Still More Quilts: QM Rocks the Blocks

I’d like to show you a few more designs appearing in Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Spring ’14.

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With 23 exclusive quilts, it’s not possible to show them all in one post. You can catch the first group in yesterday’s post.

One of my favorites in this issue is Sonoran Sands by Eileen Fowler. She used two blocks of her own design.

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Navajo Nights by Eileen Fowler for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 1

Navajo Nights appeared in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 1.

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Santa Fe Star by Eileen Fowler for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 7

Santa Fe Star appeared in Volume 7.

QF SonoranSands Kaufman Still More Quilts: QM Rocks the BlocksThey come together in Sonoran Sands, made even more lovely thanks to Artisan Batiks by Lunn Studios for Robert Kaufman.

I like the next quilt, too, which also uses two block designs.

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Waffle by AnneMarie Chany for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8

AnneMarie Chany used her Waffle block from Volume 8.

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Whirly Zig by Heidi Foltz for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 7

She combined it with enlarged Whirly Zig blocks by Heidi Foltz for Volume 7.

QFSpr14 Chany Still More Quilts: QM Rocks the BlocksThe result is Honeycomb Kisses, made in fabrics from Benartex. Isn’t this a breath of fresh air? So spring-like and happy. It’s not immediately apparent but this is a huge quilt: 92″ x 92″, queen size. Now don’t you love it even more?!

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Meadow Glory by Jo Moury for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 7

Jo Moury designed Spring Dreams for this issue. She began with her Meadow Glory block from Volume 7, above.

QF SpringDreams Northcott Still More Quilts: QM Rocks the BlocksThe fabrics are all from Northcott. This quilt really does announce spring, doesn’t it? It’s a perfect wall size at about 43″ x 43″.

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Another nice wall quilt in this issue is June Dudley’s Seasons Change.

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Apple Tree by June Dudley for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 7

She used her clever 3-D Apple Tree block from Volume 7 to depict the annual evolution of an orchard. Here’s a closer look:

QMMS 140042 june 450 Still More Quilts: QM Rocks the BlocksAll the fabrics are from Hoffman California Fabrics. They add so much to this piece.

Many of you know Judy Laquidara from her popular Patchwork Times blog. She’s come up with a stunner for this issue.

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Sailing Pinwheel by Judy Laquidara for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 7

Judy took her Sailing Pinwheel block from Volume 7…

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…and designed Flywheel in deep, masculine colors. Wouldn’t this be a great guy quilt? The tiny Pinwheels in the white border are amazing!! It’s a throw size at 66″ x 81″.

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Simple Life by Martha Walker for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 7

One of my favorite blocks from all 800 that we’ve published so far is Martha Walker’s Simple Life from Volume 7. Aren’t her fabric choices perfect?

QF HouseonaHill Moda Still More Quilts: QM Rocks the Blocks
Martha took this design and created House on a Hill. Does it get any sweeter? All of the fabrics are from Moda Fabrics.

QF Firelights Clothworks Still More Quilts: QM Rocks the Blocks

And if you want something a little hot and a little modern, how about Firelights designed by Shayla Wolf? This twin-size quilt is 72″ x 88″ and would be perfect as a college quilt. What a way to warm up a dorm room!

This issue is just $6.99 and includes 23 patterns plus many color options. That comes out to about 30 cents per pattern. Sweet!

I hope I’ve given you reason enough to pick up this issue while it’s on newsstands. It’s a keeper and we think you’ll love it.

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Win one of the 25 copies we’re giving away during our QM Rocks the Blocks event.

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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7 Responses to Still More Quilts: QM Rocks the Blocks

  1. Joan says:

    So many cool ideas to try. Inspiration for new quilts is so inspiring.

  2. Lynn Mc says:

    So great to see how the blocks can go together.

  3. Claudia says:

    Well! I live in a house on a hill, but my house is green. Love the Sonoran Sands and Fire Lights (aurora borealis, don’t you think?).I’ve had a love affair with turquoise for a long time.

  4. Thanks for the peek inside another amazing issue of Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. Each quilt is so creative, unique, and beautiful. I wish I had the time to sew them all! Have a super day!

  5. Julie A.B. says:

    fabulous~

  6. Peg Spradlin says:

    I think it’s one of your best issues yet!

  7. Jocelyn says:

    Such pretty blocks. I just love Spring Dreams!

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