Thursday, May 5, 2016

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Hop with giveaway

Here it is. My little block that’s in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks magazine. Did you guess which one was mine?

spring bloomers funthreads designs

There it is, Spring Bloomers. How cool is that?

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But wait…it gets even better…It made the cover too!!! I’m soooo excited.

funthreads designs 100 blocks issue

If you like shortcuts as much as I do here’s a little tip…

In the magazine the watering can template is drawn as multiple parts. When you trace it onto your paper backed fusible draw it as one piece.Then use stitching to complete the design marked in red below. It’ll save time and still look like you used multiple applique pieces. tulip templates.

You can do the same thing with the bottom leaves. Draw them as one piece, tuck the tulip behind the middle leaf, and use stitching to make it look like multiple appliques were used.

template funthreads designs

I played with lots of layouts and colorways in EQ7 before submitting my design. I have to keep my final quilt a secret a little longer because it’ll make it’s debut in the Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks magazine this summer. But here are some ideas to get your imagination working.

tulip layout funthreads designs

tulip 2 funthreads designs

tulip 1 funthreads designs

tulip 3 funthreads designs

tulip 5 funthreads designs

tulip 4 funthreads designs

What will you do with your Spring Bloomers?

Sweepstakes Give Away

I’m giving two winners a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks magazine. Enter Rafflecopter below for a chance to win.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

April Showers Bring….

Do you like thunder storms, the smell of wet plants after a good rain, or the promise of things to bloom? This month the Island Batik Ambassadors were given an April Showers Challenge.


This challenge made me stop and think about my childhood and how much I enjoyed splashing through the puddles and making mud pies after a good thunder storm. Do kids even do that anymore???

Splish Splash
finished size 16” x 16”

spish splash funthreads designs

The border is the lovely Island Batik Lavish collection and the rest was pulled from my Island Batik scrap bin. I wanted it to have a playful feel so I simply doodled around each applique with black thread.



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I made the cover of the new Quiltmaker’s 100 blocks magazine.
Can you guess which block is mine?

Stop back Monday for the blog tour, a give away and the answer.