Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Lady Luck


As I mentioned in a previously, I've decided to play along with the crew at Sew, Mama, Sew and participate with their Giveaway Day!. I will take comments through December 6 EST and then using the Random Number Thingy chose one winner. I will ship internationally. Here's the deal, I participated in a disappearing 9-patch block swap and am clueless about what to do with my blocks. I have 100 blocks and they are about 6 inches square. To be eligible for the Giveaway prizes your comment must offer a suggestion/idea as to how to sew the blocks together. You can leave a link in your comments if that helps to clarify.



More pictures to give an idea of what I have to work with. A lot of red!




Here are the prizes for the lucky individual. A panel of Santa's Got the Goods, or I should say a half panel to make the quilt in the included instructions I'll send along. The colors are easy to match with other lines so I do not think that will be a problem as I know this line is not "current".



An Alex Anderson pattern.



Two charm packs of Moda's Full Moon Forest. And a small handmade trinket box that I got in Russia this July. It's just the right size for pins, buttons, or whatever.



Here's a closeup. It's a sweet little box, lid comes off to reveal a gold interior. So there's your assignment! Happy blog hopping and good luck to everyone! Remember Sew, Mama, Sew has a master list of all the Giveaway Day! participants.

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C said...

you are tooo kind!!!
hope i can be the lucky winner!

Jo said...

I love fabrics!^^
Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

djaj said...

An idea to assemble your blocks ?
Well... A 10x10 blocks quilt could be cosy on the sofa...
And maybe, keeping all blocks in the same orientation (that is to say, the small square of each at the top left corner...)
It would be easier with the blocks in hands !!!
Thanks anyway for the great giveaway !

Anne at Film and Thread said...

You went all out for your giveaway! Such good stuff!

For the blocks, I vote for piecing 4 together to make 12" blocks and then sashing them in white to break up all of that blue and red.

britt said...

make some wristlets (http://jchandmade.typepad.com/jc_handmade/2009/02/miy-mama-chic-wrist-cuff.html) or make the 5 stones game (http://blog.zakka-zakka.com/make-your-own-five-stones-a-traditional-game.html).

Needled Mom said...

I was in the same swap and I am setting them in the traditional D9P setting. That means that four are arranged back into one block with the the one in the upper right position and the lower left position both have their small square patch in the center of the block. From there you can simply sew the large blocks together or put sashing between them. White sashing might break up the red for you.

zelda139 said...

I'd put a 2" white sash between each block, 6 squares across, 16 squares down. You can incorporate the 4 remaining squares into the back of the quilt.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

What a lovely giveaway..please count me in.

You have a lovely blog.

Anya said...

How about making a throw? I just recently made two DNP quilts for gifts and blogged about them. Thanks for the chance!

Carissa said...

Thanks so much for sharing your generosity in the giveaway! The squares are so pretty. Could you sew them together into some tote bags, varying the placement of the smaller squares on each bag? I know that it's hard to have too many tote bags. And I'm slightly jealous of your trip to Russia, I hope to get back there in the next few years myself!

Gwyneth said...

so pretty! thanks for offering!

what about if you border each square w/a dark purple/navy and turn it into a quilt?

LLMum said...

For the blocks I would piece them with the large square in the same position - randomly placing red and blue "squares". I would border with a narrow red border and a wider blue border.

I am using this pattern for a quilt for my daughter - look forward to seeing what you finally do with yours.

The prize giveaway is more than generous. I love your choices.

Vicki said...

This is a great giveaway!

Bea said...

Hi! Thanks for this great giveaway. My favorite way for disapearing nine patches to be sewn together is on this blog post http://www.cluckclucksew.com/2008/10/disappearing-nine-patch.html I love the little windmill formed in the center!

Crystal Hendrix said...

What a beautiful assortment!!

What I like to do if I have blocks is just make borders, add different boarders for differnt blocks and then once all the blocks are together add borders to the edge of the quilt top.

That way you still have your blocks and they are the main focus still. Good luck!!

Cathy said...

I'd say do something square, and as for which order to place the blocks, do it completely randomly. Put them in a box and draw one out at a time and sew them together in that order.

isabel f. said...

great great giveaway!
yes you are tooooo kind :)))
please count me in!!
and go to my blog
http://rosaechocolat.blogspot.com/
I’m hosting this giveaway too :))
HUGS from Portugal :)))

badlandsquilts said...

If you follow the link back from my comment to my blog, not too long ago I did a D9P runner. I laid it out so the little squares when kinda diagonal. I got the idea from the D9P runner in the PS I Quilt flickr pool... there is also a D9P flickr pool. Good Luck!

Grace said...

I would just put sashing in between the blocks and you will have a whimsical quilt! I love small blocks as opposed to bigger blocks.
Good luck! And thanks for a lovely giveaway chance!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I just had my daughter lay them out 9 X 11 and started to sew, they look great and I am going to put a white border around to frame the blocks and bind in red and aqua!Thank you for this chance!

SDGvegan said...

I would cut the pieces into different sizes and nd make a crazy quilt.

RyanSarahN said...

Great giveaway! And very cute blocks. I am planning a D9P in my future too and I love the blue and red scheme. I would sew four of them together to make a larger block, then sew them all together to make a quilt - make a stripe or something on the back with any leftover squares. I like to do my quilts randomly - just mix the blocks all up and grab them as you sew - since these are all different, from the swap, it will really look random b/c the fabrics are all different.

Sara said...

I'm not exactly sure what to do with the blocks, but they scream cute little kids quilt.

free indeed said...

Great prizes! What a treasure for someone.

As for a setting, I was just going to suggest puting them together in the standard DNP way and use a White background print with red/aqua for borders to enlarge the quilt and tone down the intense color. It'll make a great quilt whatever you decide.

Lia said...

Great prizes! Thank you

CraftyJodie said...

Hi there, I haven't done a disappearing nine patch before, but I LOVE lots of red in a quilt. Great prizes, thanks!

Helena said...

Well beside placing into quilt maybe a table runner and place mat.

Courtney said...

I'd arrage them in the way Moda Bake Shop has a tutorial for only make it a larger quilt. http://www.modabakeshop.com/2009/07/christmas-table-topper.html

MissLindsay said...

It would make a beautiful quilt... I would use white as the background to highlight the red and turquoise! (one of my own favorite color combinations!) And maybe a pillow with any leftover blocks? Thanks for the chance at some great prizes!!

Will Work for Fabric said...

I've never seen this fabric before, but would love to use it...

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sommerkind said...

Hey, this is my chance. I've never made a quilt, but you alredy made the blocks. It can't be so hard. I can't say how I'd sew them together, as I have no experience there, but I have a white blanket that is waiting to be covered with something.

Susan said...

I helped a friend make her first quilt last summer and we used the DNP pattern. She chose a setting quite different from the normal DNP setting. You can see a photo here.. http://hangingonbyaneedleandthread.blogspot.com/2009/08/first-flimsy.html

Kristen said...

i love those colors together with lots of white sashing! good luck figuring it all out!

Theresa said...

What a great selection of prizes! Hope I win one!

baukje said...

I love the fabric
here is my giveaway:
http://busybeefree.blogspot.com/2009/12/giveaway-day.html

EmileeHope said...

Wow!! What awesome prizes!!! You are very generous!!

I think you should use the blocks, with white borders around the disappearing nine patch blocks, and make a fun little throw or two. (I almost participated in that swap as well, but ended up being out of town and so I knew I wouldn't be able to get the blocks done in time!)

Little Miss S. said...

A shame you're not satisfied with the squares. I'd sew them four together - 2*2 (so in the new square there would be one big square in each corner). And then add white border between all these big squares... (You could make 4*6 big squares - and then only leave out 1 big square. It would make a great blanket for the sofa for wintertime...?)

Kaye Prince said...

I don't know if you are interested, but since I just posted about this yesterday so I thought I'd share: http://miss-print.blogspot.com/2009/12/irish-flood-quilts.html They are specifically looking for blocks made of disappearing nine patches. If you'd rather not participate, the magazine website also has the tutorial for making a traditional block. Hope that helps!

I especially love that Tula Pink fabric and would love to win!

call me crazy said...

Oh I've seen so many lovely quilts made with D9P's~ I'd just sew them together and enjoy a lap quilt! :-) There are no quilt police, so sew them any way that pleases you. :-) What lovely giveaway's~ thank you for the chance!

Denise Felton said...

Oh, wow! Fab giveaway! Thanks so much for the chance.

RetroGirl said...

I'd use a coordinating blue to surround each square and sew them randomly together.

Thanks for the giveaway!

kynaroyal(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sara said...

I ma currently in love with the cross quilts (there's a hot pink tutorial out there somewhere) so you could probably adapt this, if you use solid white for the crosses it would have a cool patchworky but organized look.

Oops, I inspired myself.

gill said...

hi
i've never made a disappearing nine patch but i'd just play around until they look right! i'm often found standing on a chair looking down on my work as i find it helps!!
gill x

The Fam said...

WOW! What great stuff! Thanks for your generosity!
shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

tong said...

You can do a 8 x 10 quilt top, and use the remaining 20 blocks on the quilt back. Good luck with your decision making! And thank you for this great giveaway!

Evelyn said...

Oh I'd love those charm packs!

I've never done a disappearing nine patch (it's on my list!). But I'm such an engineer, I'd probably do a standard layout. On the other hand, I might be tempted to chop them up even a little more before sewing them back together. I do sure love those red and aqua colors together!

Amy said...

It seems to me that you have enough blocks to make a lap quilt--either 10 x 10 square or 9 x 11 rectangle. I bet it will look great!

michelou said...

If you are thinking outside the realm of quilts, you could make a table runner or placemats or napkins. What about some pieced pillows? Just sew some together to make it the size of a pillow form, add an envelope back (http://sewing.about.com/od/freeprojects/ss/envelopepillow.htm is a tutorial on how to do envelope closures on pillows)

If you want to do something for the holidays, why not cover a Styrofoam wreath with the pieces? Or make a garland out of them?

Michelle
michelou[at]gmail[dot]com

Jessica Christensen said...

I would put four of the blocks together (kind of like a four-patch)separated by one-inch white sashing, and then separate them all from each other by two-inch (finished) white sashing. If you have 100, you could do a 5x5 setup and the quilt would be about 77 inches square (if you also put just two-inch sashing all around the quilt). They look beautiful. whatever you do will be gorgeous!

kathytypestoo said...

100 squares! WOW! they are beautiful and would be so nice as a quilt, but you could also do lots of accent pillows-gifts for everyone!

ladmquilter said...

I think just laying them about randomly until you like them is what I would do it makes it look more complicated that it really is yet it is oh so easy.

supermedic said...

personally, i would just sew them all together randomly like they are made

aSprinkling said...

I'm a fan of squares in white sashing these days, so I would say maybe lay it out that way and then use the rest as a border.

thelittlegreenhouse said...

If it were my quilt, I'd put strips of white between each block and put it together in a random pattern. It would make a great Christmas quilt that way, with all the red, white (and is that green or blue?)

Great giveaway!

amy said...

Oo what a great giveaway, thanks! I think it'd be so crisp with your blocks sashed with white. Lovely color combo!

con Ka said...

These blocks would do a nice table runner, or what about a set of grocery bags?
Very nice color match. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kristan said...

Oh! Sashed in bright white and sewn in strips, 10 x 10, with the little squares in alternate places each row.

Breanna S. said...

in my house when I need to sew together a quilt that has lots of different blocks. I place them all out and leave them layed out (like a quilt) for a few days. My husband and children help me arrange the blocks until we are all satisfied that they are in the best possible place and then I take a picture!

The Mangerchine's said...

I'd put white sashing in between and around the blocks to tone them down and make them pop.

Your giveaway is amazing, thank you!

Cara said...

hmmm... I think you should sew them together, randomly, with the little squares toward the center of the block. I always though that would be nice with disappearing ninepatches. Those colours are really great so it should look wonderful!

erikaahaj said...

I think I would put strips of that pale blue-green color in between each. I like really small squares.

Katie B. said...

Ooh, thanks for the giveaway! I think I'd put your blocks in a quilt with white sashing.

Holly said...

I love the colors of your blocks. I suggest a patchwork shower curtain. :-)

Bec Clarke said...

I saw your lovely blocks on your blog a while ago.
Have your thought about putting them together into 4's then sashing them with white and just putting them together very simply?
Anyway your giveaway is very generous.

Marianne said...

For the block's piece them together randomly in groups of 4 to make 12 blocks and sash with white.

Thanks for the chance to win these great prizes.

The Sewing Dork said...

Do you or the kids have any old girl/boy scout badges to display? You could do a patchwork quilt, alternating these squares with a plain color and display the badges on the plain colored squares. I would be a great way to preserve them.
cynsaw2@hotmail.com

MichelleM said...

For the blocks I would mix in some black or white sashing to break it up a little. Love it though! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

Nova said...

Could you sew them like bricks?

Sarah said...

I'm a beginner quilter, so I'm not too sure here. However, I would probably keep the squares in larger groups. Perhaps make large blocks of 2x10 squares, and then sash around and between those blocks with white or grey linen?

Hmm... I should try to put something together like this as an exercise. Thanks for the idea :) And the giveaway :)

ircabbit said...

I think you should arrange the blocks like this:
http://www.quilt.com/BulletinBoard/bb/uploaded_images/disappearing-9-patch-block-793881.jpg
I would either make a 10 x 10, which would be good for a lap quilt, or a 9 x 11 and throw out the least favorite block or put it on the back. You could add a border to bring the size up a little. A 10" border all around (or some sashing between the block sets) would bring the size up so it could be used on a twin bed.

Grace Wong said...

you are amazing!!!!
the little box is my fave!

Sarahby said...

Holy giveaway....
The teal and red makes me think of kitchens and bathrooms. I would love to see them as pockets on a shower curtain or a back of the door storage unit in a bathroom. In a kitchen they would make a nice table runner and matching place-mats. I don't know if you know anyone with kids but my aunt made these great pouches that hang off the side of the chair at the table that holds "table games" so kids can keep crayons and paper and cards etc in the pouch and put them away when they're done. These would be very cute as little chair pouches. Can't wait to see what you do with them!

Desiree said...

I would make a patchwork table runner with it... or maybe two depending on if you have enough for that. Thank you for the chance to win. I hope you have a wonderful Chirstmas. -dez
simply.simon.sisters(at)gmail(dot)com

Jeni said...

Perhaps creating a set of place-mats along with a table runner? :)

nrnoodle said...

I partisapated in that same swap. I was wondering how to use them unti I was at a recent quilt guild meeting. The quilt artist was showing a quilt she had made with a large center square and piced blocks all around in the center she had machine appliquéd her daughters name each letter was kind of a different style. The center was fairly big and it looked great. This is what I am thinking about doing with mine. I will try and find a picture of hers and send it to you.
I enjoyed browsing your site. I hope I win.

SandyQuilts said...

I'd be happy to give any of those items a home. I especially like the tree pattern.

thanks.

Love to Stitch said...

I would sash with white, 2" or 3". With blue squares at the intersections. I would put a white broader all around it with a blue border around that. I would put use red binding.

Helen said...

Perhaps you could match the small corner squares together..if there are enough the same, to make a square and then see what develops from there.

andrea said...

I would just make a bag or something- i've never done a quilt!

Digital Misfit said...

Wonderful color choices for the 9-patch!
I would combine them with some solid white squares embroidered with some simple, whimsical designs in red and aqua and back it with some bold aqua minky dot fabric for a cozy lap quilt.

heidig@gmail.com

carmel said...

wow! unbalivable!
looks all so great
i love it!
thanks!

Jody said...

Wow, thank you for being so generous!! I would absolutely love to win your giveaway....love everything, especially that Xmas tree pattern....I'm crossing my fingers...jodym7@yahoo.com

Max. H said...

Amazing giveaway - I really adore the little box! Thanks for a chance to win :)

mc.crafty.bunny at gmail dot com

Aaron and Consuelo said...

What a wonderful prize! You are too generous!

sewfunky said...

neat giveaway!

Please enter me in the draw!

~Michelle~ said...

The obvious choice is quilt... but what about a giant body pillow? Or potholders for 50 of your closest friends? I dunno, that's a lot of blocks! Thanks for the stopping by my blog, BTW. And good lordy, I do love me some Full Moon Forest - impossible to find anymore! And that Russian trinket box is so cute - I want to visit!

Chris Worthy said...

I know your blocks are different, but I wonder if you could do something random-ish, similar to this: http://allsorts.typepad.com/allsorts/2007/01/march_of_the_cr.html
Love the colors!

Valerie said...

Isn't that a beautiful little trinket box! (And I'm a sucker for anything Santa too!)

For your squares (which are GORGEOUS, red and aqua, be still my heart) what about setting them apart and sashing them in white, something like how Amanda Jean did her regular 9 patch quilts for her quilt-alongs (see here: http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2009/07/for-my-sister.html)

Calico Road said...

When I'm feeling overwhelmed with quilting, and can't make up my mind, I just put them all in a brown paper bag, and sew them together as they come out of the bag. Takes the stress away immediately! Good luck, they're beautiful blocks!

Raheli said...

I'm still a novice quilter, so I haven't done anything complicated... but I think that would make a fun set of pillows -- or paired with white, a 4th of July table runner!

lisa said...

I was going to leave a sarcastic little comment like "ummm sew them to each other?" but then I realised it wasn't even as funny in a sarcastic tone as it was in my head....so I wish I could touch them and move them around...would it work to recreate the9-patch, that's the disapering 9 patch right? so "deconstructed" where you put those little squares all together in a little four patch, so 4 blocks per big block and go from there?

quilteddog said...

I would just randomly sew them together. Might turn out really cool!

Ariane said...

I'd probably assemble them by groups of four such that the larger rectangles are contiguous to each other and then sash them in white. Maybe contrasting the blues and reds?

I love that little box!

Rose.W. said...

I am a beginner to quilting (as in done one doll quilt), but I would sew them in a random fashion with some solid coloured red and white strips bordering.

Kelly said...

I would make curtains!

LFinn said...

I am not an experienced quilter (at ALL!), but I would use the blocks to make something other than a quilt, like a table runner of some kind. Then the color scheme wouldn't be too overwhelming. The blocks are beautiful, though! Thanks for a fun giveaway.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Hey there Florida girl! With all the blue and red, I think it needs some white sashing. Thanks for participating in the Giveaway Day. Thank you for such a generous giveaway.

A fellow Floridian
Jocelyn
http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Holly said...

I think that the colors in those squares are perfect for a picnic blanket! very summery and fourth of July-ish. Thanks for the giveaway!

A. said...

What pretty colors! I think sashing in pure white (maybe linen?) would really pop the colors, then a quilt or table runner would show them off.

Michael and Rachelle said...

I love the bright colors in your squares. I think that putting 4 blocks together with two blocks having the small square to the center and the other two blocks having the small square to the outside. I also agree that white sashing would help balance out all the great colors.

Liz said...

I have twin boys so if I had those 100 6x6 blocks I would make two 6x8 block quilts with a 4 inch sashing. That would use up 96 of the blocks and I would use the remaining 4 blocks on the backing in different ways so that it would be easy to tell the difference between their two quilts at a glance. But that is just how I would do it... yes, i put way too much thought into this. By the way I'd use white sashing and light blue binding. i hope you find an idea that works for you. I can't wait to see what you end up doing with all those blocks. Thanks for the opportunity to win such an awesome giveaway

Jenny said...

I have to just say that I love the colors of your blocks. I'm redoing my living room in those very colors. So if it was me, I'd make a little throw for the back of the couch and some throw pillows and maybe a valance for the window.
Thanks for the giveaway!
~Jenny~

Jenny said...

I keep my quilts simple, so i would probably sash them in white and assemble that way. large border to make it bed size...thanks for a chance at your sweet giveaway.

Susan said...

I think a 4 block section ...each sashed in white would really make this pop. Just divide up your blocks to get the height and width you want and go for it!

Quiltsmiles said...

What a lovely giveaway. Love the
D9P blocks grouped 4 together and then sashed and set on point with a solid fabric. Classy and simple.
Thanks for hosting this terrific prize, hummmm it could be a belated birthday gift if I win. (SMILE)
Happy Holidays.
JAne

Mrs. Pear said...

I love the idea of a square quilt sashed in matching colors plus one accent color. I love square because that way you can rotate it a quarter and it looks new.

Janet said...

What a cute idea. I would use this as a throw and either sash the squares with fabric or lay the blocks on a table or floor and crete a pattern from the center out. Thanks so much for the giveawy.

Lauren H said...

I just love the red and aqua blocks -- thought about joining in, but realized that I didn't have time this Fall to get them done!. I'd probably just arrange them in the typical d9p pattern. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jen said...

I am super new to quilting, so this may be a typical quilt pattern - but I would make them into 12" blocks, joining your smaller blocks in the center. I would add white sashing (2-3"). Since you have so many, maybe make a lap quilt and save a couple of blocks to make some matching patchwork pillow fronts. Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Hi there
What a GREAT giveaway :):)
I love all of the items esp the cute trinket box :) Now for your quilt - Our guild is making quilts for fallen soldiers - using red white and blue fabric - your blocks meet the criteria.
Thanksfor the opportunity
Cheers
Catie cathycurrie@comcast.net

Denise said...

I don't really know alot about quilting. I did see the disappearing nine on the CluckCluckSew blog and think that was one of the tuts. she had. Thanks for such an awesome giveaway.

Pam said...

I would sew 4 blocks together and sash them with white. I think I would sew them together randomly.

Thanks for the give away!

--Pam

La Tempête said...

What about some gorgeous double sided all purpose bunting you can hang up when feeling festive?

Julie in WA said...

Here is my favorite setting for the disappearing nine patch quilt: http://image60.webshots.com/160/9/83/84/461398384ZJEuRu_ph.jpg
I love the colors of your blocks!

Her Royal Highness said...

I would make a quilt out of the blocks. It would be adorable.

sfer said...

How about some napkins or other table clothing? (table runner or placemats...). The colors are not very Christmasy, but they look really yummy!!

Aren't you getting just too many ideas? How on earth are you going to decide what to do?? I wouldn't not be able to choose from so many great suggestions!! LOL!

Thanks for the great giveaway, and cheers from Barcelona :-)

Contact:librosfera(at)gmail(dot)com

Andi said...

Hmm...you have lots of great ideas already! I agree that some white sashing would look lovely with those colours. It might look nice if you started with 4 in the center, and then white around them, then surround the white with more blocks, then surround those blocks with white, making an increasingly bigger square, or you could start with 6 in the middle if you wanted a rectangle. I am not sure if this would work out with 100 blocks - you'd have to lay them out to find out or draw it out on gridpaper (which is what I often do). Good luck! I'd love to see it when it is done!

Sew It Up! said...

What if you put a 1.5" sashing/border around the blocks? Thanks for the giveaway. Or you can arrange them where four blocks face towards the middle in a larger square?

mjb said...

I see this has already been mentioned, but I'd lean towards groups of 4 or 9 and sashing with white. You can do a red or turquoise border around the whole thing and then bind in the opposite color.

Miss Prickly said...

I don't feel qualified to advise you on how to put the squares together. I'm just a beginning quilter, so I'm learning myself.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Morgan said...

Hm...for some reason I picture crib bedding. A bumper with the blocks 2 high and a baby blanket with the rest. Any left over could be a wallhanging, diaper holder, soft toy even, anything to pull the decor together.

Jo said...

I love the charm packs...and the little box.

Lil Bean said...

I think maybe you could pick a matching solid (maybe red or burgundy - can't see the colours too well), and then arrange the blocks in sets of four with the small square at the centre of the arrangement. Like a cross or windmill. Then you could border each set of 4 with your solid. :)

Tammy said...

Beautiful fabric...I think anyway would look great! Love the color combo!

The Shumate Family said...

I love your blocks! I would put white sashing between them and arrange them alternating, starting with large square in towards the center, then match the small squares, etc. How fun!

Jerri said...

The blocks look great! I love all that red! I would sew them all together in some crazy not proper way. Or, you could arrange them all in the same orientation and use black strips between them.

mframe said...

I love those red and blue blocks. I would try to frame them either using white or black. I am a new quilter so not much experience with arranging blocks.

Michelle said...

I participated in this too! Here is one way I was thinking of putting the blocks together. http://www.modabakeshop.com/2009/07/christmas-table-topper.html

Leslie said...

these are amazing and generous giveaway gifts!!! thanks for coming to my blog and entering the giveaway. good luck

Sarah Seitz said...

I would get yourself a design wall and just start fiddling with the layout until you are happy with it! I think the best quilts are born that way!

Sarah @ http://comeandseetheseitz.com

fieryone said...

I have never done a disappearing nine patch, but i like the way this person put hers back together...

http://erinkcreations.blogspot.com/2008/12/kims-disappearing-nine-patch.html

Kelli said...

I am making my Mom a disappearing 9patch for Christmas. I'm using a lot of red in mine too--but no aqua...mine is black, red, pink and white--all featuring cherries or polka dots. I'm just sewing mine together in rows with no sashing for a lap quilt. Yours would be cute that way too, or you could add bright white sashing to make the red and aqua pop! Whatever you choose, you've got a good headstart!!
kelli
kellbell_6@hotmail.com

sewing_passion said...

I would make a throw for the back of the sofa. I would just piece the blocks together. Then I would use some leftover blocks to make pillows for the sofa too. And if you had a bunch leftover you could make some big floor pillows.

c'est Moi! the tink-n-frog said...

Funny I didn't know that was what this block was called. I'm working on the same style of block. I'm just going to sew the blocks together and then border with a white print fabric. Nothing exciting. But I love the colors in your blocks. My blog, http://tinknfrog.blogspot.com/, has pix of the fabric I'm using.
Cheers!

jaaverill said...

You could either go with a very dark sashing between the blocks - almost a black - or a very light colored sashing - 2 different looks. Thanks,
Julie - jaaverill@aol.com

rockgranny said...

Thanks for generous giveaway,
Kind regards

Heather said...

Oh Wow! I would love this giveaway! I am needing some more full moon forest charm packs! :)
As for your quilt, I would do a 10x10 layout of your blocks and sash them with white sashing. A really GREAT sashing fabric is a twin sheet from IKEA! The fabric is nice, and it's wide and perfect for sashing! Happy Quilting!
Happy Holidays!
h_freund@Hotmail.com

debbiekl said...

Very nice! Can you sew the blocks in long strips, and then sew each strip together? Good luck!

MM4ver said...

you could makea cool 4th of july/summer quilt with the squares
Thanks
Megan
meganlfuchs at gmail dot com

Danielle said...

WOW! Great giveaway!

Will & Greta said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks!

As for your quilt question...I would probably break them into groups of four, with some soft cream (not white) fabric sashing between. Those colors are fabulous, by the way! I'm sure whatever you decide to do with them, it'll be beautiful.

Aloha from Hawaii. :)

Natural Violet said...

I would forgo adding any extra material and just piece the blocks together with the little squares offset from each other. I would use a bright aqua backing to set it all off. What fun colors.

Tracy T. said...

Those are some cute block - when sewn together they sure would be a room brightener! I made a stroller sized DNP and just went totally random - that's what I would advise you to do - there are photos on my flickr stream of mine. Your giveaway items are great...pick me!
Thanks for participating!

Mama24Monkeys said...

What a fun project you have! I think I would just piece the blocks together, turning them 90 degrees each time, use tone-on-tone auqua fabric for the backing and diagonaly making diamonds and of course use red binding.

Katie said...

I would sew the squares in long strips with a single color separating all the rows. Pretty!

katt said...

I would try seing how they looked place four to a (bigger) block -- small squares to the center. Then maybe use white or chocolate brown for the strips between the blocks and the binding

Mama Lusco said...

The blocks are beautiful! I would just randomly piece them together for a fun, modern quilt! Thanks for the giveaway. alusco(at)centurytel(dot)net

Mamma Bears Fault said...

First, thank you for the opportunity to win those fabulous gifties!

What about setting your blocks in a "coin" quilt fasion - sashing (2-3" finished) with a white or a very light teal/aqua color to help "ease the eye". It then would not matter how the blocks are turned, unless you're one who likes them all moving in the same direction.

Take Care and again thanks for the opportunity! - Elizabeth

Sara said...

I would make four of them into a bigger block - making sure that the smallest square is going in the same direction - than sash with either a black or white (small sashing) 1-1/2 inches...


nhsarab at yahoo dot com

Kimberly said...

Baby Quilt. I know boring idea but I don't know if it is enough for a patchwork skirt?

Hootie said...

I'd love a chance to win! Thanks for hosting...Happy Thursday! :)

Susana said...

I'd sew them in groups of four, with the smaller squares together, so as to make crosses. Each group of four would have the same large and small colors. Then I'd alternate red and blue large blocks.
I love the fabrics you used.
And thanks for a great giveaway!

Libby said...

I'd vote sewing them in groups of four with the small squares together in the center, and sash them with white !

Karen said...

I vote for you to throw them down on the floor and play with them. I see a scrappy quilt out of this with the smaller blocks running in diagonals!

Tiffany said...

Group then into blocks of 4, or rectangles would work, then use red sashing around the groupings!

Have fun

Bonnie said...

try laying them out with two large blocks and two small blocks touching diagonaly at center point I have a site that has a picture if you would like to see it. I have been thinking of making a quilt for me using the disappearing blocks.
I would be so thrilled to win you goodie box. ladycolmn@aol.com

kleiosbelly said...

That is a whole lotta blocks! I'd make one or two (or three?) lap quilts, sashing them with a pale taupe or pale gray cotton so the colors pop even more. Or make a large bedquilt and coordinating curtains trimmed with a row of the blocks.

Good luck & happy holidays!

CAlili said...

I second Bea's post. Cluck, cluck, sew has a nice way of putting them together. Thank you for the giveaway.

carrie turner said...

I am new to sewing and definitely do not know much about quilting, so if I had all of those blocks I would make a patchwork skirt, for yourself or a little one for a little girl (or both).

Here's one pattern I found:

http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2008/02/how_to_make_a_patchwork_skirt.html

Have fun!

Leigh said...

I didn't know there were different ways to put disappearing 9 blocks together! What would happen if you just did it randomly? Just pick up a block and sew it on! It might be fun! I love the colors!!!

tabitha said...

Great giveaway. Thanks!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I would put up a flannel sheet if you do not have a design wall. I would sort the block to similar piles and then start putting them on the design wall to work out a pleasing design and move them around if necessary.

Megan Presley said...

I would love to use those disappearing nine patch squares for a quilt for my bed! =) Obviously a quilt is an easy answer, but that is the one thing I have personally wanted to make recently and I'm really loving those colors! (Do you wanna get rid of them?!? J/K!) Thanks for doing a giveaway! sales4mp@gmail.com

Carol in E TN said...

My suggestion is to use a design wall or the floor and just lay out the blocks until you are pleased with the arrangement. Love that red and aqua! Thanks for a great giveaway.

Sarita said...

wow - i'd love all these things!(what a coincidence, huh?) *grin*
with your bloks, i'd make a disappearing nine patch quilt, of course! all the hard work is already done for you, at least with putting the top together -- all cut and pieced except for the squares!
cheers
sarita0818 at comcast dot net

simplymodernmom.com said...

great fabrics. happy giveaway day! here's mine http://www.simplymodernmom.com/2009/12/the-gift-box-a-giveaway/

Sarah or Semmy said...

Snce all your blocks are more or less the same colors, I would put then in a brown paper bag and draw them out one at a time and sew together until you have the correct width and length you desire. Then I would call it My Brown Paper Bag Quilt. Your giveaway items are reat!

Beca said...

Great giveaway! Thanks!

Erin said...

I love the idea of just piecing them together for a couch throw or a wall hanging. Love the block colors and how they look side by side!

cvdnurse said...

The blocks are beautiful! I have made a D9P quilt, and after sewing 4 of your blocks together, you could sash them with a good contrast, maybe black. I'm sure it would look beautiful! Wonderful giveaway.
Susan in NC
sgalasso@triad.rr.com

Tricia said...

I love the little box. I'm working on a disappearing 9 patch table runner. I just cut up the block and rearranged them. You could individually sash around each one kind of like in the link below.

http://piecenquilt.blogspot.com/2009/09/9-birdie-baby-quilt.html

Tina said...

Well, I'm just a beginning quilter so I'm not sure what to do with the blocks other than just make a quilt out of them. Maybe a table runner or placemats? Maybe some library bags? I love the color combinations!

Melissa said...

Could it be turned into an easy lap quilt?

julieadamshawkins said...

wow - what a great giveaway! this is so much fun! thanks for the opportunity!

Treasuresofjoy said...

Those red and blues are gorgous and i love your fabulous giveaway!

Erin said...

My suggestion for the blocks would be to piece 4 together into a larger block, with the little squares together in the middle. Then sash with white. Can't wait to see what you decide to do! Thanks for the chance to win. Your giveaway is fantastic!

Elizabeth Kay said...

I'm a random quilter - just sew them all together however they fall and make a quilt! I think it'll look great.

What a great giveaway! Let me know if I win!

elizabethdaming(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tanya said...

If it was me, I'd probably arrange them in a rectangle, randomly then play around with it until I get the squares in the right place. Not very creative but it would work for me:)

irene said...

Love the Turquoise Blue and Red together! There are so many options- but I would defineately accent them min white to make them pop!

Bunny said...

I would sew them together as they are, or with white or creamy sashing between the blocks. Hope this helps you decide what to do. Good luck! :)

elizabethcarroll said...

Kid's quilt, table runner? Cute whatever you do with it! Thanks for the giveaway!

keep sewing! said...

a throw for the sofa, something to snuggle up to on any day! Happy holidays!

Shirley said...

I also think that a throw would be nice.

Rebecca said...

I would just start laying them out in a random fun way until you're happy with it and then start sewing!

Trudy Callan said...

Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

I am a homeschooling mom of 16 years. I have five children from ages 21 months to 21 years.

I am also having a giveaway; so be sure and stop by my blogs. I have two, one for sewing and one for art. www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com and www.artisticcreationswithtrudy.blogspot.com

My 9 year old daughter is also having a giveaway on her sewing blog. Hers is www.sewingsister.blogspot.com

Trudy
trudy dot callan at gmail dot com

no4daughter said...

Looks like you have a lot of blue in your blocks so I would randomly sew them together to make larger blocks and sash them with brown. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

Copper Boom said...

Honestly, the colors are so fun, I'd forget the quilt and turn them into a patchwork skirt for my daughter - something with layers so it's very twirly!

Thanks for the give away!

Lynn Osborne said...

What a generous giveaway. I think I would use the blocks to make a lap quilt or table runner. Not sure the total size it would make. Thanks for the chance to win!

Ellyn said...

wow, what a lovely giveaway! Check out my prayer quilt on my blog. http://ellynsplace.blogspot.com/2009/11/prayer-quilt-finished.html I used a disappearing nine patch & the way I arranged them they kind of make a pinwheel pattern. I love the colors in your blocks! Red is my favorite color & pairing it with blue is so nice!

arlette said...

I have an idea, your house's going to look beautiful, (the credit will all mine!), you can make a table cloth, and pillow cases to match with it, if you have remain squares, then you can make a table runner and if you just have a few, you can make an apron, that way you can match with the other quilts as well, lol. I love LOVE the goodies you're giving away, I'd love to have it!, they're soooooooooo lovely!, thank you for the chance! :)

sandyandcosmo said...

With so many different patterns I would just sew them together randomly for a nice little summer quilt.

Greta said...

I think we might have done the same swap. Was yours hosted by Jane? I was at a loss as to how I wanted to put my blocks together as well since there is so much variation in the colors or red and aqua that were used. So I decided that I was going to sew 4 together kinnda jumbled like. And then sash it with white kona cotton. That way all of the blocks won't be competing so much with each other. This is just my idea but I am going to keep reading your comments to see if something else sounds like it could work better :)

NuggleMe said...

OOh I made a quilt with those block over at my blog. http://nuggleme.blogspot.com/ and I love your purchases from the quilt show!

CMEH said...

I would do a table runner, oven mitts and a trivit..... then with the rest maybe chair cushions.... that way when you sit on it it does not matter how chaotic it is... I enjoy chaotic and I see that the colors basically work... I think it would be nice.... I really like the squares.... Thanks for the great giveaway!

Brad, Brooke, Abigayle, Rebekah and Indy said...

Maybe try this one:
http://chickpeastudio.typepad.com/chickpea_sewing_studio/files/birthing_quilt_pattern4.pdf

Val Miller said...

How to lay them out ... I say ... start laying them out on the floor and wing it !! Whenever I think too hard, I just get confused (maybe that's just me :))

Lynne said...

I've never made a quilt like that but I think it would look nice if you sow them into strips, then sepatate the strips with white sashing. It would make a striped quilt. Thanks for the great giveaway!

quiltmom said...

What a lovely set of giveaway prizes. You have chosen such special things for your winner.
I took a quick look at your circle tutorial- very helpful. I have always wanted to make a circle quilt.
Warmest regards from Western Canada.
Anna

Missy Melissy said...

This is lovely. Why don't you just lay all the blocks out and see how they look? I've never done a disappearing 9 patch. Anyhoo, I love your prizes, hope I win. come enter my drawing too.

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