Today’s the day this special issue from Quiltmaker appears on newsstands.
We’ve taken designs from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks and created new quilts. The patterns are in this great new issue—19 of them! The issue is $6.99, so that’s a lot of bang for your buck.
We call this giant giveaway celebration “QM Rocks the Blocks,” because that’s what we do in this issue. We rock those blocks! We always knew that the block designs would serve as springboards to great quilts. We love putting together these issues twice a year!
Patti Carey took Lavender Lattice from Volume 9 and created a beautiful Christmas quilt.
Hawaiian Morning by Jo Moury for Volume 9 became…
…Dancing Pomegranates. It’s an opportunity to try your hand at easy, attractive wool applique. Creative Editor Paula Stoddard wrote a great tutorial for how to applique with wool. Have a look! The fabrics are from RJR Fabrics and the wool is gorgeous Weeks Dye Works yumminess.
If you want to start a little smaller, how about Snow Days? It also features wool applique from Paula. Cute cute cute holiday quilt!
What happens when you take a beautiful applique block like Spring Tulips…
…and set it on point with sparkling stars? You get Tulip Tango! Nancy Mahoney is a prolific designer and her traditional quilts are always marvelous. Tulip Tango would be a joy to work on this winter. I might hand quilt this one. The fabrics are from Northcott.
Martha Walked used Martha’s Basket from Volume 8 to make Tuscany, below.
I’m partial to this quilt because I designed and made it. It was the quilt where everything went wrong (blog post to come) but I love the result. Sewful Things is perfect for any quilter and her sewing space. I started with I’m Sew Happy, below.
Here’s a dramatic transformation based on recoloring a block. Lerlene Nevaril revamped Starry Pinwheels, below.
Her twin-size Shabby Chic is soft and feminine. It could easily become a guy quilt with different fabrics! Shown in Moda fabrics.
That’s not all! Take a look at the others.
These quilts will be featured in a blog post later this week. Kind of makes you want to run out and get the issue, doesn’t it?!
Let’s get on with the QM Rocks the Blocks Giveaway!
For your chance to win one of 25 copies we’re giving away, please leave a comment before midnight Wednesday, Sept. 3 and tell us which of these quilts you’d start on first. We value your feedback! We’ll randomly choose 25 winners and announce their names here. Twenty-five winners have been chosen and notified by email. They are Becky H, Kathy L, Debbie Y, Sue S, Hardenburg, Paulene, Jean P, Michele, a different Michele, Alicia, Barb J, Susan H, Jill T, Dee L, Rosa, Elisa P, Elaine, Charlotte M, Judy L, Pamela R, Gill, Alice C, Gertruda H, Debi and Jane H. Congratulations!
If you don’t win, please pick up this issue on the newsstand or from quiltandsewshop.com in print or digital editions.
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How about some purples to jump-start your projects?