Friday, March 8, 2013

Progress On the Book of the Month and a Giveaway!

Good news! My Book of the Month project is pieced and ready for quilting!  And to mark the occasion, I'm participating in a Quilter's Blog Hop Party, hosted by Quiltinggallery.com, and offering a giveaway.  Details to follow about the giveaway.

I'm exploring 9-patch blocks this month, and found 9-Patch Pizzazz by Judy Sisneros on my shelf.
 Thought I'd use this fabric,
And here's the top:
Putting this quilt together went smoothly because of the detailed instructions from the book, and the many layouts to choose from.  I would definitely do another one, just not with fabric that has such high contrast!  The spots of yellow and pink on this one bother my eyes!  But it was a fun project, and started my month-long 9-patch journey.  I still have more to share, but that's for another day.

Now for the giveaway!  Please leave a comment below to the following question:

Have you ever taken one block (for example: 9-patch, 4-patch, drunkard's path, etc) and either cut it or added to it to make a new block? And what was the result?

One entry per person. Duplicate entries will be deleted. Winners will be chosen randomly March 14.  The prize is the book, Family Favorite Quilts.

 Good luck, and Happy Quilting!




 
 

83 comments:

  1. I love your quilt top - it sparkles! And I can't offhand think of any particular block that I've modified any way that would make it unique. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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  2. Yes I have. I cut a hole bunch of nine patch block into 4 pieces, mixed them and restitched them. Love the result it gave.

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  3. I don't think I have deliberately done anything original to a quilt block but I have made many Disappearing Nine Patch quilts in all the differing ways of putting the cut-up blocks together.

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  4. What a striking quilt! I have not really been that creative with piecing yet - still honing my skills. I am starting to get more and more ideas about how to branch out, though. Thanks for the chance to win your wonderful giveaway prize.

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  5. Love what you have done. I have never trod anything like that.

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  6. I'm new to quilting and have trouble following some patterns, so I have been designing my own patterns. I think that it is fun!

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  7. I haven't. Your quilt is darling!

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  8. No, I haven't cut and repieced a block or added to one. I guess I'm too chicken...it's time to step out of my box! LOL Thanks sew much for this chance to win :-D

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  9. Yes, the disappearing nine patch. Starts with a four patch and after cutting and resewing ends with a 9patch.

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  10. I've done several kinds of disappearing nine patch quilts and one disappearing four patch. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  11. HI! LOVE YOUR QUILT!
    NO,I'VE NOT DONE THAT,BUT WHY NOT?
    HAPPY STITCHING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  12. I haven't done that...yet...but will have to give it a try. Thanks for the sweet giveaway :)

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  13. No I have never created a block like that before. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  14. Darling Quilt! I still following patterns, not brave enough yet to venture on my own. Sounds interesting, maybe after I feel more confident.

    Thanks for sharing...

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  15. I have the pizazz book, too. Of course the disappearing 9 patch is one and the disappearing 4 patch another and I have split both diagonal and then mixed them up, re stitch together or even with a solid for a new block.

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  16. Love your quilt! I've done a D4P. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. I have done the disappearing 9 patch and I've also made a Sudoku quilt by segmenting a 9 patch.

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  18. Yes after learning about the disappearing 9 patch I did it with some left over 16 patches that I had made. I put them together and made some nice pillows with them

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  19. I have the "disappearing patch" with the 4 and 9 patch. Thanks

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  20. A few days ago it was 15 degrees celcius, sunny and spring! But now it's cold again and there is even a bit of snow.....brrr. This beautifull blue minipatch top of yours give me a sping feeling and make me smile! I would love to have a look in your book you're planning to give away
    Thank you for this great give away!

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  21. No. I follow patterns, usually to the letter. I need to be a little more creative.

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  22. I haven't done that yet; a disappearing 9 patch is on my to-do list, that is as close as I come. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  23. I have not done either. I am now giving it serious thought, though!

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  24. The only thing I have tried is the disappearing 9 patch. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

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  25. I have done a disappearing 9-patch in multiple settings and a disappearing 4-patch. I have also taken HSTs and cut them in 8 strips after sewn together. Then move the inside to the outside. It forms a mountain looking block. Very versitile. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  26. I have taken the 9 patch and the 4 patch and cut them and rearranged and love the results! Also did another that I can't think of the name but you sew blocks and then have a stack of them and then cut and mix and match. It looks like a pinwheel sorta when done. I was not crazy about that one.

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  27. I was given a block at a mystery block of the month and hated the colors given so I cut it all up and re sewn it. I still didn't like the pink and lime green !

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  28. i am still in the seeing new blocks and tring to make tham stage thanks

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  29. I don't think I've ever done that. I might have seen a block I like and I try to make it myself and probably put it together different than what it is suppose to be. LOL
    Thanks for being part of the fun blog hop. Lovely giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  30. The drukards path makes some excellent options!

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  31. I'm new to quilting, so I haven't even finished a quilt. Although 9 patch seems to easy, its good to see theres so many options using colours and placement.

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  32. I have done the disappearing 9 patch and loved the results. Thank you so much for a great giveaway.

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  33. just last week I was playing with 4 patch blocks and slashing them and putting them back together. I tried 3 different variations and two of them were winners for me. Still open to trying more when I find the ideas.

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  34. I love the disappearing nine patch. I have made unintentional round the worlds, put them into blocks and winding paths. Love them. Love the quilt you made. Gorgeous. Thanks.

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  35. I haven't experimented with my blocks yet. thanks

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  36. I have always followed the rules. Maybe I should try to cut up some orphan blocks and see what I can do!

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  37. I love books....thanks for the generous giveaway. I have never cut up a block before, but I have considered trying a disappearing nine patch which involves cutting an otherwise perfect nine patch!

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  38. We made four patches at retreat and cut those and sewed them and cut them and sewed them....several more times. It's fun. Your book looks lovely. Thanks for letting us stop by.

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  39. Yep! Turned them into circles... Your quilt top came out so pretty! Have fun with the blog hop!

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  40. such a cool technique. Thankyou for the chance.

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  41. I only have a few quilt books and would love to add another. In some my patchwork quilts, I changed the blocks slightly - just by combining some of the pieces within the block. Didn't want as many fabrics as the original pattern. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  42. Not yet! Your quilt looks great! Thanks for the chance!

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  43. That fabric works beautifully in that quilt. I have cut up the 9 patch for the D9P blocks as well as the 4 patch ones. I love the results.

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  44. I have never cut up a block that I already made but have recently been looking at the directions for the disappearing 4 patch and 9 patch and trying to decide if I want to try them. They look really nice in the quilts that I have seen.

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  45. I did a disappearing 9 patch. Thanks for the giveaway. Rosanna
    wrbontrager at verizon dot net

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  46. I have made D9P & D9P #2. They are fast and easy & look much more complex than they are. they also are good scrappy quilts.

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  47. I've cut up 9 patch blocks & shuffled them & sewn them together for a really scrappy look quilt. It's one of my favorites.

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  48. Nope. If I don't like the block it goes back in the time-out box until it acts better.

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  49. I haven't created anything new from existing blocks yet. I am still pretty much a newbie and not very adventureous yet. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  50. No, I haven't gotten that creative yet!

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  51. Only one I have done is the disappearing nine patch. Your nine patch is beautiful, love the fabric.

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  52. I have a disappearing nine patch. Thanks for chance to win.

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  53. Yes I have done a dissappearing nine patch quilt. It is simply amazing how this quilt turned out the way it did. Your book will be a priceless book to add to your quilting library. This is really a nice thoughtful giveaway to offer to some lucky winner. Thank you for being a part of this Blog Hop.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net
    Sonora, CA

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  54. Your Noah's Ark fabric looks great in there. I cut a nine patch diagonally and swapped pieces with others cut the same way. Interesting look.

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  55. I change blocks all the time. One of my quilts will have blocks from 3 different quilts.

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  56. I can't recall changing a block that I had made. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    bettyann@carrollfamily.org

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  57. No I haven't done that. I'll have to give it a go some time. Thanks for a great giveaway! Have a Happy Day! :)

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  58. I am still making blocks as they are supposed to be, but I saw some 9 patch wacky blocks I might be brave enough to try...

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  59. I've never been that brave..............maybe someday

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  60. I consider myself a newbie as a quilter so I haven't ventured into trying to create my own blocks.

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  61. I've never cut a block up to create something new - but it's a great idea!!

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  62. Thanks for the chance, I'm a newbie too, so I've not been that brave

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  63. I have not tried this but I would like to. Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway.

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  64. I have made pinwheels with the Twister tool. I want to attempt a
    disappearing 9 patch one of these days. Thanks for the chance to
    win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  65. I'm just a beginner, so no I haven't done that - not that adventurous yet

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  66. Pretty new to quilting...so have never changed a block....just following directions challenges me! lol Am gathering fabrics now tho, to make a Disappearing 9-Patch quilt...will be for my daughter...shhh! :)

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  67. Love your 9-Patch Pizzazz quilt. I haven't done anything as adventurous as altering a quilt block yet.

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  68. I'm not as creative as you and I don't venture from the block design.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  69. Hi, thanks for the chance to win the book. No I am not good enough yet but I learn fast.

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  70. Nope I don't think I have ever cut up a block to make it into something new. Thanks for a chance to win your book

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  71. I did once for a guild challenge. The resulting block was pleasing enough and became part of a group quilt.

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  72. I have never cut apart a stitched block to make it into a different block. I'm new to quilting blogs/the online quilting community and was surprised to learn about disappearing 9-patches and some of the other ways people cut apart stitched blocks. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

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  73. No, I've never done what you suggested. I tend to stick with the directions.

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  74. I have mixed disappearing 9 patches with other blocks to make different designs.
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  75. I haven't done that yet, but I have seen it, and it looks really cool

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  76. I took a simple block, fussy cut and changed color placement to make a new Block, does that count? Thanks for joining in the fun Blog Hop!

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  77. I haven't done that but I'm a newer quilter.

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  78. I never done that, but I have taken leftover pieces (that were fabrics already sewn togther) and sewed them into another quilt :)

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  79. I have made the disappearing nine patch. I have used prairie points for windmills and Ohio Stars.

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  80. I did..and it was quite by accident...I was trying the saw quilt by Kathy Brown and I accidently turned two of the corners the wrong way. Took me a few minutes to figure out what was wrong and I loved the mistake so I made more blocks "wrong". Thanks for being so generous.

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  81. Oh my favorite block is the 9-patch but did make a small quilt using the four patch block - cutting it in half and adding a triangle to the cut side - flipping them back and forth in the top.. Turned out pretty darn good.. thankfully.
    Thanks for the nice giveaway..
    MaryLou
    Fun4Me1249@aol.com

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  82. What a delightful blog, Susan. Thanks for sharing your quilts and your generous advice on technical matters!
    Ann

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