Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 11 has 100 blocks from 100 Designers. Each block finishes to 12” (12-1/2” unfinished). There are Paper Pieced blocks, Pieced blocks, Appliquéd blocks and blocks that use multiple techniques. This issue will be available online in either digital or paper and in stores today. Welcome to Day #2 of the preview Blog Tour.
Join me and the Quilty Pleasures Blog as we get a sneak peak of some of the blocks, find out about the designers and enjoy some give away prizes.
If you’ve been following my blog, you may have seen some of the fabrics I’ve used, but now I get to share with you the blocks!
Today’s Featured Designers:
Please follow the instructions on their posts to be entered in their giveaways.
Note: *** indicate the blocks that I tested.
- Cindy Wiens
- Peg Spradlin
- Deanne Eisenman
- Barbara Cain
- Cinzia White
- Heather Kojan
- Anne Wiens
- Melissa Corry
- Anita Grossmon-Solomon
- Sandi Colwell
- Mary Ellen Von Holt and Muriel
My Tested Blocks –
My group tested 13 of the 100 Blocks. We randomly received patterns and didn’t know (and had no choice) as to which techniques we would be testing.
I can’t believe that I didn’t test any of these blocks. I promise, any of the blocks I tested that don’t get featured in the Blog Tour, I’ll show them in a post next week.
So, I’ll share with you my favorite block from the Featured Designers in Volume 11.
This is Block is Sunflower Dance by Sandi Colwell and can be found on page 10. I’ve not tested any of her work, and I’m not really that fond of appliqué. Since I’ve been testing blocks for Quiltmaker, I’ve done several appliqué blocks and am learning to feel more comfortable with this technique.
Click here to her Blog and see how she has used this block and read about how she goes about designing.
I love sunflowers and this block looks bright and sunny. I like the use of rick rack for the stems! I’m thinking I will made this block as a summer wall hanging.
There is so much more to share, but for now, why don’t you check out the other Featured Designers. Maybe you’ll find a block you want to make! Sign up on Quiltmaker’s Blog and the Designer’s Blogs for a chance to win prizes.
Join me tomorrow and (hopefully) I’ll share
more some of the blocks I’ve made.