Hide ‘n’ Seek

Posted on September 18, 2012 by prairiemoonquilts in Give-Aways, Quilt-Alongs & Bees, Tutorials

Welcome! Today is my turn to present a block for the Glorious Autumn Block Party being hosted by Michele over at Quilting Gallery. Visit the site to see my designer profile. It’s a bit about me, a picture of me and My Cowboy, and some answers to some fun questions — stuff I’m sure you’ve always wanted to know about me — heehee!

My block is called Hide ‘n’ Seek, and it features simple applique with a bit of embroidery, surrounded by super quick and easy patchwork. You can download the free tutorial HERE.

You’ll need a 10″ x 12″ piece of background fabric, some scraps of oranges, black, grey, brown, and green for the applique, and some embroidery floss for the features on the cat and mouse and the leaf. You’ll also need six 2 1/2″ squares from fall-colored fabrics, and five 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles from fall-colored fabrics for the patchwork. I won’t go into the construction details here, because you’ll need the PDF file for the applique design anyway, and it’s all spelled out in detail in that file. But if you have any questions about it, don’t hesitate to contact me, and I’ll be more than happy to help you out.

Be sure to check out all the other blocks in the Block Party, and the daily Super Deals for Quilters that are being offered.

Tomorrow, there will be a block by Rochelle from Cottage Quilt Designs, and on Thursday, a block from Kimberly at Fat Quarter Shop, so be sure to check those out as well — plus even more Super Deals for Quilters! And this continues for several more weeks yet — that’s a lot of free block patterns! Don’t miss out.

And in conjunction with the presentation of my block, I’m hosting a small give-away. I’m giving away a kit to make the block . . .

. . . and a little fall wall hanger that you can use to hang a cute little fall quilt on. It holds up to a 12″ wide mini. You could finish off your Hide ‘n’ Seek block as a mini quilt and hang it up with the hanger! Just sayin’ . . .

All you have to do to enter to win the kit and hanger is leave a comment here on this post. I’ll draw for a winner next Tuesday, September 25th.

UPDATE: The prize winner is Pam. Congratulations!

150 responses to “Hide ‘n’ Seek”

  1. Cindy says:

    Shelly, I love your block! I’m going to have to go check out the others too. I think I see yet another project starting.

  2. Sandra Timmons says:

    Good job on your Hide “n” Seek block. I have a black cat so this block will be special. She has a birthday in October – a real Halloween black cat. Can’t wait to make it. I will definitely make the wall quilt and will display this on the fall wallhanger to show it off – in her honor, of course. Thank you for giving us all a chance to win the kit with the fall wallhanger. So cute.

    Sandi T.

  3. Lori Smanski says:

    Your block is absolutely wonderful. I love that they are playing a happy hide and seek. The fabrics you chose are fantastic. So very fallish. Thanks for the chance to win. And thanks for the pattern.

  4. Dawn says:

    Such a cute design. I’m not normally a fan of applique work but I’m going to attempt this one for my Glorious Autumn quilt.

  5. jennifer thornton says:

    Love your block!! the cat and mouse are so cute!!I think I will have to make this one for october wall hanging!! thank you for the great pattern!

  6. Betsy Albertson says:

    Shelly, I just love your block, bet you get your inspiration from your life there on the farm and all the critters. Reminds me of my cat mousing in the barn, lol!

  7. Anita says:

    Love your block and kitty! Thank you so much for the pattern and giveaway 🙂

  8. Cathy says:

    Love you block!! Thanks

  9. What a cute block! I love anything with pumpkins and add a cat equals perfect. Thank you for sharing your block with everyone.

  10. Yolanda Lapeira says:

    Hi. I like very much your blog. And the give-away is to much pretty. I’d like to win it.

    Kisses from Manresa (Barcelona-Spain)

  11. M Mcpeak says:

    What an adorable block!!! Thank you so much for sharing with us!!

  12. Lee says:

    Thank you very much for such an adorable block!!

  13. Kelly says:

    What an adorable block!! Thank you for sharing and for the drawing. Happy Quilting!!

  14. Sally M says:

    Darling block and I’d love to win the kit (but I’ll probably make the block before you even draw!!)

  15. Linda Sandusky says:

    This block is the cutest!! Can’t wait to make one for my grandson!!

  16. Bonnie Larson says:

    OMG I love the block. It is so cute.
    I would LOVE to win the kit. Thank you for the opportunity

  17. Gun Adrian says:

    I love cats and your quiltcat is very cute! Hope I win!
    Gun, Sweden

  18. Tamara says:

    I love your block! I have been checking out the other blocks also – so many beautiful things to make; so little time! Maybe if I spent less time on the internet gathering ideas I would have more time to create!

  19. Janis T says:

    Thank you for the block, I love it! It would look great on that charming hanger.

  20. Jenelle Boxberger says:

    I love the block, love the fall colors, love the mini quilt hanger. I guess you just made me a happy loving girl today. LOL
    Thanks for sharing your talent.

  21. Adorable block! Love the cat and mouse!

  22. Martha says:

    I really like your block; I often make little things for the grandkids and they would love your Hide ‘n Seek Block. Thank you very much for providing us with this cute block and it would be great if I would win the giveaway!!

  23. Ronnie says:

    I love this block…it’s soooo Spooktacular!!

  24. What a cute block for fall! Love the leaf hanger too.

  25. Jytte R says:

    This block is really a lovely autumn block.
    Thank you for the pattern and the giveaway.

  26. Joan says:

    Thank you for sharing this cute block. Love it! I’m going to add this one to my list. Thank you for the generous giveaway.

  27. Susan says:

    What a darling block – just perfect for autumn!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win the kit to make it!!! I love reading your blog in my mailbox 🙂 Thanks for a bright spot in my day!

  28. Leslie Schmidt says:

    There is such great expression on the cat’s face. You did a terrific job on the block. Thanks so much! It’s just perfect for fall.

  29. Dolores says:

    Very cute block. Thanks for sharing. The quilt hanger is a wonderful idea. I had not seen these before for the small quilts.

  30. MoeWest says:

    Your block is so cute! Thanks for the pattern and a chance to win the block fabric and that nice hanger.

  31. Pam Beck says:

    Hiya! Love it!!! The cat and mouse playing are do cute. Thank you for the pattern and the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

    playamom57 at yahoo dot com

  32. Connie says:

    Thank you so much for such a cute block! I can’t wait to make this!

  33. Gwen Windham says:

    What a beautiful block!!! The adorable little black kitty looks like our newest addition– Henry! 🙂 Thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway!!!

  34. LeAnne L says:

    Love the cat and mouse in your little wallhanging. Thanks for the giveaway.

  35. Cassandra says:

    What an adorable block!! I love the cat! He looks a bit devious. 😉

    Thanks for the block pattern and for holding a giveaway!

  36. jmniffer says:

    Great block, perfect for that Autumn feel. Thanks for taking the time to design and share your block. Appreciate the chance at your giveaway.

  37. Oh this is sweet! I love the block and the hanger is wonderful 🙂 Also like your cowboy boots! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  38. Lou says:

    This is my favorite block so far!!!!
    Fall is a really quick season here in Central Tx. The leaves drop early due to the high temps and lack of rain in the summer. But it is still my favorite season!!!!
    Thank you for sharing this block with all of us:)

  39. isa13 says:

    Wow, what a cute block! Thank for sharing it. May I enter the giveaway ?
    In my country, fall is coming too, and there are many pumpkins in the fields around my village.
    Have a nice day

  40. rachelle says:

    that would be wonderful to hang my work on. something i could show my husband so he knows that i really am learning something lol

  41. Crystal Stegall says:

    Thank you so much for the Cute block pattern and the giveaway.

    This block is so cute i just love it.

  42. now nice! such a cute block for the season! it would be such fun to work this and have it hung next month! thanx for the chance to win it!

  43. Andrea Cushman says:

    Love this…going to make it for my grandson!!

  44. Carrie P. says:

    thanks so much for sharing such a cute block and a great giveaway.
    I love your wild geese quilt.

  45. judee says:

    That is a darling block. I would LOVE to win a kit for it. Love kits!

  46. Deb H. says:

    What a cute block…Perfect for fall.

  47. Missy says:

    I love this block, but I like anything with cats!

  48. I really love this block and even before I finished reading your post I had it in my head to make a mini quilt out of the block. Thanks for such a cute block!

  49. Deborah says:

    Great Fall fabric!

    homemakerhoney@ gmail .com

  50. Diane Fields says:

    Your block is so cute! I can hardly wait to find time to make it!

  51. Your cat and mouse block is gorgeous. I love how the mouse is hiding from the cat. Thank you for sharing it with us. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  52. Judy says:

    Fall is my favorite time of the year. Your block will fit in perfectly! I love to use hangers and table stands to display my mini quilts. Thank you for the great giveaway and for sharing.

  53. Linda says:

    Oh, this block is so cute! I love it. Two of my favorite things, pumpkins and cats, has to be a winning combination for me. Thanks for the great block and the giveaway.

    I really like your Wild Geese quilt too. Great colors.

  54. Mary M. says:

    Your pumkin and kitten block is adorable. I always learn so much from your postings. Thank you!

  55. Lisa Long says:

    This block is adorable! Love the Hide N Seek…too too cute!

  56. Barb Colvin says:

    I love to use pumpkins to decorate in the fall! Your design is very cute. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  57. I just love your block with the black kitten peeking around the pumpkin. Thanks for sharing and I would love to win the mini hanger to hang it up on.

  58. Marsha says:

    I love the block, Shelly. Thanks so much for giving us all this block design free. I’ll be sharing your post with my readers on Friday for me “Friday Finds”.

  59. Gale says:

    I love it and it’s now on printing so I can make it. Thanks so much for sharing you talent with us.

  60. Frances says:

    Your block is just sweet. It is definitely a stitch up project.

  61. Linda P says:

    Well, that is just toooo stinkin’ cute!! I MUST make it and it MUST go that sweet little hanger!! Thanks so much for that little design!!

  62. LJ says:

    Your block is simply adorable – I love the name of it, too. What a sweet quilt hanger and fits right in with the autumn theme. Great work!

  63. Chris says:

    I love your block, especially the pumpkin! I feel a wall hanging coming on! LOL

  64. Paule-Marie says:

    Oh my goodness, that is just the cutest darn block. I love cats – can’t wait to make this one. Thank you.

  65. 4dreamsr says:

    Super cute design & it would make a perfect small quilt on its own. Thanks for the pattern.

  66. Deb says:

    Love that orange pumpkin fabric on the block and would love to be included to win.

  67. Shelly, it is just amazing! Way to go on this design. I really love it. Please pick me. Would love to win it. 🙂 Have a wonderful day. I hope all’s well with you. Meant to email you today to check in on you and got sooooo busy. I have photos of my finished block for you. Will try to get them sent tomorrow.

  68. Jane B says:

    OK, I have to get in on this one. I am going to download the pattern. I love the design. Another adorable one, Shelly. Thanks so much.

  69. Kathy b says:

    What an awesome block. I love it and I love the hanger!

  70. Janet S. says:

    What a lovely block. Love the fabrics and the hanger is gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win.

  71. annmarie says:

    I’ve been looking for a fallish pattern to make a mini for my niece – this is perfect! Thanks so much for sharing.

  72. Mary Handley says:

    This block is getting me into the mood for Halloween and fall quilts. Love the hiding black cat! Thanks for sharing it with all of us!

  73. Cecilia says:

    I love this block! It is too cute. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  74. Kathie M says:

    That is just adorable. I see a door hanging in my future.

  75. Judy says:

    Great Fall quilt!

  76. b says:

    That block is sooooooooo adorable!!!

  77. Terrie says:

    Love your block !!!! Seriously adorable !!!!
    Going on my must make list, thanks so much for sharing and hosting this sweet little giveaway as well !!!

  78. Donna W says:

    What an adorable block. Thanks for the chance to win. But, even if I don’t I will be making this block

  79. Ray J. says:

    Thanks for the adorable pattern. I intend to make one (or more) for a mini-quilt gift.

  80. apple blossom says:

    thanks for the cute quilt square. and chance to win giveaway

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  81. Sallie says:

    I love your block! Pumpkins are my favorite! Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway!

  82. Denise :) says:

    I do love pumpkins and cats (mice I can take or leave–but this one’s cute) … so this is a perfectly darling block for me!! Thank you! 🙂

  83. Gloria says:

    What a cute block. I am going to make it. A cat from acroos the street who is black comes to our driveway hunting for critters. I will give it as a gift to the owner!

  84. Marge says:

    Luv this block! I love all things fall and I also have two cats that love playing catch the mousy!

  85. Sherill says:

    How cute! I’ve been looking for a Halloween block and I think this is it! Thank you.

  86. Debbie Fick says:

    What a unique interpretation of an autumn block! so cute and can be used so many ways.

  87. Debby says:

    How cute! I like to make small items for my office door and this is perfect for the season. Thank you for sharing.

  88. VickiT says:

    Great Fall block. And I love that little mouse hiding out at the bottom. I didn’t notice him at first.

  89. Gill says:

    Great block! I especially like the cat and mouse!

  90. Rose Marie says:

    Isn’t that kitty cute!! And I love pumpkins…..more than I love kitties. After all you can eat pumpkins! Okay, quit yelling – those of you who rescue cats and dogs!

    Rose Marie

  91. Amy says:

    I LOVE kittens! This is just adorable!

  92. What a fabulous block Shelly! I will be making this.

  93. Judy1522 says:

    Cute Block! I love the cat on the pumpkin.

  94. Cathy says:

    This is the cutest block ever. Thank-you sew much.

  95. Hi!!! I love love this block!!!! It is sew adorable!!! Thank You

  96. Jeanne J. says:

    This is such s cute block. Thanks for the giveaway.

  97. Wanetha says:

    This is so cute!
    Autumn is one of my favorite seasons!
    Thank you for the block.

  98. Your block is darling! The fabrics are cheery, and I love the maple leaf hanger.

  99. Pinnylea says:

    This is just gorgeous, this is on the must make list, thank you for sharing 🙂

  100. Jocelyn says:

    Very cute block Shelly! All ready for Fall.

  101. What a cute block. Would love to win the fabric.
    Thank you for the sharing the block. Its on my to do list.

  102. Deborah from Valparaiso says:

    What a wonderful block…..thank you so much.

  103. Dee D says:

    I’ve been trying to decide what I could make for fall and this is perfect. Thanks for the chance to win.

  104. Now this is a block that I can make for my table stand. Love it! Thanks for sharing with us today…Judith, Texas

  105. Suzanne says:

    I love this block — it is just too cute! Thanks for sharing. I would love to win the kit too!

  106. Emily C says:

    Love the block. That kitty is SO precious!

  107. BOBBI says:

    This is so cute and I am a CAT lover to boot!! Will have to make this.

  108. Sherry says:

    I love the block, I hope I get the chance to make one soon. I know it is a lot of work to design blocks and tutorials, thank you for sharing your talent.

  109. Laura says:

    I love the combination of piecing, applique and embroidery. Such a cute block.

  110. Ramona says:

    I love this block! I just rescued a black kitten off the highway and she is growing bigger and stronger and loves peek a boo. Thanks for all your hard work!

  111. I’m crazy about this block. It is just so darn cute. I can’t wait to make it. Thank you so much for such a wonderful design!

  112. Karen J says:

    Oh, I love this block… everything about it.
    Thank you for sharing your design during the Block Party.
    And thanks for a chance at the cute little hanger.

  113. Christine Voss says:

    I just got two little Exotic black cats this summer, and I’m sure they would love to chase a little mouse around a pumpkin! Thanks for the free pattern. I’m off to my sewing room to gather supplies!

  114. Mary says:

    That is just darling. Thanks for the pattern.

  115. Jeanne G says:

    That is the cutest block ever. Thanks for sharing how to make it. And now I need to win that kit. thanks again.

  116. Fleurette says:

    Too cute!! thank you for sharing the pattern.

  117. Jay says:

    What a cute block…and love the hanger!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  118. Thank you for such a cute block and the fabric kit is perfect for making it.

  119. Rosalee says:

    This is just the cutest block–love kitties and pumpkins!! This will be such fun to do–Thank you “sew” very much!

  120. Linda B says:

    I love this block! Can’t wait to begin!

  121. Cute, cute fall hanger. I would enjoy winning it.

  122. sandy says:

    Thanks you for such a cute block. As a beginner quilter I think I could tackle this one as I have been wanting to do something small as my first attempt at applique.

  123. Sandi says:

    Your block is adorable. Enjoyed your site. Thanks for the chance to win.

  124. Jeane says:

    Thank you for such a cute block. I will be kitting it up to take with me for a hospital stay.

  125. Pam says:

    I had to share this on Facebook. What cuteness!! Cats always make such cute blocks.
    Thanks for offering this!

  126. Bonnie Weinandt says:

    I have looking for a block to use oranges.
    Yours is an excellent pattern. Please consider me.

  127. Linda Layfield says:

    I love your jack-o-latern and kitty! Can’t wait to make it!

  128. Isabell says:

    It has been a pleasure to make your vibrant colourful Autumn block. Thank you.

  129. jill guiles says:

    very nice block, I wish I could tear myself away from Pinterest long enough to make it!

  130. Cindy A. says:

    Too cute…absolutely too cute! This is a must-make block if ever I saw one since it combines two of my favorite things, cats and pumpkins. I’m sure I’ll make it eventually, but I’d make it soooo much quicker were I to win the kit. Thanks for the pattern and for a chance to win a kit.

  131. Corinne in Forks, WA says:

    This is SO adorable! Thank you for creating this! This may become the front of a trick or treat bag for my grandkids. Simply TOO CUTE!

  132. Terry says:

    Love, love your block! It’s a cute Fall Project. Thanks for sharing.

  133. thank you! this is so cute, I had this lovable little black cat for 14 years named Roman, and this little guy certainly reminded me of him.

  134. Jenn Vallimont says:

    What an adorable block. Thank you for your time in sharing this with us!

  135. rachelle says:

    i think this is a wonderful thing you all are doing and i really appreciate the time and effort you all put into this. thank you and keep up the wonderfl work.

  136. Sandra says:

    Thank you for this block. Love this seek and hide and the fabrics are very nice, too. You did a very good job.

  137. Edna says:

    I really love your block and I am going to check out your other blocks..Thanks for the opportunity for the giveaway!

  138. MarleneC says:

    I think this is one of the cutest blocks. I would be so surprised and happy if I won the fabrics to make the block.

  139. Bertha G says:

    This is just such a cute block! I am a cat person, even though we don’t have any cats at the moment — so this would be a great pet to adopt!! LOL Thanks for your hard work, and especially for sharing the block!

  140. I love this little block! I have 3 little kitties and would love to make a pillow out of this pattern! Thanks for the download and the opportunity to win the fabric.

  141. Shar F says:

    I love this applique. I’m ready for the fall. Thanks for this chance to win.

  142. Kevyn says:

    What a wonderful fall block. Can’t wait to make this one…but it will have to get in line with a few UFO’s I HAVE to finish. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work.

  143. Adoro a los gatos, y el diseño de la calabaza con gato se vería perfecto en el gancho!!!
    Espero tener suerte y ganar,
    Saludos.y gracias

  144. Such a sweet block! Thanks for sharing, and it’s a pleasure to find your blog.

  145. edyB says:

    What a cutie! Thanks so much for sharing this sweet block with all of us! Love it!

  146. Lyn M says:

    Wow, what a darling block. I can’t wait to make it for my Daughter in law. She is having a big party. Thanks for sharing.

  147. Carin says:

    Thank you so much for this lovely block !!

  148. Sandra Aiken says:

    Thank you for sharing the block. I love the design. I love the combination of patchwork and embroidery.