Stashbuster… Stashtastic

It’s the end of the year and you’ve got big plans for quilts in 2018, don’t you?

How about something sunny – a quilt that makes you think of Spring!  This is Due North from Doug Leko’s new book, Stashtastic.  This quilt is made with a mix of Sew & Sew by Chloe’s Closet and Fresh Cut by BasicGrey.  It measures 60″ x 72″.

You probably know Doug as Antler Quilt Design and all the books he’s done with Holly Taylor’s collections.  He’s the designer-creator of the Simple Folded Corners ruler, and now he’s published a terrific book with Martingale.  A dozen quilts ranging from easy-ish to a bit more complicated, each quilt is shown in two different fabric styles/color palettes to show how different the same design can look just by mixing up the fabric.  While the book is written primarily for Fat Quarters, Doug encourages mixing it up with Layer Cakes, Fat Eighths and your scraps for a scrappier, more unique look.

Stashtastic.  (It debuted at Fall Quilt Market and started shipping to shops a few weeks ago.)

This is Classic Mosaic – 62″ x 78″.  This version was made using Collection for a Cause Heritage and a few other pieces.

A mix of Reproduction collections – Alice’s Scrapbag and Old Cambridge Pike by Barbara Brackman, and Collections for a Cause Mill Book 1892 by Howard Marcus makes up Country Roads.  It measures 64″ x 80″ and it features an off-center block and a slightly off-center Barn Raising layout.  The alternate version of this quilt is one of my favorites, it’s made with Zen Chic’s Flow and For You.

My other favorite is this Short Circuit quilt made with a mix of Jen Kingwell’s Moving On Lawns, Lollies and Just A Speck collections.  (It’s a combination I’ve used before and love every time I see it.)

Measuring 60″ x 72″, Short Circuit also mixes backgrounds from Jen’s Behind the Scenes and Zen Chic’s Modern Backgrounds Paper.

So here’s the best part of all of this – Doug and the nice folks at Martingale have sent us books, more than enough to share.

To that we’ve added a couple of Fat Eighth bundles for a post-holiday, Happy 2018 giveaway!

Left to right – Meraki by BasicGrey & New Hope by Jo Morton.

To enter, just leave a comment answering three questions:

  • Are you going to get to sew over the New Year’s Day holiday weekend?
  • Do you have quilting to-do list for 2018?
  • Which of these two collections would you prefer?

The deadline is Midnight on New Year’s Day – January 1.

That’s it for today – and for this year!

Here’s hoping you have a safe, joyous and very Happy New Year!  And may 2018 be a “best ever” year for you and yours!

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646 comments on “Stashbuster… Stashtastic

  1. RM says:

    I will definitely be sewing New Year’s weekend. I have put together my 2018 list, it’s long. I love reproductions, so the Jo Morton collection New Hope speaks to me.

    • Lynn Setter says:

      I will definitely be sewing here in Minnesota! It is too cold to do anything else and I would rather be sewing anyways!! I have oodles of sewing to do in 2018 and I’m looking forward to every stitch of it!! I love both collections but if I have to choose….New Hope is my first choice!

  2. Linda Stone says:

    Thankfully I will get some sewing time over New Years weekend! My quilt list for 2018 is very long and I’m excited to get started. Both fabric collections are lovely, The collection that I prefer is the reds tans and golds.

  3. 4dapples says:

    I am hoping to sew on New Year’s Day (most likely) I have started looking at a 2018 goal list-I have the WIP listed but I am thinking about what new project I should focus on. So many to chose! I think Meraki is calling my name- I have some darker things in the WIP

  4. Jan Frank-de Ois says:

    Since it will be brutally cold over New Year’s, I intend to hibernate and run my sewing machine hot! My first project will be my niece’s high school graduation gift, and I still have a couple of major UFOS or maybe some of the other projects waiting…. I would love Jo Morton’s collection because I’ve followed her for years as her neighbor across the Missouri.

  5. Lisa Sweet says:

    I will have time to sew over New Year’s.
    I have a very long quilting to-do list for 2018, starting with finishing.
    I would prefer Meraki (and would love the book).

  6. Deena Drevs says:

    I have been sewing all week and will continue through the weekend. I am trying to finish up my Bonniw Hunter mystery quilt. I haven’t really started a list for 2018 yet but have a few ideas. I would love either of these fabric bundles but if I had to choose it would be New Hope.

  7. Debby Borns says:

    I will be sewing for sure. I have a list in my head that I still need to commit to paper for 2018. And I love Jo Morton or anything civil war. Thanks for the great giveaway. Winning would be a great way to start the new year. 🙂

  8. Louise Babbel says:

    For sure I will be sewing over the New Year’s weekend. I have far too many quilts to finish before I die. With all the quilts I have planned on my to-do list, I am never going to die! New Hope by Jo Morton is the one I like best.

  9. Terry says:

    Yes, I will be indoors sewing over the New Years weekend. It has been unseasonable cold. I need to finish my large quilt top so I can wrap it around me while I machine quilt. Will probably need to wear socks instead of going barefoot on the pedal too. It will be 18 degrees that weekend. Burrrr. I have a mental to do list for 2018, but I get sidetracked so much, I don’t want to get too rigid with it. I would prefer the Meraki fat quarter bundle if I were to win, but both are equally beautiful. Thank you for the chance at such a lovely prize.

  10. Margaret F says:

    I’ll be catching up with the Moda Blockheads QAL over New Year’s, and formulating a plan for 2018 to finish some UFO’s and also start some new projects. ‘Stashtastic!’ would be a great way to start working through my fabric collection, and then New Hope would be perfect to build it up again!

  11. Suzanne Kuhns says:

    we are having freezing (-5 this morning!) weather here in New Hampshire. Once I finish my errands Saturday morning, I’m in for the long weekend and planning to finish up a couple of small projects and start on a new quilt. Probably do some 2018 sewing planning as well. Have a wonderful New Year Carrie and thank you and Martingale for the chance to win such a great prize!

  12. Deb says:

    Probably not this weekend. Too much to put away! Yes, I have a list of to-dos. I’d love the stack on the left with the brighter fabrics.

  13. Diane says:

    Yes I am going to sew as much as possible. I have a wedding quilt to finish and 2 quilts to quilt (a lot of work). I prefer Jo Morton – New Hope.

  14. Carole S says:

    1. YES! I am going to do my annual all-day sew-lo sewathon and watch (listen to) black and white movies. I’m making a string star quilt, and I can’t tell you how I’m looking forward to this day.
    2. YES! But there’s not enough room in comments for the list…
    3. JO MORTON all the way. I simply LOVE her designs.

    I just have to say, this book is now tops on my NEED list. Our guild has taken on a couple of new groups to sew for, one of which is a shelter for new mothers and babies. That Due North quilt is calling me now, and would be so PERFECT to make for them.

  15. Pam Johnson says:

    I hope to quilt over the holiday weekend! I DEFINITELY have a quilting to do list for 2018! I’m trying to finish 2 twin size quilts for my 2 sons. I like the Meraki line. I love Basic Grey anything! Thank you for the give away!

  16. I sure hope I can! I need to sew a label and hanging sleeve on one quilt and then I have another quilt that I have all the pieces cut out so its ready to sew. I love the Due North pattern I might have to try it next. Would be nice if I had some of the Meraki from Basic Grey to make it with. I am going to sit down and make a permanent list of my goals for 2018, but I do have a draft made up.

  17. susan rynex says:

    I will be sewing and keeping warm in my sewing room this weekend. I am pledging to finish some old projects in 2018 but have just started. A new Moda free quilt pattern. My stash is predominately repos so I would like to change it up with Meraki!

  18. Linda Thurber says:

    Yes, I’ll be sewing. Working on Christmas Lucy! I’ve got a long list for 2018. Bundle on the left please!

  19. Doreen Roksvaag says:

    Would love to be sewing over the freezing cold weekend but not sure since hubby is in hospital right now. You do such an amazing job storytelling each fearured quilt but the classic mosaic quilt made with Collections for a Cause fabrics looks like the one could most likely finish I do have a long list for 2018 since I am still fairly new to quilting and I’ve promised myself a project gets done before beginning a new one.

  20. Momma Lisa says:

    Yes! I will be sewing. I want to finish piecing a snowball quilt. I always have big plans for the new year. This year I would like to branch out from my norm and learn some new techniques. Because of this I would really love the Basic Gray Meraki fat quarters. Have a Happy New Year!!

  21. Joann ONeill says:

    I have already planned a full day in the sewing room. First to straighten up, second to start a new project for the cold days ahead. Always have a long list of projects, the fun is matching the pattern to the fabric. That bundl eof Basic Grey is calling to me and so are the pages of Stashtastic. This isn’t the first time I have said…I like that one and that one and….

  22. Kathleen King says:

    I would love to win this book and the Basic Gray fabric. My husband is giving me the New Hope fabric for my birthday. My goal is to make more quilts than last year and to finish a couple of UFOs. However many quilts I make the previous year my goal is to always manage to make more the next year.

  23. Eileen Maher says:

    A three day weekend to catch up on my sewing , for sure ! In 2018 I have 3 tops to QUILT, lots of stash plans. My favourite is the Jo Morton fabrics. Happy 2018 !!!!

  24. Susan R. says:

    Yes to sewing this weekend – if I can’t sew on the machine for whatever reason, I always have hand sewing to do. Yes – I have a list for 2018 (it’s a long list that keeps getting added to for some reason). I’d love the reproduction fabric line although, they both are pretty. Thanks for the chance to win and Happy New Year!

  25. Mary B says:

    Absolutely yes!
    Definitely yes!
    And, New hope by Jo Morton

  26. Susan says:

    I will definitely be sewing this weekend! I haven’t made an official list of quilts to make but my goal is to finish at least one WIP before starting another! I’d love either bundle but would probably choose the darker one first.

  27. Sharon Vrooman says:

    Our local quilt shop has a NYE Mystery on-line that I will be sewing. I have a 2018 plan and montra for the year is FOCUS. Jo Morton’s New Hope is something I have been eyeing.

  28. Linda Keeler says:

    Of course I will be sewing this weekend! What a silly question! Of course I have a list of quilts to make/finish next year! We wouldn’t be quilters without a project or 5 in the works. I love both of those collections!

  29. paulette whitfield says:

    Sewing is on the agenda for this weekend in hopes to complete some of the BOM projects I have allowed to stack up 🙁
    I do have a list of quilting projects – just waiting for my long arm to arrive:)
    I would love either group of material but would really like the book!

  30. Marilyn Rogez says:

    1. Yup I will be sewing. The weather is going to be cold and nasty and I wplan on finishing my Winter Solstice quilt for my neice and nephew.
    2. Yup I have several kits that I have bought and I promise I won’t buy any more until those are done. Yea right.
    3. I live both collections but I’m really drawn to New Hope.
    Thank you fir the chance to win and happy 2018.

  31. Kathleen King says:

    Oops! I forgot to say that I will be stitching over the New Year’s weekend. I am finishing the binding on a Jo Morton quilt and hope to finish it this weekend. It is an adorable Little T quilt from Jo’s Little Women’s Club.

  32. Melanie MacDonald says:

    Yes, I’m going to be sure to make some time to sew over the New Year weekend! My goals for 2018 include finishing up 2 UFOs before starting a new quilt. New Hope suits my taste best. Thank you fir the great contest! All the best in the new year.

  33. Rhonda Holbrook Lyon says:

    Yes, I will be sewing this weekend! I don’t have a list yet, but have several new projects in mind as well as completing a few that were started this year. I prefer the Meraki.

  34. Carolyn Sands says:

    I’m absolutely going to sew over New Year’s weekend. And, I have a ‘to do’ list for 2018 that’s as long as my arm. I love the Basic Grey collection of fabrics.

  35. Leota Krantz says:

    Carrie, this is my last day at work. I will be officially retired and yes, I plan on sewing most of this weekend as I watch the “ball” drop in NYC from the comfort of my sewing room. I have so many quilts waiting for me and I love Jo Morton’s fabric lines. Happy New Year and looking forward to 2018 for many reasons.

  36. Sue H says:

    I’ll make sure I get some sewing time in over the holiday weekend. I love making up my UFO list for the All People Quilt Challenge each year and will be trying to do better this year than last. It’s just so hard deciding which 12 projects I want to concentrate on for the year! Lol!! If I should be lucky enough to win, I’d love to get my hands on Jo Morton’s New Hope. Love it!!!!

  37. Carol Samuelson says:

    I lost my Mother on Christmas Eve, so my plans are to sew my memories of her into all my quilts in the New Year. There is nothing more therapeutic than putting together pieces! A cold and snowy forecast will definitely have me in my sewing room on New Years Eve and Day. My first two projects will be lap quilts for a planned reunion with my Freshman year college roomies. We haven’t seen each other in 50 years. I would love to have the Meraki!

  38. Edie Taylor says:

    Yes, I plan to sew over this New Years weekend. I’m making pillowcases for Ryan’s case for smiles and in between binding some quilts. I’ve got my Quilters planner for 2018 and am putting a plan together to finish more quilts this year. I would love a copy of Doug’s book and the Meraki by basic grey. Happy new year, Carrie! I so look forward to your posts. Keep them coming in 2018. Please!

  39. Jeanne says:

    I am hoping I can sew over the weekend. Time hit me this year as I ended up in the hospital and had surgery on the 19th With brain surgery. I love reproduction fabric. Life is on the med and hopefully can keep going forward. Appreciate what you have!

  40. Kyra Franz says:

    The weather outside is frozen, and YES I will be sewing! My husband and I take turns deciding which quilt project comes next, and I will be cutting the next one tomorrow. I love Jo Morton collections, and this book looks great.

  41. neena simmons says:

    I will be sewing, but hand sewing. I have just retired and am going to rearrange my sewing room and it’s a big mess. I do have a list and hope to get a lot of Quilts and small projects done. If I had to choose ( like both ) it would be New Hope. Thanks

  42. Doug Leko says:

    Thank you, Carrie! Happy New year! Great Post!

  43. Brenda Knautz says:

    I’m always sewing…so Yes sewing is in the plans! I have a list of projects to sew and am starting to get more quilts cut out and put in boxes for future quilts. I like both bundles but am draw to Join Morton’s…but even more so I would love the book!! Thanks for the opportunity to add more bundles to my stash!

  44. Cherri House says:

    Yes, sewing all weekend
    Yes, new quilts and new patterns
    Meraki, love this collection

  45. Judy Davis says:

    Yes, I will be sewing this weekend!! Of course I almost sew every weekend holiday or not. I have a list of UFO’s to cross off my list, so I will concentrate on those first. Always have to start something new. I love Jo Morton’s New Hope. The book looks awesome.

  46. Diana Hess says:

    No sewing for me on New Year’s weekend. I work at a quilt shop and we are doing inventory. I want to finish up a couple of Block of the Months I started in 2017 and start on at least one new BOM. I’m also hoping to turn a few of my own ideas into quilts. Jo Morton’s quilts are some of my favorites; so New Hope is my choice.

  47. Nan says:

    Have a very long list for 2018. Love the meraki colorway. It’s so cold in Minnesota we will all be inside so sure will be sewing!

  48. Deb I says:

    Happy New Year! Yes, I will be happily sewing this weekend. I have a quilting project plan for 2018. Of course, some 2018 projects are carryovers from this year. I love the Basic Grey bundle.

  49. Jennifer Theien says:

    Definitely sewing for the New Year… isn’t it that what you do on New Year’s day is what you do for the rest of the year? Who doesn’t want to sew?? My quilting to do list is long and varied, but I’m starting with a bow tie quilt from Primitive Gatherings. Would love to add Jo Morton’s latest line to my stash. Thanks sew much

  50. Phyllis Singler says:

    I am going to make a quilt this year.
    Over the weekend I plan on sewing ALL weekend long

  51. Donna says:

    YES I will sew over the New Year weekend. Of course I have a to do list . . .always a list. I like the New Hope collection. Thx for the opportunity to win this prize.

  52. Nancy McC says:

    I am so looking forward to sewing this weekend! No big family meals to cook, no games of Clue or reading books with my Great Granddaughter for a few days, just time to sew. I shuddered when I looked at my 2017 Quilting To Do List … seems like I added more than I checked off as done! All I did was cross off 2017 then write 2018 and add the quilt request for next Christmas from my Grandson. A book with fresh ideas for stashbusting would be GREATLY appreciated and I’d never ever turn down Jo Morton fabric. Happy New Year to you, Carrie, and the folks at Moda. Thank you for this great opportunity.

  53. gailss1 says:

    Wish I was sewing over the weekend but am traveling so will have to wait till I get home next week. I have started a list for 2018 and keep moving around what I think should be starters….guess I will have to just pic. Love both fabrics and guess if I were to pic it would be “Meraki” by Basic Grey….Thanks

  54. Teri Hackett says:

    I am looking forward to sewing this New Years weekend. With no company or commitments, it’s like somebody has pushed the “ready, set, go” button for me! I have listed and lined up my quilting projects, and plan to tackle one per month, reorganizing my sewing room as I go. Definitely Jo Morton’s New Hope fabrics will fit in nicely with the challenges 2018 brings.

  55. Brenda Cornell says:

    I plan to see tomorrow while my husband golfs. I have a long to do list but there is always room for one more. I like the more modern fabric bundle. Thanks for the chance to win. This book looks great

  56. Tracie says:

    1. Yes, a flannel quilt top. 2. Yes, I have a list of quilt goals. 3. What a difficult choice! I would choose Jo Morton’s fabric.

  57. Sandy Orth says:

    Yes, I will be hibernating with my grandson. My list for 2018 is finish the UFO’s and learn how to free motion quilt. I loved the first quilt on the blog, my choice of fabric would be Meraki.

  58. Darlene B says:

    Yes, I definitely will be sewing on New Year’s day! I am working on a class sample for my LQS, and have a big list of my own projects as well! I like the metal fabric but would not turn down any color fabric!

  59. Susan Weber says:

    I will I’ll be sewing this weekend because I sewing just about every day.. I love the new book. Beautiful quilts. Haven’t made a list of quilts to make yet.. I would pick Meriaki fabrics they look bright and fun

  60. Laura B says:

    I plan to see everyday of the long weekend and am blessed to have off Tues too! I have cupboards full of kits that need tackled along with my stepdaughters tshirt quilt from high school ( she is now a sophomore in college). I like the Basic Grey Meraki collection. Love them both but have repros so would like something different for my ever growing stash

  61. Robin RK says:

    Thank you. for hosting this grey prize package. My answers are:
    1. I will be sewing a quilt on New Year’s Day as I am taking a class at LQS
    2. I always have an ongoing to-do list. I also have a specific list for those which MUST get done ASAP.
    3. The fabric pac I prefer is the lighter one, Meracki by Basic Grey.
    Once again Thanks and fingers crossed for me : )

  62. Cathy B. says:

    Yes, have already been sewing ever since the kiddos left! My running list keeps me on track & productive – no panics around here before birthdays or Christmas – unless of course a squirrel moment comes along. With that said, my own projects often get pushed to the side… Love the Jo Morton collection as those are my colors, but perhaps the Basic Grey would help me push outside my comfort zone? But most of all love Doug Leko’s designs!

  63. Pat H says:

    I will be sewing for sure! I’m still finishing up a few Christmas gifts… But I’m retired, so every day is a sewing day! After I get my Christmas gifts finished, I’d like to get back into making baby quilts for charity. Add in a few wall hangings, seasonal towels, and a baby quilt for my nephew’s first child. Plus if I was smart I’d start 2018 Christmas gifts in January…but am I smart? I love anything Basic Grey. Thanks for a chance to win!

  64. Donna Irmis says:

    What better way to start the New Year than sewing! With a little time out to watch football games maybe I can get a start on two baby quilts, the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt and finish my Madame Rouge quilt. So many quilt projects in mind and not enough time! I love both collections and the book by Doug Leko, I think the Circuit quilt would be great for an engineer niece! Happy New Year to you Carrie and all at Moda. You have given me lots of laughs and some great ideas.

  65. Betty Meyskens says:

    I am definitely sewing New Year’s Eve weekend. It is soooo cold here – I am not leaving the house. So it is the perfect time to work on my quilting projects. I do have a 2018 list started. It included some kits I have purchased in the last years and also some quilt ideas/patterns that I want to try. I love both bundles of fabric, but if a choice must be made then i think I will say Meraki. The book Stastastic sounds so amazing. Thank you so much for the chance to win an amazing gift prize.

  66. stephanie woodward says:

    Yes, I’ll be quilting over the New Year weekend. I’m catching up on sewing I missed over Christmas. I have a list I cannot possibly finish this year, Always have a really long list. I am making headway, at least I would be if I would stop adding to my “Quilts I want to make” list. I like the collection by Basic Grey, Meracki..

  67. Cindy Bonner says:

    I definitely plan to sew on New Year’s Day. The book appeals to me. I have a long list of to-do quilts and would use the bundle of Meracki.
    Cindy

  68. Lauren H. says:

    Yes definitely will be sewing on New Years Day, like all the other days of the year! #2 yes I have an ongoing project list for the year , it seems I get one project finished and then add two more!!
    #3 I’m a reproduction girl at heart so I would love Jo Morton’s new line! Doug’s new book looks wonderful!!

  69. Dawn F. says:

    I hope to sew a little bit over New Years weekend, but I work on Saturday and on New Year’s Day, so maybe I’d better start sewing right now before it’s too late!! Yes, I have some goals for 2018, including just trying to be creative and try new blocks. I like to try a little something new with each quilt, whether it is a new block, new color scheme, or new type of quilting. I like both sets of fabric, but the one on the right catches my eye a little bit more just because I don’t have a lot of those colors in my stash and it would be great to add some. Thanks for the giveaway!

  70. Gail S says:

    I am going to do the instagram #wipchallenge2018 and I definitely will be sewing on the New Year weekend. I quilt EVERY day.
    Normally I would choose the Basic Grey collection over the reproductions, but that Country Roads curved log cabin is to die for! So I would have to choose the repro line.
    Doug’s book looks like a “must have”

    Thanks for the give away, and for the fun and interesting posts you write.

    Gail

  71. Sarahjane McFerren says:

    I will definitely be sewing this weekend along with all the other things that have been put aside for Christmas with a house full of family! I am planning to complete some UFOs and start some new scrap quilts to donate and to reduce my collection of scraps. I would love to have the Jo Morton bundle. It would combine beautifully with pieces from my stash.

  72. Kara Richards says:

    I will be sewing over the holiday weekend. My machine was in the shop for 2 weeks prior to Christmas so I have some catching up to do. My 2018 list starts with 3 baby quilts, all 3 are due in the spring. After that I hope to finally make a quilt for myself! I like both fabrics but the Meraki collection is my favorite of the 2.

  73. I will definitely be sewing since it will be frigid temps in our area. I have already transferred my rip from 2017 over to my list of projects for 2018. I would choose the Meraki because of the message for what that word means. Such a neat way to think about quilting!

  74. Kathy says:

    I am working on Metro Hoops using Kate Spain’s Early Bird fabric and Moda solids. I have a goal for 2018…… work on some of the kits that are stored under my longarm machine!!! I am definitely partial to New Hope by Jo Morton.

  75. Jane Peck says:

    I will be sewing this week end for sure! I made and gifted a quilt by Doug, love his fresh designs. The Jo fabric is my favorite. Stay warm everyone.

  76. Jennifer Clink says:

    1. Definitely sewing this weekend! It’s going to be sub-zero here; can’t think of a better plan!
    2. I would like to get more of my quilts quilted in 2018. I have so many tops that just need to be finished!
    3. Both collections are beautiful, but my taste runs to Civil War Repro, so New Hope from Jo Morton is more my speed!

  77. Vicki says:

    I definitely will be quilting this weekend! I don’t have a quilty to do list, but making one is on my to do list 😉 and I think that Meraki is beautiful.

  78. Janet Brani says:

    I will be cleaning out and organizing my studio (New Year’s Tradition) and should be able to sneak in some sewing! My list for 2018 now includes “Short Circuit” and Meraki would be perfect!

  79. Maggie says:

    I am definitely sewing over New Years weekend since I live in northern MN and it’s supposed to be -28 degrees!!! I just started planning my 2018 projects. I will be quitting my job in the spring and taking off the rest of the year, so I need that list to keep me on task. My favorite bundle is the New Hope by Jo Morton.

  80. Suzanne Barros says:

    Sewing is at the top of my list for the coming days. Several UFOs and a new project for a dear friend.
    Culling my stash for donation to a local group gives me new perspective. New Hope is the thought for 2018.

  81. Pam says:

    Definitely have projects planned for the new year, several new, several old, several applique – never know what you might feel like working on, right? Love Jo Morton!

  82. Kristin S says:

    I am hoping to sew over New Year’s weekend, but time will tell. I have a wish list of projects I’d like to make, but I don’t create a to-do list – I already have enough of those. 🙂 And the New Hope collections is my style. Thanks for the chance to win, and Happy New Year!

  83. Flo Burton says:

    I will be sewing over the holiday weekend since we will be having frigid temps in TX. My 2018 goals are to finish my oldest UFO (2006), SIster’s Choice Quilt (2014) and work on only one quilt at a time. I love both fabrics, my preference would be New Hope by Jo Morton.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  84. Mary Jo Jones says:

    Iowa is in the deep freeze so it will be a perfect opportunity for me to sew this weekend. I have made a list of all that I want to make in 2018…definitely going to need to lengthen my days New Hope is my favorite collection…I sincerely hope I win it! Happy New Year!❤️

  85. Roseanna Jakubowski says:

    My sewing room was Christmas Central this year and I plan to bring it back to normal this weekend. I have a wish list started of quilts to make in 2018. I am awe inspired by Thelma of CupcakesnDaisies and believe that if I keep working on my list I will reach my goals. I received a new pineapple ruler as a gift this year and I think Meraki would make a gorgeous quilt using it. Thank you for the chance to win.

  86. Elfie says:

    After all the visitors – children and grandchildren – have left, I am looking forward to some quiet time in my sewing space! I am recouperating from a very stubborn cold so I can’t tell if I will be up for sewing over the weekend. For 2018, I try not to make too many plans but to finally finish quilting my 2014 BOM (Janet Stone, by TQS). Beyond that I hope for creativity to strike and take it from there. Some modern wallhangings and a lap quilt would be nice and appreciated results!
    I like the collection by Basic Grey, Meraki. Thank you for the chance to win something beautiful!

  87. Marsha Coble-Karman says:

    Sewing over the holiday weekend, lucky me! Need to get my list for 2018 on paper but I am going to mix up UFOs with some new projects. I love both fabric designers and would be happy to receive either. The book looks great, I would love to have it!

  88. Mary D says:

    I am in the midst of a big sewing room clean-up. It’s been a somewhat disorganized dump for too long, so I hope to get to some sewing this weekend, but I’ve got to get this big job done first. The weather is very cold here with below zero temps on tap for New Year’s Eve, so it’ll be a good time to stay in and fondle fabric.
    I would be thrilled with either bundle, but today I’m picking the Jo Morton fabric.
    I have lots of quilts planned for 2018, and even more since my son and his wife announced on Christmas Day they are expecting their first baby.
    Happy New Year!

  89. Deborah Dority says:

    Probably not going to sew New Year’s weekend
    I don’t have a 2018 list because I didn’t think of it but will work on that soon
    In love with that Jo Morten collection

  90. Ann Wissbaum says:

    New Hope by Jo Morton
    As much sewing as I possibly can it’s bitter cold here in Illinois.
    Yes, my to-do list consists of finishing up some WIP and I am making a New Year’s resolution to get my tops quilted this year. I tend to make the tops and don’t seem to find the time to quilt most of them.

  91. Nancy Pleimann says:

    I plan to see this week-end and start a new project. No list for next year. I’m working on started projects. I do have a wedding quilt to get done by March so I plan to start that one. I would love to have the New Hope by Jo Morton. Wonderful giveaway. Nancy P.

  92. Ramona Chester says:

    I won’t be sewing on New Years – except some hand embroidery, since I will be visiting my mother and son. I certainly have a list for 2018 and using up some scraps is right up near the top. Also getting some of my tops actually quilted. I always love Basic Grey but lately my tastes have been running to Civil War collections, so I would choose Jo Morton.

  93. laurabligh says:

    I’m definitely sewing this weekend!
    I have two BOMs starting in 2018, so yes, there are definite quilting plans.
    I would choose the Basic Grey bundle.
    Happy New Year!

  94. Karen Weidler says:

    Yes I will be sewing this weekend and I have started a list for 2018. That Jo Morton bundle is talking to me. The book looks fantastic. Doug’s ruler is wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win.

  95. Lea Brummett says:

    I’ll be partying as hard as a grandma can party all weekend long, bringing in the new year with the pedal to the metal grannie style! That’s right…quilting till I wilt all weekend long….WOOHOO! When the ball drops the party has just begun on a new year of exciting new projects. Winning this giveaway would start the year out right. I bet a bundle of Jo Morton fabrics would keep the party going for weeks!

  96. Susan says:

    Infinitely will be sewing New Years weekend. I am currently working on Bonnie Hunters mystery quilt as well as other projects.
    My goal for 2018 is to quilt many of the tops that have been waiting to become quilts. I have made lots of scrap quilts and I think they are my favorites.
    I love Basic Gray but if I was so lucky to win, I think the Jo Morton bundle would be my preference.
    Happy sewing and New Years too!

  97. Elaine Hamilton says:

    Yes, I am sewing.
    Yes, I have a quilting to do list.
    Jo Morton collection.
    Thank you. Enjoy your blog.

  98. Vinette says:

    I will get some quilting time over the New Year’s holiday weekend. I haven’t had much quilting time for about two weeks, so I am feeling the need to get back to it. My 2018 list is actually an ongoing list of projects I want to complete. I hate to set a deadline since quilting is my process AND product. I love both collections!

  99. Virlinda Day says:

    I definitely plan to sew over the weekend. Right now I have a mental list of 2018 projects but I need to write the list down and prioritize. Two UFOs are at the top right now. I’d be thrilled with either collection but New Hope is my favorite.

  100. MaryAnn says:

    I hope to sew over the New Years weekend. I love anything by BasicGrey, so the Meraki would be my choice. First I have to do some organizing…..

  101. Debra Kramer says:

    Yes! I plan to sew this weekend. And I also plan to make my list for 2018. I love the Basic Grey line!

  102. Ruth says:

    I’ll be able to sew the first half of the weekend before we go away. My plans for 2018 include finishing 2 quilts – one for us and one for a gift. I love the colors in the New Hope bundle.

  103. Pauline Gudas says:

    I will be sewing on NYD. I am doing 2 yes 2 one day mystery quilts. I have a list for things I want to make in 2018. I love the New Hope by Jo Morton

  104. Lorraine says:

    Very cold so I will be staying in and sewing. I do not have a to do list for 2018, but it is a great idea. Think I will work on list of projects to finish in 2018. I love civil war fabric and I am a Jo Morton fabric aholic. I would pick New Hope! Happy Sewing!

  105. Jo Anne Hawks says:

    1. I will be sewing with my granddaughter on New Year’s Day.
    2. My biggest quilt plans for 2018 include a long list of UFO’s.
    3. I like the Meraki collection.

  106. Janice Kohnke says:

    Yes my plan is to be in my sewing room . I have been off this week and every spare moment I am sewing…..so far my list for 2018 is very long, hopefully I can accomplish everything on it!!! If I am so lucky to be a winner I would be happy with either collection but if I have a choice it would be Jo Morton!!! Thank you 😉

  107. Patricia Newhouse says:

    New hope is preferred, would love to bu have to get over the flu, lots of projects Plummer for the new year! Thank you for an awesome giveaway!

  108. Ann West says:

    I definitely plan to sew over this holiday weekend. I have to catch up so much after the Christmas holiday. I have so many projects lined up for the new year that I will be very busy all year sewing. I absolutely love the Meraki but would be happy with either of the collections. Thanks.

  109. Yes I also will be quilting this weekend. I have already started my list for 2018 including some UFO’s that need to be done and new quilts that I want to start working on. I would love to win this awesome book along with the BasicGrey bundle. Beautiful colors. Thank you for this opportunity to try and become a winner of this giveaway. Happy New Year!

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

  110. Susan says:

    I will definitely be sewing New Year’s weekend! My 2018 list includes some UFO’s (I did manage to get a couple done in 2017 too) and a few new ones I recently saw – I make myself a deal – I can’t start a new one until I finish at least one UFO! It doesn’t always work, but I try. I’m convinced some UFO’s won’t ever get finished because they have that “What was I thinking?” when I started this, lol. BasicGrey is one of my favorites so Meraki would work for me!

    Have a Happy New Year and sew on..

  111. Roni Hunt says:

    I will be sewing over the New Year weekend. It’s tradition!
    2018 list is growing by the minute!
    Love Metals by Basic Grey!!

  112. marie says:

    My granddaughter is coming to sew, learning to make simple napkins for the first time. No plans for 2918 just make what strikes my fancy. I’d like either bundle, but Basic Grey would be stepping out of my box.

  113. Fauntie Phillips says:

    Of course I will be sewing on the New Years weekend….I sew all the time….did take off Christmas Day! I need to finish a bunch of UFO’s this next year. I would be happy to win either collection. Thanks for being so generous.

  114. Linda B says:

    Yes I will get to sew on New Year’s Day holiday weekend.
    No, I do not have a quilting to-do list for 2018. UFOs are always available until I find a project.
    I would choose New Hope collection by Jo Morton. I love her fabrics!

  115. Cave Creek Maggie says:

    ABSOLUTELY I’ll be sewing over the New Years Holiday Weekend!
    I do have a quilting to-do list~ many new starts~some WIP to finish~and some to quilt!
    Both offerings are lovely but if I had to pick one I’d choose Meraki by BasicGrey!
    Thank you for the opportunity!
    Wishing you and everyone at Moda the best year yet!
    Hugs

  116. Sandi says:

    I am going to sew over New Years weekend. I have not made a list for 2018 yet but I need to. It might make me more efficient. I love the New Hope fabric by Jo Morton. Thank you for the chance to win. Hugs,

  117. Lisa Orens says:

    Yes I will be quilting this weekend, and yes I have a to-do list for 2018. It includes quilting and binding several finished quilt tops. While both bundles are beautiful, the collection I like best is The Meraki collection. Thank you and Happy New Year!

  118. Cathie says:

    Will be sewing over the weekend, have lots of projects started that I need to finish. I stack unfinished projects in pizza boxes and the pile is high. Would love the book or a Basic Grey bundle.

  119. Karen Keeler says:

    Yes, I will be sewing. I have a goal to make a show quilt this year.I like the Meraki by Basic Grey though you can never go wrong with anything from No Morton.

  120. Susanne Frailey says:

    Yes, I’ll be sewing, finishing up a flannel quilt for my son, his birthday is Jan 11. Yes I will use the list I made last year. The collection on left is bright and exciting, Meraki by BasicGrey. Fun contest.❤️

  121. Nena Caldwell says:

    Yes, I plan to sew on New Year’s Eve–what better way to ring in the New Year. I only have 21 WIP I’m hoping to finish in 2018 and I would love the book and BasicGrey’s Meraki. Thank you and have a Happy New Year.

  122. Carol Munn says:

    Yes I will be sewing this weekend. After a busy Christmas, it’s time to relax and start sewing again. Last year I finished many projects so I think for 2018 I will be starting some new projects. My favorite of these fabric is Jo Morton. I love her fabric!! Thanks.

  123. Diane K Lande says:

    I will be sewing over the New Years weekend. I have a long list of projects for 2018 and I think I would like the Basic Grey collection.

  124. Beth T. says:

    I am going to be quilting over New Year’s weekend, hoping to set a pattern that will see me through 2018–working on both lingering projects, gifts I plan to give, and “passion projects”.

    • Beth T. says:

      Whoops–I hit “enter” too soon! My quilting list for 2018 comprises projects that meet these criteria. And I’d love the Meraki bundle!

  125. Maryt says:

    I do some sewing everyday and will definitely be doing so over the New Years weekend. I have not made a list for 2018 other than a challenge piece for a local quilt show this summer and I have some WIP to finish up. I love both collections however since I can only pick one I will choose Meraki by BasicGrey.

  126. Karen says:

    I certainly will be quilting this weekend as Manitoba is currently extremely cold. I have a long list of projects and UFOs planned for 2018 to reduce my stash. This looks like an amazing book for stash reduction. The Meraki bundle is my favorite of the two collections. Thanks.

  127. Deanna Bowman says:

    Most definitely sewing on New Year’s eve and New Year’s Day, nothing better. Have a few 2018
    projects in mind–paper pieced Lion & Elephant from Violet Craft. Have taken Jo Morton club for
    several years now–love it. The Jo Morton bundle would be my choice. Have a safe & happy New Year.

  128. Debby Scott says:

    I am going to be quilting over New Years weekend trying to finish lots of project and I do mean LOTS!. I’ve made my list of my 2018 gifts to give and hope to have them finished before next Christmas. I would love Jo Morton’s fabric.

  129. Jane says:

    No sewing for me over the holiday as I’m unpacking from a cross country move. In 2018 I’d like to finish everything I started in 2017! I prefer the Meraki bundle, but both are pretty. Thanks!

  130. LeAnn says:

    After I go to my LQS for their New Years sale I will be sewing as soon as I get home, either with new stuff or what I already have. I want to get some of the tops I have pieced quilted and into good homes. I like both bundles but I think the Meraki is my favorite. Thank you for the chance to win.

  131. Hope Goodwin says:

    I’m totally sewing this weekend! My projects for 2018 include a prim treeskirt, a Halloween throw, a scrappy modern quilt for my sister who loves orange and teaching two young ladies how to piece on the sewing machine. I really love how fresh the Meraki collection is, so that one is my choice.

  132. Theresa Sheldon says:

    I try to sew everyday! It’s what I love to do. Of course I always have a “to do” list. I may not always follow it, but it’s always there. I love the basic grey bundle. Such beautiful colors. Oh the possibilities!.

  133. Jan S says:

    My choice for the fat eighths is Basic Grey’s Meraki. AS for sewing over the New Year’s weekend…..I’m hoping. We just had our 11th grandbaby born Dec 25, so I will be spending more time with her mom helping. I have so many plans for new quilts that I get discouraged at times because I cant get them all made. Lots of WIP to finish, too.

  134. barbbrandt3 says:

    Yes, yes, and Basic Grey has my ❤ Big snow storm rolling in tonight, hope my stash lasts through the weekend!

  135. Off all week so sewing off and on. No to do list, just whatever comes to mind. Love Meraki.

  136. lewisnancy54 says:

    Oh yes, I will be sewing on New Year’s eve and New Year’s Day. I have a list for 2018 of projects that I want to make. I love the Jo Morton bundle, so that would be my first choice, but I would love either one. Thanks for a great giveaway!!

  137. Janet Blaze says:

    Yes but just a little. 2018 is going to be the year of UFOs. The goal is to finish more than 16 projects. Meraki fabric line looks fabulous, it would make a great quilt.

  138. Cheryl Moxley says:

    Yes I will be sewing, yes I have some quilts planned, I’m going to a retreat in January and I’m making charity quilts. I love the collection on the left by Badic Grey. Live the light colors.

  139. Carla Hellwege says:

    I’ve heard it said that whatever you do at the New Year’s, you are likely to be doing all year. So I am definitely planning to sew this weekend I’m currently working on to baby quilts for granddaughters due between January and March. I am participating with a UFO challenge so I definitely have projects ahead, as well as new things I want to make in 2018. Of these beautiful fabrics. I have no preference. I can see beautiful projects with both. Thank you for the opportunity!

  140. Judy says:

    I will definitely be sewing during the New Year’s weekend. My list of quilts to sew for 2018 is ready and includes some empty spaces for quilts that I will discover along the way. I really like the Meraki bundle. Thank you!

  141. Rosalind Gutierrez says:

    Yes, I will be sewing (quilting) on New Years weekend. Last night I made my 2018 quilting list & I have 17 UFO’s to start working on. I love the “New Hope” fabric line by Jo Morton.

  142. Verna A. says:

    It will be below zero here all weekend long, so I am definitely planning to stay in and sew! I have a long list of UFOs I’d like to tackle in 2018. The Meraki collection is my favorite.

  143. Jamie fisher says:

    Yes I plan to finish a quilt I’ve been working on for some time. I love the spring colors in the first quilt!!

  144. Jeannine James says:

    The only sewing I’ll be able to do this weekend is handquilting, as I’m recovering from surgery.
    I have a long list of projects for 2018! I’m really trying to complete as many as possible!
    I like the lighter color range of Meraki. Thank you and happy quilting.

  145. Janet Wells says:

    I will ring in the new year sewing! January has become my “finish it” month and I’m not allowed to start anything new, just finish projects I started but didn’t get to finish. Top of the list is Cracked Pots! Last year I finished 4 projects and hoping to do a little better this year! I will definitely be working on some stash busters in 2018-so I can add NEW!
    I’ve been a Basic Grey fan since I met them in the scrapbooking world and was so glad to find them in my fabric world!

    Thanks so much for al lithe hard work on the blog-Love reading it and getting inspired! Happy 2018-May you finish everything you start and love, and feel no guilt about the rest!

  146. JennyM says:

    I will be sewing over the New Year’s weekend. I have my quilt wish list started but not finished. I like the Jo Morton bundle. Happy New Year!

  147. Linda Neal says:

    Oh yah, I will be sewing all weekend long. It is cloudy and cold here so perfect to stay home and sew. I made up my list for 2018 Thanksgiving weekend and it is a combo of focusing on finishing projects I started and some new ones to try new techniques. I would love to work with the Meraki collection. Happy New Year!!

  148. Barbara Esposito says:

    Not only am I planning on sewing for New Years, but my LQS Colchester Mills has a PJ party on New Years day and we get 20% off when we show up in our PJ’s! My sister and I make the 1 hour drive because the people are Colchester Mills are so fun. I am rolling over my “Sew Much to Sew” list from 2017 so yes, I do have a 2018 Quilting to Do list! And honestly either collection makes my heart happy but if I had to choose it would be Meraki! Thanks for keeping us up to date with the latest books!

  149. Elizabeth Andrews says:

    My sewing room has been calling for me for days! I plan to answer that call, do a major clean-up and sew! I do have a list, including putting together the big quilt from this year’s quilt-a-long. I love the meraki fabric! Happy sewing, everyone! May all your stitches be right!

  150. Sydney Schatz says:

    I definitely plan to quilt over the New Year’s weekend. I have 2 quilts I want to put on my longarm!! My to do list is long and distinguish so I’ll be quilting in 2018. I have taught 2 friends how to quilt and we are planning a quilt retreat in January! We hope to get one large lap quilt pieced over the weekend. If I win I would love the Meraki bundle. Happy New Year!

  151. Rita Grieve says:

    i can’t think of a better way to spend NewYear’s weekend than to escape the cold by hiding out in my sewing room, doing what else but sewing. I have a new granddaughter arriving in early 2018 and have yet to finish her quilt. Considering how chilly it is out there, she will need one! The Meraki collection suits me although both are lovely bundles. Happy New Year!

  152. Tammy D says:

    Yes I plan to sew over the holiday weekend.
    I do not have a quilting to do list. I am rather new to quilting.
    My choice would be Meraki.

  153. BeccaG says:

    I hope to finish the baby quilt I’m working on as the baby (Warren)
    was born on Christmas Eve.
    My youngest son is getting married in June so I’ve that quilt to make before then.
    So sewing/quilting time over the break, yes!
    I love the colors & designs in the Merakai collection.
    They coordinate perfectly with the color palette in my home
    so I would make a quilt for me!

  154. Ann A says:

    I hope to sew. I need to sew. I have a stack of fabrics that has been on a chair for longer than I want to say. I prefer the Meraki fabric bundle. Happy New Year, everyone!

  155. Linda Menkes says:

    I hope I will get to do some sewing over the weekend, however we are spending lots of time with family & friends. I have several quilts planned for 2018 including a pineapple and a scrappy trip around the world and hoping to finish a few UFO’s. I would be interested in the Melaka bundle. Thank you for the opportunity!

  156. Carol says:

    Yes I do plan to see on New Years weekend, but then I usually find time each day to do something in my sewing room. I actually did make a list for quilts I want to make in 2018, first time actually that I’ve made a list of what I want to accomplish. Meraki would be my definite choice of fabric, love Basic Grey. Happy New Year!

  157. Sally Christiansen says:

    I am sewing over the new years weekend and also working on my list for2018. I love the Meraki fabric.

  158. Marguerite Grandberg says:

    I hope to get some sewing in on the weekend, My list for 2018 is started but am sure it will get longer. I like the Jo Morton collection.

  159. Roberta says:

    I will definitely be sewing and am currently cutting fabric for my Snow Goose Quilt. I would love to be able to get all of my Geese finished this weekend as it will be bitterly cold here too! My 2018 list is well under way with a Red and Tan quilt planned that would make great use of Jo’s fabric. Thanks for the contest!

  160. Sandy Evenson-Hagen says:

    I’m absolutely planning on sewing New Years Day! What better way to start the New Year? I love reproductions so Jo Morton’s New Hope bundle would be my choice. I will be planning my projects for 2018 along with finishing up a few that were set aside. The WIP are going to be taken care of first!
    Thanks to all for the generous give away! Happy New Year!

  161. Ginger Michael says:

    I’ll be binding a quilt while rooting for the Georgia Bulldogs in the Rose Bowl. My quilt project list is about as long as my arm and viewing the pictures above it’s about to get longer. And I would love to add Jo’s newest collection to my stash.

  162. Janie B says:

    My sewing goals for the new year are finishing several quilts that are started need to finish before another is begun. I love the New Hope fabrics. Red and tans are my favorite colors. My sewing machine will be humming all weekend.

  163. Vicki H says:

    Yes, I will be sewing the new year in. I am always adding to my ‘want to make’ list. I would be happy with either beautiful bundle.

  164. Karen A says:

    I will be sewing over the weekend. In fact I get to help my daughter cut out a quilt before she leaves from her Christmas break. I have been making my list for what I want to work on in the new year. Hopefully that can include a quilt or two from Doug’s new book using that lovely Merkai collection.

  165. Nancy Ciminello says:

    I won’t be sewing over New Year’s – we’re having a late Christmas celebration with family. I can’t wait to get started sewing in 2018 – I am picking up a new sewing machine on January 2nd – a real treat for me. I love Jo Morton’s “New Hope”. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

  166. Roxanne Sposato says:

    I will definitely be doing some sewing over the New Years weekend as I just got my studio set up! I have my planner filled with quilt projects for each month and really hope to keep with it. I am participating in 3 online BOM this year which is something new for me. I would appreciate either bundle of fabric as they are both gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway!

  167. Cocoa Quilts says:

    Sewing is definitely in my plans. Yes I have a list. The Meraki bundle is beautiful.

  168. Esther says:

    Yes, I’ll be sewing; it’s too cold here to do anything else but make a pot of soup! I’ll do that too! My goal for 2018 is to sew more and get many UFO’s finished because many ideas are waiting in the wings! Would love the Jo Morton fabric! Thank you, Carrie and Happy New Year!

  169. bks72946 says:

    I hope to sew. That said, I am going to have to do a little (lot) of clean up to my sewing room, so that may take up more of my time than I want. I love the Jo Morton bundle. Woohoo beautiful! 2018 to do list includes setting 3 tops together and quilting them. Good luck to me on that! Happy New Year to all!

  170. Beth Esser says:

    Yes, Iwill defiantly be sewing, I try to sew something every day that I am home! I do have a list for 2018. I usually do not get everything crossed off my list by the end of the year, but I also sew many things that didn’t make the list! Lol! I would love to win the Meraki bundle as I do not have anything like that, if I ever were so lucky, and can’t wait to own Doug’s book!

  171. Sandy K says:

    I plan to get a few hours of sewing in over the holiday. My 2018 list is short, but am sure it will grow over time. I like the New Hope bundle.

  172. Lynette Tibodeau says:

    I will definitely be sewing New Years weekend! After a chaotic few months it will be nice to get back into a sewing routine. Oh dear! I have a quilting list into about 2100 I think! FYI unless there are some huge scientific changes I won’t be around in 2100 LOL. I would LOVE the New Hope by Jo Morton! LOVE Jo!! Here’s to a sew wonderful New Year!!

  173. Carol Doyle says:

    Love these scrappy quilts. Of course I plan to sew and my quilting list will be carrying over from 2017. It’s good to be busy. Love the Country Roads quilt made with Alice’s Scrapbag and Old Cambridge PIke
    Happy New Year. Happy New Quilt

  174. Kris Peterson-Lahr says:

    Hopefully, I will have sewing time to ring in the new year. Long list of projects for the new year, have a graduation quilt on the top of the list. Love the color way on the right, reds and geens

  175. Gaetane Ouellet says:

    Sure, i will be sewing over New Year. I have 3 quilts to finish for 2018 and many new projects. I would prefer Meraky and his book.

  176. Penny Jones says:

    I will be sewing this weekend. I have a lot of quilt tops that I hope to get quilted during 2018. I love the Meraki bundle – Love the bright colors during this cold time!

  177. Kris Peterson-Lahr says:

    Hopefully will be ringing in the new year sewing. A graduation quilt tops my 2018 list of projects. Love the color way on the right…the refs and greens.

  178. Mary says:

    I need to do a little sewing room clean up, and then, yes, I’ll be sewing!
    My list is still growing (smile)!
    Fabric? I’m definitely partial to Jo Morton!

  179. Patti K says:

    Yes, l have plans to be sewing new years weekend. My 2018 Goals list is growing everyday. Both are beautiful fabric collections, but l’d have to pick the New Hope fabrics – love the reds and tans.

  180. Fran says:

    Yes! Sewing machine coming back out today… I have a small house, and sew on the dining room table, so needed to wait until after our family dinners to get it back out… And yes – started on the list when I put my machine away, My choice for material is the Meraki by Basic Grey… I want to do a quilt for my daughter, and she would love those colours… Here’s hoping!

  181. carol fun says:

    I always spend time on New Year’s Day doing 3 things… quilt a little, knit a little and cross stitch a little… somewhere I read you should spend the first day of the year doing the things you want to do the rest of the year! I have an idea of things I want to sew in 2018 but I’m sure some items will fall off the list and others will be added and that’s okay… I try to sew what makes me happy at the moment. As for the fabrics I love all the Basic Grey collections and Meraki is no exception. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway… I already see several quilts in Doug’s book I want to make!!

  182. Beth Owen says:

    I am looking forward to the weekend because I will have lots of sewing time! In my head I have,a list for 2018, and should write them down so I have a visual reminder. I would choose the New Hope bundle by No Morton. Thank you for the opportunity!

  183. Mary Ann says:

    I won’t get a chance to sew until the 3rd as we are spending The Weeknd with grandkids out of town but I definitely have big plans for sewing in the new year. I like both bundles but the Melaka is my favorite, happy colors for so,e gloomy winter days. Thanks for showing off all these great quilts, added Doug’s book to my list!

  184. Pam Park says:

    Going to be out of town New Years weekend but have big plans to see a lot in 2018. I like bit but the Meraki is my favorite.

  185. Linda Hulen says:

    Yes, I will absolutely be sewing over the New Year’s Day holiday. (My husband hunts!)
    Yes, I have a quilting to-do list for 2018. (It is a very long list!)
    I love Jo Morton’s “NEW HOPE” collection. (Both collections would be a joy to work with!)

  186. Beulah Koen says:

    We are traveling so no sewing. List is made. And either set of fabric would be great. Both are beautiful!

  187. I look forward to sewing on the 31st and the 1st. In 2028 I am hoping to clear up a couple projects for others and then focus on sewing the things I really want to work on. I would love the bundle of Meraki – always love Basic Grey collections.

  188. Brenda Travis says:

    A wonderful book indeed. I plan to sew over the New Years Weekend for sure starting today. I love the Meraki (not sure of the spelling) – but either one would be fantastic. Thank you for the chance to win. !!! Happy New Year !!

  189. Barbara B. says:

    I plan on finishing up my niece’s graduation quilt this weekend. For next year, I have some ideas for Quilts I want to make. I like the Meraki fat quarter bundle. Thanks and Happy New Year!!!

  190. Lissa Rogers says:

    Is, really looking forward to New Years Day so I can finally sit down at my sewing machine after a busy December. My list for 2018 is filled with finishes for this years sewalongs. I’m going to try really hard not to add another sewalong until I am caught up! I love all things Jo Morton and her new. Ole toon looks glorious! Happy New Year

  191. Susan says:

    I sew about every day, so will be sewing over the New Year’s weekend. I have several quilts that I plan to finish in 2018, plus several new ones that I plan to do. The Meraki bundle is speaking to me.

  192. Lou Carter says:

    Yes I will be sewing this weekend… hand sewing but that is still sewing:)
    I have a to do list for next year… all the kits and things I found when I was looking for something else:) LOL!
    The Meraki is my choice!

  193. Deb G. in VA says:

    Doug’s new book looks great! I probably won’t spend much time this weekend sewing, as we are going to spend the weekend out of town with friends. Finishing up a few projects before I start some new ones, is on my 2018 list. I love both sets of fabric, but if I had to pick one, it would be Jo Morton’s New Hope fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book and some fabric!

  194. Martha Mumaw says:

    Merka by Basic grey is my favorite. Yes i do quilt over the holidays. This year it is the Dauchand quilt by Elizabeth Hartman and Bonnie Hunter’s Mystery quilt. marthamumaw@yahoodotcom

  195. Libby says:

    Yes, I will be sewing over the New Year’s (can’t wait). I plan to start when I get home from work !
    I do have a “quilt to-do list” , a rather long, list !
    Oh my goodness, I love both of the bundles, they are wonderful, but the “New Hope” bundle is more
    my style.

    I love Doug’s book, thanks for sharing !

    Thank you all so much for this opportunity to win such a fabulous gift.

    Happy New Year to you all !

  196. Sheila Herb says:

    Yes, I will definitely sewing over the New Years weekend. I am looking forward to sewing the new year in. I have a full list of new quilt projects and UFO’s to complete in 2018.

    The Meraki line by Basic Grey speaks to me with their fresh designs and colors.

    I wish everyone a happy New Year full of joy and good health,

  197. Janelle says:

    No sewing for me right now. We’re at my folks until after the new year and its not set up for anything other than crocheting. I do have a list for 2018 already..1 baby quilt and a string quilt for my sister and BIL. and the lighter, brighter collection is my favorite.

  198. DeeAnn says:

    I won’t have much time to sew, as I work 4 night shifts over this holiday weekend. Hurray for holiday pay! I can buy more fabric! I have a list of 12 WIP/UFOs ( work in progress/ unfinished objects) and plan to try to finish 1 each month of 2018. I love the colors in the Basic Grey fabric bundle!

  199. Leigh says:

    3 day weekend! You bet I am sewing. I love both collections, and would be over the moon happy with either. Thank you for the giveaway.

  200. Donna G says:

    I’m hoping to sew over the weekend and finish up some projects. As for 2018 I have kits and plenty of fabric to get going, so I am therefore trying to use things up before I purchase anything else…wish me luck, lol. It’s winter time so I like the New Hope collection, if it were spring I’d be going for Meraki.

  201. Leigh says:

    Oops forgot one question, in 2018, I would like to start getting tops quilted and homes found for them, and of course make a dent in UFOs

  202. Margaret says:

    Yes! Yes! Jo Morton!

  203. Nancy Plass says:

    I will not have time to sew over the New Years weekend as we have other fun planned.
    My goal for 2018 is to use up some of the fabric I already own. Ok to buy more to add to of course!
    I would love the book and the fabric on the left.

  204. Sharon says:

    Yes – No – Meraki

  205. Linda Berwaldt says:

    Yes, I do plan on sewing, and my granddaughter asked for a quilt for her birthday, so I will also get that cut to take to quilt retreat in a couple if weeks…..I think this is going to be a year to finish up some unfinished projects…..My choice of the fabric would be New Hope by Jo Morton…Thanks for the chance….Happy New Year…

  206. Ming says:

    I am planning to sew this weekend….have had to take a break from sewing to over the Christmas holidays to help my parents move. I have a few WIPs that I would like to get finished in 2018. I love the colors in the Basic Grey bundle. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  207. Jeanne Stone says:

    I will be sewing on binding on a quilt for a friend while traveling over the weekend. I have my Christmas quilt to finish, a retirement quilt to start, and …. the list goes on. I love the colors in the New Hope fabric bundle.

  208. Barbara W says:

    What a wonderful giveaway.
    1. Yes I will be stitching over the weakened and New Year.
    2 I am working on a list Kid projects I hope to complete in 2018
    3. I like the Jo Morton – New Hope

  209. Alicia S says:

    Absolutely! There is no doubt that I will be sewing…daily!
    My big project for 2018 is making a quilt for my son who will be going off to his college of choice in the fall. I had asked him if he will want a quilt and he replied “Mom. That’s an awful lot of work! You don’t need to”. Pffft. After an answer like that you’d better believe he’s getting one! The big deal about the quilt is that I’m a hand-quilter, so that takes a lot more time. Yikes! I need to get fabric!
    I really like the Basic Grey fabrics! Very fresh looking! Love the book- I’m a scrappy quilter, for sure, it’s right up my alley!

  210. Robin Klossner says:

    Yes, I’m going to sew over the holiday weekend. My 2018 to do list is a carry over from 2017 and I’m adding more by the day. I’d love to work with the Meraki collection from Basic Grey.

  211. Kath S says:

    I’ll get to sew over the long weekend – I want to get started on my son’s quilt. I’ve to-do’s ro aming around in my head but don’t usually use to-do lists – too many changes makes really messy lists and I really dislike messes. Meraki by Basic Grey has my vote.

  212. Kris Spencer says:

    Yes, I plan to be sewing over New Year’s weekend! It’s a mad rush to finish several UFO’s before the end of the year. I keep a running list of projects to work on next; probably enough to fill all of 2018 already! Lol. Both fabric bundles are beautiful, but Jo Morton”s is my favorite!

  213. Ruth says:

    I will definitely be sewing this weekend. I have a 2018 list…it helps me stay focused. I love both collections and am confident they would look great in a new project!

  214. Tracey says:

    Doug has beautiful designs in his book! I plan on catching up on my Blockheads blocks this weekend and as its incredibly cold up here, there’s no reason to leave the house! I have printed off the 2018 APQ ufo list and so far I have 4 goals listed on it…all four transferred from my 2017 list!! lol And I’m a dark girl and I like Jo’s bundle. Thanks for this chance!!

  215. Marilyn says:

    Will be sewing and , hopefully, organizing!

  216. Ashley Johnson says:

    My only plans for New Years weekend are to sew! My 2018 to-do list is a mile long so I better get a head start on it now! While both collections are equally lovely, I would have to choose the Jo Morton collection! Happy New Year to all! Xo

  217. Linda West says:

    1. Yes, I will be sewing over the New Year weekend.
    2. I have a long list of projects I want to make in 2018.
    3. I love the Meraki by Basic Gray. The colors are beautiful!

  218. Jo Weinkauf says:

    Well since I can’t get to Times Square to watch the ball drop, I will go to my Sewing Cave and watch the thread drop like confetti as I sew. Have to finish my table runner. Then it is on to working on my 2018 Project List Honorees. 2018 will be my year to finish all or many projects I have acquired but never done. I may switch up fabric and pattern choices here and there but basically my projects are all paired up. Adoing Doug Leko’s Stashtastic Book along with Merika by Zen Chic would be AMAZING. So thanks for the chance to win this great package. Gotta run now, to my Sewing Cave, that is.

    Happy Sew Year, oh New Year!!!!

  219. Barbara Kelly says:

    Yes I am sewing this holiday weekend! We are finally going to the cabin after receiving our Christmas present (a new leach line for our septic tank…ugggggh) I have not made my final list for 2018 as ideas float in and out of my mind. I love Zen Chic! Thank you!

  220. Renee M. says:

    1. yes
    2. yes
    3. new hope

  221. Carol in Toronto says:

    Definitely going to start sewing on the weekend – after Christmas dinner and babysitting our 2 grandsons (4 and 9 yrs) since then,driving them home on Saturday, plus another get-together with friends that nite, I will be ready for some quilting time!! Have a long list of projects to finish and an even longer one to start! Including 2 from Doug Leko’s previous book! Love the shades in New Hope and the quilts in his new book!! thanks for the opportunity

  222. Julie Saemisch says:

    Sewing, finally back to sewing, so yes!
    Then my 2018 list is long and strong, but nothing new will be started until I finish an embroidered quilt project that I love but had to abandon because of “family issues.” And I’m looking forward to that.
    And I love the Basic Grey collection!
    Thanks and Happy New Year, Carrie!

  223. Barb says:

    I’ll definitely be sewing over the holiday weekend. I especially like Jo Morton”s fabric, and can picture using it in my 2018 projects. The list keeps growing every time I see new patterns.

  224. Pat Bley says:

    No I will not be quilting over the New Years weekend for I have some unfinished thing to get done for my grand-daughters, so I will be sewing, not quilting over the weekend. I’m making American Doll clothes, and I am thinking quilting would be much more relaxing. My list for the coming year is to get some of my unfinished quilting projects done, and to start working on my own stuff instead of everyone else’s. I would love the Jo Morton’s New Hope bundle. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!!

  225. Terri Mc says:

    No, I will be knitting and putting away “Christmas ” in my house. I have a long to-do list for 2018. Jo’s fabric, pls!

  226. Linda Haley says:

    Yes, I definitely will be sewing over the weekend. I have several things on my to-do list including
    a block-of-the-month at the local quilt shop, some minis by Jo Morton, finishing some UFO’s, and some Kim Diehl along the way somewhere! I would like to branch out into some different color pallets, so I would love the Meraki by Basic Grey. Love Doug’s new book, too!

  227. Kristi says:

    I will try to sew during the New Year weekend. It’s a great way to start the year. I have a long list of UFOs I want to finish and a longer list of new projects I would like to start in 2018! There is never enough time. I love both fabric collections but Meraki by Basic Grey would be a bright and cheerful way to start the New Year! Happy New Year!

  228. Ronda says:

    I sew nearly every day ~ sometimes a lot, sometimes a little ~ so, yes, I will be sewing over the New Year Holiday weekend. I have no UFO’s, so don’t have a list. I just sew on whatever I’m currently working on at the time. Both collections are beautiful ~ but, if I had to choose, I would say the Jo Morton fabrics.

  229. Becky DuBose says:

    I will definitely be sewing over the Holiday. I have a 2018 list in my head and I loved and definitely Jo Morton. I am a repro nut.

  230. Glenda (Tess) McCarthy says:

    I definitely plan to sew over New Years. I have sewn everyday since Christmas, and it has been wonderful, as no pressure to complete for gifts. I am a Jo Morton kinda girl, and would love the book and her collection to add to my stash, and make some stashtastic quilts! I already have a list of projects for 2018, but would love to add a few of these.

  231. Yes—I will definitely be sewing a bunch this weekend! I am participating in your Clementine Sew Along for 2018 and hope to finish several UFOs too. I also will continue to work on the Spelling Bee Sew Along. I prefer the Meraki fabric by Basic Grey and would love the books as I am definitely a stash quilter. Thanks!

  232. Nope. No sewing for me over the holiday. Yes. 2018’s must-do quilt list makes my head swirl with happiness! If I must choose just one of these yummy bundles I’d pick Meriki.

  233. Connie P. says:

    I hope to squeeze in some stitching over the weekend. We are having a belated Christmas at my house though! I love both bundles, but the Jo Morton would probably win out!

  234. Michelle Rashford says:

    I am definitely sewing over the New Year weekend. I have some New Year gifts to make (didn’t get around to it before Christmas)! I have written a list of 2018 sewing plans, starting with finishing a few things off in January. Top of the list will be Project Red quilt for my son. Should I be lucky enough to win, I prefer Meraki for a spring quilt. Thank you and love your blog.

  235. Teresa says:

    I will be sewing every day from today thru Monday, no guests this weekend! I have a stack of projects on the guest bed (it helps to have them out of the closet) Meraki is my choice to go with the book! Thanks for the fabulous giveaway, Moda is the best!

  236. I prefer the Meraki by Basic Grey. I already have a quilt half made that I will be working on over the New Year’s weekend.

  237. Annette Moore says:

    I deffinatly will be sewing on news years.! I try to do some every day even if only for 15 min. And I have a very long list of projects for 2018. I love both fabric bundles and would be happy to win either one. Thanks for the chance!

  238. Pam Peterson says:

    After enjoying two grandkids this week (one is a newborn!) I’ll be traveling back to northern MN on Sat in -14 degree weather! But am looking forward to quilting with friends on New Year’s Day. What a great way to begin a new year – friends and quilting! I have lots of projects to finish in 2018 and even more to begin – just haven’t organized a priority yet. I love the Jo Morton fabrics. That would be wonderful to have in my sewing room.

  239. pamela green says:

    Would love to spend Sunday and Monday of New Year’s Day weekend sewing but I work in a LQS and we are open both of those days. So, I will be helping other quilters find just the right fabrics for their projects. I don’t have a “to so” list for 2018 as much as I have a “let’s get these UFO’s finished” list. I have one project on my list that has been patiently waiting for at least 10 years for completion. I would love to win the Meraki bundle. My traditional quilting habits are being won over by some of the new “modern” fabrics and techniques.

  240. Cecilia says:

    Yes, two of my grandchildren and I are sewing this weekend. Our list includes a quilt for each of them and one for a fundraising event. We prefer the collection by Basic Gray. Thank you.

  241. Debbie says:

    No sewing for me as I am caring for my elderly parents and that is a full time job. I got Doug’s new folded corner ruler and hope to learn how to use it in 2018. I prefer the brighter colored bundle.

  242. Sue Hook says:

    Yes I will be sewing over New Year’s weekend. My sewing list is probably longer than I will have time to complete but as they say “What you are doing as the new year comes in will be what you do all year. Let it be sewing……..

    Yes I have a list of 5 quilts that I want to make this year. Hopefully, I will not get distracted 🙂

    Meraki by BasicGray

    Hope you have a fabulous New Year!!!

  243. Terri U says:

    I will not be sewing this weekend as we are celebrating a late Christmas with family. I have to update my 2017 list to have my new and improved 2018 list. Either of the bundles would be great. Basic Grey and Jo Morton are two of my favorites.

  244. jrp53 says:

    I love the Jo Morton bundle! and YES! I will be sewing over the holiday weekend as I am finishing a Christmas quilt (oops!) and still have two more on the burner. One is sandwiched already and the other still needs to be assembled. My kids need to quit having grandkids so close together! Happy New Year

  245. Marcia A Fette says:

    I will be working on Bonnie Hunter’s Mystery Quilt during the New Year’s weekend. My sewing for 2018 will be finishing as many UFO’s as I possible can. I will probably also start new projects, but I need to whittle down the unfinished ones. I love Jo Morton fabrics and would choose her New Hope line.

  246. Roberta Redd says:

    Yes, I’ll be sewing this weekend and throughout 2018. I love all these patterns and this looks like a great book. The New Hopes collection is my favorite but they are both beautiful collections.

  247. Alain Latapie says:

    I will try to sew during New Year week end. I have a long list of ufo to finish in 2018 and some new ideas to start the year. I love Meraki

  248. Pam Huggins says:

    Yes, I’ll definitely be sewing over the New Years weekend! I’ll be bringing 3 projects into 2018. All with very small pieces, that are large quilts. In addition, I have 12 tops that need to be quilted. Plus….we all have those lists, a mile long, written or unwritten, of what’s next. So thankful for this wonderful hobby, that continues always to teach me new things and allows me to play with fabric and sew! I love repros but I also think think the other collection looks fun too! Thanks for the chance!

  249. Julie H. says:

    We are repainting my sewing room, so depending how quickly we get it done and put back together will determine if any sewing happens. Either way, my project list for 2018 is started, baby quilt to finish in January, UFO’s from 2017, and a few family gifts. I would love the New Hope collection. 🙂

  250. Maria Zook says:

    No sewing for me over the holiday weekend. I will be hosting the last of the family Christmas gatherings for my parents and my brothers and kids and spouses. I do have an ongoing to-do list for 2018. I hope to make this the year of finishing projects and to have a finished quilt for each of my three adult children. I like the Meraki fabric by Basic Grey. Great patterns in Doug’s new book. It will help me to diminish my stash.

  251. Donna Simpson says:

    Yes, I”m planning on sewing all day Saturday and maybe even a good bit Monday! Been looking forward to things calming down a bit and being able to get busy again. My favorite is New Hope… Love the colors, but the name also just tugs at my heart!

  252. Beth says:

    Yes on sewing this weekend, meracki on the fabric and no list this year. I’m working it the other direction… I’m going to keep a list of finishes to cheer myself on instead of a list of UFOs to feel guilty over. 🙂

  253. nancyangerer says:

    Yes, I will definitely be sewing over the holiday weekend since I have a Christmas gift to finish. I also have an EPP long term project that I will work on during the Alabama game Monday evening. Yes, I have a list of projects to work on during 2018. One is a graduation gift for a granddaughter who attends Murray State in Kentucky. Both bundles you show are very pretty and are like fabrics I like to use. But since I can only name one, I choose Meraki.

  254. Sheryll Foye says:

    Yes I’ll be sewing over New Years – finally time to take a breath and steal some time for me. I’ve got a few projects lined up for 2018 – quilt for my son, daughter-in-law, plus UFO’s! Love the New Hope collection!

  255. Theresa Taylor says:

    I plan on quilting this weekend trying to finish up two more small quilts to give away in the coming year. my goal next year is to do a quilt a month for charity and to do a quilt for my sister. I love Jo Morton’s collection.

  256. Leslie G. says:

    Oh yes!! I’ve been English Paper Piecing for years now. Will be visiting with great, long time friends at a local resort and will be hand sewing near the fireplace and watching activities on the beautiful lake. 2018 will be a year to try and finish up UFO’s. But getting new beautiful fabrics like, Meraki, make it hard because the stash keeps growing! Happy New Year!

  257. Sandi says:

    We ar not finished with the holiday celebrations yet, so unfortunately I can’t get to my studio to create. I started my UFO list and was quiete embarrassed about how many projects are on that list. So my goal for next year is to work on them one at a time. I would love the new Hope collection , with a new year brings hope that we all can continue our passion for sewing, thank you for the chance.

  258. Lidwina Flavelle says:

    I will be sewing this weekend. I have only one quilt on my to do list – a quilt request in pink and purple for a sweet little girls birthday, and I have a few tops to quilt (working on that this weekend). I seem to be in scrappy mode constantly in search of different patterns, I would love to have a copy of Dougs new book, I prefer the new hope bundle however I like them both.

  259. Diana says:

    I’m quilting all the time and never seem to catch up. 2018 is planned to be the catch up year. I love the Basic Grey bundle. See, here I go again. So much fabric, so little time.

  260. Karen Crafts says:

    I’m not sure I’ll do any sewing….I have a bad head cold… but I’m hoping to organize my sewing area. Both bundles of fabric are pretty, but if asked to pick, I’d say the Meraki is the one I like best. As far as a plan for the year, I’m just going to see where the fabric takes me!

  261. Pat Evans says:

    I will definitely be sewing over the New Year’s weekend. It’s too cold outside to do anything else. I don’t have a formal plan or to-do list for 2018. I’m retired and do what I want when I want, but I do want to finish up some WIFs this year. I like the Meraki bundle. Happy New Year.

  262. Kerry says:

    Yes! I am definitely sewing this weekend while watching the hockey game on TV! I already made up my 2018 Make/Create List on Boxing Day and it is loooooong! We have to choose? They are both lovely but since it is 30- below here today I am picking Jo Morton’s warm colours!
    Thanks for the chance to win !

  263. Andrea says:

    I’m absolutely going to be sewing over the weekend! No time like the present. I do have a project list, but it’s ever fluctuating. I think my favorite collection is Meraki by BasicGrey. I like the color range. So very pretty!

  264. Marie Moore says:

    I will not be able to sew during the New Years Day weekend. Do I ever have a quilt to-do list. My preference would be the Jo Morton collection. Love, love, love Jo Morton fabrics. Thank you for your generosity.

  265. Patty Archuleta says:

    I’m hoping to get some sewing in this weekend. We have company coming so I’m not sure if it will happen. I do have a list of UFOs I would like to finish in 2018. Both fabrics are gorgeous but I love Jo Morton so I would pick New Hope as my favorite.

  266. Katherine S says:

    Lucky to be retired so easy to make sure I get some sewing time in — some will be at the machine, probably a bit more hand work. List? I love lists! Mine for 2018 will start with the remainder from 2017 (does anyone EVER finish up their entire quilting bucket list?). And I’d love to add Jo’s New Hope to my stash — have the perfect project in mind! Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

  267. Connie Nelsen says:

    New hope is collection I like the best. I plan to quilt on New year’s day. I am just retired and looking forward to Los of quilting this year.

  268. Laurie P says:

    I am absolutely going to be sewing over the New Year weekend – I sew nearly every day. My sewing and quilting goals are outlined in my planner, including the unfinished tops from this year that need quilted. I would love playing with Jo’s “New Hope” collection… I think it would be beautiful in the “Country Roads” pattern in Doug’s new book.

  269. Linda King says:

    Of course I am going to sew over the holiday weekend. I don’t make a to do list because there are so many new Moda fabrics coming out that I just have to play with. Meraki is so bright and fun, I would enjoy a little play time with it!

  270. Sheila Beins says:

    I hope to cut a supply of fabric for a scrap quilt. Which is not what I should do. My plan for 2018 is to keep working on the ufo pile (s). Bit one new project is ok, right?
    Both collections look great. I’d be happy with either!

  271. Elizabeth White says:

    Yes, I will be sewing – I am planning a four day weekend. I think this will give me a start on my very long 2018 quilts-to-finish list. The New Hope bundle would be great – I have been working in lots of browns and muted tones lately.

  272. Cheryl W says:

    Yes I will be quilting over the New Year’s weekend. I have a long list for 2018, beginning with completing some of the many UFO’s I have. I love Jo Morton so I prefer the New Hope collection.

  273. Melanie Diederich says:

    My husband will finally be able to go ice fishing this weekend! That means I’ll be sewing away all weekend! Yay! My 2018 goal is making an Awesome Ocean quilt by Elizabeth Hartman by April and then a Christmas quilt for my bed. I love the Merika bundle.

  274. Pat says:

    I always plan to sew every day, but this weekend may not work out that way. I do have a project list for 2018. I prefer New Hope by Jo Morton.

  275. Jaylene B. says:

    I do plan to sew this New Year’s weekend. I have a project with a deadline that needs to get finished. I’ve also got my 2018 quilts planned out – some UFOs and some new starts. I would love to win Jo’s “New Hope” bundle.

  276. Marilyn Haug says:

    I am currently working on wheel chair quilts to donate. I would love the Meraki bundle, Doug’s book is also nice cause I have a lot of scraps which is what I mostly use for those quilts. I will be quilting on New Year & I have many things on tap for 2018.

  277. Sherry Jagels says:

    Yes, Yes and Yes! I have a very long list of quilts I want to do in 2018. I am going to post them on a dry erase board so I don’t get sidetracked. Ha!!! I have quilters ADHD so we’ll see how that goes! thanks. I love the Basic grey fabrics but I would take either. Who has enough fabric? not me!

  278. Marsha Bohling says:

    You bet I’ll be sewing! I will be finishing a Christmas quilt top. I have begun a list of projects for 2018, mostly UFO’s with a few little quilts thrown in. I’d love the Jo Morton collection. Thanks for the giveaway!

  279. Dawna says:

    I would love to sew this holiday weekend but, I have the little grands visiting so quilting must wait! This coming year is going to be all about quilting in my new sewing house!!! Yeah after 42 years of waiting for a space for my hobby I have a dedicated quilting HOUSE. My favorite of the two collections would be the brighter one, Marika.by basic Grey.

  280. Deb Taylor says:

    Yes to the New Year weekend Sewing, yes to a list of projects in 2018 and Metals by Basic Grey!!

  281. Bonnie Larson says:

    I will definitely be sewing this weekend and I have a major to-do list for 2018. I love both offers, but am leaning towards the Jo Morton line. I love Doug’s designs. He is a great artist at such a your age. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  282. Lea Henthorne says:

    Unfortunately I will not be able to quilt New Years weekend.
    Boy,do I have a list of quilting for 2018.
    The colors in the New Home fabric bundle is my go to colors.

  283. Laura Hayes says:

    Sewing machine is at the ready for the weekend! What befter way to bring in the New Year, especially with the icy temps. I, personally, don’t know any quilter that doesn’t have a to do for the next few years…. I’m already in to 2020! I love the hues of the lighter .Meraki bundle – how fresh!

  284. Nancy Alderman says:

    I definitely plan to sew this weekend! I’m also going to reorganize my sewing studio and make a list of 2018 quilting goals (including some pesky UFOs that need to get finished). I love both bundles, but that Meraki is calling out to me!

  285. westcoastauntie says:

    Absolutely sewing this weekend, and yes, I have me a list for 2018. Would love to add some Meraki to the mix!

  286. Krista says:

    I’m sewing up a funky disappearing nine patch over the weekend, and as I was sewing last night I thought to myself that I need a good scrapbuster or two to get my piles under control. This book would be perfect. Then I could reward my self with that gorgeous bright bundle as a treat for getting through my stash!

  287. capepetrel says:

    With temps predicted in the teens, I am participating in a quilt mystery at the local quilt store on New Year’s Day.
    I have an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of my projects 🙂
    I love the springy look of the Meraki bundle.

  288. Marjatta Gladding says:

    I will be able to quilt after the tree and decorations are put away and my quilting to-do list is a carry over from 2017. Meraki by Basic Grey is calling my name. Thank you for this opportunity.

  289. Karen says:

    I’ve got many plans to reduce my scrap stash in 2018. But there are three days left in 2017 to make a dent. I love the jo Morton fabrics.

  290. Karen says:

    Yes, I’m sewing this weekend with DD and DIL. Part of my list for 2018 will be a carry over from 2017 ☹️ So I’m looking forward to a “stashtastic” sewing year. Would love the Jo Morton collection. Thanks for a great giveaway, and Happy New Year!

  291. Mary Kastner says:

    yes I am definitely sewing this weekend. I hope a lot! I already did my 2018 to do list. I didn’t do too bad on the 2017 list. Jo is my rockstar quilter. I would definitely love New Hope bundle. THank you so much for the chance to win and a very Happy New Year to you Carrie and all your Moda staff and designers as well!

  292. Hildy says:

    I plan to do some holiday sewing but celebrate New Year with friends so I don’t know how fit I am on the next day;-)
    Yes, I do have some ideas for 2018 but not a must-make to-do-list yet more a ‘I would love to make this list’.#
    Meraki! Love the spring colors in there and Basic Grey has always greaat collections.

  293. Julie Hruby says:

    I will be sewing over New Years weekend. We have a new grand baby and he will be one in January. I really like the Classic Mosaic pattern above and will look at doing this pattern for him. After that I’m looking at doing a couple of projects for myself and my boys. Then Christmas gifts. I really like the Meraki collection and would love to win.

  294. Christina Allen says:

    My birthday is on Saturday, so I’m going to breakfast with hubby Saturday morning then going to the quilt museum in La Conner. Afterwards I plan to park myself behind my sewing machine until the 2nd of January. In 2018 i plan to clean and organize my sewing room, wish me luck. I love the Meraki bundle.

  295. Frances Graff says:

    I will be sewing this new years weekend. To do for 2018….I have 2 Rubbermaid containers of quilt tops. I will be improving my sewing machine quilting and hopefully comp,eti g them all! The new hope fabric is spectacular. I would love it

  296. Michele says:

    Sewturday is almost here, and will be sewing with my sisters! I have my 12 projects ready to go for the 2018 Challenge…although I hope to get more than those done. I’ve been drawn to reproduction fabrics over the last yesr, so would love the Jo Morton bundle. I’m a big Basic Grey fan as well

  297. Heather Spring says:

    I will have time to sew over New Year’s.
    I have a to-do list for 2018, that icludes 4 Quilts of Valor.
    I would prefer Meraki but both are beautiful

  298. Donna says:

    I will be sewing, And I have started my 2018 list, and the book has wonderful quilts. Basic Grey fabric looks fun and cheerful. Thanks for giveaway.

  299. Beth B says:

    I plan to do some sewing this weekend. I have a to do list for 2018. Some are carryovers from 2017. I like both collections. If I had to choose one, it would be Meraki.

  300. Joanne Tinker says:

    Not planning to quilt this weekend, but I have projects I would like to finish soon. I like the meraki collection.

  301. Annie Olson says:

    What a great bunch of quilts! Thanks for the chance to win! Yes, I’m sewing this weekend! Yes, as always, there is a to-do list for the year. Both fabric collections are gorgeous, but I can never pass up Jo Morton’s fabrics. Woot!

  302. Lou says:

    I will be sewing on New year’s day….. it’s a tradition for many years now. I start like I want to finish. I am working with my stash and scraps for five years now. I like Mitali and anything by Basic Gray. Happy new year!

  303. Janna says:

    Does moving my sewing room count? Lots of projects for 2018 can’t wait! I like Meraki the best.

  304. Laure T says:

    I’m definitely planning to do some sewing this weekend – maybe even finish a project! I’m still working on my 2018 project list. I love Jo Morton’s fabrics. Thanks for the opportunity to win – and Happy New Year!

  305. Katy Greenfield says:

    Love the Meraki, but the other looks fun too. I am planning to sew today and over the weekend. I have pieces spread out on a bed that need to be joined. I have a meeting here Monday so it must be completed and put away. My first project for the new year will be a quilt for the Gift of Life house in Rochester, Minn. My daughter had a kidney transplant at Mayo and stayed at this house during recovery. It is a wonderful place. Either of these fabrics would be wonderful to use for this project.

  306. Kathi P. says:

    Absolutely quilting over New Years —– below zero temps outside! My 2018 list is long but always want to add more to create and the Meraki bundle appears very desirable.

  307. Beth says:

    My goal is to sew something this weekend – haven’t touched my machine since November 16, the day my grandson was born. I am in heavy withdrawal and need some quality time in my sewing kingdom. I like mitali- a new direction for a new year, something new and different for me. My list for 2018 includes quilting a stack of tops, finishing UFOs and making charity quilts for our children’s hospital.

  308. Danith Fryar says:

    I will happily be sewing over the New Year’s weekend, working on getting my 2017 quilting goals completed! For 2018 I have made an organization goal and added a “must finish” list of quilts. Such fun to find my list mid-year. I would love the Jo Morton bundle and can’t wait to review Doug’s new book!

  309. krismichk9 says:

    Definitely bringing in the New Year by sewing on my quilts! I have made Doug’s quilts before and really like how well the instructions are…and I have purchased and used his new ruler…love it! Don’t have this book or either bundle so that would be awesome to start the New Year with.

  310. Deb Marshall says:

    Yes, I will definitely be sewing this weekend. I need to make new curtains to put up on the naked window after I take our tree down. As for projects to finish – I started the Moda Christmas blocks (12 total) got 10 finished, before other projects pushed it to the back burner. So I would like to finish that early this year. Actually I always say I would love a 36 hour day so I could accomplish all I want to do!
    Simply love the New Hope collection (Jo Morton)
    GREAT giveaway!

  311. Loris Mills says:

    What a lovely new book from Doug! Inspiring!
    I’m definitely sewing all through New Year’s 🙂 I don’t really list up my quilt projects though. I just sew as I go…and hopefully with some of that beautiful new fabric from Jo Morton. New Hope sounds like a great way to start the year!

  312. Janet T says:

    Love the Jo Morton fabric. Yes, I will be sewing this weekend, finishing up some last minute holiday items. Then on to my 2018 finish list. It is actually my 2017 list, but don’t tell anyone!

  313. Janet says:

    I’m really hoping to be sewing over the New Year’s weekend, it’s been my favorite way to celebrate the holiday for several years. Anything Jo Morton and I’m all over it?

  314. Pris Phillips says:

    Yes, I plan to do a wee bit of sewing over the New Year’s weekend! I have a binding to put on a WeeOnesQuilt for the local NICU so I’ll at least be getting that done! I also need to finish reorganizing my sewing room. Can you say, “too much stuff?!!” Nah…!

    For 2018 I do not have an actual To Do list written down, but I have several unfinished or unstarted projects I want to work on… and the fabric for Christmas Quilts for my kids for next year! I may work on them this winter while we have snow outside to set the “mood” out my window!

    I love anything Zen Chic so Meraki would be my first choice!

    Thanks and Happy New Year!!

  315. Elizabeth Ernst says:

    I will definitely be sewing over the New Year’s weekend – finishing up (I hope) Aviatrix and cleaning out several WIP’s so I can start 2018 and my loooong list of to-dos. Love anything Basic Grey so I would choose Meraki bundle.

  316. Sherron Taylor says:

    No sewing for a bit here. I’m going to put decorations/tree away and relax.
    My sister and I made quilts for her 6 kids this year (and finished just in time to wrap them!) This year we’ll make quilts for my 4 kids and a wedding quilt for our little brother.
    I like the Meraki bundle because the colors are happy and cheerful.

  317. dondim says:

    On a normal year, I would relish the sewing time. I did get to sew for two hours one night this week. Then into our lives a horrible tragedy struck. Life is like this. I will have much more time to sew but this sacred weekend, I am spending precious time all gathered together with my surviving family. Thank you, Carrie and all of Moda, for the great good you do. I hope you understand how much I cherish all these posts and all my awesome Moda products! Sewing really is my therapy and will be my therapy in all the days and weeks to come

  318. Karen L Chaudoin says:

    Yes to sewing on New Year’s Day! Yes to projects one being to learn big stitch quilting. And yes to Jo Morton’s New Hope!

  319. Pat Braun says:

    I can’t wait to get back to my quilt room, so my plan is to go sew over the weekend! I’m ust In process of getting my list done. And I choose the Jo Morton bundle! Happy New Year to you!

  320. Carol E. says:

    OK resolution (I don’t generally make them). I’m starting 1/1/18 working on Christmas for 2018. I’m ALWAYS late. Never again. My list is never ending and strive to finish my UFO’s that are multiplying as I type this. While BOTH fabric lines are amazing, I lean toward Meraki because of the unique color combinations. I have the book on my Wish List on Amazon just in case I’m not blessed with winning. LOL

  321. Marci Roberts says:

    Yes, I will be sewing because I sew almost every day. I plan to sew 150 quilt tops for Wrap A Smile. If chosen, I would prefer the Meraki bundle. Thanks for the chance to win fabric.

  322. Sally says:

    Yes I have several projects in progress for the coming week, some of which are on my UFO resolution list. Both fabric bundles look fun, though the Meraki makes me think of the coming spring.

  323. Dixie says:

    Oh yes, I will sew. Have a long list. Difficult decision, but will go with Jo Morton’s New Hope.

  324. Elise Austin says:

    Hoping to finish up the binding on my first king sized quilt this weekend, after 18 months! Next year, a pennant baby quilt in gray, teal, and coral red. The Meraki has just the bright colors I love to see this time of year.

  325. Margaret says:

    Yes to sewing over this weekend, yes to planning my 2018 quilting projects (that’s a first for me. Usually I ama fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants quilt planner). And I think both bundles look scrumptious, but would prefer the Meraki at this point in my life (I’m sewing a lot of charity quilts for teens, and think those fabrics would appeal to teenagers. Happy new year to everyone at Moda! Hope 2018 is filled with joy for you.

  326. Amy L says:

    I would love to be sewing on New Year’s Day, but my son is visiting from far away, so Bernie is down for a long winter’s nap. I do have a list of quilts that I want to complete every year. 2017 saw 50% of them completed (but a lot of others butted in line, and refused to be put on the list). And while I love both of those bundles, Meraki is first since I love Grunge.

  327. Mary Morrison says:

    Meraki would be my choice! I’m taking a lunch break right now from sewing. Happy day. I’m a beginning quilter and my goal is to finish one this year. Bound and self quilted. Low bar but one goal at a time makes it easier to accomplish the goals! Love all the inspiration I get from your blog. Carry on!!

  328. Caryn S says:

    I am planning to quilt, either piecing or longarming. I have quite a list of UFOs plus I have already signed up for 2 BOMs at my LQS. I like the Meraki. It is something different.

  329. Susan in AK says:

    I hope to be able to get some time in at my sewing machine.
    Yep, have a small list started and room to add more.
    I prefer the Meraki bundle. Thanks for the opportunity to win this fantastic give away.

  330. Nancy Giltner says:

    I definitely will be sewing and quilting this weekend!! (Isn’t that what holiday weekends are for ?).
    My 2018 to do list is VERY long and ready to go – I have about 20 projects “kitted” and close to that many quilt tops ready to be quilted! My husband tells me I’ll never finish everything on my list because I’m always adding to it – and he’s right!
    The Meraki fabric looks yummy and I can tell it wands to come live at my house!

  331. Grace says:

    I am definitely sewing this weekend. I am working on a beautiful Quilt of Valor top which I hope to get completed before our next workshop. I hope to continue doing at least one QOV top per month, plus working on winnowing down my list of already planned projects. I would choose Jo Morton’ New Hope bundle. Thanks!

  332. Melody Lenart says:

    Yes, I will be sewing over the weekend except for a trip to annual fabric sale at Quilt Merchant on New Year’s Day. Lunch with friends after to sale. I have never done a list of UFO’s but need to do that. Local Shop Prairie Stitches has group that meets once a month to encourage you to finish projects on your list. Off now to shop a sale at Roberts Sewing Center, maybe pick up some Moda on sale.
    My wish would be Jo Morton. Thanks for the chance to win. Also have many Jelly Rolls and will make good use of the new book.

    Thanks you for your wonderful posts. Always a good read,

    Happy New Year

  333. Lynda H says:

    I am making a jelly roll “twist” quilt from Sandy Gervais line called Late Bloomers (browns) I don’t make lists of plans for each year – they get changed way too often so I just go with the flow and make what strikes me at the moment. As far as preference – either would be wonderful, but anything Basic Grey is my first choice!

  334. Phyllis Barton says:

    Will be working on hand quilting on an antique double wedding ring quilt made by 106 year old friend in the 30’s. I always have a list of things to do or finish; afraid I won’t live !lng enough to do them all. My preference is the Meraki bundle.

  335. Daphne Baum says:

    I hope to work on finishing my Christmas quilt top on new year’s day . Thevquilt top which I started in October, then I hurt my shoulder, and now I am having 2 major cold/flu episodes in a row, I have a ” new hope ” 😉 to feeling much better on new year’s day. I like them both but jo’s new hope is the color way I tend to be most drawn to. I would love to win because I’m am just getting back into quilting after a hiatus of a year or so, so I Do have a goodly list of quilts I’d like to do. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  336. Evelyn Haupert says:

    I do have a quilting list for 2018 and hope to start on it over the New Year’s weekend (she said with a smile). I would be very happy with either collection, but like the brighter colors of Meraki. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  337. Linda R says:

    Oh, I love Doug’s new book. I want to make everyone showed. Yes, I will be sewing over the weekend. (Need to finish up a throw for my sister that was I wanted to give to her on Christmas, better late than never, right?) I always have a “to do list” going. I love both collections. I would love to win either, I am not fussy, love most fabric lines.

  338. Jane says:

    Yes, I definitely plan to quilt over the New Years weekend! My sewing to-do list for 2018 is long, but I am determined to finish up some UFO’s and reward myself with some new projects as well. This new book looks wonderful. My fist choice of bundle would be Jo Modton, but both bundles are beautiful. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  339. Kathy says:

    Of course! I can’t think of a better way to start off the new year. So far my to-do list is just in my mind but one of my resolutions is to write it down. That Metals bundle is speaking to me.

  340. Ruth McCort says:

    New Year’s Day will find me trying to finish up some quilting projects. Into the new year I will be pinning a few quilts so I can free motion them in January. I absolutely love the Basic Grey fabrics.

  341. Anna Mercer says:

    I am currently doing some hand stitching as a change of pace from machine quilting and will continue this over the weekend and into the new year. I have several quilts on my bucket list and hope to complete some for family gifts and some to donate and maybe one that I just have to keep for myself.
    I am a Jo Morton fan but the Meraki looks very interesting and maybe something new and different to try.

  342. Four dogs and one quilter says:

    Nope, no sewing for my this weekend. Have some new video games from Santa that I want to play. Will be making a list for 2018. Basic Grey would be my choice if I were to win.

  343. Jaxine Andersen says:

    I am hosting a New Year’s party but I still hope to get some sewing in! I am working on creating a quilt using 20 of my Blockhead blocks. I haven’t written a list of projects for 2018 but I have piles of projects stacked already, some are just patterns I want to make and the others have the fabrics already. I am a BIG fan of reproductions so Jo Morton’s New Hope would my choice of fabrics. Thanks much for the drawing and for your creative designers and staff at Moda! They are so creative and innovative!

  344. Lin says:

    I wish I could find the time to sew over the holidays but I am enjoying grand babies instead. Both Fabric lines are beautiful but lately I tend towards the brighter colors of Basic Grey. My 2018 to do list gets longer every day. Just need to find the time to sew

  345. Shelley Dionne says:

    Oh yes, I am definitely planning a sew-in for the New Year weekend. I can’t think of a better way to start the year! My list for 2018 is to get as many languishing tops quilted as possible lol. I love Jo Morton’s colorway of New Hope!

  346. Clara Chandler says:

    Happy New Year, Carrie!! I do have plans to sew this holiday weekend–finishing a quilt for a sample at the LQS. In 2018, a baby is expected for my nephew and that will make the third baby quilt in 9 months for me. Our little family is expanding! If I were to win the giveaway, I’d choose Meraki. I’ll need to search for this collection to see all the colors. Thank you for the chance.

  347. Jill Auxer says:

    While I would love to sit and sew this weekend, I work at the busiest Trauma Center in Ohio– so here’s hoping we are not too busy this holiday weekend so that I am not too tired to do a little something when I get home! I have a list of things I would like to get finished in 2018 and a few things not yet started. It’s my new year’s resolution every year to get some UFO’s done…have made progress over the past 3 years. I am really digging Meraki by Basic Grey, have some ideas for what to do with it already! Thanks for the chance to win and Happy New Year to everyone at Moda…love you guys!

  348. Leisa Zarian says:

    Absolutely sewing over the new year weekend! My daughter got married on December 27th and I’ve been too swamped to sew for the last couple months. I have 6 quilts planned for 2018. I love anything by BasicGrey, so the Meraki for me.

  349. Happy (Early!) New Year! I probably won’t get much sewing time, but I should get some knitting time, perhaps some socks? I think I like the Meraki the best. As for sewing plans, well I have lots, but I’m not sure what I’ll manage. It would be nice if I could at least start some long-planned quilts, and perhaps some of the clothing I’ve been collecting patterns and fabric for…

  350. Judy Chastain says:

    No, I won’t be sewing; my kids and grandkids are coming for the holiday! Oh, yes, to the to do list for 2018 – making and finishing 2 or 3 quilts and quilting the L’il Ruby quilt I made! I love the colors in Meraki, that bundle would fit right into my quilt list. Wow!

  351. PAMELA gray says:

    Yes, i will be quilting and seeing over the New Year weekend. I will being sewing on UFO’S , mainly on a civil war quilt blocks Love Lettets. I love the Morton New Hope bundle. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL AND GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERYONE!

  352. LW says:

    Yes, that’s my plan for the weekend. At list for 2018 is longer than ever. And I love the Basic Grey.

  353. Judy Sigsworth says:

    I plan to sew from now until it warms up to freezing. What else is there to do when its -9 outside before wind chill? I have a long list of things I want to sew (and finish) in 2018. I’d also like to figure out a way to train either my husband or the cat to bring in the mail so I don’t have to set foot outside. And while I’d love either bundle, Jo Morton’s New Hope speaks to me. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Stay safe, warm, and have a happy new year.

  354. Sharon Matz says:

    I am going to be sewing this weekend with a group of friends, yes, I have a big list of things to do in 2018. My list includes the many quilts that just need borders! Not my favorite part. I love Meraki by Basic Grey. And of course Doug’s book is great! Thanks for the chance to win. Happy New Year to everyone at Moda.

  355. Kris Svoma says:

    I took this whole week off from work, and have been sewing all week. Housework, what’s that? I will continue over the weekend as well. As far as 2018 goes, I would like to complete one top per month, and try to get one quilted each month as well. I love both collections, but Meraki is my fave. Also LOVE the patterns shown!!!

  356. Beverly Lynn says:

    I will be sewing and enjoying being inside over New Years. I have always head what you do New Years you do all year and I want to be sewing! 2018 will be a new beginning quilting….my friend an I are getting a longarm! Can’t wait!!!! I love the earthy tones and the name New Hope is what a new beginning is all about.

  357. Chookyblue says:

    Great quilts in the book…
    I have a three day sewing session planned to bring in the new year……. Just waiting for daylight to be able to go out to the chookshed and start sewing….
    I want to try and grab more sport sewing opportunities in 2018…..working full time I am not getting so much done now but when organised even if you sew for 15 -30 mins each day on the machine you can get lots done…….
    .either range is beatiful…… But I love jo so well go with her tame……
    Thanks so much……

  358. Norma Beckemeier says:

    I will definitely be sewing since it will be frigid temps in our area. I just finished my 2018 list, had to put a few 2017 items on there. Thanks for the chance to win and Happy New Year to everyone.
    I like both a lot, but would go with Meraki by Basic Grey.

  359. Marie D says:

    I am hoping to get to my machine this weekend. Way too many projects to work on not to. I have two lists for 2018 – one UFO list for my guild that must be done or penalties ensue and another wishlist that I would love to make a dent in. I’ve had my eye on Stashtastik since Quilt Festival and love ‘old’ fabrics, so those would be a fantastic way to start off the new year. Thanks!

  360. Bernice Aebly says:

    Yes I hope to do some sewing during the holidays, but might be slowed down because I got the flu and have been spending a lot of time in bed. I have a number of projects that I didn’t get finished in 2017 and will try to keep those on the top of the list. The big one that I hope to work on in 2018 is Love Entwined by Esther Aliu.A friend and I are going to get started in mid January. I love the Jo morton New Hope bundle.

  361. Karen says:

    Yes!! I will be sewing all weekend!! Need to 2017 with sewing and begin 2018 the same way!! I don’t have any official plans for 2018……just go with whatever strikes my fancy!! With the exception of sewing tops for church with fabric I’ve decided I will never use. They finish the tops and give to people in need. My goal this year is 25…I made 18 in 2017. Probably too much info!! I love Jo Morton’s New Hope collection!! It is beautiful!! Happy New Year!!

  362. Lynn Hayes says:

    I will definitely be sewing over the New Year weekend. I am working on a BOM that I have had for years. My 2018 list is going to be scrappy and to finish a few kits that 8 have purchased over the last few years. I love both of the Fabric collections but my favorite is Meraki by Basic Grey. Thanks.

  363. You bet I will sewing the New Year’s weekend, with another good blogging friend (we’ve got together in person a couple of times too, so cool!); it’s much more rewarding than partying, although I plan to have a glass or two of wine with her while we sew on New Year’s Eve! I’m planning on sewing tonight and part of tomorrow as well. 🙂 You bet I have a list; I wrote a post and linked it up with Yvonne at Quilting JET girl. Plans are good; organizing them even better. As for the fat eighth bundles, each is beautiful, New Hope speaks to me of cosy cuddling in January by a fire, and Meraki of looking forward to Spring. If I had to pick one, it would be the Meraki because I am SO looking forward to Spring!! Thank you for all the posts, inspiration, for the MBS, and for this giveaway.

  364. Tammi Williams says:

    What could be better to start the New Year than Jo Morton fabrics & Doug’s book of beautiful scrap quilt! Yes I will be sewing, finishing a Lone Star top. Of course I have a 2018 to-do, it starts with finishing 2 UFO’S. Then I can start a new project. Decided I’d like to finish 2 UFO’S for every new top I make for the next few months. Gotta have a goal right?

  365. Trina says:

    Yes, I plan on quilting over the New Year’s weekend. I started cutting and organizing fabric last night. I have an endless quilt list that rolls over from year to year. And as far as collections go, I love everything Basic Grey produces. Happy New Year!

  366. Joan C. says:

    l’m planning a whole day of quilting on December 31st, and a half day (after I get home from my local quilt shop’s annual sale) on January 1st. I have big plans for 2018 and this year I’m really going to complete what I start! My list includes finishing eight projects that have been languishing for years as well as two new BOMs and three quilts for family members. Jo Morton’s New Hope collection looks like it will fit well with my stash, so that’s the one I prefer.

  367. Tracey says:

    Yes I plan on quilting over New Years weekend. I do have quilt plans for 2018. I would love the Jo Morton collection

  368. Skeeter says:

    Hope to sew on Monday, going to the bronco game on Sunday (reward and punishment???). Before I start another project I want to finish my blockhead blocks and make a quilt. I have really enjoyed the blockheads, what a wonderful way to be introduced to the wonderful world of quilting! The Meraki collection is calling out to me. HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone.

  369. Jane Peters says:

    I’ll be finishing my 2017 projects over the New Year’s holiday, while planning my 2018 projects. I love the Meraki fabric, it is beautiful.

  370. Jan Knispel says:

    I try to sew/quilt every day. Right now I have a quilt for my sister on my table. I have so many quilt kits and plans for 2018, I don’t know where to start. I love the colors in Basic Grey collection.

  371. Wayne Washington says:

    I won’t get to sew on the weekend because I have 14 guests coming to celebrate my grandson’s birthday. But I’m excited about getting back to working on my “Blockheads” blocks as soon as possible in 2018. My goal is to finish that quilt. I’d love to win the Meraki collection by Basic Grey. Thanks for the opportunity to do that.

  372. Cindy Garaas says:

    I will be sewing over the New Year’s weekend and I just made a list of projects for 2018. I definitely like Jo Morton’s line, New Hope.

  373. Teri says:

    We’ll be having company this weekend so I won’t get to sew. My 2018 list includes getting organized first. Love Basic Grey’s Meraki collection. Thank you for chance to win.

  374. Janice McLaren says:

    I am planning to quilt a customer’s quilt this weekend. My to do list for 2018 is already a mile long. I would love to have Jo Morton’s fabric.

  375. Carolyn Davis says:

    May sew this weekend. Continuing the list from 2017. New Hope

  376. Yes I do plan to sew on New Years Day1! I do have a list for 2018…and it’s a little ambitious. 🙁
    I love the Basic Grey Meraki collection. Thanks for the generous give away!

  377. Martha Fast says:

    I am definitely sewing over the weekend. One of our daughters is visiting and I’m still finishing her new quilt! My 2018 list includes my first log cabin quilt, and a quilt for my finicky sister. She’s a modern type, so Meraki might be a good choice for her. Happy New Year to everyone at Moda!

  378. Sandie says:

    My plans for the holiday definitely include some sewing time. After all, legend says that the way you spend your day on New Years Day is predictive of what the coming year holds for you, so I’m taking no chances! I’ve been trying to gather my UFO’s and prioritize them to get a list madeso I can stay focused on getting at least some of them into the done column. And if I’m lucky enough to be chosen, I’d love the Jo Morton Repros! Happy New Year to you Carrie, and all of the Moda Family!

  379. Wendy says:

    I am sending the family out to do cold-weather sports while I sew 2 days this weekend! Wooohoooo! I have a TON of projects for 2018 but they have not been assembled into a TO-DO LIST with some sensible priorities. That’s the quilting list I need to build. I am lusting for the Meraki collection by Basic Grey

  380. Susan Jaisle says:

    I love the primitive look of New Hope! I will be seeing all weekend! I don’t have a list because I change my mind so much.

  381. Marsha says:

    Yes, I will be sewing tomorrow and hopefully Monday. Yes, I have a couple of lists. One is a list of blocks of the month and the second list is full of PIPs (projects in progress) and fun new projects I hope to make progress on in 2018. I love Jo Morton’s fabrics.

  382. Melissa Nelson says:

    I will definitely be quilting-hope to finish up a couple quilts. I have a couple dozen quilts in progress that I hope to finish in 2018. I tend to start new ones thus my many UFO’s, but am always wanting to start new ones. Meraki looks like a collection I would love to use.

  383. Ellen T. says:

    Ok I am hoping to put my foot to the pedal, sewing machine pedal that is this wkend!
    I have 2 items I really need to finish….but the Meraki by Basic Grey might need to go to the top of list.
    Wishing everyone a Happy & Blessed New Year.

  384. Dorothy Hopko says:

    My answer to # 1 – is do birds fly???
    And #2 – I have one from 2017 to finish for sure – did not get that one done in time for Christmas – and a couple of block months to catch up on – and then my list for 2018 – is constantly a in progress thing….and # 3 would be Meraki Basic Grey

    Happy New Year to You and thank you for all you do !!!!

  385. Cindy K says:

    Yes, I will be sewing over the New Years holiday. My 2018 list includes ufo’s and new projects. No Morton is my all time favorite!!!

  386. Diane G says:

    I plan on sewing on New Years but, first I need to do a little cleaning in my sewing room. Mrs. Santa left a bit of a mess. LOL

  387. Stephanie Martinez says:

    Yes I totally plan on sewing!!! Yah!!! I do have my 2018 list and now I’m itching to work on it! I really like the basic grey. ❤️

  388. Debra LaMont says:

    I will be starting some tablerunners that I will giving to siste-in-laws at our yearly gathering. Blocks are cut and ready to start sewing. I will be using batiks that I presently have and doing some stash busting.

  389. Bonnie Clark says:

    I will be definetly quilting over the New Years Holiday. I have a long quilting to do list that just keeps getting added to. My favourite collection would anything with warm colours.

  390. Judy J says:

    I plan to sew over the New Year’s weekend. I have a list of UFO’s that I want to finish, and I want to continue to make donation quilts, along with a couple of new projects.

    • Judy J says:

      Sorry, I had trouble getting the comment to post and forgot to add in my last attempt that Jo Morton is my favorite.

  391. Diane Linford says:

    I will definitely be sewing over the New Year’s weekend. I plan on putting my sewing machine in the “football watching” room, and multitasking (sewing and watching)
    I have a list for 2018 – it will have a large carryover from my 2017 and 2016 lists.
    If I have to choose between the two collections, I would choose the Meraki, but I love them both.

  392. JaneR says:

    Looks like a great book, love the patterns! I am definitely sewing this New Years weekend..the family will just have to eat leftovers! I have a 2018 UFO list…with at least 21 items on it. Love the Meraki collection!

  393. Karen Ritter says:

    I plan to continue work on a class quilt throughout the new year’s weekend so I can be caught up for our next meeting. My 2018 list has 2 more finishes plus a couple of samplers and a Christmas quilt. Love that Basic Grey collection! Thanks!

  394. Karen Longo says:

    I probably won’t do any sewing this holiday weekend, but I do have a UFO list started for 2018! Between the two fabric collections, I like New Hope best.

  395. NICE — I am planning on sewing over the holiday weekend. I have a list of UFOs that need to be finished. I would love that bundle of Meraki! Thanks for the giveaway, happy sewing.

  396. Aura-Lee says:

    Yes I plan to quilt all weekend long. I do have a goal for quilting for 2018, after I finish up making some memory quilts from my moms clothes. Oh gosh, I can’t decide which set as I love them both! Happy new year everyone.

  397. Jeanette Nichols says:

    Love Doug’s patterns. Have a couple of them. I planning on getting my borders done on my mystery quilt to finish it up this year. Would love Jo Morton’s collection. I want to try my hand at small quilt collection of hers. As for next year, I am planning on starting a quilt for my great grand daughter. Looking forward to new quilt adventures in 2018!!

  398. Jocelyn says:

    As we don’t have any other plans, I am hoping to get some major time sewing over the New Years weekend. And my plans for 2018? Why, work down my stash of course 🙂 And I always love Jo Morton’s fabric. Although either one would be great!! Wishing you and all the staff a Happy New Year!

  399. janet says:

    Oh yes, quilting New Year’s Eve is my celebration. 2018, I hope to get some of the pile of tops quilted and get back to a “two for them, one for me” schedule with charity/service quilts. I look forward to seeing Doug’s book and would love either fabric but if I must choose, Jo Morton.

  400. Candy says:

    Just finished a quilt so won’t be sewing this weekend but after the first of the year it will be back to it. I have all kinds of projects lined up for 2018 and can’t wait to start. I love anything Jo Morton!!!! Wishing everyone a safe, productive and Happy New Year!!!

  401. Pamela Casey says:

    Yes, I will be quilting over New Year’s weekend. I am working on a the Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt. I am using Doug’s new ruler for that and love it!! I have many quilts to back and quilt this year. First in the que is to quilt a baby quilt for a great granddaughter! I would prefer the Meraki by Basic Grey if I were to win!

  402. Pattie Davidson says:

    I will be stitching over the weekend, I do have plans for new quilts. My favorite is Joe Morton HOPE

  403. Phyllis Beneditz says:

    Yes I will be sewing over the weekend. I have a baby shower next weekend and still have a couple of items to work on. I do have a to do list of quilts, just no time line on when they need to be completed. My first preference is the Jo Morton set. Those are some of my favorite colors! However, I do enjoy brighter colors as well, so Meraki by Basic Grey would be fun to work with. Happy New Year to All.

  404. Debby says:

    I have been sewing all week and will continue through this weekend. I don’t have a formal written list but I did put all the fabric, pattern and thread for each quilt I want to make in a separate clear container so I don’t have to look for anything later. The Jo Morton collection would be my choice, as I love all the darker colors.

  405. Susan Stanton says:

    I wish I could sew all weekend, but I have travel plans instead! Yes, I compile a list of project for each new year. It’s a great way to start off the new year and not forget any projects. I like both bundles, but would pick Meraki as my first choice! Happy New Year!

  406. Janie Steele says:

    Pick me, pick me

  407. Carol C says:

    I will definitely be sewing this weekend – can’t wait. I have a long list already for 2018 and likely one for 2019 as well. Although both bundles are wonderful, I think Meraki is calling out to me just a little bit louder than New Hope but one always needs some new hope!

  408. Robin Credit Hoffman says:

    I will be sewing over the New Years weekend. And i do have a list for 2018 but it changes daily lol. I also live Jo’s bundle the best.

  409. Lois Oberg says:

    Yes, I have plans to be quilting all weekend long. My 2018 plans are to finish some UFO’s, especially
    my Honor Flight quilts, and work on projects on hand that I’ve had ready to go for a while. I love Doug’s new book, and my husband especially likes the quilt on the cover. Guess that will be on my 2018 agenda! I would love ‘New Hope’ by Jo Morton – I’m crazy about her fabrics.

  410. Martha Followill says:

    I love the fabric with blue, green, red and gold. I am trying to get a sewing room sit up so I can accomplish my to do list of things I want to make. Love making quilts. It would be a real blessing to win this. Thanks and blessings.

  411. Kathie Chapman says:

    I have a long list of items to work on this coming weekend. Can’t wait. My plans for 2018 are to get my sewing room organized and get more quilts made and distributed. I run a non-profit that gives away quilts to at-risk kids, domestic violence shelters, and the smaller charities that aren’t on people’s radars (Quilts from the Heart). I’m newly retired and organization is at the top of the list. I pick the Meracki collection – looks bright and cheery.

  412. Kim H says:

    Ye, I’m sewing New Year’s Day!!
    Yes, I have a 2018 project to do list!
    I prefer Meraki by BasicGrey!

  413. Sarah Wunderlich says:

    YES! I plan on sewing all weekend! I have a list of UFOs and a small list of new quilts to start/finish for 2018. It’s too hard to pick whichnline! I would have to go with the Jo Morton bundle. It fits with most of my stash and some of my plans…but then the Basic Grey line is so cheery looking and also fits with some plans! Eeek!

  414. Colleen Coffman says:

    Yes, I am planning on sewing this weekend. It’s a stormy day here – perfect for staying in and sewing. My plans for 2018 include planning for completion of UFO’s. I want them done! I can’t choose between these two collections. They are both beautiful and outside my usual wheelhouse!

  415. Penny says:

    If I finish putting Cmas decorations & other related stuff away & tidy my sewing room I will get to sew! Plans for 2018 quilting are still sorting in my head! What a wonderful new book! The New Hope bundle would be my choice ~ I love love love Jo Morton fabrics! Thx & Happy New Year!

  416. d062908515 says:

    Yes I am quilting this weekend and have plans for 2018 all lined up. I do like the Meraki by Basic Gray, but would be happy with either one.
    Thanks for having the giveaway and Happy New Year.

  417. Stella Morantes says:

    I am teaching myself to quilt, s yes, I am doing it almost every day! My plans for 2018: master paper piecing and improving free hand quilting. As for these collections, Meraki -basic grey is so much fun!

  418. Pat says:

    New Hope would be fun to use on a log cabin quilt. I have started a list of quilted items to make in 2018. I will definitely be sewing this weekend

  419. I do plan to sew on New Year’s weekend….I thought I had to babysit 2 of my little grandsons but that didn’t pan out so I’m free. I’ll consider it more “birthday fun” as my birthday is within the weekend as well! I also have a sewing/quilting plan for 2018 that includes finishing UFO’s (or passing them on to others) as well as making a dozen new quilts and quilting the flimsies I made in 2017. My preference is for the Jo Morton bundle—I love reproductions—-AND my church is named New Hope Methodist—so I can’t go wrong choosing the New Hope bundle! Thanks for a chance to win—-both to you, Doug and Martingale. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

  420. Dortha says:

    I plan to sew New Year’s Day as I am off. I don’t have a plan as yet for 2018. I like New eHope by Jo Morton. Thanks

  421. JudyBL says:

    Yes, quilting is in the mix for this weekend. I have a list of old projects I would like to finish and some new to start. I like both collections but would love to try Meraki by Basic Grey. Happy New Year!

  422. Shawn says:

    I will be starting the new year right by sewing. My 2018 goal is the quilt my finished quilt tops. I love any fabric from zen chic

  423. Shawn says:

    Sorry forgot to say meraki by basic grey quilting on the new year and finishing quilt tops

  424. Pat Draa says:

    I hope to be quilting all through the holiday weekend, especially Monday when others are watching football! My goal for 2018 is to finish a quilt for my daughter. I love the light colors fabric. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  425. Lisa B says:

    Yes, I plan to sew ion New Year’s Day. I have a list of quilts I need to finish binding before the local quilt show in February plus some new projects for 2018. I love the bright cheery colors in this dead of winter time.

  426. Joy Dickson says:

    I am going to sew over the holiday weekend. I have prekitted my own kits to keep me on track for 2018. Many quilts to make. I love Meraki by Basic Grey.

  427. cdahlgren2013 says:

    I’ll definitely be quilting this weekend, I am going to be a Grandma again in February! I have a long to-do list this year. I’m definitely going to finish my UFO’S, all most of them need are quilting. Plus I want to make baby stuff, and I have a huge amount of scraps that I promised myself I would make a dent in, and the quilts in this book are absolutely gorgeous, plus I can use my scraps. Win-win! So hoping that I can get this book! Jadahlgr at Yahoo dot Com

  428. Pam Mueller says:

    Yes I have plans to sew over New Years! I love the basic gray line. I have many plans for 2018 but I hope to finish some ufos and busting my current stash.

  429. Definitely planning on quilting before New Year’s day and I definitely have a list of quilts to tackle in 2018. One is already basted and ready for quilting. Another waiting to be basted. And a few in progress. Not to mention the kits bought but not yet started. And I love the Meraki fabric by Basic Grey!

  430. Jean says:

    Many many people in my little home for the holidays! Sewing is put away til next week. I’ve got my plan for 2018 and I’m loving It! I like the Jo Morton collection! Thanks for having the giveaway and Happy New Year! -Jean

  431. Karen Seitz says:

    Yes, I will be sewing this weekend after what feels like a long hiatus (2 months). I want to finish my Merrily quilt, make and attaching binding to a hunter star quilt, and start a couple of baby quilts. I also just got a new-to-me white featherweight, so I want to put her through her paces. 🙂 I want to continue my “finish what I’ve started’ and “sew from my stash” mantras from this year. I did a good job in 2017 and hope to make a bigger dent in 2018. I like both collections, but Meraki will blend with my stash more readily. Thank you and Happy New Year!

  432. Marie Cushing says:

    After saying good-bye to all our Christmas guests my plan is definitely to sew over the New Year holiday week-end. My quilting “to do” list is already filling up, but I think 2018 is the year I make a quilt for myself. I would love to use the Meraki collection and Due North from the Stashtastic books looks like an amazing pattern to try. Many thanks

  433. Carol A. Kuse says:

    Of course I hope to get in some quilting this weekend. It is supposed to be -10 New Years Eve. I would love to play with Meraki by Basic Grey. I always have a to do list. The problem is getting the UFO list finished first.

  434. Heather B says:

    Thank you so much for sharing! This weekend I am actually hoping to get some curtains done to replace the ones in our bathroom. I do not have a list for 2018 yet. Both collections are amazing but if I had to choose I would go with the BasicGrey.

  435. Leslie Rozum says:

    I definitely will be sewi ng over the holiday! Sew much to sew! I have a very long list of projects I want to finish but have decided I need to go over the list & prioritize my projects. New Hope would be my choice of bundles —- have always loved Jo Morton fabrics & no one in my area carries it

  436. Kathy McP says:

    No – son is home from the Navy. No – I like to wing it! Meraki!

  437. Sharon Kenshalo says:

    Yes, planning on sewing this weekend over first. I’m working on finishing quilt, have another at log arm quilter, more than three to finish. I like basic gray quarters. Also just enjoy all your articles.

  438. Joanna Barr says:

    Yes I will be sewing this weekend. I have 1 last Christmas present that I didn’t get finished. My plan for 2018 is to work through my UFO from 2017. I got distracted often. There are also a few quilts to be done for gifts in 2018. Both fabric lines are beautiful and I could use either but I know Meraki would be perfect for a special someone.

  439. Yes, I hope to do some sewing done this weekend, I do have to work New Years Day but will try and squeeze some sewing in on that day too. Still have to finish some projects for the end of this year and have more planned for 2018 that I want to get an early start on. I think both lines would be fun to work with but prefer the darker colored bundle.

  440. amy tanner says:

    I am definitely going to sew. I need to finish up a few quilts before I start several new projects next year. I love the lighter colors. I totally need this book. I love all the quilts. thank you

  441. Leigh Ann Prange says:

    Yes!! I will be sewing/Quilting over the holiday but I do have to work New Year’s Day!! I have a to do list started but of course there will be others thrown in. I would love both collections but Meraki looks bright & fun for Spring!!

  442. Pam Thompson says:

    I sure am going to sew/quilt this New Year’s weekend! My machine is calling my name.
    I have all my favorite snacks, plenty of thread & accessories, and fabric pieces to start an idea I have in my head.
    My idea is about reproduction fabrics that are sewn into six inch blocks, placed on point and stacked into a row. Numerous rows will be separated by a red/blue Marcus paisley strip. The paisley strip will also border the entire quilt with mitered corners.
    The inside blocks have a grayish floral material bordering the blocks.
    I’m going to be creative, have great materials, going to have fun!
    I like the New Hope materials!
    Alright!

  443. carolyn white says:

    Are you going to get to sew over the New Year’s Day holiday weekend? Yes, a paper piece project for a Queen Size quilt
    Do you have quilting to-do list for 2018? I sure do, my girlfriend just told me she’s going to be a Grandmother for the second time in February, 2018–gotta get a baby quilt made.
    Which of these two collections would you prefer? I love New Hope by Jo Morton

  444. Linda Vipond. says:

    I hope to sew ASAP. It’s been a few months with way too much drama going on. I’m ready to get sewing a new quilt for 2018. I’m excited to get started. Both fabric collections are lovely, the collection that I prefer is the reds tans and golds. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy new year.

  445. Margaret Morris says:

    Today (Saturday) I clean and re-sort my Sewing room, Tomorrow I organise my New Year’s Day Sewing project (complete my Botanique quilt blocks) and if time allows construct the quilt top. I have already constructed my 2018 Project List – complete 1 UFO each month and get stuck in to my major project – Michelle Hills beautiful William & May Morris Sampler quilt using my gorgeous Moda William Morris 2017 by V&A half yard bundle. I have been wrangling the yardage for the backing, sashings, borders and bindings from some of your wonderful US retailers and will commence the project at the end of January. Whilst I love both fabric bundles I would love to use the Meraki collection – such lovely fresh colours. Thank you for your continued inspiration and a Happy & Peaceful New Year to everyone.

  446. Terri Gale says:

    After the crazy busyness of the holidays I am most definitely sewing New Years!! All weekend long!!! I am so looking forward to it!!
    As for the choosing of which one, I’d have to buy both!!! Very pretty!!
    Either line would go great in a number of my 2018 quilt to-do list!
    Happy New Year to all!!

  447. Mary Ellen says:

    I do plan to sew over the holiday. Just as soon as I get Christmas put away. And I can’t wait to learn the gender of my new grandchild due in a few weeks. I will certainly be making them a quilt.

  448. Sandra B says:

    I am definitely sewing over New Years weekend! It is a tradition for me…great way to start out the new year on a positive note!! So I always sew on a quilting project over the New Years holiday.
    I am working on my 2018 quilting goals list, but it is not finalized at this time….I would say it is probably 90% complete….
    New Hope by Jo Morton is my favorite!

  449. Rose Boomstra says:

    Yes for sure sewing over the New Years holiday weekend, my to-do list is too long not to.
    The first one on my to do list is a Farmers Wife quilt. That will be a challenge!
    Both collections are beautiful but I think I prefer Meraki.

  450. Jan B. says:

    I sure hope to sew over this weekend for New Years!
    My 2018 quilting to-do list is not yet written down but it’s formulated in my brain, so I hope to get it written soon.
    I’d be thrilled with either collection! Jo Morton is a long-time favorite but I starting to branch out of my comfort level so the Basic Grey collection looks fun & springy! Great giveaway! Doug’s new Martingale book looks great, too!

  451. Karen N says:

    I sure will be sewing over the weekend… can’t wait to start. The only plan is to sew a little every day….
    The jo Morton bundle is my favorite but would welcome either into my quilt room. I love a good book… thanks for the offer

  452. MaryBeth says:

    Wow! What a nice way to start the New Year!! I’ll definitely be sewing this weekend. My hubby bought me a 66 Red Eye recently and just came home with a cabinet for it yesterday (for $2!!!). We played today cleaning it up and installing the gorgeous Red Eye (named Daisy because she was a Roaring 20’s gal). My list of projects for the new year is in my head, but I probably should put it down on paper!! I really like the Meraki collection’s clear colors. Happy New Year!!

  453. I hope to be sewing over this New Year’s weekend! Yes, I do have a 2018 quilting to-do list, in my head. 🙂 The list never ends…..
    I prefer Jo Morton’s “New Hope” fabric, and would love to have a copy of Doug Leko’s new book!
    Happy New Year to all!

  454. Margret Berg says:

    YES I plan on getting alot of sewing in this weekend. I have four quilts on my have to do list, one is just doing the binding, which is a Jo Morton quilt and fabric. LOVE her fabric, but the other three are stitching together so i can quilt them. Thanks for he chance to win some beautiful fabric and book.

  455. Marcia says:

    Hope to sew over the weekend. My 2018 to do list is to finish what I’ve started. The Jo Morton collection is my fave; but would enjoy the Basic Grey too. The new book looks awesome. Thanks for the chance to win.

  456. Darcy says:

    I am absolutely sewing this weekend! I am on a roll. My 2018sewing list consists of WIPs and the two quilts I will start at QuiltCon in February. I love Jo Morton. Thank you for the chance to win that great new book and the fabric!

  457. Janelle says:

    Great Job Doug!

  458. Renae Stassen says:

    I will be sewing this weekend and starting a new quilt along with working on ufos. I like both collections but prefer the lighter in colors

  459. Karen says:

    Hope to sew over the weekend. I will be sewing in the air conditioning to avoid the sweltering heat and humidity in Queensland, Australia. My quilting goal is to finish 12 UFOs – one a month. Of course I will probably start more projects! I would love the Basic Grey range and inspiration from the book. Happy 2018.

  460. Susan Gilden says:

    I will be sewing this weekend, I got a new sewing cabinet for Christmas/Birthday present and have been organizing my room for the last few days. Can’t wait!! In January I am starting off with a baby quilt and miscellaneous baby items, as my daughter is having a girl in April. I love both fabric lines, but I think I would prefer the Basic Grey. Thanks!!!

  461. Diana Lentz says:

    I’d love to get back to sewing, we’ve been working on my moms house since August. My to do list for 2018 is LONG! First is to get back to my Blockhead blocks and put the top together (that has been a fun project). Several quilts for gifts, I can’t wait to get started. Before I can sew I first have to clean up gift wrapping central! I love both collections (and Doug’s book) but for a new direction it would be awesome to get to sew with Meraki by Basic Grey.
    Thank you and Happy New Year!

  462. Deb Worthman says:

    I am definitely sewing this weekend. I’ll be catching up on my Blockhead blocks, then starting on a quilt from Miss Rosie’s Farmhouse Quilts.

  463. Vicki Gray says:

    I’m looking forward to sewing this weekend!! I do have a list of quilts that need finishing in 2018. I even gifted a quilt top at Christmas, with a note saying “You can’t keep this just yet”!! The Jo Morton line seems to be calling my name!! Thank you for the great giveaway!

  464. Penny Chan-Kent says:

    I do have a list of new quilts I’d Like to start plus some UFO’s to finish. I’d love the Meroki line as they’d make a great birthday gift for my 70th on January 1st.

  465. Sheree H. says:

    I will not get to sew this weekend -must put Christmas away first and take visiting daughter to airport on New Year’s Day . I do have some sewing plans for 2018-startingcwith baby quilt to welcome 2nd grandchild in Feb and then to finish up all WIPs . My choice would be Meracki.

  466. Anita Ezzell says:

    Hopefully I’ll get some sewing done this weekend, and I do have a list for 2018. Love the civil war reproductions and the fall colors.

  467. Stephanie Tabares says:

    I will be sewing with friends on Saturday and sewing all day on New Years Day. I love the dater bundle but I am sure I can find something for the lights as well

  468. Madeline R. says:

    I do plan to sew during the New Year weekend, but my plans constantly change, so we’ll see. 2018 will bring our first grandchild, so an owl baby quilt is a must. I also sew and quilt prayer quilts for our quilt ministry at church and of course, there are those UFOs. I would like to add the Meraki bundle to my stash.

  469. Tammy Moad says:

    I’ll definitely be sewing tomorrow while hubby is at the Fiesta Bowl. My 2018 to-do list needs to include several UFOs…probably 7 or 8, plus there’s always room for new projects. I love the colors in both bundles, but if I have to choose, I choose the Meraki collection. I need to make a baby quilt soon and I bet it would look awesome with these fabrics.

  470. Kristy Wilkinson says:

    I will be sewing on my mystery quilt. I want to catch up. I have a list from this year that needs to be transferred to next year! I am good at starting projects but finishing them not so much! 🙂 I like the Basic Grey bundle with the bright colors. What gorgeous quilts you showed us today. Thanks for all you do at Moda. You make it so much fun to read your posts. K-

  471. Linda K says:

    Oh yes, I’ll be sewing for sure. Santa brought me a new sewing machine!! I don’t have a list for 2018, but a few quilts are already waiting to be started. Thanks so much for the chance to win the book- I’ve got LOTS of fat quarters. Both fabrics look yummy, guess I’d pick Meracki but love Jo Morton fabrics, too.

  472. Lola Zo says:

    1. I am hoping I will be motivated to start the new year productively by starting a new quilt.
    2. I am working on the list of Quilts I want to make for Christmas 2018 presents. At least one for each of my 4 grandchildren.
    3. Jo Morton (my 19 year old granddaughter loves reproduction quilts.

  473. Sandy K says:

    No I will not be able to sew over New Year’s weekend. Yes I do have a long list of quilt projects for 2018 🙂 and I would love the Meracki by Basic Grey.

  474. Deborah K. says:

    I do not think I will be sewing over New Years. I need to clean my sewing room first! As far as 2018, I have a couple lap quilts I hope to finish. I like the Meraki fabric better.

  475. Marianne says:

    Yes to sewing! I haven’t been in my sewing room in months, no to question two, and I love the bundle on the left! Happy New Year!

  476. Leslie Schmidt says:

    I will definitely be sewing over the New Year weekend. It’s way too cold to go outside! I have a short list of quilts to make in 2018, but I really need to get them done. I’ve been planning on making a quilt for our bed for many years, so this year I have to tackle that. I think I would prefer the Basic Grey line. Thanks for the chance.

  477. I will definitely be sewing this weekend because I sew pretty much every weekend! I prefer the colour palette of the Meraki fabric but they are both lovely. I have a to do list but it is in my head. If I wrote it down it would be scary long!

  478. Deb FitzGerald says:

    I will be sewing over the long weekend. I do not make a quilting project list for the new year as new fabric lines inspire me throughout the year. I love the Meraki bundle and the book looks fabulous.

  479. Karen McMahon says:

    I am hoping to do some quilting over the New Year weekend. I do have some plans for 2018, I hope to get some UFOs done. I love both fabric groups but I am a huge Jo Morton fan. Her line would be my first choice. Thanks for the chance to win. Happy New Year!

  480. Brenda King says:

    Yes, I’ll be quilting over the New Years weekend! I have near a hundred UFO’s to finish, and a quilt-a-long in store for 2018. I prefer the darker reproduction fabric bundle, and would LOVE to win your lovely give-a-way! HAPPY NEW YEAR to you, and all yours! : ) Brenda King

  481. Kathleen Dalecio says:

    I’m hitting some local quilt stores’ fabric sales tomorrow! I have Christmas decorations to put away and a NYE party to attend, then I can indulge in some fun sewing.
    I love Basic Grey fabrics, so their F8th bundle would be my pick! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  482. Delinda Lea Blakney says:

    Such beautiful quilt designs. I love viewing how different fabrics and designs entirely change the mood of the quilt. And I’ll definately be playing with fabric to celebrate the New Year as I plan out my upcoming projects. I’ve always loved Jo Morton designs but that Meraki is calling my name. Love it!

  483. Kris Bloomquist says:

    I do have a to-do list for 2018 and I’m hoping to sew over New Years–we moved last week and I’m still unpacking, but I hope to get some time to sew. I would love the Meraki bundle! Happy New Year!

  484. Deb Mac says:

    I actually had plans to organize my sewing room New Year’s Day but have decided to sew, sew, sew instead. I can organize another day. I really like the New Hope line. Have plans to order Doug’s book but will wait a few days now.

  485. Linda Gagliano says:

    Oh Yes! I’m sewing the weekend. I plan on learning and sewing from EQ8, sewing a quilt with machine embroidery, making machine covers and work hard for me, making covers for appliances in the kitchen and at least a few items of clothing. I’m attracted to the light like on the left of my screen.

  486. Linda Gagliano says:

    Edited to make it work mats and the bundle with the light fabrics. Sorry!

  487. michele breault says:

    I plan on sewing until the daffodils bloom. Of the two collections, I prefer Meraki. I recently upgraded to EQ8 and I want to master the sucker.

  488. Sherry B says:

    YES YES YES….I actually am able to sew over this New Year’s! Luckily it is not my year to host our annual party so I am definitely sewing myself silly this weekend. And no, I don’t make a to-do list for sewing because it’s kinda like making resolutions–I never stick to it! I love, love the New Hope by Jo Morton…so much loveliness….but then the BasicGrey is delicious too. I’m in love with fabric, can you tell?

  489. Irene Chandler says:

    Yes, I plan to sew this weekend! Next year I’d like to make a double wedding ring as it is on my quilting bucket list. I love the Jo Morton fabric!!

  490. Deborah A Watters says:

    Yes, I will be sewing this New Year’s week end. I have a list of quilts that need to be finished for some of our grandchildren. And I love the bright color fabric!

  491. Emily Fehr says:

    I wish I was sewing this weekend, but I am on vacation in New Orleans. In 2018, I plan to finish my Irish chain quilt and my two twin braid in a day quilts. Beyond that, I will do a quilt with whichever fabric I feel like working with next out of my stash. I like the New Hope collection.

  492. Kathryn says:

    Definitely going to be sewing over New Year’s weekend.
    My to do list for 2018 includes many things that started on my 2017 to do list. Hoping to finish those and start some new projects.
    Love the bright colors in Meraki by BasicGrey.

  493. EllenB says:

    I’ll be doing some stitching just for me this weekend. Will be taking a couple of FMQ classes in January, so my plan for the year is to try to finish a UFO every other month (notice the word “try”!).
    Meraki has great colors and I love anything by Basic Grey.

  494. Candy N. says:

    Yes, I hope to do a little sewing this weekend … after I do a sewing room overhaul to get ready for a new year of quilting! I know my to-do list will make itself when I uncover the UFO’s lurking in the closet. It would definitely be a lot more fun if I had that delicious “Meraki” fabric to play with, along with Doug’s new book for inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win. Happy New Year!

  495. Joana Simmers says:

    I will be sewing Monday, New Years Day— my little grandson has been with us the last several days as his mommy and daddy packed to move back to Georgia, and I will hand him back over on Sunday. I’ve been too busy with blocks and Duplos and Bob the builder to sew! I have a to-do list for quilting for 2018, starting with a few Christmas projects I didn’t quite finish. I love both collections but Meraki by Badic Grey is my favorite! Thanks for the giveaway and the closer of Stashtastic!

  496. MoeWest says:

    I have January birthday gifts to work on this weekend. In 2018 I plan to first finish up some WIPs and then start on quilts that I have the fabric for but are not cut yet. I love the Meraki fabric by Basic Grey!

  497. MarcyG says:

    Yes, sewing is in my plans through the weekend (any chance I can!). I have missed having a Christmas quilt in the house this year so that is high on my list for 2018 besides finishing another scrap quilt and starting (!) one of the kits I have not been able to resist over the last couple of years. I am a Jo Morton fan so would like her New Hope collection if I am lucky enough to be chosen. Thanks!

  498. Definitely will be sewing! I try not to plan too much because things get in the way, or I get distracted by new fabrics and patterns 🙂 I love the Basic Grey!

  499. SusanC says:

    I’m looking forward to sewing this weekend on projects that were set aside to work on Christmas sewing. I have several projects that I need to complete in 2018 and a few more to start. Basic Grey fabric is always a favorite,

  500. Sandy Allen says:

    Yes I will be sewing! We are supposed to have bitter cold temps this weekend, so I won’t be going out much. I haven’t made a list per se, but have a running list in my mind. I want to make quilts for my nieces and nephews and finish some UFOs. It’s hard to pick, I love both bundles. I would have to say New Hope wins just by a hair! 🙂

  501. Patrice Stinson says:

    Yes, I will be sewing this weekend. I plan on creating a list of monthly projects to work on for 2018. I would love some Jo Norton fabric.

  502. Susan McC says:

    I am helping my aunt make some quilts over New Year’s – I hope to work on some quilts for my granddaughters (ages 5-1/2, 3-1/2, and 5 months) in 2018 – I would love the New Hope fabrics!!!

  503. amq97 says:

    Y.E.S.!!! Certainly will be sewing over the New Year’s Day holiday weekend. I hope you will too!
    Y.E.S.!!! I have my top 12 items already on a to-do list for 2018. Do you?
    New Hope collection by Jo Morton is a fav because when I win anything reproductions I always split it with my gal pal Cindy Kingston; and she loves anything by Jo!! Allison C Bayer, Plano, Texas

  504. Joni says:

    Looking forward to quilting every chance I get this weekend. I have a very long list of WIP that will be worked on in 2018. I just received Doug’s folded corner ruler for Christmas, can’t wait to play with it! I would choose Jo Morton’s New Hope bundle if I were so lucky! Happy New Year!

  505. Brenda Krajewski says:

    I wish I could be sewing, but I still have house guests, and the guest bedroom is my sewing room! I’m a beginner quilter, but I already have several projects on my to-do list. I love the Meraki.

  506. Cindy Walker says:

    Definitely sitting down to sew this weekend. Yes, I have a 2018 to do list. But always room for a new project. I would choose the New Hope bundle.

  507. Rita Stone says:

    I have been sewing all week while on vacation and plan to sew until I have to go back to work on Wednesday. My goal for 2018 is to finish quilts that are in progress and do one or more each month. I love both packs, but Meraki by BasicGrey would be my first choice if I couldn’t afford both.

  508. Margaret says:

    Had 2 grandkids for past week, almost 2 & almost 4. Lots of fun – no sewing. Will be sewing all weekend. Have a 2018 list — would love the Meraki fabrics. They are not my usual color combo and I would like to stretch my boundaries. Thanks for this lovely blog, Carrie.

  509. carolbellamy says:

    I hate to admit that I have one last Christmas gift to finish this weekend. My 2018 to do list consists of UFOs, NESTYs, and a couple of BOMs. I love both bundles, but choose the Meraki. Happy new year to all!

  510. Eileen says:

    Happy New Year! I’m planning on sewing that day and everyday day this year. Instead of listing them when they’re finished as the year progresses. Would love that either the Bassic Grey or that Jo Morton fat eight bundle. I think the latter would be great to use with some of my Diehl leftovers though so would truly appreciate that along with Doug’s book via Martingale. Thanks

  511. Donita M says:

    Yes I have several things I will be sewing hopefully to have some completed before the new year arrives. I have a “Wish List” of some things I would like to sew in 2018. I love both collections but I have several things I could sew with Jo Morton’ New Hope bundle. May everyone be blessed with extra sewing time in 2018!

  512. Bonnie L. Hoglund says:

    I hope to get together with my sewing buddy this weekend. I have a few Infinity Scarves to make for gifts. We plan on going to a Quilt Shop that is having a New Year’s Day sale. I am going through my stash and developing a list of projects, kits, and gifts. I want to have more of a plan to work from. I would love to use the Meraki fabrics in a new project.

  513. Sharon C. says:

    I will be straightening up my sewing room post holiday sewing and then I am ready to start sewing to bring in the new year. I plan on 2018 being a UFO year with a few new quilts thrown in. I LOVE Basic Gray and love the colors of the Meraki collection!

  514. Dianne Ronson says:

    I will definitely be sewing over New Year – my sewing table has been used for other things over Christmas, so sewing has been on hold. I usually go with the flow and sew what I’m in the mood for sewing, however, for 2018 I have a list………a list of quilts to finish and a list of fabric I bought a few years ago that love to bits and haven’t cut in to yet. I would love the New Hope fabric……I love everything Jo does. Happy New Year!

  515. Susan says:

    Yes, definitely sewing over the weekend; I intend to make a proper list, it’s just in my head at the moment, and I love the Basic Gray stack of fabric!

  516. Julie E says:

    I shall definitely be sewing over this weekend, even if it’s only to finish the blouse I’m making for New Year’s Eve! I have so many quilting plans for 2018 but the ones that I simply must get done are a quilt each for my son & daughter. I would choose the Meraki collection as I love the designs and I especially love that it’s all about leaving a bit of yourself in what you make.

  517. I’m sewing at our house on the coast over the weekend. It’s so peaceful there. Hubs heads out to fish and go into my happy zone at my machine. I love the Collections for a Cause Heritage and want to put that mosaic on my to-do. I have a quilt planner I probably should put into use.

  518. Oh yes, I definitely have a list going! I love the quilts shown, I have 4 tubs of fabric scraps that would look great in the patterns, and I would love to have either one of the bundles. So count me in!

  519. Bev Travis says:

    YES, I will be spending as much time as possible in my sewing space. At 2.5 weeks post knee replacement I’m cleared to cut/sew/iron/quilt again and can’t wait to get to it! I have many projects planned for 2018 and would love to include the Meraki collection and a Stashtastic quilt in those plans!

  520. Janet says:

    Yes- family leaves this morning and I plan on getting my sewing room back in order today. I love the Merika fabric. And my 2018 list of what I want to make is long. I bought a quilting planner and am excited to see how that helps me this year.

  521. quilter44 says:

    Today is the day when I begin to reclaim my sewing space so that I can begin a productive 2018. Although I will not be sewing over the New Year’s Day holiday, my grandchildren will be together, which only happens once a year. I do have a big to do list for 2018 and I am anxious to begin crossing projects off my list, most of them in the final stages of completion. New Hope is the only Jo Morton line I do not have so that would be my choice. The book is one I will use as I have so many scraps to use. Thank you for the giveaway. A very generous one for whoever wins.

  522. Janet Rice says:

    For sure getting some sewing done…..usually have grandkids on weekends but not this one! Have a project list in my head…..Now to put it on paper to make it more “real”. Love the meraki bundle (but wouldn’t turn my nose up at the jo Morton one). Lovely book 🙂

  523. Brooke rodgers says:

    I will be sewing over the New Years weekend on a quilt i want to complete soon. I do have plans for more projects and like thd New Hope collection. A very Happy New Year to you! And thanks for all the creative ideas.

  524. Marilyn says:

    No sewing for me this weekend as I am traveling. I have a couple of quilts in mind for next year, but I typically don’t plan too far ahead. The Meraki fabric looks fun but both are beautiful.

  525. Emily F. says:

    I surely will be sewing this weekend! The frigid outdoor temperatures make this perfect sewing weather. And what better way to start the New Year off than be sewing? My 2018 to-do list is divided up into “UFO’s to finish” and new projects to tackle. Both fat eighth collections are beautiful, but I think that I have a greater need for New Hope by Jo Morton. Of course, I’d be happy with either!

  526. Twyla says:

    Yes, for 4 days I’m quilting!! I’m in SD and it’s bitterly cold so perfect quilttime. I’ve got two weekends in January that I’m quilting one retreat with our church women and a class in Omaha! I love New Hope, I’m never bored!!

  527. Marlene Bonner says:

    Lists, lists and more lists, ufo’s, kits and wannado’s. This weekend quilting up the last ufo (on the ’17 list) Basic Grey would be my colorway. Heres to a scrappy 2018, learn something share something and have a good time doing it!

  528. Debbie Robbins says:

    I have intentionally not made plans for this 3 day weekend….so i can sew!! I also plan to move my 2017 list of quilt forward to 2018 and try to prioritize. I do love the Merikai by Basic Grey!! Happy New Year and Happy Sewing to y’all!!

  529. MaryJane Carpenter says:

    Definately will be sewing New Year weekend-alway do! My 2018 list begin with what didn’t get done in 2017. These fabrics have endless possibilities, if I had to chose one it would be New Hope by Jo Morton. Happy New Year!

  530. nicole says:

    Of course I will be sewing!! Any time I have the day off, I’m in my studio 🙂 2018 will be busy – I have a few baby quilts to make and I would love to enter my 4×5 Anthology quilt in the fair this summer. The Meraki bundle looks fun! This book is definitely on my list. Wishing everyone health and happiness in 2018!

  531. Susan Birtch says:

    Absolutely I am sewing, I have one quilt I need to finish so I can start on a baby quilt for my grandson who will be here in March. I also have some tops that need to be quilted, the to do list goes on & on for 2018. Do I really have to choose between the two, ….LOL. Meraki, would be my first choice, but who wouldn’t be happy with either one! The book is one of the best I have seen in a long time, with patterns that really give you the desire to make them…not just one of them …but all of them!

  532. Karen says:

    Yes, I will be sewing! I have a list for 2018, but the big question is, will I follow it or get sidetracked by some other project? The Meraki bundle is calling my name and would be fun to sew up. See, sidetracked already….

  533. Lori J Smith says:

    Yes I plan to sew over the long weekend. I will be piecing & quilting six small quilts for a local Montessori school. The children made the blocks, & I will put them together. Scrappy quilts are my favorite, so this new book is perfect, I would prefer the lighter colorway. Thanks!

  534. Angie Woodard says:

    I would love to win. I’ve been in quite a slump since my house caught fire last Christmas. I’m going to make It my goal to pull my machine out Monday and sew. Both collections are beautiful.

  535. Beverly Constantine says:

    yes, I sew most days. And.my list of quilts to do keeps growing, so I have lots to look forward to in 2018! I make a lot of donation quilts ……………..for kids to veterans. I like the lighter bundle. Happy New Year!

  536. Jeena says:

    I am definitely sewing this weekend. My goal is to knock out at least 15 UFOs in 2018! My fabric choice would be basic grey but I love Jo too!

  537. Darlene H says:

    Yes I will sew, I try to sew everyday. As for 2018 no goals just keep sewing. I like the Meraki. Thanks

  538. Debra Camp says:

    My boys are going fishing on New Year’s day, so I get to stay home in uninterrupted sewing bliss. I do have a list of UFO’s to finish in 2018, but I would love to add the Meraki fabric to that list.

  539. Colleen says:

    I will be sewing over the New Year’s weekend – it’s really coooold here so my sewing room is the best place to be ! I do have a project list for 2018 but I’m easily distracted ! Both of those bundles look inspiring but if I had to choose one … I would probably run off with Meraki by BasicGrey. Happy New year to all.

  540. Janie M says:

    Yes I get to sew this weekend. My 2018 goals are to finish my WIP’s. I would love the Meraki fat quarter bundle.

  541. Linda K-H says:

    That is ALL I plan to do over the New Year’s weekend … Sew, Sew, SEW!! I have a “to do” quilt list … sorry to say some is a run over from 2016 as well … BUT … resolution is for every three (3) UFOs I complete I can start a new project … Doug’s book and the JO MORTON fabrics would be a great way to start! Thanks for your blog … LOVE Moda and always look forward to seeing what is up-and-coming in the quilt world through your eyes! Happy New Year!! Linda

  542. quirkeries says:

    Are you going to get to sew over the New Year’s Day holiday weekend? Yes
    #6 and 7 of on ringo lake mystery. and spend the day in the 5th wheel in order to bug bomb the house 🙂
    Do you have quilting to-do list for 2018?
    Quilt my millifori

    Which of these two collections would you prefer?
    Orange, love orange!

  543. carol says:

    Definitely looking forward to doing quilting for 2018. I have so many ideas floating – a quilt list is a must. The fabric and book looks like a 2018 way to start this new year.

  544. WesternNYLady says:

    I’ll be working on a mystery quilt over the holiday weekend. A new clue every hour. I also have fabrics to get a head start on some ornaments. I don’t have an actual “list”, it would be too long. I’ll just pull from the projects that are piled up & waiting. Would love the book and either collection of fabrics. They look wonderful. Happy New Year!

  545. Christine Rentmeester says:

    Yes, I’m sewing this New Years Holiday. I’m currently working on selecting quilting patterns for my sons military quilt I made commemorating his two tours in Iraq. I’m also working on my Moda Blockheads blocks. I’ve found I have learned a lot about triangle and flying geese techniques that has greatly improved my piecing skills and made my blocks more accurate. For 2018 I want to finish the Moda Blockheads quilt, a Christmas mystery quilt I started a couple years ago, and a handpieced quilt that is nearly complete. Then I have a son who needs another quilt for he and his new bride and several other quilts are all kitted up and ready to start, that are just for me. My daughter says I like “old fabric” so my choice is New Hope by Jo Morton. My daughter loves the new and brighter modern fabric lines.

  546. Jean R says:

    I might be able to get some sewing done over the weekend, but I have a long list prepared for the new year. I think I could use the New Hope fabric in a couple things on that list!

  547. Robin W says:

    I’m settled in until warmer weather breaks on Tuesday so of course I will be sewing. Long gone are the days when we went out on New Year’s Eve. I’m content with cooking a nice dinner, having a glass of wine and watching the ball drop on the East Coast. I’ve already gotten a head start on the 2018 UFO list with two tops ready to go to the quilters. There are still plenty to finish by the end of 2018. My fabric choice would be New Hope by Jo Morton but would be most happy with either.

  548. Donna says:

    I definitely will be doing some sewing over the weekend. Although I haven’t put it to paper yet, I have a mental list of projects and quilts that I’d like to get done in 2018. Some are UFOs and of course, lots of new ideas! Doug’s book and a bundle of Basic Grey fabric would be wonderful!

  549. Karen B. says:

    I will definitely be quilting over the New Years weekend! My time! Have lots of projects planned for the new year, and plan to finish some old ones too. The quilt is all cut out and ready to go, sew…I must go now, the machine and fabric calls.

  550. Carol C says:

    I am definitely sewing this weekend — working to finish a baby quilt, and working on my list for 2018. I love reproduction fabrics, so my choice is Jo Morton’s New Hope — one of my 2018 goals is to make progress on my Dear Jane quilt, so that would be perfect. Thanks for the opportunity!

  551. Juli Marlan says:

    I’m sewing on the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt this weekend. I have a huge list of projects that I would like to complete in 2018. I would love to win the Basic Grey fabric . I’m in love with the flying geese quilt and I already have Doug’s ruler.

  552. Kathy Schele says:

    I am very inspired by the quilt you posted. To add to my collection for my next project I would love a bundle of Basic Grey fabric and Doug’s new book because I keep thinking along the lines of flying geese in my next project. My 2018 goal is to finish my Judy Niedermeyer quilt for my mom. My sewing will have to wait a few more days as my children pack up to head back home. Thank you!

  553. Becky says:

    Yes, I will be sewing this weekend and organizing my projects to be able to finish some on my to do list for 2018 which keeps getting longer. I have 2 quilts in progress that I would like to finish soon. Thanks for the chance to win – I would prefer Jo Morton’s New Hope.

  554. Dana says:

    I really hope I can get some sewing done this weekend! My to-do list for 2018 is incredibly long. I want to sew quilts for my Mom and Dad, both Aunts, my best friend, my husband, and one just for me, with pretty “old-fashioned” floral fabrics. I like the Meraki by Basic Grey. Have a safe and happy New Year!

  555. Emily Boer says:

    Of course I will be sewing this weekend!! My to do list for 2018 is long but there is always room for all the new projects I find, lol. My unfinished pile is dozens tall but I’ll get back to them. I work best when I have several project to choose from. I put Doug’s book on my “must get” list the first time I saw it! I have always been drawn to the warm colors of Jo Morton and others so that bundle would be my choice.

  556. Laurie says:

    I hope to sew New Years Day. I am throwing a birthday party for my husband tonight, so no sewing today. I definitely have an exciting list for 2018! I can’t wait to get started! I like both fabric lines, but I think I like Meraki by Basic Grey the best.

  557. That looks like a great book! I do plan to sew (in a few minutes, in fact), and I will set goals for 2018, but a must hoping to finish up one more thing yet this year, so it doesn’t have to go on the list for next year! I usually do a year end recap and then goals for the next year on my blog during the first few days of January. I like the Meraki line the best. Thanks for the giveaway!

  558. Maureen says:

    This new year will be my year to work on projects that I have amassed while working full time and finishing my bachelors degree while raising my three children as a single parent. I can’t wait!

  559. Linda Horsley says:

    I will definitely be sewing on New Years! I just moved and my sewing room is under construction. So, I have set-up my sewing machine in the living room. Due to our move I have not been able to sew for six months, so I am so ready NOW. My goal for 2018, my goal is to finish unfinished projects. When packing my sewing room, I was shocked to see how many projects in progress. Many I had forgotten about. lol. My sister has just completed her breast cancer treatment. She was given a scripture quilt, which she took to her long chemo treatment days. Another goal for 2018, is to help my sister make scripture quilts to give to others who are in need of comfort. Both of these fabrics would be awesome to be used for the scripture quilts.

  560. Denise Schaefermeyer says:

    I will not get to sew over the New Year holiday as i will be tied up with family. A great place to be if i can’t sew.
    My hope for 2018 is to use many of the various scraps i have to make quilts. This would be a perfect book to get to help make that happen.
    And either collect would be wonderful bit i do like the Meraki collection.

  561. peg says:

    Yes I will be sewing and I have a long list of projects for 2018. I think the Meraki collection is my favorite, but any would be ok.

  562. Barbara Thoennes says:

    Yes, I have already started my “after Christmas rush” sewing. And since our outside temperature is in the -10 to – 23 range, staying inside and sewing is a perfect activity. It is what I enjoy during the cold months here in MN. I especially love Jo Morton fabrics and have several pieces in my own “stashtastik” collection already. This would be a nice beginning to the new year!

  563. Judith Davis says:

    The New Year weekend will simply be a continuation of the sewing I’ve been doing since the day after Christmas! My New Year list is growing by leaps and bounds and I hope to complete some of the UFO’s left over from this year and a few years preceding! The bright colors of the Meraki collection fit my color palette preferences so that would be my choice, if I were fortunate enough to win the giveaway.

  564. Patty says:

    My favorite bundle is Meraki. I do plan on sewing over the New Year’s Holiday. I have a few new kits I am wanted to get started on, plus a “few” ufos to get busy with!

  565. N Lien says:

    I will be piecing and quilting this New Years weekend and have plans to do more Mug Rugs and small projects waiting in the to do pile! I like almost all fabrics so making a choice between these 2 lines is impossible, they’re both fantastic.

  566. Kathleen says:

    I will most definitely be sewing over the New Year weekend! I have a stack of baby bibs ready to stitch, and a Christmas stocking to make for my new grandbaby girl. And yes, I have a list of seven projects that I will be pecking away at over 2018. My favorite bundle for the giveaway is the Basic Grey one. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

  567. Sarah Guthrie says:

    I’m working on a hexagon quilt this weekend (pattern Hexometry). I prefer the Meraki bundle and am writing out my UFO list for 2018! I have some beautiful fabric that has been waiting to be used and need to select some patterns.

  568. Nancy Stone says:

    Yes, I’ll being sewing New Year’s weekend. I do not have a plan for 2018, but I do hope to finish up some of my UFO’s and the three other quilts that I am working on now. I love the Jo Morton bundle.

  569. Carole Watson says:

    I definitely hope to stitch this weekend. I have three quilts to finish in 2018 & plan to start four new ones for my grandkids. I would love to have the Basic Grey Collection, Meraki.

  570. Sarah says:

    I wish I were sewing. 3 of 5 in my family are throwing up. So I will definitely have to put off starting my sewing plans. I hope to make 3 quilts for teachers. I love the Basic Grey fabric.

  571. Barbara Rodin says:

    I will be sewing this weekend, definitely to cold to go out for a couple of days. I have no list, it would be to long but I like it that way. I would love the Basic Grey bundle.

  572. Alicia says:

    Are you going to get to sew over the New Year’s Day holiday weekend? Yes! I am making some charity quilts and finished a last min Christmas gift.

    Do you have quilting to-do list for 2018? Not yet… these ‘lists’ only last a few weeks anyways (i get distracted easily)!

    Which of these two collections would you prefer? The brighter color way.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  573. Susan Y. says:

    Yes I’m sewing right now and will be through most of tomorrow. Feels like destressing after hectic holidays. For 2018 I’d like to complete some UFOs. And I like the Merkai fabric . Happy New Year and happy sewing. Thanks.

  574. Vicki Rathbun says:

    I will probably do some sewing, but cabin neighbors are here for weekend, so will also be visiting! I have hand sewing to do, so working on that tonight, and tomorrow till binding is done. I have my stash in projects to work on, but first for 2018 need to finish the UFO’s! I love the Basic Grey set.
    Happy New Year!

  575. Christine S. says:

    I am spending new year’s weekend finishing the last of the 2017 quilt projects I needed to finish and starting on the 2018 to do list. With lots of scraps from the 2017 projects, I would love to have a book that helps me use them up! Both fat eighth bundles are gorgeous!!

  576. Susan says:

    It is very cold here, I will be sewing this year. I have started a list for 2018 and I would love the Jo Morton collection, New Hope.

  577. Leonore Mangold says:

    Quilting and sewing are on my to do list this New Year’s Weekend. I have a long list to accomplish in 2018! I sew most everyday all year long and I would love to use Meraki by Basic Grey next year! Happy New Year and thank you for the opportunity to try to win this collection.

  578. Jill Rand says:

    I will be sewing Jan 1st & 2nd and can not wait!! I just recently heard of quilters journals & plan to start one to keep track of what I’ve finished & still have to do! I can carry it into shops & know what I need for backing or binding, etc. I love the “New Hope” collection. Such warm, inviting colors and I love the name! I look forward to new hope for a happy new year in 2018 after fighting breast cancer in 2017 and losing my husband in 2017 to cancer from Agent Orange. I am blessed to have my church family & quilting friends/quilting to keep me going! Thank you for the opportunity to win such great items!!

  579. Belle Jones says:

    Yes, I plan to sew over New Year’s Weekend. Yes I have a quilting to do list. I prefer the New Hope collection colors, but one of my goals for 2018 is to step out of the box and sew what’s new, so I choose the Basic Grey as my favorite!

  580. dotpaulk says:

    Well since the weekend is almost over and I’ve been busy taking care of home details, guess that answer is no. But I have my basket full of my projects for the year, just hope I can get to them all. But if I were lucky enough to win I’d pick the Basic Grey. 2017 has been busy – we moved after being in our house for 45 years!

  581. Ann in NC says:

    It would be great to sew some over the weekend, but not sure that is going to happen. My list of things I would like to make in 2018 is way too long – it will probably stay in my head instead of on paper. I am a fan of Basic Grey, and would choose Meraki. Hope you have a wonderful 2018! Looking forward to lots of fun things from Moda and on this blog!

  582. Sue Thompson says:

    New Hope is a great name. I will be sewing over the New Year weekend. I have Christmas put away. All is new and fresh. I love this time of year. New Beginnings, for sure. I have a to-do list. Finish my King size for us on my domestic Bernina 880. Do doubles for my two grandsons. I have pick out the patterns and materials but can’t start those until king is done. My husband has shown great patience. Blessings to you and yours…

  583. csuemj says:

    I’m moving my parents this weekend, so even though I wish I was, I won’t be sewing this weekend. 2018 will be a big sewing year for me! I have at least 6 projects cut and ready to go. I’m excited! If I were to chose, I’d chose the Meraki by Basic Gray. Thanks for asking! Happy New Yeat!

  584. Debra says:

    Well I like the New Hope for a New Year…… Yes I will be doing a little sewing and/or planning to sew over the holidays. My goal for next year is to compete my UFOs so I will have time to sew with the new fabric your going to send me…… Happy New Year Moda……..

  585. DiAnn says:

    Yes I will be sewing New Years weekend! Pillow cases for our grandson’s birthday the end of January. I will cross off my 2017 quilt list and put 2018 on it! Top of my list are Christmas tree skirts for my sister and daughters! I like both of the fabric give a ways, but prefer New Hope! The Stashtastic quilt book looks great too! Thank you for the chance to win! DiAnn

  586. Annie says:

    I’m sewing already, and have a folder full of ‘quilt ideas’ I want to try. If I can achieve some of those in 2018 I’ll be happy. I love the Meraki fabric. Thanks for your inspiring Blog, I’m glad I found it.

  587. Cindy Mills says:

    Unfortunately I will not get a chance to sew this weekend. Too much to do…. I love the Due North quilt and either bundle would be great to use! It is not going to get above zero degrees for most of the weekend here in Mn., so I will concentrate on getting all my other stuff done in the hopes that I will get to sew soon. I do not have a formal list for 2018. But I do have about a thousand pictures and patterns that I would love to do.

  588. Deb McDonald says:

    No sewing for me this weekend but I hope to have my new design wall installed. Goals for 2018 include more home dec projects–table runners, pillows, etc. Both collections are lovely but if I have to choose one it would be the one from BasicGrey. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  589. A Clark says:

    I will definitely be sewing on quilt projects I vowed to finish before the end of the year! For the new year, I have some great projects I am excited to start! I love the new Meraki Basic Grey fabric! Thank you for all the great inspiration over the year on your blog and Bakeshop!

  590. Sandy Anderson says:

    OH YES! Sewing is going on, I do have a list for 2018 and love them both but would choose the Maraki!

  591. Andrea Fitanides says:

    Yes, I will be sewing over the weekend. I have started preparing pieces for applique. My project list for 2018 (quilting) is getting longer and longer. It is almost impossible to choose but New Hope is my preference at the moment.

  592. Sandy schleef says:

    I’m currently working on a quilt that I hope to finish later today. In 2018 I hope to finish a quilt I started 4 years ago. I really like the lighter brighter basic grey bundle.

  593. Sharon B. says:

    Oh yes! I’m definitely sewing over this New Year’s weekend! I just put away all of the Christmas decorations last night and already brought out some Valentine’s! After a year of not having muh time to accomplish any sewing…I have BIG plans for sewing in 2018!!! Yes, I have a list going already….and I’ve just added Classic Mosaic to that list! 🙂 While I’ve spent the last 20 years creating and decorating in “New Hope” color ways… I’d LOVE to begin 2018 with a sampling of the Meraki… here’s to starting the New Year off with a fresh and carefree sense of ambition!!! Cheers!

  594. Sharon Clark says:

    Yes! Dinner in the crockpot and sewing all day New Year’s. So far my list has 12 new quilts to piece and I don’t know how many tops to sandwich and quilt! I know I won’t get everything done but I WILL make progress! I like both bundles but probably would choose New Hope. Thanks for this opportunity to enter.

  595. Donna says:

    Yes, quilting this weekend to start a too long list of projects for 2018. Both collections are beautiful, but I have a slight preference for Meraki. As always, thank you for your wonderful posts – they are always fun to read and I often learn something.

  596. Judy says:

    I am hoping to get some quilting in over the new years weekend and I have a mental list of what I need to do in 2018. If I don’t actually write it down I can change it up right? My preference is for the Meraki collection. Happy New Year to you and all at Moda.

  597. Beth Burden says:

    I am hopeful to get in some sewing time! Yes I have a long quilt list for 2018! I would love the basic grey collection! Happy New Year!

  598. Annette Sheaffer says:

    I will be sewing over the New Years , sober and safe. I have quite a few tops that need to be quilted and I have more patterns, fabrics and inspiration to last me several new years ahead. I would love a chance to enter for the fabrics and I am attracted to the package with the orange fabric Meraki. Something about the bright freshly squeezed looking orange that makes me smile.

  599. Shirley Wiltshire Wiltshire says:

    I will be adding a border to a quilt to get ready ro go to a long arm quilter next week. I have 4 quilts in various stages of completion to start off 2018. I love the New Hope by Jo Morton. Looking forward to seeing what quilting experiences in 2018 I will have.

  600. Chris Murphy says:

    I sewed today to finish up a quilt top kit I purchased a while back. Selected some backing fabric from my stash for a few tops I have finished while recuperating from Stem Cell Transplant. Plan to sew a lot in 2018 finishing UFO’s and something just for fun once in a while. I have a couple free internet patterns I want to try to share with fellow members of the Crown of Maine Quilters. We have adopted the local dialysis center and gift quilts at Christmas for patients. I like the New Hope collection and hope to pick up Doug’s new book in the near future.

  601. gmaroll says:

    I will not be sewing New Years Day as I am 1700 miles from home without a sewing machine!
    Have a long list of ufo’s to finish in 2018.
    Love the Mersek fabric.

  602. Kathleen Scott says:

    I hope to quilt this long weekend, but flu is keeping me down. I don’t really have a list of projects for 2018 – which would seem more efficient – but I tend to do what appeals most at the time. I find this keeps my interest in the project piqued through to completion, so fewer unfinished projects. I like the Meraki collection from Basic Grey.
    Cheers!

  603. mccindy says:

    News Year Day will be a sewing day. That should help to relieve the end of the year, bookkeeper blues from my work. I have a zillion quilts I want to make but using up my stash is my primary goal for 2018. I am fascinated with several of the Scraptastic quilts that would work wonderfully into my plans!! I generally prefer the truer white backgrounds of the left fabric…but I LOVE the color variety in the right. So hard to choose!

  604. SueEllen White says:

    Taking a break from sewing to check email. I’m working on Gypsy Wife quilt now and thru the holiday. I plan to keep quilting and sewing in 2018, but one never knows the future. I am loving the Basic grey pack. Happy New Year!

  605. Karen says:

    I plan on sewing New Years weekend. I have a list of quilts to get done in 2018. I love the basic gray pack. Thanks

  606. Julie says:

    Long LONG list of quilts to sew in 2018 and New Years weekend is a great time to start that list. I need to stop buying fabric so I can catch up! I love the Meraki line-it definitely speaks to me! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  607. Cathy says:

    I have ooooodles of UFO’s to get done in 2018!! Yes I will be sewing on New Years Day, yippee for me!!! I love the Jo Morton New Hope collection and Doug’s book looks to be perfect for my stash. Thanks for sharing so much with us this past year! I’m looking forward to 2018

  608. Doris says:

    I will be sewing over the New Year’s weekend!!! I have promised myself to get a bunch of UFO’s done in 2018. I love to start new projects but not so go at finishing. There is always a new project I want to try. I love the Jo Morton New Hope Collection and have loved her collections as they have come out over the years.

  609. Shelia says:

    Not sure I will be doing any sewing on New Year Day, but I do hope to do more this year than last.. My list is not written. The Basic Gray bundle is my favorite and the book looks interesting.

  610. Liz says:

    I will be happily sewing this New Year’s Day. 2018 I hope will be the year that I get the to be quilted pile completed. That doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t love to win Jo Morton’s New Hope collection and start a new project.

  611. Jill Bennington says:

    It is already New Years day here in New Zealand. Too hot to sew today, but I hope to get to my sewing machine next week. For 2018 I hope to reduce my stash and improve my machine quilting.

  612. Nancy H says:

    Yes I am sewing. I just got my machine back on Friday after having it cleaned and serviced. All ready for the new year. Yes I have been working on my list for the new year, I have my UFO list made and am considering my options for my ‘new projects’. I like Meraki by Basic Grey.

  613. Jody W says:

    Yes! I sewed today & planning on sewing with friends tomorrow…ringing in the New Year watching beautiful granddaughters.

  614. Cindy Shelley says:

    No, I am not sewing.
    I am working on a UFO list.
    I like New Hope by Jo Morton.

  615. Melanie C says:

    I will be sewing this weekend…I already did some today!
    My goal for this year to tackle my WIPs and expand my FMQ skills
    I like Meraki by BasicGrey

  616. Camille says:

    I will sew this weekend while my hubby with the broken leg becomes a football zombie. What can be better on a bitter cold day than to have a pile of fabric keeping you warm as you stitch?
    I am currently into stash and scrap reduction and 2018 is the year to dive in big time. Once I use up what I have, I can replenish with newer collections.
    You made the choice difficult but Meraki by Basic Grey wins this round.

  617. Janice LaRue says:

    Yes, I AM sewing this weekend, finishing birthday presents for my grandson for next month. My quilt list includes finishing a BOM from last year and at least one stash buster quilt this year. I love the colors in the Meraki bundle.

  618. Cindy says:

    I’ve definitely been sewing this weekend. It’s been wonderful I’m trying to finish up some WIPs and have many quilts I want to make in 2018. I love the Meraki bundle and need that book to use up some scraps!

  619. Mickey Louth says:

    had a ton of people here for 2 weeks, so no sewing for me yet 😛 but soon! I don’t have a list persay, but I do want to teach a granddaughter this year, so I’ll be cleaning rearranging the sewing room to make space for her…so excited to begin and I love the Meraki bundle!

  620. Debby Steffes says:

    I do plan to Sew New Years weekend to finish up a project and start a new baby quilt. Lots of projects for 2018 planned. Love the Meraki bundle.

  621. Barbara Yoder says:

    I am sewing over the New Year’s weekend trying to finish up some projects so I can begin some new projects in the new year. I have a huge to-do list for 2018 but that’s all right. I might as well think optimistically & big. I love anything Basic Grey so that would be my choice.

  622. Susie Q says:

    Yes there will be sewing….. along with putting away the rest of Christmas. There is ALWAYS a list….. and Jo’s New Hope would be so wonderful…….. Happy New Year

  623. Eileen Brown says:

    I’m heading to my sewing room right now to quilt. Not only will I quilt today, but all through 2018, finishing up a long list of UFO’s and starting a long list of new projects. There’s just not enough time. I prefer the lighter collection, Meraki by Basic Grey.

  624. Shirley says:

    I have been sewing on New Year’s Day. There’s no better way to spend the first day of the new year.
    I love all of Basic Grey’s fabric lines. So, I prefer Meraki.

  625. Sheila says:

    Yes, I will be sewing on New Year’s Day on some swap blocks due the end of January, yes, I have several quilts I want to make using the Layer Cake & Cupcake papers and I would love to win the Jo Morton fabrics shown. These fabrics would fit in with my stash.

  626. tobec5864 says:

    I will be sewing on New Year’s Day on a lap quilt for my husband who does Home Hemo Dialysis and is always cold (even in summer). I most certainly have a 2018 quilt to do list. It is my goal to make each of my grandkids a quilt. I want them to each have a special quilt from me that they can take with them and always remember me. My granny did that for me and I still today cherish the quilts my granny made. I would pick the New Hope collection (by the way I love the name New Hope as that is how I feel about 2018 there is New Hope that my husband will get a transplant).

  627. Gale says:

    Today Jan 1st, 2018, I have been sewing up a storm. I don’t have a sewing list for 2018, but have so many ufo’s that I can spend a whole year working on them. But I bet I will start more :^).

    I love both collections, but will have to pick New Hope, as I start my second cancer ordeal it might help me have hope, I can beat it again. Happy New year to all the team at Moda!!!

  628. I did get to sew today, some Delilah blocks. I have a short list so far for 2018, mostly finishing my Delilah quilt. I love Basic Grey, so I would choose the Meraki.

  629. Loretta Waterman says:

    No sewing for me this weekend since we are out of town. I always have a running list/pile of projects to work on and 2018 will be productive, I hope! I would be thrilled to win either but the New Hope is more my cup of tea. Happy NewYear!

  630. Janet Mikes says:

    I did get to sew this weekend. I have several quilts to make this year and will probably see more I ‘have’ to make. I like the New Hope fabrics.

  631. Gunilla says:

    There will be no sewing for me this weekend. Too many houseguests. My sewing has to wait until the children are back to school and university and I can unpack my sewing machine again. I have a long list for 2018, some are already cut and ready. I love the bright Meraki.

  632. Roben says:

    I played with half square triangles in Electric Quilt over the holiday weekend, adding even more to my 2018 list! I love the New Hope by Jo Morton.

  633. Janan Doster says:

    Of course I having sewing planned to do this weekend, also making two embroidered quilt labels, and a bit of binding that needs to be stitched…seems like I always have a bit of binding that needs to be stitched! My to do list for 2018 is to Finish Some Projects!! FSP! FSP! Stay focused, and organized. I really admire those oramge fabrics in that Basic Gray bundle!!!! HaPpY NeW YeAr!!!!!!!

  634. Carol Sc says:

    I have spent some time with my sewing machine this weekend 🙂 I have already lined up some projects for 2018 — a couple of UFOs and a new start — and that is just to start! Both of the fabric collections appeal to me — I rarely meet a fabric I don’t like. …but, to choose : Meraki.

  635. Candice LeCody says:

    Yes I have sewed some this weekend. But mostly have been working on cleaning and organizing my studio for a fresh start. I am working on prioritizing my list of quilting projects. I would love to have Doug’s new book, especially for the modern take on the patterns. Fabric I’d choose: Meraki

  636. Annette F. says:

    Yes, I did some sewing this weekend, mainly working off my checklist of UFO’s. I would choose the Jo Morton fabric, can’t get enough of civil war reproductions.

  637. Jean says:

    Would like to be sewing, but will be cleaning up my sewing room from the holiday frenzy first! 2018’s biggest goal is a new quilt for my bed! And I would choose the Jo Morton fabrics. She’s one of my quilting idols!

  638. Carol says:

    Can someone please tell me how to discontinue receiving the many posts sent to my email account???? It’s overwhelming. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

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