This seems to be a month for making little nine-patch quilts. It's the July challenge for my Yahoo and Facebook small quilt groups and of course anyone else who cares to join in. I know some of you are making or have already made one. I started one myself based upon a pattern from the Little Quilts book Celebrate with Little Quilts but have not quilted it yet. Family stuff and other things like cleaning up my messy sewing space got in the way. But July's not over and I will definitely finish it soon. Here's a peek at my quilt so far. Don't have too much left to do.
Because I love a simple nine-patch block more than anything, I've made a few other other small quilts with this block. So, to encourage you to make your own nine-patch quilt, I am giving away 2 FREE patterns to 2 lucky winners for my sweet Eliza Jane's doll quilt. Yes, whaddya know - it's a pattern booklet for a little nine-patch quilt that was part of a small quilt club - The American Schoolgirl Club - I created a few years ago. The pattern includes a little bit of fun historical information about doll quilts from the past.
Here's the deal to win - All you have to do is post a comment here on my blog about what it is you love about making little quilts or tell me how you display yours. Over the weekend I will randomly select the TWO winners of the free pattern and announce them here on my blog on Sunday or Monday. International friends are welcome to join in too. Even if you already own this pattern, feel free to enter the giveaway so you can give it to a friend.
This club was a lot of fun and I am actually thinking of starting another club because I know many of you enjoyed doing that one. We'll see.
So, here's your chance. Enter to win a pattern and even if you don't love small quilts yet, making this one just might change your mind. Only enter your name once, please. If you post 2 comments in order to increase your chances of winning you will be automatically disqualified. Make sure you come back to the blog on Monday to see if you've won. I'll ask the winners to send me e-mails with their addresses after I announce them.
Good luck! Tell your friends. Share the love.