3.07.2016

Blithe - The Quilt & A Give-Away!

I was able to sneak in a little bit of sewing just for me, just for fun over the weekend. It really doesn't happen all that often, but when it does it's so rejuvenating, and totally reminds me why I fell in love with this hobby/career.

My friends over at Fat Quarter Shop have teamed up again with Art Gallery Fabrics to create another fun quilt. This quilt is called Blithe. When I selected my fabrics I decided to go with a few prints from April Rhodes Bound collection.


You know me, I have to simplify and go with just a few colors. If you'd like to use the exact same fabrics I've used, I've listed them below.
Fabrics A, B & C: PE-408
Fabrics D & E: BOU-8043
Fabrics D & E: BOU-8043
Fabrics D & E: BOU-8043
Fabrics D & E: BOU-8041
Fabrics D & E:BOU-8041
Fabrics D & E:BOU-8041
Fabrics D & E: BOU-8048
Fabrics D & E:BOU-8048
Fabrics D & E:BOU-8048
Fabrics D & E:BOU-8048
Fabrics D & E: BOU-8050
Fabrics D & E:BOU-8050
Fabrics D & E: BOU-8050
Binding: BOU-8048
Backing: BOU-7044

This quilt was really fun, and fast to put together. The pattern calls for 6" Triangles On A Roll. I had never used this product before, so this was a fun first. Making triangles with this method the half square triangles really finish perfect.

I've teamed up with Fat Quarter Shop and they are giving one lucky reader one roll of 6" Triangles On A Roll, so you can try them out too!

To enter to win, simply leave a comment and tell me what's your favorite size of quilt block to make?

If you've never used the Triangles On A Roll, I highly recommend watching Kimberly's Blithe video, I thought it was really helpful.

You can download the Blithe Pattern for free here.
Fat Quarter Shop has kits for the Blithe quilt available for purchase here.
You can purchase Triangles On A Roll here.

87 comments:

  1. Great quilt. This quilt could easily be adapted to use my favorite size....10"

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  2. My favorite finished size is 12". Since I am a longarmer and have a longarm business I need to work with larger blocks to be able to make and finish my own quilts. I went one entire year not being able to make any if my own quilts. I almost went nuts. I love this pattern. It's now on my bucket list. Thank you for the opportunity to win triangles on a roll.

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  3. My favorite size quilt block to make are 12 to 15 inch blocks. Makes getting to the finish line quicker!

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  4. I'm not a really experienced quilter yet, but so far I like 4" blocks up to about 11" or 12" blocks. I'm learning to use my Singer Featherweight machine, so I've stuck with smaller blocks up to this point. I've found that 3" blocks are harder for me to get all the pieces to match up. Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us!

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  5. I like making12" blocks. But lately busy with 6" blocks for the splendid sampler that you for your contribution.

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  6. I like making quilts with 9" blocks. They're big enough that the quilt goes quickly, but not so large they look clunky.

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  7. I usually use 9" or 12" blocks. Thanks for the chance!

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  8. when I am playing with blocks, I work on 12.5 unfinished size - I also like working with larger blocks. I don't like working with small blocks - it it finishes at 6" square, I am out.

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  9. I don't know that I have a favorite. I think I have often made 12 inch blocks -- not because it is my favorite size but because that was the pattern I was making. The 12 inch blocks make the math easy. Last Christmas I gave our youngest grandchild a twin sized I Spy quilt made up entirely of 2 inch hexes and traingles. Nancy A: rangers@sbcglobal.net

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  10. I love at least a 12" block! Your quilt looks great, and I love Triangles on a Roll!

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  11. I tend to stick with smaller blocks around 6-8" which is probably why I mostly make smaller projects. I'd like to work with some 10-12" blocks and see what I create!

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  12. I'm working on 12 inch blocks right now! Really like your color choices for your quilt.

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  13. As a newer quilter, I enjoy the 10-12 inch size, but I have tried some 6 inch blocks and they are so cute, but I struggle a bit with all the seams.

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  14. As a newer quilter, I enjoy the 10-12 inch size, but I have tried some 6 inch blocks and they are so cute, but I struggle a bit with all the seams.

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  15. If I had to pick one size, I'd choose 12" finished. Enjoy the 8" size for hexies and half hexies.

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  16. So pretty! I like to make 9" blocks; once in awhile I will do really large (18") just to finish a quick project.

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  17. Hi...my favorite block to make is a 12 inch finished size...it's great for any quilt size...as well as table runners. Second choice would be a 6 inch block...I often scale down a 12 inch block to half size and use both in a design.

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  18. I usually create blocks which are 10-12 inches. Most quilts I make are to give away so I want them fast but beautiful. I was just given a lot of scraps from someone's sewing project so I plan to make this quilt for them as a thank you.

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  19. I love this quilt! Triangles on a roll sound like so much fun-- I am in love with HST blocks so this looks like the perfect way to have them come out perfect each time. I love large blocks- 10 or 12" so the quilt works up quickly :)

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  20. Whatever size block the pattern I love calls for. Usually the patterns I love are 12" or larger. Love the colours in your quilt!

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  21. Loved this tutorial! I just watched it this morning. I'm not sure I have a favorite size of quilt block. I'd say the bigger the better, but most things I make have 12" blocks. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. I don't have a favorite, but I find that 6" or more is easier to handle that the really small blocks.

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  23. I love 12 inch blocks :). Thanks!

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  24. I haven't tried triangles on a roll either so this would be interesting to try out. I love the bright sunny colors of your quilt. Makes me think of summer. My favorite size quilt block is 12-15". I like to use large prints and they can be showcased in larger blocks.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  25. Loving that quilt! I look forward to seeing how you work your quilting magic on it. I guess for me any block from 6 - 12". I have never tried these triangles, sound like I need to watch the video.

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  26. Hey! Thanks for the opportunity to win!! 9-12" blocks are my preference.

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  27. I've started getting into 3 & 4 inch blocks for mini quilts but have to take a break and do some 18 inch ones every once in a while.

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  28. I normally make 6" blocks but sometimes go as big as 10".


    deb
    ladara (at) cfl (dot) rr (dot) com

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  29. 12.5 inches so that I can get a twin sized quilt done fairly quickly...meaning in less than six months. Ha Ha. I live for the day when I sew two hours a day.

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  30. Very cute! I almost always make 12 inch blocks.

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  31. Love this , the colours are lovely. I tend to make 10 inch blocks x
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  32. I love all the different combinations one can do with half square triangles. I usually go for 6-8 inch blocks. Thanking you.

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  33. No favorite. I think it depends on the pattern.

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  34. I love all the different combinations one can do with half square triangles. I usually go for 6-8 inch blocks. Thanking you.

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  35. Your quilt is charming. I think 6 inch blocks are a great size because you have more possibilities when designing a quilt with them. Also if they are bee blocks or for the Block Lotto, they mail easily :-)

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  36. I make Queen size but Lap Quilts are easier

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  37. Lovely quilt! I like the idea of 12 inch blocks, but very seldom make them. Most often the patterns I choose have 6 inch blocks. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  38. I usually end up with a 9 inch square because of charm packs. However, I love using the bigger blocks because the quilt comes together faster. LOVE your quilts!

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  39. I'm loving this Blithe quilt! My favorite size of block to make is a 6 inch. I find it easy to work with and I can make many of them quickly.

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  40. I love making 12" blocks the best. I love triangles on a roll, but don't have the 6" size!

    Sandy A

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  41. My favorite size is whatever is required to make the quilt look good! :)

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  42. 12 inch blocks make the quilt top big in no time.

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  43. Baby quilts, fast easy and lots of fun

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  44. I'm too new to quilting to have a favorite yet. Any size is perfect for me to get a sewing fix.

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  45. I just finished a quilt with 12" blocks and I love how quick it was to put together!!

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  46. I like making larger blocks--16" to 18". Quilts really seem to come together quickly with those larger blocks =) Thanks!

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  47. I like 12 inch but I seem to make more 8 inch then anything else.

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  48. Your Quilt is Gorgeous..LOVE the fabrics you used!! I have only made 5 inch, and 10" blocks..so far! lol Theses Triangles sound pretty cool! Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way! :)

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  49. I usually use 9" or 12" blocks. Thanks for nice giveaway!

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  50. I have been doing more 6"blocks recently.

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  51. I am really starting to enjoy making little blocks 4" or 6". Of course larger blocks are fun too. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  52. Great version of the Blithe pattern! My favorite block size is 15-18", large enough the the quilt goes together quickly but smaller enough that they are easy to work with.

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  53. After sewing for some time I have to say my favorite size seems to be the 6" block...... guess because that is the most popular and those are the ones I have made the most...;)))

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  54. I really like working with 6" blocks. Right now I am trying to keep up with the Splendid Sampler blocks and can't believe the detail in some of these small blocks.

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  55. I have built up my confidence to work with 6" blocks. I have never worked with triangles on a row, but watching the video, I think its worth a try! Thanks for the opportunity.

    libbyblaha@yahoo.com

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  56. I really like working on an 8 inch block. Triangles are on my 2016 plan! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  57. Bigger blocks are not necessarily better if the have lots of little pieces! I like 12" blocks if they are simple, but I can do a 4" 4-patch block easily, too. I love HSTs, and would like to try the Triangles on a Roll!

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  58. 6 to 8 inch blocks are my usual. I also love to make small miniature blocks.

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  59. I'm a fabric-a-holic and love to showcase special prints in simple, larger blocks-mostly 12.5"

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  60. I never really had a favorite size block until I started 3 quilt alongs this year. I'm enjoying these 12" blocks very much even though there are many pieces. I like more simple blocks so whatever the pattern says, that's what I will do. jlblvn at gmail dot com

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  61. After making many mystery quilts, I would have to say and 12.5" for a 12" finished block is my favorite. Now that I have worked with larger finished blocks. I want to create a larger block so maybe a finished 16" or 18" would be fun. Thanks!!

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  62. After making many mystery quilts, I would have to say and 12.5" for a 12" finished block is my favorite. Now that I have worked with larger finished blocks. I want to create a larger block so maybe a finished 16" or 18" would be fun. Thanks!!

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  63. I really like this quilt! It is sunshiny and cheerful! I like to make quilt blocks that are 10" or 12" the most, but have enjoyed some that are larger also. They get done super quick when they are larger. Thanks for the opportunity for a giveaway. Praying your Mom gets better soon.

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  64. Your quilt is beautiful! I love making 6" and 9" blocks. I belong to several BOM programs and get to make different sizes. When I do make a 12" block it seems so huge.

    Thanks for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  65. Beautiful quilt.I love making 12" blocks because I love sampler quilts .

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  66. Love your Blithe quilt! I'd say up to max 12 1/2 inch square - it works best with my rulers and mat for cutting or squaring up... Thanks so much!

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  67. I seem to end up making 8-9 inch blocks when doing something on my own. Following a pattern usually use what the pattern calls for.

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  68. 12 inch blocks are great for me! Thank you.
    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  69. I like a 9 inch finished quilt block. I like a quilt with lots of pieces in each block. But for a fast quilt, I like a 12 block.
    yoyopattycakes at hotmail dot com

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  70. My favorite size block to make is 12" blocks. Thank you!

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  71. Hard to decide!!! Seem to like the size block that I am working on at that time. But maybe 6 inch is my fav.

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  72. I make whatever size fits the occasion. Whether it be a baby quilt ,lap quilt ,or bigger. I love to quilt!
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  73. For me, 12 inch blocks.
    bcastiel at excite dot com

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  74. I was on a roll recently with 5" blocks but am working on a quilt with 8" blocks and like that better as it goes a bit faster...

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  75. Your colours are so crisp and such fun.
    I like to work with an 8 inch block.

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  76. Love your take on the Blithe quilt. It looks really nice with less colors. Looking forward to making one for myself. My preferred block size is between 6 and 12 inches finished. Would love to get some papers to try. Lrideau7480@gmail.com

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  77. 6" blocks are my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  78. I love big blocks and I cannot lie....opps ....live in a video strikes again LOL....seriously I am making some 16 inch blocks and I love the size!!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  79. I love big blocks and I cannot lie....opps ....live in a video strikes again LOL....seriously I am making some 16 inch blocks and I love the size!!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  80. Dont think I have a favorite size. Anywhere between 6 and 12 inches.

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