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Thursday, May 05, 2016

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, vol 13 Blog Hop!

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Yipppeeee!

I’m so excited for my day to play on the blog hop for volume 13 of Quiltmaker Magazine’s 100 blocks by 100 designers!

I have had my copy for a couple of weeks now, and these blocks are just FABULOUS.

So many ideas, so many ways to combine them, and best thing of all – they are all the same size as each other so will work seamlessly together.

This is my 12th issue, I’ve only missed one in the whole run of volumes.  I missed the deadline on the first issue, but I’ve made SURE I’ve followed along in each issue since.

I love the challenge.  Because I know it is coming up every six months, my little quilt-pickin’ mind is always wondering what I should try next, what something else would look like, what if I took this element and combined it with that one, would it give it a new look -

I’m eager to share my block with you, Dawn’s Early Light:


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I’m feeling very patriotic!

Things I love about this block:
Strings!  Small pieces!  All of those fun neutrals!  And the fact that it is an asymmetrical block which gives us many options!

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Option 1!

Set the blocks straight for diagonal dynamics!

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Option 2!

Rotate the blocks in a “barn raising” setting!

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Rotate the blocks out from the center!  Oooh! I like this!

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Add some sashings!

I will often add a narrow sashing with heavily pieced blocks just to give the bulky seams a place to go instead of doubling them up on top of each other.  I like the effect here.

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Pull in a 4th color!  Gold!

How terrific this would be for a Quilt of Valor?

Memorial day here in the states kicks of what I refer to as “Flag Season.”  We’ve got Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Independence day all right in a row.  It’s a great season for stitching up some blocks in red, white and blue.

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My block is on page 29 of this issue!

We are going to hold a fun giveaway for 3 lucky winners!

One winner will receive a copy of 100 blocks vol 13 straight from the offices of Quiltmaker Magazine!

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Two other lucky winners receive the mother load!

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Winner #2 & #3 will  each receive not only 100 blocks vol 13, but also a copy of the May/June 2016 issue with my quilt Razzle Dazzle in it!

Along with the bonus issue, each winner will receive either some fun and quilty fridge magnets, or bulletin board push pins, a scrappy quilty pattern and a charm pack!

Are you ready to enter?  Our drawing will happen Monday Night, May 9th.



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73 comments:

teachpany said...

I LOVE your block! I didn't see the blue Linky section, though. I can't wait to get this magazine and make your quilt (and I love the gold sashing) Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

where is the linky button...........I too cannot see it! Do love the block and the many possibilities for design!
Cynthia

Mary said...

I'd love the Mother Load! I can always use another copy. Thanks for making a fun block. It would be a great one for the American Holidays coming up.

Colorado1950 said...

Would like to enter this giveaway, but the blue linky thingy is not there. Thanks for the great blog posts----I love reading them.

sally said...

That is really neat that all the blocks in this issue are the same size!
How do we enter the drawing? It's probably right here in front of me...but I just can't find it!

JeanieG said...

What a marvelous block! I love, love, love the different variations you can make with this one block. You always come up with winners Bonnie!

HelenMarie said...

I think your block is perfect! I love all the tiny pieces.... and those little stars!

prairiekat said...

Couldn't find the "link" button, so just to say, looks like a great design. And certainly the right season for it. Thanks, Bonnie, Kathy in colo

lefuntz said...

Bonnie you never disappoint. I like the Quilts of Valor idea!

TrulyBlessed said...

Let's give Bonnie a break.The Linky will show up before the drawing. I know this for sure ;)

Please have patience.

Thank you, Bonnie, for sharing yourself so generously with us. You are an inspiration to and cherished by many.

Linda H said...

Great pattern, that's one I am definitely going to try.
Linda

Lynne in Hawaii said...

Thanks Bonnie for the opportunity...if Linky can be found:) Your block is wonderful and I just love Razzle Dazzle. You brighten my day!

Gram999 said...

Your block is fabulous. The list of things that you have created that I want to make keeps growing!

Emma said...

I love your block! Here's hoping that the random number generator will be kind to a single-digit comment...

Jitka said...

I love this block. You made it with scraps as usual.

Linda said...

Your block looks great. Love all the different setting suggestions.

Debbie said...

Wow! You definitely outdid yourself with this block, Bonnie. I love it!

pojo said...

Love your block

can't enter no link to join hope this counts for the drawing.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

WoW! What an awesome block Bonnie! Love it! You're right, this would make an quilt of Valor. I come from a military family, my Dad was retired Air Force and my son is currently serving in the US Marine Corp. Anything patriotic, we love, great job!

Thanks for a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Faith (Stevie) Harris said...

Love this block!

Marcia said...

All I can say is "Yes!!! Yes!!!" to this block and quilt with so many possibilities! I love it and your creativity that is so "doable" and so beautiful. Definately going to get this year's magazine and get busy!!

Brenda Yankoski said...

Worked for me...maybe you need to be on a computer, not a tablet or phone???? I really want this cute pattern, and can't wait to see 99 more! Thanks for this giveaway.

Sandi1100 said...

Just wanted to say that I love your block for the Quiltmaker 100 Block magazine. I especially like it in the star setting. Thanks for all you do.

Nancy said...

Love "Dawn's Early Light" and all the setting options! It's so hard to choose a favorite.

andifar said...

Thank you Bonnie for this grand opportunity. I love your new design.

Rinachiyya said...

What a awesome blocks Bonnie.
It ovule be hard to pick just one quilt with that pattern and the colors.
Love them all.
Thank you for all you do and show is the possibilities.
Happy Quilting,
Yoka Bazilewich

Allison C Bayer Plano TX said...

Squeal!!! I love your Dawn's Early Light block!!!! I have oodles of smaller (not the right size) neutral string blocks from my other string piecing projects. I've got a head start. I'll be taking left over red and blues from Minnick & Simpson to fill out the rest.
I'm skipping this popsicle stand . . . Sewing Retreat bound!! Brazos House in Rainbow, Texas here I come. Safe travels my friend for a fabulous week of teaching!! Hugs, Allison in Plano, Texas USA

Suzanne Carlisle said...

Bonnie, my next project has just been placed in my lap. Thank you for the wonderful design.
Safe travels!

jrt14 said...

Your block is great. I love the way it makes so many neat quilt designs, depending on how you rotate the block.

Debbie Lou said...

Love, Love, Love your block, Bonnie! I can't wait to make it up for my Marine! Enjoy!

Joanne said...

I love this block and I love string piecing. My daughter-in-law is Chinese and is studying to take her citizenship test. Wouldn't this be a nice gift? Guess I'd better get busy since I am just assembling the blocks for Allietare and have Jamestown Landing partly done. Strings are all done for that. Working on HST now. Need about 300 more.

Anonymous said...

Bleeep it bonnie!

now I want to fake sick and go home and SEW the durn quilt
melaniue

Denise Terry said...

Love the block!

Bonnie said...

Love your patriotic block and the setting variations!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I did use the 'add your link' button, but wanted to comment also.

I loved your block, and especially that you are feeling patriotic and mentioned Quilts of Valor! Thank you!

Jan - vtcjan@yahoo.com

Sorcha girl said...

The various settings were good visuals for me. Sometimes I like a block but cannot imagine the possibilities for its use in a quilt. Often I just use them in a pillow top. Thanks for all you do to inspire quilters!!

Cats said...

whatever you do, enjoy and don't drink the water... LOL hugs and safe travels, Cats

Anonymous said...

Wonderful inspiration, can't wait to try some of the patterns
Louise, northwindquilting@yahoo.com

ladmquilter said...

Gorgeous I love your block. Thanks for the chance to win the mother load.

Anonymous said...

The block is gorgeous. The blue linky is there and it worked. I think you may have to be on a desk top computer.
Elaine
Ontario Canada

Toni Kreicbergs said...

The block is beautiful. Would like a copy of the magazine to make this quilt. Thank you so much for all those ideas for layouts.

Toni Kreicbergs
Kansas City, MO

Natalie in Maine said...

I really love that you are showing how it looks beside other blocks and in different settings. It really gives you so many possibilities. I wish the magazine did that as well, but it really is a great magazine to get lots of ideas from. Watched your quilt cam last night while doing a binding. Have a great time on your trip, it sounds like a wonderful place to be. Thanks for keeping us going.

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

Bonnie: Another super block. I love the strings and I especially love the many different ways to rotate the blocks. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Terri in BC said...

Gorgeous block! I want to try so many of your block patterns, that I've decided to make 4 of each, and make a bunch of pillow covers that I can change out seasonally. I'll do this one in red & white for Canada Day! terri-fisher (at) shaw (dot) ca

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Great block! Thanks for sharing and the giveaway.

DebraKay Neiman said...

Bonnie, I love this patriotic block and the gold - well it just makes it even better. crystalbluern at tds dot net

Cindy said...

Another FABULOUS block! Absolutely love this one Bonnie. What a fresh, unique block. My fingers are itching to get into my sewing room. Just wish I didn't have to drive two hours to get a copy of the magazine.

And yes, the linky button works on my android tablet and phone. That's all I use and have no problems entering the giveaways. You just need to be connected directly to the blog.

Elizabeth said...

I like the way the bloc uses strippy bits as well as squares and triangles. Another creative winner!

Vicki said...

I love Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks! It's so much fun to look at the wide variety of patterns and imagine what they'd all look like in the same quilt!

Susie Q said...

Hard to believe that I have been buying these mags for over six years, seems like the "new" thing.

Hetty Mapp said...

Bonnie,

As always you come out with the best. I love this block and will be making a quilt of Valor out of it.

tnquiltz said...

Absolutely LOVE your block. I'm all about red, white & blue patriotic blocks, quilts, etc.

Mairi said...

Super fun in this gal's mind...reeling with possibilities. I too could not get link to work but will happily purchase as I do.

Mairi said...

Super fun in this gal's mind...reeling with possibilities. I too could not get link to work but will happily purchase as I do.

Judy1522 said...

I love your patriotic quilt block.

Margaret Andrews said...

Loved your block and your quilt settings. Very pretty.

Always In Stitches said...

Bonnie you continually amaze me. Your block is wonderful...and all the variations for the settings are fantastic. I am in total awe.

Nancy Sue said...

Love your block especially in layout #2… thank you for taking the time to show us all the layouts. It's amazing how placement can create so many different looks! Congrats on your splendid block!!!

Barb M said...

I would love a copy! I am missing only one.

Joyful Quilter said...

Love the extra star that shines in option 3. Thanks for the great giveaways!

Donna Endresen said...

OH, BONNIE! I just love this block. I did look at the new 100 Blocks, Vol 13 at the store the other day, but decided it could wait until next week to buy it. IF I could be lucky enough to win it, I would be so thrilled. I am in the middle of moving to my permanent retirement home, so did not want to take the time to add more magazines to the all ready overflowing bunch that I have to move. I love the different settings that you displayed the block in, also. I love Patriotic blocks and am always looking for new ways I can possibly do a QOV quilt, table runner, or things of the like. Thank You for sharing your skills with us! GOD Bless You!

Nancy said...

I love Red white and blue quilts and the added bonus of string piecing really makes this one a stand out! Thanks Bonnie for all you do. nancy_steelemerritt@urmc.rochester.edu

threadlady said...

I have several of the "100 Blocks" and really like your latest contribution. Would love to win Vol 13, but already subscribe to Quiltmaker (your Scrap blocks caused me to resubscribe after a short lapse.

A devoted fan

Judy Morin

pam said...

It has been awhile since I purchased a copy. I can't always find them. I will be looking for this issue tho! Great looking block! pam

VickiT said...

Bonnie ~ This is a wonderful block. I also like adding a thin sashing on my quilts.

Janis Taylor said...

I love this quilt and the fun I will have trying different layouts!
Janis jantayl@fidnet.com

Anonymous said...

Love your block...would love to have the magazine...
Shirley

sak658@sbcglobal.net

Ivani said...

Great use of small and thin scraps. Love it.

Marcia Gaffney said...

Huge success in your choice of a block to submit and no wonder they wanted you to submit another block. I love the patriotic theme too!!!

Marcia Gaffney said...

Huge success in your choice of a block to submit and no wonder they wanted you to submit another block. I love the patriotic theme too!!!

Audrey Steele said...

Just love this block. So many possibilities.

ky quilter said...

I bought this copy a few days ago at my local quilt shop. Love #2 layout but its square. I have finally finished Celtic Solstice and it also is square. In that case, I could have done another couple of rows to change it but what do you do when its this kind of layout?
Lois

ky quilter said...

Meant to say, I am looking at a full size quilt that will go over the pillows and have room for tucking.
Lois