Christmas in October?

I love Christmas time…that much was probably made evident when I started making a Christmas Sampler Quilt all the way back in July!  There is just something magical about the season.


When I started my sampler quilt – I post a picture of my completed blocks to a group I belong to on Facebook and Vicki from SassyPacks immediately responded and told me how much she loved it.  We have since become friends and she has been a great supporter of my blog AND she is one of my sponsors!

As a special treat to help someone who wants to make their own special Christmas Sewing/Quilting project – Vicki and Jennifer have oh so generously decided to giveaway a layer cake of O’ Tinsel Tree by Robert Kaufman Fabrics!

This is a contemporary funky line and some of the fabrics can be viewed on the Robert Kaufman site – not all are shown because it is not readily available anymore. 

Here’s how to enter (you must be a follower of my blog!)

  1. Head over to the SassyPacks and tell me what your favorite SassyPack kit
  2. Head over to the SassyBlog, follow Vicki & Jennifer – say Hi and tell me that you did so!

For a bonus entry – blog, tweet or facebook about this giveaway – come back here and let me know that you did.

And don’t forget…SassyPacks is also offering free shipping on all US orders over $20 for my followers – use the BitterSweet code upon checking out!  For my international readers – they have something special just for you too! Email them at!!  These special deals are for the entire month of October!

This giveaway will be open until Midnight October 20, 2011 – I will announce the winner on October 20th (my wedding anniversary!).

Good luck!


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171 Responses to Christmas in October?

  1. Diane says:

    Oh…I like their Island surprise! (although it looks a little complicating for me)

  2. Diane says:

    I am now a follower of Sassy blog and left them a comment!

  3. Sharon says:

    I like the deja brew bundle. I’ve not seen that before.

  4. Sharon says:

    I already follow her blog! Thanks for the chance!

  5. Free Felt Patterns says:

    Color Splash is my fave!

  6. Free Felt Patterns says:

    I tweeted about this on twitter, too!

  7. Kiera says:

    I follow Sassy Packs blog… them!

  8. Kiera says:

    I like their baby gift set

  9. Kiera says:

    I put this up on It’s Sew Kiki’s FB page

  10. Faye Marcacci says:

    I am following the SassyBlog.

  11. Faye Marcacci says:

    I just love Color Splash Box Step quilt. Great vibrant colors.

  12. Angie says:

    I really like the Doodle Goose Quilt Kit!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  13. Faye Marcacci says:

    I’ve shared this post on my FaceBook page.

  14. Angie says:

    Stopped by Sassy Blogs to say Hi and became a follower!!

  15. VickiT says:

    Oh my gosh ~ what DON’T I like in thier shop!? They’ve got such a great group of SassyPacks. I really love the Cutie Pie Girl Quilt (and with a Granddaughter coming Feb 2012 I need a baby girl quilt) But then I also love the Baby Gift Set Pink as well.

    And because I have a Grandson who was born about 5-6 weeks ago now that I have NOT made a quilt for yet their boy quilts and gift sets for boys caught my eye as well.

  16. VickiT says:

    I wento to the Sassy Blog and have posted, but not before being sidetracked by that awesome, easy quilt tutorial they’ve just done. Super cute and using only those two blocks too. I LOVE how simple that looks and think even I could do that without too many bad words flying around my sewing room. lol

  17. Wild delectable mountain in soft. Nice.

  18. Lyanna L. says:

    What a fun site! I like the Xmas mug rug sets. So fun! =)

  19. Kris Garst says:

    I’m really loving Grandma Mary’s Five Patch!

  20. Kris Garst says:

    Following the blog, and posted! 😀

  21. Kris Garst says:

    Tweeted under @FabricProblem!

  22. Lorri says:

    I would like to give their Island surprise a try. Thanks for the giveaway.

  23. Lorri says:

    Stopped by Sassy Blogs to say Hi and became a follower!!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  24. Mareenchen says:

    Grandma’s Five patch. Thx for the chance. 🙂

  25. Aideen says:

    the urban cabin lap quilt caught my eye!

  26. Aideen says:

    following sassyblog, thanks for the chance!!

  27. Sunnybec says:

    My favourite is French Window Panes. Thanks for the chance. Linda

  28. Sallie says:

    I love ISLAND SUNRISE. Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. Edit Takacs says:

    I love Island Batik – Fiesta roll strip

  30. Edit Takacs says:

    I follower Sassy blog

  31. Edit Takacs says:

    I share your game on facebook.

  32. Bente says:

    Hi Melissa,
    this is my favorite GALLERY BASICS Urban Cabin Twin it looks terrific!!!
    Thanks for the chance, lovely giveaway ☺

  33. DianeH says:

    Alpine Wonder Wall Hanging is my pick – always loved the pattern. Thanks.

  34. Carrie P. says:

    My favorite packs is Color Splash.

  35. Carrie P. says:

    Went for a visit and became a follower. Great purple and green pinwheel quilt they designed.

  36. Rita Goshorn says:

    i do like her flying geese kit … i♥big blox!

  37. Rita Goshorn says:

    have just come from ‘sassypacks’ and liked what i saw! i’m going to follow vicki and jennifer and will go back and browse more. i saw their mugrugs!

  38. MarciaW says:

    I like Grandma Mary’s Five Patch! Saw this on FQS and think it would look good in Terrain – or Sassy Packs’ Color Splash – or maybe in a selection of their batiks. Thanks for the giveaway.

  39. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    I like the America the Beautiful kit. My son is military; he’s like it!

  40. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    I visited Vicki and Jennifer and posted on their blog (Oct 6 entry)

  41. Crystal says:

    They have so many cute kits but I think my favorite (and very appropriate atm) is the Spellbound Halloween Pack. Super cute and looks like it would be great fun. =)

  42. Nancy B from Many LA says:
  43. Crystal says:

    Just signed up to follow the blog and said hello on their FB page. =)

  44. Crystal says:

    Just FB’d a link and included a much deserved plug! lol Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway. =)

  45. Andrea says:

    urban cabin pattern, any size.

  46. lorraine says:

    i love how whimsical these christmas designs are..i really love the 1Kona cotton roll up in bright from sassypacks..i think it would be fun to play around with!

  47. lorraine says:

    im following sassypacks blog through gfc 🙂

  48. lee says:

    i love the French Window Panes in Brown – cute sets!

  49. Lisa L. says:

    I have their Christmas Mug Rug set, though with all of my birthday projects have not worked on them yet. I love their Island Sunrise kit! Thanks for the great giveaway! 🙂

  50. lee says:

    I follow the Sassy Blog now! thank you.

  51. Lisa L. says:

    I am now following Sassy Blog. Thanks for the chance to win this cute fabric! 🙂

  52. Lisa L. says:

    I Facebooked your giveaway!! Thank you for the chance to win! 🙂

  53. Elizabeth McDonald says:

    My favorite Sassy Pack is definitely Island Sunrise — looks pretty hard, but OH, the colors!

  54. Elizabeth McDonald says:

    I am a regular follower of their blog (and yours too!).

  55. Michelle Olsen says:

    I like the Shapes & Shades girl quilt SassyPack. The colors are bright and happy and I love batiks.

  56. Michelle Olsen says:

    I stopped by Sassy Blog to say hello, and loved the scrappy two patch quilt tutorial. I now follow the blog, and I forgot to say earlier, but I’m your follower as well. Thanks!

  57. Michele W. says:

    Love the Island Surprise – beautiful colors!

  58. Jennifer Gail says:

    I like the New Leaf folding tote kit.

  59. Jennifer Gail says:

    I jumped over and am now following and said hello.

  60. Michele W. says:

    I am now a follower of Sassy blog and really enjoyed their Baby Gift set tutorial!

  61. Michele W. says:

    Posted about your giveaway on Facebook!

  62. Lindsey says:

    I’m a follower, and my favorite kit is the new leaf folding tote kit:)

  63. Lindsey says:

    Oh – and I’m following the SassyBlog. (Follower #100! Woot!)

  64. Dawn says:

    I just shared on Facebook!

  65. Dawn says:

    At Sassy website I love Gallery Urban Cabin!

  66. Dawn says:

    I am now a follower of Sassy Packs blog!

  67. Jqluo says:

    I like the America the Beautiful kit.

  68. Jodi Guerrero says:

    What a great site. I’ve always wanted to make a quilt like Island Surprise. That is my Sassy Pack pick. (say that three times. hehe)

    Thank you and Sassy Packs for the giveaway and a chance to win. I love Christmas fabric and just a few gifts left to make.


  69. GG says:

    Went to Sassy Packs & I like the colors featured in the Shapes & Shades boy quilt.

  70. GG says:

    Went to Sassy Packs and they sent me back here (tell her SassyPacks sent you) & I already follow your blog!

  71. GG says:

    Just joined the SassyBlog. Said Hi to Vicki & Jennifer. Wanted you to know!

  72. Hueisei says:

    I love their Island Sunrise kit!

  73. Hueisei says:

    Tweeted via @hueisei

  74. Paula says:

    The Baby/Toddler Quilt (girl) is very sweet. Thanks for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

  75. Paula says:

    I’m a follower of Vicki & Jennifer’s blog and left a comment.
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

  76. toni-anne says:

    I loved the Cuddle Cutie rag quilt kit, but there is a lot of great kits to choose from.

  77. grace says:

    I am following the SassyPack blog and said hi!

  78. grace says:

    I tweeted this giveaway

  79. Cori says:

    I’m a follower!

  80. Cori says:

    Island Sunrise!

  81. Gill says:

    My favourite kit is ‘Island Sunrise’

  82. Gill says:

    I’m now following ‘Sassy Packs’!

  83. robin says:

    Hmmm – hard to choose! But I like the Color Splash Box Step Quilt, and also the French Window Panes kit. 🙂

  84. robin says:

    Already following Sassy Blog – I said Hi!

  85. Jeanne says:

    I love the Alpine Wonder kit very very much!

  86. Jeanne says:

    I am now following the gals at SassPacks and told them “Hi”! 🙂

  87. Sallie says:

    I blogged about your giveaway at .

  88. Sallie says:

    I blogged about your giveaway at

  89. Linda says:


  90. Linda says:


  91. Lisa says:

    I really like the french window panes at sassy packs!

  92. Lisa says:

    I am now following sassyblog and I said hi to them.

  93. Carla G says:

    I like the Grandma Mary’s Five patch! And the colors are perfect! Thanks for a chance to win! 🙂

  94. Carla G says:

    I’m a new follower of Sassy Blog! Left a comment saying hi! 🙂

  95. Pam says:

    I like the baby gift set in pink. That fabric is adorable.

  96. Pam says:

    I am now a follower of SassyPacks blog.

  97. jmniffer says:

    I like the Alpine Wonder Wallhanging Kit. It would look wonderful at my lake cabin.

  98. VickyB says:

    Love your christmas quilt sampler. I especially like the Baby Gift Set [pink] Expecting a little girl in early November and this would be the perfect gift. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity. I am a new follower and have posted a comment.

  99. I’m already a follower

  100. Pat V. says:

    I do love their America the Beautiful kit. Just so you know, O’Tinsel Tree is my absolute favorite Christmas line!

  101. I went over to Sassy Blog and said Hi

  102. Pat V. says:

    So now I follow SassyBlog, and I am in love with the Christmas sampler!

  103. please enter me in this giveaway thanks I follow your blog

  104. tweeted your giveaway


  105. follow Sassy blog and left a message

  106. like the Christmas mug rug kit
    @ sassypacks

  107. Debra Lee says:

    I love the window panes kit!

  108. Debra Lee says:

    I’m a new follower of the Sassy Blog!

  109. Debra Lee says:

    I tweeted here: !/Lealee33/status/125284758312853504

  110. Beth T. says:

    Gosh–lots of cute options. I think tonight my favorite is the Urban Cabin lap quilt. Tomorrow it might be different; I’m fickle like that. 🙂

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  111. Beth T. says:

    I already follow the Sassy blog, and left them a comment on their latest tutorial.

  112. SewCalGal says:

    First, I want to say I hope you have a Happy Anniversary. Very special!

    Thanks for introducing me to Sassy Packs. I love their Start Quilting – Flying Geese Quilt.


  113. SewCalGal says:

    I’m following SassyBlog via google reader. I also left a comment on their cute blog.


  114. Mom C says:

    Liked the Island Sunrise and the Start Quilting. Happy Anniversary. Thanks

  115. I love the baby gift set. Thanks for the great giveaway (I’m a follower). 🙂

  116. love Urban Cabin lap quilt

  117. I am now a follower of their posts and I said ‘hi’ – funny, I was the 3rd Vicki to say hi which is fairly unusual. Love your tutorials Melissa! Thanks a lot.

  118. just blogged about your give-away Melissa.

  119. Marcia K says:

    I love the Island Sunrise kit, I just don’t know if my skills are quite up to that yet. I’d sure love to think maybe someday they will be though.

  120. Kathy says:

    I love Color Splash.

  121. Kathy says:

    I blogged about your giveaway today at:

  122. Terry says:

    I’m already a follower here. America the Beautiful is my favorite SassyPacks kit. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  123. Terry says:

    Visited Sassy blog and I’m now a follower there. :o)

  124. Terry says:

    Have a very Happy Anniversary (and many more) Melissa!!

  125. Carolyn says:

    Oh so many pretties, but I think I would choose the Color Splash kit. I love that one. 🙂

  126. Carolyn says:

    Thank you for telling me about their blog. I follow them now and told them you said “hi!”. Thank you for the great giveaway!

  127. Carolyn says:

    I added your giveaway to my blog sidebar. 🙂

  128. Julie H says:

    French Window Panes!

  129. Patty D says:

    Alpine wonder kit looks quite fun. thanks for chance to win.

  130. Deborah in Atlanta says:

    Island Sunrise looks awesome – as well as awesomely difficult. What a wonderful use of color and design.

  131. Toni Anne says:

    I’m a follower, yay!!!! ;->

  132. Toni Anne says:

    I love the “Doodle Goose” sassy pack. Great giveaway! ;->

  133. Toni Anne says:

    I said hi to Vicky and Jennifer. I also became a follower of theirs, thanks for introducing me to another wonderful blog. ;->

  134. Janet says:

    I like Shapes and Shades in boy colours. Thanks for a chance to win the great Christmas fabric.

  135. Linda V says:

    I love the shoulder bag at Sassy Packs. Thanks for the giveaway.

  136. Linda V says:

    I just posted over at Vicki & Jennifer’s. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  137. Anita says:

    I really like the French Window Panes kit. Thank you for a lovely giveaway!

  138. Anita says:

    I”m following their blog now! =)

  139. Anita says:

    I tweeted your giveaway!


    I’m also having a giveaway, feel free to stop by and enter.

    Thanks again!

  140. Liz says:

    I’m a follower of SassyBlog!

  141. Liz says:

    I love the pink Baby Gift Set!

  142. Karen O says:

    I like the Grandma Mary’s five patch pack. Very pretty.

  143. Karen O says:

    I am now a Sassy Packs blog follower. Thank you to Sassy Packs for the chance to win!

  144. Hi Melissa …..I hopped over and am following both blogs now!

  145. I checked out Sassy Packs and I have to say that I have always admired the Alpine Wonder tree kit ….so that probably is my favorite.

  146. patricia says:

    Cuddle Cutie Rag Quilt – cute

  147. patricia says:

    I am their newest follower.

  148. Lynn Damewood says:

    I love Grandma Mary’s Five Patch

  149. Lynn Damewood says:

    I am a follower of SassyPacks and left them a message saying Hi

  150. Naomi Vela says:

    Pant pant pant, I came straight over after reading that today is the last day to enter….pant pant… to Sassy Pants and back again….pant pant! I love the Baby Gift Set in Pink… reality blue or orange is nice too, but I’m a sucker for paisley prints for little baby girls!

    I email subscribe to your blog…..hence all the panting….that’s where I read about the deadline!


  151. Naomi Vela says:

    I’m follower number 119 on Sassy Pants Blog.


  152. Naomi Vela says:

    I’ve just shared it on my FB page (Naomi Vela)


  153. Brandy M. says:

    I was going to say my favorite is the Island Sunrise quilt, but then I looked again and I absolutely LOVE the “Urban Cabin Twin” kit! I love it for it’s modern look and simplicity, as well as the fact that it looks like something I could put together quickly. (the other one would take ages!).

    Go Urban Cabin!! 🙂

  154. Brandy M. says:

    Just left a comment on the SassyBlog under the “Chocolate Sampler” post. Am following their blog, too!

    Brandy M. 🙂

  155. Kira says:

    I like Cutie Pie.

  156. Shez says:

    i am a follower,thankyou for a chance to win this lovely prize.

  157. Shez says:

    i love the sassy spell bound pack so many lovely sassy packs,thankyou for a chance to win this lovely prize.

  158. lisa conant says:

    I can’t decide between the doodle goose and the Pink Baby Gift set….the geese! No! The baby! Wait! Ummm….the geese? Sigh.

  159. lisa conant says:

    I stopped by Sassyblog, followed on GoogleReader (I don’t need to actually sew, right? Doesn’t reading about it count?) and dropped them a ‘Hello!’ comment while I was at it 🙂

  160. Pam says:

    I tweeted the giveaway. @nalaxu

  161. Allison Gougeon says:

    Love the French Windowpanes kit! Thanks for a chance!!

  162. Larissa says:

    I love the Wild Delectable Mountains .

  163. Larissa says:

    Tweeted: !/ReefBotanicals/status/126838103183851520

  164. Connie says:

    I love the Alpine Wonder Wall hanging kit the best!

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