If you are a reader of any quilt designer’s blogs, you are sure to have heard hype over the new Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Magazine. I know I am a fan of the magazine and end up purchasing one each time the magazine comes out. If you have missed some of the past magazines and want to get 200 of the blocks all in one magazine, your chance is here.
That Patchwork Place a division of Martingale and Company sent me their new book 200 Blocks from Quiltmaker Magazine to review.
They brought together their favorite blocks and put them all in one book. The book comes with a CD that has all the printable patterns.
I spent the night looking through the book. Each block has the designers name and website. I’ve been busy checking out some new to me websites…it’s been lots of fun. There is a great mix of applique, pieced, paper pieced, and blocks that have more than one technique. There is also a great mix of blocks from different styles too. Some are modern…some civil war and some novelty type designs, even some embroidery.
I the last chapter of the book they have a section called “Playing with Blocks”. Here they take several of the blocks and put them together in a quilt layout. It’s fun to see how the block come together to make neat designs. That’s one of my favorite parts of quilting is bring blocks together to create designs.
One of my favorite blocks in the book is Birthday Girl…it’s Bonnie Hunter‘s block. All of the featured blocks formatted to have a half page layout just like this one.
There are other great blocks in there too…199 more in fact!!
Want a chance to win the book….just leave a comment here telling which type of block is your favorite…pieced, applique, embroidered, paper pieced or a mix.
Before you go,
Stop back later and I’ll tell you who won last week’s Ecolux Light.