Thursday, October 9, 2014

CIU Challenge and Pattern Giveaway!

CIU Challenge QAL

We wanted to check in with everyone who is participating in our CIU Challenge QAL.  We hope you are all having fun with the CIU blocks and challenging yourself to come up with something you love!

I've had a blast challenging myself to come up with a new design. 
Here is my latest creation.


I'm making four of these HUGE blocks and sewing them together to create my end design.  The border was an after thought yesterday and I love how it really sets off the block design!  I did up a sample of what blocks I used from the CIU pattern and where they go to create my design.


I used the Churndash, Sawtooth, Ninepatch and Curvygeese blocks.  You can see above, where they go in my design. 

I'm using beautiful "Cherie" fabric from Frances Newcombe with Art Gallery Fabrics. 

Sherilyn is having so much fun with the Challenge that she has started another quilt and here is her first block.


Gotta love that Flea Market Fancy!!

Remember to share your WIP's with us on our Flickr Group and also #ciuchalleng on IG.  

Now for the Giveaway!  

For a chance to win 3 Sew Kind of Wonderful PDF patterns, leave a comment telling us your favorite color combination right now.  That's it!!  We will announce the winner Saturday morning.

Happy Quilting!

Jenny, Helen and Sheriln
 

126 comments:

barbara woods said...

red and white as in red with snowmen, thanks

Enny said...

I'm doing a quilt right now with tan linen and various shades of purple. That's a new combination for me and so far I'm loving it.
Thank you!

Crickets Corner said...

Today it's gray and pink, yesterday it was aqua and yellow. As for tomorrow, who knows.

Marlene said...

The combination for the moment is aqua and grey.

Susan said...

my favortie color combo is tons of scrappy! And, then I see those gorgeous quilt that are solid and think I should do that and once again, go straight for tons of color in print....

Michelle said...

I am currently in love with purple and aqua with light grey background.

Melyn said...

Loving orange and navy at the moment.

LynCC said...

Right now, I'm in LOVE with pink and beige with a purplish pop. Don't know why, as I usually overload quite easily on pink.

Deeau said...

Lime green and white, well lime green and anything at the moment!

penny allen said...

Orange and grey

Karen said...

It's the year of purple and green for me.

Buncobuddy said...

Right now I'm into yellows and greys . . . can't get enough!

Gabrielle Robles said...

I am loving aqua and orange as a color combo.

Beth Miller said...

Pink and Green!!

Mary said...

Fall colors. Rust, orange, gold, brown, yellow; with black and autumn sky blue.

Jean said...

Favorite color combos depend on my mood. Purple and cream. Green and yellow.

Janet said...

Right now, I'm loving mustard-gold,turquoise,and hot pink! Thanks!

Karen M said...

I am really into yellow and gray combinations right now. Thanks for the chance to win.

Teresa in Music City said...

I LOVE your new block!!! That's an awesome border around it! And I'm in love with hot pink, hot orange and hot yellow - with blacks to set them off - Hot House colors!!!

Miss Jamee Quilts said...

i just LOVE your patterns...and your quilting, and color choices too! just one happy quilt after the other!

Emerauld said...

Right now I have fall on the mind, so oranges/browns but my go-to color pallet is purple and blues

Sheri said...

Yellow and gray...or is it blue and orange...or is it.....?

Cindy said...

Loving mint green and soft yellow right at the moment. My stash is full of aqua and coral...so maybe I'm just wanting a new excuse to shop! :)

BariQuilter said...

Blue and orange...love how they set each other off!

Pam said...

Love teal purple and green

Heather J said...

I am working with blue and purple right now. I also love oranges and green, which whe I was searching for blues and purples, I found oodles of fabrics in those colours! 😄

Laura Pukstas said...

I am loving yellow, teal, with a light gray!

Becky said...

My CIU blocks are in aqua and orange and I love, love, love it. Really aqua and anything makes me happy. :D

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Audrey said...

Combinations of greens and greys is where I am at these days. Thanks for offering a giveaway.

Susan K Niven said...

teal & orange.

Sharon said...

I'm sewing up Dot to Dot right now in teals, purples, greens, and gray. Love!

Sylvia said...

I'm all about rainbow right now!

Poppy said...

One of the quilts I am working on now is lime, turquoise, and black and white on grey.

Patricia said...

Grey and orange with a little white for sparkle, is my fav right now. I also like purple and acid green together.

chrissie wunderlich said...

loving grey with orange and aqua right now. thanks for the giveaway!

Melody Conner said...

Purple, teal, and yellow... with black accents!

Dot said...

I love the red, black, white and gray combo.

Sharon T. said...

My current favorite is chocolate batiks with a hint of turquoise. Makes for a very rich looking quilt!

Gwen Wehner said...

Teal and brown - with a touch of orange.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I just finished a quilt in lime green, aqua and white. Very fresh feeling!

Melanie said...

Turquoise and brown. Having a hard time distinguishing between turquoise, Aqua and teal!

SewCalGal said...

What fun. I really love following along and seeing all the variations. All are beautiful and inspirational.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

MissQuilterB said...

Your blocks are all so fun, it's always hard to say which is my favorite block. For colors, I love teal and brown. Thank you for the pattern offer. :-)

Karen Pryce said...

At the present time it is purple, green and a neutral. It varies with the quilt I am working on.

Beth Manor said...

I love grey and red.

A Day In the Life of a Quilter said...

I am in love with grey with anything!!

Alexandra DeZenzo said...

Everyone's blocks amazing!! I'm currently crushing on all shades of purple and teals...with low volumes setting setting them off. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I LOVE you the Quick Curve Ruler!

Kathy E. said...

At this very moment, my favorite color combos are deep red, black, gold with a bit of green. I'm making a bed runner to match my bedroom and it's gorgeous!

Cory said...

Right now my current favorite color combo is orange, green and purple. Thank you for the chance to win some of your great patterns. I have the ruler and have not played with it enough Take care and God bless, Cory

Vjquilter said...

Right it's pink, orange and white that makes me smile!

Mama Pea said...

I love turquoise, red, and white still. But I also love turquoise and orange together. :-)

Glenda said...

My favorite colour combination right now is gray and green and white.

GranChris said...

I always like blue and green. Your block is great and so is the quilt. I think it was a lot of work.

Dawn said...

I just finished a slightly scary orange, purple and black pillow. Love that combo,!,

Gail said...

Gray with pink. Gray with purple. Gray with green... I'm really loving all shades of gray as a neutral & of course need to feed the stash now :)

Lisa Boyer said...

Right now, I'm digging lime and cerise--especially with a little red and yellow! Thanks for the giveaway. I'm dying to try that Pickle Dish!

V said...

I'm repainting the inside of my house and loving teal charcoal and white. I'm also so excited about your version of a pickle dish quilt pattern release at the end of the month. It's gorgeous.

jatajomi said...

I like the color palette from yellow ,orange ,pink to dark red, in combination with white /cream.
Thank you for the chance to win a pattern ! ;)
Greetings from Germany !

Debbie Frick said...

Red, white and blue is my favorite!

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QuiltSue said...

I love very bright pink with tangerine orange - subtle it is not, but happy it is.

Kim Young said...

I love, love, love orange and turquoise.

Linda said...

ANY FALL COLORS, GREEN AND GOLD, WINE AND GOLD, WINE AND GREEN, ORANGE AND GREEN OR WINE, ANYTHING FALL I LOVE. THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY

Karen said...

Orange and pink!

Alicia Key said...

love that 1st quilt! The border is perfect! Favorite colors are turquoise and reds- deep reds.

debra said...

I have always been a muted scheme person . Perhaps because I love reproductions and old so for awhile it has been the turkey red and mustardy color way.

Linda said...

Navy, pink, gray and white.
Thanks

Kathleen said...

Lime green and aqua are my current faves. Thanks!

Sandra Ellis said...

My current project is right out of the box for me, Grey, Yellow and aqua tones! Love it! :)

Bari B said...

Right now my favorite color combo is gray and pink for a beautiful little baby quilt!

Rebecca Stevens said...

No matter how much I like other colors my favorites are always purple and green. Thanks for a chance at these wonderful patterns!

Anya said...

hot pink and lime green! Thanks for the chance!

meeko mom said...

I have been addicted to teals and purples lately...

Carol said...

I've been playing with black, hot pink and aqua lately. Thanks for the giveaway!

Donna W said...

Right now it would have to be fall colors - rust, greens, and browns. Am wondering myself, what my next favorite colors will be? But, it always seems that I find greens in the mix.

Lorna Golden said...

My favorite at the moment is a combination of greys, teals, and some yellow/greenish colors. Making that quilt for my sister :)

QuilterB said...

I LOVE your patterns. I'm getting ready to make the Metro hoops on my bee retreat. Would live new patterns. Thanks for the giveaway

Diane said...

Today's favorite colors are aqua and red!

JanK said...

Today it is gray and white - with a touch of aqua/turquoise and maybe some red....

Debbie B said...

Navy and lime green is my favorite of the moment. Thanks for a chance to win!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Blue and white with a little cheddar!

Jeri Niksich said...

Same colors as my favorite colors...Red & Black.
Jeri oldtisme@aol

Lennea Heymer said...

I'm liking Lime with lots of Blues right now. Funny how it changes over the seasons.

Sue's Stitchin' said...

red, white, and black is my go-to combo.

Nichole said...

My favorite is blue and white. Thank you so much for the chance to win. Love how all of the QAL blocks are looking!

john hutchens said...

my favorite color combination is green and yellow
cooladam1 at live dot com

Kathy Holscher said...

My favorite colors du jour are greys and reds...I'm gearing up for the holidays! Thank you!

Aivosolu said...

Red, white, black.

Amanda said...

bright pink and yellow

Diane Koenig said...

Right now I am using Fall colors, orange, rust, purple and beige. Thanks for the give away,I just purchased your ruler and am hoping to try it out this weekend.

Maer Soukaros said...

Grey and Teal or Grey and Pink. I can't decide which I love more.

And LOVING the challenge responses so far!

Dinah said...

Mint green/turquoise and brown.

Dreamquilter Elke said...

I like red, white and blue the Bavarian and American Colors
I would be very happy about the patterns thanks

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

I tend to do a lot of purple and blue in all its various shades! I need to branch out and embrace some new colors!

Donna Simonton said...

I love grey and teal right now...and grey and yellow...and grey and...ha ha. It is so hard to make up my mind!

Eli W said...

I think your patterns really shine in two color quilts, not two different patterns on the fabric, but two color families, But my all time favorite is black with jewel tones!

Anita said...

Love your sampler! I'm still into orange/tangerine with aqua but am liking it with charcoals, grays and tans. Thanks for the giveaway!

Diana R Annis said...

I have a hard time working in warm colors. The teal, orange and brown shown is a nice combination of both warm and cool. Currently I am working with purple scraps. Isn't it the way with quilters to always be into more than one thing?

6eaae3da-50b0-11e4-9914-7f507fb82eb8 said...

My favorite combo lately is yellow and grey.

Leslie Bower said...

My favorite color combination is purple and turquoise. Thank you for the chance to win!

liloca, liloquinha said...

red,white,and black
Gosto demais!!!
abarços
liége

KMSC said...

I love purple and aqua!
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Lynne said...

I have no "favorite"...love all color combinations that just seem to be the perfect complement for the pattern being used.

Amy Harward said...

Aqua and coral is my favorite color combo right now!

Farm Quilter said...

Teal, black and peach...for today!

Lynn McIndoe said...

I am into blue and white at the moment. It is a real change for me, and I am enjoyi g it. mcindoe at xtra dot co dot nz

April's Creations NC said...

Loving the look of solids/linen-look currently, grey, and the low volume fabrics - all of which I have very little of! You know what that means...time to build my stash :)

Karen said...

Scrappy all the way!

Laura said...

Love that block! I like the first colour combination you have there the most. Hope CIU is going well!

Ruth Griffeth said...

I love Chocolate Brown with nice Tiffany Blue!

canuckquilter said...

With the start of fall I'm drawn to rich browns and rusts, with a little gold thrown in.

Linda Sparks said...

Coral and teal for me.

Lisa said...

Aqua red and orange funny colors but they are calling to me!

Jane Marlow said...

My current favorite color palette is purples with greens. I do also enjoy quilts that have bright, bold colors representative of the colors in the rainbow

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LeKaQuilt said...

Aqua and red :) love those collors !

Valerie Lanham said...

I will always love red, gold and green for decorating. But denim and pink is a close second.

Cynthia Allen said...

Cheddar, red, & green...the possibities are endless!

SIMPLESEW said...

I am love teal, limes, pinks, I guess because I am getting ready for the new granddaughter.

Angie said...

I love rainbow colors.

Mom C said...

love the new patterns. They are so amazing, you are so amazing! I haven't used favorite colors for awhile, maybe that's why I'm feeling some quilted out. Blues, teals and coral would be my choice right not. Thanks

ruthq2013 said...

HI there,
My favorite color combinations right now are brown, orange, yellow and red. Yes, it is the fall colors for sure.
Thanks for the chance to win some patterns.

jrrescuepa said...

Gray and red for the moment.

JeanAnn said...

My favorite color combo is lime green, turquoise, white, and navy and lighter shades of these! Saw these on a kleenex box and loved the combination!!

Valerie Lanham said...

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