Friday, August 7, 2015

Twisted Blossom QAL ~ Friday Giveaway!

A few years back Jenny fell in love with the idea of making an orange and white quilt.  She found the perfect pattern for her new color obsession which required her to make lots and lots of 3" half square triangle blocks....needless to say she never did finish her quilt and now is left with 177 perfect 3" half square triangle orange and white blocks. 

....so if you desire to have 177 already done up hst blocks than this is the giveaway for you!


Jenny's love for orange and white was perfect for her Orange Twisted Blossom block this week!


To enter the giveaway, let us know what you would do if you won these orange and white hst blocks?  One entry per person please and good luck!

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

164 comments:

JL said...

There's so many patterns that may be done with half square triangles. Maybe a chevron pattern. Paired with some modern quilting, it will be delicious!

Dena Morgan said...

I would make my granddaughter an orange (Micky) ninja turtle inspired quilt! She would love it!

Gina S. said...

Oh yeah definitely a chevron pattern!

kelly said...

Wow! Pinwheels!

Tiff Blakey said...

I have no idea what the pattern is called, but it looks like a star. 177 HST would make a great baby quilt to add to my pile for the NICU.

Frances said...

HST's I love them! So many, many choices. 3" is a great size too, big enough to work with, but small enough to add interest. The white space for quilting is too delicious!

my2cents said...

Pinwheels!!

Glyn said...

What a shame to have made all those HSTs and not use them!
Love the orange!

Unknown said...

Twisted blossom

wikivickie said...

I would make a lightweight quilt for my niece & nephew who moved to "sunny Florida" and have had to closet the heavy duty New England quilt I made for them. I would use a pin wheel pattern because that says "breezy" to me! Perfect color and theme for Florida.

Lee said...

Because the size is somewhat on the smallish side, I would combine the blocks with some of my orange scraps and make a scrappy churn dash quilt.

This summer project has been a lot of fun so thank you very much for the pattern and the motivation.

leepetersatcomcastdotnet

Marlene said...

These look wonderful. As to a pattern it would be lay them all out and play with the design. There is a call out here in New Zealand for quilts to keep children warm (winter here) so this would make a great donation quilt.

rstogether said...

I have some orange, but it's older, and needs some modern flair. I'd do stars of different varieties.

Vicki Tucek said...

I would make a chevron quilt as I have taken a real fancy to that design. And what was left over I would make a pin wheel table runner. Thanks for the opportunity to win these xxx

Vjquilter said...

I would use those luscious half square triangles to make a star-like pattern such as a Carpenters Star or a Swoon quilt and I would name it Orange Creamsicle! Now my mouth is watering...!!!

Dana said...

Oh great! Now I am obsessed with the orange idea!! These squares are beautiful and I'd probably so the twisted blossom too! <3 Dana

Christina West said...

I would make a quilt!!! I have super cute teal hst that need an orange hst partner!

Anita Roth said...

My husband's favorite color is orange - whether it be clothing, flowers, neck ties, etc. With 177 HSTs, I am sure that I could come up with some sort of lap quilt or other project in his favorite color!

Anonymous said...

Never used orange in a quilt before but I do love HST
Lesley (llpurdon@gmail.com

Karen said...

I'd combine them with some purple fabric, and make a throw that my daughter would love (she's very into wild clashy type colors) I'm thinking a friendship star with a complimentary center and purple sashing.

Maria Harrits said...

Would love to make a modern-ish quilt with these beauties!

Katheryn Lyons said...

I would make a giant Chicopee quilt with a black and white animal backing!

Jennifer Garrison said...

I would make a HST overload quilt by Red Pepper Quilts. I love ORANGE!

Donna Holton said...

My 29-year-old daughter's favorite color is exactly this color of orange. She is currently suffering from a concussion and cluster head aches. I would love to make her a modern quilt including the blocks!

Bluefigquilts said...

Orange is my favorite color! I would definitely make a quilt or wall hanging.. There are soo many pattern possibilities with HST's!

Kaitlyn said...

I just saw this vintage quilt on Pinterest with orange and white chevron. It was adorable and of course I have to have one. This would be a great start!

Kaitlyn_alexander (at) hotmail (dot) com

Linda Sparks said...

I love orange! Pinwheels.

Anonymous said...

I have been working on an orange and white HST quilt for awhile now using leftovers from another orange and white quilt that I made for my friend (up on my design wall right now), but I'm a bit stuck because I think it needs more variety, so these would be a welcome addition!! I love the simplicity of HSTs!

Richla said...

Orange!!! My favorite color for happiness! The quilt I make with these will look AMAZING in my studio. Have a great day! Richla

Robyn Tischner said...

Everyone has great ideas about what they would do with these, but I can tell you no one will LOVE them like my daughter. When she was two she announced that her favorite colt was orange. She is very passionate about it, she has it faltered in the past six years about it. Orange everything for her. She needs them

sewmuchfun said...

Love the Orange. I would make a sunshine quilt

Deborah Andry said...

I believe I would make Thembleblossoms round and round quilt if I were to win these gorgeous orange half square triangles !

Janice Kagenski said...

I'd use them in the HST quilt-a-long of course!

Anonymous said...

I would probably make it into a charity quilt for the Cancer group. A chevron design would be great.
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I would probably make it into a charity quilt for the Cancer group. A chevron design would be great.
Thanks!

deanna said...

My middle son loves orange. I'd like to use them to make him a new quilt.

Andrea York said...

I'd make a baby pinwheel quilt for donation to charity!

Unknown said...

Beautiful! What a happy color! I'd make a star patterned quilt for myself since I have never made a quilt for me!

Michelle's Button Jar said...

Pinwheels! A fun color is needing a fun pattern, I'd add some grey & teal just to be spunky!

Gale said...

Orange is my favorite color - I can almost taste it. I would make a charity quilt with them. I like the idea of a chevron as many people have mentioned. So pretty!

Sandra Van Dusen said...

I can not lie. I would finally make myself a quilt. I have yet to do that!

Needled Mom said...

I just finish a mini orange quilt and loved it so much that I can't wait to do a bigger one.

Sharon S said...

A big offset spiral quilt.

Dixie said...

Definitely would make a quilt for my new granddaughter and maybe a smaller version for a doll to match.

Mrs Quinn said...

I would sew them together randomly. Love live love orange!

Mrs Quinn said...

I would sew them together randomly. Love live love orange!

Mrs Quinn said...

I would sew them together randomly. Love live love orange!

Lauradublin said...

Oh, I would love them. I'm so into HST's at the moment, maybe a chevron, or a simple hourglass.....decisions, decisions!

Buncobuddy said...

My guild is making baby quilts for our annual "Baby Shower." All types of quilts and knitted blankets are donated to the "Infants and Toddlers Pantry" in Lady Lake, Florida. I would piece these half square triangles into a child's quilt. Thanks.

Lynda said...

Orange is my favorite color and how I want to play with HSt's - there are so many layouts I am not sure exactly which one I would use but I would certainly use them!

Lisa Marie said...

Oh wow, how wonderful! I like lots of the things you can DO with HSTs but I'm not crazy about MAKING them, so this is perfect for me! I would love an orange and white quilt -- or I might also make some in maroon and white to add to the orange and have a quilt in Virginia Tech colors! Perfect for my Tech crazy family -- some of us even went to school there!

Quilting Momma said...

Great! A perfect baby quilt for a wee one to love! Great happy color! Thanks for the chance!

Pieces of Cotton said...

I have wanted to make an orange quilt forever!

Annie said...

I know! I know! Sew a block of 5 x 5 HST. Use the QCR to make that wondrous curve. Fill the curve in with a solid lime-ish green color and sew a delicious orange-limeade quilt. Yes. I Would!

Dedra C said...

I would alternate rows of pinwheels and rows of Chevron.

Tanichiwa said...

What a coinsidence! I also had a dream to make an orange and white quilt with triangles but piecing is not my strongest side - I'd rather quilt. With this generous giveaway, I would make a sweet wall hanging to put on the wall in my crafts room and admire! Thank you very much for offering the chance to make my dream come true. :) xx

Slice of Pi said...

I've never made an orange quilt! I'd love to pair these with some gray to make some modern blocks. Thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

I need to make a quilt with these

Unknown said...

My son has always loved orange, his bedroom walls are orange! So this quilt would definitely be for him.

scottylover said...

I would make more HSTs in different colors and make a rainbow quilt, probably a chevron or a scrappy Hunter Star.

Sandy A

Pam D said...

I adore orange and white, together they remind me of Creamsicles :) 'd make a pinwheel quilt! pamelajd on Ravelry

OhioLori said...

Ooooh my gosh! My oldest Daughter LOOOOVES Orange!! I would get busy & make her something Special..her Birthday is end of September! Thank you for chance to win! :)

Nancy said...

I would love this orange & white! I'm a Tennessee Volunteer alum and these are my school colors! Would make an alum quilt! Somehow!

Kathy E. said...

Orange was my mom's favorite color and she would be so happy if I had these to create with! (Oh, I'm sure she's happy in heaven anyway!) If I had them, I would mix & mingle them with my own orphan hst's to make a table runner. It would be a colorful one, for sure!

Bev said...

Making an orange, gray and white quilt has been on my bucket list for a while now. Winning these just might be the motivation to get me moving on it! Thanks for the inspiration you are to all of us out here in the quilting world!!

Linda said...

Hi what a neat giveaway! I would make a baby's charity quilt ! Thank you !
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

JuliAnn Craver said...

I would make a split 9 patch and add more to them. juliannsblueyes@gmail.com

Kathy Davis said...

I would make a quilt for my 3 year old granddaughter, along with some little gray prints.
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Kathleen RosePrairieQuilts said...

Oh my the possibilities are many. A great little quilt for a child

Jean said...

I like medallion quilts and tend to design as I go. I find host a wonderful addition Ito border other elements as a frame. I'll go look for a center panel right away.

Michele T said...

Wow!!! That would speed the process for me to make a baby quilt... What pretty and cheerful prints !!thank you for the chance... Crossing my fingers😉

Anonymous said...

it happen that I have some orange fabric,so I will something modern,now I need luck on my side,thank you ..martamanole@yahoo.com....marta

Michele BaDour said...

I'm thinking orange and teal...maybe a little gray tossed in. Outside my "normal" pastel palette.

Harold Draughon said...

All of those HDT's would look great as pinwheels! Thanks for the giveaway. Cyndi
(Tatispapa@earthlink.net)

Harold Draughon said...

All of those HDT's would look great as pinwheels! Thanks for the giveaway. Cyndi
(Tatispapa@earthlink.net)

Dody said...

Most definitely a chevron! Thank you for the chance to win!

SuBee618 said...

A baby quilt....pinwheel perhaps!?
Thank you for this opportunity!!
Susan (subee618@yahoo.com)

GranChris said...

My great nephew is orange crazy so I see a chevron quilt for him.

Melissa said...

I love orange in quilts, it's one of my favorites that I don't use often enough, but I would definitely incorporate it into my Twisted Blossom quilt! And I am double-glad that I was able to finally enter a Twisted Blossom giveaway! I'm finally home to do it :)

LizA. said...

I get a lot of grief from my quilting group for not liking orange. Using these to make a quilt would be an awesome challenge.

Cherie Warren said...

I have been obsessed with HST's lately and orange is my favorite color, at least right now. I would find a pleasing arrangement and quilt as desired.

Kathy Harris said...

I'd make a beautiful quilt for Project Linus. So many of the quilts they get aren't super detailed because people are sewing them quickly using often ugly donated fabric. I'd love to give them a really special one.

Amanda Best said...

I would use them in a border for the Aurifil block of the month I did last year. I used lime, pink, yellow and bright orange in the blocks and those gorgeous orange HST's would be the perfect thing for the border.
My email is: bestbelle2010@aol.com
Thanks!

Glenda said...

Arranging half square triangles is a delirious sort of pursuit. Watching patterns appear and merge and disappear is one of the things that make quilting so addictive. Good grief!!What a glorious give-a-way. What a wind fall. I would use my 'design floor' and slide those blocks around and around until I grasped the big picture and heard the bells ring. thanks for the fun.

Lace Faerie said...

I'm thinking they would be great matched with shades of blue to make a great baby boy quilt!

Quilty said...

Beautiful and sunny color! I would love to make a modern quilt!

Kylie said...

OMG I love orange. I would pat them and stroke them and love them. Then I would play with them until finally I would decide EXACTLY what I would do with them. Then I would love them and sew them and create something stunning and people would gasp and say "my you are so clever" and I would shake my head and say "no really I'm not. It's all in my imagination!" ;)

Lee said...

My daughter is crazy about orange! I would love to make her a quilt w/ a star design!

Frederique said...

I would love to make an Amish quilt with this beautiful color!

sue said...

I think the color choice (orange) is fun! We are a Virginia Tech family, so those HSTs would find their way to a VT quilt with some added maroon HSTs
!

jenny said...

The blocks would get me started on a Tennessee Vols quilt. Their colors are orange and white and since I live in Tennessee I need to make one.

mindingmomma said...

I would mix them with a new jungle print fabric I bought this week and make a baby quilt!

mindingmomma at aol dot com

Stitchin At Home said...

I have started playing with HST's alot lately and there is so much you can do with them. I would like to make a rainbow style quilt and these would fit in perfectly.

carolann said...

I love the color orange and would like to try your twisted blossoms block or make some cute pinwheels. carann427@aol.com

Sandi Whitford said...

Twin baby quilts are on my drawing board. Looking for colours that are lively and unisex. Orange fits the bill.

Emily C said...

I would arrange them to create diamonds.

Quilting Tangent said...

I would check out quilts that use half square triangles and make a quilt or an organizer bag for projects, pinwheels come to mind. Love the orange fabrics, 24Tangent@gmail.com

Karen said...

Up until a few years ago, I would have told you I didn't like orange. But it seems to keep popping up in my work. I would use these to create a quilt that appealed to me using a color that is way outside my comfort zone.

tinab said...

I would make a quilt for my 7 yr old granddaughter as her favorite color is ORANGE :)

morgaine said...

Would love to do some pillows from them. They would match perfect to my orange, white, lime surrounding!
sunny greetings
morgaine

morgaine said...

Would love to do some pillows from them. They would match perfect to my orange, white, lime surrounding!
sunny greetings
morgaine

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! I love orange. These are gorgeous. I want to make a "Halloween" quilt & these would be perfect to use. Thank you so much for a chance at the give-away!
Maureen
mgw070 at rogers dot com

Candy said...

a baby quilt for local hospital. Probably in a log cabin sunshine and shadow type pattern. Candy

Three Baggy P's said...

I think I would make some really cute pieced pouches...I love giving those as gifts!

Leah Nebergall said...

I would pair them with some navy and make some star blocks. Love the orange!

K2 said...

I have a bazillion HST patterns saved on Pinterest. So I have lots of options of what I would do. It would definitely be a quilt.

Carin@Ullhärvan said...

I would use them in a border!

Leigh Roper said...

That shade of orange is beautiful! Chevrons are obvious and I love them, along with pinwheels. Maybe I would try to mixed patterns like a Thimbleblossom with either chevrons or pinwheels. Lots of options! Thank you for doing this give away!

grapenutquilter said...

I would make a "Zig Zag" quilt as grandson calls a Chevron pattern.

LeAnne said...

I have a friend who loves orange, even has an orange Featherweight. I'd be donating these to her because I know she would make something fantastic with them.

Lori H said...

First thought is pinwheels but I have patterns for hst that I could choose from!! Love the orange!♡♡

Lori H said...

First thought is pinwheels but I have patterns for hst that I could choose from!! Love the orange!♡♡

Lori H said...

First thought is pinwheels but I have patterns for hst that I could choose from!! Love the orange!♡♡

Barb N said...

Oh, HSTs are so much fun to work with. They can create so many different patterns that I would sit down with them and arrange different design blocks for each to come up with a super cool quilt. What a treasure trove for someone!

corina said...

A small group of fellow quilters are making scrappy friendship quilts. I think a splash of orange in each would be perfect!

Kate Hammann said...

I just started a quilt with some of my scraps. Guess what color? Orange, I never expected that I had so much of that color, but these would go great.

Rebecca said...

Well after playing with them for a week or two or three I would do a round the world variation that almost like a maze... for additional blocks as needed I think I would do the outer rim in orange and black.

Sorcha girl said...

I love orange and I loved seeing the different colors of orange in the block featured in the post. I'd use the blocks to make a pinwheel quilt for a baby gift. Thanks for a chance in the giveaway.

Debbie Frick said...

I would use them to make a saw tooth border! Oh how I am hoping to win this one! Thanks Jenny for all hour hard work on these!!!

Cory said...

I would make orange and navy pinwheels for a baby quilt. Thank you for the chance to win these beautiful orange HST. Take care and God bless, Cory

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Orange is my favorite color! I would love to play with those-so many options!

Nita said...

I would make a half-triangle square sampler quilt. And since orange is my favourite colour, I would keep it for myself!

Carol Kuse said...

I would use them to get over my fear of orange.

CapitolaQuilter said...

I would use them to bring one of my QDADs (quilt design a day) designs to life.

Gwen Wehner said...

I love pinwheels,but Churn Dash is a good option too!

Kristi said...

It would make an impressive border for my twisted blossom blocks! They are all orange and white.

Stephanie Lau said...

Love orange fabric and this would make a wonderful "summer citrus" quilt! any layout options - Broken dishes, chevrons, just left alone and pieced...

Sylvia Anderson said...

One of my daughter-in-laws is crazy about orange, so I would love to make her either a table runner, wall hanging or small quilt. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.
lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

Michele Metcalf said...

I would probably go for a chevron pattern and add some addition color – probably a turquoise or some other blue. :)

Thanks

Hollypatch said...

Orange has become my New favorite color. But I am also going to be a great aunt and the accent color for her roo is Orange. So this would be perfect.

mlhummy said...

These are great little blocks! I think I would make them into some chevrons for lap quilts for our local senior center. Bright and cheery!! :)

sisylyn2 said...

I would make a mini wall quilt

Jusmom1 said...

I would make a gray and orange and white quilt! Thanks for the chance to win!

Karen said...

Orange is so out of my comfort zone! I'm not sure what I would do with the hst's but I would love them! Thanks for the chance!

Lorene Holbrook said...

a sawtooth star! for my grandson who LOVES orange!!!

Wanda said...

I have a schnibbles pattern that uses half square triangels. These would be perfect.

Carolyn said...

Add them to my cool blue and green HSTs to make something wonderful

Nan V. said...

Orange has always been my favorite color. I have some beautiful orange trim, and some orange and brown braid that reminds me of the 1970s trim that we would sew to the side seams of our bell bottom jeans that I would incorporate into the quilt I would make.

Tanja said...

Love that shade of orange!! Not sure what block I would do, but I would certainly have fun working withy them! HST block choices are endless so it would be fun trying a variety of them and putting them together. The twisted blossom block turned out beautiful in the orange!
Love it!! :-)

Lydia Baker said...

Poppy a nice pinwheel/chevron!!!

diane said...

As of this moment I'd say make some more to match and then decide the layout, but as I know myself I'd probably think of two or three ideas of what I wanted and in the end it would be a surprise even to me. Orange is my passion when it comes to color.

Twila Longenberger said...

Orange has always been my favorite color!! And these fabrics are gorgeous! Since I'm working on making charity quilts for a Childrens Hospital in South America I would probably pair them with some aqua or lime green fabrics and design my own pattern. I love using bright fabrics for children's quilts.

Lori said...

how pretty. these would make a wonderful baby quilt. and if there is some left over a pillow to go with it.

Julie Landrith said...

Great accents for another whole quilt top. Can be combined with some larger print squares to set them off or as a border. Wow! Great pr

quiltingbean said...

I've been collecting orange fabrics for a checkerboard Halloween quilt and having a traditional orange and white HST quilt would make a nice companion.
Shellie
Quiltingbean1@msn.com

Jo Ann 3 said...

I would love these orange little babies. I would make a Halloween quilt, or placemats. I love the color orange.

Patti said...

I have virtually no orange in my stash. The would be so much fun to break into orange. I like the chevron idea.

Carol said...

Ooh, I do love orange. There is an orange and white pinwheel quilt I once saw and would love to make -- these would be perfect!

Jeannie Gan said...

My love of orange colour! I will turn them into HSTquilt.
jchiagan at yahoo dot com

Mata 12 said...

I love the color orange and have been collecting orange fabric since I started quilting in 1995. I would make a HST zigzag quilt with these perfect squares.

LeKaQuilt said...

I would make a care quilt for a local institution where there live young people with major handicaps.

JPatz said...

I would definitely make some twisted blossoms if I won. I just got the Contemporary Curved Quilts book at the Syracuse AQS show, and can't wait to dig in!

Bari B said...

Definitely be a chevron quilt. Gorgeous fabrics and colors!

Mary Smart said...

Not sure exactly what pattern but I'd try a bunch of layouts -- as for log cabin quilts, lots and lots of possibilities, maybe an off-center square surrounded by white and orange rows radiating out for an assymetric results. I'd donate it to the Department of Social Services to be given to a child going into foster care, because I can't imagine a brighter more cheerful quilt that one with lots of orange . . . with a bright print including orange on the back, making it cheerful on both sides.

KimG said...

I love orange and white together, it reminds me of a creamsicle. I would either make a chevron or leave them as hst. It would be simple and beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win them.

Deb said...

I love orange, and I'd make myself a small quilt to be cozy reading in my corner chair.

Quiltsmiles said...

I'm working on a HST quilt just now that these orange and white would be fantastic in.

Pauline Perry said...

These orange fabrics are awesome and I would love to make these HST's into a quilt or table runner and cushions.
Pauline
perry94022 at hotmail dot com

Bees Knees Granny said...

I've been working with two-color quilts, in complementary colors. These little HST's would pair beautifully with my dark blue chambray for a 'boy' quilt. Thanks for your offer. Cwoosley12@yahoo.com

ruthq2013 said...

HI there,

Thanks for the chance to win some blocks already made. I would make an entire half square quilt with these blocks.

Heidi aus Wien said...

I also like the fresh color and I would like to make a quilt for myself ...........
All quilts I made before have been given for a gift !!!
Much love and greetings from Austria ( Vienna ) , Heidi

okiedee said...

I would make a hand quilted quilt for my great granddaughter. Such a happy color!

Joey Strange said...

So many choices with the HST. The fabrics are just beautiful!!! Never did a quilt where "orange" is the focal color this would be fun!

Karin said...

I'd like to make a baby quilt for our Guild charity, perhaps with a splash of yellow and blue added.