Monday, 14 January 2013

Market Maze Quilt Top and a Giveaway!

Just after Christmas last year I started testing a quilt pattern for Alyce (of Blossom Heart Quilts) and she has just released the pattern, so I can finally show you my top and tell you a bit about the pattern. Thankfully I've only had to wait a week or so (I'm not good at waiting, or secrets) ;o)



I honestly loved making this quilt - putting it together is kind of like doing a puzzle. So. Much. Fun. The way Alyce has designed the blocks is seriously brilliant - there aren't many seams to match up and the piecing is really easy as long as you use an accurate 1/4" seam. And pins. Lots of pins.

I used my Denyse Schmidt stash for this one (mostly Flea Market Fancy) - I ended up adding in a few different prints from the ones I originally picked out, just to add a few more warm tones to it. I'm calling mine Market Maze (thanks to Mr 5's immediate reaction of 'Mum, it's like a maze quilt!', quickly followed by 'is it for me? It has my letter all over it!').


There are four size options in the pattern - I made the lap sized version and it finished up at about 62" x 66" so a great size for snuggling under once the weather cools down (or anytime if you're addicted to quilts like my kids!) Even better, it is made using 2.5" strips, so it's the perfect Jelly Roll quilt :o) You could even use a JR for the background!


The pattern is now available in Alyce's Craftsy Store. 

But luckily for you, Alyce is giving away two copies of the pattern to my readers :o) If you'd like to win a copy please leave a comment on this blog post - I'd love to know what fabric you'd use to make it. And because I love you, my followers get a second entry (just leave me a second comment letting me know how you follow me). If you're a no-reply commenter please leave an email address so I can contact you if you win.
I'll pick two random winners next Monday 21st January.

110 comments:

Rachelle said...

I would use my stash which is fairly eclectic!

Rachelle said...

I follow you :)

Carla G said...

I love your version of this quilt! Awesome! I think it would look great with Comma fabric! :) Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Carla G said...

I'm a follower via gfc! :)

Margaret said...

I just got hello sunshine by riley blake and I think this would be a perfect quilt for the fabric.

Margaret said...

I follow you on network blogs

Tammy said...

Thank youf ro the chance to enter your giveaway. I am anew follower via email. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

Adrianne said...

Gorgeous! I think I would use my stash of Chicopee, which I have only used tiny bits of so far.

Adrianne said...

I follow you :-)

Tammy said...

I am thinking that the chicopee fabric line would look awseome done with this pattern.
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Catherine said...

What a great pattern - I think it would look great using scraps (especially as I am not buying fabric ATM!)

Catherine said...

And I am a follower

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

This would use up so many scraps...I would probably do that. But who knows when the time comes....lol

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I am a follower....thank you

Dahra said...

Beautiful Pattern. I would love to make one with different coloured florals (not that I have a lot)...

Dahra said...

I folow you :)

barcord said...

love this quilt. looks like my kind of thing. I would just neeeeed some background fabric :-)

barcord said...

And....I follow.

Kirsten said...

I have some Indie fabric that I think would be lovely in this design!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

As soon as I saw this pattern I thought it would be perfect made out of that Wonderland jelly roll I'm hoarding.

Kirsten said...

And I am a follower of your blog - love this in the Flea Market Fancy!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I follow your blog.

craftykat said...

I think it looks like a great pattern for stash busting! Possibly using yellows, greys and blacks

craftykat said...

I also follow your blog via google reader

Marissa said...

I would use black for the background color, make it look a little like Tetris.

Marissa said...

I follow you

barbara woods said...

maybe flea market fancy

blocksandmore said...

I like the idea of Tetris , I was also thinking black background . I'd go more for little boy road trip quilt so maybe use pieces from Cone Zone collection?

barbara woods said...

i follow you

Aunt Marti said...

Oh Jess, I can't wait until Jan 21 so I'm going to buy a copy for myself. But I love your quilt, and I just bought a brand new jelly roll at Ruth's Stitchery called "Sakura Park" that would be so perfect for this pattern!

Holli said...

I would use my stash of Avignon fabric - this is a great pattern! Thank you for the chance to win!

Holli said...

I'm a follower! Thanks again!

Jennifer Marie said...

thanks for the chance, super cute pattern!

Jennifer Marie said...

of course I follow and I didn't say i'd use birds and the bee's maybe for this? i think thatd be cute!

Jessica said...

This would look really pretty with Good Fortune by Kate Spain. I have a jelly roll and some yardage I could use :)

Jessica said...

I follow!

Linda said...

I think any fabric would suit this to a T !

Linda said...

Following too :)

OhioLori said...

I would use alot of scraps....but would be hard to do....cause I'm in loooove with "Marmalade" right now...and think I'd have to choose it! lol

Thanks for chance to win this coooool Pattern!

OhioLori said...

I'm already a follower thru GFC

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

It's definitely screaming for a Riley Blake bundle.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm a follower.

Caryn said...

I'm on a fabric buying hiatus, so I woul make this one from stash.

Caryn said...

I'm a follower.

Deborah said...

I would use Simply Color for a larger quilt, but I am thinking I may try a baby sized one first with some Kaffe Fassett scraps i was given. A great design!

Deborah said...

I am an email follower!

Sharon said...

Adorable pattern! I like your version

Sharon said...

I am a blogger follower.

Angela Bullard said...

I think it would look great in vintage modern!

Angela Bullard said...

I am a follower of your blog :)

hueisei said...

I am thinking using the novelty print fabric from my stash and make this for my son :D

hueisei said...

I am a follower

Shar said...

I'm a follower

Shar said...

I have so much fabric in my stash I thick I would make it out of them. Colors would be greens and pinks.

Janarama said...

I would make this using black, white and red fabrics.

Janarama said...

I'm a follower via GFC.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

I would finally start using my stash of batiks for this (and make it for me since it has my first initial all over it!!!!) Thanks for the sweet giveaway :o)

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

I'm already a happy follower via GFC :o)

Diann said...

Very nice quilt. I think it would look great in Salt Water or Textured Basics.

Diann said...

I follow via GFC.

~Kelie~ said...

Such a pretty quilt! I could see this in a solid array of rainbow colors! Thanks for the chance to win!

B Greene said...

I think I would use all solids for this quilt - or a range of grays - or the Lucky Penny Bike Path prints. So many possibilities! Thanks for the chance to win!

B Greene said...

I am a happy follower of your blog!

KatieQ said...

I have a Strawberry Fields jelly roll that I have been hoarding, I mean saving, that would be perfect for this pattern.

KatieQ said...

I follow your blog by email updates.

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

This pattern is gorgeous! I'd make it from my stash, using all rainbow colours. Also solids could be worth a try with this pattern.

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

I follow you via Blogspot.

Waverlee said...

I think it would be nice with Honey Honey :)

Waverlee said...

I'm a follower :)

Jessica said...

Yours looks lovely!
I have a couple of different JR's I could use - Lucy's Crab Shack or Birds and Berries...???

Jessica said...

I follow you!

JaneB said...

I've got lots of scraps so I should probably make it from them, however I also have a collection of japanese indigo prints that would really look amazing in this design.

JaneB said...

I am also a follower on Google Reader.

Susanne said...

oh that pattern is lovely. I would use fresh colours to make a spring quilt. :)
Susanne

Susanne said...

I follow :)
Susanne

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

I'm loving the way the black made the pink and turquoise pop on the Tasmanian Twin Tops, so I think I'd go for bright colours from the scrap drawer with black ackground.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

I'm a stalker.

Oooops, I mean follower :-) x

Gill said...

A great pattern - I'd like to make it in Chicopee!

Gill said...

I'm a GFC follower!

Patchwork and Play said...

I'll do the easy part first- I am a follower! Great pattern and thanks for the chance to own a copy!

Patchwork and Play said...

What fabric would I choose- Glimma. But as I am on a bit of a fabric diet, I'd probably just raid my ample stash!

VickiT said...

This is a great quilt and one I could use for many fabrics I already have. I think it would be perfect for my Granddaughter, whom I owe a quilt using my Me and My Sister "Dilly Dally" or "Twirl".

I also have the same fabrics you've used so that would be very tempting as well. I love your quilt.

VickiT said...

I was already a follower via GFC but am now an email follower as well.

Lisa C said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I bought a deep red jelly roll to make another pattern using a layer cake. Well, the layer cake didn't end up being as pretty as I'd liked so I cut up the layer cake and sewed it back together without using the jelly roll. So I think I'd figure out how to use the jelly rolls with maybe a print of some sort? Your top is great.

memmens said...

What fun to test a quilt pattern - yours turned out wonderful.
I'd have to use something from my stash and it might just be scrappy or 'vintage' Amy Butler!
thanks for the giveaway

memmens said...

I follow via RSS - thanks

Lis said...

I would use the Bloggers Choice Bundle from the Fat Quarter Shop by The Cottage Mama. It would be so pretty in this quilt!
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Lis said...

I am a follower on facebook!
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Jess said...

I think solids - maybe even just two tone - would be great. The design would really pop. Thanks!

Shar said...

I will use this great fabric I found at the store today. They are purples, pinks, grays, blacks and creams. They are so beautiful.

Shar said...

I'm a follower.

Fran said...

This is such a great pattern & I really like your version. I'd use my precious Chicopee fabric to make this one & would make it in the queen/king size so that I could have it on my bed. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Fran said...

I follow your blog via GFC, thanks!

elflyn said...

I love your Market Maze, what an inspired name. I would love to try a version, than you for the opportunity.

elflyn said...

I'm a happy follower via facebook and Google reader.

Kirsty Kennedy said...

What a lovely quilt!! I would use Joel Dewberry Notting Hill I think.

Kirsty Kennedy said...

I am a follower through google reader.

Jenelle said...

I love your quilt top! I think this works so well in FMF. :) I might give Notting Hill by Joel Dewberry a shot. Thanks for the chance!

Jenelle said...

I follow you (via GFC)!

Julie said...

Not sure what I'd use, but love the pattern! Thanks for the giveaway!

Julie said...

I'm a follower!

Leonie Dewick said...

Hi, I have just founds your blog, I love it .. I would use Ticklish by Me and My sister it is so pretty, it would make a beautiful quilt.

LindaB said...

Hi, I have just discovered your blog...love it and it is great to find another aussie blog...I have a couple of JR's hiding in my stash, but I think I would use Max & Whiskers for one of my grandsons....LindaB

LindaB said...

Hi again...I am a new follower...LIndaB

Tess said...

That could be a good way to stop the kids stealing another quilt - it has my letter all over it! Such lovely 2.5" strips, I can see a number of new jelly rolls purchased just to decide which one wins. I love the idea of using graduations of grey instead of plain white too.

Tess said...

ooh, and now following the blog too.

Shirley said...

As soon and I saw the splashed colors I thought of Ticklish by Moda! Beautiful fabric patterns in turquoise, bright pink, orange, lavendar and yellow would be
ideal to make this beautiful pattern Pop!

Love to win a pattern!

Thanks so much for sharing,

Shirley
shirleyruss@yahoo.com

Shirley said...

Tea for Two is a wonderful pattern that will compliment many colors and designs.

I am a new follower!

Shirley

Karrie S said...

I have some scraps (owls) that I would like to use to make this quilt

Karrie S said...

im a follower!