Welcome to the Quiltmaker´s 100 blocks Blog Tour. This is one of my favorite magazines and I always look forward to the newest issue coming out. It is chock full of fun blocks from great designers with great variety of techniques and styles.
This issue is no different. It is sure to be a collectors item for any quilter if you have the previous issues.
My block in this 6th volume is called Fire Burst and is on page 53.
When I was designing the block, I was in the midst of working on mybook Big Blocks - Big Style which has quilts made with blocks that are bigger than 12". Since all the blocks in the Quiltmaker 100 blocks are 12" finished, I knew I wanted to keep going with the "Big Block" theme and design a block that could be combined to create a larger design. I designed the quilt Fiery Flower along with the block to show the versatility of it.
If the block and quilt look familiar to you, you must have seen the first ever Quilts from Quiltmaker´s 100 blocks magazine that came out earlier this fall. This quilt is in there and was fortunate enough to make the cover of the magazine along with two other quilts.
I used the greys and reds from my fabric line Reflections for the quilt and love how those colors look great together. With just a touch of yellow, the red and grey create the visual contrast to really make the quilt stand out.
I was also so happy and surprised to see my quilt hanging front and center in the Quiltmaker booth at Quilt Market in Houston.
If you love the 100 blocks issues as much as I do, you can come and spend a fun weekend with some of the 100 blocks designers in Portland next March! Check out page 96 of the magazine for this ad:
I am so excited and honored to be a part of this event, we are going to have a fantastic time! Registration for Block Party is going strong, check out all the classes here and sign up to be part of the fun.
Want some free stuff?
There are lots of ways to win!
Please post a comment here to be eligible to win a copy of the magazine and a set of my 4 new patterns! All you have to do is tell me which two colors you love using together at the moment. I will be randomly drawing two names from the comments on Saturday that will be getting some goodies sent to their house!
That´s not all.....
If you are on Facebook, become a fan of our page and TWO lucky Facebook fans will also get a set of patterns and the magazine!