Friday, July 24, 2015

Twisted Blossom QAL Friday Giveaway!



First of all, here are some fun new patterns in the works.  How fun are these!?! A large QCR version and a mini!


 And we're also working on a mini version of our very popular Metro Rings pattern!



Our Twisted Blossom QAL Friday giveaway! How about some Franklin by Denise Schmidt and our Urban Chained pattern? Yes??
Awesome! Just leave a comment letting us know how many Twisted Blossom blocks you have made and if you have taken or plan to take any fun trips this Summer. 
Please, just one comment per person.

Ready....GO!

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

79 comments:

Steve Finnell said...
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Diane said...

I am cutting one out. Just got the pattern - fear of cutting wrong!!! I plan on going to Florida in early October. To nice in Michigan right now to go any other place.

Cindy Garaas said...

I am working on first block. The fun trips I have taken have allowed me to stop at quilt stores in different states and collect row by rows. I have South Dakota, Minnesota and Montana row by rows.

patricia geishirt said...

blocks are waiting to be made but I have taken fun trips to Kansas City for the Statler conference. PatG in WI

Linda said...

I have two blocks completed and have the rest of them cut out. I am doing assembly line sewing for the rest of the blocks. I hope to finish them soon! I don't have any vacation plans for this summer. We had a very hectic year last summer so I want to stay home and sew!

QuilterB said...

I have all my fabric ready to go! I need to make my sister a quilt and I wanted to do this block. She LOVED it- so I am ready to go!!

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chrissie wunderlich said...

i have my fabrics picked out, but i haven't started yet. things have been a little hectic around here. we were planning on going to ontario to visit family, but my husband started a new job, so we had to cancel. :(

chrissiewunderlich at hotmail dot com

Linda said...

I have completed all my blocks! I did a sample block first from scraps, then did all cutting next. That took a while especially the background fabric! I assembly line sewed all pieces and then trimmed all to size. I pinned each bundle into 32 packages, and then it was fun deciding what fabric was going to each block. I have now sewn all blocks together, and just this morning was outside trying to decide on a layout. I sent a copy of my picture of the layout to the sew kind of wonderful gmail address. Making these blocks are extremely addictive and extremely fun. I love the look of the minis. I have made metro rings already and it was fun too! Thanks for the summer fun. We are heading on a family vacation at the end of August.

Nancy said...

Completed four blocks! Mostly seeing family and trying to stay cool in FL!

Diane Koenig said...

I have 6 blocks completed. Just returned from a fun trip to the San Francisco area.

Cheryl said...

I have four completely done and one more cut out.
I love the new patterns.

Sharlene said...

I've got 5 blocks finished and 11 more waiting. I would have possibly for them done these last few days but my machine would take up too much room in our travel trailer. If only I didn't have to take the kids along camping. ;-)

grapenutquilter said...

I have been making doll quilts from my stash scraps for my great nieces' American Girl dolls. For fun trips this summer...Shipshewana Quilt Festival in Shipshewana, Indiana in June and heading to a huge quilting Shop Hop under 1 roof in Kokomo Indiana this weekend.

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

I have made 10 blocks so far! Need to take a break and get some deadline sewing done though...

I have taken one trip this weekend to the Jersey short. Other than that, sticking close to home!

Twila Longenberger said...

I have made 13 blocks plus I made 4 extra blocks in all grays and cut them in half. I set my blocks on point and used the half blocks for the triangles pieces. I loved making these blocks!! I Can't wait to try more of your new patterns.

Kathy hise said...

Haven't made any blocks yet...going to the Portland Pearl District next week...not that far from the fabric mecca....Fabric Depot....

Linda said...

HI,just starting my blocks! Fun trip into the Rockies coming up soon! Thanks for sharing! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

deequilter said...

Love your ruler and pattern....good luck to all
would love to win this set of fabrics and pattern

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh wow!!! I. Issued this QAL somehow!!!! where can I get the info and follow along? Love this block and this fabric !!!!

grandmarockton said...

WOW just starting and not any trip in the future that I know of

Vicki said...

I've made 4 so far. Getting the hang of it and expect the rest to go well! I can't wait to see this completed.

Valerie Pate said...

I haven't started yet but this pattern is beautiful and I can't wait to try it!!!

Chelsea Clark said...

I have two blocks finished. We are on our trip right now!

Karen said...

Have the pattern and fabric but have not taken the plunge. Headed for the Grand Canyon in the fall.

Sarah Childs said...

Sadly I have not had time to make any! Does that count? I've made a ton of patterns and love all you create! And right now I'm enjoying family time in NY before heading home to utah

Sharon S said...

5 so far. All are cut out which makes it easier to stitch one up when I have a spare minute. My trip will be a short one, 5 minutes from home. An adult cousin family picnic in August.

LizA. said...

I had great plans for joining the twisted blossom qal but alas, 2 wedding quilts needed finishing up first a queen sized urban beads and the a signature rail fence -- as of yesterday, they are DONE! Now to make some twisted blossom blocks.

No real plans to go anywhere this summer, boo hoo......

JBCorson said...

I have made only four blocks so far! Travel wise, I have an excuse because i have been to Australia, Hawaii and Wisconsin so far this summer. Seattle in a couple weeks as well. School starts 8/20, so my life will resume normal schedule. Phew, I can get back to my sewing. Thanks for the opportunity.

Carol Denner said...

Love the fabrics in this giveaway!!! Haven't made any blocks as I've been finishing a quilt for my daughter. Recently spent a wonderful week in Vancouver BC and took in three of the women's world cup games - awesome!!! And just back from a long weekend visit to see daughter and son in law in Idaho. Great summer so far!!!

kathleen said...

Just 1 so far, but since it's too hot in august to take a road trip, maybe I'll get 3 more done;)

L. Jones said...

I want to make a twisted blossom or metro hoop for my bed. I wish I was going on a trip but I take care of my husband who has a neurological diseadd & ia confined to a wheel chairetc. But are 4G old grandson comes to play with us

Kathy Graves said...

Plan to cut out this weekend. Fun trip to visit long arm quilting friend in NH plus visiting college with or youngest.

dorena becker said...

Hi, Would love to try that pattern, made the Urban Pod and looks wonderful in my AZ. home. We are meeting old collage friends at the University of Mont. football game in Aug and then off to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland in Oct.!!

Mama Pea said...

I have 6 blocks done! I would love to win this! Maybe I could use them in this quilt, with my other DS fabrics!! I went to MN for a quilt retreat. So fun. Week after next, heading to Montreal for a Board meeting, then to Florida to visit my parents. :-)

Tanja said...

Sheepishly admitting that I have only cut out some of the pieces and sewn a quarter of a block....but only because projects around the home are taking up my time! Have loved watching everyone's progress.... :-). Alas, no summer trips for me this year due to the home projects!

Anonymous said...

JM
Just saw this and love it.
Would love to win.
jmcstr@msn.com

Lori H said...

I have not made any but would like to soon!
We are going MN in Sept walleye fishing!

Lori H said...

I have not made any but would like to soon!
We are going MN in Sept walleye fishing!

Kathryn Koch-Fellbaum said...

I've almost finished two blocks. I love the block and can't wait to get at the rest. My husband and I visited Guatemala. Our daughter has been living there over a year now. It's a beautiful country!

Kathryn Koch-Fellbaum said...

I've almost finished two blocks. I love the block and can't wait to get at the rest. My husband and I visited Guatemala. Our daughter has been living there over a year now. It's a beautiful country!

Gwen Wehner said...

I've made 8 blocks - half way there! I really appreciate this QAL - I've had the ruler and a couple of your patterns since Christmas, but was afraid to try the curves! Much easier than I thought it would be! Thanks again!

PegP said...

Well I am still at the start unfortunately. I've been trying to catch up on a couple of other quilt alongs and battling the which colorway should I choose for the twisted blossom blocks. Sometimes (ok most of the time) I think way too much about my color choices. Spending some time at the cottage in a couple of weeks, so hopefully I will be able to dive in with both feet and get a bunch of blocks made.

memeenh said...

I just got my ruler and am anxious to try my first block. We have been traveling to San Diego a lot to visit with our newest grand babies who arrived early. Cuddle time has been replacing quilting time!

LynnEl Springer said...

I am an admirer at this point. No blocks made YET. As for our vacation this summer, my husband and I went to Grand Cahman for a week last month!!

Michelle's Button Jar said...

I've got my fabric cut, hoping to sew tomorrow! I'm doing a test run before I use my dream fabric, but am loving this block! Heading to California's central coast in 2 months-wahoo!

GranChris said...

I had good intentions but I haven't finished a single block. I have however finished 324 5 in lattice blocks and canned enough food for the whole winter. No trips for me. I have to can and feed the Humming birds.

JANET said...

I have seen the block and have the ruler, but haven't take the time to make it yet. I have been trying to eliminate a few UFO's before summer is over, so I can start my Christmas sewing. No trips planned this year.

lois holt said...

Haven't started yet. Summer is flying by! Went to Iowa & Missouri

Frances said...

I have been in France watching the Tour de France . On my return the QCR you sent had arrived safely in the post. With the race finishing this weekend there will be much more time for sewing on my machine!

CandaceL said...

We are under construction, so no sewing and no vacations in my immediate future.

Jan said...

Only a practice one done so far. Still trying to select fabrics. No trips planned for summer. We usually wait til after Sept 1. Went to New Mexico in early June. Heading to IQF in Houston the end of Oct.

Anonymous said...

I'm a little "twisted" but I'm "blossoming" into a modern quilt girl. I would love to have this "equipment" to help me with my journey :)

Debbie Wanzer
dlwwanzer51@cox.net

Amy Bouchard said...

Love, the designs. I've done the Metro Rings and get so many compliments. I have started the blossoms and am 6 in so far.
Thank you for your wonderful designs

Bonnie58 said...

Love the twisted design pattern, but I am sad to say, I have not yet made any. Soon, I hope. I love your patterns and designs. Thanks so much for sharing

Quiltsmiles said...

Lovely QAL and the variety of blocks shown. I have yet to start this pattern but. Will as soon as my schedule lightens up. These colors and prints would probably be the incentive I need to push through though! LOL

jrrescuepa said...

I have all the fabric and some of them cut out. Busy summer. I have trips planned for several weekends out of town/state through October for dog shows/competitions. Too much fun!

Barb N said...

I have most of the fabric cut out and ready to sew for a very large quilt. "Go big, or stay home" seems to be my motto. Our vacation doesn't come up until the first week in September but we're looking forward to going to Island Park, Idaho and Yellowstone. Can't get enough of the mountains!

jatajomi said...

I haven`t done any blocks, but here are many of your pattern but I haven`t bought the metro rings( don`t know why not). But I also have the ruler , also the the sidekick, what I need is time to work .....;).

Carin@Ullhärvan said...

I haven't made any Twisted Blossom blocks yet, but I've made a Modern Millie quilt from the book Contemporary Curved Quilts and I love it! Tomorrow I'm going to the very south of Sweden to see a friend who has moved there. (I am from Sweden).

cozy kitten quilts said...

Just got my ruler for the Twisted Blossom blocks. I love that block! Going to try it out today. I LOVE Denyse Schmidt fabrics! No trips planned this summer. Had a rough year with husband sick, so no $$ to go anywhere. That's ok though. More time to quilt! Thanks!! Kay

Barbara Sindlinger said...

I finished block 8 last night. Trying to keep up with the 2 a week. I have no big vacation plans this year as my vacation. I do plan on a few quilt retreats at the coast in the next few months though.

Cori said...

Completed two so far, no big plans to go away.

Carol Kuse said...

I haven't been able to even start, but I'm sure saving all the instructions and hints.
No plans this summer.

Glynette said...

This project may be above my skill level but I'm willing to try.

Mona said...

Hi -- I've only made three Twisted Blossom blocks, but they are really beautiful. I'm so happy with them. For summer vacation, my daughter and I went off to North Dakota to visit my side of the family -- it was so lovely and relaxing and great weather, and boy it went fast. We just came a couple of days ago, and her school starts in about a week. So sad to see summer end so soon for my daughter.

Karen said...

Summer vacation was in June with a trip to Nova Scotia. Plan to work on the twisted Blossom blocks in mid August on my staycation. prycek@mymts.net

Patrick said...

I am WOW'ed by this block, and would love to take a crack at it! My wife, daughter and I spent the last two months with my sister in Oregon. A wonderful summer of family and outdoor fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jeannie Gan said...

Planning to start Twisted Blossom blocks when I return from my long planned trip to Europe leaving mid August.
jchiagan at yahoo dot com

Kristi said...

I'm working on getting a couple more completed. Only trip I'm planning won't be until Oct. Heading to MN.

Meg Tison said...

Not much sewing because of family vacations, but just spent the weekend at Quilt Odyssey in Hershey, PA - amazing show!

Needled Mom said...

I keep seeing the wonderful blocks, but haven't made one yet. Our summer trip was a family fishing trip.

Heather Alverson said...

I have 2 blocks done, need to catch-up!! We are going to Vegas at the end of the summer!

JuliAnn Craver said...

I just got the pattern and hope to start making them tomorrow. We hope to take a trip to the mountains. Maybe the Blue Ridge Parkway. juliannsblueyes@gmail.com

QuilterB said...

I finally have all my fabrics ready. Im going to cut out some tonight!!

Maria McTiver said...

So far have only gathered all my supplies.
Currently on a family vacation in Canaan valley WV.

Carla Shiver said...

I went to Caribou Maine this summer. I'm going to SC for a few days coming up.

Fiona said...

I have made 11 so far. Hoping to to have 20 blocks for my quilt. I am certainly enjoying making these blocks too. My ideal holiday to take in Australian summer time is to the snow and have a white Christmas with my family.

merryamethyst said...

I love the pattern, but havent had time to get started yet. Two of my boys were getting ready to start college this year, one at the other end of the world. Summer here was all about knitting, weaving and quilting whenever i wasnt running around helping with paperwork or shopping!