Today’s the day!
Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Spring ’13 edition officially appears today at quilt shops and newsstands. It’s the one where
QM Rocks the Blocks!
Get it locally if you can. If that’s not possible, you’ll find it at our shop site, quiltandsewshop.com.
19 Creative Quilts…
…all beginning with blocks published in the first seven volumes of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks.
For example, Sawtooth Log Cabin by Kay Gentry was Block #574 from Volume 6. It became…
…Marine Dream when QM Graphic Designer Denise Starck arranged multiple blocks and extended block elements into the border to create a stunning diagonal design. The sea-worthy fabrics are Charlotte Spa by Timeless Treasures.
We don’t have many male designers but Wayne Kollinger created Indian Cabins, Block #582 for Volume 6.
Wayne changed the value placement and then rotated differently-colored blocks for this intriguing design we called Trail Mix. Hardly recognizable, in a good way! Find these fabrics at Troy Riverwoods Collection.
We knew that some of you would be looking for a cute, quick, easy baby quilt. We used Mini Pod by Emily Cier, Block #157 from Volume 2…
…and made it a border around a charming novelty print. We named it Child’s Play. I’ve already pulled several prints that I know will make perfect centers for this design. The fabrics are from Dear Stella.
And if Two Dresses wasn’t cute enough on its own…
…now it’s a whole sewing-themed wall hanging called My Sewing Room. Charise Randell designed the block and the wall hanging, which is shown in Glamping fabrics by Mary Jane Butters and Bella Solids, all by Moda Fabrics.
If you love paper foundation piecing, or would like to learn how to do it, maybe Kaleidoscope Stars will tickle your fancy. Shown in Sumatra fabrics from Blank Quilting.
It started with this square block called Icicle Star, Block #416 from Volume 5.
The block was elongated and recolored to take this wall quilt in a new direction.
And in the spirit of spring, just one more quilt. Kathy K. Wylie took Spring Snowflake, Block #10 from Volume 1…
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These quilts are just the tip of the iceberg. This issue is jam-packed full of creative inspiration. Nineteen projects will keep you sewing all spring, well into summer and beyond.
And now for the giveaway! For your chance to win one of 25 copies of Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Spring ’13 edition, answer this question by leaving a comment on this post before midnight, Friday, March 8: What’s your favorite quilting technique? Is it piecing, applique, the actual hand or machine quilting, paper foundation piecing, or something else altogether? We’ll choose 25 winners (yes, that’s 25!) and notify them by email. Each gets a copy of this issue.
- You could win one of 25 giveaway copies!
- Buy a print version of this issue.
- Buy a digital version of this issue.
- The lucky winners of the 25 complimentary Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Spring’13 issues are: