We’re just one month away from the appearance of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 9. It’s a good time to review a variety of quilt books by 100 Blocks designers and give them away to lucky Quilty Pleasures readers.
Colorful Star Tricks is a block by Barbara Cline that appeared in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 2.
Now Barbara and C&T Publishing have produced Diamond Chain Quilts: 10 Skill-Building Projects.
This title contains dynamic star, daisy and pinwheel designs. If you want to challenge yourself but also need great instructions to hold your hand, start with this one. Softcover, $27.95; ebook, $14.99; bundle with both, $32.99.
Some of my favorite designs in 100 Blocks have been by Ann Weber. Above is Dancing Daisy from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8.
And here is Beanstalk from Volume 7.
I’ve fallen hard for Ann’s Season’s Best: Celebrate the Seasons with Quilts booklet.
The eight small projects will grace your walls and tabletops all year.
Lots of easy applique used with the piecing means these quilts are a lovely cut above. Softcover, $18.00.
Kari Carr has appeared several times in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. Above is Vintage from Volume 8.
This is Holiday Doily from Volume 6, also by Kari.
Just Around the Corner: Quilts with Easy Mitered Borders by Kari M. Carr is a great way to expand your skills. Now you can miter without fear! Nine projects, well-written instructions—you’ll be showing off in no time. Print + ebook $24.99; ebook, $16.99.
Monique Dillard’s skills are multi-dimensional. Above is her Diamond Eyes block for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 5.
And this is Floral Medallion, which she designed for Volume 4. I left it large so you could enjoy the detail.
So you’ll be happy to know that her C&T title Fat Quarter Winners is chock-full of 11 new quilts to love! Soft cover, $14.95; ebook, $9.99.
Please mark your calendar for the Volume 9 blog tour April 28 to May 2. We always have a wonderful time and we give away a boatload of prizes!
And speaking of prizes, let’s have a giveaway of today’s books.
For your chance to win, please leave a comment here before midnight Friday, April 4. Mention which book(s) interest you and we’ll choose winners and announce them here next week. The book winners are Brenda B, Jo Ann S, Kathryn M and Robyn C. Each has been notified by email.