Today is Day #3 of the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 11 Blog Tour. This issue is available online in either digital (for immediate download) or paper and in stores as of yesterday.
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.
- Karyn-Ashley Smith
- Emily Breclaw
- Deb Johnson ***
- Kimberly, Jocelyn, Codi and Nova from the Fat Quarter Shop ***
- Melissa Peda
- Jennifer S. Thomas
- Kathy Wylie ***
- AnnMarie Chany
- Cheryl Brickey
- Beth Helfter
- Karen Ackva
My Tested Blocks –
Today I finally get to share with you three of the blocks I tested from the Featured Designers.
This block is found on Page 4 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 11. On her blog today Deb shows several samples that she made and demonstrates how using different colors and values can change how the block appears. I like blocks that when used in a quilt create a secondary pattern, and this one does exactly that! Deb calls this one “Blood Moon” and I think is is definitely a WOW!
Here is the block I made testing Deb’s pattern. What a difference the fabric makes.
The group at Fat Quarter Shop are very talented, and I was privileged to test the block created by Kimberly. The inspiration for her block is her children and their favorite crayons. Check their blog for 3 more blocks.
I really enjoyed testing this block. Wouldn’t it make a fun quilt?
The Fat Quarter Shop is currently doing a Quilt Along – Snapshots which is a Block of the Month (BOM) in support of Saint Jude’s Hospital. It’s not too late to join in and get a great pattern while supporting a wonderful cause!
Kathy has had blocks in 4 volumes of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks and I have tested one other of her blocks. In her blog post today Kathy shares tips on doing her block using the turned edge method.
I made my test block using the fusible appliqué method. I haven’t stitched around the raw edges yet. The outer border is pieced and makes a nice frame for the block.
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 I’ll share more of the blocks I’ve made.