***Note*** This drawing has ended! Congrats to our 3 lucky winners!
Welcome to my day on Quiltmaker Magazine's blog hop kicking off volume 9 of 100 blocks by 100 designers!
Who knew when this all started that they would go this far beyond volume one? And that the volumes and collections of blocks and ideas of what to do with them get better and better.
If you know me as a fan of small pieces, scraps and asymmetrical designs, you probably can pick my block right off the cover ---
Can you find it?
Look Closely! Which one is most like me….
Your BIG HINT was the word Asymmetrical!
Check the upper right of the cover just below Vol 9!
This is my block, Hovering Stars!
There is a funny story behind this block….or not so funny ---the deadline crept up on me and before I knew it, my block was due and I had no block!
I had been working on a quilt that I was teaching in Plano, Texas at Fabric Fanatics over New Years while up at our cabin, Quilt Villa, and in a panic I sifted through some left over bits from that quilt --- small flying geese, squares in a couple of sizes, and the ever abundant half square triangles.
Good news too – you’ll get to see the quilt these units came from in a soon-to-be-released regular issue of Quiltmaker, so stay tuned--
What a fun mix of fabrics in this block! Batiks and shirtings and even old calicoes and florals and stripes – they all play happily and scrappily together in this block.
You will find Hovering Stars on page 62 of volume 9 and I hope you have fun playing with it.
Remember, while the magazine focuses on “regular rotary cutting methods” so that everyone can make these blocks with simple tools, you can follow my lead and use the Easy Angle ruler for your half square triangles and wing triangles for the flying geese. I also used the Companion Angle for the large triangle on the flying geese. Once you learn to use specialty tools they are always there to help you. You just need to do some simple math, and the more you use it, the more it sticks in your brain! This block came completely out of all the sizes of strips I keep in my Scrap User’s System – not a single fat quarter was harmed in the making of this block!
I had big plans of having quilt layouts for you ---but once again, a crazy schedule and packing for a flight early this morning to Michigan meant that I will have to save that for another day.
Let’s have a giveaway!
I’m going to be drawing for THREE winners!
One winner will receive a copy of 100 blocks, vol 9 directly from the folks at Quiltmaker Magazine! One winner will receive a signed copy of 100 blocks, vol 9 from me! And our GRAND PRIZE winner ((Because I am on my way this morning to teach at the Needlework Seminar at the GRAND HOTEL on Mackinac Island, Michigan!)) will receive signed copies of both 100 blocks vol 9 AND a signed copy of my brand new book, MORE Adventures with Leaders & Enders from me!
Things you need to know to enter:
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I plan to draw our winners on Sunday Evening, May 3rd from Mackinac Island! Be watching for that post.
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And once you are done commenting here…head on over to Quiltmaker’s blog, Quilty Pleasures, to see who else is in the line up for today.
It’s a great blog tour, and I’m glad you stopped by for a visit!
And with that – I’m off to catch a plane ---
Happy Quilting, Everyone!