Monday, November 5, 2012

Quiltmaker's Block

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Here's my versatile block - great to use for fussy cutting that beautiful fabric you can't bring yourself to cut up. I used a holiday fabric collection from Quilting Treasures that I just love - great variety and has one of my all time favorite fabric styles for the holiday - a plaid! This plaid even has gold in it. I cut the plaid on the bias to give it more interest.

146 comments:

  1. I love the setting for this block.

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  2. Nice block. Grats on being in the magazine.

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  3. Great block - just perfect for a feature fabric! Thanks for sharing (love the plaid on the bias, too!).

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  4. your Block is beautiful. So many possiblities. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Thanks,
    Many of the quilts I design for Quilting Treasures use their juvenile fabric lines, even the pre-prints for quiet books, so I'm always thinking up new block designs that showcase those adorable critters like Jemima Puddleduck or House Mouse.

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  6. love the poinsettia block!! Great for the holidays.

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  7. I love using plaids in Christmas blocks! Yours is beautiful! looks like a nice present waiting for someone to unwrap it!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  8. What a beautiful block. Congrats on the publication.

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  9. What a gorgeous block...just one block would be a perfect candle holder for Christmas...gotta try it! Congrats on making the magazine...now to get it and start some new projects:)

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  10. And a block could become a placemat or table topper pretty easily - great idea - and plenty of time til Christmas!


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  11. I just love versatile blocks and you can even use plaid, which is a very good idea. Very pretty and just in time for the holidays for a table runner. Thank you for particapating in the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  12. I love this block it is beatiful. Well done.

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  13. What a pretty block - would make a good mug rug too!

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    1. One of my quilt guilds gives each quilt show attendee a mug rug. What I've been using for them is orphan blocks or prototype quilts that I've been cutting up and facing - works for me!

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  14. What a pretty block!! I love Christmas fabrics--yours gives me new ideas of how to incorporate those plaids/stripes with the florals.

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  15. What a happy Christmas-y block!! Wouldn't that quilt look fabulous on my bed!!

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  16. Love how the piecing sets off the fussy cut center. I'm thinking table runner with this one! Looking forward to the magazine release next week!

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  17. this is lovely. i really love how you fussy cut it. such a perfect holiday block. thnaks for sharing.

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  18. Love this.. the fussy but is perfect.. love this

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  19. what a wonderful way to use a large flower! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Wow, I just can't wait for Christmas any longer when I see your block!

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  21. Nice! It sparkles with the gold. It looks complicated, but probably isn't. And the pretty prints don't make it too busy, either, but add to the complexity! Congrats.
    Claddaghsquiltsandstars.blogspot.com

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  22. Beautiful block and glad that I found you had a blog.

    Debbie

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  23. Your block is gorgeous! It would make such a beautiful Christmas quilt.

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  24. Great block! Love using snowballs that then seem to melt into the design, good choices of fabrics too.

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  25. What a beautiful block. I love fabrics like you've mentioned with the gold (or even silver) in them. I have a number of those I bought about 4 years ago and I think one may even be the ones you've used. I'll need to pull them out soon and check.

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  26. I've found the best way to fussy cut is with freezer paper, just cut it the size of your block piece, position it over the motif, iron on, then rotary cut around it - works beautifully. But do preshrink the freezer paper by ironing it fist - it does shrink a bit.

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  27. I really liked your block, and congrats on being in the magazine. Thanks for sharing your blog.

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  28. Great block! Congrats on being in the magazine!

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  29. Congratulations for getting your block in Quiltmakers 100 Blocks #6. I love your block! I have some Christmas fabric that I just didn't know what to do with and this would be perfect! Thanks so much!

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  30. I just blog hops. You get to see what everyone is doing. I know you are thrilled to be asked to do this block.

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  31. Congrats on being in the magazine. I love your block

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  32. I love, love, LOVE your block!!!

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  33. Great block - I always need an idea for special focus fabric. Thanks for the chance!

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  34. Oh, a pretty block that looks like a gift wrapped up..the poinsettia being the bow, & the plaid/ivory looks like the ribbon wrapping around the box! Congratulations on being in this issue!

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  35. Lovely block! Great way to showcase the center fabric. I love the bit of Christmas plaid :-)

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  36. Pretty Christmas fabrics. Love the block.

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  37. Nice Block...I see it in other colorways, like autumn with a leaf center, or your favorite fabric.....as the center :)

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  38. Congrats on a wonderful block! I love the design and the fabrics you used!

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  39. Excellent block and versatile! Congratulations

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  40. Love your block. Christmas is just around the corner and it would make a great table runner.

    Dianne

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  41. The little touch of plaid really sparkles! Wonderful block, can't wait to get my hands on the book so I can make a few.

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  42. lovely block, really pops with the Christmas fabric

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  43. I LOVE the plaid on the bias! Great block, I do have some of that fabric I don't want to cut up...

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  44. Love your block - congratulations

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  45. Very nice block indeed for using focus fabrics! And the bias plaid is very effective with that beautiful Christmas fabric you used for the quilt above :D

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  46. Beautiful block, congratulations on being in the book.

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  47. That's a lovely block -- and a wonderful sample quilt. Congratulations on getting it published in the book.

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  48. Love your block and the quilt you made. It's gorgeous!! I buy Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks magazine every year and if I don't win a copy, will be buying this one.

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  49. I'm a big believer in starching fabrics before cutting, consider some heavy starching when working with the bias plaid - or any other bias for that matter.

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  50. Great block for that pointsetta! Congrats on being chosen for the book.

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  51. What a gorgeous block! Can't wait to try!

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  52. I love the fuzzy cut pointsetta. I have fabric like this that I could never decide how to use. This will be great!

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  53. This block looks like a fun way to highlight a big print fabric.

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  54. A terrific block--and I love the geometry that comes out in the quilt. I have some large prints I've been wondering what to do with. Hmmmm. Thanks for sharing.

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  55. LOVE the balance & Symmetry...very soothing, yet interesting. My 2nd thought was "if done with the right colors, it could almost look like a firework in the center". Can't wait to try it out! Congrats on being in the 100~

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    1. Hi,

      You've won a copy of the magazine! Please send me your snail mail address which I'll send along to Quiltmaker and they'll send you a copy.
      Congratulations!

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  56. What a beautiful block! And the fabric is stunning! :)

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  57. Beautiful block and the fabric you chose is gorgeous.

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  58. Nice block. Love the way it looks in the quilt. I am not a fan of Christmas fabric quilts but one this I like. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  59. Beautiful Block - I love the fabric. Makes me want to go through my stash & find some fabric to make the block!

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  60. Christmas fabrics are a particular favorite of mine, and I can't wait to get the pattern for your block.

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  61. love this block and I have the perfect fabric for it!

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  62. I'm pretty sure I'll be making this one.

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  63. Thank you for sharing this wonderful block with us!

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  64. What a neat idea! We all have that fabric in our stash we just can't cut up and this is the perfect block for it!
    Thanks!

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  65. Beautiful block and lovely fabric. What a nice way to showcase a fabric you don't want to cut up.

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  66. Beautiful block! I particularly like the plaid cut on the bias. I've been afraid to try plaid fabric because any slight crookedness would glare, I never thought of cutting it on the bias . Thanks for the ideas!

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  67. Great block! Congratulations for being on the tour. Thanks for sharing with us.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  68. Congratulations on getting your block published! It certainly is beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  69. I love the poinsettia that you fussy cut for the center. Congratulations on having your block published.

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  70. We are doing a Christmas block exchange at our December guild meeting --- this looks like it will be perfect. ...and I really like the plaid cut on the bias --- makes is so much more interesting.

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  71. Love this block! I can see a tablerunner made from this in my future.

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  72. Wonderful block .Congrats on being published!!

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  73. Wonderful block. Can't wait to pick up Volume 6 to add to my library.
    QuiltinGram
    cathyc1950@gmail.com

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  74. Congratulations! Very pretty block!

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  75. I love a block that gives me a chance to use larger prints that can be fussy cut.

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  76. I love your block, can't wait to start making a small quilt from it.

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  77. Your block is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  78. Love how you showcased the poinsettia in your block!

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  79. Great way to use that fabric that is so hard to cut up!

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  80. Your block is gorgeous and I just happen to have some very similar fabric, thank you.

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  81. Great block! I love the way you used your fabrics.

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  82. I like your block. I'm kind of partial to poinsettia's too.
    Congratulations!

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  83. I love Christmas and I love your Christmas block. The poinsettia is perfect for the center. Love it!

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  84. I love blocks with focus fabric in the center. Thanks for the chance.

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  85. I love Christmas fabric and especially highlighting a particularly pretty one. This block is perfect for that.

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  86. Great block and I have the perfect fabric for it!
    sue@asdfwordpro.com

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  87. Now that's a clever way to use a plaid! Sandi

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  88. Very pretty! This would make a great table topper.

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  89. I love plaid too! Thanks for sharing your block.

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  90. A lovely block! Looks like a Christmas present!

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  91. Very pretty results from your careful cutting. It really showcases the lovely fabric.

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  92. I love the fabric choices for your block.

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  93. I absolutely love Christmas fabric! The fussy-cutting really makes the block and cutting the plaid on the bias really makes it stand out! I really like this block!

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  94. Great block! It's perfect for showcasing a special fabric.

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  95. This is sew sweet. Love the fussy cutting. Feels like Christmas. Judith, Texas

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  96. This is a BEAUTY!! Love plaids in Christmas fabrics/quilts ... adds even more of a Holiday touch! I'll be trying this one!!

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  97. Este é um dos blocos mais bonitos de natal que já vi.Obrigada.

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  98. OH you gave me a great idea on what to use my Christmas fabrics for!

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  99. Beautiful! I just love holiday patterns!

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  100. What a great block!!! How creative of you - totally awesome!!!

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  101. Love the way you used the prints in this block. I'm getting anxious now to see the rest of the magazine.

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  102. Lots of pieces!! but it does all the hard work for you--no sashing needed!!

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  103. Wonderful block and quilt! I would definitely make a quilt from this block.

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  104. Love your block! The fussy cutting, and the use of plaid really "make" it.

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  105. Beautiful block.........love the center.

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  106. I love to have new ideas for fussy cut blocks. Can't waith to make this one.

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  107. Great block and looks wonderful in Christmas fabrics. Thanks for sharing with us.

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  108. That is a gorgeous block made just for that beautiful fabric.

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  109. I justb love your beautiful block.I have many Poinsettia fabrics that I could use with this.

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  110. Oh, pretty. My mom would have loved this block. Thanks for bringing tears to my eyes.

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  111. Congratulations! I'd love to win a copy of the magazine.

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  112. I love the way it looks in the quilt. Great job!

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  113. What a wonderful way to use the christmas fabric. I like the bias plaid - i love palid. thanks scarlette

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  114. Poinsettia in the middle: Nice to get in the Christmas sphere! Nice block. thanks for sharing.

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  115. Very pretty Christmas block I really like the poinsettia in the middle and the way you used the plaid fabric.

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  116. I love blocks that feature fussy-cutting! Yours is gorgeous...

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  117. Wonderful giveaway and opportunity to win. So much talent in these magazines. Judy C

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  118. Beautiful block - and very versatile! Thanks for sharing your multiple versions.

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  119. Beautiful -- love the center focus!!! Congratulations for being featured -- that's so cool! :)

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