McCall’s Cover Quilt!

Last week I found out that my quilt would be featured on the cover of McCall’s Quilting!!!
It’s the large star made from a jelly roll of Kate Spain’s Flurry.  I just love it!
They named it Snow-Kissed Star which is more perfect than anything I could have come up with!

Here’s the link to their blog:
and here’s the link to more information about the pattern on their website:
The pattern takes half of a jelly roll.  That means I have half a jelly roll in my sewing room.  To celebrate, I have decided to give it away! 
If you want the jelly roll, leave a comment telling me what your favorite Christmas color combination is for a quilt.  Do you like traditional red and green, bright red and green, do you like adding the winter blue, magenta and forest green?  I think I will do the drawing on Monday.  Monday sounds like a good day to have a prize drawing.
**The drawing is now closed.**
Happy Quilting! 


  1. Laura
    September 28, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Congratulations. It is gorgeous

  2. Leah
    September 28, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    I like red and green with a little gold thrown in for Christmas quilts. But lately I have been drawn to the dark side. Since I have been using Countdown to Christmas by Moda, I have come to love a little touch of black added in to the mix.

  3. Tiffany
    September 28, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Wow – congrats – that is really cool!

  4. Jan
    September 28, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    I really like the Christmas brights.

  5. Anonymous
    September 28, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Congratulations on becoming a Cover Girl quilt designer! Thanks so much for the generous offer. I hope I win! My favorite color is red.


  6. CJ
    September 28, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Congrats on being a COVER GIRL! For Christmas I prefer the brighter reds and greens with some minty blue thrown in for good measure.

  7. Cotton Blossom
    September 28, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    That is beautiful.
    Congratulations, cover girl! I like Red, Green, White with a little Black as an accent. It really makes it pop.

  8. Betsy Lynn
    September 28, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Just got this magazine in the mail. Love bright reds and greens! I love this pattern, can’t wait to make it, but I have a few UFOs to finish first. 🙂
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. Rhonda
    September 28, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    congrats! it is a beautiful quilt.

    I love reds/golds for Christmas. last year I tossed some brown into the mix and loved it.

  10. Mary Grace McNamara
    September 28, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    So winter looking! I love it! I tend towards the richer deep reds, golds, greens and blues for Christmas sewing, but I love looking at all the modern bright cheerful fun prints that are out there now. So if I win this half jelly roll, I would be able to make your star pattern! How exciting! I’ll have to be on the lookout for it.


  11. Caroline
    September 28, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    The last few years, my favorite colors have been blue & green. In past years, it’s been blue & white & silver. So I switch back & forth. Thanks for the giveaway.

    September 28, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Congratulations on the magazine cover! I have it and was impressed with the quilt. I am thinking I am gonna change up the usual Christmas colors and go with aqua and red with some cream and black for balance. I tried it a little last year and was pleasantly surprised but I used a Christmas style pattern with what looked like peppermint kisses and I think that is what helped it say Christmas..

  13. Miss_Oakden
    September 28, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    My favorite colours this year are blue White and silver!! But traditional is always good

  14. BillieBee (billiemick)
    September 28, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Red and Green is it unless it involves a cut snowman and then the blues

  15. Connie
    September 28, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Congratulations, I’ll be looking for it! Beautiful quilt.

  16. James-Linda
    September 28, 2011 at 7:15 pm


  17. Shelley
    September 28, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Congratulations, your quilt is really an original. I love blue, white, and silver but deep reds and greens feel so homey and warm.

  18. Abbybeth
    September 28, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    I might have to break my no-buy budget to pick up the magazine – I just love that! It’s stunning and Kate’s fabrics just top it off.

    I love rich emerald green with burgundy red and a little blue thrown in!

  19. Cathy
    September 28, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    I love the traditional colors best – red, green, gold. But I absolutely adore Kate Spain fabric. Loved her 12 days of Christmas line – which had a non-traditional color. would love to work with some somthing outside my comfort zone.

  20. Diane N
    September 28, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Congratulations! I love your quilt! I like the traditional red and green

  21. Kathy
    September 28, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Congrats! Being on front of a McCalls Quilt cover is an awesome accomplishment. Be prepared for all the new followers!

    I like cute prints like Flury or something like that in jelly roll Christmas quilts. I’m not that great in putting colors together myself just yet, but I’m gettin gthere. Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. Barbara
    September 28, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    For Christmas colors, I like a variety of reds, greens, winter blues, and creams. Not bright reds and greens, but more medium tones. Love your quilt!

  23. Pauline
    September 28, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Congratulations Konda!

    Whilst my Christmas decorating started out in traditional colours of red, greeen and gold, they have branched out to include blue, silver, hot pink (yikes) and lime green (even more yikes). But it kinda works, from a distance!

  24. Carolyn
    September 28, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    How exciting. Love the pattern and the fabric. I would love to win.

  25. krislovesfabric
    September 28, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Congratulations and thanks for the giveaway chance! I love Kate Spain’s Christmas lines with the aqua thrown in with the red and green!

  26. Julie
    September 28, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    It depends which room I’m decorating, but like most of the color combinations you mentioned. If I were lucky enough to win the half jelly roll, I’d make a matching quilt to yours!

  27. Gene Black
    September 28, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    I love the red and green but I feel a need to toss in some blue too and maybe some tan.

  28. Donna
    September 28, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    I love, love winter blue(s) with a bit of silver and green and definitely some dark red.

  29. Jainy
    September 28, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    I love red and green but in a print that can be played off as an everyday quilt that reminds you of Christmas. Congratulations on the cover! It is beautiful. 🙂

  30. paulette
    September 29, 2011 at 12:18 am

    My favourite Christmas Combo is of course the red and green with gold also tossed into the mix! Congratulations…your quilt is gorgeous!!

  31. Patty D from NC
    September 29, 2011 at 12:31 am

    Red and white. Love the star quilt.

  32. Lisa E
    September 29, 2011 at 1:07 am

    Green and gold. I like the idea of throwing in a bit of black for spice.

  33. Gari
    September 29, 2011 at 1:15 am

    I guess I am a traditionalist as I really like red and green with white for Christmas. I have added a lot of blue into the mix but mostly I like the traditional colors. I would love to get your jelly roll: I would make your quilt for us.

  34. Amy
    September 29, 2011 at 1:30 am

    Congrats! I love the festive look to this quilt. I am definitely going to pick up this issue.

  35. Danielle
    September 29, 2011 at 1:42 am

    It looks like such a fun quilt! Certainly draws attention because it is not “normal”! I prefer darker greens and reds:-)

  36. supermom
    September 29, 2011 at 1:47 am

    I’d have to say that the traditional red and green are still my favourites, but I am liking a lot of the new Christmas fabric lines that are coming out this year.
    (supermomnocape at yahoo dot com)

    Thanks for this fun giveaway.

  37. The Twisted Sister
    September 29, 2011 at 1:49 am

    Congrats! Very pretty quilt! I love reds, greens, silvers, blues, non traditional tones. Thanks for the chance to win!

  38. danette
    September 29, 2011 at 2:02 am

    I like white blue and silver.
    That is a beautiful guilt.

  39. Cheri C.
    September 29, 2011 at 2:18 am

    I like Kate Spain’s last 2 Christmas lines. I like to add that light blue and change up some of the patterns. So, you could actually keep the quilt out past Christmas if you wanted to.

  40. Kelly's Kwips
    September 29, 2011 at 2:48 am

    I love Christmas brights. Congrats on the mag cover.

  41. Kathryn
    September 29, 2011 at 3:03 am

    I like a muted red and green, with a little yellow thrown in. Kathie L in Allentown

  42. Jill
    September 29, 2011 at 3:06 am

    I love it all. Bring it on.

  43. Photos by Wilma
    September 29, 2011 at 3:08 am

    Congratulations on the magazine cover!! Good work & the star is beautiful!
    I’m a traditional green & red although I have been venturing out into the blues/whites/silver colours.

  44. Andi
    September 29, 2011 at 3:23 am

    Gorgeous quilt! I love traditional colors for Christmas – brick reds, forest greens, with splashes of white and gold.

  45. Julie in WA
    September 29, 2011 at 4:40 am

    I am so traditional…gotta love the red and green. But this latest trend to use lighter greens, blues and pinks really has me excited! I love your strip it.

  46. JEllen
    September 29, 2011 at 4:54 am

    Very exciting!! Congratulations:)

  47. Carolyn
    September 29, 2011 at 6:17 am

    WOW! Cover girl is cool! Congratulations to you. How fun that must be to see the magazine with your quilt on the front. 🙂
    I am a total Christmas freak and love to decorate many trees in different colors and themes. I don’t really have a favorite colorway but I do know that this year I will be adding more of the blues and reds together.

    Thank you for the chance, and your quilt is exquisite! 🙂

  48. Lyn
    September 29, 2011 at 11:51 am

    reds with greens unless…it is a snow scene and then I love the blues

  49. Linda
    September 29, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Beautiful quilt and Congrats on the publication!
    I am into traditional holiday colors although I always think I’m going to change it up but never do! lol Can’t go wrong with the classics, right 🙂

  50. A.J. Dub.
    September 29, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    First, I love that quilt! It is gorgeous!

    I love to splash a little bright pink in with my bright Christmas greens and reds.

    If I am doing more jewel tones, Silver, Burgundy and Forest green.

  51. Sarah
    September 29, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    That quilt is beautiful! 🙂 I like red/gold or blue/silver/white combos-the blue combo probably because we very rarely get snow down in my part of Texas!

  52. luvtoquilt
    September 29, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Congratulations — what an honor to be on the cover of McCall’s. For our first Christmas in our new home last year, I switched to an Aqua color theme, and I just love the way it looked! Can’t wait to get those decorations out this year!

  53. Linda Big D
    September 29, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    I subscribe to McCall’s and love, love your pattern. (I had already marked it with a post-it note). Please pick me, because I would love to totally copy cat your pattern!

  54. deserae
    September 29, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    I love red and green, but I could also go for a light blue and white! 🙂

  55. Mom C
    September 29, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Although I like the blue snowmen and frosted blue christmas ornaments, I’m such a traditionalist that it really doesn’t feel christmasy to me unless it has the red and green. You quilt is darling. I would love those colors. Thanks.

  56. Joe and Julianne
    September 29, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    I am traditional with deep red and green. LOVELY quilt!

  57. gill
    September 29, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    Congratulations! A gorgeous quilt!
    I love red and green – but not metallic fabrics!

  58. Dawn
    September 30, 2011 at 1:06 am

    Congratulations on your magazine cover! It’s a fabulous quilt. I love burgundy, cream and dark green for the holidays right now.

  59. Diane
    September 30, 2011 at 1:31 am

    I like using reds and greens
    Congrats on the cover-the quilt looks wonderful.

  60. Barbara McD
    September 30, 2011 at 3:40 am

    First of all, congratulations on the magazine cover! What a thrill it must be for you!! 🙂

    I think that I really like the traditional red and green, with some black/white/silver thrown in.

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  61. mary
    September 30, 2011 at 5:13 am

    Congratulations. I love the fabric you used. cant wait to receive my maz.

  62. Anonymous
    September 30, 2011 at 10:54 am

    I got the magazine yesterday and immediately LOVED this quilt…Congratulations…! ps…I’d love the other half of the jelly roll!

  63. Ellomee
    September 30, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Congratulations, Konda! It’s beautiful! Can’t wait to get my issue!!

  64. Sharon
    September 30, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    I am a tradional red and green girl. I have tried other combos but always go back to this.

  65. Anonymous
    September 30, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    I love Christmas decorations. My fav is red and green but like all combinations of Christmas colors.

    September 30, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    AWESOME!!! That is a beautiful quilt. Makes me want to go buy a jelly-roll! :o) CONGRATS!

  67. Anonymous
    September 30, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Love your quilt..Great colors and I am looking forward to making one also..and awaiting the drawing as I haven’t picked up that jelly roll yet!

  68. Deb
    October 1, 2011 at 2:33 am

    Congratulations on the cover, just got it today!!! Have been poring over it. Love the quilt and is going on my to do list…but not for this year. I love more of the muted and jewel tone reds and greens but always mange to throw a little surprise in, sometimes gold, sometimes black. Keeps it interesting!

  69. Jeanne
    October 1, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Congratulations on being a Cover Girl! It’s a beautiful quilt. I love the Flurry line of fabric, too.

  70. Cathy
    October 1, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Congratulations! That’s a beautiful Christmas quilt. I like traditional Christmas red and green, but that blue in your quilt is something I’m going to have to try.

  71. Nancy
    October 2, 2011 at 12:46 am

    I like some blue added into the traditional Christmas colors. Thanks for the giveaway….I have the magazine here just waiting for that half jelly roll.

  72. Ann Marie
    October 2, 2011 at 1:50 am

    Love the quilt, what a wonderful way to make a big star! Every year for Christmas I decorate the tree differently. Usually it has blue and silver, because I love snowmen and snowflakes, and most of those ornaments are blue and/or silver.

  73. Kritta22
    October 2, 2011 at 3:10 am

    WOW!!! So cool to be in a magazine!
    I’m more a traditional girl when it comes to Christmas colors.. True red and green. That being said, I sure do love pretty much all the Christmas lines this year.

  74. manybooks
    October 2, 2011 at 3:17 am

    I just got my copy in the mail and within the hour purchased the fabric and linked to your blog on my Google Reader! What a wonderful pattern – congrats on being a cover girl and I’m so happy to have found your blog 🙂

  75. Kirsten N
    October 2, 2011 at 5:57 am

    Congrats on being a cover girl – your quilt is gorgeous !!

  76. Sewaholicgal
    October 2, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Congratulations, I love the Reds, Greens, Whites and Blues for Christmas.

  77. Marianne
    October 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    How exciting! It is beautiful. I like any combo of red and green for Christmas.

  78. Sallie
    October 3, 2011 at 1:29 am

    Congratulations! I like traditional red and green, and white. Thanks for the giveaway!

  79. CathyG
    October 3, 2011 at 2:37 am

    I like nontraditional colors, like white, turquoise, red, gold, silver, anything with pizzazz!

  80. Teresa
    October 3, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Oh, I have that magazine and have been admiring your star all weekend. Great job. If I am not too late I would love to be entered in the give away. My fav Christmas combo is the traditional Christmas red and green with a touch of gold.

  81. Lorri
    October 3, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Am I to late to enter. Such a beautiful quilt. Heading out to get the magazine now.