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For the Love of Nine Patch- Pattern Book Giveaway

Can I tell you how happy I am to be able to share with you a wonderful new pattern book: For the Love of Nine Patch.

This book is written by two of my mom’s dear friends, Norma Whaley and Joyce Weeks of Geoff’s Mom Pattern Company.

They are not only incredibly talented quilters, they are also wonderful women.  They are such great examples to me of hard work, creativity and passion for their art.

I am lucky enough to have a copy of their new book to giveaway today on Make it Do.

Here are a few highlights:

I love this nine patch in a churn dash block table runner pattern.  I can just see this runner in 30′s prints on my kitchen table.

Maggie’s Quilt pattern is another one of my favorites from the book.  It is designed by Norma in honor of her mother.  It looks like a quilt I would love to snuggle under.

This book has a wonderful variety of quilt, table runner, wall hanging and pillow patterns.  It’s also full of bits of wisdom and wonderful quotes.

And now for the giveaway:

To enter, leave a comment sharing your favorite quilt block.  Or if you don’t have a favorite block, what kind of block do you love lately?  You can also leave a comment just saying hi.

The Rules:

  • Comments close on Friday, November 16, 2012 10:00 MDT
  • Only one comment per person please.
  • Random winners will be announced over the weekend

If you’d like to see all of Norma and Joyce’s wonderful patterns, or if you’d like to purchase a copy of their book, drop by their website: Geoff’s Mom Pattern Company and click on patterns.

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107 Responses to “For the Love of Nine Patch- Pattern Book Giveaway”

  • Kim:

    I adore making 9 patch blocks. This looks like a great book!

  • oh, so ein tolles giveaway, das würde ich gerne gewinnen, da ich diese ninepatch sehr gerne für scraps nähe und als begeisterte handnäherin liebe ich solche blocks.
    vielleicht habe ich ja glück.
    schöne woche noch und liebe grüsse
    elfriede aus österreich

  • You know I have always loved the 9 patch. They are so versatile. But I also like to make the bow tie block and the hour glass block. Thanks for the giveaway. The book looks awesome!

  • I’ve never made a quilt, and I would love to learn! I have a wonderful neighbor (aproaching 80) who is an amazing quilter. She walked me through a patchwork placemat. This would be a fun book to work through with her- thanks for the giveaway!

  • Macayla:

    The pictures from the book sure look cozy! I love the simplicity of the 9 patch. How fun to see it used in interesting and fun ways. Looks like a wonderful book.

  • My mom loves the 9 patch. I’m still a beginner and am trying out new stuff. But, the nine patch is something that can be used in so many ways with not much difficulty!

  • Sheddy:

    My favorite is log cabin, but I love the simplicity of the 9-patch.

  • Heidi:

    I really love the simplicity of a 9 patch or a log cabin.

  • Shanna:

    I love scrap quilts best! Norma is do sweet and very talented! This book will be a favorite!

  • maureen:

    So many to choose from! 9 patch is so versatile …also love rail fence for the same reason.

  • I use the 9 patch a lot in my scrap quilts and love the versatility of it. What wonderful ideas in this book, definitely two very talented ladies. My favorite block is the storm at sea, altho’ I’ve only made one! ~karen

  • Hi!

    This book looks amazing!
    I love the bird pillow!
    I really enjoy making scrappy blocks and love postage stamp and broken dishes along with churn dash and log cabin blocks!

  • This looks like a fun book. I’ve made some 9 patch quilt pieces. That was fun. I also have a baby blanket I made that has an hourglass pattern. I don’t know if it has a name or not.

  • Irma M.:

    I can’t say that I necessarily have a favorite quilt block. I do tend to gravitate to anything that looks good scrappy. Thanks for such a great giveaway.

  • carolee c.:

    I haven’t done much quilting, but the 9 patch looks very doable for a beginner like me!

  • Regina Chronister:

    This book looks so good, thanks for having the give away.

  • Mary Jo:

    9 patches can be used so many ways. I also use a lot of log cabin blogs.

  • Deb:

    It’s Gorgeous! I would love to make 9 patches quilt!!! Beautiful !

  • Kristina:

    I did a disappearing 9-patch rag quilt for one of my boys earlier this year – that turned out pretty cute!

  • Candace:

    I can’t say I have a favorite block as I have just started quilting. I am excited to try new things!

  • Leah Naomi:

    I like the log cabin block. I’m new to quilting but have fallen in love with it. I’m always looking for new blocks and tutorials. Thanks for a chance at this giveaway!!

  • i really love nine patches and stars :) this looks like a great book!

  • Patti Krueger:

    This looks like a really fun book. I love nine patch!

  • Dana:

    I have a stack of nine patches just waiting for a fun new quilt. Good for Joyce & Norma, you go girls!

  • Monice:

    Would love to win this book and have some new inspiration. Haven’t had a new quilt book in awhile.

  • janice:

    Just starting to quilt with a friend…what a way to start :)

  • Dianne:

    The book looks great. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy! :)

  • Pam:

    Looks like some amazing projects in this book!

  • Cindi H.:

    I love Basket Blocks!! This book looks wonderful!

  • Right now I’m in love with pinwheel blocks! This book looks fun. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Cindy:

    The 9-patch is one of my favorites for scrappy quilts. I also enjoy star blocks and grandmothers garden. This looks like a wonderful book full of interesting projects.

  • Heather:

    Love the previews of the book, looks beautiful!

  • Shaun:

    I love basket and nine patch blocks. This book looks wonderful, a must have! Thanks for the give-away and for having such an awesome blog!

  • My favorite block is the pinwheel star.

  • Juli:

    I love making nine patch blocks because they are so easy and I’m just learning!

  • Bonnie:

    I love using the nine patch blocks in my quilts. They look nice with so many other blocks.

  • Nancy B:

    The nine patch was my favorite for a long time, but lately have been drawn to more curvy blocks…dresden plates, drunkards path, etc. So the last photo from the book really caught my eye! thanks for the chance to win the book!

  • Carol:

    I think 9 patch is my favorite block. The quilts in this book are gorgeous.

  • Felicia:

    I am a beginning quilter, so I would love to have this book! I enjoyed learning how to make flying geese blocks!

  • CarinaRdz:

    I don’t really have a ‘favorite’ block because I’m such a newbie at quilting… But I enjoy the 9 patch because of the beauty and depth in its simplicity.

  • Lorna Kujanpaa:

    The Churndash was my very first quilt block and 12 quilts later, (I’m fairly new to this:) it is still my favorite!!

  • Anda:

    I have several favourite blocks but tend to gravitate toward the log cabin block! The books looks stunning! awolk at rogers dot com

  • LJ:

    I haven’t quilted long enough to have a favorite block though I really want to make a dresden.

  • rhonda:

    i am just learning, this book looks beautiful…my fingers are crossed. :-)

  • Bev lanning:

    I love to appliqué . I made an Eleanor burns Magic Vine. So fun and so wonderful!
    B lanning

  • Britt Burton:

    I just love little blocks put together. Postage Stamp is one of my favorites as well as nine-patch blocks.

  • Melissa jones:

    My favorite is very simple, scrappy 9 patch. It’s what my husbands grandma always made for new babies.

  • margaret schindler:

    Love nine patches. They are so versatile and make such wonderful quilts. Would love to win this book

  • marie:

    My favorite piece blocks are 9-patches, but my love is wool applique

  • Linda Bishop:


    Funnily enough my favourite block is a nine patch. Cant get enough of them



  • Kristie:

    I have quilt frames that my hubby gave me for our first married Christmas. And I have never really used them. I would love this book, as a way to learn how to quilt.

  • Carla G:

    I love pinwheel blocks! What a great looking book! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

  • Thanks for offering the giveaway! I’d love to win a copy of the 9p book.
    Thanks ~ Jeanne

  • Linda A:

    Love 9 patches. Hope I win!

  • Kallie:

    What a nice looking book! I just received bulk someone’s stash when cleaned out her sewing room. I need more projects to work on. This would be great!

  • Kerry McCaffery:

    I discovered disappearing nine patch blocks a few months ago and love them! Finished quilts look so complicated but were so easy! I’d love to read about creative ways to use such a great block. Congratulations on the book!

  • Nancy E:

    Love the 9-patches! There patterns are great so the book is one I need!

  • OH I love their designs and well nine patches just happen to be my favorite block!
    would love to win their book , thanks for the opportunity

  • Ann O:

    I love the log cabin block, so many different designs when building the quilt.

  • connie riggs:

    I am new to quilting. I have made a few rag quilts and really enjoyed it…and very excited to learn more!!!

  • Rori Jensen:

    This is a gorgeous books and nine patches are so versatile. I have about 40 vintage 9-patches looking for a creative setting. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

  • Leanne:

    Looks like a fun book. I’ve always loved the pinwheel block, and all the variations of it. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • What a gorgeous looking book!

  • Hi, I just love nine patch. It’s simple but looks very cozy.
    Greetings from Italy

  • Right now I am getting ready to start the Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt book. I’m so excited to see how it goes!

  • Christie S.:

    My last quilt was a Disappearing Nine Patch I made for a new Great-nephew.

  • Pris weston:

    My favorite quilt block is Wyoming Star . Perhaps because I love all of Wyoming !

  • Karen L.:

    The book looks wonderful! My favorite quilt block is the Mariner’s Compass. The quilts I make most frequently are Irish Chains. Thanks for the great give-away!

  • That book looks so interesting! What a lot of great quilts, I love books that inspire me to want to get busy with a new quilt!

  • Kim:

    I would love to win a copy of this book. Looks like lots of eye candy to get the creative juices going and a great excuse to play in my many piles of fabric scraps.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Randa:

    I love 9 patches. Thanks for the give-a-way! Hope I win!!!

  • Ginny Worden:

    What is more versatile than basic blocks such as nine patch, it is always nice to find new ideas to use these great blocks.

  • Karen:

    I like wedding ring quilts.

  • Liz:

    My favorite is the nine patch because it is the most basic beginner block but is also comfortable in the most intricate and technical quilt.

  • Cindy:

    The Nine Patch is one of my favorite quilt patterns and since I’m a new quilter, a book all about them would be very helpful!! Thank you for being so generous!!!

  • Elizabeth:

    This looks like a beautiful and fun book! I like to applique over 9-patch blocks. Thank you

  • E'sMom:

    I’m partial to the pinwheel.

  • Liz H:

    I am pretty new to quilting. I’ve sewn for forever, but am just now working on expanding my skills. I like the 9 patch because it affords a lot of flexibility. But, I love all quilts and have really enjoyed your posts.

  • Rae:

    I like many different blocks, but I am mostly drawn to log cabin and nine patch because of their simplicity. They feel like home. Thanks!

  • Speaking of good examples you are a remarkable example of wonderful mothers and homemakers! Thanks for sharing our book!
    Norma and Joyce

  • Christine:

    I have been waiting for this book! Nine patches are so simplw but they add so much. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Linda:

    This book looks like so much fun! Thanks for the sneak peeks! My favorite block is log cabin, with churn dash a close second.

  • barbara n:

    my favorite quilt block pattern is Chainlinks

  • As a beginner at quilting and not having lots of confidence yet, I can see several projects in my future using this book.

  • amber h:

    Quilting is something that my daughter (who is 13) and I have recently taken up. This looks like a very neat book.

  • Samantha:

    I’m glad someone else loves 9 patches as much as me!! Can’t wait to see the book one way or another.

  • Caedwin:

    i’ve always loved the double wedding ring pattern, but I would never even try to attempt it! I am, however, looking for a new pattern for my soon to be expected grandchild. Don’t know the sex yet, so the parents haven’t picked the nursery theme. Until then, I’m in a holding pattern.

  • Susan:

    I just found your blog. I so despetly want to learn to quilt. I have always loved the wedding.ring pattern on quilts. I can’t wait to get through the rest of your blog. Thanks…

  • Cindy:

    I love all kinds of quilts, but one type that I’m always drawn to is any kind of star quilt.

  • Julie:

    I’m a new quilter, so I don’t have a favorite yet!

  • Cheryle:

    Hi. Seeing the string block makes me want to get started to learn to quilt.

  • Lenis:

    I love trying new blocks and don’t have a favorite at the moment. It seems like whatever I am working on at the moment seems to be my favorite. I am currently sewing Needle books for friends for Christmas. I love your blog and have used so many of your recipes and ideas. Thanks for all you do!

  • Saundra:

    This book looks awesome! I really love nine-patch quilts!

  • Gail:

    My favorite quilts use many fabrics, this book would be a wonderful thing to win.

  • Megan:

    I am just getting into sewing, and I would love to sew a quilt!!

  • Barb:

    I do not quilt but I would love to give this book to my sister. She has been learning to quilt since she retired from teaching.

  • I HAVE to have this book, so pretty please, please choose me?? :D

  • Andrea:

    I like random quilt blocks created with scraps of fabrics! Also linear blocks.

  • Rachel:

    I like pickle jar made in Depression prints.

  • Sarah H.P.:

    Love your site!

  • Heather:

    I’ve just started quilting so I don’t have a favorite yet but I do love the look of that 9 patch. Also do you know where they get their fabric? It looks amazing!

  • lorene holbrook:

    I love sawtooth stars. Esp with embroidery in the center or a 9 patch or even another star. Love them

  • Linda L.:

    I love log cabin.

  • What a gorgeous book! I have too many favorite quilt block patterns. The Chevron is quite popular and trendy these days! I’ve made a few Christmas stockings this year with the Chevron pattern.

    Here are some pictures of the stockings: bit.ly/SZAPrX

    pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

  • Laura:

    I love making 9 patches! What a neat book.

  • June Gilbert:

    I’ve never pieced a quilt but the nine patch looks like a good way to learn.

  • Nina M:

    I love the 9 patch block the best!


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