Sunday, March 21, 2010

Charm Square Give-Away



A little quickie and fun give-away! The winner will get three charm packs of the new Butterfly Garden line by Kansas Troubles Quilters for Moda. Naturally these arrived on my doorstep from the Fat Quarter Shop!

I love the Kansas Troubles lines and have been buying them since I started quilting. This line is really scrumptious. You'd just need a pattern and maybe some border yardage to make a dynamite quilt!

The fun part - all you have to do is leave a comment and suggest a pattern from here that you'd like to make with the charm squares. I'm really intersted in how you might use them. I've collected a ton but have not used so many. I need ideas! There's no right or wrong answer here, and the drawing will be random, but you must have a pattern suggestion in your comment.

The quickie part - the drawing will be held on Wednesday, 3/24/10, at around 7:00 pm California time. I should be home from work by then. If I'm late, it's probably because I'm stuck on the freeway. The story of my life!

Have fun looking through the patterns and making suggestions. Good luck to everyone!

Oh, yeah, I always forget this part. I need to be able to get in touch with you if you're the winner. So, please either link to your blog or leave your email address.

114 comments:

Lauren said...

I like the Elden Street patterns (especially using charm packs--cutting is my least favorite part).

lissie.loo@gmail.com

Yvette said...

DOH!!! I just ordered up a bunch of charm packs tonight. LOL!

Girl, I live on the L.A. Freeways. :(

Sharon said...

I like Decoy or Gentle Art. Here is a link to a pattern I've made up for charms. http://grassrootsquilting.blogspot.com/search/label/charming%20stars
I've done a quilt and a large runner, the blocks are 16" so they work up fast. Love the fabrics you are giving away, how generous of you.

Cara said...

I like Miss Rosie's Cheap Trick, though her new book would probably work wonderful too!

jillquilts said...

OOohhhhh!! I like the Scrappy Trails quilt pattern. Very neat!!! :)

Karen said...

I love Heather Mulder-Peterson's pattern esp. the one on the front of "Charmed and Dangerous". Also the new book from "Miss Rosie" looks to be a keeper too! Love the Butterfly Garden-Kansas Troubles is the best!

Debbie said...

Oh I like all the bag patterns because I'm a bag freak. The effie one looks lovely.Thanks for a great giveaway.

Colleen said...

I would love to be entered in your drawing :o) I like the Abbey Lane pattern called "My Dear Prudence." I think this would be a nice, old-style quilt to do with these colors. Thank you for the chance!

Lynne in Hawaii said...

I liked "Hot Cross Schnibbles charm pack" pattern or "X-rated Snibbles charm pack" pattern or the Abby Lane "My old brown shoe' pattern. Sooooo many possibilities!

e-mail: bgailey@hawaii.rr.com

Jean said...

I think Charmed and Dangerous looks like a fun book. Haven't ever used charm squares before, so would love to win them. Thanks for the chance.

sharon said...

I like Schnibbles Center Stage, the schnibbles are great for the charms. Thanks for having a give away! Sharonj

mythreepaynes said...

I think I would make Crossing Paths from Black Mountain Quilts.

Charms are so much fun, aren't they?

debbie said...

Please enter me! I just made up some spool blocks and they are great!
debbie
cwothomas@aol.com
PS Beagle kisses to Penny!

audrey said...

I'm thinking this would be a good line to make the Plan C Schnibbles pattern. :)

Thanks for the great giveaway! audreyj84 (at) gmail (dot) com

Suse said...

Oh those are just yummy! I would love to make the "A La Mode" quilt from Thimbleblossoms...love those stars!

AnnieO said...

I'm liking the patterns of Abbey Lane Quilts. Love Kansas Troubles! Count me in :)

anniesquiltorts.blogspot.com

Liz said...

I would make a simple nine-patch quilt, I think, but I'm just boring that way. Or maybe Ohio Star. In the unlikely event that I win, I can be e-mailed through my profile.

Louisa said...

For this fabric - deep rich country colors, I think Bennington Schnibbles Charm Pack Pattern.

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EVA SB said...

I think I would choose Sweet Rosie but I also like No Place Like Home and Houseboat

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Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in! I like the September Morn Quilt Pattern Abbey Lane Quilts.
andumuresan@yahoo.com

Kathie said...

Oh Vicky great charm packs I would use them to make a few of Schnibbles patterns, probably
hat trick, hot cross and little red on page 30 of the patterns from FQS. I have been wanting to start collecting Miss Rosie Schnibbles patterns and was so happy to see she carries them all!
Thanks
Kathie

Mom on the Move! said...

Wow - so many choices... I like the tree skirt pattern (not that THIS charm pack would be the best choice of fabrics, but I think I will get it anyway) and also Kati Bella's Kati Cupcake baby quilt pattern (might have to get that one too). I have also found that a simple stacked coin pattern is a nice (and quick) way to use your charm packs.

cavguyswife98@yahoo.com - thanks for hosting.

Simone de Klerk said...

I would definitely go for a Miss Rosie's Schnibbles pattern! They are especially made for Charm packs. And my choice would be the Silver Swan. I think it suits the Butterfly Garden line perfectly!

Judith said...

What an easy question to answer. That of course will be a Miss Rosie pattern, one of the schnibbles I haven't done yet. Thinking about maybe Rooibos, but it could also be one of her others.

Dianne said...

This would be a cute schnibble pattern, but maybe also a small version of rachel's scruffly quilt from the moda bake shop?

Kathryn said...

I've been looking at that "On the Run" book for a few months. Maybe winning these charm squares will get me off the fence and buying it in order to use these squares.
Kathie L in Allentown

rebecca said...

You can't go wrong with anything Miss Rosie!!

Sally K said...

I'd choose Charmed and Dangerous or possibly OSO Schnibbles!

pdudgeon said...

if i won i would choose the pattern "Decoy".http://www.fatquartershop.com/store/stores_app/Browse_Item_Details.asp?Shopper_id=698320122152698&Store_id=499&page_id=23&Item_ID=18109&Parent_Ids=
i've used this one before for a wall quilt,and the quilt came out just perfect! in this case i'd just use more charms than called for in the pattern and make a bigger quilt. Love those Kansas Troubles girls!

jlk said...

I would use them to make one of the table toppers in the Little Charmers series by Anka's Treasures.

Jackie said...

I would love to win the charm packs so I could try the X rated schnibbles project. I would also like to try one of the table runner patterns.
Jackie
jackiealu@aol.com

badlandsquilts said...

This is easy, I would make a Schnibbles... so often when shopping I used to just pick up 1 charm pack of a given print, most Schnibbles use 2...so I would have enough to use light/med/dark tones as directed and then make a simple runner out of the leftovers! Thanks!

Nancy said...

Kati Bella Baby Quilt Pattern
Kati Cupcake would be a great simple pattern for charity. 3 charm packs would make 3 quilts for the Shriners Hospital of St Louis, a charity that my guild gives to regularly...

Caroline in NH said...

I have a current fascination with half-square triangles. With Charm Packs, half the work is done already! All you need to do is pick a light fabric - or match up lights and darks in pairs - and draw your sewing lines 1/4" on each side of the long diagonal. Keeping that in mind, my choice for a pattern just jumped out at me when I was looking through them - it's called "Picnic" - http://tinyurl.com/ye86zn5

Darlene said...

What a great giveaway, Vicky.

Charm packs are exactly what you need to make the wonderful Schnibbles quilts by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co - I love them ALL. That wondeful pile of charms would be fabulous if used in her new pattern, Oso (Bear).

Pete said...

So many choices. I can't wait for the new book Schnibbles Times Two, to arrive. And I would love to make Schnibbles Bennington. Then any leftover charms would make great tuffets. Can you tell I like Rosie's patterns? And I am always drawn to Kansas Trouble lines. I just finished a this and that pattern with one of kansas trouble lines. Great giveaway.

Laura said...

If I win, it would be just the excuse I need to buy the Schnibbles Times Two book. Or I might use the Relay Runners pattern by Artful Offerings. I have that one already. Quick and easy.

Barbara said...

I would love to make up the Schnibbles pattern Nice Day with the charm packs. This is a pattern that I have been wanting to make for a while and I think it would look wonderful in KT Butterfly Garden line.

Paula and Mel said...

Being fairly new to quilting I had to think hard of a pattern but I have 2 I would like to make. Lightning strike and a runner from Heather Peterson's book On The Run.
stuplich@ gmail.com

Karen said...

Ooooh I love Kansa troubles! I would make Opening Day by Carrie Nelson.

karose1175@gmail.com

falinedog said...

I would choose Crossing Paths by Black Mountain Quilts. Simple but on the diagonal- a twist to the pattern.

dianne said...

oooo ... i know what i would make - the Imagine Schnibble!

Melissa said...

I think the Novantique Schnibble would look great out of those charms. I have been wanting to make a little quilt!

KathyR in BC said...

Kansas Troubles is my alltime favourite. I am currently doing the Jelly Roll Quilt Along using their Wildflower Serenade II fabric. Love it. I absolutely LOVE this new Butterfly Garden fabrics. Love the richness of it. I would do probably "Crossing Paths", so it can show off the full fabric.

katie z. said...

I like the Crossing Paths quilt pattern.

SGreen said...

I think the Elden Street pattern looks like it is fun to make! Though I would probably make it bigger so it isn't square!

Becky said...

I have a Schnibbles pattern by Miss Rosie called Roundabout. It would look great in this fabric. I also have a tote bag pattern that uses one charm pack. I'd only need to purchase a yard of fabric for the lining. Thanks for the opportunity! Thanks for hosting a give-away!

Svanhild said...

I think I'd like to make either the "Roundabout" or "Darcy" from Miss Rosie's quilt company.

Ruthie said...

I would like to make Silver Swan Schnibbles and I LOVE Kansas Troubles also

Robin said...

I love Kansas Troubles though I have yet to make anything with any of their fabrics- just have had too many other projects going that I needed to finish. I would have to pick the Done in a Jiff pattern- it just jumped out at me.

Robin said...

Oops guess I better leave an address so you can contact me- rnoel57@gmail.com :)

Leah S said...

I like the look of Miss Rosie's Cheap Trick pattern.

Cyn said...

Hi Vicky,

Love the Kansas Troubles Quilters Butterfly Garden line!

Hmmmm... What pattern to use with them?

My first answer is "Schnibbles Times Two" by Carrie Nelson.

The "Charm Quilts Quilt" book also looks like fun.

I also like "Dow Jones" and "Cheap Trick" by Miss Rosie's Quilt Company.

And "Done in a Jiff" by Heartspun Quilts.

Oh, Oh, Oh, these would look great in "Silver Swan" by Miss Rosie's Quilt Company.

Okay, now I'm backing away from the computer. :-)

Cynthia
Windy Meadow
cyn_stitches@yahoo.com

Gwen said...

I would love to try some of the Schnibbles patterns. I've made up gift kits with them, but not tried one myself. Hugs!

Rose M. said...

I like the Carrie Nelson's Schnibbles Times Two patterns for charms or layer cakes - looks like they'll sew up quick (which I like). Thanks for having a give away.

rmeyer28@comcast.net (Rose)

Sam said...

My Old Brown Shoe would be perfect in Butterfly Garden. Abbey Lane patterns are3 so cute. -- Sam

Lesly said...

+1 for Schnibbles - I would probably make Bennington!

jofridsquilt said...

It was not easy to choose one pattern. My coice was Miss Rosie's Madeline quilt pattern. I have never tried a charm pack, so I would love to win. Hugs Jofrid

Denise :) said...

This was a tough decision! But I think I'd like to try it with Schnibbles' Silver Swan pattern. Fun giveaway; thank you! :)

suz said...

I love KST fabric - always have. Even when I'm going thru a box of fat quarters, I find I've mostly picked their stuff! I could see this fabric w/a lot of patterns-for example, Late Bloomers Simple Squares. Of course Schnibbles are perfect and I've become addicted to them, so I'd probably pick Bennington (which is next on my list anyway), since the fabric would be beautiful with that pattern.

Madamquiltsalot said...

Oh how fun ! looking through all the fun charm patterns, I would choose " Glad all Over" by Abby Lane
Thanks so much
Linda ~ Madamquiltsalot
deckhoff8615@esagelink.com

Sewjoe said...

Seriously do not know if I could cut them up. They are so beautiful. I would probably do a disappearing 9-patch so I could use every bit of the fabric.

tong said...

I love Summer Sorbet from Carolina Patchworks, I just got that pattern myself, really looking forward to get some charm squares and getting started! Thanks for the giveaway!

Dena said...

I'm not really a pattern girl myself. I just kind of wing or do something improv, but for these I would do something traditional like pinwheels or a disappearing 9 patch. Thanks for the chance

Erica said...

I love using charms just as they are... but I also made a Snowball-quilt out of them. (use 1/9 squares for the corners and the whole charm for the middle)...

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allsewnup said...

Sun and Sea by American Jane caught my eye but then so did Cake Eaters hmmm!! Thank you for the chance to win and for the wonderful giveaway.

Carolyn

Deanna said...

charmed and dangerous by anka treasures! i love heathers designs!!

NorahS said...

I like Mind the Garden. I have had that quilt on the brain for a while now. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

Barbieann said...

I have sort of started going back to basic shapes and I am loving it. I would like to do "Outside the Box" in a different couple color ways. thanks for the giveaway chance.

Melody said...

It's Charmed and Dangerous for me. Love these charm packs. Thanks for the chance to win.

Melody

melodylynnhoward@gmail.com

Tracey J said...

I think the Tagalongs schnibbles. :)

Jennifer said...

Lovin' the quilt on the Snibbles Times Two cover. I also REALLY like the green 'stars' on the Antique Quilts cover...the one on the right. I may just have to invest in that magazine ;)

Mystica said...

I like the My dear Prudence pattern.

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~Kim~ said...

"A Sweet Baby Quilt" - featured on Moda Bake Shop

Miss Nettie said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. I would use the Schnibbles times two pattern for these fabric and make a quilt for my sister who loves Butterflies.

Sara said...

I like the quilt on the cover of:


Schnibbles Times Two Quilting Book

Gwyneth said...

i really like "schnibbles' state fair"

Annette said...

What a super fun giveaway. I have been looking at Paper Roses by Fig Tree. I think that would be so fun to make.

Alissa said...

I think I would use Miss Rosie's Quilt Company Schnibbles Pattern for a charm pack quilt. So many cute patterns to choose from though!

Patty Nordahl said...

I have the "Charmed and Dangerous" book by Heather Mulder-Peterson and have been looking for the right charms for the quilt on the cover. I am at wirk right now and cannot remember the name of the quilt.

Miss Jean said...

I love to make the disappearing nine patch from charm squares, but I've had my eye on that Darcy schnibbles pattern from Miss Rosie.

Emily said...

I love the Kansas Troubles fabric! I am dying to try one of the schnibbles patterns, and I am definitely going to buy the book when it comes out.

The Jenkins said...

I would love to make Hokey Pokey Quilt Pattern out of it or Uncle Albert Quilt Pattern. It looks so fun!

Quiltingdaisy said...

Fig Tree Quilt's Paper Roses Quilt Pattern would use those charm packs beautifully

Tiffaney said...

I would pick Schnibbles X-Rated.
tiffaneyc@hotmail.com

Kristen said...

I would want to make the Summer Sorbet pattern and try out some curved piecing...something I haven't dared to try yet!

SheilaC said...

Love those fabrics and I would love to make any and all of these!

pinwheels: Dulcinea Schnibbles Charm Pack Pattern

flying geese:Open Season Schnibbles Charm Pack Pattern

and Sandy Gervais! Soul Mates Quilt Pattern

Thanks for the give away!
SheilaC

shecarita at yahoo dot com

Deb said...

I am going to say one of the Schnibbles patterns because I've seen so many of them around on various blogs, and they all make up so nicely! OR maybe one of the Fresh and Fancy table runner patterns from Cotton Way. (This has been a great exercise for me, too, because I don't know what to do with charm packs!) Thanks for the giveaway.

Erin said...

I would use the Relay Runners pattern. I love quick and easy projects that I can give away to friends and family! Those look like a lot of fun!

Meghan said...

I love the schnibbles patterns!

CourtneAl said...

I have no idea on the pattern, I have such a hard time choosing sometimes. And it usually changes so much that the fabric I get for a specific pattern gets used elsewhere!

stitchsister said...

I suggest the pattern "Easy Charms" because well, it's easy :) and it's quite bright so it caught my eye. I am a sucker for white quilts - especially now that we're coming out of dark winter months here in Wisconsin and I really feel a need for freshening up. I think white speaks to that. This quilt can use more white in the outer border and even in some of the inner squares. Good luck and thanks for the contest!
-Linda
stitchsister@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

The Schnibbles pattern would be super cute..

Amy Jo
cavanb@shaw.ca

Corky said...

I've never used charm squares either except in a tumbler pattern, baby quilt - turned out really cute. the pattern is available on the Moda Bakeshop site. I love the pattern on the front of the Miss Rosie's new book but for the charm pack, hard to decide. Decoy? My blog is PiecefulDays.SquareSpace.com. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Bellamomma said...

I have a pattern for a 4 block charm that I've been dying to do, but I haven't picked up any new charm packs lately! I've been trying to clear out my stash & finish up WIP quilts (and promised my hubby no new fabric purchases until I've done this) But winning doesn't count as buying, right?!

bellahudgins@yahoo.com

mendi_brown said...

I really would love to try to make Sugar Drops by the Pattern Basket, it looks like a really fun pattern.

Jean said...

Count me in, I'd love to be lucky and win! Jean

Patty said...

I think I would do Flight Path, a cute pattern with flying geese.

Michele said...

I'm really loving the Charmed and Dangerous book by Heather Mulder Peterson. knitobsessed@gmail

James said...

Vicky, thanks for a sweet Giveaway!
Love Kansas Troubles! I like Miss Rosies 'Cheap Trick' - very neat!
Love,Linda

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Anonymous said...

Hello,
What a fun give a way you are offering! And a very difficult decision to be made here....but I think my choice today would be the book from Anka's Treasures "Charmed and Dangerous".
I appreciate the chance to have my name placed in this drawing! Beverly in WA
p.s. I will check back in to see if I won--I don't have a blog.

Penny said...

I looked at all the patterns listed in the charm pack category and I liked Paper Roses by Fig Tree the best. Will Penny string these around the house before they are sent on their way? LOL.

Carol said...

Definitely one of the Schnibbles patterns - maybe 'Nice Day'. They're great for charm packs.

Kathy - mom of many said...

I like the Little Red Schnibbles Charm pack pattern. The circles are appealing to me.

luvtoquilt said...

I LOVE charm squares -- they're so much fun. I like the Schnibbles Times Two book -- I make a lot of baby quilts for my daughters' friends and those would be perfect! (Thinking positively - luvtoquilt@comcast.net)

Gale Yawn said...

I like the Schnibbles patterns from Miss Rosie and also the Charmed and Dangerous book. I'd definitely use the charms for one of the Schnibbles patterns. I love charms as they are so much fun to work with.

Anonymous said...

I would make the Ohio Star. Thank you

Jess
jess6361@hotmail.com

ladmquilter said...

I would probably make a wonky star quilt using the charms thanks for the giveaway.

Robyn - Coffee and Cotton said...

I love all the Abbey Lane Patterns!

Meghann said...

So many great patterns it is hard to choose just one:) The two that speak to me the most are Schnibbles Times Two and Elden Street. Thanks for such a great giveaway:)

Dianah said...

I would love to make Merry Go Round with those.

Dianah said...
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karylsquilts said...

hihi Charm packs are handy to get that MIX in certain quilts. I like the Schnibbles pattern' hot cross'

frost2d2 said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win...I think I'll go with charmed and dangerous...

Thanks again for your generosity ...

^A^ngel