Tuesday, August 28, 2012

12 Days of Best Christmas Quilts Blog Tour

I am thrilled to be participating in the 12 Days of Best Christmas Quilts Blog Tour. If you are new to my blog – Welcome!  

I was lucky enough to have my quilt Winter Stars  featured in this special issue published by the staff of Quilter's Newsletter. The issue is available through Quilt and Show shop and your local quilt shop and bookstores. This is what it looks like in the magazine.


I love stars of every kind. I am always looking for new ways to make them. This one is foundation pieced. It is a 15" block. I used RJR Fabrics Holiday Accent Collection. (Sorry about the color, it is the blue in the photo above).


 

Here is what the collection looks like.


You can find lots of other star patterns on my website Gateway Quilts & Stuff including my book St. Louis Stars to see how much I like stars! You will also find a kit to make this beautiful table runner. It includes all the fabrics needed to create the top and binding or you can purchase it with the backing.

Would you like to win a copy of the magazine and this wonderful fabric bundle? Just leave a comment on this blog post before 11:59 p.m. MDT tonight August 28, for a chance to win the Holiday Accents fabric bundle and a copy of Best Christmas Quilts. Tell me how much you like stars and your name will go into a drawing. Get an early start on those holiday gifts. Anyone would be thrilled to receive this wonderful table runner! One comment per person please. Open to those who haven't won something from Quilters Newsletter in the last 90 days. And please leave me some means of contacting you if you do win.

Come back next week and I will show you my newest template set called North Star. It is used to create a fast easy star to make a place mat, table runner or table topper using a stripe or with simple strip piecing.

Thank you for visiting my blog and good luck.

In closing, always do what you love and love what you do. Toby

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Anonymous said...

I'm collecting fabrics for a 'winter stars' quilt - these would have a place of honor! VermontPines at aol dot com

Jo said...

I love stars! They can be a bit tricky but I like the diversity of them. :) The fabric bundle is lovely , thanks.

giddy99 said...

Well, who doesn't love stars? They work for nearly every holiday or happy occasion! :)

Anonymous said...

I love your Winter Stars pattern.
wlinda_ca@yahoo.com

Kate said...

Love your new patterns! Kate

Dana Gaffney said...

I love stars, last month I started making every different star I could find, they always look so wonderful in a quilt.

Terry said...

I like stars, but I love blue Christmas fabrics!

Beulah said...

I love stars! Goes back to my childhood...when I was supposed to be sleeping I would be stargazing into the wee hours of the morning. Thankfully we lived in an area free of city night lights. I especially like that you used blues for Christmas decor!!! Blue to me makes the colors of Christmas pop!

sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

brownj6610 said...

Love the pattern.

BizyStitches said...

I've used stars in many projects. I think they are one of my favorite things to piece. Thanks for the chance to win the lovely fabric and someday I hope to be able to do paper piecing and make something as beautiful as you table runner.

Gill said...

I love anything with stars - especially for Christmas projects!
Thanks for a great giveaway!

Sharon B said...

This is a beautiful project - makes me think of starry nights on the roof with my sweetie! You are very talented - thanks for sharing with us!

Kim said...

Love your pattern! Thanks for the chance to wi!

fastgo said...

I love to make paper pieced stars. Beautiful pattern! Thank you for offering this giveaway. I would love to be the lucky winner!

carolyn Kitterer said...

As a beginning quilter, I made a star sampler quilt. That hooked me on stars and I am always looking for new star patterns. This one is unique and lovely, as are the fabrics.

Sharon S said...

I like stars because I am always looking for a pattern I can red, white & blue in to make a Hero Quilt. I think I have some leftovers that would make this tablerunner.

Patti Kubacki said...

I too love stars and this is a table runner that can go through the whole winter season. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with all of us.

Michele Chester said...

Winter Stars is absolutely beautiful!!! It is my favorite theme for Christmas.

Diann said...

I love star quilt patterns. Ohio star was the first star I ever made and I still like it today.

Beachse said...

Winter nights and winter stars - lovely! beachse@aol.com

Cathy said...

Have already purchased the magazine and your runner is flagged as a "To Make".
CathyC in Alberta
cathyc1950@gmail.com

vwlady said...

Winter Stars runner is stunning! Looks cool & crisp. On my "To Do" list! Thanks for the grest giveaway!
ntzasqrl2@msn.com

LeAnne said...

Your stars are fantastic and I love the blue and yellow combination.

Anonymous said...

I really like this pattern and the
fabrics. This will definately be on my list to make.

Thanks for the chance to win the fabric also.

Diane-morse@sbcglobal.net

tanyaPBE said...

This is just gorgeous in every way possible!

Ronda Martin said...

I absolutely love the winter stars pattern. Please enter me in your contest! You are such a talented person and I wish you continued success!!!

scarlette said...

ooooohhhhh snowflakes, cool : )

Sharon said...

I love quilts with any kind of stars. These are beautiful, and I am really getting into the blue fabric for the holidays.

Loretta's CC said...

Love to decorate with stars anytime of year. Have primary colored in son's room.

Janet said...

I used to watch the stars as a child but they are so hard to see in town! Lovely fabrics and the table runner is wonderful!

Martha said...

Love the runner! I have just the person to gift it to this season!

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Kay said...

Star patterns make elegant Christmas projects. Love love love your fabric bundle.
kguillot@gmail.com

Jody Lund said...

Love that winter stars pattern. The fabrics really make it sing!

Cecilia said...

I love star blocks, all sizes and colors. Your table runner is gorgeous. Thank you for the chance to win.

Eva said...

Your star blocks are beautiful. Thank you for a chance to win.

eva961@yahoo.com

Teri said...

Beautiful pattern...beautiful fabrics!

Dawn said...

I just LOVE your stars!! Someday, I will be brave enough to take on some paper piecing! In the meantime, I will enjoy admiring the ones everyone else makes! Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win some beautiful fabrics! Good luck, Everyone :)

Sharron said...

The winter fabrics are so pretty! Making a quilt with these fabrics would be so much fun!

Carolee Herechski said...

I love the winter stars runner, it is beautiful. I am just starting out in quilting and working on doing runners to work my way up to quilts. This is a great runner!

Jane Ritz said...

I love your quilts. The blue is so pretty.

Jane Ritz said...

I love your projects. The blue is so pretty.

patricia said...

Stars and Christmas--it's a natural. I've done many and still more to go. Just need some decent Christmas fabric!

Sharron said...

The winter fabrics are so beautiful in your Winter Stars pattern.

Carole T said...

Love the winter Stars, very unique and the colors are absolutely gorgeous. Would love to make the runner into a full size quilt!

Mikki Lawrence said...

Love stars - what could be better as a Christmas theme? The fabrics speak to me of starry skies...

Sharron said...

The fabric bundle is beautiful. I hope to make a winter quilt this year.

FLO_rancher said...

wow..some beautiful Christmas fabric and wonderful inspirations to grace the holiday. thank you

grammiebear said...

I love stars! Your points are soooo sharp and crisp! I'd love to be able to do that.

Nonna' knitting said...

Lovve the look of your stars, I also love the fabrics, they would look lovely not just for xmas but all winter long. the quilt itself would look great all year rond just by changing the colors, great versatile look!!! Thank you so much for a great design.

Lcenlow said...

I would feel blessed to own these beautiful fabrics to create gifts for others for the upcoming holiday. Thank you for the opportunity! Lcenlow@sit-co.net

Lindy

MIZRIBBIT said...

Gorgeous colors in the Winter Stars quilt!!!

Kandice

Jane Ritz said...

I love your work. These blue is beautiful. I'm frustrated. I've tried 3 times for this to post.

MIZRIBBIT said...

Love the colors in the Winter Stars quilt!!!!

Jane Ritz said...

I love your work. 6 tries!!!

loretta said...

There aren't too many things prettier than that quilt. Sure would like to have one like it.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful holiday craft idea! Love the fabric used for this!

Tammi
Songsiren1@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Love table runners without the triangle edges. and love blue fabrics with stars for winter projects

Leslie said...

I love stars, I love foundation piecing, and that table runner would be the perfect update to my current holiday decorations. The colors fit perfectly...it's just gorgeous!

Gina Hassel said...

I love this pattern and the fabrics and would really love to make one for a gift to a loved one this Christmas!

REBECCA said...

lOVE YOUR WORK. I AM STILL IN THE LEARNING PHASE.

Anonymous said...

Your stars are great, not only for winter, but for Patriotic designs that I love! Thank you! Jo W.

Quiltluver said...

I like many also love stars. The fabric is perfect for a runner! Thank you for the opportunity to win wonderful fabric.
Tonya

Sandra J. Strickler said...

Would you believe that "stars" is on my list of quilt designs to try? Can't wait!

Anonymous said...

I love you runner. It is gorgeous. The fabric is my favorite colors. I am new to quilting and love the pattern in your quilting.
Tisha
trberry2010@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful, defintely on my to make list.

Judy
TB_A2006@yahoo.com

Sue said...

Love, love, love the stars! Your site has wonderful eye candy and inspiration for me!

Sandy said...

The stars are beautiful on your table runner!

tnwallace said...

Love this pattern and the fabric colors.

Dawn Frisch said...

Toby,
Great quilt - I love the colors that you chose. Not the typical Christmas colors! The design is fantastic and looks like a great quilt to make. Will be getting the magazine too! Have a nice day.
Dawn Frisch
array-dawn@cox.net

stampmeup said...

Wow! Very impressive quilt. The piecing looks very difficult, but I love stars.. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jill said...

I love stars and your table runner!

Karen Rogers said...

I love your star table runner....what talent.....

B Greene said...

My first two big quilts were stars and I still love them just as much!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anne S. said...

I love the blues in this runner. It reminds me of the crisp clear days of winter.

Robin said...

Oh, do I love stars!! From the simple Ohio star to the most intricate PPed star. That is a very lovely runner!

Anonymous said...

Love the blue Winter Stars.

Laurie Parrack said...

I love stars. They make the quilts look so wonderful. I really love the table runner, it is beautiful. The fabric bundle is such a wonderful collection.

Carolyn in Kentucky said...

I adore stars, especially for Christmas projects. I love your table runner and am thrilled that it is foundation pieced. Thank you for the chance to win.

Agnes Farside said...

Love the snowflake fabric.

nanismommy said...

Love the runner!

Maryann Shovestul said...

What a fabulous job!! Looking forward to getting the magazine so that I can see your pattern

sue b said...

Stars are my all-time favorite quilt motif. And these fabrics are beautiful and versatile.

Terremt said...

I love your table runner, my mom wants a table runner for
Christmas, but dosn't like green, this would be great! Hope to win!!!

lindamid said...

I love stars also, and the table runner is beautiful. would love to win the fabrics. thanks for the chance to win

Debbie said...

I love stars, especially if I can find them paper pieced.

KV said...

love the star runner!
pckarenvasquez@yahoo.com

DKay said...

Your stars are so beautiful in this table runner! WOuld be so lovely at Christmas.

DonnaP said...

I love this table runner - so different from the "normal" Christmas colors! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Anonymous said...

beautiful star table runner! I love paper piecing stars or any pattern.
Happyfeller58@optonline.net

CynthiaT59 said...

What a beautiful table-runner! I just love the colors. I enjoyed looking at your blog.

Jan said...

Thank you for sharing your pictures. Now to ck out your website.

quiltn6897@aol.com said...

I haven't really done much work with stars. Maybe now is the chance to try. Thanks for the chance to win.

ozone3 said...

Love your pattern! The fabric bundle is lovely. Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love stars! They are my favorite when I choose a quilt block!! Would love to win! The fabrics are gorgeous.

Scrap Happy Quilting said...

I love stars and have done several star quilts. I would love to do this one. I love it!

Lady Courtney said...

seacAs37That is Gorgeous!!! I'm going to be making so many projects from this one magazine, yours included!!!

Debbie said...

Love the stars! and is that purple snowflake fabric!!! I've been looking for purple holiday fabric for years

Tambra Vandal said...

Dear Toby, your Christmas Star Table Runner is just Fabulous! You must be so proud to have it featured in The Best Christmas Quilts Magazine! Thank you for sharing, & also for the opportunity to win those same beautiful fabrics that you used for the Runner from RJR Fabrics! I would love to win, & make the Table Runner!

Tambra Vandal

tvandal@windstream.net

Dorothy said...

I love this pattern, I need to find the magazine. The fabric selection is great.

Marcia W. said...

Stars are favorites of mine starting with "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" to the first baby quilt that I made and handquilted with stars. Your Christmas project is lovely. Stars are wonderful for Christmas and QOV too.

Joanna said...

I do love stars and have used them in a Christmas quilt and a Quilt of Valor. Your runner is super.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful fabric! Fun magazine! Enjoy reading posts! First time on a blog.

Betty said...

I love stars and I try to put a star in every quilt I have made! Your runner is gorgeous! bmoubray@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Love the Winter Stars pattern. It is beautiful! Nice collection of fabrics that you chose to use,too.

Jennifer Kinney
rmkinney@one-eleven.net

WoolenSails said...

I love stars and every night I sit on my porch and relax while I star up at the stars. A few times I got treated to a comet.

Debbie

Lois Grossman said...

Toby, I love your table runner. And your choice of fabric just makes you drool over it. Paper piecing make it to be very do-able and would make a lovely gift for someone.
Now to get the pattern. Thanks for sharing.
Lois

vickie white said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE TABLE RUNNER. i WILL HAVE TO MAKE ONE FOR MY TABLE REAL SOON. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing the star table runner made out of Tis the Season Windham fabrics. I hope I will be able to enjoy too!

Ellen said...

Love the stars, love the fabrics.

Judy Janes said...

Star bright, Star light, I see all the stars in your beautiful table runner. I love stars and snowflakes.

LindaBee said...

It's so muggy here in VT, thinking about Christmas and Winter is refreshing. Love your Star pattern.

LindaBee said...

I'd love to try paper piecing and a table runner is the perfect size for a first time out.

Seacoast Quilter said...

I love the fabrics used in this runner.

Dixie Logoyda said...

Stars are my favorite pattern. Always fresh & clean looking in any color.

PattyRaz said...

I would love to make winter stars! The fabric is fantastic!

Dixie Logoyda said...

Love those stars! Always so fresh & clean looking.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous table runner! I always watch for star patterns because they are perfect to use in QOV.
blupeony@yahoo.com

Gail Mandli said...

I'm amazed how wonderful those fabrics look in this table runner. Awesome design.

Pat said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Katherine Sherman said...

I would love to win the fabric bundle - I HAD to purchase the magazine! I think regardless, I am going to try your stars!

Margaret said...

I love to put up wintery looking pieces after the holidays. This is perfect! Blue and white are my favorite color combinations.

Pamela said...

Wow, I have been making table runners this past year. This one you have shared is amazing. I'd love to make it with those give away fabrics. Great Job. Thanks for sharing.

Martha said...

Love the fabrics. I don't always like to use red/green for Christmas.

Janet said...

Love the look of stars, especially in holiday projects!

sbuffin1 said...

Your "Winter Star" is really shining bright. It would be a special holiday package to WIN the magazine and the fabric to make my own. Thanks for sharing this with us.

JanKaiser said...

Labor Day Weekend always starts the mood for Christmas quilting projects in my home. The Winter Stars pattern is perfect for me...I love the colors, the design and what it represents to me..watching the stars shining on a dark winter's night sky wrapped in a blanket.....heavenly!

granniegee said...

I have never tried paper piecing before, but your Winter Stars is making me lean toward giving it a try. I make quilts with traditional patterns, and one of my very favorites is a star in any configuration.

bibliofool said...

Love to use blues for the Christmas holidays. Your stars are beautiful!

sue said...

Stars look so crisp when they are done right! I would love to learn to paper piece your Winter Stars pattern. I have been thinking of trying paper piecing for some time. This could be the first!!

Elizabeth Monahan said...

I love those stars, and that gold fabric.

maggi said...

I love color palette and the stars are nice!

Anonymous said...

winter star--just my type of project

valeriec@centurylink.net

tricia said...

i am also a sucker for stars love the use of color. it all looks so good.

Stephanie said...

Can't wait to read this magazine. I love your runner... it looks a little complicated for me but is beautiful.
shuttermom77 at gmail dot com

Sheryl said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

SherryB said...

Oh Toby, that is a great table runner....and YES, I do love stars too! I will be back next week to see what you have up your sleeve. Congrats on having your project in the magazine!

Sherry at slbook3@aol.com

Glenna said...

Love, love, love your pattern and the fabric bundle.

Dixie said...

Loved the star fabric!

Sherry said...

I love the blues. The runner is lovely.Cant wait for my magazine to arrive.

Judy said...

Toby, this is beautiful! I fabric really sets of those unusual stars. I love this table runner

lindav said...

I have a renewed love of stars with all the beautiful paper-piecing patterns out. I also love the way your table runner could be left out all winter...stars, blues :) thanks for sharing!

Linda Butler said...

I love this pattern, the colors make it look really good. I like stars, also.

MoeWest said...

I DO like stars, especially on Christmas quilty things. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jean McMurry said...

Jean McMurry
I love this pattern, I bought the magazine so I could make it. The material would be perfect.

jmcmu69345@aol.com

Jul said...

Very nice! I'd love to try your winter star pattern.

Joyce Carter said...

Love your runner. I love Star quilts and I have made tons of baby quilts made with the eight pointed star pattern. I really love this pattern and the Ohio Star pattern.I am currently making a Scrappy Jar Stars quilt. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

Born4Travel said...

I love stars. Especially in Christmas quilts.

Susan said...

LOVE the stars. This table runner is beautiful. Love how it was quilted also.

Susan said...

Absolutely love this table runner. The design is lovely and the quilting is splendid.

PB in Texas said...

So pretty! I love stars!

Anonymous said...

Toby, I love the star table runner. And my favorite quilt patterns are stars also. Thanks for a wonderful design and chance to win the fabric collection and Christmas book.
Charlottemassey@suddenlink.net

CindyD said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!

Toby Lischko said...

Jane your response was there 6 times! Good luck.

Debbie said...

Love the Winter Stars pattern and the fabrics you chose for the quilt. It is beautiful.

Jane said...

Love the table runner!

Quilting with Jannette said...

I love stars on fabric, star shaped Christmas ornaments, creating stars in quilts...

Maria Kievit said...

Absolutely love the blues and yellows you used in this pattern, and then the combination in the star is awesome! Thanks for sharing.

bairdmtn said...

Toby, I just love this star design! The design and the fabric just LOOKS like winter! I am already getting excited about my fall and winter sewing! I can't wait!

Anonymous said...

This is so eye catching. It's beautiful!

Ruth said...

Winter Stars is a beautiful pattern and beautiful fabric. It is really lovely!

DebsontheWeb said...

The table runner is gorgeous and stars for the holidays are the best!
debbielong2004@yahoo.com

Crickets Corner said...

That is one of the most beautiful stars I have ever seen! Love how you used the fabric, looks like I'm going to have to give it a try.

Bev said...

Your table runner is fantastic! You did a beautiful job of using the fabrics.

Laura Amundson said...

Your runner looks fun to make.

Madeline said...

oh, my stars! what lovely fabric!

Nancy said...

Beautiful table runner made from a lovely group of fabrics--blue is a favorite for me. rshank@prestontel.com

Jan said...

I just love stars and paper piecing makes them so perfect. Thanks for the give away. Great pattern.

Diana said...

I love stars, too and I can see myself making your beautiful table runner. Thanks for the opportunity!

rose said...

I would love to try my hand in making this beautiful table runner!

Tracey said...

Beautiful stars! My favorite Christmas-y colors, too...blues remind me of snowy landscapes. This particular star reminds me of a compass rose (another of my loves). I am only a two-year old quilter and have only done a bit of paper piecing, but I would love to try this for a first project!
ttjk@fewpb.net

dortha said...

Beautiful table runner. Would love to win the fabric to make one.

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Stars are my most favorite. I have more books on making quilts with stars than any other book in my collection! Loving your star, it looks fantastic.

Deb Cobb said...

Love the colors in the fabric bundle..great pattern!

Anonymous said...

your Winter Stars is stunning!

Jane S. said...

I really like stars, and they look so good done in the blue/white/gold prints! Thank you for the chance to win. :)

Anonymous said...

thanks for the great pattern and giveaway
Nicki Nawrot

Ruby Crothers said...

What a beautiful table runner. Stars are my favorite design and they can be used all year round; but especially during the holiday season. Thank you for the opportunity to win this lovely collection and the book to make the Winter Stars design.

Ruby Crothers
crothers1@fuse.net

Tracey said...

I also am a star lover! I am always looking for different stars to try.

Kevin and Evelyn said...

Beautiful work. Thanks for the chance to win.

Ellen said...

I love the table runner, it is beautiful

Sheila Galindo said...

The collection is lovely and that runner is my favorite from the magazine.

Barbie Burns said...

Love this because I love to do paper piecing!

MaryBeth said...

Wow, it's gorgeous, thanks for the chance to win.

Anne said...

Hi. Your quilt is beautiful. The fabric it is made in makes it very elegant. The wonderful thing about stars is that I think this quilt would lok good in many other fabrics also.
Thank you for a chance to win the great fabric.
Anne
kittymom7@aol.com

jmniffer said...

I am a fan of stars also. I've yet to make any with foundation piecing, still so much to learn! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

Denise Wallace said...

I love this runner, stunning.

Anonymous said...

Love the table runner and the fabrice. Would love to try the pattern.

only1cy@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said...

Thank you for offering this chance to win. I love all the different star patterns and I have been thinking about using stars in some Halloween and Christmas table runners.
quiltingsusan@q.com

Anonymous said...

Toby-loving the stars! Would love to add this to my Christmas collection. You can reach me at rking@porta202.org

Karen said...

I love patterns with stars. The table runner is so pretty.

Susan said...

I love stars! The table runner is great. I would love to win this fabric!

Anonymous said...

Ohhh stars! I love astronomy and I love stars. What a great thing for a quilt. I would love to be able to use these fabrics in my next fabric quilt!

Lawana said...

love love love any snowflake fabrics esp blue ones and you really make these pop with the color combinations
thanks for the chance for this giveaway...

The Parnells said...

Stars are heavenly...just when you think there are no "new" ways to create them, some creative quilter comes with a fresh approach. I look forward to incorporating these designs into my own quilts in the future!!

Christine Slaughter said...

What a beautiful table runner! Love the pattern and the fabric. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Kathy Stone said...

beautiful! Blue is a great color to work with.

Dianne said...

I love the stars!! I am working on a quilt with stars right now. THis is a beautiful piece.

BarbaraG said...

I LOVE stars and have a small collection of star fabrics looking for a quilt to best highlight them!

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