***THIS DRAWING IS CLOSED!!***
Whoooowhoooo! It’s here!
This is the day that I get to reveal my block from the latest issue of the 100 blocks series, volume 5 by Quiltmaker Magazine!
I’ve been waiting with great anticipation for this day, because not only is this a great block ---but it’s all reds and neutrals, AND ---it includes STRINGS!
Do you remember just the other day when I said to keep your eye on that Turkey Tracks Block? There was a reason!
This is how my mind works….if a block is too large, ((I have much more fun making 6” blocks than 12” blocks!)) simply add more PIECES to it to make it more interesting.
Blocks with wide open spaces are PERFECT for replacing big chunky pieces with string pieced units ---you can clear out some really fun stuff, and make your blocks more interesting at the same time….and that’s how I came about with my version of the block:
I used phone book pages as my foundations and covered squares of the phone book paper with my red strings – pushing the red colorway from orangey red to pinky red and everywhere in between including burgundy. Throw it all in there!
And for those of you who have been following along with me for a while….can you spot the “Lucky Cow” fabric?! It shows up in just about every red scrap quilt I do…..and how about that piece at the top center that has writing on it? I had yardage of this and it never worked well for anything, but I love it cut up. I think it’s only in small strips in my stash anymore, sad to see it go! I also see an old Jinny Beyer piece from the 1980s in there….but --- NO MILLENIUM FABRIC!
Are any of these fabrics STILL in YOUR stash!? Fess up!
Here’s a very simple layout for you ---16 blocks plus sashings, and don’t you love that string border?
But let’s take it one step further shall we?
This is a sneak preview of my Talkin’ Turkey quilt as it will appear in my next book due out in July!
30 blocks plus pieced sashings and string borders!
Just love all those reds and neutrals!
The timing couldn’t be better as this is one of the classes I’m teaching at Quiltmaker’s Block Party in Williamsburg, VA in August! We couldn’t show it to you before this point, because it had to come out in the magazine first – and now you know!
Would you like to win a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol 5? Simply leave me a comment below! You have THREE CHANCES to win from commenting on my blog – I’ll be picking 3 winners! 2 will get signed copies from me, and a lucky 3rd winner will have their copy sent direct to them from Quiltmaker Magazine!
We will draw winners on Sunday May 6th ---I’ll be teaching up in Somers, NY at the Northern Star Quilt Show on that day, but I can stop and do some drawing! Good Luck, everyone! And please spread the word on this drawing to wherever quilters gather, be it your email lists, message boards, facebook ---this is a GREAT giveaway!
There are also more prize give-aways going on over at Quiltmaker's Quilty Pleasures Blog!
Be sure to stop on by there daily throughout the tour to find out who else is in the tour, so you can go enter for your chance THERE too! Enter Early, Enter Often as the saying goes! :c)