Get started early giveaway!

The summer has been speeding by and it is almost gone…  I need to get my brain a little more focused on Fall and the Holidays.  The new issue of Quilting Arts Gifts is sure to provide me with plenty of inspiration and lists of fun projects to make!

I’m happy to say that I have a project included in this wonderful issue.  When I was thinking about what to design for the magazine, an image of a beautiful holiday home all done in neutrals popped into my head.  I’m not sure where I saw the original image, but I loved its serenity in the midst of all the holiday bustle.

 I designed my Joy of Simplicity pillow with that thought in mind.  In addition to the calming neutral color scheme, it is a large pillow so that it might be the only decoration you need in that perfect spot!

Quilting Arts has generously provided me with two copies of the magazine so let’s have a giveaway!  Tell me if you have even started thinking about holiday gifts (I hadn’t) or are you already well on your way.  It’s not required for the giveaway, but if you’d like to follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook or Flickr, click the buttons at the top of the right side column.

I’ll pick two winners at random at the end of the day on Monday, September 2.

    Posted at 15:06h, 02 September Reply

    I need to start making my list! Love your pillow!

  • Barb and Sharon
    Posted at 23:08h, 31 August Reply

    I usually make something for the office staff but its always last minute and in a panic. Maybe I should start soon πŸ™‚


  • SeeLifeMarvels
    Posted at 02:39h, 30 August Reply

    I've thought about several things, but that's as far as I've gotten. Your pillow idea has been added to my list.

  • Ann
    Posted at 01:58h, 30 August Reply

    No thoughts of Christmas yet…got to get through Halloween sewing in my house first! But a big pillow is on my todo list.

  • MaryMargaret
    Posted at 00:10h, 30 August Reply

    Hoping to finish several handmade gifts for Christmas presents. Love your pillow and I love Quilting Arts! Thank you for a chance to enter your contest.

  • PT in SC
    Posted at 23:19h, 29 August Reply

    I have actually ordered some boudoir pillows (12×16) with a christmas project in mind, but it looks like they just might work for your pillow also. I love applique. Wish I was going to Atlanta to take your class, but couldn't work it out.

  • terri flowerchild
    Posted at 22:45h, 29 August Reply

    Haven't thought about it yet! Love the pillow!

  • Anne D
    Posted at 20:31h, 29 August Reply

    I have been thinking about it but haven't got further than that. Love the cushion.

  • Barbara
    Posted at 18:38h, 29 August Reply

    I haven't done any holiday crafting yet other than picking up this magazine and loving the stately simplicity of your pillow. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Suzanne
    Posted at 16:26h, 29 August Reply

    I love the pillow. The furthest I have gotten for holiday crafting is thinking about it. I would love to spend some time making the pillow. It is so calm in contrast to holidays with my family! πŸ™‚

  • kelly o!
    Posted at 15:06h, 29 August Reply

    Beautiful pillow, and what a terrific giveaway!

    I've been thinking about holiday gifts, and have some definite plans, word pillows are at the top of my list, actually.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Megan
    Posted at 14:33h, 29 August Reply

    I hadn't started thinking about Holiday gifts, but I've definitely been thinking about sewing a Holiday quilt! It would be fun to have this magazine, thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • Animated_Librarian
    Posted at 13:59h, 29 August Reply

    I have purchased the fabric for a holiday quilt and it is dutifully waiting in line for its turn.

  • Barbara
    Posted at 13:22h, 29 August Reply

    I have been thinking, started a list and pulling fabric together for one quilt – that's about as far as I've gotten which is pretty slim, considering next week is SEPT – eek !

  • jayne
    Posted at 13:18h, 29 August Reply

    I have been thinking…and thinking…but have yet to start something! I saw your pillow on Flickr and loved it! Maybe this issue of Quilting Arts Gifts would finally get me going!

  • Gill
    Posted at 13:14h, 29 August Reply

    I've been thinking but I haven't started doing anything yet!!

  • Molly
    Posted at 12:56h, 29 August Reply

    I just started thinking about Christmas gifts for my sisters and, believe it or not, I thought of pillows! Your pillow is perfect and I'd love a copy of this magazine. You're the best for sharing πŸ™‚

  • Diane
    Posted at 12:19h, 29 August Reply

    great pillow-love the neutral idea, since I already have a lot of color in my home! I have not thought about holiday gifts at all yet as we are expecting (well my son and his wife are)our first grandchild (girl) at the beginning of December. All I can think about it baby stuff, baby quilts, baby, baby baby. I don't think my husband realizes the extent of my attachment to this child whom we've not even met yet. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win; JOY is definitely a good word for us at this time.

  • Kathy
    Posted at 12:01h, 29 August Reply

    Love that pillow! Never thought of neutral holiday decorating…sounds so elegant. Haven't even had one thought of holiday gifts yet so that magazine would be a great starter. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

  • Janet M
    Posted at 10:38h, 29 August Reply

    I have to admit the thought has crossed my mind a few times but no plans yet! Your pillow design is very elegant and could be used at any time of year.

  • Patchwork and Play
    Posted at 06:46h, 29 August Reply

    I finished my dancing reindeer bunting recently, although I wasn't thinking about giving them away! The 'joy' pillow is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to wine a copy of this magazine!

  • Byrd
    Posted at 02:59h, 29 August Reply

    Oh yes … I've started to think about gifts, but have absolutely no ideas! HELP! Take care, Byrd

  • Dee
    Posted at 01:17h, 29 August Reply

    Love the pillow, so simple but so striking!
    Thanks for the give away.

  • Alli
    Posted at 00:14h, 29 August Reply

    I have a couple of presents done, but they kind of happened accidentally. No planning, yet! πŸ˜€

  • MickeyT.
    Posted at 21:44h, 28 August Reply

    I too have been thinking — but not doing, yet. That pillow just might get me started, though…

  • Lucinda Miller
    Posted at 20:34h, 28 August Reply

    What a nice pillow conveying a simple message. Love it! Yes, I've been thinking about Christmas but haven't done anything about it…yet.

  • YC
    Posted at 18:48h, 28 August Reply

    Really liking the wavy quilting on the pillow! And… yeah, still stuck on gifts due in the next few weeks, much less holidays! πŸ˜›

  • Tracy
    Posted at 16:56h, 28 August Reply

    Love the pillow! I have thought of projects but haven't started any, I have several baby quilts to do!

  • Lisa
    Posted at 16:11h, 28 August Reply

    I have started a throw size quilt for my brother-in-law. Other than that, I'm WAY behind! Thanks for the giveaway, I would love to win!

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