Kelli and I are so honored. We have a block that is being featured in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Magazine Volume #8. We were in the Volume #7 and had lots of fun with that so when the chance came to submit a block for Volume #8 we jumped right in.
Have you seen the magazine before? It’s a fun conglomeration of blocks that are appliqued, pieced and even paper pieced with direction to make the block. Each of the blocks is submitted by a designer.
Our block is shown in reds, whites, and blues…again. It’s a long running joke here at the Junction between my daughter Kelli and I that I can only design in patriotic colors. I’ll admit, it’s a little bit true. It’s a hazard when a person’s favorite colors are red and blue!! I love all things patriotic too so red, white and blue comes natural to me.
Here’s our block.
We decided to keep making more blocks and made them into a quilt… The quilt is featured in the gallery section of the magazine. No instructions are given for the quilt but you can see by making more blocks, you can end up with a beautiful quilt. Wouldn’t it make a great Quilt of Valor??
If you haven’t been to our blog before, thanks for stopping by. We always have lots of fun going on here. We are a mother-daughter team who combat the workaholic farmer men in our lives by sewing..and my oh my we do a lot of it!! There are four other kids in the family and we share all the craziness that happens here at the northeast Iowa farms that we live on. Hubby and I bought a foreclosure home at the end of the summer and we’ve working on some remodeling hoping to be in the house for Thanksgiving next year. Kelli is getting married in March. Honestly…something is always happening here…usually lots of things.
We blog once or twice a day so there is always something new to read. We have tutorials listed on the right…We are hosting a Bonnie Hunter UFO challenge here Saturday mornings. We along with my friend Nell and our readers are trying to finish up a Bonnie Hunter UFOs that we have before her new mystery starts at the end of the month. We have “Try it on Tuesday” where we feature a new quilting book or gadget and often give it away to one of our readers. If you like giveaways you’ll want to come back next week to see what we’re giving away. One of the easiest ways to keep up with us is via our Facebook page.
Speaking of giveaways…we have a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks that we’d love to give away to all of you just leave a comment here telling if you have ever bought an issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks before. If you’re looking for the magazine, it is scheduled to hit news stands on November 19th.
Oh hey…look there on the bottom row…that’s our block so I guess that means we are cover girls…WHOOP-WHOOP!! We have several other quilts that will be featured in national magazines in the upcoming year so maybe…just maybe, you’ll see us again!!
Thanks for stopping by… If you’re looking for more blocks and more chances to win a copy of 100 Blocks, stop by each day November 11th-15th to Quiltmaker’s Blog, Quilty Pleasures.
As part of my way of celebrating Thanksgiving this year, each day I write one thing I am thankful for…
Today I am thankful for the ability to design. I know that I often take it for granted and that I have so-so much more to learn but I am thankful that I can do it. I get great pleasure from designing.