Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 10 Blog Tour, Day 5

Day 5–the final day of the blog tour for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 10. Your last chance to register for prizes on Quilty Pleasures, Quiltmaker’s blog. Click the icon below to link with the blog and access the list of designers on today’s portion of the blog tour.

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I’d like to show you block #980, “Cottage Blooms,” designed by Susan Knapp.

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Susan’s innovative method of construction greatly simplified the piecing of this block. Begin by making the block shown below according to the directions.

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Then add the green triangles in the corners.

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The photo above shows a green square placed right sides together and sewn on the diagonal.

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Flip the resulting triangle toward the corner and press. Flip the triangle back and trim away the excess seam allowance.

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Awesome idea! Check out The Quilt Branch’s web page, quiltbranch.com, to see more quilts and rulers designed by Susan Knapp and Mary Jane Mattingly.

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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 10 Blog Tour, Day 4

Are you getting excited about owning a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 10 and trying the new designs?

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The block I’m featuring today is my rendition of #999, “Diamonds Are Forever.” It was designed by Sharon Work who collaborates with Evonne Cook on Clothesline quilts (clotheslinequilts.com).

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I love the diamond motif in this block which shows up nicely even though I used a medium value paisley print. If I made a quilt with 9 or 12 or 20 “Diamonds Are Forever” blocks, a great secondary design (like Shoo Fly) could be formed by the corner half square triangles and sashing with cornerstones.

Click the icon below to visit the Quiltmaker blog, Quilty Pleasures. Be sure to register for prizes and to find links to the designers on today’s portion of the blog tour.

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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 10 Blog Tour, Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of the blog tour for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 10. My “Intersections” block is #969 on page 53.

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The published block is made with Civil War reproduction fabrics, but the design looks equally intriguing when colorful, modern scraps are used.

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Scrappy “Intersections”

My lap quilt, made of 8 “Intersections” blocks and a framed center panel, is pictured in the Designer’s Gallery in the front of the magazine.

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I feel so blessed to have my block included in the magazine! To celebrate, I have several copies to give away to followers of my blog. (If you aren’t currently a follower, enter your email address in the “Follow this blog” box on the right, and then leave a comment.)

To enter the drawing for a free magazine, leave a comment saying what style or color fabrics you would use to make an “Intersections” quilt. The drawing will be on 24 November.

Click the icon below to link with the Quiltmaker blog, Quilty Pleasures. There you will find the other block designers on today’s portion of the week long blog tour. Register for prizes!

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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 10 Blog Tour, Day 2

Today I’ll show you “Churned Star,” designed by Nancy Allen. It’s block #955 in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks from Today’s Top Designers, Vol. 10.

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What a neat design technique – superimposing a “Saw Tooth Star” over a “Churn Dash!” This block will look great in the Christmas sampler I’m making for my son and daughter-in-law. All the greens, reds, tans, and off-whites of my blocks will show to great advantage on their red sofa.

Be sure to click the icon below and link with Quilty Pleasures, Quiltmaker’s blog. Register for the drawing, and visit blogs of today’s featured designers on the Blog Tour.

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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 10 Blog Tour, Day 1

What an exciting week for you, my blog readers! You can participate in the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 10 Blog Tour and register for drawings for magazines and prizes. Click the icon below to link to Quiltmaker’s blog, Quilty Pleasures. Be sure to visit the blog each day; links will be listed for the designers featured. Different designers each day!

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 Since receiving my advance copy of Volume 10, I have made some blocks to include in a Christmas sampler quilt. I’ll show you a different block each day this week, enticing you to purchase the magazine and try some of the blocks for yourself.

For today, I’ll show you “Palazzo,” block #985, designed by Scott Murkin. His web address is patchworkpossibilities.com.

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Palazzo # 985

This pieced block was not difficult to make, BUT I had to un-sew several seams. If you look at the block closely, you will see that I used two light background fabrics. The fabric with Christmas/holiday words, a gift from my German quilting friend Julia, is directional. I wanted all the words to read right side up . . . but I inadvertantly turned some of the rectangles and squares during the sewing process. Thank goodness for seam rippers!

I can just imagine an entire quilt made with this block; an interesting secondary pattern would emerge!

Don’t forget to link to Quilty Pleasures, register for the drawing, and check out the featured designers on Day 1 of the Blog Tour.

 

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Blog Tour Sneak Peak

Are you ready? Have you marked your calendar? Quiltmaker is sponsoring a Blog Tour to advertise their latest publication, Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks from Today’s Top Designers, Vol. 10.

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My day on the Blog Tour is Wednesday, but I will show blocks from the magazine each day this coming week.

Here’s a sneak peak!

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See you tomorrow!

Oh, and if you would like to watch a promotional You Tube video for Volume 10, click here. Some of the excited block designers are featured in the video.