Blog tour with give-aways

My Day on the Blog Tour for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 12

I’m once again honored to be part of another volume of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks!

My block, Frosty is #1150.


He is pieced & then his face & scarf are applique.

He’ll make a great after Christmas project when the snow starts flying.

By the way,

fabric snowmen are the only ones I truly love.

If I could move to a sunny & warm climate 365 days a year I’d be happy!

With Frosty here though, I can stay where it’s warm & sew him all day.


How cute he would be at opposite ends of a runner for your winter table.

You would have space in the middle to put a pretty bowl of snowballs (real or the cookie kind)!



                                       Mini Chip Snowball Cookies (very Best Baking by NESTLÉ)

  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) Mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts
  • Powdered sugar

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.
Beat butter, sugar, vanilla extract and salt in large mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in flour; stir in morsels and nuts. Shape level tablespoons of dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake 10-12 minutes or until cookies are set and lightly browned. Remove from oven. Sift powdered sugar over hot cookies on baking sheets. Cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Sprinkle with additional powdered sugar, if desired. Store in airtight containers. Yields 5 dozen cookies


But don’t limit your sewing creativity to one of my ideas…

Run out to your favorite magazine stand & find your brand new copy of

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 12 and start dreaming & sewing today!

If you would like to try & win a free copy of this issue,

just leave me a comment




telling me your favorite season to sew for

& give your email address so I can contact you if you win.

Want to win a free Suzn Quilts pattern?

Tell me your favorite pattern from my website!

I will draw one lucky winner to receive a free copy of the issue

& another will win a free pattern from my website.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of Quiltmaker’s blog tour for more fun & freebies.

Just keep sewing!



122 thoughts on “My Day on the Blog Tour for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 12”

  1. Any holiday is a good excuse to sew something new. However, I am partial to any of the patriotic holidays. After being stationed in Korea for 16 months, I have a new appreciation for our freedom and privileges and don’t ever plan to take them for granted. kathleen(dot)lutz(at)comcast(dot)net

  2. The cookies look great and I love your Snowman too. They match…
    Don’t have a favorite season to sew for but I do more piecing in the summer and quilting in the winter.

  3. Your table runner is a cheerful holiday touch. I can see an arrangement of holly on it as a calorie free alternative to the scrumptious cookies. The holiday that I most like to sew for is Halloween. And I like your “A Pretty Table” pattern for this time of year, or for birthdays.

  4. My favorite season for sewing is winter–there just never seems to be enough time to get it all done! Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. I like to change my wall hangings & tablerunners every season. It is hard to pick a favorite. Your snowman tablerunner will definitely be on my list of things to make soon.

  6. Love your Frosty block. I’ve been making snowman themed blocks for the holidays and now I have another block to make. I spend winters quilting.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  7. congratulations your block is adorable.
    I love to sew for winter/Christmas
    I love your “Little Frosties” pattern.
    Thank you for the recipe

  8. The snowman block is so appealing! I like the table runner setting. Thanks for the offer of one of your patterns — Pretty Table really appeals to me.

  9. I think that winter is my favorite season to quilt for. I love Christmas fabrics. Along with that, my favorite of your patterns is Frosty.

  10. My favorite season to sew for is Winter! BTW, I moved from upstate NY to Florida, and I hatae it — I really miss the change of seasons, seeing the leaves change, and waiting for the first beautiful snowfall.

  11. I try to quilt each day. I really don’t have a favorite season for quilting. I really like your Summer Blooms pattern, very unique and cute. Thanks.

  12. I love to make patriotic quilts (summer season? 4th of July season?) I really like your holiday pattern called A Merry Christmas To You!

  13. Such cute snowmen! They remind me of the ones made out of marshmallows :-) Autumn is my favorite season to sew for with Christmas coming in at a close second. Thank you for the sweet giveaway!

  14. Cute block. The Chrismas season is my favorite to sew for. Green is my favorite color so I get to use lots of it. Thanks.

  15. My favorite season to sew for is Winter because of Christmas. My favorite pattern is Ginger Bliss. Thank you for the giveaway.

  16. While I do like sewing holiday themed projects, my favorite season for sewing is “gift giving season”. That could be any time of the year when there is an occasion to give a gift!

  17. It is hard to pick from your many wonderful patterns! I really like your Simplify quilt and table runner pattern.

  18. I seem to have more time to sew in the Winter as I’m not out in the yard doing yard work and gardening chores. :-) I adore snowmen and am happy to see that at least one is in the magazine! Congrats!

  19. Once again, you did not disappoint!!! Super cute!!! Favorite season to sew for is Christmas. Although birthdays in our family are perfectly spaced out, but I love the cooler weather for the heavier quilts… if you find some cooler weather by the way, send it to Maryland. It’s like early Sept out there. Love the Desden Heaven pattern on your website. That’s definitely one to make when there is a chill in the air. Congrats on your cutie patutie block!!!

  20. Congratulations! Frosty is so adorable. My favorite Season to sew for is Winter because it is Christmas time and there are so many cute things you can make. Thanks for the giveaway.

  21. I love your table runner made with your block! My favorite season to sew is winter. I like your Frosty pattern or any of the Christmas one. Thanks for a chance to win.

  22. What a great block for the winter! Even though summer is my favorite season, I enjoy sewing projects for the fall and winter. Love the Garden Romance pattern on your website. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

  23. I like your “Cars on the Road ” pattern. Though I really would like to have the tiny dresden templates, also!

  24. I adore snowmen and collect them :) I seem to sew for summer…I like the warm too :) I love your Old Glory in mini apple core!

  25. Cute snowman. Right now the best season is whenever I have time to quilt. I really like your “A season for Christmas” banner quilt pattern.

  26. I love to sew in the winter but I have two days of the year that are all out sewing-fest days – the day after Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Phones, kids, hubby’s, fur-babies – no one is allowed to disturb my peace when I’m piecing on these days.

  27. Love your snowman block! I don’t have a favorite season for quilting, I love to sew all year round. My favorite pattern on your site is My Happy Place. Thanks!

  28. Christmas is my favorite season. Have enjoyed browsing your site. A favorite pattern….that is hard! You have so many great ones. Keep going back and forth between My Happy Place and Dresden Heaven.

  29. I love snowmen so winter is my season! I collect snowmen and some are out year round. My favorite pattern is Dresden Heaven. Your sample is gorgeous and I love the colors!
    ale3002000 at yahoo dot com

  30. My favorite season to quilt is all seasons – I really don’t have any one season that is a favorite as I love to quilt year round. I like your Dresden Heaven pattern.

  31. Hi Susan!

    I LOVE your snowman block…he’s too cute! I love sewing patriotics, so I guess I like to see for the 4h of July/summer season! Your Summer Blooms pattern might be great for that and one of my favorites!

  32. my favorite to sew for is winter, everyone wants a quilt!
    it may not be from your webstore but, I am currently making your quilt as you go joy pattern i purchased from connecting threads at least a year ago

  33. I’ve made lots of Christmas table toppers and runners, but I like making Halloween related quilts/wall hangings the best. I love sampler quilts, your My Happy Place pattern mays my heart go pitter-patter.

  34. I love to sew in the fall and the winter – the fall colors inspire me and in the winter it’s a comfort feeling. I love that you combine piecing and applique, your garden quilt is wonderful.

  35. Really cute block…love the table runner idea. I don’t have a favorite season. I love to sew whenever I get the chance. I have little quilts for all the holidays to decorate my home year round. Thanks for sharing!

  36. Your Frosty is so darling. That’s the only kind of snowman I’ve ever seen. I really like your “Joyful Christmas” pattern. It’s beautiful

  37. While Christmas is always enjoyable to sew for , I like fall/Halloween the best. I like your Joyful Christmas pattern

  38. I like the “A Merry Christmas T You” pattern!
    I make whatever looks like fun and catches my attention, but i have done several Patriotic colored/themes, and I plan to make a bunch of Christmas quilts!

  39. I love your snowman! Looks so lovely on each end of the tablerunner. I love decorating with runners as they are a fast project.

    Congratulations on being in Quiltmaker’s 100, Vol. 12.


  40. Fingers crossed I’m a winner of one of your patterns, I’d pick Garden Romance.

    Awesome giveaway!!


  41. My favorite season to sew for is winter, which is a good thing, since it is rainy and dreary here with a lot of indoor time for quilting.

  42. I like to sew for fall I guess because of the colors.
    I would love to have your old glory pattern. It’s beautiful!

  43. I sew for any season, any time, any where! That being said, I seem to have amassed a large quantity of Halloween fabric, so perhaps I do have a favorite!

  44. I make quilts for every season–your snow man block is adorable! I love your Dresden Heaven pattern–so fun.

  45. I think my favorite season to sew for is Christmas – I love making gifts for everyone and the possibilities are endless! Thanks for the chance to win :)
    I love your block and I think that’s exactly what I’ve been looking for to make a winter table runner! ;)
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

  46. I like to sew for winter and Christmas. I decorate with snowmen for Christmas so that I can leave them out longer. So a snowman block is just my style! I like your Thistle jacket pattern. Thanks for the giveaways.

  47. I enjoy summer sewing. I Make garments also so love using summer fabrics to make sundresses and other cute things to wear x
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

  48. You have some very cute patterns. Frosty #215 would be fun to win. I forgot to say in my comment above that I really don’t have a favorite season to sew for as I sew/quilt for gift giving all year long.

  49. Frosty is so cute! Will definitely have to make a few table runners for gifts this year. Love your stocking pattern too. I enjoy seeing when the weather is cooler. Here in AZ, that isn’t too long. Lol Those snowball cookies look yummy! Hugs rustyquilts9 at gmail dot com

  50. Love your Pretty Place ‘gift.’ So cute. My favorite season to sew for is all of them and all-occasion as long as it gives me a chance to sew and quilt.

  51. I love to sew for spring, Easter and ironically I just ordered your Garden Romance from Quilt Woman and am waiting for it to be mailed to me YAY. I also love the Dresden block and I had a mind fart and forgo the multi Dresden quilt pattern name. Thanks for the chance to win.

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