Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Index!

As I mentioned yesterday, Kristy Daum invited me to test her new pattern, Index. Kristy has organized a little blog hop and asked if I would participate. Now, you know this isn't my usual kind of thing at all, but three things made me agree:

1. Kristy is so nice and writes a darned good pattern!
2. The list of participants is short, and all of them were new to me! They are terrific blogs, too, so you'd want to visit them even if there weren't a blog hop going on.
3. Kristy has generously offered me a pdf version of Index to give away!

Now, take a look at that pattern cover. Isn't it interesting? Intriguing? Look like it would be a challenge to do? Yes, yes, and No! Kristy writes very clear instructions, and although I was asked to "make a few blocks," I ended up making a baby quilt.


And here it is! Please click to enlarge it. It took a very short time to make the blocks and put it together. Kristy's pattern is for a larger version and doesn't call for a border, but you know me . . . .

You can visit Kristy here and go to her Etsy shop here, if you need to buy this pattern right away!

Following are those blogs I mentioned above, and the day that they will be sharing Index.



Now, here's the part you're waiting for, i.e., how to win the free pattern! Write a comment telling me what fabrics or colors you would use to make this project. Black with batiks? WOW with 30s? Kaffe on grey? 

I'll draw the winner's name on Friday. Make sure I have your email to give to Kristy, as she'll be sending out the pattern directly.



31 comments:

Amy said...

Love your EdEmberly Index! The lucky baby will enjoy picking out all the animals. It is a great pattern. I'd like to do it in bright polka dots and bold geometric fabrics with a solid white background.

Gill said...

I love this pattern! I'd like to make it with a white background and mixed bright colours for the shapes!

Lori said...

That is a very unusual and fun pattern! I like it in the original colors Kristy did hers in.
Glad to hear all is well near Philly.

Anya said...

Maybe red and white. Looks like a fun pattern. Thanks to you and Kristy for the chance!

Glad you seem to be OK after Sandy.

Anonymous said...

I like the pattern and your suggestion of black with batiks. I would probably go that route. Thanks for sharing.
cindy cke49 at yahoo dot com

Jean Burke said...

Thanks for the chance to win the pattern - it looks terrific! I think I'd go with white background and polka dots/stripes for the I's! Thanks again....

LizA. said...

Hmmm, maybe my stash of black & white fabrics with a little bit of red thrown in......

Barbara Anne said...

Now how cute is this quilt? I continue to amazed that folks can still think up new quilt patterns. Applause!

I can see this quilt in childish primary colored fabrics, perhaps flannel!

Hugs!

Farm Quilter said...

Oh I love this quilt!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win the pattern!!! I would make it several color ways - black with brights, white with brights, red and white, blue and white, pink and black...

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Love, love, love INDEX! I'm thinking bright primaries against white for a baby quilt. Well done, Nancy, yours is terrific.

Deb said...

I have many choices to pick from, but think I would go with gray for my background and maybe a Sweetwater line that has the gray/red/black/white - would be very pretty. Did you have any impact from Sandy??

Bari B said...

That is a wonderful baby quilt! Looks awesome!

I think some brights with a black background, or perhaps blues with a white background. Choices, choices!

Bari

floribunda said...

Very cute, Nancy! I would probably make mine monochromatic, since that's where I've "been" lately -- and I'm thinking black & white would be interesting...

Ms. Jan said...

Why, 30's repros on Kona Snow of course. Or....some of my 100's of Halloween fabrics on black!

Laura Hood said...

Nancy, what a great looking pattern! Thanks for the chance to win it. I 'see' it with perhaps a Kona snow background with bright scraps. Glad your carpeting woes are finished, what a trail! Laura H. (rebusrebus@verizon.net)

Glenda in Florida said...

Your quilt is lovely--the diagonal matching block appeal to me! I think I would use forals, because I have some strips cut from my stash. It could be a companion quilt to the bed quilt that I made from all my floral fabrics.

wendysquilting said...

I really like your Index! and how refreshing to see a list of other bloggers that aren't "the usual" ones. It's always fun to find new friends to visit :)

Melinda said...

What a great pattern. I would make it using Kaffe on white!

Pat said...

These look like fat H's to me: "H" for Holiday! I'd for reds and greens on white!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I think this pattern would look awesome in Yellow and gray. Love the samples each person is making. It gives me lots of ideas. Thanks!

howdidIgethere said...

I have a shoebox full of purple and pink 2.5" strips -- many of them from Miss Pat. They would work up nicely with a pale lilac polka dot fabric I have in my stash!

Carla G said...

Love your version of this quilt! I'd like to do it with aquas, teals and ocean colors on a grey background. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

MB in MI said...

Love this pattern! It looks good big or small! Fingers crossed :)

Miss Nancy said...

Great pattern, there is so much that you can do with it. Thank you for sharing and for this great giveaway.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

Lis said...

I won a FQ Bundle put together by The Cottage Mama and I think that is the fabrics I would use!
lisamcgriff (at) hotmail (dot) com

Chookyblue...... said...

oh your changing your ways............lol......everything safe and well there.......

B Greene said...

I love this pattern and your version is great! I am usually a high-contrast type of quilters, but your middle rows made me think that this would be so interesting as a low-volume quilt. I think I would use various light neutrals as the background and some light gray prints as the bars. Thanks for the inspirations and for the chance to win!

Mary C said...

I would like to try this with a gray solid and then some splashy prints. I haven't used gray much in the past but think this pattern would be the perfect start.

EmileeHope said...

I love the baby size version...I have several baby quilts I need to get made right now anyway! I think I would go with some kiddo prints from my stash and use white or grey for the background...but I saw one done in all solids and it looked awesome...so it seems there really is no wrong choice with this pattern!

Shar said...

This is the quilt that I'll do for my son's graduation. I hope I win.

mary mahoo said...

I'd be using Kona Solids for my first Index LOL. Maybe some Liberty for the second! Thanks for the chance to win.