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:
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!
Set the blocks straight for diagonal dynamics!
Rotate the blocks in a “barn raising” setting!
Rotate the blocks out from the center! Oooh! I like this!
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.
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.
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!
Two other lucky winners receive the mother load!
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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I’m on my way for a week of quilty fun teaching at the Needle Arts Seminar at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan! It’s going to be a long travel day, but I’ll catch up with you from there as soon as I can!