Parade of Homes Quilt Block Giveaway

Quiltmaker’s Parade of Homes continues today with another quilt block giveaway.

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Win this house block made by Helen Stubbings in today’s giveaway. Fabrics: Red Rooster Fabrics.

This Home Sweet Home block was made by Helen Stubbings of Hugs ‘n Kisses. Helen hails from Hobart, at the very bottom of Tasmania, which is an island state at the very bottom of Australia. The fabrics are her own Basically Hugs and others from Red Rooster Fabrics. Helen has a giveaway on her blog, too.

She used applique and embroidery to add her unique signature to the design. I love it!

helenspaper Parade of Homes Quilt Block GiveawayHelen has a unique product you’ll want to check out called Applique Paper, which she used for the applique on her block. Applique Paper by Hugs ‘n Kisses is a water soluble, single-sided, semi-transparent paper for glue stick applique, needleturn applique, English paper piecing, foundation paper piecing and temporary stabilizer. The paper is printable on an inkjet printer. A package has 20 sheets sized at 8.5″ x 11″.

Read more about Helen’s Applique Paper.

We’ve enjoyed publishing Helen’s block designs for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. Here’s an example from Volume 8 called Fairy Floss.

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Fairy Floss by Helen Stubbings for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8. Fabrics: Red Rooster Fabrics.

Just as a reminder, the Parade of Homes and block giveaways are to celebrate our Sept/Oct issue, which has a house theme. We asked 12 quilt designers to make their own unique versions of Lori Holt’s Home Sweet Home block. You can see them all in the issue, or by following the Parade of Homes posts.

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Now let’s give Helen’s adorable block away. Please leave a comment by midnight, Sunday, August 17 for your chance to win. Tell us briefly about your own experience with embroidery and applique. We’ll choose a winner for Helen’s block and a copy of the Sept/Oct issue of Quiltmaker. Visit Helen’s blog for another giveaway. The winner is #30, Wanda.

Be sure to visit the Parade of Homes page for freebies and fun!


About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email:
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64 Responses to Parade of Homes Quilt Block Giveaway

  1. Lee says:

    Helen’s block is adorable!

  2. Lee says:

    Helen always has such cute blocks!!

  3. KT says:

    I learned to do embroidery from my mother, who was always doing something–needlepoint, crewel embroidery, etc. I have not tried it yet in my quilting.

  4. JanineMarie says:

    Another cute house block! I’ve done a little applique, but it is not my favorite sewing technique. I do love embroidery. I learned when I was a little girl, using iron-on tranfers on pillowcases. I just finished a quilt of foundation paper pieced animals with embroidery details. Sew much fun! I will have to look into Helen’s applique paper because I would certainly consider using it for foundation piecing, one of my favorite techniques.

  5. Ruth Jones says:

    This is so adorable! The colors she chose sure makes the block look elegant! It makes me want to try out for a whole quilt.

  6. Sandy K says:

    I learned to embroider when I was young, making pillowcases. Applique has been on my list of things to try.

  7. Vicki H says:

    I haven’t done any embroidery in years. The last thing I did was a monthy snowman block embroidered and colored, I finished quilting it this spring. I would love to try applique sometime.

  8. chris says:

    Wow! I love that fabric! Helen’s block is awesome! I have been appliqueing for quite a while. I’ve used all kinds of papers…even phone book pages. I can see I will have to try Helen’s papers. What an improvement they will make.
    Thanks for the chance to win.,

  9. Carmen N says:

    I have zero experience with applique, but I want to try someday.

  10. Angelia L. says:

    Helen’s block is gorgeous! I am a new quilter and just learning applique….I love needle turn applique. I have been doing embroidery since my mother taught me when I was a young girl. I love handwork….embroidery, cross stitch, EPP, crochet and beading. Thank you!

  11. Pam White says:

    Hi, I’m a total fan & dedicated follower of Helen Stubbings, who wouldn’t be? Her designs are delightful. I love to embroider. Thanks for the chance to win.

  12. Carol in MN says:

    I am just starting into quilting. Oh, how I would love to receive the magazine and be able to try that paper out. The block is just too cute!

  13. Diane says:

    I use embroidery floss for hand applique. There are so many colors available it’s easy to find an exact match and you don’t have to invest in a lot of thread for each project.

  14. Diane says:

    I use embroidery floss for applique since there are so many colors and that way I can usually find an exact match for what I’m working on.

  15. Darrell Hardenburg says:

    My only experience with applique has been many years ago when I made my first sampler quilt and a kittens baby quilt for my brother.. it was all done by hand.. never done any machine applique.. And as for embroidery have never done it.

  16. Linda M says:

    Well, I haven’t done either yet! I’m a wanna be quilter and I don’t know where and how to begin. This house block is just darling though!

    • Darrell Hardenburg says:

      Linda – find a quilt block you like.. make a few.. then make a small project like a pillow.. or a baby quilt.. see if you catch the quilting pox..

  17. Barbara Thompson says:

    I used to do crewel embroidery and then switched to counted cross stitch, then I went to work full time!! I have recently started learning about quilting to go along with my retirement. I have some great friends who are showing me the ropes. Great fun. This house theme is adorable.

  18. Jennifer Ciaccio says:

    What a beautiful block! The embroidery adds so much detail. I haven’t done much embroidery or appliqué but I might try it in the future. It’s on my bucket list.

  19. Linda Webster says:

    My mom and aunt taught me to embroider when I was six years old. I still have the piece of fabric with my first stitiches. I still love embroidery today and applique is my favourite quilting technique.

  20. Pat V. says:

    Embroidery – funny story: I decided I should learn to embroider. I spent two entire days stitching and have had tendonitis ever since. Maybe someday….

  21. Doreen says:

    Hi, I don’t have any experience with embroidery and applique. Her work is lovely!!


  22. Tabitha Keener says:

    I would love to win this block! Helen is truly an artiste’! Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. Christine M says:

    Helen’s house is just beautiful! I love doing stitcheries and have really only done button hole applique. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  24. Lori Smanski says:

    Ohhh, this little house is just too adorable. Its a love house. LOL I love all the detail she has put onto this house. Thanks for an awesome chance to win.

  25. Marie Atkinson says:

    I like to applique and I like the added touch of embroidery but I have only done a little of it.

  26. kaholly says:

    I love doing both embroidery and applique – any handwork makes me happy. I love all of Helen’s designs.

  27. Maree says:

    This house is absolutely adorable! Love how Helen’s embroidery adds so much detail and truly makes this house a home! ♥ I’ve done a good bit of raw edge applique and I’d love to master needle turn. “Used to” do a lot of embroidery and have really been wanting to start on a new project. Thank you, Quiltmaker, for another wonderful giveaway and for the chance to win! ☺

  28. BRENDA EHLERS says:

    I have done many applique blocks but very little embroidery-I think its time to plan to do both in one block!

  29. Madeline says:

    my most recent experience is foundation pieceing the candy ring block, then fusible spray on the back, and buttonhole stitching on the edges to applique it. I work with a group that makes quilts for wounded soldiers, and we are on the third quilt already, since seeing this block last month in the magazine.

  30. Wanda says:

    What a sweet block! Love the blue birds. I enjoy embroidery. cross stitch and applique
    and have done a lot of it over the years. Now I’m into applique quilts and love doing them.

  31. Ann Rudd says:

    What a cute house! I think the embroidery looks so nice with it.

  32. Rhonda Davis says:

    I love Helen’s house and her Fairy Frost block! I have embroidered and cross stitched for more years than I have quilted.

  33. Diane O says:

    Love the house. Haven’t done much embroidery or applique. It’s on my bucket list.

  34. linda schiffer says:

    Most of the time when I am doing embroidery with applique, I am using wool applique onto a cotton background. I _love_ hand embroidery and try as often as I can to mix this in with my quilt making.

    :) Linda

  35. Cecilia says:

    I just learned to embroider by hand last year and I love it. I also enjoy both hand and machine appliqué. This is such a cute block.

  36. Betty Domal says:

    This is a beautiful block. I love the birds, hearts & embroidery. I did a lot of hand embroidery growing up. I haven’t done a lot recently, but I do like to do applique. Applique and paper piecing are my favorite quilting methods. I enter a lot but as of yet have never won anything. Maybe I will get lucky with this block. Thanks for the opportunity to try. ☺♥

  37. Karen Thurn says:

    My mom taught me to embroider and was a fine teacher. You should see her work as it looks like something sewn from an embroidery machine but all done by hand. I’ve done some embroidery of puppies which I turned into a quilt for my second son. Lovely house block.

  38. Claire says:

    I’ve done a bit of applique and embroidery through the years. I like to always have a “hand stitched” project going.
    This house is so sweet, Helen!

  39. donna says:

    Love these blocks!

  40. elizabeth habermehl says:

    I learned to embroider when I was a very young girl. My mother was a home-ec teacher and she made sure that my sister and I learned everything there was to learn about sewing. I am not the biggest fan of applique, however the quilt I am currently working on does have a fair amount of applique on it and I am excited to tackle that. I would love to win the house block. I have the perfect pattern to use it in making a tote bag!

  41. Kathy Wilkey says:

    I love this block! I do a lot of machine embroidery and some applique, mostly fusible raw edge. I am interested in Helen’s applique paper and trying out her technique.

  42. Judy says:

    What a sweet block! I have done both embroidery and applique over the years. I never stopped doing embroidery and am now starting to do applique again.

  43. teri c says:

    Love this house block! I love embroidering small projects and do some applique though most of it the fusible raw edge type.

  44. Barbara Thibeault says:

    I love Helen’s work….She is fabulous….

  45. Gloria Pietruszka says:

    I love to machine and hand applique. I was a bit worried to even attempt any applique at first , but once I got started I was hooked. Love Helen’s house block and would like to try her applique paper.

  46. Julie B says:

    I learned to embroidery from my grandmother many years ago. I have only used hand embroidery on a couple quilted wall hangings. I like machine applique as it is faster than hand turned applique.

  47. JanetB says:

    I love this house. It is just adorable. I started hand embroidery when I was a child. My grandmother taught me. I have a crewel stitch clock which I made for her from a kit when I was 14. It was returned to me when she passed away. Along the way, I moved to counted cross stitch and had a run of making samplers on linen. I’ve been quilting for the past few years and have recently picked up embroidery again to incorporate into my quilts.

  48. Renata says:

    What a pretty block!

  49. Laverne says:

    Just found this blog and related QM pages! Wow! What great ideas and information. Inspirational.

  50. Jennifer says:

    I love machine applause but don’t do much hand work.

  51. Wendy says:

    Helen’s House is sew cute! I love to embroider, either by hand or machine. I have not done a lot of applique but am starting to put more of it into my projects.

  52. B. Bailey says:

    I love Helen’s color and fabric choices, and how she personalizes it with applique and embroidery. My kind of quilt block!

  53. Kim J says:

    Beautiful work! just what I need to get me back into quilting!

  54. Betsy says:

    I do appliqué all the time. It is my favorite technique. I love Helens block

  55. JudyBL says:

    I love the block as it combines things I like to do – piecing and embroidery . I am still working on improving my applique!!

  56. Diane H says:

    I haven’t done a lot of applique but I love adding embroidery to my quilts. Love Helen’s house it is so ‘her’!

  57. Anita says:

    Helen’s work is fabulous, the appliqué and embroidery makes this house perfect!

  58. Sharon says:

    I do very little appliqué in my quilting, but do hand stitches and embroidery in Crazy Quilts. I have set a goal to use scraps and make house blocks. Maybe a en a king size quilt. That is how many scraps I have. Embellishing them sounds like a traveling project.

  59. Mary D says:

    What a darling bright home. So much added detail, just beautiful.

  60. Karlene says:

    I enjoy doing both embroidery and applique . Love the embroidery on the house block—what a cute block!

  61. Lizzie says:

    What a singular block! Love it! I grew up in a family that made machine appliquéd potholders, baby bibs and pillows. I didn’t try it myself till 30 years later, but I love the flexibility appliqué gives to design. Embroidered and stitched accents are the icing on the cake :D

  62. Martina says:

    I love applique and stitching and I think most of my projects have something of them in it. Never tried Helen’s paper until now but it sounds great.
    Adorable house, just love it!!!

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