your new pattern is very pretty. Thanks for having a giveaway. I am a follower

Tiffany said...

My favorite thing is singing Christmas music! I was in a singing group in high school that performed all month long for parties and stuff. Now I am doing parties with my Mom and sisters! It's so fun!

pinsandneedles said...

I love just about everything about Christmas but especially the time spent with family and friends! Thanks for the giveaway.

SheilaC said...

My favorite thing to do is stay in our jammies all day and relax in each others company :)

SheilaC

Rachel said...

Very nice!

One of my favourite things to do during the holidays is baking. Every year, my husband and I make meat pies, which we don't eat until after mass on Christmas Eve. We also make mince tarts, cookies and gingerbread men. Yum!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I have a large family - five sisters and three brothers - and every year one of us (in age order) hosts the Christmas get together. It is all pot luck and last year there were 85 people. My first granddaughter born this year is the 31st great-grandchild. It's a blast to see everyone together!

Tamera said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway.

My favorite thing in the holiday is my kiddos. There have been a lot of lean Christmases around here and my kiddos have hung in with me.

This year, we're all in a festive mood, so it's been fun.

VickiB said...

I love decorating for Christmas - the mantle, the lights outside, the tree, putting out the special collections that I only see once a year. What a wonderful season to share with family and friends!

Melissa said...

I LOVE this pattern. I can think of ten fabric lines that it would be cute in. My favorite holiday tradition is my "cousins" get together. My Dad's entire family gets together at my uncle's house on Christmas Eve for dinner and gift exchange. I only see some of my cousins a few times a year, so it is a really great time to catch up with everybody.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love your fabric and that pattern - it looks like it would be fun to do. I am a follower for sure! A fun think about the holidays - watching my grandchildren playing together in my sunroom. Grandchildren put a whole new light on Christmas - their faces when they see the baby in the manger, when they sing Christmas carols, when you light the Advent candle - it almost takes my breath. blessings, marlene

allsewnup said...

The baking, definitely! I love bringing out the once a year recipes that were handed down from my Mom. My hubby is a fruitcake lover and I have to hide a couple of cakes or they'd be all gone before the holidays arrive.
Thank you for the chance to win.

Carolyn

Amy said...

The pattern is cute and I like the Wee Woodland fabrics. I look forward to the holidays because everyone in the family tries to come if at all possible.

passingdowncrazy said...

Fun! I love Christmas fabric, even though a lot of it shows up in shops in July! It's fun pulling out the quilts that have been buried in the closet since last year.

Carol said...

Hi I am a follower and really love your designs. One of the fun and favorite things about the holidays for me is being with my family and friends and giving.

Carol in E TN said...

I love that we will be going to FL to see 3 of our children and also 3 grandchildren. What could be better?

Carol in E TN said...

I blogged about your giveaway.

Holly Sparks said...

The think I love about christmas is...
No School!!!
yay! I can't wait...

Maggie said...

I love so many things about the holidays, but my most favorite thing is just enjoying my children. I love to see that spark of excitement and happiness that is only present in a child at christmastime. I love your patterns, you are very talented. Thanks for the opportunity to win a great prize.

:)

liberal sprinkles said...

I love getting together with my extended family of about 30 people on Christmas Eve, eating, laughing and just hanging out.

WvHmmngbrd said...

I love getting the whole family together and watching the kids open presents! Thanks for the chance to win! I am now a follower!

KristyLou said...

Since I live so far from my family, getting to see them over the holidays is the best part. We drive the 500 miles looking forward to a week of fun. As long as the snow can hold off for us....

Four dogs and one quilter said...

I am a follower. Wonderful pattern, love the fabric. I so enjoy looking at all the Christmas lights. Take the dogs out for an extra walk at night just to see all the beautiful displays. Happy Holidays to you too, and thank you for the giveaway.

mandbrid said...

I love sleeping by the lights of the Christmas tree.

Denise in PA said...

What a fun giveaway! I am a follower. A favorite thing we love to do at the holidays is going to the Transiberian Orchestra holiday concert!

peggy w said...

People are so generous in blog land. Thanks for the giveaway and the great new pattern. Love your blog. Thanks again. mdwelectric@comcast.net

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I love Christmas music. What a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance. I'm a follower and have been for a while. I really enjoy your blog!

Mimi said...

This is quite the giveaway!! Wow! Please count me in, btw, I am a new follower. My family and I love to drive around town and check out the lights and decorations!

A Serenade for Solitude said...

LOVE the new pattern, sis!! I would love to see the back fabric closer. I see letters, so I know it is good. ;)

Let's talk about our swap...you've seriously got me wanting a pattern or two.

Material Mary said...

Love your new pattern and I'm excited about the giveaway. I love having TIME to spend with the family as I work full time and am gone so much. I also love making quilts and projects to decorate with during the holidays.
Mary

Caren Kristine said...

Great giveaway. I am a follower. I love everything about Christmas. I guess what really brings a twinkle to my eye is tacky Christmas lights. I have 5,600 on my house and yard! There's a picture on my blog!

James-Linda said...

SUCH A NEAT PATTERN!
THANKS FOR SHARING!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Karen said...

Love the new pattern. It looks so wonderfully scrappy.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Amber, Another delightful pattern. I love the bright cheerful fabrics you used in this quilt. A wonderful giveaway, thanks for a chance at some of your great patterns and some (woo hoo) fabric. Always fun to get quilting treasures, don't you think? On the Holidays, especially Christmas Eve, we always watch "A Christmas Carol", the old black and white version if I can find it on...if not, then we have the George C. Scott version which is also great. Then on Christmas day, we love to watch home movies of 'Christmases Past'. So much fun to see the grandson's now 22 and 17 that we raised back when they were just cute funny toddlers. Then of course there are the loved ones that have "gone Home" in the movies and we enjoy telling fun stories about our Christmas times as children. Just a very fond look back at people we love so much and great family times shared with them. Thanks again for the giveaway opportunity and Good Luck to Everyone!

Caren Kristine said...

I Just blogged about your giveaway.

Kathy H said...

The new pattern is great. I love the stars in it. One thing that I am looking forward to over the holidays is visiting with family. We play games, do crafts with the little ones and eat everyone's best recipes. I am a follower.

Rhanda said...

I am a follower! Just found your blog and really love your patterns. :) Thanks for offering this give away!

Karen said...

First, I am a follower! Thanks for the giveaway. I don't know if it's considered 'fun', but every time I turn on the tree's lights, I sing "oh, christmas tree, oh christmas tree". Just those words. Weird. The other thing that is funny is that at 25 and 21, my kids still won't let me put presents out before Christmas Eve. As my son says, "Santy comes at night while we're sleeping." So my kids are still "little" and I am up at 5am putting presents under the tree!

Rose M. said...

I'm a follower and love your blog! I think what I love most about Christmas is giving to others (although I do that throughout the year) the items I've made specifically for them. Just everyone being together at Christmas time.

Kristin said...

I'm a follower! My favorite part of the holidays is watching the homemade froot loop garlands on the tree slowly get shorter and shorter as the kids sneak nibbles.

:)

Kristin said...

I blogged about it! http://sewchaos.blogspot.com/2010/12/giveaways.html

Karyli said...

I love following your blog.
I love the holidays for the family time and the great food.
Thanks for a fun give away.
(karylip98 @ yahoo. com)

Sarah Anne said...

Amber, I realize I might get lost in all of these comments, but this is my favorite quilt you have done. The fabrics and the pattern is just to die for. love it, love it, love it.
I couldn't be prouder to call you friend. You are so talented and famous to boot! Way to rock your dream.
Anyway, miss you and love you. Also, I'll enter your giveaway b/c you are just that fabulous.
I like lights. Lots of lights on houses and trees, like lots. It doesn't take much to make me happy.

Di~ said...

I'm planning to make a mug rug for Santa! Got it from Jodi at Pleasant Home! Thanks for the chance to win this great stuff!

Lauren H said...

I love everything about the holidays! The reason for the season, baking & cooking, eating those once-a-year recipes, Christmas Eve services, children's faces on Christmas morn and being with loved ones! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!

Simply Sandy said...

I love staying up late on Christmas Eve watching It's A Wonderful Life with hubby!

Melanie said...

I've wished of this line of fabric - can't think of a better reason to have some than making a star quilt....Merry CHristmas.

Diana Napier said...

Now that I have grandkids, everything about the holidays is fun. They make me look at it with new eyes.

Duff said...

I finish my Christmas shopping early so that when all the crazy sales start happening, I get to shop for me ("oh, but how can I resist at this price?" "I almost need a new one" "I can't be overdrawn I still have checks left" are some of the catch phrases you'll hear from me in December!!)

rebecca said...

Merry Christmas to you. Fun blog to follow!!

Holiday traditions in the family include a way fun cookie baking and exchange. Always tons of laughs!

jle819 said...

I love your blog! That said, let me tell you about a tradition we have in our family around the holidays. Each night we read from a book I put together about the life of Christ. There are pictures, stories straight from the scriptures, and songs. It covers the whole life of Christ, not just his birth, and ends with his second coming. The kids (ages 6, 8, 11, 13) LOVE this tradition, and beg every night for "stories of Jesus". We've done it for several years now. I'm so thrilled that my children want to hear about the life of Christ, who's birth we honor at this time of year. It helps us focus on the "reason for the season", and uses up time we would otherwise spend watching television (you know how t.v. makes us want more and more things because of the commercials this time of year, we avoid it). Anyways, thank you for letting me share our tradition with you, and for the giveaway, and for having such a lovely blog!

A Girl said...

Love your new pattern, very cheerful.
What I love most during the holidays is when after your done dragging out the tree, and putting all the decorations, is plugging it in and seeing the amazement in your child's eye. Of course as they get older you have to look close because it doesn't last as long, but it is always there.

Needled Mom said...

I love your pattern. That would really brighten up any room.

We always look forward to enjoying the delight of Christmas through the eyes of our little "believers" in the family.

Karen P. said...

new follower! I love getting together at the cabin with my family for a few days over Christmas! lots of fun family time!

deserae said...

I love seeing my niece and nephews at Christmas! They are all one this year, and it is so much fun!

Barb said...

Ohhhhhhh I would love to win one of your patterns and kits...it would be soooo awesome...totally love the colors...

Joan and Kevin said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

Marcia said...

Thank you for a fantastic giveaway. You know that I like your patterns from my previous comments. Thanks to Sweetwater for the Pure fabric. This Christmas will be enjoyed with my family including a new grandniece who is now 2 days old and adorable. alternate email mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Marcia said...

Oh! In my prior comment forgot to mention that I am a follower (used the follow button at the top of the blog because the box one never would display). As I looked at the pattern again thought - awesome use of color. Thank you for the giveaway, as well as your sister's addon. alternate email mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

pippirose said...

I'd love to be entered.
I follow your blog via GFC.
What I love about the holidays...is baking Christmas cookies. Such fun!
:o)
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Sally said...

I love giving gifts that I have made to my family and friends. I like to make cookies, too...peanut butter blossoms and chocolate covered pretzels.

Jacky O said...

Happy Holidays!! I love everything about this season!! Watching Holiday movies all snuggled up with a cup of hot chocolate! Making our way to out of town relatives houses!! Spending time with family!!
Thanks!
Jacqueline
pikachew2020@hotmail.com

Linda K said...

I'm wrapping Christmas presents this evening and listening to Amy Grant's Christmas CD. It's also snowing just a bit here in the Atlanta area, so it feels a lot like Christmas! Love it!!! Thanks for a chance to win! I follow your blog on Google Reader

Melissa L said...

I have two favorite things for the Christmas Holiday! First, my birthday is on Christmas Eve so I always feel like everyone is counting down to my birthday. Second, I love our annual family reunion. It is always nice to see it grow every year!

burrito said...

My annual Christmas tradition is to watch Love Actually. *sigh* love that movie.

Marianne said...

My favorite thing about Christmas is having all the family arrive home, one by one, for the holiday season. Thanks so much for the chance to win the giveaway. I am a follower