If you're new here, you're in great company! This is my first time having a block in a 100 Blocks issue. (Okay, let's be honest. It's my first print magazine appearance ever - so I'm
My block and name are not technically on the cover, but I am included in an elite group of designers knows as the "And More!" club!
My block is on page 58. It is named "Homecoming" and is #1393. The look is achieved with strip piecing and partial seams. (I heard that! You just groaned! Partial seams are not terrible! You can do it! Promise!)
I love red, white, and blue quilts! I made a Quilt of Valor earlier this year (read about it here).
I also have some red and blue bandanas waiting to be turned into a summer picnic quilt. (It doesn't count as a UFO if I haven't started it yet, right?)
And thanks to Quiltmaker, I'm now dreaming and scheming about starting a new red, white, and blue quilt!
I love the miracle of technology and how quickly you can see different colors and layouts for a quilt pattern! (I use EQ7.) Here are just a few of the red, white, and blue quilts I came up with using my block.
|Traditional setting with three borders|
|Traditional setting, but half of the blocks sewn so they are "flipped." Two borders.|
|Blocks are set on point with half of the blocks sewn so they are "flipped." Two borders.|
It never ceases to amaze me how different a quilt can look in different fabrics. So I recolored the block to see what would happen.
|Changing the red to turquoise changes the look entirely!|
|Christmas! Wouldn't this look great with fussy cut centers?! Blocks are set on point and half of the blocks sewn so they are "flipped."|
|Same layout as above, just different colors!|
Head over to Quiltmaker's QuiltyPleasures Blog to see all the designers that are participating in the blog hop! There are giveaways on every stop!
I'll give you fair warning: if you happen to see me in a store that sells the 100 Blocks issues, I will either be screaming and jumping up and down, telling every customer my block is on page 58, leaving notes on my page for whoever buys the issues, or taking a selfie with the magazine. (Follow me on Facebook or Instagram to verify that these shenanigans happen!)
First up, the prizes!
One lucky reader will receive an issue of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 14 straight from Quiltmaker headquarters!
Two additional readers will each receive a copy of the magazine, a tape measure, a pair of tiny scissors, a charm pack of Aspen Frost by Basic Grey for Moda, and a print copy of one of my quilt patterns!
Since I know you're dying to know mine, I absolutely love leftover turkey sandwiches. Regular sandwich bread, Miracle Whip, and turkey is delicious, but hoagie bread, mayo, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and turkey is out of this world!
Giveaway will be open through the end of the blog hop. Giveaway will close at 11:59pm on November 18th.
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