Magazine Winners

8 05 2017

Last week Quiltmaker magazine hosted a virtual road rally to celebrate the release of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks from Today’s Top Designers, vol. 15. If you weren’t able to participate, the links are still active on the Quilty Pleasures blog.

Over 250 quilters visited my blog to view my “Cameo Appearance” block, and 113 wrote comments for a chance to win a magazine. My question for comment was “What is the ugliest fabric in your stash?” The answers were hilarious; I laughed aloud on more than one occasion! We all have “what-was-I-thinking?” fabric, don’t we?

The three winners of the drawing are Debbie D, Loriann Fish, and Dana Gaffney. I had so much fun reading all the comments, I’ve decided to give a magazine to Beth T who in my opinion wrote the most humorous description of her ugly fabric. She wrote, “I just sent mine packing! Today, I took to Goodwill some pink and purple hearts with metallic highlights. I have vague memories of thinking I would make Valentine’s Day scarves for our dogs, but then deciding the fabric was too tacky. Need I say more? Too tacky for our dogs to wear.” (I will email these ladies asking for their USPS addresses.)

If you didn’t win a magazine this time, and you can’t find one on a newsstand, visit the Quilt and Sew Shop to order a copy. The price is right! You will be inspired by 100 brand new 12″ quilt block designs.


Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 15 – Blog Tour

2 05 2017

Welcome to Day 2 of the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks from Today’s Top Designers, Vol. 15 blog tour! It’s a Road Rally of a tour, so after you read my blog, link to Quilty Pleasures, the Quiltmaker blog, for depictions of more blocks and links to other designers on today’s tour. Also read the details of the blog tour scavenger hunt and play along by collecting “souvenirs.”

“Cameo Appearance” is on page 39 of this volume, published bi-annually. When I make traditional quilts, I’m always on the lookout for a large scale, multi-colored print. I like to use the print within the patchwork blocks and also as an outer border. The “American Beauty” line of fabric designed by Gerri Robinson for Red Rooster is perfect for my traditional block and quilt idea.

I fussy cut the center square from the large scale print to show a stylized flower to full advantage. This is my “cameo” for the block. I hope you’ll try making this fast and fun block with similarly beautiful fabrics.

Here’s an Electric Quilt drawing of a quilt layout. Notice that the blue triangles in the corners of each block form a secondary “Shoofly” design with the red cornerstones.

For the Road Rally scavenger hunt, Quiltmaker editors asked me to describe the ugliest fabric in my stash. It is a brown calico I bought at least ten years ago for $1 a yard. Such a deal! More a fan of blue rather than brown, I have not thought of a project in which to use the fabric. I have a theory that the ugliest fabric in your stash is the one you can’t quite envision using. Am I right?

The magazine is on sale in newsstands. But if you would you like to win a free copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 15, leave a comment below. To be eligible in the drawing, you must tell me what your ugliest fabric is. I will draw the winners on May 8.

Click here to link to the Quilty Pleasures blog. Be sure to comment there, too, for a chance to win prizes.

I invite you to “follow” my blog. I’ve issued a pre-cut challenge this year with quarterly goals. Scroll through the archives to see quilts made with Fat Quarters and Quilter’s Candy in January-March. Using Jelly Rolls is the second quarter challenge. Please join the fun!