Hey all -welcome near and far from to our edition of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Road Tour Rally. If you’re new here we have LOTS of going on. I am working on a graduation quilt that you can see here. I just finished up a UFO that you can see here. It’s kind of a fun coincidence that the quilt I finished I originally started quite awhile ago when the block was featured in Volume FIVE of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. Can you believe they are already on Volume 15!?
I’m working on another UFO that you check out this afternoon on the blog. You got that right…morning blog posts AND afternoon blog posts happen here every day! There is always something new and interesting to read here from stories of my childcare kids and the neighbor kids…to farming…to recipes…to repurposing projects…to our beagles…to the family….to book reviews…always something new and different. Oops….I forgot to mention that we talk a lot about QUILTING! We talk about UFO quilting on Wednesdays…charity quilting on Thursdays and more quilting on Monday and even other days of the week too. I hope you bookmark us and come back and join us on another day.
For my faithful readers…no fear. The UFO Progress edition will be happening here this afternoon….I did get another UFO quilt top finished so you’ll want to come back.
But now, onto the 100 Blocks Road Tour Rally.
If you’ve been following the entire tour you will know we’re about mid way through. The tour started on Monday and will continue on through Friday. Check out Quilty Pleasures, Quiltmaker’s blog, for all the details and the great giveaways that they have going on. Speaking of giveaways, we have one going on here so you want to keep reading to the end of the post to learn more.
There are so many fun blocks being featured. One of my favorite parts of the the fun event is getting advanced copies of the magazine. I love going through and seeing what all of the designers have come up with. They are all so creative.
Here is the big reveal of our block….
It’s scrap friendly and that’s my favorite part. I have plans to get a baby quilt made with these blocks. I think I’d change up the coloring of the red “x”.
It’s hard to show scrappy blocks when I draw so imagine them the patterned blue. Here’s blocks together ….
and here is could be in a very simple baby quilt.
It’s always hard to come up with a block that is unique of different. Honestly, ladies have been quilting for YEARS and YEARS…how many different combos can there be. That’s one of the reasons we have started to incorporate more and more string or scrap piecing in the projects we submit. By adding the scrappy element, there’s a better chance it wasn’t done before.
Remember I said there’s a chance to win? Well here’s the details on that.
TWO winners will be picked. Winner ONE will recieve a copy of the 100 blocks issue AND a copy of our quilt book Country Girl Modern. That will come directly from us. The SECOND winner will come from Quiltmaker. They will send out a copy of the the 100 blocks issue.
To be entered please leave a comment and tell us if you have ever attended a quilt retreat before. We are hosting one here in our area at the beginning of August featuring Bonnie Hunter. In conjunction with the retreat we will be hosting a trunk show on August 4th that is open to the public. We will be featuring Julie from Me and My Stitches and Bonnie Hunter from Quiltville. If you are in the Oelwein, Iowa area or want to road trip here, you are welcome to come. Keep reading the blog to learn more about it…
Anyway to enter, comment away telling us if you attended a retreat before. If you only comment and say, “cute block” or something similar, we don’t consider that a true entry. If you comment and say, “no I haven’t been to a retreat. Love your block”. We consider that an entry.
Remember to stop back later today to see our regular Wednesday UFO progress report -Remember I did finish a top..you’ll want to see it!