Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sock Hop - Day 7


Welcome to Day 7 of the Sock Hop Blog Hop!  I am the Happy Cottage Quilter and am honored to represent Island Batik as one of their Ambassadors. 


Island Batik is hosting this Sock Hop Blog Hop, visiting various bloggers and Ambassadors to present their new line of fabric.  We have each chosen a classic block to bring to life the new fabric lines.

The Nine Patch is one of the most basic blocks in all of quiltmaking and has probably been around ever since someone first took up a needle and thread.


This easy block is made from nine small squares.  What could be more simple?  Unique color combinations, optical illusions or three dimensional effects are some of the things that happen with seemingly limitless possibilities for setting and arranging Nine Patch blocks.  What wonderful quilts they make!


The Nine Patch blocks can be set straight, or parallel with the sides of the quilt.  Small squares connected diagonally across each Nine patch block results the overall design as diagonal. When the blocks are set diagonally, or on point, the design forms a square grid parallel to the edges of the quilt. The possibilities are endless when you add a variety of fabrics or combine with other pieced blocks. 

 The Island Batik fabric I chose was Johnny B Goode.  A basic pattern for the Nine Patch can be found HERE. 

Island Batik is giving away 2 Bundles of one of their newest lines.  Go to the Island Batik blog to sign up on their Rafflecopter

And as a little extra giveaway, I will be giving away a selection of 5" charms of Island Batik fabrics.


Just leave a comment on this post to be entered in the giveaway.  The giveaway will be open until next Sunday. Please be sure to leave a way to contact you.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy quilting and blog hopping!!

Here’s the schedule of bloggers, blocks, and fabrics. Don’t miss a day!
1/12 – Island Batik 
1/13 – Susan Vassallo Quilting Arts – Topsy Turvey Log Cabin
1/14 – Freemotion by the River – 54-40 in Running Water
1/15 – Beaquilter – Hunter Star in Crimson Tide
1/16 – One Quilting Circle – Flying Geese
1/17 – Mary Mack’s Blog – Sisters Choice in Down in the Boondocks
1/18 – Happy Cottage Quilter – Nine Patch in Johnny B Goode
1/19 – Kauffman Designs – Drunkard’s Path in Downtown
1/20 – Tamarinis – Pinwheel in Saturday Night Fever
1/21 – Bejeweled Quilts – Maple Leaf in La Bamba
1/22 – Six Gables Designs – Friendship Star in Full Bloom
1/23 – Purrfect Spots – Duck and Ducklings in No Particular Place to Go
1/24 – Inchworm Fabrics – Another Star in In the Summer Time
1/25 – Sew Fresh Quilts – Stepping Stones in Cry Me a River

78 comments:

Stitchin At Home said...

Nine patches are a great block. I love your setting of them. Thanks for the chance to win.

Donna said...

A 9-patch block is my go to when I have a deadline on a gift. This block is also a great stash buster.

Lorna McMahon said...

Your 9 Patch quilt is so pretty. It's the perfect design for showing off those Johnny B Goode fabrics. Lovely work, Jocelyn!

Rachel said...

thank you for a chance to win the nice fabric - a 9-patch blocks were my first attempt at quilting.
Rachel - Cantley Quebec Canada

Diane Beavers said...

Jocelyn,
Your 9 patch is absolutely stunning in Island Batiks! Such a basic block (for me now that I'm a little past beginner) and it can be turned into such a beauty as you did. Thank you for sharing your work. Thanks Lorna for introducing Jocelyn:)

Design Originals by KC said...

your quilt turned out cute... would love to have some charms :) Thanks for the chance! Kathi

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

thanks for the chance - love you quilt

annmarie said...

I love batiks. Love your quilt too - so bright & cheery. Have a great Sunday.

Mary Ellen said...

Your quilt is just lovely.The colors so bright i love bright.Just seems to fit for a 9 patch.

Vicki in MN said...

What a fun bright quilt.

Gene Black said...

The nine patch is indeed a classic and is so versatile. I love a nine patch with a fussy cut center square.

Havplenty said...

Batik fabrics have their own personalities. I love these fabrics. I love the bright colors in your project.

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Linda B said...

Love your quilt....and thank you for a chance to win...

Cheryl said...

I love the pop of orange on your quilt -- golds and oranges are my current favorite colors.

Andrea York said...

Haven't worked with batik fabrics yet, would love to have some of these! Lovely quilt!

Lyn said...

I really enjoyed your quilt. Such beautiful fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway.

tiffany Matto said...

Love 9 patch blocks. They seem to go together really fast.

Laura said...

Nice use of 9 patches. Thanks for sharing.

Quilting Tangent said...

Love seeing what everybody is making with their batiks. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Dawn said...

This is a great quilt, I love the colors. Thank you for sharing. Have a great day! dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

OhioLori said...

Love Love Loooove your Quilt!! Fabrics are Amazing! Grrrreat job!!

Joyce Carter said...

Isn't it wonderful how a simple 9-patch can look so amazing in a quilt? Yours is so beautiful with all the colors that you used . Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway.

Janie said...

Love your nine patches. The quilt really pops the reds. Thanks for the giveaway.

Vicki H said...

The nine patch does offer almost endless uses. Great quilt.

scottylover said...

I have some 9 patch blocks I got from a swap that would be great for the pattern you showed! Just need to find fabrics for the alternate blocks. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sandy A

Chiska said...

What a great way to brighten the winter! I love your quilt.

Donna W said...

The nine patch - a simple pattern but you have made it so stunning with beautiful fabrics and a great arrangement on point. Thanks for sharing.

QuiltShopGal said...

What a cheerful 9 patch. Just looks like a happy, cuddly quilt. Great job.

QuiltShopGal
www.quiltshopgal.com

teachpany said...

Nice change for the basic 9 patch. The fabrics are gorgeous. Thanks!

allison pogany said...

So pretty! I love how you set your nine patches!
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Jackie Thompson said...

I like how you set your blocks. The nine-patch looks great in batiks.

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Christine said...

The tossed nine patch is my favorite block. Beautiful Island batiks quilt! Thank you for the giveaway.

Sewmom18 said...

Great quilt, love the batiks.

Peggy said...

Very pretty nine-patch block.
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

JANET said...

This is a nice hop. I am enjoying every day of it. Thank you!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Great 9 patch....enjoying the hop.

Lori said...

Wow this is gorgeous. I love how the nine patches are on point. The colors you chose to put together are just stunning. Thanks for sharing.

beaquilter said...

an uneven nine patch was on my first quilt ever :) yours looks great

Cecilia said...

Great quilt! I love the colors! Thanks for sharing.

nancie boyce said...

Love it. I want to make this in pastels as a baby quilt.

LJ said...

Just gorgeous. It's amazing that such a simple, orginary block can take on a life of it's own. I love that you put things on-point, fab!

Sarah said...

Beautiful! The nine patch is my favorite quilt block! sarah@forrussia.org

Judy Barr said...

Nine patches are very versatile.
judybarr at iearn dot org dot au

Barb said...

What a fabulous quilt....boy do I love these batiks...

Sonja Mclane said...

Love the fabric thanks for the chance!!!! sonjasmith76@yahoo.com

Vicki said...

9 patch is my all time favorite! Beautiful.

Kathy E. said...

I haven't worked with batiks yet, but I am excited to begin! Your quilt reminds me of the last days of autumn...so colorful.

The Victorian Girl said...

The Nine Patch is so versatile. Thanks for the giveaway!
kellam.susan@yahoo.com

PK Sews said...

I love your bright quilt! The colors really pop! Thanks for the post and the chance to win too!

GranChris said...

Thanks for the post. I love 9 patches. Beautiful fabric.

Theresa N. said...

Love the 9 Patch and I'm adding it to my list of must do's.
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

delaineelliott said...

I love the way you have put those nine patches together. Very pretty! Thanks!

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Michele T said...

Looks amazing!! I love the blocks on point too!

Dee D said...

Nine Patches have so many possibilities - thanks for showing us another one!

Gill said...

What a great quilt - I like 9-patch too!!

tich said...

Oh those colours are gorgeous -especially the green and the orange! Love your setting of the nine patch. Thanks for showing.

I love fabric said...

would love to have these for making exploding blocks!

Susan Stanton said...

Beautiful quilt with beautiful Island Batik fabrics!
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Global Gal said...

Nice quilt, interesting color combination. Thanks for participating in the giveaway!

Lorna Scott said...

Nice blog!! Love the scripture on the side. Excited about a give away!! lorna.scott@ymail.com

Joan H. said...

Love batiks and the simple 9 patch shows them off so well.

Melissa Reilly said...

Love all the bright bold colors you used in your quilt. Thanks for the change to win. melissa.r.reilly@gmail.com

juliehallfeldhaus said...

Love the bright colors of your quilt. Thanks for the chance to win:)

pamspretties57 said...

Hiya!!! I love that set on point. And those colors---WOW. Thanks for participating and having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam
pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

quiltmusings said...

Great fabrics. Thanks for letting us all join in the giveaway.

Lisa Marie said...

I love batik fabrics and have seen many lovely things on this hop. Love your quilt!

Kalynn's Creations said...

Love the way you set the nine patches together. Thanks for the chance to win!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Very pretty. I've always loved 9 patches. They are my leaders and enders blocks.

Ellee said...

The 9-patch is quite a versatile block, and your selection of bright batiks is perfect for this beautiful quilt. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Farm Quilter said...

I love using 9P blocks in new ways - yours if fabulous! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

Quiltsmiles said...

Your quilt is beautiful and the color and design perfect to showcase each other.

MoeWest said...

Your nine patch quilt looks great in batiks!

Elizabeth said...

Love making 9 patch blocks. So pretty in Island Batik colors! :-)

Jeneta said...

I am just about to embark upon a quilt using 9 patches! I love squares!!

Wendy Booth-Boyd said...

The quilt is so lovely..love the batik colours too.thanks for the chance.
Best wishes
Wendy
WBooth-Boyd@hotmail.com

Emily C said...

Very pretty quilt, I love all the contrasting colors.

Jane said...

Yea for the versatile nine patch! I really like your on point presentation.

Audrey said...

I have enjoyed this blog hop so much. Thanks for sharing your nine patch. Who doesn't love Island Batiks?