Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My favorite new blogger (and maybe a swap?)

I discovered the Red Pepper Quilts blog through the Bloggers Quilt Festival. I just have to share because she is very, very inspirational.

This was her entry:

Here's the quilt she posted today:

Go visit and add her to your reader. I think it's going to be worth it.

This little nine-patch quilt as well as a nine-patch I saw at my quilt group meeting last night made me want a nine-patch quilt.
Would anyone be interested in a nine-patch swap?
I found some wonderful scrappy nine-patch inspiration on Flickr:
Scrappy Nine Patches
1. mom's quilt, 2. nine patch quilt, 3. Amy Butler Charm Quilt, 4. autumnal 9-patch quilt top finished., 5. Funky Nine Patch Quilt, 6. mom's quilt, 7. Working Hands, 8. scrappy nine patch star, 9. Nine-Patch Baby Quilt for Natalie, 10. 9 Patch Lap Quilt, 11. Nine Patch Party Quilt 2007, 12. Nine Patch Quilt, 13. Quilts in the Park, 14. Clair's Quilt, 15. DSC07608, 16. challenge fabric nine patch
I was thinking that, to tie the blocks together somewhat, we could have half the squares in each nine-patch be white or mainly white and the others just scrappy.
What d'ya think?

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63 comments:

Rachael Adele said...

Count me in! Good idea!

Suzan said...

Sounds like fun - I have never done a swap before!

Mushyhed said...

I'd love to be in this swap! Count me in!

~Michelle~ said...

I only seem to be able to do swaps as of late, so great idea!

Michaela said...

I just discovered Red Pepper Quilts as well and love it. Swap? Oh yes. I like white and scrappy look in general anyway.

Anna said...

I just discovered Red Pepper Quilts through the online quilt festival as well. I have seen some photos of hers on flickr, and I LOVE her quilts. Very inspirational! And, Yes, I would love to do a nine-patch swap...white and scrappy is a great idea. Just another project that keeps me from my Rainbow Jane blocks! :)

Katie Jean said...

Thanks for sharing her blog! I'd love to join in one a swap. I have plenty of scraps perfect for a nine-patch ;)

Amy Sp said...

I think a nine-patch swap sounds fun!

Julie said...

count me in too.
this sounds great. this would be a great stash buster project.
thanks julie

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Added her. Fabulous quilt.

MichelleB said...

I've got a thing for nine patches lately, too. So I'd love to be in on this!

Terriaw said...

You're right, that first quilt really is gorgeous! I've never seen anything like it. So much color and movement that really works. I also love that nine-patch quilt she made too. Thanks for sharing these with us!

I have always wanted to join in a block swap, so count me in, please, if you decide to do one!

lej619 said...

I would love to join also.!
like the idea of scrappy!!
one ? though when you say scrappy do you mean the block it self can be more than one color? yes?

Jackie said...

Thanks for the link to her blog. Loved it too! I would so love to do a swap, but right now I am soooo swamped. But I will watch for details and maybe reconsider.

Deanna said...

i'd be in for a swap! sounds like it would be tons of fun!

deanna

Amber said...

Sounds fun - count me in. I have only done one other swap and that was just scraps so this will be fun!
Now I'm off to check out those amazing quilts - I didn't make it through the whole list!

Erin said...

That is certainly a neat nine-patch from Red Pepper! I did a swap earlier in the year and had planned to do a nine-patch with those fabrics. Another swap would be lots of fun!

~D Spack~ said...

I think a nine patch swap would be fun. The white/scrappy idea you have sounds neat too. But, if you don't mind me giving a little input...I would suggest a couple of rules, the fabrics have to be good quality quilting fabrics, ones that you would like to receive in return and no white on white. I participated in a swap last year, was sorely disappointed in the fabrics on all counts.
Thanks!

Jessica said...

I'd love to be part of this swap...thanks!

chermonblie said...

I'm in for the swap!

Kris said...

A scrappy/white swap sounds fun!

Lisa said...

oh, yes. Please count me in!!

AnnieOfBlueGables said...

I'd love to be involved.
~a

Aimee said...

Great idea! I'm in!

Bison Girl said...

I'd love to join in the nine-patch fun!

Kathie said...

oh I LOVE nine patches...
great pictures, thanks!
Kathie
off to check out her blog...

debbiejune said...

Sounds like fun! Count me in.

nicolette said...

I’m totally new to block swaps, so please fill me in! How many blocks do I have to make to join the swap...?

Kim said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I will add her to my reader.

Let me know about the nine-patch exchange. I'd like to know more.

Sandy said...

I would be game. I would need to know time frame and how many blocks, though.

Andi said...

Thanks for the link to Red Pepper!!
You're right, she's amazing!!!
The 9-patch quilt along is a great idea.
Unfortunately I don't have nearly enough time to join in but hope you have fun!!
Andi :-)

becca said...

love the idea- count me in : )

Michelle said...

Would love to be in the swap. Let me know if you're willing to send blocks around the world, I'm in NZ.

QuiltedSimple said...

I'd love to do a 9 patch swap - count me in!
Kris

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Thank you for highlighting Red Pepper in your blog - love the stuff she does. A nine patch swap sounds great - I would love to join it!

Lurline said...

Sounds wonderful to me - count me in, too please!
Hugs - Lurline♥

jodie said...

I would love to join in on such a swap. Thanks!
jodie.marie
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verizon.net

SandyB said...

Can I play, too?

highwaycottage said...

Oh, yes, really loved Red Pepper's quilts.

Can i join the swap too?

amandajean said...

i love nine patches! i'm not going to join in the swap, though...too much on my plate at the moment. :)

Natalie said...

Red Pepper Quilts is a great site! and I have been thinking of doing a nine patch as well...I would love to hear more about the swap.

Isa said...

Hi
I live in Denmark; But i'd love to be in the swap.
And yes a have already added red pepper quilts to my reader :-)

Judith said...

Great idea, but depends on the size.

Amy said...

I think I would be interested in a nine patch swap. I like the idea of keeping some of the patches white or mainly white to help tie things together.

ranette said...

I would love to be in a nine patch swap...sounds like a lot of fun to me! Off to check out red pepper quilts now.

Lynn said...

How beautiful! I added her.

As for the nine patch swap, I am already in one and I am loving it. I would love to do another one as well!

Andrea said...

i think the swap would be fantastic!

Kim said...

I bookmarked Red Pepper too after seeing her on the quilt show. Love her stuff! Here is the nine patch that I covet from flickr, love, love, love it!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/11712869@N00/3067159728/in/photostream/
I would be up for the swap too!

Shari said...

I love nine-patch quilts too. Would be interesting to see how a block swap would go. There seems to be enough interest so will watch for details...

Cheers!

Alana - Knit Wit said...

The swap sounds like fun! I'd be interested, and will watch for more details.

Now, I'm off to check out Red Pepper's blog!!

Yaya and Papa said...

I am definitely interested in a nine patch swap. Just let me know the details.

Erin said...

I would love to!! But Im in Australia - Is that OK?

kelly lautenbach said...

A nine patch I can do... can I play along?!?!? :)
I'd be happy to help with the organization and such if you need it... There's a lot of responses here!

knittinginpink said...

I'd love to participate too!

L. Jane E. said...

Probably have way too many people to participate, but I'd still love to!

rachel griffith said...

i'm in like flin.
:D

ivyarts said...

Who doesn't love a nine patch? I'm in.

Gillian said...

What do I think of it?? Well, there's the delightful surprise of seeing one of my quilts in your Flickr selection.

I love the way the web is giving us all these different ways to intersect. How amazing that one of my quilts pops up on one of the blogs I follow. It really is true that the web gives us the tools, and it is up to us to apply our imagination to use them.

It looks like you've got something fun going! Enjoy!

maria said...

I'd like to join the swap if international members can join.

Solidia said...

I'd like to join in, I think it would be fun!! :)

calicodaisy said...

I'd like to swap. -- Michele

Mary M said...

Is anyone else having trouble printing goose block 4? I have the other 3. Hahaha - I still have 3 to go on my friendly flock, plus last month, now plus 13 more....where does the time go? This will be a great quilt! Thanks!

Mary
maryandruss@wi.rr.com

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Forget about my previous post about the pattern #4 not printing out. Sorry - user error on this end!

Mary M
maryandruss@wi.rr.com