100 Blocks Vol. 2: Shoe Boxes

As you get to know me, one thing you soon learn is that I have a thing for shoes. It’s all my mother’s fault, of course! As a young girl, I desperately wanted a pair of black and white saddle shoes.

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I saved my allowance until I had enough to buy them. Oh joy! I wore them until they were literally falling apart. My mother finally threw them away while I was at school one day. I was devastated and threw a royal tantrum threatening to throw away a pair of her shoes in retaliation. Ever since I’ve had a penchant for shoes – not necessarily high-end shoes (you can’t have as many if you spend a fortune!), but lots of different shoes. It’s all my mother’s fault and that’s the story I’m sticking with!

So naturally for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 2, I had to design a shoe block.

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Shoe Boxes by Denise Starck

I thought they looked like shoes stacked in shoe boxes, thus the name. These shoes will never pinch your toes and come in the perfect color to match your outfit.

I’m already thinking about my block for Volume 3 – what kind of shoes should I make this time? Leave me a comment by 10am MST Friday, November 12th, and I’ll draw a random winner to receive a copy of 100 Blocks Vol. 2.

From Denise: Thanks to everyone for all of the wonderful comments and suggestions!  A random winner has been selected and notified by email – but guess what? I’ve also selected two additional winners JUST BECAUSE! We just love to give things away here at the blog tour! Check out the list of all of the blog tour winners.

About Denise Starck

I am the Graphic Designer for Quiltmaker. I really love what I do and being able to combine my two passions, graphic design and quilting, into every day is fantastic! I've been quilting for over 14 years and enjoy all types of quilting.
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129 Responses to 100 Blocks Vol. 2: Shoe Boxes

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  2. Bren says:

    so cool

  3. Carol Kettlewell says:

    I have to know how to make the handle of the purse. I always buy at least 2 copies of the 100 block mags because I only got one of the first one and my cat – Retention Pond – that is where I found him – spilled water on it – and I had to hunt and hunt by then to find a replacement. Now I just get a replacement to start with because they are WONDERFUL and great sources for block exchanges.

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  5. Jim says:

    I vote for saddle shoes or am I too late. I always wanted my mom to buy me saddle shoe like my sister had. I finally ended up wearing my sisters hand me down black & white saddle shoes which I wore till they were beat. It’s hard to find men’s saddle shoes but I did recently find a pair of women’s in mint shape.

  6. Donna says:

    I’ve been needing a pretty high-heeled shoe pattern for a quilt I want to finish up – it is a Sunbonnet Sue with Sues and Bonnets and I need to finish up my row of shoes, so thanks!!

  7. angela d. says:

    Oh so cute! My friend would love a quilt made of shoe blocks. It’s on the to do list now!

  8. Linda Erickson says:

    Bright color exercise shoes

  9. simone/poa says:

    Adoreiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.Os sapatos estão maravilhosos.Que bom gosto.Eu estou fazendo uns saquinhos de sapatos e colocando os que eu tenho,mas estes teus estão divinos.Parabens!!



    [can anyone help us translate? I tried google translator and it wasn't clear. thanks!]

    [Got it--there were spacing issues that google didn't like. Thanks Holly. "I loooooooved it. The shoes are wonderful. What good taste. I'm making some bags of shoes and putting what I have, but these are divine. Congratulations!"]

  10. Mary says:

    I would have to go with tennis shoes. So comfy!

  11. Melissa Garcia says:

    How about the Converse All Star type shoes? My girls are really into them and they come in some really cool colors and styles.

  12. Debbie says:

    Well, how about trying to make those saddle shoes, LOL!

  13. Nancy says:

    I vote for saddle shoes, too. They were my mom’s favs to buy for us, but a pain in the neck to polish!

  14. Nancy says:

    I vote for saddle shoes, too. They were my mom’s favs to buy for us, but a pain in the neck to polish!

  15. robin says:

    High top sneakers or hockey skates or fluffy bedroom slippers or moccasins. Or rubber boots. Or granny boots. Or work boots. It would be fun to do a whole quilt with all kinds of footwear!

  16. Lina says:

    Love the blocks. But I only wear Birkenstocks… no heels anymore. Thank you for the giveaway.

  17. jill brown says:

    i can hardly wait to get my copy. up here in the far frozen north of canada we dont have a close shop so most of my shopping is done on the internet. do love the preview of the blocks,bravo

  18. Marianne says:

    Haha! You actually wanted black and white saddle shoes. I was made to wear them and hated them.

  19. Verna says:

    Sandals would be good and this block is truly cute.

  20. Cecilia Young says:

    I love your block! I “collect” shoes too. How about ballerina shoes in all different colors?

  21. Cheryl says:

    Funky shoes! Looks like fun!

  22. arlette says:

    I saw your shoes today early on facebook, they look great, perfect if you have teenagers or twin girls in your house, I don’t have girls in my home, it’s just me, sooooo I’ll give it a try for sure, because I’m a shoe lover <3

  23. laura says:

    Very cute block. Mary Janes !

  24. Marcia W. says:

    Have you seen the Dazzle shoes that are custom made in all sorts of designer fabrics? They look like Ked’s sneekers (or is it sneakers?). I think a block like that with a wide assortment of designer fabrics would look great – and think of the embellishments that can be used. Like your block. Please enter me into the giveaway.

  25. Nancy Sue Phillips says:

    How about man’s dress shoes from the 50′s… you know, like the type from the opening segment of My Three Sons that used to sway back and forth to the music….uh-oh…I suddenly feel very old!

  26. Deb says:

    I say boots, too! I love your snazzy shoe block!

  27. duff says:

    I’d say take a basic gym shoe (I love Converse) and then give it as many saturated, outrageously-printed colors as you can!

  28. Regina says:

    Would love to see bowling shoes!!! Or big clown shoes!! :-)

  29. Barb Colvin says:

    So my fascination with shoes is my dad’s fault–who would have guessed? I would never have made the connection if you hadn’t told your story :-D You see, it was my dad who threw out my favorite pair of loafers–they had square toes and a cute buckle and were ever so comfortable. I’m still looking for a new pair 40+ years later LOL

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