Introducing Charlotte Pollard: A Back to School Sewer for QM

Several months ago, we announced on Facebook that we were looking for QM readers to work on a one-time project for us. It’s been my pleasure to work with the eight women we selected as the Back to School Sewing Team. I’m happy to introduce them to you this week during the QM Back to School Party.

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Today I’m pleased to present Charlotte Pollard from Galax, Virginia.

 

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Charlotte Pollard

Charlotte sewed with Handsprays from RJR Fabrics for a lovely colorwash effect. Her finished quilt is below.

 

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Frame by Frame in RJR Handsprays. This quilt was made by Charlotte Pollard from Galax, Virginia.

Quite an exciting piece, don’t you think? The Handsprays come in lots of great colors! An entire rainbow.

Charlotte penned a few thoughts for QP readers:

I was so excited to be chosen for this project but then I stressed myself worrying that I would not do it right, or finish on time, or that I’d mess up on my quilting (since I do free motion on my Viking Sapphire).

I spent a lot of time watching for the mail carrier or the UPS man, almost afraid to leave home. When the box finally arrived, it felt like Christmas to open it up and see all the wonderful fabric and the bright, happy colors I would be using.

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Then my two quilting buddies (my sisters) arrived to lend their support. We had a lot of fun, playing with the beautiful fabric and them giving their opinion on my ideas.

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Charlotte (center) with her quilting sisters and their mom, who taught them all to sew.

The colors in the fabric I used—RJR Handspray—were fantastic and the fabric was so easy to work with.

This was a wonderful experience, and the pattern was fun to do.

During this project, Charlotte won a first place blue ribbon for a quilt she entered in the Alleghany Quilters Guild show in Sparta, North Carolina. The quilt is called “Forever Spring.”

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Charlotte Pollard won a first place blue ribbon on this quilt she entered in a show in Sparta, North Carolina.

Not surprisingly, Charlotte also took the third place ribbon in her category with a different quilt! I’d say we chose a winner for the Back to School sewing team!

On behalf of Quiltmaker and RJR Fabrics, I’d like to extend a sincere thank you to Charlotte Pollard for a job well done. We really appreciate you!

 

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Back to School Party: Part 2 and Giveaway!

Welcome to Day 2 of Quiltmaker’s Back to School Party.

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Today we’ll give you Part 2 of Frame by Frame and show you two more versions of the quilt. If you missed them, please see the preparation details and Part 1.

Frame by Frame Part 2: Making the Blocks

The blocks all have the same piecing but are made with different fabrics. Cutting instructions were given in Part 1. Now use the patches you cut to make these blocks, following the block assembly diagram and instructions below:

• 12 blocks with Fabric #1
• 9 blocks with Fabric #2
• 5 blocks with Fabric #3
• 1 block with Fabric #4
• 11 blocks with Fabric #5
• 7 blocks with Fabric #6
• 3 blocks with Fabric #7

 

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Join patches A–D as shown in the block assembly diagram above to make a block. Repeat to make the appropriate number of blocks in each fabric; make a total of 48 blocks.

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Today’s featured fabric sponsors are RJR Fabrics and Timeless Treasures.

RJR Fabrics provided fabrics from their collection of Handsprays for a fabulous colorwash effect.

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Below is the finished RJR quilt. It’s a very interesting piece that holds my attention. The quilt was made by Charlotte Pollard from Galax, Virginia.

 

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Timeless Treasures provided Tonga Berry Crisp Batiks for another version of Frame by Frame that shouts “autumn” in all its glory.

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Below is the finished Timeless Treasures quilt. What a great fall piece! It was made by Barbara Ensor from Fort Worth, Texas.

 

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Frame by Frame made with Berry Crisp Tonga Batiks from Timeless Treasures. This quilt was made by Barbara Ensor from Fort Worth, Texas.

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Today we have bundles of fabric from RJR Fabrics and Timeless Treasures for giveaway. There are three bundles from each company so there will be six winners.

To be entered, please leave a comment by midnight tonight which is Tuesday, Sept. 11 and tell us if you’re a traditional quilter, a modern quilter, an art quilter or some combination. We’ll choose six random winners and announce them here soon. Six winners have been chosen and notified by email. They are Jerry, Nancy, Elma, Lisa, Cindy and Charlotte.

Enjoy making your blocks at any pace you choose and I’ll see you tomorrow for Part 3 of Frame by Frame! More quilts, too!

 

 

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Introducing Julie Dunn: A Back to School Sewer for QM

Several months ago, we announced on Facebook that we were looking for QM readers to work on a one-time project for us. It’s been my pleasure to work with the eight women we selected as the Back to School Sewing Team. I’m happy to introduce them to you this week during the QM Back to School Party.

 

Today I’m pleased to introduce Julie Dunn from Borrego Springs, California.

 

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Julie Dunn

Julie sewed with La Dee Da fabrics by Erin McMorris for FreeSpirit. Here’s Julie’s finished quilt.

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Frame by Frame in La Dee Da fabrics by Erin McMorris for FreeSpirit. This quilt was made by Julie Dunn from Borrego Springs, California, a member of Quiltmaker's Back to School sewing team.

Julie penned a few thoughts for QP readers:

I felt very fortunate to be chosen for this project. At first I was afraid to get too excited because I thought the email was really for someone else. Once a second email came, I knew I was in.

Then a wave of panic set in. ‘What have I gotten myself into?’

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Julie fussy cut some of the La Dee Da motifs in her Frame by Frame quilt.

When I saw my fabric and the pattern, I decided that some of the small squares should be fussy cut to highlight the fabric prints.

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Because of this, strip piecing was not an option. I also paid attention to placing the larger squares so the prints would flow through the quilt.

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My design wall was very helpful in making sure everything stayed right side up.

 

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Frame by Frame in FreeSpirit fabrics, made by Julie Dunn.

The Back to School Quilt Party project turned out to be a great experience, from the anticipation of seeing the fabric to the satisfaction of finishing the quilt.

On behalf of Quiltmaker and FreeSpirit fabrics, I’d like to extend a sincere thank you to Julie Dunn for a job well done. We really appreciate you!

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We have an easy tutorial for how to build a design wall of your own.

See how easy it is to build your own design wall, and be sure to look in the comments on the design wall post for more great design wall ideas from quilters like you.

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Introducing Pat Szymanski: A Back to School Sewer for QM

Several months ago, we announced on Facebook that we were looking for QM readers to work on a one-time project for us. It’s been my pleasure to work with the eight women we selected as the Back to School Sewing Team. I’m happy to introduce them to you this week during the QM Back to School Party.

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Today I’m pleased to introduce Pat Szymanski from Exeter, New Hampshire.

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Pat Szymanski

Pat sewed with Knick Knack fabrics by Karen Combs for Troy Riverwoods Collection. Here is Pat’s finished quilt.

 

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Frame by Frame in Knick Knack fabrics by Karen Combs for Troy Riverwoods Collection. This quilt was made by Pat Szymanski, a member of Quiltmaker's Back to School sewing team.

I love the unexpected addition of aqua to the black, red and white color scheme. I could take this one home!

Pat penned a few thoughts for QP readers:

Working with Quiltmaker and the Back to School team has been sew much fun!

We introduced ourselves on Facebook, posted pictures as our fabrics arrived, and chatted up a storm. Our group had a wonderful time admiring the yummy fabrics, posting our works-in-progress, and ultimately revealing the births of our lovely Frame by Frame quilts.

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I was the last quilter to have my QM package arrive. Then I had a very untimely family emergency, which kept me away from my sewing machine for a week. Yikes!!! The deadline was approaching and time was quickly running out!

My best tip for this project would be to make sure that you label your fabrics #1–#8. Labeling beforehand will help you avoid confusion and will be a real time saver as you piece the rows.

If you wish, download and print a free chart to help you keep track of your fabrics. Download QM FramebyFrame-chart.

Frame by Frame sews together quickly and is a great go-to pattern when you’re in a time crunch for a fun quilty gift!

If you’d like more tips for quilters I invite you to visit my Facebook page, “Log Home Quilting,” where I provide a complimentary Quilter’s Tip of the Day.

On behalf of Quiltmaker and Troy Riverwoods Collection, I’d like to extend a sincere thank you to Pat Szymanski for a job well done. We really appreciate you!

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Back to School Party: Part 1 and Giveaway!

BTS12 logo 300 Back to School Party: Part 1 and Giveaway!Welcome to Day 1 of Quiltmaker’s Back to School Party! I’m so glad you’re here. Every day this week will be full of fun! A free quilt pattern (sew along with us!), tips and techniques, freebies, giveaways, fabric sponsors and more will be featured. To get started, see Back to School Party Preparations.

There will be several posts each day of the party. Be sure to poke around so you don’t miss anything like a giveaway, a tip or a freebie. Toward the end of this post you’ll find the first two of eight beautiful versions of Frame by Frame, each one from a fabric sponsor.

Frame by Frame Part 1: Cutting

If you still need to choose fabrics and plan your quilt, see the preparations post. Be sure that Fabric #8 has adequate contrast from the rest of the fabrics so that it will show up. You don’t want to do all of that piecing for nothing!

Today, Part 1 covers all of the cutting for this throw-size quilt designed by Diane Nagle of Peddlecar Quilts.

Click here to print the grayscale quilt diagram below.

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Frame by Frame, 54" x 72"

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Click here to print the cutting list.

If you have questions about cutting, please ask them in the comments. We’ll try to respond as soon as possible.

By the way: This is not a race. You don’t need to sew everything this week. It’s just fun to get started together and to see the progress of others. Sew at your own pace and enjoy it, and stop back here often to be sure you get all the parts and pieces of Frame by Frame.

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Today’s featured fabric sponsors are FreeSpirit and Troy Riverwoods Collection.

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Troy provided fabrics from Knick Knack by Karen Combs for a lovely red, white and black version of Frame by Frame.

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Below is the finished quilt, sewn by Patricia Szymanski from Exeter, New Hampshire.

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Frame by Frame sewn in Knick Knack fabrics by Karen Combs for Troy Riverwoods Collection. This quilt was made by Patricia Szymanski from Exeter, New Hampshire.

It’s a beauty! Kind of an unexpected color combination that really works!

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FreeSpirit provided fabrics from La Dee Da by Erin McMorris for another look we love.

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Below is the finished quilt, made by Julie Dunn from Borrego Springs, California. Isn’t it fun?! That red-orange really sings.

 

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Frame by Frame in La Dee Da fabrics by Erin McMorris for FreeSpirit. This quilt was made by Julie Dunn from Borrego Springs, California.

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I hope these two quilts have given you some inspiration for your own colors and fabrics.

And now to the giveaway! We have three bundles of Troy fabric and three bundles of FreeSpirit fabric for lucky readers here on Quilty Pleasures. To be entered, please leave a comment by midnight tonight (Monday, Sept. 10) and describe your idea for a color scheme for Frame by Frame. We’ll choose six random winners and announce them here soon. Six winners have been chosen and notified by email. They are Carmen, Donna, Bev, Deb, Leanne and Annaleena.

See you tomorrow for Part 2 of Frame by Frame and more beautiful quilts!

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Back to School Party: Getting Ready!

I hope you’ve had a chance to get ready for the Back to School Party which begins here on Monday, Sept. 10.

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We’ll give a free pattern in bite-size morsels. There will plenty of tips and tricks, and we’ll introduce our Back to School sewing team.

Frame by Frame is the great little quilt we’ll be working on. It was designed by Diane Nagle of Peddlecar Quilts.

 

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Frame by Frame, designed by Diane Nagle of Peddlecar Quilts

For the yardage and to see the quilt in a wide variety of fabrics, see last week’s post.

Please make plans to join us next week, Sept. 10 to 14, for all the fun!

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Fussy Cutting Fabric: A Lesson

I’ve always been a purple girl and I’m really a purple-and-teal-together kind of girl. As I was looking for fabric to use my Facet-nating block from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 5 into a project for Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Fall ’12, I fell in love with Poetica from Art Gallery Fabrics.

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Here’s the outline for my original block, Facet-nating:

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I designed an alternate block so the triangles started in this block would continue into the next one:

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My finished quilt, Fascinating Twist, uses both blocks above and Poetica fabric:

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I really enjoyed using the fabric with the big circular motif, and I love how it fits into the diamond patch of the first block above. It took some fussy cutting to make it work. Let me show you how I  cut 7-1/2″ squares patches with the circular motif centered.

First, this is what the fabric looks like uncut, selvages are at the top and bottom of this picture:

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Step 1: I folded the side over, so that the first whole column of circular motifs were centered (left side of the photo below), matching the edges of the design:

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Step 2: I needed 7-1/2″ patches, so I placed my ruler at 3-1/4″ (half of 7-1/2) on the edge of the fold, and cut:

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That yields one strip of circular motifs, still folded:QMMS 120023 HOWTO 3 Fussy Cutting Fabric: A Lesson

Same strip, unfolded:

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Step 3: Skipping the first partial motif, I again folded the circular motif in half (matching the edges of the design):QMMS 120023 HOWTO 5 Fussy Cutting Fabric: A Lesson

Step 4: And cut again at 3-1/4″:QMMS 120023 HOWTO 6 Fussy Cutting Fabric: A Lesson

You’ll see that there is a slight amount of design at the center edges of my patch. I knew most of this would be covered in the seam allowances. I was careful to select the adjoining fabric so that the little bit of design at these edges will blend into them:QMMS 120023 HOWTO 7 Fussy Cutting Fabric: A Lesson

Repeat: I continued to repeat this process on each strip of fabric: One complete patch cut. Skip the next partial design. Match the edges of the whole design so the fold is on the center:

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I ended up with quite a few scraps alongside the fussy-cut patches. I’m sure they’ll find their way into another project some day!

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I really like the finished look of this circular motif in this block.

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The complete instructions for Fascinating Twist can be found in Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Fall ’12. It’s at quilt shops and on newsstands now. Shop local if you can, otherwise it is available at QuiltandSewShop.com: buy the print version or buy the digital (PDF) version. Enjoy!

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P.S. Please see quiltmaker.com/corrections for an accurately-sized foundation for this pattern and for All Aglow in this same issue.

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Making Moose Tracks

This week we launched our latest issue of Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. We are so excited about the variety of fantastic quilts in this issue. You can check out all the projects in this issue in the online Table of Contents.

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I designed a quilt that appears in this issue too! It is based on my block, Triangle Tracks, which appears in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 5.

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Triangle Tracks

 

I rotated every other block for a woven effect in the quilt center and enlarged units from the block for the border. It’s an easy way to take your design from simple to WOW!

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When I design, I like to work in grayscale first and play with the placement of the values to get different effects. It also gives me an idea of how many different fabrics I may be looking for. This one has 4 values (white, light gray, medium gray and black). Look how different this looks with a dark background instead of the light one above.

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I decided I preferred the striking nature of the dark background. I found some beautiful fabrics from E.E. Schenck, Serenity Taupe Prints by Daiwabo. I am not typically a “brown” kinda gal , but I loved the richness of these fabrics! Awesome, don’t you agree?!

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Next, I played with color placement – much like I do with the grayscale version.  Here are a couple of options I considered.

All brown values with a light background. Hmm, not quite.

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All brown values with a dark background. Getting closer…

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What if I introduce another color to liven it up a bit?

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I think I still prefer the dark background better, but like the idea of another color with the browns. What about…

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That’s it! We have a winner. Here is my finished quilt. I’m really happy with how it turned out.

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The fabrics give it a nice masculine and sophisticated feel. You could easily make it more feminine or modern with different fabric choices. Look at these options for some inspiration!

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Make your own version of  Moose Tracks using the complete instructions in Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Fall ’12. This issue can be found at quilt shops and on newsstands now. Shop local if you can, otherwise it is available at QuiltandSewShop.com: buy the print version or buy the digital (PDF) version. Enjoy!

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More Chances to Win! Visit Designers’ Today

We’re not the only ones who are excited about the appearance of Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Fall ’12.

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The contributors are enthusiastic about this issue, too. Many of them have blog posts up today, and on each blog post another copy of Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks will be given away to a lucky reader. Follow their instructions to be entered.

Please visit these folks who have a design included:

Nancy Mahoney

Ann Weber

Martha Walker

 

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Buttoned Up for Spring is Amanda Murphy's contribution to Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks.

Amanda Murphy

Susan Marth

Nancy McNally

 

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Pinwheel Farm is by Peg Spradlin, who sews extensively for Quiltmaker and Quilters Newsletter. Find the pattern in Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Fall '12.

Peg Spradlin

Barb Cherniwchan

Donna Benham

Sonja Callaghan

 

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Blocked In by Judi Madsen is made using block #481, Road Block, also by Judi. Find the pattern in Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks.

Judi Madsen

Gudrun Erla

Melissa Corry

In case you missed today’s main post, please leave a comment there, because we’re giving away 20 copies of this issue. You could be a lucky winner! Thanks for helping us celebrate as QM Rocks the Blocks.

In case you’re not a winner, please get this issue at your local quilt shop or newsstand, or from quiltandsewshop.com.

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QM Rocks the Blocks: 20 Giveaways!

Today QM Rocks the Blocks!

What does that mean?

We’ve taken beautiful blocks from the first five volumes of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks and used them in 19 quilt projects for Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, appearing at quilt shops and newsstands today!

QMMS 120023 cover 500 QM Rocks the Blocks: 20 Giveaways!To celebrate and to get this issue into as many hands as possible, we’re giving away 20 copies here on Quilty Pleasures! Find the details below.

Some issue highlights we think you’ll enjoy:

Nancy Mahoney took Cornflowers, block #347 from Volume 4

 

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Cornflowers by Nancy Mahoney, block #347 from Volume 4 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks

…and created the stunning Mexican Sunflowers, a 93″ queen with a border to die for!

 

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Mexican Sunflowers, designed and made by Nancy Mahoney, appears in Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Fall '12 edition.

 

Ann Weber treats us to a project made with Buckle Up, block #319 from Volume 4.

 

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Buckle Up by Ann Weber, block #319 from Volume 4 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks

 

She made All Buckled Up, below. I love how the buckles embellish the border!

 

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Ann Weber designed and made All Buckled Up, which appears in Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Fall '12 edition.

And how about Martha Walker’s use of Garden, block #363 from Volume 4?

 

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Martha Walker's Garden, block #363 from Volume 4 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks

She created the exciting 36″ wall quilt Posy Path, below.

 

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Posy Path, designed and made by Martha Walker, appears in Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Fall '12 edition.

QM readers can’t get enough of Sonja Callaghan. She used Lil’ Matryoshka, block #415 from Volume 5

 

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Sonja Callaghan's block #415 from Volume 5 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, called Lil' Matryoshka

…to make 13 Lil’ Matryoshki, below. The soft blue and yellow colors are very attractive.

 

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13 Lil' Matryoshki by Sonja Callaghan is patterned in the Fall '12 edition of Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks.

And one more. Melissa Corry used Gear Works, block #456 from Volume 5

 

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Gear Works, block #456 from Volume 5 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks

…to make Shifting Gears, below.

 

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Shifting Gears, designed by Melissa Corry and made by Melissa and Natalia Bonner, is patterned in Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Fall '12 edition.

Wouldn’t this be a great guy quilt?! The 68″ x 80″ throw size is perfect for football watching this winter.

 

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And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. This issue has all of these plus 14 more quilts!

See all the projects in this issue in the online Table of Contents.

At just $6.99, a magazine is by far the best value for quilting patterns. That comes out to about 37 cents per pattern. You can’t beat it.

If the issue isn’t locally available, please visit our shop site for a hard copy or a digital version. Easy peasy!

We promised a giveaway to celebrate QM’s Rock the Blocks, so here goes. Please leave a comment here by midnight Wednesday, Sept. 5 for a chance to win this issue. Answer this question: From what you’ve seen, what project in this issue has piqued your interest? We’ll choose 20 (that’s right, twenty!) winners and announce them here.

Please note: There are corrections to the pull-out pattern section in this issue. Please see this post for details. We regret the errors.

Quick Recap: Lots of chances to win! Please leave a comment. Please tell your friends. Please buy Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks because you’ll love it!

See this related designers’ blog post for many more chances to win a copy of this issue.

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