Friday, December 9, 2011

Let The Party Begin....


Tomorrow starts the Quilters Gallery Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways.  I'm starting today as I'm going to be busy this weekend and didn't want to forget.


Here is my offering....An Omnigrid Mini-Foldaway and a Charm Pack (Collections for a Cause-COMFORT) by Moda. 

You have until Saturday, December 17th at Noon.  I will pick a winner that night.  All you need to do is leave a comment letting me know what your favorite quilt block is that you can make using 5" charm squares.  You don't need to be a follower but I would be honored for you to be a follower.  Good Luck.  Can't wait to see what your favorite block is.

Be sure I have a way of contacting you to let you know you won!

PS If you are a follower you will get 2 chances to win.

Hugs, Cathy

179 comments:

Jen said...

Awesome! Hope your not too busy that you can't visit the other blogs :) Thanks for the giveaway, I hope you have a great weekend!

Janet O. said...

Lovely giveaway. I have one of those charm packs--two would be even nicer! My favorite block to make with the charm squares is the hourglass.

Sunnybec said...

I like making a star block out of charm squares but I don't know what it is called!! Thanks for the giveaway.

James-Linda said...

HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU!
THE PINWHEEL WAS ONE OF MY VERY FIRST BLOCKS THAT I MADE AND THAT WAS YEARS AGO AND I STILL REALLY LIKE THE PINWHEEL+ITS VARIATIONS TOO. THANK YOU FOR A VERY NICE GIVEAWAY!
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

krisgray said...

How cute! I love 9 patches so a DP9 or a honey bee block are may favorites.

Samantha said...

I love to use charm packs for pinwheels or Ohio Stars. Thanks for the giveaway!

Samantha
samanha@fairpoint.net
qolavrah@yahoo.com

gill said...

Only yesterday I found a great tutorial using charm squares at quiltstory - it involved inserting white strips into a solid charm - I loved it, please have a look for yourself!
Of course I'm a follower!

Joan said...

I love to make a pinwheel block with charm squares. Thank you for the generous giveaway!

Talin's Corner said...

Hmmm...my favorite block is the Pineapple Log Cabin, but the block would have to be really tiny to use charms. I guess you could make a Friendship Star block using the charms.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Hi Cathy~ I'm a happy follower. Thank you for such a fun giveaway! My favorite block to make with charm squares would be the twister quilts. Thanks for the chance!

Judi said...

Well, I've got to be honest and say I've never made anything from a charm square. I'm thinking half square triangles sewn together in a zigzag pattern would be a fun way to use one though. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Martina said...

I love 9patches. Thanks so much for the give away!

Joanne said...

Great giveaway! I like disappearing 9-patches.
Thanks!

nettie said...

I would have to say "sq in a square is my fav. block. There are so many ways to use this block, and the middle is perfect for fussy cutting photos, motifs and anything else you want to frame.
Thanks for the neat giveaway!
Nettie
nettiecrain@live.com

Paula said...

I love to make pinwheels. Thanks for the giveaway!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Quilting "b" said...

Great giveaway, I hope I am not to late to enter

Carrie P. said...

You know i have always wanted one of those. Thanks for the giveaway. I think my favorite block to use charms would be a pinwheel.

Chiska said...

Jacob's Ladder is my favorite.

Barbara said...

I love charm packs, and a pinwheel block is my favorite to make with them.

Ella said...

I'm a huge fan of wonky stars right now.

erica said...

I'm pretty boring, I typically just piece the squares, sometimes I will turn them into half square triangles and do something with those

Rosa said...

There must be many blocks to use charm pack but I haven´t done any.
Thanks for the giveaway.

quiltmom said...

I have the larger fold away and absolutely love it.
My favorite block- a log cabin in lots of variations though I also love most star patterns.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Sheila said...

I love making pinwheels ,thanks for the chance to win

bohemiannie! art said...

I don't even know what 5 inch charm squares are!!! I'm an art quilter who cuts up old clothes and linens mostly for my projects!!! But...I wanted to let you know I stopped by. :) Thanks

Carolyn said...

Ohhh how I would love to win this! What a wonderful prize. :0)

I would have to say my favorite for charm squares would be the disappearing nine patch. Fun!!

Thank you for the chance, and I'm now a follower. So glad to have found your blog. That's why I love blog hops!

Jo said...

Well I don't know the name of the block but I like to make butterflys out of charm sqs. it is something I saw on Moda Bake Shop.

Mrs.Pickles said...

thank you for the chance to win! I would like to try and make pinwheels

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I am a beginner, so mine is a simple "magic 4 patch"

Debbie B Sam said...

Anything pinwheel is my favorite block :) Thanks for the chance.

Sewnuts said...

Making charm squares into HST's - Edyta Star has some great books for using them! Especially fun to participate in an exchange of these.

Diane H said...

I've only used charms to make an HST quilt. Just sewing the 252 HSTs together now. Thanks for a chance, great giveaway.

JustPam said...

I am a new follower.

JustPam said...

I love pinwheels and they are easy to make with charms

Donah said...

Stars - I juse love stars

Dona said...

Pinwheels - I love pinwheels! Thanks for the giveaway!

Grandma M said...

Star seem to keep appearing on my quilts so I guess they are a favorite.

Mom C said...

I like the disappearing nine patch or stars with charm packs. Thanks for the giveaway.

karon said...

Pin wheels!

Sharon Pernes said...

I use charms to make bow ties a lot lately. Thanks for the chance.

Jennifer Gail said...

I love to use charm packs to make yo yo's. thanks

Kelly said...

I love the log cabin quilt block!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Kelly (at) mysimplewalk (dot) com

Doniene said...

Hi Kathy, I'm a faithful follower and love your blog! Thanks for the chance to win.

Blessings

Doniene said...

Hi Kathy, I've never used a 5" charm pack before, but I would make Ohio stars - they are my all time favorite block!!

Thanks again for a chance to win.!!

Blessings

crafter1953 said...

I like to make a double cross block with the charm. Happy Holiday to You and Yours.
crafter1953@insightbb.com

Jenniffier said...

Oh there are so many things. I recently made a really cute block with the lazy angle ruler and a charm square and some yardage. You would have to check out my blog to see it jenniffier.blogspot.com.

Kelly said...

I love a 9 patch! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Charm packs work up so nicely into pinwheels. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!!

libbyquilter said...

a beautiful pack of charm squares. thank you for the give-away opportunity.
i like to make HSQ's and 4-patches as they can be used within so many block patterns either seperately or together.
am a happy follower.

:-)
libbyQ

Jeanne said...

thank you so much for a chance to win, I love what you are giving. Hope you have the time to enter a few blog giveaways yourself.

Jeanne said...

I am a new follower of your blog. Thank you so much.

Joan said...

I am a follower. Thank you for the opportunity.

Mhairi said...

The first block I ever made was Garden path with hexagons and I still love it today. I think that is my favourite block to make.

BeachQuilter said...

I like the Disappearing Nine Patch with charm squares!

Sibi said...

Love the giveaway prizes. I'd have to say the dissappearing 9 patch.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a fabulous giveaway! I love using charm packs. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I love to make pinwheels and 9 patch blocks. Thanks for the great giveaway!Joyce Carter--ccarter13@windstream.net

Peggy said...

I have never used a charm pack before and I usually make up my own patterns so that is probably what I would do.

Sallie said...

What a great giveaway! I love 5" tumbler blocks because there's very little waste. Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

Carla said...

Pinwheels are fast and easy. thanks so much.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Pinwheels are so easy with charms - even dissappearing 4-patch make for an interesting block.

Jen said...

My favorite quilt block to make with charm squares is probably an Ohio Star. I love that it's a really traditional block that can look really fun and modern too with different fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway!

shez said...

Hi Cathy thankyou for a chance in this great giveaway and my favourite is pinwheels.

shez said...

Hi again and thankyou for a second chance Cathy as i am a follower.

Martina said...

Oh, just realised, that I didn't take my second chance as a follower! Thanks so much!

Becky said...

I'd love to use the 'Lil Twister ruler to make a wall-hanging with the charm pack. Hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

Lyn said...

I love 9 patches but also like learning new things

conny's quilts said...

What a lovely give away you have here, thanks for the opportunity! I love nine patches but 5"charm can be used lovely too without cutting them, only some sashins around and you have a lovely quilt.
I am participant in this give away too, so you might visit my blog too. Kind greetings from the Netherlands.

JMF said...

Love your giveaway! I think a half square triangle quilt of some kind would be in order:) I'm in the blog hop to check it out!

Allycat Creations said...

My favorite has to be the Ohio Star. Thank you!

Rhonda G said...

Love it. I don't really have a favorite block as I'm still pretty new at quilting. But I do really enjoy doing strip blocks. Thank you for a great prize opportunity.

karenfae said...

I love charms, I do not have a favorite block though, I love doing scrappy quilts.
Karen

RobbieJoy said...

I am brand-new (am just finishing my 2nd quilt! squee!) I can't say I have a favorite, but I would love to try the twist n stitch. I saw it on a blog a few days ago and it looks so fun. Thank you for your generosity.

Sue said...

My favorite block to make out of charms is the star block ! Thanks for a chance to win your generous give away ! HAPPY HOLIDAYS ! i AM A FOLLOWER NOW :-D

Anonymous said...

My favorite block is the 9 patch. So easy and so versatile. I am a follower of your blog and enjoy it very much. A chance to win your giveway would be neat. Thank you for your generosity at this time of the year. This should would make a nice Christmas present.'

Happy Holidays

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Jennifer said...

id love a chance to win, thanks for the giveaway!

Mary said...

I am making little twister quilts with charm packs. They are wonderful.

Tina said...

My favorite blocks...umm way too many probably the friendship star. Lovey gifts. Thank you for the oppertunity to win them

Christine M said...

I love pinwheels! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Anya said...

Charm packs are great for a disappearing 9-patch pattern! thanks for the chance!

Laine said...

I have never used a charm pack to make a block but am thinking it would work good on a pinwheel block.

lsandes@comcast.net

Kathy said...

oooooh! love the foldaway! It's on my list of things to get. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway. Good choice on the charm pack too. Happy holidays.

Linda V said...

What a nice giveaway! My favorite block for charms would be pinwheels. Thanks for the giveaway chance!
Linda
http://homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com/

Marilyn said...

It is not very original but I love maki9ng pinwheel blocks. There are beautiful variations you can make. Theyalways turn out so well, and work well with other blocks.

pinsandneedles said...

Oh so many blocks you could make but the pinwheel is a favorite! Thanks for a chance!

Peggy said...

I would make a schnibbles quilt.

Shelley said...

I love making the disappearing ninepatch block with charms. Nice giveaway, thanks!

Lisa Cox said...

I'm not sure what I can do with a charm pack, never had one to try with. But would love to have the chance.

Sherry said...

I like to make Stacked Coin quilts with charm packs, not really sure about a block.

judith said...

I like to make quilts call 'Twisted Nickel', out of 5" charm packs. One pack wouldn't be enough, but it would be a great charm to win.

Pat said...

Until recently, I'd have said I like to use 5" charm squares to make big 9-patch blocks that I then cut again to make "Disappearing 9-patch blocks", but...lately, I've been using my Lil Twister tool and 5" charm squares to make some cute table runners....so that would have to be my answer to your question! I am starting to collect 5" squares so I can do more of these!

needlesinthegrove said...

Here is a link to one of the quilts I like to make with charms

http://www.modabakeshop.com/2009/02/stacked-coins-baby-quilt.html

LOVE-LOVE-LOVE precuts!!

Merry Christmas to you and your family

Anonymous said...

i only been doing quilting for a year and my first block was the ohio star and i am so hooked know lol and i am glad to follow u

Margaret said...

I have never made a quilt using charms. Would love to try one though. I have only been quilting for about 2 years.

Missy said...

I am a follower

Missy said...

I would make pinwheels with the charms. Thanks so much for a chance to win.

nicolesender said...

I have not used charms to make a quilt. I usually end up sewing a nine patch block.
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sunni @ Love Affair with my Brother said...

I'm still kind of new to quilting, so I don't know many blocks. I love to do a pinwheel with charms! So easy!

jqluo said...

Pinwheels..Thanks for the generous giveaway!

Kathie said...

Yes I am a follower !!!
ok my favorite fabric line and I have wanted one of those mini foldaway boards for awhile!!!!
what an amazing giveaway, thanks!!!!!
kathie
Happy Holidays

mary said...

I like to make any type of scrappy pattern. Thanks for the giveaway

Nancy said...

I like the disappearing nine patch block for charm squares.

mtnquiltr said...

I like bordered squares and rectangles. They make a cute baby quilt.

Dix said...

I like to make applique hearts on charm squares for a fast quilt.

SewLindaAnn said...

I use charm square packs for paper piecing a lot but I also love pairing them with solids and making half square triangles. I have a thing for them!

Editfolt said...

Love shack blocks.
I want to win! Thanks for playing!

MooseStash Quilting said...

I just bought a new Nickel quilt book and am about in embark on the joy of Charm's... So I don't yet have a favorite, but I hope it's soon to come!

MooseStash Quilting said...

I did a double take when I saw your It's finished quilt on the right side of your blog. I just got mine quilted this year. It had been on my UFO pile for years!

Gwen said...

I love 5 inch charms and there are so many pretty ways to use them! I've been looking for a pattern to use on a pack of charms that I bought recently, and I have settled on using a Snowball pattern! Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful fabric! :-)

Lucija said...

Hello, I am your new follower. I really don´t know anything about quilting but I would like to learn.

JoyceLM said...

I've made several quilts with 5" charms and the Disappearing 9 patch block. I've also made 1 baby quilt with 5" charms and the Disappearing 4 patch block. Both blocks make great quilts. Thanks for the chance to win.

JoyceLM said...

I'm a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

AlessandraLace said...

lovely chance to win. thank you. hugs

Janine said...

I'm very fond of pinwheels. Thank you for your giveaway :)

Nanbon44 said...

I like star blocks and pinwheels

Tiffany said...

I like making wonky stars!

Hilachas said...

I am already a follower of your blog. My favorite thing to make with charm squares are Lil Twister blocks. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

My Life In Quilts said...

I'm a new follower! I love to make pinwheels and HST's with charms, but currently I am making disappearing nine patch pillows with mine! They are so versatile. Thanks for the giveaway!

Susan said...

pinwheels

Quiltaholic said...

Ooh, what a wonderful giveaway! I'm also a new follower, now, love your blog! I'd have to say that I love Jacob's Ladder and it's what I'd make w/the charm pack!

Maxine said...

I love pinwheels! Thanks for the chance to win.

Pippa Parsons said...

Im a follower

Pippa Parsons said...

Im making twisters with my charm packs x

Maria said...

Half square triangles I guess! Just love them!

Martha said...

Oh...a twister with out a doubt..I love my twister. Thanks for the give-a-way.

Martha said...

And now I am your follower...have a Merry Christmas.

Connie said...

I would make a disappearing 9 patch or something with my Lil Twister template. Thanks!

Connie said...

I am a new follower, great giveaway!

Kathy H said...

I just got one of those twister rulers so I would use those charms for that.

Kathy H said...

I am a new follower.

JCnNC said...

I like all the blocks - pinwheels are pretty special. Nice giveaway. Judy C

B Greene said...

I think I would make a star block if I were the lucky winner! Thanks for the chance!

quiltma said...

i'm a new follower.

quiltma said...

I've been wanting a fold-a-way.
I love making pinwheels with charm squares.

Donna Joy said...

I 'd use them to make a charm quilt

selleck said...

My daughter gave me a book for Christmas (well not yet but it is under the tree) and it has patterns for table runners. Thanks for the giveaway.

Maria Kievit said...

Stars or pinwheels sound fabulous to make of the charms.

Carol said...

I just learned how to make wonky stars and so those are my current faves right now.

tina said...

I love making pinwheels or D9P or a combination of both where you use pinwheels as outer corner squares in a D9P

quilterinmotion said...

My favorite block....well, I've been following Barbara Brackman's Civil War quilt blocks and I'd have to say right now that I like best the one I'm working on. Every one of them is so lovely and some I want to use in quilts by themselves. Can't choose!
Hope you are enjoying the blog hop.

Bonnie said...

Ooh count me in. I just signed up to follow your blog. Bonnie

Marg said...

I haven't worked with any charm squares yet, so no favorite block. I just started quilting recently.
Thanks

Cat said...

I like the asymmetrical look of the D9P (Disappearing nine patch)! Any size squares will work. I would love the little Omnigrid fold-away, great for retreats & classes! Thanks for the chance.

crazyqsis said...

I like the pinwheel

Jean said...

My favorite block is Grandmother's flower garden.

SHARBUS1 said...

My favorite block is Grandmothers flower garden and the apple core.
Thank you for the great giveaway

Jackie said...

I'd just play around with half square triangles. So many blocks can be made with them. Thanks for the Give Away

Mystica said...

I still like the disappearing nine patch blocks!

Thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

I love using charms to make half square triangles and then turn those into pinwheels.

Renea said...

I love to make pinwheels using charm packs. Thanks
for the great giveaway.

Cheri said...

I love the bearpaw pattern. Thanks for the chnace.

mamahen02 said...

Disappearing 9-patch or 1/2 square triangles intermingled with Black Kona Cotton...it helps to make the quilts pop!

I spend a lot of time at doctor's offices waiting on 2 sets of parents. I love to hand piece so I carry a baggie with me everywhere. It's helped to start up some rather interesting conversations. Lately, I've been into sewing yo-yo's. We made a yo-yo chain for one of my guild members recouperating after extensive back surgery in a nursing home We hung the chain over her window and when she received cards, we pin them to the chain.
Merry Christmas!
mamahen02@msn.com

Paul said...

Disappearing 9 patch is my favorite block to make with a charm pack too! I notice the commenter right before me has the same favorite... Honest, it is what I was going to put long before I scrolled down to "Post a Comment"


Thanks for the Opportunity to Win!!!

Paul
www.OutnumberedQuilter.com

Paul said...

And now I am a follower as well...


Thanks Again for the Opportunity to Win!!!

Paul
www.OutnumberedQuilter.com

Jsoosay said...

I like to make disappearing nine patches. I also love twister quilts right now.

Jsoosay said...

I'm a new follower too!

Dresden Quilter said...

I like making pinwheels with 5 inch squares. Thanks for the giveaway.

Cowgirl in the City said...

Yay! Love the giveaway!

irishamy (at) gmail (dot) com
https://www.thecowgirlinthecity.com

Diane Wild said...

I like pinwheels or star blocks. Charms works well for both. Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway.

tpott said...

I'm a new follower, thanks for such a great giveaway. I've never seen an Omnigrid fold away in that size, it's perfect to take to classes. ;->

tpott said...

My favorite quilt block is the log cabin. I'm not sure but I think you could make a small log cabin block with a charm pack. I know you can make a pinwheel block and 2 kinds of signature blocks, my other favorites. ;->

SassyCathy said...

My favorite quilt block - that's really a hard one. I am not exactly sure which one is my favorite. I like the pinwheels. They are very pretty, and I like it when they go in different directions.
Thank you for the chance to win.
Cathy Byrd
byrd@gulftel.com

Mary C said...

I am a follower

Mary C said...

love the pinwheel or star block

Peggy said...

I don't make quilts, but I belong to a group called World of Charity Stitching and I would donate the charm packs (if I win) to one of our quilters.
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net
http://keepmeinstitches-peggy.blogspot.com

The Sleepy Dreamer said...

love the pinwheel

lnb1191(at)aol(dot)com

Peggy said...

I'm a new follower-thanks for a chance to win.
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net
http://keepmeinstitches-peggy.blogspot.com

justducky65 said...

I am in love with the disappearing 9-patch. It's so easy and comes out different all the time!

I am a follower :)

Kess said...

I love the 9 patch and star patterns. Also, flying geese, which kind of use the squares. Thanks for the giveaway!
kessilari(at)gmail (dot) com

Purl Buttons said...

I like a straight-forward, normal, everyday 9 patch. But I am thinking about mini-Chinese coins next..2.5 X 5? Might be a winner.

crooked whimsy said...

I have just started quilting, so I haven't attempted any fancy blocks yet. I've made two quilts with just the squares, but hope to learn more as I go.
Thanks for the great giveaway of goodies!
Have a wonderful day!

MC said...

Personally, I'm a rail fence fan. Hope that's not too boring. Thanks for the chance to win, that little cutting mat is very cool!

Nonnie said...

Wow, You have gotten a lot of comments. I added you to my google reader.

Love home state blogs.

Nonnie

email me at: nonniequiltingdreams@gmail.com

Peach Rainbow said...

I love the pinwheel block :D
Thanks for the chance!

Jeannie D said...

I love a good Nine Patch block!
Cheers!

mynadala@gmail.com

Judi said...

I'm a follower

siv hege said...

I love your giwe away!

Sarita said...

I didn't do it with charm squares, but I love the Triple Irish Chain, and I did mine in 2" squares (so there's your charm square - 2.5" + 2.5" - perfect).
Thanks for the opportunity to win! :)

sarita0818 at comcast dot net

Lori said...

Love it. I would use the charm squares to make my economy squares that I have been working on little by little. Or my triangles for my 1000 pyramid quilt. But I think that may be near to completion. Either way I know it would be used well. Thanks for the opportunity.