Monday, November 12, 2012

Quiltmaker's 110 Blocks Vol. 6 Giveaway Winner

Thank you all for your really nice comments about my block for Vol.6 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks. I appreciate every one of them!

I used to select the winner.

Thank you all again!!!

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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