It’s A Wrap: The Final QM Scrap Squad Quilt

Believe it or not, we have come to the end of the Scrap Squad quilts. It’s been a real pleasure for the past five years. I’ll write a separate post to wrap things up, but today we have a beautiful quilt from Kathy Wagner for you.

QM scrap squadB Its A Wrap: The Final QM Scrap Squad QuiltKathy hails from Cambridge, Ontario. She’s done a great job of making scrappy quilts from Quiltmaker patterns all year. We really appreciate her efforts on our behalf!

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Kathy Wagner from Cambridge, Ontario

You’ll hear from Kathy in her own words below.

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Our final Scrap Squad assignment was to make anything from Quiltmaker that caught our fancy. That’s a lot of leeway! Finally I decided on a quilt called Which Way to Go? by Nancy Allen from the Sept/Oct 2015 issue.

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Which Way to Go? by Nancy Allen for Quiltmaker’s Sept/Oct ’15 issue

My first challenge was to pick some fabrics. I knew I was going to use up grey scraps, but could not settle on a background fabric. All the neutral choices were too light, so I had decided to use teal like the quilt in the magazine.

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But it just didn’t make my grey fabrics happy. The fabrics sat for a long time until some quilting friends were over and convinced me to go with the unusual choice of red for the background. It was a total departure for me, but I was very happy with the contrast the red provided with the greys.

 

My second challenge was to cut the fabric using the proper instructions. At first I started cutting using the die cutting instructions, but as soon as I began I knew those measurements wouldn’t work. Duh! I was reading the wrong part!

Editor’s Note: If you’re an AccuQuilt user, we’ve written instructions especially for that! If you are not, there are instructions in our ordinary style as well.

 

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The third challenge was to make an interesting backing. Since the theme of the quilt was making choices among all the shades of grey, I made one big arrow block for the backing.

The arrow is pointing UP of course, because we hope that people will make choices to UPlift us all!

 

It’s fun to make something a little different for the back of the quilt. It’s like an extra surprise when you turn the quilt over.

 

IMG 4381 600 Its A Wrap: The Final QM Scrap Squad QuiltAnd here is my version of Which Way to Go?, using the red background fabric. I didn’t add the border from the pattern and just finished it with a red binding.

I quilted it on my regular sewing machine in horizontal lines, some with the walking foot and some with the free motion foot.

I am so sad that my year of participating on the Quiltmaker Scrap Squad is over. It has been a fantastic experience, and I cannot say enough wonderful things about our editor Diane Harris.

See you all on the Quilty Pleasures blog!

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A digital pattern for this quilt, Which Way to Go?, is available at QuiltandSewShop.com for $7.99.

Please watch Quilty Pleasures for posts to wrap up the QM Scrap Squad in the days to come.

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100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along – Block 11

Hi ! Welcome to the 100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along. If you’re new, thanks for joining us as we work our way through the 100 Blocks Sampler. All of the blocks in this design have come from the different issues of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks and all have been reduced to 6″.

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three versions of the 100 Blocks Sampler

There are still kits available for the different colorways, as well as a digital pattern.

You can catch up on the previous sew along posts here.

Today we’re featuring In and Out, block #293 from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, volume 3. This block was designed by Celine Perkins. Celine is also sewing along with us, so be sure to check out her blog as well.

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In and Out, block #293 from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, vol. 3, designed by Celine Perkins.

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In and Out assembly

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In and Out in three different colorways

Be sure to visit the other designers who are sewing along with us as well.

Follow the links below to visit their blogs:

Lynn Roddy Brown

Jessie Kurtz

Toby Lischko

See you next time. And don’t forget to send pictures of your blocks to editor@quiltmaker.com!

 

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Win a Set of Designer Blocks from 100 Blocks Vol. 13!


100 Blocks Vol. 13 Win a Set of Designer Blocks from 100 Blocks Vol. 13!
How would you like to own some of the designer-made blocks featured in our new 100 Blocks Vol. 13 issue? You can – we’re giving them all away to lucky quilters like you!

That’s right – you could win some of the original quilt blocks designed by Bonnie Hunter, Kate Colleran, Amanda Murphy, Margie Ullery, Corey Yoder and more of today’s top designers. Just think what fun additions these blocks would make to your sewing space.

Twenty winners will win five blocks each. Don’t delay – winners will be chosen 6/27/16.

Click here to visit the contest page and enter. Good luck!

Happy Quilting,
Natalie

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Quilters Wear Many Hats

As quilters, we usually wear many hats, and not just your typical wife, mother, grandmother, cook, maid, chauffeur, etc. I’m talking about many hats at the sewing machine. While I find the most enjoyment sewing quilts, I have also used my sewing machine to sew garments, home dec items and the occasional hem or patch.

Growing up, I made a lot of my own clothes. When my boys were little, I loved making them coordinating outfits, especially at Christmas. I’ve made all sorts of sewing crafts, from tree ornaments to seasonal cloth napkins to a witch for our Halloween candy basket and more. While I don’t have pictures of my sewing projects, here are a couple of my quilts.

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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Sampler

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finished quilt top using the Old Kentucky Album block from Bonnie Hunter’s Addicted to Scraps column for Quiltmaker

Are you like me and sew more than just quilts? From now until May 20, 2016, the Sewing in America Survey is taking place. I would love for you to go here and tell your thoughts.

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The results will be shared at International Quilt Market in the fall. Everyone who participates in the survey will get a free digital pattern and a chance to win a $500 shopping spree at shopsewitall.com. Please take part.

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100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along – Block 10

Hi and welcome to block 10 in the 100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along. Have you been able to keep up?

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three versions of the 100 Blocks Sampler

If you need to catch up on the sew along, previous posts are available here. You can find kits for the 100 Blocks Sampler in our online shop, as well as the digital quilt pattern.

This week’s block is Garden Star, block #178 from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks volume 2. Garden Star was designed by Pearl Louise Krush.

Before I forget, thanks for all of your comments on last week’s blog. The winner of the books and latest edition of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks is Melanie K. Her favorite block so far is Ladder Up, block #586.

Here’s Garden Star:

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unit and Flying Geese

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Garden Star assembly

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Garden Star, block #178 designed by Pearl Louise Krush

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Garden Star in three different colorways

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

Lynn Roddy Brown

Jessie Kurtz

Toby Lischko

See you next time. And don’t forget to send pictures of your blocks to editor@quiltmaker.com!

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Lessons in Creativity Season 2 + a Q&A with Jenny Kae Parks!

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Jenny Kae Parks on the set of Lessons in Creativity season 2!

Season 2 of our free video series, Quiltmaker Lessons in Creativity, has arrived! Our focus quilt this season is the beautiful Whirlpools quilt designed by Janice Averill for our May/June ’16 issue of QM. Episodes are free to watch with a free QNNtv.com subscription.

In the first lesson of the new season, host Jenny Kae Parks shows how to take care of your sewing machine and discusses different tools you could use to maintain it. She also discusses when and why to change your needle and demonstrates the knee-lift feature on the Pfaff machine. Plus, see how an extension table can help with bigger projects and/or issues of work-space.

Over the next seven episodes, we’ll show you how to play with color recipes, use a variety of quilting designs, create interesting design options and more. Grab your copy of our May/June issue — or get the kit or digital pattern from our online store — and quilt along.

Jenny Kae Parks is a talented designer and teacher, and we’re so happy to have her as the host of Lessons in Creativity. (Learn more about Jenny on her website!) We recently caught up with her to talk about the new season — check out what she had to say below:

QM: Hi, Jenny! Thanks for chatting with us today. Tell our readers a little about yourself — how long have you been quilting and how did you get started?

JKP: I started quilting in 2000. I started as an experiment. I was home-schooling my daughters and we were working thru a home-EC course. The next assignment was to make quilted place mats. Well, I had done lots of sewing, clothes, home-dec and that kind of thing. I thought I better make these babies so I know what I am talking about. After that first project I was down for the count. I was fascinated by the fabric placement and the flow of colors. I contracted full-blown quilt-pox.

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Whirlpools designed by Janice Averill

QM: The focus quilt for this season, Whirlpools designed by Janice Averill, features a really interesting design inspired by decorative tiles. What do YOU love about this quilt design?

JKP: This is the first quilt I have worked on where the stand-alone block gives you NO idea how the quilt will look! You MUST have at least four blocks together before you know the look it will create. And if you rotate one of the blocks around? Look out, you have a completely new design.

QM: What are some of the design options that we’ll explore for the Whirlpools quilt during the series?

JKP: Oh my goodness! Again, I am amazed by how the design is changed by the fabric placement. Move the bright blue kid’s print here, shift the background color over there, swap out this black for that red and kapow! You get a whole new look and feel.

QM: Is there anything you would like to add about why people should tune in to this season of Lessons in Creativity?

JKP: I think some quilters use the design, however it appears on the pattern cover or in a magazine, like training wheels on a bike. They depend on it so much, they can’t or won’t try their own ideas. These 8 episodes and the entire Quiltmaker’s Lessons in Creativity series will encourage people to spread their wings. It offers a push on the bike to ride solo. Remember, YOU are the designer. Go for it! Try new and surprising colors and placements. Decide what YOU like. What have you got to lose?

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The 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.

Whirlpools is available in the May/June ’16 issue of QM, or as a kit or digital pattern.

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

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Northcott Lessons in Creativity Season 2 + a Q&A with Jenny Kae Parks!

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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 13 Blog Tour: Day 5

It’s Day 5 of our 100 Blocks Vol. 13 Blog Tour!

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Welcome back to our 100 Blocks Vol. 13 Blog Tour! We’ve had so much fun this week celebrating the release of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 13. This new issue is now available on newsstands, or you can grab a print or digital issue now from our online shop. Now, let’s enjoy one last day of quilt block previews, designer inspiration and more giveaways!

Let’s Preview Some Blocks:

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Compass Rose block designed by Karen Bialik

Compass Rose: I love this “three-dimensional” block designed by Karen Bialik. She made it using Optical Illusions and Colorworks fabrics by Deborah Edwards for Northcott.

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Ladyblooms block designed by Vicki Hansen

Ladyblooms: How cute is this ladybug and flower appliqué block designed by Vicki Hansen? Vicki used assorted solids and prints from Moda Fabrics on her block.

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Streamers block designed by Gigi Khalsa

Streamers: Our QM associate editor Gigi Khalsa designed this pieced block. Isn’t it fun?!

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Summer Land block designed by Rebecca LoGiudice

Summer Land: This pieced block designed by Rebecca LoGiudice is perfect for scraps!

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. 13 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. Kelli Fannin
2. Jennifer Ofenstein
3. Paige Alexander
4. Janice Averill
5. Michelle Joyner
6. Liz Angus
7. Alison Dale
8. Irene Grimes
9. Jo Kramer and Kelli Hanken

Now For Our Giveaway!

Our sponsor for day 5 of the blog tour is Northcott.  They are hosting a giveaway on their blog today — and, they have donated some pretty fabric bundles for our giveaway too! The fabric bundles are from their Spring Glory line designed by Lynnea Washburn.

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Northcott Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 13 Blog Tour: Day 5

Leave a comment here on this blog post by midnight Sunday, May 8 – telling us which Vol. 13 block that you’ve seen today has inspired you the most — for a chance to win a copy of 100 Blocks Vol. 13 plus either a fabric bundle or other surprises. One lucky winner will even win a grand prize bundle that includes prizes from all of this week’s sponsors!

  • Four winners will receive a copy of 100 Blocks Vol. 13 and a fabric bundle
  • Two winners will receive a copy of 100 Blocks Vol. 13 as well as quilty goodies from Quiltmaker and some of our featured block designers
  • One winner will receive a grand prize bundle (prize from each sponsor, copy of 100 Blocks Vol.13 and quilty goodies from Quiltmaker and some of our featured block designers)

Winners will be chosen and notified Monday, May 9.

The winners of the Vol.13 Blog Tour: Day 5 prizes are Deborah B., Anna Brown, Jamie Todhunter, Anita, Martina and JoyceLM. Darlene Krystal is the winner of the vol.13 Blog Tour grand prize bundle! All winners have been notified by email.

Thank You for Joining Us This Week!

We’re so happy you joined us this week for Vol. 13 block previews, designer inspiration and giveaways! We hope you love these new blocks. Thank you to all of our designers for sharing their creativity with us, and to our sponsors for their generous giveaways. If you missed any days on the tour, be sure to go back and catch up on all the fun. And don’t forget to look for Vol. 13 on newsstands or grab a print or digital copy in our online store.

P.S. Looking for more inspiration? Check out our free video series on QNNtv, Quiltmaker Lessons in Creativity. The first lesson of series 2 just premiered this week, so you’re just in time to join the fun. The focus quilt we’re using for series 2 is Whirlpools, designed by Janice Averill, who also designed one of our featured Vol. 13 blocks above!

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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 13 Blog Tour: Day 4

Welcome to Day 4 of our 100 Blocks Vol. 13 Blog Tour!

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Hello, and welcome to day 4 of our 100 Blocks Vol. 13 Blog Tour! We are having so much fun celebrating the release of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 13 this week. This new edition of 100 Blocks includes 100 new creative quilt blocks from today’s top quilt designers. The issue is now available on newsstands, or you can grab a print or digital issue now from our online shop. We hope you’ll join us each day this week as we dive into this new 100 Blocks issue with quilt block previews, designer inspiration and giveaways!

Let’s Preview Some Blocks:

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Frany Odorlicious block designed by Jennifer Oden

Frany Odorlicious: Have you ever seen such an adorable skunk? This was designed by Jennifer Oden and is shown in Tropical Cadenza Mix fabrics by EBI Fabrics Corporation.

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Sparkle Star block designed by Amanda Murphy

Sparkle Star: This lovely foundation-pieced star block was designed by Amanda Murphy. The block is shown here in Amanda’s Sparkle line for Benartex fabrics.

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Posy Puff block designed by Theresa Eisinger

Posy Puff: Isn’t this flower block neat? It was designed by our past QM graphic designer Theresa Eisinger. I love the interesting three-dimensional effect in the design.

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Jewels and Lace block designed by Margaret Kennedy

Jewels and Lace: Margaret Kennedy, one of our previous QM Scrap Squad members, designed this pieced block. Isn’t it stunning?

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. 13 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. Melissa Corey
2. Beth Shibley
3. Jennifer Thomas
4. Sandi Colwell
5. Cynthia Brunz
6. Tricia Maloney
7. Bonnie Hunter
8. Cheryl Brickey

Now For Our Giveaway!

Leave a comment here on this blog post by midnight Sunday, May 8 – telling us which Vol. 13 block that you’ve seen today has inspired you the most — for a chance to win a copy of 100 Blocks Vol. 13 plus a collection of other surprise quilty goodies.

  • Six winners will receive a copy of 100 Blocks Vol. 13 as well as quilty goodies from Quiltmaker and some of our featured block designers

Winners will be chosen and notified Monday, May 9.

The winners of the Vol.13 Blog Tour: Day 4 prizes are Dee, Andresa, Mary Wright, Rosalind Gutierrez, Nancy Tanner and Sandra Timmons! Winners have been notified by email.

See You Tomorrow for Day 5!

Come back Friday for one more day of block previews, designer 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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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 13 Blog Tour: Day 3

Welcome Back to Our 100 Blocks Vol. 13 Blog Tour!

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Hello, quilters! Thanks for visiting our 100 Blocks Vol. 13 Blog Tour. We are on day 3 of our weeklong tour celebrating the release of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 13. This new edition of 100 Blocks includes 100 new creative quilt blocks from today’s top quilt designers. The issue is now available on newsstands, or you can grab a print or digital issue now from our online shop. We hope you’ll join us each day this week, May 2-6, as we dive into the issue with quilt block previews, designer inspiration and lots of giveaways!

Let’s Preview Some Blocks:

QM BEAM Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 13 Blog Tour: Day 3

Dewdrops block designed by Carolyn Beam

Dewdrops: QM content director Carolyn Beam designed this lovely pieced block. The fabrics shown here are from the Lily line by Alice Kennedy for Timeless Treasures. Carolyn used the AccuQuilt Go! Qube Mix & Match 6″ Block to cut the patches for this block.

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Summer Strawberry block designed by Konda Luckau

Summer Strawberry: What could be cuter than a strawberry block? This pieced block designed by Konda Luckau would be so sweet to use in a fun summer-themed quilt.

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Flutter Wheel block designed by Eileen Fowler

Flutter Wheel: Designed by our past associate editor Eileen Fowler, this gorgeous block is shown here in Bali Batiks from Hoffman California Fabrics. The differences between Eileen’s batiks are subtle — you can make yours as subtle or as bold as you’d like.

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Butterfly Strings block designed by Kay Gentry

Butterfly Strings: This beauty was designed by Kay Gentry. The string piecing is done first, directly on the paper foundation. Kay used AccuQuilt GO! die 55014 to pre-cut strips.

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. 13 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. Anne Wiens
2. Abigail Dolinger
3. Kay Mackenzie
4. Shelley Cavanna
5. Denise Russart
6. Kate Colleran
7. Yolanda Fundora
8. Fat Quarter Shop

Now For Our Giveaway!

Our sponsor for Day 3 of this blog tour is AccuQuilt.

They are hosting a giveaway on their blog today — and, they have donated some fabulous quilting books for our giveaway too: GO! Sampler Mix & Match Blocks & Quilt Patterns by Eleanor Burns as well as the GO! Inspired With the AccuQuilt Go! Pattern book.

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Leave a comment here on this blog post by midnight Thursday, May 5 – telling us which Vol. 13 block you’ve seen today has inspired you the most — for a chance to win a copy of 100 Blocks Vol. 13 plus these two books or a collection of other surprise quilty goodies.

  • Four winners will receive a copy of 100 Blocks Vol. 13 and these two books
  • Two winners will receive a copy of 100 Blocks Vol. 13 as well as quilty goodies from Quiltmaker and some of our featured block designers

Winners will be chosen and notified Friday, May 6.

The winners of the Vol.13 Blog Tour: Day 3 prizes are Loriann Fish, Emily C, Kathie L, Joanna, Jikta and Linda E in AZ. Winners have been notified by email!

See You Tomorrow for Day 4!

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

P.S. Are you sewing along on our 100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along? The 100 Blocks Sampler is a great quilt comprised of blocks from past issues of 100 Blocks reduced to just 6″. New sew along blogs are posted every Wednesday here on Quilty Pleasures. Today’s post even includes a BONUS giveaway you can enter – check it out here!

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100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along – Block 9 + a giveaway

Welcome back to the 100 Blocks Sew Along. So glad you could join us!

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three versions of the 100 Blocks Sampler

If you need to catch up on the sew along posts, they’re available right here. You can find quilt kits for the 100 Blocks Sampler in our online shop, as well as the digital quilt pattern.

Today we’re featuring Payton’s Star, block #160 from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, vol. 2. This block was designed by Sharyn Craig. And, since we’re also in the middle of the 100 Blocks, Vol. 13 Blog Tour, we’re going to play along and have a little giveaway (find out more at the end)!

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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, vol. 13.

All of the blocks in the 100 Blocks Sampler have come from various issues of this magazine! Here’s Payton’s Star:

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Payton’s Star, block #160 designed by Sharyn Craig.

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Payton’s Star Assembly

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Payton’s Star Assembly

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Payton’s Star, three different colorways

I also wanted to show you a fun little block that you can make with leftover fabric. Are you familiar with Quiltmaker’s Bitty Blocks? These are 3″ and 4″ blocks that were featured on our Quilty Pleasures blog during 2015. Each month we provided a free pattern for one block. Here are some bowties made using red and white fabrics.

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Bitty Blocks bowties

Here’s the free pattern for the bowties.

And now for the giveaway! Leave me a comment and let me know which 100 Blocks Sampler block has been your favorite so far and why by Tuesday 5/10. I’ll randomly choose one person to win books by two of the designers whose blocks we’ve featured so far, Half-Scrap Quilts by Mickey Depre and Precut Primer by Me and My Sister Designs along with a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, vol. 13.

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Half-Scrap Quilts, Precut Primer and Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, vol. 13

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

Lynn Roddy Brown

Jessie Kurtz

Toby Lischko

See you next time. And don’t forget to send pictures of your blocks to editor@quiltmaker.com!

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