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Monday, November 5, 2012

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour

Hey there!!! I am so excited about today's post. I'm not even sure how to gather my thoughts and put them into one coherent post, but I'll try.

Last year I was invited to submit a block for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 6. I reread the e-mail several times. Made sure it was sent to the right person. Jumped up and down. Reread it. Got scared. E-mailed one of my quilt heroes so she could talk me down. Reread the e-mail again. Then got to work.

My advanced issues of the magazine came Thursday and I could hardly wait to open the package!!! It was awesome to see my name and block in the magazine. My husband and kids were so happy for me and proud of me, it was a very good feeling. As cliche or cheesy as it may sound, this was one of my dreams come true.

My block is #536 in the issue. It's called Birds Holding a Quilt. The fabric I used was Ruby by Bonnie and Camille for Moda. One of my favorites. The block is simple and cute. I draw the birds onto Heat 'n Bond to fuse them onto the background squares. Then applique them with a free motion sketch/drawing technique I learned here @ Bloomin' Workshop. The block is a basic nine-patch with a small "quilt" as the center block. The magazine has great instructions and a pattern for the bird. You could use the block for a table runner by including 2 more 12 inch Nine Patch blocks (without the birds and quilt center), or as the center for a round robin quilt, for the front of a pillow, or my favorite thing would be to add a border and make it into a wall hanging.  My block is also charm pack friendly (that's what I used).

Don't miss the other designer's blocks for the issue. Check out the blog tour here. There are LOTS of great giveaways and prizes.
Quiltmaker is generously giving away an issue of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks to one of you lucky ducks! If you'd like a chance to win a copy leave a comment on this post and I will pick a winner using Random Number Generator on November 12th! The magazine hits newsstands Nov. 13th!

Thank you all for stopping by and thank you Quiltmaker for letting me be apart of something so fun!!!


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Beulah said...

I too got my advanced copy last week! :) And fell in love with your little birds!!! Oh so cute!!! I will be adding your block to a spring quilt I am working on now.

sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Congratulations!! How wonderful and your block is just adorable!!

Erika said...

What a cute block! Love the birdies.

Suburban Stitcher said...

congrats! i would have died too!

Heather said...

Very cute. Congratulations.

Martina said...

It is so lovely! Love birdies!

Sandy D said...

Congratulations on a great block. A great honor

VickiT said...

Oh how exciting for you. Congratulations! Your block is just adorable. I love it! You created an awesome block your first time in the 100 Blocks issues! Great job!

Becca said...

Yah you! CongratulatiOns! It's so cute!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Congratulations on your block in the 100 - love little birds in design and fabrics.

Lisa Marie said...

Such a cute and original block! Love it!

Jitka Oherová, Czech Repubic said...

Very funny block with nice name. Thank you for sharing.

kt said...

I love all your birdie quilts! Congrats on having a block included in the 100 blocks--love it!

Kerry said...

Well done and congratulations at having your little birdie block featured.
So cute.

Shishypat said...

Now there's a block that is really to my liking, or rather loving... Love it.

CelticRose said...

Congratulations on being included in the magazine!

(Sorry if this is a double post. I think Blogger ate the first one.)

Amy Friend said...

Congratulations Erin! It's very exciting!

AnnieK said...

You designed such a sweet, original block! I love things with a touch of whimsy; this certainly has it. Looking forward to seeing it alongside all the others in the new edition. :-)

Dana Gaffney said...

Congratulations! Your blog is adorable and so different, I love it. Thanks.

Ellyn said...

your block is darling! Way to go!

Bailey said...

So darn cute! I love the birdies

Donna said...

Love your block. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Debbie said...

Oh I love the birds.. I can see this as a Christmas block... love it.

Emily said...

Great block! Congrats! How exciting for you! I'll keep my eye on the newstsand . Unless I win. :)

Alicia said...

Congrats! Love your stuff!

SueB said...

What a wonderful block. I know you were thrilled to have been asked.

KanataNewf said...

Love those little birds "pulling" at the threads.

Tamsyn said...

Super cute block! Tamsyn

sao said...

You did a great job.....love the little birdies!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!

sao in Midlothian, VA

Carrie P. said...

congrats! on having your very cute block in the magazine. I love this magazine and look forward to seeing yours when I get my hands on one. thanks for a chance.

Stitchin' and a Prayin' said...

Congrats on the block - so bright and cheery - love it!

drmithome said...

Congrats on your block, it is so sweet.

Maria said...

Your block is adorable! Already reminds me of spring and we haven't started winter yet! lol Congratulations on having your block previews in the magazine, I know that must have been a wonderful feeling! Thank you for sharing.

Maria said...

Your block is adorable! Already reminds me of spring and we haven't started winter yet! lol Congratulations on having your block previews in the magazine, I know that must have been a wonderful feeling! Thank you for sharing.

Lauriejo said...

I love your birds, they are just so cute! I can't wait to see the magazine.

Marj said...

Your block is very cute. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the 100 blocks issue #6.

Jean Burke said...

Congratulations! The block is terrific! This would also be great all by itself as a little hanging for one of those tabletop quilt stands - so cute! Thanks for sharing.....

Diana said...

The little birds are adorable & the block is sweet. Thanks!

Karen Nelson said...

My first tour!

vwlady said...

How cute are those little birdies?! Congrats on making it into the new mag.

Lee Ann L. said...

What a cute and sweet little block!!!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas said...

Your block is just adorable! I love the little birds holding the quilt up. Congratulations! Don't pick me, I'm on the tour, too. Have a super day!

Wendy said...

How over the moon exciting!!! Congratulations and I adore your little birdies :) Gonna have to try your block :) Great Job!!

Colette said...

Very cute block! Love your choice of fabrics

Maryjo said...

Congratulations! It is a darling block...I always love birds!

Lori S said...

What a sweet idea. Congratulations and thanks for the chance to win!

Mary Jane said...

Loving the little birds holding a quilt. Can't wait to get a copy of the magazine.

Dee said...

I love the little birds - they make me happy, and what better than having them hold a quilt?

hiyacinth said...

Congratulations on an adorable block!

craftytammie said...

what a sweet block! i'll definitely be making this one, it would be a great pillow!

Kathy said...

Very cute block, love those little birds holding the quilt!

Barb66 said...

I love your block, it would make a very cute wall hanging.

~Kris~ said...

Very sweet little block. The little birds are adorable. I could see making lots of these blocks, each with a different little center. I enjoyed reading thru your blog, too. You are very creative.

Carla said...

This is the cutest block. You did a great job. Congrats!

SewWhatsNew said...

Oh my! Your block is a must make in my book. I can't wait for the magazine now. Thanks for sharing.

tisme said...

I love the little birds, so cute holding the quilt.

tisme said...

I love the little birds, so cute holding the quilt.

Maureen said...

I love your block! The birds are just too cute! Thanks for a chance at the give-away!
mgw070 at shaw dot ca

brookemarie19 said...

That is such a cute idea! I really like the birds too. Thank you for showing us.

Anonymous said...

Oh my...what a great block! Love the little birds holding the quilt. Wonderful!!

Michelle K.
klingaman4@yahoo.com

bfcf8cc8-2751-11e2-8e2f-000bcdcb471e said...

I love the block. I love the birds. I love the technique. This is my first stop on the blog tour. I can only hope the others are as great!

Sandra said...

Your block is very cute.

Kelly said...

Love the birds!!!

Carol Kennison said...

This is my 1st tour. I am just getting interested in quilting. I liked your blog and love the birdies holding a quilt.

Vicki H said...

Congrats on being published! I love the birdies.

Sandra said...

Good for you on your dream coming true. I really like your "Bird Holding a Quilt" block. So original and so darn cute. Can't wait to win a copy for myself so I can starting making that block. Thank you for the chance to win and being a part of the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Margaret said...

I love your block. The birds are so cute

DonnaP said...

So cute - a quilt within a quilt! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

B Greene said...

Congratulations!!! I have always loved your little birds, so I am thrilled they are getting some recognition! I also love that you made your center square a quilt. Your block has so applications! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

Bernie said...

Great block. Block in a block is a technique I hope to use on my next quilt, and appliqueing birds really finishes it off and makes it a story.

Abbigail said...

These little birds are the cutest things! I love them! I'm doing a mini quilt swap and this would make a womderful small quilt! Thanks for the ideas!
hulseybg@gmail.com

Cathryn said...

Those birds are so cute! Makes me think of the mountains when spring cleaning after the snows have gone, but the little birds who love the snow haven't yet left.

Cathy said...

What a sweet block. First time visiting your blog and I love it. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the magazine. Hugs

Sandra Y said...

Love the birds block and I enjoyed reading your blog
Have A Great Day:)

Nancy said...

Love your block - it's so creative!

bethstrand said...

I'm so excited for you and your block is lovely! Congratulations! pbstrand@msn.com

MoeWest said...

You got me with the cute birdies! I'll be making this block for sure. Thanks for the link for the sketchy quilting.

Linda said...

Love your block, and color choices!

Wilma said...

What a cute block! Congratulatons for being chosen to participate.
I enjoy your blog.

bgail said...

love the sweet simplicity of your block, and how you used traditional with a fresh twist! congratulations for being included in 100 blocks!

Kd Brown said...

What cute little birdies! You did a wonderful job with Bonnie & Camille's Ruby. Thanks for a great giveaway!

kynomi said...

Cute block. Congratulations for being in the magazine.

kynomi said...

Cute block. Congratulations for being in the magazine.

Pati Olson said...

Adorable. Love the bird theme!

Pati Olson said...

Adorable. Love the bird theme!

Julie said...

Such a cute block! It would make a great little wall hanging all by itself!! Congrats on being in 100 Blocks!

Julie said...

Such a cute block! It would make a great little wall hanging all by itself!! Congrats on being in 100 Blocks!

rutigt said...

Your block is very cute :) I would also be very proud if someone asked me to create a block!
Gun, Sweden
gun@lapp.se

Cindy said...

What a cute idea for a block! Really like the little birds.

bairdmtn said...

Love those little birdies!! They are quilters, too!! How tweet!!! YOur choice of fabrics couldn't have been better they are such happy colors!! Cute block!!

Lori said...

this is adorable. i love how the birds are holding up the quilt. thanks for a chance to win. and thank you for sharing

Anonymous said...

Love the little birdies! Congrats to you and thanks for the chance to win.
mhinders@myclearwave.net

Kim said...

Love the birdies! Congratulations on getting your block in the magazine. Thanks for the chance to win!

Glenna said...

great block!!

Becky said...

I love the tiny birds and their great quilt! I like the other bird quilts in previous postings as well.

Rachell said...

Nice to meet you! Congrats! So simple and so cute!

Gill said...

Congratulations!
I love the birds and Ruby is one of my all time favourites!!

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

Congratulations, you designed a really lovely block!

WoolenSails said...

I love your block, it is so fun and a wonderful piece to try with different fabric choices.

Debbie

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your block is adorable!! I love it!!

Jane said...

Love the birdies!! May have to make this next!!!!! Jane

BizyStitches said...

I can hear the excitment in your blog. Congrats. Love the little birds. Thanks for being in the blog hop.

barefootT said...

Love the birds holding a quilt block ! If I don't win one, I will have to buy one just to do your block !! I love birds :)

Tracy said...

I love your birdies! They were what drew me to your blog, so congratulations! Such a cute block and I love Ruby fabric too!

Cathy B said...

GREAT block! The birs=ds are awesome!

Nancy D. said...

How adorable is your block! Congrats!

♥Duff said...

I was expecting a paper-pieced block, so yours is a welcome surprise! Birds on the brain lately, huh? (you just finished a little wall quilt with a group of them)

Mary said...

What a cute block idea. Thank you for sharing.

Pat said...

Just love the Birdies holding the quilt. What a cute idea for a runner.

quiltma said...

What a cut block. That would so cute in a wallhanging in a laundry room.

Kathy ~~~ said...

Oh my Goodness! Your block is darling! I love it!

whimsical mama said...

:) looks like so much fun!! I would love to try this technique!

Anonymous said...

I just LOVE your little birds and owls. I went to the link you posted to see how to make them. They will be on my quilt bucket list! Thanks.
paweis at yahoo dot com

Purl Buttons said...

I would like to win a copy!

Debra Kay Neiman said...

Love your Sweet Birdies!

Pat S. said...

What a sweet block! Congratulations on being picked to submit a block to QM!

Jay said...

Love this little quilt. My friendship group is the Hens & a Chick, so I believe I'll be making at least one of these!

Anonymous said...

Love your quilts. Im now to quilting and wonder why you mark 1/4 in seam on the fabric? Is this so everything meets in the middle? I might have to try this to see if it will help me with the offness of blocks.. :) Can't wait for the book to come out!!! Thanks so very much for the learning experance.. rosestephanie775@yahoo.com

Fibercrafter said...

Very cute block! I am always drawn to birds on blocks or quilts. Thanks for the chance!

Loris said...

This is so cute! Love the applique technique and can't wait to try it. It's perfect for your birds!

Regina said...

This is adorable!!!

Bonie Pfrimmer said...

Love this block...The little birds are so cute!! Can't wait to get the book.. Thank you for the chance to win one. bpfrimmer@yahoo.com

Alaskamarge said...

What a cute little quilt in the middle..and the birds are so sweet.

vickievanphd said...

Soooo Cute :) Congrats to you!!! It sure is a honor to be in this Mag!!!

giddy99 said...

What an adorable block! Congrats on being included the book!

Marilyn said...

Is that cute or what!! Congrats on getting a block it this book.

hjs said...

LOVE your little birdies. so cute. love seeing all the ways to showcase the birdies.

Annie said...

Such a fun, whimsical block!

Cathy said...

I have all the magazines so far and if I'm not lucky enough to win Volume 6 I will purchase. Would love to make a small wall hanging for my quilt room with your block. It is adorable.
QuiltinGram
cathyc1950@gmail.com

Ariane said...

Your block is beautiful!!!

Lee said...

Sweetest block! Congrats on such a lovely design!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Your block is adorable!

Loretta's CC said...

How cute!

Jeanine said...

What an awesome block. Congrats

Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

Congratulations on being in the new publication. It is a cute block.

cyniree said...

I love you quilt block. It has inspired me to learn yet another way to applique. I really enjoyed reading how excited you were. I hope to someday have a blog of my own to share and have the confidence to enter my ideas. Congratulations on your block and thank you for sharing.

banjo795 said...

I've never seen the applique technique that you used for your block. I really like the look of it; thanks for the link! It's a Really cute little block!

Gladys said...

Your block is so beautiful! Thank you for the link, it's a great Tutorial! A hug!

dorothy said...

Very cute block! Congrats on being in the book too!

QuiddityRox said...

love your free style birds!!

Gwen said...

The birds sure are cute. Thanks for the chance to win.

Gwen said...

The birds sure are cute. Thanks for the chance to win.

Swedish Scrapper said...

Congratulations on a cute and beautiful block! So wonderful the way your family shared in your achievement! I like how you hung your quilt hanging a quilt on the clothesline :D

alady farmer said...

Congratulations on being in the book your block is adorable.
a.ladyfarmer at yahoo dot com

alady farmer said...

Congratulations on being in the book your block is adorable.
a.ladyfarmer at yahoo dot com

Aliza said...

I just love the little 'quilt'in the middle. Very nice.
(alizavdw@gmail.com)

Rhonda D. said...

Congrats on being selected. I love your little birds!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Rae R said...

I really like the applique technique you used for the birds. The block is great. Congratulations! raybanfandango at hotmail dot com

artbylauralewis said...

Beautiful block, it's hard to create applique that isn't too campy. Yours is a great example of the perfect level of camp :> congrats! Many thanks artbylauralewis (at) gmail (dot) com

Laurie Parrack said...

What a wonderful block. Congrats on having your block in the magazine. I can not wait for it to be out for me to get a hold of. I love the fabrics you used for the block, I love the colors of them.

Cristine Bulmahn said...

what a beautiful block. I am just starting to applique and this pattern looks perfect to start with. Thank you cristalyn1 at cox.net

marcia said...

I love the free motion applique! I tend to be too careful - then get stressed. This looks so much less stressful and fun. Love the simple, precious birds. Blessings to you!

Jan said...

I love your birdie block. Congratulations.

QuilterKat said...

It's an adorable block. I like the round robin idea. Congratulations on getting a block into the book.

Sandi1100 said...

Congratulations on having a block in the Quiltmaker's magazine! Your little birdies hold a quilt is adorable. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the magazine.

Crazy Cuban said...

The idea of the two birdies holding up a mini-quilt is inspired! Its charming and whimsical...love it.

Becky S. said...

Congrats-your block is adorable!!! I can't wait to get a copy of the magazine.

Jennie said...

What a cute block! Thanks for the give away!

Tiara said...

I love your little birds! Probably my favorite is the Christmas stockings one that you made

Angelia B said...

Lovely block, congrats on getting in the issue.

Jackie Warren said...

Such a sweet block. I love it. Thanks for the chance to win. jackiewar@cebridge.net

Shar said...

This is great! I love the block!

SpartanBabe said...

Too cute! Congrats :o)

Lori H said...

I think your block is adorable and such a neat idea!

Stephanie said...

Very cute block, and congratulations on you "dream come true."

jrt14 said...

I like how the birds are holding the little quilt.

VJ said...

I love love LOVE your creativity! I want to make this block. I'll be watching you from now on. Keep the creative juices flowing!

Anonymous said...

Love it! Simple but with a twist. Congratulations on realizing your dream!
Kathy

barbara woods said...

love your block thanks for the chance

Terje said...

Congratulations on your block and on being included in this publication. I LOVE these 100 Block magazines. They are SO FULL of inspiration, creativity and talent. Your block is adorable. Thank you!

Wanda said...

Congratulations on your block. The little birds are adorable! I can't wait to see this issue on news stands, just hoping I get one. Even better would be to win a copy.

TheStylishHome said...

3 LOVES from me! LOVE Ruby, LOVE the birds & LOVE the center! They knew what they were doing when they asked you to contribute :) Thanks!

Lori L said...

Congrats on being selected for the magazine. Just getting started on my tour and would love to win a copy. Thanks

Carla G said...

What a cute block! Congratulations for being published in the magazine! :)

Pam said...

Wow, you made that cute little birdie block? I love it. I never thought of doing something like that, but then I seem to be one of those with artistic abilities in some areas and not others. Such a beautiful idea and thank you for letting me in the giveaway. :)

Debra G said...

I adore that block! It's simple and elegant at the same time.

Kathy H said...

As soon as I saw your block, I knew that I would have to make it. It is just so cute. Can't wait for the magazine to be out.

mefutch said...

Thank you for sharing your Block. So cute with the birds holding a quilt. Can't wait to see all the blocks.

Anonymous said...

Love your cute little birds!

Leslie
ldp777 at gmail dot com

DebbieG said...

Such a great boost for your spirit. A wonderful block, though I am a beginner so think it will be a little while before I attempt.

Karrie S said...

I LOVE this block! The cutest one ever! Thanks for the chance to win a copy ;)

Tanja Haack said...

I love the quilt within a quilt idea. It's adorable

Lisa E said...

What a creative block. I love that it's different but still doable.

patricia said...

Great idea for those charm packs. Not only that, but very cute too!

Anonymous said...

I love your block! Adding the birds makes it so fun!

Nancy
NyRoraback@aol.com

Valerie said...

What a cute block with those sweet little birds.

Gma 3 said...

Love the block. the birds are adorable

suz said...

this block is absolutely adorable! love it and congratulations for being part of this issue.

Becky said...

Congratulations on reaching one of your goals!! Thank you for sharing an awesome block with us! Love the little quilt in the center.

Lou said...

What a darling block!!!!!!
Can't wait to get the magazine so I can sew one up!!!

Patty said...

Love your cute block! Congratulations on being chosen for this issue of "100 Blocks".

Marcia said...

The little birds are adorable holding the quilt. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Your block is adorable. I love your little quilt in the centre block.
wlinda_ca@yahoo.com

Frog Quilter said...

Pick me. I love that magazine.

ANGIE TERRY said...

Congrats on being featured in the magazine. Your little birds are darling!

Aurea said...

Your block reminds me of spring, very refreshing. Thanks for sharing.
aurea.gillis@gmail.com

tubakk said...

I love blocks with birds, and yours is so fantastic. I'll try it some day, just have to find the magazine here in Norway. Thanks for the giveaway. tubakk@online.no

quiltschon@att.net said...

I have a friend that is "bird" crazy --- and this will be just the block to gift to her --- not too difficult and too cute! Thanks for the chance to win "something".
quiltschon@att.net

Barbara said...

What a unique block...I love your cute little birds! Congrats on having your block published!

samtaylorcjsmimi said...

Your block / blocks are great! I love all the little birds. Thanks for sharing& congratulations on being in the 100 Block book!

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