Welcome to Deb Strain's studio...

Welcome to Deb Strain's studio...

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Christmas in June/July!

Hello Dear Friends,

Hope your summer is going well!

We just had a wonderful event here at
the Strain household.

Scott and I celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary
by going on a "Once in a Lifetime" trip!
We visited Turkey,Greece and Italy
and saw some amazing places.

 The Amalfi coast of Italy was breathtaking!

Santorini, Greece was one of the most 
beautiful places that we have been...

While we were gone, something else really exciting
My new Christmas line from Moda
was delivered to your favorite
Quilt Store!
I am so pleased with 
"Christmas Countdown."
The colors are rich, traditional red, greens
and whites.
The panel is actually an advent
calendar, with each block numbering
the days until Christmas!

I really can't decide which colorway 
I like the best...I like them all!

Patterns include ornaments, snowflakes and holiday
polka  dots and damask.

And the pre-cuts are wonderful.
Moda always does such a good job with

Now, for a little contest!
Leave me a  comment telling me which
colorway that you like best for
the panel
and one person will win that panel!
You have until Sunday, July 14th
at 6:00pm to enter.
Please make sure that you leave me
an e-mail address where I can
reach you if you win.

Wishing you happy moments to
celebrate this summer too!


  1. Deb, it was wonderful to meet you at "the Engine House Quilt Shop" on Tues. I called some friends on my way home and told them all about you.....they know my passion for sewing, so they listened, and listened and listened.

    Also when I got home I looked through my stash and projects I've done only to realize that I am the owner of lot's of your fabric. I have one piece though that I wondered what the coordinates are, that go with it and the panel says Dream. With a big D. Inspire and A big butterfly. The colors are a teal blue I liked it, got it now wonder what goes with it and what to do with it.

    By the way in the new Christmas line I like the cream background the best

    Diane Mercer

  2. Happy Anniversary! I can't decide which colorway I like best, but if I had to choose, I think it would be the black. The black really makes the colors stand out. Thanks for the giveaway! :0)

  3. Wow, what a lovely panels... I think I like most the red and black one. Looks like stronger.. :-)

  4. I like the green one with the red in the center, you should have popped by my house while in Greece, we live in a beautiful area called Meteora, it's on a lot of tourist list. Congratulations to your new fabric line, love traditional Christmas colors.

  5. Congratulations on your wonderful trip and your anniversary. I have always loved your fabric and I got to meet you in Houston...bought a ton of your fat quarters and I am still using them on small projects. My LQS just got your Christmas line. I love the cream one! Thanks for being so generous.

  6. Happy anniversary. What a wonderful trip you took! And what a pretty new line. I really like that panel with the cream background. Thanks for sharing!

  7. What a wonderful trip and Happy Anniversary! Loving the green with red berries 'toile' pattern fabric in the pre-cuts!! Okay I really love the tree panel red with black background.
    Thanks so much for offering them up for a giveaway!

  8. Congratulations on your wedding trip.Your new line is just beautiful.I like most the one with cream background.Thanks for the giveaway!!

  9. Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful way to celebrate. I like the panel with the red background and green sashing. I love the entire line of fabric. It's so nice to see traditional Christmas colors. Thanks so much for the chance in your lovely giveaway.

  10. definitely red for me - what a wonderful trip to celebrate your anniversary -

  11. I have to agree with you about the Amalfi Coast. Truly spectacular! I think i like the red and creamy white background. Tough choice though...

  12. I think I like the one with the green border best. It is a hard choice though.

  13. Wow, difficult choice! I'll go with the red on
    cream. And happy anniversary!


  14. Congratulations on your anniversary! Sounds like a WONDERFUL trip!

    I love the Ivory background the best. It makes the tree just "pop" more than the others to me.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Sandy A

  15. What a wonderful way to acknowledge and celebrate 25 years together. I love the cream background the best, though I'd be happy with any of them. I'd make this for my grandchildren, and I'm not sure which my DIL would prefer, but she loves Christmas and the more traditional colors too, so I think any of them would make her happy.

  16. I like the one with the red background best. It makes the tree stand out. Sounds like a wonderful trip. Nancy P.

  17. Like you, I love them all but if I had to choose, I'd pick the red with cream background. Your trip looks like it was amazing! Happy Anniversary!