My mail box has been a busy little receptacle over the past few weeks!
It seems as much stuff is coming IN as is going OUT, and in this case, it’s eye candy to the max – The Spring 2017 issue of Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 blocks is HERE!
And it is chock full of quilty loveliness in just about every style you can imagine, and I spent last night pouring over the contents.
When I first see the individual blocks as they are presented in the 100 blocks issues, I love them. Seeing several of them made into REAL QUILTS with very unique settings and color choices and fabrics just gets me over the moon excited.
This issue is FULL of gorgeous quilts from blocks you fell in love with.
Check this out:
Which one catches your eye first?
I have no idea how this process goes – who chooses which block they want to make into a real quilt, what the deadlines are (oh, yes! There are always deadlines!) and I can just imagine these quilters WAITING for this issue to finally hit the news stands where quilts they have kept secretly under wraps for months finally have a chance to come out and shine. And these ALL SHINE!
The cover will grab you right away!
And you really DO want to pick this issue up if for nothing more than the flanged binding how-to photo tutorial included inside. It’s brilliant. And so easy to understand with photos.
Tri-Angles by Denise Starck.
Denise designed the original block, and also this quilt, capturing her creative vision. I love the half blocks on the sides!! Isn’t this cool? And I will tell you right now that there are ZERO inset seams in this pattern. BRILLIANT!
Aubergine also sewn by Denise. The block was originally called “Smithfield” by Maho Schwartz.
Gosh, I love this!
Pink on Parade by Beth Helfter
Beth’s original block was called Indian Corn. This is just so VERY cool! And it uses only 13 blocks. Full directions and easy assembly included in this issue!
And there are more, so many more.
Let’s bundle this issue with some other goodies!
- May/June 2016 issue with my Razzle Dazzle pattern (This is my last copy!)
- Sea Foam pattern by Tamarinis
- The Big Book of Bobbins by Julia Icenogle
- 10” Slicer ruler by Crafty Gemini
- 3” finished size SQangles Heat Transfer Template Sheets
I leave for Texas this morning, returning Saturday evening, so let’s draw for this winner on Sunday evening after I return home.
UPDATE on “THE THING”Yes, I went back to meet with Doogie Howser yesterday and we finally have a diagnosis!
Does the sight of lemon drops make YOUR mouth water?
And it is not as dire as it could be, but I have been dealing with angry salivary gland stones. Who knew!?
Evidently I'm not drinking enough plain water, and stones are forming in my salivary ducts and blocking them and then infection occurs.
More than you wanted to know, but I am happy to have an answer. Go suck a lemon! Keep those salivary glands working at maximum capacity, and drink more water to flush them out and prevent more stones.
Thank you, Doogie Howser! And that would be it, but he discovered a mole on my forehead that needs to be looked at by a dermatologist. Appointment made for March 7th.
Here we go again!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
All three of these things need to play together. We have to start where we are, with what we are able to do. We need to be motivated enough to try to push our boundaries and keep going no matter where we are in our journey. And of course, ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING!
Have a great Tuesday, everyone!