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A Few Loose Threads

Welcome to the Blog Tour!

The newest issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks hits the newsstands this week.


You’ll find my block on page 71 – it’s called Orion.


I love the three dimensional effect created by the black with the red.


Here are a couple of project ideas:

Make three blocks and sew together with 1-1/4″ sashing using the background fabric and bind with a contrasting print.

Orion Runner

Or make a bunch of blocks, sew together with sashing and cornerstones for a quick lap quilt.

Orion Quilt

  Follow the 100 Blocks Blog Tour each day this week,  November 11 – 15 at the Quilty Pleasures Blog.

Leave a comment on this post to be included in the drawing for a copy of the magazine or one of my newest patterns.

I would love to hear what your ideas are for using this block!

Winners will be posted here on Saturday!

Happy Quilting

282 Responses to “Welcome to the Blog Tour!”

  1. Carla G says:

    Awesome block!! And I love your color combo! :)

  2. Cathryn says:

    Neat color combination!

  3. Pamela Reim says:

    Great graphic block. thks

  4. Sallee says:

    Love your block! Congrats on it being chosen for the magazine. Thanks for this opportunity to win.

  5. Carol says:

    I really like that block. You make it look so easy ! :)

  6. Andee Neff says:

    Thanks for the chance. Very nice block.

  7. Laura says:

    Wow! Your fabric choices really make your block POP! It’s good to see how the use of color can influence a block.

  8. Elaine M says:

    I love the 3D effect of your Orion block. It would make an interesting corner block in a border.

  9. Lisa McGriff says:

    This is a great block and would a good one to do for our do.Good Stitches group.

  10. Julie T says:

    Love your block. Did you see what Northcott did with it? Looks great!

  11. Kathy says:

    Love your block! And black/white/red is a great combination for this pattern. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

  12. Linda Christianson says:

    I have made a block like this in red, white and blue.

  13. Connie Wood says:

    Love red and black quilts! excited to win a book or one of your patterns

  14. Darlene says:

    I love your block! I’m preparing to make a black, white and red quilt. Your block is so bold!!!

  15. Audrey says:

    Great block. I like the look when the block is repeated in the table runner and quilt. Without sashing there is lots of negative space for quilting. Thanks for offering a giveaway.

  16. What a great block! Love it in the strong colors. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of 100 Blocks.

  17. Jenelle Boxberger says:

    love the block and your choice of colors. I like to make table toppers so thanks for showing it that way.

  18. Deb W says:

    I can see this with a black background with bright colors – perfect for a child (or someone that’s a child at heart)

  19. Connie Hendryx says:

    Great site! Love the strong graphic presence of your block!

  20. Bonnie Pfrimmer says:

    I love the red and black in the table runner. I am always looking for patterns for table runners. Thank you for sharing.

  21. Marilyn Tucker says:

    Wow! I love the red and black! Gorgeous!

  22. Helen says:

    This block truly pops right off the surface. Love the color combo.

  23. I am totally intrigued about how to construct this block! Can’t wait to read all about it!

  24. Ellen says:

    Love this block. My daughter is getting married and June and already decorating her unknown new house, so this block will make a great pillow she can use where ever in her unknown future house.

  25. KT says:

    Love this block. I think a whole quilt would look very cute

  26. March Ann says:

    Love the block and the colors that you used. As a new quilter I am loving this quilt blog hop and meeting all the Great Quilters out here on the net.

  27. I would like to see it in batiks with a limited color palette. Maybe a dark and medium of the same color with the light of that color as the background. Or the dark as the background and the medium and light as the stars–like the night sky.

  28. Judy Forkner says:

    Love the dimensional quality of this block!

  29. Kaci Longoria says:

    Maybe with some circles…moon and stars?
    In blues and silver…hmmmm…

  30. Barbara Young says:

    I really like this block. I think that I would have to try it in the colors of blue and yellow. Love the name, Orion is one of my most favorite constellations.

November 29, 2015
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