You’re loving Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks! Now QM Rocks the Blocks! Today we celebrate (with 20 giveaways!) the newsstand debut of a special issue: Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks.
We’ve taken great block designs from the first four volumes of 100 Blocks and created 18 stunning quilt projects. Yes, today QM Rocks the Blocks! Lots of ways to win a copy of this beautiful issue, so please read on.
A few issue highlights we think you’ll enjoy:
Peg Spradlin has been on our team of home sewers for a few decades.
She took her block, shown above, from Volume 2 of 100 Blocks, and created this breathtaking piece featuring trapunto and freeform machine-stitched details.
The original block and the quilt above are both called Irish Spring Surprise.
The Stars and Bars Sampler was created by QM’s 2011 Scrap Squad. They used Bar None from Volume 1, Writer’s Block from Volume 3 and Block Positive from Volume 4; they added blocks of their own to complete the center section. The beauty of this pattern is that you can use any 12″ blocks you wish in your own quilt center. How much fun would that be?!
Deanne Eisenman used her Tulip Twist block from Volume 2, above, to create a Tulip Twist quilt featuring a pieced border and simple applique, below.
Quilt legend Jackie Robinson used her Butterfly Cabin block from Volume 1 to create the Butterfly Cabin quilt below.
Monique Dillard is another designer who will teach at QM’s Block Party in Williamsburg August 2–4. Monique contributed Mezzanine to this issue, shown below. It’s made with block #162, her design for Volume 2, called Tile Works.
June Dudley is QM’s Editor-in-Chief. She used Pinwheel Pizzazz, block #374 from Volume 4, to design the Pinwheel Pizzazz quilt below.
And that’s only the beginning! You can preview the entire issue to see more projects.
Now to the giveaways. We want to give you many chances to win, so please follow these instructions by midnight (Mountain standard time) tonight (Tuesday, March 6).
• Leave a comment below to let us know you were here. We’ll pick seven winners from comments! The deadline is midnight MST.
• Tweet about QM Rocks the Blocks using the hashtag #qmrockstheblocks. We’ll pick six winners from Twitter! The deadline is midnight MST.
• Pin the cover image above to Pinterest using the hashtag #qmrockstheblocks or Repin it from our Pinterest board. While you’re there, please follow our boards—they’re full of great inspiration. We’ll pick seven winners on Pinterest! The deadline is midnight MST.
This giveaway lasts for today only (through midnight MST Tuesday, March 6). We’ll post the names of winners here on March 8 or sooner. Thanks for helping with QM Rocks the Blocks!
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