Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol.14 Blog Tour: Day 1

Welcome to Our 100 Blocks Vol.14 Blog Tour!

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We’re so excited to kick off our 100 Blocks Vol. 14 Blog Tour! We have five full days of quilting fun planned for you, all celebrating the release of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 14. This new edition of 100 Blocks includes 100 new creative quilt blocks from today’s top designers. The issue will be on newsstands November 14th, and will also be available in our online shop. We hope you’ll join us each day this week, November 14-18, as we dive into the issue with quilt block previews, designer inspiration and lots of great giveaways!

Let’s Preview Some Blocks:

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Sweet Cupcake designed by Kristy Lea

Sweet Cupcake: How adorable is this foundation-pieced block designed by Kristy Lea? A heart serves as the “cherry on top” of the cupcake, making this block as sweet as can be.

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Cottage Blossoms designed by Rebecca LoGiudice

Cottage Blossoms: We just adore this unique block designed by Rebecca LoGiudice. Notice the little button “doorknobs” stitched on the cottages? It’s just too cute!

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Layered Lanterns designed by Gigi Khalsa

Layered Lanterns: QM associate editor Gigi Khalsa designed this vibrant and intriguing block. Aren’t those watercolor-like fabrics she used gorgeous? They are from the Vincent Van Gogh 2 fabric collection by the Van Gough Museum for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.

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Laser Beam designed by Lori Baker

Laser Beam: This foundation-pieced block was designed by QM acquisitions editor Lori Baker. It’s a fun take on the traditional pinwheel block and is sure to brighten any quilt.

Today’s Featured Designers:

Follow the links below to visit each designer’s blog page to read about their individual quilt block designs featured in 100 Blocks Vol. 14 and catch giveaways on their blogs, too! Note: Please follow the instructions on each of their blog posts to be entered in their giveaways.

  1. Kathy Patterson
  2. Melissa Corry
  3. Yvonne Fuchs
  4. Abigail Dolinger
  5. Laura Piland
  6. Susan Marth
  7. Anne Wiens
  8. Jo Kramer and Kelli Hanken

Now For Our Giveaway!

Our sponsor for Day 1 of this blog tour is Robert Kaufman Fabrics. They have donated some wonderful fat quarter fabric bundles for today’s giveaway!

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Prizes provided by Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Leave a comment on this blog post by midnight Tuesday, November 15th — telling us which Vol. 14 block you’ve seen so far has inspired you the most — for a chance to win a copy of 100 Blocks Vol. 14 plus either a fabric bundle or a collection of other surprise goodies.

  • Three winners will receive a copy of 100 Blocks Vol. 14 and a fat quarter bundle from Robert Kaufman Fabrics
  • Two winners will receive a copy of 100 Blocks Vol. 14 as well as quilty goodies from Quiltmaker and some of our featured block designers

Winners will be chosen and notified Wednesday, November 16.

The winner’s of the vol.14 Blog Tour Day 1 Giveaway are: Paula Cullen Baumann, Judy W, SusanB, Ioleen and Vicki Kirkeeng. Winner’s have been notified by email.

See You Tomorrow for Day 2!

Come back tomorrow for more block previews, design inspiration and giveaways!

P.S. Did you know you can sign up to have all of Quiltmaker’s special issues — including 100 Blocks — delivered straight to your mailbox? Sign up for our Special Issue Auto Ship program and we’ll mail our special issues to you as they’re released. Learn more here.

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Lessons in Creativity Season 5: Shadow Boxes

shadow boxes quilt Lessons in Creativity Season 5: Shadow BoxesSeason 5 of our free video series, Quiltmaker’s Lessons in Creativity, has arrived! Our inspiration quilt for this new season, Shadow Boxes, was designed by Jennifer Thomas and the pattern is featured in our November/December 2016 issue of Quiltmaker. 

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Jenny Kae Parks

Simple piecing and creative color placement make this fun, modern Shadow Boxes quilt a delight to make. A dynamic zig-zag design emerges when you piece the blocks together. The quilt finishes at 86″ x 98″.

The quilt is picture-perfect here in bold navy, bright teal and salmon pink fabrics from the Cherry Mint collection by Reika Hunt for Clothworks, though the pattern is easily adaptable to a variety of other fabric styles as well.

Throughout the course of this 8-lesson season, host Jenny Kae Parks will inspire you to take this quilt design to a whole new level as you learn how to play with different color recipes, use a variety of quilting designs, create many interesting quilt options, enhance your sewing and quilting skills and more.

The first two episodes of the new season are available to watch now:

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Episode 501: Four Patch Blocks Three Ways
Shadow Boxes has a four patch quilt block within many of its blocks, and in the premiere episode, Jenny will show you how to make them three different ways. These techniques provide for both quicker piecing and scrappy piecing, depending on how you’d like your finished four patch blocks to look.

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Episode 502: Adding Triangles to Square Quilt Units
After you’ve made the four-patch units for the Shadow Boxes quilt, the next step is to add a triangle to each side of the four patch. But how do you match it up to make sure it’s centered properly? In the second episode, Jenny demonstrates two ways to center the triangle patch for accurate piecing.

In the coming episodes Jenny will explore many fun design options. Here’s a preview of what’s to come:

Coming soon! Episode 503: Snail’s Trail Color Design Options
The quilt block used in Shadow Boxes can be made into a snail’s trail quilt block by picking different color choices. Jenny shows a more patriotic version of a a snail’s trail quilt block and demonstrates how to cut the quarter square triangles used in the block. She also demonstrates how to sew on the outer triangles to the block. See two different variations of the block with striped fabrics in the center square patches oriented in different directions, and a version with more traditional snail’s trail coloring. Plus, see what each of those variations would look like in a full quilt.

Coming soon! Episode 504: Center Patch Options
Jenny thought the quilt might be fun if the center four-patch and first row of surrounding triangles were replaced with one fussy cut or large print patch. See what this variation would look like both as blocks and full quilts, and learn how to create this version by first making a test sample and measuring for accurate patch sizes. Jenny also gives tips and tricks for piecing and pressing.

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Coming soon! Episode 505: Fussy Cut Center Patches
Learn how to create a template for fussy cutting, things to watch out for before fussy cutting a patch, and how to cut one out. Jenny shows what a fussy cut coffee cup would look like in the block both in the original staggered block layout and in an on-point layout. Plus, learn how to match up the points when joining the blocks to not loose the tips of the points in the piecing.

Coming soon! Episode 506: Block X Half Blocks, Bias Edges and Borders
In order to create the staggered effect with the quilt blocks in Shadow Boxes, you need to not only create the full quilt blocks but also the block X half quilt blocks. Jenny shows what the blocks would look like in more boyish primary colors as well as the full quilt. She gives tips and tricks for the bias edges and how to join the first border to the blocks.

Coming soon! Episode 507: How to Make a Piano Key Quilt Border
One of the fastest and easiest ways to make a piano key quilt border is to first create a strip-set and subcut that strip set into sections of the required length. Jenny shows what a piano key border will look like on a small quilt, then demonstrates piecing fabric strips together. She gives tips for avoiding wavy or curved strip sets and talks about how to cut and join them for the full border.

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Coming soon! Episode 508: Four Patch Pincushion with Rickrack and Buttons
The four patch center of the main block in Shadow Boxes doesn’t have to only be used for the blocks. It can also be used for an adorable pincushion! Jenny demonstrates an easy method for sewing on the decorative buttons she added and shows how to add the bottom part of the pincushion to the top on the Pfaff sewing machine. Once the two layers are almost all the way sewn together, the next step is to turn the pincushion right side out. The rickrack trim Jenny had previously basted onto the four-patch now pokes out the sides of the pincushion, and Jenny shows how to fill it with a ground walnut shell stuffing and hand-sew the opening closed.

Grab your Nov/Dec issue, or the Shadow Boxes kit or digital pattern, and sew along!

This video series is free to watch with a free subscription to QNNtv.com, and new episodes are released weekly on Thursdays. Click here to see all episodes of Lessons in Creativity.

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This season of Lessons in Creativity is sponsored by Pfaff and Clothworks.

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Coming Next Week: 100 Blocks Vol. 14 Blog Tour!

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Our 100 Blocks Volume 14 Blog Tour is happening next week right here on Quilty Pleasures! Join us Nov. 14-18 for designer inspiration, giveaways and lots of quilty fun.

This newest volume of 100 Blocks features a wonderful collection of creative quilt blocks — ranging from appliqué to foundation piecing to traditional piecing — from 100 of your favorite designers including Bonnie Hunter, Melissa Corry, Nancy Mahoney and more.

The issue hits newsstands Nov. 14, and will also be available in our online shop.

Here’s a peek at a couple of the quilt blocks:

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Gadabout designed by Carolyn Beam

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Tango designed by Joseph Garcia

 See you next week for the blog tour!

Happy Quilting,
Natalie

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100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along – Block 34

Hi – Welcome back to the 100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along. We are gearing up for our 100 Blocks Vol. 14 Blog Tour happening here on Quilty Pleasures next week (Nov. 14-18), but today we have another great block from our 100 Blocks Sampler quilt to share with you.

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All the blocks in our 100 Blocks Sampler have come from different issues of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks and have been reduced to 6″. Kits are available for the different colorways, as well as a digital pattern. You can catch up on our previous sew along posts here.

Today’s block is Scrappy Summer, block #467 from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks vol. 5 and was designed by Allison Harris.

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Scrappy Summer, block #467 designed by Allison Harris

Assembly:

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Scrappy Summer assembly

Three different colorways:

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Three different colorways

Be sure to check out the other designers who are sewing along with us. Follow the links below to visit their blogs:

  1. Lynn Roddy Brown
  2. Jessie Kurtz
  3. Toby Lischko

See you next week.

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Holiday Dash: A Visit with Audrey Wright

Audrey Wright Holiday Dash: A Visit with Audrey WrightToday we’re welcoming designer Audrey Wright from Legacy Patterns as a guest blogger! She’s going to tell us about her festive Holiday Dash quilt featured in our Nov/Dec 2016 issue:

It made my day when Quiltmaker invited me to be a guest blogger. I am a self-taught quilter after many years of garment sewing. I also love to embroider, punch needle and crochet. My next challenge is going to be rug hooking. I guess I have always worked with fibers of some kind. I enjoy the feel of the fibers in my hands and the chance to create using them.

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Many years ago when we were first married and with no money to spare, I made all the Christmas gifts we gave to family. I made scarves, aprons, ornaments and even dresses for my nieces. This went on for several years and as we all moved to different parts of the country the gift giving stopped. I really missed the large family Christmas we used to have growing up.

I am now fortunate that our family has grown to include four grandchildren we can make new memories and traditions with. I always wondered if some of those gifts had been preserved. One Christmas not long ago I received a card and picture from my brother and in the background I saw the tree-skirt I had made them underneath their tree and the holiday quilt hanging on the wooden bench in their house. This put a smile on my face.

Are you looking for a quick holiday quilt project you can send to someone special? My Holiday Dash quilt in the November/December 2016 issue of Quiltmaker is perfect! This project was designed to use a variety of prints. A great way to use all those holiday prints we all seem to collect. The large pieces go together quickly for a fast weekend project.

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As I was looking at my fabric stash I saw many color combinations come together. This pattern would work for a scrappy quilt, a beautiful fall quilt with a leaf print for the background and even a Valentine quilt with pinks, reds and whites. I spotted a stack of my fabric line Redwork Meets Bluework and realized this would also make a great Quilts of Valor quilt. The possibilities are endless.

This quilt could be quilted with a variety of designs due to the large spaces in the blocks. I know my machine quilter would love it!

As we approach the season of giving, think about making a quilt for someone in need. This pattern could be the perfect start for that. I wish you all a joyous holiday and Happy Quilting!

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Holiday Dash

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Thank you for joining us today, Audrey!

If you’d like to make Holiday Dash and don’t have a copy of our November/December ’16 issue, print and digital copies are available in our online store. 

digital pattern is also available for Holiday Dash.

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100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along – Block 33

Hi – Welcome back to the 100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along! I hope your blocks are all coming together nicely. We have another wonderful block to share with you today.

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Three versions of the 100 Blocks Sampler.

All the blocks in our 100 Blocks Sampler have come from different issues of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks and have been reduced to 6″. Kits are available for the different colorways, as well as a digital pattern. You can catch up on our previous sew along posts here.

Today’s block is Big Bang, block #578 from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks vol. 6. It was designed by Bonnie Hunter.

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Big Bang, block #578 designed by Bonnie Hunter

This block is made using two units.

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This block has two units.

Assembly:

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Big Bang assembly

Three different colorways:

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Three different colorways

Be sure to check out the other designers who are sewing along with us. Follow the links below to visit their blogs:

  1. Lynn Roddy Brown
  2. Jessie Kurtz
  3. Toby Lischko

See you next week.

P.S. Want more inspiration from Bonnie? Check out her new online course: Wanderlust Quilt with Bonnie Hunter (Scrap Quilting Basics from Beginning to Binding!)

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Wanderlust with Bonnie Hunter – new online quilt course

bonnie hunter course Wanderlust with Bonnie Hunter   new online quilt courseToday we’re pleased to welcome Quiltville’s Bonnie Hunter as a guest blogger on Quilty Pleasures! She’s going to tell us all about her new Wanderlust online course:

Have you registered for my Wanderlust Quilt with Bonnie Hunter (Scrap Quilting Basics from Beginning to Binding!) course with Craft U yet??

Since we will be using my new Essential Triangle Tool for this year’s Quiltville mystery, having the workshop in your CraftU library for easy access would be just the ticket for watching when you want, refreshing techniques when you need them and honing up some skills.  Craft U has now gone ALL STREAMING so wherever you have an internet connection you can access my courses.  They are yours to stream as often as you wish and you get interaction through the message boards, sharing with other students for one year from purchase!

PERFECT!

Not only will you learn to use the ruler and various techniques, you’ll also have the instruction for making Wanderlust from my new Addicted to Scraps book.

Many of these same techniques and more MAY be used in one way or another during our mystery – you’ll be ready!

Course Description:

In this online course, world class scrap quilter Bonnie Hunter takes you step-by-step through the process of creating her Wanderlust quilt. Scrappy Stars explode with color and come together easily in a variety of methods for simple unit construction.

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Wanderlust!

Learn a variety of techniques and applications for making flying geese and half square triangles in multiple sizes and watch them come together in the stunning Wanderlust Quilt, all from your scrap stash!

Bonnie will share her new Essential Triangle Tool and Bonus Buddy ruler. She will share her techniques for using these rulers and show you how these tools can help make your scrap quilting a complete joy!

The Wanderlust Quilt digital pattern (Quiltmaker Magazine Edition) will be included in the course—a $7.99 value.

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Also with enrollment!  Free Wanderlust Table Runner Pattern PDF.

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On the set in the Golden, Colorado studio

On the set in Golden, Colorado, Essential Triangle Tool in hand!

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Filming

Filming this course was so much fun!

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Essential Triangle tool

And we used the Essential Triangle Tool for all of these units!

Here’s the gist of why I think this course is important:  Camera angles, close ups, repetition!  These are things you can’t get during Quilt-Cam.

Who Should Take this Course:

  • A beginning quilter who wants to learn tips and techniques that will make your quilting experience successful
  • Intermediate to advanced students who wish to refresh or supplement their skills.
  • Advanced Students who want to discover how quick it is to work with specialty rulers

Lesson 1: Wanderlust Overview

  • Wanderlust Quilt introduction and break down of units.
  • Making flying geese with stitch & flip corners.
  • Making flying geese with the Essential Triangle Tool.
  • Assembling Small Inner Star & Half inner star.
  • Making half square triangles with the Essential Triangle Tool.
  • Sewing large flying geese (two types) with Stitch & Flip method or Essential Triangle Tool.
  • Block Layout and Assembly with connecting corner demo. Full block & Half block.
  • Half Square Triangles, small and large joined to border units.
  • Joining border units and adding inner border.
  • Quilt finishing and Quilter Showcase.

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Lesson 2: Half Square Triangles; Block Assembly.

  • Making half square triangles with the Essential Triangle Tool.
  • Sewing large flying geese (two types) with Stitch & Flip method or Essential Triangle Tool.
  • Block Layout and Assembly with connecting corner demo. Full block & Half block.
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Half-square triangles

Lesson 3: Border blocks, quilt assembly and Binding

  • Half Square Triangles, small and large joined to border units.
  • Joining border units and adding inner border.
  • Machine & Hand stitched binding
  • Making a hanging sleeve

Lesson 4: Quilter Showcase

  • I share the quilts from the Addicted to Scraps book, focusing on those that ALSO benefit from the use of the Essential Triangle Tool!

I hope you’ll join me in this course.

I’ve got a coupon code for you!

Save 15% by using the code WANDER15

Click the link below to register today!

Wanderlust Quilt with Bonnie Hunter (Scrap Quilting Basics from Beginning to Binding!)

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6 Hacks For Getting the Most Out of the EXPO Experience

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Original Sewing & Quilt EXPO’s next stop will be at the DoubleTree Bloomington in Minneapolis, MN, in just a few days – Nov. 10, 11 and 12. A general admission ticket will get you in the door, and lead you to all of the EXPO excitement — shopping, stage presentations, fashion shows, quilt displays and more — and there are dozens of great classes you can register for, too. Whether this is your first EXPO or your 20th, here are a few helpful hacks you should know for getting the absolute most out of your Minneapolis EXPO experience:

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Plan your schedule around the EXPO Stage.

Check out the EXPO stage schedule and plan your day around those “free with admission” classes and presentations. Diane Tomlinson, Cynthia Guffey, Linda Lee and Cindy Losekamp are just a few of the big names who will be taking the stage. You’ll find renewed energy, inspiration and lots of how-to advice from these lively 30-minute sessions. Learn more.


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Arrive early to shop.

The EXPO hall opens at 9:30 a.m. in Minneapolis, which is 30 minutes before the first class lets out. That means the early bird will get the worm because you’ll get in to shop before the big crowds come in! The hall will be filled with an incredible selection of machines, tools, notions, patterns, fabric and all the experts to help you get everything you need. Learn more.


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Check out “The Spot.”

While you’re in the EXPO hall, be sure to check out “The Spot” — this more intimate demonstration area will include more “free with admission” classes, trunk shows and presentations. Learn more.


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Pre-register and save with value package pricing.

Classes at the EXPO are $19 per session, but you can pre-register for a value package and save! Value packages include some great perks too: FREE general admission and a FREE shopping bag. Learn more.


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Carpool with friends and save.

The “Driver Gets In Free” promotion is one of the EXPO’s best hacks. It lets YOU enjoy free general admission when you bring two friends (who purchase admission) with you in your car. It’s more fun, and the environment will be better for it. Learn more.


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Bring a friend to class, and you’ll both get a free class ticket.

Have a dear sewing friend or quilt guild pal who you just know would love the EXPO? Introduce them to classes at the EXPO, and you can both get one free class ticket. All you have to do is both pre-register for at least one class, then follow the easy steps for our Bring-a-Friend program. Learn more.

Click here to visit the Minneapolis Original Sewing & Quilt Expo site and plan your trip!

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Peppermint Swirls: A Visit with Jenny Beck

jenny beck 2 Peppermint Swirls: A Visit with Jenny BeckToday we’re welcoming designer Jenny Beck from Bit of Tea & Honey as a guest blogger on Quilty Pleasures. She’s going to tell us all about her red-and-white Peppermint Swirls quilt featured in our November/December 2016 issue. This throw/twin size quilt finishes at 68″ x 82″:

Hello Quiltmaker readers! I am so pleased to be here with you today.

I was inspired by a vintage quilt when I created the pattern for Peppermint Swirls. I love looking to the past when looking for design ideas. What’s interesting to me is that even though a design might be antique, it can look modern if you change the size of a block or the fabrics it’s made with. This quilt fits that bill to me.

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 Peppermint Swirls: A Visit with Jenny Beck

I usually look to my own interiors when I am designing – often I decide where a quilt will go in my home (or a recipient’s home) as a guiding point in the design. That’s how the idea for red and white started. My living room is red and aqua.

The mechanics start with pencil and graph paper. I just find that it’s the easiest way: I can erase or change lines easily. Sometimes it requires taping a few sheets of paper together! After I get it just right, I grab my scrap fabric and make some test blocks. If that works I put the design down in a a computer program – EQ7 or Illustrator.

Here’s a quick tip for making this quilt: After you sew your strips together, press your fabric carefully, so as to not stretch or distort your fabric.  Then, when cutting your pieces from the strip set, remember to check that you are still square after every two or three cuts.

I really loved making this quilt and hope that you enjoy making one too. Please share your creations with us! And a giant thank you to Quiltmaker magazine for allowing me to share.

Happy Quilting!
Jenny

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Thank you for joining us today, Jenny!

If you’d like to make Peppermint Swirls and don’t have a copy of our November/December ’16 issue, print and digital copies are available in our online store. 

digital pattern is also available for Peppermint Swirls.

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100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along – Blocks 31 and 32

Hi – Welcome back to the 100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along! We’re going to double up today and share TWO of our 100 Blocks Sampler quilt blocks.

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Three versions of the 100 Blocks Sampler.

All the blocks in our 100 Blocks Sampler have come from different issues of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks and have been reduced to 6″. Kits are available for the different colorways, as well as a digital pattern. You can catch up on our previous sew along posts here.

Today’s first block is Double Star, block #82 from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks vol. 1 and was designed by Kim Brackett.

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Double Star, block #82 designed by Kim Brackett

This block is made using three different units.

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Double Star units

Assembly:

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Double Star assembly

Three different colorways:

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Double Star in three different colorways

Today’s second block is Tumbling Down, block #373 from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks vol. 4 and was designed by Kim Diehl.

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Tumbling Down, block #373 designed by Kim Diehl

Assembly:

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Tumbling Down assembly

Three different colorways:

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Three different colorways

Be sure to check out the other designers who are sewing along with us. Follow the links below to visit their blogs:

See you next week.

 

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