Escape! – new quilt pattern and giveaway #2

I love quilt blocks that make secondary designs.  One day earlier this year, I sat down to play around with some quilt designs with the idea of designing a block that made secondary circles.  I didn’t like any of the arrangements I came up with, but I kept playing.  Somewhere along the line, I drew the Escape block and thought, “Hey, I kind of like that” – no circles, but yes, let’s go with that one instead!

I love the way that one little square “escapes” the rest of the block!  Then, when I saw Lotta Jansdotter’s new Follie line, I knew it was perfect for this quilt!  Some of the prints in the line are large scale and give the visual effect that the background “escapes” its proper place and jumps into the printed parts of the block.

Maybe it sounds a bit nutty, but these are the things that make me happy 🙂  It also makes me happy that Escape works so well with fat quarters.  After all, what is more fun than a beautiful bundle of fat quarters that become a favorite quilt!  You can get four Escape blocks from a fat quarter, but I chose to use more fabric and only made two blocks from each fat quarter in the quilt above.

The Escape pattern includes five size from baby to full/queen.  The quilt shown is the throw size at 54″ x 74″.  Kathy Koch of ThreadBear Quilting did the amazing quilting.

Escape is available in both paper and PDF versions – paper in my Etsy shop and PDF in both Etsy and Craftsy shops.  Shop owners interested in wholesale can email me.

The Fat Quarter Shop has generously agreed to give a fat quarter bundle of Follie to one of my lucky readers – are they amazing or what!  To enter the giveaway, leave me a comment.  Winter is fast approaching in my neck of the woods, so tell me if you have a favorite winter quilt you are looking forward to snuggling under as the temperatures drop.  I’ll pick a winner randomly at the end of the day on Saturday.  I’ll be honest and tell you I probably won’t get around to posting the winner until Wednesday, when I get back from Quilt Market, so you’ll need to have a bit of patience.  Please, please don’t forget to leave your email address in your comment – you can’t win if I can’t reach you!  Good luck!

  • Judy
    Posted at 03:42h, 30 October Reply

    Love your work!

  • Vicki in MN
    Posted at 17:27h, 28 October Reply

    My winter snuggly is actually 2 pieces of fleece quilted together. But I do have lots of snowman runners and wall hangings scattered about that are favorites to me.

  • QuiltSue
    Posted at 07:54h, 28 October Reply

    My favourite is one I call Crazy Christmas Trees, cos when I get it out it tells me Christmas is coming.

  • June D
    Posted at 04:46h, 28 October Reply

    I enjoy getting under my one oversized lap quilt – working on some more so I can hand out to family members and friends. This is a nice looking project – both design and fabric. Thanks for the chance.

    Posted at 15:35h, 27 October Reply

    I just had to throw mine away, it had it.. but making me one now.

  • sophie
    Posted at 16:55h, 26 October Reply

    When it starts feeling like winter, my favorite quilts are the ones made from cozy flannels.

  • Jeneta
    Posted at 12:27h, 26 October Reply

    In winter I love snuggling under a big postage stamp quilt I made for my son. Though to be honest I am happy snuggling under any quilt when it's cold!!

  • Karen Propes
    Posted at 03:23h, 26 October Reply

    I love to use a Christmas Tree quilt I made for Christmas in the living room on the couch next to the tree. I have lots of quilted wall hangings through out the house. I just love Christmas. Thanks for the chance.

  • Margaret
    Posted at 23:17h, 25 October Reply

    I'm working on a quilt right now using "Potluck" and I think that will be my winter quilt – I've usually made baby and lap quilts as gifts so I'm looking forward to having one that's just for me:)

  • juliehallfeldhaus
    Posted at 23:11h, 25 October Reply

    I have a kit to make a Christmas quilt does that count??? I have quilts all over so you can always find one to snuggle in. Thanks for the chance to win fabric:)

  • KatieQ
    Posted at 19:17h, 25 October Reply

    I have a quilt I made years ago from a pattern called Quilter's Mosaic. I am the only one in the family who uses it and it is the perfect size to snuggle on the couch.

  • Leanne
    Posted at 18:35h, 25 October Reply

    I love your new pattern and also those fabrics. I really love all the quilts, I rotate them and often have 2 or 3 on my bed in winter.

  • john hutchens
    Posted at 17:37h, 25 October Reply

    my favorite quilt is a scrappy flannel quilt. It is warm and cozy
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  • DeborahGun
    Posted at 15:04h, 25 October Reply

    It is never cold in the tropics, but I am looking forward to getting out some Christmas table runners and pillows!

  • Andrea York
    Posted at 14:54h, 25 October Reply

    I am working on a Miss Kate flannel ragg quilt-it's so nice and soft it's sure to be a winter favorite!

  • Nancy Hilderbrand
    Posted at 13:44h, 25 October Reply

    I am working on my first quilt, so It's my favorite

  • WAZOO! Quilting
    Posted at 12:05h, 25 October Reply

    I made a king sized black/pink and yellow quilt that I just love to sleep under. It is just cheerful enough to make the winter room look bright. Thanks for the great blog and the giveaway!

  • Kathy Davis
    Posted at 03:05h, 25 October Reply

    I recently went to a Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome Awareness and I won a quilt. It was made by a group of church ladies in a nearby town. I was thrilled. I have given away many quilts in my time and my husband said it was time for me to receive. Can't wait to cuddle up with my new special quilt.

  • PK Sews
    Posted at 02:29h, 25 October Reply

    What a fun question! I tend to give away my favorite quilts as gifts, but I have kept a scrappy ugly one that is so soft and snuggly that I love it anyway. And it's nice to have a quilt that I'm not afraid to share with a dog and a sometimes-sticky-fingered granddaughter. Thanks for the giveaway, and have a great time at Quilt Market!

  • A Quilters Playhouse
    Posted at 02:14h, 25 October Reply

    My favorite quilt is a simple scrappy 4-patch I made a few years ago that I claimed as MY quilt!! Really like the Escape pattern. Thanks! When I win, you can contact me at aquiltersplayhouse at gmail dot com.

  • Sarah
    Posted at 01:39h, 25 October Reply

    I don't have a quilt to snuggle under yet. I have a little one for the wall…

  • Emily C
    Posted at 00:42h, 25 October Reply

    Mine is a rainbow of colored stars, some with stained glass centers and a deep brown,flowered sashing.

  • barefootT
    Posted at 00:29h, 25 October Reply

    In the living room its the spider web quilt. In the bedroom it is log cabin stars.

  • Cheryl
    Posted at 00:14h, 25 October Reply

    My favorite winter quilt is one made by my great grandmother — but I don't use it for snuggling now.

  • Beth
    Posted at 23:39h, 24 October Reply

    I like Escape–if you flip it, it will look like the solo block is flying off on its owh, ahead of the mothership.

    I just pulled out our winter quilt, a very heavy wool and flannel quilt inherited from my grandmother. As kids we called it "the itchy quilt", but I now love its heaviness and texture.

  • Mary on Lake Pulaski
    Posted at 23:26h, 24 October Reply

    Escape is a great design with the Follie prints! I am looking forward to wrapping up in my Hope valley Bricks & Stones quilt. marykolbatcharterdotnet

  • Kathy E.
    Posted at 22:54h, 24 October Reply

    Oh, I am patient! Enjoy Quilt Market and please share with us what you saw! This winter, I will snuggled up with portions of a quilt my grandmother started in 1940! It is a bit stained and is only part of the top, but my plan is to add to it to make it my own. It's small hexies and is many colors. It is literally the only thing I have from her as she died before I was born.

  • barbara woods
    Posted at 21:02h, 24 October Reply

    enjoy quilt market for me tjwbewatcharterdotnet

  • Lisa
    Posted at 20:54h, 24 October Reply

    Any quilt is my favorite when I'm cold. Although my little dawg has stolen my hummingbird quilt with minke on the back. I never win but if I do. I love escape! It's what I want to do right now.

  • CapitolaQuilter
    Posted at 20:37h, 24 October Reply

    We don't get much of a winter where I live but I do tend to pick a quilt backed in flannel like my ModMosaic because it's cozy.

  • Danie Romrell
    Posted at 18:49h, 24 October Reply

    My favorite quilt to use in winter is one that my mother-in-law made me. It's so soft and big and I love it! I also love the Follie fabric. So cute!

  • Veronika
    Posted at 18:37h, 24 October Reply

    I'll be honest- I'm new to quilting and have yet to make myself a big quilt- – – so I curl up under my electric blanket 🙂

  • allison pogany
    Posted at 16:39h, 24 October Reply

    So pretty! We don't need warm quilts here in south Florida, but I am looking forward to making a whole bunch of new throw pillows this winter!

  • Dixie
    Posted at 15:13h, 24 October Reply

    Lucky person going to Quilt Market! Have fun….I am snuggling under my log cabin quilt this winter!

  • Jan
    Posted at 14:35h, 24 October Reply

    It doesn't get too cld here in sw Louisiana, but I do have 2 quilts that a dear friend made and they are always on the couch for snuggling. Congrats and thanks for the sweet giveaway.

  • Tinliz
    Posted at 14:17h, 24 October Reply

    My favorite snuggle quilt is one my quilty friends gave me when I was in the hospital 6 years ago.

  • Karen L
    Posted at 13:55h, 24 October Reply

    great new quilt! My winter quilt is flannel backed scappy stars.

  • Susan Ulrich
    Posted at 13:35h, 24 October Reply

    Right now I am looking forward to snuggling under a blue and white quilt that my Daughter-in-law is currently making me for Christmas!

  • Jackie Thompson
    Posted at 12:56h, 24 October Reply

    I have one that my Grandma made me for my high school graduation. I love it!

  • Sherry VF
    Posted at 12:28h, 24 October Reply

    Any creative success is worth celebrating! Love your block. I have a super warm quilt that has 2 layers of cotton batting…the backing showed through with just one layer. It's cozy and cute. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

  • Debi6453
    Posted at 12:22h, 24 October Reply

    I have a simply pieced quilt with bright colors and cuddle on the back that is perfect for cold days… and quilt retreats! Love the new pattern!

  • PT in SC
    Posted at 10:21h, 24 October Reply

    Another great pattern, Debbie! My fav is one of my first quilts I made, a mystery quilt with my guild.

  • Janet M
    Posted at 09:42h, 24 October Reply

    My favorite quilt is always the one I haven't made yet! :>) I do like to snuggle with the churn dash quilt I made with Dream Wool batting.

  • GranChris
    Posted at 06:28h, 24 October Reply

    I have a 100 block quilt that really has 700 squares with flannel on the back. Love that quilt to death. Your pattern looks like a wonderful scrappy quilt.

  • Cecilia
    Posted at 00:37h, 24 October Reply

    I have a star quilt made with 30s repros that stays on my couch. It is just the right size for snuggling. I love your quilt and thanks for the giveaway.

  • KittyAnnArt
    Posted at 23:59h, 23 October Reply

    Love this design Debbie, very dynamic movement!
    I have a ratty old flannel quilt I made my husband some moons ago, it has become a fave over the years for winter use. We fight over who's going to get it first! Off to purchase this pattern! Ann in NC playdoll2 AT

  • Dolores
    Posted at 23:48h, 23 October Reply

    I don't have a favourite winter quilt yet. But I have taken part in a BOM that has a winter theme and once it's finished, I plan on giving it to one of my little grandsons. I have two new little twin granddaughters who probably will each need a nice warm (bigger) quilt soon too. I'm keeping busy…

  • Jo
    Posted at 23:40h, 23 October Reply

    It is a quilt my Grandmother made many years ago.

  • Barbara
    Posted at 23:01h, 23 October Reply

    Follow-up to my previous comment — I can be reached at northshorequilter at gmail dot com

  • Betsy
    Posted at 22:26h, 23 October Reply

    Actually a few years ago I made times remembered by pat Sloan and it is my favorite winter quilt

  • JoyceLM
    Posted at 21:54h, 23 October Reply

    Most of my finished quilts have been given away, but I kept a tumbler lap quilt that comes out when the days get colder. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Patchwork and Play
    Posted at 21:36h, 23 October Reply

    I have made so many quilts over the years that I like to rotate on my sofa and bed through winter! Although we are heading into Summer here, so its probably time to wash and dry some….

  • Gill
    Posted at 20:39h, 23 October Reply

    Still fairly mild here but I do have a favourite quilt!
    I love your Escape pattern!

  • Quilting Tangent
    Posted at 20:09h, 23 October Reply

    Favorite Quilt for those real cold bitter months is a wool patchwork that my father made for me. Good luck at market.

  • Alli
    Posted at 19:30h, 23 October Reply

    What a cool quilt! I love the slight nerdiness, hehehe!

    I don't have a favorite winter quilt because we don't get winter where I live. 🙁

  • Gunilla
    Posted at 18:26h, 23 October Reply

    Right now I am planning to make a Towne Square quilt by Lynette Andersson/Wendy Sheppard, with wool batting. It will be perfect for my couch, to snuggle under!

  • Paula Halabut
    Posted at 17:28h, 23 October Reply


  • Kat Scott
    Posted at 16:54h, 23 October Reply

    Looking forward to finishing a couple of WIP's so I will have a new quilt to snuggle under. Very cute pattern!

  • Nicole
    Posted at 16:27h, 23 October Reply

    I cannot wait to use my "ugly christmas sweater quilt" this year for the first time! Nice pattern!

  • Robin
    Posted at 16:00h, 23 October Reply

    Debbie, I like the new pattern, really cute. Frankly, I am not looking forward to snuggling under any quilt yet. Cold, rainy weather is coming too soon for my taste but what can you do. Good luck at Market, hope it goes well for you.

  • Lisa
    Posted at 14:55h, 23 October Reply

    I don't have a favorite I love them all..

  • MickeyT.
    Posted at 14:38h, 23 October Reply

    In the middle of a blizzard last winter, I made myself a Christmas quilt out of my accumulated holiday scraps, and I am looking forward to getting cozy with it this December.

  • Lucinda Miller
    Posted at 14:25h, 23 October Reply

    I have a happy scrappy quilt I like in the winter! I would love to make a new one by winning a set of fat quarters! 🙂

  • Margaret
    Posted at 13:25h, 23 October Reply

    My favorite quilt is one that I embroidered little rag type girls on and then used left over blocks from Irish chains that I had made. It is so scrappy and I love it.

  • Cheryl
    Posted at 13:14h, 23 October Reply

    My favorite winter quilt is one I made using Joy by Kate Spain a number of years ago.

  • janice
    Posted at 12:41h, 23 October Reply

    My favorite winter quilt is red and white. Perfect for the holiday season.

  • Aunt Marti
    Posted at 12:40h, 23 October Reply

    I wish it were the norm on etsy to show the reverse (fabric requirements) side of patterns — I bought this one just so I could see if it can be made with a jelly roll!

  • Kathy
    Posted at 12:10h, 23 October Reply

    This is another great design! And I have a new favorite snuggle quilt for this winter, cream and red improv. When I'm ready to use up some fat quarters, your designs are on the top of my list. Just what I'm looking for!

  • Klavers from MI
    Posted at 12:05h, 23 October Reply

    I need an elf to finish my Christmas round robin for snuggling Thanks for the giveaway and best wishes for safe travels and prosperous market!?

  • Teresa @ Aurea's Kitchen
    Posted at 11:44h, 23 October Reply

    I don't sew too many quilts, but I am trying to. Right now I only sew a quilt for us, so it is my favourite, an equilateral triangle quilt in different shades of orange and green. Thanks for the giveaway

  • Margaret
    Posted at 10:30h, 23 October Reply

    It's hard to pick a favorite when every chair has its own quilt, but I love the one made from African fabrics that I made from fabric given to me by my daughter.

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