Cherry Mint + Stars Hollow Kit Giveaway!

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​It's giveaway time, favorite readers! I recently became acquainted with the illustrator and pattern designer Reika Hunt. She's a super rad artist AND singer-songwriter. In addition to launching this new line of fabric, Cherry Mint, Reika is in the band Pirates Canoe.

If you just opened up a new browser window to do a quick search for Pirates Canoe, you probably didn't see Reika's name. That's because her stage name is Elizabeth Etta.

A STAGE NAME! Isn't that the coolest? I have GOT to get a stage name. From now on can my stage name be Zanne Jones? It kinda works cause my real name is Suzanne and I regularly channel Indiana Jones. You know, while doing super dangerous and time sensitive things like blogging and sewing...also I may have a teeeny tiny (HUGE) crush on Harrison Ford. 

Let's move on. 



​Today is your lucky day because you have the chance to win:


To enter the giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment below. You can say anything! Here are some ideas:

  • Preferred stage name.
  • Pretend or real band name.
  • A quilting technique you've recently learned.
  • A link to a picture of a cute dog.
  • Go-to recipe.
  • Upcoming vacation.
  • Most-used sewing notion.

​I could really go on and on here, but I want to leave you some room to come up with your own ideas. IMPORTANT! My girl Melissa (maker of the quilt seen here) from Sew Shabby Quilting is offering FREE Return Shipping to anyone who mentions this blog post. You must mention Suzy Quilts to get the discount. 

You must. ​Seriously. You really really have to.


Comments will be accepted for this giveaway until Friday, Jan. 27. I will email the winner on Saturday morning, Jan. 28.

And as both Zanne and Indiana would say, "We're surrounded on all sides! Snakes are falling from the ceiling! What are you waiting for?! Comment below before it's too late!!"


​This giveaway is currently closed. Thanks for the great comments!

456 thoughts on “Cherry Mint + Stars Hollow Kit Giveaway!

  1. Eliane says:

    My sewing machine died on Sunday and I’ve been reading quilting blogs (like yours!) in order to get my quilty fix. I’m going shopping on Thursday. Who knew quilting could become such an addiction?! Thanks for the lovely giveaway, I hope I win!

  2. Rebecca says:

    Quilting technique I just learned – how to quilt at all!!! I started on this journey at the beginning of this month and I’m OBSESSED. Finished piecing my first two tops (triangle jitters and bows and arrows… love these patterns!) and am starting to quilt both of them this week. Next step – mojo mini quilts 😀

    • Patricia Campbell says:

      Oh. My. Goodness. You just started quilting this month for the first time EVER and you’ve already finished TWO quilt tops with triangles???!!! ???????? You are ahhhh-mazing!! Maybe not even human!!!????????
      <—- (verrrry impressed!) ????????????

  3. Michelle says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE that quilt pattern and the fabric! I’m heading to Denver, CO tomorrow for a quick weekend holiday and skiing in Keystone. Never been there before so excited to see some friends and cuddle up in warm quilts after a day on the slopes! Anyone know of great quilt shops there I would love to know!

  4. Emma says:

    How wonderful! My band’s name would have to be a riff on my dog’s nickname—Dotson Brown and All the Dogs in Town 🙂

  5. Mindy says:

    I just recently found you Suzy and now we shall never part!!! I bout all my fabric to make the triangle jitter quilt! It’s going to be fabulous. I don’t have a stage name yet…sigh. One of these days though…

  6. Dana says:

    Fabric is gorgeous…And this quilt is on my “need to make” list because I’m OBSESSED with Gilmore Girls, and well…duh! 🙂

  7. Tamara says:

    This is so pretty! I can’t decide what my stage name would be…Perpetual Motion! That’s it. My beloved wonders if I will ever sit still or if it’s even possible!. Lovely giveaway and your blog is delightful too. ❤️

  8. janet says:

    That’s the loveliest fabric I have seen in a long time! Looking forward to our trip next month to Seattle to visit our kids. Can’t wait!

  9. Sandy Gallagher says:

    My first grandson a boy is due on Valentine’s day. love the pattern, the quilting and the gorgeous cherry mint!

  10. LouAnn Cox says:

    I just got back from vacationing in Sedona, AZ…oh, we had sooo much fun ziplining, glass blowing, hicking, train riding and a lot of other adventures…but I’m ready to get back to sewing.
    This is such a pretty, pretty quilt! Love it!

  11. erin davis says:

    When the moon is in the Seventh House
    And Jupiter aligns with Mars
    Then peace will guide the planets
    And love will steer the stars
    This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius
    Age of Aquarius

  12. Pat Seaman says:

    I love this pattern and the fabric is yummy!! Now that I’m semi-retired, I have more time to do my most favorite thing…sew, and would “sew” love to make this quilt! Thanks so much for the chance to win this wonderful kit! Trying to figure out how to post a picture of my sweet little companion, Teddy, my little Havanese who sleeps at my feet while I’m sewing – he stays by my side always. Thanks again, Suzy!

  13. Julie S says:

    At the January meeting of my sewing guild we discussed re-SEW-lutions, mine are to organize my sewing space and finish a hand embroidered constellation quilt.

  14. Elizabethdx says:

    Favorite band name ever: fine young cannibals
    If I were in a band it would have to be called the tone deafs or cacaphonous. You don’t want to hear me sing, I promise you.
    Thank you for such a great giveaway. I have been eyeing your pattern and that fabric is gorgeous.

  15. Theresa says:

    My “professional” nickname is T-Bud Co.

    I once told some co-workers that I sing “evenflo” like Eddie Vedder (in my head) when my eye happened to catch the brand logo on my kid’s car seat. I then sang it for them and it was suggested that I start a tribute band called “Eddie Better.”

    That’s all I’ve got, but I feel like I’ve said too much.

  16. Rebecca Lamont says:

    My stage name would be Daisy Yukon, which is a combination of my two Newfies names! 🙂
    Love the stars, the fabric, and the awesome quilting. I could probably find a use for the pattern and the fabric 😉

  17. Leslie says:

    What gorgeous fabric! Thanks for the giveaway. My favourite notion is my rotary cutter. And my husband is often told he looks like Harrison Ford, lucky me!

  18. Pat H. says:

    Love the color combo of mint and cherry! I’m looking forward to a vacation somewhere warm in the next month or so. Our son works for the airlines, so our travel plans are usually made at the last minute. Thanks for a chance to win!

  19. Meaghan H says:

    Stage name would be LuLu Pennyweather because obvi. I would really love to win this for my friend who is a big Gilmore Girls fan and really wants a quilt for her daughter but doesn’t really have the extra funds for it…would be an awesome surprise for her!

  20. Ariane says:

    I’ve been reorganizing my sewing room, so no stitching lately. Will be nice to start over in a nice clean space (hopefully with this lovely fabric and pattern!

  21. Monique says:

    I love reading your blog and IG posts. You always make me smile (or laugh!) Give yourScrappy a hug for me … I’ve got my own personality filled Scrappy in the form of a fluffy black and white cat, although he does act more like a dog most of the time.

  22. Ardis says:

    I am new to quilting, working on my first ever quilt. I love the giveaway quilt and the colors used. I hope to make each of my sons a quilt too; I want to leave them something homemade. Getting a new sewing machine for Christmas and a stage name that my family gives me is The Bird Lady. I was a breeder of Cockatiels for more then 10 years.

  23. Christy Smith says:

    Soooo excited…I love fat quarters…I love all fabric really but there’s something special about fat quarters….

  24. Heather says:

    I love both the fabric and the quilt pattern. I’ve been teaching myself to quilt over the past year and dream of being able to quilt something like this. Thanks for the recent posts on fabrics – it’s been awesome reading them!

  25. Sara Justiniano says:

    I seriously love you. You are such an inspiration. My grandmother who will be 87 in May got me into quilting. She has done everything from quilting to crocheting and making beautiful dresses for Barbie dolls. I couldn’t get into crocheting but she has been able to teach me a few things here and there about quilting. I recently got two free quilts from probably the 1930s off Craigslist. My grandmother was so excited to help me fix the one up. Jan 2nd I found her in her home unable to get to the phone. She was in icu and is still currently in the hospital. I scroll your blog and Instagram daily to keep me encouraged that my grandmother will fight this, get out of the hospital soon and help me fix that beautiful quilt. I know you said talk about anything but I honestly couldn’t think of anything else. My grandmother and quilting is on my mind daily.

    • Suzy says:

      Oh Sara Beara, I’m so sorry. I will keep you and your grandma in my thoughts. Maybe bringing the quilts to the hospital will cheer her? 30’s fabric is so fun to look at, even if the quilts need fixing, it still might be fun to talk about the various prints and patterns.

  26. Shawna says:

    I finally listened to your Modern Sewciety interview (I know I’m pretty late to the party ????) and I really enjoyed it! Love that podcast! Also, your instagram stories are my favorite. I did not really intend for this to be a suck-up post, but I feel like we are meant to be friends!

  27. Melissa says:

    I am so glad I found you. You make me smile every day.! And now I’m quilting (I’m the garment sewer who said I would never quilt). And I love Scrappy. She’s almost as cute as my Lulu (I’d put a picture of her here, but I can’t so you’ll just have to imagine the cutest little white dog.) Did I mention I’m so glad I found you?

  28. Tw says:

    Whoa! That fabric is gorgeous, love the color combinations! It really suits that pattern, which I have on my quilty to-do list.

  29. Jodi Gradolph says:

    I’ve just retired and am learning to quilt. It is so much more fun than working for a living. I would love to win this beautiful pattern. And I love your blog! My stage name is what my family calls me Joad the Toad.

    • Suzy says:

      Agreed! haha Quilting is way more fun than a regular old job. And hold up. Your nickname is Joad the Toad??? bahahahaha This is the funniest thing I’ve heard all day! Well J. Toad, I can already tell that you are having too much fun being retired. 😉

  30. Ann D says:

    I like the way the various colors play well together and the quilting is gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win the pattern and the bundle.

  31. Keri says:

    I am new to quilting, but love your style and find your take on quilting super inspiring! Thanks for keeping the quilting world fun!

  32. Lori says:

    My husband was in a band called Stage Fright when he was in college, I always wished I was better at thinking up clever names maybe that’s why I married him, lol. Been dreaming of seeing Disney World lately, it’s been a bit deary here in Seattle and I’ve always wanted to go. Love that fabric line! It’s a perfect fit with that quilt pattern.

  33. Janice says:

    Love the fabric!! I’ve been stalking tons of quilty blogs and instagram feeds since Christmas to learn and to get inspiration! Have only made 1 quilt top (about 10 years ago) and I don’t like it so it sits unquilted. Hope to get started again within the next few months and actually use fabric that I like and not what the lady at the store likes. Would love a fresh start! Thanks for a chance to win!

    • Suzy says:

      Oh my gosh, I can be soooo bad at asking fabric clerks for opinions and then walking out of the store with stuff I don’t really like. I don’t know why that happens?? Self-imposed peer pressure? This strange need to be a pleasant customer? IDK, but I tooootally understand. We should make buying only fabric we LOVE our 2017 resolution.

  34. Kristi Guerrette says:

    My best friend and I schemed to have a band named ‘Faux Fur Coats’ because if you say it fast it makes zero sense. Or ‘That One Band’ because it is extra confusing. We obviously were in it for the wrong reasons.

  35. Jennifer says:

    I’m starting a baby quilt with my 4 year old today, using 1930’s fabrics she pulled from my stash. Because we finished the top for her bed quilt and she wanted to “sew more mama!!” This can be the start of her own stash, methinks.

  36. Eva says:

    Such lovely fabric!! I’m SO bad at coming up with names and I would probably think about it until next year! Wish I had more time to sew, but dreaming of a cool craft studio in a beautiful garden someday somewhere …

  37. Veronika says:

    You’re so funny!!!! Ok I LOVE this pattern so much I need it! My stage name is now Vika, which stems from Veronika but I’m still working on part 2. A notion I can’t live without is tiny snips because when I don’t have them I go crazy! And for paper piecing it’s a mini clover iron for all that little ironing. I’m also currently on vacay at my parent’s house — free meals and babysitting, I’m not sure it gets better than that!

  38. Liz Horgan says:

    I just read up on back basting applique. I want to try it and looking for a simplish project to try it on. I’m leaning toward Ivory Spring’s new quilt along pattern-Spring on Bleeker Street!

  39. Carol Nelms says:

    I learned to applique this past year, and need to keep at it, I love the look of the blanket stitch. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  40. Fran says:

    Hi, I am a new follower of your blog, love it, and great give away! I think we should all have stage names, mine would be Fancy Pants, don’t ask, lol!

  41. Amy says:

    SUZY! Our dearest fairy quiltmother Brenda has given me the disease! I can’t stop quilting! I started in September, going for the first time to Threaded Hearts Quilters, and I can’t stop. My laundry is suffering, my house is dusty, and I’m love. Your name is regularly mentioned in our meetings, so I’m sure you’re ears are red every Tuesday around noon. Brenda has now charged me with choosing one of your patterns to make for our curriculum next year in Threaded Hearts, so I can introduce some of these ladies to my modern way of thinking (and quilting). I’ve chosen OverThe Hills, figuring it would give me practice with curves and let us all experience the joys of (somewhat) ruler-less cutting. Wish me luck!

    • Amy says:

      I feel like I need to start over. Brenda W., the same woman who taught you to quilt, has sucked me into this crazy addiction called quilting. She’s the “fairy quiltmother” I meant in my other post. Just wanted to make that clear. 🙂

  42. Greta says:

    The Stars Hollow Quilt has been on my “to quilt” list since you came out with it – although to be honest I’ve felt like I should hold off on it until I’m ready to start the series over again. Because obviously I’ll have to re-watch Gilmore Girls while making a quilt named after their home town!

  43. Chiska says:

    I just discovered the 2nd Jellyroll race quilt and I”m so excited about trying it out–my Mom is kind of new to quilting and she’s already done one. Your quilt is gorgeous!

  44. Deborah Esposti says:

    Zanne sounds perfect for you! I am currently working on my first star quilt. It’s been a challenge but I’ve learned ALOT! Since it has so many fixed seams and points I will be giving to my friends bulldog, Jewels. You see Jewels is always snatching her quilt so I guess she needs one of her own. Love your blog and all your beautiful quilts. You have inspired me to keep moving forward and to love everything I create. I look forward to making your Warrier quilt. I’m half Native American and this quilt reminds me of quilts from my Grandmothers home in North Carolina.

  45. Stephanie Kirby says:

    Im so excited for this giveaway! I just started learning how to quilt. I love it. It’s so therapeutic! And I get to choose from so many beautiful fabrics!!! #buyallthefabric

  46. Marianne says:

    Love the fabric! I wil be heading to Disney World on Thursday for my daughter’s Bachelorette Party. On several occasions she had several drinks and invited….and invited………there will be 24 young ladies celebrating!
    Look out Disney… we come!

  47. April says:

    My favorite new thing to do is a flange binding so that I don’t have to hand bind because my hands are too painful. currently working on your beautiful big leaf pattern can’t wait to see it finished

  48. Laura says:

    Love the comments so far, love your Instagram stories, and my favorite quilting “notion” is my iPhone because I use it to get inspired by Instagram and to take photos of block layouts and of finished projects (not nearly enough finished projects).

  49. Allison CB says:

    Love these fabrics and this quilt – very bold – likethe color combinations! Very appealing!! My stage name ‘The Mominator” or maybe that would be a good name for a wrestler….hmmmm…

  50. LINDA says:

    PRETTY COLLECTION! HINT: use a piece of painters tape anywhere next to your presser foot for accurate seams!

  51. Mary C says:

    So pretty! I am going to retire in about 6 weeks so am looking for some projects to keep me busy. These fabrics are gorgeous!

  52. Janet Bland says:

    A beautiful pattern for beautiful fabric. My favorite sewing tool is a pipe cleaner. I use it on my sewing machine and on my long arm to get out the lint. I’ve been long arming a lot lately, so it’s probably my most used tool as well!

  53. Kathy in WV says:

    These fabrics are absolutely gorgeous…as a fabric connoisseur I should know! lol…..I honestly can’t think of a better stage name that Cherry Mint…..unless it’s Strawberry Tart!

  54. Summer says:

    I have a whippet, and he loves to chase squirrels. I’ve often thought of starting a service called “Whippet Good” that will harass the squirrels in your yard. He’s a great chaser, not so much a catcher, though! Not a stage name or a band, but hopefully, good for a laugh!

  55. Carla Schoonover says:

    I just went to see “Singing in the Rain” on stage. It was great!
    Thank you Suzy for your inspirations and your dedication.
    I love having a tiny cutting mat next to me with a small rotary cutter and tiny clover iron for paper piecing efficiency!

  56. Rory says:

    So happy I found your blog! I can get lost in blogs! Growing up, my name was once twisted around from ‘Rory’ to Roxy Ann Callahan and all my friends would call me that. To this day, when asked my name I’m always tempted to use that name! haha – Love these colorful fabrics and makes me hopeful for bright spring days!!

  57. Laura says:

    Love patterns with stars. This fabric line uses some of my favorite colors. I’ve been making triangle blocks from Rebecca Bryan’s new book. These fabrics would be fabulous for these blocks.

  58. Patricia Campbell says:

    Absolutely gorgeous fabric & equally gorgeous quilt!! I’m a fairly new quilter, and I would really like to greatly improve my skills and accuracy this year. My favorite notion(s)? My rotary cutter and mat/ruler. I have very shaky hands so I’d be lost without them!! Boy, would I ever lover to win this fabric bundle!! ???? Thanks for the opportunity!! ????????

  59. Annette Kohls says:

    My most used quilting item is a head lamp. Would not be able to do English paper piecing with out that thing. Strapped on my head.

  60. Melody Lutz says:

    Great way to showcase those fabrics! Stage name? Hmmm… Melody L’Amore. Technique…Most recently MASTERED Electric Quilt 7 from multiple classes, at Road to California quilt show.

  61. Rina says:

    Here’s my fun fact. I love to travel and have been to 42 states. Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire are my favorites. Oh! my most used sewing notion is my mouth and the ranting I do when I have to rip out or cut something wrong.

  62. Jenn says:

    I love the absence of stars in your quilt! Lastest thing i have learned is just to do a little bit everyday & it turns into a lot! 🙂

  63. Lori Smanski says:

    wow these fabrics are lovely. your quilt is gorgeous. stars are not my favorite thing to make. I can never seem to get the middle right. your top quilting is just lovely. you really brought out the stars.

    • Erica E says:

      Hahaha I can relate. However I am sure just like me you can’t really call it your favorite tool. I curse that damn thing all the time

  64. Sherryl Wynne says:

    Oh that fabric! Oh my gosh that fabric! (sorry about the drool). So, a little comment about nothing from me. My favorite word is… fresh fruit! I know it’s two words, but they go together and I love the way they sound and the visual I get when I hear and/or say them. You did say we could comment about anything.

  65. Charisma says:

    I love Stars Hollow!! I think I should live there. 🙂 But in all reality a stage name…my real name is Charisma…I am almost 40…and growing up I knew nobody else with that name. I had been accused of using a fake name more than once….who makes up the name “charisma”…..certainly not someone who grew up with it…I will tell you that! so when I dream of a stage name it is something like Sarah or Jennifer …something common. 🙂

  66. Jackie says:

    Miss Jones… “I think it’s time to ask yourself; what do you believe in?” 😀
    The Cherry Mint fabric from Reika is WONDERFUL! I would LOVE a chance to make a Stars Hollow quilt with it!!

  67. Carolyn says:

    I love the fabric and the custom quilting combo! The quilting skill I’m working on is half square and quarter square triangles- whew hard to get them right!

  68. Melissa says:

    Wheee! My favorite new things is giving fewer fucks. I used to be so scared of anything new, but something changed, and now I wanna do all of it! Most notedly hand quilting. I convinced myself that I just couldn’t possibly, but then I decided what the hell do I have to lose, and I am planning to hand quilt my next project – a ridiculously simple throw quilt made with some hand dyed fabric my husband got obsessed with doing this summer. I’ve been pouring over your tips, and I am pretty convinced I won’t totally suck! Thank you for being so awesome!

  69. Janet Crossman says:

    I am trying to conquer the art of long arm quilting, can’t compete with your quilter above but I keep trying. wonderful giveaway

  70. Suzy Davies says:

    Suzy is such a cool name. Something we share. My writers name is Suzy Pearl. The last technique I mastered was appliqué. I made a sugar skull quilt for my daughter in law.

  71. Lexie says:

    We are trying to get away to maybe take the kids skiing this weekend. A little embarrassed to live in Montana among some great skiing and two of three of my kids have never been on skis

  72. Susan N. says:

    My band/group name would have to be “The Patchwork Strings.” I am a beginning level quilter.

    I would love to win these beautiful fabrics like everyone else. 🙂

  73. Mellisa says:

    Hey Suzy!
    Stage name: Melociraptor (like the dinosaur)
    Real band name: Snaketooth (we do acoustic covers in my friend’s kitchen, our best is “dust in the wind”)

  74. Maxine says:

    I love the fabrics and the pattern. I am trying very hard to catch up on some UFO’s but I just can’t resist starting a new project also. I know that’s not smart but it goes along with the addiction. I bought an older Long arm and am still trying to learn how to use it. It’s a good thing I’m retired because this has turned into a full time job.

  75. Linda Cejnar says:

    My sister and I are going on a day-cation on Sunday. Chocolate High Tea at the Langham in Pasadena SoCal. My daughter is coming from Napa to join us. The fabrics look lovely in that pattern! I hope I win! LJBISME AT MSN DOT COM.

  76. Becky Maxwell says:

    I’m currently spending a month down under in Perth Australia with my daughter and son-in-law. Love these fabrics and would love to win! Pick ME please!

  77. Karen C says:

    My favorite tool is not actually just a quilting tool but a life tool because its PINTEREST! I have become addited to this site, it has quilting patterns, notices, hitsj, cooking recipes, cleaning solutions, fashions, home dorectoring, pet information, just about anything you’re looking for you can find it there and its a place you store and share your favorite things with family, friends or the world! Love your blog!

  78. Lisa Marie says:

    Your blog is new to me and I really enjoyed reading your post! So entertaining! I have no band or stage name, but I do have a tool I love in the sewing room. Actually, a bunch of tools, but one in particular I want to recommend. It’s a wooden wallpaper seam roller which I use for paper piecing and for things I might otherwise finger press.

  79. Ann Miller says:

    I’m so excited about making the Triangle Jitters! I will post it when I have it all done!……. I finished the top yesterday and about to sandwich it together! It was so fun and I’m so excited about the possibility of winning the pattern and fabric you are offering! What fun?
    The star quilt is beautiful!

  80. Sandy Allen says:

    Beautiful fabrics! Lately, my most used quilting tool has been my seam ripper “Jack.” We have a love/hate relationship- I love that he can rip right through the stitching on my mistakes, but hate that I have to use him! 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!

  81. Dorothy Ovelgoenner says:

    This fabric is beautiful and I’m already thinking of many ways to use it. I would say that right now my favorite notion is a blue marking pen. I love doing applique the backbasting way, and the pen makes the job so easy. Plus it washes out and leaves no residue.

  82. Mary D says:

    Speaking of vacations, they have been much on my mind. A good friend of mine is going to Ghana (a bus=cket list trip for me) next month for work and I so want to go and piggy on his trip. I did ask that he brings me back a carry on full of fabric. Waiting anxiously. Also there is a tour trip planned for the Galapagos Islands in Nov (my birthday month) and the Galapagos Islands was on my bucket list, so I am getting my plans ready to take this trip. Just thinking about being able to go has got me all excited.

    The fabrics are marvelous, the quilt is wonderful, the prizes are fabulous and I can only hope I am the winner. Yay!!

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  83. Caitlin says:

    Okay. So I don’t have a stage name, but I do have a roller derby name. It would be Rotten Peaches since I’m originally from Georgia. All I have to do is learn to skate!

  84. Trish says:

    All that is missing is the chocolate!
    My favorite quilting tool is the seam ripper. When not ripping, I use the tip for a ‘thang” (or is that a “thangle?” ) to push fabric under the needle when necessary or to hold down a seam when I am stitching.

  85. Betsy says:

    I recently learned how to make a wedding ring quilt block and I connected 5 to make a table runner. I loved the process so much I made the runner in a weekend and use a vintage moda Christmas 10 inch square pack and it still looks good for the upcoming valentines season

  86. Lora Parker says:

    Ms Suzy! What a beautiful quilt and that fabric is just perfection! Thank you for the giveaway. Learning to free motion as of late. I sew daily but still manage to clean the house and make dinner…I call that superwoman! Ha!

  87. Michele T says:

    Beautiful fabric and quilt!!! I have just discovered my own style for machine quilting, which has been a fun process… it sure is much faster than hand quilting! Thanks for the chance!!

  88. Janie M says:

    The quilt is lovely. My next getaway is to Montana! I can’t wait my granddaughter will be turning 13. Thank you for a terrific post and giveaway.

  89. Monica says:

    Suzy Suzy Suzy! You’re killing me (in a good way : D )! I can’t keep up with all of these FABULOUS quilting ideas! Now all I need is time and to win this lovely giveaway!

  90. Kathy E. says:

    Amazing quilt X 3! Pattern+Fabric+Quilting = Fabulous!
    Our next vacation will be in June when the weather is warmer and the grass is greener. We’re heading west to Montana on the Amtrak train to stay in Glacier National Park. I can get some great sewing done before then!

  91. Melanie says:

    What is that thing where you use your pet name and your street name combination? Is that for stage names or to disappear and be someone else? Can’t remember. Mine would be Peach Briar if so. ????

  92. Pamela R says:

    Gorgeous fabric and wonderful quilting! I’m heading to the Oregon Coast for a few days now that the weather is no longer (pick one) snowing, hailing, sleeting, foggy, raining, ice storming etc. I wanna be Shania Twain on stage!

  93. Cindy M says:

    What a beautiful pattern! I’m new to quilting and have taken a liking to stars of all kinds! Love the fabric, love the pattern! PS, my go to dessert is a 4 layer triple chocolate cake with walnut/whipped cream frosting:)
    lstangl482 at aol dot com

  94. Mom C says:

    That is such a pretty quilt and gorgeous quilting! That’s my goal, to quilt my quilts with precision and flare! So pretty. I went to college not far from Las Vegas and my dream was to be a lounge singer, working up to headliner. I never got around to a stage name, but I channeled Barbra Streisand because I am also a Barbara. I sounded pretty authentic but never got to the Vegas stage.

  95. Mleigh says:

    Omg I have been eyeing the stars hollow quilt pattern for weeks, I just love the way it looks! So simple. And beautiful fabric!

  96. Carolyn L. says:

    Just learned how to make four HST at the same time. If you want 4×4 finished HST block, Just cut you print/colored and your white/contrasting color 8,5×8.5. Sew all the way around on the outside of your square a quarter inch from the outside of the fabric.
    Then draw a line from corner to corner both ways and sew quarter inch on each side of those drawn lines. Now cut on the drawn lines. You now have four HST. Is this clear as mud.??? lol

  97. Melanie C says:

    Wow! The quilt pattern, fabric, and quilting…love it all!!!

    I’m glad my childhood nickname (from my parents!!!) smellie mellie didn’t stick or become my stage name 😉

  98. Naila says:

    One of my favourite sewing notions are my rubber thimbles. Give me traction when sewing, protects my fingers when I am safety pin basting.

    • Suzy says:

      I’m in love with my leather thimble, but have used it to the point of it getting a hole. Do you think plastic is better? Have you tried leather?

  99. Tess says:

    My school bus children call me Mrs. T….sewing and quilting between bus runs…love the fabric and pattern. Thanks for the giveaway ????

  100. Amanda says:

    I love this quilt pattern, every time I see it I dream of making it as a Harry Potter themed quilt, with each star section the hogwarts house colors.

  101. Donna Grifith says:

    thank you for the contest. Really like the pattern and fabric. My last name is Griffith. I called in to a local radio station for a contest once upon a time and when I told them my last name, the dj asked me how things were in Mayberry.

  102. Ingrid says:

    My band name would be Ingy Singy…Or maybe that would just be my stage name? I’m working on a song-writing contest website at work, which means I have to make up a fake band name several times a day in order to sign in. Ingy Singy is my go-to.

  103. Eileen says:

    I can’t stop sewing. I have so many quilt tops finished, just need to start the quilting. I love the color combinations in this fabric, and the quilting details inspire me to start the actual quilting on my UFOs. I wish someone would sell time so i could get more done.

  104. Sarah says:

    Hi Suzy. Love this quilt pattern and this fabric. I thought I would mention that your youtube binding tutorial saved me from having a melt down last night – I thought I had mastered the joining of the ends bit, but I tried (and ripped out) to sew the ends 5 times (I seemed to put the ends pointing the wrong way or something). In the end, I returned to your tutorial and then got it right straight away! We are planning a trip to the US this summer (political changes permitting) and I’m secretly hoping that I can bring an empty suitcase with me to fill with quilting supplies (haven’t mentioned that to my husband yet!). xx

  105. Julie says:

    beautiful quilt & fabric. I love crafting but am new to quilting & enjoying having an excuse to add to my fabric stash! 🙂

  106. Erica E says:

    Confession: I read your site and stalk Pinterest boards and I sew a hundred quilts a month in my mind. In my mind I am warm and cozy. In my real life I need four hours at least added to each day. I currently have 3 WIP quilts. Wait 4.

  107. Karen says:

    My favorite quilting tool is probably my tiny Dovo embroidery scissors, aka seam ripper.
    I keep them at the ready next to my other favorite, my featherweight machine.
    The fabric is just beautiful-thanks for the opportunity!

  108. Dorothy says:

    Love this fabric! Love Melissa at SewShabby (in fact, JUST put a quilt in the mail to her), and LOVE your quilt! Hmmm, comment – well, I am leaving tomorrow for the Oregon coast for a long weekend. Anything to get away from the snow and ice in eastern Washington! Can’t wait to see the waves and just get away for the weekend. Debating taking my machine and start a Swoon quilt – on my bucket list.

  109. Lorraine says:

    I love this pattern and fabric, and Melissa is already my go-to quilter (love her work!). My daughter-in-law is obsessed with Gilmore Girls, so this would be the perfect quilt for me to make for her!

  110. arthella says:

    hello, i’m a knitter who is brand new to quilting. my stage name is heiressknits. i’m enjoying your blog and looking forward to quilting adventures.

  111. Adrienne says:

    Stars Hollow? I just finished watching Gilmore Girls from beginning to end. Apparently I was deeply obsessed with crime drams back in the day and did not watch the “girlie” shows… Now I am obsessed of course. I wish I liked coffee. Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  112. JoMarie says:

    I have decided to devote an hour a day to cleaning up my studio. Wow, do I have a lot of stash. Thoughts of projects are racing through my head, but I can not deviate from my goal of clean first.

  113. Mary Ellen Medjuck says:

    I am making my first hand pieced quilt! Loving it. Piecing on the sewing machine is fun but hand quilting is so….relaxing. Hope to finish the quilt before May for my niece’s birthday. Love the quilt pattern and color of the fabric for this quilt.

  114. jeanne e. says:

    i have been slogging through my scrap fabric bins…trimming, ironing, organizing. stopping to read your post and see these lovely fabrics and pretty quilt helped to give me the strength to go on. 🙂 thank you for the chance to win! i have also been enjoying your series on sewing with different fabric types..very informative!

  115. Toni Burns says:

    I live in Italy because my husband is in the military and we’re going to Timisoara, Romania for a trip in two weeks and Bucharest, Romania in a month!!

  116. Audrey says:

    I’m head over heels (is that still a saying?) in love with this fabric. Seriously. So much for my self-imposed fabric-buying ban :/

  117. Cindy A. says:

    Wow! That quilt is gorgeous! I am not a quilter, but several members of my family are/were. My cousin would be thrilled if I won this giveaway for her. Thank you so much for the chance!

  118. Kim says:

    My fav quilting tool is my blocloc ruler!! My dream is to have a rotating cutting mat to go with it!! That Stars Hollow quilt is fabulous!!

  119. Allie says:

    Oh wow!!! Love this fabric and pattern. I just purchased triangle jitters and can’t wait to make the baby version for a gift. My favorite notion at the moment is a pincushion I tied to my sewing machine. The pins are in the perfect spot and I don’t knock the pincushion off my sewing table anymore. I love it!

  120. Leslie Collier says:

    I named my daughter Eisley after the band… does that count as a stage name and a real name? 🙂 Looooooooove your stuff!

  121. Jesi Stuvek says:

    I’m so excited! Right now I’m teaching my college roommate how to quilt. We’re going to make our RA a heart quilt (Cluck Cluck Sew tutorial) for her birthday because it falls on Valentines day 🙂

  122. Kat says:

    Is it weird that I just want to hand quilt as much as possible? (Maybe here is where I reveal I’m a luddite who is kind of terrified of machines.)

  123. Madeline Nussbaum says:

    My dog billie is the best quilt tester ever. She snuggles underneath everything I make. She would love this fabric!

  124. Kelli D says:

    This giveaway (&your blog, pup, quilts) is amazing!!!!!!!!!! I recently was introduced to a handy walking foot for quilting as well as basting spray and my life has been forever changed.

  125. Brandy says:

    I leave for Mexico in 2 weeks but my biggest distress is being away from my sewing machine for so long and whether I’ll find wifi to post my quilt-along blocks on time! Quilting has officially become a daily need. Love all your history And background info you post.

  126. Iris says:

    Between two jobs, I wish I had more time to get my quilting in :(. I have never done paper piercing before and it’s something I would like to try for new designs. When it doesn’t get busy at work, I’ll read and watch YouTube videos on how to. Shhh! Don’t tell my supervisors

  127. Iliana says:

    Loving this bundle! And addicted to your insta stories and your sarcasm. I could see us being tight except I lasted on whole thirty for about a day before I wanted pasta and a diet coke.

  128. Roberta says:

    My band name would be Crazy Cat Lady, I just gave away my first “Indian Summer” baby quilt, and one of my favorite notions is white Elmer’s glue!!

  129. Mindy Carlson says:

    Stage name: Kingston McQueen. I grew up on Kingston Street and I like that’s its ambiguously gendered. Freddie Mercury had THE best voice in pop/rock music, and the Mc makes it sound Irish which suits my red hair. I’d sing Jazz standards in the style of Shirley Manson.

    I spent a stupid amount of time thinking about this.

    • Suzy says:

      Any amount of time spent thinking about your potential stage name is time well spent. What if drag queen zombies take over your city tomorrow?? Bet you will be glad to have a stage name then.

  130. Julianne says:

    Shhhhhh. It’s a secret. New job offer means a move across several states to a much colder temperature then phoenix ☀️. So I’m super excited to have a great excuse to make quilts that we can actually use more then once a year.

  131. Sarah says:

    I have actually never made a quilt. Except for a doll quilt. I came across your Instagram account (and therefore your blog) a while ago and have purchased a pattern but haven’t started. This would definitely help! I get so inspired following you on social media! Just need some time without toddlers. ????

  132. Jessy says:

    I’m quite new to the “serious” quilting world…only dabbled before LOL. My birthday present to myself this year was the oliso iron – don’t tell my husband how much I spent on an iron!- and I freaking love it. Best self bought present ever! Also loving my rotating cutting mat I got for Christmas!
    Quilt is a beauty! Love your page and Instagram!

    • Suzy says:

      This quilting world is very serious. Only super sassy and serious sewers are welcome. Now that you own the world’s most kickass iron, you are welcome. Also I am very jealous of your iron. I’m actually going to have to kick you out of the serious sewing circle for having a better iron than me.

  133. JessZ says:

    I have a double ear infection and strep at the moment, so hubby stayed home from work to help take care of our toddler while I rest a bit. I’m catching up on blogs between naps.

  134. Kathy says:

    I am so addicted to sewing and quilting. I work as a professional seamstress, doing trade shows and events. We are currently working on super bowl stuff. I even hand piece during my lunch break.

  135. Ellen says:

    The only thing that keeps running through my mind is running itself. I have been running for a couple of years now and have my first marathon this Sunday!!! AHH! I’m totally nervous about it. I’m hoping to run it in under 4 hours. A girl can dream, right? That’s the equivalent of me driving an hour to the airport and flying to Jamaica. Why am I doing this again?

    Anyway, ever since I can remember, I have been a crafter…crocheting, knitting, drawing, etc. You name it, I probably did it! But I have recently gotten into quilting and I LOVE IT! I am in the process of finishing my first quilt and I couldn’t be more excited! But I love your quilts and I’m slightly addicted to your Instagram page #notashamed 🙂

    Pick me!

    • Suzy says:

      Wow, girl! Way to go! I ran a marathon about….uhhh….a decade ago (oh lord I shouldn’t cop to that) and I remember being very nervous. If it makes you feel any better, I ended up running mine in 5 hours, so your 4 hours will blow my PR out of the water! lol!

  136. Monica says:

    I so happy I joined so many swaps this year and I have my January swaps complete. I’m already starting on February. Hope it goes as well the rest of the year.

  137. Lauren says:

    My husband and I are running away to New York City (our old home) for February’s long weekend sans kids! We can’t wait!

  138. Eva F. says:

    I just started quilting VERY recently, however I bought my first foundation paper piecing and OMG I fell in love!! That would be my new favorite technique 🙂

  139. Cass says:

    Too many choices to type… a quilting technique I want to attempt SO BAD is fmq. But my machine, a freaking awesome Elna, did not have all the feet with it and they are very difficult to come by. ????????

  140. Terri Sawyer says:

    I think my stage name would be Stephie Grace. ????
    My most used notions are my rotary cutter, ruler, and mat.
    My favorite TV show is Timeless on Mondays at 10:00! LOVE that they go back in time and meet cool people.
    My last quilt was a Cathedral Window

  141. Kimberly says:

    Can I fisrt say that I ❤ your Instastories! They crack me up. Scrappy is the best????Here’s a link to my Macie Mae. Thank you for a chance to win content://media/external/file/71679

  142. Kristine says:

    Since I can say anything, I’ll just say I’m glad I’ve found your blog! I follow a lot of quilting blogs that tend to blur into those obviously pushing to make a sale and those trying too hard to be the creative genius instead of just enjoying the craft. I enjoy your wit and comfort that you aren’t pushy or awkward. Thanks for sharing your talent and I look forward to all the future posts!

  143. Jackie C says:

    Zephy Gillespie would be a cute stage name. Can I choose my stage job too? I’d like to play upright bass in a jazz band. Also I think I’d be better at that than doing the dishes. ALTHOUGH! Maybe having a stage name would make the mom-doing-dishes gig more glamorous and enjoyable. Wow! This blog post changed my name AND MY LIFE!

  144. Bethany Wagreich says:

    Non-quilting related confession – while breastfeeding I made lactation cookies. They were delicious. I have kept this recipe and continue to make these cookies despite no longer breastfeeding ????????

  145. karen bolan says:

    I just followed your links to Sew Shabby Quilting, and my is she talented! I just got a (used) longarm and I’ve been practicing a lot but I’m not there yet! It’s impressive to see other’s talents. Thank you for this little bit of inspiration today!

  146. Nicole Addleman says:

    LOVE those colors! My current go-to recipe: Pecan Sticky Buns from Smitten Kitchen. They are perfect to eat while wrapped up in a quilt????

  147. Cait says:

    I am a new quilter! I started off with a triangle-based pattern, but I’m too much of a perfectionist for triangles. I recently completed your Retro Plaid pattern and I’m much happier! I still have a way to go, but rectangles are easier to work with. I’d love to try the Stars Hollow quilt (because of the Gilmore Girls reference and the mix of right angles and triangles). Fingers crossed! xo

  148. Lindsey B. says:

    I just started quilting about a year or so ago after I had my first baby and I’m totally addicted! I was so glad to find your blog and instagram account and to know there are quilters out there who are younger like me! Thanks for being such an inspiration!

  149. Ann says:

    Love love this quilt!!! I seem to love a lot of what you are connected to!! I’m hoping for a class someday from you! Anyway, for more time to sew, and easy dinner! Chicken breasts in the crock pot – even frozen with a jar of any salsa you like. Chicken comes out shreadable! Use for tacos, taco soup, enchiladas or plain!! An easy family fave!!!

  150. Erin says:

    I have to tell you, your Insta-Stories crack me up. One of my favorites was when you opened the Quilter’s Box last month, using the pocket knife as a universal tool, and confused half of the products, like when you thought something was an ornament, ha ha (? details fuzzy, it’s been awhile)! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  151. Kerrie says:

    Quilting is my new try-it-out hobby. So far I’ve made three really simple quilts with squares. I’ve spent the remainder of my life drooling over pretty quilts other people have made. Just finding out that I can make some too!! If I could have any name in the world, it would be “Anita Knapp”.

  152. Nancy says:

    Well, the wonderful Ottlite I received for Christmas which my husband found on Suzy’s awesome blog, and then of course my rotary cutter, for where would I be as a quilter with out it?!

  153. Lorrie Elliott says:

    I adore Alex Andersen’s 4-in-1 Essential Sewing Tool (seam ripper/stiletto/presser/turner. It’s everything I could want it to be! I also love your sunny quilt art pieces!

  154. Ashley says:

    I recently inherited my husband’s grandmother’s sewing machine here in Brazil (couldn’t bring mine with me) so I’m back to sewing again. I spend most of my free time window shopping for fabric online since I order it in the US and have friends/family bring it when they come on vacation. Will need to add this collection to my list!!

  155. Mary says:

    I love the colors…a fresh combination! I love the name of the fabric too! I just made a vegan jambalaya that was AMAZING and so very easy after a long day at work.

  156. Karen says:

    This would be great to win! My go-to recipe….mmmm.. I used to like baking yummy fresh cakes but hardly do these days because I have other things I want to spend my time on ????

  157. Mary F says:

    I love this quilt- the reverse action with the star in the background color is great. I’d add a picture of my dog, but she is camera shy..too fast to photograph!

  158. Beth A. says:

    Our family just got back from a trip to Hawaii. So beautiful and warm! We did not want to come back to cold Colorado! While we were there I bought a layer cake of traditional Hawaiian floral fabrics. I am trying to figure out a pattern to showcase these fabrics. Any ideas? I love the traditional Hawaiian appliqué quilts but I am not sure about doing that with floral fabrics? Thanks for the opportunity to win this beautiful quilt kit! Such a great pattern!

    • Suzy says:

      How cool! I’m partial to my own patterns 😉 but I really think my Over The Hills pattern would be a great option. It uses layer cakes and also mimics the rolling terrain of Hawaii. Comes with a video tutorial too!

  159. Lisa says:

    So my favourite quilt notion would be my kids, they love everything I do! Even the most wonkiest screwed up attempt is pure gold to them???? They might not be good for my ego!

  160. Jessica Elliston says:

    I love the fabric and pattern! My go to recipe is anything with chicken! Made a fajita chicken bake today, so yummy!

  161. Natalie says:

    Ahhh! I’ve been a stress queen and need a little detox with this giveaway!! All my fingers are crossed. My machine is my most used sewing item ????

  162. Anita says:

    Lovely quilt, beautiful fabric, love your blog, going to Germany to see new grand baby sometime after he/she is born in late July to #1 son & wife, go to D.C. to see #2 son run in Cherry Blossom Marathon in DC. Travel and sewing are neck and neck favs……

  163. Suzy says:

    I’m Suzy/ Suzanne too! We should be friends! Still thinking about a stage name … SueZany, SQ, and Suzy Qute have been names of mine for years. (And Flooze/Floozy by my little brother …Mom nixed that!????)

  164. Rachel says:

    Re: stage name: My initials are RSV (my middle name is Suzanne!). Growing up, I vowed to marry a guy whose last name began with a P, so I could be RSVP. I still have time, haha.

  165. Alice says:

    This would be great fun to make for new baby niece. I make quilts for all the new babies in the family and we have another one coming soon!