Twice a year, the staff at Quiltmaker pour their souls into the newest edition of Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. I am pleased to announce that the time is here to reveal the spring 2015 edition with 19 new, creative quilt designs from our original Quiltmaker quilt blocks.
This issue is on news stands today. You can also grab a copy from quiltandsewshop.com. But just for a teaser, read through the blog to see a snippet of these bright, modern, traditional, zany, calming, and all around ahhh-mazing quilts! Rumor has it, there is a giveaway at the end!
Without further ado, let’s rock these blocks!
Because I think this is just too cute, let’s start with the Ted Turtle Snuggler. This original block comes from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks vol. 1o. The pieced turtle blocks are accompanied by sashing and cute wonky blocks. It’s a crib sized quilt just perfect for a little nature boy!
Onward to the behemoth of a quilt, Glimmer & Glow. This is a queen sized quilt using a traditional Carpenter’s Wheel setting. The original quilt block, Shimmer is also found in volume 10 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. I would make my bed every morning if I had this quilt to behold.
What do I love most about Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks? There is literally a quilt for everyone. On the traditional side, a smattering of timeless quilt blocks made with classic fabric make up three of the quilt patterns found in this issue. For a visual feast: Returning Home.
This is a throw sized quilt utilizing the original quilt block, Sea Glitz. Designer Rebecca Silbaugh varied the sizes of this quilt block to make a throw sized marvel. I especially like the muted colors she chose for fabric. Nothing beats the red, brown and mauve combo.
Two more quilts round out the traditional size of this special issue, Around the North Star and Grandma’s Baskets. I’ll give you a hint about these, but you’ll have to pick up an issue to see the full quilt design. I bet you can’t guess which snippet goes with Grandma’s Baskets and which goes with Around the North Star!
If either one of these quilt blocks strikes your fancy, be sure to pick up your copy of Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks straightaway!
Next on the docket: the more modern, bright and funky quilts for you modern, bright and funky quilters!
Spectrum is a small but mighty crib quilt. A fun fact, this quilt merely enlarged the block, Knot: My Block, and turned it into a bright quilt. If you have lots of charm squares sitting around, this quilt project is calling your name. It utilizes 56 assorted colored squares that blend into each other for a rainbow effect.
A bigger quilt, Illusion was sparked by the block, Glee. Shayla Wolf, one of our own, mirrored the block and then rotated the blocks to create this twin sized quilt. I’m a fan of geometric quilts. I love the clean lines of the quilt blocks and the simplicity of the design.
We can’t have a Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks without a quilted table runner! Cluckles takes the original quilt block, Chicken Hearted and turns it on point. Don’t stray away from this farm chic table runner just because it has appliqué! Our great instructions will guide you through every step.
And don’t forget the wall quilts! We have quilted wall hangings galore. My personal favorite is Pirouette. Perhaps I like it so much because it reminds me of my childhood dream to be a ballerina. Or maybe it’s the original quilt block, Starry Path Redux, I love so much. Just maybe it’s because this quilt uses foundation piecing, and that’s a quilt technique I’ve been yearning to learn.
Just one more glimpse at one of the quilts from this issue. Churn Dash Flash may be my absolute favorite quilt from this issue. Combining a star quilt block and the classic churn dash block is pure genius in my book. But those fabrics, Feed Company by Sweetwater for Moda, are simply amazing. Who doesn’t love a good text print?
This is only a sampling of what is in this issue. There are plenty more table runners, throw quilts, modern quilts, and traditional quilts. Be sure to pick up an issue, find it on our shop, or enter to win our giveaway…
25 lucky quilters will be receiving a prize pack from Quiltmaker. The process is simple. Comment below and tell us what quilt project from this issue you want to start on right away! Be sure to comment before midnight on Wednesday March 4th. We will be randomly selecting 25 winners and will announce the winners here.