100 Blocks at Quilt Market

One of my jobs at International Quilt Market in Kansas City last week was to connect with 100 Blocks designers and see what they’re up to. These are a talented—and busy—bunch of folks!

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Alyssa Thomas of Penguin & Fish

Here’s Alyssa Thomas, the designer behind Penguin & Fish. Her block for Volume 5 is called Jumbo Fun—and it was her first experience with paper foundation piecing.

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Jumbo Fun by Alyssa Thomas for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 5

 

Alyssa is an experienced designer though, as evidenced by all the work she has under her belt for the paper industry. I just love her style!

 

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Alyssa’s hand embroidery patterns are adorable, too. I like “V is for Viper.”

 

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And this “golden” dog tugs at my heartstrings, too.

 

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You can see more of Alyssa’s work and find her patterns in her etsy shop, on her website or through her blog. She’s also busy designing fabric for Clothworks and has a new line called Picnic Pals. Swatches are below; it will deliver to shops this summer.

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Another 100 Blocks designer in attendance was Evonne Cook of Clothesline Quilts.

 

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Evonne Cook of Clothesline Quilts

The quilt behind Evonne is a new pattern called General Longstreet.

 

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General Longstreet from Clothesline Quilts

Here’s a better photo of the quilt. I love how the blocks seem to run together in this piece.

 

 

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Iowa Lily by Evonne Cook of Clothesline Quilts appears in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 5

Evonne’s block in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 5 is called Iowa Lily. Isn’t it a beauty?

 

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Deborah Johnson of In the Doghouse Designs shows off her copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 5

You’re starting to see why it took me hours to complete one aisle at market. So many people to see! Here’s Deborah Johnson, the gal behind In the Doghouse Designs. She’s shown with a new pattern called Tangerine Tango in two color schemes.

 

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Galaxy by Deborah Johnson for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 5

Her block for Volume 5 is Galaxy. I want to make a scrappy version of this quilt!

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Deborah also designed the cover quilt for our current issue, May/June 2012.

 

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Flower Box Garden by Deborah Johnson; kits are available

It’s a beauty!

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Kits are available for a limited time. That’s all the market sightings for today. More to come in the days ahead!

About Diane Harris

I'm Interactive Editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I've been writing pattern instructions and product reviews, and doing a host of other tasks necessary to help produce a national pattern magazine. Now I work remotely from rural Nebraska to generate some of our online content. I manage the QM Scrap Squad, our blog tours and our Quilt-Alongs. I have one of the best jobs in the world.
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5 Responses to 100 Blocks at Quilt Market

  1. Claudia says:

    Bought my copy a couple of weeks ago. Some goodies in there.

  2. Jennifer S says:

    I absolutely love this quilt!! So fun and brings a smile to my face!!

  3. Mary says:

    What talent! Love Quiltmaker Magazine.

  4. Carrie P. says:

    fun to put faces with the designers.

  5. Wow! Thanks for sharing with those of us who couldn’t attend. I really like Alyssa’s upcoming fabric line – those bright colors look like fun to play with! Have a super day!

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