May 6th, 2013
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Vol. 7 Blog Tour! The response was overwhelming!
Winners of prizes from my blog have been emailed – be sure to get back to me right away with your mailing address.
Drawing # 1 ~ Blog Comment Winners:
Drawing #2 ~ Newsletter Winners
May 2nd, 2013
It’s been a busy week with the Blog Tour and all of the new patterns coming out for Spring Market.
I have one more to share with you… I hope you like it! I just love the secondary design that appears.
~ Sonoma ~
Instructions include Topper, Throw and Queen Sizes.
This pattern also uses the Fast Flying Geese technique where you make four identical flying Geese units with no waste.
Our Corner Cutter Tool is an optional notion.
I will be drawing names for the 100 Blocks Vol. 7 Blog Tour winners from
comments made by Midnight on Friday night.
Stay tuned for the announcement!
May 1st, 2013
Thanks to all of you who stopped by yesterday! Wow! And so many different ideas for making those quilts special. I’m still reading through all of the wonderful comments.
I ran across a blog post by Patti Carey from Northcott fabrics – Patti’s Patchwork. I think you’ll enjoy it. Here’s my block in some really different fabrics….you should see the quilts she’s created too.
It isn’t too late to be included in my giveaway drawing – there will be two of them. One from the comments this week and one from Newsletter subscribers. Be sure to sign up!
Stop by the Quilty Pleasures Blog to see who’s featured today.
April 30th, 2013
Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to read to the bottom of the post so you know how to qualify for the giveaway.
This is my block – Apron Strings!
I like to make quick projects for gifts or just to have around my house.
The topper below has one block and three borders added to it.
- Border #1
Cut (4) 2″ x 12.5″ yellow strips and (4) 2″ blue squares.
- Border #2
Cut (2) 2″ x 15.5″ red strips for the sides and (2) 2″ x 18.5″ red strips for the top & bottom.
- Border #3
Cut (2) 4″ x 18.5 blue strips for the sides and (2) 4″ x 25.5″ blue strips for the top & bottom.
Cut (3) 2.5″ strips from a contrasting fabric.
- Sew the cornerstones to the ends of two of the yellow strips. Press toward the strips.
- Add the side borders first, then the top and bottom. Press toward the border addition. Do this with the red and blue borders.Layer, and quilt.
- If you wish to add some interest, cut the corners off at a 45° angle. Bind with a contrasting fabric. I think the red makes this pop!
- The topper finishes about 25″ x 25″
Now for the fun! Quiltmaker magazine is giving away an issue of Volume 7, I have an extra that I’d like to pass on to someone as well. Plus there might be a few patterns thrown in too!
Leave a comment about your favorite way to personalize your projects. Doesn’t have to be anything big or fancy. And if you sign up for the newsletter, I’m doing an extra drawing for subscribers. If you are already subscribed, mention that in your comment so you can be included too!
I will draw names from comments and subscribers after midnight on Friday May 3.
I’ll announce the winners on Monday May 6th.
Thanks for all of the support, I appreciate it a lot!
April 29th, 2013
Today is Day #1 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol.7 Blog Tour – stop by their website to see who is featured.
Be sure to come back tomorrow – it’s my day and there will be a giveaway or three!
As long as I have you here, I should show you the next new pattern for spring …..
Three sizes are included. See the Topper and Queen layouts below.
April 23rd, 2013
It’s that time of year again and I’m checking off all of my TO – DO’s. This is the really fun part. There are a few new patterns ready to go for Spring Market…. Garden Party is a great little topper in the “Just for Fun!” group. It finishes 30″ x 30″ and uses the Fast Flying Geese technique. Using the Corner Cutter Tool makes quick work of them, but is an optional notion.
This is one of the patterns in the giveaway that will happen at the end of
Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour next week!
Be sure to stop by on my day – Tuesday April 30, and see how you can enter the drawing to win one of the Volume 7 100 Blocks magazines and other great prizes.
Get the details at quiltmaker.com/quiltypleasures
Hope to see you here next week!
April 17th, 2013
April is flying by and before you know it, the 100 Blocks Blog Tour will be upon us! I am happy to be included in this issue with an original block. Be sure to stop back the week of April 29th for all of the fun. This issue goes on sale May 7th.
My day is Tuesday April 30th.
There will be a prize drawing for an issue or two of the magazine as well as new patterns from Perkins Dry Goods!
January 8th, 2013
I’m getting a late start this morning, how are you all doing?
I’ve got great news for you today….the first issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks magazine is being reprinted! It seems like just yesterday that we got started with this 100 Blocks fun. I have a block in that issue. It’s called Four Corners. Click here to see the original post I wrote during the blog hop that featured Vol. 1.
Quiltmaker is having a Vol. 1 Mug give-away today too…so hop on over to the Quilty Pleasures blog and see what’s up!
November 10th, 2012
Since there were so many comments, I am adding a few prizes to the drawing!
There will be two magazines plus one of each of the 5 new patterns I just released at market in Houston.
The winners are listed below! Be sure to email me back with you snail mail address!
(Each of you should have received an email from me.)
Thank you to everyone who participated and for all of the lovely comments!
November 9th, 2012
….. is the name of my block. It seems fitting since it’s made up in the the fabric by Fig Tree from Moda is called California Girl.
It’s block # 593 and you can find it on page 64 in the 100 Blocks Volume 6 magazine.
Here is a simple idea for a topper that would finish about 37″ x 37″.
- Make four 12″ California Dreaming blocks.
- Accent border; cut (4) 2″ strips
- Outer Border; cut (4) 4-1/2″ strips
- Binding; cut (4) 2-1/2″ strips
- Backing 1-1/8 yard
For a chance to win a Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Volume 6 magazine,
be sure to leave a comment!