Wednesday, January 30, 2013

And the winner is…

Bonnie Butler from Canada is our first winner of the Patchwork Sassaman Style Challenge Recipe Four + One Patch!

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Her lovely prize of eight half-yard cuts of Jane’s Early Birds fabric will keep her busy through the long winter!

On Feb. 1, we will announce the next recipe challenge on the blog and show you the beautiful prize!  Just enter a photo of the quilt top by Feb. 24 to Jane’s blog this time and voters will select the winner again!  More details on Feb. 1st so be sure to come back here then!

Thanks to all for their beautiful entries and they will be entered for the final prize at the end of the challenge.

Friday, January 25, 2013

One + Four-Patch Challenge

Here are the entries for the Patchwork Sassaman Style January One + Four-Patch challenge.

You could use any fabrics that you liked and just make a quilt top to enter.

Please VOTE for your favorite quilt in the comment box below. We will tabulate and the winner will be announced Feb. 1!  Then the next challenge prize and pattern will be revealed.

4 Plus 1 QuiltAfiesta one plus four-patch 001B



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Tuesday, January 1, 2013



Today we start the new year with a fun design challenge to get your creative juices flowing for 2013!

Here is the prize! Eight half-yard cuts of the latest Sassaman fabric for Free Spirit Early Birds!

For January's contest you are invited to design and stitch a quilt top using the One + Four Patch recipe in the book, Patchwork Sassaman Style by Jane Sassaman.

Jane Sassaman 1+4 Patch

One + Four Patch from Patchwork Sassaman Style

But you can use any fabric that you like... Kaffe, Amy, Lonnie?... to create a quilt top only and send us a photo. No size restrictions and no quilting required!

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We want to prove that Jane's recipes work with "Personality Prints" of all kinds.

As you work, try to apply some of Jane's principles, such as color blending, cropping, scale of pattern, etc.

So put on your designing caps and submit the photo of your top by January 25, 2013 to

We will put the photos on this blog and let readers vote for their favorite. The winner will be announced on January 30, 2012.

The Prize: Eight half-yard cuts of Jane's Early Birds fabric in the Plum colorway, for a total of 4 yards of beautiful fabric!

Then on February 1, 2013 we will announce the next recipe contest and the prize.

All other quilt tops will be entered for the final Grand Prize to be selected by Jane Sassaman. She will be looking for the quilts that best express the "Principles for using Personality Prints" as described in Patchwork Sassaman Style.

Be creative and have fun!