Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Baby in a Corner in Carla's Koi Pond and Giveaway


Yes, I realize that the title is
a little more than odd.
I would be wondering what
it meant myself, but today is
day 3 of

30 Quilt Blocks in 30 Days
and you will find out the
meaning soon enough.
So, Welcome!





This hop is 
hosted by Carla of

I let Carla pick my block
and she chose for me,
Baby in a Corner.




Well, if I would have been 
smart, I would have 
had some genius way of putting
Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey
on my quilt or maybe a watermelon.
(Sorry for the Dirty Dancing reference)
But, I went in a totally different direction.

The Baby in a Corner is simple
block that can make fun results.



I have had a thought in my head for 
quite some time and after playing with the blocks, 
they fit perfectly into the design.


After placing them in various different directions, 
they reminded me of seaweed
and with a little applique of fish.
It turned into, 
"Carla's Koi Pond"

It just sounded completely appropriate
and had a nice ring to it.
(And I don't even know if she likes fish)

It is completed using
Thermoweb's 
for the applique 
and Aurifil thread for piecing 
and stitching down the fish.
The fabrics are completely from 
my stash and is a variety of prints
and designers.


My sewing machine was busted
and would let me Free Motion quilt, 
so with a little hesitation I sent this off
to a longarm quilter in Utah.



She did an absolutely beautiful job 
and I could not have been happier.



I love all the details that she
added to it.
Bubbles,
Scales,
and all!!
So, a big thank you to Jeanette Parker.


If you are interested in the
pattern,
you can find it HERE,
in my Craftsy Shop.





GIVEAWAY
And for one lucky reader who
leaves me a comment, they will
get their own free pattern.
Extra entries if you follow me,
just leave me a comment
on how via
Facebook
Instagram
or
another way.
Winner will be drawn on April 9th.
(make sure you are not a no reply blogger)






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79 comments:

  1. Oh, I love your design! I like the name of the block too. It's cute, but it didn't make me think of Dirty Dancing until you referenced it. :)

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  2. You've turned a simple block into something fabulous! I follow your blog on my blogger dashboard/GFC.

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  3. Great idea appliqueing over the pieced blocks. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  4. I love when simple blocks kick off an idea that takes it from simple to great. The quilting definitely adds a lot of dimension to the fish.

    Great job!

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  5. I really like what you did with the block--great design--and the koi are awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  6. This is a great quilt! It definitely reminds me of seaweed and the koi really add the finishing touch! Great job!

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  7. Beautiful fish, seaweed, blocks, and quilting...I love it! The name is perfect, too. 💜

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  8. I am totally honored to have you as my all star today and you can imagine my surprise when I saw the title of your blog post. I have a new favorite quilt now!!! I do love fish and baby in the corner is a great background for these awesome koi. When I designed the block, it just made me think of putting something in a corner and thus the Dirty Dancing thing happened. (One of my favorite movies)
    LOve your post, quilt, and of course that it's named for me. wowzers, you blow me away!

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  9. Once you mentioned the seaweed that was all I saw in the background. Love the koi, perfect match up and a great name. And yes your quilter should be thanked for her great detail additions. Great team work.

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  10. Appliqueing on a quilt must be trending right now. I'm seeing it around and great additions to the quilts.

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  11. This koi quilt is just really outstanding! Baby in the corner looks like such and easy block, but you have made it very unique!

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  12. Beautiful pattern. Not sure how to download the free daily pattern.

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  13. That is perfect. I LOVE the koi appliqued on top of the quilt and your quilting on them is perfect.

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  14. Love your take on Carla's block and the koi are beauties! Also love your DD reference, I must see that movie at least once a year :)

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  15. i love what you did - the koi are amazing and the quilting is dynamite! mumbird3atgmaildotcom

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  16. A simple block that turned out beautifully. Love the koi and the quilting is pretty amazing. I follow you on Instagram.

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  17. What a creative quilt and a wow splash with the fish. Super FMQ'ing also. rozz01(at)cox(dot)net

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  18. Great way to use a seemingly simplistic block in a creative way.

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  19. I follow you! It was good to see you again at the Tri-Cities Quilt Show. I didn't know that was the name of that block. Thanks for a fun quilt. The quilting is perfect on the fish.

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    1. Opps, I didn't see you. After looking at your picture. It was a different Crazy quilt lady.

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  20. I love the Koi you added to this quilt & you're quilting is amazing! Thank you for sharing, Susan

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  21. I follow you on Bloglovin! Thank you, Susan

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  22. It is a beautiful quilt! You have a gift for design, color and placement. The Heatn'Bond Lite was effortless to sew on! There was zero resistance going through it with the needle. I think I need to invest in some of that for my applique projects! I love hearing the story of how the quilt came about..baby in the corner.

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  23. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netApril 3, 2018 at 9:58 AM

    Love your design, and I agree with you -- the quilting is perfect for the design.

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  24. sono fantastici quegli scorfani ,specialmente al sugo ahahah ,bravissima mi piacerebbe farli in una trapunta !!!!

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  25. Cute, clever and awesome design!

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  26. A lovely design and great quilting

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  27. Beautiful quilt! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  28. Love the addition of the koi! The blocks make a perfect background.

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  29. I love your interpretation of the block and your colors are wonderful!

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  30. Love reading your blog. Quilt is awesome. Great ref. To Dirty Dancing loved the movie. Your quilt makes me think out of the box & get more creative. Thank you

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  31. Lovely quilt. My daughter loves Koi, I'll have to be sure to show her your quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. love this - they are so real looking

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  33. The colors you chose were perfect for this. If I made it, I would need to call it "Roger's Koi Pond", for the koi fancier in my life. :)

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  34. I follow you on Instagram, where I am @wordygirl11.

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  35. I love this design .Rita_l_39212@yahoo.com

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  36. I follow you on Bloglovin. Rita_l_39212@yahoo.com

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  37. Your quilt is absolutely delightful! I'd be very falttered if someone named a koi pond after me. :)

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  38. Baby in the Corner blocks arranged this way would lend itself to all sorts of applique. Great job!

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  39. Your fish quilt is wonderful! I do like the pattern you made, but it's your quilting that makes it so great. I follow you with e-mail.

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  40. Love the quilting on your "Carla's Koi Pond" quilt.
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  41. I love your take on this simple block. My sister would love your Koi.

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  42. The fish make this quilt so sweet. One simple block but very nice.

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  44. Awesome Koi fish quilt, and beautiful quilting. cshelleyqbq (at) gmail (dot) com

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  45. Incredibly ingenious!! The quilt is beautiful, fun, and playful.
    kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  46. I follow on Facebook and by email.
    kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  47. Beautiful quilt Amy and the Koi fish are a perfect addition.

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  48. What an amazing quilt! I love how you took a simple block and turned it into a stunning work of art! And I love the quilting on it! Simply amazing!!!

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  49. Wow that turned out awesome. Great job.

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  50. It is an odd name for a block, but it has so many possibilities! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  51. I love your sense of humor, and the quilt is adorable!

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  52. I love it, and it really opens up the doors for creative ways to use these simple blocks!

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  53. I love the way you elevated a simple block by using it as the background.

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  54. Gotta Have it.........I'm back just had to go get the pattern. I'm starting it today. Probably just get the fabrics picked out but it is a start. You found a great quilter for this too. I'm going to try and come up with a quilted fish to go with the quilt for a toddler, and will use some of her quilting ideas to make them match. Hoping your machine it up and running soon.

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  55. wonderful idea executed well.

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  56. I adore those koi. I need to make this for my fish-loving son!

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  57. Your pattern is so cute. I can see it hanging in a child's room.

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  58. A very creative use of applique. I love it!

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  59. I have been looking into using more applique in my quilt. Yours is beautiful and so creative. Following you on FB.

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  60. Great idea with the fish applique!
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  61. I found you on Bloglovin' so will follow that way.
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  62. Hi, Amy! What a wonderful way to use this block as a pieced background to your cute koi!

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