Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Block Nine with Jovita Goldschmidt

It's Tuesday again!  Time for another fun block!  Today's block is from across the pond by Jovita Goldschmidt.  You can check out her blog here:

Here's Jovita!
The short of it is I'm a Washington (state! vs DC) girl married to a tall German living in Belgium. I own a very little quilt shop and love to teach and design.  When I'm not doing that I keep very busy - making all kinds of things, cooking, baking, reading, knitting, gardening and getting inspired (my latest addiction is Pinterest > http://pinterest.com/peawink/).

Right around the time we were signing up to design for Konda's Fat Quart Quilt Along I found out I was pregnant ... and boy, oh boy, the combination of the two. New ideas, hormones, stars, new ideas, more hormones - you get the picture right ? ... I couldn't sleep! So I got up and sketched about 20 different stars to share with you.  But you only needed one! So I had to narrow it down. Then I found out we were having twins so I settled on this one and I really hope you like it.  My sketchbook includes more variations and more ideas and more stars .. yikes - so many that I'll be posting a pattern a month on my blog in case you want more stars to make your quilt *even bigger*.

So if you want to know more about me .. browse through my blog .. there's a lot there and I'll admit it's been a bit hit and miss over the years while we got to this pregnant state. But 2012 looks to be a pretty wild ride ... I've finished 3 things just this week that I need to blog about ... oh yeh, and started another 100 (cheeky grin - those who know me best know this is at least half true).
I might be full of "baby" things at the moment but maybe that's helping the whole creativity thing ... my mind is spilling over.  Stop by and see what's in the works.
Greetings to you all from Belgium! Jovita
 Thanks Jovita!

Here's Jovita's block called Make Mine a Double.

 Here's my version of Jovita's block.  As much as I love the double star block, I'll keep my wishes for "making mine a double" to stars and ice cream not babies!  My hats off to parent's who have more than one baby at a time!

**Forgot to mention that my stars ended up intertwining differently than Jovita's.  Both ways work.  I used the pictures on the bottom of her instructions.   Your's may turn out like mine or hers.  Don't unpick!  Both are great!

Click HERE for the link to the instructions.

What happens next?

The drawing will be from the flickr group. The drawing tonight (first thing in the morning really) is for any blocks posted since my last block was posted. The drawing is technically for block 8, but any blocks posted will be in the drawing. There will be some of you who are quick and will get your blocks posted.

This block is "due" in two weeks. I say due, but it really doesn't matter. Post your block when you get it done, and it will be entered into the next drawing. If you make one block, post one picture. If you make two blocks, post two pictures.

What's up for grabs this time?

Jovita has donated a Jacquard Ribbon Needle Case kit for one lucky winner!
Here is the link to the picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/peawink/6684987607/
Did you catch that she lives in Belgium?  She mentioned something to me about chocolate.  There may or may not be some Belgium chocolate included for the winner.  I want to win!
I will also have a quilt book to give away!
Happy Quilting!


Colleen said...

Very nice block. That took some creative thinking.

Rose M. said...

Oh, I "love" her double star! Really, really, really alot!

Lettyb said...

This is so pretty!

Lesley said...

I love this block! It's so neat to have the two blocks intertwined. I've never seen anything like it before. Will choose my fabrics and start it in the morning. Thanks so much to Jovita for the design and to Konda for hosting.

Gene Black said...

I am not doing the quilt along..but I really love this block!

Denise Schillinger said...

Hi, I'm sorry for having to bother you but I have forgotten how much fabric we need for sashing and borders. I know we were suppoose to start out with 3 1/2 yards of background in all but mine is getting close to the 2 yard mark now so I am wondering if I will need to order a little more background.

QuilttemplatesM said...

I'm not doing the quilt along either but saw the block on a repost of it on Google+ with a link to your blog. Thought I'd come to your site and read the whole blog.Glad I did as the blocks are very nice.