Hump-Day on the Blog Tour celebrating the release of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume #12! Have you ordered your copy, found it locally or are you waiting to win a copy from Quiltmaker or one of the Block Designers?
I’ve been testing blocks for this twice a year magazine since Volume #7, released Summer 2013. This has been a fun way to check out blocks made by different designers and a great way to practice a lot of techniques I may not have tried.
Each time the issue is released I enjoy blogging along with Quiltmaker and showing the blocks that I’ve tested. So, let’s get going!
Day #3 Blog Tour Tip: What they mean by “Tone-on-Tone” and other fabric “color” descriptions explained! Check out Quiltmaker’s explanation on today’s Blog Tour Post.
A new feature this year for the Blog Tour is a daily free “Bitty Block” which was created just for this tour.
Check here to scroll down and see the 4” Mini Jacob’s Ladder Block created by Greg Jones of Grey Dogwood Studio. Don’t forget to download your free pattern!
Highlighted on the Blog:
- Bali Bloom by Marian Mapes (Block #1104) (Appliqué)
Here is the block I tested. It is created with fusible appliqué. I went for a darker background.
- The Pleiades by Emily Breclaw (Block #1101) (EPP/Appliqué)
I tested this block which uses EPP (English Paper Piecing)/Appliqué. I actually made 2 versions – one using fusible appliqué and the other, I’m still working on, using EPP/Appliqué.
Today’s Featured Designers:
Please follow the instructions on their posts to be entered into their giveaways.
Note: *** indicates the blocks that I tested.
- Kate Colleran
- Greg Jones
- Cheryl Brown
- Peg Spradlin ***
- Carol Steely
- Sue Marsh ***
- Cynthia Frenette
- Abigail Dolinger
My Tested Blocks –
Check out her blog post for today in which she shares some of her designing steps for this Southwestern flair block. Also see the quilt she made – it is a WOW!
Here is the block I made to test this pattern.
Sue Marsh – Block #1105 – Zen Love (Appliquéd)
See on her blog how this block looks with a 3” border or in another color.
When we test the blocks we are to verify that all the pieces are the correct size and all instructions are clear with all the techniques explained. This block is a combination appliqué and embroidery. It wasn’t necessary for us to actually do the embroidery so I just used a FriXion gel pen to mark where it would be and I may finish the block at a later date.
Hope you’ve been enjoying the Blog Tour so far. I know I am. I love seeing the blocks as the Designers made them and seeing how they have used them.