Thursday, May 2, 2013

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks - Blog Tour Today

Good morning everyone!

Welcome to my blog. Today I'll be posting about how I design my blocks and quilts. I'll also be giving away a copy of the 100 Blocks magazine and 2 chubby fat quarter packs of the Quilting Treasures "Sausalito" fabric which I used in my block. Here's a picture of the block used in a virtual quilt - designed in EQ7. En
joy!

138 comments:

  1. It`s just beautiful and the diamonds borders caught my eye.Is a paperpiecing block?Thanks!!

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  2. I pieced it without paper, but the pattern is paper pieced in the magazine. Either way would be easy enough.

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  3. Wow... Great design in the computer. Even better in fabric... Just need the magazine as I have a stash. Lol

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    1. It would be a super block to us with scraps as well.

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  4. Awesome, love the difference color placement makes

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  5. I really like this block, great colors and design.

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  6. This will be a beautiful quilt, thanks.

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  7. Very nice quilt. beautiful colors.

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  8. Great block. Very versatile.

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  9. WOW a very exciting block and fabrics. Thanks for a chance at your drawing

    Jacqueline
    jleibfried@aol.com

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  10. Very nice! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

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  11. What a fascinating quilt block. It looks so complicated.

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  12. this is an interesting block.. great and thanks ...

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  13. Thanks for the block, love QM 100 blocks. Thanks for giveaway.

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  14. I love your block. Can't wait to get my hands on the magazine so I can try it out.

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  15. Love the block and the fabrics you used, as well as the design that you made with it.

    Debbie

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  16. Great block! Congratulations on having it in the magazine! Thank-you.

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  17. Very very pretty - it looks complicated to me. LOL!

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  18. I love how the blocks look so different when placed into a quilt design.

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  19. Congrats on having your block in Vol 7! These magazines are so much fun as is your block.

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  20. Wow - what a great fabric line to accent your great design. Love it!

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  21. I love your block & the fabric! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  22. Wow that block really turns out beautiful with those colors.

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  23. Love your beautiful block and congrats. Thanks for putting me in your drawing.

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  24. Just love this block! It would be interesting to see what secondary pattern would show up in a quilt with several blocks. Thanks for sharing this with us!

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  25. What a neat block. Love how it plays.

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  26. WOW, what a fantastic block!! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  27. I love the way the quilt has movement. My eyes just keep moving and moving and moving. I see one thing and then my eyes move to another. Before I can really focus, my eyes have already moved. Is this due to the pattern, the fabrics chosen, or the interplay? Congrats on being included in the superb publication. Each block seems better than the previous. What a great end to today's tour.

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  28. I never would have guessed that your block would make that design--very cool!

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  29. Very dramatic when you put a bunch of blocks together!

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  30. Love your dramatic block -Thx for a chance

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  31. I like how you planned your block ahead of time so that it would open out at the corners to fit together with other blocks.

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  32. I like how the blocks fit together and it's not obvious where one block ends and the next starts.

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  33. Nice block - I love to use stripes in my quilts. Ever notice that stripes are always in the sale bin! Love it!

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  34. I agree with everyone how brilliant the movement within a grouping is.

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  35. Great looking block and I absolutely love the brilliant colors.

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  36. I love the block. It is so interesting.

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  37. Awesome when all shown together! LOVE the secondary patterns that emerge. Stunning fabric choices!

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  38. So many possibilities. I can't wait to make several and do the magic "Spinneret" on it. It would be a great block to use with holiday reds and greens too! Kudos again!

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  39. I've enjoyed the sneak peek at all the Blocks from this Blog Tour. Hope I WIN the Magazine so I have more $$ to buy the fabric to make some of the Blocks!

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  40. Your block does look terrific in a quilt. The secondary pattern is beautiful.

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  41. What a pretty block. I love the colors.

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  42. Great block!!! Love the colors!

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  43. WOW! Love the play of colors and patterns withing patters. There is so much movement in this quilt, very eye catching.

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  44. Great block! Colors are great.

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  45. The block makes a beautiful quilt. I love the border you chose too.

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  46. Oh such a great block! Love the quilt in those colors!

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  47. A beautiful block and the Sausalito fabrics are perfect.

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  48. Not sure which post is the one to use for the drawing, but most people have chosen this one, so I will, too.

    There are so many possibilities with this block: scrappy, one color, focus fabrics, and more. Thanks.

    LizE

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  49. I really love the "open arms" name. It is totally like that.

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  50. The Spinnertte block is really nice. (Not sure of the spelling, though.) Love how it makes into a great quilt.

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  51. Great block - love how it works in a full quilt. Thanks.

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  52. You have such a way with color! Love, love, love that pieced border too ♥

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  53. I love the colors that Quilting Treasures has put in their "Sausalito" line. Those are my favorite colors. Thanks for opportunity to win some fat quarter or "Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol. 7"
    I also love the way your "Spinneret" block forms a secondary pattern when its put into a quilt.

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  54. Love the possibilities the Spinnerette block provides. This will be a fun one to play with, not only with color families but layout too. Thanks so much for the block and the opportunity to win.

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  55. Fun block! The possibilities are endless!

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  56. Love the block and the fabrics!

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  57. I just love star patterns,, great job

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  58. A special "Joy" block. Love the fabrics and how the border sets everything perfectly. Sandi

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  59. How wonderful! I love your block! Such a happy and cheerful quilt it made!!

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  60. Great block. Can't decide what I like best about it.

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  61. Fun fabric makes a dynamic block! Really enjoy seeing the great variety of styles from all of you designers!

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  62. Very nice block! The 100 blocks just keep getting better and better every year!

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  63. Love this block...it makes an awesome quilt!!!

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  64. A sizzlin' block and quilt. Thks

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  65. This block is so versatile. I can see the possibilities

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  66. Your quilt is very eye-catching! Thanks for sharing.

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  67. Congrats on your block showing in 100 Blocks. This is a great block and looks great in the designed quilt. I would love to try this pattern.

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  68. Thanks for the chance to win. Your block is beautiful!

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  69. I love your block!! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  70. I would love to win a copy!! Thanks

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  71. Your block is very pretty!! Thank you for sharing with us today. It looks sparkly, almost like the 4th of July.

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  72. You Spinneret block is really cool. I love blocks that create secondary patterns in quilts. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  73. this is just stunning. love the way it works up in the quilt. awesome!

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  74. Very pretty! I like the way it works in your quilt layout.

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  75. Nice block and I love the fabric.

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  76. Very nice block and your fabric choice. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  77. Very pretty block! I like your quilt layout too.

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  78. Great block! It fascinates me to see it in a quilt!

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  79. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing!

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  80. Love your block! Very cool quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  81. What a fun block - lots of great movement and rich colors!

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  82. Your fabrics are very, very nice. EQ7 is popular with designers. I'm not one but I use it to change colors in my patterns.

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  83. I cannot believe how amazing and different it looks in a quilt. I so love it!

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  84. WOW! Your block is fantastic...thanks for a chance at the give-away!
    mgw070 at shaw dot ca

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  85. Beautiful block and beautiful fabric. Thanks for a generous giveaway. Fan4may at aol dot com

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  86. Really beautiful fabric and block. Congratulations and thanks for the giveaways!

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  87. Great block, it's so bright and interesting. Love the fabrics too. Thanks for a chance!

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  88. Wow!! That is a completely unexpected pattern from your block. How cool is that!

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  89. Congrats on having your block in the magazine! I like the quilt! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  90. this unique block make a fabulous quilt pattern! thanx for the chance to win.

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  91. Your block makes a very nice quilt pattern. Congrats for having your block chosen to be in Vol 7. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  92. Love the effect you have created with the addition of the striped fabric, Think I will give this block a workout. Keep up the good work.

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  93. I like the "open arms" concept. I'll have to remember that the next time I choose a block!

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  94. Love the unexpected quilt from your block. The fabric is terrific. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  95. Very lovely block and the fabric choices are beautiful. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  96. LOVE the way this quilt comes together. Very nice. Congratulations being included in the 100 Blocks, Vol 7.

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  97. I just love the way the blocks form the different shapes and the colors make it pop. I love movement in my quilts and this one definitely moves. I am so enjoying this blog tour and can't wait to get my 100 Blocks magazine, it is sure to give many many days of inspiration.

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  98. Great block design and diamond border. I love the polka dots on "Sausalito" fabric.

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  99. Great block and I love your fabric choice!

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  100. Love how this block looks in a quilt. Great job!

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  101. wow, I love it. Perfect to make it in scrappy way.

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  102. Love your block. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  103. Love the layout. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  104. Congratulations on your block being published in the magazine. It's beautiful. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  105. I love seeing this block in the quilt-out. Is what you call it when you show the blocks all lined up in quilt format? I think it would be fun to do in batiks.

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  106. Love your block. Congratulations!

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  107. I like the versatility of your block, and that it can easily be used for scraps or a more planned set of fabrics. Congratulations on your block being selected for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 7, as that is a huge achievement given the compeitition. alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  108. Very pretty block. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  109. I think this block makes a great secondary design when it is set side-by-side. Thanks for participating in the blog tour and giving us the chance to win goodies!

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  110. Great block. Love the vibrant colors.

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  111. "Congratulations!" What a beautiful and versatile
    block!

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  112. What a fabulous block! Love the colors you used too! :)

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  113. Your block is very pretty, great colors!

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  114. I love your block! How fun!

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  115. Love the block and the fabric you used!

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  116. Your block is just beautiful!

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  117. Great block. And the fabric isn't half bad!

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  118. Very interesting block, fun pattern.

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  119. Very nice block!! Congratulations

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  120. So stricking! Congratulations on being included in this year's issue.

    Thank you and Quiltmaker for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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