23 Oct 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!
JudyPosted at 03:42h, 30 October
Love your work!
Vicki in MNPosted at 17:27h, 28 October
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.
QuiltSuePosted at 07:54h, 28 October
My favourite is one I call Crazy Christmas Trees, cos when I get it out it tells me Christmas is coming.
June DPosted at 04:46h, 28 October
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.
SIMPLESEWPosted at 15:35h, 27 October
I just had to throw mine away, it had it.. but making me one now.
sophiePosted at 16:55h, 26 October
When it starts feeling like winter, my favorite quilts are the ones made from cozy flannels.
JenetaPosted at 12:27h, 26 October
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 PropesPosted at 03:23h, 26 October
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.
MargaretPosted at 23:17h, 25 October
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:)
juliehallfeldhausPosted at 23:11h, 25 October
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:)
KatieQPosted at 19:17h, 25 October
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.
LeannePosted at 18:35h, 25 October
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 hutchensPosted at 17:37h, 25 October
my favorite quilt is a scrappy flannel quilt. It is warm and cozy
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DeborahGunPosted at 15:04h, 25 October
It is never cold in the tropics, but I am looking forward to getting out some Christmas table runners and pillows!
Andrea YorkPosted at 14:54h, 25 October
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 HilderbrandPosted at 13:44h, 25 October
I am working on my first quilt, so It's my favorite
WAZOO! QuiltingPosted at 12:05h, 25 October
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 DavisPosted at 03:05h, 25 October
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 SewsPosted at 02:29h, 25 October
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 PlayhousePosted at 02:14h, 25 October
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.
SarahPosted at 01:39h, 25 October
I don't have a quilt to snuggle under yet. I have a little one for the wall… email@example.com
Emily CPosted at 00:42h, 25 October
Mine is a rainbow of colored stars, some with stained glass centers and a deep brown,flowered sashing.
barefootTPosted at 00:29h, 25 October
In the living room its the spider web quilt. In the bedroom it is log cabin stars.
CherylPosted at 00:14h, 25 October
My favorite winter quilt is one made by my great grandmother — but I don't use it for snuggling now.
BethPosted at 23:39h, 24 October
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 PulaskiPosted at 23:26h, 24 October
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
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 woodsPosted at 21:02h, 24 October
enjoy quilt market for me tjwbewatcharterdotnet
LisaPosted at 20:54h, 24 October
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if I do. I love escape! It's what I want to do right now.
CapitolaQuilterPosted at 20:37h, 24 October
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 RomrellPosted at 18:49h, 24 October
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!
VeronikaPosted at 18:37h, 24 October
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 poganyPosted at 16:39h, 24 October
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!
DixiePosted at 15:13h, 24 October
Lucky person going to Quilt Market! Have fun….I am snuggling under my log cabin quilt this winter! mumbird3atgmail.com
JanPosted at 14:35h, 24 October
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.
TinlizPosted at 14:17h, 24 October
My favorite snuggle quilt is one my quilty friends gave me when I was in the hospital 6 years ago.
Karen LPosted at 13:55h, 24 October
great new quilt! My winter quilt is flannel backed scappy stars.
Susan UlrichPosted at 13:35h, 24 October
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 ThompsonPosted at 12:56h, 24 October
I have one that my Grandma made me for my high school graduation. I love it!
Sherry VFPosted at 12:28h, 24 October
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
Debi6453Posted at 12:22h, 24 October
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 SCPosted at 10:21h, 24 October
Another great pattern, Debbie! My fav is one of my first quilts I made, a mystery quilt with my guild.
Janet MPosted at 09:42h, 24 October
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.
GranChrisPosted at 06:28h, 24 October
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.
CeciliaPosted at 00:37h, 24 October
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.
KittyAnnArtPosted at 23:59h, 23 October
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 gmail.com
DoloresPosted at 23:48h, 23 October
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…
JoPosted at 23:40h, 23 October
It is a quilt my Grandmother made many years ago.
BarbaraPosted at 23:01h, 23 October
Follow-up to my previous comment — I can be reached at northshorequilter at gmail dot com
BetsyPosted at 22:26h, 23 October
Actually a few years ago I made times remembered by pat Sloan and it is my favorite winter quilt
JoyceLMPosted at 21:54h, 23 October
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 PlayPosted at 21:36h, 23 October
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….
GillPosted at 20:39h, 23 October
Still fairly mild here but I do have a favourite quilt!
I love your Escape pattern!
Quilting TangentPosted at 20:09h, 23 October
Favorite Quilt for those real cold bitter months is a wool patchwork that my father made for me. Good luck at market.
AlliPosted at 19:30h, 23 October
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. 🙁
GunillaPosted at 18:26h, 23 October
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 HalabutPosted at 17:28h, 23 October
Kat ScottPosted at 16:54h, 23 October
Looking forward to finishing a couple of WIP's so I will have a new quilt to snuggle under. Very cute pattern!
NicolePosted at 16:27h, 23 October
I cannot wait to use my "ugly christmas sweater quilt" this year for the first time! Nice pattern!
RobinPosted at 16:00h, 23 October
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.
LisaPosted at 14:55h, 23 October
I don't have a favorite I love them all..
MickeyT.Posted at 14:38h, 23 October
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 MillerPosted at 14:25h, 23 October
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! 🙂
MargaretPosted at 13:25h, 23 October
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.
CherylPosted at 13:14h, 23 October
My favorite winter quilt is one I made using Joy by Kate Spain a number of years ago.
janicePosted at 12:41h, 23 October
My favorite winter quilt is red and white. Perfect for the holiday season.
Aunt MartiPosted at 12:40h, 23 October
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!
KathyPosted at 12:10h, 23 October
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 MIPosted at 12:05h, 23 October
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 KitchenPosted at 11:44h, 23 October
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
MargaretPosted at 10:30h, 23 October
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.