Thursday, November 14, 2013

"And More!" - Quiltmaker 100 Blogs blog tour


 
Volume #8 of QM's 100 Blocks hits the stands next week, and we're celebrating with a blog tour! If you haven't been touring around cyberspace yet for a preview of many of the blocks, head on over to Quiltmaker's blog for all the details - and prizes. As if a visit here to Quilting Hottie Haven weren't prize enough.
While this volume does indeed feature lots of blocks "from today's top designers" as promised on the cover, I am very much aware that I personally am firmly in the "And More!" crowd. It's really terribly exciting to be hanging with the cool kids, though! Fingers crossed they invite me to sit at their lunch table.

One of my very favorite moments at Spring Market was when Carolyn Beam, QM Editor, wandered  into my booth and handed me the 100 Blocks entry form. I'd considered entering in the past but in all honesty had been too distracted (read: kinda too lazy) to locate the form. Now that it had been handed to me by the big guns I had no excuse.

Fabrics look familiar?
By some miracle, I didn't lose the form between Portland and home, and submitted "Hidden Garden," so named because I had just read "The Forgotten Garden" and the design certainly looks like my mind was still in a walled English garden. Lo and behold it became block #781.

I am absolutely amazed by the quality of the photo they took of my block. Clearly they have a fancier camera over there at  Quiltmaker than the one in my iphone. To see my block in shiny glossy splendor sandwiched between offerings from The Quilt Company and Jaybird Quilts (so very much NOT "and mores") is a little thrill every time I turn to page 65.

Those who know my "fun over fuss" style of design might be surprised to see so many points to match. Eh. There aren't as many as you think. Or maybe there are and you'll just have to give it a try and find out if I am turning over a new leaf or if maybe I just got distracted by the pretty fabrics. (Hint: It's the latter.) Loved these fabrics and they screamed "Garden!" to me. I told them to use an inside voice and we got creative together.

I played around with the block a lot this summer, and as I am wont to do, changed it up a little here and there to show what you can do with both the actual block as seen in 100 Blocks and with a few minor changes.

Set it with sashing in two solids from your color palette:
You might want to fill in that one sashing square I left blank. Just saying.
Try two different solids with the same prints:

Make nine of these blocks and you'd have a sweet little baby quilt. For a girl. I've heard boy babies don't love florals and hot pinks.

Change up the outer solid border to a scrappy one in prints rather than a solid for a truly scrappy runner:

Well, it will be a runner when it is bordered, quilted, and bound, but you get the idea.


Leave off the outer solid entirely and you get a cool new secondary design, as in this quilt I sewed my face off on all Labor Day weekend to get it submitted by the deadline, and woo hoo! it made it into the Designer's Gallery! Thank God, and thank Carolyn for putting it in, as I used it as an excuse to get out of all childcare responsibilities over the long weekend, and if it hadn't been included I couldn't have pulled that excuse in the future.

Those familiar with my style recognize this quilt as more my thing. Even one of my 10 year olds saw this and said "Uh, Mom? That's just Kickin' Stash." Well, no. It isn't, actually, although it is unwittingly similar and apparently I have a type in quilt block love as well as in men. Circular-ish scrappy in blocks, left-handed and studly in men, for those keeping track of such things.
 
My favorite part of this design send-up is the four patch cornerstones in the border. Simple but fitting. Isn't it delightful when we amaze ourselves with our design choices?


And how fun to find my block among those used in the Block Tester's Gallery of Volume 8 as well, this time with a totally different coloration and set on point in the borders of a quilt by Shannon Ownby. If there is anything I shake my head at in quilting, it is the thought that a block can only be made in the colors and/or fabrics shown in the photo, and I absolutely love that a tester saw my block in a completely different way than I did and made it work in her design. Thanks to my friend and fellow contributor Anne Weins, who pointed this extra block sighting in Volume 8 out to me. Bonus excitement!

I hope you enjoy all of the blocks and blogs on this tour. Quiltmaker is graciously giving away a copy of the magazine to a winner from each participating blog, and I invite you to enter while you are here. Just leave me a comment telling me what your current quilt project is - I know, I know, you have 47 projects going on now, just pick your favorite - and you are entered to win. I'd love if you considered following me here at QHH for fun and quilty snarkiness on a semi-regular basis, but that is not required for entry.

AND

For a second entry, head on over to my EPQD facebook page and leave a comment on the post that links to this blog post. I'll send one winner a signed copy of 100 Blocks. Because my "and more" signature will surely up the value on Ebay, right?

Both entries will be drawn at 10:30pm EST (or is it EDT? I never know what we are in at whatever time of year, but Eastern Time) Sunday November 17. Be sure you leave me a way to find you, like an email. I've had no luck with smoke signals in the past.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you back soon!

 




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Michelle Banton said...

I was still awake and got to read this list after midnight. Way cool to have your block included. Even if I don't ruin the copy, I will definitely go buy one.... if you'll autograph it. current project? finishing up ufo #5 fir one of my guilds.

Michelle Banton said...

stupid autocorrect and late-night... Even if I don't WIN a copy, I will buy one. For heavens sake, I would never ruin one.

Emma's Daughter said...

Congratulations on your published block! I'd love a chance to win and see it in person. Rcoyle at olemiss dot edu

audrey said...

Congrats on your published block! Very exciting.:) I'm a follower and I'd LOVE to win this magazine!

audrey said...

Oh, and my current 'fave' quilt project is a St. Paul block project in blues and oranges

Nita said...

Currently hand stitching the binding on a quilt that will be a gift for my sister :)

Hanke said...

I am working with hexagons, The Farmers Wife, a BOM from Amy Gibson and the Quiltmania BOM. So I run out of time ;-) Thanks for the chance.

Stephanie @ Quarter Incher said...

I have a few bee blocks that I'm working on but that's all at the moment! Great scrappy block!

Beth said...

I am working on a quilt for my niece's darling little kindergartener. This should have been her baby quilt. Sigh.

Jeanne said...

My current project is a quilt along with charm squares. Love your block.

Rosa said...

Congratulations on being published.Fabulous block and setting!!
I have several projects but my goal this year is make many Dear Jane blocks and this week I began with christmas projects.

Anita said...

A good looking block!
My favorite WIP right now is a wallhanging with two tractors. It will fit perfectly together with the barns from the same designer.

Anonymous said...

I have 5 quilts in motion...all Christmas gifts! Two twin and 3 queen. Now I have three done and two in progress. None is rolling stone block in earthy batiks (gorgous)and the other is in red, black, white and grey prints (many fat quarters!) in a modern block pattern. Each is so different and my husbands new favorite when done. But he is my biggest quilting fan.

Donna Coffey said...

Love your block, CGTS on making it in the magazine! Thanks for the chance town in the giveaway

Margaret Finnimore said...

I Love it and it is always exciting to see the same block in different colourways - awesome and well done. My current project is making christmas bunting by the yard and yard and yard ... Nearly done! Congratulations again and thank you for the opportunity to enter the giveaway

Michele said...

love your block== and no, it doesn't look like Kickin Stash (also lovely)

Narelle said...

I love to watch how a block changes with different fabrics.
My current project is/are some handmade Christmas gifts including embroidery.

Fiesta said...

Your block is wonderful and very versatile. I am working on a quilt called midnight at the oasis.

delaineelliott said...

I am currently making quilted bowls for Christmas gifts.

Gill said...

My favourite block so far!!
I'm making table runners at the moment!

Jeneta said...

My current project? Getting the lap quilts finished that I thought would be a good idea for teacher gifts. Congrats on the published block - very exciting!!

Dawn said...

My project right now is to get my sewing room organized so I can actually sew!

Sue McPeak said...

Congrats on your block being included in QM's Vol. 8. Thanks for the chance to win a copy...I look forward to making your block.
Sue CollectInTexas Gal collectintexas@gmail.com

Rodeo Rose said...

Congrats! Love the block, lots of creative options! My current project is Bonnie Hunter's Hawks Nest which may be the project that sends me round the bend! Email : susanlburns23@gmail.com

LizD4400 said...

You are so fun to read! I've read several blogs this morning and yours brought the first laugh of the day to me. Thanks for that on this chilly morning! I'm working on a quilt I'm designing for a contest a friend made me join. I have to do it now that I spent so much on fabrics for it, but time is running out.

BCT said...

I am currently quilting two wallhangings I got at NHQE final sale that were class samples; one involves a Japanese panel, and the other is a fractured machine applique (right up your alley, Beth). And then there are the two quilts Melissa did for me that I am turning over the binding. And two knitting projects I am trying to finish. And, ....

Purl Buttons said...

My current project is doing something about the unfinished blocks my mother gave me. The Sashiko blocks I will make into zippered totes for my sisters-in-law, the 6 Bear Paw blocks will marinate while I look for secondary blocks to make a lap sized quilt to give back to her, and the hand-woven fabric will make little Christmas tree ornaments so the grand children will have some of Grammie's hand weaving.

Ginny Lo said...

This is so cool for you. I love your blog, too. I am currently working on a Thanksgiving mini wall hanging. Maybe I will get to hang it this year..g

bluenines said...

Congratulations on getting in the 100 blocks, I am working on a Christmas gift , a quilt for my mom, happy sewing to all

Along the Perkiomen said...

I am currently working on about 6 projects, all Christmas gifts, 2 wall hangings, a quilt, 2 aprons and a bunch of potholders from scraps!

Lois said...

I am working on a quilt that I started at least 2 years ago for my husband. Things weren't working out with it and I had put it away forever. Now I am working through it, changing it up, so I can get that puppy DONE. Thanks for the opportunity and Congratulations

MissM said...

Well I don't have 47 UFO's but close. Right now I am working on Christmas projects of course. Making a tree skirt.

Renae said...

Wow!! Congratulations! I'm curious why is it called 100 Blocks but you are #781? Either way, I need to get my hands on a copy! Currently working on wallhangings for Christmas gifts, but there is little hope I can get them all done so I need to decide who gets store bought (gasp!) gifts instead.

Barbara@barbarasbeautifulquilts.Hartnagel.US said...

Looks like a lot of fun in that book....isn't that what quilting is suppose to be all about? Was so glad when you came to our guild and wowed the quilt police with your quilts....they were so overwhelmed with design they forgot to look close! That is a good thing.

Elaine Howard said...

Congratulations on being chosen to have your block included and then some.

It looks great.

Pat said...

Love your block. I have two quilts in the works-a hockey quilt for a great grandson and a music themed quilt for an adult grandson. Both are Christmas gifts.

kt said...

Cool block! Love the quilt you made with it! Right now I'm working on Bonnie Hunter's last mystery (Easy Street), getting ready for her new mystery. Thanks for the chance to win!

Nanbon44 said...

my current fave is a ballerina quilt, the ladies in my cross stitch group stitched cute ballerinas and I just finished the quilting last night and it will be going to a very ill child.. one of our members had requested this quilt

Lee said...

Congrats! Great block! I am working on a kitty quilt for my niece for her birthday, or Christmas if its not quite done! Its good to have a backup plan! thanks!

Vivian said...

I love the quilt without the borders, very modern. My current favorite project is a horse wall hanging.

Sherry Von Fumetti said...

I'm quilting an African inspired quilt. I chose to use enlarged African symbos and will tightly fill in around them. svonfumetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

Nancy said...

I don't have a project just yet; I just finished a baby quilt. I'm getting ready to start a quilt for my grown daughter. She loves Cuddle! LOL!

Dee said...

I seem to always have 2- 3 projects going - hand and machine - love your block.

Dana Gaffney said...

I'm making two custom quilts for the holidays and mass producing HST's.

Bernie said...

Working on several at the moment even though I swore I'd never start another until I finished the one I'm working on, BOM excluded. Must quilt the two tops for my "four and a HALF, Grammy" grandchildren before Christmas.

sandi said...

Nice block! I am currently working on a last year mystery quilt and am hiding threads and tacking the binding down. Thanks for a chance to win.

Debbie Rhodes said...

I am making a replacement lap quilt for my hubby he has worn the first one out.. along with a lap quilt for all my grands 3 and 2 daughters and 1 son in law!! almost done

Nupur said...

Lovely block! I am currently making scrappy mug rugs for holiday gifts.

vwlady said...

Lots of options with your block! I currently am working on a new Christmas table topper, a Rose of Sharon applique bed quilt & a winter wall hanging. I need 48 hour days and about an 8 day week to finish these. And I know I'll need to live to be 300 yrs old to do all the projects I want to!

Carrie @Gotcha Covered Quilting said...

I am honored to know "And more" and it's an exciting title to have. Congratulations!! I am currently working on a commission quilt that I'm hoping to have done by tomorrow (the top anyway). Of course, I have a half-made backpack strewn about and half of my first Dear Jane block neatly placed aside. There are others, of course, but I'll leave them off for now.

judabelle said...

I'll be hitting the newsstand to get a copy right away! Love the block, love.you! Current project? Hand-pieced Lucy Boston blocks.

29820a10-3a35-11e2-8d1d-000bcdcb471e said...

Working on Snowmen wall hanging - binding to do and a bit of embroidery - it is looking too cute..
Thanks for the chance.
MaryLou
Fun4Me1249@aol.com

29820a10-3a35-11e2-8d1d-000bcdcb471e said...

Working on Snowmen wall hanging - binding to do and a bit of embroidery - it is looking too cute..
Thanks for the chance.
MaryLou
Fun4Me1249@aol.com

Miz Karen said...

Just finished 2 Jelly Roll Jump baby quilts and getting ready to make a quilt for a granddaughter graduating in May. That one is still in the "thinking" process.

Sylvie said...

I am currently working on a Hunter's Star for my niece for Christmas. I love your block. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer said...

You're right - there are about 47 projects in the works. But right now I'm concentrating on putting blocks together that I made from a civil war repro fabric swap. Can't wait to see the finished top!

claire said...

You have a great blog to follow and congrats on being published.

bertiequilts said...

my current project is hemming the binding on a quilt for my son for Christmas... It is called Tokyo Underground and has over 1600 2-inch squares... very happy with it... thanks for the giveaway.

Cathy B said...

Great block, congratulations on having it in the magazine!thanks for the giveaway chance! blaukat@hickorytech.net

Dorothy G said...

Congratulations on having your block published. Such a pretty block. Paper piecing is my favorite project that I'm' working on right now. Thank you for a chance to win a copy of the magazine.

MarchAnn said...

I am a new quitler but I am working on a One Block Wonder and waiting to finish up my first sampler block quilt from my quilt class. I love how this block looks and the many ways it can be finished.

Martina said...

Beautiful block!I am hanquilting my winter wonderland quilt at the moment.

Rachel said...

Working on a Bragello mix

Karen Pryce said...

I like the blue setting with the corner stones. Current projects - poinsetta wallhanging, bag, and a bed quilt.

quilter said...

Working on a BOM from local quiltstore

Unknown said...

Congrats on making it in the magazine. Right now I'm wiring on star theme projects for our quilt group show in May 2014.

janae king...sewing patterns said...

Beth, Congratulations to you. Sew fun!!! I especially love the quilt with 'no borders', makes the center look like it's floating. Right now I'm working on a new bag pattern.

Lynn Markley said...

Congrats on your block. I am currently working on a Tablerunner of 5 snowmen done in blue work done in blue work.

TC in Idaho said...

Love your block, and am so happy that Quiltmaker is having this contest. I am finding so many new blogs and things to try. At this point I am trying to get binding on a lap quilt for my sister. (I'm a newbie) Thanks again for the giveaway. mtish44@yahoo.com
Thanks again Tish

Angie said...

I love that your kids pay more than passing attention to your quilts- at best I'd get "Cool" when showing anything- even one of your designs. Sigh. (Just you wait)Anyway, I'm working on a hellatious mountain project now. Not to be finished anytime soon, I'm afraid...

Angie

MadHatter said...

Love your Hidden Garden block ! Congrats on having your block included. Thanks for chance to win copy of Quiltmaker 100 Issue #8.
4250willow@bellsouth.net

MadHatter said...

Oooops, sorry I didn't include my current project to my comment. I am working on a Halloween quilt. Didn't finish for this year but will have for next Halloween for sure. Thanks for chance to win !

Paula Dalby said...

OMG! I love your blog, not to mention your designing and quilt making skills. I was laughing through the whole blog and felt like I was visiting with an old friend. Congrats on making it home with the form (first of all) and making it into the book. You are obviously a very (funny and) talented person. I'd love to be your next door neighbor! Thank you so much for hosting the giveaway.
utahoosier at yahoo dot com

lotsofteapots said...

one of my current projects is to finish quilting and binding a bunch of test quilt blocks which I will use for table toppers, gifts, etc.

TheStylishHome said...
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TheStylishHome said...



Love your block....and love your humor even more! I'm a happy follower and look forward to each post!

That was my original post... forgot to mention I am working on a red & white block swap & a Penny Patch sew along

Ruth Wohlgemuth said...

block was interesting, but put together in that quilt with the white border - amazing transformation

Diane said...

Very nice block.
Right now I'm binding some snowmen mug rugs to give as Christmas gifts. Good project while watching T.V.

Jacklynn said...

I am currently working my butt off to finish a football quilt for my husband that I promised him last Christmas would be done by the start of football season (missed that by a mile). The NY Giants season might have been better if it had been done, so I got to finish it so they win a few more games! Thanks for the give away - like you on Facebook.

Lee Ann L. said...

I am actually on hold with quilting projects as we are in the process of converting the attached garage into my own room (studio). I do have several quilts that need to be quilted; but, am stuck with that because the machines are buried in a small guest room at the moment. I am slowing unpacking and preparing for the move once the studio is completed! Chomping at the bit to get creative once again.

Carla said...

Lovely block!!!

I have a workshop next week whit paper piecing!

Greetings,

Carla

Anonymous said...

Finishing a Frog Witch skinnie. Yes, I missed Halloween but I'm ready for next year!

schroeppelr at yahoo dot com

Linda said...

I am trying to use up my bin of 1-1/2" squares and strips, so my current project is a postage stamp quilt.

Jitka said...

I´m trying to finish all my UFO´s. One large quilt, one table runner, and some pillows.

Kathy L said...

Working on Christmas gifts for friends, hot pads.

tdimi77 said...

Thank you for doing this giveaway! I am currently working on a quilt for my SIL tyned@hotmail.com

Margo Scott said...

I'm fairly new to quilting, but I love the 9 patch with sashing I'm working on in reds and greys. Congrats on your block.

Dorothy H said...

Love this block.. congrats on making the book!

Barbe said...

my "current" project is to finish my UFO's before the end of the year, i like to finish the year with everything caught up, 4 bom plus some tops to border and quilt.

Jeanette Smith said...

Love the Block!! Congrats on getting in the magazine!!!!! I am making my first quilt so I guess that is my favorite project I'm working on. I have made mistakes. I have about 3/4 of it quilted, then I have to trim and bind. It is a king size quilt and I am quilting it on a sewing machine.

Sarah J. said...

Congrats! I'm finishing quilts for my kids, finally. (I'm embarrassed to say how many other quilts I've finished since starting these). They will be Easter, no, birthday, no, Christmas presents!

KT said...

I love the blue color scheme. I am currently working on a robot quilt for my son.

Jackie said...

Great block, I really like it in the quilt for the magazine.
I have several current projects, my fav is the Loyal Union Sampler because I love the fabrics I'm using.

Lisa Marie said...

Oh my goodness, how have I not found your blog before now? Your writing (ranting?)cracks me up! I have been reading old posts and have signed up to follow because I don't want to miss this. Anyway, about your question -- I just finished the quilting on a blue and white quilt that will be a gift for my aunt. She requested the color scheme and I spent a few months (maybe more) trying to decide what to do with it. So now, if I can pull myself away from the computer I have trimming and binding to do. Love your block for the magazine, by the way.

banjo795 said...

Yeah, you're right - I have 47 projects on the go. I have a few that I've grown tired of, but I keep plugging away. I think my favorite is always the new one ;->

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I'm finishing up two quilts that are Christmas gifts. Gotta hurry :-)

Debbie said...

I'm working on a cool quilted tote bag. Thanks

Dawn Frisch said...

I'm finishing up a quilt and I'm in the process of quilting it.
Happy quilting,
Dawn
array-dawn@cox.net

Kathryn Knox said...

Hi! Congratulations! Love your block and the various settings are a sweet added plus. I am folowing you on Bloglovin.

Barbara Mead said...

I love it. What a great design

Linda Sanford said...

Interesting block I am currently working on a Karen K Buckly pattern Ocean Sunrise from her class I took this summer. Lindasquilting@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

My favorite project at the moment is called Dripping Diamonds from the book Fast, Flirty and Fun by Sarah Bisel. I'm really having fun with jelly rolls right now.

SherryB said...

My current project(s) would be quilts made with the bento box pattern in 3 different colorways. Making 3 at once makes it faster to use up my stash and I have the pressing & sewing directions to look at just once for all 3 quilts. Congrats on your block; I find it interesting how slight changes can make a block so different.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Congratulations on being published!

JANET said...

Like your block and especially the quilt without the border.

Kelli said...

Congrats again! You know I heart you. :D After the last two quilts I made hi-jacked most of summer and fall, and the recent sock monkey detour, I really REALLY need to get back to finishing up my nephew's Christmas quilt. Among 457 other projects. ;)

The Village Queen said...

Fun block and very versatile too! Thanks for the chance!

darla dishman said...

Congrats on making QM's 100. Smoke signs are in the air. LOL I'm in the middle of about 6 Christmas throws for the family. Love the many ways your block can be made. That makes it so much more interesting.

samtaylorcjsmimi said...

Congratulations - love your block! & love your blog - so fun - I'm a new fan! Current projects are 2 tumbler flag quilts for my sons and crocheted batman doll for my granddaughter - hopefully all done for Christmas. Thanks so much for the chances to win! ;)

virgdale said...

Nice block and quilt. Nice blog!!

Anonymous said...

I'm working on a scrappy nine-patch right now and having a great time. Congratulations on having your block in the 100 Blocks magazine.
wlinda_ca@yahoo.com

Susan Paxton said...

I love your block...It looks like something I would make. My favorite project right now (after I finish moving) is my Rose Garden Quilt just for me! Congrats on your published block..

Ellen said...

Love you block. My current project is making Christmas wall hanging for my 3 children. But my new machine died and had to go back to the factory, so things are on hold right now.

Anonymous said...

Currently, I am not working on any quilt project as I had foot surgery and can't put any weight on it for two months. However, once I can, I have two kids quilts to finish.

senstrings (at) yahoo (.) com

JanineMarie said...

Fun Block. Congrats! I'm working on a scrappy dolly quilt for my granddaughter to practice FMQ on a treadle (she won't mind the uneven stitches)and I'm also hand quilting a landscape quilt that I made from a photo I took.

Elaine said...

My current project is a Christmas quilt!

Quilting Tangent said...

I like the secondary design your block form in the blue in the magazine. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Nice block, congrats and thanks for the chance to win.
hinders.r@gmail.com

Kathy H said...

Right now I am working on some Christmas table runners.

Regina said...

I am working on a quilt featuring the Millenium Falcon and the Death Star right now... my own design...

Deb said...

Congrats on being in the book! Great! And I'd love to win a copy of it. My current project is our local quilt shop's block of the month.

Texana said...

Right now I am finishing up a Shaun the Sheep quilt for a beautiful little granddaughter. Thanks for a chance to win.

Big Martha said...

Oh this is so pretty and right up my alley! Am currently rearranging my studio. Please send prayers and maybe a tranquilizer for my Hubby!

Mel said...

I wish I only had 47 UFOs. LOL! I am working on a Christmas applique quilt that I started last year. I hope I do get it done as I seem to be bogged down once again.

Joanna said...

I'm quilting the Modern Christmas Tree quilt from Christa Quilts qal. It's a beautiful quilt and I hope I do it justice.

Mary said...

I have all these magazines so I NEED this one to have a complete set. Thanks for the fun Block. As a Former Tester it's fun to see the blocks in all the different colorways. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Kathy Pfaltzgraff said...

Nice graphic block, Beth. Looking forward to the pattern in the magazine. Thanks, Kathy

pbfab said...

I have two different scrap quilts I'm working on.
Getting inspiration from all these wonderful blocks!

Jeanne in Ohio said...

Your block has so many possibilities. Love it! Thanks for the giveaway.

SoccerMom said...

Love the block, and I love using pinks and greens together in my quilts (I usually have a little yellow in there, too). Such a cute block.

Vicki H said...

congrats on your block being published. I am finishing binding on a table runner and next will start some mug rugs.

Louise said...

Congratulations!
I actually am juggling 3 projects now, including the latest Quiltmaker mystery (Bonnie Hunter's). Thanks for the book suggestion..it looks interesting and my library HAS IT!


~Kris~ said...

I am currently working on a hexagon project. Your block is really unique. Looks like a challenging one, too. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Sue said...

What a great pattern. I love each of the very different looks. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

Judy said...

Love your block! Current project a baby quilt in pink using the clover block in More Nickel Quilts by Pat Speth.

ritainalaska said...

i'm finally cutting blocks for pile of fabric's modern block bom. like your block set in the scrappy runner!

roberta mill said...

I am working on 'Kicking stash' and I saw hints of that in this layout too! I'd love to win!

JoyceLM said...

Great block. I'm working on a baby quilt for my newest great nephew due in January. Thanks.

Madeline said...

I;m currently working on my sister's next year's Christmas present quilt. But I'm not done with this years stuff yet. Just got tired, and really wanted to start this one!

Quilter Kathy said...

I love scrappy blocks like this...it would be a perfect Rainbow Challenge block. I am loving making scrappy spools right now!

annmarie said...

Lovely versatile block. I'm into table runners this year as Christmas presents so your Hidden Garden will be one of them! I read The Forgotten Garden too - good read.

Joyce Carter said...

I really like your block. Congratulations and thank you for the giveaway. Right now, I am quilting a Tripple Irish Chain baby quilt.

Anonymous said...

I am working on a UFO..a table runner with fused oak leaves....thank you ...martamanole@yahoo.com

Marca said...

I like it! I'm a log cabin fan, and like anything suggestive of logs. Meanwhile, I'm making Temecula's Christmas mystery quilt and working on a Baby Jsne.

Just Quilt It said...

I love this block--really pretty with many possibilities. Yes, it would make a great baby quilt. I am working on Christmas, poinsettia wall hangings--2 as gifts and one for a silent auction benefit.

AnnieBikes said...

Glad to see that you got your block in the magazine and thanks for giving all of us a chance to win a copy.

Sallie said...

I'm working on a round robin quilt that is hexagonal. Thanks for the giveaway!

PatchworkRose said...

Love the first block that looks like a garden. The blue block shouts a little for me but I am sure others would love that one too

Cynthia H said...

Working on a City Sampler in purples & greys. Now what I should be working on is entirely different than what I am currently working on, ya know!??

Ruth said...

My current project is finishing a quilt for my pilot son - a replica of the Lindy quilt.

Deborah DeBerry said...

I only have to put the binding on my mystery quilt "Easy Street" by Bonnie Hunter from last year, and trying to finish that one before this year's mystery starts Nov. 29.Great block.

Deborah DeBerry said...

vI only have to put the binding on my mystery quilt "Easy Street" by Bonnie Hunter from last year, and trying to finish that one before this year's mystery starts Nov. 29.Great block.

Charlene McCullough said...

I don't have a WIP as I'm just beginning research, stash collecting, deciding what kind I like (I'm leaning to applique, but who knows). Love your block and looked at you patterns. Like you on Facebook too.

Julie in WA said...

How exciting to be a published quilt designer! The block made from garden fabrics almost looks like one of those mazes. Wonderful!

Carrie P. said...

what your block is awesome in the quilt diagram. I am currently working on a Christmas tree quilt.

Constance Hendryx said...

I am working on three baby quilts…! chendryx(at)nctv(dot)com

Becky said...

I'm working on a log cabin quilt in neutral colors. Thanks for your blocK!

Connie Wood said...

working on a snakes quilt for my grandson for Christmas. Love your block. glad you got it in the magazine. would love to win a copy.

Debbie said...

Working on a appliqué, quilted quilt diva wall hanging for my sewing room lol

Lorri Schuller said...

Finishing up Easy Street by Bonnie Hunter

Sandra said...

Just started making a baby quilt for a friend.

syvisser@gmail(dot)com

Linda Christianson said...

I love how the white background really made your block modern with log cabin flare. I am tearing apart a quilt to add fabric I used on the border to the middle main area.

Anonymous said...

I'm impressed with your block - and I can already see it for the next family baby quilt. I'm currently finishing a crazy quilt block using my fancy machine stitches, then it's right into all my Christmas projects.

Tami C said...

Congratulations for being published! Hidden Garden is a really cute block and will be handy for using up some of my scraps with bright colors! I am currently working on a wall hanging called Tumbling Leaves.

darlene said...

I am currently working on "Thirty Something" for a GGD.

Emily C said...

My favorite is a variation of the sweet pea quilt. I used a variety of colors and fussy cut some stained glass flowers for some of the blocks.

Marianne Dunn said...

Working on a fall quilt made using thangles.

Margaret said...

Right now I am working on Anita Grossmans arrowhead blocks. Thanks for sharing

Sally Heilinger said...

Oh wow. What am I working on right now. As you said, there are a bunch of projects, but I think my favorite is a lap quilt with appliqued blocks and pieced blocks alternating. It's in my favorite colors too.

Sharon Green said...

Congrats on having your block included in volume 8. Currently I am working on purses for Christmas giving.

Donna Joy said...

I am working on a weekly Block and learning how to make a manner of blocks. paper piecing is my next new project to try. Thanks for the giveaway.

Judy1522 said...

Great quilt block! I am currently wokring on a quilt to give to my mom for Christmas.

Juels said...

I am currently working on Civil War Brides quilt and getting the next 5 blocks ready to applique.

MaryBeth said...

Very cool block! I especially like the scrappy version.

Jenn Reed said...

I love your colors in your block, the greens and pinks, it's beautiful, great job!!! I am currently working on Christmas gifts for the family, and my project at hand is a quilted make-up bag, and I just finished a baby quilt for my 4 month old son.

MissPat said...

As a gardener and a floral fabric collector, I love your block.

I currently making a pinwheel/nine patch quilt in sherbet colored batiks for a little girl whose family just lost their home in a fire.

Jeanne Gwin said...

Congrats on getting your block into the magazine, what an achievement. thanks for the giveaway.

wendy said...

Great block! Would love to try it along with the 47 other things I am working on. Current project is a basket block quilt. Thanks!

Catherine Remus said...

I don't know if this counts as a current project or not, but I am starting Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt Celtic Solstice when it begins and am super excited!

Elizabeth said...

My current quilt project is the Craftsy Block-a-Month 2012--I'm about halfway finished as I'm doing 2 of each block.

Donna said...

I guess my favorite project right now is a BOM I started last year. I want to have it finished by the end of this year. I only need to put the borders on but there are too many new things I want to try.....

Linda H said...

My current project is a scrappy blue and lights design by Bonnie Hunter- Jamestown Landing. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of 100 Blocks.

Audrey said...

Great block. You have right to be proud. You won't be an "and more" any longer. Congratulations.

Audrey said...

Oh, no. I forgot to tell you what I am working on right now. I am making three quilts for Christmas. One is for my son, one for my daughter and one for my husband and I. I am using the fabric collection, "Share the Joy" which is what we do each holiday season. Each quilt will be the same pattern but different fabrics from the collection.

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Grandma Helen said...

Love Hidden Garden. My current project is a first attempt at scrappy crazy quilt blocks. What fun! But I have to put it aside for awhile until I get the Christmas gift/sewing done.

sandy said...

I'll try again. Congratulaions on betting your block published. I like the colour scheme. I am currently working on a quilt for my bed. Fall colours, my favorite.

Joan H. said...

I am currently working on a twister Christmas tree wall hanging. I have several other gifts to finish also but I want to get the tree done first.
Congratulations on your block. It's a real winner.

Bonnie said...

What a great block! I love blocks that make a secondary pattern. I am currently working on a table runner for Christmas. Thanks for the giveaway!
bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Love your block! There are so many possibilities with it! I'm working on a comfort quilt for a friend who will soon start chemotherapy for breast cancer. Thanks for a chance at the give-away.
Maureen
mgw070 at shaw dot ca

Back Porch Extras said...

My current project is finishing a YoYo Quilt my mom started before she passed away.
Love your block

Rachell said...

Amazingly fun. Congrats!
I am currently working on a Swoon (Camille Roskelly) with a red background and a Pieces of Hope for Autism bundle by Riley Blake. It's for my son who has autism. I'm really enjoying how it looks. Off to finish another block now!
reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

Andresa Strahm said...

My currently prioritized projects (I'm limiting myself to 2) would be a mystery quilt and a Christmas wall hanging.

Marcia said...

Love it!! Congratulations!! I am working on Graceful Winter. Hope I finish it soon:)

B. J. Woodlee said...

I love your block pink with green is my color choice. I'm completing a mystery quilt with our quild and making a couple of donation quilts.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Great block! Loved that you showed so many different colors and layouts for us visual folks, hehe. I don't have 47 projects but it close. been working in Leanne's House. It's both embroidery and piecing and will be a beautiful quilt. Congratulations on having your block included in Vol.8, Quiltmaker's 100.

Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Margaret Andrews said...

I a working on a Quiltmaker Penguin baby quilt that is made of more squares than I want to quilt...but it is for a dear friend who has been there when I needed her nephew so it will be made with love. Love your block. Thanks for sharing.

Littlelongos said...

These are awesome!

Marly said...

I love your block; thanks for sharing the different setting ideas, and giving the chance to win the magazine.
I just put the last border on a strip-pieced quilt top for my six-year-old grandson. Next stop quilt shop for batting and backing.

Betteem said...

My favorite project right now is picking out fabric in my stash for a "Quickie Strippie"
found at maryquilt.som
I'll be using your block in a sampler quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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