Hello faithful readers and new friends…thanks for stopping by. You have come across one of the busiest week’s here on the blog. Last Friday we had a project featured on Moda Bake Shop (You might want to check out that post as we have a give-away going on)…this week it is Quiltmaker’s 100 Block Blog Tour and coming later this week is the “Between Heaven and Texas” blog hop. That’s okay, we are used to being busy around here…with five kids and a farmer husband, it’s always busy around here.
My daughter Kelli and I are so excited about being featured in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume #7. If don’t know much about Kelli and I, let me tell you a few things. Kelli is the oldest of our five kids and my partner in crime (I mean design). Both of us have beagle dogs. Mine is Ruby who is only 7 months old but recently gave us a health scare that required surgery. Kelli’s beagle is Puppy-cat. They hang out together while Kelli and I sew.
Way back in the Fall we submitted a block on a whim and Quiltmaker accepted it. Then they emailed and asked that we make the block into a quilt which had us scrambling again. I do much of the designing. Kelli does the majority of the sewing and I am the machine quilter and binder. We love how our quilt turned out. It showcases neutrals. All of the reds in the block are the same and all of the blues in the block are the same. The scrappy comes with the neutrals. All of the neutrals in the block are different.
We were in such a big hurry to send the quilt in that we forgot to take a picture of the finished quilt but that’s okay….you can see it featured in the front of the magazine on page 14.
Quiltmaker also provided a great layout for the block.
You will want to check out Quilty Pleasure’s blog each day through May 3rd to see a listing of all the blogs you can visit for a preview of the designers block and a chance to sign up to win a copy of the new Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume #7.
I hope you’ll stop by again. Kelli and I blog each and every day. There is always something fresh and new going on. Each Tuesday we “Try it on Tuesday”, reviewing and often giving away products and books related to quilting and crafting (we are giving away the book “Pieced Hexies” this week). We are trying really hard to finish a project each week and feature them as our Friday Finish. To stay up to date feel free to follow us on Facebook…we love hanging out with all of you…in fact we are starting to do that in person. I’ve been doing trunk shows and teaching how to make my crumb quilt.
Getting a chance to work with all the people at Quiltmaker has been a real joy. They are so patient to us newbies.
To have a chance to win a copy of the magazine, tell us if you have a dog. We’d love to read a bunch of pet stories….