What’s a Tomte? Do You Know-m? Giveaway!
I’m not the least bit Scandinavian, so when cute little creatures called “tomten” started appearing in my Instagram feed last year, I had to Google.
It turns out they’re a little bit like gnomes. From Wikipedia:
A…tomte…is a mythological creature from Nordic folklore…typically associated with the winter solstice and the Christmas season.
Another explanation says that a tomte is a mischievous domestic sprite responsible for the protection and welfare of the farmstead and its buildings. Well. I can get behind that!
The sewalong features many gifts for lucky winners who join in, and lots of inspiration whether or not you’re participating. I’m happy to be the sponsor for this week, which means I’ve put together a fun little bundle of Christmas-themed patterns and fabric and maybe even some chocolate.
See the prize photo above? It’s a charm pack of Moda’s Vintage Holiday by Bonnie and Camille, and the BOM book Peppermint Lane by It’s Sew Emma, plus the current issue of Quilty. They’ll be given to someone who joins the sewalong by making a block and posting it and following the guidelines from Sue on Instagram.
So if you love the pattern and you want to make a Tomte block of your own, you’ll want to get the patterns and enter on Instagram: @mossandlotus.
I’m hosting a giveaway right here, too.
It’s for all US readers—just leave a comment below. That’s all you need to do. My giveaway will be another set of the same prizes: a Vintage Holiday charm pack, the Peppermint Lane book and the Nov/Dec issue of Quilty in which I have two Christmas designs.
The first is Oh, Christmas Wreath, a modern take on the traditional Bow Tie block with little red berries for interest. Lots of space for gorgeous quilting and oh-so-easy to make. The fabrics are Kona Cotton Solids from Robert Kaufman.
My second design in this issue of Quilty is Prancer’s Peppermints, a long and narrow quilt at 55″ x 95″ that’s perfect for couch cuddling. I quilted it myself and it was totally doable because I had less width to deal with than usual. The Christmas fabrics are from the Way Up North collection by Jill Howarth for Riley Blake Designs.
Both of these quilts are now part of my Jingle Bells Trunk Show, a collection of Christmas quilts that is so much fun!
But wait—there’s more!
I’m going to sweeten the pot by adding a copy of Quiltmaker’s 1000 Blocks, on which I was a co-editor. So many wonderful possibilities inside. I think you’ll like it.
One more thing: I would love to share a trunk show of my quilts with your group in 2019 or 2020. If you like what you see, would you kindly share my name with your program chair? I’m happy to send you flyers or links. I can be reached using firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d be grateful for your help! Peek at the trunk shows now.
To be entered in this giveaway, leave a comment below before midnight Wednesday, December 12. I’ll randomly pick a winner as soon as I get home from Wichita, where I’m doing the Jingle Bells Trunk Show on Dec. 11. This giveaway has ended. The winner is Pauline in Colorado. Congratulations, Pauline!