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Day 4 - 5 or so Days of Holiday Happy

November 29th, 2010

5 or so Days of Holiday HappyWelcome to Day 4 of my 5 or so Days of Holiday Happy - 5 or so days of celebrating Gnoma Claus from my Holiday Happy fabric.

Ever since Spring Market - where I had my little Gnoma Bags on display (in the Lecien booth)… I’ve been asked if I’d sell the pattern.  Since I suck at selling stuff… I always  figured I’d just give it away (does that make me a craft slut?).  But in all honesty, I want support all the wonderful shops who are selling my fabric. (Ok, so I’m a tiny bit craft slutty - but a grateful one!)

Making the little bags is very similar to my Poochie Bags - so if you’ve made that pattern - this one is a piece of cake.

One Gnoma Claus panel, some bits and pieces of Holiday Happy, and 1⅓ yard of solid snow/white (for the liner and backs of Gnoma) - you will yield 5 Gnoma Bags in nested sizes.
Gnoma Bag 6

Here’s the cutting chart for all the different sizes. Cut your Gnoma’s out of the panel with ample room around Gnoma’s edges.   It doesn’t have to be pretty - it’ll get trimmed off later.  All measurements are in inches.

For the tutorial, I’ll be making the extra small bag. Use the XS cutting & measurement chart above.
Gnoma Bag 1

1.  Fold and press each 3×10″ handle strap in half lengthwise - with wrong side inside. Open and press long edges to center. Refold in half and press. Repeat for both handle straps. Edge-stitch on outer edges to finish handle straps.  Stitch as close to the edge as possible… this will give your straps a polished look and feel.

2. Find the center along the width of your printed bag piece.  On 2¼” from each side of the center is where you will pin your strap (to the right side of fabric).

3.  Layer edge of solid to unit.  Pin and sew a ¼” seam along the top. Press one unit to the solid, and press the other unit to the print. This will make for a nice seam nesting when you assemble the bag.
Gnoma Bag 2

4.  Make your Gnoma pockets by layering (right sides together) your Gnoma front fabric to the solid fabric, and your Gnoma back fabric to a piece of solid fabric.  Pin and sew along Gnoma’s edges.  Leave an opening at the bottom for turning (a least 3″).

5.  Turn units inside out, press and pin to printed piece of bag unit.  Note:  You don’t have to stitch Gnoma’s opening closed.  Position the flattest part of Gnoma’s bottom to the bottom of the unit, and on center.

6.  Edge-stitch all the way up to where Gnoma’s hat line and beard meet.  Pivot and sew your way back to the bottom.  Repeat on other side of Gnoma to form a pocket.
Gnoma Bag 3

7.  Layer bag units, right sides together.

8.  Pin, and stitch a ¼” seam around entire unit, leaving a 3″ opening on center on the bags liner unit for turning.

9.  Trim off Gnoma’s excess junk in the trunk.
Gnoma Bag 4

10.  Make your Poochie (gusset) by pinching a corner so that the front and back seams are aligned vertically - creating a triangle. Stitch horizontally across triangle (at ⅞” from the triangle tip), and back-stitch ends of stitching to “lock”. Trim off triangle tip ¼” from the seam to reduce bulk. Repeat on all corners.

11.Turn bag inside out. Close turning opening by top-stitching it closed. Tuck liner inside bag. Done!

12.  Optional - add a button, snap or Velcro® at Gnoma’s hat tips to keep pockets closed. Gnoma Bag 5

I’ll give a little charm pack of Holiday Happy to one lucky commenter who answers the question of the day (or just leave a comment).

EDITED IN 12/3/10:
Winner picked for this day has now been picked (by random.org), and is… comment #109 Stephanie of Queen of the Unfinished Projects…! Congratulations, Stephanie!

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183 Responses

  1. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    I got this one! I know right away! Red, Yellow, and Blue! Well maybe Pink,Soft Green and Yellow! Oh I just can’t decide! I love all colors!!!!!!

  2. The fabulous Hayley allegedly said:

    I have always loved purple, red, orange dark blue and yellow together. It reminds me of a sunset. Or maybe a sunrise. Either way I love them!

  3. The fabulous pam allegedly said:

    you are so stinken clever.

  4. The fabulous Liz Boswell allegedly said:

    I love red, white and AQUA! black, white and AQUA. as long as AQUA is involved….(mauh) Liz

  5. The fabulous Marianne allegedly said:

    Has to be red,black and white. Love your pattern for today. Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. The fabulous Melissa allegedly said:

    I love the combination of aqua, chocolate brown, and white. Always have, always will.

  7. The fabulous Jenny allegedly said:

    what cute bags! really and truly cute!!

  8. The fabulous Carol in E TN allegedly said:

    I just love this fabric line!!! And in all of the colorways.

  9. The fabulous Jane allegedly said:

    Oh easy peasy, PINK, white and PINK and more PINK!!!

  10. The fabulous Lyn allegedly said:

    Yellow and grey can be very lovely :)


  11. The fabulous Susan allegedly said:

    Blue, blue and blue. Not very creative but I’m new at being a crafty gal. Love Holiday Happy!

  12. The fabulous Carla allegedly said:

    My two favorite colors are black and purple. But I don’t quilt alot with those two. I love civil war reproduction fabrics so I have to say different shades of red, brown, green and blue makes me happy.

  13. The fabulous Shannon allegedly said:

    How great those would be for some sweet little girls. I love warm colors together. Red, orange, and yellow.

  14. The fabulous Moon allegedly said:

    Pale green, blue & purple!

  15. The fabulous Carol in E TN allegedly said:

    I am loving red, pink and aqua with some limey green!

  16. The fabulous Penny g allegedly said:

    The bags are so cute. Colors I like together are teal and lime.

  17. The fabulous Lynn Osborne allegedly said:

    Definitely red and black!

  18. The fabulous Kim allegedly said:

    Okay, 3 colours I like together - only 3, really??? How about teal (turquoise), orange and gold. Of course they have to be the right kind of teal, orange and gold or it looks hideous!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win - haven’t seen this fabric in Canada yet.

  19. The fabulous Ricki allegedly said:

    You are making me squeeeee with all the cuteness going on here! I like red and robin’s egg blue together, that’s my kitchen colors and I’m trying to control myself from letting it take over the whole house but it makes me so happy! :)

  20. The fabulous Lisa LeBlanc allegedly said:

    My favorite 3 colors of the moment are red, aqua and white…or maybe orange, gray and white..not sure which I like the best! Lisa in Texas

  21. The fabulous kelly allegedly said:

    i don’t know that i have a favorite color combination - i love so many! but i just pieced a back for a quilt, and i used kona plum with far far away ii’s goldish orange pattern, and i LOVED that. like, loved it loved it. so right now i’d say plum and gold.

  22. The fabulous DianeP allegedly said:

    Since I mostly like pastels, pink, light green and pale blue are my favorites.

    However, if I ever meet Mr. Right, I plan to use periwinkle, sage green and light plum for my wedding colors.

  23. The fabulous DianeP allegedly said:

    Ooops - forgot to say Thank You Monica for the great tutorial to make Gnoma Claus bags. Can’t wait for my fabric to arrive - now I have TWO projects to do!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  24. The fabulous AnnieO allegedly said:

    So, so gnomalicious! The bags are adorable. Thanks for the tutorial.

    My favorite combo of all time is red and green, most often with creamy white. But I also love caramel and blue, and am really attracted to teal and brown (wore that to work today in fact!), and coral and navy. Pretty much any complementary color combo I guess!

  25. The fabulous Mary on Lake Pulaski allegedly said:

    Let’s see, how about orange, turquoise and grey!

  26. The fabulous Denniele allegedly said:

    Love the bags! WOW I could actually finish a couple before Christmas too! My favorite colors together..right now I am in a turquoise and terra cotta phase…..or really any shade of orange and blue!

  27. The fabulous SewLindaAnn allegedly said:

    2 colors: blue and green. I think I’m in beach mode with this rainy, cold weather.

  28. The fabulous sharon allegedly said:

    YOU are so McCrafty it’s crazy!!!! I love me some red/torquoise (ok I can’t spell it)or just red red red.

  29. The fabulous starjumper allegedly said:

    i love purple and lime or purple, lime and blue, like in the “Rock Candy” line of Diane Kappa’s Sweet Tooth.

  30. The fabulous Cathy A allegedly said:

    I love aqua, orange and brown. And aqua, navy and the right shade of green.

  31. The fabulous MoeWest allegedly said:

    I like aqua, chocolate brown and red. Thanks for the giveaway.

  32. The fabulous Judith Hogan allegedly said:

    I love bubble gum pink and neon green with perhaps a bit of yellow/orange thrown in. And your bags are very cute. You make them look so easy to make I’m thinking I could make a few with my granddaughter. She’s 10.

  33. The fabulous Sharon allegedly said:

    Orange, pink & yellow. I made a winding ways quilt in a Reynola Pakusich class & named it Hareem. Needlesss to say my projest was very different form everyone else’s.

  34. The fabulous Julie allegedly said:

    Ack–something else to make before the 25th! Really really cute project. I’m off to order fabric after answering your increasingly difficult question. I will have to say red, pink, and white. Possibly adding in a pinch of citrus (lime or orange).

  35. The fabulous Bailey allegedly said:

    Those are so cute!!!

    I love a bright yellow, light gray, white and black together.

  36. The fabulous Jen allegedly said:

    I’m picking blue and yellow, classic and cheerful! Thanks for the pattern!

  37. The fabulous Betsy Lynn allegedly said:

    Yellow and blue with a little green added in.
    You are so creative!

  38. The fabulous WendyMT allegedly said:

    Pink, green, and yellow … whether pastels or brights … I think they’re fun, fun, fun and cheery :)

    But then, if it’s cozy I’m looking for … burgundy, navy and forest green. Comfy :)


  39. The fabulous Debbie St. Germain allegedly said:

    My favorites are red, green and tan. I like prim and earth colors, but I love to make fun quilts too for others.


  40. The fabulous Annette allegedly said:

    My favorite color is yellow, of course and I think red looks awesome with it. Also yellow and blue is fun.

  41. The fabulous Jody Herbert allegedly said:

    Very cute bags! My favourite colours are brights and I love Red, Pink, Orange and green together.

  42. The fabulous Keiko allegedly said:

    This is so cute!!!
    You should submit this to Lecien’s Zakka Recipe on their website!

  43. The fabulous Rachel allegedly said:

    I love green and purple together, as well as pink and brown. Red and purple go really well together too.

  44. The fabulous Alisa allegedly said:

    Right now I’m loving green and turquoise. I’ve always been a fan of pink and a pretty brown is nice a well. Thanks for the cute give away.

  45. The fabulous Leslie Schmidt allegedly said:

    Since I have an over-abundance of greens in my stash, I probably should say something like green and purple. But I seem to be quite smitten with brown and aqua. Or brown, aqua, and pink. I guess I’m no good at making decisions.

  46. The fabulous Brittany allegedly said:

    Colors are always fun … I always say the brighter the better. Currently I am loving Orange, yellow and black. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway! :-)

  47. The fabulous WYO Di allegedly said:

    Purple, Turquoise, Black (technically not a color), Cobalt, Teal and the list goes on (note: very on the cool side of the color wheel aren’t we Di)

  48. The fabulous Johanna allegedly said:

    I love putting together colors of the same range. Some teal, turquoise, light and dark blue. And if I feel daring then I add some green :)
    And I am the first to admit that sometimes this just is too much. The other day I was wearing turquoise from head to toe with a turquoise handbag and matching shoes, hairband, cell, purse, rings. And I felt a bit like I was in some strange comic book that used to be black and white and then some kid took the turquoise marker and just colored me with it :)

  49. The fabulous Virginia allegedly said:

    I love brown paired with just about anything and I’ve been on an orange kick for a while now.

  50. The fabulous Virginia allegedly said:

    …looking at this page I’ve just realized that green, pink and orange are pretty spiffy :)

  51. The fabulous Julia allegedly said:

    thanks for sharing your gnoma bags…loved them ever since you showed them last spring!

    my favorite colors (in quilts) are…red…pink…aqua…a softer (light) green…teal…beige…ok, i know these aren’t real colors, but: dark grey (charcoal) and white.

  52. The fabulous Nancy allegedly said:

    Gnomalicious! My favorite color duo is pink & chocolate.

  53. The fabulous Sarah allegedly said:

    lovely tutorial, thank you!

    My current faves are lime/chartreuse green + dark grey + orange

  54. The fabulous Lissa allegedly said:

    Thanks for the Tutorial Monica… Um I dont think you can go past red/white, cornflower blue/white.. um anything 30’s colour and white.. If we are talking CW repro’s, pink, double pink and green and chocolate!

    West Wallsend

  55. The fabulous LauraJ allegedly said:

    Am I allowed to say 5 colours? Okay here goes: Orange, pink, yellow, and lime green and fuschia. Someday I’m going to make a quilt in those colours!!

  56. The fabulous Mhairi allegedly said:

    Well at least this is a better question than the one I was expecting after the slutty comment(;
    I love purple, silver and green together. These are also nice with a bit of brown or grey.
    Thanks fot the tutorial I love your panel and I am looking forward to using it in all the ways you have suggested.

  57. The fabulous Amy allegedly said:

    Right now I’m loving blue and orange.

  58. The fabulous Paula L. allegedly said:

    These are my favorite: red and white, brown and light blue, lime and fuccia.
    Thanks for the chance!

  59. The fabulous Patti allegedly said:

    I’ve just discovered that I like red/blue combination. The blue color of your blog paired with red is just too cute. And your little gnome bags…adorable!

  60. The fabulous gmp allegedly said:

    I love these little Gnome Bags, and this whole line of fabric. They don’t carry anything like this in the quilt shops near me.

    And, as far as favorite colors, that is such a hard question to answer. I like the traditional red,white and blue combinations, but then I also go for the funky purple, lime green, white and black. And, it changes from day to day. I guess that is what keeps us going. So many choices….so little time!

  61. The fabulous Barb in MI allegedly said:

    I love your gnoma bags - thanks for sharing the tutorial!
    Currently I guess my favorite color combo is patriotic red, blue and white. I am working on some QOV and have ‘re-discovered’ these colors. Thanks so much!

  62. The fabulous Carol allegedly said:

    blue, teal, purple

  63. The fabulous Karin allegedly said:

    Ah, I will be the boring one here, I’m sure. My faves together are cream, taupe and black. I can’t tell you why, but I just love them.
    The bags are adorable. You are so stinkin’ clever!

  64. The fabulous simone allegedly said:

    Thank you thank you thank you Monica, for this too cute tutorial. Some more of your fabrics will be coming my way soon, so I can’t wait!!!

  65. The fabulous Natalie VV allegedly said:

    I am so in awe of all you accomplish.
    And I love seeing your fabric all stitched up in so many charming ways.
    Favorite color combos? Oh… so many! I am a seasonal-climate-mood kind of gal, and so depending, I like: blue with green, and red with green, and aqua with red, and silver with aqua. I also like chips with dip, chocolate with nuts, and tamales with beans.

  66. The fabulous joyce allegedly said:

    I’m never really happy unless there are at least 50 colors or prints in my quilts. I love your colors, all of them.

  67. The fabulous Sarah Z. allegedly said:

    I like a lot of different color combinations. Today, I’m into red and green for the holidays, of course. But other than holiday colors, I also like teal, orange, and brown.

    I was so inspired by your gnoma projects that I just ordered a panel! I started making the pot holders last night. They are coming out SO cute!

  68. The fabulous Kathy allegedly said:

    First - THANK YOU - these bags are why I ordered the gnomas (the first time, lol). I did resize your great little bag in the fall magazine (needed them bigger to hold the giveaways for my niece’s 6th b-day party), but I didn’t want to try to figure out 5 sizes and your bags are always the cutest!
    Ok - fav colors - GREEN, GREEN, GREEN - as in olive, bright lime, leaf green. Followed by teal, turquiose, aqua.
    Can you tell when I love a color I tend to love it in all tones?

  69. The fabulous Ellen Ban allegedly said:

    I love orange, turquoise and white together! Love the gnome bags, so cute!

  70. The fabulous Dana allegedly said:

    My favorite go to colors are pinks, teals and purples. I love to make baby and little girl quilts.

  71. The fabulous Emily allegedly said:

    Gnoma Claus is adorable. Favorite color combos? Anything I can pair with pink (my daughter’s favorite hue), and the brighter and more fun the better!

  72. The fabulous Norma allegedly said:

    reds, aquas, and a hint of gray

  73. The fabulous pam allegedly said:

    I really don’t have a favorite but if I had to chose it would be pink, green and yellow
    These bags are so cute. You nice of you to share.
    I will have to look at the fabric store for the line. I don’t have a quilt shop close at all so I just might have to order on line. pam

    Oh and congrats to all the previous winners!!!

  74. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    Just wanted to pop in here and let you know that I think my e-mail is broken. Haven’t heard from you about my day 3 winnings yet.


    Oh. And very cute gnoma!

  75. The fabulous Mary Ann allegedly said:

    Navy, white and green…or pink, green and yellow. So I had big plans to make adorable tee shirts with gnome…but 10 days in Kansas City for the Thanksgiving family blast has burst that bubble, these maybe the substitiue, thanks Monica!

  76. The fabulous Ricki allegedly said:

    Your gnomes always make me smile!

    I would have to say that I am in love with aqua and red at the moment.

  77. The fabulous Marjorie allegedly said:

    Lime Green & Hot Pink are true neutrals in my world.

  78. The fabulous byneedleandthread allegedly said:

    Love those bags! Pink and orange are my current faves!

  79. The fabulous Colleen allegedly said:

    I like three colors usually - love the bags and thanks for the tutorial!

  80. The fabulous duff allegedly said:

    Cute bag! Perfect for one of the reusable bag challenges I saw online.

    I love aqua and deep purple. I’m still waiting for someone else to like it, too.

  81. The fabulous Abby allegedly said:

    I really love burnt orange, burgundy and slate blue together!

  82. The fabulous Anita allegedly said:

    I’m really into gray lately and there are some really pretty combinations with this color. I like green/gray and yellow/gray combinations. I also love pink and brown. Happy holidays!

  83. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    I’m loving red and sky blue these days.

  84. The fabulous jenn allegedly said:

    I love this line! I made a little gift for my niece with part of it but am holding on to the rest of my fat quarters for dear life…I don’t want to squander their perfect loveliness! :)

    My favorite color combo is orange, green, cream and brown. {pretty far removed from this one, no?}

  85. The fabulous Jessie allegedly said:

    OMG, how cute are those bags! I see now that I am going to need to buy several of your panels! :-)

  86. The fabulous Shannon allegedly said:

    I would have to say, PRIMARY colors !!!
    Red Yellow Blue.. I am kinda funky with my crafts and I enjoy looking at things that are a little bold and daring. The things I have made look funny at first, but I always manage to pull them together !

  87. The fabulous Michelle allegedly said:

    I love turquoise and red together (which is why I covet your craft room). I also love red and yellow together. Cute cute bags…I’ve got to make some of those!

  88. The fabulous CaraQuilts allegedly said:

    OK this changes with the day/season/mood but right now I’m loving purple, green and oranges together. It’s hard to get the right tone/shades but when you do it’s lots of fun!

  89. The fabulous Nichole allegedly said:

    I love blues, greens and tans together. Reminds me of the beach and makes me feel soothed and relaxed. Love those bags - thanks for generously sharing your pattern!

  90. The fabulous Melinda allegedly said:

    Purple and red and yellow and gray are my favorites right now.

  91. The fabulous Kimberly allegedly said:

    Today I love red and yellow, but changes all the time :)

  92. The fabulous Vicky allegedly said:

    I love all of the colors that I can see … and maybe then a few more :)

  93. The fabulous Robyn allegedly said:

    My favorite color is yellow. I think it goes with everything. I think my favorite 3 combo is yellow green and blue.

  94. The fabulous Charming's Mama allegedly said:

    I haven’t yet found a green I didn’t like and green pretty much goes with anything. Those bags are adorable!

  95. The fabulous M@M allegedly said:

    I like all colors! anything is beautiful.

  96. The fabulous Amanda allegedly said:

    I love aqua and white… maybe with a bit of red mixed in, or brown. :)

  97. The fabulous JMcB allegedly said:

    I have always been drawn to red, yellow and green. I know, it looks light a stop light. And of course, aqua, red and pink!

  98. The fabulous kathy harris allegedly said:

    My favorite colors seem to chance every once in a while. Right now my favorites are purple and blues and turquoise with a few shades of each.

  99. The fabulous Diane allegedly said:

    I am in a fall mood, so orange brown and red.

  100. The fabulous Nancy allegedly said:

    White and medium blue. Clean and fresh.
    I love your blog!

  101. The fabulous Renee allegedly said:

    Currently, I am swooning over the combo of grey, yellow, red, and white. Or just grey and yellow. Or red.

  102. The fabulous Jill Majers allegedly said:

    Thanks for the cute project! My three favorite colors together are red, yellow, and green. They just seem so warm and welcoming!

  103. The fabulous Linda allegedly said:


  104. The fabulous maget allegedly said:

    So many awesome combinations to pick. Lately I really love pink, turquoise, yellow and lime green, I think it might have something to do with the fact that it’s November and it’s so dreary and gray outside. Thanks for the contest!

  105. The fabulous Chris allegedly said:

    Easy choice-red and aqua or red and green. If I have to add a third color to these I’d add some pink.

  106. The fabulous Megan allegedly said:

    That is so flippin’ CUTE!!! Right now my fav combo is purple, teal, orange and some kind of fabulous green…jewels for Christmas anyone???

  107. The fabulous Cherry allegedly said:

    Well my sewing room is yellow and lavender and white, but almost anything goes with yellow. I am anxiously awaiting my order for the Gnome Claus panels from Sewbuzzy.

  108. The fabulous Char allegedly said:

    It’s Lime, Fuchsia and Aqua for me!

  109. The fabulous Stephanie allegedly said:

    If you asked me a while ago, I would say that I’ve never cared much for pink. But during the unpacking and sorting of my stash this summer, I noticed that I have a ton of pink! And here lately, I’ve been putting it together with quite a bit of green… So, for now my answer is “pink and green”. If you ask me a few months from now, you’ll probably get a different answer! :)

  110. The fabulous Laura K allegedly said:

    I absolutely love lavender and pale green together. I love all colors but when I am looking for something to put together I always seem to gravitate toward some form of purple and green.

  111. The fabulous Christine allegedly said:

    I love pink, turquoise and black together- with a little white space of course. I’m a sucker for all things pink and girly and my daughters hate pink, love turquoise so it’s kind of our combination/compromise.

    PS- I just caved and spent a bunch of my christmas money on Happy Holiday fabrics! I’m going with the “it’s for gifts”…. but really, who am I kidding? Only gift I’ll be making is for me :) Thanks for the fun pattern today!

  112. The fabulous sweet cottage dreams allegedly said:


    and that stands for OHMYGNOME!!!!!!!!!!!

    somebody pinch me cuz i think i’m dreamin’!

    monica, these are adorable! love the aqua and the red snowflake combo…but then i love all of the fabric.

    super cute giveaway…


    ps: LOL…..craft slut! ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!
    maybe the penal code section for that would be under “misgnomemeaner”! tee hee

  113. The fabulous sweet cottage dreams allegedly said:

    ps: that is the cop coming out in me…ha

  114. The fabulous DianeY allegedly said:

    Probably hot pink & lime green!
    Love your Gnoma bag!

  115. The fabulous VickiT allegedly said:

    My favorite color combination would be purple and blue.

    Love the little purses. Super cute. Thank you for the tutorial.

  116. The fabulous Pookie allegedly said:

    My favorite color combos seem to change often, but I’m a big fan of pink and brown.

  117. The fabulous Lynne allegedly said:

    Aqua, red, white, with black and/or pink!

  118. The fabulous Ashley allegedly said:

    I really like red & white, or blue & white & yellow, or pink & green. As a kid my 2 favorite crayons were turquoise and fuchsia.

  119. The fabulous Jana allegedly said:

    Since it’s the holidays, I am digging pink and red together.

  120. The fabulous lisa allegedly said:

    I have been drawn to chocolate brown lately, so that paired with white and teal, or the right pink, yummy!!!

  121. The fabulous Rachael allegedly said:

    my favourite colours together are pink, orange and green, the perfect combo

  122. The fabulous MollyP allegedly said:

    Love this tut!! Already bought additional gnomas to get started! I constantly lean towards pink and green together. You should see the ridiculous amount of pink and green fabric in my stash. Of course, Holiday Happy totally fits my pink and green needs.

  123. The fabulous Melissa allegedly said:

    My Christmas tree is wearing lime green, pink and red this year, and I am loving that! (Wonder why I like Holiday Happy so much, huh?) Oooh, it just occurred to me that I should use some H.H. to make stockings to match the tree….

  124. The fabulous NancyJL allegedly said:

    Am in love with orange: orange with turquoise, red, green and black.

  125. The fabulous Teri M allegedly said:

    That is a tough one. Probably brown and aqua. Or maybe red, black and white.

  126. The fabulous Kelly allegedly said:

    Thank you for the tutorial! I like brown and blue together, but it has to be a light blue because I really dislike navy/dark blue with brown. = ) I can’t wait to see what you will show us next!

  127. The fabulous Brooke allegedly said:

    I love any combination of greens and blues. You can add a little purple into the mix if you want, but mostly the greens and blues do it for me.

  128. The fabulous kitty allegedly said:

    I love green, pink, and white together.

  129. The fabulous Amber allegedly said:

    These are soo cute!! My fav colors are black purple and blue…

  130. The fabulous Ann allegedly said:

    What a cute little bag! I love using pink, red and greens together!

  131. The fabulous Paula allegedly said:

    Pink and green or purple and green! Thank you for the pattern and the giveaway!

  132. The fabulous Heather F allegedly said:

    Right now I’m loving the turquoise, red and pink together so cute!

  133. The fabulous tina allegedly said:

    colors. Together. I always pick the same ones and am so embarrassed about that. Here goes: aqua, red, coral. Or maybe aqua, red, yellow. Or it could be aqua, red, cream. Do you see the trend here????

  134. The fabulous aztel2000 allegedly said:

    Blue, yellow and touch of red. The bag is adorable–like your tiny treats bag in Quilts and More–we had to reorder the magazine several time because people spread the work at how much fun they were to make!
    Karen in Breezy Point

  135. The fabulous floribunda allegedly said:

    I like black & white and almost any bright color together, but if I had to pick just one I’d say orange. Scrappy orange.

    Hope I win!

  136. The fabulous Annie allegedly said:

    I love rainbows! that is six colors together right? but all six of them in a certain order and they are lovely.

  137. The fabulous Susanne allegedly said:

    Holidayishy- leafy green and red
    wintery- denim and white
    spring- pink, spring green and yellow
    summer- red, white and blue
    fall- dull orange, sagey green and brown
    I’m quite fickle about colors through the year.

  138. The fabulous Michelle Balletti allegedly said:

    Since my BFF is having a girl, I have a lot of pink/white and pink/brown around right now. Also since I have a boy I have a lot of blue/white around and finishing a quilt for a good friend of mine so there is a lot of pink/silver/cream/black/grey around also….btw, love the lil gnoma bags!! Thanks for all the measurements!!

  139. The fabulous Monica allegedly said:

    Salmon, teal, and olive in medium shades with cream and a touch of tan and brown.

  140. The fabulous Karen a/k/a/ The Lazy Quilter allegedly said:

    Love all the Maison red/tan/brown :)

  141. The fabulous Christie allegedly said:

    I like pink and brown together!

  142. The fabulous Jen in NY allegedly said:

    I’m a sucker for red and aqua. Although pink and green is a close second! The bags are so so cute.

  143. The fabulous Sandi allegedly said:

    I’ve always liked pink and blue together - sky blue pink, like a pretty sunset.

  144. The fabulous Corinne allegedly said:

    The bags are too cute. I have a cookie exchange I am going to. These will be perfect for the cookies.

  145. The fabulous Ruebarb allegedly said:

    Red and (fill in the blank) are my favorites. A traditionalist, Red and gold or yellow or cream have long been my favorites. Since meeting your blog, I’ve developed a penchant for Red and sky blue. Go figure.

  146. The fabulous Laura Tawney allegedly said:

    Great pattern today and very fun and festive! My favorite colors together are
    turquoise, magenta, a spash of yellow and organge.
    Laura T

  147. The fabulous Ursula allegedly said:

    love the gnoma bags! They are sooo cute. As for colors combos…reds, pinks, and limey greens. Pretty much anything that goes with red and is bright and cheery.

  148. The fabulous Beth T. allegedly said:

    I can never give a simple answer to anuthing, it seems…so I’ll say that right now it is red, soft-and-cheery blue, and brown.

    What I’m tired of already is seeing non-trad Christmas colors used for Christmas decorations, wrapping paper, etc. Turquoise, lime green, and bright pink? Not for me.

  149. The fabulous Rita Burhans allegedly said:

    red and cream are my favorite fabric colors — but there’s always black, white, and yellow (or aqua)!!

  150. The fabulous Kym allegedly said:

    I love aqua, pink, red & white together, in varying shades.

  151. The fabulous Christine M allegedly said:

    Choose 3 colours to go together! That’s hard. I think my favourite would be green, burgundy and cream.

  152. The fabulous janine b allegedly said:

    thinking it would be red and pink.
    that combo would shock granny but it’s what i REALLY love!

  153. The fabulous Mama Spark allegedly said:

    These are too cute! I love your gnomes. I love all colors but especially aqua and green together although aqua and pretty much any other color is good too = )

  154. The fabulous Amy allegedly said:

    I love colors, bright, muted, clear, shady… I pick ‘em with the giftee in mind when I do my quilts. But the quilt I made for me was fuschia, emerald, royal purple, chartruese and white. Hubby says it’s too bright to sleep under. I say, go sleep in the guest room…

  155. The fabulous Donna allegedly said:

    I like turquoises with chocolate browns. I also like blues mixed together. But sometimes when I’m in the store I can get so easily distracted by other bright colours. I love them all!

  156. The fabulous Cindy Smith allegedly said:

    I LOVE pink and white, but also love red and aqua. I just love color!!! And thank you SO much for sharing all these little goodies with us, Monica! YOU ARE THE BOMB, Sister!!!!

  157. The fabulous rainey allegedly said:

    OMG!!! That is just too cute!

    OK. I’m ordering fabric right now. Yellow, aqua and pink for me. I think I may use these instead of stockings for my adult kids this year.

  158. The fabulous Carinne allegedly said:

    Creamy yellow and chocolate brown. I want to redo my living room with it!

  159. The fabulous rainey allegedly said:

    PS Any hints about who stocks the panels? I’m not finding them at a number of the online stores and the one I found who stocks it is out.


  160. The fabulous marjatta allegedly said:

    Love blue and teal, but lately loving orange and turquoise….too many colors to stay with just a couple!

  161. The fabulous Kasi allegedly said:

    These are AWESOME project, M!
    My favorite so far is the pot holders.

    I’m meandering my way over to Keepsake Cottage to buy a panel or two…D’OH! Your little ploy is working!!!! Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, it’s off to spend money on YOU I go!!!!!!! (Cheeky bugger!)


  162. The fabulous Chris Davis allegedly said:

    Red and Black! I love your poochie bags, my panels are reserved for something else so I probable need to get more!

  163. The fabulous Crystal Humble allegedly said:

    I have to say that i love just about ANYTHING with Brown….green and brown, blue and brown, red and brown…list can go on and on

  164. The fabulous Diane allegedly said:

    My favorite colors together are yellow, blue and green. Thanks for all the great holiday ideas. I’m going to make several of them!

  165. The fabulous vivayne allegedly said:

    I love lavender and cream together. Love your ideas!

  166. The fabulous Ileen allegedly said:

    During this time of year I like browns and reds. But for the everyday I am drawn to greens and browns. And everytime I see a new quilt pattern those become my favorite. Hard question! Mahalo

  167. The fabulous pat S allegedly said:

    I do love lime green and blue together! I also love your fabric designs!

  168. The fabulous Laura allegedly said:

    pink and black (polka dots preferred)!

  169. The fabulous Marcia W. allegedly said:

    Orange and blue is one combination I love. Another combo (think iris) is purple, blue, green, yellow, orange. Please enter me into the drawing. Finally was able to get to the comment box. Thanks, alternate email mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  170. The fabulous chris allegedly said:

    at the moment i am very into aqua, lavender, pink together with bits of red. it was sparked by a diagram drawn with highlighters in my office and it stuck with me since.

  171. The fabulous Jane allegedly said:

    Oh that’s a hard one - I love bright and blended and soft and muted, but if I have to choose - it would be Chocolate Brwon, with softest pink and perhaps a touch of creamy white.
    For Christmas though it is red and white all the way, with a touch of Spruce green and silver (sorry that is 4 isn’t it - a splash of Aqua though would bring it bang up to date).

    Loving the questions!

  172. The fabulous nanette allegedly said:

    This is all out sitting on my cutting table waiting to be made…..can I stop the clock so I can make these right this moment? Dang. Stomping and screaming at the clock isn’t working.

  173. The fabulous Leah allegedly said:

    These are so cute! I love dark pink, orange, red, and purple together. I didn’t really realize this until I saw I had several shirts, tights, and pieces of jewelry with this combo.

  174. The fabulous Patti allegedly said:

    So Cute!

  175. The fabulous Ana B allegedly said:

    A medium shade of purple and a medium green. And maybe a bit of black…..Or pink and black and acid green….it will change by next week….lol

  176. The fabulous Mary F. allegedly said:

    I like aqua with red and pink… or aqua with brown and white.

  177. The fabulous pat sloan allegedly said:

    More than CUTE.. CUTIER THAN CUTE…. as in STINK CUTE!!!!!

    bet not a bolt of that is left in any store!

    and what stickers do you have on ‘da machine’

  178. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    When I am in a happy mood I can’t resist pink & green!

  179. The fabulous Laura Tawney allegedly said:

    Just wanted you to know that I’ve been inspired by your posts and went to Keepsake Cottage Fabrics in Bothell WA and purchased some panels and coordinates to make the pot holders and bags! I was so glad to know that they had the fabric:)
    Thanks for all of your hard work!!
    Laura T

  180. The fabulous Patty E allegedly said:

    My favorite colors are hot pink,neon green with black and white accents. Gets my creative juices flowing to work in such bright colors. Though I must admit, I really like your gnome colors…tooo cute.

  181. The fabulous Sarah allegedly said:

    I’ve always loved chocolate brown and pink together. Also, turquoise, pink, and a minty green bring a smile to my face.

  182. The fabulous Nikki Rainey allegedly said:

    I love cranberry, dark blue and dark cream together when I am making something for my home. I like bright happy colors together like peach, teal and white when I am making things for kids.

  183. The fabulous Connie W allegedly said:

    All is just too cute!!!

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