February 23, 2024

Winter Cardinal & Star of Hope Gift-Away (And Indigo Way Too!)

Winter Cardinal & Star of Hope Gift-Away (And Indigo Way Too!)
Winter Cardinal & Star of Hope Gift-Away (And Indigo Way Too!)
Oh boy – here we are! Finally!
It’s been quite the run around to get things ready, I tell you.
And through this whole process one word kept floating through my mind *Simplify!*  Whatever happened to simplify???
Well that’s where we are headed – but more about that at the bottom of this post.

Winter Cardinal & Star of Hope Gift-Away (And Indigo Way Too!)


This is what you’ve been waiting for!  And it was supposed to happen last Friday, but the bronchitis and the getting over my whirlwind adventure to New Zealand just set me back a week.

Winter Cardinal is a Star Spangled Pattern Duo! 

Also includes Star of Hope variation in one PDF pattern booklet! Includes full-color graphics, step-by-step photos and assembly options.

Many units require paper piecing (printable templates included) for accuracy and ease of construction due to block size. Great scrap buster!

Winter Cardinal Quilt Size: 67 1/2’’ X 67 1/2’’

Star of Hope Variation Quilt Size: 57’’ X 57’’

Winter Cardinal & Star of Hope Gift-Away (And Indigo Way Too!)

Winter Cardinal

I had so hoped to be able to photograph Winter Cardinal in the snow – it just didn’t happen. But I’ll take that crystal clear blue sky any day.

Winter Cardinal & Star of Hope Gift-Away (And Indigo Way Too!)

Most of these gray scraps came from my plea I made after our Easy Street Mystery many years ago – when I said “If you have a leftover strip, can you pop it in an envelope for me? I have a plan and need variety.” And I now have two bins full! LOL!  Remind me never to do that again –

Seriously, it was so fun pulling grays and mixing them with the bright reds to bring about the feeling of my inspiration photo of a cardinal on a snowy winter tree branch.

Winter Cardinal & Star of Hope Gift-Away (And Indigo Way Too!)

And that geese border? The icing on the cake!

Winter Cardinal & Star of Hope Gift-Away (And Indigo Way Too!)

I quilted Winter Cardinal in a barely gray thread in an edge-to-edge design called Oh My Feathers by Lisa Calle.

Winter Cardinal & Star of Hope Gift-Away (And Indigo Way Too!)


The binding used up the last of a nearly-vintage Jinny Beyer print – also feathers – perfection!


Winter Cardinal & Star of Hope Gift-Away (And Indigo Way Too!)
Star of Hope – 
The alternate blocks are the same, only the main star block has changed from Winter Cardinal.
For those who missed our Star of Hope Sew Along that ran through Hanukkah in December, you can now find Star of Hope instructions and paper piecing templates for the Star of David blocks as a bonus in the Winter Cardinal PDF pattern booklet.
I loved making these blocks.  I’ll do this one again at some point.
Winter Cardinal & Star of Hope Gift-Away (And Indigo Way Too!)
Star of Hope was quilted in the same barely grey thread in an edge-to-edge design called Twofold Feathers by  Hermione Agee of Lorien Quilting.


Winter Cardinal & Star of Hope Gift-Away (And Indigo Way Too!)


This one still makes my heart go pitter patter – all the stars!
The Winter Cardinal PDF pattern booklet is currently 25% off – no coupon needed. You’ll find it in the Quiltville Store ONLY. I have had problems with Etsy and have made the decision to close my Etsy shop and only deal with one store. More on that later.

The 25% off is good through 2/23/24. Price reverts to full on 2/24/24. Hurry now and save!

Yes there is a Gift-Away!
Winter Cardinal & Star of Hope Gift-Away (And Indigo Way Too!)


I’ll be drawing for 2 winners who will each receive a Winter Cardinal PDF Pattern booklet including Star of Hope from me, and a Facets of Red color roll from  Cotton to Quilts!



We’ll draw for our winners on Monday, 2/19/24. 
And we are not done yet! 
Winter Cardinal & Star of Hope Gift-Away (And Indigo Way Too!)


Indigo Way is now available as a PDF pattern booklet!
Winter Cardinal & Star of Hope Gift-Away (And Indigo Way Too!)
I loved making this quilt with you during or Quiltville Winter Mystery season.
All of the hints, helps, tips, tricks and optional paper piecing foundations are included! 
Winter Cardinal & Star of Hope Gift-Away (And Indigo Way Too!)


Vietnam Inspired!

What started as an adventure to Vietnam is captured in this dynamic design. 33 page pattern booklet with full color photos and diagrams, multiple unit options including paper piecing if desired for some units, traditional piecing and specialty ruler instruction.

Make Indigo Way Your Way!

Quilt Size: 87’’ X 87’’

Winter Cardinal & Star of Hope Gift-Away (And Indigo Way Too!)

Indigo Way is currently 25% off in the Quiltville Store ONLY. No coupon needed. Sale price good through 2/23/24.  Price reverts back to full on 2/24/24.

Now – as to that Etsy thing?
It’s twice the work, and it costs me more to maintain that storefront. And yesterday, I received a notification that if I didn’t update my tax information I would be locked down.
So – I did. And entered something wrong.  And when I went to go fix it (they only give 2 tries) they locked me down, with this notification:

Winter Cardinal & Star of Hope Gift-Away (And Indigo Way Too!)


Evidently they put me on Etsy House Arrest, and nothing is visible, no one can purchase, and I can’t fix it.
I don’t need the headache (And I pay them money to do this? Why?) So I am going to simplify.
I am starting the process to close my Etsy store.  If you have any pattern purchases you have yet to download in your Etsy accounts, please do so. NOW.
Purchases on Etsy do not cross over to the Quiltville Store, and I will not be able to serve Etsy customers from this point on.
SIMPLIFY, right?
Okay – that’s it.
No, there is more, but it can wait until tomorrow.
Winter Cardinal & Star of Hope Gift-Away (And Indigo Way Too!)


Quiltville Quote of the Day –
I love this simple 9 patch! 
 Aren’t the gray prints and neutral corners just great against that yellow polka dot?
(Is this another great idea to use up some of those still remaining gray scraps?!)
This is your reminder to simply be YOURSELF today!
Winter Cardinal & Star of Hope Gift-Away (And Indigo Way Too!)